1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten

kindergartenRead to your child before he or she starts school, and give your child a head start! Find out more about this new family program - pick up a packet at the Youth Services desk today.

Pajamarama

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All ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your blanket and join us for quiet bedtime stories.

Lego Builders

legosSunday, May 21 at 2pm

Ages 4+. You’re invited to make your Lego mess at the library and build, build, build! Creations will be displayed for one month at the library for all to enjoy.

Youth Services Programs

Palos Heights’ residents may register for programs upon receipt of the PageTurner in your mail delivery. Others may register starting the first week of each month.

Programs marked with an " R" require registration in order to attend. Programs marked with a " D 2400px" are drop-in programs, so no registration is needed.

Please follow the link below each program description to register, or call or stop by the youth services desk.

Amazing April Events

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Reading Without Walls Challenge

All Month
All are invited to join this newly launched, nationwide reading program celebrating diverse reading. Inspired by the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, this program encourages young readers to read outside their comfort zone and challenges them to read: 1) a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like you, 2) a book about a topic you don’t know much about, and 3) a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. We’ll provide lots of reading choices and host an author visit to celebrate READING WITHOUT WALLS!

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Caterpillars to Butterflies

On display as long as Mother Nature allows. Visit the Youth & Teen Department to observe the miracle of nature as caterpillars transform to beautiful, painted lady butterflies. We’ll release them as soon as they are ready to take flight on their own.

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Week of the Young Child: Tasty Tuesday

Tuesday, April 25 at 10am
This fun, food-themed hour is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science and more. We’ll share healthy nutrition resources, and of course healthy snack options for the little ones to sample.
Click here to register

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Week of the Young Child: Children’s Theatre of Western Springs Presents Storyville

Saturday, April 29 at 1pm
Family Program. This one-act production opens with a wise woman carrying a large book. She opens it and addresses the audience. While her stories are different, they all begin with “Once upon a time,” and end with characters living happily ever after. The problem is, all the characters want to tell their story at once! Audiences will enjoy seeing familiar characters on stage asking for crowd participation. The fun continues until the wise woman closes her book and says “The end.”
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Click here to register

Magnificent May Programs

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May the 4th Be with You!

Thursday, May 4 at 4pm
Ages K and up. Games, Books and Star Wars: a perfect combination for an afternoon of fun! Little Jedis will make their own book bingo card and try to win books to take home. (And we have LOTS of books to send home!)
Click here to register

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Hair Braiding 101

Wednesday, May 10 at 6pm
Do you feel like you’re all thumbs when it comes to braiding your child’s hair? Come to this hands-on-hair workshop where we’ll teach you 2 styles: French braid and fish tail. This is an adult and child workshop. Please bring your own hair brush.
Click here to register

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Mother’s Day Tea

Friday, May 12 at 10am or 2pm
Please join us for this fun, semi-formal sit-down event. We’ll host a tea party for grown-ups and little ones to honor moms, or mother figures, in our lives.

 

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Tiny Tots Sensory Play

Monday, May 15 at 10am
Ages birth to 23 months. Get ready for a fun MESS! Sensory play is any activity that stimulates your child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. We’ll explore together with your little one investigating the world through his senses. Offered for 2 year olds the following day.
Click here to register

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Terrific Twos Sensory Play

Tuesday, May 16 at 10am
Ages 24 to 35 months. Get ready for a fun MESS! Sensory play is any activity that stimulates your child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. We’ll explore together with your little one investigating the world through his senses.
Click here to register

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Little Red School House: Animal Coverings

Thursday, May 18 at 10am
Staff from Little Red School House will educate us on animal coverings of mammals, reptiles and birds. Kids can touch animal pelts and enjoy a visit with a live animal at the library!
Click here to register

Monthly Programs

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Cook-a-Book

Thursday, March 16 at 6pm
Grades 4 and up. This fun group meets every other month to sample 1 or 2 recipes from a popular book or cookbook. This month will focus on the American League and National League Ballpark Cookbooks. Make and taste recipes that are actually sold at a few different ballparks.
Click here to register

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Chess Club

Wednesdays at 7pm
Play chess and get advice from our teen volunteers.
April 19 & May 17

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STEM

Thursdays at 4pm
Ages 3 and up can enjoy stories and hands-on fun with science, technology, engineering and math concepts.
April 20 - Counting Fun
Click here to register
May 11 - Magic of Flowers Click here to register

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Lego Builders

Sundays at 2pm
Ages 4 and up. You’re invited to make your Lego mess at the library and build, build, build! Creations will be displayed for one month at the library for all to enjoy.
April 23 & May 21

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Pokémon & Shopkins

Mondays at 5:30pm
Pokemon and Shopkins fans can get together once a month to trade items, show off your favorites and possibly win a new piece to add to your collection.
April 24 & May 22

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After School Club

Wednesdays at 4pm
Grades 1 to 3. Enjoy stories, activities, crafts, snacks, or giveaways at this monthly program, based on popular book series.
April 26A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket Click here to register
May 24Far Out Fairy Tales Click here to register

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Pajamarama Story Time

Wednesdays at 7 pm
Wear your pajamas, bring your blankie, and join us for quiet bedtime stories.
May 3

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Smart Art

Tuesdays at 4pm
Grades K to 4. Creative art experiences help kids learn new vocabulary, practice various motor skills and gain experience in making decisions. And it’s fun to create something unique!
May 9 - Mother's Day Surprise Click here to register

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