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Back in Time The Colorful History of the Little Black Dress

The Music of World War II Sunday, Nov. 10, 2:30pm

Kathryn and John Atwood of the History Singers perform songs popular during World War II in honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. R

Monday, Oct. 7, 7:00pm

In this illustrated lecture historian Leslie Goddard explores the history of this fashion icon, popularized by Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn and reinvented by everyone from Betty Boop to Versace. R

This Is Really War

Berlin at 30! Celebrating the Fall of the Wall Monday, Nov. 4, 7:00pm

Join historian and ex-Berliner Anette Isaacs for a fascinating discussion that celebrates Berlin in its 30th year without the Wall that unexpectedly fell on Nov. 9, 1989! R

Wednesday, Nov. 13 7:00pm

Historian Emily Lucchesi tells the story of Navy nurse Dorothy Still, who was captured and kept in a Philippines prison camp in 1941 and nursed her fellow soldiers untill their release. R

Tell Me a Story The Weeping Woman: La Llorona & Other Scary Tales Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:00pm

Nationally acclaimed storyteller Jasmin Cardenas will send chills up your spine with scary folktales and legends, including the chilling Colombian story of “The Weeping Woman.” R

Spirits and Seances Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:00pm

Actress Debra Miller portrays Beatrix Potter, natural scientist, farmer and beloved children’s author and illustrator of Peter Rabbit. R

The Hidden History of Nursery Rhymes

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:00pm

Rebecca Tulloch traces the Civil War origins of the American Spiritualism movement through the story of Maggie Fox. Learn how mediums talked to spirits, and how the charlatans were revealed. R


A Tale of Beatrix Potter

London tour guide John Gowing will present the real story of Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock, and many others. For an adult audience. R

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


That’s Entertainment! Wild Ones: Birds of Prey Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7:00pm

The public is invited to the meetings of the Lake-to-Prairie chapter of the Wild Ones, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes using native plants in landscapes. R

The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:00pm

Using audio visual content, Gary Wenstrup reviews the stories behind the songs and celebrate the Beatles final gift to music lovers all over the world. R

Mah Jongg

Thursdays at 6:00pm Basics: Oct. 10 & Nov. 14 Strategy: Oct. 24

Enjoy free Mah Jongg classes to improve your play in this instructor-guided class. R

The Phantom of the Opera: Silent Film Theater Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:00pm

Celebrate Halloween by watching the original silent Phantom of the Opera with live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren. R

International Game Night Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Celebrate International Games Week with our special guests from The Gift of Games in Grayslake. Learn about (and play!) hot new games and perennial favorites. Perfect for holiday gift planning. Regular Game Nights on Oct. 3 & 17.

Holidays with the Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble Sunday, Dec. 1, 2:00pm

This talented ensemble of flute, oboe, bassoon and soprano voice performs a repertoire ranging from early Baroque to Jazz standards. R


Thursday Oct. 10, 2:00pm

POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to “bring it!” (PG-13 | 1h 30min)

The Biggest Little Farm

Thursday Oct. 24, 2:00pm Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. (PG | 1h 31min)


Thursday Nov. 7, 2:00pm

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. (PG-13 | 1h 52min)

Late Night

Thursday Nov. 21, 2:00pm

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show. (R | 1h 42min)

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



Let’s Learn

Citizenship Class Tuesdays at 6:00pm Oct. 15 – Nov. 26

If you are in the process of naturalization or would like to start the process, prepare for the citizenship test with weekly classes provided by Mano a Mano Family Resource Center. R

Guided Meditation

Mondays at 10:00am Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18

Learn to calm your mind and body with guided meditation in this drop-in program.

