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Indian Prairie Public Library

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401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
(630) 887-8760 http://ippl.info/

September 2017

Shake Shimmy and Dance

September 22, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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For children of all ages with an adult. Join us for dancing, music, and fun! No registration required.

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October 2017

Harvest Jamboree

October 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Celebrate the harvest in our Prairie Patch Community Garden with live music by Animal Farm Band, and refreshments! Bring picnic blankets.

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Family Event T-Rexplorers Dinosaur Discovery

October 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Sink your teeth into fun! Explore the time of the dinosaurs and examine authentic fossils. Presented by T-Rexplorers in Lemont.

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March 2018

Donuts and Dinosaurs

March 3, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Meeting Room-2nd Floor For families with children under 8 years old. Join us for a celebration of all things dinosaur with stories, activities, a photo booth, and of course...donuts! No registration required.

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October 2018

Shake Shimmy and Dance

October 1, 2018, 9:15 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Monday, repeating until November 12, 2018

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For children of all ages with an adult. Join us for dancing, music, and fun! No registration required. Location: Meeting Room - 2nd Floor

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Fantastic Families

October 5, 2018, 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Stories for children of all ages with an adult. No registration required. Location: Meeting Room - 2nd Floor

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December 2018

Winter Break Movies Christopher Robin

December 27, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Enjoy fresh Popcorn and a family movie for all ages.

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Mighty MidKid Family Gaming

December 28, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For kids grades 1-6 and their family. Wii Mario Kart, Playstation games and family favorites or try a new board game. Snacks will be served. No registration needed.

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January 2019

Winter Break Movies Teen Titans Go To The Movies

January 3, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Rated PG Enjoy fresh popcorn and a family movie for all ages.

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Perler Pop

January 4, 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For grades 1-6. Create your own Perler bead design or choose a popular character to create. No registration needed.

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Kids Movie Matinee Wreck It Ralph

January 21, 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Bring your own lunch and watch a movie on your day off! Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: We request peanut free lunches for our friends with food allergies.

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Fantastic Families Storytime

January 23, 2019, 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Stories for children of all ages with an adult. No registration required.

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Shake, Shimmy, & Dance

January 24, 2019, 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Thursday, repeating until March 7, 2019

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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For children of all ages with an adult. Join us for dancing, music, and fun! No registration required.

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Bedtime Stories

January 28, 2019, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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For children of all ages with an adult. Join us for stories and fun!

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February 2019

Family Lego Night

February 14, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Calling all Lego fans...let's see what you can create with our Legos! Make a Lego creation based on a theme. All creations will be put on display in the Library. Geared for families with children 3 years old and up. No registration required!

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Bilingual Spanish Storytime

February 19, 2019, 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
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One event on March 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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For all ages with a cregiver. Hear stories, rhymes, & songs together in Spanish & English! No registration required.

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May 2019

Beas Garden Grand Opening

May 19, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the Prairie Patch's newest addition - an insect garden! Celebrate with live music, art activities, and refreshments. Bea's Garden was created through the generous donation from the Lawrence Family, in loving memory of their daughter Beatrix Lawrence.

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October 2019

Pumpkin Patch

October 13, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

Bring your whole family to decorate pumpkins and enjoy fall-themed snacks.

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Dragon Training Camp

October 14, 2019, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

It’s a day off school! Play games, create your family shield, and enjoy How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG).

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Cat’s Pajamas

October 29, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

Show off your pajamas while enjoying cat-themed stories, crafts, and activities.

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November 2019

Picture Books on Parade

November 8, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For all ages. Celebrate National Picture Book Month with IPPL as we showcase our favorite titles and authors, each with their own special craft projects.

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Pokémon Party

November 16, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For all ages. Join us for a Pokémon celebration, including special events such as: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu in our Meeting Room from 10:00am to 11:45am Pokémon: The First Movie in our Meeting Room from 11:45am to 1:15pm Pokémon related crafts in our Wouldshop from 10:00am to 1:00pm A Pokémon green-screen booth in our Youth Room from 11:30am - 1:00pm

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Be a Star at Family Reading Night

November 21, 2019, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

Hear stories by community stars, the audience, and library staff at this annual statewide event. Refreshments served.

