Dinosaur Giants

 

We have Dino-fun for the whole family! 

Families 

DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles

Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles

Main Library
Tuesday, June 20      3:30 pm
Rakow Branch
Tuesday, June 20      6:30 pm

Get a chance to touch and learn about real reptiles from all over the world.

 

Cosmic Dinosaurs

Cosmic Dinosaur Puppet Show

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Wednesday, June 14     2 – 3 pm

Go on a fantastic journey at the black-box puppet theater when the Jabberwocky Marionettes take you from a curious little dinosaur to outer space.

 Drive-In Double Feature: Dino Movies

Drive-In Double Feature: Dino Movies

All ages*

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Wednesday, June 21
9:30 – 10:15 am Car Creation
10:15 – 11:30 am Double Feature

Design your own cardboard vehicle with boxes we supply and bring a pillow for comfortable seating then enjoy The Flinstones and the short movie LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape. Light refreshments.

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. 

T-Rexplorers 

T-Rexplorers!

Main Library Outdoor Stage
Saturday, June 24 10 – 11:30 am

See dinosaur fossils with an experienced dinosaur fossil hunter and hold a real dinosaur bone. In case of inclement weather, this program will be held in the Meadows Community Rooms.

 

Dino Egg Piñatas

Dino Egg Piñatas!

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Thursdays, June 22 & 29      6 – 8 pm

Celebrate summer reading and our GIANTS exhibit making dinosaur egg pinatas as a family with local artist Teresa Magana. Make your pinata the first weekend and come back and decorate it the second weekend. In Spanish and English. Registration for both Saturdays is required.

Register to make your piñata!

Register to decorate your piñata!

 

The Dinosaur Hunters

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Wednesday, July 12     10 am

Dinosaur Hunters Lisa Zago and Don Pfister will talk about their work on a dinosaur dig site, The Red Canyon Ranch in Shell, Wyoming. Touch real dinosaur bones and other fossils.

 

The Dinosaur Hunters Science Classes

**Ages 4 – 8**
Rakow Branch
Wednesday, July 12     1 – 2 pm

The Dinosaur Hunters Lisa Zago and Don Pfister will present an introduction to dinosaurs, extinction and the fossilization process. Touch real dinosaur bones and other fossils.

Please Register.

 

**Ages 9 – 12**
South Elgin Branch     3 – 4 pm

The Dinosaur Hunters present an introduction to dinosaur classification, fossil laboratory preparation and dinosaur extinction.

Please Register

  

 

 Adults 

Dino VR @ Gail Borden

Discover Dinosaurs with Virtual Reality at the Main Library

Visit a dinosaur-inhabited island and encounter many different kinds of dinosaurs including a Pterosaurs, Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurs, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurs, and Triceratops. You’ll also see giant spiders, dragonflies and snakes. Jungle Dino VR is available on the Oculus Rift, located on the second floor. See the Information Desk to use the Oculus Rift.

 

Ancient Life in Illinois

Ancient Life of Illinois: The Past Revealed in the Prairie State's Fossil Record

Main Library Elgin Room
Wednesday, June 7     7 – 8:30 pm

Geologist Raymond Wiggers, author of the popular earth-science guidebook Geology Underfoot in Illinois, will discuss the strange and wonderful plants and animals that inhabited ancient Illinois long before humans.

Please Register.

 

 

Fantastic Beasts of the Tertiary

Main Library Elgin Room
Wednesday, July 12     7 – 8:30 pm

Paleontologist/Anatomist Dan Gebo will discuss odd and interesting fossil mammals that postdate the fall of the dinosaurs. He will bring casts for many of these fossil mammals.

Please Register.

 

T. Rex and T-Bird: Dolphin Flippers and Cadillac Fins

Main Library Elgin Room
Wednesday, August 9      7 – 8:30 pm

Reed Scherer, Geology Professor at NIU, will discuss the patterns of evolution as seen in the fossil record by using cars as an analogy.

Please Register

 

En español 

 ¡Piñatas Prehistóricas!

¡Piñatas Prehistóricas!

Biblioteca Principal Salones de la Comunidad Meadows
los jueves 22 y 29 de junio     6 – 8 pm

Celebra el programa de lectura de verano y nuestra exhibición, GIANTS, haciendo piñatas de huevos de dinosaurios antes de nacer con la artista local, Teresa Magana. Ven haz tu piñata el primer jueves y luego decora la piñata el segundo jueves. Llévate tu piñata a casa o déjanos exhibirla en Kidspace. Sera necesario inscribirse para los dos jueves.

¡Inscríbete para hacer tu piñata!

¡Inscríbete para decorar tu piñata!

 

Dino historias

Dino historias para la familia

Biblioteca Principal Salones de la Comunidad Meadows
Los miércoles a las 6:30 pm

¡Este verano únete a nosotros para un rugiente rato con Dibs el dinosaurio y sus amigos este verano! ¡30 minutos de títeres, cuentos, películas, música y mucho más!

Dinomania

Biblioteca Principal Salón de Comunidad Meadows
El miércoles 29 de junio      10 – 11 am

1° a 5° grado. Ven y explora el mundo de dinosaurios con manualidades, curiosidades y otras actividades. Este programa se llevará a cabo en inglés y español.

Piñatas Prehistóricas!

Biblioteca Principal Salones de la Comunidad Meadows
Martes 11 de julio 6 – 7 pm
Martes 18 de julio 6 – 8 pm

Celebra el programa de lectura de verano y nuestra exhibición, GIANTS, haciendo piñatas de huevos de dinosaurios con la artista local, Tersa Magaña. Ven haz tu piñata el primer día y luego decora la piñata el segundo. Será necesario inscribirse para ambos días.