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Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
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Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris. While grieving their son in Reconstruction-era Georgia, a plantation owner and his wife hire two newly freed brothers, setting in motion a string of harrowing events. Get the book. This progr...

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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 "Adults" group.

Writers' Support Group

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
Share work, meet fellow writers, get constructive feedback, and discuss the publishing business in this informal group. All writers welcome. RSVP on the Meetup page and to find more information.  ...

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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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Join professor Gary Midkiff for a discussion of chapter 7 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book.  An online version of this discussion is available. ...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
[Online] Join professor Gary Midkiff in an online discussion of chapter 7 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book. Registered individuals will receive instructions picking up the book at the library. An in-person version ...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Join our monthly nonfiction discussion in October as we delve into Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick.  Author Philbrick seeks to recreate the various journeys of America's first President George Washington, offering a unique look i...

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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 "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
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 Wilder Girls by Rory Power. This program is free and open to all. A print copy of this m...
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
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join professor Gary Midkiff in a discussion of chapter 7 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...

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion, General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join professor Gary Midkiff in an online discussion of chapter 7 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 "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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
In this enigmatic thriller, a woman's life is thrown into chaos when a strange woman comes to her door claiming to be her half-sister. The two strike up a bond almost immediately, but it doesn't take long for it to become clear that her new sister ha...

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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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know one another, they try to build a life together. This di...

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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 "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
[In Person] Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston. Amari has never stopped believing her missing brother is alive. So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of ...

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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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Conference Room (2nd floor)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Own Voices Book Discussion

The Own Voices Book Discussion group reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.

This event is free and open to all; no library card is required. Sign up is required. Sign up online here, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at the library.

Event Details:
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum. In Brooklyn, 18-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when...

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: 30
Event Details:
The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier. A novel blending crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight. Get the book. This program is free and open to all. Email address required; instructio...

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.

Writers' Support Group

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
Share work, meet fellow writers, get constructive feedback, and discuss the publishing business in this informal group. All writers welcome. RSVP on the Meetup page and to find more information.  ...

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: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Join professor Gary Midkiff for a discussion of chapter 8 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book.  An online version of this discussion is available. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
[Online] Join professor Gary Midkiff in an online discussion of chapter 8 of the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions briefing book. Registered individuals will receive instructions picking up the book at the library. An in-person version ...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Vernon Area Public Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join professor Gary Midkiff in a discussion of chapter 8 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...

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civics, Discussion, General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join professor Gary Midkiff in an online discussion of chapter 8 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 "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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes. In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from fo...

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: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
In November, our monthly non-fiction discussion will focus on Three Girls from Bronzeville by Dawn Turner. A deeply personal memoir, Turner outlines the lives of herself, her sister and her best friend in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chi...

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 "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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 Messy Roots by Laura Gao. This program is free and open to all. A print copy of this mon...