June - Aug. 2022 Newsletter

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JUN•JUL•AUG

2022

Summer Library Club June 1 - July 31


ADULT Programs

OCEANS OF READING

Oceans of Possibilities:

Summer Library Club June 1 - July 31

Visit your library or attend virtual programs six times in two months to earn an awesome prize!

Summer Reading Challenge June 1 - July 31

Read or listen to 3 books and record them on the challenge card. Turn in the card by July 31 to receive a small gift and a chance to win a Galaxy Tablet! One entry per person.

An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

Wednesday, June 22, 7:00pm

Join us for an evening with James Beard Award Winner, Top Chef contestant, and author Chef Kwame Onwuachi. This special program Join us for our monthly book discussion. comes from Illinois Libraries Present. (Online)

Senior Connections Fridays at 10:30am

Join us for our monthly book discussion. (In person/online)

June 10: The Thursday Murder Club

by Richard Osman July 8: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson Aug. 12: Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Jaswal

Great Books

Saturdays at 10:00am

A monthly book discussion of enduring works of literature and history. (Online)

June 25: North and South

by Elizabeth Gaskell July 30: Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah Aug. 27: On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

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Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.


ADULT Programs

OCEANS OF FUN Stay Crafty!

Stop by the Reader’s Services desk to find out what adults can craft up this month! Craft kits are provided by the library beginning on the first of each month until they are gone; no registration required. Limit 2 per person, please.

Ocean-Themed Epoxy Resin Workshop Monday, June 20 2:00pm or 6:00pm

The artists from Dandelion Gallery will help you customize your own ocean theme wall art on an 8 X 8 wood canvas using resin, acrylic paints, and other elements for a natural look. Register early, space is limited. (In person)

DIY Tie Dye

Wednesday, July 6, 4:00pm or 6:00pm Bring a white garment and try your hand at creating your very own tie dye masterpiece! Dye is provided; please bring your own white garment. (In person)

Game Night

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6:00pm Are you the type of person who loves to win “longest road” in Settlers of Catan? Join us for a fun-filled night of board games! We’ll have a variety of games for you to enjoy. (In person)

Trivia Night

Monday, June 27, 7:00pm How much do you remember about history? Pop culture? Books and movies? Join us for a fun-filled night of trivia! Winner receives a prize. (Online)

OCEANS OF MUSIC It Was 50 Years Ago Today: Albums from 1972 Thursday, June 23, 7:00pm

Join music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show, for a live, online event celebrating seminal albums from 1972 and their lasting influence on musicians today. (Online)

The History of the Beach Boys Monday, Aug. 22, 7:00pm

Gary Wenstrup traces the arc of the Beach Boys’ early career from “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “California Girls” to the more mature “Pet Sounds”, “Good Vibrations” and more. Surf’s Up! (In person/online)

Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.

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ADULT Programs

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Wild Ones: Sustainable Yards

Monarchs

Wednesday, July 13 7:00pm

Tuesday, June 7, 7:00pm

Naturalist Kim White explores the migratory path and life cycle of the monarch butterfly, and what we can do to attract them to our gardens and help their migration. (In person/online)

Need some inspiration to finally remove that pesky hedgerow of burning bush? Learn ways to make our native trees and shrubs the most attractive ecological and aesthetic option. (In person/online)

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Wild Ones: Native Seed Collection

The Art of Paul Cézanne

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7:00pm Join us to learn about identifying your plants when they are seeding instead of blooming, along with tips on how to collect & handle your seeds successfully. (In person/online)

Wednesday, Aug. 17 7:00pm

Art historian Jeff Mishur discusses Cézanne’s innovative approach to traditional subjects, including still life, landscape and the nude. (Virtual in library/online)

HISTORY

The Kirk Players Present: Scenes from The Diary of Anne Frank Wednesday, June 1, 7:00pm

The Kirk Players present scenes from the powerful new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank. (In person)

The Chernobyl Disaster Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7:00pm

Jim Gibbons discusses the Chernobyl disaster, as well as Soviet and worldwide reactions, and its effect through today. (In person/online)

Russian-American Relations: What is to be Done? Monday, June 6, 7:00pm

Prof. Ben Whisenhunt will examine the events prior to the invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin's priorities, and what the future holds. (In person/online)

True Crime Stories

Wednesday, July 20, 7:00pm Prof. Amanda Vicary explains why people, especially women, are drawn to true crime books and podcasts, and discusses two murder cases which may have wrongful convictions. (Virtual in library/online)

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Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.


