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August 2020

Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 24, 2020

Attention parents of 4 and 5 year olds! The staff of the Orland Park Public Library generally hosts workshops for parents and students entering kindergarten in the fall. Due to the library not hosting any in-person programming in August, librarians have put together a series of short videos with tips and tricks to help get your future kindergartner ready. Review skills your child will need to be successful in kindergarten. Some of these skills include motor skills, math skills, language…

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Once Upon a Time Family Storytime – Rain

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Join Mr. Alex for an interactive storytime for all ages about trees and exploring with Sailor Duck. This program video premieres on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on Tuesday at 9 a.m. See it here: https://youtu.be/Hdx3GoISLEY

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Tinker with Me! – Remote Control Toy Car

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Ms. Vanessa as she takes apart broken technology to see if you can identify the different elements that make thinks work! This program video will be available on the library’s YouTube channel and Facebook page on Tuesday at 10 a.m. See it here: https://youtu.be/Vhu6IUNhqGI

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Baby Storytime with Ms. Stephanie

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 19, 2020

Attention parents of 4 and 5 year olds! The staff of the Orland Park Public Library hosts workshops for parents and students entering kindergarten in the fall. Due to the library not hosting any in-person programming in August, librarians have put together a series of short videos with tips and tricks to help get your future kindergartner ready. Review skills your child will need to be successful in kindergarten. Some of these skills include motor skills, math skills, language skills,…

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Librarian Let’s Plays

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Watch your favorite librarian play some of their favorite video games. Retro gaming, competitive matches, single-player walkthroughs, and multi-player madness. It's a new surprise every week! Each game will be rated "E" for Everyone unless otherwise noted in the video's description. See this video on the library's YouTube channel.

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Read, Investigate, Discover: Nature

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:15 am

Join Ms. Kara for a story and look into nature up close, using a microscope. See it here after it premieres: https://youtu.be/mPXxQvpoq18

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Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 24, 2020

Attention parents of 4 and 5 year olds! The staff of the Orland Park Public Library generally hosts workshops for parents and students entering kindergarten in the fall. Due to the library not hosting any in-person programming in August, librarians have put together a series of short videos with tips and tricks to help get your future kindergartner ready. Review skills your child will need to be successful in kindergarten. Some of these skills include motor skills, math skills, language…

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Once Upon a Time Family Storytime with Mr. Alex – Quack

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Mr. Alex forgets to bring a story! Sailor Duck suggests that he talks about "Quack". Mr. Alex reads a book about ducks! Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. This program video premieres on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on Tuesday at 9 a.m. See it here: https://youtu.be/AJZFrsTgHVk

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STEAM Sound and Vibrations

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:15 am

Try STEAM inspired experiments to help you learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math with Ms. Vanessa. Ideal for grades 3-5 with adult supervision. See this program here once it premieres.

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Baby Storytime with Ms. Stephanie

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 19, 2020

Attention parents of 4 and 5 year olds! The staff of the Orland Park Public Library hosts workshops for parents and students entering kindergarten in the fall. Due to the library not hosting any in-person programming in August, librarians have put together a series of short videos with tips and tricks to help get your future kindergartner ready. Review skills your child will need to be successful in kindergarten. Some of these skills include motor skills, math skills, language skills,…

Find out more »

Librarian Let’s Plays

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Watch your favorite librarian play some of their favorite video games. Retro gaming, competitive matches, single-player walkthroughs, and multi-player madness. It's a new surprise every week! Each game will be rated "E" for Everyone unless otherwise noted in the video's description. See this video on the library's YouTube channel.

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Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!

August 24 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 24, 2020

Attention parents of 4 and 5 year olds! The staff of the Orland Park Public Library generally hosts workshops for parents and students entering kindergarten in the fall. Due to the library not hosting any in-person programming in August, librarians have put together a series of short videos with tips and tricks to help get your future kindergartner ready. Review skills your child will need to be successful in kindergarten. Some of these skills include motor skills, math skills, language…

Find out more »

Baby Storytime with Ms. Stephanie

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Librarian Let’s Plays

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Watch your favorite librarian play some of their favorite video games. Retro gaming, competitive matches, single-player walkthroughs, and multi-player madness. It's a new surprise every week! Each game will be rated "E" for Everyone unless otherwise noted in the video's description. See this video on the library's YouTube channel.

