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This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

Learn how to use Canva to create designs for sublimation printing (available in Open Makerspace classes). This class covers:

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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.

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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: 48
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!

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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.

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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: 85
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.

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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 is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

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.

📍 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: 17
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: 18
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.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.

Sun & Fun Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75

Sun & Fun Storytime

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 in the Library Learning Garden.

Takes place outside if weather permits; if there is bad weather, storytime will move indoors to the main Meeting Room.

This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by phone at 224-543-1486, or in person at the library.

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 is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

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.

📍 Map to Annex Lawn / Library Learning Garden

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Games for Grown-ups

12:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Games for Grownups is available in-person or online. Select your format below.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

0-6 years. Read stories and sing songs in Mandarin and English with Miss Laura. No knowledge of Chinese language required. 

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 "Elementary" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:

Challenge a friend to a game of chess! Test your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and meet new friends! Register.

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: 25
Event Details:

Challenge a friend to a game of chess! Test your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and meet new friends! Register.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30

Off the Hook

If you crochet, knit, or do any kind of handcrafting, join this casual online meetup to work on your project in the comfort of your home while in the good company of other crafters. All skill levels are welcome. Grab your favorite beverage and join in!

Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the event.

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 "Early Childhood" group.

Sun & Fun Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Annex Lawn
Age Group: Early Childhood
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75

Sun & Fun Storytime

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 in the Library Learning Garden.

Takes place outside if weather permits; if there is bad weather, storytime will move indoors to the main Meeting Room.

This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by phone at 224-543-1486, or in person at the library.

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 is located at 4 Indian Creek Road, behind the main library building. On the lawn behind it is the Library Learning Garden - a space for outdoor events at the library and enjoyment anytime.

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.

📍 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: ESL
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

Practice your English conversation skills with a librarian and other non-native English speakers.

This program is free and open to all adults. You must sign up. You are not required to have a library card.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Makerspace

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Stop by to work on personalized gifts. We won't be teaching any new skills, but supplies will be available for sublimation printing and other crafts.

Ages 18 & up.

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 "Elementary" group.

Summer STEM Storytime

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary
Program Type: STEM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:

Grades K-2 with an adult. This STEM storytime will feature a seasonal story and a variety of related STEM activities.

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Early Childhood, Elementary
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Event Details:

Here's your chance to get all of your Olympic questions answered with a world-renowned expert on the Olympic Movement and Olympic Games, John MacAloon, emeritus professor of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

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 "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: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

This monthly event offers individuals with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity for connection and conversation. Each Café will feature an activity and socialization.