Library announces October programs

By on October 1, 2009

ELBURN—The Town and Country Public Library’s Youth Service Department offers autumn packed with classes, workshops and programs. Register at the library for these events in October.

Play chess by taking classes taught by Jim Egerton from Chess-Now. This six-session course is for student and adult beginners and intermediate players. The six classes are on Thursdays, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Class time is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This course is free, but enrollment is limited.

A Fall Craft Workshop offers children a fun morning making Halloween crafts. Younger children are welcome to participate if a parent or caregiver remains to help. This workshop on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., is a free craft time funded and supervised by the Friends of the Library. Space is limited to families with Town and Country Public Library cards.

Family movie matinees start again in October on Sunday afternoons. All films will be family friendly with free admission. Movies start at 2 p.m., and no registration is required. Movie titles will be available at the Circulation Desk.

The American Red Cross Babysitter Workshop is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12. This workshop, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is for ages 11 to 15. Students are required to attend the entire session in order to qualify for Red Cross certification. This is a free program, but the library requires a $25 deposit to hold a place in this popular workshop. Enrollment is limited.

“The Library Is Haunted!” will be Taliesin the Wizard’s first program at the library on Monday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. Taliesin will perform magic tricks for kids which emphasize the magic of reading and ideas.

“Feelin’ Good & Singin’ Good,” is a sing-along, move-about program for children on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Dave Herzog and his marionettes return to the library to perform their acclaimed “Halloween Hi-Jinks.” This show is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m.