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Brr! It's Cold Outside Kindness Craft

Monday, February 11, 2019
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Knit or crochet a children's hat this winter, to be donated to a local charity. Stop by the Adult Services Help Desk starting December 3rd to pick up supplies and patterns. Please bring the completed hats back to the Adult Services Help Desk by February 11th. 
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Drop-in Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Missing storytime? Need to get out of the house? Stop by the Library for some playtime! We will be pulling the Lapsit and Read & Play Baby toys out for your little ones to play with. Come interact with other local families and avoid cabin fever. No registration is needed. See the full calendar for dates and times.  
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Books & Bites

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Grades 3-5. Enjoy Bluestem books, activities and sweet treats! Registration required.

This month, we'll read Ada's Violin: the Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood and create our own recycled musical instruments.
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Introduction to MS Publisher 2010

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Meeting Room 1
Learn the basics of MS Publisher, a desktop publishing program that can be used to create a variety of publications. Learn to easily create business cards, greeting cards, calendars, newsletters and more. Laptops will be provided. Space is very limited, please register in advance. For adults. 
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Pre-K Play

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Come join in the fun with free play for your preschool children.  This is a drop in program. Register if you would like a reminder for each event. Each day is a different activity. 
12/5/18 PUPPETS
12/12/18 CARS
12/26/18 FLANNEL BOARD
1/2/19 TRAINS
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Teen DIY: Magnetic Chalkboard

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room

Grades 6-12. Create and personalize a magnetic chalkboard perfect for your locker. Use chalkboard paint to turn picture frame glass into a write-able surface and decorate the frames as you wish! Registration required.

 

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CANCELLED TODAY: Drop-in Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Missing storytime? Need to get out of the house? Stop by the Library for some playtime! We will be pulling the Lapsit and Read & Play Baby toys out for your little ones to play with. Come interact with other local families and avoid cabin fever. No registration is needed. See the full calendar for dates and times.  
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Library Opens at 1:00 p.m. Today

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
The Library will be opening at 1:00 p.m. due to repair of a water pipe. The Library will be closed from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1;00 p.m. today and be open from 1:00 p.m. to 9;00 p.m. today.
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Lego Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room
All ages. Drop-in for Lego building fun at Messenger! Register for a reminder email or text.
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Conference Room
The Library Board of Trustees meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public under the Illinois Opens Meeting Act. Meeting Agendas are posted in house and on the Library website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Meeting minutes are posted within 14 business days following approval by the Library Board. Click here for more information.
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Genealogy Group

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Conference Room
Get together with other genealogy enthusiasts on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Get started with your family history research, share your exciting finds, explore new sources, and discuss topics of interest. Beginners are always welcome. Please register, just so we know you are coming. 
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Caudill Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Gr. 4-8. Join us for snacks, conversation and activities about the Caudill Award nominees. The first 5 to register at the Youth Services Desk will receive a free copy of the book. Registration required.

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¡Gratis! Inglés Conversacional para Hispanohablantes! / Conversational English for Spanish Speakers

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Conference Room
Le damos la bienvenida para que vegan a nuestro grupo y para mejorar sus habilidades de hablar Inglés. Por favor, regístrese con anticipación @messengerpl.org o por teléfono.  Para adultos y adolescentes de 16 o más. We welcome you to come to our group and improve your English speaking skills. Please register in advance, online or call (639) 896-0240. 
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Drop-in Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Missing storytime? Need to get out of the house? Stop by the Library for some playtime! We will be pulling the Lapsit and Read & Play Baby toys out for your little ones to play with. Come interact with other local families and avoid cabin fever. No registration is needed. See the full calendar for dates and times.  
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Morning Coffee Break and a Book

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Conference Room

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Curious Kids

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Grade K-2. Explore art, nature, and science with stories and activities. Dress to get messy! Registration required.
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Paper Loop Christmas Trees - Evening Art Club for Grownups

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room
Deck the halls with a custom-made Christmas tree made with a cardboard cone embellished with scrapbook paper, ribbon, buttons and bling. No experience necessary, all materials will be supplied.
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Fox Valley Writer's Group

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Conference Room
The Fox Valley Writers group is dedicated to the idea of helping writers of all skill levels connect and grow with one another. We meet every other Tuesday with the dual goals of getting some writing done, and sharing positive, constructive feedback on one another’s work. We also craft, edit, and layout the yearly anthology Foxtales. Membership is free and open to all adults 18 and over. We work with poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of all categories. Consistent attendance is encouraged, but not required. For more information, please contact us at foxvalleywriters@gmail.com
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Snowflakes & Stories: Storytime & Craft

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room
All ages, aimed at ages 2-5. Come join us for some stories about snow and a fun craft to celebrate the winter season. Registration required.
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Furry Friends! with Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
For beginning readers. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Bring a book to share with a furry friend. Space is limited: visit the Furry Friends Sign Up to register for a 15-minute slot. Registration required.
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Drop-in Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Missing storytime? Need to get out of the house? Stop by the Library for some playtime! We will be pulling the Lapsit and Read & Play Baby toys out for your little ones to play with. Come interact with other local families and avoid cabin fever. No registration is needed. See the full calendar for dates and times.  
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Library Closed All Day

All Day
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
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Library Closed All Day

All Day
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
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Pre-K Play

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Come join in the fun with free play for your preschool children.  This is a drop in program. Register if you would like a reminder for each event. Each day is a different activity. 
12/5/18 PUPPETS
12/12/18 CARS
12/26/18 FLANNEL BOARD
1/2/19 TRAINS
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Little Kids Build!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room
All ages, aimed at ages 2-6. Too little for Legos or just want to build BIG? Join us while we bring out a variety of building blocks for an hour of free play and building fun! Please register all children attending.
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