Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

When I enter a library, when I enter the world of books, I feel the ghosts of the past on my shoulders urging me to speech.  I hear Patrick Henry cry to the Burgsses, ‘Is Life so dear, or Peace so sweet, to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?’  I hear Sojourner Truth tell me that the hand that rocks the cradle can also rock the boat, and William Lloyd Garrison say, ‘I am in earnest, I will not be silenced.’

Sara Paretsky
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

January Family Night

Event Date: 
Jan 16 2014 - 6:00pm

New start time at 6:00 p.m.!

Liven-up your January with brilliant color at the LaSalle Public Library, where families attending the Library’s January Family Reading Night will create their own unique kaleidoscopes! 

Colorful and surprising, kaleidoscopes have been amazing people for nearly a century.  Patented in 1817 by Scottish inventor, Sir David Brewster, the word “kaleidoscope” derives from the Greek for “observation of beautiful forms.”  But a kaleidoscope is more than beauty…it is a scientific marvel that combines light and reflectivity, math and art, becoming a tangible “STEAM” learning activity…Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math!

This is a free program, open to public, but registration is required so that staff will be able to prepare the correct number of kaleidoscope kits.  For more information, or to register, please call the Library at 815-223-2341, by 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2014.