Events

Thursday, January 25

One-on-One Counseling for Small Business

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm
Joanne Osmond, Illinois Small Business Development Center, will be at LVDL for free, one-on-one counseling for small business owners. Call /847.543.2033 to schedule an appointment.

Murder Mystery Math

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
(Grades 4-6) Solve a murder mystery using deductive reasoning and math skills, just like Sherlock Holmes! Please register.
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Science Fiction Drawing 102 with Dan Laib: The Costume

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
(Grades 7-12) Now that you’ve created your alien, it’s time to suit him or her up so they’re ready for action! You'll create an original costume that's not only extra special, but extra-terrestrial! Please register.
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Storytime for Babies

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
(Open to infants not yet walking) Have a baby at home? Join us for a fun, interactive experience of rhymes, songs, stories and play to help build your little one’s early literacy skills.

Please note: We ask that you bring only the registered child, as we want to make this program safe and fun for your baby. Also, please choose only one registered program for your child—your registration covers the full 6-week session.
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Friday, January 26

Baby Hangout

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

(Open to babies and toddlers) Join us for drop-in playtime and fun with your babies and toddlers! No registration required.

Saturday, January 27

Family Drop-In Storytime

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required!

It's a Puppy Shower!

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
(Open to all ages) LVDL's favorite canine couple Booker and Paige are adopting four little puppies into their family! Please join us to celebrate with refreshments and fun ... no registration required, everyone is invited!

Sunday, January 28

Soup's On with Carol Mackey $3

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Chef Carol Mackey will be at LVDL demonstrating how to make three, delicious soups. Please register in person at the Adult Reference Desk.

Monday, January 29

Storytime for Babies & Toddlers

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to infants and walkers up to age 36 months) Have a few tiny ones at home? Join us for a fun, interactive early-literacy program for little folk. We’ll share rhymes, songs, stories and other language-building activities.

Please note: We ask that you choose only one registered program for your child(ren)—your registration covers the full 6-week session.

Looking for more storytime fun? Join us for Family Drop-In Storytime, held on Wednesdays at 9:30am and Saturdays at 10:30am. No registration required, all are welcome!


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Book Club Boot Camp

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Has your book club gotten boring? Send it to boot camp! Join library staff to learn about which books make good discussions, resources the library offers, plus tips and techniques that have worked for other clubs. Refreshments will be served.
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Tuesday, January 30

Storytime for Babies

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to infants not yet walking) Have a baby at home? Join us for a fun, interactive experience of rhymes, songs, stories and play to help build your little one’s early literacy skills.

Please note: We ask that you bring only the registered child, as we want to make this program safe and fun for your baby. Also, please choose only one registered program for your child—your registration covers the full 6-week session.
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Storytime for Preschoolers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
(Open to 3- to 5-year-olds) Come be part of the fun at Preschool Storytime! These programs feature a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and interactive storytelling. Caregivers are invited to wait outside the Wilton Room during these “independent” storytimes.

Please note: We ask that you choose only one registered program for your child(ren)—your registration covers the full 6-week session.
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Emoji Extravaganza

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
(Grades 4-6) We'll celebrate all things emoji in this program! There will be hands-on activities, crafts and games. Don't miss it! Please register.
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Knitters Night Out

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Grab your knitting (or crochet) project and spend some time at the library. No registration necessary. 18+
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Storytime for Toddlers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
(Open to walkers up to age 36 months) Have a toddler at home? Join us for a fun, interactive experience of story, rhyme, music and play to help build your young one’s early literacy skills!

Please note: We ask that you choose only one registered program for your child(ren)—your registration covers the full 6-week session.

Looking for more storytime fun? Join us for Family Drop-In Storytime, held on Wednesdays at 9:30am and Saturdays at 10:30am. No registration required, all are welcome!


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Valentine’s Day Topiary With Barb Ottolino $10

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
A Breathtaking Valentine’s Day Topiary - Learn to construct a floral topiary with BIG IMPACT, using only $15 worth of materials. During the season when flower prices spike, learn how you can circumvent market pressures by relying on clever design rather than predictable and costly floral abundance. Learn to create an elegant arrangement that will take anybody’s breath away while discovering money saving ways to use recycled containers, harvest free greenery from your yard, and choose flowers that will last 2-3 weeks in this arrangement.

Wednesday, January 31

Family Drop-In Storytime

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required!

Snowman Chemistry

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
(Grades 2-3) We'll learn about snow and the science behind what makes it work ... then we'll do fun hands-on experiments! Please register.
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Wednesday Night in the Computer Lab---Google Drive

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
We set aside two Wednesday evenings each month for hands-on computer software training in our computer lab. Tonight's class is Google Drive. Learn how to access Google Drive Docs, Sheets, Slides, forms and Drawing software. Please note: You'll need to have a Gmail account and your login information to participate.
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Thursday, February 1

Storytime for Toddlers

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to walkers up to age 36 months) Have a toddler at home? Join us for a fun, interactive experience of story, rhyme, music and play to help build your young one’s early literacy skills!

Please note: We ask that you choose only one registered program for your child(ren)—your registration covers the full 6-week session.

Looking for more storytime fun? Join us for Family Drop-In Storytime, held on Wednesdays at 9:30am and Saturdays at 10:30am. No registration required, all are welcome!


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