1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten

kindergartenRead to your child before he or she starts school, and give your child a head start! Find out more about this new family program - pick up a packet at the Youth Services desk today.

Checkmate!

chess2Mondays, June 4 – July 23, 6 pm, All Ages

Early Einsteins

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Wednesday, March 28 at 4pm

Ages 3 to 6. Science can be FUN, especially when it's messy, exploding, or overflowing!

Youth Services Programs

Palos Heights’ residents may register for programs upon receipt of the PageTurner in your mail delivery. Others may register starting the first week of each month.

Programs marked with an " R" require registration in order to attend. Programs marked with a " D 2400px" are drop-in programs, so no registration is needed.

Please follow the link below each program description to register, or call or stop by the youth services desk.

Jazzy July Programs

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Story Book Walk at Lake Katherine

July 2 - 28
Families can explore the trail and read Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll, at Lake Katherine. Weather permitting, the book will be displayed for 4 weeks.

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Mermaid Art

Tuesday, July 5 at 2pm
Grades K to 3.
Click here to register

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Super Mario Obstacle Course

Thursday, July 12 at 1pm
Grades K to 3.
Click here to register

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Laser Comedy Show

Friday, July 13 at 10am
All ages. Performing artist Chris Fair uses Laser Reactive Technology to draw characters and scenery like a live comic book on a glow in the dark screen, watch the lines fade in moments like a high tech etch-a-sketch.

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Seuss Snacks

Wednesday, July 18 at 2pm
Grades K to 3.
Click here to register

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Grinch Party

Friday, July 20 at 10am
Ages 2 to 6.

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Wonka's Wacky Experiments

Tuesday, July 24 at 2pm
Grades K to 3.
Click here to register

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Ben's Bubble Show

Friday, July 27 at 10am
All ages. Using his bare hands and a few simple tools, Ben will create beautiful, humorous and mind boggling soap bubble sculptures, do bubble magic, make giant bubbles, shoot bubble blizzards at people and much more.
Click here to register

Monthly Programs

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Craft & Create

Visit the library anytime to create a masterpiece at our craft station or participate in a fun activity. No need to register for this ongoing program.

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Legos Play Time

Sunday, May 20 at 2pm
All are welcome to come play with Lego bricks and display one of your creations for a month.

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Early Einsteins: Radiant Rainbow

Wednesday, May 30 at 4pm
Ages 3 to 6. Science can be FUN, especially when it involves messy, exploding, overflowing, or melting ingredients! Register for this hands-on exploration of different science concepts every month!
Click here to register

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Movie Mondays

Mondays, June 4-July 23 12pm to 2pm
All ages.

  • June 4 - Alice in Wonderland (Rated: G)
  • June 11 - The Lego Batman Movie (Rated: PG)
  • June 18 - Winnie the Pooh (Rated: G)
  • June 25 - Coco (Rated: PG)
  • July 2 - Peter Pan (Rated: PG)
  • July 9 - Big Hero 6 (Rated: PG)
  • July 16 - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Rated: PG)
  • July 23 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Rated: G)

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Wacky Gamers

Tuesday, June 12 at 6pm
Grades K to 3.

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Junior Gamers

Wednesday, June 13 at 6pm
Grades 4 to 5.

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Teen gamers

Thursday, June 14 at 6pm
Grades 6 to 12.

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It's a Pirate's Life for Me

Thursday, July 5 at 10:30am
Ages 3 to 5.
Click here to register

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Baby Art

Tuesday, July 10 at 5pm
Ages birth - 24 months.

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Robo Fun

Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30am
Ages 2 to 5.
Click here to register

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Good Night Baby

Tuesday, July 17 at 6pm
Ages birth to 24 months.
Click here to register

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Good Morning Baby

Wednesday, July 18 at 10am
Ages birth to 24 months.
Click here to register

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Sensory Bubble Time

Wednesday, July 25 at 2pm
Ages 3 to 5.
Click here to register

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Wacky Gamers

Tuesday, July 10 at 6pm
Grades K to 3.

