Youth Events

Optical Microscopy 101

Young scientists learn the proper techniques for using a compound light microscope to make the “invisible” visible! Practice creating slides of interesting specimens and bringing focus to the microscopic world in this 45-minute workshop hosted by Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development!

Bookmarks!

Learn to sew a ribbon & button bookmark or cut up books and magazines to make your own laminated bookmark (or both!) at this hands-on workshop. Get creative about saving your place as you read your way through the summer!

Kids can earn a Library Scouts Stitchcraft badge at this event.

Minecraft Club

Come play on our Minecraft server for group Minecraft games and activities. Interact with fellow players while building new worlds and trying to survive your first night out. Creepers, Golems and Spiders oh my . . . ?

Mammals & More

A zoo is coming to you! Learn about some of the most unique creatures from around the world. Say hello to a slow-moving sloth, feel the fur of a fennec fox, or pet a pancake tortoise ... it's up to you!

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