Sept. - Oct. 2022 Newsletter

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ADULT Programs

An Evening With Marlee Matlin

READING TOGETHER Senior Connections

The library leads this lively book discussion for seniors. (In person/online)

Fridays at 10:30am

Sept. 9: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner Oct. 14: The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

Great Books

This group is open to anyone wishing to read and discuss great works of literature. (Online)

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7:00pm

Illinois Libraries Present brings us a conversation with Academy Award-winning actress, activist and author Marlee Matlin. (Online)

Saturdays at 10:00am

Sept. 24: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Oct. 22: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Silent Films WILD ONES

Discovering the Silent Cinema

A Wildlife Friendly Fall Cleanup

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7:00pm

Jay Warren explains Nickelodeons, theatre organs, movie palaces, and shows extended clips from films from 1898 through the end of the silent film era. (In person/online)

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 7:00pm

Horticulture educator Kim Pesche explores why more and more people are now embracing a new wildlifefriendly approach to fall cleanups and how you too can make a positive change. (In person/online)

The Cat and the Canary: Silent Film Theater Sunday, Oct. 23, 2:00pm

Experience the earliest days of silent film, a classic from 1927 with LIVE organ accompaniment by Jay Warren. (In person)


Are My Oak Trees In Trouble, or Not? Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:00pm

This Oak-tober, learn to identify, monitor, and manage oak pests and diseases such as two-lined chestnut borer, bur oak blight, oak wilt and more. (In person/online)

Registration is required for all programs unless noted. Go online to or call 847-566-8702.


ADULT Programs

Schooner Passage: Tall Ships in Lake Michigan

Meet Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7:00pm

Lake Michigan was settled from the water. Prof. Ted Karamanski brings to life the vessels, captains and crews of the sailing ship era on Lake Michigan, 1800-1930. (In person/online)

The Scandalous Hamiltons

Wednesday, Sept. 28 7:00pm

Author Bill Shaffer presents one of the greatest scandals of the Gilded Age: a female con artist, an abandoned baby, Alexander Hamilton’s descendant, a stabbing & a shocking courtroom drama. (Virtual in library/online)

Actor Paddy Lynn portrays American poet Emily Dickinson, introducing us to the the real woman behind the legends. (In person/online)

Frozen In Time: The Wreck of the W.C. Kimball Monday, Oct. 24 7:00pm

Cal Kothrade tells the story of the wreck of the WC Kimball, her rediscovery and identification, and the forensic clues that tell of the doomed vessel & crew’s final hours. (Virtual in library/online)


Preparing for Floods and Stormwater

Native Voices & Residential Schools

Our Politics, Foreign Policy, and the Elections

Lake County's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team and their experts discuss the importance of flood preparedness and stormwater management in Lake County. (In person)

This in-depth panel discussion with exclusively Native people examines the trauma and neglect at Native residential schools and indigenous boarding over the past 150 years and the pursuit of truth & reconciliation. (Online)

Professor Arthur Cyr looks at the junction between our politics and our foreign policy, past and present. (In person/online)

Monday, Sept. 19, 7:00pm

Monday, Sept. 26, 7:00pm

Monday, Oct. 17, 7:00pm

Registration is required for all programs unless noted. Go online to or call 847-566-8702.


TEEN (Grades 6-12) Games & Pizza

Friday, Sept. 2 & Oct. 7 4:00pm

Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of games and pizza! (In person)

Light Up Constellations Friday, Sept. 9, 4:00pm

Learn how to make a unique wall hanging featuring your zodiac sign or other favorite constellation, complete with glowing stars and an on-off switch! (In person)

Teen Advisory Board

Monday, Sept. 12 & Oct. 3 4:15pm

Give your opinion and help brainstorm teen programs and more while eating snacks, and earn a service hour. (In person)

Teen Candy Tasting Friday, Oct. 21, 4:00pm

Come try some new candy flavors with us! Which one will be your new favorite? Registration opens 9/15. (In person)

ge e l l o C Prep ACT, SAT, or PSAT Virtual Practice Test Saturday, Sept. 10 & Oct. 8

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)

Paying for College Without Going Broke Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30pm

Explore the complex world of financial aid. Get tips and learn strategies for lowering your Expected Family Contribution, which will increase your financial aid eligibility. (Online) 4

Registration is required for all programs unless noted. Go online to or call 847-566-8702.

YOUTH Fall Into Reading!

Collect four bookmarks from our Books of the Month and bring them in for a free book!


Sept. It Fell From the Sky by Terry Fan Oct. Strollercoaster by Matt Ringler

Make At Home STEM To-Go

Grades K-5 Sept: Periscopes Oct: Marble Maze

Ceramic Popcorn Bowl Saturday, Oct. 1

Elementary School

Sept. Maya and the Robot by Eve Ewing Oct. Manu by Kelly Fernandez

Grades K-5 Take home everything you need to paint a ceramic popcorn bowl. Email required for registration.

Middle School

Take and Make Crafts

All Ages Stop at the Youth Services desk to see what you can take and make at home! One craft per child. No multiples for day cares or schools, please.

