Bringing the Library to You

Week of June 1

Early Childhood 

 

baby time

We’re bringing the library to you with Baby Time with Miss Maria. Enjoy songs, stories and rhymes from your home. 

toddler time

Let’s get ready to learn and play together during Toddler Time with Miss Maria. 

 

Kids 

 

family time

Help Miss Rebecca count those silly monkeys in this week’s Family Time

english learners

Kids can practice their English-speaking skills with songs and stories during English Learners Family Storytime with Miss Becky. 

Did you know AHML has online help for kids learning another language? Check out our online databases here!  

Come prepared to be amazed during the Amazing Animal Magic Show with Jaime Aponte on Saturday, June 6, 10:30-11:15 a.m. 

 

Tweens 

ice cream

Celebrate the start of summer with a cool treat! Watch Tween Tuesdays: Ice Cream in a Jar on Tuesday, June 1, 3 p.m. to learn how to make delicious homemade ice cream that you can customize with your favorite flavors.

 

Read the first chapters of The Ickabog, a just-released fairy tale written by J.K. Rowling. Enter the illustration competition for a chance to have your illustrations published in The Ickabog book when it is published in November. 

 

Teens 

wearable paper

Turn scraps of paper from around your house into wearable art! Learn how to make a folded paper bracelet and paper beads at this week’s Teens Tinker: Wearable Paper on Wednesday, June 3, 4-5 p.m. 

Get your creative juices flowing and write with other teens at Inklings on Thursday, June 4, 4-6 p.m. We’ll talk about storyboarding and scripting for films and brainstorm story ideas for filmmakers submitting to this year's Teen Film Fest.   

 

 

Week of May 25

Early Childhood 

peek-a-boo

Enjoy peek-a-boo fun in Baby Time with Miss Maria. 

Friends can clap, wave and sing hello in Toddler Time with Miss Maria. 

Hola amigo! Enjoy a bilingual, sing-a-long family concert with 123 Andrés. Andrés and Christina are a Latin Grammy-winning music duo whose catchy songs and lively concert will get the whole family dancing and learning in Spanish and English.  

 

Kids 

butterfly

family time


Guess who flutters into this week’s Family Time with Miss Rebecca and Dewey. 

We're going to practice English skills together through stories, songs and rhymes in English Learners Family Storytime with Miss Becky. 

DIY Storytime: May Flowers: Explore a fun list of stories, songs and more, compiled for you by Miss Kim! 

Reading is Fundamental now has a Virus & Germs pages with lots of helpful resources for caregivers to share with kids. 

 

Tweens 

tween book club

Join our first online Book Club! Read or listen to award-winning graphic novel, New Kid by Jerry Craft and then join us for games, discussion and more on Tuesday, May 26, 3-4 p.m. 

Take your indoor fort building to the next level with these instructions from Ikea. Whether you try the castle, the cave, the camping tent, the fortress, or the house, they all make perfect spots for curling up with a good book. 

Teens 

Start a new campaign or continue a well-known journey at Dice Guild: Free Play on Tuesday, May 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Join teen Game Masters as they guide you through the story. Experienced and first-time gamers welcome. 

mug cookingCook some treats that pack a whole lot of deliciousness into a mug. Learn how to make three mug treats using a few ingredients and a microwave at Teens Tinker: Mug Cooking on Wednesday, May 27, 4-5 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 18

Early Childhood 

baby time toddler time

Missing your regular visits to storytime? Don't worry - we're bringing the library to you with Baby Time with Miss Maria. 

We're going to sing and read stories and rhymes during Toddler Time with Miss Maria. Let's get ready to learn and play together! 

Looking for a few simple recipes to try at home with your little one? This children’s museum has a few you might like! 

Kids 

family time

Enjoy stories and songs about things that GO! in this week’s Family Time with Miss Rebecca! 

Looking to develop new cooking skills? Check out these fun resources - some of them are free and can guide you and your kids in the kitchen. 

Working on your English-speaking skills? All are invited to English Learners Family Storytime with Miss Becky!

Let’s Learn: International Museum Day: We’ve compiled a list resources for you to visit around the country, without leaving your home. 

Tweens 

Meet us in the kitchen on Tuesday, May 19, 3-3:15 p.m. for Tween Tuesdays: Mug Meals. We will be making mac and cheese and pizza (in a mug!). 

Looking for a magical distraction from the real world? Listen to Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

tween book club

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming online Book Club! Read New Kid by Jerry Craft and then join us for games, discussion and more on Tuesday, May 26, 3-3:45 p.m. 

