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Take & Make Kit: Olympics!

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 Olympic kit when you visit the Youth Desk in the library or the drive up window during regular business hours. While supplies last. Your kit ...

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 Olympic kit when you visit the Youth Desk in the library or the drive up window during regular business hours. While supplies last.

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

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

Family Concert: Sarah Jayne Lane

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:45am
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Early Childhood, Elementary
Event Details:

All ages.  A Chicagoland favorite, Sarah Jayne Lane sings and plays guitar, accompanied by Michael Tooles on djembe drum, in a rollicking performance of kindie rock and p...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Details:

All ages.  A Chicagoland favorite, Sarah Jayne Lane sings and plays guitar, accompanied by Michael Tooles on djembe drum, in a rollicking performance of kindie rock and pop songs retooled for young listeners.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

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 "Adults" group.

Reel Talk Movie Discussion: Triangle of Sadness (R)

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

A celebrity model couple are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain. What first appeared Instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the...

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

A celebrity model couple are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain. What first appeared Instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island.

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 "Adults" group.

Forest Bathing at Ryerson Woods

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 9:00am - 10:30am
Off Site
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Take a non-strenuous, guided nature walk with opportunities for meditation, self-reflection, and activation of all five senses with Gayle Byck, a certified forest therapy guide. Me...

Required
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Take a non-strenuous, guided nature walk with opportunities for meditation, self-reflection, and activation of all five senses with Gayle Byck, a certified forest therapy guide.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Sun & Fun Storytime

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Sun & Fun Storytime:

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Have some fun and soak up the sun at an outdoor storytime! Enjoy tunes, dancing, rhymes, and read-alouds in the Library Learning Garden. Takes place...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 41

Sun & Fun Storytime

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Have some fun and soak up the sun at an outdoor storytime! Enjoy tunes, dancing, rhymes, and read-alouds in the Library Learning Garden.

Takes place outside if weather permits; if there is bad weather, storytime will move indoors to the main Meeting Room.

Signup is recommended so we can send you a program reminder and any weather-related updates. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

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 "Adults" group.

Games for Grown-ups

Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Games for Grownups is available in-person or online. Select your format below. Join a game of chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Crokinole, or other popular ...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

Games for Grownups is available in-person or online. Select your format below.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Bilingual Storytime: Mandarin

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

0-6 years. Read stories and sing songs in Mandarin and English with Miss Laura. No knowledge of Chinese language required.  This program is free and open to all. Signu...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:

0-6 years. Read stories and sing songs in Mandarin and English with Miss Laura. No knowledge of Chinese language required. 

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 "Elementary" group.

Chess Challenge Meetup (Grades 2-4)

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Challenge a friend to a game of chess! Test your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and meet new friends! Register. This program is open to anyone in grades 2-4. Registration is re...

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

Challenge a friend to a game of chess! Test your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and meet new friends! Register.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Chess Challenge Meetup (Grades 5-8)

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Challenge a friend to a game of chess! Test your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and meet new friends! Register. This program is open to anyone in grades 5-8. Registration is re...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Challenge a friend to a game of chess! Test your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and meet new friends! Register.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Off the Hook: Knit & Crochet Group (Online)

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Adults
Off the Hook:

If you crochet, knit, or do any kind of handcrafting, join this casual online meetup to work on your project in the comfort of your home while in the good company of other crafters...

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Required
Seats Remaining: 28

Off the Hook

If you crochet, knit, or do any kind of handcrafting, join this casual online meetup to work on your project in the comfort of your home while in the good company of other crafters. All skill levels are welcome. Grab your favorite beverage and join in!

Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the event.

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 "Early Childhood" group.

Sun & Fun Storytime

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Sun & Fun Storytime:

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Have some fun and soak up the sun at an outdoor storytime! Enjoy tunes, dancing, rhymes, and read-alouds in the Library Learning Garden. Takes place...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 48

Sun & Fun Storytime

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Have some fun and soak up the sun at an outdoor storytime! Enjoy tunes, dancing, rhymes, and read-alouds in the Library Learning Garden.

