Meeting A & B

Welcome back to Lake Villa District Library. Face coverings are required, social distancing measures are in place and a limited number of people are allowed in at one time.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Greatest Female Athlete in History

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Golf. Basketball. Hurdles. Javelin. High Jump. Boxing. Baseball. Babe Didrikson Zaharias did them all!

In this dynamic 45-minute one-woman show, Leslie Goddard portrays the legendary Babe. It is 1955 and Babe is reflecting on her life, remembering her rise from Olympic medalist to world-class champion. Babe was one of 126 women competing at the 1932 Olympic Games; in 2016 more than 4,600 women will participate.

The story of touch minded, funny and fearless "Babe" is a great way to celebrate physical fitness, women athletes and the 2016 Olympics.

Teen Movie

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:45pm
Based on the best selling novel, join us for The Book Thief. A young girl finds solace in books during World War II. She uses these books to cope with the many obstacles she faces in the war, including her adoptive parents harboring a Jewish refugee in their basement. To see if this movie is right for your teen visit

Meet “Jeep”: School District 41’s Therapy Dog in Training

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Did you know Lake Villa School District 41 has a therapy dog in training? It’s true. Dr. Lynette Zimmer has been training Jeep, a Great Pyrenees puppy, to become a certified therapy dog. Research has shown that therapy dogs can be very beneficial to children in school settings to help teach social emotional skills or as an asset during counseling sessions. Mark your calendar to meet Jeep and find out which books are her favorites! Registration in person, by phone or online beginning June 1.

The Reading Brain with Dr. Lynette Zimmer

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Reading is one of the most important skills a child can develop in their lifetime; yet reading is complex and difficult. In fact, reading is not a natural part of human development. And unlike spoken language, reading cannot be learned by imitating or observing others. Reading requires multiple areas of the brain to work together. Join Superintendent Dr. Lynette Zimmer for a fascinating presentation on the reading brain to understand how the brain processes language, emotion and other stimuli to improve reading skills. Register now in person, by phone or online.

Eureka Jr.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join other junior engineers in designing a box to protect a raw egg—we’ll test our boxes with a fall from a ladder! All materials will be provided. Register in person or by calling 847.245.5116 starting May 2.