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November 2020

Wednesday November 25

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library Closed at 5 pm (Thanksgiving)
The Library closes early at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday November 26

12:00 am
Library Closed (Thanksgiving)
The Library is closed Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

Friday November 27

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.

December 2020

Tuesday December 1

12:00 am
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
12:00 am
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
US
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.

Wednesday December 2

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
US
Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36 Months
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Virtual LEGO Builders (Online)
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Get out your LEGO or other favorite building materials and take the challenge to create something during our Zoom meetup. You can also show-and-tell any awesome creations you have been building recently.

Grades K-8

Supplies needed: LEGO or other brand building bricks

Thursday December 3

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Group (Online)
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Practice your English conversation skills over Zoom with MGPL librarian Marlene, other ESL learners, and ESL volunteers. We will talk about interesting topics and share thoughts and stories. Any handouts will be emailed in advance. All skill levels are welcome to attend.
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
College Application Workshop (Online)
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Getallyourcollege applicationquestions answered by a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.Open to high school seniors and their families.

Friday December 4

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
US
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
US
Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 23

Saturday December 5

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Yoga (Online)
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Enjoy the benefits of increased strength, flexibility, and relaxation during this family-centered yoga session led by certified restorative yoga teacher Kristey Chalabi.

Sunday December 6

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.

Monday December 7

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
12:00 am
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
US
Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstratesShibashibody movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility,and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cuddle Bugs (Online)
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Bond with your baby and explore the health benefits and techniques of infant massage, stretching, and aromatherapy with certified infant massage instructor LoredanaTomesello.

Birth to 12 months
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
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Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Tuesday December 8

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
US
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.

Wednesday December 9

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
US
Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36 Months
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Book Bash (Online)
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Join us on Zoom to read and discuss a selection of this year’s nominees for the Monarch Award, an Illinois readers’ choice award, before voting for our favorites in March.

Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-9
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Famished for Fiction (Online)
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Chat about new and favorite books with Ms. Dre, the Library’s school liaison. Bring a beloved book to share with the group or just come to discover your next great read!

Grades 4-8 / Ages 10-14
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LitLounge: Litera-Cheers: The Best of 2020 (Online)
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Rather than discussing a single book this month, we’re talking about many different books (and TV shows and movies and podcasts). Join us to talk about your favorites from 2020 and get recommendations from your fellow LitLoungers.

LitLounge is meeting on Zoom. Register hereor contact Allyson Coan (ACoan@skokielibrary.info) or Rebecca Hayes (rhayes@mgpl.org) for details.

Thursday December 10

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
US
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Vintage Holidays (Online)
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Take a humorous culinary trip to the past with librarian and cookbook collector Amy Alessio to learn how turkey, pumpkin pie, ham, and other holiday foods have been cooked and savored throughout history. Participants will receive recipes to try for their own holiday celebrations.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

Friday December 11

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
US
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
US
Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MGPL After Dark: Stu the Piano Guy (Online)
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Enjoy a versatile repertoire of music genres from Frank Sinatra to Bruno Mars and everything in betweenfrom singer, songwriter, and entertainer Michael “Stu” Stoinski. Attend this live streaming concert from the comfort of your home where you can chat us requests and even sing along!

Saturday December 12

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Crafty Saturday
Pick up supplies from the front porch of the Library to make a seasonal craft while supplies last.

Sunday December 13

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Secret Origins of Sci-Fi Cinema (Online)
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Discover the little-known history of early science fiction cinema—from the B-movies of the 1930s and ‘40s through the‘50s Hollywood hits likeThe Day the Earth Stood StillandWar of the Worlds—with Blair Davis, Professor of Media and Cinema Studies at DePaul University and author of TheBattle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the Rebirth of Low Budget Cinema.

Monday December 14

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Cookies (Online)
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Head to the kitchen with Ms. Debbie and her grandkids for some cookie-making fun! Watch on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

All Ages

Tuesday December 15

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
US
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drama Club (Online)
US

Wednesday December 16

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
US
Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36 Months
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Tween Game Party (Online)
Hang out with your friends and battle your librarians with fun virtual games. No stress allowed!

