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The Complete Works of Winnie-the-Pooh on ICAN!

ICAN is proud to announce Winnie-the-Pooh and all of Christopher Robin’s friends are coming to ICAN. Come explore the Hundred Acre Woods created by author A. A. Milne. The wood is visited daily by Christopher Robin, who accompanies Winnie-the-Pooh and company on their many adventures. You can catch the audio stories throughout the summer, every day […]

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Pointillism

Think it’s rude to point? These artists sure don’t!  Pointillism is a French art style where dots of pure, unmixed color are placed on a canvas in such a specific way that the final result tricks the eye into seeing a picture. The style was created by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in Paris in the mid-1880s. They were not […]

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ICAN Color! Operation Photobomb

Tonight’s storytime is a story written by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illustrated and read by Matthew Rivera. This book is published by Albert Whitman & Co: When Monkey finds a camera, Chameleon discovers that he loves to photobomb everyone! But Chameleon’s photobombing starts to drive the other animals bananas. Can they find a way […]

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Children’s Day 2020- Superstar Spotlight!

Happy Children’s Day! Children are making remarkable actions everyday, so today we’re highlighting a few talented kids who are making big change in our world.   Jahkil Jackson After 8 year old Jahkil Jackson helped his aunt distribute food to Chicagoians experiencing homelessness, he knew he wanted to step up and create some serious change. He set to work, creating […]

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6 Children’s Books to Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, June 19th, is a day to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Today, sometimes called Freedom Day, it honors the end of slavery in the United States. However, prejudice didn’t stop when slavery ended. Here are six books to continue to learn about Black History and discrimination with your kids. Little Legends: Exceptional Men […]

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More Composer Kids

Have you ever wondered what classical composers were like when they were kids? Let’s meet a few and find out! Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Franz Liszt [that’s pronounced “List!”] was born in Hungary. His father was a government official, and he also played the piano, the cello, and the guitar. Franz especially loved listening to his […]

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Composer Kids

Have you ever wondered what classical composers were like when they were kids? Let’s meet a few and find out! Maria Anna Mozart (1751–1829)& Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maria Anna Mozart (nicknamed Nannerl) were musical Austrian siblings. When little brother Wolfgang was a toddler, he was fascinated by his sister’s piano […]

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Backyard Birds

Birds create wonderful natural music, and they come in so many shapes and sizes! Here are some common birds found in North America that you have probably seen right in your backyard, or near your home.  American Robin The American robin is part of a family of birds called thrushes. The American robin is native […]

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Storytime Activity: The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza

Airing during this evening’s storytime is author and illustrator, Jennie Palmer’s reading of her book, The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza published by Abrams. Join Jennie as she introduces you to Anita and Winnifred Wompananny. Two witches who whip up a delicious, monstrous, pizza. Before making books for children, Jennie Palmer worked as a […]

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Backyard Flowers

Flowers can be a great addition to your garden. They can attract wildlife while adding something pretty to look at in your backyard. Gardening can give you a chance to do something fun with your family, and it’s not a very expensive hobby. Also, taking care of plants helps us practice responsibility and get some exercise! […]

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