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Road to Kindergarten

All Day 6/21 - 8/15
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Online Learning, Virtual Program
Event Details:
Calling all preschoolers ages 3-5! Sign up for this virtual learning challenge through Beanstack or by visiting Youth Services. Helen Plum Library has created 20 learning challenges to help your preschooler feel more confident entering kinder...
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! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Muslim Society in America

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 64
Event Details:
Dr. Leslie Wolf, professor of philosophy and religious studies at College of DuPage, will explore the diverse experiences of Muslims in America. Join us to discover what special challenges Muslims face in America, how they’ve met those challenges, ho...

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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 "Grade School" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Event Details:
Pickup kit. 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. This Saturday's party kit begs the question: Is there life on Mars? Probably not, but there is ...
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: 7
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! Each bag will feature a selection of ear...
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! Each bag will feature hand...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Program Type: Virtual Program
Event Details:
Participate online or by visiting the Youth Services department.  Weekly trivia event for families with children of all ages. Answer trivia questions in the Library or from the comfort of your own home. Each week, we will post a new quiz onl...
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: 9
Event Details:
Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Subscription Bags! Each bag will feature preselected books based on the genre for the month, along with various goodies. Return the books in 6 weeks and keep the goodies! August genr...
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: 10
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 hand...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Program Type: Craft, S.T.E.A.M.
Event Details:
HPL is partnering with local Girl Scout Community Organizer Jody Martin to celebrate the upcoming school year with a Girl Scout Back to School Goody Bag! Each bag is specially designed to introduce incoming Kindergarten and 1st grade s...
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! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Two Person Study 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 Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
Join us for the August meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge! We'll be discussing The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Z...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Rainbow Embroidery

All Day
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Use embroidery techniques to decorate a rainbow.  Part of the Craft the Rainbow series for teens. Get all the materials you need to complete a rainbow-themed project at home!  ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Storytime Book Bag 1

9:00am - 9:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
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 (not yet in Kindergarten).  Take storytime home with you! Twice a month, you’ll get hand-selected ...
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! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Plum Pokémon Craft

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Youth, Grade School, Middle School
Program Type: Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your kit. Recommended for ages 6 & up Pick up a fun Pokémon craft to make at home. ...

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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.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
Recommended for families with young children. Videos uploaded on Fridays! Learn storytime songs and rhymes from your favorite librarians at home. ...
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! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Storytime Book Bag 2

9:00am - 9:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
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 (not yet in Kindergarten).  Take storytime home with you! Twice a month, you’ll get hand-selected ...
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Program Type: Board of Trustees
Event Details:
This meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library. Those wishing to attend the meeting in person must observe the current recommendations from the CDC and IDPH regarding wearing face masks and maint...
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! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Virtual Summer Paw-lympics

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Youth, Grade School, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
Once registered, you will be contacted by email with information on how to participate in this virtual event. Children of all ages. Breaking mews! Do you have a paws-itively adorable pet? Here’s your op-purr-tunity to show them off...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

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 (https://www.helenplum.org/sites/default/files/zoom_instructions.pdf). 

 

Event Details:
Please join us! Get together with other teens to talk and discuss thoughts and issues you face today. Bring ideas about what you would like to see offered for teens at the Library. There is a Helen Plum Teen Events Remind group. Learn more about i...

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Zoom Attendance

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