CRETE | The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., announces its December children's programs. Registration is required for all programs other than drop-in story times. Sign up in person, by phone at (708) 672-8017 or online: http://www.cretelibrary.org/.
Crete Country Christmas
The Youth Services Department, along with the rest of the library, will be celebrating the Crete Country Christmas weekend on Dec. 7. Holiday crafts will be available in the Youth Services Department for children to create and take home. Stop in and enjoy this special seasonal activity.
The Crete Public Library invites children ages up to 24 months to Wee Ones Story Time from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, Dec. 6 and 13. Children and caregivers will enjoy simple rhymes, stories, songs, and finger plays. Early literacy skills are modeled for you in the class.
The Crete Public Library presents Toddler Time from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Dec. 3 and 10 for ages 2 and 3. This program offers a time of music, stories and rhymes to be enjoyed by you and your child.
Toddler Time With Art
The Crete Public Library presents Toddler Time with Art from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, Dec. 4 and 11 for ages 2 and 3. This program offers a time of music, stories, rhymes and art to be enjoyed by you and your child.
Preschool Story Hour Little Einstein’s
Little Einstein’s will take place from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Dec. 3 and 10 Children ages 4 and 5 will experience a program that incorporates science and math themes into music, stories and craft activities. It will also take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 5 and 12. Choose one session to attend. Please register in person or by calling the library at 708-672-8017.
Take a Parent to Brunch
The Crete Public Library invites the public to Take A Parent to Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14. Children bring your parent to the library to have a delicious brunch and a lot more fun.
Lego Day will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Children ages 6 and up will have fun creating different Lego projects and playing with their friends.
Chess Night is from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9. Enjoy playing with a friend or meet a new person to play a game with. Beginners will receive help learning the game. New leaders Shane and Tyler will help you out with your game.
Girls Night Out
Girls Night Out for girls 7 and up is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Miss Bethann will have a fun craft for you to make. Bring your friends for a girl’s night out together.
The Crete Public Library invites children ages 9 to 12 to play Minecraft from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 28. Minecraft gamers will enjoy time with other Minecraft fans for an ultimate multiplayer adventure.
Readers Theater returns for all the drama queens and kings who like to act. From 4 to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 26 and continuing through Dec. 3 and 10, children ages 7 and up will spend two weeks practicing a short play and on the third week the children will perform for friends and family. There is no memorization of lines; the children will read their parts. Readers must have the ability to read a script.
The Hobbit Party
Come and enjoy a night of feasting and fun from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 before the release of "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug." Families will feast on pizza and drinks. Bring Hobbit-inspired side dish or dessert if you like. Then, come and play Lord of the Rings/Hobbit inspired games, like Riddles in the Dark, and Pin the Beard on Gandalf. Make your own Hobbit Feet, Smaug bookmark, and more. Win fun prizes.