Events for Kids in October at Peoria Public Library

October 1-30 – National Book Month @ Lincoln Branch. Come to Lincoln Branch, check out a book or two, and be entered into a drawing for your own book.  Ages 2-18, FREE, 497-2600.

October 1-23 – Teen Read Week Trivia – All Branches – Celebrate Teen Read Week’s theme “Books with Beat @ the Peoria Public Library” by participating in our Teen Music Trivia Game. Ages 12-18. Pick up a trivia game sheet at any branch location. Answer questions correctly & enter for a chance to win a portable CD visor to keep your favorite CDs secure and organized. Use library resources and internet to find the answers. Call the library or stop at any branch for more details. FREE. 497-2000

October 1, 8, 15, and 22 – RiverWest Afterschool 4-H – RiverWest Branch – 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Meetings may include:  Food, Education, Kitchen Magic, Plant Science, Fellowship, Fun, Food Safety, and Tricks for Healthy Snacks. Ages 8 and up.  497-2080

October 4 and 18 – Tadpoles Storytime – Lakeview Branch – 10:30-11:15 a.m. – Join us for stories, songs, activities, and easy crafts that are a perfect fit for little ones who are too big for the baby storytime but not quite ready for the preschool storytime. Children ages 2 – 3 years & their caregivers.  497-2200  FREE

October 5, 12, 19, and 26 – Toddler Time Tuesday – McClure Branch – 10:00-10:20 a.m. – Stories and fingerplays for children ages 18 months-2 years.  FREE. 497-2700.

October 5, 12, 19, and 26 – Celebrate our Teachers – Lincoln Branch Front & Center – 4:00-6:00 p.m. – October is National Teachers Month. Come make a special, creative gift for your teacher. All ages, FREE, 497-2600.

October 6, 13, 20, and 27 – Fun Time Storytime – McClure Branch – 10:00-10:30 a.m. – Fun stories and crafts for children ages 3-6.  497-2700, FREE

October 7 – Afternoon at the Movies – RiverWest Branch – 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Watch an exciting new movie and enjoy a little popcorn! All ages. 497-2080  FREE

October 12, 19, and 26 – Preschool Storytime – Lakeview Branch – 10:30-11:15 a.m. – Children ages 3-6 develop a love for reading and books through stories, songs and activities. This week’s theme is “Checking Out the Library.”  Call 497-2200 to register. FREE

October 12 – Computer Class – RiverWest Branch – 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Junior High and High School students are invited to come learn how to make PowerPoint Presentations.  Registration required.  FREE  497-2080

October 20 – Talk About Good – Lakeview Branch – 4:00-5:00 p.m. – We will discuss Found by Margaret Haddix.  All middle school students welcome.  497-2200  FREE

October 25 – Tiny Tots Storytime – Lakeview Branch – 10:30-11:15 a.m. -Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your child and other parents of little ones as you sing, clap, listen, and explore together.  Rhymes, stories, songs, and a social time where both children and parents can interact with each other will be part of this lively session.  Babies 12 – 23 months and their caregivers are welcome.  497-2200  FREE

October 26 – Make It!  Take It! – RiverWest Branch – 3:00-4:00 p.m. – Halloween is soon upon us.  We will make a craft that everyone can do.  Come in and join the fun.  All ages.  FREE 497-2080

October 27 – Lakeview’s Leaky Cauldron – Lakeview Branch – 7:00-8:00 p.m. – We will discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows chapters 19-24. Come prepared for a great discussion!  All ages welcome.  497-2200  FREE

October 29 – Trick or Treat – RiverWest Branch – We are celebrating Halloween with treats for everyone.  Come in and have a treat on us.  FREE 497-2080

October 29 – Halloween Party – Lincoln Branch – 3:00-5:30 p.m. – Are you brave enough to join us at Lincoln Branch?  Make your way through our scary maze and see how brave you are.  Enjoy a scary movie and some spooky snacks.  All ages. FREE.  497-2600.

October 30 – Halloween Party and Craft – McClure Branch – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Wear your Halloween costume for a fun party and craft!  Ages K-3rd grade.  FREE.  497-2700

October 31 – Trick or Treat – Lakeview Branch – 1:00-4:00 p.m. – Candy will be handed out to children, ages 1-12, who wear their costumes to the library.  Also, guess how many pieces of candy corn are in a jar for a chance to win a prize. FREE.  497-2200

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