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Reel Talk Movie Discussion: Standing Up, Falling Down (NR)

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Online
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

An unlikely friendship kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A. — forced to move back home to Eastern Long Island with his tail between his legs — and a tragically

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
An unlikely friendship kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A. — forced to move back home to Eastern Long Island with his tail between his legs — and a tragically flawed, but charming and charismatic, alcoholic dermatologist. Discove...

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

Kid Market Sale Day

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Shop local! Browse and purchase homemade goods from this year's cohort of entrepreneurs in grades 2-8. The Kid Market sale day is their opportunity to put their junior B-school les

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary, Teens, Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Shop local! Browse and purchase homemade goods from this year's cohort of entrepreneurs in grades 2-8. The Kid Market sale day is their opportunity to put their junior B-school lessons into practice. Come support these kids and be inspired by their c...

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

SWALCO Shoe Recycling Collection

All Day 4/21 - 5/5
Lobby / Cafe at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Drop off unused shoes for reuse or recycling with SWALCO. Please tie or band together in pairs. Every year, across the globe, millions of pairs of shoes end up in landfills or d

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Lobby / Cafe
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Drop off unused shoes for reuse or recycling with SWALCO. Please tie or band together in pairs. Every year, across the globe, millions of pairs of shoes end up in landfills or disposed of in some way, creating a lot of waste. It is estimated that ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:15am - 12:15pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
ESL
Age Group:
Adults
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 f

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)

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 program will not be recorded

This online program is only available as it happens. There will not be an archived version available to view after the event.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Ukulele Sing-Along (9:30 am, Drop-in)

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Sing and dance to favorite children's tunes with Miss Julia.

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Event Details:
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Sing and dance to favorite children's tunes with Miss Julia. ...

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.

Ukulele Sing-Along (10:30 am, Drop-in)

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Sing and dance to favorite children's tunes with Miss Julia.

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Event Details:
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Sing and dance to favorite children's tunes with Miss Julia. ...

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 "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 9:15am - 12:15pm
Quiet Reading Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
ESL
Age Group:
Adults
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 f

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Quiet Reading 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)

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 program will not be recorded

This online program is only available as it happens. There will not be an archived version available to view after the event.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Language Learners Conversation Group

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Online
Program Type:
ESL
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Practice your English conversation skills with a librarian and other non-native English speakers. This program is free and open to all adults. You must sign up. You are not requ

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: ESL
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Practice your English conversation skills with a librarian and other non-native English speakers. This program is free and open to all adults. You must sign up. You are not required to have a library card, but you must provide an email address. Yo...

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 program will not be recorded

This online program is only available as it happens. There will not be an archived version available to view after the event.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Makerspace

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft, Technology
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Stop by to work on personalized gifts. We won't be teaching any new skills, but supplies will be available for sublimation printing and other crafts.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Stop by to work on personalized gifts. We won't be teaching any new skills, but supplies will be available for sublimation printing and other crafts. ...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Lego Master Builders (4:30 pm)

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Work through several challenges and then let your imagination run wild during free-building time.  Please choose either the 4:30 pm or 7pm session.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades K-5. Work through several challenges and then let your imagination run wild during free-building time.  Please choose either the 4:30 pm or 7pm session. ...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Lego Master Builders (7 pm)

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Work through several challenges and then let your imagination run wild during free-building time.  Please choose either the 4:30 pm or 7pm session.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades K-5. Work through several challenges and then let your imagination run wild during free-building time.  Please choose either the 4:30 pm or 7pm session. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 9:15am - 12:15pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
ESL
Age Group:
Adults
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 f

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)

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 program will not be recorded

This online program is only available as it happens. There will not be an archived version available to view after the event.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Baby Rhyme Storytime (9:30 am, Drop-in)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:15am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Ages 0-14 months. Literacy starts with the littlest ones! Grow your baby's brain with songs, rhymes, and books with Miss Kelsey. After storytime, connect with neighbors while your

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Event Details:
Ages 0-14 months. Literacy starts with the littlest ones! Grow your baby's brain with songs, rhymes, and books with Miss Kelsey. After storytime, connect with neighbors while your baby plays with educational toys and socializes with others. ...

