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Children's Programs Winter 2019-2020

Program registration for FRGML cardholders begins Monday, December 2, and for all on Monday, December 9. Registration is required for all programs.

Code Your Hero

Saturday, December 14 @ a) 9:45 am - 10:45 am or b) 11 am - 12 pm
Saturday, December 21 @ a) 9:45 am - 10:45 am or b) 11 am - 12 pm

Basic coding class for grades K-4 to celebrate Computer Science (CS) Education Week!  Kids will create their own hero and put them into action using basic coding skills.  This program was made possible by a mini-grant from The American Library Association (ALA) with sponsorship from Google.

STEM Kit Open House

Friday, January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We have added new STEM kits to our collection and we can't wait to share them with you!  There's no school, so come hang out at the Library and test drive our new kits.  Kits will be available for check out immediately following the open house.

“It’s Elementary, Jr."

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:00 am
Saturday, February 22 @ 10:00 am

Ages 3-5 (Preschool)

We are so excited to introduce "It's Elementary, Jr."! We will work with colors, shapes, fine and gross motor skills, dance, and hang out with friends.  Sign your little one up to come join the fun! Made possible by the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove.

“It’s Elementary” Science & Book Club

Tuesday, January 28 @ 5:30 p.m. - Magnetic Slime
Tuesday, February 25 @ 5:30 p.m. - To be announced

A casual, fun, and educational class for all K - 4th graders. Join us as we learn and experiment with science! A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove for their sponsorship.

DIY School Valentines

Wednesday, January 29 @ 5:30 -7:00 pm

Grades K-4
Have your kids create their own Valentine's Day cards for their classmates this year!  Each registered child will be provided with enough materials to make 24 cards (3 designs for each child)

***Please Note: Registration closes January 15th ***

“Make it Messy” Valentine Art

Saturday, February 8 @ 10:30 a.m.

Ages 2 & 3, with an adult
Drop! Splat! Smear! Fun! The kids won't be able to resist making super cool messy art projects that they can create and take home.  Make sure they wear clothes that can get dirty!

"Be My Valentine" Storytime @ Panera Bread of FRG

Monday, February 10 @ 10:00 a.m.

Come enjoy Valentine themed stories, sing and dance to silly songs! Milk and cookies to follow. Thanks, Panera! Register @ FRGML.

DOGGY TALES at the Library

****SPECIAL REGISTRATION DATE beginning Monday, January 6, 2020*****

K-4th Grade

Does your child struggle with reading?  Shy away from reading aloud? Reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs has been proven to help children feel less self-conscious and improve skills. The Library is excited to offer 15-minute time slots for your child to read aloud to a specially trained "listening dog." Sessions will run in February.

Family Programs

Community Holiday Caroling

Friday, December 6 @ 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Our District 3 music teachers, Ms. Loundy and Mr. Holtz will be leading a community sing-a-long of familiar holiday classics here at the library!  Grab the family and join in the festivities!

DIY Holiday Cards with Karina Guico

Friday, December 6 @ 6:30 p.m.

We're making our own cards with Karina Guico, graphic designer, from Morton Grove Public Library! Karina will teach us how to use layering techniques, stamps, paper punches, and embellishments for your creations.

How to Train Your Monster Magic Show

Thursday, February 6 @ 6:30 pm

Master magician, Brent Allan, and his puppet, Sidekicks, will present a funny and fun filled night featuring Magic, Storytelling, and Comedy, with lots of audience participation!  Register early for this great family night out!