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See Your Library

in a Different Light Go to our website and click “Lighting Project” for updates on planned closings.

ADULTS Lighting Project November 2019 – February 2020

We are replacing our lighting with LED to improve visibility and energy savings. Programs may be moved to a different room and some collections may be unavailable to the public. Any closings will be listed on our website and posted in the library as they are scheduled. Thank you for your patience!

Edouard Manet: Painter of Modern Life Monday, Dec. 9, 7:00pm

Enlighten Your Mind

Art historian Jeff Mishur explores the life and paintings of Edouard Manet, who took on the conservative art world in Paris by painting modern life, inspiring Renoir, Monet, and other Impressionists. R

Fremont Writers Group Tuesdays at 3:00pm Dec. 10, Jan. 14 & 28

Join with your fellow writers to share your work and improve your writing. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in a study room. R

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2:00pm

This talented ensemble of flute, oboe, bassoon and soprano voice performs a repertoire ranging from early Baroque to Jazz standards. R

Mah Jongg

Thursdays at 6:00pm Basics: Dec. 12 Strategy: Jan. 23

Guided Meditation

Mondays, Dec. 2 & Jan. 20, 10:00am

Learn to calm your mind and body with guided meditation in this drop-in program.

Play alternates every session between intermediate level play focused on strategy, and basic level play for beginners and new players in this instructor-guided class.

Game Night

Thursdays, Dec. 5 & Jan. 30 6:30 - 8:30pm

Bullet Journal 101

Monday, Jan. 20, 7:00pm

Adult gamers: play new or classic tabletop and role-playing games at our game club. Drop in and play! Beginners welcome.

Adolescent Mental Health Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:00pm

Join Districts 120, 75, Mundelein Park District, and the library for a discussion of “We are Not Invisible,” a report from the National Women’s Law Center about adolescent mental health issues. 2

The bullet journal is the only planner you will ever need. Discover how this DIY planner works and how it can help you organize your life to get things done. Fremont cardholders only. R

Intro. to Art Journaling Monday, Jan. 27, 7:00pm

Art journaling is used to express your emotions, manage stress and explore creativity. Bring an art journal or use supplies provided. Fremont cardholders only. R R

To register call 847-566-8702 or go online to and click “Events Calendar”

ADULTS Lights, Camera, Action!


The Hidden History of Nursery Rhymes

The Farewell

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:00pm

London tour guide John Gowing will present the real story of Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock, and many others. For an adult audience. R

Citizenship Class Tuesdays at 6:00pm Dec. 10 – Jan. 28

If you are in the process of naturalization or would like to start the process, prepare for the citizenship test with weekly classes provided by Mano a Mano Family Resource Center. (No meeting on Dec. 24 & Dec. 31) R

Thursday Dec. 5, 2:00pm

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. (PG | 1h 40min)

The Peanut Butter Falcoln Thursday Jan. 23, 2:00pm

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7:00pm

Historian Jim Gibbons discusses the life and times of screen-legend Jimmy Stewart, from his private life and military service to his role as an icon. R

In this modern Mark Twain style adventure story, a young man with Down syndrome runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true. (PG-13 | 1h 37min)

AARP Tax Preparation Feb. 6 – Apr. 10 Thursdays, 2:30 - 6:30pm Fridays, 9:30am – 2:30pm

Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available by appointment in the library to assist community members with their tax return. Registration starts Jan. 13. Please call or register in person for appointments. R

VOTES FOR WOMEN Wednesday, Jan. 22 7:00pm

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, The Kirk Players present the dramatic story of the women (and men) who fought for women’s suffrage in America. R

Petra Sings: The Music of Cy Coleman Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7:00pm

Jazz singer Petra Van Nuis performs “Witchcraft,””The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Hey Look Me Over,” “Big Spender” and more fabulous tunes by Frank Sinatra’s favorite composer! R

Digitizing Your Home Movies & Photos Thursday, Jan. 30, 2:00pm

Learn how to convert your VHS and cassette tapes to DVDs and scan your photos to the internet with the library’s new conversion station and Kodak Scanner. R

Programs with an R require registration. Programs with an F indicate food/refreshments will be served.




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Senior Connections Fridays at 10:30am

Dec. 13: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Jan. 10: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf This library-sponsored book discussion for seniors is held the second Friday of the month at the Regent Center. Copies of the book are available at the library. R

Fremont Library App is now available! Check your account, search for items and place holds, see events, print from your smartphone, and access your library card, all from one place. Download for free from your app store.

Great Books Discussion Saturdays at 9:15am

Dec. 21: The Talmud: A Biography by Barry Wimpfheimer Jan. 25: A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell A monthly book discussion of enduring works of literature and history. R

Spinecrackers BOOK CLUB!

