Why is it still so cold! I know I should be used to this weather since I’ve lived in the suburbs of Chicago for most of my life, but I still get so annoyed by cold air blasting in my dry, chapped face 100 times a day. And if you have kids you know how crazy they can get when they’re stuck in the house during these long winter stretches. The western suburbs has some amazing libraries with free, educational fun. Below are some great, interactive activities for kids from age 2-15. Libraries are a great way to learn, have fun and most importantly get you out of your house.



River Forest Public Library
Thursday, January 25 3:30pm-5pm

Overcooked Xbox One Tournament - Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook, and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. For grades 5-8. For more info and to sign up 


Hinsdale Public Library
Sunday, January 28 2pm-3pm

Family Lego Afternoon: Stop in and create your lego masterpiece. No registration requested. For more info 


Wheaton Public Library
Tuesday, January 30 10am-10:30am

Art For Little Hands: Your child will bring home their very own “mess-terpiece”. Ages 2-4 with caregiver. For more info

Glen Ellyn Public Library
Saturday, February 3 3pm-4:30pm

Learn how to create a robot. Work in a small group to build and program a LEGO WeDo robot. For kids 8 and younger with caregiver. For more information and to sign 


Elmhurst Public Library
Saturday, February 3 11am-12:30pm

Valentine’s Card Marking Party: Come as a family and cerate artful Valentine cards to give or keep. For all ages. For more info 


Oak Park Public Library Dole Branch
Monday, February 5 3:30pm-4:30pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this fun craft for the whole family. For kids 4 and older. For more info


Westmont Public Library – Future event that fills up fast
Monday February 26 7pm-8pm

R.E.A.D. with the Hinsdale Humane Society: Meet with a trained therapy pet and handler for a reading session. Sign up over the phone or in person. Space fills up fast. Grade K-2. For more info