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Vernon Area Public Library District Newsletter WINTER 2012–13

Excellence in Service for the Enrichment of Lives

VERNON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT 300 Olde Half Day Road • Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069 847-634-3650 •

Fuerst Thoughts Cynthia Fuerst, Library Director

In 2010, the Vernon Area Library Board of Trustees approved a facilities master plan intended to help ensure our continued high level of service to this community. Last winter, we implemented the first phase of that master plan, which included greatly improved, energy-efficient lighting, new shelving for DVDs and CDs, and a centrally located reference desk. Later this winter and into spring, we will implement phase II of that plan, with exciting new spaces for community and collaboration, a cozy quiet reading room, cool new areas for kids and teens, and more. As the plan calls for new public restrooms and significant changes to the lobby, the main library building will be closed to public access during construction. Library services will not close, however. In addition to the many and growing services that you can access online—e-books, MP3 downloads, specialized databases, and now digital magazines—you’ll be able to check out materials from an abridged version of our library to be located in the Annex in back of the main building.

The Vernon Area Public Library District serves residents and businesses within a 29-square-mile area that includes all or parts of Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Prairie View, Riverwoods, and unincorporated Vernon Township. Your Vernon Area Library card may be used to borrow materials from any Illinois public library that participates in the reciprocal borrowing program. Residents of other Illinois tax-supported public libraries may register to borrow materials from the Vernon Area Library. Library Board George Goldstein – President Bill Apostolakis – Vice President Janice Hand – Treasurer Jay Kasten – Secretary Ed Acuna, Jane Berman, Edward Kogan Directory Circulation 847-634-3650 Renewals, library card account questions Adult Services 224-543-1485 Registration for adult programs, study room reservations Youth Services 224-543-1486 Registration for youth & teen programs, school contacts Senior & Homebound Services 224-543-1406 Deliveries to nursing homes & homebound patrons ...or call the library’s main number at 847-634-3650 and choose from the voice menu options. Library Hours

The tentative schedule calls for the “Library To Go!” to be in place from mid-February through April. We aim to reopen the main library space in time for finals study sessions, and the big summer reading kickoff. Project drawings and schedule details will be available on our website as they are finalized.

Monday–Thursday 9 am–9 pm; Friday & Saturday 9 am–5 pm; Sunday Noon–5 pm

This second phase will complete nearly all the goals set forth in the facilities master plan, and bolster our path to success in the 21st century.

Columns, the Vernon Area Public Library District newsletter, provides patrons with information about library programs, materials, and services. Catherine Savage, editor; Lidia Rozmus, graphic designer. Image credits: Cynthia Fuerst this page © Chip Williams for Vernon Area Public Library; Highclere Castle p.7 courtesy Gary Bembridge

Library Closings December 24 & 25 – Christmas December 31 & January 1 – New Year's

P R O G R A M I N F O R M AT I O N Register for programs in person, online at, by or by phone at 224-543-1485 for adult programs, or 224-543-1486 for youth or teen programs. Special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter and/or auditory devices, are available with advance notice.

Library staff may take photographs at programs for use in promotional materials. Attendees consent to having their photograph used for this purpose. If you do not wish for you or your child to be photographed, please notify staff. Library programs are free and open to all area residents unless otherwise indicated.

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Library News Library upgrades coming this winter exciting new patron spaces are coming to the Vernon Area library this winter. A café space with vending machines and laptop plugins; a quiet reading room with cushy seating and plenty of ambience; new activity areas for kids and collaborative workspaces for older students and adults are all planned for the renovation project that will take place later this winter and spring. More mundane but greatly needed upgrades to public restrooms and the meeting room’s audiovisual equipment are also planned. new tables, chairs, display shelving, and lounge seating will bring a fresh, modern look to the library. library operations will continue during renovations, but services will be moved to the Annex building in back of the main library. this building will be familiar to longtime patrons—it was the library’s home until 1993 when the current building opened. Patrons will find popular materials, new books, DVDs, holds, and more available for checkout as normal. other materials can be put on hold, and retireved by staff for pickup. no new loans, bonds, or tax rate increases are being used to pay for these improvements. we have been saving for this project for several years, setting aside maintenance budget dollars in a designated building Fund. Details about the planned improvements, construction schedule, and more can be found on our website at

Place any item on hold

Popular magazines available for download

New! Vernon Area library cardholders can now place any item in the catalog on hold, including items on-shelf. our staff will retrieve the book, DVD, or other item for you, label it with your name, and leave it on the HolD shelf for pickup.

