Saturday, December 30

Noon Year's Eve

Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
(Open to all ages) Help us ring in the New Year! At this event, children can have their own celebration without staying up past their bedtimes. We'll celebrate with stories, dancing, crafting, snack, and an all-out celebration at 12 noon! Everyone's welcome, no registration required!

Sunday, December 31

Monday, January 1

Thursday, January 4

Taste Test Challenge

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
(Grades 7 - 12) Think you know food? Come take the taste test challenge, where you'll have to guess if it is name brand or store brand! Taste, guess, and earn some delicious prizes! Please register.

Friday, January 5

Family Dance Party

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
(Open to all ages) Get ready to dance, shake, shimmy, groove! Make sure you're ready to move-it, move-it for this music-filled party for you and your little ones. No registration required!

Monday, January 8

Never-Melt Snowman

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
(Grades K-1) Join us to make an adorable snowman from a sock! Bring him inside ... he'll never melt! Please register.

Tuesday, January 9

Cutting the Cord with Cable

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
If you’re considering dropping your cable tv service, this program is for you! Get all the information you need to help you make an informed decision.

Wednesday, January 10


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am
(Ages 3-5 years) Explore a winter wonderland inside the library, with stories, a craft and even snow! Dress for mess and bring some mittens ... your hands might get cold! Please register.

Lunchtime@the Library---Chicago's Landmarks and the Names Behind Them

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Bring your lunch. We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert.

Dan Ryan, Jane Byrne, Casmir Pulaski are familiar names to many but why were these individuals chosen to honor Chicago’s landmarks? Join historian Jim Gibbons for a look at the city’s most well-known landmarks and the famous names behind them.


Basic Google

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Explore the Internet using the basic functions of Google.

Friday, January 12

Friday Fun Faire

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am
(Ages 3-5) Listening to stories and making crafts together--that's what Friday Fun Faire is all about! Please register.

Saturday, January 13

iOS Overview with Dan

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Have an Apple device? Here's a great opportunity to get an overview/how-to with Dan Monge, Apple Certified Support Professional. Bring your device and questions. Get the answers.

Sunday, January 14

Page Turners -- The Giver by Lois Lowry

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
(Grades 7-12) Read the book, come discuss what you liked (or didn't!), and have some snacks. Copies of this month's book, The Giver by Lois Lowry, are available at the Circulation Desk. Please register.

Page Turners Movie Day -- The Giver

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
(Grades 7-12) Did you enjoy the book? Watch the movie! We'll watch The Giver after discussing the book. We'll compare and contrast and decide which one we like best! Rated PG-13; to learn more about this film, search by title at

Monday, January 15

Read to Serve--LVDL's 2018 Winter Reading Program starts today!

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
(All Ages) Read to feed the hungry this winter! For every 15 minutes you read (or are read to), the Friends of Lake Villa District Library will donate 25 cents (up to $5 per person) to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Kids and teens also get a free book for participating! Pick up a reading log at any public service desk. Read to Serve runs January 15-February 28.

Storytime for Babies & Toddlers

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am
(Open to infants and walkers up to age 36 months) Have a few tiny ones at home? Join us for a fun, interactive early-literacy program for little folk. We’ll share rhymes, songs, stories and other language-building activities.

Please note: We ask that you choose only one registered program for your child(ren)—your registration covers the full 6-week session.

Looking for more storytime fun? Join us for Family Drop-In Storytime, held on Wednesdays at 9:30am and Saturdays at 10:30am. No registration required, all are welcome!


Healthy Meals on a Budget

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join Executive Chef Jennifer Lamplough, Director of Nutrition Programs with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, to learn how to stretch your dollar and cook tasty, healthy meals on a budget.