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Neighbors of Kane County

Upcoming events at the Messenger Public Library

Oct 27, 2016 10:49AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

For Children

Read with Rusty

Until Dec. 2

Ages 0–14. Go on a reading power play with the Chicago Steel Hockey Team! Visit Youth Services to partici­pate to earn a free game ticket and prizes.

Tinkering Tuesdays

Tues., Nov. 8, Dec. 13 • 4-5pm

Gr. 3–5. Tinkering fun for tweens every month! Wacky STEM projects, book talks, art supplies and more. Registration required.


Homeschool Fun

Fri., Nov. 11, Dec. 16 10–11:30am

All ages and families. Drop in to meet local homeschool families, learn about library resources and re­search, and enjoy activities or crafts. Registration required.


For Teens

Caudill & Lincoln Awards: Read & Win!

Until Feb. 15, 2017.

Gr. 4–12. Read and review four of the 2017 Caudill or Lincoln Award nominees to win! Visit Youth Ser­vices for more details.


Art & Writing Club

Mon., Nov. 14, Dec. 12 6:30–8pm

Gr. 6–12. Art. Writing. Fun themes. Snacks. Friends. Share your projects! Register for a reminder via email or text.


Teen Coffeehouse

Tues., Nov. 29, Dec. 276:30–8pm

Gr. 6–12. Come to the library and hangout with your friends. We’ll have the Wii U out to play games, art supplies to work on each month’s craft or your own projects, or you can simply chill. Register for a re­minder via email or text.


Programs for Adults

Please stop in, phone 630-896-0240 ext. 3, or visit our online website calendar for more information and registration for adult programs. Space is limited and registration is required. Programs with low registrations ahead of time may be cancelled.


Intro to Ukulele! Back by popular demand!

Sat., Nov. 5 • 2–4pm

Join Hix Bros. Music for a fun hands-on introduction to the ukulele. Learn basic chords, rhythm, a little ukulele history, and have lots of fun. We’ll supply the loan of the ukuleles! No experience necessary. Grass skirt is optional. Space is very limited, register in advance. For adults and teens over 16.


Buy & Sell with Etsy

Mon., Nov. 7 • 7–8:30pm

Learn to buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art, and supplies on Etsy, the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace. You’ll need to have an email address. Laptops will be provided. Space is very limited, register in advance. For adults.


AARP Smart Driver Safety

Thurs., Nov. 10 & 11 • 12:30–4:30pm

(8 hour course, 2 sessions)

Refresh your driving skills, learn to adjust to age-related changes, and find out how to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. This classroom style program is four hours each day, and both sessions must be completed to qualify for your insurance carrier’s discount. Cost $20 (AARP Members $15) AARP members please bring mem­bership number on first day of class. Cash or check made out to AARP due on first day of class. Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration. Class size is very limited, participants must register in advance through the library. For adults.


Winter Cardinals: A Painting Workshop

Sat., Dec. 3 • 10am–12pm

Cardinals in the snow will be our in­spiration in this fun hands-on water­color pencil workshop. All materials provided. Beginners welcome! Space is very limited, and all participants must register in advance. For adults and teens 16 and up (teens must be accompanied by a registered adult).


Make a Quick & Easy Holiday Ornament

Sat., Dec. 10 • 10am–12pm

(Art Club for Grownups)

Learn to use recycled books to make three different holiday ornaments. Space is limited. All materials pro­vided. Beginners welcome! Register in advance, space is very limited. For adults and teens 16 and up (teens must be accompanied by a regis­tered adult).


Classic Cinema Sundays


Join us and enjoy popcorn, good company, and some of Hollywood’s greatest classic hits. Register in ad­vance or walk-in. For adults.

Nov. 20—Alfred Hitchcock’s Ver­tigo—Jimmy Stewart & Kim Novak

Dec. 18—White Christmas—Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney


Book Discussion Groups

Love to read and discuss books? Join one of the Library’s book groups, and enjoy lively discussions of fiction and non-fiction titles. Copies of the books will be available at the Checkout Desk. For adults and teens 16 and up.


Messenger Evening Book Discussion Group

Meets first Thursday of the month

Starts promptly 7–8:30pm

Nov. 3: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

Dec. 1: At the Water’s Edge by Sarah Gruen


Morning Coffee Break & a Book

Meets fourth Tuesday of the month

Starts promptly 10:30–11:30am

Nov. 22: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Dec. 27: Night by Elie Wiesel


Monthly Groups

Call or check the library online calendar for monthly groups’ schedules


Art Club for Grownups

Third Saturday of the month

Starts promptly at 10am–12pm

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners welcome! Please register in advance so that we can have enough supplies for everyone. For adults and teens 13 and up (teens must be accompanied by a registered adult).

Sat., Dec. 10—Featured program!

Different date in place of our regular session! Register in advance for Make a Quick & Easy Holiday Orna­ment.


Fox Valley Writers Group

Meets Tuesdays, every two weeks (check online calendar for dates) • 7–8:30pm

Share positive, constructive feedback with other writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, plus get some writing done. For adults. Contact:


Games for Grownups

Meets third Thursday of the month • starts promptly at 6:30–8:30pm

(Please note: Due to the Holidays, we will not meet in Decem­ber! Meeting dates change to fourth Monday of the month in 2017!)

Welcome to the world of board games! Join us as we enjoy snacks and play games such as Ticket to Ride and King of Tokyo. A different game is featured each month. Beginners welcome, ages 16 and up. Due to the Holi­days, there will be no Game Night on Dec. 29.


Genealogy Group

Meets second Monday of the month • 7–8:30pm

Find and share new genealogy resources, bring your research and ask questions. Check our online calendar for special presentations and speakers. For adults and teens 16 and up.


Ask A Librarian!

You can always schedule a one-on-one session with a reference librarian for assistance with your research, software, technology or downloadable eBook questions. Please call the Adult Services Information Desk in advance to check for librarian availability. For adults ages 18 and up. Children and teens, please contact the Youth Services Department