Zoo hosts program for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Celebrate MLK Day at Brookfield Zoo.
Updated: February 19, 2013 12:37PM
Make the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday meaningful for your kids by bringing them to Brookfield Zoo, First Avenue between I-55 and I-290, on Monday, Jan. 21. At noon, in the Discovery Center, your family can watch a film of King delivering his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28,1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Afterwards, everyone is invited to share their dreams by helping to create a Tibetan prayer flag. The traditional flag is a symbol of peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. You can spend the rest of the afternoon touring the zoo.
The event is being hosted by staff members of the Chicago Zoological Society’s Arcoiris group which promotes diversity.
Admission will be free that day in honor of the late civil rights leader. There will also be free admission to the zoo on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through February, although there is a parking fee.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or go to www.czs.org.
THE RACE IS ON
Kids ages 4-8 are invited to bring their favorite racing cars, and a parent, to Car Craze Night, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at the Park District of La Grange’s Recreation Center, 536 East Ave. The cars will race on homemade tracks. Each participant will receive a race flag, beverage and snack. Cost is $12 for residents, $16 for nonresidents.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or go to www.pdlg.org.
OUI FOR WEE ONES
Preschoolers as young as one year old will pick up a little bit of a second language at French Foreign Language Storytime, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave. The interactive program will utilize books, songs and activities conducted entirely in French.
For details, call (708) 352-0576 or go to www.lagrangelibrary.org.
The Oak Brook Barnes and Noble bookstore is Going to the Dogs, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 297 Oakbrook Center. Families will hear two pup-themed books, “Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout!” by Jill Abramson and Jane O’Connor and “Zorro Gets an Outfit” by Carter Goodrich. There will be a related activity.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
ROOT FOR CHRIS
Folk musician and singer/songwriter Chris Vallillo will present a concert of Illinois roots music, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. The Friday at the Ford series program is for all ages.
For details, call (708) 246-0520 or go to www.fordlibrary.org.~.