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Grab and Go Activity Kits
Ornament KitsOrnament Kits
December 7 - 18
Curbside Pickup - Call to reserve your kit

In partnership with the Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation, we are providing ornament kits for you to take and make at home. You can choose between three options: Candy Cane Ornament, Wooden Disc Ornament, or the Glitter Ornament. Call us between December 7-18 to let us know what ornament you would like and we will set up a curbside pickup for you.

After you create your ornaments, you can send photos to to have them featured on the Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Facebook Page. 
Ornament Workshop
Monday, December 7 at 1:00 pm
Facebook & Youtube 

Join Liz, Courtney, and Alex as they unbox their ornament kits and make them together. This video will show you how to make the ornament kits that you can pick up from the library.

Gingerbread House Decorating Kits
December 14-19
Curbside Pickup - Call to reserve your kit

The Gingerbread House Kit will include the materials to build your very own gingerbread house at home! One kit per household.
3rd Annual Gingerbread House Decorating (Video)
Monday, December 14 at 1:00 pm

Gumdrops, lollipops, jelly beans, and peppermint candies. The sky's the limit as far as decorating your own gingerbread house. Follow along with Ms. Thea as she decorates a gingerbread house! The pre-recorded video will be uploaded to our Youtube Channel on 12/14 at 1pm and the link shared to our Facebook Page.

New Year's Celebration Kits
December 28 - 30
Curbside Pickup - Call to reserve your kit

Ring in the new year with a craft kit! In partnership with the Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation, we are giving out New Year’s Kits! In your kit, you will receive supplies to make a noisemaker and party hat plus some fun facts about 2020 and a 2021 new year’s resolution sheet.
Pop Culture Trivia
Mondays at 10 a.m.

Each week we dig deeper into Pop Culture with trivia on a selected topic. Pop Culture Trivia is posted every Monday morning, with answers posted the next day. Each week is a new topic.

Book Cover: In Peppermint PerilMurder Mystery Book Club
Thursday, December 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Facebook & Youtube

The title for 12/3 is In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon, copies of the book are available through the Hoopla database. Share your thoughts on the title through our Facebook post on 12/3.

Intro to Consumer Reports Database
Tuesday, December 8 at 5 p.m.
Facebook & Youtube

In this video, learn how to navigate the Consumer Reports Database to help research last-minute holiday gifts.  In addition, learn tips on navigating a google search engine to expand your research. 
What Do I Read Next?
Tuesday, December 15 at 5 p.m.
Facebook & Youtube

Not sure what to read next?  This video tutorial introduces you to the book resources Novelist Plus and Fantastic Fiction. Explore additional resources on the library website and on the internet to help you find the future read.  
Winter Hat OrnamentDIY Mini Stocking Hat Ornaments
Wednesday, December 16 at 10 a.m.
Facebook & Youtube

Create your own mini-stocking hat ornament with your instructor Liz. The pre-recorded video will be available to view on Facebook and Youtube.   
Holiday Christmas Tree CraftHoliday Tree Craft
Thursday, December 17 at 5 p.m.
Facebook & Youtube

In this video, Alex will show you how to paint and decorate a traditional holiday-themed wood tree!
You're Never Too Old for Toys
Saturday, December 19 at 10 a.m.
Sheep ToyFacebook & Youtube
You're never too old for a favorite toy! Library staff will be sharing pictures of some of their favorite items and we can’t wait to see yours. Whether collectible, heirloom, or just a fun treat for yourself share with us what toy makes your holiday season complete. Photos are encouraged but not required.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown and FriendsWednesday, December 23 at 10 a.m.
Facebook & YouTube

Celebrate the 55th Anniversary of this holiday classic with a look behind the scenes at the making of the special. The pre-recorded video will be available on Facebook and YouTube.
A Street Cat Named Bob Movie CoverFriday Flicks
Friday, December 25 at 10 a.m.
Facebook & YouTube

Calling all film buffs! Watch the movie and then share your thoughts on our Facebook Post! This month’s movie is, A Street Cat Named Bob starring Luke Treadaway. Check out a copy of the film on Hoopla Digital or by putting it on hold in our catalog.
What Do I Watch Next?
Thursday, December 29 at 5 p.m.
Facebook & YouTube

Not sure who was in that movie or just trying to find out what to watch next?  In this video tutorial, we will explore the Internet Movie Database and other online resources to help you research that next movie to watch.
Glasses cheeringToast of the Town
Thursday, December 31 at 10 a.m.

Cheers to Fox Lake! Share your photo raising a glass in and around Fox Lake with us by sending photos to by Friday, 12/18. Photos will be posted on the library’s social media pages on 12/31 to ring in the New Year. 
Ripper's Shadow book coverMurder Mystery Book Club
Thursday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Facebook & YouTube

The title for 1/7 is The Ripper’s Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland, copies of the book are available through the Hoopla database. Share your thoughts on the title through our Facebook post on 1/7.
Winter Reading Program: Read to Succeed!
December 14 - January 31
Wandoo Reader Online
Readers grade K - 6th can read 100 minutes and earn ticket vouchers to a Chicago Wolves game and other goodies! Keep track of your reading minutes online, on Wandoo Reader, and complete challenges this winter break. When you reach 100 minutes you can schedule a curbside pickup to receive your voucher. 
Storytime Online
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Facebook & Youtube

Miss Hannah brings you stories, action rhymes, flannel activities, and more at storytime online! There will be no video on December 24 or 31. Watch all the past Storytime Online Videos on our Youtube Playlist

Weekly Book Picks for Kids
Fridays at 4 p.m
Facebook Live

Come join us on Facebook Live every Friday at 4 pm. Miss Liv has picked out themes and she will share book titles and descriptions from every collection in the Children's Library. There will be no video on December 25.

Snowflake Craft Curbside Craft: Snowflake
November 30 - December 5
Curbside Pickup - Call to Reserve a Kit

This week we will have a snowflake craft all bagged up with the supplies (all you will need is some glue). But it is only while supplies last so be sure to call the library to schedule a curbside pickup to get your craft kit from 11/30 to 12/5.

STEAM to-go Kits: Pom Pom Catapults
December 7 - 12
Curbside Pickup - Call to Reserve a Kit

Children will construct a Pom Pom Catapult and learn about the different types of energy and thermodynamics. While supplies last. Call December 7-12 to reserve your kit and schedule a curbside pickup.

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

Join Miss Courtney and Miss Liv with another episode of the library box! It’s a surprise tune in to find out what we are doing.

Book Cover: May BRadical Readers
Tuesday, December 22 at 4 p.m.
Listen to the first chapter of the book May B by Caroline Starr Rose. Then if you like the first chapter, read the rest of the book by checking it out from the library or on the Libby App.

Book Cover: 5 More Sleeps Til ChristmasRead Aloud with Ms. Thea
Wednesday, December 23 at 1 pm
Join Ms. Thea for a read-aloud with a new holiday picture book, 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas by Jimmy Fallon. A pre-recorded video will be uploaded to the YouTube playlist and shared to our Facebook Page. Follow Ms. Thea's Read Aloud Playlist to listen to all of the books she has read.
Gnome CraftGnome Craft Tutorial
Wednesday, December 30 at 4 p.m.

Get crafty with Miss Courtney! At this step-by-step tutorial learn how to make a cute little gnome out of felt, glue, and cardstock.
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