 

Teens 

BYOB Book Club

Talk about the latest books you've read with other teens at Teen BYOBook Club on Wednesday, May 20, 4-5 p.m. Your challenge: Read an eBook or listen to an eAudiobook. Get recommendations for your next great read and maybe win a bookish prize. 

Come visit our Animal Crossing island for a meet-up! Join us and other teens for a runway fashion show, an item swap and more. Friday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.  

Week of May 11

Early Childhood 

Baby Time and Toddler Time with Miss Maria

We’ve got songs, stories and rhymes for you to enjoy during Baby Time with Miss Maria. 

Join Miss Maria in her home for Toddler Time where we’ll learn and play together. 

Kids 

Family Time with Miss Rebecca

Miss Rebecca welcomes families to join her for Family Time - bring your toys and pets and get ready for fun. 

Practice English skills with Miss Becky during English Learners Family Storytime.

Join us live on YouTube for a Bedtime Story with Miss Rebecca on Friday, May 15, 7 p.m. 

Getting Excited About Science

Getting Excited About Science virtual show and workshop includes some larger experiments that have taken this show to 14 states. You will see some of the most popular stage experiments including human gyroscope, hovercraft, liquid nitrogen and more. After the show we will teach many experiments you can do at home. Join us on Saturday, May 16, 10-11 a.m. and enjoy the fun! Recommended for grades 2-3. 

Check out this list of children’s museums across the country that are now offering virtual content. Many offer new programs every day! 

Tweens 

Tween Tuesdays: Comic Creation

Connect with your fellow tween comic enthusiasts to work on original narratives during Tween Tuesdays: Comic Creation on Tuesday, May 12, 5 p.m. Start or continue creating your own pages with inspirational templates, or from scratch, while imagining alongside your peers. Register here. 

Start reading or listening to New Kid by Jerry Craft and register now for our first ever virtual book club for tweens on Tuesday, May 26, 3-3:45 p.m. 

Grab your headphones and listen to The Story Seeds Podcast, where tweens and authors collaborate and grow original stories together. Visit the Tween Recommended page for more podcast recommendations. 

Teens 

Start a new campaign or continue a well-known journey at Dice Guild: Free Play on Tuesday, May 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Join teen Game Masters as they guide you through the story. Experienced and first-time gamers welcome! 

Use what you find outdoors to craft fun, nature-themed items at Teens Tinker: Crafting with Nature on Wednesday, May 13, 4-5:30 p.m. 

Teen Game Night: Scattergories

Test your creative thinking skills against other teens at Teen Game Night: Scattergories on Friday, May 15, 7-8 p.m.  

The Teen Advisory Board will be meeting on Sunday, May 17, 1-2:30 p.m. 

Talk about the latest books you've read with other teens at Teen BYOBook Club on Wednesday, May 20, 4-5 p.m. Your challenge: Read an eBook or listen to an eAudiobook. Get recommendations for your next read and maybe win a bookish prize. 

Week of May 4

Early Childhood 

 

baby time

Sing, clap and enjoy stories with Miss Maria during Baby Time

 

Toddler Time

Learn and play together during Toddler Time with Miss Maria. 

 

Daily Fun with Your Little One: Enjoy a month’s worth of early learning activities for you and your little one. 

 

Kids  

Family time

Read books, sing songs and spend time together as a family during Family Time with Miss Rebecca. 

 

Join Miss Becky and practice English skills during English Learners Storytime

Homeschool Hangout: Attention homeschool families! We’re hosting a virtual get together on Thursday, May 7, 1:30-2:45 p.m. 

 

DIY Storytime

DIY Storytime: Let’s Celebrate Moms! Stories, songs and easy crafts compiled for you by AHML staff. 

 

Tween 

Fold a flower

Make paper flowers you can give your mom for Mother’s Day at this week’s Tween Tuesday: Fold a Flower

Start reading or listening to New Kid by Jerry Craft and register now for our first ever virtual book club for tweens on Tuesday, May 26, 3-3:45 p.m. 

Learn about lunar impacts from asteroids and comets using water balloons in this video

Try some of these mindfulness activities that can help manage anxiety. 

 

Teens 

Cards

Want to send some joy and smiles to family and friends? Learn how to make some extreme(ly fun) greeting cards in this week’s Teens Tinker: Extreme Card Making on Wednesday, May 6, 4-5 p.m. 