Grades 4-7

Thursday December 17

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
US
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Chat (Online)
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Looking for something more casual than a traditional book discussion? Chat over the phone or via Zoom with your fellow book lovers about whatever you’re reading, listening to, and otherwise enjoying.

Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password. Contact us for assistance.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Folk & Fairy Tales (Online)
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An entertaining storytime focused on a traditional folk or fairy tale, then all mixed up with silly, exciting, or wacky versions of the tale. This month's tale is the Gingerbread Man. Visit the Library's Facebook page to watch live and on demand.

Pre-K to Grade 2 with a parent/caregiver
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Academy (Online)
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Learn how to play chess with chess master Chris Christmas. All skill levels welcome. Create your free lichess.org account prior to playing.

Grades 1-8

Friday December 18

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Finals Stress Kit
Studying for finals stressing you out? Our Finals Stress Kits will relieve tension with relaxing smells, tastes, and textures. Available at the Info Desk while supplies last.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
US
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
US
Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 24

Saturday December 19

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
12:00 am
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8

Sunday December 20

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8

Monday December 21

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
US
Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstratesShibashibody movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility,and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jr. Escape Room (Online)
Join us in the Zoom Room of Doom for a virtual locked-room challenge. Together, we will use our STEAM skills to problem-solve our way to freedom. Have scratch paper and pencil handy. (You may bring a reading assistant if needed.)

Grades 1-3

Tuesday December 22

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
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Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Escape Room (Online)
Join us in the Zoom Room of Doom for a virtual locked-room challenge. The only escape is to conquer all the puzzles. Together, we will use our STEAM skills to problem-solve our way to freedom. Be sure to have scratch paper and pencil handy.

Grades 4-8

Wednesday December 23

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Zoom! (Online)
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Face off in a Rock, Paper, Scissors showdown against your librarians in this epic online game. Instead of hand gestures, we will hold up rock, paper, and scissors cards to our webcams. Find officialgame cardsin your Winter Reading bundle or print them out here.

Grades 1-8

Thursday December 24

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
12:00 am
Library Closed (Christmas Eve)
The Library is closed Thursday, December 24 for Christmas Eve.

Friday December 25

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
12:00 am
Library Closed (Christmas)
The Library is closed Friday, December 25 for Christmas.

Saturday December 26

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8

Sunday December 27

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8

Monday December 28

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drawn From Memory: Book Characters (Online)
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You can recognize Dog Man from a mile away, but can you draw him from your memory? Do your best to recreate popular book characters in 3 minutes after being shown their picture for only 10 seconds! Supplies needed: paper and pen/pencil.

Tuesday December 29

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
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Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bill Cook Magic (Online)
US
Behold the legendary magic and humor of award-winning Bill Cook during this live show.

Family
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: Favorite Book of 2020 (Phone)
US
Rather than read and discuss a specific book, come prepared to share your favorite book (or books) you read in 2020.

Between the Lines meets over the phone via Zoom. Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password.

Wednesday December 30

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Snowy Storytime (Online)
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Celebrate all things wintery with our snow-themed storytime!

Ages 2-5 with a parent/caregiver
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Mini Masterpieces (Online)
US
Create like the great artists! We will look at the artwork of well-known artists and then use them as inspiration to create our own works of art.

This session's artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, something to color with (crayons, markers, colored pencils, paints, etc.)

Thursday December 31

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Noon Year's Eve Storytime (Online)
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Ring in the NOON year with friends on Zoom!We’llread stories, sing songs, and celebrate 2021 with cheer.
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library Closed at 5 pm (New Year's Eve)
The Library closes early at 5 pm on Thursday, December 31 for New Year's Eve.

January 2021

Friday January 1

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Corduroy
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

December's book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
12:00 am
Library Closed (New Year's Day)
The Library is closed Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day.
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 25

Saturday January 2

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
12:00 am
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Sunday January 3

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter Break Reading Program
This winter break, we challenge you to stay busy!Read, play, create, and have fun with us from the safety of your home.All participating families will receive a winter break bundle filled with reading logs, activities, prizes, and other library goodies. Register starting December 1 atmgpl.org/winterfor a no-fuss pickup of your winter break bundle. In-library and curbside pickup of materials begins December 15.

