Family Friendly: Triton teaches robotics and robot building

Young people from Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy’s Robotics Team will share their creations with kids at Robotics Show and Tell, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.

The robot-building project was created by Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Triton College was one of two community colleges selected to work on the project.

When kids come to the event, “They’re going to get a chance to play with the Bots,” said Antigone Sharris, coordinator of Engineering Technology at Triton. “We’ll show them the programs. We’ll tell them how it works.”

For this presentation, the Proviso students will bring small surface Bots, rather than the large underwater Bots that they also created.

Since January of 2011, Triton has worked with 25 schools on this program, providing teacher training and materials without cost. Sharris said that the robotics project is “an effective tool to teach youth math, science and technology skill sets.”

For details, call (708) 452-3420 or go to oppl.org.

CREATE A CRAFT

Kids ages 3-12, with an adult, will have fun being creative at Summer Fun & Games, 1- 5 p.m. Tuesdays, July 15, 22 and 29 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave. Cost is $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers.

For details, call (630) 833-1457 or go to www.elmhursthistory.org.

A PERFECT PICK

Your family can see the Boogers for free at a Party in the Park, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at Constitution Park, 7715 Greenfield Ave., River Forest. Crusty, Greenie and Sticky will perform classic kids’ music in their rocking style. There will also be a balloon twister, face painting, grilled hotdogs and frozen treats.

For details, call (708) 366-6660 or go to www.rfparks.com.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

Two teens must find their way out of their underground city before it is plunged into darkness in “City of Ember.” The PG movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Elmwood Park Public Library, 1 Conti Pkwy. Popcorn will be served.

For details, call (708) 395-1237 or go to www.elmwoodparklibrary.org.

TAKE A GUESS

The Franklin Park Public Library, 10311 Grand Ave., is being secretive about the film they are showing on Movie Day, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, but we guess you can figure it out. They describe it as being about “a secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA.”

For details, call (847) 455-6016 or go to www.fppld.org.

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