Cloud Buster Exhibit: Virtual Sneak Peek
Get an exclusive look at the Cloud Buster climbing exhibit, the Zoom Room, and more during a live and entertaining virtual tour of the Chicago Children’s Museum on Saturday, May 1 at 1 p.m.

Pre-register to attend this virtual preview, which takes place on your phone or computer.
Virtual Children's Programs

Plant the Tiny Seed
with Miss Jessica
Now Showing on YouTube!

Frogs! Frogs! Frogs!
Storytime with Miss Jennifer
Premieres on YouTube
April 14
Baby Lapsit with Miss Paula
Premieres on YouTube
April 21

Science Adventures: Episode 3
Tornado in a Bottle
with Professor McSmarty
Premieres on YouTube
April 28
Take & Makes: Kits available at the library or in a Children's Book Bundle, while supplies last.
Take & Make:
Starting April 12
Take & Make:
Starting April 19
Take & Make:
Starting April 26
Virtual Programs: Pre-register at least 30 minutes in advance to receive a link to attend.
Easy Care Native Plants, Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m., Pre-Register
What plants are best for your yard? Advice from a Master Gardener.
Garfield Park Conservatory: Beehives & Greenhouses, Saturday, April 17, 1 p.m., Pre-Register
See what's happening at the beautiful and historic conservatory during a virtual tour - plan a future visit!
Senior Housing with Local Expert, Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m., Pre-Register
What affect has the pandemic had on senior housing? Get an update and tips.
Spring Birding: New Date! April 22, 7 p.m., Pre-Register
Locally, where can you spot migrating birds this spring? How do you identify them?
National Museum of Mexican Art, Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m., Pre-Register
Preview ancient & modern art works on display at a free & welcoming museum - plan a future visit!
Take & Make: Plant Pot Stakes, April 26, Register to Reserve a Kit
Make your own garden markers with lightweight corks & bamboo stakes.
Planning a Future Day Trip? Save with Your Library Card
Bookmark these programs for quick access to a great list of attractions--like zoos, museums, gardens and more--which you might wish to visit. Always check museum or zoo websites for the latest information on COVID-19 related hours, policies or the need for reservations. Plan ahead!

Museum Adventure Passes Save money on admissions to Chicago area attractions.

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May 1 - 31
Photo Contest
"Signs of Spring" Nature Photo Contest: Celebrate the arrival of spring by photographing the magical transformation of nature all around us!
See contest details.
May 3 - May 9
Mother's Day Take & Make Crafts
Paper Flower Bouquet & Mother's Day Card craft kit: available at the library, or in a Book Bundle, while supplies last.
May 7 - May 16
Take an outdoor story walk: book pages will be set up on a series of signs for you to read starting near the library's plaza door entrance and weaving through the Town Centre plaza.