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Get started with your Library card and learn about additional benefits your card provides, from booking meeting rooms, using computer and copiers, securing notary services, and much more.

Upcoming Events

Program Room
Sun, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
This small-group storytime is designed for children with sensory processing issues and varied learning abilities. Activities engage the senses through books, music and movement. Siblings are welcome.

Program Room
Mon, Feb 25, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Amazon, Apple and Netflix are just a few options for people who want to cut their cable cord. Find out the best services and streaming devices.

Meeting Room
Tue, Feb 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Meeting Room
Tue, Feb 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Etsy is an online marketplace where you can sell your unique creations. Liz Kirchhoff, librarian and Etsy expert, will show you how to set up a store, manage listings, market items, and more!

Program Room
Tue, Feb 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library Web page at www.gpld.org

Program Room
Wed, Feb 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-24 months with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Wed, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Create a film for the Library's first ever T^2 Film Festival! Snacks will be served and filming materials can be provided.

Program Room
Wed, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Craft your own handmade soaps with loose tea leaves and essential oils.

Meeting Room
Thu, Feb 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experiment with coding using Scratch during this open lab time. Visit this website before the program to create a login: https://scratch.mit.edu/.

Meeting Room
Thu, Feb 28, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library web page at www.gpld.org.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Let's celebrate National Pig Day! Meet the pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake, make a craft, and sample a pancake. Tickets available Feb. 15 for GPLD cardholders, Feb. 22 for non-cardholders.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Create an online treasure map that leads your friends to treasure! After you create, use a map to go on your own quest.

Meeting Room
Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Let's celebrate National Pig Day! Meet the pig from If You Give a Pig a Pancake, make a craft, and sample a pancake. Tickets available Feb. 15 for GPLD carholders, Feb. 22 for non-cardholders.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Into anime, manga and comics? Need a fandom fix? We'll discuss our favorite series, watch clips, make a cosplay craft and enjoy some oishii okashi (delicious snacks) from Japan!

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us at a different Geneva business each month for stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

Program Room
Mon, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Connect with fellow needlecrafters! Whether you are into knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, or any other needlecraft. Bring your latest project!

Program Room
Tue, Mar 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Conference Room
Tue, Mar 05, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
General Meeting for Geneva Friends of the Library. New members are always welcome.

Program Room
Wed, Mar 06, 9:30am - 10:15am
Celebrate spring by creating a family tree with colorful fingerprint blooms.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In 1903, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones marched striking mill children from Philadelphia to President Roosevelt's home, to advocate ending of child labor.

Program Room
Thu, Mar 07, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Maximize your college planning with this workshop hosted by My College Planning Team. Academic and financial strategies will be discussed.

Conference Room
Thu, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Board of Trustees Policy Committee Meeting. Public welcome.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Whether you love to play chess or have never played before, our Chess Club volunteer will provide tips for chess players at all levels, grades K-8

Program Room
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
This small-group storytime is designed for children with sensory processing issues and varied learning abilities. Activities engage the senses through books, music and movement. Siblings are welcome.

Program Room
Mon, Mar 11, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop in to the Collaboration Zone to brighten your day by making a spring wreath using coffee filters and a little paint.

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join us for books, activities, games, and FUN!

Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Caryl Pripusich, LCSW, will facilitate a conversation about Five Wishes, which brings a holistic approach to a living will by including an individual's care and comfort choices.

Tue, Mar 12, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Personalize your own mug for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate! Join us at any time from 5-7 PM in the Collaboration Zone to pick up your mug.

Rescheduled
Tue, Mar 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, March 12, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Personalize your own mug for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate! Join us at any time from 5-7 PM in the Collaboration Zone to pick up your mug.

Conference Room
Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Led by author and teacher Rick Holinger, this workshop welcomes writers of all genres.

Program Room
Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Orientation Barn
Wed, Mar 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meet us at the Orientation Barn at Peck Farm for fun stories and activities.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to make a difference at the library? Share your ideas and earn volunteer hours while doing it! We’ll snack as we plan programs and decorations.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Convert your VHS tapes, 8mm cassettes, photos, slides, 8mm film, vinyl or cassette tapes to a digital file.

Program Room
Wed, Mar 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Using counted cross stitch, create your own harbinger of spring. Beginners welcome!

Wed, Mar 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a lively book discussion and great company. Copies of each title are set aside at the Information Desk the month before the discussion.

