Teen Space Highlights
Felt Keychain Kit
Monday, June 5 | Grades 9-12 | R
This kit has everything you need to sew a cute peach keychain! Pick up your kit in the Youth Department starting June 5. While supplies last.
Spark Change: Bee Nest
Wednesday, June 7, 3-4pm | Grades 9-12 | R
Build your own bee nest(s) for solitary bees and learn about conservation changes you can make in your community!
Henna: History and Demo
Thursday, June 8, 4-5:30pm | Grades 6-12 | R
Learn about the history of henna and how to create designs with henna cones, including basic outlines and practice!
Keychain Pride Craft
Monday, June 19, 4-5pm | Grades 9-12 | R
Learn how to make a beaded keychain that represents you! All supplies provided.
Adult Program Highlights
Hugo's Elvis Tribute Concert
Monday, June 5, 7pm | In-Person Presenter
We kick off our Summer Reading Program “Find Your Voice” with Chicagoland’s most charismatic Elvis tribute artist, Hugo Colin. Enjoy a dynamic performance with an exciting collection of Elvis’s greatest rock ‘n roll hits! Elvis and 1950’s attire welcome! R
Chicago’s Riverview Park
Thursday, June 8, 7pm | In-Person Speaker
Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. shares a look back at one of Chicago’s best loved amusement parks, from its opening in 1904 to its sudden closing in 1967. R
Duncan Hines: More than Cake Mix
Monday, June 12, 1pm | In-Person Speaker
Writer and food and history enthusiast Amy Gail Hansen shares an in-depth look at this Chicago-based traveling salesman’s fascinating life and legacy. R
Braiding Sweetgrass: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Wednesday, June 21, 7pm | Virtual Speaker
Award winning author and botanist shares her unique perspective on the interconnectedness of humans and nature, inspiring us to make positive changes within our
Youth Program Highlights
Summer Reading Opening Day! Brent Allan: Comedy, Magic, and More!
Monday, June 5, 3-4pm | All ages | R
Get ready to be entertained with wacky magic, dangerous stunts, and general weirdness!
Furry Friend Sleepover
Drop-off, Tuesday, June 6, 10am-6pm | NR
Pickup, Wednesday, June 7, 12-8pm | NR
Tuesdays, June 6, 13 and 27, 11-11:15am | Birth-Grade K
w/adult | NR
Sign Language Songs
Friday, June 9 and 23, 11-11:15am | Birth-Age 6 w/adult | R
Scales & Tales Traveling Zoo
Wednesday, June 7, 3-4pm | All ages | R
Join us to learn and interact with Beth Wagner’s animal friends.
Young Artists Workshop: Aztec Sun Designs
Friday, June 9, 4-5:30pm | Grades 3-8 | R
Summer Poetry Jam
Thursday, June 29, 6:30-7:15pm | Grades 1-6 | R
Embroidery @ the Library
Tuesday, June 13, 7-8:30pm
Bring your embroidery dreams to life with the Brother SE1900 Embroidery Machine w/ 240 stitches and multiple hoops. Learn to change thread, change hoops, use built in designs, and load your own creations from Ink/Stitch! R
Tuesday, June 20, 7-8:30pm
Learn to use Ink/Stitch, a free extension for Inkscape, to design projects for our Brother SE1900 Embroidery Machine. R
Intro to 3D Printing
Tuesday, June 27, 7-8pm
This program will teach you the concepts behind 3D printing, where you can find 3D prints, how to get them printed at the library, and even where you can learn to make your own 3D prints! R