Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge
Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge

Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge

All learning counts with Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge! Visit any CPL location to read, discover and create.

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Ranger Tales with Improv Playhouse Ranger Tales with Improv Playhouse

Jul 14th - Jul 24th
various CPL locations
Discover the secrets of the National Parks while "exploring" The Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, The Everglades, and more!
Discover the secrets of the National Parks while "exploring" The Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, The Everglades, and more!
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Enviro Mystery with Project Syncere Enviro Mystery with Project Syncere

Jul 16th - Aug 2nd
various CPL locations
Do you think you can solve the enviro-mystery with your knowledge of soil and water?
Do you think you can solve the enviro-mystery with your knowledge of soil and water?
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Brain Games with the MSI Interns Brain Games with the MSI Interns

Jul 17th - Aug 9th
various CPL locations
Join teens trained by our program partner, MSI, as they work with children to explore various science concepts though hands-on activities.
Join teens trained by our program partner, MSI, as they work with children to explore various science concepts though hands-on activities.
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Aquaponics Workshop with Plant Chicago Aquaponics Workshop with Plant Chicago

Jul 17th - Aug 1st
various CPL locations
Delve deeper into the science behind aquaponics and build your own self-watering planter out of reclaimed materials.
Delve deeper into the science behind aquaponics and build your own self-watering planter out of reclaimed materials.
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Spaceship Earth Spaceship Earth

Jul 16th - Aug 1st
various CPL locations
Did you know that the things you do each day can help or hurt the Earth? Find out how with Mad Science Chicago.
Did you know that the things you do each day can help or hurt the Earth? Find out how with Mad Science Chicago.
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A Closer Look at Our Little Blue Planet A Closer Look at Our Little Blue Planet

Jul 14th - Aug 2nd
various CPL locations
Join High Touch High Tech for hands-on scientific exploration of our Earth's hydrosphere and lithosphere.
Join High Touch High Tech for hands-on scientific exploration of our Earth's hydrosphere and lithosphere.
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FrankenToyMobile FrankenToyMobile

Jul 14th - Jul 28th
various CPL locations
Drop in to experiment with a myriad of materials, textures and creature types to create your own unique FrankenToy!
Drop in to experiment with a myriad of materials, textures and creature types to create your own unique FrankenToy!
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Earthkeepers with Christine Buik Earthkeepers with Christine Buik

Aug 7th - Aug 15th
various CPL locations
Take an imaginary trek across the country while learning Lakota tribal legends about respecting the Earth and meeting live animals.
Take an imaginary trek across the country while learning Lakota tribal legends about respecting the Earth and meeting live animals.
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Hydrosphere Underwater Art Adventure Hydrosphere Underwater Art Adventure

Jul 12th - Jul 24th
various CPL locations
Master Mask Maker, Jeff Semmerling, will help kids create a 3-D Coral Reef Scene from reused and recycled materials.
Master Mask Maker, Jeff Semmerling, will help kids create a 3-D Coral Reef Scene from reused and recycled materials.
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Prince K’s Rock and Roll Adventure Prince K’s Rock and Roll Adventure

Jul 16th - Aug 14th
various CPL locations
Kevin and the Infinite Possibilities will sing and dance about being good to our environment and the creatures that live in it.
Kevin and the Infinite Possibilities will sing and dance about being good to our environment and the creatures that live in it.
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The Earth and You The Earth and You

Jul 24th - Aug 15th
various CPL locations
Little Miss Ann performs songs of the Earth which kids can clap, sing and dance along to and more!
Little Miss Ann performs songs of the Earth which kids can clap, sing and dance along to and more!
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Off the Grid and On the Go Eco Show Off the Grid and On the Go Eco Show

Jul 19th - Aug 15th
various CPL locations
Join ScribbleMonster for their 100% off-the-grid, green program where kids generate ideas, and power, while learning about energy sources.
Join ScribbleMonster for their 100% off-the-grid, green program where kids generate ideas, and power, while learning about energy sources.
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Pixar Movie Matinee Pixar Movie Matinee

Jul 11th - Sep 1st
various CPL locations
See Disney Pixar movies thanks to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its latest temporary exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar.
See Disney Pixar movies thanks to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its latest temporary exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar.
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Scales and Tales with Beth Wagner Scales and Tales with Beth Wagner

Jul 11th - Aug 15th
various CPL locations
Join us for an educational encounter with eight exotic animals such as a sloth, an anteater, a chinchilla, or maybe even a tarantula.
Join us for an educational encounter with eight exotic animals such as a sloth, an anteater, a chinchilla, or maybe even a tarantula.
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