December @ the Franklin Park Public Library

| November 15, 2013

Franklin Park Public Library District

We are located at 10311 Grand Avenue in Franklin Park, IL and offer a range of services and programs for children, teens and adults.  Further information is available at www.fppld.org or by calling 847-455-6016.

Hours of Service:  Monday-Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM     Friday & Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM     Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM

 

December 2 – Preschool Storytime – Come sing, dance, and read in this engaging storytime. Caregivers are required to attend this program with their child to ensure the highest level of learning possible. Come interact and learn the skills required for getting ready to read! Registration is required. Ages 3 to 5-years-old. 10:00 – 11:00am

 

December 2 – Tech Help Drop-In – Need help with something technological? Got a new tablet or eReader that you just can’t figure out? Whether it’s making backup copies of your favorite CD, downloading eBooks, or just confusion about all the new tech stuff that confronts us every day, we’ll help you make sense of it all. Drop-Ins are on a first come, first served basis. 5:30 – 8:30pm

 

December 3 – Tween Scene – Take a break from your homework during this hour-long program made just for you. This week, learn how to make and wrap your own gift. Registration is required. Ages 9 to 13-years-old. 6:00-7:00pm

 

December 3 – Conversation Circle – Want to practice your English speaking skills in an informal, supportive setting? The Library offers you this opportunity. This month, we’ll celebrate the holiday season by watching the movie Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. This movie is rated PG-13. 7:00-8:00pm

 

December 4 – Friendship Quilting Club – Join us for crafting and camaraderie. Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time enthusiast, you are invited to learn new techniques, talk about fabrics and share patterns. 10:00am-12:00pm

 

December 4 – Dewey Discovery – Let’s explore new things and learn together in this interactive program for elementary age students! Registration is required. Ages 5 to 8-years-old. 4:00 – 5:00pm OR 7:00 – 8:00pm

 

December 4 – Preschool Storytime – Come sing, dance, and read in this engaging storytime. Caregivers are required to attend this program with their child to ensure the highest level of learning possible. Come interact and learn the skills required for getting ready to read! Registration is required. Ages 3 to 5-years-old. 7:00 – 8:00pm

December 5 – Baby Storytime – Let’s sing, dance, and read together in this storytime designed for our youngest patrons: babies. Registration is required. Ages 3-months to 24-months old. 10:00-11:00am

 

December 5 – Lego Club – Do you love Legos and Duplos? Are you a master at building spaceships and towers? Come build with us in this exciting program! Ages 4-years-old and up. 4:00-5:00pm

 

December 5 – Our Lady of the Angels School Fire Presentation – In 1958, a fire swept through the Our Lady of the Angels school in Chicago, taking the lives of 92 children and three nuns. Historian Jim Gibbons joins us to commemorate the 55th anniversary of this tragic disaster with his riveting presentation. Registration is required. 7:00-8:30pm

 

December 6 – Twos & Threes Storytime – Let’s sing, dance, and read together in this storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is required. Ages 2 to 3-years-old. 10:00-11:00am

 

December 7 – Franklin Bark Readers – Looking for a fun way to boost your reading skills while making a furry new friend? Choose a book and read to Bingley, Bloomberg, Breeze, or Emmy, certified therapy dogs and members of Therapy Dogs International. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early!  Registration is required. Ages 5-years-old and up. 11:00am-12:00pm

 

December 8 – 2nd Annual Holiday Open House – Hester Junior High’s BASSically TREBLE choir will perform and Santa will be on hand to take pictures with children. Kids can make a holiday craft to decorate our special tree. Seasonal refreshments will also be available. Registration is strongly suggested. 1:00-4:00pm

 

December 9 – Preschool Storytime – Come sing, dance, and read in this engaging storytime. Caregivers are required to attend this program with their child to ensure the highest level of learning possible. Come interact and learn the skills required for getting ready to read! Registration is required. Ages 3 to 5-years-old. 10:00 – 11:00am

 

December 9 – Tech Help Drop-In – Need help with something technological? Got a new tablet or eReader that you just can’t figure out? Whether it’s making backup copies of your favorite CD, downloading eBooks, or just confusion about all the new tech stuff that confronts us every day, we’ll help you make sense of it all. Drop-Ins are on a first come, first served basis. 5:30 – 8:30pm

 

December 9 – Paying for College: The Financial Aid Process – Yes, you CAN pay for college! Learn how in this workshop presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Pizza will be served. Registration is required. Ages 13 to 17-years-old and their parents or guardians. 7:00 – 8:00pm

 

December 10 – Conversation Circle – Want to practice your English speaking skills in an informal, supportive setting? The Library offers you this opportunity. This month, we’ll celebrate the holiday season by watching the movie Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. This movie is rated PG-13. 7:00-8:00pm

December 10 – Library Board Meeting – Board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. 7:30 – 8:30pm

