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COLUMNS VERNON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT NEWSLETTER

SUMMER 2013

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Columns, the Vernon Area Public Library District newsletter, provides patrons with information about library programs, materials, and services.

Fuerst Thoughts Cynthia Fuerst, Library Director

Check out your new library!

Library Phone 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 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. Program Information Register for programs in person, online at www.vapld.info, 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.

improvements

As we prepare to reopen the main library building on May 28, I feel a bit like the host of one of those extreme renovation shows on television, waiting to declare “Driver, move that truck!” for the big reveal and to welcome you all back home. Our architects, contractors, staff, and board have really outdone themselves these past few weeks to produce an amazing new space for you. We're very much looking forward to you walking through the front door and hope you will be pleased by the transformation. We're so happy to be opening in time for finals study week and the start of Summer Reading Clubs. That bustle of activity will get things launched, and we will plan for an official grand reopening celebration in the fall during National Library Card Signup Month. This summer, we begin the process of refining the resources and services that we offer in this amazing space. Thank you to the more than 2,200 households who completed and returned a community survey earlier this year. Those results are being compiled and will inform the development of a strategic plan, which I hope to share with you this fall. Meanwhile, plan to pay a visit to your library this summer. You'll be amazed at what you'll find.

We are so excited to welcome everyone back to the library beginning Tuesday, May 28, following the completion of a 12-week remodeling project. We are delighted with all the great new features and we hope you are, too. New self-service café. Snacks, cold beverages, and a K-cup coffee machine anchor this lively area. It’s a great place to meet friends or hang out while waiting for a program in the meeting room to begin or end. More browseable displays. Shelving that shows off cover art, and materials arranged by subject make it easier than ever to discover a great read. Holds are now located near the front door for faster, more convenient access. New furniture. Elegant upholstered seating and new tables throughout the adult area, and fun, colorful children's furniture for our younger patrons. Quiet Reading Room. Soft seating, one-person tables, and a stone fireplace make this a quiet, cozy oasis. Upgraded Meeting Room. This room's upgraded, ceiling-mounted projection and sound system, and new art gallery hanging system were funded by the Friends of the Vernon Area Library.

Library Board changes Welcome to newly elected library board members Kim Smith (Long Grove) and Jonathan Passman (Buffalo Grove), and new appointee Marc Fenton (Buffalo Grove), who will fill the unexpired term of retiring board member Janice Hand. Welcome back to re-elected trustees George Goldstein (Lincolnshire), Ed Kogan (Vernon Hills), and Ed Acuna (Long Grove). And we bid goodbye to longtime library trustees Jane Berman and Bill Apostolakis, who leave the board this spring.

Water bottle refilling stations. These small "green" improvements to our water fountains can make a large impact on plastic use over time. Public restrooms. New tile, fixtures, and updated plumbing throughout. (Hooray!) continued on next page...

We thank all of our library trustees for volunteering their time and talent in service of this community. Cynthia Fuerst image © Chip Williams for Vernon Area Public Library

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Columns, the Vernon Area Public Library District newsletter, provides patrons with information about library programs, materials, and services.

Fuerst Thoughts Cynthia Fuerst, Library Director

Check out your new library!

Library Phone 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 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. Program Information Register for programs in person, online at www.vapld.info, 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.

improvements

As we prepare to reopen the main library building on May 28, I feel a bit like the host of one of those extreme renovation shows on television, waiting to declare “Driver, move that truck!” for the big reveal and to welcome you all back home. Our architects, contractors, staff, and board have really outdone themselves these past few weeks to produce an amazing new space for you. We're very much looking forward to you walking through the front door and hope you will be pleased by the transformation. We're so happy to be opening in time for finals study week and the start of Summer Reading Clubs. That bustle of activity will get things launched, and we will plan for an official grand reopening celebration in the fall during National Library Card Signup Month. This summer, we begin the process of refining the resources and services that we offer in this amazing space. Thank you to the more than 2,200 households who completed and returned a community survey earlier this year. Those results are being compiled and will inform the development of a strategic plan, which I hope to share with you this fall. Meanwhile, plan to pay a visit to your library this summer. You'll be amazed at what you'll find.

We are so excited to welcome everyone back to the library beginning Tuesday, May 28, following the completion of a 12-week remodeling project. We are delighted with all the great new features and we hope you are, too. New self-service café. Snacks, cold beverages, and a K-cup coffee machine anchor this lively area. It’s a great place to meet friends or hang out while waiting for a program in the meeting room to begin or end. More browseable displays. Shelving that shows off cover art, and materials arranged by subject make it easier than ever to discover a great read. Holds are now located near the front door for faster, more convenient access. New furniture. Elegant upholstered seating and new tables throughout the adult area, and fun, colorful children's furniture for our younger patrons. Quiet Reading Room. Soft seating, one-person tables, and a stone fireplace make this a quiet, cozy oasis. Upgraded Meeting Room. This room's upgraded, ceiling-mounted projection and sound system, and new art gallery hanging system were funded by the Friends of the Vernon Area Library.

Library Board changes Welcome to newly elected library board members Kim Smith (Long Grove) and Jonathan Passman (Buffalo Grove), and new appointee Marc Fenton (Buffalo Grove), who will fill the unexpired term of retiring board member Janice Hand. Welcome back to re-elected trustees George Goldstein (Lincolnshire), Ed Kogan (Vernon Hills), and Ed Acuna (Long Grove). And we bid goodbye to longtime library trustees Jane Berman and Bill Apostolakis, who leave the board this spring.

Water bottle refilling stations. These small "green" improvements to our water fountains can make a large impact on plastic use over time. Public restrooms. New tile, fixtures, and updated plumbing throughout. (Hooray!) continued on next page...

We thank all of our library trustees for volunteering their time and talent in service of this community. Cynthia Fuerst image © Chip Williams for Vernon Area Public Library

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Stevenson students receive scholarships

A growth opportunity

The Friends of the Vernon Area Library named Stevenson High School senior Melissa Engel as the recipient of the fourth annual Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship.

We are excited to introduce our first-ever Community Garden, created to compliment this year's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading theme. Four raised beds of vegetables will provide a variety of education and volunteer opportunities all summer long, along with a bounty of fresh produce for the local Sharing Hands Food Pantry. Look for the  symbol in the calendar to quickly find garden-related programs.

For the first time ever, the Friends also conferred an honorable mention award, which went to SHS senior Jeffrey Epstein. The annual scholarship was created in honor of former library director Allen Meyer, who passed away in 2008. Applications for the merit scholarship are available on the library's website; the application period is typically November–March.

Library out & about

...

Look for us at the Buffalo Grove Farmer's Market on July 7, and at Buffalo Grove National Night Out on August 6. Stop by to say hello, grab some information about the latest library news and resources, and snag a great giveaway, too.

Early readers. We carved out a dedicated space for budding readers, with hands-on activities that build reading skills. Kids' interactives. Magnetic and Velcro wall surfaces provide fun opportunities for interactive play and learning. The picture book room features a new toddler table with puzzles, LEGOs, and iPads.

Digital Media Lab. Features a powerful large-screen Mac workstation, outfitted with hardware and software for web and print design, video editing, photo editing and digitization, music, podcasting, and other creative pursuits.

We encourage you to come by beginning Tuesday, May 28, to start enjoying the new improvements!

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All are invited to help launch the garden with a planting session on June 1 (register in advance; see calendar for details). Then we're looking for organized groups to “adopt” the garden for one week to weed, water, and harvest. In a short amount of time, you’ll be able to see the results of the planting, while enjoying the outdoors. Please email us at garden@ vapld.info if your family, friends, book club, scout troop or other group are interested in this unique opportunity. Many thanks to program partners Fiore Nursery & Landscape Supply in Prairie View and the Master Gardeners at the University of Illinois Extension Office for their substantial donations of materials and expertise.

New! Consumer Reports & Value Line online

Use your phone as your library card

We aim to make the information you want more convenient. To that end, we've added free online access to two very popular databases: Consumer Reports and Value Line.

Carry your library card barcode on your iPhone or iPod touch, BlackBerry, or Android device with CardStar. The CardStar app allows you to consolidate your reward and membership cards onto your smartphone. It's entirely free and can be set up in minutes. Find a link to the app store and instructions for adding your library card on our website.

Consumer Reports Online. Considering a big (or little) purchase in the near future? Why not check out the product reviews and ratings on Consumer Reports Online to help you make the best purchase for your money? Your library card gives you immediate online access to 1,000+ ratings and reviews, expert buying advice, and product comparisons for everything from shampoo to SUVs. Value Line Research Center. Put the most trusted name in investment research to work for you. Value Line Research Center has stock, bond, mutual fund, and commodity information that is timely, accurate, and unbiased.