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September 2020

Teen Virtual Book Discussion

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hey Teens in grades 6-12! Join us for our digital book clubs. All you need to do is create a free GoodReads account at goodreads.com and join the Orland Park Public Library Online Book Club & Chat group. In this group you’ll find a special spot for Teens to discuss our current read. Stop by any time! Yes we mean anytime! Today. Tomorrow. Two weeks from now. Anytime! When you stop by, let us know what you think of the book, add in your own questions, discuss…

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Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Baby Storytime

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Find Your Superpower

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades K – 2. Celebrate Library Card Sign-up month making your own wonder woman paper puppet.   We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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Bite-Sized Book Chats

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2020

Join Miss Alejandra as she tells you all about some fantastic middle grade and teen titles. Find your next favorite book right here!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Virtual Night Owls

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

All Ages. Come hear stories and songs with Miss Darnetta.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Felt Pop-Tarts

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades 6-12. Decorate a mini- Pop-Tart. Stuff it with fluff and make it extra puffy.     We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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STEAM Online

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on September 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

All Ages. Join Ms. Vanessa to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts and do fun experiments with things you can find around the house.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Pencil Bookworm

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Ages 3-6. Create your own bookworm to make writing with the pencil fun!  We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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Tinker with Me

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 10, 2020

One event on December 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

All Ages. Join Ms. Vanessa as she takes apart broken technology to see if you can identify the different elements that make thinks work!   The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Baby Storytime

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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The Joy of Finger Painting

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

2nd Grade and under. We’ll do more than make some happy little trees in this finger painting demonstration! Grab your own painting supplies and paint a masterpiece while your librarian leads you.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Imagine That! Adventure Storytime

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2020

Preschool. Use your imagination and creativity to prepare yourself for a fun story-filled adventure filled with Miss Stephanie and Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Science or Magic?

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2020

One event on September 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

All Ages. Learn the secret behind a magic trick and find out if it is an illusion or if it can be explained by science!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Grandparent’s Day Craft

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades K-2. Create a homemade flower bouquet for your special Grandparents.  We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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Citizen Science

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Family Program. Science isn’t just for scientists! Come learn about how you can help contribute to scientific knowledge from your own backyard. From birds to bugs to weather and even outer space—there's bound to be a project that’s right for you.    The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Toddler Time

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020

Ages 24-35 months. Are you ready for some stories? We will be using the flannel board to explore our favorite nursery rhymes and classic tales. We will also be singing and moving to build those early literacy skills.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook!

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Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

Find out more »

Baby Storytime

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: DIY Friendship Bracelets

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades 6-12. Learn how to make awesome friendship bracelets with this kit!    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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Virtual Night Owls

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

All Ages. Come hear stories and songs with Miss Darnetta.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Sloth on a Stick

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades 3-5. Create your own Sloth on a Stick and find a nice lazy location in your home for him.    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come,…

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STEAM Online

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on September 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

All Ages. Join Ms. Vanessa to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts and do fun experiments with things you can find around the house.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Books Alive!: Book Talks for 3rd-5th grade

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2020

Tune in to hear all about our newest, most exciting books for kids in third through fifth grade.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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A Stroll at the Storywalk

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

All Ages. Our librarians will take you on a virtual tour of the storywalk and read the featured story out loud!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Toddler Time

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020

Ages 24-35 months. Are you ready for some stories? We will be using the flannel board to explore our favorite nursery rhymes and classic tales. We will also be singing and moving to build those early literacy skills.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook!

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Buenas Noches Storytime

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on October 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

All Ages. An online program with stories presented in English and Spanish. Un programa virtual con cuentos en Ingles y en Español.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

Find out more »

Baby Storytime

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Yarn Wrapped Hedgehogs

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Age 3-6. Make a colorful yarn wrapped hedgehog friend!    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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Science or Magic?

