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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

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

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. Two sessions each day help us keep the group size small while providing flexibility for you.

Storytime attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Siblings are also welcome. 

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 "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
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

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. Two sessions each day help us keep the group size small while providing flexibility for you.

Storytime attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Siblings are also welcome. 

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 "Ages 0-6" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40

Goodnight Tales for Tots

0–3 years. Miss Nessa helps us wind down our day with calming books and songs.

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.

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: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Citizens Utility Board of Illinois (CUB) for a free presentation on energy savings. Learn about consumer protections, the latest Illinois policies and how they will impact you, and how to decode your gas and electric bills to the benefit of your...

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.

Intro to Python: Part 2

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Learn, practice, and experiment with the basics of Python in this three-part, hands-on class. No coding experience needed. Prerequisite: intermediate computer skills. Part 1: Variables, Data Types, and Expressions Part 2: String Operations, Defin...

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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics
Event Details:
[Online] If you'd like to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, attend this 12-week series to prepare for the citizenship test in a small, online group. Content includes American history, civics, speaking, and reading and writing in English. The first c...
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, Vernon Area Public Library offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults. The class m...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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

Baby Rhyme Storytime

Ages 0-14 months. Literacy starts with the littlest ones! Grow your baby's brain with songs, rhymes, and books with Miss Kelsey.

Event Details:
After storytime, connect with local caregivers while your baby engages with educational toys and socializes with others. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Drop-in

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. Two sessions each day help us keep the group size small while providing flexibility for you.

Storytime attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Siblings are also welcome. 

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 "Grades K-5" group.

K9 Reading Buddies

6:15pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Grades 1-5. A trained therapy dog listens patiently while your grade school student reads aloud, helping build confidence and encourage reading. REGISTER for a 15-minute appointment beginning 30 days before the program: call 224-543-1486 or signup...
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:
Get answers to the critical questions that every retiree must answer before embarking on a successful retirement. We will discuss the nuances of Social Security including tips for maximizing benefits and taxation as well as the importance of establis...

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 "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: 47

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.

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

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 "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: 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. Registra...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gmail Basics

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Learn to create a free Google Gmail email account and use its features to send, receive, and organize email messages in this class. Covered in this class: Creating a Gmail Account Managing & Customizing the Inbox Viewing & Compos...

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 "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Registration required for pick-up.  Make a winter scene using a jar and other supplies. Keep your homemade jar to decorate your home or give away as a gift. This kit contains supplies and step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teens on...
This event is in the "Ages 0-6" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
Program Type: Storytime / Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Ages 0-6 with an adult. Read stories and sing songs in Mandarin and English with Miss Laura and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. This program is free and open to all. Signup is required. Sign up online here, by phone at 224-543-1486, or in p...

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: 15
Event Details:
Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London ruling with wisdom and kindness over ethically complicated cases of family law. Fiona is tasked with ruling on the case of Adam, an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. He is thre...

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: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Event Details:
In person. Led by Angela Tam, learn about China through dance! Through dances from Chinaʼs different regions and cultural groups,  see first-hand how dance transcends linguistic and cultural boundaries as a means of expression. The progr...
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: 63
Event Details:
In-person and Online Dorothea Lange's insightful work established her as one of the nation's foremost documentary photographers of the 20th century. She was renowned for bringing dignity to her subjects, such as sharecroppers and migrant farmworke...
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...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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

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.

Event Details:
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)

Drop-in

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. Two sessions each day help us keep the group size small while providing flexibility for you.

Storytime attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Siblings are also welcome. 

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 "Ages 0-6" group.
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Ages 0-6
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)

Drop-in

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. Two sessions each day help us keep the group size small while providing flexibility for you.

Storytime attendance is limited to children within the intended age range listed in the program description. Siblings are also welcome. 

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: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 31
Event Details:
In-person and Online For decades, Chicago was home to some of America’s grandest department stores. Clustered along a mile-long stretch of State Street, stores like Marshall Field’s, Carson Pirie Scott, Sears, Wieboldt’s, Montgomery Ward...