Family (all ages)

Summer Reading Kickoff

June 9th, 2018 (All day)
Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at this event and receive 1 free ice cream and 1 free snow cone! Enjoy free popcorn and water. Purchase your lunch from Twisted Classics Food Trailer! And join us for hours of entertainment:

Opening Ceremonies
11 AM
Join us as Mayor Lovero officially kicks off the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge with a few words and a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

Istvan & His Imaginary Band

Dia de los Ninos Party

April 28th, 2018, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Join us for this special holiday celebrating children, literacy, multiculturalism, and bookjoy! We will have live music, snacks, and a free book for the first 60 children. Don’t miss this wonderful event!

Please register at 708.795.8000 ex 3088, on our website, or in person at the Youth Services desk. Sign up begins 30 days before event.

Science Sunday -- PWS: From Bedside to Bench and Back to Bedside

April 22nd, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Dr. Lara Pullen, who has a son with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), tells for the first time the story of how she identified a novel drug (Pitolisant) to treat this devastating genetic syndrome. She will describe the horrifying, yet intriguing, symptom of cataplexy and its dramatic impact on her son.

Science Sunday -- Scurvy: Lost and Found. And Found. And… Found (Again)

April 15th, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you think pirate talk was all “Avast, ye miserable scallywags!” and “Shiver me timbers!”? Likely you’d also hear mutters along the lines of “Ow, me teeth hurt!” and “Argh, me aching bones!” Life on the sea was more scurvy than it was swagger, in no small part because we kept losing the ubiquitous yet elusive cure for this dreaded vitamin deficiency. From the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn, from Greenland to Antarctica, come and hear tell of the convoluted tale of the Scourge of the Seas!