Get your creative juices flowing and write with other teens! Try your hand at journaling and create a zine to document your unique experiences at Inklings on Thursday, May 7, 4-6 p.m. 

Talk about the latest books you've read with other teens at Teen BYOBook Club on Wednesday, May 20, 4-5 p.m. Your challenge: Read an eBook or listen to an eAudiobook. Get recommendations for your next great read and maybe win a bookish prize. (If you want even more reading suggestions, fill out a BookMe form!

 

 

Week of April 27

Below you will find a variety of resources for you to explore this week: storytimes on the library's YouTube channel, live online Tween and Teen programs, craft ideas, learning resources and more. 

Early Childhood 

Join us for Baby Time as we sing, clap and enjoy stories with Miss Maria. 

Get ready to learn and play together with Miss Maria during Toddler Time

AHML Presents: Miss Jamie's Road Trip: Sing along with Miss Jamie as she travels all through the town, then down on the farm, in this special musical and educational show brought to you by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library and singer/performer Miss Jamie from the Farm. This musical will only be available on YouTube for this week.

 

Kids 

Naughty
See what the Naughty Little Monkeys are up to in this 

Family Storytime with Miss Rebecca!

 

DIY Storytime at Home with this fun April Showers theme. 

Practice English skills together as a family during English Learners Family Storytime with Miss Becky. 

 

bedtime story

Wrap up your week with a live Bedtime Story with Miss Rebecca on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. 

 

Tweens 

tween tuesday creative writing

Register for this week’s Tween Tuesdays: Creative Writing Workshop. We will play group games to get your creative juices flowing, explore different types of poetry (concrete! haiku! blackout!) and then write a poem or two to share with the group. Tuesday, April 28, 3-4 p.m. 

 

Take a virtual lesson in art, science, social studies and language arts from bestselling and award-winning authors! Find more information about MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse and register here

Learn a magic trick or two from the New Victory Arts Break team. 

 

Teens 

Start a new campaign or continue a well-known journey at Dice Guild: Free Play on Tuesday, April 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Join teen Game Masters as they guide you through the story. Experienced and first-time gamers welcome. 

Create your own mini journal or sketchbook at Teens Tinker: Book Binding on Wednesday, April 29, 4-5 p.m. Fill the pages with whatever inspires you or document your experiences in style. 

 

teen game night codenames

See how well you can give and guess clues at Teen Game Night: Codenames on Friday, May 1, 7-8 p.m. Don’t tip off the other team of teen spies or alert the assassin. 

 

Studying for AP Exams? Find out how your library card can connect you to online tutors, eBooks for test prep, virtual practice tests and more on our AP Resources page. Contact the Hub’s staff at teens@ahml.info if you have any questions. 

Week of April 20

Below you will find a variety of resources for you to explore this week: storytimes on the library's YouTube channel, live online Tween and Teen programs, craft ideas, learning resources and more. 

 

Early Childhood 

kids in stroytime

Baby Time is always a fun time with Miss Maria. 

Toddlers can clap and sing hello with Miss Maria in Toddler Time

 

Kids 

Time to get the wheels on your truck turning ‘round and round’ with Miss Rebecca in Family Time.

read 500

We’ve launched a new year-round reading program for grades K-3 called Read 500! Get started on ahml.beanstack.org. Click here for more information about all our reading programs for ages 0 through grade 8 and check out this video to get you started.

Ralphs World rock n roll every friday

Rock ‘n roll for the whole family, every Friday, with singer-songwriter Ralph Covert! 

Join us for Desserts, Books and More on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. We’ll discuss the book A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold and then complete a craft activity. More details here.  

Enjoy a bedtime story and soothing lullabies with Miss Rebecca on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m.  

 

Tweens 

Tween Tuesdays: Snack Attack! Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. Tweens can get creative in the kitchen as we make peanut butter apple wraps and rainbow veggie pinwheels. This event will be streamed live on YouTube. 

Snack Attack

Celebrate Earth Day by making Earth Day Cake Pops

For a hands-on science project, try making your own water filter

 

Teens 

diceLevel up! Learn to be Game Master while you play RPGs at Dice Guild: How to GM on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Gather ingredients from your kitchen to compete in a virtual sandwich cook-off against other teens at the Teens Tinker: Kitchen Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, April 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. 

kitchen scavenger hunt

Play Animal Crossing? Come to our island and play games, swap items and explore with other teens at the Animal Crossing Island Meet-Up on Friday, April 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. 

