Limestone Township Library
Volume 16, Issue 3
2013 Winter Reading Program
Chill out and READ!
Our winter reading program started December 10th, and participants have
until January 17th to turn in their reading logs and attend 2 programs. All
participants will be entered into a drawing, and the top readers in each age
group will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card. We hope you're snuggling up
with a good book! Our finale will be held Jan. 19 at 1:00 P.M. The
Willowhaven Interpretive Center will present a program and bring some great
ONU Strickler Planetarium
December 17 at 6:30 P.M. We invite you to learn about the Winter Skies and enjoy a
Christmas Light Show at the ONU Strickler Planetarium! $3 per person upon registration at the library,
all ages welcome.
Join us on January 13th from 1 to 3 P.M. at Kankakee Valley Ice Centre for a fun afternoon of ice
skating! $5 for kids and $7 for adults (includes skate rental) to be paid at the door. A portion of the
proceeds will benifit the Friends of the Library, who help support programs for children and adults, as
well as new computers and technology, new books and oter materials for the library and its patrons.
April 14-20th - National Library Week!
Did you know that April 14-20th is National Library Week? In Celebration we are asking children in 5th
grade and up to enter our Design a Bookmark Contest. The winning design will be printed on a
bookmark and handed out during National Library Week! Deadline to enter the contest is March
The Lorax Project
Saturday, April 20th, from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. join us for a family Earth Day celebration with recyclable
art, stories and planting! All ages welcome.
Please note: pre-registration is REQUIRED for all ages and all programs.
Ages 6 monts-2 years
Lapsits offer a wonderful interactive experience for babies and their parents or caregivers. Music, stories and play activities are part of this learning exploration.
Jan.: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb.: 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar.: 7, 14, 21, 28
April: 4, 11, 18, 25
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Story TIme introduces children to the life-long adventures of reading. Early childhood literacy skills are reinforced through stories, crafts, finger plays and more!
Jan.: 8, 15, 22, 29
Feb.: 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar.: 5, 12, 19, 26
April: 2, 16, 23, 30
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
4:00 P.M. - 10:00 A.M.
To celebrate National Pet Month we are inviting children to drop off their favorite stuffed animal to spend the night at the library. Pictures will be taken and then animal owners will return the next morning to see a slide show of what their animals did on their own at the library. Then we'll enjoy a snack and a story!
Mo Wilems Family Night
Stories and activities, with a special guest reader!
Listen to a reading of original tales followed by the twisted tale versions! Then create a fun project to go with the twisted tale.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with stories and crafts! Sponsored by the Friends of the Limestone Township Library.
American Girl Valentine's Party
Bring your American Girl doll and enjoy a special party!
Introduction to Chess
Feb. 2, Ages 6-8
Feb. 16, Ages 9-11
Kids will learn the basics of this great game! Chess boards will be furnished.
Bring your ideas and we'll provide the Legos!
Feb. 11, Mar. 11, April 8, May 13
Winter/ Spring Break Activities
Movie and a Snack
Join us for a viewing of Madagascar and a yummy snack!
Bring your ideas and we'll furnish the Legos!
Play the game from MTV. Teams perform stunts and try not to laugh!
Movie and a Snack
Stop by for a snack and viewing of Stanley: Spring Fever.
Design your own Easter egg!
YA/ Adult Classes (Grade 8-Adult)
Welcome Spring Craft: Pinterest Party
Make a Pinterest inspired craft!
Bring a printout of your favorite pin or a homemade craft to share!
5th Grade and up
Grandmothers, granddaughters, and mothers work together to create a spring project.
Introduction to Holistic Medicine
Learn how to approach your health with natural methods using vitamins, herbs and other natural remedies.
Presented by Kim Schiffer.
Spring Computer Clean-up
Increase your computer's efficiency by learning how to clean up old, unused programs, clean up your desktop, prevent malware and viruses, update Windows, defragment your hard drive and much more!
March 13 and 20
Have and email account but don't really know how to use it?
Join us to learn the basics.
Please set up an email account prior to class.
Intro to Microsoft Excel
March 12, 13, 14
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
New to Excel?
Then this class is for you!
Topics covered include: entering and editing data, modifying and formating worksheets, using functions, printing options and creating charts.
