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Science Makers: Sprout House

All Day
sprout house
Elmhurst Public Library
Watch things grow with this STEM activity! @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting May 6, while supplies last. Limit 1 kit per library card.
No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting May 6.

Materials needed:
plain kitchen sponges
toothpicks
a plate or pie tin
chia seeds or other quick growing seeds
scissors
small bowl, spoon, and water for mixing
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Craft Night from the Makery

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Craft Night
Elmhurst Public Library
Spend an evening crafting, courtesy of Makery staff.

@Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting Monday, May 10 while supplies last. One kit makes a project for a couple/family. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card. 

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting May 10.
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Catapult Creation!

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Make a catapult! @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting May 13, while supplies last. Limit 1 kit per library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting May 13.
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Tissue Paper Tie-Dye

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Orizomegami Tissue Paper Tie-Dye Sheets
Elmhurst Public Library
The easy art of tie-dye crafting with less mess! Get the vibrant colors and designs of tie-dye with common household materials. This is loosely based on the traditional Japanese art of paper folding and dyeing, Orizomegami. Instead of using natural papers and dyes or inks, we will use food coloring and tissue paper. 

@Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting May 17, while supplies last. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card.
No registration required: View at elmlib.org/youtube.
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Outdoor Explore: Flower Power!

All Day
looking at flower with magnifying glass
Elmhurst Public Library
Share cool activities, rhymes, and books about science and nature, perfect for your preschool naturalist at home. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up window starting May 20, while supplies last. Limit: One kit per library card. 

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting May 20.
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Sticker by Number

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Create a beautiful mosaic-style work of art using stickers.

@Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting May 24, while supplies last. One kit per Elmhurst Public Library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting May 24.
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Paper Plane Master Class

All Day
paper airplane
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn how to make unique paper airplanes. Make them with friends to see who can make the longest flight or do the most loop-de-loops. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up window starting June 3, while supplies last.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting Jun. 3.
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Registration begins 5/15/2021 at 9:00 AM

Self Care Spa Night

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Treat yourself to a night of self care without breaking the bank. Create a variety of sugar scrubs, facials, and bath bombs using materials you already have at home while learning important self care tips to pamper yourself inside and out. A limited number of @Home Kits will be available at the Drive-up starting June 7, while supplies last, limit one kit per Library card.

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join.
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Outdoor Pendulum Painting

All Day
pendulum painting
Elmhurst Public Library
Enjoy art in the great outdoors. Make a pendulum paint machine. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting June 17, while supplies last, limit one per library card.

No registration necessary. View the video on the EPL Kids YouTube playlist
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@Home Kits: Jewelry Holder

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
A Creativebug tutorial demonstrates a quick and easy method for a jewelry hanger that utilizes decoupage and a little bit of hardware. 

@Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting June 21, while supplies last. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card. 

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The Moon's Amazing Orbit

All Day
moon orbit viewed form outer space
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn about the moon and make an Earth/Moon craft to share your orbital expertise! Presented with Elmhurst History Museum. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting July 1, while supplies last, limit one per Library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting July 1.


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Book Safe

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Book Safe
Elmhurst Public Library
A Creativebug tutorial shows you how to give an old book new purpose by turning it into a safe. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up window starting Tuesday, July 6 while supplies last. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card. 

No registration required. Sign into Creativebug with your Elmhurst Public Library Card and watch the instructional video, Book Safe by Jody Alexander: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/book-safe  

Materials included in kit: 
Hardcover book
PVA Glue
Foam Brush

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Paper Marbling

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Create a one-of-a-kind work of art with a marbling process that utilizes paper, shaving cream, and food coloring. Use your finished product in journals, as a greeting card, or simply frame it on your wall. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting July 15, while supplies last, limit one per Library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting July 15.
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Upcycled Pouch

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Upcycled Tyvek Pouch
Elmhurst Public Library
A Creativebug tutorial shows you how to design, paint, hand-sew, and create a distressed zipper pouch from a Tyvek® envelope for a lovely, reusable upcycled piece!

@Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up window starting Tuesday, July 19th while supplies last. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card. 

No registration required. Sign into Creativebug with your Elmhurst Public Library Card and watch the instructional video, Upcycled Pouch by Maya Donenfeld: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/upcycled-pouch 

Materials included in kit: 
Tyvek® envelope
Zipper
Paint
Foam Brush
Needle and thread


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Make a Neighborhood Bird Field Guide

All Day
robin
Elmhurst Public Library
Have fun creating your own Field Guide to the birds in your neighborhood. With materials you have around the house, and some artistic and scientific creativity, you can become a field scientist. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting July 29, while supplies last, limit one per Library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting July 29.
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Chalk Art with Karen Exiner

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn from local artist Karen Exiner how to use chalk to make beautiful works of art. Create an island landscape with bright skies, fluffy clouds, foamy ocean waves, and swaying palms. 

A limited number of @Home Kits are available at the Drive-up starting Monday, August 2, while supplies last. Limit one kit per Library card.

No registration. Watch at http://elmlib.org/youtube starting August 2.
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Under the Sea

All Day
bubble wrap jellyfish
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn about life under the sea and create your own jellyfish out of craft materials. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting Aug. 12, while supplies last, limit one per Library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting Aug. 12.
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Craft Night from the Makery

All Day
Craft Night
Elmhurst Public Library
Spend an evening crafting, courtesy of Makery staff.

@Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting Monday, Aug. 16 while supplies last. One kit makes a project for a couple/family. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card. 

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting August 16.
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