Register for Activities and Events

Visit our Activity Calendar to register for upcoming events.

Please note: The first time you register for an event, you should receive an email verification before you receive your confirmation.

Adult Winter Reading Program

Monday, January 16 – Sunday, February 26

Registration is not required to participate. The first time you bring in a log, we’ll add your name to our records and start recording your logs.

You can print your booklet online or pick one up at the Front Desk starting Monday, January 16 at 9:00 am.

To find out more information please visit the Adult Winter Reading Program page.

Lapsit Story Hour

February 20 through March 21  • Various Days and Times

Registration starts Monday, February 6 at 9:00 am

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Lapsit is a five-week interactive program for babies age 0- to 23-months and their grown-ups!

You’ll sing songs, do fingerplays, and enjoy books and baby games, all intended to stimulate and enhance babies’ development of language and senses.

Sessions run February 20 through March 21.
Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 at 9:00 am.

Free!

If you are registering after classes have already started, please go to the online calendar and click on the next upcoming session of the class you’d like to join.

McLean County Arts Center Workshops

Saturday, February 25 • 1:00 – 4:00

Monday, March 6  • 6:00 – 8:00

Monday, March 13 • 6:00 – 8:00

Saturday, March 25 • 1:00 – 2:00 & 2:30 – 3:30

The McLean County Arts Center is pleased to present the Spring 2017 Harmon Arts Workshops. Funded by a grant from the Town of Normal, this workshop series is organized by the McLean County Arts Center and hosted by the Normal Public Library.

Workshops are free and open to the public. Online pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register please click here.

Paper Bead Earrings (Upcycle)

Thursday, March 23 • 10:00 – 12:00 & 6:00 – 8:00

Make paper bead earrings out of upcycled book pages.

For ages 15 and up.

All materials will be provided.

Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 9.

Register for a session here:

S.T.E.A.M Club

Second Thursday of Every Month
January 12 – April 13
3:30 – 4:30

Register at any time prior to the event

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Join us on the second Thursday of every month for S.T.E.A.M Club Meetings!

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics in S.T.E.A.M Club! Expect activities, experiments, crafts, and lots of S.T.E.A.M related books!

Dress to get messy!

This activity is aimed at 5- to 12-year-olds. Kids under 8, don’t forget your grown up.

Registration is required. Register for each individual session:

Thursday, January 12

Thursday, February 9

Thursday, March 9

Thursday, April 13

Story Hour for Two-Year-Olds

February 22 through March 23 • Various Days and Times 

Registration starts Wednesday, February 8 at 9:00 am

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Two-year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and activities in this five-week interactive program.

Register here for:

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:00

Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:00

Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:00

Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:00

*Please note that after the first session of each class has passed, you will no longer be able to sign up at these links. If you are registering after classes have already started, please go to the online calendar and click on the next upcoming session of the class you’d like to join.

Since this class is for just you and your two-year-old, please be sure to make other arrangements for siblings.

Story Hour for Three, Four, and Five Year Olds

April 4 – May 4 • Various Days and Times 

Registration starts Tuesday, March 21 at 9:00 am

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Three-, four-, and five-year-olds are invited to attend a weekly 45-minute program to enjoy stories, songs, games, and crafts.

Register for:

Three-, four-, and five-year-olds are invited to attend a weekly 45-minute program to enjoy stories, songs, games, and crafts.

Register for:

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:15 

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:15

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:15 

Wednesdays, 11:00 – 11:45

Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:15

Thursdays, 11:00 – 11:45

If your child turns three during the session, you may call to register on the day of his or her birthday.

Tinkering Tweens: Beginner 3D Printing

April 20  • 4:00 – 5:00

Registration begins Thursday, April 6 at 9:00 am

Learn the basics of 3D printing to make your very own 3D creation.

For patrons age 10 to 14.

Register here for Thursday, April 20

Wine Glass Etching

Thursday, March 9 • 10:00 – 12:00 & 6:00 – 8:00

Registration runs February 20 through March 5

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We will be learning how to create an etched design on glass.

Please wear clothes that you use for painting!

This activity is open to patrons age 15 and up.

Registration is required and starts on Monday, February 20 at 9:00 am.

Register for a session here:

Thursday, March 9, 10:00 to 12:00 

Thursday, March 9, 6:00 to 8:00