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Teen Corner Highlights
Saturday, May 1, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Grades 6 - 12
Explore Ms. Erica’s Animal Crossing island in an open-play session. A full orchard and plenty of free DIY recipes await you! To visit, check our Instagram feed for the Dodo code
at 1:00 pm.
Monday, May 3, 9:00 am
High School Librarian Erica will be live on Facebook to teach you an anxiety-busting breathing exercise.
Finals Take Home Pack
Saturday, May 22, All day
Snacks, self-care tips, and more! Get a little pre-finals encouragement and energy with a Finals Take Home Pack. Call to schedule a drive-up service appointment for your pack starting May 22. R
Adult Program Highlights
Edith Head: The Woman Who Dressed Hollywood
Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 pm, Zoom Live Recording available May 10-14
An incredibly successful costume designer with eight Oscars to prove it, Edith Head’s dazzling career continues to inspire new generations of designers. Edith Head, as portrayed by educational educator Martina Mathisen, reveals why she was the most influential costume designer in Hollywood history. R
Your City @ Home: Illinois Holocaust Museum
Saturday, May 8, 2:00 pm, Zoom Live
Take a docent-led tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition, a place for both those familiar with the Holocaust and those learning about it for the first time. R
Your City @ Home: The Art Institute of Chicago
Saturday, May 15, 1:00 pm, Zoom Live
Explore ways to connect with the Art Institute of Chicago and discover little known stories that make ours one of the most renowned art museums in the world. R
Pets at the White House: A History in Story and Song
Recording available, May 16-29
Enjoy dynamic singing and acting duo, Jenny Riddle and Elizabeth Doyle, as they share wonderful stories and songs about the four-legged, beaked, and pawed inhabitants who have resided at the White House throughout the decades. Learn how pets have played an important role, not only by providing companionship to the presidents and their families, but also by humanizing and softening their political images. R
Youth Program Highlights
Happy Mother’s Day Craft
May 9, All day, All ages
Make a very special mosaic sign for your mom. Register and call to schedule a drive up service appointment for your kit starting April 22. R
Young Artists Family Workshop
Friday, May 14, 10:00 am,
“Embossed Aluminum Design” We will work on a design of an Aztec Sun! Participants will design an image that incorporates decorative cultural elements and learn embossing techniques. Register and schedule a drive-up service appointment for your supply packet starting May 7. Demo video premieres Friday, May 14 at 10 am on the Library’s YouTube channel. R
Full STEAM Ahead!
Monday, May 17 - Friday, May 21, Birth - Grade K
Science Monday: What do you get using a coffee filter and markers? You’ll find out!
Technology Tuesday: Let’s explore Tumblebooks together. This month’s story will be “ Ish” by Peter Reynolds.
Engineering Wednesday: What can you make using paper and string? Let’s find out!
Art Thursday: Create your masterpiece with paper and chalk then watch it fly.
Math Friday: What math game can you play with paper flowers and a dice Find out!
Share pictures of your STEAM projects on the Library's Facebook page May 17 - 21