News Updates for October 19-25, 2023

Don’t forget that the Tolono Library now has a 3D printer! It’s cost-free, and you can send in one design each week. Make your own designs or send in a ready-to-print template to Community Engagement Coordinator, Claire Quin, and she will start manufacturing your creation! Please call or stop by the Library with any questions.

Programs and Events This Week

STEM Explorers: Candy Chromatography / Thursday, October 19th, 4:00—5:30 p.m. Why are some candies of the same type different colors? Stop by the Library to conduct chromatography tests on Halloween candies and learn what makes them the colors they are. We’ll also determine once and for all whether you can really “taste the rainbow.” Recommended Ages: 6-11.

Adult Craft N’ Chat: Fabric Pumpkins / Friday, October 20th, 5:30—7:00 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit with these decorative fabric pumpkins. They look great as trick-or-treating decorations or on the shelf all autumn. Limited space. Please register online or by calling the Library. Recommended Ages: 18+.

The IDEA Zone / Saturday, October 21st, 1:00—3:30 p.m. Come to the Library and bring your designs to life in the IDEA Zone! We have a variety of materials, supplies, and equipment for you to use, including a Cricut, 3D Printer, sewing machine, button maker, and glue guns as well as fabric, paper, paint, and miscellaneous craft supplies. Use our materials or bring your own! A signed user agreement must be completed by the time of the event. A copy of this agreement can be found on our website [HERE] or by visiting the Library. Recommended Ages: 8+. Parental supervision required.

Children’s Storytime / Tuesday, October 24th, 10:00—10:30 a.m. Come to the Library for a fun story time filled with stories, songs, and silly rhymes. Recommended Ages: 0-5.

Play Group with Friends / Tuesday, October 24th, 10:30—11:00 a.m. Bring your children for a playdate at the Library while you enjoy conversation with other parents and caregivers in the community. Recommended Ages: 0-5.

Switch Crew / Wednesday, October 25th, 3:30—5:00 p.m. Stop by the Library after school to unwind and play popular Switch games with good company. While you wait your turn to play, we’ll have other activities for you to try out! Are there any games you would like to try? Please make a request with the staff and we can queue it up for next Switch Crew. Recommended Ages: 6-18.

Upcoming Programs

Kids Craft Time: Pinecone Bats & Pumpkin “Carvings” / Thursday, October 26th, 3:30—5:30 p.m. What’s spooky, cute, and made from materials you can find right in your own backyard? A pinecone bat! Bring your own pinecone or use one of ours. There will also be pumpkins available to “carve” or to doodle on. Recommended Ages: 6-11.

Spooky and Booky Bash / Friday, October 27th, 5:00—7:00 p.m. Wear your costumes to the Library for a night filled with Halloween fun! We’ll have some cool Halloween activities including a spooky StoryWalk®, a craft, and a practice Trick or Treat door! Recommended Ages: 0-11. Parental supervision required.