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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: History & Genealogy, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Best-selling author William Hazelgrove tells the story behind the World’s Fairs. It’s a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times that leads to a shining light of hope called :A Century of Progress". Once registered, you will r...
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.

Preschool Take and Make: Paper Flower Bouquet

10:00am - 5:00pm
Preschoolers
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Preschoolers
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5. Use paper to create a beautifully color bouquet of flowers. 40 kits available. We will start handing out kits at 10:00 am. Kits can be picked up at the Youth Services desk. Kits are fir...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Best-selling author William Hazelgrove tells the story behind the World’s Fairs. It’s a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times that leads to a shining light of hope called :A Century of Progress". Once registered, you will r...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Elementary Take and Make: Chia Pets

10:00am - 5:00pm
Children
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
This program is designed for children in grades K through 5. Mold it! Shape it! Bake it! Grow it! Sculpt your own adorable pet with clay. Bake it in the oven, fill it with seeds, and then watch it grow. This kit comes with everything you need to c...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Best-selling author William Hazelgrove tells the story behind the World’s Fairs. It’s a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times that leads to a shining light of hope called :A Century of Progress". Once registered, you will r...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Best-selling author William Hazelgrove tells the story behind the World’s Fairs. It’s a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times that leads to a shining light of hope called :A Century of Progress". Once registered, you will r...
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: 20
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.
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.  Do you have old and broken crayons laying around? Turn them into a beautiful color block candle. This kit will include everything you need to create a recycled crayon candle.  20 kits...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Family Bingo

6:00pm - 6:45pm
All Ages, Preschoolers, Children
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Preschoolers, Children
Program Type: Games & Activities, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
This program is geared for grades 5 and under with family (older and younger siblings welcome). Let's play Bingo over Zoom! One registration per family. Bingo cards and Zoom information will be sent after registration. You will need to provide the bi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Authors & Writers, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Description:
Join the live Zoom event on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 PM for a fireside chat with journalist, author and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz. Alex’s most notable books are An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago and the award winning national bestseller The...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Best-selling author William Hazelgrove tells the story behind the World’s Fairs. It’s a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times that leads to a shining light of hope called :A Century of Progress". Once registered, you will r...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Best-selling author William Hazelgrove tells the story behind the World’s Fairs. It’s a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times that leads to a shining light of hope called :A Century of Progress". Once registered, you will r...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Description:
Take a docent led tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition. It is a place for both those familiar with the Holocaust and those learning about it for the first time. Once registered, you will receive instructions to join the event. Your City @ Home...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Best-selling author William Hazelgrove tells the story behind the World’s Fairs. It’s a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times that leads to a shining light of hope called :A Century of Progress". Once registered, you will r...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
Take out the blender and get ready to spend some time with Chef Maddox as she prepares tasty and healthy smoothies. 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.

Preschool Take and Make: Caterpillars

10:00am - 5:00pm
Preschoolers
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Preschoolers
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
This kit is designed for children ages 3 to 5. Make a collection of caterpillars to celebrate Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 30 kits available. We will start handing out kits at 10:00 am. Kits can be picked up at the Youth Se...
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.

Family Movie Night Kits: Outdoor Adventures

10:00am - 9:00pm
All Ages, Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Pick up a themed kit containing things like snacks, craft ideas, suggestions for a game to play as a family and more. Select a movie to watch based on that theme and enjoy! Each month, the library provides a list of recommended movies to choose from ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
This program is intended for these in grades 6 to 12. Meow is the time to have your voice heard at the library! We will meet once a month to discuss your ideas for programs, books, and service projects. Earn volunteer hours while expressing your opin...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
Take out the blender and get ready to spend some time with Chef Maddox as she prepares tasty and healthy smoothies. Recipes provided. Once registered, you will receive instructions to view the event. ...