The setting for A Long Walk to Water is Sudan, an African country experiencing civil war, and there are two stories told. One story is set in 1985 and the other in 2008. We see how extremely difficult life is in this African desert nation, where the struggle for survival literally takes all the time and energy of our young characters Salva and Nya. Imagine walking for hours each day to fetch water for your household. Imagine fleeing violence and walking with a group of near-strangers for days without food. There is no time for school for either of these children, no time for playing, very little food or water, and no comfortable bed at night. Based on a true story, this novel shares how hope and hard work can bring about positive change for the future.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Summer Reading Club
Villa Park – Elmhurst Chess Club
Chess coach Ed Thomas will facilitate these sessions, held at the Villa Park Public Library and the Elmhurst Public Library (125 S. Prospect Avenue) two Fridays each month. Chess enthusiasts will have fun playing chess while improving their skills and strategy. Be sure to bring your Villa Park Public Library card to the Elmhurst sessions, too.
Madscience Fire and Ice
Monday, July 1, 2013 11:00-11:45am
Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter.
Human-Tim + Robot-Tim
Once there was a man named Tim. He loved to make up songs and play music. Playing and singing made him happy, but sometimes he wished he had a friend to play with. So, Tim made a robot to help him play and sing! Come and see Tim and his robot friend perform with an assortment of old musical instruments (ukuleles, banjos, and more) and a little bit of technological help. This program is for families.