ADULT Programs

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On the Beach

Monday, July 18, 7:00pm

Nancy McCully explores what North Carolina’s barrier islands have to offer, including sandy beaches, lighthouses, shipwrecks, the Wright Brothers, and more. (In person/online)

Spotlight

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Travel Cuisine Quest: Asia Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:00pm

Tantalize your taste buds as Brian Michalski whisks you off to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, and more on this whirlwind tour of iconic regional cuisine and little-known delights. (In person/online)

Ships

Shipwrecks - Treasures of the Great Lakes Monday, June 13, 7:00pm

Cal Kothrade takes us on a visually stunning tour of ten of the most photogenic and commonly dived shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. (Virtual in library/online)

The Endurance: History's Greatest Shipwreck Monday, July 11, 7:00pm

Rochelle Pennington tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 voyage, the time the crew spent trapped in ice in the Antarctic, and their eventual rescue. (In person)

Female Lighthouse Keepers of America

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7:00pm Laura Keyes explores the fascinating history of lighthouses and their Keepers, often women, who kept those lights on in the fiercest storms and worst conditions imaginable. (Virtual in library/online)

Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.

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for Teens Grades 6 12

All our teen programs this summer are in person unless noted. Please join us!

Teen Summer Library Club:

Oceans of Possibilities June 1 Summer Reading Challenge June 1 - July 31 Read or listen to 3 books and record them on the challenge card. Turn in the card by July 31 to receive a free book and a chance to win a Galaxy Tablet! One entry per person.

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July 31

Grades 6-12. Stop by the Youth Services desk to complete a short activity to spin the prize wheel. Each visit earns you an entry in the Grand Prize raffle for a $100 gift card. After 6 visits you’ll also earn a free book!

Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.


TEEN Programs Grades 6 - 12 Games & Pizza: with Tie Dye Friday, June 3, 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of board games, pizza, and tie dye outdoors at the library! One item to tie dye will be provided.

Teen Advisory Board Mondays at 4:15pm June 6, July 11 & Aug. 8

Come for some treats and to brainstorm teen program ideas and earn a volunteer service hour.

ACT, SAT, or PSAT Virtual Practice Test

SUMMER VOLUNTEERING Teens ages 13 and older can volunteer at the library, and we would love your help this summer! We need assistants to help little kids log their visits to the library from June 1 to July 31. It’s easy to get started. •Fill out the application on our teen page. •Attend one of our mandatory training sessions. •Go online to pick out shifts that work with your schedule.

Saturdays, June 11 & July 16 Grades 9-12. Preparing for the ACT, SAT, or PSAT test? Take a VIRTUAL free practice test, from C2 Education at home anytime that day. (Online)

DIY School Supplies Friday, July 29, 4:00pm

Transform your ordinary school supplies into something unique. We’ll provide the supplies. Pizza will be served.

Games & Pizza

Friday, Aug. 5, 4:00pm Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of games and pizza!

Teen Cannoli Class Tuesday, August 23 4:30pm or 6:00pm

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Come learn cannoli making in this hands-on class. Students will roll, form, and fill 3 cannoli. Registration by phone or in person, starting July 15; for Fremont cardholders only. Only teens may attend.

Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.

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All our youth programs this summer are in person unless noted. Please join us!

June 1 - July 31 Summer Library Club:

Visit your library to earn your way to a free book or other rewards!

Let’s Read This Summer! Want to keep your child reading this summer? We have other ongoing programs for all ages. Go online or stop at the Youth Services desk for more information.

PRESCHOOLERS 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Family Book of the Month

SCHOOL-AGE KIDS 100 Books Before High School Pin Pals Elementary Book of the Month Middle School Book of the Month

Summer Reading Challenge June 1 - July 31

Read or listen to 3 books and record them on the challenge card. Turn in the card by July 31 to receive a book or a prize and a chance to win a Galaxy Tablet! One entry per person.

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Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.


PRESCHOOL Possibilities Siblings welcome to all of our storytimes. No registration is required, pick up a ticket at the Youth Services Desk the morning of each storytime for entry into the program.

STEM Storytime: Outer Space Friday, July 29, 10:00am

WEEKLY STORYTIMES First three weeks of each month. A caregiver must accompany the child.

Baby Bounce

Ages 2-6 BLAST OFF ON A READING ADVENTURE!

Wednesdays at 9:30am & 10:30am

STEM Storytime: Mini Math Friday, Aug. 5, 10:00am Ages 2-6 EXPLORE MATH CONCEPTS AND MAKE A MATHEMATICAL ART PROJECT.

Birth - 15 months Cuddles and connection are the focus of this gentle storytime for the youngest readers.

Toddler Time

Tuesdays at 9:30am & 10:30am

Ages 1-2 Jump, wiggle, dance, and sing at this high-activity storytime for your busy toddler.

Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10:30am & 1:30pm

PLAYFUL CRAFTERS

Ages 3-5 Explore the world of reading with your active preschooler.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 9:30am or 10:30am

Family Storytime

Ages 3-5 Play and explore with new art styles in this process-oriented art class. Adults and kids should dress for a mess! Registration opens July 15.

Mondays at 6:30pm

All ages Stories, songs, and a craft for families to enjoy together. Pajamas optional!

Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.

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MONTHLY Possibilities

JUNE Possibilities

STEM To-Go

Registration opens May 15 for June Programs

June: Spool Racer July: DIY Flashlight August: DIY Winch

Ceramic Hedgehog Plate Pick up beginning Wednesday, June 1

Grades K-5 Drop in. Bring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math home with you! Available on the first of the month on a first-come, first-served basis! Limit one per child.

Grades K-5 Take home everything you need to paint a ceramic hedgehog plate.

Light Up Fidget Spinner Tuesday, June 21, 4:30pm

Solitaire Chess Challenge

Grades 3-5 with an adult Make your own fidget spinner with a working LED light.

Wednesdays at 4:30pm June 8, July 13 & Aug. 10

Grades 3 and up Work as a team to solve solitaire challenges with chess pieces! Join us in the Library or on Zoom - your choice. (In person/online)

Craft Camp Tuesday, June 14, 5:30pm Friday, July 22, 2:00pm Thursday, Aug. 11, 5:30pm

All ages with an adult Design, create and build whatever your mind thinks up! Dress for mess.

Read to Rover

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm June 15, July 20 & Aug. 17

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

DOG MAN: TO THE RESCUE! Monday, June 27, 4:30pm All ages with an adult CELEBRATE THE POPULAR DOG MAN BOOK SERIES AT THIS PARTY!

Drop off: Friday, June 24, 4:30pm Pick up: Saturday, June 25, 11:00am

All ages with an adult Bring your stuffed animal for a bedtime story and make a craft. Then tuck your stuffy in for the night! Come back on Saturday to find out about their adventures at the sleepover and take them home.

DRAMA CLUB Wednesday, June 29, 5:30pm

Grades 3-5 PLAY CHARADES, PRACTICE SKITS, AND LEARN SOME WARM-UPS TO TRAIN YOUR VOICE AND ACTING SKILLS.

Ages 7 & older Read to Rover is back! Sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to a trained therapy dog. Signed waiver required.

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Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.


