Join us in reading William Kamkwamba’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome adversity. This compelling read will inspire the whole family. Register and attend one of our highlighted programs to receive a free edition of the book, while supplies last.
Thu, Jan 2nd – Fri, Jan 31st
Young Readers Edition
Picture Book Edition
Innovative Solutions for Today’s Challenges
Wed, 01/08 from 7:00-8:00 pm
What world do you want to live in? Create it! Chicago Global Shapers will talk about the challenges they’ve identified in Chicago and the innovative ways in which they’re tackling them. Leave with the tools and resources to enact action and change in your own community.
Solar Power Hour
Wed, 01/15 from 7:00-8:00 pm
Are you thinking about going solar? Illinois Solar Energy Association, a non-profit that advocates for sustainable living and 100% renewable energy, will explain the mechanics of solar energy and how you, too, can power your home or business with the sun!
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Film Screening
Tue, 01/21 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Join us for a screening of the film adaptation of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, in which 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine.
Winter Book Club: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Tue, 01/28 from 7:00-8:00 pm
Read or listen to a preselected book at home, discuss it at the monthly meeting, and hear about other titles to enjoy. Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the book, while supplies last.
Make! Create! Build!
Wed, 01/15 from 4:00-4:30 pm
For grades 4-6. Do you love to tinker? We will be making somethings out of nothings all afternoon. Join us for your favorite kind of STEM centered fun.
Minute to Win It: The Ultimate STEM Battle
Tue, 01/21 from 4:00-4:30 pm
For grades 1-3. Join us for a battle like you’ve never seen before! There’ll be building duels, science experiments, and teamwork challenges.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Storytime
Wed, 01/23 from 6:15-7:15 pm
For grades 1-3. Blow on in to celebrate our One Book, One Glenside title, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, with a story and a STEM-related activity.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Family Storytime
Fri, 01/10 from 10:00-10:30 am
Celebrate our One Book, One Glenside title, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, with a story and a STEM-related activity.
The Fantastic Foam Science Show
Thu, 01/23 from 7:00-8:00 pm
This show will make your hair stand up, literally! Watch items disappear in clear liquids, experience the power of a Van De Graaff generator, and don your lab coat to help us make foam… LOTS of foam!