Teen area. Teens now have their own hub, with cool decor and computer stations. Study rooms. Larger six-person and four-person options are appointed with large computer screens and laptop plug-ins.

library news

Check out free museum admission Your library card means big savings when you check out a Museum Adventure Pass before you visit popular area attractions. New destinations added this year include the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg and the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. Benefits vary by museum. Some offer free admission, others two-for-one pricing, still others offer free tours or other discounts. A limited number of passes for each participating organization are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes are good for one week after checkout. For a full list of destinations and offers, visit MuseumAdventure.org or stop by the checkout desk.

To visit these or any of the other valuable online databases available through the library, visit our website at vapld.info, and choose Research > Research Databases from the menu. A valid Vernon Area Public Library card is required for login.

Free ESL classes English as a Second Language classes are on break over the summer. A new semester begins in September. All skill levels are welcome. Watch our website for the date and location of the informational meeting, registration, and required testing for new students.

Book recommendations by email Get a list of hot new titles and recommended reads in your email every month when you subscribe to BookNews. Tell us the kind of material you are interested in, and our librarians will send you a hand-picked list each month. Each recommendation comes with cover art and a synopsis, and is linked to our catalog. Choose from new fiction, new nonfiction, current best sellers, mystery, audiobooks, romance, business, home and garden, or teen. To subscribe, visit the library's website or Facebook page and look for the BookNews logo.

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Stevenson students receive scholarships

A growth opportunity

The Friends of the Vernon Area Library named Stevenson High School senior Melissa Engel as the recipient of the fourth annual Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship.

We are excited to introduce our first-ever Community Garden, created to compliment this year's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading theme. Four raised beds of vegetables will provide a variety of education and volunteer opportunities all summer long, along with a bounty of fresh produce for the local Sharing Hands Food Pantry. Look for the  symbol in the calendar to quickly find garden-related programs.

For the first time ever, the Friends also conferred an honorable mention award, which went to SHS senior Jeffrey Epstein. The annual scholarship was created in honor of former library director Allen Meyer, who passed away in 2008. Applications for the merit scholarship are available on the library's website; the application period is typically November–March.

Library out & about

...

Look for us at the Buffalo Grove Farmer's Market on July 7, and at Buffalo Grove National Night Out on August 6. Stop by to say hello, grab some information about the latest library news and resources, and snag a great giveaway, too.

Early readers. We carved out a dedicated space for budding readers, with hands-on activities that build reading skills. Kids' interactives. Magnetic and Velcro wall surfaces provide fun opportunities for interactive play and learning. The picture book room features a new toddler table with puzzles, LEGOs, and iPads.

Digital Media Lab. Features a powerful large-screen Mac workstation, outfitted with hardware and software for web and print design, video editing, photo editing and digitization, music, podcasting, and other creative pursuits.

We encourage you to come by beginning Tuesday, May 28, to start enjoying the new improvements!

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All are invited to help launch the garden with a planting session on June 1 (register in advance; see calendar for details). Then we're looking for organized groups to “adopt” the garden for one week to weed, water, and harvest. In a short amount of time, you’ll be able to see the results of the planting, while enjoying the outdoors. Please email us at garden@ vapld.info if your family, friends, book club, scout troop or other group are interested in this unique opportunity. Many thanks to program partners Fiore Nursery & Landscape Supply in Prairie View and the Master Gardeners at the University of Illinois Extension Office for their substantial donations of materials and expertise.

New! Consumer Reports & Value Line online

Use your phone as your library card

We aim to make the information you want more convenient. To that end, we've added free online access to two very popular databases: Consumer Reports and Value Line.

Carry your library card barcode on your iPhone or iPod touch, BlackBerry, or Android device with CardStar. The CardStar app allows you to consolidate your reward and membership cards onto your smartphone. It's entirely free and can be set up in minutes. Find a link to the app store and instructions for adding your library card on our website.

Consumer Reports Online. Considering a big (or little) purchase in the near future? Why not check out the product reviews and ratings on Consumer Reports Online to help you make the best purchase for your money? Your library card gives you immediate online access to 1,000+ ratings and reviews, expert buying advice, and product comparisons for everything from shampoo to SUVs. Value Line Research Center. Put the most trusted name in investment research to work for you. Value Line Research Center has stock, bond, mutual fund, and commodity information that is timely, accurate, and unbiased.

Teen area. Teens now have their own hub, with cool decor and computer stations. Study rooms. Larger six-person and four-person options are appointed with large computer screens and laptop plug-ins.

library news

Check out free museum admission Your library card means big savings when you check out a Museum Adventure Pass before you visit popular area attractions. New destinations added this year include the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg and the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. Benefits vary by museum. Some offer free admission, others two-for-one pricing, still others offer free tours or other discounts. A limited number of passes for each participating organization are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes are good for one week after checkout. For a full list of destinations and offers, visit MuseumAdventure.org or stop by the checkout desk.

To visit these or any of the other valuable online databases available through the library, visit our website at vapld.info, and choose Research > Research Databases from the menu. A valid Vernon Area Public Library card is required for login.

Free ESL classes English as a Second Language classes are on break over the summer. A new semester begins in September. All skill levels are welcome. Watch our website for the date and location of the informational meeting, registration, and required testing for new students.

Book recommendations by email Get a list of hot new titles and recommended reads in your email every month when you subscribe to BookNews. Tell us the kind of material you are interested in, and our librarians will send you a hand-picked list each month. Each recommendation comes with cover art and a synopsis, and is linked to our catalog. Choose from new fiction, new nonfiction, current best sellers, mystery, audiobooks, romance, business, home and garden, or teen. To subscribe, visit the library's website or Facebook page and look for the BookNews logo.

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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 www.vapld.info, or stop by any service desk in the library.

 Community Garden—Planting the Library Garden

Alice in Wonderland

Dig in! Come plant the first vegetables in our library garden. Wear your old clothes and enjoy planting with the help of a Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension Office, who provides instruction on planting the first seeds in the garden.

Emerald City Theatre Company adapts Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland from story to stage. Join the cast for a tea party with the Mad Hatter, a croquet match with the Red Queen, and a wild journey with the Cheshire Cat.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 9:30–10:30 AM • GRADES 1–4 WITH A CAREGIVER

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 11 AM–12 PM • AGES 5 & UP WITH A CAREGIVER

 Animals in the Garden: Frogs, Toads & Butterflies

 Yoga in the Garden

Learn about (and touch!) all the different critters that enjoy hanging out in the garden. Session is led by “The Frog Guy,” Randy Korb. MONDAY, JUNE 10, 4:30–5:30 PM OR 7–8 PM AGES 6 & UP WITH A CAREGIVER

Yo-Yo Workshop

The new library garden is the setting for this class taught by Yoga Bash, Inc. Kids build strength, flexibility, and balance as they learn beginner poses. Please bring your own mat or towel. Class will be inside in case of inclement weather. MONDAY, JUNE 24, 10-10:45 AM • GRADES K–2

 Cooking from the Garden with Whole Foods

Learn yo-yo tricks like “Around the World” or “Walk the Dog.” Yoyo expert Barry North brings yo-yos for everyone to play with as he teaches favorite tricks.

Learn how to cook some tasty dishes with ingredients from your own garden. Instructors from Whole Foods show you how to cook up some creative snacks and treats.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1–2 PM • GRADES 3–5

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 4:30–5:30 PM • GRADES 3–5

Fireman Fun

 Dave Rudolph’s ‘Dig it’ Show

Meet a hometown hero from the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District as he shows us his uniform and helmet. Be sure to bring your camera to take a picture with the fireman and decorate your very own frame for your special picture. SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 11 AM–12 PM • AGES 3 & UP WITH A CAREGIVER

Youth Book Discussion & More Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee. Bobby and Holly are great friends. However, since at school it’s not cool for boys and girls to be friends, the two keep their friendship under wraps. Things get really complicated when Bobby finds himself running against Holly for student council representative, and he accidentally starts a classroom war with boys versus girls. Join us for discussion and a craft. A complimentary book is reserved for you at registration.

Join us for a summer concert in the garden! GRAMMY-nominated Dave Rudolph and his band play their favorite “dig into reading” tunes. Bring your own blanket to sit on—but be prepared to jump up and join the dance party! Concert will be inside in case of inclement weather. MONDAY, JULY 8, 7–8 PM • ALL AGES WITH A CAREGIVER

The Australia Great White Shark Expedition Marine biologists from The Ocean Adventure help us sort out fact versus fantasy when it comes to great white sharks. Size up an inflatable 15' shark and touch the gigantic jaws of a 20' great white!

Family Craft Night: Bird Feeder

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 10–11 AM • AGES 1–3 WITH A CAREGIVER

ALL AGES WITH A CAREGIVER

DIG Into Rea

ding

Youth Summer Reading Club June 9 – July 21, 2013

Cross off comp leted activities. Earn activities to enter the Special Raffle a prize for every five comp leted activities. . The last day Finis to pick up prize s is July 21, 2013. h all 25

Unearth discoveries in our newly renovated space while participating in a variety of activities in the library or at home. Earn prizes, enter raffles and contests, and earn a free paperback book! Register and pick up your DIG Into Reading log at the library starting June 9.

