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‘Tis the Season: Holiday Traditions from Radio’s Golden Age

Sunday, 12/10, 2-3:30 PM, Adult 

Steve Darnall, host of the popular radio show Those Were the Days on WDCB, returns to the Library to share some holiday traditions from radio’s golden age. From Jack Benny’s annual shopping trips to Lionel Barrymore’s portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge, this festive presentation will spur the imagination and spread a bit of Yuletide spirit. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. 


Monday, 12/11, 4-4:45 PM, Grades K-4 

Advanced registration required. 

Join us for our monthly STEM program for kids. This month’s activity is holiday ornament magnet painting.

Hot Cocoa Mixer

Thursday, 12/14, 3:30-4:30 PM, Grades 5-8 

Advanced registration required. 

Love hot cocoa? Come learn how to make your own hot cocoa mix and bring home your own custom creation! 


A Librarian’s Lazy Sunday 

by Victoria Muraiti, Materials Services Manager  Most people’s idea of a lazy Sunday probably doesn’t include waking up bright and early for a long walk, but that is exactly how my fiancé and I spend our weekend mornings. Usually, we are ready by 6 am (but I admit I sometimes hit the snooze button until […]

SWAN Libraries App No Longer Available

November 30, 2023 We are sad to share that the SWAN Libraries App is no longer available. The vendors that work with SWAN to develop and support the SWAN Libraries App have unexpectedly disabled the app. SWAN is working to get a new app up and running in the new year, but in the meantime, you […]


Monday, December 11, 4 PM - 4:45 PM
STEM Club (Grades K-4)
Monday, December 11, 6 PM - 7 PM
Daisy Troop 47832 Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Middle School Makers (Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, December 12, 5 PM - 6 PM
Daisy troop 47496 meeting

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