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This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
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Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Event Details:

All ages.  Dance and sing along with this local trio from the Windy City.

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 and Library Learning Garden are located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. 

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.

đź“Ť Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
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.
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 "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Off the Page Teen Book Club

Grades 8-12. Love to read? Meet at Culver's and add your voice to the banter while enjoying frozen custard - the library's treat!  

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

Event Details:

Join in a discussion of Star Splitter by Matthew J. Kirby.

A print copy of this month’s book (yours to keep) is reserved for you when you register. Pick up your copy of the book at the Youth Desk.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Library Board Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meetings
Event Details:

The full agenda for this meeting is available here:

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

Outdoor Concert: Gincy

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 68
Event Details:

Grades K and up.  Nationally acclaimed recording artist Gincy brings his show It's Cool To Be Kind to the library.  Filled with original songs with meaningful and inspiring lyrics that are designed to conne

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 and Library Learning Garden are located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. 

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.

đź“Ť Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

The Reading List  by Sara Nisha Adams

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

History of Coffee

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Join us for a tasty and informative program about the history and science of coffee with Brian Moskalik, owner and roaster of Krema Coffee House. Explore regional references and insights–and experience an immersive tasting at the end!

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 178
Event Details:

If you've recently switched jobs or retired, determining what your options are for assets being held in employer-sponsored retirement plans may be top of mind.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38

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.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten.

Children attend this storytime independently (while their adult remains in the library), giving them an opportunity to practice being in a classroom setting.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Tickets are required for Preschool Storytime

Tickets are free and are available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description.

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

 

Masks are encouraged

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Caregivers: How much do you know about managing money?

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom webinar

This webinar takes place on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with a link to join the event using your computer, smartphone or tablet. Or you may choose to listen in (without video) from your telephone.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5 without an adult. Get ready for school with Miss Emily by practicing the language, listening, and pre-reading skills needed for kindergarten.

Children attend this storytime independently (while their adult remains in the library), giving them an opportunity to practice being in a classroom setting.

Please choose between the 9:30 AM session or 10:30 AM session.

Disclaimer(s)

Tickets are required for Preschool Storytime

Tickets are free and are available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description.

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

 

Masks are encouraged

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Learn how to use Canva to create designs for sublimation printing (available in Open Makerspace classes). This 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.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Event Details:

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

Disclaimer(s)

Drop in to this storytime

No advance signup is required. Just claim an entry ticket when you arrive on the day of the program. Tickets are free and available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. 

Attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Except for Preschool Storytime, siblings are also welcome. 

Questions? Please contact the Youth Desk at 224-543-1486 or email EarlyLearning@VAPLD.info

This event is in the "Adults" group.
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.

This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary, Teens
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 31
Event Details:

Grades K-8 with adult. Jinkies! Compete with your family to see how much you know during this trivia program highlighting cartoons from the time the library was brand new, the 1970s!

Disclaimer(s)

Adult must attend

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

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

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 62
Event Details:

All ages.  A Chicagoland favorite, Sarah Jayne Lane sings and plays guitar, accompanied by Michael Tooles on djembe drum, in a rollicking performance of kindie rock and pop songs retooled for young listeners.

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 and Library Learning Garden are located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. 

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.

đź“Ť Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

A celebrity model couple are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain. What first appeared Instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island.

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Take a non-strenuous, guided nature walk with opportunities for meditation, self-reflection, and activation of all five senses with Gayle Byck, a certified forest therapy guide.