Conference Room
Thu, Mar 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Come and talk about the love of reading cookbooks. North Wild Kitchen / Nevada Berg Copies will be available at the Information desk.

Program Room
Thu, Mar 14, 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.
This event is full

Program Room
Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.
This event is full

Program Room
Thu, Mar 14, 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Special guest Julie Jurgens will teach us everything about writing your first resume and giving a killer interview.

Fri, Mar 15, All day
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. New kits debut on the 15th of the month, so grab one before they disappear! In March, we're making Book Page Jars.

Program Room
Fri, Mar 15, 9:30am - 11:00am
Please come prepared to discuss The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Program Room
Fri, Mar 15, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Sun, Mar 17, 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Appreciate the art of cinema? Join us to watch and discuss a foreign film. This month's selection is Burnt by the Sun (Russia).

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Any board game fans out there? Join us for an evening of tabletop games. Feel free to bring your own games, too! Snacks will be provided.

Tue, Mar 19, 9:30am - 11:30am
Drop in to the Collaboration Zone to make a spring wreath using coffee filters and a little paint.

Program Room
Tue, Mar 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Conference Room
Tue, Mar 19, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Please come prepared to discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

Program Room
Wed, Mar 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-24 months with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Create a film for the Library's first ever T^2 Film Festival! Snacks will be served and filming materials can be provided.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kimberly Lemke will teach you evidence-based strategies that will give you back control of your sleep, allowing you to have the sleep that you have only dreamed about.

Program Room
Thu, Mar 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Convert your VHS tapes, 8mm cassettes, photos, slides, 8mm film, vinyl or cassette tapes to a digital file.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Leslie Goddard portrays Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch, set at the time of the Queen's silver jubilee.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experiment with coding using Scratch during this open lab time. Visit this website before the program to create a login: https://scratch.mit.edu/.

Thu, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Personalize your own mug for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate! Join us at any time from 5-7 PM in the Collaboration Zone to pick up your mug.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Get ready for the movie madness at Marvel trivia night at Aurelio’s. Order dinner if you wish. Compete in teams of up to six people for ultimate bragging rights.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
It’s laser tag…in the LIBRARY. Use shelves and tables for cover as you fire and dodge laser beams and test your Library smarts on a mission to bring your team to glory.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 22, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
It’s laser tag…in the LIBRARY. Use shelves and tables for cover as you fire and dodge laser beams and test your Library smarts on a mission to bring your team to glory.

Meeting Room
Fri, Mar 22, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
It’s laser tag…in the LIBRARY. Use shelves and tables for cover as you fire and dodge laser beams and test your Library smarts on a mission to bring your team to glory.

Program Room
Sat, Mar 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Mon, Mar 25, All day
These are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Kits will be available during Spring Break beginning March 25th. Grab one while supplies last!

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
We'll read a story about robots, then practice drawing one together. Young artists will then create their own collage robots using paper and glue. Hosted by Christine Thornton's Art Studio.

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
First you’ll practice drawing a robot step-by-step. Then you’ll draw the robot of your choice, with guidance or entirely from your own imagination. Hosted by Christine Thornton's Art Studio.

Meeting Room
Mon, Mar 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to create spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel. This class is presented in (2) 2-hour sessions for a total of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Computer & Windows Basics knowledge.
This event is full

Tue, Mar 26, 9:00am - 9:00pm
These are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Kits will be available during Spring Break, so grab one while supplies last.

Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
We'll make guacamole and no-bake M&Ms cookies while learning to read a recipe, measure, chop, and other basic cooking skills.

Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
In this educational and interactive workshop with Tom Wendt, Certified DreamBuilding Coach, you will learn that what you say in the first 30 seconds matters.

Wed, Mar 27, 9:00am - 9:00pm
These are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Kits will be available during Spring Break, so grab one while supplies last.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn about creatures from around the world with live animal ambassadors from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund. Tickets available March 13 for GPLD cardholders, March 20 for those without a card.

Meeting Room
Wed, Mar 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to create spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel. This class is presented in (2) 2-hour sessions for a total of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Computer & Windows Basics knowledge.
This event is full

Program Room
Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Create a colorful spring wreath for your home using cupcake liners!

Thu, Mar 28, 9:00am - 9:00pm
These are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Kits will be available during Spring Break, so grab one while supplies last.

Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
Elite Chess will host a workshop that includes free play, group lessons, and a beat the coach challenge. Participants need to have basic mastery of chess and be able to play without assistance.

