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Junior Volunteer Scheduling Day

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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. ...

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No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Parent Education: What to Know When Your Child Turns 18

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online
Program Type:
Parent Education
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

When your child turns eighteen and is considered a legal adult, a parent's right to make medical decisions on their behalf, obtain their medical information and assist with their f

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Parent Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
When your child turns eighteen and is considered a legal adult, a parent's right to make medical decisions on their behalf, obtain their medical information and assist with their financial affairs becomes limited.  Explore what you need to know ...

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 "Elementary" group.

Garden Wonders (Grades K-2)

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. Discover the ways that animals and humans work together to make the library garden thrive in this STEM-tacular program.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Grades K-2 with an adult. Discover the ways that animals and humans work together to make the library garden thrive in this STEM-tacular program. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

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.

ESL Class - Beginner

Tuesday, May 7, 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.

Oaks & Acorns Storytime at Sunrise of Buffalo Grove

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Off Site
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Ages 0-5 with an adult. Bring your little acorn to a very special storytime at a local assisted living facility, Sunrise of Buffalo Grove.  Home residents join an intergenerat

Required
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
Ages 0-5 with an adult. Bring your little acorn to a very special storytime at a local assisted living facility, Sunrise of Buffalo Grove.  Home residents join an intergenerational experience that brings joy to everyone through song, stories and...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Language Learners Conversation Group

Tuesday, May 7, 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: 12
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.

Betty White: A Lifetime of Laughter [Hybrid]

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

An actress and activist, comedian Betty White was a woman of many achievements both on and off the screen. Learn about the early years, career highlights and legacy of this comedy

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Event Details:
An actress and activist, comedian Betty White was a woman of many achievements both on and off the screen. Learn about the early years, career highlights and legacy of this comedy star with Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek.  ...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Create Art with Miss Jane (Grades K-2 )

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. Enjoy this special parent/caregiver and me painting session where participants  will create a two panel painting in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Grades K-2 with an adult. Enjoy this special parent/caregiver and me painting session where participants  will create a two panel painting in celebration of Mother’s Day.  Dress for a mess. This program is free and open to all ch...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Illinois Libraries Present: The Many Lives of Kal Penn

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

We are thrilled to welcome Kal Penn to close out our 3rd season. Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. H

Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
We are thrilled to welcome Kal Penn to close out our 3rd season. Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, The Names...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Create Art with Miss Jane (Grades 3-5 )

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades 3-5 with an adult. Enjoy this special parent/caregiver and me painting session where participants  will create a two panel painting in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades 3-5 with an adult. Enjoy this special parent/caregiver and me painting session where participants  will create a two panel painting in celebration of Mother’s Day.  Dress for a mess. This program is free and open to all ch...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Wednesday, May 8, 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 8, 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 "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Evening Stories with Miss Emily (Online)

Wednesday, May 8, 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 9, 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 9, 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 "Adults" group.

Book Discussion with Judy Levin (Online)

Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Online
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Horse by Geraldine Brooks. A scientist from Australia and a Nigerian-American art historian become connected by their shared interest in a 19th century race horse, one studyin

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
Horse by Geraldine Brooks. A scientist from Australia and a Nigerian-American art historian become connected by their shared interest in a 19th century race horse, one studying its remains, the other uncovering the history of the Black horsemen ...

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 "Early Childhood" group.

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

Thursday, May 9, 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.

Starry Night Storytime (Drop-in)

Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Get out those last few wiggles during an evening storytime with Miss Julia.

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Event Details:
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Get out those last few wiggles during an evening storytime 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.

Maker Class: Glass Etching for Weddings

Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Learn how to make various glass etched crafts for weddings or personal decor. We will use the Silhouette Cameo to create vinyl stencils, and then etch onto materials using etching

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Learn how to make various glass etched crafts for weddings or personal decor. We will use the Silhouette Cameo to create vinyl stencils, and then etch onto materials using etching cream. All materials will be provided. ...

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 "Adults" group.

Writers' Support Group

Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Share work, meet fellow writers, get constructive feedback, and discuss the publishing business in this informal group. All writers welcome. RSVP on the Meetup page an

Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
Share work, meet fellow writers, get constructive feedback, and discuss the publishing business in this informal group. All writers welcome. RSVP on the Meetup page and to find more information. ...

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.

Great Decisions Discussion Group [Online]

Friday, May 10, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Online only Join professor Gary Midkiff for a discussion of chapter 4 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book.  Register one name per household

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Online only Join professor Gary Midkiff for a discussion of chapter 4 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book.  Register one name per household. Registered individuals will receive instructions picking up the b...

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

Family Concert: Justin Roberts

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Early Childhood, Elementary
Event Details:

All Ages. Four-time GRAMMY Nominee Justin Roberts is one of the founders of the modern family music scene. For 25 years, Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families’ lives

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 55
Event Details:
All Ages. Four-time GRAMMY Nominee Justin Roberts is one of the founders of the modern family music scene. For 25 years, Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families’ lives, helping kids navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up, while insp...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

Monday, May 13, 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.

ESL Class - End of Year Celebration

Monday, May 13, 2024 at 9:15am - 12:15pm
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
ESL
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

End of year celebration for students already registered in the ESL class. Do you want to improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills? Presented in partnership with M

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: ESL
Event Details:
End of year celebration for students already registered in the ESL class. 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 offe...