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October Dial-a-Story Selections

MPPL’s Dial-a-Story resource is great way to listen to stories, book reviews, and more right from your phone. Simply call 847-232-8600 and choose what you want to listen to. Selections change monthly.

October Storytime Bundles

Autumn Leaves

Missing Storytimes? Not sure what books to request for your preschooler? Choose one of our Storytime Bundles the next time you’re at the library. You can also call Youth Services to request a Storytime Bundle to be included in your Parking Lot Pickup. Each bundle includes 5 books and 1 paper activity. Choose from 10 different themes. 


Upcoming Events

OUTDOOR Family Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Bring a blanket or chairs and join us at Pocket Park at Emerson & Busse for a storytime. We will read stories, do action rhymes, and have fun! Family storytime themes are the same within each week; please only choose one storytime per week to attend (indoor or outdoor). All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Families wil[...]

VIRTUAL Play & Learn/Jugar y Aprender

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:30 AM
Where:

Join us for a virtual Play and Learn Program via Zoom.  Parents and their children ages 2-5 are invited to enjoy exercise, stories, and music in English and Spanish.This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information. martes 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Únase a nosotros para un programa virtual de[...]

VIRTUAL Mini Movers Storytime

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Where: Staff ZoomRoom - 2nd Floor Conference Room 223

Join us for a fast-paced musical storytime for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. With music, songs, and dramatic movement, we'll shake our sillies out and have lots of fun! Bring a scarf and shaker if you have them. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.[...]

OUTDOOR Family Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Bring a blanket or chairs and join us at Pocket Park at Emerson & Busse for a storytime. We will read stories, do action rhymes, and have fun! Family storytime themes are the same within each week; please only choose one storytime per week to attend (indoor or outdoor). All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Familie[...]

OUTDOOR Together with Baby Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Friday, October 22, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For children 0-23 months old with an adult. Oh, baby! Join us at Pocket Park to connect with caregivers and library staff for an interactive and engaging three-week storytime session. Enjoy rhymes, books, songs, and fun ideas to help your little one learn and grow. Each session will include time to chat with other adults and share what's happening with your baby. To help keep everyone sa[...]

OUTDOOR Together with Baby Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For children 0-23 months old with an adult. Oh, baby! Join us at Pocket Park to connect with caregivers and library staff for an interactive and engaging three-week storytime session. Enjoy rhymes, books, songs, and fun ideas to help your little one learn and grow. Each session will include time to chat with other adults and share what's happening with your baby. To help keep everyone sa[...]

VIRTUAL Super Saturday: Pulse Beat Music

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Where:

For all ages. Join us for a virtual adventure with music from around the world. The drummers of Pulse Beat Music will be our musical tour guides as we journey around the globe and learn about rhythm. Get ready to dance, sing, and play along to an eclectic mix of international percussion. This program is sponsored by the Clough fund as part of the library's Annual Cultural Series. This pr[...]

VIRTUAL Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

When: Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Where:

For all ages. El Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead is a Mexican and Latin American holiday to honor people we love who are no longer with us. Let's celebrate virtually with fantastic tales, tunes, and a traditional craft. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.The library will provi[...]

OUTDOOR Family Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Bring a blanket or chairs and join us at Pocket Park at Emerson & Busse for a storytime. We will read stories, do action rhymes, and have fun! Family storytime themes are the same within each week; please only choose one storytime per week to attend (indoor or outdoor). All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Families wil[...]

VIRTUAL Play & Learn/Jugar y Aprender

When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 11:30 AM
Where:

Join us for a virtual Play and Learn Program via Zoom.  Parents and their children ages 2-5 are invited to enjoy exercise, stories, and music in English and Spanish.This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information. martes 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Únase a nosotros para un programa virtual de[...]

VIRTUAL Mini Movers Storytime

When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Where: Staff ZoomRoom - 2nd Floor Conference Room 223

Join us for a fast-paced musical storytime for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. With music, songs, and dramatic movement, we'll shake our sillies out and have lots of fun! Bring a scarf and shaker if you have them. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.[...]

OUTDOOR Family Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Bring a blanket or chairs and join us at Pocket Park at Emerson & Busse for a storytime. We will read stories, do action rhymes, and have fun! Family storytime themes are the same within each week; please only choose one storytime per week to attend (indoor or outdoor). All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Familie[...]

OUTDOOR Oozing Pumpkins

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Where: Parking Garage

For grades 3-6. Let's make pumpkins bubble, froth, and ooze in the parking garage. Create chemical reactions that make foam seep from every opening of the carved pumpkin, just with some simple materials provided by the library. Attendees will be socially distanced and required to follow library procedures at the time of the event.[...]

VIRTUAL Musical Bingo/Bingo Musical

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Where:

For all ages. Let's end Music from Around the World Month with a BANG with Musical Bingo! Play alongside friends and family for a chance to win fun and tune-tastic prizes. This program will be presented using Zoom. Please register one spot per family and provide a working email address to receive the login information and bingo card. There is a limit of two bingo cards per family. W[...]

OUTDOOR Spooktacular Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For all ages. Calling all ghosts, vampires, and superheroes! Put on your masks, zip up your costumes, and join us at Pocket Park for a ghoulishly good time filled with spooky stories, monstrous music, and a creepy craft. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Attendees will be socially distanced and required to follow library procedures at the time of the event.[...]