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Dr. Suess birthday coming up

Danielle Adams

Dr. Seuss birthday coincides with Read Across America Day

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

Dr. Seuss would have been 108 this weekend. How will you celebrate?

Many places around Chicago are celebrating the life of the beloved author and illustrator this week. Adults and children alike can (re)discover the joy of reading at these events.

The Mighty Twig, 900 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Il

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, Thursday March 1. Enjoy all of your Dr. Seuss favorites during storytime, followed by snacks and crafts from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Il

Dr Seuss Birthday Celebration, Friday March 2 from 5:30-7:00 P.M. Join the children from Hermosa Organization and Northeastern Illinois University for book reading and craft making.

The Open Books Store, 213 West Institute Place, Chicago, Il

Dr Seuss Day, Saturday, March 3, will include many scheduled activities, including Seuss-themed dramatic play, an interactive story time and craft projects. In between all the scheduled activities, Open Books will offer Seuss fans of all ages creative face painting, sweet treats, and imaginative coloring. In addition, the Open Books store will offer a 20% discount on all children’s books.

Barnes and Noble at Spring Hill Mall, 1468 Springhill Mall Blvd, West Dundee, IL

Tuesday March 06, at 10:30 a.m., Barnes and Noble will have storytelling featuring “The Cat in the Hat” and other Dr. Seuss favorites. An activity will follow.

Also, “The Lorax” opens on Friday March 2, and will be playing throughout the city.

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