This event is in the "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' hours

8:30am - 9:00am
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest

'Mask Required' Access

Before-hours access is available to anyone who prefers an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation.

NEW: advance signup is no longer required. Just visit. 

All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a properly fitting mask in all library spaces during "Mask Required" hours. 

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 time 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 "Adults" group.

Great Decisions Discussion Group [Hybrid]

10:30am - 12:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
[Hybrid] Join professor Gary Midkiff in a discussion of chapter 1 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book. Registered individuals will receive instructions about picking up the book at the library. Register for each sessi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Foundation Board Meeting

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Main Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meetings
Event Details:
Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Vernon Area Public Library District. ...

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 "Grades K-5" group.

K9 Reading Buddies

6:15pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Grades 1-5. A trained therapy dog listens patiently while your grade school student reads aloud, helping build confidence and encourage reading. REGISTER for a 15-minute appointment beginning 30 days before the program: call 224-543-1486 or sign up a...
This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Ages 0-6, Grades K-5
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23

Evening Stories with Miss Emily

Age 3 - grade 2. Put on pajamas and enjoy a bedtime story with Miss Emily.

This program is free and open to all. Sign up is required. Sign up online here, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any service desk in the library.

Disclaimer(s)

Live presentation only

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

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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
[Online] The North and South polar regions can be inhospitable, lonely and cold to the unprepared traveler. Shovel away your perceptions of these areas and find a magical land with intense consequences, risks and rewards. Polar expedition leader...

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Zoom webinar

This webinar takes place on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with a link to join the event using your computer, smartphone or tablet. Or you may choose to listen in (without video) from your telephone.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Based on the bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman. Ove is an isolated, grumpy widower who spends his days enforcing b lock association rules and visiting his wife's grave. He has given up on life when an unlikely friendship develops with his boistero...

Disclaimer(s)

Live presentation only

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

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.