Kids Events

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Scratch and Minecraft Lab

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Grades 3-6
Play around with Scratch coding or Minecraft and see what you can create!
Registration required.
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Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Sing Together

Monday, November 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Birth-5 years old with caregiver
Songs are a natural way to learn about language. We'll spend a little time singing some old favorites and new songs, too.
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Children

Homeschool Meet-up

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Grades K and up with caregiver
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families in the area over games and activities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Block Fest

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
8 months-8 years old with caregiver
During BLOCK Fest, children and their caregivers can play with five varieties of blocks, designing and building structures and deconstructing what they've built. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Harry Potter Club

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 4-8
Join the club for all things Harry Potter. Registration required.
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Children
Teens

It's Not Magic, It's Science!

Monday, November 25, 2019 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades K-5
NIU's STEM Roadshow is coming to the library! The show is designed to capture your imagination with amazing demonstrations that look like magic but are really science. Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning November 4.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Movie Night: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Monday, November 25, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
All ages with caregiver
Join us for a viewing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with your whole family! Feel free to wear pajamas and bring pillows and sleeping bags!
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning November 4.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Entering grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos. One registration per family.
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Children

Sensory Movie: Moana

Friday, November 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
All Ages
Join us for this sensory friendly viewing for children of all abilities. Feel free to talk and play while watching the movie! We'll have the subtitles on, the lights turned up, and the volume turned down. Come and go as needed.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Brand New Babies

Monday, December 2, 2019 -
9:30am to 9:50am
Expectant parents-9 months old with caregivers (older siblings welcome)
A new storytime has arrived! Join us for stories, songs, and movement designed for the littlest ones. Because we know it's never too early to start, expectant parents are welcome to participate.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Monday, December 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Brand New Babies

Monday, December 9, 2019 -
9:30am to 9:50am
Expectant parents-9 months old with caregivers (older siblings welcome)
A new storytime has arrived! Join us for stories, songs, and movement designed for the littlest ones. Because we know it's never too early to start, expectant parents are welcome to participate.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Monday, December 9, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Nature-telling

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Ages 2-5 with adult
Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh at the Wheaton Public Library to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity.
Event Type: 
Children

Homeschool Meet-up

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Grades K and up with caregiver
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families in the area over games and activities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Lego and Duplo Night

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
All ages with caregivers
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos and Duplos based on the mystery theme.
Registration required, one registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Holiday Treats for Tweens

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Grades 3-6 with caregivers
Join Chef Susan Maddox as she teaches us how to make some delicious treats for the holiday season. Tweens are invited to bring parents or caregivers.
Registration required; please register each person individually.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Gingerbread House Contest

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Put your holiday decorating skills to work and create your best edible house for the Gingerbread House Contest. You do not need to register your gingerbread creation, just bring it with you to enter.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: children, teen, adult, and people’s choice.
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Drop-in Program
Adults

Ugly Holiday T-shirt Competition

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers (younger and older siblings welcome)
Work together as a family to create the ugliest holiday t-shirt! We'll provide the plain t-shirt and all the decorating materials. Families are welcome to bring additional t-shirts to decorate.
Registration required. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Brand New Babies

Monday, December 16, 2019 -
9:30am to 9:50am
Expectant parents-9 months old with caregivers (older siblings welcome)
A new storytime has arrived! Join us for stories, songs, and movement designed for the littlest ones. Because we know it's never too early to start, expectant parents are welcome to participate.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Monday, December 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Solstice Lights

Monday, December 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers
Brighten up one of the longest nights of the year with a festive luminary.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Craft Club

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Grades 2-6 (caregivers welcome)
If you love to craft, this is the place for you! Share ideas or techniques, bring a project that you are working on, or start something new. Sewing machines and select craft materials will be available. Feel free to bring your own supplies.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Candy Cane Taste Test

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
All ages (8 years old and younger must be with a caregiver)
Help us decide which flavor of candy cane is the most delicious! Please be aware of possible food allergies/sensitivities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Candy Cane Taste Test

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
All ages (8 years old and younger must be with a caregiver)
Help us decide which flavor of candy cane is the most delicious! Please be aware of possible food allergies/sensitivities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Make & Take: Gift Tags

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Create several gift tags to identify and trim your holiday packages!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Family Game Night-Minute to Win It

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers (younger and older siblings welcome)
Put your heads together for some family fun! Prizes will be awarded.
Registration required. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Interactive Movie: The Angry Birds Movie 2

Friday, December 27, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
All ages (geared for grades K-6)
Join us for a viewing of The Angry Birds Movie 2 and stick around for a live version of the game with boxes and stuffed animals!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Cartoon Crashup! with Mark Anderson-Grades K-2

Monday, December 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Grades K-2
Investigate and choose characters, imagine fun ways they might interact, and discover how to draw them with cartoonist Mark Anderson.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Cartoon Crashup! with Mark Anderson-Grades 3-6

Monday, December 30, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Grades 3-6
Investigate and choose characters, imagine fun ways they might interact, and discover how to draw them with cartoonist Mark Anderson.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

New Year's Eve Noon Party

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
Help us countdown to noon and celebrate the New Year a little early! We'll have games and activities leading up to our countdown!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Winter Slime

Thursday, January 2, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades K-6
Make some wintry, shimmery slime to take home. There may be a short wait depending on space availability.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole and Clarence

Friday, January 3, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Families
Brain Food, Body Fuel! Music that families will sing all the way home! Sneakily educational and developmentally appropriate for children 8 and younger-and their adults!
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning December 13.
Event Type: 
Children

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Monday, January 6, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children