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This Week At The West Chicago Public Library

This Week At The Library
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Throughout the week, A Very Yeti Winter Reading Program (Youth) and Read & Roll will take place  ~ Esperanza Caramelo, the Star of Nochebuena/Esperanza Carmelo, la estreella de Nochebuena

Tonight, Tuesday December 5:

Student Aid (FAFSA) Presentation and Workshop

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Main Program Room
Registration is open

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will teach students and parents the basics of the general financial aid process and provide insight on how financial aid works, how to apply for it, student eligibility, and how it can be used to help pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, along with summarizing state and federal aid programs among other topics. 

After the presentation, ISAC will help you create a FSA ID, which will be needed before starting the FASFA process. 

Wednesday, December 6

The Wonderful World of Math

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
West Chicago Public Library District
Main Program Room
Join us for an adventure in the land of Math! Stories and math play will be used to introduce math to preschoolers. For ages 2-5
Event Type(s): Youth, Storytimes, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Family

Illinois Libraries Present: Surviving the Holidays with Lori Gottlieb (virtual)

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Register Here: 

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast joins us for a thought-provoking conversation about mental health in anticipation of the winter holiday season. Gottlieb will share tools to help in everyday life and especially as you prepare for the holidays. Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted into a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast and writes The Atlantic’s “Dear Therapist” advice column. She has been on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” as a therapy expert and her 2019 TED Talk was one of the most watched of the year. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

Thursday, December 7:

Super Simple Dance-a-thon

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Main Program Room
Put your dancing shoes on – it’s a Super Simple Song Dance-a-thon! For ages birth -5 years old.
Event Type(s): Youth, Storytimes, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Family

Victorian Holiday Traditions

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Main Program Room
Registration is open
Why do we send Christmas cards? Who had the first modern Christmas tree? When did Santa get his iconic red suit? All of these questions and more will be answered as we explore holiday traditions that began in the Victorian era.
Event Type(s): Adult
Presenter: Gugala, Valerien

Friday, December 8

FANtastic Stories ~ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Main Program Room
Join us for a FANtastic time as we celebrate the world of preschool pop culture! For ages 2-5.
Event Type(s): Youth, Storytimes, Family, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Saturday Crafternoon

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Main Program Room
Event is full (contact the library in case there are cancellations and can accept more participants)
Join us to make a beautiful wine cork Christmas tree to brighten your holiday or gift to a friend.

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