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ADULT ONLINE PROGRAMS

FOOD

HISTORY

Kitchen Tips for More Flavor with Chef Maddox Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:00pm

Chef Maddox provides simple kitchen tricks and techniques for boosting the flavor and taste profiles of everyday dishes to make them fabulous. R

A Sip of Chicago: Virtual Beer Tasting

Above the Trenches of World War I: The Soldier and the Pigeon Who Saved Him Monday, Nov. 9, 7:00pm

Monday, Nov. 30, 7:00pm

Join Chicago beer expert Bruce White for an interactive, live, virtual “hoppy” hour and learn about beer, history, and Chicago! See our website for more on this fun, online experience. R

Author Kathleen Rooney presents the story of a heroic pigeon, courageous Army officer, and the true events of the 1918 Battle of the MeuseArgonne, which inspired her novel. R

Plymouth Pilgrims

Monday, Nov. 16, 7:00pm

Winter Chutneys, Sauces, & Compotes

Listen as longtime Plymouth Governor William Bradford, portrayed by Terry Lynch, recounts the stories of some of the first European settlers in America as we celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage. R

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:00pm

Chef Maddox provides wonderful winter additions to your holiday meals, demonstrating a chutney, sauce, and compote, plus helpful hints for holiday gatherings. R

Great Books

BOOKS Senior Connections

Fridays at 10:30am Nov. 13: Woman 99 by Greer Macallister Dec. 11: So Big by Edna Ferber

Saturdays at 10:00am Nov. 21: Beowulf Dec. 19: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Great Books is a monthly book discussion of enduring works of literature and history. R

Offered in partnership with the Mundelein Park & Recreation District. R

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


ADULT ONLINE PROGRAMS

MUSIC Ode to Beethoven - the Man behind the Music! Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:00pm

Join German Historian Anette Isaacs for an intimate look at the life and times of Ludwig van Beethoven as the world marks the legendary composer’s 250th birthday this December. R

Name That Song

Monday, Dec. 7, 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

Discover Genealogy Interest Group

Wednesdays, Nov. 4 & Dec. 2, 10:00am

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

Wild Ones: Bringing Nature Home Saturday, Nov. 14, 10:00am

Doug Tallamy explains the specialized and highly localized relationships between animals, insects, and plants along with the essential role our yards.

Guided Meditation & Chair Yoga Thursdays, 11:30am

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

Sensational Silk Scarves Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:00pm

Make a beautiful silk scarf to gift or keep using an easy and innovative dye technique. Register to reserve your supply kit. R

Snowy Swing with Petra van Nuis

Monday, Dec. 14, 7:00pm

Jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown bring heartwarming songs of cheer for the holiday season. R

The Irony of Festivus Wednesday, Dec. 16 7:00pm

Become an expert on Festivus, that silly holiday introduced by Seinfeld and celebrated annually on Dec. 23, as we consider its origins and place in popular culture. R

Programs with an R require registration. All programs are online unless otherwise noted.

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College Admissions Criteria & the Impact of COVID-19 Wednesday, Nov. 11 , 6:30pm

Numerous factors are considered by admissions officers when evaluating applications. C2 Education will review each one in detail while looking at what’s changed with the COVID-19 pandemic. R

Teen Take & Make

Grades 6-12

Registration and email required to pick up supplies.

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Nov. 13: Gratefulness Rocks (Registration closes Nov. 8) Nov. 30: Snowman Tea Light (Registration closes Nov. 23)

ACT or SAT Practice Test

Saturdays, Nov. 14 & Dec. 5, 12:00pm

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

Teen Advisory Board

Monday, Nov. 16 & Dec. 14, 4:00pm

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

Teens’ Personal Reading Challenge 2020

Young Adult Book of the Month: Grades 9-12

Nov. The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert Dec. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Challenge yourself to read more this year! Pick up a Reading Challenge sheet in the Teen Zone, or download the list from the Teen Page on fremontlibrary.org.

Teen CONTESTS

Winner will receive a $10-15 gift card to a place of their choice. Check our Events Calendar for more details.

TEEN “GET CAUGHT READING” CONTEST Nov. 2 - 22

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Read 4 books from our monthly selections, and get a free book! Find it in the library, or online on Overdrive/Libby.

TEEN WINTER DESSERT WARS CONTEST Dec. 7 - 20

Decorate cookies or cupcakes in a wintry or holiday theme and send us a photo of your creation! Register for the event on 12/7 to pick up a Decorating Kit from the Library (one per family, register 11/15 - 12/2). Or, use your own supplies and participate without registration.

TEEN WINTER PHOTO CONTEST

Dec. 21- January 10 Take a wintry photo and send it to us!

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


Free

ONLINE RESOURCES at your library for kids! Need help with reading?

Bookflix – Connecting Fiction and Nonfiction. Animated classic storybooks

introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery.

Tumblebooks - A collection of animated, narrated picture books that kids can follow along word for word.

Overdrive Kids Reading Room – A collection that will show only children’s titles, a safe environment for children to browse the digital library.

Hoopla Kids Mode - A collection that will show only children’s titles, a safe environment for children to browse the digital library.

Need help with homework? Brainfuse Help Now – Chat live with an online tutor daily 2-11pm. All Subjects for Grades K-12.

Brainfuse Practice Tests - For grades 3-12: Practice tests and lessons to improve skills in five main subject areas plus ACT and SAT Exam Prep.

Research Rocket - For grades 1-8: Need help doing school from home?

Lesson plans & activities are offered for all ages as well as videos, articles & photos for research.

