All Upcoming Events

Winter Storytime Live!

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

For ages 3 to 6.
Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that foster pre-reading skills, broaden social skills, and encourage a love of books.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Intro to iPad

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn how to set up your iPad and use email and the Internet. You will also learn how to use apps, manage calendars, and navigate contacts. Bring your iPad to class and have an Apple ID created in advance!
Cost-$20. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at http://www.scorechicago.org.

SCORE counselors are successful executives and business owners who can help you on a wide variety of business issues like financing, marketing or business plans. They have volunteered their wisdom and experience to help you at no cost.

Creative Writing

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Perfect for the beginning or experienced writer seeking creative sparks, writing deadlines and the support and feedback from a writing group environment. Jennifer Dotson facilitates the group, providing optional writing prompts and responses to guide works-in-progress. This is your chance to write or polish that poem, play, short story, memoir or novel.
Cost-$60. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Winter Baby Booktime

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Newborns to walkers with parent or caregiver.
Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language using stories, music, and rhymes. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses and build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socialization.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish Literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. This event will be held in the MediaScape Room. Currently discussing "Eva Luna" by Isabel Allende.

iRead at the Library

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

What better place to kick-off the iRead program than the Youth Services Department with over 60,000 books to choose from? Our staff will be happy to help you choose books or you can just browse on your own. Other staff will be available for library card sign up.
Teachers from District 112 will be here reading some of their
favorite books to students. A schedule of times for the teacher readings will be forthcoming.
Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Adults and children alike have fun participating in the show. Shows at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

District 112 teachers will be here to greet you and to read selections from some of their favorite books.
Students will receive 30 minutes credit on their reading logs.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

iMeet the Authors

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Author Appearance Schedule for 2015 iRead Kick-off

9 a.m. – 11 a.m
Kate Hannigan Cupcake Cousins GRADES 3 – 5

John Madormo Charlie Collier: Snoop for Hire
The Homemade Stuffing Caper
The Camp Phoenix Caper
The Copycat Caper GRADES 4- 6

Wendy MClure Wanderville GRADES 4 – 6
The Princess and the Peanut Allergy GRADES K – 2

Josh Schneider You’ll Be Sorry PRESCHOOL – GRADE 1
Meanest Birthday Girl GRADES 1 - 4
Tales for Very Picky Eaters GRADES K – 4
Bedtime Monsters PRESCHOOL – GRADE 3
Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover PRESCHOOL – GRADE 2

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rebecca Dudley Hank Finds an Egg
Hank Has a Dream PRESCHOOL – GRADE 2

Michele Weber Hurwitz Calli Be Gold GRADES 4 - 7
The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days GRADES 5 – 8

Tom Watson Stick Dog
Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog
Stick Dog Chases a Pizza GRADES 3 - 7

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Nancy Grossman A World Away GRADES 7 & up

Jenny Meyerhoff Third Grade Baby GRADES 2 – 3
Sami’s Sleepaway Summer GRADES 2 – 3
Queen of Secrets GRADES 7 & up
The Barftastic Life of Louie Berger GRADES 3 – 7
Class B.U.R.P. GRADES 3 – 7

Andy Rash
(illustrator) Game Over, Pete Watson GRADES 4 - 7
(author) Agent A to Agent Z PRESCHOOL - GRADE 2
Are You A Horse? PRESCHOOL - GRADE 1

It's all part of the iRead kick-off celebration

Circulation Lobby, HP Library

Juggling Funny Stories!

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Adults and children alike have fun participating in the show.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Juggling Funny Stories!

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor, and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Adults and children alike have fun participating in the show.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

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