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VIRTUAL: Shake, Rattle and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun! These storytimes are best for kids up to age 5.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. This link will be good for all December storytime classes.
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VIRTUAL: Drag Storytime

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Get ready for an hour of virtual fun featuring books, music, dancing, and time for questions during this storytime and celebration presented by guest stars Irregular Girl and Chanel Mercedes Benz. Ages 3+.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL Library Buddies: Chat With Our Children's Services Team

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Meeting Space
We miss you, library friends! Because we don't get to talk at the desk anymore, come by our virtual desk in Zoom to get personal time with our Children's Services team. We can read you a story (or you can read to us), chat with a puppet, share some jokes, or show us your pets! Sessions are 10 minutes each.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. 
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VIRTUAL: Shake, Rattle and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun! These storytimes are best for kids up to age 5.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. This link will be good for all December storytime classes.
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VIRTUAL: Never Fear Talks: How to Talk to Young People About HIV/AIDS, PrEP & More

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Are you a parent or caregiver of a young person ages 10-25? Attend this virtual session hosted by Lurie Children's Hospital to get tips on how to have meaningful conversations with kids, teens, and young adults about HIV/AIDS, PrEP, and sexual health.

Young people are always observing, listening, learning from you and from their world. There are so many little ways over the years that you connect and share messages about identities, bodies, and relationships. During this virtual event, you'll get
 real-life examples of adults and youth having quick meaningful conversations about navigating sexual health.

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VIRTUAL: Young & Restless

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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CANCELLED: Try-It Thursday: Hard Candy Design

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Join us for an online session of creating hard candy and discussing sweet stuff! Students in grades 4-8 are invited to discover their creative abilities that will build on calming the mind and body. Learn artistic techniques to help deal with school stressors and build on positive thinking. Young adults will engage with friends while sharing their creative and awe-inspiring visual designs with one another.

Supplies:
-Packet of Kool-Aid (any flavor!)
-Craft stick
-water

WHAT IS TRY IT THURSDAY?
Try It Thursday is a program for young adults (tweens) in grades 4-8. The activities offered are developmentally appropriate and build on a variety of skills (personal, artistic, scientific). Young adults get to meet and expand on social skills while continuing their use of and reverence for their community library.
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VIRTUAL: Middle School Book Group (Grades 5-8): This Was Our Pact

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Meet virtually with students in grades 5-8 as we share thoughts and opinions on this month's book:This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews.

Ben and his friends are determined to find out where the paper lanterns of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival go, so they follow the river as far as they can until the only followers left are Ben and Nathaniel.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

Copies can be downloaded through Media on Demand/Libby. Need help getting started with ​Media on Demand (​Libby​)​? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library» 

Middle School Book Group is an open discussion as everyone goes around sharing their thoughts and opinions on the literature, which is geared toward their age group.

Please join us for any and all meetings:
October 9: Stamped by Jason Reynolds
November 20: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
December 11: This Was Our Pact (graphic novel) by Ryan Andrews
January 15: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise​ by Dan Gemeinhart
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VIRTUAL: Shake, Rattle and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun! These storytimes are best for kids up to age 5.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. This link will be good for all December storytime classes.
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VIRTUAL Library Buddies: Chat With Our Children's Services Team

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Meeting Space
We miss you, library friends! Because we don't get to talk at the desk anymore, come by our virtual desk in Zoom to get personal time with our Children's Services team. We can read you a story (or you can read to us), chat with a puppet, share some jokes, or show us your pets! Sessions are 10 minutes each.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. 
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VIRTUAL: Shake, Rattle and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun! These storytimes are best for kids up to age 5.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. This link will be good for all December storytime classes.
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VIRTUAL: Try-It Thursdays & Queerios Presents: Virtual Comic Drawing with Ashlynn Barker

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join us for a one-hour interactive workshop with webcomic artist Ashlynn Barker, creator of Fake Gamer Girl Comics! 

Come ready to draw and ask questions about comics, art, and games.

Ashlynn Barker is a comics artist and game designer in Chicago, IL. She makes stuff about being trans, video games, and mental health. Check her out on Instagram @fggcomic.

Supplies you need:
-Pens
-Sketchpad or blank paper

Best for kids in grades 5-8.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Shake, Rattle and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun! These storytimes are best for kids up to age 5.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. This link will be good for all December storytime classes.
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VIRTUAL Library Buddies: Chat With Our Children's Services Team

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Meeting Space
We miss you, library friends! Because we don't get to talk at the desk anymore, come by our virtual desk in Zoom to get personal time with our Children's Services team. We can read you a story (or you can read to us), chat with a puppet, share some jokes, or show us your pets! Sessions are 10 minutes each.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. 
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VIRTUAL: Chess Champs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join us for a chess workshop and open play chess club, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Best for ages 5-13.

Please have your own board ready. If you don't own one, you can place a hold on a Discovery Kit Chess bagprint out a board and pieces, or draw your own board and pieces.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL Library Buddies: Chat With Our Children's Services Team

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Meeting Space
We miss you, library friends! Because we don't get to talk at the desk anymore, come by our virtual desk in Zoom to get personal time with our Children's Services team. We can read you a story (or you can read to us), chat with a puppet, share some jokes, or show us your pets! Sessions are 10 minutes each.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. 
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