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Family Fun Night

Carthage hosts Family Fun Nights for the community on select Friday evenings during the school year. 

Families can enjoy fun and educational activities in Hedberg Library, browse the collection in the Center for Children’s Literature, and use the library computers.

Themed activities take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families are generally welcome to use the library from 6 to 8 p.m. Please note that available activities vary, due to special events happening on campus, so please call ahead.
Please note: As of January 2018, the TARC is no longer available for Family Fun Nights. 

Spring 2019 Schedule 

Feb. 22

A Night with the Chemistry Club
The Chemistry Club will be bringing a variety of winter experiments, including experiments to reveal the chemistry of love to celebrate Valentine’s Day. What can be frozen with the winter temperatures? Will our hearts become crystalized? Join us to see what will happen!

March 15

Around the World 
It’s time to get your passports ready to travel around the world with students organizations at Carthage. We’ll travel to Ireland, France, and Japan to explore popular international games and crafts. 

March 22 

NEA Big Read with Mi Gente
Celebrate Hispanic culture with Carthage’s Mi Gente (formerly Latinx United) for this year’s NEA Big Read. We’ll have fun activities for families with children in grades K-5. This year’s book is “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea. 



Admission to Friday Fun Night at Carthage is free. 


Visitors are welcome to park in specially marked visitor spaces in the Lentz Hall Parking Lot or South Upper Parking Lot. Visitors may also park in the South Lower Lot, North Parking Lots, or Pike River Lot.
See campus map


For more information about Hedberg Library activities, call Kathy Myers at 262-551-5907.

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