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Event Series Paws in the Park

Paws in the Park

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

Calling all dog lovers! Get ready for some tail-wagging fun. Starting on June 5, we’re thrilled to announce that Mondays will be designated as “Paws in the Park Days” (excluding holidays like Labor Day and Indigenous People’s Day). So, grab your four-legged companion, hop in the car, and get ready for some Barks and Recreation...

Event Series Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Wonder Works Children's Museum 6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park

From December 7th to 11th, Wonder Works will transform into a Winter Wonderland. Two special friends will be available for hugs and pictures: the Winter Princess and Ursa the Wonder Polar Bear. Story time will be winter themed and we will feature a variety of stations and play materials celebrating the magic of snow and...

Included in general admission
Event Series Brookfield Zoo Free Admission Day

Brookfield Zoo Free Admission Day

Brookfield Zoo 8400 West 31st Street, Brookfield

Free admission is available to guests on the following dates: October 3 – November 23, 2023:  Tuesdays and Thursdays December 4 – December 19, 2023: Mondays and Tuesdays January 2 – February 29, 2024:  Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays For more information about events like these, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

Free

Free Admission Day for Illinois Residents

Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR NON-MEMBERS. The Chicago Botanic Garden offers a number of Free Admission Days for Illinois residents each year. Preregistration for nonmembers is required and will extend until the Garden is at capacity; parking fees apply. Visitors can preregister up to two months in advance for free admission days.    For information...

Free

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

95th Street Library 3015 Cedar Glade Dr, Naperville

This quieter, slower-paced storytime is geared toward children with sensory issues who may be overwhelmed in one of our larger storytimes. In a smaller setting, we'll read books and participate in activities designed for this group. Grades K-5 with an adult caregiver. Limit 10 child/caregiver pairs

Grinch Photo Pop-Up

Warrenville Park District 3S260 Warren Avenue, Warrenville

We will have a photographer, activities and snacks. We’re also helping the Grinch spread holiday cheer by collecting for Toys for Tots. If you’d like to help, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

Free

Hanukkah Hangout

Glen Ellyn Public Library 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a story from 5-5:30 pm. Then, learn how to play the classic Hanukkah game of dreidel. Twenty name tags (children only). For grades 3-5.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Hanukkah Events.

Free
Event Series Pokémon Club

Pokémon Club

95th Street Library 3015 Cedar Glade Dr, Naperville

Meet to play and talk Pokémon with other trainers. Participants are welcome to bring along Pokémon art, cards or other Pokémon items for show and tell. Ages 6 and older, caregiver participation required.

Free

Dual Language Storytime: Polish

Nichols Library 200 W. Jefferson Ave, Naperville

Experience rich culture and beautiful languages from around the world during our dual language storytimes! Books, rhymes, and songs will be shared to help foster an appreciation for the many languages spoken throughout our wonderful multicultural community. The activities presented are family oriented with stories suitable for the youngest ages. This program welcomes both Polish...

Free

Dual Language Storytime: Russian

Nichols Library 200 W. Jefferson Ave, Naperville

Experience rich culture and beautiful languages from around the world during our dual language storytimes! Books, rhymes, and songs will be shared to help foster an appreciation for the many languages spoken throughout our wonderful multicultural community. The activities presented are family oriented with stories suitable for the youngest ages. This program welcomes both Polish...

Free

Holiday Cards

Palatine Public Library 700 N North Court, Palatine

Help brighten the holidays for Elderwerks clients and staff with handmade holiday cards. All are welcome to decorate cards with stickers, markers, and more! Drop in.

Free

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