Raffle Week 1 • June

Raffle Week 2 • June

Read a folk or fairy tale

30 minutes of reading Do a craft table project at the library

Play a board game as a family

30 minutes of reading

Read a magazine or newspaper

Read a book about gardens

NAME: ________

____________

Share your favorite book with a friend

Raffle Week 3 • June

Read a required summer reading book

____________

Watch a movie as a family

Raffle Week 4 • July

30 minutes of reading

Raffle Week 5 • July

Wii Dance Party Drop in and dance to the Wii Just Dance series! Bring some friends to show off your moves and enjoy some snacks. No registration required. MONDAY, JULY 15, 2–3:30 PM • GRADES 5–8

Raffle Week 6 • July

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

SPECIAL RAFFLE Name ________ ____________ _____ Phone ________ _____ Grade _____

Summer Reading Club Kickoff Enjoy making your own ice cream “dirt cups” and listen to the sweet sounds of the vocal trio “Sweet Pepprika” while you register your family for the “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Club. Sample ice cream from Culver’s while supplies last. Games and Reading Club signup are ongoing. No registration required. SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 12:30–2:30 PM • ALL AGES

Summer Reading Club Celebration Dig in for some fun at the “Dig Into Reading” carnival celebration to mark the end of the Reading Club. Drop in anytime between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm to enjoy a DJ, carnival games, face painting, and crafts. The fun is indoors, so come rain or shine! SATURDAY, JULY 20, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL FIELDHOUSE, 1 STEVENSON DR.,

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

15–21

Name ________ ____________ _____ Phone ________ _____ Grade _____

LINCOLNSHIRE • ALL AGES, WITH A CAREGIVER

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8–14

Name ________ ____________ ___ Phone ________ _____ Grade ___

Listen to a CD or audiobook

_

1–7

Name ________ ____________ __ Phone ________ _____ Grade __

Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

____________

24–June 30

Name ________ ____________ _ Phone ________ _____ Grade _

30 minutes of reading

Read a book about dinosaurs

____________

Read a sports book 30 minutes of reading

30 minutes of reading

the library

30 minutes of reading

Read a poem aloud

30 minutes of reading

Read a “new” book from

17–23

Name ________ ___________ Phone ________ _____ Grade

30 minutes of reading

Read a 2014 Caudill, Bluestem or Monarch nominee

30 minutes of reading

9–16

Name ________ __________ Phone ________ _____ Grad

Toddlers ‘Drive-In’ Movie Come decorate a drive-in car(-dboard box), then stay for a short movie! Movie theater refreshments are included.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 OR TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 7–8:30 PM

Youth Summer Reading Club • Grades K–6 • June 9 – July 21

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1:30–2:30 PM • GRADES K–5

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 7–8 PM • GRADES 2–3

Welcome our fine feathered friends into your garden by crafting a bird feeder from everyday items. We supply the materials and instructions, the rest is up to you! Younger children may require additional assistance. Choose one session only.

DIG Into Reading

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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 www.vapld.info, or stop by any service desk in the library.

 Community Garden—Planting the Library Garden

Alice in Wonderland

Dig in! Come plant the first vegetables in our library garden. Wear your old clothes and enjoy planting with the help of a Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension Office, who provides instruction on planting the first seeds in the garden.

Emerald City Theatre Company adapts Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland from story to stage. Join the cast for a tea party with the Mad Hatter, a croquet match with the Red Queen, and a wild journey with the Cheshire Cat.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 9:30–10:30 AM • GRADES 1–4 WITH A CAREGIVER

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 11 AM–12 PM • AGES 5 & UP WITH A CAREGIVER

 Animals in the Garden: Frogs, Toads & Butterflies

 Yoga in the Garden

Learn about (and touch!) all the different critters that enjoy hanging out in the garden. Session is led by “The Frog Guy,” Randy Korb. MONDAY, JUNE 10, 4:30–5:30 PM OR 7–8 PM AGES 6 & UP WITH A CAREGIVER

Yo-Yo Workshop

The new library garden is the setting for this class taught by Yoga Bash, Inc. Kids build strength, flexibility, and balance as they learn beginner poses. Please bring your own mat or towel. Class will be inside in case of inclement weather. MONDAY, JUNE 24, 10-10:45 AM • GRADES K–2

 Cooking from the Garden with Whole Foods

Learn yo-yo tricks like “Around the World” or “Walk the Dog.” Yoyo expert Barry North brings yo-yos for everyone to play with as he teaches favorite tricks.

Learn how to cook some tasty dishes with ingredients from your own garden. Instructors from Whole Foods show you how to cook up some creative snacks and treats.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1–2 PM • GRADES 3–5

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 4:30–5:30 PM • GRADES 3–5

Fireman Fun

 Dave Rudolph’s ‘Dig it’ Show

Meet a hometown hero from the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District as he shows us his uniform and helmet. Be sure to bring your camera to take a picture with the fireman and decorate your very own frame for your special picture. SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 11 AM–12 PM • AGES 3 & UP WITH A CAREGIVER

Youth Book Discussion & More Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee. Bobby and Holly are great friends. However, since at school it’s not cool for boys and girls to be friends, the two keep their friendship under wraps. Things get really complicated when Bobby finds himself running against Holly for student council representative, and he accidentally starts a classroom war with boys versus girls. Join us for discussion and a craft. A complimentary book is reserved for you at registration.

Join us for a summer concert in the garden! GRAMMY-nominated Dave Rudolph and his band play their favorite “dig into reading” tunes. Bring your own blanket to sit on—but be prepared to jump up and join the dance party! Concert will be inside in case of inclement weather. MONDAY, JULY 8, 7–8 PM • ALL AGES WITH A CAREGIVER

The Australia Great White Shark Expedition Marine biologists from The Ocean Adventure help us sort out fact versus fantasy when it comes to great white sharks. Size up an inflatable 15' shark and touch the gigantic jaws of a 20' great white!

Family Craft Night: Bird Feeder

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 10–11 AM • AGES 1–3 WITH A CAREGIVER

ALL AGES WITH A CAREGIVER

DIG Into Rea

ding

Youth Summer Reading Club June 9 – July 21, 2013

Cross off comp leted activities. Earn activities to enter the Special Raffle a prize for every five comp leted activities. . The last day Finis to pick up prize s is July 21, 2013. h all 25

Unearth discoveries in our newly renovated space while participating in a variety of activities in the library or at home. Earn prizes, enter raffles and contests, and earn a free paperback book! Register and pick up your DIG Into Reading log at the library starting June 9.

Raffle Week 1 • June

Raffle Week 2 • June

Read a folk or fairy tale

30 minutes of reading Do a craft table project at the library

Play a board game as a family

30 minutes of reading

Read a magazine or newspaper

Read a book about gardens

NAME: ________

____________

Share your favorite book with a friend

Raffle Week 3 • June

Read a required summer reading book

____________

Watch a movie as a family

Raffle Week 4 • July

30 minutes of reading

Raffle Week 5 • July

Wii Dance Party Drop in and dance to the Wii Just Dance series! Bring some friends to show off your moves and enjoy some snacks. No registration required. MONDAY, JULY 15, 2–3:30 PM • GRADES 5–8

Raffle Week 6 • July

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

SPECIAL RAFFLE Name ________ ____________ _____ Phone ________ _____ Grade _____

Summer Reading Club Kickoff Enjoy making your own ice cream “dirt cups” and listen to the sweet sounds of the vocal trio “Sweet Pepprika” while you register your family for the “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Club. Sample ice cream from Culver’s while supplies last. Games and Reading Club signup are ongoing. No registration required. SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 12:30–2:30 PM • ALL AGES

Summer Reading Club Celebration Dig in for some fun at the “Dig Into Reading” carnival celebration to mark the end of the Reading Club. Drop in anytime between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm to enjoy a DJ, carnival games, face painting, and crafts. The fun is indoors, so come rain or shine! SATURDAY, JULY 20, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL FIELDHOUSE, 1 STEVENSON DR.,

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

15–21

Name ________ ____________ _____ Phone ________ _____ Grade _____

LINCOLNSHIRE • ALL AGES, WITH A CAREGIVER

4

8–14

Name ________ ____________ ___ Phone ________ _____ Grade ___

Listen to a CD or audiobook

_

1–7

Name ________ ____________ __ Phone ________ _____ Grade __

Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

____________

24–June 30

Name ________ ____________ _ Phone ________ _____ Grade _

30 minutes of reading

Read a book about dinosaurs

____________

Read a sports book 30 minutes of reading

30 minutes of reading

the library

30 minutes of reading

Read a poem aloud

30 minutes of reading

Read a “new” book from

17–23

Name ________ ___________ Phone ________ _____ Grade

30 minutes of reading

Read a 2014 Caudill, Bluestem or Monarch nominee

30 minutes of reading

9–16

Name ________ __________ Phone ________ _____ Grad

Toddlers ‘Drive-In’ Movie Come decorate a drive-in car(-dboard box), then stay for a short movie! Movie theater refreshments are included.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 OR TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 7–8:30 PM

Youth Summer Reading Club • Grades K–6 • June 9 – July 21

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1:30–2:30 PM • GRADES K–5

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 7–8 PM • GRADES 2–3

Welcome our fine feathered friends into your garden by crafting a bird feeder from everyday items. We supply the materials and instructions, the rest is up to you! Younger children may require additional assistance. Choose one session only.

