Wed, May 22, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room E,Meeting Room F
(Birth - 24 months with adult) Caregivers and babies will enjoy singing, reading and chasing bubbles! This is a great first "playgroup" for children.

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Wed, May 22, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Services
(Pre-Kindergarten - 4th) Free tutoring for children having difficulty in reading and math. Bring what your child is struggling with to tutoring session. If you need to cancel, call 815-740-2662.
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Wed, May 22, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Black Road Branch - Youth Services
(Pre-Kindergarten - 4th) Free tutoring for children having difficulty in math and reading. Bring what your child is struggling with to tutoring session.
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Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Thu, May 23, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(3 - 5 years with adult) A chance for children to explore the world of books through stories and songs in a group environment with a craft.

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Black Road Branch - Youth Services
(Pre-Kindergarten - 4th) Free tutoring for children having difficulty in math and reading. Bring what your child is struggling with to tutoring session.
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Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Ages 18-months to 4 years with adult) Meet new friends in our music and play program! We will be shaking our wiggles out and using our imagination through hands-on play.

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Digital Media Studio - Lower Level
Jam out to snippets of your favorite songs while playing competitively against other music lovers! Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Tue, May 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Wed, May 29, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room E,Meeting Room F
(Birth - 24 months with adult) Caregivers and babies will enjoy singing, reading and chasing bubbles! This is a great first "playgroup" for children.

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Thu, May 30, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(3 - 5 years with adult) A chance for children to explore the world of books through stories and songs in a group environment with a craft.

Fri, May 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Black Road Branch - Library Patio
(Children of all ages with adult) Help plant our redesigned garden. Dress to garden, tools will be provided. Rain date June 3.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 03, 9:30am - 12:15pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room F
(Ages 18 months-3 years with adult) Toddler Time is a story program for children who are not yet ready for the structure of storytime. Your child will enjoy stories, songs and a simple craft.

Mon, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - McGuire Room 109
(Grades 1-4 with an adult) Learn how to paint everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek while jamming out to the Shrek soundtrack and sipping Shrek approved drinks.

Mon, Jun 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D
(Grades 5-12) Hang out with friends or make some new ones while you try out a different project each week. We'll have materials available for you to explore, with larger equipment rotating weekly.

Mon, Jun 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - McGuire Room 109
(Grades 5-7) Learn how to paint everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek while jamming out to the Shrek soundtrack and sipping Shrek approved drinks.

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - McGuire Room 109
(Grades 7-12) Learn how to paint everyone’s favorite orge, Shrek while jamming out to the Shrek soundtrack and sipping Shrek approved drinks.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Ages 18-months to 4 years with adult) Meet new friends in our music and play program! We will be shaking our wiggles out and using our imagination through hands-on play.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room E,Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(Children of all ages with adult) Join us for a fun hour of BINGO!

Tue, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Grades 5-7) “Knot” gonna lie - this ain’t your grandma’s embroidery. We will teach you some beginner embroidery knots that you can use to creatively embellish your belongings.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Burnham Room 201 (2nd Level)
(Ages 2-8 with adult) Celebrate all things teddy bear with songs, stories, activities and snacks. Bring a blanket and your favorite stuffed friend! Event will be indoors.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join us for a special event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism.
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Wed, Jun 05, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room E,Meeting Room F
(Birth - 24 months with adult) Caregivers and babies will enjoy singing, reading and chasing bubbles! This is a great first "playgroup" for children.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Burnham Room 201 (2nd Level)
(Children of all ages, with adult) Join us for a fun hour of Stars Wars, Disney and Pokémon Bingo. Along with a few rounds of Bingo, we will test our wits with some trivia!

Wed, Jun 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room E,Meeting Room F
(Ages 5 and up with adult) The library will supply Lego™ bricks for free play and the occasional challenge! Are you up for it? Seating is limited.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Thu, Jun 06, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(3 - 5 years with adult) A chance for children to explore the world of books through stories and songs in a group environment with a craft.

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room E
(Grades 1-3) Your very own stuffie pet is waiting to be adopted at the library! Each time we meet, there will be different activities to do with your pet, including special time to read to them.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Grades 7-12) Explore how to set personal boundaries while tie-dying with Guardian Angel Community Services.

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room E,Meeting Room F
(Children of all ages with adult) Experience a variety of fun science demos and interactive experiments. Indoor and outdoors, weather permitting.

Mon, Jun 10, 9:30am - 12:15pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room F
(Ages 18 months-3 years with adult) Toddler Time is a story program for children who are not yet ready for the structure of storytime. Your child will enjoy stories, songs and a simple craft.