Download and read popular magazines such as Consumer Reports, Macworld, Cosmopolitan, and Men’s Health using your library card, beginning in December. Digital versions include all the material from the print version, plus enhancements such as video, audio, and live links. Zinio, our new digital magazine service, works on a variety of internetenabled devices including Pc, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and blackberry Playbook. choose the “Zinio” logo from the library’s website at to get started.

new online history resources Find authoritative information and rights-released images relating to American and world History using either of two new databases now available through the library’s website. “u.s. History & culture” and “Global History & culture” are accessible online using your Vernon Area Public library card. organized by historical periods and topical categories, the databases provide access to carefully selected web links, primary source material, foreign reporting, and an image gallery with more than 2,000 historical photos.

Book donations suspended Due to storage constraints, we are not accepting donations of used books at this time. neighboring indian trails Public library in wheeling and Fremont Public library in Mundelein accept book donations; see their websites for any restrictions.

apply now for friends of the Library $2000 scholarship calling all high school seniors! the Friends of the Vernon Area library is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior in honor of former library director Allen Meyer. For more information and eligibility rules, please visit Applications due by March 1, 2013.


youtH booK Discussion

Youth & Family Programs Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated. Registration opens one month before the program date; some programs may offer earlier registration. To register for Youth & Family programs, call 224-543-1486, visit our website at, or stop by any service desk in the library. Youth Book Discussion & more Marty McGuire by Kate Messner. when third grade does not turn out as she expected, tomboy Marty McGuire finds herself playing a completely new role: the princess in the class play! Marty comes up with a way to improve the play; after all, why use a stuffed animal frog on stage when a live one would be so much better? Join us for discussion and a craft. A complimentary book will be reserved for you at registration. MONDAY OR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 OR 4, 7–8 PM • GRADES 2–3

travel to Space through the Eyes of Hubble Adler Planetarium specialist Michelle nichols-yehling presents amazing images and science from the Hubble space telescope’s past 22 years from our solar system, the Milky way, and the far reaches of the universe. then get a peek at Hubble’s successor: the James webb space telescope. MonDAy, DeceMber 17, 7–8 PM ADults & FAMilies witH cHilDren in GrADes 4 AnD uP

out of this World Craft Project Drop in and create your very own space craft project and make a craft kit for a child at children’s Memorial Hospital. you not only make a special craft to take home, but also get to put together a kit that will be donated to the hospital for a child to enjoy making! Families are welcome; younger children may require additional assistance. no registration required. tHursDAy, DeceMber 27, 2–3:30 PM or 7–8:30 PM All AGes witH A cAreGiVer


noon yeAr’s eVe celebrAtion

winter reADinG club KicKoFF: sMArty PAnts

WRineatdering Club

DeceMber 16 – JAnuAry 27

Blast off Bingo! for grades K–8 bingo is back! Join blast off bingo at home or in the library. enter weekly raffles and collect prizes as you participate in a variety of reading-related activities. ready, Set, read! for birth–Pre-K rocket toward reading skills with this specially designed reading club for our youngest patrons. enter weekly raffles and collect prizes as you talk, read, sing, write, and play with your child.

noon Year’s Eve Celebration wear your fancy party clothes and sip some sparkling cider as we celebrate new year’s eve a little early. enjoy stories, songs, a craft, and a special countdown just before noon. FriDAy, DeceMber 28, 11:15 AM–12 PM AGes 3–6 witH A cAreGiVer

Science Sleuths this series features stories, films, and hands-on science activities for the budding scientist. weDnesDAys, JAnuAry 9, 16, 23 & 30, 4:30–5:30 PM GrADes 2–3

Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. To register for Youth & Family programs, visit or call 224-543-1486.


