- After School Program: The Zion Community Focus Group provides free supervised homework help and tutoring to students from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The ASP does not meet on 12/23, 12/26, 12/30 or 1/2.
- Chess Night: Everyone is invited to play the world’s oldest war game and meet new people. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Wednesday, 12/11 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Now Playing @ Your Library: We’re offering a free monthly matinee at ZB Cinema. Bring your snacks and settle in for a movie. Stop by the library to find out what’s playing. Saturday, 12/21 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
FOR ALL AGES
Photography Exhibit: ZB Library and ZShots team up to showcase the work of talented local youth. Everyone is invited to the premiere opening of this special exhibit on Tuesday, 12/10 and Wednesday, 12/11 from 3:30-8:00 p.m.
Christmas in Who-Ville: Come with your fathers. Come with your mothers. Come with your friends and your sisters and brothers! Celebrate Christmas in Who-Ville with games, cookies and maybe even a visit from The Grinch on Saturday, 12/14 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Gingerbread Houses: Make your own gingerbread house to take home for your family to enjoy. No matter what age you are, you’ll enjoy this magical holiday tradition. We’ll provide the materials, you bring your creativity on Saturday, 12/21 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Christmas Tea Party: Elves in K-4th grades will celebrate with a story and yummy treats, while making a gift for someone special in Santa’s workshop on Saturday, 12/7 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Dressing up is optional, but adds to the holiday spirit!
Music: You’re invited to choir practice on 12/4 and 12/11 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Our final performance for friends, family and visitors will be on 12/18 at 3:30 p.m.
FOR KIDS IN 4TH-8TH GRADES
Creative Crocheters: Build on your skills with this more advanced group on Thursday, 12/19 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Earn prizes and vote for your favorite books! Register at the Youth Services desk and pick up your reading list of these award-winning books. Readers can win prizes for reading 5, 10, 15 or 20 books before 1/31/14.
- The Monarch Award club is sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association and is named after Illinois’ state insect, the Monarch Butterfly. The name was chosen to symbolize the freedom that comes from learning to read. This club is for readers in K-3rd grades.
- The Bluestem Award club is sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association and is named in honor of Big Bluestem, the state prairie grass. The award may include both timeless classics and current titles. The club is for readers in 3rd through 5th grades.
- The Win with Reading club uses the book list from the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award, named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, IL for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults. This club is for readers in 4th through 8th grades.
Junior Hardcover Society: Readers in 3rd and 4th grades are invited to this monthly book discussion group on Mondays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. On 12/9, we’ll discuss Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney.
Guys Read: Guys in K-8th grades will read awesome books and talk ‘em over with other dudes. Hang out, munch on snacks and have fun playing games on Tuesday, 12/17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Family Reading Club: Read together and earn free books for each family member that participates. Families must read at least 300 pages out loud between 12/1/13 and 1/11/14. Sign up at the Youth Services desk.