Mon, Jun 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Ages 5 and up with adult) The library will supply Lego™ bricks for free play and the occasional challenge! Are you up for it?

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room E
(Ages 3 and up with adult) Craft together as a family! Drop in for a make and take craft. While supplies last.

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Ages 18-months to 4 years with adult) Meet new friends in our music and play program! We will be shaking our wiggles out and using our imagination through hands-on play.

Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room E,Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(All ages) Are you ready to laugh? Join entertainer Chris Fascione for a comedic, interactive performance that combines comedy, mime, juggling and storytelling. Seating may be limited.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Wed, Jun 12, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room E,Meeting Room F
(Birth - 24 months with adult) Caregivers and babies will enjoy singing, reading and chasing bubbles! This is a great first "playgroup" for children.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room E
(Grades K-6) Learn all about our butterflies and their food, life cycle and needs. Everyone will plant and take home a butterfly friendly flower in this fun, learning hands-on class.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Burnham Room 201 (2nd Level)
(Grades 1-3) Your very own stuffie pet is waiting to be adopted at the library! Each time we meet there will be different activities to do with your pet, including special time to read to them.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Birth - 6 years old with adult) A interactive experience that is suitable for ages birth to six years. All your favorite storytime elements will be combined into one event.

Thu, Jun 13, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(3 - 5 years with adult) A chance for children to explore the world of books through stories and songs in a group environment with a craft.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Ages 5 and up with adult) The library will supply Lego™ bricks for free play and the occasional challenge! Are you up for it?

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Burnham Room 201 (2nd Level)
(Grades K to 4 with adult) Does your family have what it takes to make the most outrageously decorated doughnut? Compete and see who will be the Doughnut Champions. One doughnut per child.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room E
(Grades 8-12) Come celebrate K-Pop! We’ll have music and dancing, we’ll make bias buttons and taste some Korean snacks.

Fri, Jun 14, 9:30am - 10:00am
Black Road Branch - Library Lawn
(Birth-6 years old with adult) Experience storytime outside on the Library lawn. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Weather permitting.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Ottawa Street Branch - Burnham Room 201 (2nd Level)
(Ages 2 to 5 years with adult) Up, down and all around! It’s parachute time! Come along and play as we sing, dance and read a story.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Lawn
(All ages) Zoo to You is bringing some animal friends to the library. Pet a mini donkey, a lamb and maybe even a llama. Rain or shine! Feed is $2 a cup (optional).

Mon, Jun 17, 9:30am - 12:15pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room F
(Ages 18 months-3 years with adult) Toddler Time is a story program for children who are not yet ready for the structure of storytime. Your child will enjoy stories, songs and a simple craft.

Mon, Jun 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D
(Grades 5-12) Hang out with friends or make some new ones while you try out a different project each week. We'll have materials available for you to explore, with larger equipment rotating weekly.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Burnham Room 201 (2nd Level)
(Children of all ages with adult) Join us for a fun hour of learning about Black History in honor of Juneteenth. Win some prizes with your friends and family!

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Ages 18-months to 4 years with adult) Meet new friends in our music and play program! We will be shaking our wiggles out and using our imagination through hands-on play.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Grades 3-8) Calling Pokémon fans! Bring your cards to play, battle in our Pokémon Go gyms, or just hang out and discuss your favorite characters. We will have Pokémon activities and a craft.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room D,Meeting Room E
(Children of All Ages with Adult) Join us for a fun hour of learning about Black History in honor of Juneteenth. Win some prizes with your friends and family! This is in place of Family Storytime.

Thu, Jun 20, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room F,Meeting Room D
(3 - 5 years with adult) A chance for children to explore the world of books through stories and songs in a group environment with a craft.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ottawa Street Branch - Youth Program Room 253 A
(Grades 7-12) A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. Learn how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and become an immediate responder instead of a witness. Presented by the Joliet Fire Department.
Registration opens Thursday, May 23 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Black Road Branch - Meeting Room E,Meeting Room D
(Grades 1-3) Your very own stuffie pet is waiting to be adopted at the library! Each time we meet, there will be different activities to do with your pet, including special time to read to them.

Fri, Jun 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Black Road Branch - Library Lawn
(Birth-6 years old with adult) Experience storytime outside on the Library lawn. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Weather permitting.

Fri, Jun 21, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Lawn
(Grades 1-5) Join us for outdoor activities inspired by the Olympics (indoors in inclement weather).