AlinA celeste

cHess witH cHecKMAtes

close encounters oF tHe cHeMicAl KinD

to live with relatives she’s never met. the setting, rich characters, and plot ideas are based on experiences told to the author by her family. A complimentary book will be reserved for you at registration. tuesDAy or weDnesDAy, JAnuAry 22 or 23,

Winter reading Club Kickoff Extravaganza blast off into outer space when smarty Pants presents “the big balloon show,” the world ’s greatest balloon stage show extravaganza! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2–3 PM • ALL AGES

Winter reading Club finale Celebration celebrate the finale of the winter reading club with steve beno’s dance party! steve shares his original one-of-a kind songs that are fun for the whole family. SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 11 AM–12 PM • ALL AGES reADinG club MeMbers only

alina Celeste: music for the Kid in all of Us Alina celeste, one of the most popular children’s music performers in los Angeles, presents this interactive, family musical program featuring activities with instruments, dancing, singing, and merriment for all. she specializes in early childhood music and is currently performing songs from her cD, “if i were a little bird.” siblings welcome. sunDAy, JAnuAry 20, 2–2:45 PM birtH–GrADe 4, witH A cAreGiVer

Parent/Child Book Discussion Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. this 2013 rebecca caudill nominee and 2011 newbery Honor winner tells the story of turtle, an 11-year-old who is sent to Key west in 1935

7–8:15 PM • GRADES 4–8

Chess with Checkmates learn how to play chess or improve your skills through physical activities and game play with the checkMates Academy. to be successful, participants should attend all three sessions. SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 2, 9 & 16 • GRADES K–8 beGinners: 9:30–10:30 AM interMeDiAte & ADVAnceD: 10:45–11:45 AM

Special Dishes for Valentine’s Day with Whole foods Join an expert from Deerfield’s whole Foods and learn how to make some tasty dishes for our favorite heart holiday. Please consider bringing a canned food item for donation. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 4:30–5:30 PM • GRADES 3–5

Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever! Story & Craft Have you ever had a crush? leon has a crush; a secret crush. And he’s made the perfect valentine. but this valentine starts running around town and leon chases it, meeting lots of kids along the way. listen to local author brenda Ferber read her book, and then make a special valentine. sunDAy, FebruAry 10, 2–3 PM GrADes K–4 witH A cAreGiVer

Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind Make your own super-bouncy balls and slime! Join bill bosworth of the science Alliance for a fun, hands-on chemistry lesson. tuesDAy, FebruAry 19 GrADes 3–4: 4:30–5:30 PM GrADes 5–8: 7–8 PM


Winter Storytimes Learning to read begins before children start school. Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to learn to read once they begin school. Five of the best ways to help your child to get ready to read are: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Vernon Area Library storytime programs are designed to help your child “Arrive with Five”—reach kindergarten with a solid foundation of essential reading-readiness skills. friday fun for 2’s and 3’s

Jamma tales

in this lively drop-in storytime, children and their favorite adults have fun with a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities. siblings are welcome. no registration required.

Fun for the whole family with stories and songs. PJs and siblings are always welcome for this evening storytime. no registration required.

FriDAys, noVeMber 30–DeceMber 21, 10–10:30 AM

tuesDAys, DeceMber 11, JAnuAry 8 & FebruAry 12, 7–7:30 PM

AGes 2–3 witH A cAreGiVer

AGes 2–6 witH A cAreGiVer

monday morning tots & monday afternoon tots

Saturday Stories

Meet with other families and share a variety of toys and books with your child. choose morning or afternoon for a session of open play and a story and music time designed especially for infants and toddlers. siblings are welcome. no registration required.

Drop in and enjoy family fun with stories, songs, and fingerplays. Pajamas are always welcome for this morning storytime. no registration required.

MorninGs: DeceMber 3, 17 & JAnuAry 7, 14, 28, 10–11:30 AM AFternoons: DeceMber 3, 17 & JAnuAry 7, 1–2:30 PM cHilDren unDer 3 witH A cAreGiVer; Vernon AreA librAry cArDHolDers only

Blast off with Books! rocket to new places with stories, music, and fingerplays. siblings are welcome. no registration required. tuesDAys, DeceMber 11, 18 & JAnuAry 15, 22, 29 10–10:30 AM • AGES 2–3 WITH A CAREGIVER

sAturDAy, JAnuAry 5, 10–10:30 AM AGes 2–6 witH A cAreGiVer

Preschool Storytime children enjoy stories, songs, and activities that create a strong foundation for a lifetime of reading. no registration required. tHursDAys, JAnuAry 10, 17, 24 & 31 10–10:30 AM OR 1:30–2 PM • AGES 3–5 WITHOUT A CAREGIVER

