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Lapsit Story Hour

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Normal Public Library
Story Hour Room
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Lapsit is a five-week interactive program for babies age 0- to 23-months and their grown-ups!

You'll sing songs, do fingerplays, and enjoy books and baby games, all intended to stimulate and enhance babies' development of language and senses.

Sessions run February 20 through March 21.

Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 at 9:00 am.

Free!

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STAR Literacy

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Normal Public Library
Board Room
Spaces Reservation

Tuesday Tales

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Normal Public Library
Book Nook

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Come join us for stories and songs!

Books will be aimed at 3- to 5-year-olds, but everyone is welcome.

Please bring your grownup!

Tuesday Tales runs January 10 through April 25.

Free!
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Lapsit Story Hour

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Normal Public Library
Story Hour Room

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Lapsit is a five-week interactive program for babies age 0- to 23-months and their grown-ups!

You'll sing songs, do fingerplays, and enjoy books and baby games, all intended to stimulate and enhance babies' development of language and senses.

Sessions run February 20 through March 21.

Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 at 9:00 am.

Free!

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Lunchtime Yoga

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Normal Public Library
Community Room A,B

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Take a break from your busy day to join us for a beginner-level yoga class over your lunch hour. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel.

Yoga meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 12:45. Come to one session or both!

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
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Lapsit Story Hour

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Normal Public Library
Story Hour Room

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Lapsit is a five-week interactive program for babies age 0- to 23-months and their grown-ups!

You'll sing songs, do fingerplays, and enjoy books and baby games, all intended to stimulate and enhance babies' development of language and senses.

Sessions run February 20 through March 21.

Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 at 9:00 am.

Free!



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Principals Read: Northpoint Elementary School

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Normal Public Library
Book Nook
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Join Northpoint Elementary School's Principal Harr as he shares stories at the Normal Public Library!
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Spaces Reservation

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Normal Public Library
Community Room A,B
Spaces Reservation

Spaces Reservation

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Normal Public Library
Community Room A,B
Spaces Reservation
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Story Hour For Two-Year-Olds

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Normal Public Library
Story Hour Room
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Two-year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and activities in this five-week interactive program.

Sessions run February 22 through March 23.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, February 8 at 9:00 am.

Free!

Register here for:

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:00
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:00
Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:00
Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:00

*Please note that after the first session of each class has passed, you will no longer be able to sign up at these links. If you are registering after classes have already started, please go to the online calendar and click on the next upcoming session of the class you'd like to join.

Since this class is for just you and your two-year-old, please be sure to make other arrangements for siblings.
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Story Hour For Two-Year-Olds

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Normal Public Library
Story Hour Room
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Two-year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and activities in this five-week interactive program.

Sessions run February 22 through March 23.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, February 8 at 9:00 am.

Free!

Register here for:

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:00
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:00
Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:00
Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:00

*Please note that after the first session of each class has passed, you will no longer be able to sign up at these links. If you are registering after classes have already started, please go to the online calendar and click on the next upcoming session of the class you'd like to join.

Since this class is for just you and your two-year-old, please be sure to make other arrangements for siblings.
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STAR Literacy

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Normal Public Library
Board Room
Spaces Reservation

Lunchtime Yoga

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Normal Public Library
Community Room A,B

Flyer

Take a break from your busy day to join us for a beginner-level yoga class over your lunch hour. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel.

Yoga meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 12:45. Come to one session or both!

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
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LEGO My Library

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Normal Public Library
Community Room A,B

Join us on the first Thursday of each month to build, build, build! Each month will have a different theme to help inspire participants, but kids are welcome to build anything they'd like.

Free!
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Story Hour For Two-Year-Olds

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Normal Public Library
Story Hour Room
Flyer

Two-year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and activities in this five-week interactive program.

Sessions run February 22 through March 23.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, February 8 at 9:00 am.

Free!

Register here for:

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:00
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:00
Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:00
Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:00

*Please note that after the first session of each class has passed, you will no longer be able to sign up at these links. If you are registering after classes have already started, please go to the online calendar and click on the next upcoming session of the class you'd like to join.

Since this class is for just you and your two-year-old, please be sure to make other arrangements for siblings.
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SCBWI

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Normal Public Library
Board Room
Spaces Reservation

Autism Cafe

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Normal Public Library
Community Room A,B

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The Autism Cafe is a monthly activity-focused social gathering for adults living with autism.

Interested attendees are welcome to gather each month for a themed social hour with other adults on the spectrum in a safe, quiet environment.

Color Communication Badges will be available.

Free!
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Registration is open

Story Hour For Two-Year-Olds

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Normal Public Library
Story Hour Room
Flyer

Two-year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and activities in this five-week interactive program.

Sessions run February 22 through March 23.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, February 8 at 9:00 am.

Free!

Register here for:

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:00
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:00
Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:00
Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:00

*Please note that after the first session of each class has passed, you will no longer be able to sign up at these links. If you are registering after classes have already started, please go to the online calendar and click on the next upcoming session of the class you'd like to join.

Since this class is for just you and your two-year-old, please be sure to make other arrangements for siblings.
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pawTree

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Normal Public Library
Community Room A,B
Spaces Reservation

Woodridge Homeowners Association

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Normal Public Library
Board Room
Spaces Reservation

Pages & Paws: Therapy Dog Reading Program

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Normal Public Library
Story Hour Room
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Practice your reading skills with a furry reading buddy! Children may sign up for 10 minute reading sessions with a Certified Therapy Dog. Bring your favorite book or grab one from the shelf to share! Sign up will begin at 10:15 am outside of the Story Hour Room on the day of the program.

This program is open to children ages six to twelve. It is intended for children who are reading on their own and wish to practice reading aloud. All dogs are Certified Therapy Dogs.

Pages & Paws will be held on the following Saturdays:
January 7
February 4
March 4
April 1

The number of spaces available is dependent on the number of volunteer therapy dog teams present.

For more information call 309-454-4668 or visit the Children's Desk.

Free!
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Poetry is Normal Presents: Janice Harrington

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Normal Public Library
Cafe
Poetry is Normal Presents: Janice N. Harrington. Harrington will read poems, including excerpts from her new book, Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin. 

Harrington is the author of two previous books of poetry and several children's books. She has worked as a public librarian and now teaches Creative Writing at the University of Illinois.

There will be books available for purchase as well as a book signing.

Poetry is Normal Presents brings guest poets to the library with the help of the Normal Public Library Foundation. The library also offers Poetry is Normal, an open mic series for local poets, on the third Thursday of every other month in Cafe at 7:30 p.m. All poetry programming is free and open to the public.
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Baby Rock

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Normal Public Library
Community Room B

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Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays, all intended to stimulate and enhance babies’ development of language and senses.

And we can’t forget BUBBLES!

This activity is aimed at babies from birth to 2-years-old and their grownups.

Baby Rock runs January 9 through April 24 and is Mondays from 9:30 to 10:00 and 10:30 to 11:00 in Community Room B.

Free!
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Baby Rock

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Normal Public Library
Community Room B

Flyer 

Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays, all intended to stimulate and enhance babies’ development of language and senses.

And we can’t forget BUBBLES!

This activity is aimed at babies from birth to 2-years-old and their grownups.

Baby Rock runs January 9 through April 24 and is Mondays from 9:30 to 10:00 and 10:30 to 11:00 in Community Room B.

Free!
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Boy Scouts of America/ Crossroads

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Normal Public Library
Board Room
Spaces Reservation