Now through Saturday, Dec. 11

Small Business Saturday

Shop local this holiday season! Shoppers can pick up a Shop Small Passport from the Addison Public Library and from participating businesses. Shoppers will earn a stamp on their passport for each business they visit during the campaign. For every stamp you receive, you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! We’ll collect completed passports at the library or via email at communityengagement@addisonlibrary.org and choose prize winners on Dec. 13. Participating Addison business include Nardi’s Pizza, AdvancedTech Cell Phone Repair, Shoeless Joe’s Ale House & Grille, Symbol Training Institute, Rosati’s Pizza, Flavor Frenzy, Muggs-N-Manor, Aurelio’s Pizza, SCARCE and Addison Bank & Trust. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Jigsaw puzzle exchange

At the Addison Public Library, swap out the jigsaw puzzles you have completed for something “new to you.” For each puzzle you donate, you will get a ticket to receive a new puzzle at the exchange on Dec. 4. Puzzle drop-off Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 2 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 3 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Puzzle exchange: Saturday, Dec. 4 noon to 2 p.m. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

 

Monday, Dec. 6

St. Nick’s Day story time

From 11-11:30 a.m. at the Addison Public Library, join us for a celebration for St. Nicholas’ Day. Limit six participants. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Stoned: Crystals and more

Starting at 7 p.m. at the Adult Program Room of the Addison Public Library (or on YouTube Live), The Grounded Goodwife will rock your world as you learn the essentials of using and taking care of stones and crystals. Join us for a hands-on experience with the stones or watch the program on YouTube Live. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Make your website work for you

From noon-1 p.m. on Zoom via the Addison Public Library, discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Guest readers in the Library: Addison Police Department

Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Addison Public Library, join us for an in-person story time with guest readers. We’ll have stories and an activity. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Monogrammed Mugs (for teens)

Starting at 3 p.m. at the Teen Program Room of the Addison Public Library, decorate a mug using the Creative Studio’s Silhouette Cameo 4 vinyl cutter. Supplies will be provided. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Thursday, Dec. 9

• Job search help (drop in)

From 10 a.m.-noon at the Adult Program Room of the Addison Public Library, need help with your job search and not sure where to start? Come to the library to learn about how our staff and our network of community partners can help you land your dream job. One-on-one consultations will be provided based on a first come, first serve basis. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

• Robot Club (Grades 1-5)

Check out our Coji bots and learn how they work from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Addison Public Library. Limit six participants; please make sure to register. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Friday, Dec. 10

Paths to family fun

From 10-11 a.m. at the Addison Public Library, which path will you take? Or will you see what all of them have to offer? Each path will lead you through our Children’s Department to a place where you will find stories, songs, and crafts or other activities that we have chosen for you. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Monday, Dec. 13

Achieve inner peace through meditation

Starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom via the Addison Public Library, treat yourself to some special time to nourish your mind and body. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Book discussion: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

The discussion begins at 7 p.m. at the Adult Programming Room of the Addison Public Library. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Holiday classics story time

From 10-10:30 a.m. at the Addison Public Library, join us to celebrate all the holidays we find this time of year. We’ll read some classic tales and create fun holiday crafts. Limit six participants. Registration is now open. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

 

Thursday, Dec.16

Business law: Formation to contract negotiation

From 6:30-8 p.m. on Zoom via the Addison Public Library, navigating the legal maze is a major challenge for any business owner or leader. This workshop will address multiple legal matters faced by an entrepreneur. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Calm and creative: Adult coloring night

Starting at 7 p.m. at the Adult Program Room of the Addison Public Library, join us for an evening of coloring, just for adults. Pencils, coloring pages and markers will be provided or you can bring your own. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Friday, Dec. 17

Crafting for the community circle

From 10-11 a.m. at the Large Meeting Room of the Addison, join us for a crafting circle with a focus on donating to local organizations. Bring your current projects. Space is limited to 10 participants, so registration is required. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

 

Ongoing events

 

Creative Studio drop-in help

Need help with a Creative Studio project? Drop-in to get assistance from staff. Equipment and staff help will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Dec. 14; 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16; 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20; and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

 

Computer basics

Learn computer basics from 6-7 p.m. at the Adult Program Room of the Addison Public Library. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

 

Heroes story time

From 10-10:30 a.m. at the Addison Public Library, join us for stories and activities about everyday heroes, superheroes, and more. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-543-3617.

Clubs and organizations are welcome to send entries for this column to: news1@rvpublishing.com. Please include a phone number or e-mail address to contact for information.

 

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