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MOVED INDOORS! The World Music of Lamajamal

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

  This concert was moved into the library meeting room.  Lamajamal, a musical trio presented with Old Town School of Folk Music, explores classical, folk, and ...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance
Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Event Details:

 

This concert was moved into the library meeting room. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

DIY Mini Library

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Celebrate the library’s 50th anniversary by creating your own tiny library!

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art / Craft
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Celebrate the library’s 50th anniversary by creating your own tiny library!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intro to Python: Part 3

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Technology
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This is part 3 of a 3-part Python series. Register for the series on the page for Part 1, here. Learn, practice, and experiment with the basics of Python in this three-part, han...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

This is part 3 of a 3-part Python series. Register for the series on the page for Part 1, here.

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.

Technology Training Resources

The library subscribes to services that offer courses in software, creative, and business skills. Click here to learn more.

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Squishy Circuits: Birthday Treat (Grades K-2)

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. Learn about creating a circuit, then build a birthday treat with LED candles to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the library. This program is free and...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. Learn about creating a circuit, then build a birthday treat with LED candles to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the library.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Squishy Circuits: Birthday Treat (Grades 3-5)

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades 3-5. Learn about creating a circuit, then build a birthday treat with LED candles to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the library. This program is free and open to all. ...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Grades 3-5. Learn about creating a circuit, then build a birthday treat with LED candles to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Protecting Water, Sustaining Life: The Great Lakes and You [Hybrid]

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The five Great Lakes combined are the largest body of fresh water in the world. They are an and an economic powerhouse, an irreplaceable source of drinking water for over 40 millio...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 151
Event Details:

The five Great Lakes combined are the largest body of fresh water in the world.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Mini Math Magicians

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Mini Math Magicians:

3-5 years. Explore math concepts through books, games, and activities with preschool pro Miss Emily. This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online her...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 1

Mini Math Magicians

3-5 years. Explore math concepts through books, games, and activities with preschool pro Miss Emily.

This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by phone at 224-543-1486, or in person at the library.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Memory Café - Buffalo Grove

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This monthly event offers individuals with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity for connection and conversation. Each Café will feature an activity and socialization. Thi...

Required
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

This monthly event offers individuals with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity for connection and conversation. Each Café will feature an activity and socialization. This month's activity: Laughter Therapy

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mobile Museum of Tolerance

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the Mobile Museum of Tolerance bus in the library parking lot and experience the video exhibits. The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is a world-class learning experience utiliz...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Elementary, Teens, Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:

Visit the Mobile Museum of Tolerance bus in the library parking lot and experience the video exhibits.

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Page to Stage Puppet Workshop

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Sea Beast Puppet Company is back at the library with Page to Stage Puppet Workshop.   Choose a puppet to construct and assemble from several printed patt...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Sea Beast Puppet Company is back at the library with Page to Stage Puppet Workshop.   Choose a puppet to construct and assemble from several printed patterns.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Google Drive

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Technology
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Learn to use this popular free cloud storage service to collaborate and improve productivity. Please bring your account name and password. This class covers: Navigating th...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Learn to use this popular free cloud storage service to collaborate and improve productivity. Please bring your account name and password.

This class covers:

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.

Technology Training Resources

The library subscribes to services that offer courses in software, creative, and business skills. Click here to learn more.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take & Make Kit: Red, White & Blue

All Day
Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Early Childhood, Elementary, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

[Pickup] All ages. Ask for the Red, White & Blue kit when you visit the Youth Desk while supplies last. Your kit will contain supplies to make a  craft and step by...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Event Details:

[Pickup] All ages. Ask for the Red, White & Blue kit when you visit the Youth Desk while supplies last.

Your kit will contain supplies to make a  craft and step by step instructions. Colors and patterns may vary.

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Family Friday

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Early Childhood, Elementary
Event Details:

Age 0 - Grade 5 with an adult. Drop in with the whole family for outdoor activities on the Annex lawn. Spend time together at various stations that promote socialization, prob...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:

Age 0 - Grade 5 with an adult. Drop in with the whole family for outdoor activities on the Annex lawn.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

No signup required

No signup required. 

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex and Library Learning Garden are located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. 

