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November 30

Your little kitchen sidekick will love decorating a do-it-yourself child's apron! Let your helpers color with fabric markers, paint on custom designs, add felt pieces, pom-poms, and more! Use whatever you have at home to cook up some fun with these DIY aprons.
November, ages 2-5

Missing storytime? We can help!
New themes and stories each week. 

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Create a disguise for your gingerbread person based on your favorite storybook character. 
Cut out our gingerbread template and use materials you have at home to turn decorate. 
Return to the library by January 4, 2021 to be put in display case for voting. 
Take & Make Crafts

A new Take & Make Craft is available every week. Pick up at the door during library hours, while supplies last.

Tutorials available on our website and YouTube page.
December 1, 7:00 pm

Need some fresh inspiration for gift-giving? Julie Pearson of Winterberry Vintage and Home in Lake Barrington will share creative ideas for creating personal themed gifts.
Julie will demonstrate putting together and presenting thoughtful gifts using items old and new. She will also demonstrate simple home décor ideas for the holidays, highlighting your own favorite things.
December 3, 7:00 pm

We’ll discuss what books we’re enjoying, which books we aren’t, and what we’re reading next.  Discover “new to you books” from other readers as well as a rundown of new books hitting the library shelves each month.
by Dianne Freeman

Submitted by Lynn M.
Not all cozy mysteries are actually worth reading, but this most definitely was – as were its two sequels.

It was just what I needed: no chaotic politics or global pandemics, just interesting characters, minor misunderstandings, and the occasional murder.

The plots were believable and the action never lagged. What a fun series.
by Vivek H. Murthy, M.D.

Submitted by Kelly K.
What a book to read right now as we are struggling to stay home and away from each other! Written by the 19th Surgeon General of the U.S., this book makes the case for being together (creating social bonds and friendships) as a way to heal physical and mental illness, to avoid addiction, and more. It is an inspiration for us to join a group, reach out to family we don’t always talk to, and find time for friends who will be there when we need them (and they need us). Though we can still connect virtually right now, once we can also meet in person we will all be that much better off as a result.
by Varian Johnson

Submitted by Emily D.
Twins Maureen and Francine have done everything together and exactly the same through elementary school.
When Francine shows interest in the sisters pursuing different interests and not taking all the same classes Maureen feels left behind.
When they both decide to run for class president will their relationship ever be the same?
by Nancy Siscoe

Submitted by Kelly F.
Berry, Ginger, and Willow have lots of fall fun riding bikes, picking apples, jumping in leaf piles, and meeting friends. Together, with their friends, they add their leaves to a thankful-tree and make a feast for a fabulous Friendsgiving. Kids will enjoy this rhyming, fun to read, colorful book. It features hand sewn critter characters photographed in homemade settings.

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