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Memory Café - Buffalo Grove

Thursday, June 27, 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: 15
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 "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mobile Museum of Tolerance

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Recommended for grades K through Adult.  Visit the Mobile Museum of Tolerance bus in the library parking lot and experience the video exhibits. The Mobile Museum of Tole

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Elementary, Teens, Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Recommended for grades K through Adult.  Visit the Mobile Museum of Tolerance bus in the library parking lot and experience the video exhibits. The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is a world-class learning experience utilizing innovative techno...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Page to Stage Puppet Workshop

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Sea Beast Puppet Company is back at the library with Page to Stage Puppet Workshop.   Choose a puppet to construct and assemble from several printed patt

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Grades K-5. Sea Beast Puppet Company is back at the library with Page to Stage Puppet Workshop.   Choose a puppet to construct and assemble from several printed patterns. Then try out your creation or even perform a short skit with you...
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: Red, White & Blue

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 Red, White & Blue kit when you visit the Youth Desk in the library or the drive up window during regular business hours. While supplies last

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 Red, White & Blue 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 ...

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No signup required

No signup required. 

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

Mobile Museum of Tolerance

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Recommended for grades K through Adult.  Visit the Mobile Museum of Tolerance bus in the library parking lot and experience the video exhibits. The Mobile Museum of Tole

Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Elementary, Teens, Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Recommended for grades K through Adult.  Visit the Mobile Museum of Tolerance bus in the library parking lot and experience the video exhibits. The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is a world-class learning experience utilizing innovative techno...

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Little Pages & Play Box: July 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 July box includes supplies for a craft called "Weather Puppets" 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 July box includes supplies for a craft called "Weather Puppets" and 2 board books checked out to your VAPLD card. ...
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

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

Monday, July 1, 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, July 1, 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 "Elementary" group.

Lego Master Builders (2pm)

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Lego Master Builders returns with a special challenge: show us your dream library! What special spaces can you imagine for reading and having fun?  Please choos

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Grades K-5. Lego Master Builders returns with a special challenge: show us your dream library! What special spaces can you imagine for reading and having fun?  Please choose one session only. This event is free and open to all children in gra...
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Lego Master Builders (4pm)

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
STEM
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Grades K-5. Lego Master Builders returns with a special challenge: show us your dream library! What special spaces can you imagine for reading and having fun?  Please choos

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Grades K-5. Lego Master Builders returns with a special challenge: show us your dream library! What special spaces can you imagine for reading and having fun?  Please choose one session only. This event is free and open to all children in gra...
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

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

Tuesday, July 2, 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, July 2, 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 "Early Childhood" group.

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

Monday, July 8, 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, July 8, 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 "Elementary" group.

Frog Lady & Friends in the Library Garden

Monday, July 8, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
General Interest
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

A library favorite! The Frog Lady brings her frogs and friends to the library garden. Learn more about her favorite amphibians and reptiles and see them up close. This event is

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Event Details:
A library favorite! The Frog Lady brings her frogs and friends to the library garden. Learn more about her favorite amphibians and reptiles and see them up close. This event is free and open to all children in grades K-5 with an adult. Signup is r...

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

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

Tuesday, July 9, 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, July 9, 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, July 9, 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.

Outdoor Concert: Corner Boys

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Annex Lawn at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Enjoy this fabulous music of Corner Boys, an acoustic trio on guitar and bass with beautiful vocals. This cover band performs favorite songs from Lyle Lovett to Michael Jackson to

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Enjoy this fabulous music of Corner Boys, an acoustic trio on guitar and bass with beautiful vocals. This cover band performs favorite songs from Lyle Lovett to Michael Jackson to Bruce Springsteen. The name "Corner Boys" references an East Coast ...

Disclaimer(s)

This outdoor event takes place on the Annex Lawn

The Library Annex is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

Limited parking is available in the Library Annex lot. Enter from Indian Creek Road, off of Olde Half Day Road. Or park at the back of the main library parking lot and follow the signs to the Library Learning Garden.

Seating provided by the library is limited; please bring a blanket or chairs to ensure your comfort. Also recommended: hat, water bottle, sunscreen or bug spray. Portable restrooms are available.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Sphero Battle Bots (Grades 3-5)

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Technology
Age Group:
Elementary
Event Details:

Create armor for a Sphero robot, then challenge your friends to a battle. This program is open to students in grades 3-5. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by telephone a

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Create armor for a Sphero robot, then challenge your friends to a battle. This program is open to students in grades 3-5. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by telephone at 224-543-1486, or in person at any public service desk in the library...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sphero Battle Bots (Grades 6-8)

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Meeting Room at Vernon Area Public Library
Program Type:
Technology
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Create armor for a Sphero robot, then challenge your friends to a battle. This program is open to students in grades 6-8. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by telephone a

Required
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Create armor for a Sphero robot, then challenge your friends to a battle. This program is open to students in grades 6-8. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by telephone at 224-543-1486, or in person at any public service desk in the library...
This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Baby Rhyme Storytime (Drop-in)

Wednesday, July 10, 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, July 10, 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: 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 224-543-1485, 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.