Updated: October 12, 2012 6:04AM
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road
Gmail: Learn to save and organize messages, create a contact list and search your Gmail Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. For Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only. Registration required.
Writer’s Group: A group for all writers meets Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Book group: Discuss “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.
Senior Series: Author Cyndee Schaffer shares the story of women in the military during World War II, told through the letters sent home by her mother while stationed in Europe with the Women’s Army Corps Sept. 13 at 1:320 p.m. Registration required.
Discussion group: Exchange ideas about the most thought-provoking foreign policy issues facing America today in this informal, non-partisan forum Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. Participants receive a briefing book in advance and read one chapter a month. Discussion is led by university professor Gary Midkiff. Registration required.
Fremont Public Library
1170 N. Midlothian Road
(847) 918-3225; www.fremontlibrary.org
Pet food: Local veterinarian Cecilia Burke will talk about how to judge the ingredient list, what the ingredient names mean, and what to look for when you first open the bag Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. She’ll also talk about the grain free/no corn fad and the raw diet. Registration required.
Concert: Singer and musician Steve Justman will perform songs and stories of the American railroads Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
Wauconda Area Public Library
801 N. Main St.
(847) 526-6225; www.wauclib.org
Games: Children in grades 4 to 6 will be able to play a life-sized version of the Angry Birds game Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Registration required.
Discussion group: Discuss American foreign policy challenges and international politics Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. Registration required.
Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County St.
Time game: Children will learn how to tell time by playing a fun game of “What time is it, Mr. Fox?” then make their own clock to take home and practice their new skills Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m.