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1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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December 2017

Preschool Movie

December 22, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Free

Join us for a fun video geared towards preschoolers. You never know who will be on the big screen: Doc McStuffins, Curious George, or The Lion Guard.

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Family Movie Elf

December 23, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen!

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BeTweens New Years

December 28, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Come dressed in your best to kick off the New Year!

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Noon Years Eve Party

December 29, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Say goodbye to 2017 a little earlier in the day. We will be reading a book, having a dance, and giving a toast and more! Program Room. Please register and list number of members in your group

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Family Movie DuckTales

December 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (G) Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen!

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January 2018

Mad Scientists

January 2, 2018, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until January 9, 2018

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Explore the simple science behind a topic. Dress for messy! The same class is offered twice each month. Children must attend with a parent/caregiver. Group limit: 12 pairs. Contact the Kids Room Desk at kidsdesk@dglibrary.org with questions. Please pre register.

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Edible Snowman

January 2, 2018, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Roll the dice to get the pieces to put a snowman together, and when you're done building him, you can eat it!

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Teen Gaming Tournament

January 3, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Super Smash Bros. Tournament! Participants will compete in a Wii U tournament for a chance to win a gift card and prove their Super Smash skills!

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Massive Lego Play

January 4, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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We are pouring out our boxes of Legos; come play with our massive collection!

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Guided STEM

January 4, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Drop in for a specialized activity with a STEM Room instructor. Topics change weekly.

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Preschool Movie

January 5, 2018, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Free

Join us for a fun video geared towards preschoolers. You never know who will be on the big screen: Doc McStuffins, Curious George, or The Lion Guard.

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Kevin and the Infinite Possibilities Show

January 13, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Through song and storytelling, Kevin inspires kids to live within their creativity!

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Family Movie My Little Pony Rated G

January 20, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen!

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February 2018

Wrinkle in Time Party

February 2, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Play games, do a craft, talk about book & upcoming movie. Be sure to pick up your very own copy of the a Wrinkle In Time at the Kids Room Desk when you register! Grades 5-8.

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Valentines Food Skewers

February 8, 2018, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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What can be better than eating strawberries, marshmallows, brownies and chocolate all together? By building them on a stick! Grades 5-8. Group Limit 12.

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Preschool Movie

February 9, 2018, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Free

Join us for a fun video geared towards preschoolers. You never know who will be on the big screen: Doc McStuffins, Curious George, or The Lion Guard.

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Winter Wonderland Celebration

February 10, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Coming into town for the Annual Ice Festival? Be sure to warm up in the Kids Room throughout the day for some snowy crafts, games and movies all day long! Elsa will even be making a royal appearance. Meet Elsa 1-2pm Frozen Sing a Long movie 2-3:30

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Parent and Child Vision Board Workshop

February 10, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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“Goals are dreams with deadlines” Start off the New Year right with a FREE vision board workshop for parents and their kids ages 11 and up! Vision boards are fun, practical, and powerful ways to explore, express ourselves, and manifest our dreams and goals into a reality! This event will help both parents and their children: • Learn how to identify their vision, reinforce daily affirmations and manifest their life goals • Be encouraged to express themselves through art, explore…

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Make a Valentines Card

February 12, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Use some fun craft supplies to create a valentine for someone special. Available to the first 100 crafters

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Dave DiNaso Reptile Show

February 17, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Reptile specialist Dave DiNaso will introduce children to a variety of snakes and other reptiles. Audience members will enjoy this up-close, hands-on experience.

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Family Movie

February 19, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen!

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Massive Lego Play

February 19, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Free

We are pouring out our boxes of Legos; come play with our massive collection!

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March 2018

Wrinkle in Time Party

March 2, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Free

Play games, do a craft, and talk about the book and upcoming movie. Be sure to pick up your very own copy of Wrinkle In Time at the Kids Room Desk when you register! For grades 5-8.

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Gary Kantor’s Magic Show

March 10, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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This show is packed with vanishing acts, mind-reading tricks, and a variety of hilarious illusions that will have the children rolling on the floor with laughter. Location: Meeting Room

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April 2018

Habitats

April 6, 2018, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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A naturalist from Lyman Woods will visit the Kids Room to talk about the habitats of different animals. A live animal will even make an appearance.