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 "Adults" group.

reIMAGINE the Library / Planning Open House

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lobby / Cafe at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Civics, Discussion, General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Architects from RATIO Design will be on hand during this open house to chat, answer questions, and hear your input. Review and react to some ideas that are under consideration.&nbs

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Lobby / Cafe
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion, General Interest
Event Details:
Architects from RATIO Design will be on hand during this open house to chat, answer questions, and hear your input. Review and react to some ideas that are under consideration. A closer entryway? More study and meeting rooms? An outdoor learning...

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Purchasing Your First Home

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Meet a panel of experts who can guide you through the process of purchasing your first home. Learn from a realtor, mortgage broker, real estate attorney and the Lincolnshire assist

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 81
Event Details:
Meet a panel of experts who can guide you through the process of purchasing your first home. Learn from a realtor, mortgage broker, real estate attorney and the Lincolnshire assistant village manager about the steps to consider before you buy and wha...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 9:15am - 12:15pm
Quiet Reading Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
ESL
Age Group:
Adults
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 f

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Quiet Reading 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)

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 program will not be recorded

This online program is only available as it happens. There will not be an archived version available to view after the event.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Mini Math Magicians & More

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

3-5 years old with an adult. Explore math concepts through construction-themed books, games, and activities with preschool pro Miss Emily.   Help reIMAGINE the library

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
3-5 years old with an adult. Explore math concepts through construction-themed books, games, and activities with preschool pro Miss Emily.   Help reIMAGINE the library for kids! Attend this "more than a storytime" to help shape the futur...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

reIMAGINE the Library / Community Leaders Update

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This update session is for leaders from local government, nonprofits, community groups, and engaged library patrons.  Architects Antone Sgro and Erin Sanchez from RATIO Des

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
This update session is for leaders from local government, nonprofits, community groups, and engaged library patrons.  Architects Antone Sgro and Erin Sanchez from RATIO Design return for a second round of public input, including an opportunit...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Memory Café - Buffalo Grove

Thursday, April 25, 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.&nbs

Required
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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 is Chair Zumba Registration is required. T...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Art Workshop: Zentangle (4:30 pm)

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades 3-5 Artist and illustrator Terri Murphy teaches a special Zentangle Critters workshop.  Create a unique animal from checkerboards, spirals, weaves and geometric shap

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Grades 3-5 Artist and illustrator Terri Murphy teaches a special Zentangle Critters workshop.  Create a unique animal from checkerboards, spirals, weaves and geometric shapes.  What bold animal lurks in your imagination? Zentangles ar...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Art Workshop: Zentangle (6:30 pm)

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades 3-5 Artist and illustrator Terri Murphy teaches a special Zentangle Critters workshop.  Create a unique animal from checkerboards, spirals, weaves and geometric shap

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Grades 3-5 Artist and illustrator Terri Murphy teaches a special Zentangle Critters workshop.  Create a unique animal from checkerboards, spirals, weaves and geometric shapes.  What bold animal lurks in your imagination? Zentangles ar...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Monday, April 29, 2024 at 9:15am - 12:15pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
ESL
Age Group:
Adults
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 f

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)

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 program will not be recorded

This online program is only available as it happens. There will not be an archived version available to view after the event.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rebecca Caudill Award Book Discussion

Monday, April 29, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Grades 6-8. Read and discuss Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros. Isaac and Marco already know sixth grade is going to change their lives. But it won’t change things at home—not with

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Grades 6-8. Read and discuss Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros. Isaac and Marco already know sixth grade is going to change their lives. But it won’t change things at home—not without each other’s help. A copy of the book (yours to keep) is reserved ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Art Workshop: Cherry Blossoms

Monday, April 29, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Art instructor Jennifer Evans of Periwinkle Art Studio shows how to use watercolor paint to create a delicate Cherry Blossom tree on canvas. No previous painting experience necessa

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Art instructor Jennifer Evans of Periwinkle Art Studio shows how to use watercolor paint to create a delicate Cherry Blossom tree on canvas. No previous painting experience necessary.  This program is part of our spring Wellness Series. &n...