Posts tagged with "Family"

Posted by paichele on 08/26/14
 
As part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, kids are invited to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. At our building sessions, we'll provide the cardboard and the tools-- you provide the creativity! Inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade, this annual event is presented by the Imagination Foundation. Come to the library to build – an arcade, a carnival, robots, cars, a spaceship, a maze - or build at home or at school and bring it to the Cardboard Challenge Day of Play. Join us to see what others have built. For all ages, kids through teens and their families.
 
Cardboard Challenge Building Sessions
Date and time: Wednesday, September 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, September 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
 
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Cardboard Challenge Day of Play
Date and time: Saturday, October 11, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
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Posted by daccurso on 10/04/10
 astronomy_night 2 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
Posted by daccurso on 10/24/11

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
 
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Posted by lmulford on 12/09/13
 
 
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
Location: Marketplace
 

Posted by daccurso on 04/26/10
easing_mealtime_madness 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.
Posted by daccurso on 02/13/12

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
 
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Posted by daccurso on 06/06/11
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.

Posted by ahml1245 on 09/17/10
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.

Posted by lmulford on 08/30/12
 
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
 
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Posted by lmulford on 04/17/14

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