JULY Possibilities

AUGUST Possibilities

Registration opens June 15 for July Programs

Registration opens July 15 for August Programs

TRAVELING WORLD OF REPTILES WITH DAVE DINASO Thursday, July 7, 6:00pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Register all attending. SEE LIVE REPTILES UP CLOSE AND DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THESE MISUNDERSTOOD CREATURES.

Minecraft Minigames Saturday, Aug. 13, 2:00pm Grades 1-3 Play a variety of 4 Minecraft Minigames, and build your own!

LEGO Challenge

Monday, Aug. 22, 4:30pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Stack up your skills with brickbuilding fun!

Minecraft Escape Room

Thursday, Aug. 25 4:30pm or 6:30pm

Grades 4-8 Can you escape from this Minecraft version of an escape room? For grades 4-8; experienced 3rd graders may also register.

Spy School: Secret Decoder

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4:30pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Test out invisible ink and make a Decoder that can help you read secret messages.

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party

Tuesday, July 26, 4:30pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Stretch out your dancing muscles and your imagination at this party celebrating the popular Rainbow Magic Fairies book series!

Ocean STEAM

Wednesday, July 27, 4:30pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Learn about the wonders of the ocean through art projects and science experiments.

BubbLe Wonders Thursday, July 28, 6:00pm

Grades K-5 with an adult DISCOVER BUBBLES THAT DANCE, BUBBLES INSIDE OF BUBBLES, KIDS INSIDE OF BUBBLES, AND MORE!

International Friendship Day Saturday, July 30, 10:00am

All ages with an adult Celebrate friendship with experiences and activities from many cultures.

Weekend Concert Series All ages with an adult; register every person attending.

Swimmable Songs Concert with Laura Doherty

Balloons Under the Sea with Smarty Pants

Boogie to Baby Beluga, sing along with Baby Shark, and dance in the Octopus's Garden at this interactive concert starring Laura Doherty!

Register all attending. Experience gigantic balloons, comedy, and storytelling starring Smarty Pants! Registration opens June 15.

ScribbleMonster Music Play

Miss Jamie's Farm

Sunday, June 5, 3:00pm

Saturday, June 18, 11:00am Bring your dancing shoes and imagination to this concert starring the award winning ScribbleMonster!

Sunday, July 10, 3:00pm

Saturday, July 23, 10:00am Howdy y'all! Miss Jamie stars in this interactive concert that brings life on the farm to your Library. Registration opens June 15.

Registration is required for all programs. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/events or call 847-566-8702.

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Fremont Public Library District 1170 North Midlothian Road Mundelein, IL 60060

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Mundelein, IL 60060-1237 Permit No. 203

Phone: 847-566-8702 www.fremontlibrary.org

Monday – Thursday 9am to 9pm Fridays 9am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 5pm Sundays 1pm to 5pm Library Closed Monday, July 4th

Medicare and Your Options

Monday, Aug. 29, 7:00pm Mike Altman unravels the mysteries of Medicare, including how to enroll as well as the options for both those turning 65 and those currently covered under Medicare. (In person/online)

Fremont Writers Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 3:15pm Join with fellow writers to share and improve your writing. (Online)

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Try Our New

Drive-Up Window! STEP 1:

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Place your holds through the online catalog and select Fremont Public Library Drive-Up Window as your pick-up location.

Drive up to the window which is located next to the outside return slots. Press the buzzer for service.

Guided Meditation & Chair Yoga

After you've placed your hold, wait for a call, text or email from the library that your holds are ready.

Seek calm and take time to relax and focus in the comfort of your own home. (Online)

The Drive-Up Window is available during regular library hours up until 5 minutes before closing.

Thursdays at 11:30am

Genealogy Group

Wednesday, 10:00am June 1, July 6 & Aug. 3

Our Genealogy Librarian will be on Zoom to answer your questions and help you with your searches. (Online)

Put your library card in the transaction drawer and we'll check out your items to you and include a receipt.

If you have longer transactions such as getting a new or replacement library card or paying a bill, please call the library at 847-566-8702 before coming to the window.