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Staying Connected

March Online Programs


Making Movies

Monday, March 8, 7:00pm

Filmmakers Tom Capps, Phil Russell and Janelle Tedesco will pull back the curtain to reveal some tricks and secrets behind how movies are made. R


March 17, 7:00pm Acclaimed storyteller Megan Wells presents stories from the myths, legends, and history of Ireland. R


Eating Beautiful

Monday, March 22, 7:00pm

Lea Dixon takes the guesswork out of the equation so you can make gorgeous charcuterie boards every time! With her easy, 5 step process, you can elevate your cheeseboard to pro status. R

Springtime is Here!

Jazz with Jeanne Becker Trio Wednesday, March 31, 7:00pm

The composers from the Great American Songbook come alive through the sensuous vocals of Jeanne Becker and her superb trio.

Dorothy Kilgallen Did The Truth Die With Her? Wednesday March 24, 7:00pm

The WASPs: The “Fly Girls” of WW2 Wednesday, March 10, 7:00pm

Rebecca Tulloch, certified FAA pilot, tells the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War 2. R


Bringing Butterflies to Your Yard

Invasive Jumping Worms in Illinois Tuesday, March 3, 7:00pm

Brought to you by the Lake-to-Prairie chapter of the Wild Ones. R 2

Barry Bradford presents the fascinating life of journalist Dorothy Kilgallen who took the stories of Jack Ruby, Dr. Sam Sheppard and more to her grave when she died mysteriously. R

Monday, March 15, 7:00pm

Jamie Viebach of The Conservation Foundation presents examples of native butterflies and explains which native plants will encourage them to visit you! R

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


April Online Programs


Finding Peace

Monday, April 5, 7:00pm

Parent? Caregiver? Just want to manage stress better? Psychotherapist Maria Rocha shares selfcare strategies for increased well being and stress management. R



April 6 3:00pm

There are many options for unloading your things, from old faves like Ebay to newer places like Facebook Marketplace. Mike Gershbein offers selling and safety tips. R

Lizzie Borden took an axe... Or did she? Monday, April 19, 7:00pm

Was Lizzie Borden a desperate daughter who resorted to murder? Or an innocent woman who could never escape the trauma that destroyed her life? Leslie Goddard brings the accused murderer to life. R

Name That Song!

Monday, April 12, 7:00pm

How good is your ear for music? Put it to the test with our spin on the classic game show as we play hits from the past and present. Can you name the song and performer? R

Cream Puffs, Eclairs, & Other Delights

The Black Dahlia Murder Monday, April 26, 7:00pm

Dubbed the “Black Dahlia” by reporters, Susan Gibberman probes the brutal 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles--one of the most famous unsolved homicides. Graphic content. R

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00pm

Expert pastry chef Jessica Ellington demonstrates how to turn a classic pastry dough into elegant, delicious treats using just a few simple ingredients and your imagination. R

NATURE Tuesday, April 7, 7:00pm

Why Everyone Needs a Nature Fix

Connie Kollmeyer of The Conservation Foundation discusses native plants for your landscape that provide food for wildlife AND for people, and other secrets to native gardening. R

The science is clear--nature benefits our physical, mental, and emotional health. Jan Roehll of The Conservation Foundation discusses the reasons why nature is so good for us. R

Wednesday, April 21, 7:00pm

50 Ways to Improve Habitat in Your Yard Brought to you by the Lake-toPrairie chapter of the Wild Ones.

Edible Native Landscaping


Wednesday, April 28, 7:00pm

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May Online Programs


Edith Head: the Woman Who Dressed Hollywood Wednesday, May 19, 7:00pm

Join educational entertainer Martina Mathisen to discover why Edith Head, who dressed Hollywood’s biggest stars, was the most influential costume designer in Hollywood history.




Monday, May 3, 7:00pm

Feeling run down or lacking zest for life? Create lasting energy by developing better eating, moving, and sleeping habits, with these tips from Wellness Coach Tom Kens. R

Landscaping with Natives

Wednesday, May 5, 7:00pm

Brought to you by the Lake-toPrairie chapter of the Wild Ones.