 

December 11 – Dewey Discovery – Let’s explore new things and learn together in this interactive program for elementary age students! Registration is required. Ages 5 to 8-years-old. 4:00 – 5:00pm OR 7:00 – 8:00pm

December 11 – Preschool Storytime – Come sing, dance, and read in this engaging storytime. Caregivers are required to attend this program with their child to ensure the highest level of learning possible. Come interact and learn the skills required for getting ready to read! Registration is required. Ages 3 to 5-years-old. 7:00 – 8:00pm

 

December 12 – Open Play – Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an hour of playtime at the Library. Ages 3-months to 5-years-old. 10:00 – 11:00am

 

December 12 – Lego Club – Do you love Legos and Duplos? Are you a master at building spaceships and towers? Come build with us in this exciting program! Ages 4-years-old and up. 6:00 – 7:00pm

 

December 13 – Open Play – Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for an hour of playtime at the Library. Ages 3-months to 5-years-old. 10:00 – 11:00am

 

December 13 – Friday Flicks – Join us on the second Friday of each month for a new movie release! This month, we’re viewing Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, and Kevin Costner. It is Rated PG-13 and has a running time of 148 minutes. Refreshments will also be available. Registration is strongly suggested. 1:00 – 3:00pm

 

December 14 – Friends of the Library Meeting – The Friends of the Franklin Park Library group is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the Franklin Park Library by providing volunteer services, sponsoring programming and events, and funding library programs. This group is made up of any interested individuals in the Franklin Park community and the local area. If you are interested in becoming a Friend, email friends@fppld.org or come to our meeting. 9:30 – 11:00am

December 14 – Knit & Crochet Club – New members always welcome! Join fellow crafters from every skill level. Learn tips and tricks and share projects you’re creating. This fall, crafters will be making 8″ x 8″ squares which will be made into afghans and throws and given away to local charities. 1:00 – 3:00pm

 

December 16 – Preschool Storytime – Come sing, dance, and read in this engaging storytime. Caregivers are required to attend this program with their child to ensure the highest level of learning possible. Come interact and learn the skills required for getting ready to read! Registration is required. Ages 3 to 5-years-old. 10:00 – 11:00am

 

December 16 – Tech Help Drop-In – Need help with something technological? Got a new tablet or eReader that you just can’t figure out? Whether it’s making backup copies of your favorite CD, downloading eBooks, or just confusion about all the new tech stuff that confronts us every day, we’ll help you make sense of it all. Drop-Ins are on a first come, first served basis. 5:30 – 8:30pm

 

December 17 – Tween Scene – Take a break from your homework during this hour-long program made just for you. This week, we are having a Tacky Sweater Holiday Party! There will be a movie, music, and snacks at the party and, of course, the person who wears the tackiest sweater will win a delicious prize. Registration is required. Ages 9 to 13-years-old. 6:00 – 7:00pm

 

December 17 – Holiday Centerpieces – Peggy Garvin returns to help us prepare these fabulous and festive holiday centerpieces, just in time for the holidays! A $10 materials fee is required at the time of registration. Registration must be done in person. Limit 20 attendees. 7:00 – 8:30pm

 

December 18 – Friendship Quilting Club – Join us for crafting and camaraderie. Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time enthusiast, you are invited to learn new techniques, talk about fabrics and share patterns. 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

December 18 – Milk & Cookies with Santa – Share some milk and cookies with Santa Claus and enjoy a holiday storytime! Make sure to bring your camera to take a picture with Santa. All ages. 6:00 – 8:00pm

 

December 19 – Baby Storytime – Let’s sing, dance, and read together in this storytime designed for our youngest patrons: babies. Registration is required. Ages 3-months to 24-months old. 10:00 – 11:00am

 

December 20 – Twos & Threes Storytime – Let’s sing, dance, and read together in this storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is required. Ages 2 to 3-years-old. 10:00 – 11:00am

 

December 21 – Family Game Day – Come get your “Just Dance” moves on, refine your “Mario Kart” skills, and win a game of “Monopoly” at Family Game Day. There will be board games, cards, puzzles, and Wii games set up to play. It is sure to be fun for the whole family! 11:00am – 12:00pm

 

December 23 – Holiday Dance Party – Do you love jumping with jingle bells? Can you spin like a Dreidel? Then this holiday dance party is just for you. Come dance with us and don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes! All Ages. 2:00 – 4:00pm

 

December 27 – Bingo! – Looking for something fun to do, and perhaps a prize to win while you’re at it? Join us as we play B-I-N-G-O. Everyone is welcome to play and will have a chance at winning prizes. The games will go on as long as the prizes last!  Registration is strongly suggested. All ages. 2:00 – 4:00pm

 

LIBRARY CLOSINGS:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

 

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I am a Library Assistant in the Information & Digital Services Department at the Franklin Park Public Library.

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