Adult Events

Sunday, June 24

Papermaking Workshop

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
(Open to all ages) Stop by the library to learn the art of papermaking with Marilyn Propp and David Jones! No registration required

Monday, June 25

Tuesday, June 26

Knitters Night Out

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Grab your knitting (or crochet) project and spend some time at the library! No registration necessary. 18+.
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Thursday, June 28

One-on-One Counseling for Small Business

Thursday, June 28, 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.

Tuesday, July 3

Wednesday, July 4

Sunday, July 8

Meet the Author/Illustrator: Matthew Cordell, 2018 Caldecott Winner

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
(Open to all ages) The Caldecott Medal is like an Academy Award for Best Picture Book—it’s the highest honor an American artist can receive for children’s book illustration. We are proud to welcome Matt Cordell, winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal for his book Wolf in the Snow, to LVDL for an all-ages event! Matt will share how he creates characters and do a live drawing demonstration, to be followed by a book signing.

Monday, July 9

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
You can’t read the news without seeing the hype about
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of
the cashless future or just another overhyped technology?
Get the scoop from Michael Gershbein of Very Smart People.
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Tuesday, July 10

Knitters Night Out

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Grab your knitting (or crochet) project and spend some time at the library! No registration necessary. 18+.
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Wednesday, July 11

Lunchtime @the Library --- What Makes a Rare Book Rare?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert!

Learn what makes a book rare and how to research older books from Janet Elliott, owner of This Old Book. She will share information on online resources and tips for finding exact editions. Attendees may bring one book for Janet to evaluate and offer research suggestions.
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Thursday, July 12

One-on-One Counseling for Small Business

Thursday, July 12, 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.

Coal Swamps, Coral Reefs, and Continental Glaciers

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Raymond Wiggers, author of the popular earth-science guidebook Geology Underfoot in Illinois,presents an illustrated lecture incorporating a diverse selection of outstanding scenic locales and geologic sites in Illinois. The presentation covers all major sections of the state---from Chicago's monumental downtown to the great river valleys of the central counties, and from the canyons and lead mines of the Galena region to the soaring cliffs of Shawnee National Forest, far to the south.
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Saturday, July 14

Wednesday, July 18

Art Appreciation 101

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
If you are a fan of art but uncertain on how to talk about it, this program is for you! Jeff Mishur, owner of Art Excursions, will discuss how to analyze how an artwork is 'built' out of colors, lines and similar visual components.
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Thursday, July 19

Monday, July 23

Tuesday, July 24

Knitters Night Out

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

Thursday, July 26

One-on-One Counseling for Small Business

Thursday, July 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.

Thursday, August 2

Mysteries of the Cosmos: The Possibility of Life on Mars and Venus

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
We are either alone in the Universe or we are not; either possibility is overwhelming! Join the exploration of the fundamental question about the pervasiveness of life -- is it common or rare? The focus of this presentation will be our planetary neighbors, Mars and Venus, and their potential as abodes for life.
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Saturday, August 4

The Moon Rocks!

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
(Open to all ages) By special arrangement with NASA’s Johnson Space Center, we are bringing actual moon rocks to LVDL! You’ll be able to examine small samples of lunar rock and soil, as well as fragments from meteorites. Enjoy fun activities and learn about the U.S. space program during a truly out-of-this-world event for all ages! No registration required.