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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes. Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
3.5-5 years. Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Gaming and friends go together like
summer and sunshine. Bring your own
device to play Minecraft and your other
favorite game apps with your friends
or go old-school with board games. We
will also have learn-to-code programs
available on laptops for those who want
to practice their coding skills. Oh… and
summer snacks!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes. Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes. Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. This program works best if there is one adult with one baby. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us as we explore the math and science behind some of your favorite games and sports. Could you slam dunk on the Moon? How many different ways can a game of chess start? Is there a way to always win at tic tac toe? How can Sir Isaac Newton help you hit and throw a baseball farther? What is the secret to winning Four-Way Countdown? And how does Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity help you get to the soccer field on time? These and other mysteries of the gaming universe will all be revealed in Math and Science...for the Win!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Venue: Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue
Mike Vondruska will be entertaining everyone with his interactive comedy mixed with cool juggling and crazy one-wheel cycling. You won't want to miss his mesmerizing "Dance of the 3 Boxes." Mike will also get everyone in on the act as he teaches “juggling skills” to all who attend using colorful slow-moving scarves. He calls them, “training wheels” for juggling. Come and join in on all the fun! Thank you to the Western Springs Library Friends for sponsoring this event.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents or siblings allowed. Sign up for one 15-minute time slot either in person or by phone on June 1st.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Getting Started
Little Winners (0-3 years)

Welcome to Thomas Ford Memorial Library's 2016 Summer Reading Club, Read for the Win. If your baby is between the ages of 0-3 years, you can sign him or her up for this program and earn prizes for completing baby-friendly activities together. Children ages 4-6 should sign up under the "Big Winners" tab, and children 7-12 years can sign up under the "Champions" tab.

You can sign up for the Summer Reading Club here and print your "Little Winners Activity Sheet" from the links at the lower left, or you can sign up at the library.

Happy Summer!