Fri, Mar 29, 9:00am - 9:00pm
These are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Kits will be available during Spring Break, so grab one while supplies last.

Friendship Hall
Fri, Mar 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Listen to great beach music while you sit back, relax, and soak up the vibes of sunshine and warm winds as Dave Rudolf sings tunes from Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Buffett, and more!

Sat, Mar 30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens are invited to learn more about volunteer and paid employment opportunities for the summer and beyond in Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora, and St. Charles.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Program Room
Mon, Apr 01, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Connect with fellow needlecrafters! Whether you are into knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, or any other needlecraft. Bring your latest project!

Program Room
Tue, Apr 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 02, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Join us for fun and activities as we will celebrate Hans Christian Andersen's birthday! We will be looking at various fairy tales and the different ways we still enjoy them today.

Tue, Apr 02, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join us for fun and activities as we will celebrate Hans Christian Andersen's birthday! We will be looking at various fairy tales and the different ways we still enjoy them today.

Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Michael Heatwole will discuss the different filing options which can often provide monthly lifetime social security payments higher than the the standard filing options.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 03, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-24 months with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gear up for the 2019 season with sports historian Charles Billington as he discusses the ramifications for the team’s new identity in light of their 2016 World Series championship.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 04, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bring your creative writing to get feedback from other writers!

Program Room
Fri, Apr 05, 9:00am - 5:45pm
Drop off your new or lightly-used craft supplies for our Money Smart Week Craft Supply Swap on Saturday, April 6.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Program Room
Sat, Apr 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 06, 10:00am - 11:30am
Freshen up your crafting stash for free! Bring in new or lightly-used craft supplies and swap for materials "new" to you. Donations may be dropped off Friday, April 5 during normal library hours.

Sat, Apr 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for our third annual Book Club Bash! Learn about hot new book titles while you discuss your favorites, and have the chance to win prizes.
This event is full

Meeting Room
Sun, Apr 07, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Families will enjoy a fun magic show with audience participation! Tickets are available to GPLD cardholders beginning 3/24; 3/31 for non-cardholders.

Program Room
Mon, Apr 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Mon, Apr 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop in to the Collaboration Zone to sew a muslin reusable produce bag. Sewing beginners welcome!

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join us for books, activities, games, and FUN!

Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rick Graffagna of Senior Solutions presents this informative seminar about how to find senior properties, types of senior housing, and more.

Tue, Apr 09, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Learn how to weave chain mail and craft your own armor bracelet. Join us at any time from 5-7 PM in the Collaboration Zone!

Program Room
Tue, Apr 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Orientation Barn
Wed, Apr 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meet us at the Orientation Barn at Peck Farm for fun stories and activities.

Program Room
Wed, Apr 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to make a difference at the library? Share your ideas and earn volunteer hours while doing it! We’ll snack as we plan programs and decorations.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
We'll show you how to get started with your iPhone device, answer your questions, and give you some new tips and tricks. Feel free to bring your device but it is not required.

Wed, Apr 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a lively book discussion and great company. Copies of each title are set aside at the Information Desk the month before the discussion.

Thu, Apr 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us at a different business each month for stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

Thu, Apr 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Come and talk about the love of reading cookbooks. Dinning In/ Alison Roman Copies will be available at the Information desk.

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 11, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 11, 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 11, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 11, 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 11, 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Thu, Apr 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Learn how to weave chain mail and craft your own armor bracelet. Join us at any time from 5-7 PM in the Collaboration Zone!

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Celebrate National Library Month by crafting your own book page wreath!

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 12, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 12, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us for a viewing of the 2018 TED Talk Where Joy Hides and How to Find It by Ingrid Fetell Lee , followed by refreshments and discussion.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 12, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Sun, Apr 14, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
This small-group storytime is designed for children with sensory processing issues and varied learning abilities. Activities engage the senses through books, music and movement. Siblings are welcome.

Meeting Room
Sun, Apr 14, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Work as a family to build a roller coaster using the provided supplies, then test your design with balls of different sizes and weights.

Mon, Apr 15, All day
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. New kits debut on the 15th of the month, so grab one before they disappear! In April, we're making Paracord Bracelets.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Any board game fans out there? Join us for an evening of tabletop games. Feel free to bring your own games, too! Snacks will be provided.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Tue, Apr 16, 9:30am - 11:30am
Drop in to the Collaboration Zone to sew a muslin reusable produce bag. Sewing beginners welcome!

