Registration for our Summer Reading Program begins Wednesday, May 25 and runs thru Saturday, June 18. Sign up at the Front Desk.
Koehler Chiropractic Stay Thirsty- Dehydration & Hydration Tuesday, June 14 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Powerful new methods to enhance performance and reduce injury through fluid intake will be presented by the Doctors of the Foundation of Wellness Professionals.
Adult Book Club Tuesday, June 14 6:30 P.M -7:30 P.M. Come for our Adult Book Club as we explore a variety of genres. This month we are reading Circling the Sun by Paula McClain, a fictional memoir about ground-breaking aviator Beryl Markham.
Coloring for Adults Friday, June 17 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Come for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation as you create beautiful pictures. Bring your own coloring book and medium (colored pencils, markers, or crayons) or use our colored pencils and coloring pages.
Works of Patsy Aldridge Tuesday, June 21 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Join us for a presentation by local author and illustrator Patsy Aldridge as she presents her works and talks about her creative endeavors.
Koehler Chiropractic Prevention and Care of Adolescent Sports Injury Thursday, June 23 6:30-7:30 P.M. Discover effective and powerful new tools to keep your athlete on the field! Presented by the Doctors of the Foundation of Wellness Professionals
YA/Adult - Craft Night Wednesday, June 29 6th grade and up 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Make a special summer decorative item. All materials are provided; there is no fee for this event.
Koehler Chiropractic -Heads Up Thursday, June 30 6:30 P.M. —7:30 P.M. 1-2-3 Quick and Easy methods to understanding concussions in young athletes. Presented by the Doctors of the Foundation of Wellness Professionals
Movie Night for Grown-ups - National Treasure Friday, July 1 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Have a date night at the Library after hours when we will be presenting the Nicholas Cage classic,National Treasure.
Music of the 1940's Thursday, July 7 6:30 P.M. -7:30P.M. Ron Selle & Darlene Agner return with a spectacular presentation of storytelling and music of the 1940s. You won't want to miss it.
Movie Night for Grown-ups - Joy Friday, July 8 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Have a date night at the Library after hours when we will be screening Joy,starring Jennifer Lawrence as the inventor of the Miracle Mop.
Adult Book Club Tuesday, July 12 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M Come for our Adult Book Club as we explore a variety of genres. This month we are readingDragon Fish by Vu Tran, a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and Tran's debut novel.
Wine Tasting and Adult Coloring at Grapes and Hops Thursday, July 14 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Join us for a night of coloring and tasting at Grapes and Hops on Schyuler Avenue in Downtown Kankakee. Cost is $6.50 per person.
Trivia Night Wed., June 22 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. 6Th Grade and Up Get a team together for Trivia Night. It promises to be a fun night with questions ranging over many topics. Snacks will be provided.
YA/Adult - Craft Night Wed.,June 29 6:30 -7:30 P.M.
6th grade and up Make a special summer decorative item. All materials are provided; there is no fee for this event.
Adult Email Basics
Monday, June 13 10:15-11:30 A.M. Learn how to do the basics of email: creating letters and attaching files are some of the skills that will be taught. If you do not have an email the instructor will show you how to create a free email account.
Adult Intro to the Internet
Monday, June 20 10:15-11:30 A.M.
Learn the basics of the Internet, how to find the information you want, how to store it, and how to share it.
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Lego Robotics Summer Camp
Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 16 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. 4th- 8th Grade Want to build a robot out of Legos? Kids will get the opportunity to design, build, and program a robot using the Lego Mindstorm NXT Robotic Kits. This program is presented by University of Illinois Extension Office.
Cost for the program is $10.
Froggy Hide and Seek Search for Froggy once a week in the Library and receive a special treat when you find him!
Pre-School thru 5-Year-Old Programming
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 A.M.
Storytime is a mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to five-year-old children.
Tiny Explorers Tuesday, June 21 & Thursday, June 23 10:00 A.M. Playing at a number of stations, children will work on fine motor skills with the help of manipulatives. These activities meant for children from ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Lego Building Monday, June 13th, 10:30 -11:30 A.M.
Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Join us and other Lego enthusiasts for an morning of building fun. For children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Father's Day Craft
Friday, June 17th 10:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Kindergarten and up Make a special craft for day by creating a wind chime with Miss Pat. All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.
