‘Create-A-Car’ for young car enthusiasts

Kids who dream of being a car, like in the movies, can head over to Build-A-Car on March 25 at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Western Springs to create and decorate a car to watch the movie in.
Kids who dream of being a car, like in the movies, can head over to Build-A-Car on March 25 at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Western Springs to create and decorate a car to watch the movie in.

Kids become car designers at Build-a-Car, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs.

“We will provide boxes for them and supplies,” said youth services librarian Dana Folkerts. “They’ll have wheels and headlights that they can glue onto the car.” There will also be stickers and paints.

“They will basically customize their own car,” Folkerts said. “It’s something that they can do with one adult helping them.”

Kids can leave their cars at the library, then come back the next day at 1 p.m., climb inside their vehicles and watch a screening of the movie, “Cars.” “It will kind of be like a drive-in movie,” Folkerts said.

Spaces were filling quickly at press time so make reservations as soon as possible.

Even kids without cars are welcome to drop in with a parent to watch the movie.

The event is part of a collaborative Kids Read program with several other local libraries.

For details, call (708) 246-0520 or go to fordlibrary.org.

BRICK BY BRICK

Work with your kids to create an imaginative structure at Family Lego Night, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N Prospect. Your creation will be displayed in the library. This drop-in event is best for families with children ages 3 and older.

For details, call (630) 323-8188 or go to clarendonhillslibrary.org.

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’

Kids will get a kick out of The Big Rigs!, a special storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. They will hear “Big Rig” by Jamie Swenson and “Digger, Dozer, Dumper” by Hope Vestergaard and do a themed activity.

For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.

GO FISH

Break the ice at Ice Fishing for Beginners, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove. First, you and your children, ages 6 and older, will learn about safety, equipment and techniques. Weather permitting, you’ll then get a chance to try out those skills. Registration is required.

For details, call (630) 933-7248 or go to www.dupageforest.com/calendar.

TREAT FOR FEET

Infants to 6-year-olds will participate at their own level, with your help, at Tiny Toes Music, 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. Mondays, March 24-May 19, at Burr Ridge Community Center, 15 W 400 Harvester Drive. Cost is $182; $136 for siblings.

For details, call (630) 920-1969 or go to www.tinytoesmusic.com.

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