US-Dakota War of 1862: A Forgotten Battle Monday, May 10, 7:00pm

Icy Worlds

Wednesday, May 12, 7:00pm

Ice in many forms is all over our Solar System. Michelle Nichols investigates ice on hot planets and cold comets, flowing and floating ice glaciers, and even ice volcanoes. R

Sue Baugh explains how a forgotten conflict between the government and the Dakota Sioux led to the largest mass execution in U.S. history and left a legacy that haunts both sides today. R

Autonomous Vehicles

Wednesday, May 26, 7:00pm

Tech guide Michael Gershbein explores the future of self-driving cars: when we can expect to see these types of vehicles and how it will all roll out. R

Connecting with Community Online Genealogy Interest Group Wednesdays at 10:00am March 3, April 7 & May 5

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

Senior Connections

Fridays at 10:30am March 12: Educated by Tara Westover April 9: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah May 14: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes Join us for our monthly book discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library and online. R


Guided Meditation & Chair Yoga Thursdays at 11:30am

Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. R

Great Books

Saturdays at 10:00am March 27: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold April 24: When the Light of the World Was Subdued by Joy Harjo May 29: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

A monthly book discussion of enduring works of literature and history. R

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

Grades 6 - 12 Online Programs

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Practice Test Saturdays, March 6 & April 3, 12:00pm

Grades 9-12. Preparing for the ACT or SAT test? Take a VIRTUAL free practice test, from C2 Education at home. Check the Events Calendar for more details. R

April 1 -30

Financial Strategies for Early College Planners

Wednesday, March 10, 6:30pm

This webinar will emphasize getting a jumpstart on college planning, introduce financial aid options, and cover mistakes to avoid for early planners. R

Grades 6-12. April is National Poetry Month, so send us a poem! Winner will receive a $10 gift card to a place of their choice. Check the Events Calendar for more details.

Teen Take & Make: Tie Dye Mask Friday, April 16

Grades 6-12. Make your own custom tie dye mask with this kit! Registration and email required. Registration open 3/15-4/11. R

Teen Advisory Board

Mondays at 4:00pm March 8, April 12 & May 10

Grades 6-12. Join us on Zoom! Give your opinion and help brainstorm teen programs and more to earn a service hour. Registration and email address is required to get the Zoom link. R

Teen Peep House Decorating Contest Monday

March 22

Grades 6-12 Registration optional via the event on 3/22. Build a Peep house, and then send us a photo of it! Register for a kit 3/1-3/15.

Teen Poetry Contest

Exam Cram Kits: for High School Students Wednesday, May 12

Grades 9-12. Pick up an Exam Cram Kit that will have some items to help you as you study for finals! Registration and email required. Registration open 4/15-5/7. R

Teen Take & Make: Soothing Fluffy Slime Monday, May 17

Grades 6-12. Make your own soothing fluffy slime with this kit! Registration and email required. Registration open 4/15- 5/9. R

Young Adult Book of the Month Read 4 books from our Grades 9-12 March: Furia by Yamile Mendez April: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi May: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

monthly selections, and get a free book! Find it in the library, or online on Hoopla or Overdrive/Libby!

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Shark Storytime

For babies under 24 months with an adult. Cuddle up with your little one for gentle bounces, rhymes, and stories with Ms. Shelby. R

Ages 2-5 Take a bite out of this silly storytime about sharks! Mr. Joel shares shark facts, stories, and songs. R

Monday, March 8, 10:00am

Friday, April 9, 10:00am

Green Storytime

Pokemon Storytime

Ages 2-5 This storytime is brought to you by the color green! Join Ms. Katie to celebrate this seasonal color with stories, songs, and more! R

Ages 2-5 Play in the world of Pokemon with stories, songs, and more! Includes a kit to pick up. R

Wednesday, March 17, 10:00am

Wednesday, April 21, 10:00am

Fairy Storytime

Spring Storytime

Monday, April 26, 10:00am

Friday, March 26, 10:00am

Ages 2-5 Stop and smell the roses - storytime is in bloom! Join Mr. Joel for stories and rhymes about the changing seasons. R

Take-Home Kits Early Literacy Brain Builders

Ages 2-5 A magical craft and wondrous stories will spark your imagination! Includes a kit to pick up. R

March 31: Weather April 30: All About Me! May 1: Process Art

Ages 3-5 years. Talk, sing, read, write, and play with your preschooler to build their literacy skills! R

Youth Book of the Month:

Youth Book of the Month:

March: Stargazing by Jen Wang April: The Collectors by Jacqueline West May: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

March: Best Friends by Shannon Hale April: Mananaland by Pam Munoz Ryan May: The Lost Wonderland Diaries by J. Scott Savage

Elementary School

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



Middle School

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

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


School Age Solitaire Chess Challenge Tuesdays at 4:30pm March 9, April 13 & May 11

Grades 3 and up. Work as a team to solve solitaire challenges with chess pieces! R

Peeps House Decorating Contest Monday, March 22

Families with children grade 5 and under. Decorate a house for Peeps and submit a photo by April 4. Register by 3/15 to receive an optional decorating kit.

