CRETE | The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., announces its September programs for young people. Register in person, call (708) 672-8017 or go online at http://www.cretelibrary.org/.
The Crete Public Library will hold Chess Night from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9. Enjoy playing with a friend or meet a new person to play a game with. Beginners will receive help learning the game.
Graphic Novel Reading
Graphic Novel Reading will take place from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Sept. 10 for ages 6 to 8.
The chosen graphic novel is about Binky, a space cat — at least in his own mind. He's really a house cat who has never left the family "space station." Come and enjoy talking about this great book and enjoy a snack while doing so. Books are available in the Youth Services Department.
GROSS (Get Rid Of Stinky girlS)
GROSS will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. This program is for boys ages 7 and 8 years old.
Miss Michelle has so many great activities planned. Don't miss this popular boys program.
Lego Day will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Children ages 6 years and up will have fun creating different Lego projects and playing with their friends.
Art Studio I
The Crete Public Library will hold Art Studio I for ages 9 years old and up from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 10. If you love art this program is for you.
This program will use all types of mediums to create works of art that will be displayed for all to see. Smaller class size so sign up early.
For September and October’s class please bring an 11-inch by 14-inch white canvas, purchase at Michael's or Joann's Fabric.
Sign up for only one Art Studio program, either Art Studio 1 or Art Studio 2.
Art Studio II
The Crete Public Library will hold Art Studio II for ages 9 years old and up from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23.
Toddler Time is from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22 for ages 2 and 3 years old. This program offers a time of music, stories and rhymes to be enjoyed by you and your child.
Little Einsteins is from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 17 and 24. Children ages 4 and 5 years old will experience a program that incorporates science and math themes into music, stories and craft activities.
Please choose one session to attend.
Little Einsteins will also be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 19 and 26.
Toddler Time With Art
Toddler Time With Art is from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23 for ages 2 and 3 years old. This program offers a time of music, stories, rhymes and art to be enjoyed by you and your child.
Girls Night Out
Girls Night Out for girls 7 years old and up is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 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 up to 24 months of age to Wee Ones Story Time from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. 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 invites Minecraft gamers to enjoy time with other Minecraft fans for an ultimate multi-player adventure on from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28. Ages 9 to 12 years are invited to play.
Children’s Author Kevin Luthardt Visit
Kevin Luthardt will be in the Crete Public Library’s Youth Services Department from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21. He will show the children how to create a storyboard and help them create their own storyboard for writing a book. Luthardt has authored and/or illustrated eight picture books that include "Flying," "Larabee" and "Peep!" Besides being an author and illustrator of children's picture books, he is a painter, muralist, and teacher.
Sleepy Time Tales
The Crete Public Library invites families to Sleepy Time Tales from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25.
Children may bring a pillow and wear their jammies to enjoy stories and songs.
G.R.U.B (Get Rid of Ucky Boys)
The Crete Public Library offers G.R.U.B., a program just for girls ages 7 years old and up, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Girls this is your special time to enjoy Miss Michelle's awesome program.