Preschool Science Detectives this literature-inspired program encourages preschoolers to discover the world around them by engaging in fun science activities. registration is required. tuesDAys, FebruAry 12 & 26, 1:30–2 PM or tHursDAys, FebruAry 14 & 28, 6:30–7 PM AGes 3–5 witH A cAreGiVer

Teens Draw Your own Hobbit

final Exams open Study Sessions

with the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming to theaters in December, create your own version of a Hobbit! cartoonist Michael burton will teach the basics of cartooning and offer great suggestions as kids draw their own creations.

extra space and free snacks. our meeting room is available for all high school students preparing for finals. no registration required.


MonDAy & tuesDAy, JAnuAry 14 & 15, 2–8:30 PM

sAturDAy & sunDAy, JAnuAry 12 & 13, 12–4:30 PM HiGH scHool stuDents only

Book Bursts & Bracelets


Special Dishes for Valentine’s Day with Whole foods

transform old books into sculptures and bracelets. we provide the materials and you create book bursts and biographical bracelets in this winter break craft program.

Join an expert from Deerfield’s whole Foods and learn how to make some tasty dishes for our favorite heart holiday. Please consider bringing a donation of canned food.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 6:30–7:30 PM • GRADES 6–12

Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. To register for Youth or Teen programs, visit or call 224-543-1486.

AutHor scott w. berG: 38 nooses

winter reADinG: clAssic literAture

Discussion: tHe stAte oF tHe oceAns

Adult Programs Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated. To register for Adult programs, visit our website at, call 224-543-1485, or stop by any service desk in the library. nanoWrimo—’thank goodness It’s over!’ Party celebrate your accomplishment of completing national novel writing Month in november and think about next steps. local author nancy Grossman will share her journey to getting published and provide suggestions for your own writing career. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1–2 PM • NANOWRIMO PARTICIPANTS

author Scott W. Berg on Lincoln’s other War Historian scott w. berg shares his new book, 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier’s End, an account of the little-known 1862 war between Dakota indian warriors and soldiers and settlers on the Minnesota frontier. books available for purchase and signing at the event, courtesy of lake Forest book store. tHursDAy, DeceMber 6, 7–9 PM

movie—Hope Springs (Pg-13) starring Meryl streep and tommy lee Jones. screened with subtitles. includes free popcorn. registration is recommended. FriDAy, DeceMber 7, 2 PM

Writer’s Support group Aspiring novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and others are invited to join this relaxed and supportive writer’s group. everyone will learn a little, share a little, and leave inspired to continue writing. no registration required. weDnesDAys, DeceMber 12, JAnuAry 9 & FebruAry 13 6:30–8:45 PM

foreign Policy association ‘great Decisions’ Discussion group exchange ideas about thought-provoking foreign policy issues in this informal, non-partisan forum. Participants

receive a briefing book in advance that includes background information, current data, and policy options, and read a chapter prior to each meeting. Discussion is led by university professor Gary Midkiff. FriDAy, DeceMber 14, 1–3 PM: tHe stAte oF tHe oceAns FriDAy, JAnuAry 11, 1–3 PM: enerGy GeoPolitics

movie—The Bourne Legacy (Pg-13) Aaron cross (a government agent similar to Jason bourne) is on the run from those who want to shut him down. screened without subtitles; Assistive listening Devices are available. refreshments are served. registration is recommended. sAturDAy, DeceMber 15, 2 PM

games for grown-ups Drop in for a pick-up game of chess or any of a variety of popular board games. use our games or bring your own. open to adults and high school students of all skill levels. no registration required. sunDAys, DeceMber 16, JAnuAry 20 & FebruAry 17, 1–4 PM

G “ et Cozy with a Classic” Adult Winter Reading Program

the snow is snowing, the wind is blowing; it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book. Grab a cup of tea or glass of wine, head to your favorite reading spot, and forget the winter weather. How about that classic that you always intended to read? this is the perfect time to get started. Visit the library or our website for classic literature suggestions and to play our classic characters game. look in the calendar for free screenings of classic films at this library this winter. DeceMber 16–JAnuAry 27

Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. To register for Adult programs, visit or call 224-543-1485.


tHrouGH tHe eyes oF Hubble

An AFternoon oF JAZZ stAnDArDs

travel to Space through the Eyes of Hubble

Write Yourself into a Job

Adler Planetarium specialist Michelle nichols-yehling presents amazing images and science from the Hubble space telescope’s past 22 years from our solar system, the Milky way, and the far reaches of the universe. then get a peek at Hubble’s successor: the James webb space telescope.

increase your chances for successfully landing an interview and job by strategically crafting your cover letter, résumé, and thank you note. this workshop with lake county workforce Development provides critical information on how to write effectively for each job application.

