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Teen Corner Highlights
Monday, October 4, 9am
High School Librarian Erica will be live on Facebook to teach you an anxiety-busting breathing exercise.
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, October 12, 8pm
Help us decorate the Youth Department for Halloween and eat pizza while you do it! Service hours available! R
Service Hour: Girls Love Mail
Thursday, October 14, 7:30-8:30pm
Write letters to cheer up someone newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Girls Love Mail distributes these letters to cancer centers. Attend in person OR pick up a kit. R
Halloween Bat Kit
Monday October 18, All day, Grades 6-12
Craft a cute and spooky bat decoration for Halloween! Pick up a kit in the Youth Department or via drive-up service starting October 18. R
Study Buddies Wanted!
Tuesdays in October 5, 6pm - 8pm
High School volunteers! We need YOU to tutor elementary school children with their homework in the Library’s Study Buddy Homework Center. Volunteer applications are available at the library or online at phpl.info.
Adult Program Highlights
Artist Exhibit in the Library
Autumn & Spring
by Brian Halpin
I am an oil painter and a member of the Arlington Heights Art Guild. I have no formal training in art, except for one workshop with oil painter Robert Heuel, II, O.P.A.
Virtual Concert: Let's Face the Music and Dance!
Sunday, October 3, 2:00 pm In Person Option/Recording
Encore YouTube Recording every Sunday.
The dynamic duo of jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown entertain us with dance themed tunes from the Great American Songbook. Get your toes tapping with this concert recorded on YouTube. R
The Myths and History of the Great Highland Bagpipes
Thursday, October 14, 7pm Zoom Live/In Person/Recorded
Kevin Chapman, experienced piper over 30 years, shares the history of the bagpipes, one of the oldest instruments still played in the world.
Greece—Where the Past is Present
Monday, October 18, 1:00 pm, Zoom Live/In Person/Recorded
Join seasoned travelers Barbara Sugden and Ron Vargason and learn about the country where Western civilization was born! Ferry through the Aegean Sea to Santorini and more.
Youth Program Highlights
Study Buddy Homework Center
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6pm-8pm, Grades 1-8
Need help with homework Want to improve your math or reading skills? Stop by the Youth Department to find a friendly high school study buddy.
LEGO Builders Club
Wednesday, October 6, 4pm-5pm, Grades K-8
LEGO builders get ready for this month’s “Monster!” challenge. Let your imagination run wild as you use LEGO bricks to create a silly or scary monster. R
Young Artist Workshop, Friday: Painted Haunted
House, October 8, 4pm- 5:30pm, Grades 3-8
Let’s have some spooky fun as we paint a night sky using colored tissue and add a haunted house in silhouette! R
Monday, October 11, 10:30am-12:30pm OR 4pm 5pm, All ages
The Library has plenty of great pumpkins . . . fat ones, skinny ones, big ones, and little ones. Pick one out and enjoy decorating it during your registered time. R
Full STEAM Ahead
Monday, October 18, 10am-10:30am OR 11-11:30a
Birth-Grade K w/adult Boo! Join us to build and create spooky artwork using your imagination. R