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This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
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Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades 2-4. Challenge a friend to a game of chess. Test your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and meet new friends. Prerequisite: Must already know how to play real chess. Free and open to all students in grades 2-4 who already know how to play che...

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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 "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades 5-8. Challenge a friend to a game of chess. Test your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and meet new friends. Prerequisite: Must already know how to play real chess. Free and open to all students in grades 5-8 who already know how to play che...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik A dazzling novel of one of America’s most celebrated photographers, Dorothea Lange, exploring the wild years in San Francisco that awakened her career-defining grit, compassion, and daring. This is our One B...

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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 Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics
Event Details:
[Online] If you'd like to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, attend this 12-week series to prepare for the citizenship test in a small, online group. Content includes American history, civics, speaking, and reading and writing in English. The first c...
This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Ages 0-6
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 February box includes supplies for a Peek-a-boo Heart Valentine. ...
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Kid Market Application Period

All Day 2/1 - 2/26
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Grades K-5, Teens
Program Type: Business
Event Details:
Is your kid a maker? Or a marketer? The program is open to students in grades 2–8. Sign your future business leader up to be part of Vernon Area Library Kid Market. Come back February 1st for the link to access the application. Participants will...
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tiny Art Show Exhibit

All Day 2/1 - 2/28
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Grades K-5, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Event Details:
Stop by the library to visit the Tiny Art Show, an exhibit of canvases created by local residents. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' hours

8:30am - 9:00am
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest

'Mask Required' Access

Before-hours access is available to anyone who prefers an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation.

NEW: advance signup is no longer required. Just visit. 

All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a properly fitting mask in all library spaces during "Mask Required" hours. 

Library staff passing through spaces accessible by the public will also be masked. (Please note: children under age 2 are not required to mask and may be present.)

Services during this time are limited to:

  • shelf browsing
  • self-service checkout (current VAPLD card required)
  • unaided public computer use (current VAPLD card required)
  • self-service copy center use (bring correct change; see Copy & Print page for info)

Personal assistance is not available.

Contactless options are available for many library services, including reference assistance. Read about contactless options

Entry is limited to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders. Need a library card? Apply here.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

9:15am - 12:15pm
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)

ESL

New students may join at any time and all skill levels are welcome. To check for availability please call Yuli at the Mundelein District 120 Adult Education Department at 847-949-2200 Ext. 1399. Presented in partnership with Mundelein District 120 Adult Education.

Live presentation only

This program is a live presentation only and will not be viewable after the event.

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 "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Baby Rhyme Storytime

Ages 0-14 months. Literacy starts with the littlest ones! Grow your baby's brain with songs, rhymes, and books with Miss Kelsey.

Event Details:
After storytime, connect with local caregivers while your baby engages with educational toys and socializes with others. ...

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Drop-in

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

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 "Grades K-5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Do you love reading manga and wish you could draw like manga artists? Wish no more! In this workshop, you’ll learn the proportions that manga artist uses to design their characters and get some tips on drawing facial features.  With all this kno...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
In person Do you love reading manga and wish you could draw like manga artists? Wish no more! In this workshop, you’ll learn the proportions that manga artist uses to design their characters and get some tips on drawing facial features.  With...
This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Ages 0-6, Grades K-5
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33

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)

Live presentation only

This program is a live presentation only and will not be viewable after the event.

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 "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' hours

8:30am - 9:00am
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest

'Mask Required' Access

Before-hours access is available to anyone who prefers an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation.

NEW: advance signup is no longer required. Just visit. 

All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a properly fitting mask in all library spaces during "Mask Required" hours. 

Library staff passing through spaces accessible by the public will also be masked. (Please note: children under age 2 are not required to mask and may be present.)

Services during this time are limited to:

  • shelf browsing
  • self-service checkout (current VAPLD card required)
  • unaided public computer use (current VAPLD card required)
  • self-service copy center use (bring correct change; see Copy & Print page for info)

Personal assistance is not available.

Contactless options are available for many library services, including reference assistance. Read about contactless options

Entry is limited to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders. Need a library card? Apply here.

This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
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)

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.

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

 

This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
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)

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.