MonDAy, DeceMber 17, 7–8 PM ADults & FAMilies witH cHilDren in GrADes 4 AnD uP

Lunch & Learn—opera in Pop Culture you may be surprised about how much opera you already know from movies, cartoons, radio, television, recordings, commercials, and musicals! bring your lunch, we’ll provide coffee, dessert, and a great multimedia presentation. weDnesDAy, DeceMber 19, 12:30–1:30 PM

Senior Series—Elvis Holiday Show Acclaimed elvis impersonator Greg rini performs a collection of hits and holiday songs from one of the most beloved entertainers of the 20th century. tHursDAy, DeceMber 20, 1:30–2:30 PM

Classic film Screening—The Last of the Mohicans (r) starring Daniel Day lewis and Madeleine stowe. screened with subtitles. refreshments served. FriDAy, DeceMber 28, 2 PM

Classic film Screening—Doctor Zhivago (Pg-13) starring omar sharif and Julie christie. screened with subtitles. refreshments served. FriDAy, JAnuAry 4, 1:30 PM (note tiMe)

an afternoon of Jazz Standards enjoy an afternoon of romantic jazz standards from the Great American songbook with Petra van nuis and Andy brown. this renowned jazz duo regularly performs at chicago’s most prominent jazz clubs and the chicago Jazz Festival. sunDAy, JAnuAry 6, 2–3 PM

tuesDAy, JAnuAry 8, 1–2:30 PM

Book Discussion with Judy Levin To the End of the Land by David Grossman, a provocative anti-war novel by one of israel’s best-known writers. A limited number of books are available to Vernon Area Public library cardholders for checkout beginning november 8. registration is recommended. tHursDAy, JAnuAry 10, 10–11:30 AM

Senior Series—meet the Lincolns Meet President and Mrs. lincoln and listen as they speak about the people and events that influenced their lives. learn about their personal lives, the struggles of the civil war, and the issues that troubled the nation in their time. there will be an opportunity to ask questions, and even take a souvenir photo with the President and First lady. tHursDAy, JAnuAry 10, 1:30–2:30 PM

‘novel night’ Book Discussion Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. set during the hazy, enchanting, and martini-filled world of new york city circa 1938, Rules of Civility follows three friends from their chance meeting at a jazz club on new year’s eve through a year of enlightening and occasionally tragic adventures. elegant and captivating, Rules of Civility turns a Jamesian eye on how spur-of-the-moment decisions can define life for decades to come. A love letter to a great American city at the end of the Depression, readers will quickly fall under its spell of crisp writing, sparkling atmosphere owles evokes and breathtaking revelations, as towles the ghosts of Fitzgerald, capote, and Mccarthy. arthy. copies of the book are available to check out beginning December 11. tuesDAy, JAnuAry 15, 7–8:30 PM


Meet tHe lincolns

Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. To register for Adult programs, visit or call 224-543-1485.

MAKinG oF Downton Abbey

soMe encHAnteD AFternoon

Writing Letters, op-eds & Commentary

author & Holocaust Survivor Estelle glaser Laughlin

learn how you can share your opinion in our local media in this exclusive program with Jim slusher, assistant managing editor for opinion at the Daily Herald. Jim illustrates what makes for an effective letter, and the difference between an editorial, a commentary, and a letter to the editor.

local resident estelle laughlin, a child survivor of the warsaw Ghetto, the uprising, and concentration camps, shares her experiences. Her new memoir is a harrowing tale of destruction and loss, but also a story of the goodness that still exists in a dark world, of survival and renewal. copies of her book are available for purchase and signing at the event.

