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Help Fill the Pantry at Mutual Ground

All Day 7/5 - 7/31
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Everyone
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Health & Wellness
This event is in the "Babies-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Make & Take Crafts

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts
Age Group:
Babies-Preschool, Children, Teens
Event Details:

Stop by the library to make a summer art project and take it home!No registration required. Use the Remind Me or the Add to My Calendar buttons for a reminder.

Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Stop by the library to make a summer art project and take it home!

No registration required. Use the Remind Me or the Add to My Calendar buttons for a reminder.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Babies-Preschool" group.

Baby Storytime

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies-Preschool
Event Details:

Ages 0–24 months with caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, and movement to help foster early literacy skills.Registration required—please register each child attending.  

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies-Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Ages 0–24 months with caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, and movement to help foster early literacy skills.

Registration required—please register each child attending.

 

 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Babies-Preschool" group.

Baby Storytime

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies-Preschool
Event Details:

Ages 0–24 months with caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, and movement to help foster early literacy skills.Registration required—please register each child attending.  

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies-Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:

Ages 0–24 months with caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, and movement to help foster early literacy skills.

Registration required—please register each child attending.

 

 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Music at Messenger: Willard Wilcox

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Lawn at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

The Music at Messenger summer concert series returns for a third season, with even more shows highlighting the talents of local Fox River Valley artists! Bring your lawn chair and ...

Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:

The Music at Messenger summer concert series returns for a third season, with even more shows highlighting the talents of local Fox River Valley artists! Bring your lawn chair and picnic for an outdoor show on the rear lawn of the library.

Fox Valley Writer's Group

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Conference Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Purpose of Meeting:

Fox Valley Writers is a community dedicated to the idea of helping writers of all skill levels connect and grow with one another. Often cited as the writers’ group for those who do...

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Conference Room
Purpose of Meeting

Fox Valley Writers is a community dedicated to the idea of helping writers of all skill levels connect and grow with one another.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Yum Club

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
History & Culture
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Do you have an adventurous palate? Do you want to travel the world without leaving the library? Join us for the Yum Club, where foodies come together to taste snacks and treats fro...

Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Culture
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Do you have an adventurous palate? Do you want to travel the world without leaving the library? Join us for the Yum Club, where foodies come together to taste snacks and treats from a different country each month.

Disclaimer(s)

Age Limits for Adult Programming

Adult programs are for the specific age group listed in the program’s description. Adults will not be permitted to bring children who are under the age listed.

Food

Food may be used or served in this program. If you have any concerns about food allergies or specific dietary restrictions, please speak to a Library staff member prior to the start of the program.

This event is in the "Babies-Preschool" group.

Family Storytime - Session 2

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Tinker Youth Program Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies-Preschool
Event Details:

Ages 2–5 with caregiver. Enjoy stories and songs with your family while building pre-literacy skills and learning about the world around us.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Tinker Youth Program Room
Age Group: Babies-Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:

Ages 2–5 with caregiver. Enjoy stories and songs with your family while building pre-literacy skills and learning about the world around us.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Taste Test: Sub Sandwich Battle

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Ages 11–18. Where is the best place to get a sub sandwich? Is it Jimmy John's, Jersey Mike's, or Subway? Let’s figure it out! We are going to try and compare different sub sandwich...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Ages 11–18. Where is the best place to get a sub sandwich? Is it Jimmy John's, Jersey Mike's, or Subway? Let’s figure it out! We are going to try and compare different sub sandwich shops to determine the best of the best. Come hungry!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Age Limits for Tween and Teen Programs

This program is designed for a specific age group based on developmental and social levels. Caregivers and siblings older/younger than the designated age group should not plan to attend this program.

Food

Food may be used or served in this program. If you have any concerns about food allergies or specific dietary restrictions, please speak to a Library staff member prior to the start of the program.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Children" group.

STEAM Park: Carnival Games

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 5–10 with participating adult. Explore the wonder of amusement parks with engaging STEAM challenges for you to discover and create. This program is sponsored by the DuPage Chi...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:

Ages 5–10 with participating adult. Explore the wonder of amusement parks with engaging STEAM challenges for you to discover and create. This program is sponsored by the DuPage Children’s Museum.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Reading Buddies

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Youth Services at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Book Club, Storytime
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

For ages 6–10. Build confidence and fluency by reading aloud with a teen book buddy. Bring a favorite book or come to the library early to choose something new. Attend wheneve...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Club, Storytime
Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:

For ages 6–10. Build confidence and fluency by reading aloud with a teen book buddy. Bring a favorite book or come to the library early to choose something new. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Babies-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Busy Bee Collages (ages 3-5)

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Age Group:
Babies-Preschool, Children
Event Details:

For ages 3–5 with caregiver. Create your own collage of busy bee art with Mrs. M!  

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

For ages 3–5 with caregiver. Create your own collage of busy bee art with Mrs. M! 

 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Late Arrivals

This program begins promptly at the scheduled start time. Late arrivals may not be able to complete the activity with the group and may be asked to leave.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

Toastmasters: Advanced Expressives

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 10:15am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 1 at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Purpose of Meeting:

We are Northern Illinois' Advanced Toastmasters Speaking Club! Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has m...

