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Earth Day Craft

Des Plaines Public Library 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

This fun task offers young children a chance to explore their tactile sense of touch through different textures and create their own earth to celebrate Earth Day!

Free

Stories and Songs at the Compost CafΓ©

Des Plaines Public Library 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

Families with children of all ages! Join us for a screening of the live program Stories & Songs at the Compost CafΓ©! In honor of International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2024, the Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition (IFSC) has brought together a group of performers that will, "delight you with a special selection of...

Free

Cicada Celebration

Des Plaines Public Library 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

Join us as we learn about cicadas, have some fun trivia contests and celebrate these amazing insects! We'll try to figure out what makes them unique and different from any other creatures on the planet!

Free

SRC Kickoff Party

Des Plaines Public Library 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

For families with children of all ages! Join us at Central Park, 1555 E. Thacker St., to kick off the Summer Reading Challenge! Events Schedule: 1-3pm: Bubble Stations 1:30-3:30pm: Face Painting 1-4pm: Arts & Crafts

Free

Reptile Rodeo

Des Plaines Public Library 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL, United States

For children going into grades K+, join us in welcoming The Reptile Den for this amazing presentation: Reptile Rodeo! This is a hands-on, highly interactive presentation featuring 12+ of The Reptile Den's animal ambassadors. The Reptile Den's slogan is, "Touch the Heart to Teach the Mind," as they emphasize the importance of wildlife conservation while...

Free

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