Sept. The Tornado by Jake Burt Oct. Lilla the Accidental Witch by Eleanor Crewes

Read to Rover

Wednesday, Sept. 14 & Oct. 12 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Spooky Scavenger Hunt October - Anytime

All ages; drop in. Silly monsters and spooky creatures abound in the youth area! Pick up a scavenger hunt guide and find them all to win a prize.

Registration is required for all programs unless noted. Go online to or call 847-566-8702.


Preschool All preschool programs are in person and require an adult.

Weekly Storytimes

First three weeks of each month. Pick up a drop-in ticket at the Youth Services desk. An adult must accompany the child.

Baby Bounce

Wednesdays at 9:30am & 10:30am 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

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

Family Storytime Mondays at 6:30pm

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


Apple Suncatcher

Friday, Sept. 9, 10:00am

Ages 3-5 Create a suncatcher in the shape of an apple to celebrate Fall! Please register.

Playdough Apple Pie

Monday, Sept. 19, 10:00am

Ages 3-5 Mix up a batch of playdough and craft a playdough apple pie! Dress for a mess; please register.

Playf n Part ul Crafters: HalloweeAges 3-5 y with an adult

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 9:30am & 10:30am Make two crafts at this playful party - costumes welcome! Registration opens Sept. 15.

Good and Gho Storytime sty Mon day, 9 :30am Oct. 31 & 10 :30 am

Ages 5 and under Drop-in ticket required. Jump, wiggle, dance, and sing at this fun and friendly storytime!


Registration is required for all programs unless noted. Go online to or call 847-566-8702.

School Age

Get in the Game

Registration for October programs opens Sept. 15.

Solitaire Chess Challenge

LEGO Challenge

Young Scientists

Grades 3 and up Work as a team to solve challenges with chess pieces! (In person/online)

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

Density Tower

Friday, Sept. 23, 4:30pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Fill a cylinder to create distinct layers from liquids with different densities. How many layers can you create?

Laser Maze

Monday, Sept. 26

4:30pm Grades K-5 with an adult Work in groups to activate sensors with a laser pointer!

Up Up and Away: With Mad Science

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2:30pm

Grades K-5 with an adult This show introduces the principles of air and pressure. See an incredible exothermic reaction take place and watch a hovercraft in action! Register all attending.

Wednesday, Sept. 7 & Oct. 5 4:30pm

Photography Scavenger Hunt

2:00pm & 4:00pm Grades K-5 with an adult Explore concepts of chemistry using the sweet treat of candy.

Light Up Lemons

Friday, Oct. 14, 4:30pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Connect lemons with wires, nails and pennies to light up some LED lights!

Minecraft Potions

Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:00am

Grades K-5 with an adult Ready for Minecraft potion brewing? Experiment with ingredients, learn about all the different effects and explore different Minecraft worlds to find new resources! Computers provided.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30pm

Grades 3-5 with an adult Discover photography techniques to capture your finds on a scavenger hunt around the library! (Outdoors, rain date: Friday, Sept. 16, 4:30pm)

All About Fall Apple STEM

Fall Art

Grades K-5 with an adult Apples are STEM to the core! Come and learn about the apple through art projects and science experiments.

Grades K-5 with an adult Explore the Fall colors and create art with pumpkins and leaves.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 5:30pm

Leaf Sensory Painting

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4:30pm Grades K-2 with an adult Create and investigate while crafting a leaf sensory painting.

Candy Chemistry Monday, Oct. 10

Thursday, Oct. 13 4:30pm

Magic Workshop : with Gary Kantor

Saturday, Sept. 10, 10


Grades K-5 with an adult Interested in learning magic? Gary Kantor is ready with kits (yours to keep!) to teach be ginner tricks. Register all attendin g.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 4:30pm

Pumpkin Slime

Wednesday, Oct. 26 4:30pm & 6:00pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Create your own slime with a seasonal orange tint!

Fun, Flexibility & Focus with YogaKids Monday, Sept. 12 4:30pm & 5:15pm

Grades K-5 with an adult Join Kim from YogaKids to learn to energize your body, focus your mind and find your inner calm. Dress to move!

Registration is required for all programs unless noted. Go online to or call 847-566-8702.


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Phone: 847-566-8702

Monday – Thursday 9am to 9pm Fridays 9am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 5pm Sundays 1pm to 5pm


Library Closed Sept. 4 & 5 for Labor Day Fremont Writers Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 3:15pm

Join with fellow writers to share and improve your writing. (Online)

Guided Meditation & Chair Yoga Thursdays at 11:30am

Join Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, for a weekly session of stretching and relaxation. (Online)

Stay Crafty!

Stop by the Reader’s Services desk to find out what adults can craft up this month! No registration required. Crafts are available on the 1st of each month while supplies last. Limit 2 per person, please.

ESL Classes

Mundelein High School provides English as a Second Language Classes at the library on Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning Aug. 30. Registration day is Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 9:30am.

English Tutoring

Library volunteers provide free oneon-one English tutoring for adults who have completed the ESL classes or already have a conversational level of English. Registration begins at the end of September.

Those who get a new card, renew their card, or update their information in September will be entered into a drawing to win a free G-Mee+ Play mp3 player mobile device!

September is a great month to get yourself and all of your family members a library card! "It's a little card that goes a loud way. Let your imagination sing at the library." — Idina Menzel, honorary chair of National Library Card Sign-Up Month.