Takes place outside if weather permits; if there is bad weather, storytime will move indoors to the main Meeting Room.

Signup is recommended so we can send you a program reminder and any weather-related updates. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

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 "Adults" group.

English Language Learners Conversation Group

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
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: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: ESL
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Makerspace

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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. Ages 18 & up.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft, Technology
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.

Ages 18 & up.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Baby Rhyme Storytime (Drop-in)

Wednesday, July 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.

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 "Elementary" group.

Summer STEM Storytime

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. This STEM storytime will feature a seasonal story and a variety of related STEM activities.

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. This STEM storytime will feature a seasonal story and a variety of related STEM activities.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

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

Evening Stories with Miss Emily (Online)

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Online
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood, Elementary
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 224-54...

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 38

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 224-543-1486, or in person at any service desk in the library.

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.

What Americans Don't Know About the Olympic Games and Why

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

Here's your chance to get all of your Olympic questions answered with a world-renowned expert on the Olympic Movement and Olympic Games, John MacAloon, emeritus professor of t...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 31
Event Details:

Here's your chance to get all of your Olympic questions answered with a world-renowned expert on the Olympic Movement and Olympic Games, John MacAloon, emeritus professor of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Preschool Storytime (9:30 am, Drop-in)

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Preschool Storytime:

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten. Children attend this story...

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

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten.

Children attend this storytime independently (while their adult remains in the library), giving them an opportunity to practice being in a classroom setting.

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

Disclaimer(s)

Tickets are required for Preschool Storytime

Tickets are free and are 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.

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

 

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 "Early Childhood" group.

Preschool Storytime (10:30 am, Drop-in)

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Preschool Storytime:

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten. Children attend this story...

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

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten.

Children attend this storytime independently (while their adult remains in the library), giving them an opportunity to practice being in a classroom setting.

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

Disclaimer(s)

Tickets are required for Preschool Storytime

Tickets are free and are 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.

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

 

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.

Memory Café - Buffalo Grove

Thursday, July 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
Required
Seats Remaining: 2
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: Chair Yoga

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Bluestem Award Book Discussion

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades 3-5 with an adult. This parent and child book group will discuss The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron. Pick up a copy of the book (yours to keep) at the Youth Desk.&nbs...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Discussion
Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:

Grades 3-5 with an adult. This parent and child book group will discuss The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron. Pick up a copy of the book (yours to keep) at the Youth Desk. 

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

T-Rex Olympics

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5.  Compete with the library's very own T-Rex, Rory, and get excited about the 2024 Summer Olympics!  Bring your future Olympians for the pool noodle throw,...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:

Grades K-5.  Compete with the library's very own T-Rex, Rory, and get excited about the 2024 Summer Olympics!  Bring your future Olympians for the pool noodle throw, the 5 yard dash , and other exciting events!

Disclaimer(s)

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

Planet Circus with Pocket Circus

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Early Childhood, Elementary
Event Details:

All ages with an adult. Wrap up Summer Library Club with acrobatics, juggling and magic by Pocket Circus.  This energetic two-people show with a blend of humor, magic, ac...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

All ages with an adult. Wrap up Summer Library Club with acrobatics, juggling and magic by Pocket Circus.  This energetic two-people show with a blend of humor, magic, acrobatics, juggling and tango music will have&

Disclaimer(s)

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

Yoga Storytime

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:45am
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood, Elementary
Event Details:

Ages 3-8. Twist, bend, and stretch in this kid friendly yoga storytime. Miss Sarah combines well-being and early literacy while sharing stories, rhymes and simple poses with you an...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Ages 3-8. Twist, bend, and stretch in this kid friendly yoga storytime. Miss Sarah combines well-being and early literacy while sharing stories, rhymes and simple poses with you and your child.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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