Upcoming events at the Messenger Public Library
Oct 27, 2016 10:49AM
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: email@example.com.
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.
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