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Special NeedsSensory-Friendly Events for Kids with Special Needs

We welcome all children who meet program guidelines to our events. However, we understand that some kids have special needs that make attending certain programs challenging.

Listed below are sensory-friendly movie screenings and encounters with outside performers. Also listed are programs that, while not designed specifically for kids with special needs, may have particular appeal.

Sensory-Friendly Events

  • African Explosion: Sensory-Friendly Performance

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Kick-start African-American History Month with this explosive demonstration of drumming, dance, and acrobatics. This sensory-friendly performance is intended for children ages 3-18 with special needs and their families. Sign-up starts 1/17 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 1/24 for nonresidents.

  • Pajama Storytime

    When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 3 and up.

  • Mardi Gras Masks (Gr. 2-4)

    When: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Winter's halfway over, and it's time to party! Get ready for Mardi Gras by decorating a carnival mask with feathers, sequins, and more. Grades 2-4. Sign-up starts 1/26 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 2/2 for nonresidents.

  • Mardi Gras Masks (Gr. K-1)

    When: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Winter's halfway over, and it's time to party! Get ready for Mardi Gras by decorating a carnival mask with feathers, sequins, and more. Grades K-1. Sign-up starts 1/26 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, and 2/2 for nonresidents.

  • Year of the Goat Storytime

    When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year with this bilingual Korean-English storytime! Ages 3 and up.

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