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Family Movies
Saturday, March 29 and Friday, April 4
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

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Sign Language Storytime
Mondays, March 3 and April 28
from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and under with adult

Register online for March 3 or April 28
or call 630-868-7540
Experience a storytime for the very young enhanced by an American Sign Language professional who will simultaneously sign the rhymes, fingerplays, and stories.

Family Storytime
Mondays, March 3, April 7 and May 5
from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
All Ages

No registration required

Read books, sing songs and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!

Story Time Registration
Begins Wednesday, March 5

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Reading with Rover Registration
Begins Wednesday, March 5

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Chess Lessons with Sedrick
Saturdays, March 8 and April 12
from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages 5-10
Lower Level, North end of the Children's Department

Register online for March 8 or April 12
or call 630-868-7540

Learn the rules and strategy of chess with accomplished chess player Sedrick Prude. Beginners are welcome!

Tuesdays, March 11, April 8 and May 13
from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5 with adult

Register online for March 11 | April 8 | May 13
or call 630-868-7540
Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity. Nature-Telling is partnership between the Wheaton Park District's Lincoln Marsh and the Wheaton Public Library. Space is limited to 15 pairs.

Singing Workshop
Wednesdays, March 12, April 9 and May 7
from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5 with adult
Register online for March 12 | April 9 | May 7
or call 630-868-7540
Sing along to favorite songs and learn some new ones along the way. Singing is an important literacy skill that gets your child ready for reading.

Open Chess PLAYOFF with Jim Egerton
Thursday, March 13 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Grades 2-8

Register online
or call 630-868-7540

Enjoy an evening of non-competitive play. A basic knowledge of Chess is required.

Read and Explore: Themed Storytime
Tuesdays, March 18, April 15, May 20
from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5 with adult
Lower Level, Large Meeting Room

Register online: March 18 | April 15 | May 20
or call 630-868-7540
Come for a story and leave with a multitude of ideas! Join us for a book paired with hands-on activities as we look at the story through the lens of early literacy practices (reading, writing, playing, singing, and talking) as well as science and math.

Monday, March 31 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Grades K-5 (parents welcome)
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Register Online
or call 630-868-7540

Join us for an afternoon of Lego fun. We supply the bricks, you supply the creativity! Parents are welcome to participate.

Let's Draw Robots
Tuesday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Grades K-2
Lower Level, Large Meeting Room

Register online or call 630-868-7540
Art teacher Christine Thornton teaches young artists a step by step process to invent their own collage robots, with lots of room for creative variations. Inspired by the book, Mudpuppy Robots Flip and Draw.

Paws to Draw: Animal Hand Painting
Tuesday, April 1 from 1:00 -2:00 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Lower Level, Large Meeting Room

Register online or call 630-868-7540
Art teacher Christine Thornton gives a presentation featuring amazing animal hand paintings then walks you through transforming your own hands into a furry or feathered friend using washable watercolor pencils.

World of Weather: Tornado
Wednesday, April 2 from 11:00 -11:45 a.m.
Grades K-5
Lower Level, Large Meeting Room

Register online or call 630-868-7540
Make a tornado in a bottle with a fun science experiment using easy-to-find household items. Take home your very own mini tornado!

Spring Break Bingo
Thursday, April 3 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
All ages
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Pick up free tickets at the Children’s Desk

Pick up a Bingo card and get ready to listen for your lucky numbers! Children under ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

National Library Week - Bookmark Contest
April 13 - 19
Return bookmark design by April 19
Grades 2-5

Enter our Design Your Own Bookmark Contest! Pick up a template at the Children's Desk starting April 1. Design your bookmark at home and return it by April 19. The theme of the contest is "What the library means to me." The winning design will be made into a bookmark to be handed out at the Children's Desk.

Cooking Club
Friday, April 18
from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Meet at the Children's Desk

Register online for 12:00 or 1:15
or call 630-868-7540
Cooking enthusiasts, rejoice! Spend your day off at the library whipping up healthy tasty creations that you can try at home too! Held “behind the scenes” on the third floor of the library. Please meet at the Children’s Desk.

An Afternoon of Poetry
Friday, April 18
from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Lower Level, Large Meeting Room
This program is cancelled.
Celebrate National Poetry Month by reading a favorite poem (original or published) to the group and hear others being shared. We'll also write our own "spine poetry" and do some other exercises.

Lower Level Meeting Room
Pick up free tickets at the Children's Desk

Saturday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. - tickets available for this show
Friday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. - no tickets available

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
(102 minutes; Rated PG)

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