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11:00 am
Jabberwocky Marionettes presents a theatrical fantasy comedy adventure with original music featuring hand-made table-top rod puppets and intricately manipulated marionettes. Once upon a time, an unlikely little hero is asked for help with a dragon…
Chicago Public Library Roden
2:00 pm
Jabberwocky Marionettes presents a theatrical fantasy comedy adventure with original music featuring hand-made table-top rod puppets and intricately manipulated marionettes. Once upon a time, an unlikely little hero is asked for help with a dragon…
Chicago Public Library Mayfair
6:00 pm
Come cook up a potion that is sure to thrill all Harry Potter fans! For ages 6 – 16. Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome.
Chicago Public Library Dunning
1:00 pm
Release the power of oxygen with an oozing, foaming and safe chemical reaction! It makes a great origin story for how you got your superpowers. For children ages 6-13.
Chicago Public Library Roden
2:00 pm
Jabberwocky Marionettes presents a theatrical fantasy comedy adventure with original music featuring hand-made table-top rod puppets and intricately manipulated marionettes. Once upon a time, an unlikely little hero is asked for help with a dragon…
Chicago Public Library Dunning
3:00 pm
Help us celebrate National Summer Learning Day with a scavenger hunt in the library! We’ll start with a list of clues and participants will then be free to use all library resources to find the…
Chicago Public Library Austin-Irving
10:00 am
Fly South Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly.  We’ll walk the preserve looking for milkweed, and meet some monarchs close up!  Registration required. July 14 10:00 – 11:00 Friday July 24 1:00 – 2:00 Monday…
North Park Village Nature Center
3:30 pm
All ages are welcome. Participants should have knowledge of chess basics and be prepared to engage in games. Kids will receive instruction and tips from a high school chess expert.
Chicago Public Library Dunning
11:00 am
Meet the Monkey King, a Chinese Superhero with Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute The Monkey King is the most beloved and talked about superhero in China. He is the key character in the Chinese classic “Journey…
Chicago Public Library Jefferson Park
11:00 am
Ever wonder how some heroes can fly, or how others can create amazing gadgets to engineer robotic suits with, or how fast super-speedy heroes can actually run? Well this is the program for you! We…
Chicago Public Library Edgebrook
1:00 pm
Dragon problems?  Fret no more!  In this class you will make your very own shiny sword of justice from PVC pipe, pipe insulation, duct tape and Mylar.  These swords are well padded for safe creative…
North Park Village Nature Center
1:30 pm
Ever wonder how some heroes can fly, or how others can create amazing gadgets to engineer robotic suits with, or how fast super-speedy heroes can actually run? Well this is the program for you! We…
Chicago Public Library Austin-Irving
1:00 pm
Would your 9-12 year old enjoy or even benefit from a peer-led writing workshop?  Due to popular demand, this workshop has been brought back and will continue throughout the summer.  Come join us each month…
North Park Village Nature Center
3:30 pm
All ages are welcome. Participants should have knowledge of chess basics and be prepared to engage in games. Kids will receive instruction and tips from a high school chess expert.
Chicago Public Library Dunning
1:00 pm
Houston, Houston, we have a program!  With plastic bottles, water, a cork and a bicycle pump we’ll launch rockets over 30 feet in the air!  Learn the science behind the fun and build your own…
North Park Village Nature Center
10:00 am
Fly South Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly.  We’ll walk the preserve looking for milkweed, and meet some monarchs close up!  Registration required. July 14 10:00 – 11:00 Friday July 24 1:00 – 2:00 Monday…
North Park Village Nature Center
10:00 am
Fly South Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly.  We’ll walk the preserve looking for milkweed, and meet some monarchs close up!  Registration required. July 14 10:00 – 11:00 Friday July 24 1:00 – 2:00 Monday…
North Park Village Nature Center
3:30 pm
All ages are welcome. Participants should have knowledge of chess basics and be prepared to engage in games. Kids will receive instruction and tips from a high school chess expert.
Chicago Public Library Dunning
10:00 am
Surrounded by beautiful nature, sit silently and listen to your own voice.  Mindful meditation can benefit everyone’s body and mind.  Bring your own cushions, yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.  All levels of practitioners are…
North Park Village Nature Center
1:00 pm
Bring your turtles or just your curiosity to the Turtle Club’s monthly get-together.   No registration required.   All programs require registration unless stated otherwise.  Please register for programs by calling the Nature Center at 312-744-5472.…
North Park Village Nature Center
3:30 pm
All ages are welcome. Participants should have knowledge of chess basics and be prepared to engage in games. Kids will receive instruction and tips from a high school chess expert.
Chicago Public Library Dunning
10:00 am
Fly South Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly.  We’ll walk the preserve looking for milkweed, and meet some monarchs close up!  Registration required. July 14 10:00 – 11:00 Friday July 24 1:00 – 2:00 Monday…
North Park Village Nature Center
10:00 am
Discover the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly.  We’ll walk the preserve looking for milkweed, and meet some monarchs close up!  Registration required. Each program is repeated four times, so you need register for only…
North Park Village Nature Center
6:00 pm
Come cook up a potion that is sure to thrill all Harry Potter fans! For ages 6 – 16. Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome.
Chicago Public Library Dunning
3:30 pm
All ages are welcome. Participants should have knowledge of chess basics and be prepared to engage in games. Kids will receive instruction and tips from a high school chess expert.
Chicago Public Library Dunning
1:00 pm
Would your 9-12 year old enjoy or even benefit from a peer-led writing workshop? Due to popular demand, this workshop has been brought back and will continue throughout the summer. Come join us each month…
North Park Village Nature Center
4:00 pm
Drop in on the last Friday of the month to visit the Nature Center at night.  Learn about our nighttime wildlife and look for raccoons, opossums, skunks, and even a flying squirrel.  No registration required.…
North Park Village Nature Center
10:00 am
Surrounded by beautiful nature, sit silently and listen to your own voice.  Mindful meditation can benefit everyone’s body and mind.  Bring your own cushions, yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.  All levels of practitioners are…
North Park Village Nature Center
12:00 pm
Join us to discover the journey of the monarch butterfly.  Get up close and personal seeing monarchs in all stages of their lives, from egg to butterfly.  We’ll tag and release butterflies on the hour,…
North Park Village Nature Center
1:00 pm
Bring your turtles or just your curiosity to the Turtle Club’s monthly get-together.   No registration required.   _________ All programs require registration unless stated otherwise.  Please register for programs by calling the Nature Center at…
North Park Village Nature Center