May-tastic Events

Pokemon Trading Party
May 1 | 3:30 pm | Grades K - 6
Pokémon trade! Bring your doubles and your extras to the library, show them off, and trade with other collectors!
Teen Leadership Council
May 1 | 7:45 pm | Grades 7 - 12
Change the world around you! HPL is looking for teen leaders to help with programming ideas, book suggestions, or anything else that will help make the world around us a better place.
Princess in Black Storytime
May 2 | 3:30 pm | Grades K - 2
Join us to read the new Princess in Black book: The Princess in Black and the Prince in Pink by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale; Illustrated by LeUyan Pham.

Dress up as a princess or prince, ninja, knight, or your favorite Princess in Black character! Aimed for grades K-2. Registration required.

Board Game Bonanza
May 2 | 4:30 pm | Grades 3 - 5
Anyone in grades 3-5 is invited to play board games with the Homewood Public Library Teen Leadership Council members. A snack will be provided.
No Registration Required
Scrabble Club
May 3 | 11 am | Ages 18+
Join us for a relaxing and fun game of Scrabble!
No Registration Required
Tech Take Apart
May 3 | 3:30 pm | Ages 5 - 15
See what's inside everyday objects by.. you guessed it, TAKING THEM APART. Use a variety of tools and your hands to explore technology and examine what makes things work.
Wacky Wednesday
May 3 | 4 pm | Grades 7 - 12
A half hour of wackiness! Could be a contest, craft, gaming tournament, scavenger hunt, etc. You just never know!
No Registration Required
Star Wars Movie Marathon
May 4 | All Day | All Ages
Drop in anytime to celebrate May the Fourth.
No Registration Required
Loteria para todos
May 5 | 3 pm | All Ages
Join us to play bingo! ¡Acompáñenos a jugar lotería!
No Registration Required
Drawing Comics with Jarrett J. Krosoczka
May 6 | 10 am | Ages 18+
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Jarrett J. Krosoczka! Perfect for the entire family, this live, virtual drawing workshop is sure to inspire the inner artist in everyone. Jarrett creates books with humor, heart, and deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores over the past twenty years. So sharpen your pencils, bring out the paper, and join us on Saturday, May 6 at 10a.m for this can’t miss event!
Art Explorers
May 6 | 2 pm | Ages 8 - 12
Have a blast exploring your own creativity! We provide the materials, you bring your imagination. Each program we will have a surprise theme to learn new artistic mediums and techniques. For ages 8-12. Registration is required.
Meet a HF Viking
May 8 | 7:30 pm | Grade 8
This program is for graduating 8th graders who will be attending HF High School in the Fall. Get the inside scoop from current HF students about daily life in high school. Snacks will be served.
Make It Take It Tuesday
May 9 | 6 pm | Grade 7 - 12
Do you like to make things? Register to get supplies for a cool new craft that you can do either in the FORT or at home. A different craft will be available every month. Instructions and supplies will be included, but certain tools, such as scissors or glue, will not be. Registration is required for each month.

This month's craft will be coffee keychains. 

Teen Book Buzz
May 9 | 7:30 pm | Grade 7 - 12
Are you reading a book that is so good that you want to tell everyone about it? Come to the FORT, share your book with your peers and enjoy some snacks.


DIY Bee Hotels
May 11 | 3:30 pm | Ages 6 - 12
Build a "hotel" to attract and provide shelter and nesting spaces for solitary bee species and other native insects.
Garden Club: Native Plants
May 11 | 6:30 pm | Ages 18+
Join our first Garden Club, featuring a presentation of Native Plants by a Master Gardener!
No Registration Required
Blooming Flower - Grab & Go
May 12 | All Day | Ages 3 - 5 
Create a colorful paper flower that magically blooms in water! Complete with a greeting card you can give to a special person in your life. While supplies last.
No Registration Required
Senior Social Hour
May 12 | 1 pm | Ages 18+ 
Join us for an hour of fun, activities, and socializing! Light refreshments will be served.
No Registration Required
Animal Yoga Storytime
May 13 | 2 pm | Ages 3 - 8
Join Ms. Stephanie for animal yoga storytime to learn about animals through movement, stories, and songs!
Adolescent Activists
May 15 | 7 pm | Grades 7 - 12
Adolescent Activists is a club and platform for teens to share their opinions and views on real world issues and events. In each meeting, we will research a topic and then discuss our different responses and understanding. Adolescent Activists welcomes all teens who want to better educate themselves and others!

This month's topic is Book Banning in America.

Miss Angela's Book Club
May 17 | 6 pm | Grades 3 - 6
Join Miss Angela's Book Club! We will meet every other month to discuss great middle grade books. Geared towards kids grades 3-6, but parents are welcome to join, too! If you cannot make the discussion, please share your review with Miss Angela.

May's book pick is A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga

Writer's Club
May 18 | 6:30 pm | Ages 18+ 
Each month we'll use different prompts to do quick writing exercises and share them with the group. It's okay if you don't want to share. We won't force you. But please join us for an evening of creative stretching.
No Registration Required
May 19 | 11 am | Ages 18+ 
B-I-N-G-O! Prizes awarded.
No Registration Required
Constellation Cross Stitch
May 22 | 6 pm | Ages 7+
Enjoy this intro to sewing, cross stitch, and embroidery by creating your favorite constellation in an embroidery hoop.
Cardiovascular Health: Women and Heart Disease
May 24 | 6:30 pm | Ages 18+
Join us as we welcome Dr. Sarah Doleeb to learn about issues women face with cardiovascular health. This is a great opportunity to talk with a practicing physician on this health topic. This program is made possible by a partnership with Advocate Aurora Health and is open to the public.