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Toy House Community DIY

November 24, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For grades 1-5. Build a community with us during this workshop. We'll kickoff with a conversation about our homes and our community, then get creative with materials and build your own shoebox house. Can't make the kickoff event? Drop in anytime the library is open between Monday, November 25th and Saturday, November 30th to build your own shoebox house.

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LEGO My Eggo

November 27, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

Enjoy Eggo waffles and watch The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (PG).

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December 2019

Dadurdays

December 7, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until February 1, 2020

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

For children of all ages with adult. Drop in with dad or another caregiver to enjoy snacks and activities. Dec. 7: Cookie Decorating Jan. 4: Magic Tricks Feb. 1: Retro Gaming

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Rollick & Roll: Artist Spotlights

December 9, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on December 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on January 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

For ages 7 and under with adult. Music, movement, and fun featuring favorite artists. Caspar Babypants Monday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. Bari Koral Thursday, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael Thursday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m

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Sleigh Read

December 14, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For families. Enjoy sleigh ride stories, songs, treats, activities, and a visit from mini-therapy horses Tex and Wally, from Angel Hooves Healing Hearts, Inc.

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Gingerbread House Building

December 18, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For families. Listen to holiday music and drink hot chocolate while your family creates a candy cabin. All supplies provided.

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Holiday Hip Hop Dance

December 27, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Dyanna Daniels shares holiday hip hop moves and freestyle dance. Ages 3–6, 10–10:30 a.m. (R) Ages 7–12, 11–11:45 a.m. (R)

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Noon Year’s Eve Party

December 30, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For children of all ages with adult. Celebrate the new year with music, snacks, and games.

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January 2020

Frozen Sing–along

January 2, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For families. Watch the movie and sing the songs. Popcorn provided. Sponsored by IPPL Foundation & Friends.ia

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Neontastic

January 3, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

We’re turning the lights out and glowing in the dark. Glow-in-the-Dark Slime/Sensory Play Ages 2–4 with adult, 10–10:45 a.m. (R) Neon Paint Party Grades K–2, 1:30–2:15 p.m. (R) Neon Paint Party 2 Grades 3–5, 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (R)

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Winter Birds Nature Showcase

January 6, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

All ages. Learn more about birds that may be present in our area with Knoch Knolls Nature Center. Touch feathers, play with stuffed birds, and view bird feeders and bird foods.

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How Dewey Do It?

January 8, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Grades 1–4 with adult. Learn about library resources to fi nd books for fun and school reports. Please register each adult/child attending.

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Martin’s Museum Makers

January 20, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For families. No school! In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, help create a civil rights exhibit, which will be on display in the library during Black History Month.

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February 2020

Valentine’s Day Cards & Crafts

February 14, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Ages 7 and under with adult. Drop-in event. Make something special for your valentines.

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Sew Mighty Mid-Kids

February 21, 2020, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

Grades 4–6. Make a colorful scarf from an upcycled t-shirt. Bring one gently used t-shirt to be transformed.

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Mad Scientist Fire and Ice Show

February 28, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Families with kids ages 5+. Mad Science of Western Suburbs of Chicago entertains with foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air, burping potions, and more.

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

February 29, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

All ages. Join us outside in the Prairie Patch to create with snow. If there is no snow, activities are held inside

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March 2020

Mini-Scientists Academy: Women Who

March 6, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Grades 1-3. Discover amazing women scientists and inventors while you create hands-on science fun.

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Dadurday: Tool Time

March 7, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Drop in with dad or another caregiver to enjoy some one-on-one activities. Learn about different tools and what they do with playful hands-on activities. No registration required.

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Steppin’ with Irish Dance for Preschoolers – CANCELED

March 13, 2020, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Ages 3 - 4 with adult. Alyssa Harling of The Harling School of Irish Dance teaches Irish dance steps.

