TAG: tweens

Lego clubs

Posted in on August 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Build with Legos at your library! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen your STEM muscles, and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. All ages are welcome. Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. SEP 2016–May 2017 AIRWAY HEIGHTS Every Wednesday 3–4pm ARGONNE Every Saturday 1–3pm CHENE […]

Q&A with Cecil The Magician

Posted in on July 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

by Erin Dodge Next week, Cecil’s Magic performs “Race to the Finish Line!“, a magical adventure that reveals the true story of the tortoise and the hare, at all District libraries as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. In anticipation of amazing illusions and a magical story, I decided to peek behind the curtain and ask […]

Comic giveaway and year-round reading

Posted in on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Free Comic Book Day has been the first Saturday in May for 15 years. This year it falls on May 7. Comic book shops (including local shops, The Comic Book Shop and Merlyn’s) will have promotional comics and usually some colorful characters in full costume. This year at the Argonne Library, our […]

Wizards, wands, and broomsticks

Posted in on March 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Did your invitation to Hogwarts get lost in the mail? Never fear, come celebrate the wizarding world of Harry Potter at the library! Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, make a stop at Honeydukes for delicious treats, and pop into Olivander’s for your own wizarding wand. Dress as your favorite character to participate in a […]

The best sci-fi graphic novels of 2015

Posted in on December 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen Years ago, I stumbled into a public library looking for some sort of literary palette cleanser, some light reading to break up the monotony of the weightier academic work I had to trudge through as a graduate student. I hadn’t read comics in some years, but I decided to check out […]

Boredom Busters

Posted in on November 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Get to the library for plenty of boredom busters to keep you entertained when school’s out. Drop in to play games, make spectacular crafts, explore electricity with squishy circuits, and test your engineering skills with building challenges. Bring friends for an afternoon of fun! 1–4pm | For kids in grades K–6 CHENEY Thursday, Nov 19 MED […]

Game On: Family Game Day with Uncle’s Games

Posted in on October 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

For some family-friendly fun get to the library for an afternoon of gaming! Play and test out a variety of board games provided by Uncle’s Games. You can even purchase a game to add to your family’s collection or check someone off your holiday gift list. Come get your game on! 11am–4pm | All ages […]

Halloween craft tutorial: How to make a sock zombie

Posted in on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson Zombies invaded the library this month at Tween Club. There was zombie poetry, zombie makeup, and we even created our very own sock zombies. But don’t fear! For those of you who missed Tween Club, you can make your very own no-sew sock zombie at home. For my own sock zombie, I was […]

Animal rescues: Q&A with local author Kelly Milner Halls

Posted in on September 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs What do Sasquatch, wild dogs, dinosaur babies, ghosts, and alien visitors all have in common? Besides being intrinsically awesome, they’ve all been book subjects for local writer Kelly Milner Halls. Halls is a passionate profiler of the wonderfully weird, with nonfiction titles like Tales of the Cryptids, Ghostly Evidence, a […]

Discover endless possibilities within your reach

Posted in on September 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley I just bought a cartful of school supplies for my three kids. We love new pens, pencils, and notebooks at our house. They represent the endless possibilities a new school year brings. I get excited just thinking about everything that my kids will learn and create over the next few months. One […]