The library offers a variety of workshops, events and programs that are open to the public. We try to offer valuable programs, at no cost to our patrons and the surrounding communities. We offer our online calendar, printed calendars at the library and a variety of media sources,such as weekly articles in the County Star and postings on Chambanamoms.com to keep you aware of all the events and happenings at the Tolono Library. If you would like to volunteer, share ideas or just offer feedback please send an e-mail toTrish Althaus.
Summer Reading Kick-off Party: Saturday, June 8 (afternoon) We are excited to announce that we have scheduled the "Bubble Guy" for this year's kick-off party.
It is going to be a fun family friendly event.
We are looking for sponsors!!! Please contact the library at email@example.com or donate online through epay.
What's happening @ TPL?
For the entire Family
BUBBLEWONDERS2pm on Saturday, June 8 —Author, Speaker, International Bubble Artist, Geoffrey "Merlin" Akins, creates moments of wonder and awe during his captivating and hilarious Bubble Wonders performance. Audiences watch spellbound as Akins does the most amazing things with ordinary soap bubbles. He makes huge, wobbly Dancing Bubbles, blows bubbles inside bubbles, and creates intricate sculptures like Bubble Caterpillars, Ice Cream Cones, Snowman, fog-filled Volcano Bubbles, the impossible Square Bubble and a fully functional Bubble Merry-Go-Round. Why he can even place a child inside a bubble! Kids all ages will laugh as they learn all about the Art and Science of Bubbleology. Geoff's gentle nature and gift of rapport with children have delighted audiences worldwide. Watch a video of performer here
After School Movies (see right)
Funtime (see spotlight event)
Children (five and under)
Family Storytime-- Miss Jeannette's storytime adventure every Monday at 10:30amMay Themes
Parent Wonders' Tiny Tots--This playgroup for toddlers will occur on Friday, May 10 and 24 from 10:30 to 11:30am.
Big Kids (six and up)
After School Bingo--Wednesdays at 3:30pm: Join Miss Amaris for some fun and win prizes.
Adventures in Art--
(Flower Art)--Tuesday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m.View artwork featuring flowers and then draw a floral still life and make art by pounding flowers onto cloth. Recommended for ages 6-12.
Special Events (Adults)
e-Clinic Sunday, May 5 at 2pm Learn the basics of downloading e-books to your mobile device (iPad, tablet, Nook, Kindle, ect) and also learn some helpful hints on how to use the new SHARE-Polaris catalog. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 485-5558 to reserve your spot. Bring your device to the training session.
Tolono Public Library District Board will meet Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00pm
Between the Lines Book Club will meet on Sunday, May 19 at 2pm. We will discuss "Three Graves Full"
. For fans of the Coen brothers' films or for those who just love their thrillers with a dash of sharp humor--an engaging and offbeat story about a man driven to murder, who then buries the body in his backyard only to discover that there are two other shallow graves on his property
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Summer Reading 2012 Kick-Off Party!
Children practiced reading to trained therapy dogs. The coordinators of this event are part of the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana. Their dogs are registered "therapy dogs" through the Delta Society. Check out our on-line calendar for future visits!
Special thanks to Glen Dimock for capturing these wonderful moments at our 2010 Santa visit!
Check out some of our past events at the Tolono Public Library!
A visit from some very special librarians!!
PLEASE CHECK OUR Library Calendar. TO GET DETAILED INFORMATION FOR THESE AND OTHER EVENTS!
In the Spotlight:
Around the World
Saturday, May 18 from 2-3pm
Summer vacation is just around the corner... don't pack a bag, just head to the library to gear up for summer adventures! Join Miss Beth for stories, crafts and games from countries around the world.