A Brief History of Animation
Monday, March 20, 7:00pm
Author and former Disney researcher/ Imagineer Susan Gibberman will present an overview of the development of Disney Animation from its earliest days in the 1920s to the present. (In person/online)
The History Behind
May 10, 7:00pm
Just hearing the name “Oz” conjures up fantastic images, adventures, and heartfelt memories. Laura Keyes separates fact from fiction in the story of its creation. (Virtual in library/online)
- the Happiest Place on Earth
Monday, May 15, 7:00pm Susan Gibberman returns to trace the history of Disneyland and how it developed into theme parks all over the world. (In person/online)
Illinois Libraries Present: The Weird & Wonderful World with Mary Roach
Wednesday, March 1 7:00pm
Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times best-selling science author, Mary Roach, in conversation with Annalee Newitz. (Online)
Soup, Eggroll, Stir Fry and Rice
Wednesday, March 22, 7:00pm
Yvonne Liu Wolf returns to explore classic Chinese food combinations and why they’re central to the Chinese dining experience.
Cooking Up Some Fun!
Traditional Chinese Tea
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm
Yvonne Liu Wolf instructs us on the traditional Chinese rituals of tea handling, teaware, and proper steeping. In person spaces are limited.
Mongolia: The Farthest Horizon
Monday, May 22, 7:00pm
Food historian Cynthia Clampitt takes us on a trip through Mongolia, the land of Ghengis Khan, and the Gobi Desert. Learn the history and foodways of a remote but fascinating land.
Wednesdays at 6:00pm
March 29, April 26 & May 31
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)
Mastering Chocolate Babka
Monday, April 10, 6:30pm
Chef Jessica Ellington demonstrates how to make a perfect chocolate babka, the rich brioche style bread with an irresistibly rich chocolate filling. (Virtual in library/online)
Monday, May 8 2:00pm or 6:00pm
Paint along with the Dandelion Artist Alliance members
Cody Madura and DCruz
Registration opens April 17.
The History of the Bicycle
March 13 7:00pm
Robert Kaplafka presents an illustrated lecture on the history of the bicycle, with an emphasis on Illinois. (Virtual in library/online)
The History of James Taylor & Carly Simon
Wednesday, April 12, 7:00pm
Gary Wenstrup uses performance and interview clips to trace the careers of this musical power couple. (Virtual in library/online)
A History of the Electric Vehicle: Watts Old is New!
Monday, April 24, 7:00pm
Barbara Barrett explores the rise and fall of the electric car in the early 1900s as well as the unique challenges facing the resurgence of electric cars today. (In person/online)
Flying High: Betty the Pan Am Stewardess
Wednesday, May 24, 7:00pm
Historian Leslie Goddard portrays a stewardess from Pan Am, the most glamorous U.S. airline in the 1960s, and shares some real-life stories. (In person/online)
Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II
INTRODUCTION: Sunday, March 5, 2:00pm
STREAM THE FILM: March 5-15
Q&A SESSION: Wednesday, March 15, 7:00pm
You are invited to experience the film Invisible Warriors, brought to us by documentary historian Gregory S. Cooke. Register to attend the introduction or the Q&A session, and you’ll receive a link to stream the film from March 5-15. The only way to view this film is through library programs like this one, so don’t miss out! (Online)
Engaging With Nature
Wild Ones: Cranes Over Illinois
Tuesday, March 7, 7:00pm
Explore the history, habitats and threats Sandhill and Whooping Cranes face. Learn how crane conservation partners help these magnificent birds. (In person/online)
Wild Ones: Seasonal Color with Native Plants
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00pm
Find out about spring ephemerals, some summer staples of native plants, fall foliage favorites, and essential winter warriors. (In person/online)
Echoes of Earth: Finding Ourselves in the Origins of the Planet
Monday, April 17, 7:00pm
Sue Baugh tours the world by car, boat, plane and raft to show us the power and majesty of Earth's oldest rock and mineral sites. (In person/online)
Wednesday, April 19, 7:00pm
John Wasik discusses how to go beyond recycling to “green” consumption, creating a natural neighborhood. Learn how to take action everyday to save the planet and our communities. (In person/online)
Wild Ones: Adventures in Bumble Bee-holding
Tuesday, May 2, 7:00pm
Meet a variety of charming bumble bees like the endangered Rusty-patched bumble bee. Learn to make your yard a more hospitable and welcoming place for pollinators. (In person/online)
The library leads this lively book discussion for seniors. (In person/online)
Fridays at 10:30am
The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
May 12: How to be Perfect by Michael Schur
This group is open to anyone wishing to read and discuss great works of literature. (Online)
Saturdays at 10:00am
March 25: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
May 20: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Teen Advisory Board
Mondays at 4:15pm March 13, April 10 & May 8
Give your opinion and help brainstorm teen programs and more while eating snacks, and earning a service hour.
