Events

Tuesday, December 11

Registered Storytime for Toddlers

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to walkers up to age 36 months) Have a toddler at home? Join us for a fun, interactive experience of story, rhyme, music and play to help build your young one’s early literacy skills! Please note: Your registration covers the full 6-week session.

Looking for more storytime fun? Join us for our Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime, held on Mondays at 9:30am. No registration required, all are welcome!
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Cooking Connoisseurs

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
(Grades 4-6) Interested in cooking? We’ll make a recipe from a cookbook and get inspired to try more at home! Please register. Just Desserts Ingredients will include dairy, pudding, canned fruit, brownies, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, cupcake or donut, peanut butter, powdered sugar, bananas, caramel, and candy canes. Some ingredients may have been exposed to nuts.
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Family Drop-In Storytime

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required! Please note, there will not be Family Drop-In Storytime on Tuesday, December 25 or Tuesday, January 1.

Knitters Night Out

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Grab your knitting (or crochet) project and spend some time at the library! No registration necessary. 18+.
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Wednesday, December 12

Family Drop-In Storytime

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required!

Lunchtime @the Library/ Behind Marshall Field’s Holiday Traditions

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert.
Amy Meadows, former director of Windows and Marketing Events for Marshall Field's and Macy's provides a sneak peek into the design and execution of the famed animated windows, Main Aisle decor and the Great Tree. This slide presentation includes archival images, contemporary photos and memorabilia.
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
(Open to all ages) Wear your PJs as we enjoy a retelling of the classic book and enjoy milk and cookies. We just might have a surprise visitor! No registration required.

Thursday, December 13

Family Drop-In Storytime

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required!

Doughnuts: The Hole Story

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
(Grades K-3) Join us as we learn about the invention of the doughnut and create art inspired by the tasty treat. Please note, no food will be served. Please register.
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Registered Storytime for Babies

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
(Open to infants not yet walking) Have a baby at home? Join us for a fun, interactive experience of rhymes, songs, stories and play to help build your little one’s early literacy skills.
Please note: We ask that you bring only the registered child, as we want to make this program safe and fun for your baby. Your registration covers the full 5-week session; there will be no storytime on Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Mistletoes

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:15pm to 8:15pm
(Ages 0-24 months) Make a Christmas canvas with your baby's feet as the mistletoe. Dress for mess; we will be painting baby's feet and playing with toys. Please register.
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Friday, December 14

Family Dance Party

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
(Open to all ages) Get ready to dance, shake, shimmy, groove! Make sure you're ready to move-it, move-it for this music-filled party for you and your little ones. No registration required!

Saturday, December 15

Family Drop-In Storytime

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required!

Sunday, December 16

Elf Interactive Movie

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
(Grades 6 to 12). Join Buddy the Elf on his journey to find his dad! Complete with spaghetti, maple syrup, a very special guest, and fun surprises ... this is a holiday adventure you won't soon forget! Please register.
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Monday, December 17

Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required! Please note, there will not be Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime on December 24 or December 31.

Water Cycle

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
(Grades K-1) We'll use David Ezra Stein’s book Ice Boy to launch an exploration of the water cycle. Please register.
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Novel Thoughts--Horizon by Scott Westerfeld

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
(Grades 4-6) Novel Thoughts is all about reading great books and talking about them with others. (There are snacks, too!) In December we'll be discussing Horizon by Scott Westerfeld. Copies are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Please register.
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Tuesday, December 18

Registered Storytime for Toddlers

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to walkers up to age 36 months) Have a toddler at home? Join us for a fun, interactive experience of story, rhyme, music and play to help build your young one’s early literacy skills! Please note: Your registration covers the full 6-week session.

Looking for more storytime fun? Join us for our Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime, held on Mondays at 9:30am. No registration required, all are welcome!
Register

Finals Cafe

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm
(Grades 9 to 12). Get ready for finals at LVDL! We will have a hot chocolate bar to keep your energy up, some food for thought, a craft when you need a break, and therapy dogs to keep you company! No registration required.