weDnesDAy, JAnuAry 16, 1–2 PM

Job Search Strategies

sunDAy, JAnuAry 27, 2–3 PM

Get up to speed quickly with current job search techniques, including making online applications, searching company websites, researching target companies, networking, and finding job support groups that are right for you. Presented by lake county workforce Development.

greatest Presidential Decisions

tHursDAy, JAnuAry 17, 1–2:30 PM

MonDAy, JAnuAry 28, 1–2 PM

Professor Gary Midkiff investigates momentous presidential decisions—some good, some bad, and all important. Attend this session to peek behind the scenes at executive branch decisions that have shaped our country.

the making of Downton abbey: Setting the Scene


through slides and lecture, landscape historian barbara Geiger illuminates the land ownership patterns, inheritance laws, and landscape designers that gave rise to great estates like Downton, and what made their downfall inevitable.

Adored by his followers for his wit and eloquence, disparaged by his opponents for his wisecracks and erudition, Governor Adlai e. stevenson ii set an undeniable standard for political speech-making in his two bids for the presidency. this non-partisan illinois Humanities council presentation showcases stevenson’s humor, his dedication to world peace, and his concern for education, patriotism, and participatory democracy. cosponsored by the stevenson Foundation.

tHursDAy, JAnuAry 17, 7–8 PM

movie—tBa screened without subtitles; Assistive listening Devices are available. includes free popcorn. registration recommended. sAturDAy, JAnuAry 19, 2 PM

Business Lunch Series—measuring & Increasing Your Social media roI webinar


More than half of social media marketers don’t measure results at all, and others are tracking the wrong things learn to define goals that make sense for your business, use measurement tools that are free and easy, and get even bigger returns on the time and resources you invest in your social media channels.

Some Enchanted afternoon: the Stories & music of rodgers & Hammerstein

tHursDAy, JAnuAry 24, 12–1 PM

Classic film Screening—Wuthering Heights (nr) screening of the 2009 Pbs production. shown with subtitles. includes free popcorn. registration is recommended. FriDAy, JAnuAry 25, 2 PM

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rodgers and Hammerstein were in some ways more than songwriters and musicians: they were social activists. this musical biography with susan benjamin demonstrates how, through their music and stories, rodgers and Hammerstein disseminated important messages about social issues of their time that are still relevant today. susan intertwines stories, video clips, and music to celebrate the history of American musical theater. weDnesDAy, FebruAry 6, 1–2 PM


bAllots, bAbes & beer

Book Discussion with Judy Levin Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante. implicated in the murder of her best friend, Jennifer white, a brilliant retired surgeon with dementia, struggles with fractured memories of their complex relationship and wonders if she actually committed the crime. A limited number of books are available for Vernon Area library cardholders to check out beginning January 10. registration is recommended.

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Computer Classes Registration is required. Some computer classes have prerequisites, and most are open to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. To register for computer classes, look online at, call 224-543-1485, or stop by any public service desk in the library. Registration begins November 15. beginning

tHursDAy, FebruAry 14, 10–11:30 AM

These classes should be taken (in order) before taking Intermediate or Advanced classes.

Senior Series—Love Songs from the great american Songbook

Introduction to the Internet

carolyn wehner helps us celebrate Valentine’s Day by singing the greatest love songs of the 20th century. tHursDAy, FebruAry 14, 1:30–2:30 PM

Ballots, Babes & Beer in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in illinois, raupp Museum coordinator Debbie Fandrei shares stories and images from the illinois women’s suffrage movement, including the role of lake county women, why saloon owners were against women voting, and the final battle in springfield.

learn about the features of the most commonly used web browsing programs. Mouse and keyboard experience necessary. weDnesDAy, DeceMber 5, 10 AM–12 PM

Searching the Internet includes tips for searching more quickly and effectively. internet experience necessary. weDnesDAy, DeceMber 12, 10 AM–12 PM

organizing Your Documents in Windows 7

tuesDAy, FebruAry 19, 1–2 PM

organize files and folders to make finding them easier. windows 7 experience necessary.

