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Pinterest Night

Wednesday, May 25th | 6:00-8:00 PM
Join us for a monthly Pinterest craft! This month's craft is a tabletop firepit. All supplies provided! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To reserve your spot, please call 309-755-9614 ext. 105 or email coxt@eastmolinelibrary.org

Teen Unwind

Friday, May 27th| 5:00-10:00 pm
Stressful week? Come and chill with friends and enjoy fun activities like crafts, yoga and games. We will have guest speakers from The Gray Matters Collective and Foster's Voice speak about mental health.

Illinois Libraries Present: Jessamine Chan & Emily Maloney

May 25, 2022 7:00 PM
Join Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney for a discussion about the systems of power that impact our lives, our families, and our finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, The School for Good Mothers and Cost of Living.

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An Evening with Kwame Onwuachi James Beard Award-Winning Chef

June 22, 2022 7:00 PM
Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.”

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An Evening with Michelle Zauner

June 30, 2022 7:00 PM
Michelle Zauner, the indie rock star of Japanese Breakfast fame, discusses her music career and her bestselling book Crying in H Mart.

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For Adults

Pinterest Night

May 25, 2022 6:00 PM
Join us for a monthly Pinterest craft! This month's craft is a tabletop firepit. All supplies provided! Ages 18 and Up. Limit of 24 people. To reserve your spot, please call 309-755-9614 ext. 105 or email coxt@eastmolinelibrary.org

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Cookbook Club - Chicken

Jun 8, 2022 6:00 PM
Check out a cookbook and make a dish to share! Bring + share recipes involving chicken. We will provide utensils, napkins and plates. Ages 18 and Up

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Unsolved True Crime Club

Jun 13, 2022 6:30 PM
Our first discussion will be about the Jon Benet Ramsay case. We will provide all of the info about the first case including articles, police reports, the autopsy report and more. This is for adults 18+ There is no sign up for this club. We will meet at Midwest Ale Works.

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Pinterest Night

Jun 15, 2022 6:00 PM
Join us for a monthly Pinterest craft! This month's craft is a tree of life. All supplies provided! Ages 18 and Up. Limit of 20 people. To reserve your spot, please call 309-755-9614 ext. 105 or email coxt@eastmolinelibrary.org

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For Teens

Teen Unwind

May 27, 2022 5:00 PM
Stressful week? Come and chill with friends and enjoy fun activities like crafts, yoga and games. We will have guest speakers from The Gray Matters Collective and Foster's Voice.

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Intermission at Runner's Park

Jun 7, 2022 4:00 PM
Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air with friends! Play games, listen to music and hang out at Runner's Park. Sign up is required. Please call 309-755-9614 to sign up. This is for teens in grades 6-12.

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Teen Movie Night

Jun 9, 2022 4:00 PM
Enjoy a showing of the movie "Camp Rock." We will have popcorn and drinks with the movie. We will also paint rocks! This is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is required.

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Teen Tie Dye Day

Jun 15, 2022 4:00 PM
Choose from over 15 different colors to make your own unique design! Bring your own shirt, socks or other white item to dye and we will provide all the other materials! We will be in the parking lot of Runner's Park. Call 309-755-9614 to sign up!

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Teen Pride Party

Jun 17, 2022 5:00 PM
Celebrate Pride Month with us! Make crafts, eat snacks and watch the graphic novel adaption of "Heartstopper”! Grades 6-12 | Sign Up Required

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Teen Macrame Crafts

Jun 21, 2022 4:00 PM
Learn the art of macrame while creating your own unique keychains! We will show different techniques and offer a range of colors so each person can create their ideal keychain. This is for teens in grades 6-12. There is a limit of 30 teens.

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Teen Lit

Jun 23, 2022 4:00 PM
Do you love to read? Meet with other book lovers and discuss the books you've read recently! This is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is required.

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Teen Talent Show

Jun 24, 2022 5:00 PM
Showcase your talent on the big stage! We will have a talent show at Runner's Park for any teens that want to sing, dance, play an instrument, etc.! Sign up is required for this event. This is for teens in grades 6-12.

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Teen Library Council (TLC)

Jul 1, 2022 4:00 PM
Aside from having your voice heard and your ideas taken seriously, all time spent in meetings or assisting with programs/events can be counted for volunteer/service learning hours as may be required by your school. Participation in TLC is a great way to meet teens from outside your school!

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Miss Independent (For Middle School Girls)

Aug 12, 2022 6:00 PM
This course teaches middle school girls to recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships and the dangers hidden in social media. Participants learn to use their voice, recognize their own worth, and fight back if needed, with precision and determination, to get to safety and help.

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SASS 1 (For High School Girls)

Aug 19, 2022 6:00 PM
Participants are trained physically and mentally for the most common threats to their safety. This course is paramount to creating a community of women and girls who know their inherent worth and how to advocate for it verbally and physically.

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For Children

Story Time

Jun 7, 2022 10:30 AM
Lion, Tigers, and Bears, OH MY! Join our Children Librarians for an energetic, read aloud Story Time followed by an easy craft!

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Kids Krafternoon

Jun 8, 2022 2:00 PM
This Summer is all about camping! Make a compass necklace with us. All materials will be provided. This craft is for kids in grades 5 and under.

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Mom & Me Lapsit Story Time

Jun 9, 2022 10:30 AM
Join us for fun activities, stories and more! No sign up is required for this program. This program is recommended for kids that aren't quite walking yet!

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Ready Set STEAM! - Weather

Jun 13, 2022 2:00 PM
Learn about weather and make a cool craft! This activity is for kids in grades 5 and under. All materials will be provided. Limit of 20, please call 309-755-9614 ext.108 to sign up!

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Story Time

Jun 14, 2022 10:30 AM
Let's celebrate Flag Day! Join our Children Librarians for an energetic, read aloud Story Time followed by an easy craft!

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Lego Club

Jun 15, 2022 3:00 PM
Join us in constructing lots of fun! Build whatever you would like! We will provide the legos, you can bring your imagination! This is for kids in grades 3-5. Sign up is required, limit of 25 kids.

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Mom & Me Lapsit Story Time

Jun 16, 2022 10:30 AM
Join us for fun activities, stories and more! No sign up is required for this program. This program is recommended for kids that aren't quite walking yet!

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Kids Bingo in the Park

Jun 16, 2022 6:00 PM
Let's play some Bingo in the park! Meet us at Runner's Park for an evening of bingo. This is for kids in grades 5 and under. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Sign up is required | Limit of 20 kids

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Story Time with Special Guest from WQPT/PBS

Jun 21, 2022 10:30 AM
Come enjoy a storytime with special guests from WQPT! No registration is required. This is for kids in preschool-1st grade.

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Mom & Me Lapsit Story Time

Jun 23, 2022 10:30 AM
Join us for fun activities, stories and more! No sign up is required for this program. This program is recommended for kids that aren't quite walking yet!

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Story Time

Jun 28, 2022 10:30 AM
HOP on over to the library and make a frog craft! Join our Children Librarians for an energetic, read aloud Story Time followed by an easy craft!

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Lego Club

Jun 30, 2022 3:00 PM
Join us in constructing lots of fun! Build whatever you would like! We will provide the legos, you can bring your imagination! This is for kids in grades 3-5. Sign up is required, limit of 25 kids.

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