FALL IN FOR FABULOUS FUN!
Wild Ones: Landscaping with Native Plants
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7:00pm
Learn why using native plants is an important part of environmentally-friendly gardening and landscape design with Dave Neu. (In person/online)
Flower Sculpture Art Social
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2:00pm or 6:00pm
Create your own flower sculpture inspired by Latin regions using your hands and tools, instructed by artists from the Dandelion Artist Alliance (In person)
Space for Us All, Indeed!
This past summer was quite busy with another successful Summer Library Club, “Space for Us All” which was enjoyed by more than 2,000 patrons! We also had a change at the helm of the library. After 20 years of service, Library Director Scott Davis retired on June 30. Becky Ingram has been serving as Interim Director during the director search, which should be completed by the end of October.
This past spring the library embarked on a remodel to re-carpet most of the library and to transform the formerly walled-off “shell” space on the second floor into a vibrant public space with a spectacular view and new seating areas. Work continued in August to finish the carpeting and bring the fiction books upstairs to unite all of the books for adults on one floor. When the work is complete, the teens and middle schoolers will have their own spaces on the first floor, with expanded areas for the early primary grades as well. Expanded and improved spaces to read, study, eat, learn, and have fun will encourage us all to use our library for all it has to offer. Please join us for a celebration on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2:00 to 4:00pm!
James Herriot: A Simple Life
Monday, Sept. 25, 6:30pm
Join Claire Evans as she recounts the life of Alf Wight, an unassuming country veterinarian who rose to international fame later in life under the pen name James Herriot. (Virtual in library/online)
Wild Ones: Rethinking Fall and Spring Cleanup
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:00pm
Dave Eubanks from Eubanks Environmental will share what he has learned from working with native plants about creating healthier environments through smart fall and spring practices. (In person/online)
Food Fads: From the 40s, 50s, and 60s
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:00pm
Join historian Leslie Goddard for a nostalgic look at the food innovations and marketing approaches that transformed how we ate during the midcentury. (In person/online)
The Fantastical Workings of The Brothers Grimm
Monday, Oct. 9, 7:00pm
Jim Gibbons presents on the lives and works of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and their influence on the fairy tales of today. (In person/online)
Twilight Movie Night
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:00pm
Join us for a screening of Twilight and a themed craft! You will be able to paint a small terracotta pot for your own live cactus to bring home. Snacks provided. Ages 18 and up. (In person)
Genealogy Interest Group
Wednesdays, Sept. 6 & Oct. 4 10:00am
Get tips from our Genealogy Librarian (and the group) on how to use Ancestry and other tools to research your family tree. (In person)
The Canterville Ghost
Monday, Oct. 16, 7:00pm Megan Wells performs Oscar Wilde's famous novella of a mostly funny ghost. (In person/online)
Monday, Oct. 23, 7:00pm Dr. Emilie Lucchesi introduces the graves lost during the expansion of cities, how they were discovered, and what they have taught social scientists and anthropologists. (Virtual in library/online)
Tricks & Treats: A Cultural History of Halloween
Monday, Oct. 30, 7:00pm
Learn about the true origins of the spookiest night of the year, some of the wildest ways people have celebrated the night, and the legends that surround it with William Pack. (In person/online)
Your Smart Home
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:00pm
The future is now! Learn about products from Apple, Amazon, and Google to make your home smarter with Michael Gershbein. (In person/online)
Monday, Sept. 18, 7:00pm Learn about the Ancestry.com site, including Ancestry Trees, and review what it has to offer with Caron Brennan. (In person/online)
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7:00pm
How much do you remember about history? Pop culture? Books and movies? Join us for a fun-filled night of trivia! Winner receives a prize. (Online)
Fridays at 10:30am
Sept. 8: I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
Oct. 13: Violeta by Isabel Allende
The library leads this lively book discussion for seniors. Copies of the books are available at the 1st floor Help Desk for checkout. (In person/online)
Saturdays at 10:00am
Sept. 30: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Oct. 21: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk This group is open to anyone wishing to read and discuss great works of literature. Copies of the books are available at the 1st floor Help Desk for checkout. (Online)
Teen Grades 6-12
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Games & Pizza
Friday, Sept. 1, 4:00pm
Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of games and pizza! Register by noon that Friday so we know how much pizza to order.
Teen Advisory Board
Mondays, Sept. 11 & Oct. 2, 4:15pm
Give your opinion and brainstorm teen programs and more while eating snacks and earning a service hour.
Teen Chefs - New Recipe
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4:00pm & 6:30pm
Learn how to prepare a new recipe!
Note: You must have previously attended the Teen Chefs: Kitchen Safety class to register for this program.
Teen Chat & Sip
Friday, Oct. 6, 4:15pm
Join us for this "unbook club" style program. We will chat about what you are reading, watching and listening to while sipping on a tasty beverage!
Teen Halloween: Laser Tag
Friday, Oct. 20, 5:30pm-7:45pm
Join us for a night of Laser Tag, food, and a costume contest in the library after hours! Parents/siblings will not be allowed to stay in the library after closing at 6pm.
