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Nights at Northside

Summer is here, the days are longer, and there is so much fun to be had! Whether you are looking for a date night, a family night out, or to meet your neighbors — Nights at Northside is the perfect place for you.  Join us Friday nights in July in the Northside Library (1500 27th Avenue) parking lot to enjoy outdoor fun, food, and friends!


Schedule of Events


Chalk it Up!
Friday, July 9
Drawing: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Judging: 7:15 PM
Winners Announced: 7:30 PM

Kenosha’s favorite community chalk art project is back! Join us for the revival of Chalk It Up!, sponsored by the Friends of the Kenosha Public Library. Limited spaces are available so register early at or reach out to Brandi for more information at Registration required. 


Think Outside the Box: Cardboard Challenge
Friday, July 16
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Think outside the box with this challenge to design and build a ROBOT out of cardboard! Sign up solo or with a team for this exciting challenge. Supplies will be provided for each team. Participants will earn fun awards based on their design. Plus, no need to worry about dinner! The Blu Popper food truck will be available to enjoy while we build. Registration required.


Note: children under age 10 must have a parent/guardian included on their team.


Kenosha Opera Festival: Birds of a Feather
Friday, July 23
Activities: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Performance: 7:00 - 7:30 PM 

Bring out your lawn chairs and join us for a special performance from the Kenosha Opera Festival, a pop-up Friends of the Library book sale featuring children’s books, plus grab dinner or a sweet treat from Blu Popper and Kona Ice!

Birds of a Feather is a family-friendly children's opera based on the characters from Mozart's The Magic Flute with a message of accepting people for who they are. In this short, English language opera by beloved local artist and radio host, Greg Berg, the couple who sang a whole duet about having lots of kids struggles to actually parent when they and their kids have different ideas about what they should be getting up to...


Parking Lot Social
Friday, July 30th
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Come on out for a fun evening outside! Enjoy some outdoor games from our Library of Things, dance to some music over at our Book Truck, pick up something tasty at the Kona Ice or Blu Popper food trucks, or stop by a pop-up Friends of the Library book sale!


Thank you to our amazing partners and vendors!

friends of the kenosha public library

kenosha opera festival

kona ice