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2020

One event on September 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

All Ages. Learn the secret behind a magic trick and find out if it is an illusion or if it can be explained by science!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Librarian Let’s Play

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2020

One event on December 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

K and up. Watch your favorite librarians play some of their favorite video games. We’ll do retro gaming, competitive matches, single-player walkthroughs, multi-player madness, and more! Each game will be rated "E for Everyone" unless otherwise noted in the video's description.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Johnny Appleseed Apple Craft

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades 3-5. Create your own tribute to Johnny Appleseed by completing this project—your very own apple core toilet paper roll—you are also recycling and reusing just like Johnny did with apple seeds.  We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not…

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Toddler Time

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020

Ages 24-35 months. Are you ready for some stories? We will be using the flannel board to explore our favorite nursery rhymes and classic tales. We will also be singing and moving to build those early literacy skills.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook!

Find out more »

Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Cupcake Liner Octopus

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades K-2. Who lives deep down in the ocean? Octopi! Create one of your very own.    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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Baby Storytime

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

Find out more »

Books Alive!: Book Talks for K-2nd grade

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Tune in to hear all about our newest, most exciting books for kids in kindergarten through second grade.    The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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October 2020

Teen Virtual Book Club

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hey Teens in grades 6-12! Join us for our digital book clubs. All you need to do is create a free GoodReads account at goodreads.com and join the Orland Park Public Library Online Book Club & Chat group. In this group you’ll find a special spot for Teens to discuss our current read. Stop by any time! Yes we mean anytime! Today. Tomorrow. Two weeks from now. Anytime! When you stop by, let us know what you think of the book, add in your own questions, discuss…

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Take & Make: Slingshot Straw Rocket

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

 Grades 3-5. Create your very own straw rocket you can launch across the room,    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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Virtual Night Owls

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

All Ages. Come hear stories and songs with Miss Darnetta.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make:

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades 6-12. Paint a fun or inspirational rock and leave it outside for someone else to find! You might make their day with your words or picture!  We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They…

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STEAM Online

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

All Ages. Join Ms. Vanessa to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts and do fun experiments with things you can find around the house.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Toddler Time

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020

Ages 24-35 months. Are you ready for some stories? We will be using the flannel board to explore our favorite nursery rhymes and classic tales. We will also be singing and moving to build those early literacy skills.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook!

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Bachelor’s Grove Haunted Cemetery Escape Room

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

It’s almost Halloween, so it’s time for a spooky adventure. Do you and your friends have what it takes to step into a scary story, meet (possibly) real ghosts, and escape from the famous Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery? Try out this escape room and see for yourself!    The escape room will be posted on Facebook! 

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Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: My Autumn Walk Book

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades K-2. Take a walk in the beautiful autumn sunshine and then create a 6 page memory book where you are the author and the illustrator.  We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on…

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OPPL Island: An Animal Crossing Event

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All Ages. Come visit the library’s Animal Crossing Island and meet the library villager.  Sign up ahead of time to receive our Dodo Code and join us for a fun adventure exploring our island and leave with a few extra bells and recipes. 

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Baby Storytime

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Leaf Rubbings

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Ages 3-6. Which type of leaf will you get? Make a unique rubbing of a special leaf.    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Bite-Sized Book Chats

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2020

Join Miss Alejandra as she tells you all about some fantastic middle grade and teen titles. Find your next favorite book right here!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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The Joy of Finger Painting

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

2nd Grade and under. We’ll do more than make some happy little trees in this finger painting demonstration! Grab your own painting supplies and paint a masterpiece while your librarian leads you.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Imagine That! Adventure Storytime

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2020

Preschool. Use your imagination and creativity to prepare yourself for a fun story-filled adventure filled with Miss Stephanie and Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Science or Magic?

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2020

One event on September 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

All Ages. Learn the secret behind a magic trick and find out if it is an illusion or if it can be explained by science!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Toddler Time

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020

Ages 24-35 months. Are you ready for some stories? We will be using the flannel board to explore our favorite nursery rhymes and classic tales. We will also be singing and moving to build those early literacy skills.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook!

