In our MinecraftEdu World
Have kids who love Minecraft? Opportunities are coming up in August for them to get inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright while playing with friends!
In our Frank Lloyd Wright MinecraftEdu World program held in the Main Library Idea Box, players will learn about Wright and create their own structures on the library’s MinecraftEdu build sites, which include historical Oak Park structures and Prairie-style features as part of the landscape. The build sites, designed by library staff, are inspired by images from the library’s Special Collections.
The virtual fun begins in an underground maze below Oak Park’s Unity Temple, a Wright-designed National Historic Landmark. To advance through the maze and rise into the sanctuary above, players will answer trivia questions about the famous architect.
Afterward, they’ll head (virtually) across the street to the Scoville Institute, the predecessor to our Main Library building and Oak Park’s first public library at 834 Lake St. There, they can page through books to learn about Wright’s style, including his use of art glass and built-in furniture, and his incorporation of nature. Later, in the game’s build phase, they can use these elements in MinecraftEdu creations of their own.
Register now for one of the three sessions, by age group:
- Monday, August 7, 4–5 pm: For all kids in grades 2-4 »
- Tuesday, August 8, 4–5 pm Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) Jr. edition. For girls in grades 2-4 »
- Monday, August 14, 4–5 pm: For kids in grades 5-8 »