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We are currently offering virtual programming through videos and activities.

 

April

Storytimes for Youth

Señora Heather's Bilingual Storytime - Monkeys/Monos

Pick up a themed preschool craft while supplies last in the Youth Services area and watch our storytime online. To pick up the craft from the drive-through, call the YS Department when you are on your way!

Drop-In Program

Earth Day Every Day

(Both Library Locations) 

April 1-30

Open Hours

(Kids of all ages) Composting, recycling, walking — oh my! Look for the clues and follow the fact sheets to different areas of the library stacks to learn about helping our environment. Complete the hunt and receive a "green" prize!

National Library Week

 

National Library Week Giveaway

(Both Library Locations)

April 5-9 or while supplies last

 

(Adults) To celebrate National Library Week, we are giving away books! Stop by the Adult Services Desk to get a free book with a library or book theme. Titles are assorted and will be given at random while supplies last. Adults only! No registration required.

Adult Program in a Bag: DIY Soy Candle

DIY Planters

(Both Library Locations)

April 12-30 or while supplies last

 

(Adults) Drop by tAdult Services to pick up an Adult Program in a Bag! This month's is a DIY planter. Adults only.  No registration required.

 


Youth Scheduled Programming

 

Virtual Zoom Zoom ZOOM for Fun and Games

Tues, April 6, 7-8 p.m.

 

(Grades 1-6 and their grown-ups) Did you know you could do more than school with Zoom? Like other fun things? Join us for an hour of family fun as we play some JackBox party games and crack each other up. Grab your friends and make them sign up, too! The more people, the more laughs!

 

Virtual Preschool Explorers

Wed, April 14, 10:30-11 a.m.

 

(Ages 2-5) Children will explore topics with hands-on activities in a live session. This month is all about shapes!

Virtual Earth Day Celebration

Thurs, April 22, 7-8 p.m.

 

(Grades K-5) Earth Day is 51 years old this year! Pick up a bag from April 19-22 at the branch you registered for with a craft and activities and join us on zoom for a story and other Earth Day activities that encourage us all to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cosponsored by the Joliet Junior Woman's Club.

 

 

Adult Scheduled Programming

 

Virtual Advanced ESL Classes

Mon, April 5, 12 19 & 26, 3-4 p.m.
 
 

Multilevel ESL Classes were possible through a partnership with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI). The VAI will be hosting these classes through Zoom.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual High Beginner ESL Classes

Thurs, March 4, 6-7 p.m.

 

With the High Beginner ESL Class, you can continue your English learning. Multilevel ESL Classes were possible through a partnership with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI). The VAI will be hosting these classes through Zoom.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual Chicago Jazz and Blues Legends

Wed, April 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

Join professional musician and historian Tim Wilsey as he celebrates some of the legends that called Chicago home, from Nat King Cole and Ramsey Lewis to Louis Armstrong and Big Joe Williams. Don't forget our great Chicago Blues musicians Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Howlin' Wolf. We have you covered! This is a live virtual presentation.

 

Virtual Advanced ESL Classes

Wed, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 3-4 p.m.

 

Multilevel ESL Classes were possible through a partnership with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI). The VAI will be hosting these classes through Zoom.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual ELL Conversation Club

Fri, April 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10-11 a.m.

 

Are you learning or improving your spoken English? Come practice with us in a virtual format for casual conversation and friendly company. Everyone is welcome.

 

Virtual Advanced ESL Classes

Sat, April 11, 18 & 25, 10-11 a.m.

 

 

Multilevel ESL Classes were possible through a partnership with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI). The VAI will be hosting these classes through Zoom.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

 

Virtual Citizenship Classes

Sun, April 11, 18 & 25, 10-11 a.m.

 

Are you interested in becoming a US citizen, or do you know someone who is? Sign up now to learn more about the citizenship process.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual Advanced ESL Classes

Sun, April 11, 18 & 25,
10:30-11:30 a.m.

 

Multilevel ESL Classes were possible through a partnership with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI). The VAI will be hosting these classes through Zoom.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual Intermediate ESL Classes

Sun, April 11, 18 & 25, 12-1 p.m.

