Count Down to FANFEST 2021
Get ready to get your geek on from March 20 through March 27 when FanFest returns to the Library as a virtual event. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this series will include something for everyone – games, activities, discussions and more!
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|FanFest Gaming Corner: Tokaido||Saturday, March 20||12-1:30 p.m.||Click Here|
|FanFest Gaming Corner: Codenames||Saturday, March 20||1-4 p.m.||Click Here|
|FanFest Gaming Corner: Forbidden Island||Saturday, March 20||1-4 p.m.||Click Here|
|FanFest Gaming Corner: 7 Wonders||Saturday, March 20||2-3:30 p.m.||Click Here|
|Dungeons and Dragons||Sunday, March 21||12-2:30 p.m.||Click Here|
|Dungeons and Dragons||Sunday, March 21||3-5:30pm||Click Here|
|Dungeons and Dragons||Friday, March 26||6-8:30pm||Click Here|
|Among Us (18+)||Monday, March 22||6:30-7pm||Click Here|
|Among Us (18+)||Monday, March 22||7-7:30pm||Click Here|
|Among Us (10-17)||Thursday, March 25||4:30-5pm||Click Here|
|Among Us (10-17)||Thursday, March 25||5-5:30pm||Click Here|
|Fandom Bingo||Wednesday, March 24||6-7pm||Click Here|
|Let’s Talk: Favorite Children’s Books||Sunday, March 21||1-1:30pm||Click Here|
|Family Storytime||Monday, March 22||10:30-11 a.m.||Click Here|
|Let’s Talk: Superheroes (Grades 1-2)||Monday, March 22||4-4:30pm||Click Here|
|Let’s Talk: Favorite Graphic Novels for Kids (Grades 3-6)||Tuesday, March 23||2-2:30pm||Click Here|
|Let’s Talk: Favorite Shows!||Tuesday, March 23||7-8pm||Click Here|
|Let’s Talk: Graphic Novels and Manga||Thursday, March 25||7-8pm||Click Here|
|Let’s Talk: Sci-Fi, Fantasy and True Crime!||Friday, March 26||7-8pm||Click Here|
|Fix-Its, What-Ifs, and WIPs: The World of Fanfiction||Wednesday, March 24||4-5pm||Click Here|
|Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park||Thursday, March 25||10:30-11||Click Here|
|Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park||Thursday, March 25||3-3:30pm||Click Here|
|Boom! Pow! Smash! FanFest Cartooning with Mark Anderson (Grades K-8)||Monday, March 22||2-3pm||Click Here|
|Costume Dance Party for kids and families||Saturday, March 27||10-10:30||Click Here|
|Hamilton||Monday, March 22||5-10pm|
|TV Sitcoms||Tuesday, March 23||5-10pm|
|Reality TV||Wednesday, March 24||5-10pm|
|Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies||Friday, March 26||5-10pm|
|Disney||Saturday, March 27||12-5pm|
FanFest 2021 is on Beanstack! Go to mppl.beanstack.org starting March 15 for more information and to log your activities to earn badges. Participants who complete at least 3 Activity Badges in Beanstack will be eligible for a prize.
Crafts-to-Go Kits More Information
Make a superhero shield and cuffs, a Harry Potter house banner, and a Poké Ball! We provide instructions and supplies, and you can add your creativity. Kits will be available starting March 20 and while supplies last. Stop by the library or set up a Parking Lot Pickup at Main or South Branch. Crafts may require some basic household supplies.
Escape Rooms More Information
You’re invited to put your problem-solving skills to the test and solve the Library’s Virtual Escape Rooms! Using Google forms, children and their families can help Monty as he tries to return to his bench before the library opens. Teens and adults can challenge themselves to see if they can solve all the puzzles and escape the library before time runs out.
Outdoor Hero Obstacle Course More Information
Run faster than the speed of light and super smash your way through the course outside of the Library. Strike your best hero pose and share a picture to the FanFest 2021 Padlet Board!
Peeps Challenge More Information
Create a scene from a favorite book, movie, comic, or TV show with squishy, sugary marshmallow Peeps! Kits will be available at Patron Services 3/20-3/27 while supplies last.
Cosplay Runway@Home More Information
Celebrate your favorite pop culture characters! If you’ve got a costume to show off, go ahead and strike a pose, take a picture, and upload it to the Cosplay Runway Padlet Board. Is your dream costume only in your dreams? Not to worry! Share your drawing (or use the Library’s template) and upload your creation.
Scavenger Hunt More Information
Something has happened and the space time continuum has gone crazy! All your favorite characters and fandoms have taken over Mount Prospect and it’s up to you to travel around and find them all! Download the Scavenger Hunt or pick it up at MPPL to begin your adventure
Trivia take home More Information
Looking for a good way to pass a day of lousy “Smarch” weather with the family? Stop by the library or set up a Parking Lot Pickup appointment to pick up an activity kit that will be fun for the whole family! Gather the family to compete against one another to Write, Draw, and Act your way to victory. Supplies included to make a golden trophy for the victor!