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Chicka Chicka Baby Drop-in

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
chicka chicka
Elmhurst Public Library
Kids' Program Room
Join us in the Kids' Library for twenty minutes of songs and rhymes perfect for infants. Make visiting the library a regular part of your baby's week. No registration necessary.
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Senior Technology: Social Media

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
various social media logos
Elmhurst Public Library
Computer Lab
Already on Facebook but have some questions? Wonder what Snapchat is? Come to this open discussion and bring your questions about social media platforms and applications. Registration required.
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The Music Factory

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Kids' Program Room
This lively interactive program introduces basic music concepts to kids. Sing, march, clap, rattle, and bang along!
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We Love Reading!

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Kids' Program Room
This storytime supports the skills that kids need in order to master reading through specially chosen stories crafts and fun-filled activities. Learn about a new theme each week!
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Monday Crafternoons

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
craft supplies
Elmhurst Public Library
Teen Space
Try a different craft each week. All materials provided. (No sessions on school holidays.)
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Advanced Sewing Club

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
The Makery
Feeling confident with the basics, but still a little shaky when it comes to tackling patterns on your own? You should be comfortable using a sewing machine, and experienced in basic sewing skills. We will make quilted pillows with the Accu-Quilt machine and we will monogram them with the embroidery machine.
Participants must bring a bag of poly filling and a total of two yards of cotton fabric (not fleece), that is one yard of one cotton fabric and one yard of a coordinating cotton fabric.
Register for this 4-week course starting Sept. 21.
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Intro to Reiki and Mini Sessions

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn about Reiki, a hands-on healing art based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and may encourage emotional or physical healing. All participants receive a mini-Reiki session. Registration required.
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Trick or Trivia

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Off-site: Red Arrow Tap Room (111 E First St)
Test your knowledge of Halloween movies and compete for prizes. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult. Reserve your table at Red Arrow
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Rise & Shine Storytime

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
rise & shine
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, nursery rhymes, and music that will keep little ones gleefully engaged and learning. Tickets available the morning of the program.
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Rise & Shine Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
rise & shine
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, nursery rhymes, and music that will keep little ones gleefully engaged and learning. Tickets available the morning of the program.
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Lunch + Learn: Financial Planning 101

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
A light lunch is provided at this three-part series. Presented with Rita Borzym Financial Advisor for Edward Jones. • 10 Principles for Sound Investing Tuesday, Sept. 24 Learn the differences between common and preferred stock, the importance of dividends, and ways to craft your stock strategy. Also take a detailed look at the features benefits and risks associated with mutual funds. • Income Generating Investments Tuesday, Oct. 22 Interested in creating a reliable income stream? Learn about bonds, tax-free investing and investments with tax advantages. • Simplify Your Spending + Saving Strategies Tuesday, Nov. 26 Explore identifying financial goals; learn about the balance between spending, saving, and borrowing; and having a strategy. Registration required.
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Drop-in Makery Help: Silhouette Studio

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Silhouette Studio Logo
Elmhurst Public Library
The Makery
Drop in for specialized assistance with Makery equipment and software. Knowledgeable staff is available for troubleshooting. Recommended for patrons who have taken Silhouette Studio Essentials. Staff is available to answer additional questions but unable to assist step-by-step with project design. No registration required.
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Open Bridge & Pinochle Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Kossmann Room
Enjoy an afternoon of card games every week. Prior experience is required. No registration required.
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Great Decisions: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn about critical issues facing America with professor Gary Midkiff. Get a copy of the article to discuss when you register. The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership? Register starting Sept. 24.
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Learn to Knit

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Teen Space
Come to this 5-session program to try knitting, purling, and more. We provide yarn, knitting needles, and a simple pattern for you to work on during the program.
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Way Cool Adventures

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
popcorn
Elmhurst Public Library
Kids' Program Room

Be a part of a cool club where you learn new things, play games, and enjoy books. October's theme is "The Senses." Note: Popcorn will be served at this program. Please let us know if your child has corn allergies. Register starting Sept. 28.

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Insiders Tech Time

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
close up of computer keys
Elmhurst Public Library
Computer Lab
Join us for an hour of fun in the computer lab. We cover quick tips for using technology at the Library and then field any questions you have about our computers or your devices. We finish with a little bit of typing practice. Library Insiders is a series of programs specially designed for adults with disabilities. We welcome all Elmhurst patrons to take part in Library activities, regardless of physical or mental ability. Elmhurst Public Library is a fully accessible building outfitted with assistive equipment and technology. Registration required For questions about attending programs or for ADA accommodations, contact the Outreach Specialist at (630) 279-8696 or reference@elmlib.org.
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College Major and Career Planning

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Entering college with a career direction and choosing the right major contributes to students’ happiness, success, and graduating on time. This is another way to save money on college. 
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Time for Twos Storytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Elmhurst Public Library
Kids' Program Room
Stories, rhymes, and musical activities develop your child’s emerging language skills.
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iPhone Beyond the Basics

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
iPhone held in a hand
Elmhurst Public Library
Computer Lab
Bring your iPhone, Apple ID, password and charger to class. Registration required
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American Mah Jongg: Intro Series 2

10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Meeting Room A
Learn how to play American Mah Jongg in this four week series with instructor Pam Baldwin. No experience required. Register online, in person, or by phone.
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Spanish Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Elmhurst Public Library
Kids' Program Room
Join us for a fun half hour of stories, rhymes, and music, in both Spanish and English.
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Nail String Art

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
The Makery
String art has been around since the 1960s and is a simple and inexpensive way to create art. Learn to use a simple outline to create a design that is all your own. All materials provided. Register starting Sep. 25.
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GreenMan Theatre Presents: Spooky Stories

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Elmhurst’s own GreenMan Theatre Troupe performs chilling tales and stories of the Halloween season. Registration required.
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Smash Bros + Board Games

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Game Night with game pieces
Elmhurst Public Library
Teen Space
Join fellow teens for a fun evening playing your favorite video games and contemporary board games.
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