Conference Room
Tue, Apr 16, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Please come prepared to discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Drop in to explore various themed activity stations designed to encourage playful exploration and learning.

Meeting Room
Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
You've worked hard on your film projects, and now it's time to show them off. Come to screen or spectate the amazing movies our T^2 Team has been working on!

Program Room
Thu, Apr 18, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
We'll show you how to get started with your iPhone device, answer your questions, and give you some new tips and tricks. Feel free to bring your device but it is not required.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Invite your favorite adult to come as we discuss and do activities based on the graphic novel " Compass South" by Hope Larson. Copies of the book will be available mid March at the Information Desk.

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library web page at www.gpld.org.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 19, 9:30am - 11:00am
Please come prepared to discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all adventurers! New Dungeons & Dragons players will learn the basics, and experienced players can play and share their expert tips. We'll create characters and go on a mini-campaign.

Conference Room
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Whether you're new to roleplaying games or a tabletop veteran, you'll want to play this bonkers adventure. Everyone is goblins!

Program Room
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Whether you love to play chess or have never played before, our Chess Club volunteer will provide tips for chess players at all levels, grades K-8

Program Room
Mon, Apr 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Program Room
Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Bring your own baby for a book club/playtime mashup. We'll share some rhymes with the babies and talk like grown-ups about your favorite titles. 

Program Room
Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Spice up some plain tea towels with your unique pattern using fabric transfer paint.

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experiment with coding using Scratch during this open lab time. Visit this website before the program to create a login: https://scratch.mit.edu/.

Program Room
Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maximize your study time and eliminate test anxiety. Huntington Learning Center will teach us how to study better, not harder!

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Program Room
Fri, Apr 26, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Create your own video game! Use the Bloxels builder (http://bloxelsbuilder.com/) to create characters, settings and even different levels for your own 13-bit video game. Bring your creativity!

Program Room
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Meeting Room
Sun, Apr 28, 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Appreciate the art of cinema? Join us to watch and discuss a foreign film. This month's selection is Coco before Chanel (France).

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn additional spreadsheet features with Microsoft Excel. This class is presented in (2) 2-hour sessions for a total of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel 1.

Program Room
Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presented by Su Hartung, this workshop will deal with questions about home-based businesses. Co-sponsored with Fox Valley SCORE.

Program Room
Wed, May 01, 9:30am - 10:00am
Birth-24 months with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the only woman who outsmarted the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. Discover why she had such a profound impact on Holmes' life and career in this dramatic portrayal by Laura F. Keyes.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn additional spreadsheet features with Microsoft Excel. This class is presented in (2) 2-hour sessions for a total of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel 1.

Program Room
Thu, May 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bring your own baby for a book discussion/playtime mash up. We'll share a book and some rhymes with the babies (birth-18 mos) and take time to talk like grown-ups about your favorite titles. 

Meeting Room
Fri, May 03, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Sat, May 04, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Stop in to pick up your free comic to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! We'll have something for everyone: kids, teens, and adults.

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft a personalized candle, care of Scentcerely Yours. The perfect Mother's Day gift!

Program Room
Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Program Room
Sun, May 05, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
This small-group storytime is designed for children with sensory processing issues and varied learning abilities. Activities engage the senses through books, music and movement. Siblings are welcome.

Program Room
Mon, May 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Mon, May 06, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Connect with fellow needlecrafters! Whether you are into knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, or any other needlecraft. Bring your latest project!

Meeting Room
Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Experiment with Sphero, Cue and Dash robots during this open lab time.

Program Room
Tue, May 07, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Conference Room
Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
General Meeting for Geneva Friends of the Library. New members are always welcome.

Meeting Room
Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Chef Susan Maddox will discuss grilling techniques, delicious toppings, and side dishes. Tasty bites and recipes will be shared.

Orientation Barn
Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meet us at the Orientation Barn at Peck Farm for fun stories and activities.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to make a difference at the library? Share your ideas and earn volunteer hours while doing it! We’ll snack as we plan programs and decorations.

Program Room
Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Create a spring flower with a board, some nails, and string!

Meeting Room
Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Do more with your iPhone! Learn and discover new features on your iPhone.

Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a lively book discussion and great company. Copies of each title are set aside at the Information Desk the month before the discussion.