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May 2018

Free Comic Book Day

May 5, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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First Floor Lobby Stop in and pick up your free comic book in the lobby and the kid's room, while supplies last. Take a superhero photo at our photo booth.

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Family Portraits

May 5, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Media Lab Video Family portraits for Mother's Day! Get your family portrait taken in our digital Media Lab in time for Mother's Day. Call the Computer Help Desk at (331)-998-4288 to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

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June 2018

Drop In Craft

June 4, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Stop by to make a craft. Preschoolers must be directly supervised by an adult. Available to the first 100 crafters.

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Scales and Tales Traveling Zoo

June 9, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Get up close to meet Lambchop the lamb, Big Bird the blue and gold macaw, and many of their friends! Meeting Room.

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Smarty Pants Balloon Show

June 17, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Learn about the planets of our solar system and don’t miss the show stopping finale as Smarty travels right into the heart of our sun with the world’s largest balloon!

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September 2018

Meet the DG Fire Department

September 14, 2018, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Learn all about fire safety from our very own Downers Grove Fire Department. Registration opens on Friday, August 31 2018 at 9:00am

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Drop In Fall Craft

September 20, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

We’ll have all the materials for you to make a fun craft with a fall theme; designed for early childhood ages. Kids Program Room. Drop in

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JiggleJams Concert

September 22, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Get ready to wiggle, jiggle, and giggle as you sing and dance along with Jodi. Her wide range of musical styles such as folk, rock, country, calypso boogie, and blues, will keep the whole audience jammin’. Armed with her guitar, contagious energy, puppets, shakers, and bubbles, Jodi adds the jigglefun. Meeting Room. Drop in.

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Family Movie Sherlock Gnomes

September 29, 2018, 2:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

This PG-rated movie will be fun for the entire family. Kids Program Room. Drop in.

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Sensory Sensitive Sundays

September 30, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Visit the library an hour before anyone else. Families with children who have sensory processing sensitives and other special needs can play in the Kids Room and look for books, movies, puzzles without the hustle and bustle of a loud crowd. Parents can even browse and check out new materials from our lobby. This program is for children and their families. No DGPL card required. Please register at dglibrary.org/events.

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October 2018

Preschool Movie

October 19, 2018, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Join us for a fun video geared towards preschoolers. You never know who will be on the big screen: Doc McStuffins, Curious George, or The Lion Guard.

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Sunday Halloween Fun

October 28, 2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Pick your thrill, choose your chill.

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Family Movie

October 31, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen!

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November 2018

Guided STEM Time

November 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Drop in for a specialized activity with a STEM Room instructor. Topics change weekly.

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Drop in Thanksgiving Craft

November 16, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Stop by to make a craft for Thanksgiving. Preschoolers must be directly supervised by an adult. Available to the first 100 crafters.

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TRexplorers

November 17, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Kids can get a glimpse into what it’s like to go on a paleontological dig with a Dinosaur Fossil Hunter. You can also get a picture with Ranger Rex the T-Rex 15 min. before the show! Meeting Room

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Make a Cornucopia Snack

November 21, 2018, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

GRADES K-2 Create a sweet and salty dessert for your upcoming family feast! Please pre-register

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December 2018

Meet Curious George

December 7, 2018, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on December 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

The most curious monkey is coming to the Kids Room! Listen to a monkey of a tale, have a dance, and get to meet the king of the jungle himself for a great picture.

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Noon Years Eve Party

December 31, 2018, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Say goodbye to 2018 a little earlier in the day. We will be reading a book, having a dance, giving a toast, and more! Please pre-register

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March 2019

St Patricks Day Craft

March 15, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Stop on by to make a St Patricks Day craft. First 100 crafters

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Trinity Irish Dancers

March 16, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Catch the world renowned Trinity Irish Dancers bring the power and the grace of Irish Dance to the DG Public Library.

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Sense ational Super Powers

March 25, 2019, 2:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Teens: Explore the superpowers of the Miracle Fruit tablets and other sense-altering experiments. Register online.

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Marvel Trivia

March 26, 2019, 3:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Teens: Test your knowledge of the MCU. Prizes awarded. Register online.

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Superhero Trivia

March 27, 2019, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Families: Test your family's Marvel MCU knowledge. Bring a personal device that can connect to wifi.

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Superhero Showdown

March 28, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Grades 5-8: 3:00 pm Teens: 4:00 pm Form teams for minute-to win-it games. Dress as your favorite superhero. Register online.