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

 

This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades K-5 with an adult. Lotería is a type of bingo game but instead of numbers, we play with words! This is a fun way to learn some Spanish vocabulary and play with others! In this version of Lotería we will be learning fun astrophysics words ...

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.

Google Drive

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Learn to use this popular free cloud storage service to collaborate and improve productivity. Gmail experience and account required. This class will cover: Navigating the Google Drive interface Uploading and sharing files using Google...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks are encouraged

Masks are strongly encouraged at all indoor library programs. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. We respect each person’s right to decide what is best for themselves and their family, and we ask everyone to treat their fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices they make.

Technology Training Resources

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

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' hours

8:30am - 9:00am
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest

'Mask Required' Access

Before-hours access is available to anyone who prefers an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation.

NEW: advance signup is no longer required. Just visit. 

All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a properly fitting mask in all library spaces during "Mask Required" hours. 

Library staff passing through spaces accessible by the public will also be masked. (Please note: children under age 2 are not required to mask and may be present.)

Services during this time are limited to:

  • shelf browsing
  • self-service checkout (current VAPLD card required)
  • unaided public computer use (current VAPLD card required)
  • self-service copy center use (bring correct change; see Copy & Print page for info)

Personal assistance is not available.

Contactless options are available for many library services, including reference assistance. Read about contactless options

Entry is limited to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders. Need a library card? Apply here.

This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.

Science Detectives

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Ages 3-6 with an adult. This literature-based program encourages children and their adults to discover the world around them by engaging in hands-on science activities. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' hours

8:30am - 9:00am
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest

'Mask Required' Access

Before-hours access is available to anyone who prefers an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation.

NEW: advance signup is no longer required. Just visit. 

All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a properly fitting mask in all library spaces during "Mask Required" hours. 

Library staff passing through spaces accessible by the public will also be masked. (Please note: children under age 2 are not required to mask and may be present.)

Services during this time are limited to:

  • shelf browsing
  • self-service checkout (current VAPLD card required)
  • unaided public computer use (current VAPLD card required)
  • self-service copy center use (bring correct change; see Copy & Print page for info)

Personal assistance is not available.

Contactless options are available for many library services, including reference assistance. Read about contactless options

Entry is limited to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders. Need a library card? Apply here.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' hours

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest

'Mask Required' Access

Before-hours access is available to anyone who prefers an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation.

NEW: advance signup is no longer required. Just visit. 

All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a properly fitting mask in all library spaces during "Mask Required" hours. 

Library staff passing through spaces accessible by the public will also be masked. (Please note: children under age 2 are not required to mask and may be present.)

Services during this time are limited to:

  • shelf browsing
  • self-service checkout (current VAPLD card required)
  • unaided public computer use (current VAPLD card required)
  • self-service copy center use (bring correct change; see Copy & Print page for info)

Personal assistance is not available.

Contactless options are available for many library services, including reference assistance. Read about contactless options

Entry is limited to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders. Need a library card? Apply here.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' hours

8:30am - 9:00am
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest

'Mask Required' Access

Before-hours access is available to anyone who prefers an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation.

NEW: advance signup is no longer required. Just visit. 

All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a properly fitting mask in all library spaces during "Mask Required" hours. 

Library staff passing through spaces accessible by the public will also be masked. (Please note: children under age 2 are not required to mask and may be present.)

Services during this time are limited to:

  • shelf browsing
  • self-service checkout (current VAPLD card required)
  • unaided public computer use (current VAPLD card required)
  • self-service copy center use (bring correct change; see Copy & Print page for info)

Personal assistance is not available.

Contactless options are available for many library services, including reference assistance. Read about contactless options

Entry is limited to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders. Need a library card? Apply here.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Class - Beginner

9:15am - 12:15pm
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, the Vernon Area Public Library offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults. The cla...

Disclaimer(s)

ESL

New students may join at any time and all skill levels are welcome. To check for availability please call Yuli at the Mundelein District 120 Adult Education Department at 847-949-2200 Ext. 1399. Presented in partnership with Mundelein District 120 Adult Education.

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.

Live presentation only

This program is a live presentation only and will not be viewable after the event.