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i-Cash

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Lobby / Cafe
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
The State Treasurer is holding more than 3.5 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. The State holds these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper iden...

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No signup required

No signup required. 

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
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Grades K-2 with an adult. We will learn about the life and work of Ansel Adams, a legendary American photographer best known for his stunning black and white images of the American West.  Miss Jane leads you with step-by-step instruction...

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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
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Grades 3-5. We will learn about the life and work of Ansel Adams, a legendary American photographer best known for his stunning black and white images of the American West.  Learn all about his life and work. Miss Jane leads you with ste...

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: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29

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.

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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 "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.

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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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: ESL
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
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, but you must provide an email address. Yo...

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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.
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.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
Art historian Jeff Mishur discusses Dorothea Lange’s first husband, considered to be the premier painter of the old American West.  Part of One Book, One Community program. Visit 1book.org for details.     ...

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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.

Intro to Python: Part 3

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...

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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...

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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.

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: 20

Sunshine Squad

0-6 years with an adult. Help build a better, more compassionate world, starting with your own family! Stories and activities with Miss Kelsey focus on social-emotional development and cultural appreciation.

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

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: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art / Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Paper quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the art of rolling strips of paper and pinching or arranging the coils or strips into shapes and designs. Art instructor Karina Guico teaches the basic quilling technique and demonstrates how to create...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
[ONLINE] Parents of students in grades K-12.   More than anything, parents want to teach their children to have great relationships with each other. We often notice how children can be so kind and generous to their friends, but are ...
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

Mini Math Magicians

3-5 years. Explore math concepts through books, games, and activities with preschool pro Miss Emily.

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)

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: 8
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.  This month's theme:  Chair Yoga Registration is required. T...
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: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Grades 3-5 with an adult. This parent and child book group will discuss The Last Human by Lee Bacon. Pick up a copy of the book (yours to keep) at the Youth Desk.  ...

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.

Gmail Beyond the Basics

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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 to better manage your inbox using email filters, search, and settings. Also, find out how to work with attachments. Prerequisites: Gmail account and password, basic experience. Register below. Wondering what’s covered in this course? Click h...

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 "Ages 0-6" group.

Snowy Sensory Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
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:
Let’s have SNOW much fun, exploring, singing, reading, and playing at Sensory Storytime. For children of all abilities. ...

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: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
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.

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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Join Indian Trails Adult Services Assistant Juli Walker as she showcases vintage cameras and photography equipment from the 20th century with a brief introduction to 35mm black and white photography. Learn about techniques that were used by Dorothea ...