The Northwest Cultural Council’s mission is to enrich the life of the community by providing opportunity for all people to attend cultural events close to home. Come explore visual arts by Mary Blinn and James Hojnacki currently displayed in our library.


Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30pm

Dec. 10: The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown Jan. 14: Year One by Nora Roberts Do you enjoy our book-of-the-month selections? Join us to discuss them! The second book is available to checkout on the 15th of each month, and copies are limited, so pick yours up early! R

To register call 847-566-8702 or go online to and click “Events Calendar”

TEEN Grades 6-12 Teen Writing Contest

Games & Pizza

Jan. 2 - Feb. 29

Attention teen writers! The Fremont Public Library is hosting a teen writing contest! The contest is open to teens in grades 6-12.

Fridays, Dec. 6 & Jan. 3 4:00 - 5:30pm

Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of games and pizza! R F

Teen Advisory Board

DIY Holiday Gifts

Drop in. Give your opinion and help brainstorm teen programs and more, while eating snacks and earning a service hour. F

Make DIY gifts while enjoying pizza and a hot chocolate bar. R F

Mondays, Dec. 9 & Jan. 13 4:15 - 5:15pm

Friday, Dec. 13 4:00 - 5:30pm

Exam Cram

Did you challenge yourself to read more this year? Remember to bring your challenge sheet into the Youth Services desk to get your $100 gift card raffle entries before Dec. 30th. Start a new challenge to read for 2020!

Monday - Wednesday Dec. 16 - 18 Grades 9-12

2:00 - 8:00pm

Drop in. High school students- need a place to study for finals? We have reserved our program room as a semi-quiet room for your study needs. Snacks & stress relieving activities will be provided. F

Tuesday, Jan. 7 7:00 - 8:00pm

Let your creativity shine as you learn to tell your own stories.


Teen Interactive Movie Friday, Jan. 17 4:00 - 5:30pm

Join us for an interactive movie screening-take part in the movie action with props, sound effects, and a whole lot of fun, or just sit back and enjoy the movie & popcorn bar. R F

SAT Practice Test: with C2 Education

ACT Practice Test: with C2 Education

Take a free practice SAT test from C2 Education in the library. R

Take a free practice ACT test from C2 Education in the library. R

Saturday, Jan. 25 9:30am - 1:00pm Grades 9-12

Creative Writing Club

Teens’ Personal Reading Challenge

Sunday, Jan. 26 1:15 - 4:30pm Grades 9-12

Young Adult Book of the Month: Grades 9-12 Dec. Caraval by Stephanie Garber Jan. The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans Read and collect 4 bookmarks from our monthly selections and get a free book!

Programs with an R require registration. Programs with an F indicate food/refreshments will be served.



Preschool ScribbleMonster

Wednesday, Dec. 11 6:00pm Ages 4-8 with an adult

For age appropriate child with adult. Siblings always welcome.

Bring your dancing shoes to bop, hop, and groove along with Jim and Jayne of ScribbleMonster! 45min. program. R

Snowman Storytime

Make warm winter memories with this “frosty” storytime and craft. 45 min. program.

Nearly New Year’s Party Monday, Dec. 30 10:00am Ages 2-8 with an adult

Ring in the new year a little early with a story, craft, and dance party. 45 min. program. R

Bookflix Storytime

Friday, Jan. 10 10:00am Ages 2-5 with an adult

Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by playtime and adult conversation.

Jump, dance, wiggle, and stomp as we share stories and music for toddlers on the go!

Wednesdays 9:30am & 10:30am 1 - 2 year-olds

Preschool Tinkers

Family Storytime

Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Craft included.

Bounces for babies, silly songs for big kids, and everything in between.

Tuesdays 9:30am & 10:30am 2.5 - 5 year-olds

Thursdays 6:00pm All ages

No storytimes the last week of each month.

Build It

Enjoy entertaining and educational stories, rhymes, and songs with books animated on-screen using the Bookflix app. 30 min. program.

Preschool & Daycare Fair Saturday

January 11 10:00am - 12:00pm Join us for this meet-and-greet featuring area preschool and daycare providers. Registration not required but recommended for email reminders. Children are welcome to attend along with adults. 6

Toddler Time

Mondays 9:30am & 10:30am Birth - 24 months

Saturday, Dec. 14 10:00am Ages 2-5 with an adult

Baby Bounce

Tuesday, Jan. 21 5:00 - 6:00pm Ages 4-8 with an adult

Young engineers will enjoy an evening of building with Legos, blocks, and other materials.

