Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

When I was a young boy, my local library was a place of sanctuary and wonder.  … Often, after collecting a dozen or more titles, I would curl up on the floor at the end of the darkest aisle and spend the day devouring my finds.  There, surrounded by the towering stacks, I found the gateway to the entire human world.  May your journeys here be as wondrous.

Chris Gall
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.