Thursday, April 19

Storytime for Babies

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
(Open to infants not yet walking) Have a baby at home? Join us for a fun, interactive experience of rhymes, songs, stories and play to help build your little one’s early literacy skills.

Please note: We ask that you bring only the registered child, as we want to make this program safe and fun for your baby. Also, please choose only one registered program for your child—your registration covers the full 6-week session.

Novel Thoughts

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:15pm to 8:15pm
(Grades 4-6) Read the book, form an opinion and join us for a lively discussion (and snacks)! Copies of each month's book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. In April we'll be discussing The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff. Please register.

Friday, April 20

Tinker Tots

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
(Ages 18 months-2 years) Join us for stories, music and sensory development activities that encourage your child to explore and create! Please register.

Young Adult Library Leaders (YALL) Meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
(Grades 7-12) Want to make your voice heard at the library? Come to YALL (Young Adult Library Leaders), where you can plan programs, partake in volunteer opportunities, and become a leader at LVDL. Please register.

Saturday, April 21

Family Drop-In Storytime

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required!

Earth Day 2018: Wildlife Conservation, Falcons, and Migratory Birds

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join Craig Hendee, Executive Director of the International Heritage Conservancy, as we celebrate Earth Day 2018 with a presentation on Wildlife Conservation, endangered species, and a look at where some of our Northern Illinois migratory birds spend the winter. Craig’s famous ambassadors from the wild, Peregrine Falcons Alvin and Tommy, will be accompanying him, and he will touch on conservation projects working with various falcons, and the conservation education programs that are associated with those programs.


Sunday, April 22

Jelly Bean Day

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
(Open to all ages) Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day in style! We'll have crafts, hands-on activities, and of course jelly beans for everyone to eat! Everyone is welcome, no registration required.

Monday, April 23

Parent/Teacher Workshop: Awesome Audio

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Come see how audiobooks support the reading skills of learners at all levels! You'll also hear about some amazing titles you'll be sure to want to check out. Please register.

Tuesday, April 24

What's the Weather?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
(Grades K-1) Calling all budding meteorologists! Learn about weather and do some fun science activities! Please register.

Knitters Night Out

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Grab your knitting (or crochet) project and spend some time at the library! No registration necessary. 18+.

Wednesday, April 25

Family Drop-In Storytime

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required!

Innovation in Illinois

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Learn about the many technological innovations that have occurred in Illinois that have impacted the globe-from John Deere inventing the self-scouring plow in Illinois fields to the first steel-framed skyscraper on the Chicago horizon. Author John Wasik discusses how and why Illinois became such a hub of innovation and how to ensure it continues to thrive.

Thursday, April 26

One-on-One Counseling for Small Business

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 8:30pm
Joanne Osmond, Illinois Small Business Development Center, will be at LVDL for free, one-on-one counseling for small business owners. Call /847.543.2033 to schedule an appointment.

Lakes Improv

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
(Grades 7-12) Join us for a fast-paced, riotously funny workshop with members of the Lakes Theater Department. You'll learn how to strengthen your teamwork, confidence and spontaneity as you improvise with some of Lakes' funniest performers. Please register.

Tell Your Life Story

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
(Grades 4-6) Are you a budding author? Learn all about journaling, and make a journal of your own to keep! Please register.

Friday, April 27

Library Playdate

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
(Open to babies, toddlers and preschoolers) Join us for drop-in playtime and fun! No registration required.

Saturday, April 28

Family Drop-In Storytime

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
(Open to all ages) Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It's a half-hour filled with books, music and more ... all are welcome, no registration required!

Monday, April 30

Parachute Play

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
(Ages 3-5) Parachute play encourages development of motor skills, rhythm and cooperation ... plus it's just a lot of fun! Please register.

Tuesday, May 1