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Board Meeting

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Conference Room (2nd floor)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meetings
Event Details:
The Board of Library Trustees of the Vernon Area Public Library District will meet on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. to interview candidates for the Library Director position. This meeting will take place in person at the main library building, 3...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sewable Circuits

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art / Craft, STEM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
[In person] Sew circuits with conductive thread and LEDs to create an original light-up design. ...

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' 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.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Event Details:
(In-Person) Ages 0-24 months. Add 30 minutes of joy to your week. Giggle, sing, and play along with your little one, other families, and Miss Julia. This program is free and open to all. Tickets are required for entry. Ticke...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks are required

Masks are required for adults and strongly encouraged for everyone (age 2 and older) at indoor library programs where children under 5 are in attendance. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. Thank you for doing your part to help everyone feel comfortable, and please treat your fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices each family makes.

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
Event Details:
(In-Person) Ages 0-24 months. Add 30 minutes of joy to your week. Giggle, sing, and play along with your little one, other families, and Miss Julia. This program is free and open to all. Tickets are required for entry. Ticke...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks are required

Masks are required for adults and strongly encouraged for everyone (age 2 and older) at indoor library programs where children under 5 are in attendance. Masks are available on your way in if you need one. Thank you for doing your part to help everyone feel comfortable, and please treat your fellow attendees with kindness and respect for the choices each family makes.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: ESL
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Practice your English conversation skills with other non-native English speakers. This program is free and open to all adults. No library card is required. Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on...

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
While grounded in the sound and style of Kentucky bluegrass, The Hopfielders use their talents to explore songs from across the roots music spectrum, including old-time fiddle music, modern country and swing. Their powerful harmonies and ti...
This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 31
Event Details:
(Online) 0-3 years. Miss Nessa helps us wind down our day with calming books and songs. This program is free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online here, by phone at 224-543-1486, or in person at 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 "Grades K-5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Grades 3-5. Work with other kids to build structures and strategize to defeat zombies, spiders, and skeletons.  Explore the unique worlds of educational MinecraftEdu software. This in-person program features limited seating.  ...

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' 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 Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning

Streaming Storytime

0-6 years. Silly fun and serious learning go hand-in-hand in this all-ages storytime led by Miss Kelsey. No signup required. Say hello in the chat so we can greet your child by name.

Event Details:
NEW in July: Streaming Storytime is now on Zoom, no registration required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

No signup required

No signup required. 

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: 39

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.

Event Details:
This program is free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online here, by phone at 224-543-1486, or in person at 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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
The third in a series of independent sessions about coping with loss.  There's been a great deal of stress and life changes over the past few years.  Learn about the potential effects of grief on the body and easy muscle relaxation ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Conference Room (2nd floor)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
(In-Person) The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effec...

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' 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
Event Details:
(In-Person) 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 the accompanying adult remains in t...

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: 7
Event Details:
City of a Thousand Gates by Rebecca Sacks. A college student in illegal territory, a journalist covering regional violence, a new father and a teen soldier struggle to survive in the contemporary West Bank against a backdrop of ongoing Israeli-P...

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 "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Event Details:
(In-Person) 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 the accompanying adult remains in t...

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 "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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Grades K-2 with an adult.  Learn about the life and work of one of  the greatest Japanese landscape artists of the 1800’s- Katsushika Hokusai. Then, create your own masterpiece inspired by his "Great Wave," perhaps one of the most...

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.

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.  ...
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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Grades 3-5.  Learn about the life and work of one of  the greatest Japanese landscape artists of the 1800’s- Katsushika Hokusai. Then, create your own masterpiece inspired by his "Great Wave," perhaps one of the most iconic works ...

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: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Conference Room (2nd floor)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Learn how to use NFC tags to create shortcuts on your phone, smart devices, and smart home system. You can use NFC tags to set alarms, adjust lights, connect guests to Wi-Fi, and so much more. We will go over best practices for placing the tags aroun...

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 "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Registration required for pick-up.  Love Pop Tarts? Create pillows that look good enough to eat! Perfect for decorating your bedroom. This kit contains supplies and step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teens only, please. REGISTER...