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Drop-In Dual Language, Polish

Des Plaines Public Library | Des Plaines, Ill.


Explore easy vocabulary and early literacy skills in a dual language environment. Sing a song in English and Polish and read along with some favorite stories in both languages.

When: 5:30-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The Snowy Day," "Where's Spot?" "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," "Abuela," and "Tuesday" - into three-dimensional, bilingual play and learning environments.

Cost: Free with admission

Sheridan’s Books and Crannies

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

A new permanent exhibit, reinventing the museum's current "Play Library" exhibit as a pretend bookstore. Features a reading loft, various reading nooks, and a changing array of children's books and periodicals. Also includes a variety of activities to promote literacy.

Cost: Free with admission

Weekend Family Classes

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Explore cool things about nature and plants with your family on Saturdays and Sundays. Classes include a variety of hands-on activities and projects for kids 4-10, accompanied by an adult.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $22 kids, free adults


Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Temporary exhibit in Habitat Park that consists of 18 child-height stands placed throughout the park, each displaying two pages of "Leaves" by David Ezra Stein.

Cost: Free with admission


Northbrook Theater | Northbrook, Ill.

Performance schedule for this musical is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday from Oct. 4-20. Tickets can be purchased online at or at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, in Highland Park. For further information, contact:

Cost: General admission tickets are $17 when purchased before Oct. 4, and $20 from Oct. 4 through 20.

Dance Chicago

Athenaeum Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Celebrating its 19th season, Dance Chicago 2013 is the cornerstone of the city's fall dance season, showcasing over 300 individual acts from more than 3,000 dancers and choreographers from Chicago's best dance companies.

When: Oct. 19, 2013-Feb. 14, 2014
Cost: $16-$30
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