Basic understanding of computers required.
Beginning Microsoft Word
April 3 and 10
Learn how to create and edit documents in this widely-used word-processing software. Basic knowledge of computers is required.
Friday Night Film Fest
Take the night off, and join us for a great newly released movie! Bring a friend and enjoy complementary popcorn and lemonade.
Jan. 4: Trouble with the Curve
Feb. 1: The Vow
March 1: Big Miracle
April 5: Won't Back Down
May 3: People Like Us
Evening Book Club
Second Tuesday of each month
Join us to discuss the month's read.
Just ask our staff at the front desk for your copy or to pick up a list of this year's titles.
Ages 18 and up
Tuesdays in January
Come try some Latin-inspired dance moves in a fun, low impact fitness program!
Taught by certified Zumba instructor Fabiana Lopez.
Sign up for the session of your choice.
Starts January 8th.
5th Grade and up
March 4, April 8
Come and play!
Basic knowledge of chess required.
Summer, 2012 Limestone Township Library Volume 16, Issue 1
Hungry? Sweet, savory, and scrumptious events
are on the menu this summer at the library!
Check out our Blue Plate Specials below and inside!
Summer Reading Program June 9-July 21
Ages:18 months through Adults
Pre-registration Opens June 2
Special Kick-off Program June 9
Zombie Games (Grade 6-Adult)
Saturday, July 14
Survival skills and games presented by Zombie Squad, the world's premier Non-Stationary Cadaver Suppression Task Force. Katniss Everdeen faced many challenges in "The Hunger Games", but at least there were no zombies! Do you wonder what you’d do if you had to survive in a world like Panem, but with hoards of zombies lurking beyond the fences? Bring your own zombie artwork for entry into the Zombie Art Contest! Ask us for more details!
Double Feature: Craft & A Movie (AKA Mom’s Night Out)
6:00-8:00 P.M. (Grades K-3/Adults)
Friday, June 29: Cloudy with a Chance Of Meatballs
Friday July 13: Dunstan Checks In
Adults enjoy creating a make and take project as well as work on their own ongoing projects, while kids watch a favorite movie. Fun for all !
The Science of Ice Cream
Saturday, June 30 1-2:00 P.M.
Sign up to make ice cream with a
special scientific flare with science
teacher Jim Schreiner!
RISD Kick-Off Program!
Saturday, June 9 1-2:30 P.M.
David Landau, popular children’s
performer and recording artist will entertain everyone with humor and music!
Find out how you can earn admission to our Special Finale Celebration Magic Show with Paul Lee at the Limestone Twp. Park District Lapsits
Ages: 6 months—2 years
Thursdays from 10-10:30 A.M.
Lapsits offer a wonderful interactive experience for babies and their
parents or caregivers. Music, stories and play activities are part of this learning exploration! June 14, 21 & 28 July 12, & 19
Ages: 3-5 years
Tuesdays from 10-11 A.M.
June 12, 19 & 26 July 3, 10 & 17
Story Time introduces children to the life-long adventures of reading! Early childhood literacy skills are reinforced through stories, crafts, finger plays, and more!
Dog Tales (Gr. K-3)
Mondays, June 11, 18, 25; July 9 & 16
Children can join Abby Smith for the chance to brush up on their reading skills by reading to her Standard Poodle Gior! Children are allowed 15
minutes to share tail-wagging stories!
Pizza In A Bucket (Gr. K-2, 3-5)
Tuesday, June 12 1-2:30 P.M. (K-2)
Wednesday, June 20 1-2:30 P.M. (3-5)
Join the University of Illinois Extension as its representatives help our young readers plant the ingredients needed to make a pizza!
Field Trip! (Gr. K-5)
Monical’s Pizza/1155 W Court St. Kankakee 9:30-11:00 A.M.
Session 1:Monday, June 11
Session 2: Monday, June 18
Program Fee: $2.50 (payable at time of
registration/non-refundable; Parents provide transportation to and from location)
Yum-O! Field trip includes tour of restaurant,
making your own pizza, drink, and a coupon for a free personal pan pizza!
Art Cafe´ (Gr. K-2) 2:00-3:00 P.M.
