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The weather is getting warmer, the kids are getting restless, and you still can't spend the whole day outside! Try these fun indoor activities to keep the family busy, get creative and messy, and fend off the winter blues. The Big Book of Things to Make has 100 projects to choose from. Divided into three categories (Make […]

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Once Upon a Christmas

Scrooge looking through window

There is no time like the holidays to cuddle up with classic Christmas stories. I still remember when I first saw A Christmas Carol as a young girl. Seeing Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol this month gave me the same thrill. Wanting to continue that magic, I was inspired to re-read this classic Dickens tale. Though there […]

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Dreaming of Flying

Wright brothers first flight

November is a great time to learn more about aviation, from the hot air balloon to the invention of the airplane by the Wright brothers as we celebrate National Aviation Month. Since the first time man was able to successfully fly on December 17, 1903, the way the world lives has changed – from the […]

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Pizza! Pizza!

Slice of pizza

Pizza is a great food any time of year, but especially during October when we celebrate National Pizza Month. Hold the Anchovies!: Find out more about what goes into making pizza whether you like anchovies on top or not. Cool Pizza to Make & Bake: This book, from one of my favorite cooking series Cool Cooking, […]

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Biking for Kids

kids bikes on a trail

Do you remember the thrill you got when first learning to ride your bike? One of the thrills of riding a bike is the freedom you experience. Now that the weather is finally starting to cooperate here in Chicago, cyclists are making their way through the city. As May is National Bike Month, this is the perfect time to dust off your bike […]

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Teen Reads Perfect for Embracing Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these teen novels that use family secrets, friendships and first love to explore Hispanic culture while also examining bullying, discrimination and homelessness. The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano You may not recognize the author's name, but you may recognize her face, as Sonia Manzano has portrayed Maria on "Sesame Street" since […]

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