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De-Stress Fest

Monday, May 21, 2018
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Teen Section
Grades 9-12. Need a break from studying? We have both quiet places to study and activities to help you de-stress! Stop by the Teen Space throughout the week to find new ways to relax. Visit the Tinker Room for some snacks and hot chocolate. Happy Studying! 
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Sensory Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room

Babies-Preschool and caregivers.  Come enjoy a variety of sensory play experiences and stations with your little ones.  Stations are designed to stimulate your child’s mind through sensory play, discovery and gross motor activities.  Registration for each child attending is requested.

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Games for Grownups

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Meeting Room 6
Welcome to the new world of board games! Join us as we enjoy snacks, and play such games as Ticket to Ride and King of Tokyo. A different game is featured every month. Beginners welcome. For adults and teens age 16 and up. 
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Lapsit

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Ages 0-24 months with caregiver. Enjoy stories, baby bounces, songs and verse for a beginning storytime experience, motivating infants and toddlers toward literacy, books, and socialization. Come for storytime and stay for a brief play session after. Registration required - please register each child attending.
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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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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room

Aimed at K-5. Teen volunteers help students with homework, read together, or practice flash cards. Begins on September 5; no Homework Help on October 31 or November 21. No registration is necessary.

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Fox Valley Writers 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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Preschool Pals

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Ages 3-6. Join us for stories, songs, and more to encourage early literacy skills and library fun! Caregivers remain in Youth Services during the program. Registration required.
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Toddler Time

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
For 18 months - 3 years with caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes during this early literacy storytime that caregivers attend with the children. Registration required - please register each child attending. 
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Teen Hangout

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room

Gr. 6-12. Come to the library and hangout with your friends. We'll have the Wii U out to play games, art supplies to work on each month’s craft or your own projects, or you can simply chill. Register for a reminder via email or text.

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ASL Conversations

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Conference Room
Practice your ASL (American Sign Language) skills. This is an informal group, and you do not need to come every week. Beginners are welcome, but there will not be an instructor present. Please register, so others will know you're coming. 
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Read and Play Baby

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Babies 0-2 years old with caregivers. Bring baby ages 0-24 months for stories and songs interspersed with free play. This is a great way to get your child ready for toddler storytime! No registration is necessary for this drop-in program, but you may register for a reminder email or text. 
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Library Board Committee of the Whole Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room
The Library Board will be holding a Committee meeting to hear a presentation by the Consultant Sarah Keister Armstrong of Sarah Keister Armstrong and Associates LLC to discuss the Boards ideas and plans for the fall 2018 strategic planning process. The Board will also have final review of the FY 2019 budget prior to approval at the May 12, 2018 Board Meeting.
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Homeschool Fun: Messy Art

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room

All ages and families. Drop in to meet local homeschool families, learn about library resources and research, and enjoy activities or crafts. This month dress to get messy as we will be creating fun art projects! Registration required.

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Adulting: Basic Financials 101

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room

Re-learn the basics of how to manage your personal finances. Identify the terminology and methods of budgeting and credit. You will acquire the tools to set goals, create savings plans, and learn how to maintain a personal budget. Explore types of loans, learn how to pay off debt, and delve into the differences between credit reports and credit scores.

 

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The Library Strikes Back

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room

All ages. Are you ready for May the Fourth Be with You? Celebrate all things Star Wars with activities, games and photo ops. Register for a reminder email or text.

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Classic Cinema

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room
Join us for a classic film, and enjoy the free popcorn and lemonade. This month we will be showing Pillow Talk starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. 

A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room

Aimed at K-5. Teen volunteers help students with homework, read together, or practice flash cards. Begins on September 5; no Homework Help on October 31 or November 21. No registration is necessary.

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Abe Lincoln Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Tinker Youth Program Room
Enjoy snacks and conversation about When We Collided by Emery Lord. The first five to register at the library will receive a free copy of the book. 
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ASL Conversations

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Conference Room
Practice your ASL (American Sign Language) skills. This is an informal group, and you do not need to come every week. Beginners are welcome, but there will not be an instructor present. Please register, so others will know you're coming. 
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Audiobooks Aren't Cheating!

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Main Meeting Room
Convinced that audiobooks don't really count as reading? Unsure if letting your child or teen listen to a book will help them grow as a reader? In fact, listening to books can help improve fluency, expand vocabulary and increase motivation to read. Come learn more about the benefits of audiobooks as well as the variety of options for listening that the library offers. Perfect for parents of reluctant readers, avid readers and everyone in between.
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Evening Book Discussion Group

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Conference Room

This month’s selection is The Child by Fiona Barton.

"As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn--house by house--into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women--and torn between what she can and cannot tell"-- Provided by publisher.

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Free Comic Book Day

All Day
Messenger Public Library North Aurora Illinois
Stop by the  Youth Services department to pick up your FREE comic for Free Comic Book Day! Sponsored by Graham Crackers Comics of St. Charles.  
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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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¡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. Se proporcionarán bebidas. 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. Refreshments will be served. 
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