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Story Stroll
Story Stroll Celebration and
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 
Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m.
Burr Ridge Village Center

Celebrate the opening of our new Story Stroll at Burr Ridge Village Center this weekend! The unveiling will take place before the center's Fall Festival of Fun.

Story Stroll is a series of 10 storyboards along a path at the shopping center that encourages families to read at their own pace while following the prompts for activities along the way. The stories will change seasonally, and the story for this fall is One Family by George Shannon.
The posts for Story Stroll were built by Andrew Cole of Darien as an Eagle Scout Project. Thank you to Andrew, Eagle Scout Troop 101, the Darien Lions Club, and Burr Ridge Village Center for making this project possible.
pet supplies
Pet Supply Drive
Through Nov. 15

Brownie Troop #51971 - comprised of 3rd grade students from Concord Elementary and Our Lady of Peace schools in Darien - is collecting pet supplies for the Hinsdale Humane Society for an Animal Service Project. A donation box is located on the landing of our staircase.
Tech Takeout Special:
Vornado 660
Whole Room Air Circulator

This fan circulates air throughout an entire room, allowing you to turn the thermostat up 5F - saving energy and money - without sacrificing comfort. It can also be used in winter to help circulate warm air. The Vornado 660 is available on our new Tech Takeout menu and can be checked out from the Technology Center Desk on the first floor.
Write-On Teen Literary Festival logo
Write-On Teen Literary Festival

It's the last week for teen writers to submit their poetry, short stories, and/or song lyrics for our Cool Compositions Contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners in each category. Entry forms are available at writeon.ippl.info and at the library's Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk. The entry deadline is this Saturday, Oct. 22. Winners will be announced Nov. 2 during An Evening with Jason Reynolds. Write-on is sponsored by The Gift of Carl Foundation. 
Write-On Jr.
Write-On Jr./
Cool Compositions Jr.

Kids in grades 5 and 6 can submit poetry and short stories for a chance to win a gift card to Barbara's Bookstore. There will be one winner in each category. Entries are due by Oct. 31. Winning entries will be contacted by Nov. 11. Application forms are available online.
Art Therapy Night
Art Therapy Night
Friday, Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

Unwind with adult coloring books while enjoying friendly conversation and soothing music. Bring your own materials or use ours. For 20-30 somethings only. Register here.
Bats in the Library
Bats in the Library
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Flying Fox Conservation Fund is bringing live bats to the library! Learn where bats live, what they eat, and the contributions they make to our ecosystem. Fun for all ages. Register here.
Sew Spooky
Sew Spooky
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Create your own Uglydoll using sewing machines. All materials will be provided. Presented by Deidre Winterhalter from the Niles Public Library. Register here.
Programs through Oct. 25

At the time this list is published, there are still openings in these programs. Each program is linked to its description and registration form (when required). Drop-in programs have an asterisk (*).

Teal: Kids & Families
Blue: Mid-Kids
Purple: Teens
Red: Adults
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