Join us as we host Adler Planetarium astronomers and educators who are bringing the museum—and the universe—a little closer to you! With ’Scopes in the City, Adler astronomers and staff will lead a free telescope observing program here at our library on Thursday, January 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  [NEW DATE] Thursday, February 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is for all ages and will be held outdoors (weather permitting), so please dress accordingly. No registration is required. We can’t wait to #LookUp together!

More Out-of-this-World Events

Join us this January as we soar into the solar system with exciting events for all ages!

For Kids & Families:

We’re Seeing Stars on the Bookmobile
Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Target, 1138 W. Boughton Road
Join us for astronomy activities, giveaways and an out-of-this-world craft on the Bookmobile. Drop in.

Space-Themed Storytimes
January 23–28
All of our regular storytimes will be astronomy and space themed this week. Drop in.

Space-Themed Slime
Tuesday, January 24, 4:30 p.m.
Grades 1–5
Join us as we make special space-themed slime. Registration required.

For Teens:

Cosmic Galaxy Abstract Art
Monday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Acrylic paint swirls together as you press paper together, and then open to reveal your very own Milky Way! Registration required.

STEAM Lab: The Science of Color
Tuesday, January 24, 4:30 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Explore the science of color as we discuss how telescopes view the universe. Registration required.

For Adults:

Galaxy Coasters
Thursday, January 12, 7 p.m.
Only Saturn should have rings, not your coffee table. Make a coaster that looks like a snapshot of the stars. Registration required.

Reading Recommendations for Adults