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Awesome Australia - Travel with Brian Michalski

2023-01-26 13:30:00 2023-01-26 14:30:00 America/Chicago Awesome Australia - Travel with Brian Michalski G’day, mate! With stunning original photographs and deep well of stories, world traveler Brian Michalski illuminates travels in the Land Down Under. Geneva Public Library District - Meeting Room

Thursday, January 26
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-26 13:30:00 2023-01-26 14:30:00 America/Chicago Awesome Australia - Travel with Brian Michalski G’day, mate! With stunning original photographs and deep well of stories, world traveler Brian Michalski illuminates travels in the Land Down Under. Geneva Public Library District - Meeting Room

G’day, mate! With stunning original photographs and deep well of stories, world traveler Brian Michalski illuminates travels in the Land Down Under.

G’day, mate! With his tapestry of original photographs and deep well of stories, world traveler Brian Michalski illuminates ten months of backpacking and working in the Land Down Under. While visiting exotic destinations including the Australian Outback, Great Barrier Reef, and Tasmania, we also learn about the country’s fascinating history, grand traditions, chic urban life, charming slang, deadly animals, and Aboriginal influences.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs |

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Geneva Public Library District

Phone: 630 232-0780

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Sat, Dec 03, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Bring your family building skills to Kids Landing during our Saturday Stay and Play!

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Sun, Dec 04, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Find bargains galore! Thousands of gently-used books will be available for purchase at the sale.

Mon, Dec 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Join Miss Sarah as we wiggle and giggle with stories, props, and music.

Mon, Dec 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Training Lab
Come learn how to create and transfer a design onto a tote bag or apron. Make a customize and unique gift for anyone on your list.
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Mon, Dec 05, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Discovery Spot
Join us in person for books, activities, games, and FUN! This program is for GPLD cardholders in grades Kindergarten and 1st.

Mon, Dec 05, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Studio
Learn what our Studio has to offer when it comes to filming.
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Tue, Dec 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
Join Ms. Lynne as we share stories, songs, and more! A limited number of nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to Storytime.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Make snowpeople out of cups and knock 'em down!

Tue, Dec 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Join staff from the Northwestern Medicine for a one-hour live, virtual demonstration on how to create decadent, heart healthy holiday recipes!

Tue, Dec 06, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Training Lab
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Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DIY Workshop
Use our new 3D Doodler pens to bring your creations to life! Make unique a gift for someone on your list.
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Tue, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Discovery Spot
Families, wear your PJs, grab a blanket and join Miss Ginny and PJ Bear for bedtime stories, rhymes, and lullabies!

Wed, Dec 07, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
Join Miss Sandy as we share stories, songs, and so much more! All ages are welcome! Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Wed, Dec 07, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Come on down to the library and experience the magic of our green screen in real time.

Wed, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Discovery Spot
Join Miss Sandy as we share stories, songs, and so much more! All ages are welcome! Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Wed, Dec 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Dec 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Dec 07, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Dogs ARE wonderful listeners! Books and new words become something exciting to share when you read to a pet.

Wed, Dec 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DIY Workshop
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Thu, Dec 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
Join Miss Ginny as we giggle and wiggle with stories, props, and music, and develop a love of reading.
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Thu, Dec 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us for a delightful discussion about books. Each month we explore a new topic. No reading required to attend discussion.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Rainbow art by scratching!

Thu, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Room
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Thu, Dec 08, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Corner
Using wire and yarn, create a personalized ornament or room decoration.

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Training Lab
Need a last-minute gift? GPLD has you covered. This program will show you how to find free 3D models that you can have printed here at the library.

Thu, Dec 08, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room
Chef Brandy Fernow leads this hands-on class where you'll get party-ready by making a charcuterie board, holiday sweets, and a sparkling mocktail.
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Thu, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DIY Workshop
Join us at the library for a bookish craft!

Fri, Dec 09, 9:30am - 10:15am
Discovery Spot
Bring your own baby for a book club/playtime mashup. We'll share some rhymes with the babies and talk like grown-ups about your favorite titles.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:45am
Training Lab
Gain a basic understanding of the settings you can customize on your iPhone or iPad.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Discovery Spot
DROP-IN - Join Miss Sarah as we share stories, songs, and more! A limited number of nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Sun, Dec 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room,Kitchen
Personal chef & cooking enthusiast Chef Rudy Galindo will demonstrate Italian Holiday recipes. Chef will make three recipes and provide samples!

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00am - 11:30am
DIY Workshop
Light-up someone’s life with a fun holiday card. Using special conductive ink pens and LEDS your card will leave them glowing!
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Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
Discovery Spot
DROP-IN - Try some fun (but messy) art! Open-ended activities will inspire creativity and sensory exploration.

Mon, Dec 12, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Discovery Spot
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Mon, Dec 12, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Training Lab
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Mon, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
DIY Workshop
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Tue, Dec 13, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
Join Ms. Lynne as we share stories, songs, and more! A limited number of nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to Storytime.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
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Tue, Dec 13, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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Tue, Dec 13, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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Tue, Dec 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Training Lab
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Tue, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room,Teen Take Over,Study Room 4,Study Room 5
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Tue, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
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Tue, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Discovery Spot
Families, wear your PJs, grab a blanket and join Miss Ginny and PJ Bear for bedtime stories, rhymes, and lullabies!