Thu, May 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Come and talk about the love of reading cookbooks. How to Eat/ Nigella Lawson

Program Room
Thu, May 09, 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Thu, May 09, 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Program Room
Thu, May 09, 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Children grades 1-5 can brush up reading skills with the help of gentle furry friends. Each child who registers will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for one date only.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Drop in to see what the Wired Crew--a joint technology club run by Geneva Middle Schools North and South and the Library--has created this year using their coding, electronics, and robotics skills.

Program Room
Fri, May 10, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us at a different Geneva business each month for stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

Mon, May 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop in to the Collaboration Zone and stitch a small bouquet of lily of the valley, the flower of May, using counted cross stitch. Beginners welcome!

Meeting Room
Mon, May 13, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join us for books, activities, games, and FUN!

Program Room
Mon, May 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Our Volunteen Summer Session begins on Monday, June 3 and will run until Friday, August 2. Come to one of our orientations to learn everything you need to know before you start!

Meeting Room
Mon, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This presentation, led by a local robotics instructor, explores several common brands and models of instructional robotics toys to help parents who want to purchase STEM toys for their child.

Program Room
Tue, May 14, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join Zelma Chamberlain, long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop in celebration of National Meditation Month.

Wed, May 15, All day
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. New kits debut on the 15th of the month, so grab one before they disappear! In May, we're making Beeswax Candles.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for this open-ended playtime geared toward exploration and socialization. Activity stations help boost your child’s reading readiness skills. Younger siblings are welcome.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Program Room
Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Our Volunteen Summer Session begins on Monday, June 3 and will run until Friday, August 2. Come to one of our orientations to learn everything you need to know before you start!

Meeting Room
Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
In this multimedia program, Craig Pierce shares this tale of international intrigue, mechanical marvels, fabulous flops, and cold-blooded crime.

Program Room
Thu, May 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 11:30am
Do more with your iPhone! Learn and discover new features on your iPhone.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
In this slide lecture, Dr. Michelle Mishur of Art Excursions examines Jacqueline Kennedy's impact on culture in America during her tenure as first lady.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Experiment with coding using Scratch during this open lab time. Visit this website before the program to create a login: https://scratch.mit.edu/.

Program Room
Thu, May 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
This orientation is for experienced volunteers only! Sign up to learn how our Summer Challenge Program works, to maximize your volunteer time with the library.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Channel your inner Bob Ross and join us for a relaxing evening of painting! Complete a simple painting and watch your stress melt away. High Schoolers are welcome.

Program Room
Fri, May 17, 9:30am - 11:00am
Please come prepared to discuss Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 17, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Love LEGOs and robots? Using LEGO WeDo kits, build items out of LEGOs, and learn how to program your creation so it moves. Please choose one time.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 17, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Love LEGOs and robots? Using LEGO WeDo kits, build items out of LEGOs, and learn how to program your creation so it moves. Please choose one time.

Program Room
Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. No registration required.

Program Room
Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Whether you love to play chess or have never played before, our Chess Club volunteer will provide tips for chess players at all levels, grades K-8

Meeting Room
Sun, May 19, 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Appreciate the art of cinema? Join us to watch and discuss a foreign film. This month's selection is Fill the Void (Israel).

Program Room
Mon, May 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Program Room
Mon, May 20, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
What happens when you mix creativity and metalwork? We'll create colorful embossed designs- some ancient and some unique!

Program Room
Mon, May 20, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
What happens when you mix creativity and metalwork? We'll create colorful embossed designs- some ancient and some unique!

Meeting Room
Mon, May 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Any board game fans out there? Join us for an evening of tabletop games. Feel free to bring your own games, too! Snacks will be provided.

Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 11:30am
Drop in to the Collaboration Zone and stitch a small bouquet of lily of the valley, the flower of May, using counted cross stitch. Beginners welcome!

Program Room
Tue, May 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Families are invited to enjoy storytime together. Pajamas are optional!

Conference Room
Tue, May 21, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Please come prepared to discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Refresh your driving skills, learn to adjust to age-related changes, and find out how to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment.

Wed, May 22, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Make sure you're prepared for summer adventures by personalizing your own tote bag. Meet us in the Collaboration Zone between 5-7 to design and print it yourself.

Program Room
Wed, May 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Light up your summer nights and create a handmade lighted garland.

Meeting Room
Thu, May 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Refresh your driving skills, learn to adjust to age-related changes, and find out how to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 24, 9:30am - 10:00am
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Program Room
Fri, May 24, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime for children ages 3-6. Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.