Events

Monday, May 8

Teen Game Night!!

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Gaming night is back and it’s improved! Try out our 4-player open Minecraft on the projector, or jam out with our new Rock Band 4 set. Bring your 3DS and Yu-Gi-Oh cards to battle each other, or just stop by and drop a Poke Lure! Drop-in for grades 7-12. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, May 9

Teen Craft: Drawing Faces

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
In this drawing workshop presented by artist Dan Laib, you’ll learn how to lay out the face as well as how to draw specific features. After working with these elements, you’ll be able to draw a self-portrait or even create an original face! Please register.
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Knitters Night Out

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Grab your knitting (or crochet) project and spend some time at the library. No registration necessary. 18+

Wednesday, May 10

Lunchtime@the Library--- Ancient Life of Wisconsin

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert.

Join Ray Wiggers for a look at the geologic and biologic history of Wisconsin as revealed by its fossils. From marine invertebrates of the Ordovician sea of half a billion years ago to the massive “megafauna” mammals of the modern Ice Age.
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Basic Google

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Explore the Internet using the basic functions of Google.
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Mother's Day Surprise

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
(Grades K-1) Shhh ... this project is top-secret! Hands and feet will be printed with washable paint, please dress for mess.
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Thursday, May 11

One on One Counseling for Small Businesses

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to 8:30pm
Joanne Osmond, Illinois Small Business Development Center, will be at LVDL for free, one-on-one counseling. Call 847.543.2033 to schedule an appointment.

Inside Writing & Publishing: Allie Pleiter’s The Chunky Method

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Do you find you can’t seem to finish that book you’ve been writing? Author Allie Pleiter’s innovative Chunky Method was born out of the concept that every writer has a “chunk”—an amount of quality writing he or she can produce in one sitting before “the juice” runs out. She is the author of “The Chunky Method Handbook: Your Step-by-Step Plan to WRITE THAT BOOK Even When Life Gets in the Way.”

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Friday, May 12

Genealogy Road Trip

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Get everything you need for a genealogy road trip from LVDL staff. Discover available resources for planning a trip and where to find information once you’ve arrived.
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Saturday, May 13

Candy Chemistry: Grades K-1

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
(Grades K-1) Candy is for more than just snacking! Come explore some sweet ways to use M&Ms to learn about chemistry, math and the world around you with Kevin Andel, aka "Science Dad"!
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Sunday, May 14

TAB Orientation - Summer

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

If you're in grades 7 through 12, we want to hear from you! Become a member of the Teen Advisory Board. This is your chance to shape the services we provide to teens, earn volunteer hours and make new friends! Please register for this Summer session orientation. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

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Monday, May 15

The 10th Congressional District & You

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 9:15am to 11:15am
Did you know that your local congressional office is your link to many federal government agencies? Caseworkers from Representative Brad Schneider’s office will be at LVDL to help you navigate through the government maze.

Family Listeners

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Have a child (or children) between the ages of 3 and 36 months? This early literacy program is for you! We’ll share fingerplays, books, flannelboard stories and other language-building activities … join in the fun!
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Family Listeners

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Have a child (or children) between the ages of 3 and 36 months? This early literacy program is for you! We’ll share fingerplays, books, flannelboard stories and other language-building activities … join in the fun!
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Candy Chemistry: Grades 2-3

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
(Grades 2-3) Candy is for more than just snacking! Come explore some sweet ways to use M&Ms to learn about chemistry, math and the world around you with Kevin Andel, aka "Science Dad"!
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Tuesday, May 16

Little Listeners A: 3-15 mos

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Have a baby at home? Join us for Little Listeners A—a fun, interactive experience to help build your little one’s early literacy skills. Due to the one-on-one nature of these programs, we ask that only registered children and their caregivers attend.
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Family Storytime

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Come be part of the fun at storytime! It’s a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and storytelling activities for children between the ages of 2 and Kindergarten.
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