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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: 39
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.  ...

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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 "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:
Streaming Storytime is now on Zoom, no registration required. ...

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No signup required

No signup required. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Join professor Gary Midkiff in a discussion of chapter 5 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book. Registered individuals will receive instructions picking up the book at the library. An online version of this discussion i...

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Live presentation only

This program is a live presentation only and will not be viewable after the event.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion, General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join professor Gary Midkiff in an online discussion of chapter 5 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book. Registered individuals will receive instructions picking up the book at the library. This is a live presentation on...

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: 49

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 "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: 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 a...

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 "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 a...

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: 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.

3D Printing: Advanced

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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:
Participants will learn how to duplicate an object for 3D printing. Using a stove knob, we will measure and recreate the knob in Tinkercad. Considerations for design and replication will be covered. Prerequisite basic Tinkercad skills and comfort ...

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: 50
Event Details:
Registration required for pick-up.  Use your creativity to create your own cactus garden. Paint river rocks like cacti and decorate a pot to place them in to brighten up your space. The perfect craft for anyone struggling with their gree...
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
Seats Remaining: 20
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
Seats Remaining: 20
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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he...

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 "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 "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: 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.

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.