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  • Moving Picture: Meet marionette master Dave Herzog Feb 16, 2015 5:30 AM
    Puppeteer Dave Herzog and his colorful marionettes give families throughout the suburbs an opportunity to see a live-stage performance together for free. Herzog, who has been a professional puppeteer for 40 years, builds his own marionettes and brings them to life in 375 shows a year at suburban libraries, schools and other venues.

  • Little musicians learn to play the ukulele at Vernon Area Public Library Feb 3, 2015 5:08 PM
    Children laughed as their little hands played little ukuleles during “World Play Your Ukulele Day” on Tuesday at the Vernon Area Public Library.

  • South Indian dance wows crowd at Stevenson Jan 25, 2015 4:42 PM
    Dancers in colorful outfits performed Sunday in “Timeless Tales: A Performance by Natya Dance Theatre” at Stevenson High School’s auditorium in Lincolnshire. The performance featured the South Indian dance form called Bharata Natyam.

  • Lincolnshire chief hosts Coffee with a Cop Jan 21, 2015 9:08 PM
    Lincolnshire residents had a chance to chat up Police Chief Peter Kinsey about laws and legal issues during Wednesday’s Coffee with a Cop event at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.

  • Chocolate has a long, sweet history Jan 19, 2015 12:43 PM
    Teenage chocolate fans crafted these questions about chocolate after attending the Vernon Area Public Library District’s National Chocolate Day festivities in October. “Why is Switzerland famous for chocolate, and what is chocolate made out of?”

  • Living King's legacy: Turn a day off into a 'day on' Jan 19, 2015 10:57 AM
    For many young people across the suburbs, the Martin Luther King Day holiday won't be just a break from classes.They'll be spreading out across their hometowns performing service projects in King's honor. “It's not a day off, but it's a day on to do something in your community,” said Dianha Ortega-Ehreth, executive director of Elgin's Youth Leadership Academy.

  • Frosty’s Winter Wonderland puppet show at Lincolnshire library Jan 10, 2015 6:50 PM
    Recent cold and snowy weather was a perfect companion to Saturday’s Vernon Area Public Library’s Frosty’s Winter Wonderland puppet show program.

  • App lets Vernon Area library patrons reserve books, register for programs Jan 7, 2015 4:36 PM
    Vernon Area Public Library patrons with smartphones or tablets can reserve books, renew materials, sign up for programs and download movies or TV shows on a new mobile app.

  • Kids get early start on New Year at Vernon Area Library Dec 30, 2014 6:40 PM
    Children danced around and counted down Tuesday as they got an early start on marking the arrival of 2015 at the New Year’s Noon Celebration event at Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire. Almost 100 children and their parents and caregivers celebrated New Year’s Eve a day early by making party hats and water bottle noisemakers, taking pictures in a photo area and dancing to party songs.

  • Curious about making music? Dec 5, 2014 4:39 PM
    Learn about a wide variety of musical instruments Saturday at the Vernon Area Public Library, from Stevenson High School’s PREP Community Music Academy.

  • Flying foxes, bats affected by rainforest changes Nov 17, 2014 12:18 PM
    “Are there really flying foxes?” asked a young Vernon Area Library patron after attending the Lincolnshire library’s Unique Animals program.

  • Vernon Area Public Library hosts mini comic con Nov 8, 2014 5:07 PM
    A Superfan photo booth, a costume contest for prizes and an open gaming lounge were the highlights of Vernon Area Public Library’s Mini Comic Con on Saturday in Lincolnshire.

  • Bookmark contest at Vernon Area Library Sep 21, 2014 4:25 PM
    The Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire is holding a bookmark contest for kindergartners through eighth-graders.

  • There’s a lot of energy inside Fermi Lab Sep 15, 2014 11:06 AM
    “What is Fermilab?” asked a young patron from Vernon Area Library who attended the library’s “Write Away!” program.

  • Animals to visit library Aug 19, 2014 10:32 AM
    A fruit bat, a sloth and other unusual animals will visit the Vernon Area Public Library on Sept. 29 as part of a program for kids and adults.

  • Library to host comic con: Aug 12, 2014 4:45 PM
    The Vernon Area Public Library will hold its inaugural Mini Comic Con on Saturday, Nov. 8. The event will run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire.

  • Tips on selecting the right pet for you and your family Jul 28, 2014 1:22 PM
    “How do you persuade your parents to get a pet?” asked a young patron attending Vernon Area Library’s “Write Away” program.

  • Leaders sought for Vernon library Friends group before it fades away Jul 15, 2014 10:06 AM
    The Friends of the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire has cited an urgent need for leaders to continue its work or risk disbanding. "We're at a transition point," said Angela Goodrich, president of the Friends board.

  • Group’s future in doubt: Jul 11, 2014 4:27 PM
    A nonprofit group that supports the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire will meet Wednesday to discuss its future, officials announced.

  • Calculus invented in heated competition between Newton, von Leibniz Jun 16, 2014 11:52 AM
    “Who was the person who discovered/created calculus BC?” asked a young patron at Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire.

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