This event is in the "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' Access

8:00am - 9:00am
Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100

'Mask Required' Access

If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness — or you just prefer an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation — this hour before opening is available to you.

Appointments are required. Sign up by 12 p.m. the day before you wish to enter.

By signing up for this access, you agree that everyone in your party age 2 and older will wear a properly fitting mask at all times and in all library spaces during this hour. Library staff passing through spaces accessible by the public will also be masked. (Please note: children under age 2 are not required to mask and may be present.)

Services during this hour are limited to:

  • shelf browsing
  • self-service checkout (current VAPLD card required)
  • unaided public computer use (current VAPLD card required)
  • self-service copy center use (bring correct change; see Copy & Print page for info)

Personal assistance is not available.

Contactless options are available for many library services, including reference assistance. Read about contactless options

Entry is limited to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders. Need a library card? Apply here.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

9:15am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: ESL
Event Details:
Do you want to improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills? Presented in partnership with Mundelein District 120 Adult Education, Vernon Area Public Library offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults. The class m...

Disclaimer(s)

ESL

New students may join at any time and all skill levels are welcome. To check for availability please call Yuli at the Mundelein District 120 Adult Education Department at 847-949-2200 Ext. 1399. Presented in partnership with Mundelein District 120 Adult Education.

Live presentation only

This program is a live presentation only and will not be viewable after the event.

Masks are encouraged

Masks are strongly encouraged at all indoor library programs. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. We respect each person’s right to decide what is best for themselves and their family, and we ask everyone to treat their fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices they make.

This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 0-3 years. Costumes welcome at this scary-less Halloween storytime followed by a trick-or-treating parade through the library. Siblings welcome. Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session. This program is free ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks are encouraged

Masks are strongly encouraged at all indoor library programs. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. We respect each person’s right to decide what is best for themselves and their family, and we ask everyone to treat their fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices they make.

This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 0-3 years. Costumes welcome at this scary-less Halloween storytime followed by a trick-or-treating parade through the library. Siblings welcome. Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session. This program is free ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks are encouraged

Masks are strongly encouraged at all indoor library programs. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. We respect each person’s right to decide what is best for themselves and their family, and we ask everyone to treat their fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices they make.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Intermediate

12:15pm - 2:45pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: ESL
Event Details:
Do you want to improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills? Presented in partnership with Mundelein District 120 Adult Education, Vernon Area Public Library offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults.  To...

Disclaimer(s)

ESL

New students may join at any time and all skill levels are welcome. To check for availability please call Yuli at the Mundelein District 120 Adult Education Department at 847-949-2200 Ext. 1399. Presented in partnership with Mundelein District 120 Adult Education.

Live presentation only

This program is a live presentation only and will not be viewable after the event.

Masks are encouraged

Masks are strongly encouraged at all indoor library programs. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. We respect each person’s right to decide what is best for themselves and their family, and we ask everyone to treat their fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices they make.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Building the Panama Canal (In-person)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
The French tried to build a Panama Canal and failed. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was convinced the U.S. could do the job, but the obstacles continued to escalate. Learn the exciting story about how this strategic artificial waterway was built w...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Building the Panama Canal (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
The French tried to build a Panama Canal and failed. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was convinced the U.S. could do the job, but the obstacles continued to escalate. Learn the exciting story about how this strategic artificial waterway was built w...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know one another, they try to build a life together. This di...

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom meeting

This event takes place on Zoom. Meeting format allows the group to interact with one another. Cameras are optional. After registration, you will receive an email with a link to join the event.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
[On your Nintendo Switch] Have some Halloween fun with your friends at the Vernon Area Library's island in this spooktacular open-play session. Trade candy, obtain special in-game items, shop at Nook's Cranny and the Able Sisters tailor shop, pick up...

Disclaimer(s)

Live presentation only

This program is a live presentation only and will not be viewable after the event.