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Celebrate National Poetry Month!
Celebrate National Poetry Month!
Apr 1 – Apr 29 all-day
Celebrate National Poetry Month!
To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, we will have a Poet-Tree on display all month in Kids Crossing. You can bring a copy of your favorite poem – maybe YOU even wrote it! –[...]
Arts and Snacks 1:00 pm
Arts and Snacks
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Arts and Snacks
Drop in for some art! Create a masterpiece at your library. We will have all sorts of Art Suppliers available and a bunch of snacks to keep you going. This program is for adults and[...]
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Coding Club 4:00 pm
Coding Club
Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Coding Club
Grades 3-5 Good at solving puzzles? Join us to experiment with coding and uncover all the wonderful things you can do with computers! Limit 10. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Tween Tuesday 5:00 pm
Tween Tuesday
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tween Tuesday
Grades 4-6 Are you looking for a place to hang out with your friends while learning, creating, and exploring? Join us once a month for games, crafts, and more. Light snacks will be provided. Limit[...]
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Library Quilt & Sew Club 10:00 am
Library Quilt & Sew Club
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Library Quilt & Sew Club
Join us for casual discussion about quilting and sewing, and showing completed projects. We embrace all quilting and sewing skills. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Comics for Kids 4:00 pm
Comics for Kids
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Comics for Kids
Grades 1 & 2 Are you in 1st or 2nd grade and like comics? Join us for this NEW comics club where you will get a chance to read entertaining titles and talk about them[...]
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Full STEAM Ahead 4:00 pm
Full STEAM Ahead
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Full STEAM Ahead
Grades 1-3 Join us as we travel full STEAM ahead into science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Limit 30. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Parker’s Storytime 4:00 pm
Parker’s Storytime
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parker's Storytime
“S” is for storytime! Explore the alphabet one letter at a time with stories, songs, rhymes, and a fun craft. Limit 20 FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Morning Movers 10:00 am
Morning Movers
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Movers
Bundle up and come into the library for our baby and toddler storytime sessions. Your baby is always learning and we offer a great environment to explore and grow. Move around with our songs and[...]
Friday Flicks 2:00 pm
Friday Flicks
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday Flicks
Join us each month to watch a newly released movie! This month’s movie is Hacksaw Ridge (R): WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people,[...]
Friday Family Flicks 6:00 pm
Friday Family Flicks
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Friday Family Flicks
Join us each month for a family-friendly movie! This month’s movie is Moana (PG): In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the[...]
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Friends of the Library Meeting 9:30 am
Friends of the Library Meeting
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Friends of the Library Meeting
The Friends of the Franklin Park Library support the Franklin Park Library by providing volunteer services, sponsoring library events, and funding library programs. New members are always welcome.FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Knit & Crochet Group 1:00 pm
Knit & Crochet Group
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knit & Crochet Group
New members are always welcome! Join fellow crafters from every skill level. Learn tips and tricks and share projects you’re creating. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
TAB Meeting 1:00 pm
TAB Meeting
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
TAB Meeting
The Teen Advisory Board is a place to share ideas about activities, materials, and changes to make the Library a destination for teens. Members, please join us for our bimonthly meeting. Lunch will be provided![...]
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Morning Storytime 10:00 am
Morning Storytime
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Storytime
Ages 3-5 Join us twice a month for a themed storytime filled with stories, songs, and other activities that encourage a love of language and learning. Limit 10. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Board Meeting 7:30 pm
Board Meeting
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Board Meeting
Board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, and start at 7:30PM. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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My World Wednesdays 4:00 pm
My World Wednesdays
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
My World Wednesdays
All Ages Discover new languages, cultures, and traditions with stories, songs and rhymes from around the world. Each month will be a new and interactive storytime. Register and enjoy the fun! (Limit 30) FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Coding Club 5:00 pm
Coding Club
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Coding Club
Grades 3-5 Good at solving puzzles? Join us to experiment with coding and uncover all the wonderful things you can do with computers! Limit 10. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Poetry Picnic 5:00 pm
Poetry Picnic
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Poetry Picnic
Grades K-8 Get a little taste of poetry during National Poetry Month at our picnic! We will create our own poems, participate in poetry readings, and enjoy some refreshments. Limit 30.  FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Morning Movers 10:00 am
Morning Movers
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Movers
Bundle up and come into the library for our baby and toddler storytime sessions. Your baby is always learning and we offer a great environment to explore and grow. Move around with our songs and[...]
