River Forest Library rolls out Librarypalooza
Kids will be bowling between the bookshelves at the third annual Librarypalooza from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the River Forest Public Library,735 Lathrop Ave. The goal of the event is “to bring our patrons into the library after hours for a night of fun,” said Sue Quinn, head of children’s services. The event is held during National Library Week.
Quinn noted that Librarypalooza keeps growing larger. Bowling and playing on giant game boards have been part of the fun since the beginning, as is a community art project in the children’s room.
“This year, we’re making a giant poet tree,” Quinn said. “We’ll have people create their own poems and we’ve got a structure that they’re going to add them to.”
Grownups can sample new electronic devices at a tech petting zoo.
Librarian Hadley Ford will perform Beatles tunes and there will be two magic shows. Ice cream will be served.
For details, call (708) 366-5205 or visit riverforestlibrary.org.
Tea for two
Have an elegant time with your daughter during the Mom & Me Tea from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. Girls, ages 3 and older, and their mothers will enjoy a delicious lunch, play old-fashioned parlor games and participate in a fashion show—so wear party dresses. Cost is $18 per person for residents, $27 for nonresidents.
For details, call (708) 383-0002 or visit oakparkparks.com.
Seeking helping hands
Your family can get a workout while assisting a great cause at the Des Plaines River Clean-Up from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, meeting at the Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest. A free lunch will be provided by the River Forest Park District. Registration is required.
For details, call (708) 366-6660 or visit rfparks.com.
Pop (top) art
Kids can create a bracelet or a key chain using pop can tabs at Pop Tab Crafts from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta St. The drop-in craft project, best for ages 5 and older, celebrates Earth Day.
For details, call (708) 386-9032 or visit oppl.org.
Build to suit
Blocks of all shapes and sizes will be yours for the choosing during Lego Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the veterans room at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. Lego lovers of all ages are invited to drop in and get creative.
For details, call (708) 452-3420 or visit oppl.org.