Temporary Library Hours

Virtual Programs

We are currently offering virtual programming through videos and activities, and some in-person, outdoor programs. 


Virtual Storytime with Ms. Jenny

Pick up a themed preschool craft while supplies last in the Youth Services area and watch our storytime online. To pick up the craft from the drive-through, call the YS Department when you are on your way!


Theme: Space


Virtual Preschool Explorers

Wed, Nov 4, 10:30-11 a.m.


(Ages 2-5) Children will explore topics with hands-on activities in a live session. This month will be about space. Please have playdough and a pie pan or a circular plate.

Virtual LEGO Build a Story

Tues, Nov 10, 4-4:45 p.m.

(Grades K-2) Join us on Zoom for a fun story, followed by time to create a Lego scene from the book! Please be sure to have some legos or other building materials nearby.

Virtual/Pickup Create Your Own Book (And Get It Published!)

Tues, Nov 17, 7-7:45 p.m.


(Grades 3-7) Join us to learn the basics of story writing and illustration, brainstorm with other kids, and get your story told. Our Illustory boxes contain everything you need to write, illustrate, and then publish your own book. 


(Drop-In) Both Locations 

Stick Together!

(All Ages) Help us complete a giant sticker mosaic at the library, and create a masterpiece piece by piece.


Virtual Everyday Authentic Mexican

Thurs, Nov 5, 7-8 p.m.


Tacos are fun but let's create more authentic Mexican favorites!  Join us for this interactive cooking demo with Kristyn Slick of Mealtime Memories. In this one-hour class learn three traditional recipes, both savory and sweet! Choose to cook along with the teacher or sit back to watch and learn.                                                           


Virtual NaNoWriMo Write-In Sessions

Sun, Nov 8, 1-4 p.m. and

Sun, Nov 22, 1- 4 p.m.


Tim Yao of the NaperWriMo group famous Sunday afternoon write-ins will be hosted virtually this year via web-link provided by the Joliet Library. There will be word wars, box of doom, with virtual badges prizes


Virtual Space Food: Past, Present and Future

Tues, Nov 10, 6-7 p.m.


Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago will highlight the development of space eats from the earliest days of space travel, show how food is eaten on the International Space Station today, and what food might look like for future long-term missions to asteroids and Mars.


Virtual St. Joseph's Neighborhood Tour

Mon, Nov 16, 6:30-8 p.m.



Join the Genealogy Club on a tour of the St. Joseph's Neighborhood in Joliet.  Historian Mary Beth Gannon will be our guide on this virtual adventure.



Virtual Organizing for the Holidays

Thurs, Nov 19, 7-8 p.m.


Professional organizer Beth Randall will help us get ready for the holidays from start to finish. We'll learn the steps to help with shopping, sending greetings, handling all the toys, baking and more! This is a live virtual presentation.


Craft Pickup: Turkey Pin

Nov 1-15


Pick up a kit to make your own "Turkey Pin". Available at both buildings while supplies last. For Adults but other ages welcome.

Craft Pickup: Pumpkin Pie Magnet

Nov 16-30

Pick up a kit to make your own "Pumpkin Pie Magnet". Available at both buildings while supplies last. For Adults but other ages welcome.

Sign up now for next month's Program in a Bag offerings. Register anytime between the 1-24 of the month for the following month's bag. Pick-up will be from the 1-14 of each month at the library location you specified in your registration. Bags not picked up by the 14th will be given away on a first come, first served basis.


Program in a Bag: All about Birds

Sign-up November 1-24, Pickup December 1-14


(Grades K-5) Learn about Birds this month just in time for the annual Audubon's Christmas Bird Count. Not suitable for children under 4 years. Pickup is December 1-14.


Program in a Bag: Gnome for the Holidays

Sign-up November 1-24, Pickup December 1-14


(Families with children of all ages) A cute gnome themed holiday kit full of family activities focusing on kindness. One bag per family. Pickup is December 1-14.

Program in a Bag: Winter Crafts

Sign-up November 1-24, Pickup December 1-14

(Grades 5-12) Get into the wintery spirit with snow themed crafts to decorate your room. Not suitable for children under 8 years.


Archive: These are programs that we have done in past weeks that you can still check out! 




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