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Middle School Challenge: From Goop to Bouncy Ball

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn how to make your own bouncy ball. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting March 4, while supplies last. Limit 1 kit per library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting March 4.
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Get Ready for St. Patrick's Day

All Day
pot of gold and shamrock
Elmhurst Public Library
Get ready for your own family-sized parade with this kit full o' fun! 

@Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting March 11, while supplies last. Limit: One kit per Elmhurst Public Library card. No registration required.
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Outdoor Explore: Light and Shadow!

All Day
kids in shadow
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 Mar. 18, while supplies last. Limit: One kit per library card. 

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting March 18.
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20s/30s Bad Art Night

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Let your creativity run wild and compete to make the worst art possible in this timed challenge. Pick up a bag of mystery supplies at the Drive-up starting March 15 or clean out the odds and ends of your craft closet. 

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join.
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@Home Kits: Needle Felted Peeps

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Turn loose wool roving into an adorable sugar-free Easter icon. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting March 22, 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 "Needle Felted Peeps."

Materials included: 
  • Pastel-colored wool
  • Black wool
  • 3 felting needles
  • Foam cushion 
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Chic Yarn Feathers

All Day
Feathers made from yarn
Elmhurst Public Library
With minimal supplies, learn how to create a beautiful piece that could be used in many ways. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting March 29, while supplies last. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card.

No registration required: View at elmlib.org/youtube starting March 29. 
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Bunny Hop Family Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Bunny Hop
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Come dance with us on Zoom! We spin some of our favorite tunes while you and your family dance along. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting April 1, while supplies last. Limit 1 kit per library card.

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join.
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Take and Make Craft: Mason Jar Vase (High School)

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Celebrate spring and make a mason jar vase at home!  @Home kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting April 5, 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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Beaded Mask Chain

All Day
Image of a Beaded Mask Chain to hold your mask
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn to make your own colorful beaded mask lanyard, while keeping your mask out of your pocket or your hands. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting April 12, while supplies last. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card.

No registration required: View at elmlib.org/youtube starting April 12.
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Kids Travel & Create: Ghana

All Day
Ghana on a map
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn about this fascinating country in Africa, and create a craft to remember your "travels." @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting on April 15, while supplies last. Limit 1 kit per library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting April 15.
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@Home Kits: Seed Paper Tags

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Use simple materials to produce an eco-craft just in time for Earth Day. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting April 19, while supplies last. Kits are limited to one kit per Elmhurst Public Library card. 

No registration required. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting April 19. 

Materials included in kit: 
  • Small seeds
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie cutter
Materials not included:
  • Paper
  • Warm water
  • Paper towels
  • Mixing bowl
  • Blender
  • Mesh Strainer
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Take and Make Craft: Star Wars (High School)

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Make a Star Wars craft at home in time for May the 4th! 

Join us for Star Wars Trivia on May the 4th at 4 p.m.

@Home kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting April 26, 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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Middle School Challenge: Painting with Slime

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn how to make slime and paint with it. @Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting April 29, while supplies last. Limit 1 kit per library card.

No registration. View at elmlib.org/youtube starting April 29.
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Acrylic Painting with Karen Exiner

All Day
Elmhurst Public Library
Learn to paint with acrylics like Monet, in the Impressionist style. Use acrylic techniques like color mixing, blending, layering, and paint strokes. 

Note: If you already own acrylic paint, simply download the worksheets here. (Link to come)

@Home Kits are available for pickup at the Drive-up starting Monday, May 3, while supplies last. 

No registration required: View at elmlib.org/youtube starting May 3.
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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.
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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, 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

All Day
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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