October Events at the Chicago Public Library Uptown Branch

For Babies

Book Babies, a six-week series for babies who are not yet walking and their caregivers, begins Monday, October 2.  This is a special time for parents or caregivers to focus on and bond with their babies while building the very earliest foundation for literacy. You’ll have a chance to socialize with other participants at the end of each session. There is space in both the morning (11:00 – 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1:30 – 2:00 p.m.) classes.  To register, please contact Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins and let her know your baby’s name and age, your phone number and whether you’d like to be in the morning or afternoon class.  Classes are held on Mondays through November 6.

For Toddlers

Toddler Story Time is a thirty-minute program that is full of fun with stories, rhymes and songs to help your child develop early literacy skills. You’ll get tips on incorporating talking, singing, reading, writing and playing into your day as a way to grow a young reader. Toddler Story Time, for children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers, meets on Wednesdays in October from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m., with time afterward for free play with blocks, puppets and puzzles. Younger children are welcome, also! No registration is required. Please email Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins or call 312-744-8400 if you have any questions.

For School Age Children

Elementary school children can drop in to get free help with homework from an accredited teacher.  Miss Emily is available Mondays to Thursdays, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please email Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins or call 312-744-8400, if you have any questions.

Weaving Workshop

Join artist and teacher Cathy Quintero on Sat., Oct. 7 from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. to learn more about the craft of weaving in this hands-on workshop for children and families. Woven textiles that are sourced from various artisans in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Ecuador will also be showcased.

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