Tue, Dec 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and daughter of the great Midwest, for this special holiday season event.Register

Wed, Dec 14, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
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Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Wed, Dec 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
DIY Workshop
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Wed, Dec 14, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Spot
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Wed, Dec 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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Wed, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
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Thu, Dec 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
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Thu, Dec 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Conference Room
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Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
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Thu, Dec 15, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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Thu, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Training Lab
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Thu, Dec 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Conference Room
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Thu, Dec 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
The 20s & 30s is a perfect time to start up new activities and also try new books! Come join us at the new 20s & 30s book club at Geneva Library!

Fri, Dec 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
DROP-IN - Join Miss Sarah as we share stories, songs, and more! A limited number of nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Discovery Spot
DROP-IN - Stories, songs, and more for children who are able to listen and participate without assistance from a parent or caregiver.

Fri, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
DIY Workshop
Come paint with us in the DIY Workshop. Create a unique gift for someone on your list.
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Sat, Dec 17, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Bring your family building skills to Kids Landing during our Saturday Stay and Play!

Sun, Dec 18, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
Appreciate the art of cinema? This month's selection is The 100-Year-Old Man: Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Sweden). 1hr 54m. 2013.

Mon, Dec 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Join Miss Sarah as we wiggle and giggle with stories, props, and music.

Mon, Dec 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
Training Lab
Learn how to get the most out of your phone or tablet camera with some basic tips.

Mon, Dec 19, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Discovery Spot
If you enjoy graphic novels, join Miss Sandy for fun activities and games while discussing a new book every month.
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Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Training Lab
If you want to learn how to edit sound recordings, come and learn Audacity, a free software program that makes editing sound easy.

Mon, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Hello board game fans! Join us for a night of tabletop games. Bring your own or enjoy one from our collection!

Tue, Dec 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
Join Ms. Lynne as we share stories, songs, and more! A limited number of nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to Storytime.

Tue, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
You'll be smitten making these mittens!

Tue, Dec 20, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
Come and explore the music for "the most wonderful time of the year" with Barbara Barrett.

Tue, Dec 20, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Corner
Have some fun with fellow LEGO builders! Use LEGO bricks to build your own unique design.

Tue, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DIY Workshop
Come paint with us in the DIY Workshop. Create a unique gift for someone on your list.
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Rescheduled
Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New date Tuesday, December 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New and experienced players, join us and the Gaming Goat for some D&D! Bring your character (we'll help you make one if needed) and come play.

Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Discovery Spot
Families, wear your PJs, grab a blanket and join Miss Ginny and PJ Bear for bedtime stories, rhymes, and lullabies!

Wed, Dec 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
Join Miss Sandy as we share stories, songs, and so much more! All ages are welcome! Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Wed, Dec 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Training Lab
Do you have home videos that you are interested in editing or improving? Come learn how to use DaVinci Resolve, a free video editing software.

Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Miss Sandy as we share stories, songs, and so much more! All ages are welcome! Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Wed, Dec 21, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Dogs ARE wonderful listeners! Books and new words become something exciting to share when you read to a pet.

Wed, Dec 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DIY Workshop
The Froebel star is a classic Scandinavian Christmas decoration made of paper strips. Make two - one for yourself and one for a friend.

Thu, Dec 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
Join Kids Landing as we giggle and wiggle with stories, props, and music, and develop a love of reading.

Thu, Dec 22, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Come on down to the library and experience the magic of our green screen in real time.

Thu, Dec 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
A craft we can warm up to.

Thu, Dec 22, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Spot
Drop in and decorate a gift bag for your last minute gifts!

Fri, Dec 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
DROP-IN - Join Miss Sarah as we share stories, songs, and more! A limited number of nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Fri, Dec 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Discovery Spot
Unlock someone's heart by making a personal keychain as a gift! 

Mon, Dec 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Discovery Spot
Join our Circle of Friends program for a school-age, interactive, sensory storytime that fosters an environment of movement, singing, and flexibility.

Tue, Dec 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
We'll make a paper penguin that can move its feet!

Tue, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Combined Study Rooms 4 & 5
Join us each month as we listen to a different podcast and discuss our thoughts.

Wed, Dec 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Miss Sandy as we share stories, songs, and so much more! All ages are welcome! Limited nametags will be issued 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Wed, Dec 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
DIY Workshop
Relax as the holidays wind down with a bath bomb or shower steamer that you created!
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Wed, Dec 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Using music, video, and unseen photographs from the 1960s, this entertaining presentation reveals untold stories of the Beatles' visits to Chicago.

Thu, Dec 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Painting fireworks with a fork? Sure!

Thu, Dec 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
DIY Workshop
Join us the in the DIY Workshop for a special anime-related craft session!

Fri, Dec 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for an early start on the New Year with crafts, games, a dance party and (shh!) a surprise balloon drop!

Fri, Dec 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Come visit the Lobby and get your photo taken with a background of your choice while celebrating Noon Year's Eve at the library.

Mon, Jan 02, All day
Stay and Make! Drop into our DIY Workshop during the month of January to make a paper snowman snowflake. While supplies last.

Mon, Jan 02, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Discovery Corner
It's Winter Break so stop in and build with Blue Blocks!

Mon, Jan 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Discovery Spot
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Join Miss Sarah as we wiggle and giggle with stories, props, and music.

Mon, Jan 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Discovery Spot
DROP-IN - Stories, songs, and more for children who are able to listen and participate without assistance from a parent or caregiver.

Mon, Jan 02, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Discovery Spot
Join us in person for books, activities, games, and FUN! This program is for GPLD cardholders in grades Kindergarten and 1st.