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Take & Make: Monster Bookmarks

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades 3-5. Create your own wacky monster bookmarks    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Buenas Noches Storytime

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on October 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

All Ages. An online program with stories presented in English and Spanish. Un programa virtual con cuentos en Ingles y en Español.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Tinker with Me

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 10, 2020

One event on December 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

All Ages. Join Ms. Vanessa as she takes apart broken technology to see if you can identify the different elements that make thinks work!   The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Baby Storytime

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Virtual Night Owls

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

All Ages. Come hear stories and songs with Miss Darnetta.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Make Your Own Flip Book

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades 6-12. Learn to make a basic flip book. We will provide instructions, supplies, and even a link to a video to help you create your own very own Flip Book    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will…

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STEAM Online

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on September 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

All Ages. Join Ms. Vanessa to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts and do fun experiments with things you can find around the house.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Books Alive!: Book Talks for 3rd-5th grade

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2020

Tune in to hear all about our newest, most exciting books for kids in third through fifth grade.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Pasta T-Rex

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades K-2. Follow the outline of a t-rex and glue a variety of pasta pieces to fit the template.    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first…

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Toddler Time

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020

Ages 24-35 months. Are you ready for some stories? We will be using the flannel board to explore our favorite nursery rhymes and classic tales. We will also be singing and moving to build those early literacy skills.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook!

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Decision 2020

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

K and up. To celebrate another election year, our librarians are holding a mock debate to talk about the issues important to them like favorite foods, sports, and more. Watch the debates online and vote over who you think presents the best argument!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Baby Storytime

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Pom Pom Pencil Topper

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades 3-5. Make a cute pom pom topper for your favorite pen or pencil.    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Take & Make: Monster Puppets

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Ages 3-6. Get ready for your own monster mash with a DIY monster paper bag puppet.    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Librarian Let’s Play

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2020

One event on December 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

K and up. Watch your favorite librarians play some of their favorite video games. We’ll do retro gaming, competitive matches, single-player walkthroughs, multi-player madness, and more! Each game will be rated "E for Everyone" unless otherwise noted in the video's description.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Fun Li’l Puppet Show

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Ages 2-6. Hosted by Miss Stephanie and performed by the puppets of OPPL, this fun li’l program is for big and li’l kids.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Toddler Time

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020

Ages 24-35 months. Are you ready for some stories? We will be using the flannel board to explore our favorite nursery rhymes and classic tales. We will also be singing and moving to build those early literacy skills.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook!

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Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

All Ages. Join Mr. Alex for this interactive storytime for all ages. Be ready to sing, shake, and move!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Spooktacular Craft for Halloween

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Grades K-2. Create a “boo-tiful” bat for Halloween!    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Baby Storytime

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Ages Birth-24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literacy skills with Miss Stephanie, and of course, visits from Dewey Bear.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Books Alive!: Book Talks for K-2nd grade

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Tune in to hear all about our newest, most exciting books for kids in kindergarten through second grade.    The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Take & Make: Black Cat Craft

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Age 3-6. Meow! Make a cute and friendly Halloween kitty.    We aren’t offering in-person craft programs for you, but stop by and grab a Take and Make craft kit to do at home.  All kits will be made able at 9 a.m. on the specified day.  Supplies are limited and aimed at a specific age group.  We will not reserve any kits.  They are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Science or Magic?

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2020

One event on September 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

All Ages. Learn the secret behind a magic trick and find out if it is an illusion or if it can be explained by science!  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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Choose Your Own Adventure

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Grades 1 –5. Something really weird is happening in the library. Join Alex and Vanessa in a scary choose your own adventure with multiple endings.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook! 

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November 2020

Teen Virtual Book Club

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hey Teens in grades 6-12! Join us for our digital book clubs. All you need to do is create a free GoodReads account at goodreads.com and join the Orland Park Public Library Online Book Club & Chat group. In this group you’ll find a special spot for Teens to discuss our current read. Stop by any time! Yes we mean anytime! Today. Tomorrow. Two weeks from now. Anytime! When you stop by, let us know what you think of the book, add in your own questions, discuss…

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Toddler Time

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020

Ages 24-35 months. Are you ready for some stories? We will be using the flannel board to explore our favorite nursery rhymes and classic tales. We will also be singing and moving to build those early literacy skills.  The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook!

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