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This Week At The Library

This Week At The Library
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Messy Masterpieces

Tuesday 03/19 | 10-10:30 am

Explore art in the messiest way possible. Open-ended activities will inspire creativity and encourage sensory exploration. Ages 1-5.


Blacklight Painting

Tuesday 03/19 | 3-3:45 pm

Have a groovy time while painting in the dark! For ages 8-11 years old. *Limited to the first 10 attendees.

Microsoft Excel

(in person)

Tuesday 03/19 | 6:30-8 pm

Topics covered include: Excel’s layout and basic functions; entering and editing data; using multiple spreadsheets in the same workbook; formatting and sorting data; writing and understanding formulas. Please register.

Virtual Cooking Class with Healthy West Chicago / Clase virtual de cocina con Healthy West Chicago
Wednesday 03/20 | 6-7 pm

Join Chef Maria as she discusses foods you should incorporate in your diet as well as foods you should limit when trying to follow a heart-healthy diet. In this class participants will learn how to make salmon with honey-balsamic glaze. West Chicago residents are invited to a virtual family cooking class hosted by Healthy West Chicago and the West Chicago Public Library District. Families will also learn tips on eating healthy, saving time in the kitchen, how to involve kids in food preparation, and much more. All participants that attend the class will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift card following the class. Event Cost: Classes are free of charge thanks to Healthy West Chicago and the West Chicago Public Library. Registration will be confirmed via Zoom. You only need to register once per family per class. Please email director@healthywestchicago.org if you have any questions.

Acompañe a Chef Maria mientras ella habla sobre comidas que debe incorporar en su dieta igual que comidas que debe limitar cuando está tratando de seguir una dieta saludable para el corazón. En esta clase los participantes aprenderán como hacer salmón con un glaseado de miel balsámica. Los residentes de West Chicago están invitados a una clase de cocina familiar virtual presentado por Healthy West Chicago y la Biblioteca Pública de West Chicago. Las familias también aprenderán consejos sobre cómo comer saludable, ahorrar tiempo en la cocina, cómo involucrar a los niños en la preparación de la comida, y mucho más. Todos los participantes que asistan la clase participarán en una rifa para ganar una tarjeta de regalo de $20 después de la clase. Costo del Evento: Todas las clases son gratuitas gracias a Healthy West Chicago y la Biblioteca Pública de West Chicago. El registro será confirmado vía Zoom. Usted solamente necesita registrarse una vez por familia por clase. Por favor mande un correo electrónico a director@healthywestchicago.org si tiene cualquier pregunta.

Illinois Libraries Present:

Ruth E. Carter Interweaving Tradition and Imagination Through Costume Design

Wednesday 03/20 | 7-8 pm

Join us for a special event with Ruth E. Carter, two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer. Carter made history as the first Black person to win the Costume Design category, winning an Academy Award for Black Panther. She received a second Academy Award for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Ruth E. Carter’s ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. Best known for turning the Black Panther superhero into an African King, Carter is the first Black woman to win multiple Academy Awards in any category and the first costume designer to win for the first film and its sequel. She has also garnered additional Academy Award nominations as well as an Emmy nomination. Carter is known for her research and diligence to the craft of costume design, specifically for her work for period ensemble films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Selma, and Marshall. Ruth E. Carter will be joined in conversation with Aisha Harris, co-host of NPR’s PopCulture Happy Hour and author of Wannabe.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), 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

Bye-Bye Winter Storytime

Thursday 03/21 | 10-10:30 am

Out with the cold and in with the bloom we will read stories and sing songs based on the coming spring. For ages birth-5 years old.

Open Chess Night

Thursday 03/21 | 6-8 pm

Join us for an evening of informal chess play in the library.

Puppet Play!

Thursday 03/21 | 6-6:30 pm

Are you ready for puppet play? Join us as we explore the art of storytelling through puppets. Kids will have their own puppets to choose from and have a chance to play on the puppet stage! For families.

Get Your Green Thumb On!

Saturday 03/23 | 2:30-3:15 pm

Kickstart your garden planting various vegetable starters. Create signs, crafts, a slimy snack and more! For families.

FANtastic Stories ~

Toy Story

Sunday 03/24 | 3-3:30 pm

Join us for a FANtastic time as we celebrate the world of preschool pop culture! This month, we’re celebrating Toy Story! For Families.

Read and Roll ~

I’m From/Soy De

New Book Available Until March 31st!

Walk along and read a new story with an interactive adventure each month. Located along the Illinois Prairie Path on Turner Court next to the library. For families. March’s title is I’m From/Soy De by Gary R. Gray Jr., illustrated by Oge Mora.

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