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Haunted House Contest Submissions

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department
Submit a shoebox-sized haunted house October 1-19. Vote for your favorite October 21-29. Winner will be announced on October 31. 
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Haunted House Contest Voting

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department
Vote for your favorite October 21-29. Winner will be announced on October 31. 
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Dinovember

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department
Celebrate dinosaurs all month long in the Youth Services Department. Come upstairs for dinocrafts and dinoactivities. Maybe even meet a dinosaur or two. 
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Medicare 101

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
This educational workshop will explain how to navigate the maze of Medicare.
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DNA 101: A Genealogist's New Tool

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Come learn how DNA tests can provide useful information for genealogy research. Jane Haldeman of It's Relative will discuss the various tests available and explain what the results mean. 
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Pumpkin Decorating Extravaganza

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Create your own unique, no-carve pumpkin. A variety of supplies will be available to make it spooky or sparkly.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

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Crete Craft Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Crete Craft Club will use the room to work on crafts.
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SNAP Help

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Northern Illinois Food Bank logo
Crete Public Library District
Small Meeting Room
Jennifer Williams, SNAP Outreach Coordinator-Southern Region for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, will assist people with filling out applications for the Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Minecraft & .io Frenzy

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us in the Youth Department for Minecraft and .io games!

Let your imagination run wild with other Minecraft fans as you create and show off your own unique world! Join us to play MinecraftEdu.

Do you like Agar.io and Slither.io? Learn about other “.io” games out there to play.
Space is limited!

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs.
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Teen Movie Night

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Enjoy a popular or classic teen movie every month and FREE popcorn! Vote at Movie Night for either "The Addams Family" or "I Am Legend". The most popular selection will be shown. Drop-ins welcome.
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Discovery Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us for open-ended playtime geared toward exploration and socialization. Children can explore and use their senses at different sensory, artistic, and educational play stations.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Preschool Storytime

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Through books, songs, and fun educational activities, your child will enjoy spending time with other preschoolers while learning social and literacy skills to prepare them for school.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Medicare 101

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
This educational workshop will explain how to navigate the maze of Medicare.
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Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
This class lets you interact with your toddler and features stories, finger plays, music/movement activities and time to play at our literacy stations.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Incredible Bats

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Incredible Bats
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Get ready for a not so spooky show about bats. See real live bats and learn more about them and their place in the world. 

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 
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Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
This class lets you interact with your toddler and features stories, finger plays, music/movement activities and time to play at our literacy stations.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Preschool Storytime

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Through books, songs, and fun educational activities, your child will enjoy spending time with other preschoolers while learning social and literacy skills to prepare them for school.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Tween STEAM: Moving Monsters

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us each month for a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program geared for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Monsters aren't so scary when they can't move on their own; you get to decide in this program. Come build an automaton with monsters!

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 
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Private Use

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Small Meeting Room
Crete Lion's Club will meet
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Babies & Books

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Have fun with your baby at the library! Join us for stories, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and meet other families at this interactive and engaging storytime session.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Anime Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Do you love manga and anime? Join us on the second Friday for anime screenings and the last Friday for activities and crafts.
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Coding Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
We will begin exploring what code is, how we can use it, and start playing with our very first computer language, Scratch. PARENTS, please join us for this intro class to create an e-mail address for your child, as this will be central to all the programs we are using.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs.
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Crete Craft Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Crete Craft Club will use the room to work on crafts.
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Slightly Scary Movie Night: Casper

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Get in the spirit with a fun and spooky movie. Today's Movie: Casper.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 
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Knot Just for Knitters

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Small Meeting Room
Knot Just for Knitters is the library's regular group of needleworking patrons who get together to share camaraderie while working on knitting, crocheting, or any other type of needlework project. Everyone welcome. The group usually meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Registration not necessary. Call the library at 708-672-8017 for more information.
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