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Irish Dance for Mid-Kids – CANCELED

March 13, 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Grades 1-6. Alyssa Harling of The Harling School of Irish Dance will teach Irish dance steps. Kids are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes.

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July 2020

Outdoor Theater

July 3, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Watch a patriotic musical about a scrappy young man who is not going to throw away his shot. If you have a car, experience the movie the way they did it in the 1950s-- drive-in theater style. Don't have a car? No problem! We’ll also have room in the parking lot for some socially distanced lawn chairs. Bring your own chair! Registration is required. Space is limited. Face masks are required and social distancing will be maintained during this program.

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Water Balloon Olympics

July 16, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For teens. While the Olympics may have been pushed back to next year, that won't stop us from holding an Olympic-sized event of our own! We'll form teams and compete in a series of water balloon centric events. Bring friends or make some new ones, and earn some gold medals! Registration is required. Space is limited. Face masks are required and social distancing will be maintained during this program

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Birdwatchers Meetup

July 17, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Meet up with us outside as we put our skills to use and identify different birds. Registration is required as space is limited. Face masks are required to be worn and social distancing will be maintained during this program

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June 2021

Ohana Luau Family Night

June 10, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Registration is encouraged.

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Pupppy-Palooza Family Night

June 17, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Registration is encouraged.

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Let’s LEGO Family Night

June 24, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Registration is encouraged.

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July 2021

Happy Campers Family Night

July 8, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Registration is encouraged. Space is limited.

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Frida Love Family Night

July 15, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free
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Science Lab in the Prairie Patch

July 16, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on July 23, 2021 at 9:30 am

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Create-a-Car Show Family Night

July 22, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free
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Put on Your Owl Eyes

July 29, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Registration is encouraged.

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August 2021

Baby Open Play at the Park

August 4, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For babies 0-18 months with an adult caregiver. Bring a picnic blanket to Darien Community Park, and join us for a group playdate with toys, books, bubbles, and friends. Come and go throughout the hour as you please.

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LEGO Challenge

August 13, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For grades 1-6. Use IPPL LEGO bricks and your imagination to construct a boat that floats in water. You can also experiment to make a water wheel. Whatever you choose to build and try out in the water, come prepared to get a little bit wet!

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Mid-Kids Lounge

August 17, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Grades 1-6. The Summer Olympics are now over, but you can still stop by the Mid-Kids Lounge to try your hand at several challenges. Some are easy and some are hard, but all will make you laugh and have fun. No registration required; just drop in.

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Dog Day Storytime

August 26, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For families. Celebrate National Dog Day with stories, songs, and rhymes about one of our favorite furry animals, dogs! Furry friends (real or plush) are welcome.

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September 2021

Teddy Bear Picnic

September 9, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For families with children 7 years old and younger. Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic - and you're invited! Bring your picnic lunch and a favorite teddy bear to enjoy stories together. 

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Pirate Storytime

September 19, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

For families with children 7 years old and younger. Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities. With special guest, Pirate Jack!  Held in the Prairie Patch, outside the library, along Clarendon Hills Rd. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors at the library.  This program is held outdoors. Please note the library's current mask policy at ippl.info/covid19.   Registration begins two weeks in advance. IPPL library card required. Please register as a family. Siblings welcome. 

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September Birthday Party

September 26, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Celebrate your birthday at the library! All kids having a birthday this month are invited. We will have storytime, make birthday crafts, and of course, sing to each other loudly! Participants are encouraged to dress in their party best. This program is held indoors. Please note the library's current mask policy at ippl.info/covid19.   Registration begins two weeks in advance. IPPL card required.

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October 2021

October Birthday Party

October 3, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

Celebrate your birthday at the library! All kids having a birthday this month are invited. We will have storytime, make birthday crafts, and of course, sing to each other loudly! Participants are encouraged to dress in their party best.

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Twilight Tales

October 9, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561 United States

For kids in grades 1-6 and their families. Bring a blanket and listen to the crackling sounds of the fire pit while enjoying the telling of spooky tales right up until twilight ends. You might want to bring a flashlight just in case! Snacks provided. 

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