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Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Pick up all the supplies you need to make these fun activities at home, while materials last.  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Looking for a reason to celebrate? Pick up a mini-party kit with everything you need for a very tiny party. Kit may ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Early Reader Book Bag

All Day
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades K-2.  Celebrate learning how to read with our Early Reader Book Bag! You'll pick up a selection of early read...
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades 3-5.  Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Youth Book Bags! You'll pick up a select...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

High School Book Bag

All Day
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Grades 9-12 Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our High School Book Bags. You'll pickup a selection of books and various goodies. Return the books in 6 weeks and keep everything else.  Tell us in the notes of your r...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Middle School Book Bag

All Day
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades 6-8.  Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Youth Book Bags! Each bag will feature han...
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 "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:
SHIP counseling is back in person! Get free one-on-one counseling on Medicare or Medicare Supplements with a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor provided by the Illinois Department on Aging and the Illinois Department...
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: 29
Event Details:
Join us for the December meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge! We'll be discussing The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben. The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben These insightful stories weave the latest scientific research int...

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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.

Picture Book Bag

All Day
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Ages birth–5 years (not yet in kindergarten). Twice a month, you’ll get hand-selected picture books, a list of songs and ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Birthdays & Bubbles

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Drop-in event for families with children of all ages celebrating a birthday that week. Come celebrate your birthday week with the Helen Plum Library! We will celebrate you with a 30-second bubble dance party, a sticker, and bubbles to take home. Par...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Birthdays & Bubbles

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Drop-in event for families with children of all ages celebrating a birthday that week. Come celebrate your birthday week with the Helen Plum Library! We will celebrate you with a 30-second bubble dance party, a sticker, and bubbles to take home. Par...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Birthdays & Bubbles

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Drop-in event for families with children of all ages celebrating a birthday that week. Come celebrate your birthday week with the Helen Plum Library! We will celebrate you with a 30-second bubble dance party, a sticker, and bubbles to take home. Par...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Holiday Sweets

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 66
Event Details:
Chef Susan Maddox is back by popular demand! Join us as she demonstrates some delicious small treats that are appealing and easy to make. Chef Maddox will explain culinary methods and various techniques to make your time in the kitchen a breeze! A...

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom Attendance

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

Zoom Webinar

As an attendee at this webinar, you will be in ‘view and listen only’ mode, so you will not be seen or heard. The presenter will have video and audio, and there will be a chat function where attendees can type questions or comments.

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

Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Program Type: Board of Trustees
Event Details:
For the most up-to-date information about the meeting location and how to attend, view or participate, please review the meeting agenda which is posted here at least 48 hours before the meeting. Guidelines for participation follow the Trustee By...
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 "Adult" group.

New! Introduction to Google Drive

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Classes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Masks are required for all attendees. Explore beyond your Gmail inbox and discover the power of Drive! We highly recommend creating a Gmail account prior to attending this program. Registration required and open to Helen Plum Library cardhol...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Registration required. Masks are required for all attendees. Vocalist Laura Freeman sings her way through your favorite holiday tunes, including “Silver Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “My Favorite Things.” You’ll learn about the history of ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Teen Zone
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Drop-in make at home craft for grades 6-12.  Stop by the Teen Zone to pick up supplies to make an Embroidered Constellation Wall Art at home (while supplies last). Along with supplies, each kit will include a link to instructions from Creativeb...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

New! Introduction to Google Docs

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Classes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Masks are required for all attendees. Expand your knowledge of Google Drive by learning to navigate Google Docs. You’'ll learn how to create, save, download, share and set permissions, and upload documents in your Google Drive.  We highly ...
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.

Birthdays & Bubbles

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Drop-in event for families with children of all ages celebrating a birthday that week. Come celebrate your birthday week with the Helen Plum Library! We will celebrate you with a 30-second bubble dance party, a sticker, and bubbles to take home. Par...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Birthdays & Bubbles

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Drop-in event for families with children of all ages celebrating a birthday that week. Come celebrate your birthday week with the Helen Plum Library! We will celebrate you with a 30-second bubble dance party, a sticker, and bubbles to take home. Par...
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...