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Holiday Closing
Holiday Closing
Jan 1 all-day
Holiday Closing
The Library will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance of the New Year’s holiday. We will reopen at 9:00am on Tuesday, January 2nd.FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Adult Winter Reading Program
Adult Winter Reading Program
Jan 2 – Mar 17 all-day
Adult Winter Reading Program
Our Adult Winter Reading Program is back by popular demand! Just sign-up, read books, and win prizes. It’s that easy! Visit our Winter Reading Program page for all the details.FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Disassembly Required 1:00 pm
Disassembly Required
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Disassembly Required
Grades 1st – 6th Do you have old toys lying around and want to find out what’s inside? Come help us take them apart to see what they’re made of! FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Library Quilt & Sew Club 10:00 am
Library Quilt & Sew Club
Jan 3 @ 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
You Pick Flicks 11:00 am
You Pick Flicks
Jan 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
You Pick Flicks
All Ages We let you pick the movie that YOU want to watch. Vote for your favorite, sit back, and enjoy!FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Life-Size Candyland (Morning) 10:00 am
Life-Size Candyland (Morning)
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Life-Size Candyland (Morning)
All Ages Come play a life-size version of this classic board game!FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Life-Size Candyland (Afternoon) 2:00 pm
Life-Size Candyland (Afternoon)
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Life-Size Candyland (Afternoon)
All Ages Come play a life-size version of this classic board game!FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Arting Around 11:00 am
Arting Around
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Arting Around
3rd-6th grade It’s break time! If you want to get out of the house and make something, come to the library where we will have an open creation sessions for 3rd through 6th graders. We[...]
Friday Flicks 2:00 pm
Friday Flicks
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Friday Flicks
Join us each month to watch a newly released movie! This month’s movie is Dunkirk (PG-13): Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a[...]
Friday Family Flicks 6:00 pm
Friday Family Flicks
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Friday Family Flicks
Join us each month for a family-friendly movie! This month’s movie is Jumanjii (PG): When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a[...]
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TAB Meeting 12:00 pm
TAB Meeting
Jan 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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![...]
Arts & Snacks 1:00 pm
Arts & Snacks
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Arts & Snacks
Drop in for some art! Create a masterpiece at your library. We will have all sorts of art supplies available and a bunch of snacks to keep you going. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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LEGO Club 4:00 pm
LEGO Club
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LEGO Club
All Ages If you are an experienced builder or a first timer, this is the place for you! During this drop-in program, we provide the LEGO bricks and monthly challenges while you provide the imagination.FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Ages 4-5 Join us for a themed storytime filled with stories, songs, and other activities that encourage a love of language and learning. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Board Meeting 7:30 pm
Board Meeting
Jan 9 @ 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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Full STEAM Ahead 4:00 pm
Full STEAM Ahead
Jan 11 @ 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! FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Parker’s Storytime 4:00 pm
Parker’s Storytime
Jan 11 @ 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. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Morning Movers 10:00 am
Morning Movers
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Movers
Ages 0-3 with caregiver Your baby is always learning and we offer a great environment to explore and grow. Move around with our songs and rhymes, share a book or two and introduce your little[...]
Tabletop Gaming Club 5:30 pm
Tabletop Gaming Club
Jan 12 @ 5:30 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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Friends of the Library Meeting 9:30 am
Friends of the Library Meeting
Jan 13 @ 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
Silent Reading Party 12:00 pm
Silent Reading Party
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Silent Reading Party
Start off the new year with reading. Bring a book, take a seat, and read in this drop-in event for as long as your schedule allows. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Knit & Crochet Group 1:00 pm
Knit & Crochet Group
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knit & Crochet Group
New members always welcome! Join fellow crafters from every skill level. Learn tips and tricks and share projects you’re creating.   FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Library Quilt & Sew Club 10:00 am
Library Quilt & Sew Club
Jan 17 @ 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
Now You’re Cooking! 4:00 pm
Now You’re Cooking!
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Now You're Cooking!
Grades 2-8 Have fun making yummy recipes, and then sample your culinary creations. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Tabletop Gaming Club 5:30 pm
Tabletop Gaming Club
Jan 18 @ 5:30 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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Morning Movers 10:00 am
Morning Movers
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Movers
Ages 0-3 with caregiver Your baby is always learning and we offer a great environment to explore and grow. Move around with our songs and rhymes, share a book or two and introduce your little[...]
Minecraft Unplugged 4:30 pm
Minecraft Unplugged
Jan 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Minecraft Unplugged
Grades K & Up Meet up with fellow Minecrafters and participate in some offline activities! Note: Although unplugged, you are welcome to bring your own device to show off your creations, with parental permission. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Winter Open House 1:00 pm
Winter Open House
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winter Open House
Join us for an afternoon of fun for all ages at our 6th annual Winter Open House on Saturday, January 20 @ 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Here’s some of what will be happening: Members of[...]
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Scrapbooking Club 6:00 pm
Scrapbooking Club
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Scrapbooking Club
Do you have a bunch of unorganized pictures laying around? Then get organized and join us for our Scrapbooking Club each month. You will learn new techniques and be able to share ideas and materials[...]
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Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Ages 4-5 Join us for a themed storytime filled with stories, songs, and other activities that encourage a love of language and learning. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Coding Club 4:00 pm
Coding Club
Jan 24 @ 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
Coding Club 4:00 pm
Coding Club
Jan 24 @ 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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Parker’s Storytime 4:00 pm
Parker’s Storytime
Jan 25 @ 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. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Mardi Gras Celebration 6:00 pm
Mardi Gras Celebration
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mardi Gras Celebration
Enjoy an evening traveling through the world of Cajun/New Orleans cuisine with Chef Susan Maddox. She will make fabulous savory and sweet recipes which will make you a hit with family and friends. Limit 40.[...]
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Morning Movers 10:00 am
Morning Movers
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Movers
Ages 0-3 with caregiver Your baby is always learning and we offer a great environment to explore and grow. Move around with our songs and rhymes, share a book or two and introduce your little[...]
ABC’s of Art 4:00 pm
ABC’s of Art
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ABC's of Art
Grades K-3. Learn the basics of art and create artwork inspired by the masters. FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
Anime Club 6:00 pm
Anime Club
Jan 26 @ 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 and watch your favorite Anime FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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Bad Art Gallery 1:00 pm
Bad Art Gallery
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bad Art Gallery
Come create the worst art possible, and then we’ll display it in our gallery to determine the best (or worst) artist!! FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest
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STEAM Jr. 4:00 pm
STEAM Jr.
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
STEAM Jr.
Grades PreK-K All the fun of Full STEAM Ahead for the younger set. There will be fun, hands-on experiments, so be prepared to get messy! FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest