Winter 2016-17 Programs

Registration for December programs in currently in progress. Registration for programs in 2017 will begin on Tuesday, January 3 at 10:00 am.

You may register online, in person, or by calling (708) 352-0100.

Warm Up with a Good Book!

Join our Winter Reading Program and Warm Up with a Good Book! Stop in each week to log your minutes and collect your prize! Registration begins January 3 and reporting starts January 9.

Yoga Through Stories with Miss Cara

Long-time educator and children’s yoga instructor Cara Ross will guide participants through yoga using familiar stories. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes; child-size yoga mats will be provided, but caregivers are asked to bring their own, if they choose to participate.

Mommy & Toddler Yoga

Ages 2-3 with a caregiver

Wednesday, December 7 at 10:15 am

Junior Yoga

Grades K-1st

Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00 pm

Preschool Yoga

Ages 3-5

Wednesday, December 14 at 10:15 am

Big Kids Yoga

Grades 2-4th

Wednesday, December 14 at 4:00 pm


Toddler Dance Party

Ages 2-Kindergarten with a caregiver

Wednesday, December 21 at 10:30 am

Toddlers and Preschoolers are invited to come dance their sillies out! Bring a stuffed animal friend to dance with! Snacks will be served after the dancing stops.


Story Times

Session runs from January 16-April 28

Registration for our 15-week Winter/Spring Story Time session begins on January 3. Register one time for the entire session. Register in person at the Children’s Desk, sign up online, or call us at (708) 352-0100.

Baby Story Time  

Ages 3-23 months with a caregiver

Mondays & Tuesdays at 10:15 am or 11:00 am

Babies ages 3-23 months and their caregivers will enjoy rhymes, books, and bubbles! Choose either Monday or Tuesday mornings at 10:15 am or 11:00 am. Attend either session on the day you are registered, depending on when baby is napping.

Toddler Time  

Ages 2-31/2 with a caregiver

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:15 am or 11:00 am

Toddler Time is for children ages 2 to 31/2 and their caregivers. Enjoy a variety of great stories from our collection and learn some new songs and fingerplays.

Preschool Story Time  

Ages 3-Kindergarten

Tuesdays at 1:30 pm or Fridays at 10:15 am

We will sing songs, learn new fingerplays, and read some wonderful stories from our collection. Caregivers wait nearby in the library while children attend. Ages 3-Kindergarten.

Family Story Time  

All Ages

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Bring the whole family each week to read stories and sing songs followed by an easy craft based on the books.

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

All Ages

Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 6:30pm                                                

Children and their families will enjoy a small introduction to the Spanish language and Latino cultures through stories, songs, poems, and rhymes!  January 25, February 22 and March 22.


Monday Kids’ Club

Crafty Kids

Grades K-3

First Monday of the Month

Come in for an easy, make-and-take craft on the first Monday of every month. December 5, January 2 and February 6.

Modeling Mondays

Grades K-3

Second Monday of the Month

Do you like building and creating with your hands? Join us for Modeling Mondays and meander through many marvelous models including TinkerToys, Lincoln Logs, Kid K’Nex and more! December 12, January 9 and February 13.

Mad Science Mondays

Grades K-3

Third Monday of the Month

Calling all scientists! Come and conduct some spectacular experiments that prove science is fun!  December 19, January 16 and February 20.

Brick Builders

Grades K-3

Fourth Monday of the Month

Use our LEGOS® to build whatever you can imagine! At the end of the hour, we will collect your creations and put them on display until next month. January 23 and February 27.


Thursday Thinkers

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Grades 4-6

First and Third Thursday of the Month

Cool science experiments, technology fun, engineering challenges, awesome art projects, and math tricks! Grades 4-6. December 1 and 15, January 5 & 19 and February 2 & 16.

Talk It Up! Book Discussion

Grades 4-6

Second Thursday of the Month

Read great books, make new friends, eat snacks, and get a cool reading patch to keep! December 15, January 12 and February 9.

The Bookworms Book Club

Grades K-3

Fourth Thursday of the Month

Join us as we explore picture books and exciting crafts! Get the list of books for the month at the children’s desk and choose which one(s) you’d like to read. December 22, January 26 and February 23.


M&M and Skittles Bingo

Grades K-5

Monday, January 30 at 4:00 pm

Join us for some afternoon Bingo using M&Ms® and Skittles® as game pieces! There will be prizes and you can eat your game pieces when you’re done!


Super Saturdays

Creative Cartooning Workshop

Ages 8-12

Saturday, December 3 at 10:30 am

This class, taught by master cartoonist Mark Anderson, will tap into your child’s sense of humor and penchant for doodling while teaching them to create something unique using the basics of cartooning. In this interactive, one hour, hands-on class, kids aged 8-12 will have fun while learning a new skill.

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs

Grades 1-5

Saturday, January 7 at 10:30 am

Start your Saturday morning off right by reading to our fluffy friends! Sign up for a 15-minute slot at the Children’s Services Desk.

Karen’s Nature Tales Presents Animal Talk & Animal Tongues

All Ages

Saturday, February 4 at 10:30 am

Join Karen Ritter as she helps us explore how animals use their tongues through a unique and fun way of comparison and experimentation!







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