 

 

Week of April 13

Below you will find a variety of resources for you to explore this week: storytimes on the library's YouTube channel, live online Tween and Teen programs, craft ideas, learning resources and more. 

Early Childhood 

Ms. Maria

Babies can shake and clap in our fun Baby Time!

Get ready to clap and sing hello with Miss Maria and her ukulele in Toddler Time.

Fun activities and play ideas to support early learning for infants and toddlers at home.  

 

Kids

Missing out on some birthday celebrations recently? balloonThen you’ll love Happy Birthday Family Time with Miss Rebecca!

Say goodbye to boredom! Kids in grades K-3 and their families, join us Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. for Boredom Busters. We’ll be doing three activities using supplies you probably already have at home. Please register for the supply list and the YouTube link to join in.  

Cronavirus Book Cover

 

Coronavirus, A Book for Children 

A free educational book to help kids age 5-9 years old understand what is happening in the world around them.  

 

Our solar system is awesome! Learn more with this collection of stories, videos and crafts. 

month’s worth of early learning to help keep everyone busy. How many can you check off?  

Wrap up your week with a soothing bedtime story with Miss Rebecca, live on YouTube, April 17 at 7 p.m.  

moon reader

 

Tweens  

Peeps Science - Explore molecular diffusion, solubility and air resistance using Peeps. Then make some edible Peeps slime. This event will be streamed on YouTube on Tuesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. 

tween tuesday

Check out Hour of Code to try a variety of coding projects and games.

Can’t get enough of our Tween Tuesdays cooking projects? Delish offers live cooking classes weekdays at noon on Instagram. Get more information and links to past recipes here

While you are honing your foodie skills, explore our A-Z World Food database. Try a new recipe from a different culture or country. 

Teens  

Meet up with other teens for an epic game of Dungeons and Dragons on Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Dice Guild. Register here to receive an invitation to join online.

LabyrinthLost

Young adult author Zoraida Córdova drops in to chat with teens about her book, Labyrinth Lost on
Wednesday, April 15 from 4-5 p.m.

Read the eBook on hoopla and register for the program to join in on this exclusive chat. 

 

Put your drawing skills to the test while playing Pictionary with other teens at Teen Game Night on Friday, April 17 from 7-8 p.m. Register to play with us. 

The Teen Advisory Board will be meeting on Sunday, April 19 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Follow the Hub on InstagramTwitter and Facebook @hub500 for more fun and library updates for teens.

 

Week of April 6

Hello All and Happy Spring!

Below you will find a variety of resources for you to explore this week: storytimes on the library's YouTube channel, live online Tween and Teen programs, craft ideas, learning resources and more. 

Early Childhood

  • Baby Time is always a good time with Miss Maria. Infants learn from repetition, so enjoy these videos as often as you like. You can also view our previous Baby Time storytimes on YouTube anytime, when it's convenient for you: Week of March 30Week of March 23

  • Toddler Time is fun for everyone with stories and songs led by Miss Maria. 

dewey the dog

Kids

  • Family Time  is fun for all with Miss Rebecca and Dewey sharing picture books and songs from home. View our previous Family Time storytime on YouTube: Week of March 30

  • Your very own DIY Storytime – EGGstra Special

  • Visit AHML’s online Tumble Book Library for story books, readalongs, graphic novels and so much more.

  • Now is the PERFECT time to use all your mismatched socks to make silly and fun sock puppets.

Tweens

tween tuesdays mug cakes

  • Tween Tuesday: Join Miss Kerry on April 7 at 3 p.m. to make mug cakes. Here’s the list of ingredients so you can follow along. 

  • Sign in with your AHML library card at Tutor.com for homework help for all levels and grades, test prep and virtual assistance from a licensed teacher, noon to midnight. 

Teens

  • Join in tabletop roleplaying games with other teens on Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Dice Guild. Register here to receive a link to join live.

  • Teens Tinker on Wednesday, April 8 from 4-5 p.m. and make cat and dog toys for your furball. Earn one volunteer hour if you donate your creation to an animal shelter.

  • Teens in grades 7-12 can register online to do a puzzle with other teens on Thursday, April 9 from 4-5 p.m.

  • Chat with other teens about Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova, a book filled with magic, at Teen Book Club on Wednesday, April 15 from 4-5 p.m. During the second half of the program, the author will be JOINING US! Check out the eBook now to get ready.

    Labyrinth Lost Cover

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