Birth through Grade 8
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Monday January 4

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
US
Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstratesShibashibody movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility,and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
US
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Tuesday January 5

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
US
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bullet Journaling (Online)
US
Want to try bullet journaling but too intimidated by the museum-quality examples on Pinterest? Remove some stress from your life through artful organization and learn the basics of bullet journaling with presenter Jez Layman. Registrants will be provided with necessary supplies.

Wednesday January 6

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
US
Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36 Months
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Talk: New Books @ MGPL (Phone)
US
Start off the new year with a new book. Join us to hear about a selection of new and exciting titles recently added to the Library’s collection.

We will meet on the phone via Zoom. Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password.
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Virtual LEGO Builders (Online)
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Get out your LEGO or other favorite building materials and take the challenge to create something during our Zoom meetup. You can also show-and-tell any awesome creations you have been building recently.

Grades K-8

Supplies needed: LEGO or other brand building bricks
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Decluttering Our Hearts and Homes: The Emotional Connection to Stuff (Online)
US
Everyone faces the task of decluttering at some point. Speaker Jennifer Barnes examines the why and how behind our emotional connection to things as well as specific steps to effectively decluttering the spaces in which we live and work.

Thursday January 7

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
US
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Group (Online)
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Practice your English conversation skills over Zoom with MGPL librarian Marlene, other ESL learners, and ESL volunteers. We will talk about interesting topics and share thoughts and stories. Any handouts will be emailed in advance. All skill levels are welcome to attend.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Books & Beyond: Hoot (Online)
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In this book club, participants read the book, watch the movie based on the book (available for streaming on Hoopla), and then meet to discuss both. This month’s book/movie isHootby Carl Hiaasen.

Grades 6-8

Friday January 8

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
US
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
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Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver

Saturday January 9

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Crafty Saturday
Pick up supplies from the front porch of the Library to make a seasonal craft while supplies last.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Yoga (Online)
US
Enjoy the benefits of increased strength, flexibility, and relaxation during this family-centered yoga session led by certified restorative yoga teacher Kristey Chalabi.

Sunday January 10

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stories & Songs of African People (Online)
US
Chicago-based award-winning storyteller and musician Shanta Nurullah blends folktales and original stories with songs, chants, and African instrument demonstrations in a program suitable for all ages.

Monday January 11

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Meditation (Phone)
US
Cher Walter leads a beginner-friendly guided meditation for all levels. Wear comfortable clothes.

Class will be held over the phone. Registrants will receive a call the day before the class with instructions on accessing the class.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mother-Daughter Book Club: Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast (Online)
US
Bring your mother (or favorite female grown-up) with you for an online discussion and activities connected to the book of the month,Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beastby Robin McKinley.

Either pick up yourfreecopy of the book of the month at the Youth Services Desk after youregisteror we’ll mail it to you forno-contactparticipation.

We strive to make all our programs inclusive. If there is a way we can accommodate your child, please let us know.

Grades 4-6

Tuesday January 12

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
US
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Do More With Word 365 (Online)
US
Learn about page layouts, margins, columns, headers, and features exclusive to this version of Word.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Guys Read: Crush by Svetlana Chmakova (Online)
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Team up with your favorite grownup for discussion and activities featuring the book Crushby Svetlana Chmakova.

Grades 4-6

Either pick up yourfreecopy of the book of the month at the Youth Services Desk after youregisteror we’ll mail it to you forno-contactparticipation.

We strive to make all our programs inclusive. If there is a way we can accommodate your child, please let us know.

Wednesday January 13

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
US
Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36 Months
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Book Bash (Online)
US
Join us on Zoom to read and discuss a selection of this year’s nominees for the Monarch Award, an Illinois readers’ choice award, before voting for our favorites in March.

Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-9
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Famished for Fiction (Online)
US
Chat about new and favorite books with Ms. Dre, the Library’s school liaison. Bring a beloved book to share with the group or just come to discover your next great read!

Grades 4-8 / Ages 10-14
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LitLounge: Dietland by Sarai Walker (Online)
US
LitLounge is meeting on Zoom. Registration information coming soon; contact Allyson Coan (ACoan@skokielibrary.info) or Rebecca Hayes (rhayes@mgpl.org) for details.