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mobile Museum of Tolerance

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Recommended for grades K through Adult.  Visit the Mobile Museum of Tolerance bus in the library parking lot and experience the video exhibits. The Mobile Museum of Tole...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Elementary, Teens, Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:

Recommended for grades K through Adult

Visit the Mobile Museum of Tolerance bus in the library parking lot and experience the video exhibits.

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Little Pages & Play Box: July Pickup Begins

All Day
Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft, Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Little Pages & Play Box:

Subscribers: visit the drive-up window beginning today to pick your activity box and books for this month. The books have already been checked out to your library card. Little P...

Event Details:

Your July box includes supplies for a craft called "Weather Puppets" and 2 board books checked out to your VAPLD card.

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Art / Craft, Storytime / Early Learning

Little Pages & Play Box

Subscribers: visit the drive-up window beginning today to pick your activity box and books for this month. The books have already been checked out to your library card.

Little Pages & Play Box is a subscription-based service for ages 0-2. A Vernon Area Public Library card is required.

Event Details:

Your July box includes supplies for a craft called "Weather Puppets" and 2 board books checked out to your VAPLD card.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Together 2s & 3s Storytime (9:30 am, Drop-in)

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Together 2s & 3s:

Ages 2-3 with an adult. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities center around a letter of the day. Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 A...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Together 2s & 3s

Ages 2-3 with an adult. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities center around a letter of the day.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop in to this storytime

No advance signup is required. Just claim an entry ticket when you arrive on the day of the program. Tickets are free and available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. 

Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Except for Preschool Storytime, siblings are also welcome. 

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Together 2s & 3s Storytime (10:30 am, Drop-in)

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Together 2s & 3s:

Ages 2-3 with an adult. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities center around a letter of the day. Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 A...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Together 2s & 3s

Ages 2-3 with an adult. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities center around a letter of the day.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop in to this storytime

No advance signup is required. Just claim an entry ticket when you arrive on the day of the program. Tickets are free and available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. 

Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Except for Preschool Storytime, siblings are also welcome. 

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Lego Master Builders (2pm)

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Lego Master Builders returns with a special challenge: show us your dream library! What special spaces can you imagine for reading and having fun?  Please choos...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Lego Master Builders returns with a special challenge: show us your dream library! What special spaces can you imagine for reading and having fun? 

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Lego Master Builders (4pm)

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Lego Master Builders returns with a special challenge: show us your dream library! What special spaces can you imagine for reading and having fun?  Please choos...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Lego Master Builders returns with a special challenge: show us your dream library! What special spaces can you imagine for reading and having fun? 

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Wiggling Ones (9:30 am, Drop-in)

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Wiggling Ones:

Ages 12-24 months. Add 30 minutes of joy to your week. Giggle, sing, and play along with your little one, other families, and Miss Julia. Please choose between the 9:30 AM sessi...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Wiggling Ones

Ages 12-24 months. Add 30 minutes of joy to your week. Giggle, sing, and play along with your little one, other families, and Miss Julia.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Drop in to this storytime

No advance signup is required. Just claim an entry ticket when you arrive on the day of the program. Tickets are free and available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. 

Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Except for Preschool Storytime, siblings are also welcome. 

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Wiggling Ones (10:30 am, Drop-in)

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Wiggling Ones:

Ages 12-24 months. Add 30 minutes of joy to your week. Giggle, sing, and play along with your little one, other families, and Miss Julia. Please choose between the 9:30 AM sessi...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Wiggling Ones

Ages 12-24 months. Add 30 minutes of joy to your week. Giggle, sing, and play along with your little one, other families, and Miss Julia.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Drop in to this storytime

No advance signup is required. Just claim an entry ticket when you arrive on the day of the program. Tickets are free and available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. 

Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Except for Preschool Storytime, siblings are also welcome. 

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

Closing at 5 PM

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library

The library is closing early at 5 pm on the eve of Independence Day.

Closing
Branches:
Vernon Area Public Library
Description:

The library is closing early at 5 pm on the eve of Independence Day.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Family Friday

Friday, July 5, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Early Childhood, Elementary
Event Details:

Age 0 - Grade 5 with an adult. Drop in with the whole family for outdoor activities on the Annex lawn. Spend time together at various stations that promote socialization, prob...

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:

Age 0 - Grade 5 with an adult. Drop in with the whole family for outdoor activities on the Annex lawn.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

For this session, child participants must be accompanied by an adult.

No signup required

No signup required. 

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex and Library Learning Garden are located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. 

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden