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Follow our programs on these platforms:
Facebook Video and Facebook Live
Grab and Go Activity Kits
Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 31 at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In-Person: Library Parking Lot

Dress up and visit the library to see staff in costume and get a little goodie bag.
Check our website calendar closer to the event for more details. 
Paint a Tiny Pumpkin Kits
Monday Thru Saturday
October 19 - 31

In-Person: (Grab & Go Counter)

In partnership with the Village of Fox Lake, we are giving out mini pumpkin painting craft kits. Pick up the pumpkin kit at the library to take home. Each kit will include a tiny pumpkin and three acrylic paint colors. Send a photo of your creation to to have it featured on the Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Facebook page. First come first serve, as supplies last.

Paint a Pumpkin
Saturday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m.

In this pre-recorded video we will be showing you a few different ways you can paint a tiny pumpkin using acrylic paint.
Monster Mash Pop Culture Trivia
Mondays at 10 a.m.

Each week we dig deeper into Pop Culture with trivia on a selected topic. In honor of Halloween, each week we’ll be looking at a different Horror Franchise in the month of October. Pop Culture Trivia is posted every Monday morning, with answers posted the next day. Each week is a new topic!

Murder Mystery Book Club
Thursday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m.

The title for this month is The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, copies of the book are available through the Hoopla database. Share your thoughts on the title through our Facebook post on 10/1.

A History of Peanuts
Charlie Brown GangFriday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
Facebook and Youtube

70 years ago today, the first Peanuts comic strip was published. Join us for a short video highlighting milestones from the comic strip's history. The pre-recorded video will be available to view on Facebook and YouTube.
Mason Jar PaintingPaint an Autumn Scene
Monday, October 12 at 5 p.m.
Facebook and Youtube

Get into the spirit of autumn by painting an autumn scene!  Alex will show you an example of one of his favorite autumn scenes painted on a glass jar.  
Intro to ReferenceUSA Database
ReferenceUSA LogoTuesday, October 13 at 5 p.m.
Facebook and Youtube

In this video tutorial, Alex will show you some of the basic features of the ReferenceUSA database so that you can research company information for that next job application and interview.   
Google Sheets: Sort and Filter
Tuesday, October 20 at 5 p.m.
Facebook and Youtube

In this video tutorial, Alex will help you organize your book collection by highlighting the sort and filter feature in google sheets.
Intro to Digital Books of Illinois Database
Tuesday, October 27 at 5 p.m.
Facebook and Youtube

Learn a basic introduction to using the Digital Books of Illinois database to find and download both electronic books and electronic audio-books.
Book Hedgies Craft Tutorial
Hedge Hog & Book HedgieWednesday, October 28 at 10 a.m.
Facebook and Youtube

Take an old book and begin folding to create your own Book Hedgie with your instructor Liz. The pre-recorded video will be available on Facebook and Youtube.
The Bat Movie CoverFriday Flicks
Friday, October 30 at 10 a.m.

Calling all film buffs! Watch the movie and then share your thoughts on our Facebook Post! This month’s movie is The Bat starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead. Check out a copy of the film on Hoopla Digital or by visiting the library.
Widows House Book CoverMurder Mystery Book Club
Thursday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m.

The title for the month of November is The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman, copies of the book are available through the Hoopla database. Share your thoughts on the title through our Facebook post on 11/5.
Children's Programs
Storytime Online
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Facebook & Youtube

Miss Hannah brings you stories, action rhymes, flannel activities, and more at storytime online! Watch all the past Storytime Online Videos on our Youtube Playlist.

Weekly Book Picks
Fridays at 4 p.m
Facebook Live

Explore the children's book at the library with Miss Liv live on Facebook! Each week she covers topics and some of her favorite books.

Grab & Go: Craft
Monday Thru Saturday
October 5 - 17

In-Person (Grab & Go Counter)

This craft will be available to pick up for 2 weeks! We will have a Pumpkin Pie craft for you to take home and create. While supplies last.

Zoom Fall Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Join Ms. Courtney in a virtual scavenger hunt to find all things fall around your home. Registration Required. Click here to sign up.

The Library Box
Saturday, October 19 at 12:00 p.m.
Facebook Live

Join Miss Liv and Miss Courtney in another episode of the Library Box. Join us to find out what we will be making at this surprise event.

STEAM to GO: Tangrams
Monday Thru Saturday
October 19 - 23

In-Person (Grab & Go Counter)

This week we will have a DIY Tangram Puzzle Activity. While supplies last.

Read Aloud with Ms. Thea
Wednesdays, October 7 & 21 at 1 p.m.
Join Ms. Thea for a read-aloud with some of her favorite Halloween books, Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligot and Ready, Steady, Ghost! by Elizabeth Baguley ; illustrated by Marion Lindsay. A pre-recorded video will be uploaded to the Youtube Playlist and shared to our Facebook Page on 10/7 and 10/21.

Messy Art @ Home Bags
Monday Thru Saturday
October 26 - 31

In-Person (Grab & Go Counter)

This week’s Messy Art @ Home Bag will include the main materials to make a Halloween paper plate monster. Make an appointment to pick one up while supplies last.

Messy Art: Halloween Paper Plate Monster
Monday, October 26 at 1 p.m.

Step-by-step instructions will be uploaded to the Messy Art Youtube Playlist and shared to our Facebook page the first day the kit is available. Follow along with Ms. Thea as she creates the paper plate monster from the messy art kit via a pre-recorded video.

ScarecrowHow to Build a Scarecrow
Saturday, October 10 at 1 p.m.
Facebook Youtube

Join Ms. Thea and special guest Ms. Nikki as they show you step-by-step instructions on how to build your very own scarecrow! A pre-recorded video will be shared on Facebook and Youtube on 10/10.

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