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Upcoming Events

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Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Clubs, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
Join us for the May meeting of our Virtual Book Club! This month's theme is Short Stories.* Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories  by Alice Munro A collection of short stories that explore the complexities of hum...

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Zoom Attendance

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Volunteen Training

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Required training for summer Volunteens. Please register per the instructions in the Volunteen Welcome Email.  ...

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Zoom Attendance

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.

Zoom Event

All you'll need is a computer, tablet, or phone to join via Zoom. The Zoom link will be included in the confirmation and reminder emails sent to you after you register. For additional instructions on accessing Zoom with Apple and Android devices or your personal computer, click here.
 

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can have storytime at home! We’ll send you the tools you need to have your very own storytime in an easy-to-use email fo...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Birthday Bubble Bash

All Day
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 65
Event Details:
Ages 1–11  Celebrate your birthday with the Library! During your birthday month, register for a birthday bubble bash kit. You’ll receive a sticker, bubbles, and a special surprise. We’ll also celebrate you wit...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Baby Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for babies birth - 18 months with participating caregiver Welcome baby to the Library! Join us for stories, learn fingerplays and rhymes and meet other families.  ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Road to Kindergarten

10:30am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Registered program for children entering Kindergarten with participating adult The countdown to Kindergarten has begun! Join us this summer as we share resources and put together fun activities to build your child’s skills and confidence before thei...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Drop-In Family Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Drop-in storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! Don't forget a blanket and sunscreen!  These story...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Drop-In Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Drop-in storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! Don't forget a blanket and sunscreen!  These story...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Recommended for families with children in grade 1 and older  We’re recreating your favorite family games in a large way to be played on the library lawn! Today's game: Parachute Games Games will be played in 30-minute chunks. Early birds wi...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Virtual Program
Event Details:
Drop-in event recommended for ages birth–5 years Have a dance party at home with the Helen Plum Library! Pick up a themed surprise and a link to a playlist of our favorite dancing songs. June theme: Construction Rocks! ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Giant Board Games!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teen
Event Details:
Come to the Library to play giant sized versions of favorite board games! ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
By registering, you are reserving materials and instructions to pick up during the week of Mon, June 6. This kit can be completed at home. Grades K–3. Wonder in the many connections between art and science and create projects that link both. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Weekly trivia for families with children of all ages Answer trivia questions each week! New quizzes are posted in the library every Monday from June 6 through July 29. We’ll draw 5 prize winners per week. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Small Conference Room
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Help with Medicare or Medicare supplements is available in person! Get free one-on-one Medicare counseling with a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor provided by the Illinois Department on Aging and the Illinois Department of F...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Library Lounge

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Clubs, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join us for the June meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge!  Tales From the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes the second volume which follows four new patrons who take advantage of Café Fu...

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Zoom Attendance

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Baby Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for babies birth - 18 months with participating caregiver Welcome baby to the Library! Join us for stories, learn fingerplays and rhymes and meet other families.  Please register for Wed, Jun 1, 8 & 15&n...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Road to Kindergarten

10:30am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Registered program for children entering Kindergarten with participating adult The countdown to Kindergarten has begun! Join us this summer as we share resources and put together fun activities to build your child’s skills and confidence before thei...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Art + Science: Earth (In Person)

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
This is an in-person event. If you you would prefer to pick up a kit to complete at home, please register here.  Grades K–3. Wonder in the many connections between art and science and create projects that link both. All in-person programs a...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Drop-In Family Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Drop-in storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! Don't forget a blanket and sunscreen!  These story...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Drop-In Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Drop-in storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! Don't forget a blanket and sunscreen!  These story...