For relaxing and fun Kanopy Kids - Collection of unlimited movies and shows for kids, free

with your library card. Kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films, and TV series.

Hoopla for Kids – Kids collection of ebooks, audiobooks, movies and music to download. 30 titles per month.

Freegal – Download 5 songs every week to keep for free or stream music, no limit!

Programs with an R require registration. All programs are online unless otherwise noted.

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YOUTH PRESCHOOL

Autumn Adventure Storytime Friday, Nov. 6, 10:00am

Ages 2-5. Sing, create, and read along with Ms. Rachael on Zoom! Register to receive a Zoom link and instructions for picking up a craft kit. R

Artist Lab Storytime

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10:00am

Ages 2-5. Sing, create, and read along with Mr. Joel on Zoom! Register to receive a Zoom link. R

Pete the Cat Storytime Friday, Dec. 11, 10:00am

Ages 2-5. Rock out along with Mr. Joel and Pete on Zoom! Register to receive a Zoom link and instructions for picking up a craft kit. R

TAKE-HOME KITS Early Literacy Brain Builder Nov. 25: Shapes and Colors Dec. 23: Words and Letters

Ages 3-5 years. Talk, sing, read, write, and play with your preschooler to build their literacy skills! Email and registration required for this take-home kit. R

Let’s Do Art Together Nov. 30: Brown Bear Sensory Book Dec. 30: Winter Sensory Bottles Birth-24 months with an adult. Register to receive instructions for picking up your supplies. R

Snowman Storytime

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 10:00am

Ages 2-5. Make warm winter memories with this “frosty” storytime and craft with Ms. Rachael on Zoom! Register to receive a Zoom link and instructions for picking up a craft kit. R

Youth Book of the Month: Grades 3-4

Youth Book of the Month: Grades 5-8

Nov. A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry Dec. The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander

Nov. Stay by Bobbie Pyron Dec. The Door at the End of the World by Caroline Carlson

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

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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

YOUTH

Solitaire Chess Challenge

Thursdays, Nov. 5 & Dec. 3, 4:30pm

Grades 3 and up. Work as a team to solve solitaire challenges with chess pieces! Zoom link will be shared via email before the event. R

Family Book Club: The Witch Boy Monday, Nov. 9, 5:30pm

Grades 3-5. Join us for a book discussion online with the whole family. One free book given to each registered family. R

TO GO

Letters for Operation Gratitude

Nov. 20: Mini Catapult (Registration opens Oct. 15)

All Ages. Write a thank-you letter to First Responders of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Letter-writing kits available to all while supplies last.

Dec. 4: Lima Bean Experiment (Registration opens Nov. 1) R

Go-Go Craft

Dec. 18: Marble Run Engineering (Registration opens Nov. 15) R

Recommended for grades K-5. Register to receive instructions for picking up your materials kit. R

Grades K-5. Register to receive instructions for picking up your materials kit.

Drop off by Monday, Nov. 30

Nov. 30: DIY Squishies Dec. 30: DIY Night Light

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Family Winter Dessert Wars Contest Dec. 7 - 20

Families with children Grade 5 and under. Registration optional. Register 11/15 - 12/2 to receive a Decorating Kit. Decorate cookies or cupcakes in a wintry style and submit a photo by December 20th!

Cocoa Club

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 5:30pm Grades K-2. Get cozy as we share stories and a craft on Zoom. Register to receive craft supplies and a hot cocoa kit. R

Programs with an R require registration. All programs are online unless otherwise noted.

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

www.fremontlibrary.org

Library Hours

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

Library Closings: Election: Close at 5pm on Nov. 2 & all day Nov. 3. The library is only open for voting from 6:00am to 7:00pm on Nov. 3. Thanksgiving: Close at 5pm on Nov. 25 & all day Nov. 26 Christmas: Closed Dec. 24 & 25 New Year: Closed Dec. 31 & Jan. 1 See our e-News for classes on technology and library apps.

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

During the pandemic the Friends have been unable to bring back the popular monthly book sales that raise money for the library, but you can still donate online at fremontlibrary.org/friends or via the enclosed envelope toward our annual giving campaign. Every little bit helps to bring innovative programs and services to your library. Thank you for your support!

***ECRWSS*** RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER

Library Closed on Election Day The library is a polling place and still expects to deal with Phase 4 restrictions on Election Day, Nov. 3. To make sure every citizen from the 5 precincts that vote at our library are able to be in the building throughout that day, the library will close at 5pm on Monday, Nov. 2 and will be closed all day Tuesday, Nov. 3 except for the election. The polls will be on the first floor of the library, which will also make our zone for electioneering be further down the sidewalk than it usually is. Please follow the signage for entering and exiting and honor these zones that day. There will be NO curbside pick-up and we will not be answering the phones, as it is also a legal holiday for government employees according to Illinois Senate Bill 1863. Whether you vote early, by mail, or on election day, thank you for voting!

Here we “glow” again! Last year’s lighting project was delayed and then canceled due to a number of complicating factors that forced us to regroup and rebid the project in August. We are moving forward with a whole new contractor and a slightly modified project to make sure we have a successful completion this winter! Check our emailed eNews or website for updates on areas that will be closed off during the different phases. We expect about a 2-week closing to finish the front entrance in late January or early February where we will offer curbside services and answer calls & chats. All programs during the winter will continue to be held online which makes the project a little easier to get done in simpler phases. When the project is complete, all of the lights in the library will have been converted to LED fixtures that enhance the beauty of our space and provide better illumination while saving energy!

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