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Junior Gamers

Wednesday, July 11 at 6pm
Grades 4 to 5.

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Teen gamers

Thursday, July 12 at 6pm
Grades 6 to 12.

Teen and Tween Corner

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Stress Busters

May 22 – 25
Grades 6 -12. Studying for finals can be stressful. Stop by for a variety of stress busters to help you chill out, relax and recover. Use our space to study with friends, watch a movie, have snacks or participate in activities to wipe your stress away.

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Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, May 22 at 4pm
Thursday, May 31 at 6pm
Saturday, June 2 at 10am or 1pm

Calling all 6 – 12 graders looking to volunteer at the library! If you want to volunteer for summer reading you will need to fill out the volunteer summer application and attend one of the mandatory volunteer orientations. At the orientation we will go over what we expect from you, possible opportunities and this will count as one service hour. Plus teens who attend the orientation get to pick the date of the end of summer pizza party for teen volunteers!
Click here to register

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Steampunk Art

Wednesday, June 6 at 2pm
Grades 4 to 5. Inspired by the gears and cogs found in the White Rabbit’s pocket watch, we will be taking on the world of steampunk with a DIY art program.
Click here to register

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Mad Hatter Party

Thursday, June 7 at 2pm
Grades 6 to 12. Complete different challenges and try to make your friends laugh while in the Young Adult Room.
Click here to register

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Gotham Detective Agency

Tuesday, June 12 at 2pm
Grades 4 to 5. Can you help Batman solve the case? Joker is loose in the library. Can you help Batman solve the case?
Click here to register

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Superhero Video Game Tournament

Friday, June 15 at 1pm
Grades 6 to 12
Click here to register

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Harry Potter Escape Room

Tuesday, June 26 at 2pm
Grades 6 to 12. Solve puzzles, find clues and escape before time runs out. Costumes are encouraged but time-turners are not allowed. Participants must register at the Youth and Teen Services department for their 15 minute time slot.
Click here to register

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O.W.L.S.

Friday, June 29 at 1pm
Grades 4 to 5. Calling all muggles and wizards! You’ve read the books and seen the movies, now put on the sorting hat and test your wizardry knowledge at this trivia competition.
Click here to register

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"I Won't Grow Up!"

Tuesday, July 3 at 2pm
Grades 4 to 12. We are joining Peter Pan and staying kids forever! Play with toys and games from your youth including Legos, play dough, and finger paints!
Click here to register

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Circuit Time!

Tuesday, July 10 at 2pm
Grades 4 to 5. Learn about the basics of electrical circuits by creating with conductive and insulating play dough. Let your creations come to life as you light them up with LEDs, make noises with buzzers and spin with the motor.
Click here to register

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Life Size Pac-Man

Wednesday, July 11 at 2pm
Grades 6 to 12. We’re bringing the popular 1980s arcade game to life! Navigate your way through a maze and level up before you get captured by a ghost.
Click here to register

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Seuss Hunt

Wednesday, July 18 at 4pm
Grades 6 to 12. Look high, look low. There are clues everywhere you go! Bring your friends to have some fun and we’ll have snacks when the hunting is done.
Click here to register

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Who Yourself

Thursday, July 19 at 2pm
Grades 4 to 5. Turn yourself into one of Dr. Seuss’s wacky characters! We will provide make-up and hair supplies to help you transform from a library patron to a silly someone who would fit perfectly in one of Dr. Seuss’s zany tales.
Click here to register

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Wonka Games

Thursday, July 26 at 2pm
Grades 4 to 5. We will have fizzy lifting drinks, trivia to test your knowledge of the chocolate factory and candy games galore.
Click here to register

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National Teen Lock-In

Friday, July 27 from 6 to 9pm
Grades 6 to 12. This year, the library has invited wizard rock band, Tonks & the Aurors to play live music about Harry Potter! The band, created and fronted by Steph Anderson, has traveled throughout North America and Europe and has agreed to put on a special performance at the library. Registration and parent permission is required. The Friends of the Library has generously helped sponsor this program.
Click here to register

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