DIG Into Reading

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Storytimes Baseball Cards for All Baseball Fans

Chess with CheckMates

Baseball season is in full swing. An expert from Jim & Steve’s Sport Cards Shop talks about the history of collecting cards, how to keep your cards in good condition, and what makes a card valuable. Be sure to bring your favorite baseball cards to the program!

Learn how to play chess or improve your skills through gameplay and fun activities with the CheckMates Academy. Participants should attend all three sessions.

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 7–8 PM • ALL AGES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 9:30–11:30 AM

Happy Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!

Blast off with Books

Help us celebrate the 50th birthday of everyone’s favorite mixedup housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia! Play games, make crafts, share stories, and create the BIGGEST birthday card ever for Amelia.

Rocket toward reading with stories, music, and fingerplays. This storytime features iPads and sign language! Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2–3 PM • GRADES K–3

TUESDAYS, JUNE 11, 18 & JULY 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10–10:30 AM

Parent/Child Book Discussion The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Sage, one of four orphans, is caught up in a scheme to impersonate a lost prince in order to save his own life and avoid civil war in the kingdom. No one is to be trusted in this gripping novel, but readers will root for Sage until its dramatic conclusion. A complimentary book is reserved for you at registration. TUESDAY, JULY 23 OR WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 7–8:15 PM

Learning to read begins before children start school. Our storytime programs are designed to help your child “Arrive with Five”—reach kindergarten with a solid foundation of essential reading-readiness skills. Jamma Tales

Preschool Storytime

BEGINNERS: 9:30–10:30 AM OR INT/ADVANCED: 10:45–11:45 AM

Family fun with stories and songs. PJs and siblings are always welcome. No registration required.

TOURNAMENT (REQUIRES SEPARATE REGISTRATION):

TUESDAYS, JUNE 11, JULY 9 & AUGUST 13, 7–7:30 PM

Children can drop in to enjoy stories, songs, and movement that encourage imagination while building language, listening, and pre-reading skills. No registration required.

AGES 2–6 WITH A CAREGIVER

THURSDAYS, JULY 11, 18 & 25, 10–10:30 AM OR 1:30–2 PM

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10 & 17 • GRADES K–8

‘The Fabled Mr. Aesop’ Puppet Show

AGES 2–3 WITH A CAREGIVER

Rhythm & Rhyme Laptime

Rock ‘N’ Roll Class

Enjoy a re-match of the race between the tortoise and the hare along with other famous fables that we’ve all grown to love, performed by the Melikin Puppet Theatre.

Sing and clap along with musician Wendy Morgan. Music, dancing, and puppet play highlight this musical hour.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 11 AM–12 PM

Bring your baby to the library for this lapsit program where we will sing, bounce, laugh and enjoy a book together! A short play time is also included.

AGES 4 & UP WITH A CAREGIVER

MONDAYS, JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & AUGUST 5 & 12, 9:30–10 AM

GRADES 4 & UP

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 11–12 PM • AGES 3–6 WITH A CAREGIVER

LEGO WeDo Robotics

Kindergarten Rocks!

AGES 0–14 MONTHS WITH A CAREGIVER

Celebrate starting school with stories, songs, and a craft. Participants receive a copy of Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten and then sign up for their very own library card (optional). Choose one session only.

Saturday Stories

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 • GRADES 3–5

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 10–10:45 AM

AGES 2–6 WITH A CAREGIVER

BEGINNERS : 4:30–5:30 PM

OR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 7–7:45 PM

ADVANCED: 7–8:30 PM

CHILDREN ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, WITH A CAREGIVER

Build and program different LEGO models featuring motors, sensors, and sounds using the LEGO Education WeDo software. Taught by C&A Robot Factory. Choose one session only.

Teens

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Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Register at www.vapld.info, 224-543-1486, or stop by any public service desk in the library.

Final Exams Open Study Sessions

Painting Landscapes with Watercolors

Extended weekend hours exclusively for students. Need extra study time during finals? Two rooms at the library are open exclusively to high school students during finals week: one for group study, one for silent work. Free drinks and snacks, too. No registration required.

Join Riverwoods native and local artist Cheryl Steiger for a fun workshop painting landscapes with watercolors. Play with color and learn different painting techniques to create your own special artwork.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 1 & 2, 12–6:30 PM (STUDENTS & TUTORS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 7–8:30 PM • GRADES 6–12

ONLY AFTER 5 PM); MONDAY–WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3–5, 12–8:30 PM

Drop in and enjoy family fun with stories, songs, and fingerplays. No registration required. SATURDAYS, JULY 6 & AUGUST 3, 10–10:30 AM

Friday Fun for 2’s and 3’s 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. FRIDAYS, AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10–10:30 AM AGES 2–3 WITH A CAREGIVER

Ready • Set • Read Even your littlest ones can participate in summer reading fun! Pick up a “Ready-SetRead!” log at the library and earn prizes while helping your child build essential reading-readiness skills. JUNE 9–JULY 21 • AGES 0–PRE-K

Dig Deep to Win! Games for Teens

Vintage Jewelry/Button Flower Art Craft

Do you have what it takes to win these mind-bending challenges and activities? Compete to put a mummy under wraps, potatosack race to the finish, plus other mini-challenges. Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Create flower art pictures using recycled buttons and vintage jewelry. Artists Thommy MacNiff-Kolb and Lyn Lueders show how using recycled products can create beautiful art that can be framed and fun for your home.

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 7–8 PM • GRADES 6–12

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 7–8 PM • GRADES 6–12

 Cooking from the Garden with Whole Foods

Songwriting Workshop —How Does a Song Grow?

Learn how to cook some tasty dishes with ingredients from your own garden. Instructors from Whole Foods show you how to cook up some creative snacks and treats.

Write your own original song under the guidance of Emmy awardwinning songwriter and educator Jack Norton in this interactive songwriting workshop. Get answers to your questions about writing music, touring as a musician, or what it’s like to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 6:30–7:30 PM • GRADES 6–12

Beneath the Surface

AGES 3–5 WITHOUT A CAREGIVER

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 7–8 PM • GRADES 6–12

TEEN SUMMER READING CLUB 2013 | JUNE 9–JULY 21 • GRADES 7–12 Join our newly revamped Teen Summer Reading Club! New this year, complete six activities to earn a free paperback book, plus earn a prize library often to enter biweekly contests for a chance to win extra prizes. To participate, register online or in person at the library beginning

just for signing up and again after just 3 activities! Make sure to complete two bonus activities to be entered in a special raffle. Come to the June 9 and pick up a Summer Reading Log to record your activities.


Storytimes Baseball Cards for All Baseball Fans

Chess with CheckMates

Baseball season is in full swing. An expert from Jim & Steve’s Sport Cards Shop talks about the history of collecting cards, how to keep your cards in good condition, and what makes a card valuable. Be sure to bring your favorite baseball cards to the program!

Learn how to play chess or improve your skills through gameplay and fun activities with the CheckMates Academy. Participants should attend all three sessions.

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 7–8 PM • ALL AGES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 9:30–11:30 AM

Happy Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!

Blast off with Books

Help us celebrate the 50th birthday of everyone’s favorite mixedup housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia! Play games, make crafts, share stories, and create the BIGGEST birthday card ever for Amelia.

Rocket toward reading with stories, music, and fingerplays. This storytime features iPads and sign language! Siblings are welcome. No registration required.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2–3 PM • GRADES K–3

TUESDAYS, JUNE 11, 18 & JULY 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10–10:30 AM

Parent/Child Book Discussion The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Sage, one of four orphans, is caught up in a scheme to impersonate a lost prince in order to save his own life and avoid civil war in the kingdom. No one is to be trusted in this gripping novel, but readers will root for Sage until its dramatic conclusion. A complimentary book is reserved for you at registration. TUESDAY, JULY 23 OR WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 7–8:15 PM

Learning to read begins before children start school. Our storytime programs are designed to help your child “Arrive with Five”—reach kindergarten with a solid foundation of essential reading-readiness skills. Jamma Tales

Preschool Storytime

BEGINNERS: 9:30–10:30 AM OR INT/ADVANCED: 10:45–11:45 AM

Family fun with stories and songs. PJs and siblings are always welcome. No registration required.

