Puppets: Mikey’s Food Shopping Adventure
Wed., March 19, 7-7:45 pm
Free Tickets available beginning March 8
All ages, with an adult, must have an Addison Library Card
Help us celebrate National Nutrition Month! In this fantastic production, Mikey goes shopping for the first time and learns all about healthy eating, and chases away bad eating habits with the help of the audience. Jeannie McQueenie Productions’ life sized puppets and original music will make this an event you won’t want to miss!
Celebrate Carnival in Brazil
Sat., Feb. 22, 2-3 p.m.
Registration begins Feb. 8
All ages with an adult
Brazil is the largest country in South America and famous for its Carnival. Carnival is a big party with costumes, parades and lots of fun. At the library we will celebrate by learning a little about Brazil and its people then making masks, playing games and marching in a Carnival parade. Don’t miss this fun international adventure!
Happy 50th Birthday! Swimmy by Leo Lionni
Sat., Mar. 22, 2-3 p.m.
Registration begins Mar. 8
All ages with an adult
This is the 50th year since the publication of the book, Swimmy by Leo Lionni. Come to the library to celebrate this and other Leo Lionni stories with crafts and games. We will end this celebration with some yummy cake too!
LIBRARY CLASSES FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN
Henna Hand Art
Mon., Feb. 17, 11am-12:30 pm
Registration begins Sat., Feb. 8
Children in grades 2-5
Come learn about henna hand designs from India and other kinds of traditional body painting from around the world. Then, practice sketching popular henna motifs and draw them on your own hands with completely washable water color pencils.
Students in 1st and 2nd grades will learn to enjoy reading and improve their reading skills in “Ready Readers.” Each session includes stories, games, and crafts based on the book for that session. The librarian will read the book aloud while the beginning readers follow the text in a copy of the book. They will receive a copy of the book to keep for further practice reading at home.
Each class requires seperate registration. Must have an Addison Library Card.
Young Monets Art Class
Students grades 1-5; must have an Addison Library card.
In this art class, students will learn about artists, art terms, and art medias. Following stories focusing on art and artists, children will create their own art based on a variety of artists’ styles and an assortment of art medias. The afternoon also includes art themed games and activities.
Wed., Feb. 19, 4-5 p.m
Registration begins Sat. Feb. 8
In late January, the winners of the best books of the year are announced at the American Library Association Conference. To celebrate this event, we will listen to books illustrated by the winners of the Caledcott Awards for best book illustrations. We will then examine the works of those illustrators and create art using the media and style of several of those artists.
Students will receive a taste of the books as we begin reading the book together. Each session includes stories, activities, and crafts based on the book for that session. Participants will receive a copy of the featured title to keep for further reading practice at home. Each session requires registration.
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng
Thurs., March 6, 4-5 pm
Registration begins Sat., Feb. 22
This fully illustrated chapter book follows Anna, a young Asian-American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.
One on One Computer Tutoring
in the Children’s Department
By appointment only:
Wednesdays: 3, 6, 7pm;
Fridays: 3, 4pm
Saturdays: 10, 11am.
Whether you just want to learn more about the computer, or you have a big assignment that you need help with, we are here to help. Just call to schedule an appointment and let us know what you would like to learn. We have several classes to choose from including Basic Computers, Beginning Word, PowerPoint, Internet or Excel. We can also design a class just for you. Limited to children to grades 2 to 5 and one class per month.
Drop-in Programs with Addison Library Card. Entry pass distribution begins 15 minutes before program starting time. Stop at the Ask Here Desk for a pass. Space is limited. Addison Library card required.
Drop-In Make & Take Crafts for Preschoolers
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:30-11 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:30-noon
Suggested for children 5 years and younger. Drop-in Program with Addison Library Card. Entry pass distribution begins 15 minutes before starting time. Most crafts can be completed in 10-20 minutes. Space is limited. All Ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Space is limited.
Wednesday, March 5, 7-8pm
Come to the Library to build with LEGOs®. Attendees are welcome to come for all or part of the session. Please do not bring your own LEGOs®, we will have lots to build with at the Library.
We will use the Library’s LEGOs (these will remain at the library for future club meetings).
Girls, come visit our "Girl's Corner" featuring special LEGOs designed for girls.
Drop-in program with Addison Library Card. Entry pass distribution begins 15 minutes before starting time. Must have an Addison Library Card.
Drop-in Play to Learn
Mon., Mar. 10:
Drop-in, no registration required, but space is limited.
Passes will be distributed 15 minutes before program starts.
Preschool-aged children, with an adult.
The DuPage Children's Museum is taking exhibits on the road! The library and the Museum have come together to offer a wonderful program that focuses on play AND learning. Children will engage in an interactive story while adults learn how to share Math, Art and Science concepts with preschoolers in a fun and easy way. Together, children and caregivers will enjoy portable exhibits and hands-on projects that can be done right in the home! Space is limited.
Drop-in Chess & Board Games
Chess sets and board games are available to play in the Children’s Library during the hours the library is open. Ask for games at the “Ask Here” desk.
Registration only reserves your space until the starting time of the program. After that time, your space may be given away to others who are waiting. Plan to arrive a little early.
(All programs require an Addison Public Library Card)
For each person registering, choose one of the following:
Sign up at the ASK HERE Desk in Children's Services
Phone Children's Services 630.458.3338
Register online with your Addison Public Library card.
From the homepage, open events on the top navagation. To access the registration form, go to the month the program is scheduled and click on the event.
For more information about any of our programs, please email email@example.com or phone 630.458.3338.
Tickets only reserve your seat until the starting time of the program. After that time, your seat may be given away to others who are waiting.
Plan to arrive a little early.
Tickets may be:
Picked-up at the Ask Here Desk beginning on the date available. An Addison Library card is required.
Reserved by phone, 630.458.3338, to be picked-up before the performance. An Addison Library card is required.