Current Service Update

Helen Plum Library is pleased to further expand our service hours!
We are now open: Mon–Fri: 9am–9pm, Sat: 9am–5pm; Sun: 1pm–5pm

Click here for more information on all of our currently available services.

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Upcoming Events

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Virtual Plum Pokémon League

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Youth, Grade School, Middle School
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
Once registered, you will be contacted by email with information on how to participate in this virtual event. Children of all ages. It's back! Join us online to chat and play Pokémon with players who love collecting and playing just as ...

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Zoom Attendance

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

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:
Helen Plum Library is teaming up with area libraries to offer a virtual chat with journalist, author, and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz. His most notable book is the award-winning national bestseller There Are No Children Here. The chat will be moderated ...

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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.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool, Grade School, Middle School, Families – All Ages
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Event Details:
Drop-in take and make at home kits. Recommended for ages 3–5 & 6 and up. In celebration of Lilac Time, visit our S.T.E.M.onade Stand for seeds and plant-related projects. Choose between beginner or advanced ...
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

All Day
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 ...
Library Branch: Outreach
Room: Offsite
Program Type: Board of Trustees
Event Details:
Due to unique circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 Board Meetings will be held in-person at Village Hall, 255 East Wilson Avenue in Lombard, IL, or alternately, held virtually. Meetings held at Village Hall will also be streamed l...
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.
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 "Teen" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Virtual Program

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:
This event has been cancelled. This meeting has been rescheduled to May 23. ...

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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.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool, Grade School, Middle School, Families – All Ages
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Event Details:
Drop-in take and make at home kits. Recommended for ages 3–5 & 6 and up. In celebration of Lilac Time, visit our S.T.E.M.onade Stand for seeds and plant-related projects. Choose between beginner or advanced ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Senior Socials, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Event Details:
Steven Frenzel will tackle the interesting reasons why this belief persists while showing many great examples of films that clearly outshine their literary origin. Book or movie? Patrons are encouraged to find value in all art forms that tell stories...

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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.
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 1

All Day
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 "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
Join us for this performance as Dr. Ada Cheng explores several major themes: the meanings of home(land), racial profiling, the image of the perpetual foreigner, and anti-Asian racism amid the pandemic. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or...

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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.
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
The Helen Plum Book Club meeting has gone virtual! Join us for the May meeting where we’ll be discussing The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis.  All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom lin...

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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.

Virtual Teen Advisory Board

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool, Grade School, Middle School, Families – All Ages
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Event Details:
Drop-in take and make at home kits. Recommended for ages 3–5 & 6 and up. In celebration of Lilac Time, visit our S.T.E.M.onade Stand for seeds and plant-related projects. Choose between beginner or advanced ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
Learn the administrative decisions, along with the financial considerations, that come into play while creating a heritage book for genealogy societies. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link wi...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Storytime Book Bag 2

All Day
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 "Adult" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join us for the May meeting of our Virtual Book Club! We'll be discussing The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructions will be emailed to ...

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Zoom Attendance

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