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This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking, Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Description:
This program is intended for those in grades 6 to 12. Join artist Addie Afable for a Fandom Fest exclusive Manga Draw Along session. He will share tips and tricks and walk you through the creative process.  A link to the presentation will be ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking, Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Description:
Join artist Addie Afable for a Fandom Fest exclusive Manga Draw Along session. He will share tips and tricks and walk you through the creative process.  A link to the presentation will be sent to registrants the week of the event via email. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Authors & Writers, Speaker, Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 83
Description:
Join Young Adult author and fandom enthusiast, Ryan La Sala, for an exclusive Fandom Fest Q&A and author visit. Ryan will discuss cosplay and his latest book, Be Dazzled, which takes place in the world of conventions and cosplay contests. Th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Description:
Explore the Nuestras Historias exhibition which includes works from the museum's permanent collection. This exhibition showcases the dynamic and diverse stories of Mexican identity in North America. It presents cultural identity that continually evol...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Fandom Fest Virtual Cosplay Fashion Show

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children, Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking, Games & Activities, Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Description:
Join us online for the announcement of the winners in each Fandom Fest Fashion Show category and a celebration of all of the participants in this year's contest.  Cosplay is a great way to express your love for your favorite fandoms...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Fandom Fest Panel: Cosplay 101

4:00pm - 5:00pm
All Ages, Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children, Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking, Games & Activities, Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Description:
Feeling inspired by all of the cool cosplay from the Fandom Fest Fashion Show? Join Chicagoland cosplay group, Real Quick! Cosplay for a panel on beginning cosplay. Learn the first steps to cosplay, awesome tips and tricks from experienced cosplayers...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Description:
History comes to life as Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson. Remembered as a remarkable woman in history, Rachel lived her life as an environmental writer, marine biologist and author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

9:00am - 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Description:
Chef Dave Esau spices up the celebration with a new take on Mexican favorites. Proper cooking, preparation techniques and fun are Dave’s specialities. Recipes provided. Once registered, you will receive instructions to view the event. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: English Language Learning, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
Learn new words, practice your pronunciation and become more fluent in English in a relaxed group.  Improve your English by reading and discussing information from newspapers, magazines and books. Once registered, you will receive instruction...
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Preschoolers
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5. With just three paper bags you will make and decorate your own nature journal with pockets for holding the treasures you collect along your walk. Also included will be things t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 74
Description:
Join Bob Allen as he helps us learn more about our ancestors as a way to better understand their lives. One avenue is the clubs they belonged to - including secret societies. Groups such as the American League, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Kni...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

9:00am - 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Description:
Chef Dave Esau spices up the celebration with a new take on Mexican favorites. Proper cooking, preparation techniques and fun are Dave’s specialities. Recipes provided. Once registered, you will receive instructions to view the event. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Elementary Take and Make: Bird House

10:00am - 5:00pm
Children
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
This program is designed for children ages 6 to 11. You'll have everything you need to assemble, paint, and decorate a bird house. 45 kits available. We will start handing out kits at 10:00 am. Kits can be picked up at the Youth Service...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

9:00am - 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Description:
Chef Dave Esau spices up the celebration with a new take on Mexican favorites. Proper cooking, preparation techniques and fun are Dave’s specialities. Recipes provided. Once registered, you will receive instructions to view the event. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mobile Workforce Center

9:30am - 3:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Plainfield Public Library District
Room: Outside: Back of Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Career, Technology
Description:
The Workforce Services Division of Will County Mobile Workforce Center will be in the Route 59 parking lot from 9:30 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM to provide support for people looking for a job. These services are free and open to all adults. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Interview Breakthrough

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Career, Special Event
Description:
Job interviews can cause anxiety. Don’t worry! Join this live virtual workshop presented by Plainfield Public Library District and Brainfuse JobNow. During the workshop, you will learn the secret cause to acing your interview including tips abou...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

9:00am - 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Description:
Chef Dave Esau spices up the celebration with a new take on Mexican favorites. Proper cooking, preparation techniques and fun are Dave’s specialities. Recipes provided. Once registered, you will receive instructions to view the event. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Outdoor Family Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children
Registration
Library Branch: Plainfield Public Library District
Room: Outside: Back of Library
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Join us in the grassy outdoor area by the parking lot for stories, songs and more. For everyone's safety, each group of attendees will be asked to sit 6' apart.  Limited to 20 attendees. Please register each adult and child attending.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: English Language Learning, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
Practice while connecting with friends. Share ideas and culture and discuss current events, family life and anything relevant to you. Once registered, you will receive instructions to join the event. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Take and Make: Bath Bombs

10:00am - 7:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking, Virtual
Description:
This kit is intended for those in grades 6 to 12.  Get ready to relax with a DIY bath bomb. The kit will include everything you need to create a fun and fizzy bath bomb.  20 kits will be available. We will start handing out the k...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

9:00am - 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Description:
Chef Dave Esau spices up the celebration with a new take on Mexican favorites. Proper cooking, preparation techniques and fun are Dave’s specialities. Recipes provided. Once registered, you will receive instructions to view the event. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

9:00am - 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Description:
Chef Dave Esau spices up the celebration with a new take on Mexican favorites. Proper cooking, preparation techniques and fun are Dave’s specialities. Recipes provided. Once registered, you will receive instructions to view the event. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take and Make: Bead Bracelet Kit

10:00am - 7:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
Starting May 1, you are welcome to pick up a craft kit to complete at home. All supplies and instructions are included in each kit. The kit can be picked up at the Reference desk on the upper level of the Library. Due to limited supplies, kits are fi...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Tour: Chicago Children's Museum

1:00pm - 2:00pm
All Ages, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Description:
In this virtual tour, get an exclusive look at the Cloudbuster climbing exhibit, the Zoom Room and more. Housed in Navy Pier, the museum is designed for experimentation, creativity and learning for all children. Once registered, you will receive inst...