Young Adult Book of the Month: Grades 9-12
Sept: Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti
Oct: Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil
Read and collect 4 bookmarks from our monthly selections and get a free book when you show your Fremont library card!
GET IN YOUR ELEMENT!
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
The start of a school year is a great time to make sure your child has a library card.
Children’s library cards do not expire until the child turns 18, so they can continue using their library cards all the way through high school. Adult cards expire every 3 years so we can make sure the address and contact information is still up to date. Stop in today to renew your card or get a new one and see all the things your library has to offer!
Sept. 5-21 and Oct. 2-26. Pick up a drop-in ticket at the Youth Services desk prior to each storytime.
9:30am & 10:30am
9:30am & 10:30am Age 1-2
9:30am & 10:30am
6:30pm Age 6 and under
A PATCH OF PROGRAMS
An adult must accompany the child.
Fall Fun Storytime
Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:00am
Ages 5 and under
Read, sing, and dance along at this storytime all about fall. Drop-in ticket required.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:00am
Celebrate the beauty of sunflowers by crafting your own. Can you make one as tall as you are? Siblings welcome. Please register.
Sign & Sing with Pediatric Interactions Inc.
Monday, Sept. 25, 10:00am
Ages 0-4 years
Join us for songs and sign language as your child develops their language and communication skills. Please register.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:00am
Ages 5 and under
Sing, dance, and wiggle at this storytime about our favorite very tall animal-giraffes! Drop-in ticket required.
Good and Ghosty S TORYT I M E
Tuesday, Oct. 31 9:30am & 10:30am
Ages 5 and under
Jump, wiggle, dance, and sing at this fun and friendly storytime!
Costumes encouraged. Drop-in ticket required.
Registration is now open at fremontlibrary.org/events.
Fizz, Bubble, and Goo
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4:30pm
Chemistry concepts come alive. Combine everyday materials to watch them fizz, bubble, and goo!
Fire & Ice with Mad Science
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2:30pm
Witness thrilling experiments with dry ice, sizzling scissors, and special bubbly showers and learn how giant beach balls can float in the air.
Light Up Wind Turbine
Monday, Sept. 25, 3:30pm
Can you generate your own electricity? Come and build a working wind turbine that can power LED lights.
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5:30pm
Expand your imagination and sharpen your writing skills with story starters, prompts, and creative writing exercises.
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5:00pm
Decode secret messages, follow the clues, and learn the tricks behind being a spy.
Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:30pm
Visit the library to celebrate all things Mario!
Together for Childhood
Juntos Por La Niñez
Sept. 6 & Oct. 4, 6:00pm
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.
Homeschool Learn & Grow Together
Fridays at 2:00pm
Sept. 29: Frogs
Oct. 13: Spiders
Join Miss Avocado as we explore our wonderful world! Work at stations to uncover new perspectives about a topic.
Wednesdays at 4:30pm
Sept. 13: 4-Player Chess
Oct. 11: Cartoon Classics
Grades 3 and up
All skill levels are welcome for chess.
Read to Rover
Sept. 13 & Oct. 11
Ages 7 & older
Sign up to read to a trained therapy dog. A signed waiver is required. One 15 min. time slot per child.
Registration opens Sept. 15 unless noted.
Day of Play with Chalk
Monday, Oct. 9, 10:00am
Engage your senses with a variety of hands-on activities, including outdoor chalk art (weather permitting). Drop in.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:00am
Explore pumpkins inside and out. Dress for a mess.
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30pm
Test your engineering skills and use unexpected materials to make a catapult that launches candy.
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30pm
Craft your own paper bag lantern to make the perfect DIY night-light.
Morris the Magic Man
Saturday, Oct. 21, 11:00am
Join Morris the Magic Man in this puppet-filled, fun and engaging magic show!
Monday, Oct. 23, 4:30pm
Use problem-solving, critical thinking, and engineering skills with brick-building fun.
Wide World of Monsters with Mark Andertoons
Thursday, Oct. 26, 5:00pm
In this silly spooky class, kids will learn to draw weird monsters from around the world.
Magic Tree House Party
Friday, Oct. 27, 4:00pm
Come along for adventurous activities inspired by the Magic Tree House books.
Monday, Oct. 30, 4:30pm
Make wobbly, creepy, colorful "zombie" slime with common household ingredients. Dress for a mess.
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
Sept. 3 & 4 for Labor Day Sept. 22 for Staff training and re-carpeting.
Visit the 2nd floor Adult Help Desk to pick up each month’s craft kit. Crafts are available on the first of each month while supplies last. Limit 2 per person, please.
Guided Meditation and Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 11:30am
Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. (Online)
Fremont Writer’s Group
2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 3:15pm
Join fellow writers to share and improve your writing. (Online)
Mundelein High School provides English as a Second Language classes at the library on Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning Aug. 29. Registration day is Tuesday, Aug. 22, 9:00am-1:00pm.
Space For Us All Celebration
You are invited to celebrate our new teen and adult spaces and our improved amenities for all ages. We’ll take a break from our normal library services for a party in the stacks Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2-4pm. Come for fun and refreshments and see your newly remodeled library. Study rooms will still be available: please be aware that they are not soundproof and the noise may travel that day.