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.

Pajamarama

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All ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your blanket and join us for quiet bedtime stories.

Lego Builders

legosSunday, April 23 at 2pm

Ages 4+. You’re invited to make your Lego mess at the library and build, build, build! Creations will be displayed for one month at the library for all to enjoy.

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.

Marvelous March Programs

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Be Our Guest…

Friday, March 24 at 3:30pm
Pre K to 1st Grade. Register for our very first Beauty and the Beast themed library program! Preschool-1st grades are invited to our very own ball room to play games, practice the waltz, and have fun! Costumes are welcomed.
Click here to register

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Alphabet Animals Drawing Class

Tuesday, March 28 at 10am – Ages 5 to 8
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Click here to register

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Creative Cartooning

Tuesday, March 28 at 1pm – Ages 8 to 12
Cartoonist Mark Anderson will instruct kids in a hands-on, engaging program that will have them asking for more drawing paper at home! Eight year olds can register for the morning or afternoon class, and can join the other class if space is available on the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Click here to register

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Peep into Science

Wednesday, March 29 at 10am – Grades K – 2
Wednesday, March 29 at 1pm – Grades 3 – 5
Holiday peeps are for more than your Easter basket! Kids will love this hands-on, scientific program using colorful holiday Peeps.
Click here to register for Grades K - 2
Click here to register for Grades 3 - 5

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Bake, Make, & Take

Thursday, March 30 at Noon
Ages K and up. Kids will get a little messy, practice measuring and pouring, compare the transformation of ingredients from cold to cooked, and finally take home their yummy treat! Or for the less patient, eat it all up!
Click here to register

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Don’t Be Afraid of a Clown!

Friday, March 31 at 10am
All ages. Our guest performer Suzi will share information about clowns as entertainers who want to make people laugh, demonstrate how to apply make-up, and finish with a silly clown magic show. The perfect introduction for kids! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Click here to register

National Library Week: Libraries Transform!

April 9-15

Libraries are all about learning, playing, growing and transforming! Join us this week as we observe butterfly transformation, practice with the latest technology or simply enjoy a great puppet performance!

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NLW: Caterpillars to Butterflies

On display as long as Mother Nature allows. Visit the Youth & Teen Department to observe the miracle of nature as caterpillars transform to beautiful, painted lady butterflies. We’ll release them as soon as they are ready to take flight on their own.

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NLW: Digital Test Drive Expo

Thursday, April 13, 10am & 6:30pm
Everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, will benefit from our hands-on technology petting zoo. We’ll have staff available to show you how to access reliable information, download books and other resources, and practice with our new Playaway Launchpads. Visit the Media Scape and Media Lab and enter to win a drawing to celebrate National Library Week!

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NLW: Melikin Puppets

Saturday, April 15 at 10am
Family program. All are invited to witness Tales from Beatrix Potter Collection, as performed by master puppeteers. These beautiful, handmade puppets will bring the story to life before your very eyes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Click here to register

Amazing April Events

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Reading Without Walls Challenge

All Month
All are invited to join this newly launched, nationwide reading program celebrating diverse reading. Inspired by the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, this program encourages young readers to read outside their comfort zone and challenges them to read: 1) a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like you, 2) a book about a topic you don’t know much about, and 3) a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. We’ll provide lots of reading choices and host an author visit to celebrate READING WITHOUT WALLS!

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Mary Macaroni Presents Music! Magic! Fun!

Saturday, April 1 at 10am
All ages. Professional performer Mary Macaroni will have the kids clapping, singing, laughing and making good memories of library visits that will last a life time. Please register for this popular event, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Click here to register

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It’s National Unicorn Day

Friday, April 7 at 10am
Preschool age. We’re celebrating those mythical creatures with fun stories, games and crafts!
Click here to register

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NLW: Caterpillars to Butterflies

On display as long as Mother Nature allows. Visit the Youth & Teen Department to observe the miracle of nature as caterpillars transform to beautiful, painted lady butterflies. We’ll release them as soon as they are ready to take flight on their own.

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NLW: Digital Test Drive Expo

Thursday, April 13, 10am & 6:30pm
Everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, will benefit from our hands-on technology petting zoo. We’ll have staff available to show you how to access reliable information, download books and other resources, and practice with our new Playaway Launchpads. Visit the Media Scape and Media Lab and enter to win a drawing to celebrate National Library Week!

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NLW: Melikin Puppets

Saturday, April 15 at 10am
Family program. All are invited to witness Tales from Beatrix Potter Collection, as performed by master puppeteers. These beautiful, handmade puppets will bring the story to life before your very eyes.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Click here to register

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No School? How Cool!

Monday, April 17 from 1pm to 4pm
Drop in for an afternoon of fun and games!
Click here to register

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Week of the Young Child: Tasty Tuesday

Tuesday, April 25 at 10am
This fun, food-themed hour is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science and more. We’ll share healthy nutrition resources, and of course healthy snack options for the little ones to sample.
Click here to register

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Week of the Young Child: Children’s Theatre of Western Springs Presents Storyville

Saturday, April 29 at 1pm
Family Program. This one-act production opens with a wise woman carrying a large book. She opens it and addresses the audience. While her stories are different, they all begin with “Once upon a time,” and end with characters living happily ever after. The problem is, all the characters want to tell their story at once! Audiences will enjoy seeing familiar characters on stage asking for crowd participation. The fun continues until the wise woman closes her book and says “The end.”
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Click here to register

Monthly Programs

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Cook-a-Book

Thursday, March 16 at 6pm
Grades 4 and up. This fun group meets every other month to sample 1 or 2 recipes from a popular book or cookbook. This month will focus on the American League and National League Ballpark Cookbooks. Make and taste recipes that are actually sold at a few different ballparks.
Click here to register

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After School Club

Wednesdays at 4pm
Grades 1 to 3. Enjoy stories, activities, crafts, snacks, or giveaways at this monthly program, based on popular book series.
March 22Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton Click here to register
April 26A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket Click here to register
May 24Far Out Fairy Tales Click here to register

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Pokémon & Shopkins

Mondays at 5:30pm
Pokemon and Shopkins fans can get together once a month to trade items, show off your favorites and possibly win a new piece to add to your collection.
March 27, April 24 & May 22

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Pajamarama Story Time

Wednesdays at 7 pm
Wear your pajamas, bring your blankie, and join us for quiet bedtime stories.
April 5 & May 3

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Smart Art

Tuesdays at 4pm
Grades K to 4. Creative art experiences help kids learn new vocabulary, practice various motor skills and gain experience in making decisions. And it’s fun to create something unique!
April 11 - Craft Stick Transformation Click here to register
May 9 - Mother's Day Surprise Click here to register

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Chess Club

Wednesdays at 7pm
Play chess and get advice from our teen volunteers.
April 19 & May 17

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STEM

Thursdays at 4pm
Ages 3 and up can enjoy stories and hands-on fun with science, technology, engineering and math concepts.
April 20 - Counting Fun
Click here to register
May 11 - Magic of Flowers Click here to register

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Lego Builders

Sundays at 2pm
Ages 4 and up. You’re invited to make your Lego mess at the library and build, build, build! Creations will be displayed for one month at the library for all to enjoy.
April 23 & May 21

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