 

Multilevel ESL Classes were possible through a partnership with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI). The VAI will be hosting these classes through Zoom.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual Beginner ESL Classes

Sun, April 11, 18 & 25,
12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Multilevel ESL Classes were possible through a partnership with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI). The VAI will be hosting these classes through Zoom.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual Citizenship Classes

Sun, April 11, 18 & 25,
1:30-2:30 p.m.

 

Are you interested in becoming a US citizen, or do you know someone who is? Sign up now to learn more about the citizenship process.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual High Beginner ESL Classes

Sun, April 11, 18 & 25, 7-8 p.m.

 

Multilevel ESL Classes were possible through a partnership with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI). The VAI will be hosting these classes through Zoom.

Questions? Email ipadilla@jolietlibrary.org or call us at 815-740-2660.

 

Virtual A Fireside Chat with National Bestselling Author John Sandford

Wed, April 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

 

Joliet Public Library teamed up with over 70 Illinois libraries to bring you a virtual program with John Sandford, just in time for his new book, Ocean Prey! Space is limited, and registration opens Thursday, April 1st, 9:00 am. A link will be sent to all registered participants at least 24 hours before the event.

John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of 29 Prey novels; 4 Kidd novels; 12 Virgil Flowers novels; 3 YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook; and 3 other books.

 

Virtual Morning Book Discussion Group

Tues, April 20, 10-11 a.m.

 

 

Share your love of reading with this lively book group!  There is a morning and evening session each month, and no registration is required. 

Interested in joining?  Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the Black Road Branch Circulation Desk, and email Christine to get more details:  cmaleno@jolietlibrary.org.  This month's title is:

               The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba 

The book group is meeting via conference call until further notice.   

 

Virtual Evening Book Discussion Group

Wed, April 21, 7-8 p.m.

 

Share your love of reading with this lively book group!  There is a morning and evening session each month, and no registration is required. 

Interested in joining?  Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the Black Road Branch Circulation Desk, and email Christine to get more details:  cmaleno@jolietlibrary.org.  This month's title is:

               The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba 

The book group is meeting via conference call until further notice.   

 

Virtual Oakwood Cemetery Tour

Mon, April 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

 

Join the Family History Guild on a tour through Oakwood Cemetery led by Historian Mary Beth Gannon.

 

Virtual Motoring West the Wright Way

Thurs, April 29, 7-8 p.m.

 

Discover the Frank Lloyd Wright and Route 66 connection! Wright and his students made annual pilgrimages from Wisconsin to Arizona. Learn about these trips and the many Wright-designed buildings on or near Route 66 with Dave Clark, author of the book Exploring Route 66 in Chicagoland.


Sign up now for next month's Program in a Bag offerings. Register anytime between the 1-24 of the month for the following month's bag. Pick-up will be from the 1-14 of each month at the library location you specified in your registration. Bags not picked up by the 14th will be given away on a first come, first served basis.

Program in a Bag: 1, 2, 3, Count with Me

Sign up April 1-24, Pick up May 1-14

(Ages 3-Kindergarten) Explore hands-on activities to learn math concepts.

 Program in a Bag: Chase the Stress Away

Sign up April 1-24, Pick up May 1-14

(Grades 6-12) As the school year comes to an end, help yourself de-stress by making your own calming jar and stress ball.

Program in a Bag: Screen Free Coding

Sign up April 1-24, Pick up May 1-14

(Grades 1-5) Learn to think like a programmer with these awesome hands-on computer-free activities.

 

Register for our quarterly Bookworm Bag by filling out our survey and Joliet Library staff will handpick library books for you to enjoy. When you pick up your books that are on hold, you will also receive a bag with some special "bookish" items! Bookworm Bags can be reserved for children, teens and adults and picked up at either library location. Just wait for your hold notification, and then you have five days to pick up your Bookworm Bag.

Reserve yours today!

 

 Programs Archive

Archive: These are programs that we have done in past weeks that you can still check out! 

 

 

 

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