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Creative Activities Set for This Week at the Park Forest Library

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Learn how acupuncture and nutrition can improve the quality of your life at this week’s Potpourri of Lectures. (Photo: PFPL)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- There’s a week of creative activities ahead at the Park Forest Library, plenty for kids, teens, and a lecture on acupuncture for adults. These events are above and beyond the usual services the library provides. There are technology services, including access to public computers, printing, free Wi-Fi, and more; studying and meeting rooms available; free home delivery services to residents of Park Forest and Olympia Fields; various book drop locations at the library, Park Forest Village Hall, and the Olympia Fields Post Office; and more.

Scheduled activities this week include the following:


Monday, December 3, 2018 – 11:00 AM

Join us for an interactive storytime filled with stories, songs, sensory play, and socialization! Children of all abilities are welcome.

If your child has difficulty sitting thorugh one of our other storytimes, this program of stories, songs, and activites might be just what you are looking for.

Art in the Afternoon

Monday, December 3, 2018 – 3:30 PM

Unleash your inner artist. Drop in to create a seasonal masterpiece that will be displayed on the wall in kids’ zone.
Ages 12 and under.

Dolphins and kids (Presentation with Sylvia B. Tencer)

Monday, December 3, 2018 – 4:00 PM

Location: Kids Zone

Join us as author, journalist, tv/radio personality and artist Sylvia B. Tencer gives us a special presentation about Dolphins and kids and their magnificence and their ability to heal.

Drop-In Craft

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 12:30 PM

Drop-In kids’ zone today to Explore & Create something special.

Color-Rama! Coloring Circle

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Explore different media of art while unwinding after school with an art activity.

Baby Time

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 11:00 AM

Babies and their parents or caregivers are invited to read, sing and grow in this weekly story time. This program is geared toward babies 0 – 36 months with an accompanying adult. This is the perfect time for families to bond with their child/children.

Adult Coloring Circle

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 4:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

Drop in and unwind. Enjoy coloring and making new friends. All materials provided.

Potpourri of Lectures

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 10:30 AM

Location: Ringering Room

Join us for coffee and conversation. Here are the list of scheduled Lectures:

December 6th – :”How Acupuncture & Nutrition Can Help Improve Quality of Life” Presenter: Susan Grumbine, LAc.

Toddler Art

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 11:00 AM

Bring out your inner Picasso through art projects and more! Some art projects may involve painting.

Ages: 3yrs-5yrs

U-Pick Teen Movie

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Take a break after school with a featured film! Teens get to choose from an assortment of titles rated PG-13 or lower.

Digital Literacy Workshop: Google Drive

Friday, December 7, 2018 – 11:00 AM

Location: Conference Room

Learn the various features of Google Drive, which can be accessed for free if you have a gmail account.

Teen Game Day

Friday, December 7, 2018 – 3:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Show off your competitive side with your friends! From board games to video games, there will be plenty of fun!

Drop-In Craft

Friday, December 7, 2018 – 3:30 PM

Drop-In kids’ zone today to Explore & Create something special.


Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 1:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate winter! We’re making Ornaments, Holiday pillows and more!
All Materials Provided. While supplies last.

Ages: 12-under

The Park Forest Library is located at 400 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest.