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Hollywood Murders: The Sequel

Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30pm

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. (PG-13 | 1h 58min) R

Sally Field: In Pieces

Jenny Riddle brings to life Sally Field in an “in character” presentation based on Field’s memoir, In Pieces. R

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:00pm

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:00pm

Groundbreaking Musicals

Author and researcher Susan Gibberman returns for an in-depth look at more unsolved Hollywood mysteries. R

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 7:00pm

Join Steven Frenzel for a close look at the films that dared to break the rules and reinvent the musical. R

A Taste for Poison

The Real Mae West

Monday, Mar. 2, 7:00pm

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 7:00pm

Does your evening cocktail taste a little different? Has a neighbor started growing some unusual plants? Then this is the talk for you.

Martina Mathisen presents Mae West, who scandalized the censors but still became Hollywood's highest-paid actress. R

Oscar Movie Screenings Sunday, Mar. 22, 2:00pm Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2:00pm Wednesday, Mar. 25, 6:30pm

Join us for special screenings of Oscar winners (or nominees). Check back after Feb. 9th to learn which movies we will present.


Feb. 13, 7:00pm Tuesday

Feb. 25, 2:00pm

Digitizing Your Home Movies & Photos 2

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


Dr. Neil Bradbury explores the effects of poisons on the human body, and examines the motives of killers in plotting murder. Expect lethal umbrellas, deadly cocktails and killer curries in this unique combination of science, true crime and murder mystery. R

Roku Streaming Services Workshop Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2:00pm Thursday, Mar. 12, 7:00pm

Learn how to use the streaming services available on the library's Roku devices. R

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

ADULTS Fingerknitting for Adults Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:00pm Sunday, Mar. 1, 2:00pm

Make an infinity scarf with nothing but your fingers! Fremont cardholders only. Registration opens January 20.


History of Knitting Monday, Feb. 10, 7:00pm

Explore the history of hand knitting with Liz Kristan from medieval Egyptian stockings to 21st century slow fashion with images and antique items. R

Tapestry Unfolded: A Concert

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2:30pm Multiplicity Jazz Ensemble presents a tribute to female singer-songwriters.

The Battle of Trenton Monday, Feb. 24, 7:00pm

History lecturer Barry Bradford presents the Battle of Trenton, General George Washington's first and most important victory in the American Revolution. R

The Noble Train: Henry Knox & the American Revolution Monday, Mar. 9, 7:00pm

William Hazelgrove presents the story of Henry Knox, a Boston bookseller whose heroic trek through a vicious winter lead to the first major American victory of the Revolution. R

The Music of Ireland Sunday, Mar. 15, 2:00pm Master fiddle player Sean Cleland performs traditional Irish music and discusses the fascinating history of traditional Irish music in Chicago. R

The Sinking of The Lady Elgin Monday, Mar. 30, 7:00pm

Author Paul Timm explores the 1860 wreck of The Lady Elgin, a steamship that sank while travelling from Chicago to Milwaukee. It remains the worst open-water disaster on Lake Michigan. R

Now We Can Sing

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 7:00pm Flutist Barbara Siesel and singer Keith Torgan perform music forbidden to Jewish musicians by the Nazis in 1930’s Germany, including Bach, Gershwin, and popular cabaret songs. R

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



Spinecrackers BOOK CLUB!

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30pm

Feb. 11: All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda Mar. 10: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The book is available to checkout on the 15th of each month, and copies are limited, so pick yours up early! R

Senior Connections

Fridays at 10:30am at Regent Center Feb. 14: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Mar. 13: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Apr. 3: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Great Books:

Saturdays at 9:15am Feb. 22: Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham Mar. 28: The Gingerman by J.P. Donleavy

Please call or check online for our ongoing meetings: Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Citizenship Class Fremont Writers Group Game Night Genealogy Interest Group Guided Meditation Mah Jongg Wild Ones 4

Time is Money What's it Worth? Coin, Currency, & Jewelry Appraisals Tuesday, Feb. 11 10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00 - 8:00pm

Lifelong coin collector Dave Ekstrom will offer free appraisals of coins, currency, and jewelry (jewelry metals appraised only, not gemstones). Registration required. R

AARP Tax Preparation Services 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. Appointments required. Register in person or by calling 847-918-3206. R

Postpone Procrastination Now Wednesday, Mar. 4, 7:00pm

Life coach Tom Wendt teaches the tools and techniques to lay aside procrastination and become a consistent producer. R

Financial Checkup for Retirees

Monday, Mar. 23, 7:00pm

Karen Chan discusses how to put (and keep) your financial house in order. Topics include insurance, your home, credit history, and other important documents. R

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

TEEN Grades 6-12 Young Adult Book of the Month: Grades 9-12

Paying for College Without Going Broke: Presented by My College Planning Team

Feb. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han Mar. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Read and collect 4 bookmarks from our monthly selections and get a free book!

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Sunday, Mar. 8, 1:15 - 4:30pm

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Saturday, Mar. 14, 9:30am - 1:00pm

Grades 9-12. Take a free practice SAT test, from C2 Education, in the library. R

Nailed It! Friday, Mar. 20 4:00 - 5:30pm

SAT Practice Test: with C2 Education

ACT Practice Test: with C2 Education

Sunday, Mar. 15, 1:15 - 4:30pm

Have you seen the Netflix Original series, Nailed It!? Want to try it yourself? (If you haven't, check out a Roku) Join us for an attempt at creating an edible masterpiece. R F

Grades 9-12. Take a free practice ACT test, from C2 Education, in the library. R

Teen Chefs: Kitchen Safety Monday, Feb. 17 1:00 - 2:45pm or 4:00 - 5:45pm

Teen Writing Contest 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.

Learn kitchen safety and cooking basics through this hands-on class. Use your culinary skills to prepare a tasty treat! R F

Teen Chefs: Breakfast Time

Monday, Mar. 30, 4:00 - 5:30pm or 6:00 - 7:30pm

Learn how to prepare breakfast! Note: You must have previously attended the Teen Chefs: Kitchen Safety class to register for this program. R F

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



Preschool Mini Melodies

Saturday, Feb. 1 & Mar. 7, 10:00am Ages 1-5 with an adult

For age appropriate child with adult. Siblings always welcome.

Come shake your sillies out in this interactive music and movement program! 30 min. program.

Little Scientists: Dinosaurs

Baby Bounce

Stories, songs, and rhymes Engage in active learning followed by playtime and with your preschooler! adult conversation. Craft included.

Monday, Feb. 24, 10:00am Ages 2-5 with an adult

Become a scientist in this program designed for our littlest patrons. Enjoy a story and other STEAM activities all about dinosaurs! 45 min. program.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10:00am Ages 2-6 with an adult

Sing and dance along with us to all of Pete the Cat’s groovy tunes! Siblings welcome. 30 min. program.

Leap Day Storytime

Saturday, Feb. 29, 10:00am Ages 2-5 with an adult

Celebrate Leap Day with silly stories and songs. 30 min. program

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

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

All Ages

Friday, Mar. 13, 10:00 - 11:00am Ages 2-5 with an adult

Drop in. Practice the alphabet together with activities and games. 1 hr. program.



No storytimes last week of each month

(children under 8 with an adult)

Creative Kids

Express your inner artist at this family-oriented craft night. Create something new every month.

Explore The Alphabet

Thursdays, Feb. 13 & Mar. 19 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Wooden Train Play

Saturday, Feb. 8 & Mar. 14 11:00am - 4:00pm

Picture Book Art: Eric Carle

Build your own large track layouts with our wooden trains.

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 10:00am Ages 2-5 years with an adult

Discover how Eric Carle illustrates his famous books and create your own tissue paper collage! 1 hr. program. R

The Jungle Book Preview

All ages (children under 8 with an adult)

Kirk Players present scenes from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, followed by a Q&A with the cast. 45 min. program. R 6

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

Toddler Time

Pete the Cat Sing-Along

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2:00pm

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

Preschool Tinkers

International Candy Taste Test Friday, Feb. 14, 4:30 - 5:30pm Try candy from all over the world and vote on your favorite! F

Hats for the Homeless

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2:00 - 3:00pm Join with Girl Scouts to learn how to make a no-sew fleece hat that will be donated to the Fremont Township Food Pantry.

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


School Age

Doubles Chess

Chess Nuts

Enjoy a chess game designed for teams of 2! Bring a partner with you and learn together, or pair up with a new friend as your teammate. R

Monday, Mar. 9, 6:30 - 7:30pm Grades K and up (children under 8 with an adult)

Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30 - 7:30pm Grades K and up (children under 8 with an adult) Explore new versions of chess or play a classic game. All levels of experience welcome.

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 4:00pm Grades 3-5

Fingerknitting for Kids Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4:30pm Grades 3-5

Learn this simple technique to create a cozy scarf. 45 min. program. R

Minecraft Mania

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 5:00pm Saturday, Mar. 28, 10:00am Grades 1-4

DIY Fairy House

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 5:00pm Grades K-2 with an adult Help your local fairies by building shelters where they can warm up during cold weather. Siblings welcome. 1 hr. program.

Lake County Community Homeschoolers Thursdays, Feb. 13, Feb. 27 & Mar. 12 1:00 - 3:00pm Ages 5-10

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

Coding Club

Get hands-on experience coding with Scratch. Beginners will learn the basics, and more advanced students will add new tricks to their creations! No coding experience required. 1 hr. program. R

Draw a design, picture, or story with graphite pencils, then use 9 volt batteries and LED light bulbs to make it glow! 1 hr. program. R

Family Book Club: New Kid by Jerry Craft Friday, Mar. 13, 4:30pm Grades 3-5 with an adult

Come together with other Minecraft players to create objects and structures using Multiplayer Creative Mode. 1 hr. 30 min. program. R

Friday, Feb. 21, 4:00pm Grades 3-5

Graphite Circuits

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

DIY Bouncy Balls

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 4:30pm Grades K-2 with an adult

Make your own bouncy balls! Come dressed for a mess. 1 hr. program. R

4 Art Projects in 1 Hour Friday, Mar. 27, 4:30pm Grades 3-5

Expand your artistic abilities by mastering 4 different projects in one hour. R

Youth Book of the Month: Grades 5-8 Feb. The Last (Endling series, #1) by Katherine Applegate Mar. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Collect four bookmarks from our monthly selections and bring them in for a free book!

Youth Book of the Month: Grades 3-4 Feb. Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord Mar. The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Collect four bookmarks from our monthly selections and bring them in for a free book!

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


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Open On These Holidays:

Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Feb. 17 - President’s Day In case of bad weather, please call the library to check if we are open. You can also check emergencyclosingcenter.com for updates.


General Primary Election

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 6:00am - 7:00pm The library will be open 6:00am – 9:00pm on voting day.

Fremont Township Office Hours Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Friends Book Sale

2nd Weekend of each month Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, 1:15pm – 4:30pm

‘O’ Gaugers Model Trains 2nd Saturday of each month 10:00am – 4:00pm

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! Photos at the Library: Fremont staff may take photos or video of program participants for library publicity. Please notify staff if you do not wish yourself or your child to be photographed.

What to Know about the 2020 Census Every ten years, the Constitution requires that we count all the people living in our country. It’s very important to have a complete count, because it helps the federal, state and local governments decide where to spend money on roads, hospitals, schools, fire stations, and more. It’s useful for lots of other things, like helping businesses decide where to open—they want to go where the customers are! Everyone living in the US is required by law to complete the census, and the information you share only goes to the Census Bureau. That means telemarketers, law enforcement, and immigration are not allowed to see any of your answers. This year, the census form can be done by mail, over the phone or online. You will receive a letter via the mail with an online code. If you quickly respond, there will be no need for a census taker to call or visit your home. If you prefer to speak with someone in person, look for Census Information hours which will be posted in the next newsletter or go online to fremontlibrary.org/census.

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