Explore the joys of making cultural connections with us! From March 12 through April 29, enrich yourself with a broad range of cultural topics through lectures, family activities storytimes, songs, and more. RS= Reserve a spot to guarantee entry.


Spanish Storytime with Señora Kus
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Have a blast exploring the Spanish language with songs, stories, rhymes and movement.

Friday, March 16, 10:00am to 10:30am, Story Corner

Globe Trotters RS

Have fun exploring the world through stories, games, crafts and maps. In each session, we visit a different country.

Sunday, March 25, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Youth Services Activity Room

Sunday, April 22, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Youth Services Activity Room 

Passover Storytime RS*

Learn about Passover with guest presenter, Esther Greenspan.

Monday, March 26, 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Youth Services Activity Room

*Caregivers do not need to reserve a spot.

D.I.A. Celebration RS*

Join us as we celebrate Dia de los Ninos and Dia de los Libros (Children's Day and Book Day) with storytelling, songs, and crafts! Dia emphasizes the importance of diverse books, languages, and cultures. 

Sunday, April 29, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Youth Services Activity Room 


Cultural Connections for Caregivers

Raising Bilingual Children 

Dr. Anna Schultes discusses the challenges and benefits of raising children to be bilingual. Dr. Schultes has personal and professional knowledge of her topic. She is raising her own children to be bilingual, and she has researched and written about mothering and cultural identity in the Polish American community in Chicago. Her program will also give suggestions for native-English speaking parents to expose their children to languages at a young age.

Monday, March 12, 7:00pm, Pollak Room