10 things to Do Before Writing a Business Plan

weDnesDAy, DeceMber 19, 10 AM–12 PM

boost your chances for success by checking off these 10 things from your to-do list before you draft your business plan. business coach and graduate school professor Monty edson provides expert insight and a clear checklist. MonDAy, FebruAry 25, 7–8 PM

intermediate Beginning classes, good mouse and keyboarding skills, and listed prerequisites (or equivalent experience) required. getting Started with Pinterest Gather decorating ideas, recipes, travel photos and more on Pinterest, the coolest new thing online. this class provides everything you need to get started creating boards, pinning items, and connecting with other Pinterest users. Valid email, Facebook, or twitter account required to participate. internet experience required. MonDAy, DeceMber 3, 1–3 PM


Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. To register for Adult programs or Computer classes, visit or call 224-543-1485.

Word 2010 Basics

overview of google Drive

cut, copy, paste, and use formatting tools. File and folder management experience necessary.

learn about this free online alternative to office software, great for collaborating and sharing documents. A valid Gmail login and password, and internet experience required.

tHursDAy, DeceMber 6, 1–3 PM or 6:45–8:45 PM

Using facebook Find out how easy it is to keep in touch with friends and family through Facebook. our internet services librarian will guide you through setting up a Facebook page of your own. Valid email account necessary to participate. MonDAy, DeceMber 10, 1–3 PM

Intermediate Word 2010 Add clip art, tabs, headers and footers. word experience necessary. tHursDAy, DeceMber 13, 1–3 PM or 6:45–8:45 PM

weDnesDAy, JAnuAry 23, 10 AM–12 PM

Intermediate Excel 2010 learn to format cells, use auto-fill, and sort your data. excel experience necessary. tHursDAy, JAnuAry 31, 1–3 PM or 6:45–8:45 PM

advanced Beginning classes, listed prerequisites and experience with a program and/or the Internet required. Beginning Blogging

create a basic spreadsheet and enter simple formulas. word experience necessary.

blogs offer an easy and free way to share your thoughts and ideas on the internet. this class will get you started using Google’s free blogging service, blogger. bring your Google (Gmail) login and password and start creating!

tHursDAy, JAnuAry 10, 1–3 PM or 6:45–8:45 PM

weDnesDAy, JAnuAry 9, 10 AM–12 PM

iPad Basics

Working with Your Digital Photos

Excel 2010 Basics

learn the basics of using this versatile device in this hands– on class. iPad, Apple iD, and password required to participate. Please charge your device before class. MonDAy, JAnuAry 14, 1–3 PM

e-Book Help Help with your e-reader and library e-books from our information technology librarian. weDnesDAy, JAnuAry 16, 10 AM–12 PM

awesome apps for apple come and share your favorite apps during this nonstructured class. what is the best app for a particular task? How and where do you find reviews? bring your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch along with your Apple iD and password so you can download newfound favorites during the session.

learn how to connect your digital camera to a computer to transfer and edit your photos. bring your digital camera (with photos) and a usb cable, along with a flash drive, if you want to save your work. you’ll also need your email login and password to learn to send pictures by email. tHursDAy, JAnuAry 24, 1–3 PM or 6:45–8:45 PM

iPad Beyond the Basics learn some more advanced features in this hands–on class. iPad, Apple iD and password required to participate. Please charge the device before class. MonDAy, JAnuAry 28, 1–3 PM

MonDAy, JAnuAry 21, 1–3 PM

open Computer Lab Personal, hands-on help with windows or office software, social media accounts, working with digital photos, or setting up your e-reader or mobile device to download library e-books. led by our information technology librarian. no registration required. tHursDAy, DeceMber 20, 1–3 PM or 6:45–8:45 PM weDnesDAy, JAnuAry 30, 10 AM–12 PM

Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. To register for Computer classes, visit or call 224-543-1485.


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Library Supporters’ Celebration Hosted by the Friends of the Vernon Area Library. Join us in honoring the library volunteers, staff, and supporters who have spent countless hours, expertise, and hard work to make our library a better place. outstanding library leaders that have helped make the library what is today. the informal celebration includes music, hors d’oeuvres, and light refreshments. the election of the 2013 Friends of the library board officers will also take place. weDnesDAy, DeceMber 5, 7–8:30PM

toys for tots Help the Marines make christmas possible for less fortunate children by donating a new, unwrapped toy. Donations may be dropped off in the library lobby. tHursDAy, noVeMber 23 – FriDAy, DeceMber 9

2012-13 Winter Newsletter  

December, January, and February programs and news from your Vernon Area Public Library. Includes Winter Reading Club and information about u...

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