TOURNAMENT (REQUIRES SEPARATE REGISTRATION):

TUESDAYS, JUNE 11, JULY 9 & AUGUST 13, 7–7:30 PM

Children can drop in to enjoy stories, songs, and movement that encourage imagination while building language, listening, and pre-reading skills. No registration required.

AGES 2–6 WITH A CAREGIVER

THURSDAYS, JULY 11, 18 & 25, 10–10:30 AM OR 1:30–2 PM

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10 & 17 • GRADES K–8

‘The Fabled Mr. Aesop’ Puppet Show

AGES 2–3 WITH A CAREGIVER

Rhythm & Rhyme Laptime

Rock ‘N’ Roll Class

Enjoy a re-match of the race between the tortoise and the hare along with other famous fables that we’ve all grown to love, performed by the Melikin Puppet Theatre.

Sing and clap along with musician Wendy Morgan. Music, dancing, and puppet play highlight this musical hour.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 11 AM–12 PM

Bring your baby to the library for this lapsit program where we will sing, bounce, laugh and enjoy a book together! A short play time is also included.

AGES 4 & UP WITH A CAREGIVER

MONDAYS, JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & AUGUST 5 & 12, 9:30–10 AM

GRADES 4 & UP

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 11–12 PM • AGES 3–6 WITH A CAREGIVER

LEGO WeDo Robotics

Kindergarten Rocks!

AGES 0–14 MONTHS WITH A CAREGIVER

Celebrate starting school with stories, songs, and a craft. Participants receive a copy of Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten and then sign up for their very own library card (optional). Choose one session only.

Saturday Stories

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 • GRADES 3–5

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 10–10:45 AM

AGES 2–6 WITH A CAREGIVER

BEGINNERS : 4:30–5:30 PM

OR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 7–7:45 PM

ADVANCED: 7–8:30 PM

CHILDREN ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, WITH A CAREGIVER

Build and program different LEGO models featuring motors, sensors, and sounds using the LEGO Education WeDo software. Taught by C&A Robot Factory. Choose one session only.

Teens

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Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Register at www.vapld.info, 224-543-1486, or stop by any public service desk in the library.

Final Exams Open Study Sessions

Painting Landscapes with Watercolors

Extended weekend hours exclusively for students. Need extra study time during finals? Two rooms at the library are open exclusively to high school students during finals week: one for group study, one for silent work. Free drinks and snacks, too. No registration required.

Join Riverwoods native and local artist Cheryl Steiger for a fun workshop painting landscapes with watercolors. Play with color and learn different painting techniques to create your own special artwork.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 1 & 2, 12–6:30 PM (STUDENTS & TUTORS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 7–8:30 PM • GRADES 6–12

ONLY AFTER 5 PM); MONDAY–WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3–5, 12–8:30 PM

Drop in and enjoy family fun with stories, songs, and fingerplays. No registration required. SATURDAYS, JULY 6 & AUGUST 3, 10–10:30 AM

Friday Fun for 2’s and 3’s 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. FRIDAYS, AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10–10:30 AM AGES 2–3 WITH A CAREGIVER

Ready • Set • Read Even your littlest ones can participate in summer reading fun! Pick up a “Ready-SetRead!” log at the library and earn prizes while helping your child build essential reading-readiness skills. JUNE 9–JULY 21 • AGES 0–PRE-K

Dig Deep to Win! Games for Teens

Vintage Jewelry/Button Flower Art Craft

Do you have what it takes to win these mind-bending challenges and activities? Compete to put a mummy under wraps, potatosack race to the finish, plus other mini-challenges. Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Create flower art pictures using recycled buttons and vintage jewelry. Artists Thommy MacNiff-Kolb and Lyn Lueders show how using recycled products can create beautiful art that can be framed and fun for your home.

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 7–8 PM • GRADES 6–12

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 7–8 PM • GRADES 6–12

 Cooking from the Garden with Whole Foods

Songwriting Workshop —How Does a Song Grow?

Learn how to cook some tasty dishes with ingredients from your own garden. Instructors from Whole Foods show you how to cook up some creative snacks and treats.

Write your own original song under the guidance of Emmy awardwinning songwriter and educator Jack Norton in this interactive songwriting workshop. Get answers to your questions about writing music, touring as a musician, or what it’s like to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 6:30–7:30 PM • GRADES 6–12

Beneath the Surface

AGES 3–5 WITHOUT A CAREGIVER

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 7–8 PM • GRADES 6–12

TEEN SUMMER READING CLUB 2013 | JUNE 9–JULY 21 • GRADES 7–12 Join our newly revamped Teen Summer Reading Club! New this year, complete six activities to earn a free paperback book, plus earn a prize library often to enter biweekly contests for a chance to win extra prizes. To participate, register online or in person at the library beginning

just for signing up and again after just 3 activities! Make sure to complete two bonus activities to be entered in a special raffle. Come to the June 9 and pick up a Summer Reading Log to record your activities.


Adult Programs Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated. To register for Adult programs, visit our website at www.vapld.info, call 224-543-1485, or stop by any service desk in the library.

 Community Garden—Planting the Library Garden Dig in! Come plant the first vegetables in our library garden with the help and instruction of a Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension Office. Families and groups with younger kids are invited to sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session listed under Youth & Family Progams, p.4. SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 11 AM–12 PM

 Community Garden—Caring for the Library Garden Lend a hand and learn how to care for the library garden. A Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension Office will teach summer volunteers how to care for the garden, including watering, weeding, and harvesting vegetables. Then sign up for a volunteer shift during the summer to tend the garden. MONDAY, JUNE 3, 4:30–5:15 PM OR 6:30–7:15 PM ALL AGES: INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, ORGANIZED GROUPS; CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Games for Grown-ups Drop in for a pickup game of chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, or other popular board games. Use our games or bring your own. No registration required. SUNDAYS, JUNE 9, JULY 21 & AUGUST 25, 1–4 PM ADULTS & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

Foreign Policy Association ‘Great Decisions’ Discussion Group Exchange ideas about the most thought-provoking foreign policy issues facing America today in this informal, nonpartisan forum. Participants should stop by the reference desk to pick up a briefing book that includes background information, current data, and policy options to read in advance of each meeting. Discussion is led by university professor Gary Midkiff. FRIDAYS, 1–3 PM JUNE 14: MYANMAR & SOUTHEAST ASIA AUGUST 9: HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION & U.S. POLICY

 Edibles in the Perennials Try a new gardening approach this summer and consider adding edibles to your existing flower beds. Learn from a Master Gardener how to incorporate vegetables and herbs to your foundation planting, border garden, or create a visually pleasing mixed garden while enjoying home-grown vegetables and herbs throughout the growing season. TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 7–8 PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 10–11:30 AM

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2 PM

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 13, JULY 10 & AUGUST 14, 6:30–8:45 PM

Adult Summer Reading Club 2013 • June 9–July 21 Psssst! We know a secret... the Adult Summer Reading Club begins on June 9. There are books to read and listen to, movies and programs all about Buried Secrets. Register by June 16 and be eligible for a special early registration prize drawing. Complete the program by July 21 to qualify for a chance to win great prizes and gift cards after reading just four books. Complete a bonus activity to be entered into a bonus raffle. Sneak a peek at our specially selected Summer Reading Club titles and stop by the reference desk and receive a secret gift for signing up. To participate: Pick up your log book at the library or register online at www.vapld.info. Log in to record your books and enter reviews. Ask any Adult Services librarian for assistance with this program.

We’re approaching the height of Chicago’s summer thunderstorm and tornado season. Are you prepared? WGN meteorologist Tim McGill provides us with insights into Illinois’s tornado season, why it’s important to be vigilant of these storms, and how climate change affects our weather.

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 112 minutes.

Support, feedback, and inspiration for writers of all levels, all genres. Newcomers are always welcome. No registration required.

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Senior Series—Tornadoes

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance. A limited number of book club copies are available to our cardholders for extended checkout; ask at the reference desk. Registration is recommended. Writer’s Support Group

Buried s t e r ec

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1:30–2:30 PM

Friday Films—Rear Window (G)

Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band Ensemble Recital Celebrate the band’s second decade with a gala performance at the library. Hear members of the band in a small, intimate chamber concert setting, from duets to ensembles of up to 12 people. The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band plays and performs all varieties of music from classical to Broadway to pop and jazz. No registration required.

Business Lunch—Using Public Records to Grow Your Business Learn how to make use of the most current, accurate, and free public record marketing lead lists available. Jeff Metcalf of Record Information Service demonstrates how easy it is to access public records data via the library’s website. Whether you’re a mortgage broker, real estate investor, attorney, insurance agent, or financial planner, this free tool will help you identify new sales leads. Box lunches provided. Co-sponsored by the Greater Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 12–1 PM

Book Club Bash! Special after-hours program! Spend Friday night with other avid readers and book club members in our brand-new library space. Bring your entire reading group for a fun-filled night of book club tips, refreshments, and prizes. Swap recommendations with other area book club members. Learn to create more memorable book club meetings and improve the quality of your discussions with insights from book blogger Lauren Margolin. Hear quick-fire descriptions of adult and teen titles you may have missed from Random House reps, and learn the many ways the library can help your book club thrive. This program is free and open to all, but registration is required. FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 7–9 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2–4 PM

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

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Adult Programs Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated. To register for Adult programs, visit our website at www.vapld.info, call 224-543-1485, or stop by any service desk in the library.