The book can be checked outthrough all library ebook platforms, includingHooplawhere copies are always available.Find instructions on our Download & Stream page, or contact us for assistance.

Book Synopsis:Biding her time alone until she can have weight-loss surgery, Plum joins an underground community of empowered women and agrees to a series of challenges, including work with a group that stages anti-misogyny terrorist acts. (NoveList Plus)

Thursday January 14

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
US
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jr. Escape Room (Online)
US
Join us in the Zoom Room of Doom for a virtual locked-room challenge. Together, we will use our STEAM skills to problem-solve our way to freedom. Have scratch paper and pencil handy. (You may bring a reading assistant if needed.)

Grades 1-3
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
US
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

Friday January 15

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
US
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
US
Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 26

Saturday January 16

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Sunday January 17

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: Lori Rader-Day (Online)
US
Lori Rader-Day’s latest thriller The Lucky One is set in a community of online amateur sleuths seeking to solve cold cases of the missing and unidentified. Learn about the unlikely and real-life inspirations for this story and the research Lori did that led her to clear up a few childhood mysteries of her own.

Monday January 18

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
9:00 am
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
US
Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstratesShibashibody movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility,and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Storytime (Online)
US
A special familystorytime about kindness and making a difference in the world around us.

Family
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Family Reads Book Club: Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door by Hilary McKay (Online)
US
Read the book of the month aloud at home with your family, then bring your grown-up to our Zoom meetup to explore the story through discussion and activities. This month’s book: Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door by Hilary McKay.

Grades 1-3

Either pick up your free copy of the book of the month at the Youth Services Desk after you register or we’ll mail it to you for no-contact participation.

We strive to make all our programs inclusive. To that end, if there is a way we can accommodate your child, please let us know.

Tuesday January 19

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
US
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Excel Pivot Tables (Online)
US
Learn how to create and use Pivot Tables in Excel to sort, analyze, and summarize data.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Escape Room (Online)
US
Join us in the Zoom Room of Doom for a virtual locked-room challenge. The only escape is to conquer all the puzzles. Together, we will use our STEAM skills to problem-solve our way to freedom. Be sure to have scratch paper and pencil handy.

Grades 4-8
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drama Club (Online)
US

Wednesday January 20

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Listening Session for Older Adults (Online)
US
Share your insights on library programming and services at this online event you can attend either on Zoom or over the phone. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a Mariano’s gift card.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
US
Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36 Months

Thursday January 21

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
US
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Chat (Online)
US
Looking for something more casual than a traditional book discussion? Chat over the phone or via Zoom with your fellow book lovers about whatever you’re reading, listening to, and otherwise enjoying.

Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password. Contact us for assistance.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Folk & Fairy Tales (Online)
US
An entertaining storytime focused on a traditional folk or fairy tale, then all mixed up with silly, exciting, or wacky versions of the tale. This month's tale is Rapunzel. Visit the Library's Facebook page to watch live and on demand.

Pre-K to Grade 2 with a parent/caregiver
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Navigating the Job Search: Looking for a Job Today (Online)
US
The job market has changed dramatically. How can you conduct an effective job search today?

Career librarian Mike Buhmann will go over essential portfolio-building tools and discuss how you can develop the knowledge and skills to land your optimal job.

Register via the Skokie Public Library Calendar here

Registration for this workshop beginsJanuary 1st

Navigating the Job Search is a four-week event sponsored in collaboration withSkokie Public Library, Wilmette Public Library, Glenview Public Library, Evanston Public Library, Lincolnwood Public Library and Niles Maine District Library.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Academy (Online)
US
Learn how to play chess with chess master Chris Christmas. All skill levels welcome. Create your free lichess.org account prior to playing.

Grades 1-8

Friday January 22

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
US
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
US
Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver

Saturday January 23

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.

Sunday January 24

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.

Monday January 25

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
They Shall Be Counted (Online)
US
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, learn about the complications and ironies of ghetto life through the original paintings and drawings Erich Lichtblau-Leskly created while imprisoned in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) Ghetto. Presented by Meghan Gieseker of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Tuesday January 26

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
US
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Doing More with Windows 10 (Online)
US
Learn about the most important built-in appsand how to install and manage programs.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: The Alice Network (Phone)
US
Between the Lines is now meeting for phone discussions via Zoom. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password. Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event.

