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To register: Stop by in person or call us at 630-653-0755.

MARCH EVENTS: All March events are cancelled as a proactive measure to help slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

APRIL EVENTS: We are still taking registrations for April programs.

 

 

April Youth Events

Galaxy Bath Bombs (Registration required. Registration opens February 20.)

Thursday, April 2, 2 p.m.

Grades 5-8

Location: Create & Learn Center

Treat yourself this spring break! Make your own dazzling galaxy bath bomb to take home and enjoy.

 

Fancy Feet (Registration required. Registration opens February 21.)

Friday, April 3, 10 a.m.

Ages 2-5, with caregiver.

OFFSITE! Flourish Dance Academy, 455 Kehoe Dr., Suite 103, Carol Stream

 

DIY to Go Kits: Corner Bookmarks

Wednesday, April 8

Grades 5-8

Location: Youth Services Desk

Pick up a craft kit at the Youth Services Desk to make at home! This month we will have supplies to make a folded paper corner bookmark. Choose between creating a rocket or a unicorn to hold your place in a book. Kits available while supplies last.

 

Word Play (Registration required. Registration opens March 3.)

Tuesday, April 14, 4:15 p.m.

Grades 1-4

Library: Conference Room

Word Play is the monthly club where we find all kinds of ways to strengthen reading skills through play. This month we will play a variety of games, including bingo!

 

Homeschool Hangout (Registration required. Registration opens March 12.)

Thursday, April 23
Ages 3-6: 10 a.m.
Ages 7-13: 10:40 a.m.
OFFSITE! Flourish Dance Academy, 455 Kehoe Dr., Suite 103, Carol Stream
Come feel the rhythm and dance the morning away! Join other homeschool families as the Flourish Dance Academy teaches us the joy of creative movement. No previous dancing experience is required for this 30-minute class.

 

Super Secret Mother’s Day Craft Workshop

April 27-May 2

Location: Youth Services Desk

We’ve got a Mother’s Day gift for you to surprise mom with this year! The kit will contain (almost) everything you need make a magical Shrinky Dink in time to give your special gift on May 10. Pick up your kit to make at home at the Youth Services Desk.

 

One More Chapter Book Club (Registration required. Registration opens March 17.)
Tuesday, April 28, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 5-8

OFFSITE! Panera Bread, 370-420 W. Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale
If you’ve ever said, “I’ll just read one more chapter!”, this is the club for you! Join us as we munch on cookies and talk about Glitch by Sarah Graley. Get a free copy at the Youth Services Desk.

 

Paws for Reading  (In-person registration required)

Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m.

Grades K-6

Location: Create & Learn Center
 

 

April Storytimes

Registration is NOT required for any storytimes.

Mondays

Storytime at the Library

April 6, 13, 20, 10 a.m.

All ages

 

Wednesdays

Storytime at the Library

April 8, 15, 22, 10 a.m.

All ages

 

Fridays

Friday Fun Storytime and Preschool Playdate on the Road

April 17, 10 a.m.

Ages 5 and under

OFFSITE! Flourish Dance Academy, 455 Kehoe Dr., Suite 103, Carol Stream

 

April Adult Events

Grow Your Business at the Library (Registration required.)

Monday, April 6, 7 p.m.

Location: Create & Learn Center

Business owners in Carol Stream can get a special business library card that includes access to free resources that will help you grow your business, including locating clientele, competitive intelligence, continuing education, and more. At this program, you’ll learn how to access these and other resources as well as how to get a business library card.

 

50 States Book Club (Registration required. Registration opens March 9.)

Monday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Create & Learn Center
Each month, our popular book club for adults reads a book set in a different state. This month, we will also be celebrating National Library Week as we discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, set in Kentucky.  Description: “1936. Tucked deep into the woods of Troublesome Creek, KY, lives blue-skinned Cussy Carter, the last living female of the rare Blue People ancestry. She joins Roosevelt's Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a traveling librarian, riding across slippery creek beds and up treacherous mountains on her mule to deliver books and other reading material to the impoverished hill people of Eastern Kentucky.” Ask for a copy of the book at the Adult Services Desk.

 

Make & Take Handmade Books (Registration required. Registration opens March 11.)

Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 or 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 6:00 or 7:30 p.m.
Must be a CSPL cardholder. Please register for only one session.
Location: Create & Learn Center
In honor of National Library Week, we will explore our love of books by learning a couple of the most basic forms of book binding.  All instructions and materials will be provided by the Library at the time of the class. Our project will be simple enough to finish in one hour and be recreated with household supplies (no fancy machines or tools required). This class will require dexterity to work with small threads and delicate materials.