Tabletop Gaming Club 6:00 pm
Tabletop Gaming Club
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tabletop Gaming Club
If you enjoy playing various board games then this is the program for you! Grab some friends and visit your library to play from a selection of classic and new tabletop games. This program is[...]
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Library Quilt & Sew Club 10:00 am
Library Quilt & Sew Club
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Library Quilt & Sew Club
Join us for casual discussion about quilting and sewing, and showing completed projects. We embrace all quilting and sewing skills. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Kids Graphic Novel Club 4:00 pm
Kids Graphic Novel Club
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Kids Graphic Novel Club
Grades 3-5 Don’t miss our graphic novel club for kids in grades 3 to 5. We will meet once a month to discuss exciting titles and enjoy some snacks. Copies of each book will be[...]
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Full STEAM Ahead 4:00 pm
Full STEAM Ahead
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Full STEAM Ahead
Grades 1-3 Join us as we travel full STEAM ahead into science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Limit 30. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Parker’s Storytime 4:00 pm
Parker’s Storytime
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parker's Storytime
“S” is for storytime! Explore the alphabet one letter at a time with stories, songs, rhymes, and a fun craft. Limit 20 FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Morning Movers 10:00 am
Morning Movers
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Movers
Bundle up and come into the library for our baby and toddler storytime sessions. Your baby is always learning and we offer a great environment to explore and grow. Move around with our songs and[...]
Tabletop Gaming Club 6:00 pm
Tabletop Gaming Club
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tabletop Gaming Club
If you enjoy playing various board games then this is the program for you! Grab some friends and visit your library to play from a selection of classic and new tabletop games. This program is[...]
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TAB Service Project: Cats in Need 1:00 pm
TAB Service Project: Cats in Need
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TAB Service Project: Cats in Need
Join fellow TAB members to create some good in our community. This month we will make cat toys that will be distributed to local animal shelters. Not a part of TAB? That’s okay! You don’t[...]
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Money Smart Week: Penny Jar Guessing Game
Money Smart Week: Penny Jar Guessing Game
Apr 24 – Apr 28 all-day
Money Smart Week: Penny Jar Guessing Game
Stop by the Kid’s Crossing desk for your chance to win a $10 gift card! We will have a jar of pennies on our desk during Money Smart week (4/24-4/28) and whoever gets closest to[...]
Understanding Credit Reports 6:30 pm
Understanding Credit Reports
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Understanding Credit Reports
Join us during Money Smart Week© as representatives from Leyden Credit Union share valuable information about your credit report. They’ll discuss how to understand your credit report, what goes into a credit report, and how[...]
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Morning Storytime 10:00 am
Morning Storytime
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Storytime
Ages 3-5 Join us twice a month for a themed storytime filled with stories, songs, and other activities that encourage a love of language and learning. Limit 10. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
DIY Piggy Bank 6:00 pm
DIY Piggy Bank
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
DIY Piggy Bank
For All Ages Celebrate money smart week at your library with a family friendly piggy bank craft. Each child will receive a piggy bank to personalize. (limit 40) [...]
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Scrapbooking Club 5:30 pm
Scrapbooking Club
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Scrapbooking Club
Do you have a bunch of old pictures laying around? Get organized and join us each month for Scrapbooking Club! You will learn new techniques and be able to share ideas. Please bring your own[...]
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Nailed It!: Simple Construction 5:00 pm
Nailed It!: Simple Construction
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nailed It!:  Simple Construction
Grades 3rd-5th This month’s cool DIY project will be a birdhouse! Hammers are involved, so permission slips are required. Limit 15.
College Illinois! Information Session 7:00 pm
College Illinois! Information Session
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
College Illinois! Information Session
Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission join us during Money Smart Week© to share information about College Illinois!, the state’s program to help Illinois families prepay for future college tuition at today’s plan rates.[...]
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Morning Movers 10:00 am
Morning Movers
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Movers
Bundle up and come into the library for our baby and toddler storytime sessions. Your baby is always learning and we offer a great environment to explore and grow. Move around with our songs and[...]
Anime Club 6:00 pm
Anime Club
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Anime Club
Come join us at Anime Club! Draw and paint your own manga! Snack on delicious Japanese snacks! Watch your favorite Anime! FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Wonderland Tea Party 11:00 am
Wonderland Tea Party
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wonderland Tea Party
Join us for the First Annual Wonderland Tea Party! Enjoy tea, treats, and good conversation. You might even go home with a fun raffle prize! Tea time attire is not required but is strongly encouraged.[...]
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