The book can be checked out through all library ebook platforms, including Hoopla where copies are always available. Contact us for assistance, or find any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis: In 1947, pregnant Charlie St. Clair, an American college girl banished from her family, arrives in London to find out what happened to her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, and meets a former spy who, torn apart by betrayal, agrees to help her on her mission. (NoveList Plus)

Wednesday January 27

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Tots Dealing with Big Feelings: Bravery (Online)
US
This month's topic: Feeling Brave.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Tween Game Party (Online)
US
Hang out with your friends and battle your librarians with fun virtual games. No stress allowed!

Grades 4-7

Thursday January 28

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Storytime (Online)
US
A special storytime for participants ofour 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. We’ll read stories, share our favorite books, and more. Learn more about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and sign up at mgpl.org/1000books.(Zoom)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Navigating the Job Search: Resumes and Marketing Material (Online)
US
Join career professionals Jerry Donahue and Joan Neumahr to learn the best ways to market yourself during the pandemic.

Learn techniques to create an optimal resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letters, and more.

Register via the Skokie Public Library Calendarhere

Registration for this workshop beginsJanuary 1st

Navigating the Job Search is a four-week event sponsored in collaboration withSkokie Public Library, Wilmette Public Library, Glenview Public Library, Evanston Public Library, Lincolnwood Public Library and Niles Maine District Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online) Ends 5:00 pm
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube account and Facebook page for 10 days.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Family Engineering Night (Online)
At Family Engineering Night, we create awesome inventions in response to everyday problems. Your challenge is tobuild first, and then meet online for a show-and-tell session to share your team’s results. Be creative!

All Ages

January’s task: Build a device that makes cold weather more fun.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kanopy Club: Meet the Patels (Online)
US
Join us for a new film discussion club! Watch the movie before the meeting using Kanopy, the library’s free online movie streaming service, or contact the Library to borrow the DVD. Then join us for a discussion moderated by two movie-loving librarians.

Meet the Patels

In this real-life romantic comedy, an Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family so he can start looking for a wife the traditional Indian way. (2014, PG, 1 hr 20 min)

Friday January 29

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
US
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
US
Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver

Saturday January 30

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Sunday January 31

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Painted Snowflakes
US
Staying inside the lines has never been easier with this stencil canvas painting! Kits will be available at the Info Desks or through curbside pickup beginning December 1 while supplies last.
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exploring Spices: Allspice (Online)
US
Explore spices from around the world in this flavorful monthly program. Pick up the spice of the month and then discover the taste by making any dish you choose. At the end of the month we will meet over Zoom to share results and experiences.

This month's spice: Allspice (pickup starts January 4)

February 2021

Thursday February 11

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
US
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

March 2021

Thursday March 11

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
US
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

April 2021

Sunday April 4

12:00 am
Library Closed (Easter)
The Library is closed Sunday, April 4for Easter.

Thursday April 8

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

May 2021

Thursday May 13

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

Sunday May 30

12:00 am
Library Closed (Memorial Day holiday)
The Library is closed Sunday, May 30for Memorial Day.

Monday May 31

12:00 am
Library Closed (Memorial Day)
The Library is closed Monday, May 31for Memorial Day.

June 2021

Thursday June 10

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

July 2021

Sunday July 4

12:00 am
Library Closed (Independence Day)
The Library is closed Sunday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Monday July 5

12:00 am
Library Closed (Independence Day holiday)
The Library is closed Monday, July 5for Independence Day.

Thursday July 8

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

August 2021

Thursday August 12

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

September 2021

Sunday September 5

12:00 am
Library Closed (Labor Day holiday)
The Library is closed Sunday, September 5for Labor Day.

Monday September 6

12:00 am
Library Closed (Labor Day)
The Library is closed Monday, September 6for Labor Day.

Thursday September 9

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
US
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

October 2021

Thursday October 14

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

November 2021

Thursday November 11

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

Wednesday November 24

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library Closed at 5 pm (Thanksgiving)
The Library closes early at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 24for Thanksgiving.