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Superhero Training

March 29, 2019, 10:00 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Ages 3+ Run our obstacle course to see if you have what it takes to save the day.

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May 2019

Model Railroad Display

May 5, 2019, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

In Lobby

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Flower Craft

May 18, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Drop in First 100 crafters

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Lyman Woods Presents Discovering Habitats

May 24, 2019, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

A naturalist from Lyman Woods will visit the Kids Room to talk about the habitats of different animals. A live animal will even make an appearance!

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June 2019

Family Movie

June 2, 2019, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Mary Poppins Returns (PG) Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided.

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The Frog Lady

June 8, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Learn all about the amazing world of Herpetology with the Frog Lady and her friends. Meet over 20 live reptiles and amphibians up close and get the chance to even touch some if you wish.

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Fathers Day Gift Surprise

June 14, 2019, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

For grades 3-5 Join us to make a Father's Day surprise gift for that special father figure in your life. Please register.

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October 2019

Grade School Guided STEM Time

October 3, 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Drop in for a specialized activity with a STEM Room instructor. Topics change weekly.

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Family Movie Aladdin

October 5, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided.

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Make and Create

October 7, 2019, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Oct 7: Oil Pastels Oct 14: Ghost Lollipops Oct 21: Extreme Dot to Dot & Coloring Sheets Oct 28: Air Clay School's out early on Mondays!!! Kids, drop in the Program Room to work on an activity or just hang out. No parents allowed- just you and your creativity. Stay as long or as little as you would like.

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Preschool Movie

October 11, 2019, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Join us for a fun video geared towards preschoolers. You never know who will be on the big screen: Doc McStuffins, Curious George, or The Lion Guard.

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Iron Chef Halloween Creatures

October 16, 2019, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

For grades 3-8 Make a Halloween creature using the secret ingredient. Please pre-register

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LEGO Build

October 17, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Build something fabulous using our Legos, our theme, and your imagination. The finished creations will be displayed in the Kids Room. Animals: Thurs., Sept. 19 Spooky House: Thurs., Oct. 17

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Recess at the Library

October 18, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Did you know you could play hopscotch, shoot a basketball, or even walk the balance beam here in the Kids Room?

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Scared Silly Stories

October 19, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Scare up a good book with a show that will tickle your goosebumps with these not-so-scary to slightly-spooky stories and will provide just the right amount of shivers and giggles!

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Pumpkin Painting

October 23, 2019, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Decorate your own mini Halloween pumpkin the mess-free way. Shake it up in a jar! Pre-registration required

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Drop In Doodle

October 25, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Draw, color, and doodle the morning away with coloring sheets, giant paper, color by numbers and more.

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Family Movie Hocus Pocus

October 26, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided.

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Pick Your Thrill, Choose Your Chill

October 27, 2019, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Kids, teens, and adults: trick or treat at the library, make a Halloween craft, enjoy a hot drink and a festive snack, or have fun in our photo booth. Vote for your favorite decorated pumpkin and check out a Halloween book or movie.

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Open Preschool Halloween Storytimes

October 30, 2019, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays that celebrate the excitement and spooky fun of Halloween (not too scary, we promise!) Afterwards we will have a parade to show off everyone's costumes!

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Family Movie Hocus Pocus

October 31, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Kids Program Room Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided.

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November 2019

Coco Party

November 1, 2019, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with a fun Coco-themed party. Learn about the holiday, make a craft, and try some sweets.

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Family Movie Coco

November 2, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Bring a blanket, a snack, and a pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen. Closed captioning provided.

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International Games Day

November 9, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Celebrate International Games Day by stopping in and playing a game or three. Play one of ours or bring your own. Snacks provided.

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Lego Build – Gingerbread House

November 21, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

What can you make with our Legos, a theme, and your imagination? We’ll display your creations in the Kids Room. For children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Group limit: 20 families. Contact the Kids Room Desk at kidsdesk@dglibrary.org or (630) 960–1200 with questions.

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Musician Laura Doherty

November 23, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

This upbeat, interactive concert will have kids dancing and clapping along to Laura's catchy tunes! This program is geared towards preschoolers. Meeting Room. Laura will rock your world with breezy folk-pop tunes from her three Parent’s Choice award-winning CDs. This upbeat, interactive concert will have kids dancing and clapping along to Laura's original catchy tunes! This program is geared towards preschoolers. Meeting Room. Contact the Kids Room Desk at kidsdesk@dglibrary.org or (630) 960–1200 with questions.

