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Programs and Events

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Club Build It: Monday, April 24 at 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Looking for an after school program where you can have fun, be creative, and build some cool stuff?  Club Build It is for you!  Open to grades 1-5.

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Google Docs Computer Class: Monday, April 24 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Create and edit web-based documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Store documents online and access them from any computer. Learn how to use this free document writing software to create letters and tables. Please a have a Gmail account already set up and accessible.

Genealogy

1:1 Genealogy: Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

If you have a specific question, need a little extra help or set of eyes for a specific issue or just want a refresher on one of the library’s genealogy databases, feel free to sign up to work for 1 hour with a professional genealogist, Laura Street Chaplin. Appointments are required.

Kindergarten-Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness: Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Prepare your child for kindergarten by enrolling him or her in the Kindergarten Readiness classes! We will work on our fine motor skills, early literacy skills and social skills. Children starting kindergarten in the fall of 2017 are eligible.

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Microsoft Excel 3 Computer Class: Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This class goes over more advanced formulas, using the VLOOKUP feature, and basic pivot tables.

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Fantastical Fantasy Writing Workshop for Kids with Jan May: Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Whether you love Elves, Dragons, or Narnia, journey along with us in creating a fantasy world and adventure all your own! This is a fun and interactive 6 week workshop focusing on the elements of fiction writing: character development, setting, plot, and theme.

Kindergarten-Enrichment

Kindergarten Enrichment: Thursday, April 27 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Enhance your child’s kindergarten experience by enrolling him/her in this class. Miss Gina’s curriculum aligns with what your child is learning in school to offer enriching lessons of the same concepts. 1:00-2:00p.m. (17 classes)

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Storytime for 4-6 year olds: Thursday, April 27 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Miss Gina incorporates songs, flannel board activities, math manipulatives, stories, and crafts into her learning plans to enhance the development of early literacy skills.

LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY SERVICES

LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY RESOURCES.

The Historical Collection offers a wealth of information and research services for individuals interested in obtaining genealogy and or historical data from the collection.

New Books

The One-Eyed Man By Ron Currie
A Conjuring of Light By V. E. Schwab
Mangrove Lightning By Randy Wayne White
Exit West-A Novel By Mohsin Hamid
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ONLINE RESOURCES & DATABASES

ONLINE RESOURCES & DATABASES

Passport Applications

Town & Country Library is a Passport Agency. Complete and print the form (OFFICIAL FORM) online, call for an appointment and bring an official passport photo and required documents. General Information & Fees Call 630-365-2244 to schedule an appointment and for more information. OFFICIAL PASSPORT WEBSITE

Now Available! Bookshots by James Patterson. Each book is shorter than 150 pages.

“You can race through these — they’re like reading movies!”

The books would be aimed at readers who might not want to invest their time in a 300 or 400 page novel.

Picture Books Collection

  • Fiction and non-fiction books and graphic novels for elementary school students
  • NEW: LEGO book collection
  • Young adult fiction and non-fiction books, and graphic novels
  • Award books: Newbery, Caldecott, Monarch, Bluestem, Caudill, Abe Lincoln, and other award books
  • Fiction series collections for young readers and young adults
  • Holiday book collections
  • Biographies, including special presidential series
  • Collection of bilingual Spanish/English books
  • Reference materials for elementary school students
  • Magazines for children and young adults
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