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Election Literacy 2024: Psychology Behind Political Decisions

Sunday, August 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Civics
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The popular wisdom on human decision-making is that humans make decisions by assessing the costs and benefits associated with every option and picking the one that minimizes costs ...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics
Required
Seats Remaining: 74
Event Details:

The popular wisdom on human decision-making is that humans make decisions by assessing the costs and benefits associated with every option and picking the one that minimizes costs and maximizes benefits.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Off the Hook: Knit & Crochet Group (Online)

Monday, August 26, 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: 30

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.

Music & Movement Storytime (9:30am, Drop-In)

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Read, sing, and dance together in a musical storytime with Miss Julia. Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

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

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Read, sing, and dance together in a musical storytime with Miss Julia.

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.

Music & Movement Storytime (10:30am, Drop-In)

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Read, sing, and dance together in a musical storytime with Miss Julia. Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

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

Ages 0-6 with an adult. Read, sing, and dance together in a musical storytime with Miss Julia.

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 "Adults" group.

Chicago's Ever-Changing Lakefront

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Much of Chicago’s shoreline was drastically altered over the past century. Learn about colorful characters like Captain Streeter, entertainment venues like the Edgewater Beach Hote...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Required
Seats Remaining: 64
Event Details:

Much of Chicago’s shoreline was drastically altered over the past century.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ChatGPT 3

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Technology
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Introduction to AI using ChatGPT 3. Class covers: Uses and opportunities for AI Writing AI prompts Analyzing the response Limitations & risks of AI Prerequisit...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Introduction to AI using ChatGPT 3. Class covers:

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Baby Rhyme Storytime (Drop-in)

Wednesday, August 28, 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 "Adults" group.

3D Printing Part 3: Moving Parts

Thursday, August 29, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Technology
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This is part 3 of a 3-part series. Sign up separately. 3D printers can create moving parts that allow you to incorporate movement into your designs. Learn how to make print...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

This is part 3 of a 3-part series. Sign up separately.

Disclaimer(s)

Technology Training Resources

The library subscribes to services that offer courses in software, creative, and business skills. Click here to learn more.

CLOSED - Labor Day

All Day 9/1 - 9/2
Vernon Area Public Library

The library is closed in observance of Labor Day and will reopen on Tuesday.

Closing
Branches:
Vernon Area Public Library
Description:

The library is closed in observance of Labor Day and will reopen on Tuesday.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Little Pages & Play Box: September 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 September box includes supplies for a craft called "I Love Babies! Storytime" and 2 board books checked out to your VAPLD card.

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 September box includes supplies for a craft called "I Love Babies! Storytime" and 2 board books checked out to your VAPLD card.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Baby Rhyme Storytime (Drop-in)

Wednesday, September 4, 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 "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Evening Stories with Miss Emily (Online)

Wednesday, September 4, 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: 50

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 "Early Childhood" group.

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

Thursday, September 5, 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, September 5, 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, September 5, 2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting 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: Meeting 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 "Early Childhood" group.

Science Detectives

Friday, September 6, 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. Discover the world around you with engaging hands-on science activities in this literature-based program. This event is free and open to children ag...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: STEM
Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:

Ages 3-6 with an adult. Discover the world around you with engaging hands-on science activities in this literature-based program.

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

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

Monday, September 9, 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, September 9, 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 "Early Childhood" group.

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

Tuesday, September 10, 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, September 10, 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.

English Language Learners Conversation Group (Online)

Tuesday, September 10, 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 event is free and open to all adults. Signup is required. Sign up online h...

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: ESL
Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

Practice your English conversation skills with a librarian and other non-native English speakers.

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 "Elementary" group.

Fall Weather Science

Tuesday, September 10, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. Explore a timely earth science topic through a variety of hands-on science activities. This event is free and open to children in grades K-2 with ...

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. Explore a timely earth science topic through a variety of 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 "Early Childhood" group.

Baby Rhyme Storytime (Drop-in)

Wednesday, September 11, 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 "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Evening Stories with Miss Emily (Online)

Wednesday, September 11, 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: 50

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.