Elmhurst Public Library

Programs for Children
May / June

http://www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org/kids/programs.html (4/30/2003)

Programs for Children

Saturday Family Storytime
Every Saturday
(EXCEPT JULY 19)
10:30-11 a.m.
All ages (most appropriate for children 3 & up)
A super selection of stories and songs. No registration required.

City of the Future
Saturday, July 12
1-2 p.m.
Ages: Entering Grs. 6-8
Meet four students who designed and built a city of the future using SimCity software. They will bring their award-winning "city" with them for a demonstration and will explain how they created this project. Register by phone or at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 5.

The Bucket Boys
Saturday, July 19
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages: 3 & up
(SE corner of Wilder Park)
This hip-hop percussive duo combines music, audience interaction, and positive life skills. Two inventive college kids will create riveting music by using a medley of junk from wrecking yards, trash bins, basements and attics. Rain location is inside the library. Pick up tickets at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 5.

Puppet Fun
Mon., July 28
10-10:30 a.m. OR
1-1:30 p.m.
Ages: 3-5
Construct puppets and make them "talk." Pick up tickets at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 19.

Puppets Come to Life
Tues., July 29
10-10:45 a.m.
Ages: Entering Grs. 1 & 2
Craft & manipulate your own puppet. Bring a joke for your puppet to share with us. Pick up tickets at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 19.

Putting on a Puppet Show
Thurs., July 31
10-11 a.m.
Ages: Entering Grs. 3-5
Learn the art of puppet making, manipulation and behind-the-stage techniques. Pick up tickets at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 19.

Harry Potter's Birthday Party
Thurs., July 31
1-2 p.m. OR 3-4 p.m.
Ages: Entering Grades 3-6
Celebrate Harry's birthday with games and crafts. Enjoy birthday cake & treats, too. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite Harry Potter character. Register by phone or at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 19.

Tuesday Drop-in Stories
Tuesdays, Aug. 5-19
10-10:30 a.m.
Ages: 3-7
Come enjoy splendid stories and musical activities. No registration is required.

Stories in the Park
Wed., August 6
6 p.m.
Wilder Park
Bring your family & picnic suppers to Wilder Park. Storyteller Marie Ringenberg is back with others. Rain location is inside the library. No registration required.

Summertime Bingo
Ages 4-7 with adult:
Thursday, Aug. 7
10-10:45 a.m. OR
Ages 8 & up:
Thursdays, Aug. 14 & 21
10-10:45 a.m.
Bingo and prizes! Kids ages 4-7 (Aug. 7) must attend with an adult. Pick up tickets at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 26.

"Knight Life"
Sat., August 9
1-1:45 p.m.
Ages: 5 & up
Karl M. Kindt III, a storytelling knight in full armor, will tell tales of chivalry and humor like "Sir Gawain & the Loathly Lady" and his own creation called "Sir Watermelon." He'll let kids from the audience try on his armor. Pick up tickets at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 26.

Be a part of history!
Saturday, October 4
8:50 a.m. sharp
All ages
Join the human chain that will carry, hand to hand, the last library book moved from the old library to the new building! Reservations required. Pick up tickets at the "Ask Me" Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., Aug. 30.

Club Fun
Kids entering Grades 3-8 Please register for each program separately.

Yoga Workshop Friday, July 11
1-2 p.m. OR
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration has begun by phone or at the “Ask Me” Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card.

Balloon Twisting Workshop
Friday, July 18
1-2 p.m. OR
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Register by phone or at the “Ask Me” Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat. July 5.

Scrapbooking Workshop
Friday, July 25
2-3 p.m. OR
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Please bring 10-15 of your favorite photos. Register by phone or at the “Ask Me” Desk with your Elmhurst Public Library card starting Sat., July 5.