Upcoming Programs and Events

  • Book Swap
    When: Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Where: Harnish Meeting Room

    Does your room have books everywhere? Do you have books that you know you won’t read again? Bring your gently used paperbacks to our book swap and trade your books for someone else’s. Please note that only gently used children’s books with minimal wear and tear will be accepted at this event. Water damaged, ink marked, torn/missing pages, coloring/activity books, etc. cannot be accepted. Please limit the number of books you bring to 15 or less per child.
  • Pediatric Therapeutic Playgroup
    When: Monday, March 27, 2017 – 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
    Where: Harnish Program Room

    An inclusive playgroup for children who may benefit from therapeutic play. Children play while families meet. Siblings welcome.
    Siblings are welcome. This group will be run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy.
    Please contact the library if your child requires any special accommodations.
  • FrogLady- FULL
    When: Monday, March 27, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Where: Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room

    Learn the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians and meet over 20 live animals that participants will get to touch and meet up close.
  • Terrific Tales for Two's & Three's
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    Where: Harnish Meeting Room Staff

    Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Where: Harnish Meeting Room Staff

    Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
  • Early Numeracy Activity
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    Stop by after storytime to practice your numbers with an activity or craft.
  • Music and Movement
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Where: Eastgate Branch Miller Room

    Children or all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week, as well as sing some old favorites. Singing is a fun and easy way for young children to learn about language.
  • Minecrafters Make Pixel Art (Grades 3-8)- FULL
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Where: Harnish Meeting Room Staff

    Learn to create Minecraft pixel art and fill a world with giant pictures of your favorite Pokemon, TV show characters, or even Nyan Cat. No accounts required.
  • Get Wrapped Up in Storytime
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Where: Harnish Program Room

    Bring your blanket and join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun!
  • Terrific Tales for Two's & Three's
    When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    Where: Harnish Meeting Room Staff

    Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.

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