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
Join us for our annual Astronomy Night! This year, Pamela Greyer, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will talk about star gazing - what you can expect to find out in the evening sky, how to find stars with and without a telescope - and answer your questions about our solar system. There will even be a visit by Camilla Corona SDO, the mascot for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
We will end the evening by gathering outside (weather and skies permitting) in the southwest corner of our parking lot to view stars, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club.
Date and Time: Friday, October 5, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room and Library Parking Lot
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.
Wrap up our month-long celebration of puzzles at our Family Puzzle Night. Enjoy a selection of puzzles and games that are fun for the entire family.
Dates: Monday, December 30, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room and the Marketplace
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