Posts tagged with "Family"
Date and time: Friday, October 15, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Bring the family to Astronomy Night. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador Jim Kovac is presenting “Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System.” He’ll highlight images of our own solar system as well as the remarkable recent discoveries of distant worlds and conclude with a discussion of the possibility of other Earths. We’ll end outside (weather and skies permitting) to see the moon, stars and other stellar treats through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. The location for this has been changed to the commuter parking lot across the street on North Vail Avenue. Drop in
What might life be like if it existed elsewhere in the Universe? Michelle Nichols, Master Educator for NASA Forum Programs at the Adler Planetarium will outline what life is, how amazingly extreme life can be on Earth, and where we are likely to find life elsewhere in the Universe. Michelle will also showcase NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which is currently looking for planets around other stars, and highlight the recent findings of planets which could very well be just like our own Earth.
Following the program, everyone is invited to the library’s parking lot where telescopes, provided by the NW Suburban Astronomers Club, will be set up to view the evening’s sky. Additional parking is available in the commuter lot across from the library on Vail Street.
Date and time: Friday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Happy Birthday Puzzles! The crossword puzzle turns 100 years old on December 21 and we're celebrating all month long by featuring puzzles of all kinds in the Marketplace. Drop by anytime the library is open - we have puzzles that every member of your family can enjoy.
Dates: now through December 31
Date and time: Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room As part of Family Fitness Month, author and full-time mom Janet Spiech will offer some surefire solutions on how to plan healthy family mealtimes without resorting to fast food options. She’ll discuss her nationwide grassroots project of collecting tried and true mealtime ideas and writing, A Little Book to Ease Mealtime Madness. Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Giant games are taking over the library. Bring your family for a day of fun. Get tangled up in super-sized Twister, bowl down a library row, or challenge a family member to a friendly game of chess. Spread out through the library; finding each game is half the fun. Smaller versions of board games and refreshments will also be available.
Date and time: Saturday, February 18, noon–4 p.m.
Location: Library Main Floor
Hear hilarious inside jokes and uncover behind-the-scenes tidbits and other fascinating facts as we enjoy a collection of the most exciting scenes from the first six Harry Potter films. Enjoy free candy while learning exciting trivia in this fun-filled presentation. For school-age children through adults.
Date and time: Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
The big smiles on the faces of young and old as they walked through the doors of the Hendrickson Room for last weekend's LEGO train exhibit said it all. The exhibit, which drew 2,763 attendees, was a crowd pleaser for all ages. The attendance was 5% higher than in 2008 - the last time the train exhibit was here. The exhibit was put together by Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club members. Our next family event is Astronomy Night on Friday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the Hendrickson Room. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador Jim Kovac will present “Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System.” Then everyone is invited to go outside to the parking lot to look through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. It's all free, and there's no registration.
The Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club will once again be bringing their huge LEGO train display to the library. Watch as LEGO trains run through cities, villages, space, and scenes from popular movies. You will be amazed at all of the custom creations, vignettes and LEGO mayhem throughout the display. Family fun for all - don't miss it!
Dates and Times: Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, September 16, noon-5 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Turn a hardcover book into a homemade case for your tablet or eReader. It also makes a great Mother’s or Father’s Day gift! Families welcome. Bring your device to ensure the right dimensions and if there is a particular book cover you’d like to use, feel free to bring your own.
Date and Time: Sunday, May 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Register A.H. Cardholders only
Reminisce about your days growing up with Sesame Street and The Muppet Show and introduce your children to the magic of the Muppets through a series of movies and rare shorts from the Henson archives that runs through December 11.
There are just four events left, including one more appearance by David Rudman, performer of many Sesame Street Muppet characters, and a surprise guest.
This touring retrospective series, which has drawn rave reviews and played to sold-out audiences across the country, is produced by The Jim Henson Legacy and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, executive producer Irena Kovarova. All ages are welcome unless otherwise noted.
Be sure to sign up now:
Muppet Fairytales - December 3
Sesame Street at 40: Milestones on the Street - December 6, 7 p.m.
The Dark Crystal - December 10
At each Muppet event, A.H. cardholders can register to win a $250 gift basket, donated by Arlington Theaters, that includes free theater admission passes, popcorn and movie memorabilia.