BrainFuse Adult Learning Center is for anyone going back to school, switching jobs, or brushing up on an academic skill. Academic Skills Building Career Resources High School Equivalency Preparation Live Tutoring

Microsoft Office Help Prepare for the US Citizenship Test Resume Test Center Writing Lab

Introducing Creativebug! Beginning Oct. 1st, the library will offer access to Creativebug for free with your library card! Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Boho-Style Metallic Feather Art Class Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30pm Jennifer Evans teaches us how to use metallic paint to make elegant and striking feathers on canvas. R

5 Steps to Your Next Job Monday - Friday, Oct. 7 - 11 10:00am - 12:00pm

This 5-day interactive workshop series covers the entire job search process from researching careers to landing your next job. R

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:00pm

LinkedIn: Basics and Best Practices Monday, Oct. 21, 7:00pm

Career coach Bruce Bennett discusses setting up LinkedIn accounts and explores best practices for new and advanced users. R 4

Save money by cutting your cable! This program will explore cost-effective alternatives to cable (Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Hoopla, etc.) and the tools to make them easier to use. R

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


At Home Cannoli Class

Accounting and Finance Business Computer Applications Design Healthcare and Medical Language and Arts Law and Legal Personal Development Teaching and Education Technology Writing and Publishing

Wednesday, Oct. 2 6:30pm or 7:30pm

Cannoli consigliere Tony Volpentesta from Tony Cannoli in Mundelein will teach us to make cannoli in this hands-on class. Space is limited. Fremont cardholders only. R F

Instant Pot 101

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:00pm

Gail Courses are free six week courses led by college instructors. Hundreds of classes available.

Andrea Pracht of My Kitchen Clatter teaches the basics of using a pressure cooker, gives pro pressure cooking tips, and shares inspiring recipe ideas. Tasting included. R F

Healthy Relationships and Your Teen Wednesday, Oct. 16 7:00pm

LinkedIn Learning is for anyone who wants to learn in-demand skills taught by real-world professionals. With over 13,000 classes to choose from, learn the most relevant skills in business, creative, or technology fields.

Learn how to help your teen form healthy relationships and identify warning signs and red flags. All ages welcome. R

Not Your Grandma’s Medicaid: Applying for Medicaid Benefits Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2:00pm

Attorney Lauren Weldon explains the basic rules for eligibility and exceptions for Medicaid for long term care. R

Estate Planning 101: Trusts Aren’t Just for the Pritzkers Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2:00pm 3D + Animation Audio + Music Business Design

Education + Learning Marketing Photography IT

Software or Web Developer Video

Attorney Lauren Weldon will discuss the differences between a Will and a Trust, the importance of having Powers of Attorney, and how Beneficiary designations can affect your Estate Plan. R

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


Books Senior Connections Fridays at 10:30am

Oct. 11: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Nov. 8: Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan This library-sponsored book discussion for seniors is held the second Friday of the month at the Regent Center. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Great Books Discussion Saturdays at 9:15am

Oct. 26: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Nov. 23: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway A monthly book discussion of enduring works of literature and history.

Join our new

BOOK CLUB! Spinecrackers Tuesdays

7:00 - 8:30pm

Oct. 8: Artemis by Andy Weir

Nov. 12: The Hand that Feeds You by A.J. Rich 6

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

TEENS Grades 6-12

Teen Halloween:


for a night of Laser Tag, food, and a costume contest in the library after hours! R F

Friday, Oct. 18 5:30 - 7:30pm

Parents/siblings will not be allowed to stay in library after closing at 6pm.

Bad Art

Games & Pizza

Fridays, Oct. 4 & Nov. 1 4:00 - 5:30pm

Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of games and pizza! R


Teen Chefs: Fall Sweets

Monday, Oct. 14 12:30 - 2:00pm or 2:30 - 4:00pm

Learn how to make some yummy fall sweets! Note: You must have previously attended the Teen Chefs: Kitchen Safety program to register for this program. R F

Teen Advisory Board

Mondays, Oct. 21 & Nov. 11 4:15 - 5:15pm

Drop in. Give your opinion and help brainstorm teen programs and more, while eating snacks and earning a service hour. F

Friday, Nov. 15 4:00 - 5:30pm

Join us for an afternoon of creative chaos as we make the ugliest, tackiest art possible. Supplies will be provided, and no artistic skills or abilities are required!


