Friday, February 15, 2013Submit An Event
Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.
Where: Lake County Discovery Museum
Ages: Family/All Ages
Cost: Free with admission
Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda, will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall and features a working udder that recirculates the water that children "milk."
Where: Waukegan Public Library
Ages: Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary
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Meet internationally bestselling author Pamela Druckerman, whose new book is a how-to guide that addresses universal parenting concerns. With a look at French culture she offers rules on how to parent the French way. Plus, enjoy french pastries following the event.
Where: Highland Park Public Library
When: 1-2:30 p.m.