October @ the Franklin Park Public Library

| September 10, 2015

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-Friday: 9 AM – 9 PM     Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM     Sunday: CLOSED


October 2 – Lego Club – Who doesn’t love Legos? You will get to build whatever leaps into your imagination! Lego Club offers a time to relax, create, innovate and collaborate. Limit 30. 6:00-7:30pm

October 3 – Arts & Snacks – Drop in for some art! Create a masterpiece at your library. We will have all sorts of art supplies available and a bunch of snacks to keep you going. Open to teens and adults. 1:00-3:00pm

October 5 – No Bake Halloween Treats – Do you want to be a big hit at the Halloween party this year but don’t have a lot of time? Welcome to the world of no bake desserts! Learn how to make several fun and easy treats all without the use of an oven. Come hungry! Open to adults and teens. Limit 25. 6:00-7:30pm

October 7 – Friendship Quilting Club – Join us for crafting and camaraderie. Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time quilting enthusiast, you’re invited to learn new techniques, talk about fabrics, and share patterns. 10:00am-12:00pm

October 7 – Cuentos en Español – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this weekly Spanish storytime. Learn traditional songs and rhymes and listen to stories from Hispanic countries around the world. Limit 20. All Ages. 6:00-7:00pm

October 8 – Parker’s Storytime – Join us as we explore the alphabet and follow the five basic principles of “Every Child Ready To Read” with books, songs, and rhymes in this fun storytime. Limit 20. Ages 3-5-years-old with caregiver. 4:00-5:00pm

October 8 – Full STEAM Ahead – Join us as we travel full STEAM ahead into science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Ages 6-8. 4:00-5:00pm

October 9 – Morning Movers – Develop your child’s early literacy skills through songs, rhymes, reading, and play. Limit 15. Ages 0-3-years-old with caregiver. 10:00-11:00am

October 9 – Friday Flicks – Join us on Fridays each month to watch a newly released movie! This month’s movie is The Age of Adaline (PG-13), starring Blake Lively & Harrison Ford. 2:00-4:00pm

October 9 – Friday Family Flicks – Join us each month us for a family-friendly movie! This month’s movie is Cinderella (PG), starring Lily James & Cate Blanchett. 6:00-7:45pm

October 10 – Friends of the Library Meeting – The Friends of the Franklin Park Library support the Franklin Park Library by providing volunteer services, sponsoring library events, and funding library programs. New members are always welcome. 9:30-10:30am

October 10 – Knit & Crochet Group – New members always welcome! Join fellow crafters from every skill level. Learn tips and tricks and share projects you’re creating. 1:00-3:00pm

October 12 – Fire Safety Day – Learn about fire prevention from the Franklin Park Fire Department. We will also meet several firefighters and see the inside of the fire engine! Limit 60. 10:00-11:00am

October 12 – Zumba® Kids – Enjoy your day off of school with a kid-friendly class! All kids must have signed parental/guardian permission. Limit 20. Ages 7-11-years-old. 4:00-5:00pm

October 14 – Fall Centerpieces – Join us and make a decorative fall centerpiece to brighten up your table. Limit 20 people per session. 6:00-8:00pm

October 14 – Cuentos en Español – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this weekly Spanish storytime. Learn traditional songs and rhymes and listen to stories from Hispanic countries around the world. Limit 20. All Ages. 6:00-7:00pm

October 16 – Morning Movers – Develop your child’s early literacy skills through songs, rhymes, reading, and play. Limit 15. Ages 0-3-years-old with caregiver. 10:00-11:00am

October 16 – Lego Club – Who doesn’t love Legos? You will get to build whatever leaps into your imagination! Lego Club offers a time to relax, create, innovate and collaborate. Limit 30. 6:00-7:30pm

October 19 – Coloring Party for Adults – Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! Join us for a stress-relieving evening of coloring! Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided for use, but feel free to bring in your own art supplies, too. 6:00-8:00pm

October 20 – Nonfiction Book Club – We will be discussing The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Pick up your copy of the book at the Circulation Desk starting a month before the discussion date. 7:00-8:00pm

October 21 – Friendship Quilting Club – Join us for crafting and camaraderie. Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time quilting enthusiast, you’re invited to learn new techniques, talk about fabrics, and share patterns. 10:00am-12:00pm

October 21 – Fall Centerpieces – Join us and make a decorative fall centerpiece to brighten up your table. Limit 20 people per session. 6:00-8:00pm

October 22 – Parker’s Storytime – Join us as we explore the alphabet and follow the five basic principles of “Every Child Ready To Read” with books, songs, and rhymes in this fun storytime. Limit 20. Ages 3-5-years-old with caregiver. 4:00-5:00pm

October 22 – Full STEAM Ahead – Join us as we travel full STEAM ahead into science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Ages 6-8. 4:00-5:00pm

October 23 – Morning Movers – Develop your child’s early literacy skills through songs, rhymes, reading, and play. Limit 15. Ages 0-3-years-old with caregiver. 10:00-11:00am

October 23 – Cosplay Crafters – Are you interested in costume making? Each meeting we will be making a different prop from an anime, manga, book, or TV show. Ages 13-18-years-old. 6:00-7:30pm

October 24 – Friends of the Library Membership Party – National Friends of Libraries Week is October 18-24, 2015. Celebrate with us during our annual Friends of the Library Membership Party. We will have food and drinks for you to enjoy and a prize raffle for everyone to enter. 1:00-3:00pm

October 26 – Tales from the Library – Get ready to hear and share scary stories and eat some delicious s’mores.  Don’t forget to bring your flashlight.  Limit 30. Ages 9-12. 6:00-7:00pm

October 28 – Scrapbooking Club – Bring your photos, unfinished scrapbooks, and any material you’d like to trade with others. Ages 13 and up. 6:00-8:00pm

October 29 – Halloween Storytime – Join us for spooky tales and sweet treats as we trick or treat around the library. Stick around afterwards as we announce the winners of the pumpkin decorating contest. Limit 60. 6:00-8:00pm

October 30 – Morning Movers – Develop your child’s early literacy skills through songs, rhymes, reading, and play. Limit 15. Ages 0-3-years-old with caregiver. 10:00-11:00am

October 30 – Anime Club – Watch your favorite anime and draw your own manga while feasting on Japanese snacks! Ages 12-17-years-old. 6:00-7:30pm

October 31 – Toddler Art – Get your toddler ready to read through art. Join us for stories and hands-on activities to nourish your creative toddler. Remember that creativity can be messy so bring a smock. Limit 40. Ages 2-4-years-old with caregiver. 11:00am-12:00pm

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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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