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Make Stuff Drop-in

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department
All Ages in the Children's Department

Drop in to MAKE STUFF with your friends and test your creativity while exploring original crafts using a variety of materials in unexpected ways! 



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Cocoa and Donuts Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All Ages with an adult

Celebrate the start of Winter Reading Club with a cocoa and donuts storytime. Cocoa and donuts will be served, naturally. 
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Kids Intro to 3D Design with Tinkercad

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 8-13

Join us for this interactive lesson on 3D design basics aimed at beginners. We'll introduce Tinkercad* and go over how to create your own 3D print.  Registration required. 

*Tinkercad is a free online design website that allows you to create 3D prints so you can send them to the library for printing!

Participants will need: 
  • Basic computer skills (familiarity with a laptop a plus)
  • Some general web browsing knowledge
  • To create an account with Tinkercad prior to the class


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Snowy Stories

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All ages with adult

Home for the holidays? Join us for a special winter themed story and play time for little ones, big ones, and everyone in between. 

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Bitty Drive-In Movie

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 18 months-4 years with parent or caregiver

Get out of the cold with an indoor drive-in movie! Grown-ups will decorate cardboard cars with their little ones and enjoy a storytime which will include a screening of a picture book DVD. Registration required. 
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Munchy Movie: Despicable Me 3

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

All ages. Children under 8 must be with an adult.

Despicable Me 3 (2017, PG, 96 min.) 

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Come to the library on your day off of school for a movie, popcorn, and snacks. 

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Paint Party

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All Ages (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

Got the winter break blahs? Get out of the house and create something fun. We'll provide the paint and clean up the mess! Just drop in. 


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Escape Room: Polar Challenge (Grades 3-5)

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 3-5

Famed polar explorer Laura Starridge has disappeared from her campsite, and an Antarctic storm is on its way. She hasn't checked in with her contacts at McMurdo Station in over 24 hours. The McMurdo staff has hired you to search her campsite and discover her whereabouts, but you only have 30 minutes before the entire campsite will be covered in ice! Can you and your friends work together to solve the case before you're trapped in the storm? Registration required. 
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Escape Room: Polar Challenge (Grades 6-8)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 6-8 

Famed polar explorer Laura Starridge has disappeared from her campsite, and an Antarctic storm is on its way. She hasn't checked in with her contacts at McMurdo Station in over 24 hours. The McMurdo staff has hired you to search her campsite and discover her whereabouts, but you only have one hour before the entire campsite will be covered in ice! Can you and your friends work together to solve the case before you're trapped in the storm? Registration required. 
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Make Stuff Drop-in

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department
All Ages in the Children's Department

Drop in to MAKE STUFF with your friends and test your creativity while exploring original crafts using a variety of materials in unexpected ways! 



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K9 Reading Buddies

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 1–5

Share some of your favorite books with a four-legged furry friend! Practice your reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute slot. 

Registration required. To register, visit the library or call 847-835-5056. 

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Munchy Movie: March of the Penguins

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

All ages. Children under 8 must be with an adult.

March of the Penguins (2005, G, 85 min.) 

Morgan Freeman narrates this fine documentary about the mating rituals of penguins living in Antarctica.

Popcorn and snacks will be served.

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Animal Coverings: presented by River Trail Nature Center

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 4 and up with adult

Learn about different types of animals and the adaptations that help them survive with special guests from River Trail Nature Center. See firsthand the furs, skins, feathers, and other coverings these animals use and even meet a live critter! Registration required.
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Rock and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Ages 18 months-3 with parent or caregiver

***New time***

Monday stories for a slightly older crowd. Listen to books, move to the beat and more at this active storytime.

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Stay and Play

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 0-3 with parent or caregiver

Whether you come for Book Babies or Rock and Read, you're welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We'll have puppets, toys, music and more for you to explore. 
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Book Babies

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver

***New time***

Introduce your baby to the library with stories, songs, and active play designed to teach infants and toddlers their first literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome.
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Tales for Tots

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All ages with parent or caregiver

Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
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Bookworms

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department
Ages 4-5

Join us at our newest class great for kids in morning preschool! We'll read big-kid stories and explore different activities each week. Registration required. 

Registration information: Participants register for entire class session. Class begins on January 9 and goes through February 20. Please register with child's name. If you are registering multiple children, please submit a separate registration for each child. 
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PlayLab

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades K-3

Get ready to explore with library staff! Try a variety of hands-on learning experiences that are fun, eye-opening, and (maybe) a little bit messy. Check out our online calendar for each week’s theme. Sign up for one class or more. 

Registration required.  Register online, visit the library or call 847-835-5056.
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Tales for Tots

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All ages with parent or caregiver

Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
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Make Stuff Drop-in

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department
All Ages in the Children's Department

Drop in to MAKE STUFF with your friends and test your creativity while exploring original crafts using a variety of materials in unexpected ways! 



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Inchworms

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages Birth - Crawlers

Join us at our newest class for the littlest listeners! Get on the floor for stories, rhymes, songs, and bounces that build early literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Registration required. 

Little one already walking? Please try one of our drop-in storytimes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays. 

Registration information: Participants register for entire class session. Class begins on January 12 and goes through February 23. (No class on February 16.) Please register with child's name. If you are registering multiple babies, please submit a separate registration for each child. Registration is NOT required for older siblings. 


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Penguin Carnival

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All ages

Winter reading is SNOW much fun that we're celebrating with a Penguin Carnival! Just drop in for fun games and activities with a penguin theme.
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Tots-N-Tunes: ScribbleMonster

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room

All ages with an adult.

Rock out with Jim and Jayne of ScribbleMonster, a dynamic duo whose fun lyrics and unique “kindie rock” sound will have you up and moving in no time. 

NEW! The concert will be held in the Library's Johnson Room (to the left of the front entrance). Tickets are NOT required for admittance. 

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Tales for Tots

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department
All ages with parent or caregiver

Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
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