Games & Pizza
Fridays at 4:00pm March 3, April 7 & May 5 Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of games and pizza! Register by noon that Friday so we know how much pizza to order.
Friday, April 21, 4:00pm Compete in a variety of game shows like Family Feud and Jeopardy to win prizes! Pizza will be served.
Friday, March 17, 4:00pm Watch a movie and enjoy a popcorn bar with fun flavors and toppings.
Pop Art Portraits
Friday, May 19, 4:00pm
Learn how to draw a Pop Art style portrait with artist Terri Murphy!
Learn Something New
ACT, SAT, or PSAT
Virtual Practice Test
Saturday, March 11
Preparing for the ACT, SAT, or PSAT test for college? Take a VIRTUAL free practice test, from C2 Education, at home anytime that day. (Online)
Wednesday, March 29, 2:30pm or 6:00pm
Learn kitchen safety and cooking basics in this hands-on class. Use your culinary skills to prepare a tasty treat! This is a required intro class for future Teen Chefs programs.
Want to volunteer at the Summer Library Club Table this summer? Are you a teen 13+? We would love your help this summer! Attend a mandatory training session to learn how to work the table and more. Go online to fremontlibrary.org/teens to choose a training session.
May 22, 23 & 24 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Need a place to study for finals? Drop in to our Exam Cram room, where snacks and stress-relieving activities will be provided. Bring your friends!
Thursday, April 27 4:00pm or 6:30pm
Learn how to prepare taco fillings and toppings! Note: You must have previously attended the Teen Chefs: Kitchen Safety class to register for this program.
All preschool programs are in person and require an adult. Pick up a drop-in ticket at the Youth Services desk.
Dino Dig Storytime
Friday, March 3, 10:00am
Explore dinosaurs in this playful storytime and unearth your own dinosaur by digging into fossils!
Saturday, March 18, 10:00am
Ages 6 and under Gallop to the library for a magical storytime and craft with Ms. Rachael!
Favorite Characters Storytime
Tuesday, May 9, 10:00am
Ages 6 and under Sing and read along with favorites like Pete the Cat, Elephant & Piggie, and many more!
Baby Bounce Playdate
Wednesday, May 17, 9:30am
Babies and their grown-ups are invited for socializing, play, and reading!
Build a foundation for lifelong reading by sharing stories with your preschooler. Read any book you choose and collect prizes on your way to reading 1,000 books before starting kindergarten!
For Fremont Library Cardholders only.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursday, May 25, 10:00am
Join us for this Mother Goose storytime full of rhymes, movement and fun! Wrap up your visit with a craft. Siblings welcome.
Storytimes are the first full three weeks of March and April, and on a break in May. An adult must accompany the child; siblings welcome. Pick up a drop-in ticket at the Youth Services desk.
All of these programs require an adult to attend.
Together for Childhood
Juntos Por La Niñez
Wednesdays at 6:00pm
March 1, April 5 & May 3
Bring your family for crafts, games and prizes hosted by Together for Childhood Network. Traiga a su familia para manualidades, juegos y premios. Drop in.
Kirk Players Preview:
Tuesday, March 14, 6:30pm
Enjoy a sneak peek of the humorous, thrilling new Kirk Players show. Drop in.
Mondays at 6:30pm
Ages 6 and under Stories, songs, and a craft for families to enjoy together. Pajamas optional!
Tuesdays, 9:30am & 10:30am
Jump, wiggle, dance, and sing at this high-activity storytime for your busy toddler!
Wednesdays at 9:30am & 10:30am
Cuddles and connection are the focus of this gentle storytime for the youngest readers.
Thursdays, 9:30am & 10:30am
Explore the world of reading with your active preschooler!
Peeps House Decorating
Saturday, March 25, 2:00pm
Decorate a graham cracker house for Peeps. Please register.
Raising a Reader
Sunday, April 23, 2:00pm
¡Celebra con Cielito Lindo!
Celebrate with Cielito Lindo!
This bilingual band brings joy to audiences of all ages. All families are welcome. Todas las familias son bienvenidas. Please register.
