Open Toddler Storytime

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:00am

Parents with walking toddlers up to 36 months old are invited to attend this storytime. Songs, rhymes, stories, and movement activities are selected to promote early literacy, vocabulary, and motor skills. 

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Open Storytime

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm

Featuring picture books, songs, and activities, open storytime is designed for preschoolers to promote early literacy and vocabulary skills. Parent involvement is an important part of this storytime, and attending children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Make Your Mark on International DOT Day

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Drop-in the Kids Room to build a DOT Gallery celebrating each person's unique creativity. The Peter H. Reynolds movie, The Dot, will be shown to inspire self-expression through dot-related art for all. And to think, it all begins with the DOT. 

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Genealogy Club: Expand Your Research with Clues from Rural, Town, & City Directories

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
An introduction to city directories explaining why and how to use them. A case study will demonstrate how ancestors can be found using these directories. There will be time at the end to practice using these resources.  Some laptops will be available for use. Please bring your own laptop or device if possible.

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Headshots in the Meda Lab

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Drop in to get your picture taken for use on personal and professional websites like LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Magic: The Last 125 Years

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
In this unique program, Dr. Tony Noice, author, professor of theatre at Elmhurst College, and former professional magician, combines equal amounts of information and entertainment. You'll see cave paintings depicting the first magic trick ever invented, unravel the secrets of the early Egyptian conjurors, and watch the development of "the mystery arts."

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Lego Build: Build the Downers Grove Public Library

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
What can your family make with our Legos, the theme of the month, and your imagination? We'll display your creations in the Kids Room. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Meet the Downers Grove Fire Deparment

Friday, September 16, 2016 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Learn all about fire safety from our very own Downers Grove Fire Department. You will even have an opportunity to get up close with a fire truck! Group Limit: 60. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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