Turkey Tales Story n' Stroll                                                         November 23-29


Families with children (ages 2-11) can enjoy a very special walk through Reed-Keppler Park this Thanksgiving!  Your outdoor adventure begins at the pathway alongside of The Shell with numbered storyboard pages. Stroll along to read an interactive story while taking in the scenery.


Add to your adventure by picking up a 'Fall Craft and Scavenger Hunt' kit at the Library 1 week prior to the story stroll.  Don't forget to take a picture of your family enjoying the walk and with your completed scavenger hunt to post on the WCPLD's Facebook for an entry to win a 'Family Gingerbread House Building' kit.  Scavenger hunts will also be available on the Library's website.  Limit 1 kit per child; while supplies last.

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Halloween Gore-Tastic Lab Hour

Investigate what makes Halloween so chilling in this electrifying science workshop. Have fun with weird and horrifying Halloween concepts like puking pumpkins, static powered witches, horrific Halloween pranks, blood and bruises, the science of a haunted fall carnival, creepy candy experiments, and more ghoulish Halloween exploration! Kids will have such a blast; they won’t even realize they are acquiring new science concepts! Themed souvenirs included. Instructor: Lisa Lombardi Coaching Inc.,

Hand Pottery Building

In our hand-building ceramics class, you will learn a variety of techniques of coil and slab building through these 4 sessions. Each week the instructor will provide special details on how to build and use tools correctly while participants create a variety of items. Class 1 & 2 follow to learn different skills and building methods. Class 3 you will use the skills you learned and create something of your choice. Class 4 you will glaze all the pieces you created. The following week you will pick up finished pieces. Instructor Tiah Ciganek, with Tall Pine Pottery. Class held at ARC Center. (ML)

The Thrills & Chills of Winter Ice Cream

Kids will become historians and scientists for the hour as they are introduced to this billion-dollar dessert industry. Making and eating ice cream is a fun way to introduce early chemistry teachings to children.We will make homemade ice cream to indulge in like: Brown Sugar Crunch, Peppermint Patty, Christmas cake, or Marshmallow Snow. Next, we will sit down for the most outrageous ice cream eating contest in town. Did anyone say BRAIN FREEZE? This is a child’s dream class and all about putting the fun back into learning and building self-esteem. Don’t wear your Sunday best, we will get sticky! Souvenirs included. Instructor: Lisa Lombardi Coaching Inc.,

Outrageous Oobleck Lab

Scent it, color it, and experiment with it! Oobleck is an insanely FUN science lab experience. It's perfect for kids who love working with test tubes and textures. Is it a liquid or a solid? BOTH! We will celebrate the fall season as we mix ingredients to make our Oobleck smell like Pumpkin Pie, a crisp autumn evening, marshmallow fireside, caramel apples, and more fall sensational scents. Oobleck, named for a gooey substance that fell from the sky in a Dr. Suess story, is wild and messy fun, so don’t wear your Sunday best to this lab! Instructor: Lisa Lombardi Coaching Inc.

Excited Children in Science Class


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West Chicago, IL 60185




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