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Games for Grown-ups [In-person]

Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This session of Games for Grownups is available in-person only.  Join a game of chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Crokinole, or other popular board gam

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
This session of Games for Grownups is available in-person only.  Join a game of chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Crokinole, or other popular board games. Open to adults and high school students of all skill levels. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Monday, April 15, 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 There will not be an archived version available to view after the event.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.

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

Monday, April 15, 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, April 15, 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 "Teens" group.

Off the Page: A Teen Book Club

Monday, April 15, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Grades 8-12. Love to read? Meet at Culver's and add your voice to the banter while enjoying frozen custard - the library's treat! Join in a discussion of The Ivory Key by Aksh

Required
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades 8-12. Love to read? Meet at Culver's and add your voice to the banter while enjoying frozen custard - the library's treat! Join in a discussion of The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman. This program is free and open to all. A print copy of th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 15, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Board Meetings
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The full agenda for this meeting is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QeK-BjycjMMJKx55PC0fkN7TcInncHQU/view?usp=sharing Please click the link below to join the

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meetings
Event Details:
The full agenda for this meeting is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QeK-BjycjMMJKx55PC0fkN7TcInncHQU/view?usp=sharing Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://vapld.zoom.us/j/85103090201 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Tuesday, April 16, 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.

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

Tuesday, April 16, 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, April 16, 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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Chair yoga is a wonderful, gently modified version of yoga for participants with varying abilities. With the use of a chair, participants follow along with stretches or stand and u

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Chair yoga is a wonderful, gently modified version of yoga for participants with varying abilities. With the use of a chair, participants follow along with stretches or stand and use the chair for support through yoga poses. Chair yoga can contribute...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Art Workshop: Meditative Watercolors

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Painting with watercolors is a great way to relax and meditate.  Learn how to slow down and relax with simple watercolor techniques.  Presented by local artist Audrey Ra

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Painting with watercolors is a great way to relax and meditate.  Learn how to slow down and relax with simple watercolor techniques.  Presented by local artist Audrey Ra of Audrey Ra Design. No art experience required.  Supplies pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Interviews: Ace Your In-Person Interview [Online]

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
Program Type:
Business, General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Learn how to wow an employer at your interview. This class covers the before, during, and after of the most crucial part of the job hunting process. Your students will learn how to

Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business, General Interest
Event Details:
Learn how to wow an employer at your interview. This class covers the before, during, and after of the most crucial part of the job hunting process. Your students will learn how to prepare, research a company, dress the part, answer questions with ea...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "All Ages" group.

Policy Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Board Meetings
Age Group:
All Ages
Event Details:

The full agenda for this meeting is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XkXBaa-cAOehGyHU8kyt-TY45e9VY9VQ/view?usp=sharing Please click the link below to join the

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Board Meetings
Event Details:
The full agenda for this meeting is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XkXBaa-cAOehGyHU8kyt-TY45e9VY9VQ/view?usp=sharing Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://vapld.zoom.us/j/89017439564 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Wednesday, April 17, 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 "Adults" group.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

  In-person only Join professor Gary Midkiff for a discussion of chapter 2 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book. Register each person pla

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
  In-person only Join professor Gary Midkiff for a discussion of chapter 2 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book. Register each person planning to attend.  Registered individuals will receive instruct...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

K9 Reading Buddies

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary
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 appo

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Elementary
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 sig...
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Evening Stories with Miss Emily (Online)

Wednesday, April 17, 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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 31

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)

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.

World Language Movie Discussion: The Worst Person in the World (R)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Chronicling four years in the life of Julie, this modern story about the quest for love and meaning explores a young woman’s navigation of the troubled waters of her love life and

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Chronicling four years in the life of Julie, this modern story about the quest for love and meaning explores a young woman’s navigation of the troubled waters of her love life and career path, ultimately leading her to take a realistic look at who sh...

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.

ESL Class - Beginner

Thursday, April 18, 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.

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

Thursday, April 18, 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, April 18, 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.

Thirsty Thursdays: Books on Tap

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

For ages 21-39 only, please. In your 20s or 30s and thirsting for intelligent conversation with excellent people? Meet for a book discussion at the Chatterbox of Long Grove with

Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
For ages 21-39 only, please. In your 20s or 30s and thirsting for intelligent conversation with excellent people? Meet for a book discussion at the Chatterbox of Long Grove with excellent people over adult beverages and delicious food. Registra...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Art Workshop: Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, April 18, 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.  A second date for this workshop has been added for April ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Ready To Go

Thursday, April 18, 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 presentation tool. Topics covered in this class: Create a new presentation and add content (text) Add, delete, and duplicate slides Modify prese

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Learn to use this popular presentation tool. Topics covered in this class: Create a new presentation and add content (text) Add, delete, and duplicate slides Modify presentation slides Adjust slide layouts Rearrange slide order Apply ...

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.

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