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Drop-in Thanksgiving Craft

November 27, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Stop by to make a craft! Available to the first 100 crafters. Questions? Contact the Kids Room Desk at kidsdesk@dglibrary.org or (630) 960–1200.

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Family Movie Night

November 29, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided. Friday, November 29 @ 10:00 - 11:30 am - Frozen Saturday, November 30 @ 2:00 - 3:30 pm - Frozen Saturday, December 21 @ 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Elf Saturday, December 28 @ 2:00 - 3:30 pm - Toy Story 4

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Storytime with the Gingerbread Librarians

November 29, 2019, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Run, run as fast as you can, to hear some stories about the Gingerbread Man! Doors open for storytime at 3:15 p.m. Run, run as fast as you can, to hear some stories about the Gingerbread Man! Doors open for storytime at 3:15 p.m. Immediately following storytime, join the parade from Curtiss Street to the Tree Lighting Ceremony. This storytime is in conjunction with the Downers Grove Downtown Management Corporation’s Gingerbread Festival. Space will be limited. Meeting Room and Program…

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December 2019

Meet the Dragon from Dragon Love Tacos

December 7, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Come listen to a reading of Dragon Loves Tacos and get your picture taken with the Dragon himself!

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Lego Build – Famous Landmarks

December 19, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

What can you make with our Legos, a theme, and your imagination? We’ll display your creations in the Kids Room. For children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Group limit: 20 families. Contact the Kids Room Desk at kidsdesk@dglibrary.org or (630) 960–1200 with questions.

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January 2020

Massive Lego Play

January 2, 2020, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

We are pouring out our boxes of Legos; come play with our massive collection!

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Family Movie – Lion King

January 2, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on January 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided.

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Clothespin Puppets

January 11, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Come watch some of your favorite picture book characters come to life as puppets! Clothespin Puppets will be retelling up to seven different books. Meeting Room.

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Lego Build

January 16, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

What can you make with our Legos, a theme, and your imagination?

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Family Movie – Missing Link

January 19, 2020, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided.

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Language Labs Presents: French Storytime

January 24, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

During this half hour storytime, children interact with instruments, sing songs, and listen to stories in French.

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February 2020

Robin’s Dog Stars

February 8, 2020, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Come and see some amazing dogs jump through hoops, dance, climb a ladder, and more! You may even learn a trick for your own pet! Meeting Room.

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Family Movie – Abominable

February 8, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided.

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Valentine’s Craft

February 12, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Stop on by to make a craft for Valentine's Day. First 100 crafters.

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It’s Snow Much Fun

February 17, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Hooray for snowy days! Let's play up & play with the coolest part of the season, with a book and some snowy activities!

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Lego Build

February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

What can you make with our Legos, a theme, and your imagination?

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Preschool Movie

February 28, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Join us for a fun video geared towards preschoolers. You never know who will be on the big screen: Doc McStuffins, Curious George, or The Lion Guard.

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Family Movie – Small Foot

February 29, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Bring a blanket and pillow to enjoy a movie on our giant screen! Closed Captioning is provided.

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March 2020

Trinity Irish Dancers

March 14, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Catch the world-renowned Trinity Irish Dancers bring the power and grace of Irish dance to the Downers Grove Public Library. Catch the world-renowned Trinity Irish Dancers bring the power and grace of Irish dance to the Downers Grove Public Library. This 30-minute performance is interactive, exciting, and informative with dancers of all ages showcasing both rhythmic hard shoe and graceful soft shoe dances. Your little one will have the chance to learn the jig as well! Contact the Kids Room…

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June 2021

Discovery Bag PickUp

June 7, 2021
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Saturday, repeating until September 4, 2021

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free
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Pickup Program

June 9, 2021
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until August 20, 2021

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Registration is required.

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July 2021

Ribbons in the Air

July 7, 2021, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

Must register in advance.

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September 2021

LEGO Build

September 2, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
Free

What can you make with our Legos, a theme, and your imagination?

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October 2021

Drive-In Movie

October 15, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

You will get to decorate a box and customize it into the coolest "car" EVER. We will then watch a short movie.

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