Baby Gym

Monday, Jan. 27 10:00 - 11:00am

Mobile infants under 18 months with an adult. Feeling cooped up? Getting Cabin Fever? You and your baby can get your wiggles out with new friends at this unstructured playtime.

Together for Childhood Thursday, Jan. 30 6:00 - 7:30pm Ages 3-12 with an adult

Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and prizes at this family-friendly event. F

To register call 847-566-8702 or go online to and click “Events Calendar”

All Ages

YOUTH All ages (children under 8 with an adult)

Frozen Party

Tuesday, Dec. 10 4:30pm

Celebrate all things Frozen with crafts, games, and more. 1 hr. program. R

Cozy with Cookies Saturday, Dec. 7 10:00am - 12:00pm

The weather outside is frightful, but desserts are so delightful! Decorate a cookie using frosting, sprinkles, and other toppings. F

Holiday Train Run

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, Dec. 15, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Come for a special Holiday display from the North Central ‘O’ Gaugers model trains.

Wooden Train Play

Snowflake Paintings with Christine Thornton Tuesday, Dec. 3 6:00pm Grades 3-5

Learn to draw snowflakes with pencil, then use masking fluid markers to create snowflakes with flowing liquid watercolors. 1.5 hr. program. R

Lake County Community Homeschoolers Thursdays, Dec. 12, Jan. 9 & 23 1:00 - 3:00pm Ages 5-10

Network with other homeschooling families and tackle new and familiar subjects in a fun group environment.

Creative Writing Club Tuesday, Jan. 7 4:30pm Grades 3-5

Let your creativity shine as you learn to tell your own stories. 1 hr. program. R

Saturdays, Dec. 14 & Jan. 11 11:00am - 4:00pm

Penguin Piggy Bank with Ceramics For You

School Age

Design and paint your own personal penguin-shaped piggy bank with instructors from Ceramics For You. 1 hr. program. R

Build your own large track layouts with our wooden trains.

Two Chess Nuts

Wednesday, Jan. 15 Grades K-2: 4:30pm Grades 3-5: 6:00pm

Mondays, Dec. 2 & Jan. 20 6:30 - 7:30pm Grades K and up (children under 8 with an adult)

Family Book Club: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Snowmen Paintings with Christine Thornton

Join us for a book discussion with the whole family, including a craft and snacks. One free book available to each family who registers. 1 hr. program. R F

Explore new versions of chess or play a classic game. All levels of experience welcome.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 4:00pm Grades K-2

Enjoy the wintry story of “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner and create your own nighttime snowman using oil pastels and collage. 1 hr. program. R

Saturday, Jan. 18 10:30am Grades 3-5 with an adult

Sink or Float?: DIY Boats Tuesday, Jan. 28 4:30pm Grades K-2

Test and discover which materials float best, then use your findings to build your own boat. 1 hr. program. R

Programs with an R require registration. Programs with an F indicate food/refreshments will be served.


Fremont Public Library District 1170 North Midlothian Road Mundelein, IL 60060 Phone: 847-566-8702 Renewals: 847-918-3234 Fax: 847-566-0204


Library Closed:

Dec. 24, 25, 31 & Jan. 1

Genealogy Interest Group

Wednesdays, Dec. 4 & Jan. 8, 10:00am

Meet fellow genealogy enthusiasts, ask questions, and use the library’s genealogy resources. Bring your laptop, or use one of ours. Open to all levels of expertise.

Wild Ones: Insects of Lake County Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7:00pm

The public is invited to the meetings of the Lake-toPrairie chapter of the Wild Ones, a national not-forprofit organization that promotes using native plants in landscapes.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2:00pm

Offered through the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois, this support group offers caregivers a confidential environment to find dementia education and mutual support.

Fremont Township Office Hours Tuesdays, Dec. 17 & Jan. 21 11:00am - 1:00pm

Representatives from Fremont Township will be at the library monthly to help direct seniors, veterans, low-income, and disabled residents to available services.

Friends Book Sale

2nd Weekend of each month Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30pm

Come to our monthly sale of donated and/or withdrawn books, movies, audiobooks, and music CDs.

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Support the Friends, Support Your Library Your library continues to be a vital element in a vibrant community, and we are stronger with your patronage as well as your monetary donations. Whether you shop at a Friends Book Sale on the 2nd weekend of each month or donate using the enclosed envelope, all funds raised by the Friends and Foundation of Fremont Public Library go directly back into programs, amenities, and upgrades to benefit our library patrons. Your donation will be acknowledged on a poster on the first floor with our sincere thanks. If you are interested in learning more about the Friends & Foundation please contact Scott Davis, Library Director, at 847-566-8702.

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December 2019 & January 2020 Newsletter  

December 2019 & January 2020 Newsletter