Family Book Club

5:30pm Tuesday, March 23: Twins Monday, May 17: 11 Birthdays Grades 3-5. Join us for a book discussion online with the whole family. One free book given to each registered family.


Take-Home Kits Nature Explorers

March 31: Birdwatching for Beginners April 30: Butterfly Life Cycle

Grades K-2. Craft supplies are provided to those who register. R

Go-Go Craft

Excellent Egg Drop

Tuesday, April 27, 5:30pm

Grades K-2. Design a structure that can protect your egg during a big fall! Supplies provided. We will contact you when your kit is ready to pick up. R


Grades 3-5. Learn science with provided supplies. Register to be contacted when your kit is ready to pick up.

March 31 Accelerometer April 30 Newton’s Cradle May 1 Action Figure

Mar. 31: Prickle-Free Cactus Apr. 30: Rainbow Pop-Up Card Recommended for grades K-5. Go beyond the basics with next-level crafting ideas and tutorials! Craft supplies are provided to those who register. R

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

Library Hours

Monday to Thursday 10am – 8pm Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 1 – 5pm

Library closed


April 4 and May 30 & 31 April 6 open for voting only

The Friends & Foundation thanks these donors who gave to the library in 2020: Marie Axel Barbra Austin Patricia Ann Barker Hortencia Becerra Barbara Bonier Dr. V Chowdary and Aruna Jampala Amy Clapp Joyce Clark Jeffrey Covert

In Honor of: Andrulis & Feely Families James & Mary Ellen Andrulis America’s Veterans Gerald & Lois Caslavka Employees at Certified Power Solutions in Mundelein Molly Jeffers Essential Workers during COVID-19 Mario Sanchez Rocha and Lilia Bravo Sepulveda Staff of Fremont Library Ken & Freddie Flaks Ronald Kuligowski Mario Sanchez Rocha and Lilia Bravo Sepulveda Preschool Storytime Marie Vesely Youth Services Department Connie Purcell Tom & Lynn Tuhy

Michael & Elisa Decker Myra Felton John Epstein Karen Franklin Luisa Ginnetti Jane Graber John Herington Barb Holway Bob Jenkins Judy Knoblock

Colleen Liberacki Lester Lobel Rosemarie Marsh Bettylou Miller Stan & Pam Mish Bonnie Moravectz Carolyn Page Mery Papp LaRayne & Fred Scharm Lyle & Ann Marie Staab

James Stivers Kevin Stolarick John Sutter Patsy Sweeny Morton Wallace Frank Weiss Dana Winter David Williams Meredith Wotman

Special thanks for these donations of $1,000 or more: Cindy Boehm via the Trustmark Foundation Lorraine Krebs Carol, Debbie and Chuck Mallquist, in memory of Earlynn Mullins Sharon Suoja Strle and Barbara & Brittany Buck, in memory of Frank S. Strle

In Memory of: Andrea Witt Irene Bishop Janet Blanchfield Ben Morelli and Allen Dawson Rick & Pat Goben Kristin Lockwood Marjorie Galloway Nick & Nancy Konz Sue Koloske Sylvia Krzyk Linda Palminteri Thomas Starck Richard & Margaret Witt Jim Zane

Anne Ring Sherry Caro Elizabeth Burke Renee Gagnon Laurie Johansen Roger Lindow Michelle Yeager

Delores Crisara American Legion Auxiliary

Kathryn Hansen Mary Lou Foss Kevin Stolarick

Jean & Cobie Kamman Dave & Judy Gauger

Theresa Mae Tipperreiter The Pierpont Family Jim Tipperreiter

Bernard E. Epton Teri Pulver Joe Fay Anne Fay

James T. Louden Kathleen Louden Warren McGregor Jill Smith

Helen Battram Wendy Sugarman

Liam Nold Mary Tylka

Elizabeth Brown Marge Janikowski

James Nowicki Darrin Nowicki

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