Date and Time:Sunday 4/21/2013
Description:Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure like the characters in your favorite childrens books? On April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m., the Waukegan Public Library will host its annual El Dìa de los Niños/El Dìa de los Libros family festival featuring games and activities from classic children’s books including “Charlottes Web”, “The Giving Tree”, “The Cat in the Hat” and “Harry Potter”.
Library books will come alive as children of all ages make Wild Things monster masks for a bonfire dance, taste apples from the Giving Tree, balance a stack of household items with the Cat in the Hat, cast spells at Hogwarts, go on a pirate treasure hunt and meet well-known book characters. Every 15 minutes, families will be entertained with bilingual stories in the librarys Early Learning Center and then have a chance to explore the Farm Fun exhibit, milk a life-size fiberglass cow, and hold real baby chicks.
The library will also highlight mariachi culture from the bilingual childrens book Delicious Hullabaloo/Pachanga Deliciosa with a performance by a local mariachi group as a preview for that evenings performance of the Chicago Lyric Operas Cruzar la cara de la luna at 7:30 p.m. at the Genesee Theatre. Four tickets to the performance will be raffled off during the festival.
Each family will also take home a free bag of books while supplies last, courtesy of Bernies Book Bank. Partner organizations the Green Youth Farm, the United Way and Words on Wheels will also take part in the festivities. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Registration is not available for this event.