READ - LEARN - CONNECT
November 2021 Newsletter
ADULTS  |  CHILDREN & TEENS  |  RESEARCH  |  LOCAL HISTORY
Welcome to our e-newsletter sponsored by the Friends of the Library!
As the COVID-19 pandemic situation evolves, we will keep you updated about library news and services.
Please check our website and Facebook page for up-to-date information. t
Hours of Operation
We have NEW regular hours!

Mon-Thurs: 9:00 - 7:00
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00
Sat: 9:00 - 4:00

Curbside pickup is still available for those who wish to use it.
COVID-19 Policy at the Library
The Governor announced a statewide indoor mask mandate for all Illinois residents, regardless of vaccination status, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates continue to increase. The masking requirements were effective Monday, August 30th.

Please continue to check our website for updated information.
Check Out Our New Website!
We launched our new website mid-October! Let us know what you think!
YPL Community Fest!
Thank you to everybody who came out to make our Community Fest a success! Congratulations to all the raffle winners!
Maya A.
Tim F.
Jaxson C.
Evelyn U.
The Grimes Family
The Provost Family
Justin K.
New to the Library this month!
We have one computer station in Adult Services dedicated to accessibility, including a trackball mouse and large print keyboard!
Memory Kits are now available! These kits are intended to stimulate conversation or reminiscence with a person with dementia, memory loss, or cognitive impairment.
November Events
Run Turkey Escape Room
All November by appointment!
Turkey does not want to be Thanksgiving dinner.
Please use the clues to unlock and open the boxes to help the turkey.

Contact the Youth Service's desk for an appointment or stop in.
We are asking our young patrons to liven up the Library for November! If interested, you can request a window space to decorate. Simply call the library at 630-553-4354 ext. 108 for an appointment.

Space is limited, so call soon!
Do you crochet, knit, needlepoint, sew, or quilt? If so, get together with fellow "threaders" for a creativity blast! Come work on your unfinished projects, show off finished projects, and check out what other people are doing. The "Threads & More" group is an informal, friendly group that welcomes all interests and abilities. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month. This program is for adults 18 and older. No registration is required. Come see what this is all about.
Teens in grades 8-12 get together to share ideas about the teen area in the Library. They help create and plan programs. This group also has opportunities to earn volunteer hours. Great chance to meet new people and have some fun and laughs.
Come join us for this fun, new class! Chair Yoga helps to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, improve balance, and increase strength and flexibility. These classes benefit adults of all ages and levels of yoga experience.
Registration Required
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join us for Drop-In Story Time. The Friends of the Library will read stories and finger plays to your child. This story time will be held in our large Michelle Pfister Meeting Room. 

Face masks and social distancing are required.
We will provide you a theme and a container of various LEGOs to use in the library. Use only the blocks provided and your creativity to make your build. Your creation will be added to the LEGO display at the Library.
Please register on the website, then come in anytime the week of November 8-13 to make your creation.
The Friends of the Library meet on the 2nd Monday of every month. The group supports and cooperates with the Yorkville Public Library in developing, maintaining, and enhancing facilities, resources, and services of the Library through membership dues and fundraising.
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of each month in the Michelle Pfister Meeting Room

The public is welcome to attend.
Join us for songs, stories, and dancing. Your child will receive a take-home craft to complete.

Register today and Ms Jennette will see you soon!

We have a YPAC Ballerina joining our Story Time on Nov. 10. She will read a few stories and end with a short ballet lesson.

Please register for this program.
Stop by any time Monday - Thursday, 10:00am - 6:30pm to experience a parent/child guided opportunity for hands-on literacy instruction. Literacy Centers are designed to give children ample opportunity to practice the listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
Explore the complex world of need-based and merit-based financial aid. Parents and students will learn strategies for lowering their EFC (Expected Family Contribution), new FASFA rules, and tips for optimizing college admissions and scholarships.
Children can come to the library, select a book and read to a furry friend. All therapy dogs and handlers have been certified by an accredited organization. This program was designed because children feel less pressure when reading to a dog than to an adult; it is meant to help struggling readers and to encourage all children to read. It is open to all levels of readers and non-readers. Space is limited.

Please contact the Library at 630-553-4354 ext. 108 for your 15 minute time slot.
Join award-winning author Richard Holinger for a reading and Q&A. Holinger has received four Pushcart Prize nominations. His Thread essay was a "Notable" in Best American Essays 2018. Among other journals, his fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Witness, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, and Boulevard. 

Registration is recommended.
Note: This event takes the place of the regularly scheduled Creative Writing Group.
Join us for interactive and engaging books and activities for you and your child. Please register for one of the times on the website.

We are so glad that we are able to bring back Monday Movies! This month, we are showing Stillwater! Registration is required, 20 spots available. For adults 18 and older.

**Following COVID-19 policies, social distancing is required. No snacks will be allowed until further notice.
Virtual November Events
Señora Katalina will be holding Spanish Storytime on the Yorkville Library Facebook Page this month!
Leah English provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Tinkercad.

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool, that allows you to create an object that we can print on our 3D printer.

Check out the library's YouTube channel, and follow the steps to create your own 3D printed piece. Prints cost $0.20 per gram.
Book Clubs!
In this two-session book club, we will read an easy reader chapter book. This month's book is "The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken," by Doreen Cronin. Please register for both days on the YPL website.

*Face masks and social distancing are required.
Meet at Hoover Forest Preserve (11285 W Fox Rd, Yorkville) for a walk and to talk about books! We'll park in the first lot (closest to Fox Rd) and walk from there. Weather permitting.

Registration required.

This two-session book club starts Nov. 8. We are reading the book "I Survived the Great Chicago Fire,1871" by Lauren Tarshis. The participants will receive the book on Nov. 8 and read it at home. Then it will be discussed at the following session on Nov. 22. Please register for both days on the YPL website.

*Face masks and social distancing are required.
This group meets on the 2nd Wednesday each month at Noon in the Library Board Room on the 2nd Floor.

This month's book: "The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell," by Robert Dugoni
The Men’s book club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Michelle Pfister Meeting Room for a lively, thought-provoking discussion. A wide array of book choices will keep you excited and energized about reading. You’ll be introduced to fascinating books across all genres, learn about new authors, and meet people from your community. 
Newcomers are always welcome!

This month: "The Underground Railroad," by Coulson Whitehead
Teen Book Club is back!

Mackenzie will lead the group in a discussion about this month's book, "A Good Girls Guide to Murder," by Holly Jackson. The book is available for pick up starting November 3 at the Youth Services desk.
Registration is required.

Hey Muggles!
Harry Potter Book Club has arrived. Join Mackenzie each month for a magical discussion on each book in the series. The second book, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk starting November 3.

There will be a Harry Potter Party after the completion of the final book.
Please register; space is limited.
Save the Date!
Great New Reads at the Library!