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This event is in the "Adult" group.

Southwest Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:
Discussion of Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor On a sultry August day in 1922, Jay Gatsby is shot dead in his West Egg swimming pool. To the police, it appears to be an open-and-shut case of murder/suicide when the body of George Wilson, a...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

DIY Craft: Pressed Flower Lantern

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Southwest Branch
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Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
April Showers Bring May Flowers! Are you looking to add to your spring decor? Join us on Monday, April 29th, to make a Pressed Flower Lantern! All supplies will be provided. Registration is required.  ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Job Searching with Black Hawk College

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join us this spring for one of our "Job Searching" sessions! Presented by Angela Striegel, Career Planning and Placement Coordinator at Black Hawk College, this program will provide a broad overview of creating a professional resume, as well as revie...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Petite Picassos @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Early Learning
Event Details:
Do your toddlers love to get messy?  Bring them to Petite Picassos where they can use all of their senses with hands on art.  We will take care of the mess as they create their masterpieces.   Every child will recieve an art ap...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Advanced Directives Workshop with Wanderings of Jackie

11:00am - 1:00pm
Southwest Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Join Jackie, of Sacred Mournings, and learn about the importance of advanced directives, individual and family rights, and legal documentation as one prepares for the end of life. In this workshop, you will be provided information and resources. ...

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Get ready for summer reading by decorating a bag for all of the materials which will be checked out from the library this summer!   ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old.  ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Southwest Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:
Discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging f...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old.  ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join us on Tuesday, June 11th, at 3:00pm for an introductory presentation about the Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. This presentation will provide an overview of the many services this program offers in order to protect, advocate, and prom...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you looking for a place to store your treats?  Register to decorate your own treat box.    ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Petite Picassos @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Early Learning
Event Details:
Do your toddlers love to get messy?  Bring them to Petite Picassos where they can use all of their senses with hands on art.  We will take care of the mess as they create their masterpieces.   Every child will recieve an art ap...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

DIY Craft: Rainbow Tassel Earrings & Keychains

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Southwest Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us on Monday, June 24th, to make Rainbow Tassel Earrings & Keychains in celebration of Pride Month! All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Southwest Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:
Discussion of Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh Drawing inspiration from the the shells on the shore, Lindbergh's musings on the shape of a woman's life will bring new understanding to readers, male and family, at any stage of life. A mot...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Shark and Eyeball Dissection Event

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Southwest Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of dissection! This hands-on activity covers basic skills and tools (we'll provide equipment and samples), and for this event, we'll be dissecting beef eyeballs and dogfish sharks. This event will be presented by science educ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old.  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

STEAM on Wheels

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Southwest Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon with STEAM on Wheels! We'll be exploring laser-cut projects, printing with 3-D pens, and virtual reality. This STEAM event is for teens 12-17.  This event is part of our Project Next Generation series. ...