June 14: Artful Fruit
June 26: Animal Art
July 3: Fourth of July Art
July 17: Kitchen Science
Ms. Pat invites you to come and experience art in a variety of themes and techniques!
Books and Bites Level (Gr. K-2)
Tuesday, June 19 Tuesday, July 10
2:00-3:00 P.M. 2:00-3:00 P.M.
“A Poppin’ Good Time!” “Viva Los Veggies!”
A delightfully fun mix of children’s literature and beginning cooking skills, taste testing included!
Drawing Basics (Gr. 3-6)
Session 1: June 11 & 15
Session 2: June 18 & 22
Join Mary LeRoy, local art instructor for drawing lessons using different mediums for creative art projects. Please note: Space is limited, and
participants need to sign up for each class time.
Fun Café (Gr. 3-5)
Thursday, July 5 Thursday, July 19
Cupcake Creations! Party-Time Cookies!
Elaine Noffke Tina Jensen Learn how to make your own edible creations. Great for parties or just for fun!
Books and Bites (Gr. 3-5)
Thursday, June 21 Thursday, July 12
“Pizza Making Madness!” “Pancakes Plus...!”
Ms. Jan’s prepared a tasty twosome: great reads and practicing more advanced cooking skills! Plus we get to eat what we make!
Please Note: Pre-registration is required for all programming. Parents/adult caregivers need
to be present in library during programs
for children age 11 and under.
Friday Night Film Festival
Take the night off and join
us for a great newly released movie and
bring a friend. We’ll even spring for the
popcorn and lemonade!
July 6: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
August 3: The Artist
Evening Book Club
Join us the second Tuesday evening of each month to discuss the month’s read. Just ask our staff at the front desk for your copy!
June 12: The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides
July 10: A Sand County Almanac
by Aldo Leopold
August 14: The Kite Runner by Khalid Hos-
Young Adult and Adult Programs
Chess Club (Gr. 5– Adult)
Mondays 6-7:30 P.M.
June 11, 25 and July 9
Open program-come when you can! Bring your board, brains, and test your strategies and skills against others! Requires a basic understanding of chess.
YA Craft (Gr. 6-12)
Hunger Games Altered Art
Wednesday, June 27 6-7:30 P.M.
Create a Hunger Games themed mixed media
The Garden Center
Gardening Q & A
Wednesdays, June 6, 20 & 27; July 11 & 25
The University of Illinois Extension Master
Gardeners will be on hand to answer all of your green thumb questions!
Recipes for a Successful Garden
Thursday, June 14 6-7:30 P.M.
Jill Weiss, horticulture expert from Cantigny will share simple but effective tips on creating a beautiful garden that will excite your taste-buds as well!
The Art and Importance of Beekeeping
Saturday, June 23 1-2:30 P.M.
James Theuri from the University of Illinois
Extension Office, beekeeper and local food
system/small farm specialist, will share the vital importance and impact of bees on our
local and global environment.
Healthy and Delicious
Wednesday, June 13 6-7:30 P.M.
Master Gardener Druscilla Banks will share how to make outstanding homemade salsa from your garden as well as share safety tips when canning and preserving foods.
Chocolate for Your Health
Thursday, June 28 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Yes, you read that correctly! Pam Wingert, own-er of Kankakee Natural Foods will share the many health benefits of chocolate. Sampling is
YA/Adult Craft Programs 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, June 19
Painted Glass Watermelon Bowl
Just in time for your July 4th
Tuesday, July 17: Glass Patio Decorations
An easy, bright, and beautiful addition to your outdoor decor!
Beginning Crochet (Gr. 8-Adult)
Tuesday July 10 & 12 5:30-7:30 P.M.
Helen Ziller instructs beginning crochet for ages 14 and up. Supply list will be given up-on registration.
YA/Adult Technology Programs
Get to Know Picasa: Edit, Organize, Share
Tuesday, June 26 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Learn to use Google’s free program for digital
photos! Great for invitations, scrapbooking, and many other projects!
Getting to Know Pinterest
Wednesday, July 11 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Learn more about the creative (and free) online resource that allows you to share your favorite resources! Crafts, fashion, cooking, it’s all what you’re “pinterested” in!
The Limestone Township Library
2701 W. Tower Rd.
along with games, prizes, and ice cream!