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Puzzle and Game Swap

Friday, December 16, 2022
Glencoe Public Library
All Ages

Entertain yourself or your family this winter with a new puzzle or game! 

Drop off a new or gently used puzzle or game at the library between December 1 and 16 and receive a ticket for each item you donate. 

Visit the swap shop on Saturday, December 17 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and use your tickets to shop for new-to-you entertainment. 


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Winter Origami

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 1 and up

Fold your way to winter holiday fun! Learn to create an origami bookmark decorated for winter, the holidays and more. Makes a great gift! 

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K9 Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 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 signing up for a 15-minute slot to read to a trained therapy dog. 

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Crafternoons

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All Ages.  Under 8 with an adult

What could be better than a lazy crafternoon?  Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.  

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Time for Twos

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 2-3 with caregiver

Ready to get hands-on? Join us for stories and creative activities connected to that week's stories. This class is aimed at children who have not yet entered 3 year old preschool. Sign up for one 3 week session, or all three. 

Session dates: register for each session individually
  • December 2-16 (This session)
  • January 13 – 27: registration opens 11/21
  • February 10 - 24: registration opens 11/21

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Holiday Card Making

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All Ages

Drop in to create a holiday card for your favorite special someone! We'll have cards, ribbons, stamps, stickers, jewels, shapes, and more to create your own custom masterpieces. You can even create an electronic light up card! Just bring your creativity. 
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Time for Twos

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 2-3 with caregiver

Ready to get hands-on? Join us for stories and creative activities connected to that week's stories. This class is aimed at children who have not yet entered 3 year old preschool. Sign up for one 3 week session, or all three. 

Session dates: register for each session individually
  • December 2-16 (This session)
  • January 13 – 27: registration opens 11/21
  • February 10 - 24: registration opens 11/21

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Puzzle and Game Swap Shop

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All Ages

Entertain yourself or your family this winter with a new puzzle or game! 

Drop off a new or gently used puzzle or game at the library between December 1 and 16 and receive a ticket for each item you donate. 

Visit the swap shop on Saturday, December 17 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and use your tickets to shop for new-to-you entertainment. 


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Registration is open

Polymer Clay Creations

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Two girls work at a table on polymer clay creations
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 3-6

Learn basic techniques to create polymer clay charms, figurines, and more. Follow along with a shared project, or let your own creativity flow. 

Registration required.
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Kids Movie: Minions: The Rise of Gru

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must be accompanied by children

Join us for a showing of Minions: Rise of Gru! (PG, 2022, 90 minutes) 

In the 1970s, 12-year-old Gru schemes and plots (with the help of the Minions) to become a member of the Vicious 6, an infamous group of supervillains. Chaos, adventure, and hilarity ensue after he manages to steal a valuable object from their headquarters.

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Lego Builders

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 1-6

Do you love Lego and using your imagination? We'll bring out our GIANT stash of Lego pieces for an awesome building challenge! Registration required.

Lego classes are supported by the Janet Hauser Fund

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Andrea Beaty's Questioneers Book Club Kit

All Day
Glencoe Public Library
Suggested for Ages 3-7

Our popular Book Club To-Go kits are back, this time designed for family fun! Written from the point of view of the book characters, each kit includes a wide variety of exciting activities, including puzzles, games, experiments, crafts, book swag, and more.

Kits will become available on the first Friday of each month and be available at the children's desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited.

December 2: Don't Let the Pigeon Join Your Book Club! Kit
January 6: Andrea Beaty's Questioneers Book Club Kit
February 3: Aaron Reynolds' Creepy Book Club Kit
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Bitty Drive-In Movie

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Kids in cardboard cards
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 18 months-5 years with parent or caregiver

Our winter classic drive-in is back! Grown-ups will decorate cardboard cars with their little ones and enjoy a storytime which will include a screening of picture books adapted into short movies. Registration required. 
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Baby Time

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Babies birth - 14 months with caregiver

Build early literacy skills with songs, rhymes, bounces, and books while enjoying the company of other babies and caregivers! 
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Baby Time: Stay and Play

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Babies 0-14 months with caregiver

After attending Baby Time, stay and play for a while! 
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Tales for Tots

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

Join us for books, songs, and more to build early literacy skills, then stick around after stories to play and socialize. 

Stories: 10:30-11
Play: 11-11:30

Just drop in! Space may be limited by room capacity.
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Tales for Tots

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

Join us for books, songs, and more to build early literacy skills, then stick around after stories to play and socialize. 

Stories: 10:30-11
Play: 11-11:30

Just drop in! Space may be limited by room capacity.
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Krafty Kids: 3-D Polar Bears

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades K-4

Create a wiggly, jiggly, 3-D polar bear that pops off the page!  Registration required. 
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Time for Twos

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 2-3 with caregiver

Ready to get hands-on? Join us for stories and creative activities connected to that week's stories. This class is aimed at children who have not yet entered 3 year old preschool. Sign up for one 3 week session, or both.

Session dates: register for each session individually
  • January 13 – 27: (This session)
  • February 10 - 24: registration opens 11/21
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Noisy Science

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 2-4

Make some noise as you learn about the science of sound and music! You'll even get to build your own instrument to bring home.

Registration required
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Baby Time

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Babies birth - 14 months with caregiver

Build early literacy skills with songs, rhymes, bounces, and books while enjoying the company of other babies and caregivers! 
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Baby Time: Stay and Play

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Babies 0-14 months with caregiver

After attending Baby Time, stay and play for a while! 
View More

Tales for Tots

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

Join us for books, songs, and more to build early literacy skills, then stick around after stories to play and socialize. 

Stories: 10:30-11
Play: 11-11:30

Just drop in! Space may be limited by room capacity.
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Registration is open

Polymer Clay Creations

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Two girls work at a table on polymer clay creations
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 3-6

Learn basic techniques to create polymer clay charms, figurines, and more. Follow along with a shared project, or let your own creativity flow. 

Registration required.
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Tales for Tots

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

Join us for books, songs, and more to build early literacy skills, then stick around after stories to play and socialize. 

Stories: 10:30-11
Play: 11-11:30

Just drop in! Space may be limited by room capacity.
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