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Independent Publisher Showcase with Creston Books!

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court | Winnetka, Ill.

FREE  

Meet authors, an illustrator, and a therapy dog when Creston Books, a new independent publisher, showcases recent titles. Learn about Creston’s work, win prizes, and meet Lola, star of her own series and just about the cutest dog ever, as Creston Books showcases their new titles with a special storytime. Guests include: Robin Newman: The author of A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake; Lori Degman: The author of 20 children's books including Cock-a-Doodle Oops!; Darlene Jacobson: The author of Wheels of Change; Marcia Goldman, the author of the loveable Lola series and her sweet Yorkie Lola.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Features both teams’ historical development and details, statistical information, photographs, memorabilia, souvenirs and other materials. In addition, several video presentations—two of which are designed like the classic Cubs’ and White Sox’s scoreboards—offer compelling testimonials from some players, fans and local sports broadcasters. The exhibit also features a playful component which includes interactive “Color Your Mascot” and “Create a Cartoon” coloring sheets, as well as vintage cartoons following the  “up and down” seasons of both teams.

Cost: Free

Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

Features 2,200 square-feet of interactive learning centers right out of the pages of well-known fairytales. Hands-on elements will immerse children in fantasy stories and promote literacy by fostering a love of books, reading and storytelling. A key element of the exhibit focuses on imagination and role playing, which helps children learn about people and events on other sides of the world and ponder the future. Activities include woodworking in Geppetto’s workshop, climbing up Rapunzel’s tower, building houses with the three little pigs, mining for diamonds with Snow White’s dwarves, creating Hansel and Gretel’s candy house, and sitting in Cinderella’s carriage. The exhibit also highlights the morals and lessons of each story.

Cost: Free

Exploration Station

Oak Park Conservatory | Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

Try hands-on activities at the Exploration Station created by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. There will be a new topic each month highlighting special aspects of the Conservatory for both adults and children. October: Bats; November: Urban Wildlife.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays; 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays
Cost: Free

Free Winter Weekdays

Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Museum admission is free to Illinois residents every weekday.

Cost: Free
 










 
 
 
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