 Community Garden—Planting the Library Garden Dig in! Come plant the first vegetables in our library garden with the help and instruction of a Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension Office. Families and groups with younger kids are invited to sign up for the 9:30 a.m. session listed under Youth & Family Progams, p.4. SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 11 AM–12 PM

 Community Garden—Caring for the Library Garden Lend a hand and learn how to care for the library garden. A Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension Office will teach summer volunteers how to care for the garden, including watering, weeding, and harvesting vegetables. Then sign up for a volunteer shift during the summer to tend the garden. MONDAY, JUNE 3, 4:30–5:15 PM OR 6:30–7:15 PM ALL AGES: INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, ORGANIZED GROUPS; CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Games for Grown-ups Drop in for a pickup game of chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, or other popular board games. Use our games or bring your own. No registration required. SUNDAYS, JUNE 9, JULY 21 & AUGUST 25, 1–4 PM ADULTS & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

Foreign Policy Association ‘Great Decisions’ Discussion Group Exchange ideas about the most thought-provoking foreign policy issues facing America today in this informal, nonpartisan forum. Participants should stop by the reference desk to pick up a briefing book that includes background information, current data, and policy options to read in advance of each meeting. Discussion is led by university professor Gary Midkiff. FRIDAYS, 1–3 PM JUNE 14: MYANMAR & SOUTHEAST ASIA AUGUST 9: HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION & U.S. POLICY

 Edibles in the Perennials Try a new gardening approach this summer and consider adding edibles to your existing flower beds. Learn from a Master Gardener how to incorporate vegetables and herbs to your foundation planting, border garden, or create a visually pleasing mixed garden while enjoying home-grown vegetables and herbs throughout the growing season. TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 7–8 PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 10–11:30 AM

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2 PM

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 13, JULY 10 & AUGUST 14, 6:30–8:45 PM

Adult Summer Reading Club 2013 • June 9–July 21 Psssst! We know a secret... the Adult Summer Reading Club begins on June 9. There are books to read and listen to, movies and programs all about Buried Secrets. Register by June 16 and be eligible for a special early registration prize drawing. Complete the program by July 21 to qualify for a chance to win great prizes and gift cards after reading just four books. Complete a bonus activity to be entered into a bonus raffle. Sneak a peek at our specially selected Summer Reading Club titles and stop by the reference desk and receive a secret gift for signing up. To participate: Pick up your log book at the library or register online at www.vapld.info. Log in to record your books and enter reviews. Ask any Adult Services librarian for assistance with this program.

We’re approaching the height of Chicago’s summer thunderstorm and tornado season. Are you prepared? WGN meteorologist Tim McGill provides us with insights into Illinois’s tornado season, why it’s important to be vigilant of these storms, and how climate change affects our weather.

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 112 minutes.

Support, feedback, and inspiration for writers of all levels, all genres. Newcomers are always welcome. No registration required.

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Senior Series—Tornadoes

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance. A limited number of book club copies are available to our cardholders for extended checkout; ask at the reference desk. Registration is recommended. Writer’s Support Group

Buried s t e r ec

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1:30–2:30 PM

Friday Films—Rear Window (G)

Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band Ensemble Recital Celebrate the band’s second decade with a gala performance at the library. Hear members of the band in a small, intimate chamber concert setting, from duets to ensembles of up to 12 people. The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band plays and performs all varieties of music from classical to Broadway to pop and jazz. No registration required.

Business Lunch—Using Public Records to Grow Your Business Learn how to make use of the most current, accurate, and free public record marketing lead lists available. Jeff Metcalf of Record Information Service demonstrates how easy it is to access public records data via the library’s website. Whether you’re a mortgage broker, real estate investor, attorney, insurance agent, or financial planner, this free tool will help you identify new sales leads. Box lunches provided. Co-sponsored by the Greater Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 12–1 PM

Book Club Bash! Special after-hours program! Spend Friday night with other avid readers and book club members in our brand-new library space. Bring your entire reading group for a fun-filled night of book club tips, refreshments, and prizes. Swap recommendations with other area book club members. Learn to create more memorable book club meetings and improve the quality of your discussions with insights from book blogger Lauren Margolin. Hear quick-fire descriptions of adult and teen titles you may have missed from Random House reps, and learn the many ways the library can help your book club thrive. This program is free and open to all, but registration is required. FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 7–9 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2–4 PM

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COSMIC COLLISIONS

MICHAEL FOSBERG: INCOGNITO

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies—Jack Reacher (PG-13) Homicide investigator digs deeper in to a case involving a trained military sniper. Based on the book “One Shot” by Lee Child. Presented as part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 130 minutes. SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2 PM

BE GREEN WHEN YOU GARDEN

 Be Green When You Garden Gardeners are the original green people, but are your garden practices truly environmentally friendly? Horticulturalist Sharon Yiesla shares simple ways to have greener gardening habits, including water conservation, plant selection, chemical reduction, and composting.

Cosmic Collisions with The Field Museum

MONDAY, JULY 15, 7–8:30 PM

Philipp Heck, curator of meteorites at The Field Museum, discusses recent spectacular events involving asteroids and meteors, including the Russian meteor blast and near-miss flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14. Are we in danger? What science do we learn from meteorites? Find out.

Novel Night Book Discussion Perla by Carolina de Robertis—a featured Summer Reading Club title. Growing up as a privileged only child in Buenos Aires, Perla Correa learned early on not to discuss the profession of her naval officer father in a country still reeling from the abuses of a deposed military dictatorship. But when an uninvited visitor appears in Perla’s home, this encounter sets her on a journey that will force her to confront the unease she has suppressed all her life and to make a wrenching decision about who she is, and who she will become. A limited number of book club copies of this title are available for extended checkout. Registration is recommended.

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 7–8 PM • ADULTS, YOUTH AGES 14 & UP

Friday Films—Mystic River (R) With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter. Based on the book by Dennis Lehane. Presented as part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 138 minutes. FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 7–8 PM

Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race & Self-Discovery Imagine discovering that you have a family, a history, and an ethnicity you never knew. Raised in a working-class white family in Waukegan by an Armenian-American mother and adoptive stepfather, Michael Fosberg began a search for his biological father at the age of 34. What he discovered was more than he ever imagined. Fosberg recounts his journey in a compelling book and one-man show, both of which we are offering as part of the Adult Summer Reading theme, “Buried Secrets.” Incognito: The Play

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

“Fosberg has clearly thought a lot about American life and his piece is full of insights about how we construct our personal identities and how, in an instant, one’s sense of self can be altered forever. The fact that it is also, at times, hilarious, is just gravy.”—Daily Herald

Incognito by Michael Fosberg—a featured Summer Reading Club title. In this provocative and gripping tale of identity and family history, author Michael Fosberg probes his past to understand his racial heritage. Book club copies are available for extended checkout; ask at the reference desk. Registration is recommended.

In this critically acclaimed one-man theatrical production, actor/ author Michael Fosberg portrays a dozen different characters as he takes his audience on a humorous and deeply emotional autobiographical journey of race, diversity, and identity. Registration is required. TUESDAY, JULY 9, 7–8:30 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 10–11:30 AM

SUMMER SALADS & SIDE DISHES FROM THE GARDEN

DIGGING INTO THE 1940 CENSUS

Senior Series—Antique Appraisals

lunch, we’ll provide the coffee, dessert, and great presenter.

If you enjoy “Antiques Roadshow,” this program is for you. Learn the difference between a collectible and an antique during this discussion with licensed appraiser Karl Gates. Plus, the first 60 to register are invited to bring one item for an oral evaluation at the end of the program. No stamps, coins, or weapons, please.

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 12:30–1:30 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1–3 PM

Digging Into the 1940 Census

 Summer Salads & Side Dishes from the Garden Discover how your garden can inspire fresh and delicious summer recipes. Renowned chef Michael Maddox, formerly of Le Titi de Paris, demonstrates and shares soup, salads, and side dishes that you can create in your own kitchen. MONDAY, JULY 29, 7–8:30 PM

Friday Films—Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R)

Uncover your past by finding your relatives in one of the largest censuses released to date, the 1940 U.S. Census. We summarize its significance and provide an overview of the Census. Learn tips on searching records using library resources. You may even come across a family member or two. Offered as part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme.

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. Based on the book by John le Carré. Offered as part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 127 minutes.

