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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:
NEW for July: Streaming Science Storytime moved to Zoom, no registration required. ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
(Outdoors) Ages 0-6 with an adult. Have some fun and soak up the sun at an outdoor storytime! Enjoy tunes, dancing, rhymes, and read-alouds outside at the Library Annex. Weather permitting. Registration is required. In case of inclement weath...
This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Have some fun and soak up the sun at an outdoor storytime! Enjoy tunes, dancing, rhymes, and read-alouds outside at the Library Annex. Weather permitting. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, storyti...
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: 20
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 "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 2-3 with an adult. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities center around a letter of the day. This program is free and open to all. Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are free and are available on...

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 2-3 with an adult. Share stories and learn sign language with Miss Sarah. Activities center around a letter of the day. This program is free and open to all. Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are free and are available on...

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: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns. In Seek You, Kristen Radtke's wide-ranging explora...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
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! Join in a discussion of Parachutes by Kelly Yang. This program is free and open to all. A print copy of this mon...
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: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Explore fascinating events in Chicago history with renowned Chicago tour guide and historian Clarence Goodman. Mr. Goodman dazzles his audiences with little-known facts and loads of energy.  This program is also available over Zoom. Click her...

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: Civics, General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Explore fascinating events in Chicago history with renowned Chicago tour guide and historian Clarence Goodman. Mr. Goodman dazzles his audiences with little-known facts and loads of energy.  This program is also available in-person. Click her...

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 "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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Choosing the wrong investment professional can be detrimental to your financial well-being. Understanding which financial professional to turn to for advice can be overwhelming and confusing especially when it comes to the areas of insurance and inve...

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Conference Room (2nd floor)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Learn how to make your own vector graphics. Vectors can be used for logos and other branding, advertising and marketing, even art projects. We'll discuss the various uses and then learn how to make our own with the free, open-source software Inkscape...

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.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
[On your Nintendo Switch] Celebrate summer with your friends at the Vernon Area Library's island in this open-play session. "Oooh and ahhhh!" over the the fireworks, shop at Nook's Cranny and the Able Sisters tailor shop,  pick up mystery gifts,...

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 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.