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Words And Pictures Come Alive At Wonder Works In November

Children's museum in Oak Park plans special events with children's authors, storytellers and singers to honor book month

Oak Park, Illinois - November 1, 2004 - Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, will celebrate words and pictures in November with a month of activities involving books and music.

"All month, you can make books, listen to stories and participate in a family concert," says executive director Elizabeth Smith.

Here is the November lineup:

Thursday November 4th, 11 am
Kevin Luthardt, a children's book author and illustrator will be reading his books, "Peep" and "Larrabee", at Wonder Works. Free with admission.

Saturday November 6th and Saturday, November 13, Noon to 3:00
In this two-session Life Story Book Making Workshop, children ages 8 through 10 will write and illustrate there life story, then bind the completed project. Pre-registration is required for this workshop; $10 per child.

Wednesday November 10th, 11 am
Mark Kater, the resident storyteller at the North Park Village Nature Center in Chicago, uses costumes, puppets and musical instruments to tell original stories and retellings of folk, nature and animal tales from around the world. Free with admission.

Saturday November 20th, 10 am to Noon
In this Pop-Up Book Making Workshop Children will be picking out shapes, cutting them out and using them to tell a story. Pre-registration is required; $5 per child.

Sunday November 21st, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wonder Works invites you to the second of our five event concert series with recording artist and Chicago Parent columnist Fred Koch. Wonder Works will close to the public at 3:30 pm and the concert starts at 4:00. Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

In addition to November's special activities, Wonder Works features Story Time every Friday at noon and 3pm throughout the year. On November 20 at 3pm, a librarian from the Oak Park Library will read; kids can make a craft afterwards.

Eric Gyllenhaal, The Nature Guy, will also return on November 27 with dinosaur bones and fossils. Eric will also be at Wonder Works during the Christmas holiday break.