Teen Chefs: Thanksgiving Sides Monday, Nov. 25 4:00 - 5:30pm or 6:00 - 7:30pm

Learn how to make some Thanksgiving side dishes. Note: You must have previously attended the Teen Chefs: Kitchen Safety program to register for this program. R F

Teen Cannoli Class: with Tony Cannoli

Monday, Nov. 4 4:30 - 5:30pm or 5:45 - 6:45pm

Come learn cannoli making from Mundelein’s own cannoli consigliere. Tony Volpentesta from Tony Cannoli in Mundelein will teach us to make cannoli in this hands-on class. Fremont cardholders only. Register by phone or in person. R F

Young Adult Book of the Month: Grades 9-12 Oct. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Nov. If I Stay by Gayle Forman Read and collect 4 bookmarks from our monthly selections and get a free book!

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



Preschool Music & Movement Dance Party Saturday, Oct. 12, 10:00am

Ages 2-6 with an adult Wiggle, dance and sing to silly songs and stories. 30 min. program.

Mini Melodies

Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:00am

Ages 2-5 with an adult Come shake your sillies out in this interactive music and movement program. 30 min. program.

Pine Cone Art

For age appropriate child with adult. Siblings always welcome.

Baby Bounce

Toddler Time

Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by playtime and adult conversation.

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

Mondays 9:30am & 10:30am Birth - 1 year

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

Friday, Nov. 8, 10:00 - 11:00am

Ages 2-5 with an adult Create fantastic works of art using real pine cones as your paintbrushes. Dress for a mess.

Preschool Tinkers

Family Storytime

Together for Childhood

Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Craft included.

All ages Bounces for babies, silly songs for big kids, and everything in between.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Ages 3-12 with an adult Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and prizes at this family-friendly event. F

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

Thursdays 6:00pm

No storytimes the last week of each month.

Good Ghosty



Thursday, Oct. 31 9:30am or 10:30am

Birth - 5 with an adult Wear your costume and enjoy stories and dancing before parading through the library. Siblings welcome. 30 min. program. R


To register call 847-566-8702 or go online to and click “Events Calendar�


All Ages

Trent James

Magic Show

Family Fort Building

Friday, Oct. 11, 5:30 - 6:30pm

All ages with an adult Build a fort with your family and enjoy an evening of reading and adventure in the library after hours! R

Wednesday Oct. 23, 4:45pm

New Time!

Wooden Train Play

Saturdays, Oct. 12 & Nov. 9 11:00am - 4:00pm

All ages (children under 8 with an adult) R

All ages (children under 8 with an adult) Build your own large track layouts with our wooden trains.

Trent James brings a fresh feel to the classic magic show! 45 min. program.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday, Oct. 13, 1:00 - 4:00pm Come to the 2nd floor to view the North Central ‘O’ Gaugers’ model trains.

Lend a

PAW Service Project Tuesday, Nov. 19 4:30 - 6:00pm All ages

Japanese Candy Ta Friday, Oct. 25, 4:30

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All ages (children un der 8 with an adult). Try candy from Japa n and vote on your fa vorite!

(children under 8 with an adult)

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Give back to a local dog shelter. Join us in making supplies that dogs at the shelter can use! Don’t miss our special guest, Snoopy, at 5:15pm.

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


YOUTH Minecraft Mania

School Age

Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:00am

Two Chess Nuts

Mondays, Oct. 7 & Nov. 18, 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.

Grades 1-4 Come together with other Minecraft players to create objects and structures using Multiplayer Creative Mode. 1 hr. 30 min. program. R

Fluffy Slime

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Spy School

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:30pm

Grades K-2: 4:30pm Grades 3-5: 5:30pm What’s better than slime? Fluffy slime! Make your own batch. 45 min. program.