Elephant & Piggie Party
Wednesday, April 26, 5:00pm
Appropriate for grades K-2, but all ages welcome. Elephant & Piggie are coming to read their favorite stories and play games! Drop-in ticket required.
Sign up now; space is limited!
DNA Extraction Lab
Monday, March 6, 4:30pm
Extract DNA from fruits and vegetables!
Get Crafty with Dr. Seuss
Wednesday, March 8, 5:00pm
Make wild and wacky crafts based on the iconic creations of Dr. Seuss.
Chess Nuts: Doubles Chess
Wednesday, March 15, 4:30pm
Play chess in an exciting new way-as teams of 2 vs. 2! All skill levels welcome.
Origami and Paper Crafts
Tuesday, March 21, 4:30pm
Design, create, and make projects using paper.
Read to Rover
March 8, April 12 & May 10
Ages 7 & older
Sign up for one 15-minute time slot to read to a trained therapy dog. Signed waiver required.
Monday, March 27, 4:30pm
We will be problem-solving using critical thinking and engineering skills. Stack up your skills with brick-building fun!
Build a Minecraft Torch
Tuesday, March 28
Grades K-2: 2:00pm
Grades 3-5: 3:30pm
What if your favorite games came to life? Avoid slimes and creepers by building your own light-up Minecraft torch!
Bats Aroundthe World
Thursday, March 30, 6:00pm
See live bats up close and meet a variety of their exotic furry friends.
Registration opens March 15 for April programs.
Poetry Writing Workshop
Tuesday April 4, 5:30pm
Get inspired with prompts and techniques for poetry writing. All attendees get a notebook to keep.
Chess Nuts: Beginner's Chess
Wednesday, April 12, 4:30pm
Grades 3 and up
Learn the essential first steps of playing chess.
Excellent Egg Drop
April 13, 4:30pm
Design a structure that can protect your egg during a big fall!
Toothpick and Gumdrop Bridges
Monday, April 17, 4:30pm
Explore popular bridges for ideas and design your own using toothpicks and gumdrops. Compete to see which can hold the most weight!
Earth Day Planter
April 19, 4:30pm
Go green for Earth Day with a scientific project using recycled materials!
Registration opens April 17 for May programs.
Nuts: Classic Chess
Wednesday, May 10, 4:30pm
Grades 3 and up
All skill levels are welcome for a game of head-to-head chess on a variety of unique boards.
Thursday, May 11, 5:30pm
Play charades, practice skits, and learn some warm-ups to train your voice, and acting skills.
Map Your World
Tuesday, May 16, 5:30pm
Come as a family to create a map of your neighborhood, room, road trip, or fictional land. Your imagination is the limit!
Wednesday, May 17, 5:30pm
Using only LEGOs, follow along and learn how to make LEGO fidgets.
Fremont Public Library District
1170 North Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
Monday–Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm
Sunday, April 9
Friday, April 28
Sunday & Monday, May 28 & 29
Stop by the Reader’s Services desk to find out what adults can craft up this month! Crafts are available on the first of each month while supplies last. Limit 2 per person, please.
Fremont Writers Group
2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 3:15pm
Meet up with fellow writers to share your work and improve your writing. (Online)
Wednesdays at 10:00am
March 1, April 5, May 3
Get tips from our Genealogy Librarian (and the group) on how to use Ancestry and other tools to research your family tree. (In person)
Guided Meditation & Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 11:30am
Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, leads us through a session of guided meditation and chair yoga every week. Sign up for the link. (Online)
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Permit No. 203
The Friends & Foundation of Fremont Public Library thank you for shopping in the Nook and donating funds to support the efforts of the library to engage, enrich and inspire the community. This year the library received $84,611 in donations, thanks partly to a large onetime gift. This money will be beneficial to the 2023 remodel project. Thank you all! The following donors gave in 2022:
Special recognition for these donors who gave over $1,000:
Carol Van Dusen
Sharon Suoja Strle & Barbara & Brittany Buck in memory of Frank S. Strle
American Legion Auxiliary for Joan Gratz & in memory of Francis Smith
Michael & Elisa Decker
John & Kristina Epstein
Ken & Freddie Flaks
Dwayne & Clarissa
Joyce Black in memory of Hugh C. Black
LaRayne & Fred Scharm
Bernie & Barb Silbert
Ronald & Charlene Kuligowski
Zach Levine in memory of Owen Ear
Colleen & Dan Liberacki
Stan & Pam Mish
Lyle & Ann Marie Staab
Patsy & Dianne Sweeney
Barbara Thill in memory of Steve Sommers