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Toys for Tots collection

11/25/2022 @ 9:00am - 12/09/2022 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Drop off new, unwrapped toys for the annual Toys for Tots campaign with the Great Lakes Marine Corp. Collection boxes will be in lobby from November 18 - December 9. ...
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: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Grades K-2 with an adult. Stevenson High School Girls in STEAM lead a session on the global, one-hour introduction to computer science. This beginner-level program demystifies code. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Two young filmmakers, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas,  changed the way the movie industry made movies. Spielberg’s Jaws and Lucas’ Star Wars  helped launch the careers of the most influential directors of our time. Whether they were maki...

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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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his medic...

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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 "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' Access

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100

'Mask Required' Access

If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness — or you just prefer an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation — this hour before opening is available to you.

Appointments are required. Sign up by 12 p.m. the day before you wish to enter.

By signing up for this access, you agree that everyone in your party age 2 and older will wear a properly fitting mask at all times and in all library spaces during this hour. 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 hour 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.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business
Event Details:
[Online] Get free expert advice to launch your business or to help your small business grow: Meet with experienced volunteer mentors every month, on the second Thursday. Register 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. Storytime 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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
A Play For the End of the World by Jai Chakrabarti. Set in early 1970’s New York and rural India, the story of a turbulent, unlikely romance, a harrowing account of the lasting horrors of World War II, and a searing examination of one man’s search fo...

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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 "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. Storytime 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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Lobby / Cafe
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft, Technology
Event Details:
Stop by the library lobby anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. on this day to create a one-of-a-kind holiday card using the web-based AI program Dall-E. One card will be printed per person. The image file can be emailed so you can print more cards. ...

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.

No signup required

No signup required. 

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 "Adults" group.

Writers' Support Group

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
Share work, meet fellow writers, get constructive feedback, and discuss the publishing business in this informal group. All writers welcome. RSVP on the Meetup page and to find more information.  ...

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 "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: 7
Event Details:
In person Do you know the difference between a mastodon and a mammoth? Find out as you explore Lake County during the last Ice Age through stories and artifacts from the Dunn Museum.  Museum Educator Nicole Stoker presents artifacts from the ...

Disclaimer(s)

Live presentation only

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

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' Access

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100

'Mask Required' Access

If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness — or you just prefer an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation — this hour before opening is available to you.

Appointments are required. Sign up by 12 p.m. the day before you wish to enter.

By signing up for this access, you agree that everyone in your party age 2 and older will wear a properly fitting mask at all times and in all library spaces during this hour. 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 hour 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.

Streaming Science Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Streaming Science Storytime

0-6 years. Miss Lisa Marie introduces simple science concepts through books and live experiments. No signup required. Say hello in the chat so we can greet your child by name.

Event Details:
Streaming Science Storytime is on Zoom, no registration required. Click here to join in on Zoom ...
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Grades K-5, Teens
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Online Kick off the winter season and build your own gingerbread house in this cook along.  Recipes will be sent out prior to the program.   ...

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' Access

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100

'Mask Required' Access

If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness — or you just prefer an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation — this hour before opening is available to you.

Appointments are required. Sign up by 12 p.m. the day before you wish to enter.

By signing up for this access, you agree that everyone in your party age 2 and older will wear a properly fitting mask at all times and in all library spaces during this hour. 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 hour 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' Access

9:00am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100

'Mask Required' Access

If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness — or you just prefer an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation — this hour before opening is available to you.

Appointments are required. Sign up by 12 p.m. the day before you wish to enter.

By signing up for this access, you agree that everyone in your party age 2 and older will wear a properly fitting mask at all times and in all library spaces during this hour. 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 hour 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
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 levels.  This program is also available online. See calendar listing here. ...

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.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
[Online] If you're a fan of tabletop and jackbox games, here's an opportunity to participate online with the library's gaming community. Discord is an online platform featuring live chat. Once you're on the library's Discord server, you'll be ab...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Lobby / Cafe
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Stop by the library lobby to celebrate this year’s One Book, One Community selection and pick up a complimentary copy of The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik. Enjoy a treat and register for One Book programs.  One copy per household while suppli...

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No signup required

No signup required. 

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 Supply Pick Up

All Day 12/12 - 12/23
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Grades K-5, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Event Details:
Display your artistic talents in the Vernon Area Public Library’s Tiny Art Show! Pick up your kit at the Youth or Adult Desks. Please return your tiny art work to the library by January 13, 2023. The Tiny Art Show Exhibit will be on display during Fe...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

'Mask Required' Access

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100

'Mask Required' Access

If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness — or you just prefer an extra measure of COVID-19 mitigation — this hour before opening is available to you.

Appointments are required. Sign up by 12 p.m. the day before you wish to enter.

By signing up for this access, you agree that everyone in your party age 2 and older will wear a properly fitting mask at all times and in all library spaces during this hour. 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 hour 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.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Lobby / Cafe
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics
Event Details:
Completed nomination papers may be turned in at the library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois, 60069, between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM on the following days only: Monday, December 12, 2022* Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Wednesd...
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...

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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.