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 7–8 PM

 Lunch & Learn—The Buzz About Urban Beekeeping

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies—Cloud Atlas (R)

Bees in your backyard might seem like pesky critters, but they are essential to our food supply and ecosystem. Learn the basics of bees, pollination, and the soaring popularity of urban beekeeping from Naaman Gambill, head beekeeper of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. Bring your lunch, we’ll provide coffee, desert, and a great lecturer.

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives affect one another in the past, present, and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Based on the book by David Mitchell. Part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 172 minutes.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2 PM

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 12:30–1:30 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2 PM

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies—Hugo (PG)

Behind the Scenes at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre

In 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Based on the book by Brian Selznick. Part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 126 minutes.

Exclusive to the Vernon Area Library. Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre staff share inside details about the making of a musical. Meet the executive producer, costume designer, stage manager, and others from our neighborhood nationally acclaimed theater.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2 PM

MONDAY, JULY 22, 7–8 PM

Senior Series—Stroke Prevention & Recognition

Lunch & Learn—The ‘Oskar Schindler of Artists’

Do you know how to spot a stroke or the steps you can take to prevent one? Learn about these critical health issues from Buffalo Grove Fire Department battalion chief Wendy Durkin and public information officer John Gilleran. Then sample some healthy snacks and go home with tasty recipes that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In the 1930s, the Nazi party waged a campaign to erase what they called “Degenerate Art” from history. Many European artists, poets, intellectuals, and others at odds with the Third Reich found themselves in mortal danger. Art historian Jeff Mishur shares the story of these artists and a heroic American who risked everything to help them. Bring your

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1–2 PM

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

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COSMIC COLLISIONS

MICHAEL FOSBERG: INCOGNITO

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies—Jack Reacher (PG-13) Homicide investigator digs deeper in to a case involving a trained military sniper. Based on the book “One Shot” by Lee Child. Presented as part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 130 minutes. SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2 PM

BE GREEN WHEN YOU GARDEN

 Be Green When You Garden Gardeners are the original green people, but are your garden practices truly environmentally friendly? Horticulturalist Sharon Yiesla shares simple ways to have greener gardening habits, including water conservation, plant selection, chemical reduction, and composting.

Cosmic Collisions with The Field Museum

MONDAY, JULY 15, 7–8:30 PM

Philipp Heck, curator of meteorites at The Field Museum, discusses recent spectacular events involving asteroids and meteors, including the Russian meteor blast and near-miss flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14. Are we in danger? What science do we learn from meteorites? Find out.

Novel Night Book Discussion Perla by Carolina de Robertis—a featured Summer Reading Club title. Growing up as a privileged only child in Buenos Aires, Perla Correa learned early on not to discuss the profession of her naval officer father in a country still reeling from the abuses of a deposed military dictatorship. But when an uninvited visitor appears in Perla’s home, this encounter sets her on a journey that will force her to confront the unease she has suppressed all her life and to make a wrenching decision about who she is, and who she will become. A limited number of book club copies of this title are available for extended checkout. Registration is recommended.

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 7–8 PM • ADULTS, YOUTH AGES 14 & UP

Friday Films—Mystic River (R) With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter. Based on the book by Dennis Lehane. Presented as part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 138 minutes. FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 7–8 PM

Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race & Self-Discovery Imagine discovering that you have a family, a history, and an ethnicity you never knew. Raised in a working-class white family in Waukegan by an Armenian-American mother and adoptive stepfather, Michael Fosberg began a search for his biological father at the age of 34. What he discovered was more than he ever imagined. Fosberg recounts his journey in a compelling book and one-man show, both of which we are offering as part of the Adult Summer Reading theme, “Buried Secrets.” Incognito: The Play

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

“Fosberg has clearly thought a lot about American life and his piece is full of insights about how we construct our personal identities and how, in an instant, one’s sense of self can be altered forever. The fact that it is also, at times, hilarious, is just gravy.”—Daily Herald

Incognito by Michael Fosberg—a featured Summer Reading Club title. In this provocative and gripping tale of identity and family history, author Michael Fosberg probes his past to understand his racial heritage. Book club copies are available for extended checkout; ask at the reference desk. Registration is recommended.

In this critically acclaimed one-man theatrical production, actor/ author Michael Fosberg portrays a dozen different characters as he takes his audience on a humorous and deeply emotional autobiographical journey of race, diversity, and identity. Registration is required. TUESDAY, JULY 9, 7–8:30 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 10–11:30 AM

SUMMER SALADS & SIDE DISHES FROM THE GARDEN

DIGGING INTO THE 1940 CENSUS

Senior Series—Antique Appraisals

lunch, we’ll provide the coffee, dessert, and great presenter.

If you enjoy “Antiques Roadshow,” this program is for you. Learn the difference between a collectible and an antique during this discussion with licensed appraiser Karl Gates. Plus, the first 60 to register are invited to bring one item for an oral evaluation at the end of the program. No stamps, coins, or weapons, please.

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 12:30–1:30 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1–3 PM

Digging Into the 1940 Census

 Summer Salads & Side Dishes from the Garden Discover how your garden can inspire fresh and delicious summer recipes. Renowned chef Michael Maddox, formerly of Le Titi de Paris, demonstrates and shares soup, salads, and side dishes that you can create in your own kitchen. MONDAY, JULY 29, 7–8:30 PM

Friday Films—Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R)

Uncover your past by finding your relatives in one of the largest censuses released to date, the 1940 U.S. Census. We summarize its significance and provide an overview of the Census. Learn tips on searching records using library resources. You may even come across a family member or two. Offered as part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme.

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. Based on the book by John le Carré. Offered as part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 127 minutes.

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 7–8 PM

 Lunch & Learn—The Buzz About Urban Beekeeping

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies—Cloud Atlas (R)

Bees in your backyard might seem like pesky critters, but they are essential to our food supply and ecosystem. Learn the basics of bees, pollination, and the soaring popularity of urban beekeeping from Naaman Gambill, head beekeeper of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. Bring your lunch, we’ll provide coffee, desert, and a great lecturer.

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives affect one another in the past, present, and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Based on the book by David Mitchell. Part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 172 minutes.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2 PM

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 12:30–1:30 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2 PM

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies—Hugo (PG)

Behind the Scenes at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre

In 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Based on the book by Brian Selznick. Part of this summer’s “Buried Secrets” Summer Reading theme. 126 minutes.

Exclusive to the Vernon Area Library. Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre staff share inside details about the making of a musical. Meet the executive producer, costume designer, stage manager, and others from our neighborhood nationally acclaimed theater.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2 PM

MONDAY, JULY 22, 7–8 PM

Senior Series—Stroke Prevention & Recognition

Lunch & Learn—The ‘Oskar Schindler of Artists’

Do you know how to spot a stroke or the steps you can take to prevent one? Learn about these critical health issues from Buffalo Grove Fire Department battalion chief Wendy Durkin and public information officer John Gilleran. Then sample some healthy snacks and go home with tasty recipes that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In the 1930s, the Nazi party waged a campaign to erase what they called “Degenerate Art” from history. Many European artists, poets, intellectuals, and others at odds with the Third Reich found themselves in mortal danger. Art historian Jeff Mishur shares the story of these artists and a heroic American who risked everything to help them. Bring your

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1–2 PM

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

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Computer Classes Registration is required. These classes are free and open to all. To register, visit our website at www.vapld.info, call 224-5431485, or stop by any service desk in the library. Registration begins May 15. continuing classes beginning / core classes These classes (or equivalent experience) should be completed before taking any other computer classes. Introduction to Computers

Beginning classes (at left), good mouse and keyboarding skills, and listed prerequisites are required for these classes: iPad Basics

Learn the basics of using a computer, including terminology, parts of a computer and mouse skills. Computers provided. No computer knowledge necessary. Registration is required.

Learn the basics of using this versatile device in this handson class. iPad, Apple ID, and password required to participate. Please charge the device before class. Registration is required.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 10 AM–12 PM

Computer Keyboard Essentials

Awesome Apps

Use the computer keyboard more efficiently. Mouse experience necessary. Registration is required.

Come and share your favorite mobile apps during this non–structured class. What is the best app for a particular task? How and where do you find reviews? Bring your Apple, Android, or other device along with your app store ID and password so you can download new apps during the session. Registration is required.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

Introduction to the Internet Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, oh my! Learn about the features of the most commonly used web browsers. Mouse and keyboard experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

Searching the Internet Includes tips for searching more quickly and effectively. Internet experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

Navigating Windows Investigate the Windows 7 desktop, including basic taskbar features and control panel options. Mouse and keyboard experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

Organizing Your Documents in Windows Organize files and folders in Windows 7 to make finding them easier. Windows experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1–3 PM

How to Download Free Books from the Library Using Your iPad or iPhone Enjoy thousands of free library e-books using MyMediaMall. This hands-on session will teach you how to browse and search for books, check out titles, and download the book to your device. Bring your Apple ID and password, along with your Vernon Area Library card to participate. Registration is required.

