Fun Things to Do

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Wintry Explorations 

Winter is usually a time we hunker down and avoid the cold, but that doesn't mean that the fun has to end! We've selected activities that encourage skill-building and getting in touch with your creative side, so what are you waiting for? 

Learn How to Crochet

Crocheting is the perfect activity for those long winter nights! Grab a hook, some yarn, and we'll show you how you can make a potholder, which also makes a great gift! If you're looking for a challenge, we have some craft books that can show you how to make cute amigurumi. 

Make Scones with a Professional Baker

Maria Kozi, owner and baker of Kneads & Wants Artisan Bakery in Skokie, demonstrates how to make tart cherry scones. If scones aren't your jam, we've got tons of cookbooks with recipes that will warm you up!

Color Your Own Paper Doll

Cut out paper dolls and color them to match your own style. Don't forget to bundle them up in winter clothes, and watch their wardrobe change as the seasons transition. 

Fun Things to Do for Kids and Families

Arts and crafts, science and nature, music, play, and of course--storytime anytime! 

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Fun Things to Do for All Ages

Get creative, get outside, learn something new, or find something to celebrate!

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Fun Things to Do for Adults

Find recipes and food science, book recommendations, engage with history and culture, and more.

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