Programs For All Ages
Advanced registration is required to reserve your spot for these family-friendly activities.
Name that Tune: Disney Movies
Come put your ear to the test and see if you can name that tune! Visit the reference desk to sit down and listen to clips of songs from Disney movies on a CD, then use the answer sheet with pictures to match the song with the movie. A correct answer sheet earns you a prize!
Say Yes to Lyn-Glen’s Dress Design Contest
June 1-July 7
If you’ve been to the library you have probably seen our fashion forward mannequin Lyn-Glen. This summer were giving you the chance to design and dress her!
Starting June 1st, we are calling all aspiring designers with a flair for Red Carpet fashion! Submit a sketch of an ORIGINAL outfit to enter our Dress Design Contest. A winner will be announced by July 13th. The winner will get a $50 gift card and the chance to make and dress our library’s mannequin Lyn-Glen for the month of August.
Rummage Sale/Summer Fun 2018 Party
Saturday, June 2
Stop by the Library to shop for bargain merchandise and hear all about the fun we have planned for you this summer! We’ll have lots of kid-friendly fun including treats, face painting, and a super fun video game truck along with BBQ available for purchase from Robz Ribz. Don’t miss the special recognition ceremony for the Brookwood 167 students who have completed the 100 Book Reading Challenge at 9:30am!
6th Annual Multi-Library Geocache
June 4-August 4
Join us for the 6th-Annual ATLAS Multi-Library Geocaching Event! Beginning Monday, June 4th, library patrons are invited to use clues and geographic coordinates to find hidden “geocaches” at participating area libraries. For each cache you find at a participating library, you earn a prize drawing ticket for a chance to win a $25 VISA Gift Card. To be eligible for the prize drawing, your library card must be in good standing. All ages welcome! Register and obtain your official clue card at the library starting June 4th. The competition ends Saturday, August 4th, so let the adventure begin!
Family Breakout Box Mystery Hour
Thursday, June 7
Bring a team and beat the clock to unlock clues and enable the farmer to get local produce from the farm to the market. This farm-themed night is sure to challenge even the best detective. Join us for a fun-filled hour hosted by the Cook County Farm Bureau. After solving the break-out box, detectives will wrap up the night fast with a quick game of Ag Bingo, snacks, and prizes.
Let’s Make Something: Patriotic Crafts
Tuesday, July 3
Drop by our iCan area to create your very own patriotic craft, then take your item home to display for the Fourth of July!
I’ll Take You There: Celebrating African-American Music
Saturdays: July 21 and 28
Get your team of 5 ready to join us for fun competition identifying the music genres -Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and Funk. The Blues, Jazz and Soul competition will be on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1pm and R&B, Hip-Hop and Funk competition will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 1pm. There will be four teams for each session. So be the first to register!
Shark Week Movies
Monday, July 23 and Friday, July 27
What better way to celebrate Shark Week than with classic shark movies. Grab your snacks and head over to marvel, shudder, and peek between your fingers as we put our own spin on Shark Week!
Monday Jaws (PG)
Friday Finding Nemo (G)
Family Fun Campout
Friday, August 3-Saturday, August 4
Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn and get ready for a night filled with fun. Visit hands-on activity stations, dinner over the campfire, scavenger hunt, campfire stories, and stargazing. When you get sleepy, retire to your cozy tent and peacefully snooze the night away. In the morning, wake to the sound of birds singing; then enjoy a light breakfast.
Tents are not provided, please bring your own tent. Restrooms will be accessible all night. For your safety, staff will stay on site overnight. Light dinner, snacks and light breakfast included. Consider bringing your own snacks and camping chairs as well. Limit 40.
National S’mores Day Celebration
Friday, August 10
August 10th is National S’mores Day and there is no need to be a Scout or even a kid to celebrate. Everyone is welcome to toast a marshmallow and make a gooey sandwich with graham crackers and chocolate at the library. Our family friendly campfire will be in the library’s backyard where we will provide s’mores and some outdoor fun!
Annual Back to School Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 23
The school year can be a hectic time for both parents and kids, so before you get down to business come to the library and have an ice cream break. While you’re enjoying your ice cream, get to know some new people, relax, and have fun at your library! Provided by the Friends of the Library.
Ravinia Words and Music 2018 Tickets
Stop by the Reference Desk and pick up free tickets to Ravinia concerts all summer long! Sponsored by the Ravinia Words & Music Program, tickets for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other classical music events are available on a first come first served basis.