Exhibit from the Miami Children’s Museum

Main Library
Starting October 7
 
Ahoy mateys! Adventure lands at the Library when Pirate Island arrives with a pirate ship and sailor skills to explore. Families will learn all about pirate legends and visit stations offering STEAM activities.
 
 

Not so Nightmarish Ghost Ship on Grove - Show Your Library Card 

Main Library
Friday, October 21 | 6 – 8 pm
 
Shiver me timbers! This special after-hours event will feature a haunted Pirate Island exhibit that is not too scary along with pirate games, crafts, contests, giveaways and other fun activities. Note, at least one person 14 years or younger in your group must have a Gail Borden Library card. However, everyone will want to have a library card as all people who register for the event will be entered into a drawing for a LEGO® Pirate Ship grand prize. Whether a pirate or landlubber, you are invited to come in costume. All attendees must be registered— including family members accompanying kids.

We are so happy that most people in our community have Gail Borden Library cards. If you still need to get a Library Card for you or your child, it is easy. Sign up online or visit any library location. gailborden.info/getcard
 

Register here.


Waterways: Their Importance in Northern Illinois

Facebook Live: gbpl.info/FBLV
Tuesday, October 18 | Noon
 
Dive in during your lunch break as we virtually visit the Chicago Maritime Museum with curator Dylan Hoffman and learn the importance of the northern Illinois waterways including the Fox River. You will also get a sneak peak of this museum jewel that highlights Chicago’s maritime history.
 
 

Registration opens on October 15 for the programs listed below.

3D Design for Kids - Pirate’s Booty!

Main Library Computer Training Room
Saturday, November 5  11 am – Noon
Design and build your own 3D pirate coin treasure.
 

Meet a Pirate

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Friday, November, 18 11 – 11:45 am
Best for ages 3-6. Join us for a storytelling performance with Captain Quigley the Pirate! Hear pirate adventures, then stay to take a photo with him. 
 
Shiver Me Timbers! - Pirate Bingo
Main Library Sally Lee Rooms
Tuesday, November, 22  7 – 7:45 pm
Bring along any friends, family or scallywags. Winners will pick prizes from the pirate’s treasure.

3D Design for Kids - Pirate’s Booty!

Main Library Computer Training Room
Saturday, November 5  11 am – Noon
Design and build your own 3D pirate coin treasure.

Meet a Pirate

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Friday, November, 18 11 – 11:45 am
Best for ages 3-6. Join us for a storytelling performance with Captain Quigley the Pirate! Hear pirate adventures, then stay to take a photo with him. 
 
Shiver Me Timbers! - Pirate Bingo
Main Library Sally Lee Rooms
Tuesday, November, 22  7 – 7:45 pm
Bring along any friends, family or scallywags. Winners will pick prizes from the pirate’s treasure.