Children - Programs

Program guidelines for Fall Session II 2018
Important Information on Fall II session 2018 Program Participation Requirements
There will be No Pre-Registration for Fall Programs, instead Registration for Bridgeview residents only will begin 30 minutes before the start of each program and event. Non-residents will be allowed to register 15 minutes before program. 
For example Toddler Playdate at 11am on Wednesday mornings, there are 20 spaces available for this program.  At 10:30am, the sign up sheet will be placed on the Youth Services reference desk for Bridgeiew Patrons to sign up. At 10:45am - if spaces are left, sign up is open to non Bridgeview patrons.
Once all 20 spaces are filled the program is closed.  Program admittance will close 10 minutes after the start of the program.  

* Bridgeview Residents will be allowed 15 minutes to register before Non-residents - *First come - First serve. 
* Please be advised that space is limited and a maximum capacity has been set for each program. Program materials will be prepared to accomodate the maximum amount of participants for each program, there will be no extra space. 
*Programs require that participants be within a certain age range, these guidelines are used to ensure a pleasant experience for all participants.  Age requirements will be enforced, thank you for your understanding. If a program is for all ages it will be stated in the brochure or on the website.
All families enrolled in school districts 109, 117, and 122 are invited to attend programs. Please stop in the library today for Fall Brochures and Calendars at the Children's Desk.
Please make an effort to be On Time for Programs
Sign-up begins 30 minutes before start of program.  PLEASE BE ADVISED if you are more than 10 minutes late for a program or event you may not be able to participate. Please see a Youth Services Associate at the Youth Reference desk for any questions. 


2018 -2019 School Year
Parent Programs led by School District 109

Parent Education Meetings: These casual meetings are held at the Library during our Interactive Music program Books N Boogie where children 1 1/2 to 3 years can attend while their parent or caregiver is at the meeting in the Children's department. This is a great oppertunity to meet other parents and share ideas and stories. Our professional mentor for these meetings will be Anne Whiting of School District 109.

Tuesday, November 6th at 11am - Parenting for School Success
Tuesday, November 27th at 11am - Encouraging Positive Behavior

Wednesday, November 7th 12 to 2pm -Parenting Workshop: 
Topics covered at this workshop will be "The Active Parent" and "Cooperation and Communication with children". Video presentation and practical conversation to follow. Please feel free to invite a friend to the workshop.

Friday, December 7th at 8:30am - Parent Discussion Group: Drop off your children at school and join us at the library for a light breakfast and some lively conversation. Each session will be a different parenting topic chosen by the group. Anne Whiting will be leading the discussion on issues parents care about. Parents are welcome to bring younger children not attending school. Questions or concerns, please contact Julie Soto at (708) 458-2880 ext 107.

Fall Session II
Weekday Programs
November/December 2018

Pre-K Craft Mondays 1pm -  Come join Ms. Paula for simple crafts that engage and strengthen fine motor as well as social skills. Ages 3-5  MAX 10  November 5, 12, & 26,  December 3, 10, 17 

Interactive Music/Books & Boogie Tuesdays 11am -
 Join Ms. Amy as we sing and dance together while playing musical instruments.  Ages 18months—3 years MAX 20 November 6th and 27th & December 19th

Family Music Time-Tuesday @ 6:30pm - 
 Ms. Raegan will provide interactive music the whole family will enjoy. Family Music will focus on enhancing social, communicative, motor/sensory, emotional, and academic/cognitive functioning, & music skills. Nov. 27th, Dec. 4th, & 11th
Toddler Playdate Wednesdays 11am - Foster positive social skills and learning through play! Story, songs and interactive time for play. Ages 18mos. to 2.5 years. MAX 20 Nov 14, 28 & Dec 12

After School Club Wednesdays 4pm -
 First a fun story and then a game of Bingo!  Bring a friend or meet new friends at the library.  Ages  5-7 years  MAX 10 Nov 7,14, 28 & Dec 5 & 12

Dramatic Play Fridays 11am - Imaginary play helps children build social emotional skills needed for healthy growth and development.  Ages 2-5yrs MAX 20  Nov 16, 30 & December 14th











Family Programs
Nov/Dec 2018

Saturday, November 3rd at 2pm - Video Gaming: Register 30 minutes before program. AGES 8 to 11 years only. 

Saturday, November 10th at 2pm - Wendy & DB Concert: Children will be engaged with melodic, interactive & contagious songs that even adulats will enjoy! All ages show.

Thursday, November 15th at 6:30pm - Family Reading Night 2018:
 Bring your family and join in the fun! Stories for all ages!

Saturday, November 17th at 2pm - Thanksgiving Family Craft: Parents & children crafting together to create something lovely for the upcoming holiday. 

Saturday, December 8th at 4pm - Celebrating music with Ronnie Malley: Learn the origins of Middle Eastern music through instruments and stories. All ages welcome!

Tuesday December 18th at 6:30pm - Letters to Santa: Have you finished your letter to Santa? Come to the library and enjoy cookies & milk and write a letter to the man in red. Ages 5 years and older - MAX 20

Friday, December 28th at 11:30am - Noon Years Eve party: 
This party is for our youngest patrons with dancing, games and the famous countdown at Noon! Ages 18mths to 5 years MAX 20

Movie & Popcorn
Saturday @ 2pm

November 24th - The Incredibes 2: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. RATED PG

December 1st - Christopher Robin: 
Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. RATED PG

December 22nd - ELF: 
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. RATED PG

December 29th - Sing a long FROZEN
When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. RATED PG


Holiday Week
Special Programs

Monday, November 19th at 2pm - Thanksgiving BINGO. Ages 5yrs & older - MAX 20

Tuesday, November 20th st 2pm - DIY Build. Ages 5 yrs & older

Wednesday, November 21st at 2pm - Clean out the closet crafts: Assorted varieties of crafts to choose. Ages 5yrs and older MAX 20

Thursday, December 20th at 6:30pm - Lego Night

Wednesday, December 26th at 2pm - Holiday Bingo

Thursday, December 27th at 2pm - DIY Build