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Maker Monday: Baking Bread

Winter is a great time to bake bread.  While it takes time to rise, the hands-on time of baking bread is minimal.  Helping in the kitchen is useful for reinforcing following directions, practice with numbers, and is way to spend time with kids while bring productive.  This recipe is from Kid Chef Bakes, the kids… Read more »

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Inauguration Day Resources

Inauguration Day in the United States is the day when the person elected to be president officially takes office. Learn more about the history of this event and the incoming president and vice-president by checking out this list of resources. You can also find lots of information in our online resources, like Britannica Library for… Read more »


Upcoming Events

Warm Up With Winter Reading

When: Friday, January 01, 2021 at
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The Winter Reading Program is for all ages and at your fingertips with Beanstack. Beanstack is an online tool to track reading progress and earn rewards. This year's program runs January 1 through February 28 and has something for everyone to enjoy. Get started by clicking here or download the Beanstack Tracker app from your device's app store. Prefer not to participate on[...]

VIRTUAL Together with Baby Storytime

When: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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For children 0-23 months old with an adult. Oh, baby! Connect with caregivers and library staff for an interactive and engaging four-week storytime session. Enjoy 20 minutes of 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. This program will be presented using&[...]

VIRTUAL Make Your Own Snowstorm in a Jar/Tormenta de nieve en un frasco

When: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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Kids ages 7 and up. In this STEM activity, learn how to make a snowstorm in a jar! By following the laws of science, we work with a recipe to create the perfect snowstorm you can conjure yourself. The library will provide all materials, limited to two per family. Once registered, patrons may pick up materials from South Branch through Parking Lot Pickup. This program will be presented vi[...]

VIRTUAL Family Storytime

When: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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For ages 6 and younger with their families. Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk, and play! Your friendly library presenters are here to bring you special interactive storytimes at home, combining books, songs, and rhymes. Perfect for the whole family. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to r[...]

VIRTUAL Family Storytime

When: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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For ages 6 and younger with their families. Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk, and play! Your friendly library presenters are here to bring you special interactive storytimes at home, combining books, songs, and rhymes. Perfect for the whole family. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to r[...]

VIRTUAL Bilingual Play and Learn

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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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. If you do not have an email address, please call the library at 847-590-4090. ma[...]

VIRTUAL Mini Movers Storytime

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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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.[...]

VIRTUAL Who Was Book Series: Inventors Edition

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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For grades 2-5. The Who Was books tell the life stories of trailblazers, legends, innovators, creators, and other amazing humans. Join us as we kick off this new program series and feature amazing inventors! We'll have some interactive fun exploring their games, planes, technology, and more. Each participant will receive a copy of the Who Was Activity Book and a book from the series, which wi[...]

VIRTUAL Meet Children's Author Amy Alznauer

When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM
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For grades K and up and their families. Join us for a virtual visit with Amy Alznauer, a local author who recently published three beautiful picture book biographies, one of which was named in The New York Times Best 25 Children's Books of 2020. Learn the story behind The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan, in which a boy in 1887 India who has a passion for numbers en[...]

VIRTUAL Together with Baby Storytime

When: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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For children 0-23 months old with an adult. Oh, baby! Connect with caregivers and library staff for an interactive and engaging four-week storytime session. Enjoy 20 minutes of 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. This program will be presented using&[...]

VIRTUAL Make Your Own "I Miss the Beach" Jar/Frasco "Extraño la playa"

When: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM
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For ages 5 and up. Join us virtually to make a mini jar craft that holds the beach we miss on days like today! The library will provide all materials, limited to two per family. Once registered, patrons may pick up materials from South Branch through Parking Lot Pickup. This program will be presented virtually via Zoom. All participants must register and provide a working email addr[...]