Family Friendly: Kids can try out world record activities
Try lining up the most dominoes as part of the Guinness World Records Program.
Updated: March 21, 2013 10:20AM
It will be one for the record books when your family participates in the Guinness World Records Program, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 25 at River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave.
“We will have our meeting room set up in stations,” said Sue Quinn, head of Children’s Services. “Each station will have information about a current world record along with an activity which is modeled after past Guinness World Records. We will give each participant two minutes at each station to try the activity to see how their efforts match up with the record.”
Quinn said some of the activities are balancing coins, toppling dominoes, typing the alphabet and putting on multiple boxer shorts. Participants will move from station to station at set timed intervals. You and your kids will record your own results as you challenge the records.
This fun family drop-in event is designed for participants of all ages.
For details, call (708) 366-5205 or go to www.riverforestlibrary.org.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
You and your children are likely to see Jupiter and the Moon at the Monthly Skywatch, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 2-12 and seniors 55 and over.
For details, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3372 or go to www.triton.edu/cernan.
TIME FOR A CHANGE
A villain with a reputation for causing trouble tries to alter his evil ways in “Wreck-It-Ralph” and become as perfect as Good Guy. Did we mention he’s a video game character? The PG-rated film will be shown at 2 p.m. March 26 at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 845 Gunderson Ave.
For details, call (708) 386-4751 or go to www.oppl.org.
LISTEN, THEN LOOK
Stories and songs will be followed by a search at the Storytime and Easter Egg Hunt, 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. March 27 at the Franklin Park Public Library, 10311 Grand Ave. Registration is required for this all ages event.
For details, call (847) 455-6016 or go to www.franklinparklibrary.org.
GOOSE IS LOOSE
Professional storyteller Mary Jane Haley, who performs as Mother Goose, will share nursery rhymes, puppetry and creativity with kids ages 3-6, accompanied by a caregiver, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. March 28 at the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta St. Reservations are required.
For details, call (708) 386-9032 or go to www.oppl.org.