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Outreach Visit to Alphabet Learning Center

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Brookfield Public Library
Brookfield librarians travel to the Alphabet Learning Center for a morning of stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. This event is limited to Alphabet Learning Center Students.
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Brookfield Public Library - Department Head Meeting

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Brookfield Public Library
Conference Room
Staff development/meeting
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Louder, Faster

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Join Miss Anne in this music-centered class!
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Book Babies

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
A lapsit class for parents and babies in a playgroup setting. Come hear stories, sing songs, do fingerplays, and make new friends!
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Explosions and Eruptions

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Get your Mad Scientist hat on and come to this class to make your own colorful explosions and eruptions.
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3D Print Club

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Meeting Room
Not sure what 3D printing is all about? Or are you familiar with 3D imaging and would like to create your own unique image? Stop in to learn, work on projects, or just talk shop. Drop in any time. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 
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READ to the Dogs

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
The Youth Services Department is proud to offer READ to the Dogs through the Hinsdale Humane Society READ program. Specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs therapy dogs and their handlers will be here to help beginning readers improve their reading skills and confidence. The dogs and their handlers have been insured for liability and have undergone reading education training in addition to their extensive training and registration to do animal-assisted therapy. Kids can sign up for a 15 minute session and read a favorite book from home or the library to a new furry friend. Parents MUST sign a permission slip before the child can participate. This program is limited to 6 participants. Brookfield residents have priority registration. Parents and caregivers may sign up their children in person or over the phone.
Open to grades K-5.
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Third Tuesday Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Conference Room
Join the Library's longest running book discussion group for lively literary discussion of Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation. New members are always welcome!
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Terrific 2s and 3s

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Join us for early literacy fun! Children ages 2-3 years with caregivers will enjoy stories, sing songs, learn new rhymes, and have fun!
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Book Babies

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
A lapsit class for parents and babies in a playgroup setting. Come hear stories, sing songs, do fingerplays, and make new friends!
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Fantastic 4s & 5s

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Join us for early literacy fun! Children ages 4-5 years with will enjoy stories, sing songs, learn new rhymes, and have fun! Parents/caregivers wait in the library.
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Knitting Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Join us to Knit and Crochet.
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Craftacular Wednesdays

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room

Join us for our popular kids' craft workshop! We will make crafts & do-it-yourself projects beyond your imagination.


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The Burlington Railroad and Brookfield

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Meeting Room
In celebration of Brookfield's 125th, longtime Brookfield resident and railroad enthusiast, John Szwajkart will be presenting a visual history of the connection between Brookfield and the Burlington Railroad. This slide show will include all three of Brookfield's Metra stations and will include early photos from the Brookfield Centennial Book, diagrams from Chris Stack's book on the Prairie Avenue station, and personal photos from John's collection.  Learn about the trains that passed and used the stations, special events the stations were witness to or a part of, the demise of Congress Park and Hollywood stations, and the salvaging of the Prairie Avenue station.
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Fantastic 4s & 5s

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Join us for early literacy fun! Children ages 4-5 years with will enjoy stories, sing songs, learn new rhymes, and have fun!  Parents/caregivers wait in the library.
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Exam Proctor

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Brookfield Public Library
Digital Conversion Station
The Library offers free exam proctoring services based on staff availability. Students will be responsible for any costs associated with mailing documents.
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Book Babies

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
A lapsit class for parents and babies in a playgroup setting. Come hear stories, sing songs, do fingerplays, and make new friends!
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Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Friends of the Library

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Conference Room

Weekly book sorting.

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Awesome-ology!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Create an awesome Ology book inspired by the "Egyptology/Dragonology" line of books. Participants will pick a topic of their choice. Each week we will work on a two page spread to create a unique non-fiction book. Every week will have a different focus with an assigned theme. A new element will be introduced each week, such as popups, flaps, envelopes etc. Participants are encouraged to do research and work on their project at home.
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Geek Lab

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Attention, young scientists! Come to the Library to check out our latest and greatest experiments.
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Quilting for Cause

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Storytime Room
Join Miss Becky and learn how to make quilts for local nonprofit organizations in need.
No sewing experience required. All levels welcome!
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Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Meeting Room

After the Devil in the White City...Forty Years Later Chicago Decided to do it Again.  Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on The 1933 World's Fair. Author William Hazelgrove provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World's Fair, the last of the golden age. 

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Exam Proctor

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Digital Conversion Station
The Library offers free exam proctoring services based on staff availability. Students will be responsible for any costs associated with mailing documents.
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Is Franchising Right for Me?

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Brookfield Public Library
Meeting Room
Scott Majeski, managing partner of FranNet, a franchise broker, will talk about three types of business ownership: Starting from scratch, buying an existing business and starting a franchise.  This is a SCORE program.
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