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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Game Makers: Duct Tape Checkers

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Make your very own game of checkers with duct tape and water bottle lids. 

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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Haunted House Contest Winner Announced

All Day
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department
Winner of the Haunted House Contest announced. 
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Halloween Spooktacular

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Join us for a very special Halloween storytime full of stories and other Halloween fun! Kids are encouraged to wear costumes to trick-or-treat around the library.

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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Act Along Movie: Coco

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Miguel and his familia. Sing along, wait for the cues to add your own special effects, make a craft, and join in la fiesta.

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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LEGO Block Party

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Build awe-inspiring creations with our collection of LEGO bricks! We’ll bring the LEGOs, you bring the creativity!
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Registration begins 10/21/2019 at 8:00 AM

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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Harry Potter Fan Club

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
“It's leviOsa, not levioSA!” Harry Potter nerds unite! Meet up with other fans of J. K. Rowling’s magical series and enjoy some Hogwarts-inspired crafts and games. Wizard or muggle, you’re welcome here.

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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Registration begins 10/21/2019 at 8:00 AM

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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Get Wimpy: Wimpy Kid Book Launch

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us as we celebrate the release of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball with fun games and activities. 

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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Registration begins 10/21/2019 at 8:00 AM

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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