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150 Years of Freedom-What Would Lincoln Say Now?

Blue Island Public Library | Blue Island, Ill.

FREE  

Civil War historian Dr. Wayne Wolf "interviews" President Abraham Lincoln (actor Michael Krebs) for his take on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about Lincoln's pivotal decision.

When: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free; tickets required

Family Time in Nature Workshop

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  
This interactive workshop highlights the benefits of connecting kids and families to nature through discussions about various outdoor locations, hands-on activities, and tools available for use.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear mount and more.

Cost: Free

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.

Cost: Free

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

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."

Cost: Free

Snowman Contest

Irons Oaks | Olympia Fields, Ill.

FREE  

Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win. Fill out an entry form at the main office.

Cost: Free

Sensory Storytimes

Oak Park Public Library | Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

Geared toward children with special needs, especially kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups. Sensory Storytime is followed by a new playgroup with sensory activity stations for kids and caregivers to explore together. These free storytimes, best for ages 2 to 6, are offered on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 834 Lake St. No advanced registration is required. Sensory Storytimes include stories and songs as well as large and small movement activities. A picture schedule is used in the front of the room, and individual schedules, fidget toys, and bean bag lap weights are available. Caregivers are required to be in attendance. Sensory Storytimes are 20 to 30 minutes long, and the sensory activities will be open for 30 minutes after the storytime ends. For more information, email [email protected] Storytimes and activities are open to the general public, not just Oak Park residents.

 

 

When: 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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