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Thirsty Thursdays: Books on Tap

Thursday, May 16, 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...

Opening 1 PM / Staff Training

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 8:00am - 1:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library

The library will open at 1pm following a morning of staff training.

Closing
Branches:
Vernon Area Public Library
Description:
The library will open at 1pm following a morning of staff training. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reel Talk Movie Discussion

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Online
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Inspired by actual events, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers living in the suburbs of Los Angeles who use the internet to track celebrities, wher

Required
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Inspired by actual events, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers living in the suburbs of Los Angeles who use the internet to track celebrities, whereabouts in order to rob their empty homes. Ringleader Rebecca leads th...

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.

Games for Grown-ups

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

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

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Games for Grownups is available in-person or online. Select your format below. Join a game of chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Crokinole, or other popular board games. Open to adults and high school students of all skill leve...
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

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

Monday, May 20, 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 20, 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 "Adults" group.

Off the Hook: Knit & Crochet Group (Online)

Monday, May 20, 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.

Library Board Meeting

Monday, May 20, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Board Meetings
Age Group:
Adults
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meetings
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 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, May 21, 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

Tuesday, May 21, 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.

Novel Night Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Youth Program Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

We All Want Impossible Things  by Catherine Newman For lovers of Meg Wolitzer, Maria Semple, and Jenny Offill comes this raucous, poignant celebration of life, love, a

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
We All Want Impossible Things  by Catherine Newman For lovers of Meg Wolitzer, Maria Semple, and Jenny Offill comes this raucous, poignant celebration of life, love, and friendship at its imperfect and radiant best.  Sign up (req...
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Baby Rhyme Storytime (9:30 am, Drop-in)

Wednesday, May 22, 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.

STEM Storytime (Grades K-2)

Wednesday, May 22, 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. This STEM storytime will feature a story and a variety of related STEM activities.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Grades K-2 with an adult. This STEM storytime will feature a story and a variety of related STEM activities. ...

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.

Memory Café - Buffalo Grove

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This monthly event offers individuals with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity for connection and conversation. Each Café will feature an activity and socialization.&nbs

Required
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
This monthly event offers individuals with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity for connection and conversation. Each Café will feature an activity and socialization.   Registration is required. The program is free and open to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Makerspace

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft, Technology
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Stop by to work on personalized gifts. We won't be teaching any new skills, but supplies will be available for sublimation printing, glass etching, and vinyl cutting.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Stop by to work on personalized gifts. We won't be teaching any new skills, but supplies will be available for sublimation printing, glass etching, and vinyl cutting. ...
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Bilingual Storytime: Mandarin

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Event Details:

0-6 years. Read stories and sing songs in Mandarin and English with Miss Laura. This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by phone at 2

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
0-6 years. Read stories and sing songs in Mandarin and English with Miss Laura. This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by phone at 224-543-1486, or in person at the library. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Junior Volunteer Training

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Junior Volunteer mandatory training for accepted volunteers. By appointment only.

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

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

CLOSED - Memorial Day

All Day 5/26 - 5/27
Vernon Area Public Library

The library is closed Sunday and Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Closing
Branches:
Vernon Area Public Library
Description:
The library is closed Sunday and Monday in observance of Memorial Day. ...
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: Celebrate Pride

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

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 Celebrate Pride 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 instruc...

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Sunshine Squad: Friendship Recipe

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime / Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Childhood
Sunshine Squad:

0-6 years with an adult. Help build a better, more compassionate world, starting with your own family! Stories and activities with Miss Kelsey focus on social-emotional development

Event Details:

Equal parts kindness, listening, empathy, and fun can create a most amazing friendship. Through books, songs, and a craft, we will explore the meaning of friendship.  

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50

Sunshine Squad

0-6 years with an adult. Help build a better, more compassionate world, starting with your own family! Stories and activities with Miss Kelsey focus on social-emotional development and cultural appreciation.

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

Event Details:
Equal parts kindness, listening, empathy, and fun can create a most amazing friendship. Through books, songs, and a craft, we will explore the meaning of friendship.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Stories and Music of Neil Diamond

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

With more than 70 songs on Billboard charts, as composer and performer, Neil Diamond is one of the biggest hitmakers of the last 50 years. Susan Benjamin, musical biographer,

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
With more than 70 songs on Billboard charts, as composer and performer, Neil Diamond is one of the biggest hitmakers of the last 50 years. Susan Benjamin, musical biographer, and Cantor Jay O’Brien share stories and perform music of this ul...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Ribbon Wrapping the Library Trees

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Art / Craft
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Celebrate Pride Month by ribbon wrapping the library trees.  All supplies provided.

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Celebrate Pride Month by ribbon wrapping the library trees.  All supplies provided. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Junior Volunteer Training

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

Junior Volunteer mandatory training for accepted volunteers. By appointment only.

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

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required.