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Meeting Room 1
Purpose of Meeting

We are Northern Illinois' Advanced Toastmasters Speaking Club! Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 300,000 members.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Summer Zentangle Animals

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 11:15am - 12:00pm
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

For ages 6–8 with caregiver. Create your own animal artwork using the Zentangle Method with Mrs. M!  

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

For ages 6–8 with caregiver. Create your own animal artwork using the Zentangle Method with Mrs. M! 

 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Late Arrivals

This program begins promptly at the scheduled start time. Late arrivals may not be able to complete the activity with the group and may be asked to leave.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Babies-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Playtime: Water Fun (Rescheduled)

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Library Lawn at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Age Group:
Babies-Preschool, Children
Event Details:

Enjoy playtime with your preschooler as you learn and explore water with new friends! Programs will be held outside, weather permitting.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies-Preschool, Children
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Enjoy playtime with your preschooler as you learn and explore water with new friends! Programs will be held outside, weather permitting.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Babies-Preschool" group.

Toddler Playtime: Tape Town Car Play

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies-Preschool
Event Details:

Ages 2–3 with caregiver. Enjoy playtime with your toddler as you play with cars and tape town with new friends. For a reminder, use the Remind Me or Add to My Calendar button. ...

Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies-Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Ages 2–3 with caregiver. Enjoy playtime with your toddler as you play with cars and tape town with new friends. For a reminder, use the Remind Me or Add to My Calendar button

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Music at Messenger: Trio

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Lawn at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Movies & Entertainment, Performance
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

The Music at Messenger summer concert series returns for a third season, with even more shows highlighting the talents of local Fox River Valley artists! Bring your lawn chair and ...

Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment, Performance
Event Details:

The Music at Messenger summer concert series returns for a third season, with even more shows highlighting the talents of local Fox River Valley artists! Bring your lawn chair and picnic for an outdoor show on the rear lawn of the library.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Cuentos con NAMI KDK

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Health & Wellness, Storytime
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Acompáñanos a leer y a realizar una actividad de arte sobre el libro La mochila de mi calma.NAMI KDK brinda apoyo, educación y defensa a familias e individuos afectados por la salu...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Storytime
Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:

Acompáñanos a leer y a realizar una actividad de arte sobre el libro La mochila de mi calma.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Emotions Storytime with NAMI KDK

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Health & Wellness, Storytime
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Join us for storytime and craft activity focused on emotions with NAMI KDK.The National Alliance on Mental Illness (Kane South, DuPage and Kendall Counties) provides advocacy, educ...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Storytime
Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:

Join us for storytime and craft activity focused on emotions with NAMI KDK.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Detox Your Mind Through Meditation

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Meeting Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Many people seek wellness by tending to our physical well-being, but it is also important to attend to the health of our mind. By befriending our mind we can wipe the slate clean, ...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Main Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Many people seek wellness by tending to our physical well-being, but it is also important to attend to the health of our mind. By befriending our mind we can wipe the slate clean, detoxify negative thought patterns, and calm the body.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Last Flight: Evening Book Discussion Group

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This month we will be discussing The Last Flight by Julie Clark.Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear. Claire Cook has a perfect life as the wife of the scion of a p...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:

This month we will be discussing The Last Flight b

Disclaimer(s)

Food

Food may be used or served in this program. If you have any concerns about food allergies or specific dietary restrictions, please speak to a Library staff member prior to the start of the program.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

North Aurora Lions: Free Hearing and Retinal Screenings

Friday, August 2, 2024 at 9:00am - 1:00pm
Library Parking Lot at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

The mobile screening van returns! FREE retina and hearing screenings for children and adults. No appointment needed. Walks ins welcome! This mobile screening is offered by the Nort...

Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Library Parking Lot
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:

The mobile screening van returns! FREE retina and hearing screenings for children and adults. No appointment needed. Walks ins welcome! This mobile screening is offered by the North Aurora Lions and the Lions of Illinois Foundation.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Early Reader Book Club

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:45am
Tinker Youth Program Room at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Saturdays • 10–10:45 amJune 8: Cornbread & Poppy by Matthew Cordell August 3: A to Z Animal Mysteries: The Absent Alpacas by Ron RoyAges 5–7 with caregiver. Just star...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Room: Tinker Youth Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Saturdays • 10–10:45 am

June 8: Cornbread & Poppy by Matthew Cordell 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request a specific accommodation, please contact the library. 

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Photography

By attending library programs, you consent to be photographed or recorded for library promotional materials. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Dry Ice Demonstration Station at North Aurora Days

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
History & Culture, STEAM
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

Head over to Riverfront Park for North Aurora Days on August 2–3. Visit the library’s booth for a special surprise (while supplies last). On Saturday evening, play with dry ice at ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: History & Culture, STEAM
Event Details:

Head over to Riverfront Park for North Aurora Days on August 2–3. Visit the library’s booth for a special surprise (while supplies last). On Saturday evening, play with dry ice at the Science Heroes’ Demonstration Station sponsored by MPL.