Current COVID-19 Update

Updated February 11th: The library building is open for limited in-person services. Patrons can pick up holds, access computers, visit our service desks for quick reference and reader’s advisory services, access the self-serve copy machine, browse and check out materials. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two years. Click here for more information on currently available services.

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Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
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This event is in the "Youth" group.

Road to Kindergarten

All Day 3/1 - 4/30
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. Helen Plum Library has created 20 learning challenges to get you on the road for kindergarten! For each challenge, we’ll link you to a great story re...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Train Dance Party

9:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Virtual Program, Other
Event Details:
Drop-in event recommended for children age birth - 5 years (not yet in Kindergarten).  All aboard the Library Dance Express! Pick up a fun train themed surprise and a link to a YouTube playlist of our favorite songs you can dance to at home. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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 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: 27
Event Details:
Join us for the March meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge! We'll be discussing The Night Country by Melissa Albert. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructions will be emailed to ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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 "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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: 55
Event Details:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women’s rights for over 50 years and has inspired feminists for over a century. Join Laura Keyes as Stanton for this informative presentation set in 1866 when the Civil War was over, but the battle for women’s suffra...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Family Trivia

03/15/2021 @ 9:00am - 03/19/2021 @ 9:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Program Type: Virtual Program
Event Details:
Virtual trivia event for families with children of all ages.  Join us for a themed trivia quiz the third week of each month with a chance to win prizes! March theme: TBD ...
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: 60
Event Details:
Our Senior Socials have gone virtual! Before the film industry moved west, it was rooted in Chicago. Join film historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation about the film industry’s early days in Chicago and the legacies of these studi...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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: 25
Event Details:
The Helen Plum Book Discussion meeting has gone virtual! Join us for the March meeting where 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...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Virtual Program
Event Details:
Stop by @plumteens on Instagram where Teen Librarian Katie will be reading aloud and sharing the first chapter of some great reads for teens! ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
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.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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: 89
Event Details:
Put on your thinking caps for an authentic case study revealing the parents of two related adoptees. You’ll see how this step-by-step method overcomes multiple obstacles and discover how to apply your learnings to all your genetic genealogy activitie...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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 March meeting of our Virtual Book Club! We'll be discussing Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructions will be emailed to you a few days befo...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
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. ...