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Grades 3-8: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 4/12 - 4/23
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Grades 3 – 8: DIY Magnetic Poetry Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating your own magnetic poetry set. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online then pick up your...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Grades K-2: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 4/12 - 4/23
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
Grades K – 2: Glue and Chalk Art Experiment with glue and chalk pastels to create a colorful work of art. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online then pick up your kit...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler/PreK: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 4/12 - 4/23
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Toddler/PreK: Paper Bag Puppets Make a paper bag into a puppet. Monsters, dinosaurs, imaginary creatures - you decide! Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online then p...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

BALibrary Fandom Fest Take & Make Bundle

All Day 4/13 - 4/20
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join in the fun with this year’s BALibrary Fandom Fest Take & Make Kit Bundle. Each bag will come with two DIY projects and coloring sheets for you to enjoy! Participants will be making an Embroidery Hoop Pin Holder and an adorable Ewok. BALib...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reducing Waste & Recycling Right

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Event Details:
In collaboration with Go Green Barrington The Cook County Department of Environment & Sustainability's Community Outreach Coordinator, Kate Carney, will join us to talk about creating less waste and proper paths to recycling various mater...

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Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Pac-Man 3D Printed Keychains

All Day
Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Part of this year's virtual BALibrary Fandom Fest! Follow along as Digital Services Specialist Ken provides a video with step-by-step instructions on how to use Tinkercad to create a personalized 3D printed Pac-Man keychain. Use your BALibrary card t...

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MakerLab Program

Use of the MakerLab and its equipment is reserved for Barrington Area Library cardholders.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Puppet Show: Achoo!

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
This program will become available on April 20.  A virtual puppet performance brought to you by the BALibrary librarians. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: All Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new, on-demand story time every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: Story Time Shorts

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
This program will become available on April 20.  Tune into our YouTube Channel for quick rhymes, songs, and movement activities, then follow along at home. New videos added throughout the month. Head to youtube.com/YSatBALibrary. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Virtual Escape Room

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Grades 3 – 6 You’re trapped in a virtual video game. Work together to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and level up to escape! ...

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Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

BALibrary Fandom Fest: Anime Drawing Workshop

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 87
Event Details:
Do you like anime and manga? Join artist Addie Afable in an anime workshop and learn to draw characters in the popular Japanese art. ...

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Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: All Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new, on-demand story time every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Kiddieland Remembered

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 114
Event Details:
From 1929 to 2009, Kiddieland in Melrose Park was one of Chicago’s favorite amusement parks.  Join us for a fun presentation that will take you back in time. Relive the past with Cheryl Brown, as she revisits the history of the park with vintage...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: All Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new, on-demand story time every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Interactive Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities to build language and literacy skills. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Most nonprofits need volunteers to fulfill their mission. The volunteer landscape changed drastically in 2020. Let's talk about how you've adapted, what the future holds, and what tools are available to help. Bring your ideas and questions, and we'll...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Native Plants for Shade Gardens

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 109
Event Details:
Many of us have shady areas in our yards, but struggle to know what to plant there. Local expert Peggy Simonsen will share ideas for plantings and layouts for these often overlooked spaces. Program offered in partnership with Chicago Living Corridors...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: All Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new, on-demand story time every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: All Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new, on-demand story time every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: All Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new, on-demand story time every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
This program will become available on April 26.  Puppets and live exotic animals pair up to bring you an educational and entertaining video adventure. Tune in each week to catch a new animal friend. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: All Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
This program will become available the week of April 26.  A new, on-demand story time every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 280
Event Details:
In this lecture, PhD student Luiza Osorio G. Silva will show us spectacular buildings and objects, some of which will be recognized as “art” more readily than others, while exploring how these ancient contexts and materials were connected to ancient ...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: All Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
This program will become available the week of April 26.  A new, on-demand story time every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. ...