Art with Carra Mau-Bridges Monday, June 20 & Tuesday, June 21, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M., K – 2nd Grade, Instructor and local artist Carra Mau-Bridges will lead her young class to create an art piece that imitates works by award-winning glass artist Chihuly
Earth Stewards Presents Nature's Heroes Monday, June 27 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Children in K -2nd Gr. Tom Kearney of Earth Stewards will present a special nature program that includes hands-on activities along with the presentation geared towards primary school-aged children.
NASA: Race to the Moon Tuesday, June 28 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M For Children in 1st Grade and up James Knapper presents a program on the history of the Race to the Moon.
Make-and-Take Craft Wednesday, July 5 Kids in K-5th Grade 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Work on your crafting skills by making something patriotic! All materials are provided; there is no fee for this event.
Create-A-Puzzle Friday, July 15th 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. K - 2nd Grade Have fun by learning how to make your own puzzle. All materials are provided; There is no fee for this program.
The Library will be closed Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) and Monday, July 4th (Independence Day). Have a happy and safe holiday!
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Monday - Thursday 10 A.M.-8.P.M.
Friday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Saturday 10 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Giant Word Winder Friday, July 8 10:30 A.M. For Kids in 3rdGrade and up Word Winder Game inventor David L. Hoyt will visit to lead us in a few rounds of Giant Word Winder! On a room size playing board, children will create words. A fun and creative learning experience you won't want to miss! Check out Word Winder on You Tube.
Programming For All Ages
Read For The Win! Kick-Off Movie – Kung Fu Panda 2 Saturday, June 11 11:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., All Ages, Join us for the kick-off of the Summer Reading Program with a fun time watching the Jack Black comedy animation feature Kung Fu Panda and stick around for a Panda Treat.
Father and Child Lego Building Saturday, June 18, 11:00 A.M. - 12 Noon or 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Make it a special day with Dad in an afternoon of building fun. For children in Kindergarten and older.
Bingo and Pizza Family Night Monday, June 20 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. All Ages Join us for a family fun night with Bingo and Pizza. There is no fee for this event.
Movie Day – Eddie the Eagle Wednesday, June 22 1:00 P.M.. All Ages Bring your friends over for Movie Day when we watch Eddie the Eagle. (may be too long for pre-K children)
Read to the Dog Monday, June 27 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. All Ages Children and Adults will have a chance to read aloud to the trained therapy dogs on hand.
Movie Day -Air Bud 1 Wednesday, June 29 1:00 p.m. All Ages Bring your friends over for Movie Day when we watch Air Bud 1.
Movie Day - Space Buddies Wednesday, July 6 1:00 P.M.. All Ages Bring your friends over for Movie Day when we watch Space Buddies
Torbel's Canine Connection Obstacle Course Monday, July 11 1:00 P.M.—2:00 P.M.. All Ages Torbel Canine Connection presents a dog agility exhibition. As they go through an arena with a variety of obstacles, the dogs will test their dexterity. This is a fun event for the whole family.
Movie Day Chicken Little Wednesday, July 13 1:00 P.M. All Ages It's our final Movie Day for Summer Reading! Have fun with us as we watchChicken Little about the small sized chick who sees what others do not.
Summer Reading Finale Saturday, July 16 12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Join us for the Summer Reading Program finale by reading 500 minutes. There will be Outdoor games, a presentation by Ruel's Reps Reptile Show and a chance to visit in the Rolling Video Game Trailer.
Scrabble Saturday Saturday, June 25, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. 4th Grade and older Compete against family and friends with the word game that has you pull out tiles and fill the available spaces on the board for the most points.
3rd - 5th Grade
Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 - 11:30 AM Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Join us and other Lego enthusiasts for an morning of building fun.
Art with Carra Mau-Bridges Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M., 3rd – 5th Grade
Instructor and local artist Carra Mau-Bridges will lead her students to create an art piece that imitates works by award-winning glass artist Chihuly
Earth Stewards Presents Nature's Heroes
Tuesday, June 28 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Children in 3rd – 5th Tom Kearney, of Earth Stewards, will present a special nature program that includes hands-on activities along with the presentation geared towards intermediate school-aged children.