Go ‘mad’ over science in Hinsdale
“Up” will be featured during It’s Tent Time with a Movie June 15-16 in Sedgwick Park in La Grange.
Updated: June 13, 2012 3:52PM
Engineer Steve Belliveau hopes that children who come to his programs will get excited about science.
“I like having the light bulbs go off in kids’ heads,” he said of his “Getting Excited About Science” program.
Belliveau also plans to convince them that “reading is delicious” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St.
“I’m going to talk about what happens when you eat food and the digestive system,” Belliveau said. “And we’ll be making some simple things that involve salts and acids and other things that we will tie into digestion. We will be freezing things with liquid nitrogen.”
Belliveau will also talk about Columbus’ egg.
“Christopher Columbus was a very witty man and a very smart man,” Belliveau said. “He challenged people to stand an egg upright without tipping [it] over. He had a lot of other challenges using eggs as well. I will redo one of those.”
Registration is required.
For details, call (630) 986-1976 or visit hinsdalelibrary.info.
Just for kicks
Your family can watch Po and his friends fight a peacock villain in “Kung Fu Panda 2” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, for $1 per person. The doors open at 9 a.m. so kids can meet costumed characters and participate in games.
For details, visit www.classiccinemas.com.
Acting, storytelling, comedy and juggling are the tools Chris Fascione uses to bring books to life. Fascione will present “Juggling Funny Stories” from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave. Drop in for this energetic performance that kicks off the summer reading program.
For details, call (708) 352-0576 or visit lagrangelibrary.org.
On the fly
Things also will be up in the air when Bobby Hunt, known as Circus Boy, performs from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Burr Ridge Market on the Green, County Line Road south of Interstate 55. In addition to juggling with his hands and his mouth, Hunt will likely recreate his Guinness World Record stunt of riding the world’s tiniest bicycle.
For details, call (630) 920-1969 or visit shopburrridge.com.
Get in the swim
Speaking of Guinness World Records, you can help set one from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 14, at the Family Aquatic Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, by participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. Water parks, pools and aquatic facilities around the world will be part of this record-breaking attempt. The lesson is free.
For details, call (630) 990-4233 or visit www.obparks.org/aquatics.