Events

Monday, July 10

Tuesday, July 11

Movie Night

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a movie based on the book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Runtime is 2 hours 8 minutes. Rated PG-13. Snacks and drinks provided.

Knitters Night Out

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Grab your knitting (or crochet) project and spend some time at the library. No registration necessary. 18+

Wednesday, July 12

Lunchtime@the Library --- The Lathrop Lions & the Family Behind Them

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert.
Chicago’s iconic pair of lions, that have stood guard in front of the Art Institute since 1894, were donated by Florence Lathrop as a tribute to her husband Henry Field (Marshall’s brother). Florence’s family was one of Chicago’s most prominent and influential families yet they kept a low profile; in fact the lions are never called the “Lathrop Lions”. Come learn about the family that you never heard of that made such an impact on Chicago.
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Basic Google

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Explore the Internet using the basic functions of Google.
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DNA: Behind the Scenes with Genealogist Dan Hubbard

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
DNA testing has become part of genealogy but what does it really mean? What are the different tests? Why do they tell us different things? Where did we get the different components of our genetic heritage? Who should be tested? How can DNA testing be used to attack genealogical problems? In short, what do you need to know to start to think about DNA?
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Thursday, July 13

One on One Counseling for Small Businesses

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:00pm to 8:30pm
Joanne Osmond, Illinois Small Business Development Center, will be at LVDL for free, one-on-one counseling. Call 847.543.2033 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, July 14

Friday Fun Faire

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Books and crafts—that’s what Friday Fun Faire is all about! After enjoying a story, your child will work with you to make a project to take home.
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Friday Fun Faire

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Books and crafts—that’s what Friday Fun Faire is all about! After enjoying a story, your child will work with you to make a project to take home.
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The Norway Polar Bear Expedition

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
It’s hot outside … what better time to go on an arctic adventure? Explorers Wayne and Karen Brown will take us on a virtual expedition to Norway and the Arctic Ocean ecosystem. Come face-to-face with a life-size inflatable polar bear! Recommended for Kindergarten and above.
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Saturday, July 15

Learn Hoopla and Freegal

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
If you regularly purchase music, eBooks or eAudiobooks for your smartphone or tablet, stop! Learn how your LVDL card can help you access a great selection of music, streaming video and much more.
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Write Stuff

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
(Grades 4-6) Attention, aspiring authors! Join us the third Saturday of each month to explore different topics in creative writing. In July we'll build a story, brick by brick!
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Sunday, July 16

View From the Family Home

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Liz Chilsen will lead a lively conversation exploring ideas related to her long-term photography project, View From my Family Home, which depicts landscapes surrounding the homes of four generations of her family. It will address such concepts as place and home; immigration and resettlement; family; and rural and urban culture.
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Teen Book Club: Legend by Marie Lu

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a book club specifically for young adults, grades 7 to 12. Come and discuss what you liked, or didn't like, what you learned, and much more! Snacks and drinks provided.

Monday, July 17

Family Listeners 9:30am

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Have a child (or children) between the ages of 3 and 36 months? This early literacy program is for you! We’ll share fingerplays, books, flannelboard stories and other language-building activities … join in the fun!
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Family Listeners 10:30am

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Have a child (or children) between the ages of 3 and 36 months? This early literacy program is for you! We’ll share fingerplays, books, flannelboard stories and other language-building activities … join in the fun!
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Teen Game Night!

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Come videogame with us as we break out the major systems. Eat snacks, meet people, and play the new games we installed on the consoles. Feel free to bring your 3DS and Yu-Gi-Oh cards to battle each other too!

Tuesday, July 18

Little Listeners A: 3-15 mos

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Have a baby at home? Join us for Little Listeners A—a fun, interactive experience to help build your little one’s early literacy skills. Due to the one-on-one nature of these programs, we ask that only registered children and their caregivers attend.
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Family Storytime

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Come be part of the fun at storytime! It’s a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and storytelling activities for children between the ages of 2 and Kindergarten.
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