• November 10, 2018, 10–11:30 a.m.

Second Saturday in November: Crafting the World's Fair

Featuring: Laura Montenegro, author of The Most Magical World’s Fair

Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610

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Cover, The Most Magical World's Fair! by Laura Montenegro.


In 1893, people from all over the world came to Chicago for the World’s Columbian Exposition. Join the Newberry in a unique interactive reading and crafting workshop that brings to life the Fair and the mix of cultures it fostered. What clothes do they love to wear? What games do they love to play? What do they dream about? Author and artist Laura Nyman Montenegro reads her book The Most Magical World’s Fair and leads children in a craft project inspired by the historic exposition. Children, from kindergarten through 3rd grade, are invited to invent a beautiful costume for an animal from anywhere in the world with a collage activity.

This event is presented as part of Near North Design Day, a day of exploration and hands-on design activities for all ages at multiple cultural institutions on Chicago’s Near North Side.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.