Grades K-2 with an adult Decode secret messages, create clever disguises, and learn the tricks behind being a spy. Siblings welcome. 1 hr. program. R

Lake County Community Homeschoolers

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:00pm

Thursdays, Oct. 10, 24 & Nov. 14 1:00pm

Ages 5-10 Network with other homeschooling families and tackle new & familiar subjects in a fun group environment. 2 hr. program.

DIY Toy Cars

Thursday, Oct. 17, 4:00pm

Grades 3-5 Design, build, and race your own toy cars using household materials. 1 hr. program. R

Trent James


Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective by A.B. Greenfield Nov.

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Youth Book of the Month: Grades 5-8

Get a behind the scenes look at the magic show and see if you have what it takes to be a magician. 1 hr. program. R 10

Youth Book of the Month: Grades 3-4

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

Magic Workshop Wednesday Oct. 23, 5:45pm Grades 2-5

Grades K-5 with an adult Touch and hold animals that you would only get to see through the glass at the zoo. 1 hr. program. R

The Inn Between Oct. by Marina Cohen

Nov. The Mad Wolf’s

Daughter by Diane Magras

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

YOUTH Back to School with

Log in from home with your Fremont Library card number or use at a library computer.

Chat live with an online tutor daily 2-11pm. All Subjects. Grades K-12.

Includes writing, Spanish language tutoring and standardized practice tests. Ayuda en línea con tareas en español también.

Check out Kanopy Kids, which offers PBS shows, Storybook films, Little Pim & more. fremontlibrary.

The World Almanac for Kids

is a reference resource for students. Each topic area provides resources for homework, reports, projects, and kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted content source. Arts Biography Fun Facts Games Geography Health + Guidance Language Arts

Maps Math Science Science Projects Social Studies Sports Videos

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


Fremont Public Library District 1170 North Midlothian Road Mundelein, IL 60060 Phone: 847-566-8702 Renewals: 847-918-3234 Fax: 847-566-0204


Nov. 27 Close at 5:00pm Nov. 28 Closed for Thanksgiving

Genealogy Interest Group Wednesdays, Oct. 2 & Nov. 6 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meet fellow genealogy enthusiasts, ask questions, and use the library’s genealogy resources. Bring your laptop or use one of ours. Open to all levels of expertise. Registration not required.

Fremont Writers Group Tuesdays at 3:00pm Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 12 & 26

Join with your fellow writers to share your work and improve your writing. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in a study room. R

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Tuesdays at 2:00pm Oct. 22 & Nov. 26

Offered through the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois, this support group offers caregivers a confidential environment to find dementia education and mutual support.

Friends Book Sale

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

Come to our monthly sale of donated and withdrawn books, movies, audiobooks, and music CDs.

Lighting Project November 2019 – February 2020 The library will be undergoing a large-scale project to improve the lighting of the entire library. This will include new fixtures, better visibility and energy savings as we convert to LED. Those who have visited the library in the evening have most likely noticed many of our lights are often out. After many repairs and consultations we have realized the best solution is to replace the lights. We expect to be open while work is being done. Programs and regular library services will continue as usual, they just may be moved to a different part of the library. During the different phases certain collections and rooms will be unavailable to the public, and there will be a few days the library will have to be closed. These closings will be listed on our website and on flyers in the library as soon as they are scheduled.

Friends & Foundation Meeting Wednesdays at 12:30pm Oct. 14 & Nov. 14

New members always welcome! Please join us.

Fremont Township Office Hours Tuesdays, Oct. 15 & Nov. 19 11:00am - 1:00pm

Representatives from Fremont Township will be at the library monthly to help direct seniors, veterans, low-income, and disabled residents to available services.

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.

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October & November 2019 Newsletter  

October & November 2019 Newsletter