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This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Virtual Story Time* NSLD offers a monthly virtual  Story Hour on Facebook Live, the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm. Now you can participate anytime all month long!  Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3 through 5.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Virtual Story Time* NSLD offers a monthly virtual Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time on Facebook Live, the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00am. Now you can participate anytime all month long!  Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time is for children a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Fall Read Program

All Day 9/6 - 12/31
Both Libraries
Library Branch: Both Libraries
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Come and pick up a free NSLD Fall Read bag, complete with a fun craft and a free copy of our Fall Read Book Choice, Before You Go by Tommy Butler. An imaginative journey into the ache and wonder of being human, it explores the most ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

What Architectural Style Is My House?

All Day 9/6 - 12/31
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
In this prerecorded talk, architect Gary Anderson, with Great Neighborhoods Project/Transform Rockford, uses Rockford area homes to define various architectural styles. Learn to investigate the history of your home and how to determine its archi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Chicago Mafia Connections

All Day 9/12 - 10/17
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Learn more about the organization of the Mafia in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, overcoming the difficult genealogical search of its members, the influences it had on local history, and connections to people in area communities. Prerecorde...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Tween" group.

Celebrate Star Wars Reads!

10/01/2022 @ 9:00am - 10/31/2022 @ 8:00pm
Both Libraries
Library Branch: Both Libraries
Age Group: Children, Toddler, Preschool, Tween
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Enter the drawing in Children's Services for a chance to win a Star Wars Character Encyclopedia and a Baby Yoda! Winners will be drawn at the end of October. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Creepy Legends and Folklore of Winter

All Day 10/3 - 12/31
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Winter may seem like a quiet time, but it is actually filled with bizarre tales and stories of Santa Claus, Krampus the Christmas monster, New Year’s Eve, and numerous other holiday traditions. Watch this fun and creepy pre-recorded program on the NS...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

In- Person Story Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm
NSLD/Loves Park
Library Branch: NSLD/Loves Park
Room: Fun Place
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.

In- Person Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Roscoe
Library Branch: NSLD/Roscoe
Room: Large Meeting Room - R
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Fun program for children ages 9-36 months with a parent or caregiver (one caregiver per every 2 children).  Join us for fun stories, music and movement.  Stay and explore age appropriate learning stations while socializing with other parent...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Teens will get a chance to tour the paleontology department and work with real dinosaur bones at the Burpee Museum.  Registration is required. Limited to 30 teens.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

In-Person Story Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Roscoe
Library Branch: NSLD/Roscoe
Room: Large Meeting Room - R
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Event Details:
Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

In-Person Story Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Loves Park
Library Branch: NSLD/Loves Park
Room: Fun Place
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Story Time
Event Details:
Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver.   ...
This event is in the "Tween" group.

Grab & Go Tween Book Club

All Day 10/6 - 10/31
Both Libraries
Library Branch: Both Libraries
Age Group: Tween
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
Get your Grab & Go book at Children's Services. Additional activities available on Beanstack.  Available beginning October 6 while supplies last! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tween" group.

Silly Scarecrow

10/06/2022 @ 9:00am - 10/31/2022 @ 8:00pm
Both Libraries
Library Branch: Both Libraries
Age Group: Children, Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
A Take & Make Event for kids in K-6 Pick up supplies in Children's Services. Share a photo of your scarecrow on the NSLD Facebook page under the Silly Scarecrow post and get put in the drawing for a chance to win a prize! Available while su...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.

IN -Person Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Loves Park
Library Branch: NSLD/Loves Park
Room: Fun Place
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Fun program for children ages 9-36 months with a parent or caregiver (one caregiver per every 2 children).  Join us for fun stories, music and movement.  Stay and explore age appropriate learning stations while socializing with other parent...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

In- Person Story Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Roscoe
Library Branch: NSLD/Roscoe
Room: Large Meeting Room - R
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Event Details:
Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Be a Crafty Reader

All Day
NSLD/Roscoe
Library Branch: NSLD/Roscoe
Room: Children’s Services
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Story Time
Event Details:
Listen to the story at one of our audio stations. Then choose to stay and make the craft, or take the craft to make at home! October's featured title is, The Good Egg, by Jory John ; illustrated by Pete Oswald. Or watch the video during th...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Crafty Reader

All Day 10/7 - 10/31
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Story Time
Event Details:
  October's featured title is, The Good Egg, by Jory John ; illustrated by Pete Oswald. Watch the Crafty Reader video during the month of October on the NSLD Facebook Page or YouTube Channel and then come in and get the craft to make at ho...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Severson Dells Birding Walk

10:00am - 11:00am
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join NSLD at Severson Dells Nature Center for a slow-paced birding walk. Bring your camera and binoculars, or borrow binoculars from Severson Dells. All levels of birding experience are welcome! Severson Dells is located at 8766 Montague Road, R...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

In- Person Story Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm
NSLD/Loves Park
Library Branch: NSLD/Loves Park
Room: Fun Place
Age Group: Preschool
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.

In- Person Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Roscoe
Library Branch: NSLD/Roscoe
Room: Large Meeting Room - R
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Fun program for children ages 9-36 months with a parent or caregiver (one caregiver per every 2 children).  Join us for fun stories, music and movement.  Stay and explore age appropriate learning stations while socializing with other parent...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

In-Person Story Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Roscoe
Library Branch: NSLD/Roscoe
Room: Large Meeting Room - R
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Event Details:
Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

In-Person Story Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Loves Park
Library Branch: NSLD/Loves Park
Room: Fun Place
Age Group: Children, Preschool
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Story Time
Event Details:
Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.

IN -Person Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time

10:00am - 11:00am
NSLD/Loves Park
Library Branch: NSLD/Loves Park
Room: Fun Place
Age Group: Children, Toddler
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Fun program for children ages 9-36 months with a parent or caregiver (one caregiver per every 2 children).  Join us for fun stories, music and movement.  Stay and explore age appropriate learning stations while socializing with other parent...