How to Download Free Books from the Library on Your Android Tablet or Smartphone Enjoy free library e-books on your tablet using MyMediaMall and the OverDrive app. This hands-on session will teach you how to browse and search for books, check out titles, and download the book to your device. Bring your Vernon Area Library card, and Play Store account information to participate. Registration is required. MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1–3 PM

Working with Your Digital Photos Learn how to connect your digital camera to a computer to transfer your photos and to use basic photo editing techniques. Bring your digital camera (with photos) and USB cable to connect your camera to the computer. Bring a USB 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. Registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 10 AM–12 PM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

PowerPoint 2010 Basics Turn your idea into a simple slide presentation in this handson class. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work. Word experience necessary. Registration is required. MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1–3 PM

Create a basic spreadsheet and enter simple formulas. Word experience necessary. Registration is required.

Learn about these free online cloud storage/office suite alternatives. Great for collaborating and sharing documents. A valid Gmail account or Windows Live account required to participate. Internet experience necessary. Registration is required. MONDAY, JULY 8, 1–3 PM

Connecting with Facebook Facebook is a fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Come and set up a Facebook page of your own in this hands-on class. Valid email account necessary to participate. Registration is required. Twitter Basics

Set up a Google Gmail account and learn how to send, receive, and organize messages, add and open attachments, and create a contact list. Registration is required.

Add clip art, tabs, headers, and footers. Word experience necessary. Registration is required.

Overview of Google Drive & Microsoft SkyDrive

How to Download Free Books from the Library Using Your Kindle

Using Gmail

Intermediate Word 2010

Excel 2010 Basics

MONDAY, JULY 15, 1–3 PM

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1–3 PM

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1–3 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 10 AM–12 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 10 AM–12 PM

Enjoy free library e-books using MyMediaMall and Amazon. This hands-on session will teach you how to browse and search for books, check out titles, and sync your Kindle to download the book. Bring your Vernon Area Library card, and Amazon account information to participate. Be sure to bring the device cord to connect to the PC. Registration is required.

Beginning Blogging 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! Registration is required.

Learn the basics of navigating Twitter in this hands-on class. Valid email account necessary to participate. Registration is required. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 10 AM–12 PM

LinkedIn for Job Hunters Set up a free LinkedIn account and create your profile in this hands-on session. Bring your résumé or work history on a flash drive and a valid email address. Internet experience necessary. Registration is required.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

PowerPoint 2010—Animation Explore animation schemes, transitions, and automatic timing. Bring a project on a USB flash drive if you want to save your work. PowerPoint experience necessary. Registration is required. MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1–3 PM

Intermediate Excel 2010 Learn to format cells, use auto-fill, and sort your data. Excel experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

One-on-One Appointments Personal one-on-one assistance with any topic covered in classes. Windows or Office software, social media accounts, working with digital photos, or downloading e-books and audiobooks to your e-reader or mobile device. To make an appointment call 224–543–1417.

MONDAY, JULY 22, 1–3 PM

Word 2010 Basics Cut, copy, paste, and use formatting tools. File and Folder Management experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

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Registration is required. To register for Computer classes, visit www.vapld.info or call 224-543-1485.

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Computer Classes Registration is required. These classes are free and open to all. To register, visit our website at www.vapld.info, call 224-5431485, or stop by any service desk in the library. Registration begins May 15. continuing classes beginning / core classes These classes (or equivalent experience) should be completed before taking any other computer classes. Introduction to Computers

Beginning classes (at left), good mouse and keyboarding skills, and listed prerequisites are required for these classes: iPad Basics

Learn the basics of using a computer, including terminology, parts of a computer and mouse skills. Computers provided. No computer knowledge necessary. Registration is required.

Learn the basics of using this versatile device in this handson class. iPad, Apple ID, and password required to participate. Please charge the device before class. Registration is required.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 10 AM–12 PM

Computer Keyboard Essentials

Awesome Apps

Use the computer keyboard more efficiently. Mouse experience necessary. Registration is required.

Come and share your favorite mobile apps during this non–structured class. What is the best app for a particular task? How and where do you find reviews? Bring your Apple, Android, or other device along with your app store ID and password so you can download new apps during the session. Registration is required.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

Introduction to the Internet Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, oh my! Learn about the features of the most commonly used web browsers. Mouse and keyboard experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

Searching the Internet Includes tips for searching more quickly and effectively. Internet experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

Navigating Windows Investigate the Windows 7 desktop, including basic taskbar features and control panel options. Mouse and keyboard experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

Organizing Your Documents in Windows Organize files and folders in Windows 7 to make finding them easier. Windows experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1–3 PM

How to Download Free Books from the Library Using Your iPad or iPhone Enjoy thousands of free library e-books using MyMediaMall. This hands-on session will teach you how to browse and search for books, check out titles, and download the book to your device. Bring your Apple ID and password, along with your Vernon Area Library card to participate. Registration is required.

How to Download Free Books from the Library on Your Android Tablet or Smartphone Enjoy free library e-books on your tablet using MyMediaMall and the OverDrive app. This hands-on session will teach you how to browse and search for books, check out titles, and download the book to your device. Bring your Vernon Area Library card, and Play Store account information to participate. Registration is required. MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1–3 PM

Working with Your Digital Photos Learn how to connect your digital camera to a computer to transfer your photos and to use basic photo editing techniques. Bring your digital camera (with photos) and USB cable to connect your camera to the computer. Bring a USB 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. Registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 10 AM–12 PM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

PowerPoint 2010 Basics Turn your idea into a simple slide presentation in this handson class. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work. Word experience necessary. Registration is required. MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1–3 PM

Create a basic spreadsheet and enter simple formulas. Word experience necessary. Registration is required.

Learn about these free online cloud storage/office suite alternatives. Great for collaborating and sharing documents. A valid Gmail account or Windows Live account required to participate. Internet experience necessary. Registration is required. MONDAY, JULY 8, 1–3 PM

Connecting with Facebook Facebook is a fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Come and set up a Facebook page of your own in this hands-on class. Valid email account necessary to participate. Registration is required. Twitter Basics

Set up a Google Gmail account and learn how to send, receive, and organize messages, add and open attachments, and create a contact list. Registration is required.

Add clip art, tabs, headers, and footers. Word experience necessary. Registration is required.

Overview of Google Drive & Microsoft SkyDrive

How to Download Free Books from the Library Using Your Kindle

Using Gmail

Intermediate Word 2010

Excel 2010 Basics

MONDAY, JULY 15, 1–3 PM

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1–3 PM

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1–3 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 10 AM–12 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 10 AM–12 PM

Enjoy free library e-books using MyMediaMall and Amazon. This hands-on session will teach you how to browse and search for books, check out titles, and sync your Kindle to download the book. Bring your Vernon Area Library card, and Amazon account information to participate. Be sure to bring the device cord to connect to the PC. Registration is required.

Beginning Blogging 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! Registration is required.

Learn the basics of navigating Twitter in this hands-on class. Valid email account necessary to participate. Registration is required. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 10 AM–12 PM

LinkedIn for Job Hunters Set up a free LinkedIn account and create your profile in this hands-on session. Bring your résumé or work history on a flash drive and a valid email address. Internet experience necessary. Registration is required.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

PowerPoint 2010—Animation Explore animation schemes, transitions, and automatic timing. Bring a project on a USB flash drive if you want to save your work. PowerPoint experience necessary. Registration is required. MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1–3 PM

Intermediate Excel 2010 Learn to format cells, use auto-fill, and sort your data. Excel experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

One-on-One Appointments Personal one-on-one assistance with any topic covered in classes. Windows or Office software, social media accounts, working with digital photos, or downloading e-books and audiobooks to your e-reader or mobile device. To make an appointment call 224–543–1417.

MONDAY, JULY 22, 1–3 PM

Word 2010 Basics Cut, copy, paste, and use formatting tools. File and Folder Management experience necessary. Registration is required. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1–3 PM OR 6:45–8:45 PM

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LIBRARY CLOSED May 22–27 Move back to main building July 4 Independence Day Board of Library Trustees Ed Acuna Marc Fenton George Goldstein Jay Kasten Edward Kogan Jonathan Passman Kim Smith Access Your Account — Renew checkouts. Check hold status. Pay fines. Use your library card number and PIN (typically the last four digits of your phone number) to log in at vapld.info/ my-account or call 847-634-3650. Register for Free Programs — Sign up online at calendar.vapld.info or call 224-543-1485 (adult) or 224-543-1486 (family, kids, teen). The Vernon Area Public Library District serves the residents and businesses of Lincolnshire, Prairie View, and portions of Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Riverwoods, & unincorporated Ela and Vernon townships.

Main Library Reopens May 28 Come see all the great things waiting for you at the library!

Final Study Sessions June 1–5 New: after-hours study on Saturday & Sunday, expanded to two rooms, free snacks or grab something from the new café.

Summer Reading Clubs start June 9 Look inside for program fun and prizes for all ages.


2013 Summer Newsletter