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

Off the Hook: Knit & Crochet Group (Online)

Monday, April 29, 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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29

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 "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Tuesday, April 30, 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.

Behind the Scenes at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre production, "The Music Man"

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Members of the artistic and production staff from the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre gives us a peek at the behind-the-scenes process that goes into their current production of th

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Members of the artistic and production staff from the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre gives us a peek at the behind-the-scenes process that goes into their current production of the beloved musical comedy, “The Music Man.” Discove...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Creating with Canva

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

Learn how to use Canva to create a design that can be printed on a mug using our sublimation printer (available in Makerspace DIY classes). This class covers:: Creating a Can

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Learn how to use Canva to create a design that can be printed on a mug using our sublimation printer (available in Makerspace DIY classes). This class covers:: Creating a Canva account The Canva user interface Removing backgrounds and unwan...

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.

Little Pages & Play Box: May 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 May box includes supplies for a handprint craft called "My Sunshine".

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 May box includes supplies for a handprint craft called "My Sunshine". ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Wednesday, May 1, 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, May 1, 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 "Elementary" group.

Buzz, Bang and Whoosh: The Science of Sound

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

The Science of Sound is a fun, interactive concert that explores the four main sources of sound – impact, friction, turbulence, and vibration. Lively musical selections include mov

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 54
Event Details:
The Science of Sound is a fun, interactive concert that explores the four main sources of sound – impact, friction, turbulence, and vibration. Lively musical selections include movie music, ragtime, and folk songs. The musicians demonstrate their own...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

More Than Muses: Women Composers Throughout History

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The Sapphire Woodwind Quintet performs music composed by women throughout history. Enjoy selections from Maddalena Casulana, the first woman to have music published, as well as a v

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:
The Sapphire Woodwind Quintet performs music composed by women throughout history. Enjoy selections from Maddalena Casulana, the first woman to have music published, as well as a variety of German, French, and contemporary musicians. ...
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Evening Stories with Miss Emily (Online)

Wednesday, May 1, 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: 36

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.

ESL Class - Beginner

Thursday, May 2, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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 "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: Star Wars

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

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 Star Wars kit when you visit the Youth Desk in the library or the drive up window during regular business hours. While supplies last. Your kit will contain supplies to make a craft and step by step instructions....

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Science Detectives

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Ages 3-6 with an adult. This literature-based program encourages children and their adults to discover the world around them by engaging in hands-on science activities.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Ages 3-6 with an adult. This literature-based program encourages children and their adults to discover the world around them by engaging in hands-on science activities. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

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

Cook Along with Chef Kristyn: Rosette Surprise and Cake Pops

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary, Teens
Event Details:

Celebrate Spring with cake pops and rosette surprise cupcakes  with Chef Kristyn in this interactive cook along.   Recipes sent out the week of the program.

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Elementary, Teens
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
Celebrate Spring with cake pops and rosette surprise cupcakes  with Chef Kristyn in this interactive cook along.   Recipes sent out the week of the program. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Rebel Princess Story Time

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Read with a real Rebel Princess! Celebrate May the 4th with an interactive story time followed by a personal Meet & Greet with intergalactic Photo Ops! Character appearance pro

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Read with a real Rebel Princess! Celebrate May the 4th with an interactive story time followed by a personal Meet & Greet with intergalactic Photo Ops! Character appearance provided by Parties with Character.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Cartoon Workshop with Mark Anderson (1 pm)

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Somewhat recently, in a universe just over that way… Space Fights! Come draw all of your favorite Space Fight characters: Varth Mader! Duke Cloudrunner! Princess Mia! C3-D2

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Somewhat recently, in a universe just over that way… Space Fights! Come draw all of your favorite Space Fight characters: Varth Mader! Duke Cloudrunner! Princess Mia! C3-D2! They’ll battle with laser sporks! Fly at dark speed! And use their s...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Cartoon Workshop with Mark Anderson (2:30pm)

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

  Somewhat recently, in a universe just over that way… Space Fights! Come draw all of your favorite Space Fight characters: Varth Mader! Duke Cloudrunner! Princess

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
  Somewhat recently, in a universe just over that way… Space Fights! Come draw all of your favorite Space Fight characters: Varth Mader! Duke Cloudrunner! Princess Mia! C3-D2! They’ll battle with laser sporks! Fly at dark speed! And u...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Junior Volunteer Scheduling Day

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Junior Volunteer scheduling for accepted volunteers only. By appointment only.

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Junior Volunteer scheduling for accepted volunteers only. By appointment only. ...

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Monday, May 6, 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, May 6, 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, May 6, 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