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Updated: March 27, 2013 2:12AM


Antioch Public Library
757 N. Main St.
(847) 395-0874;

Stress in your child: Learn how to recognize the early signs of stress and anxiety and how to talk to your child or adolescent about his or her stress Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Registration required.

Yoga: A basic yoga class will be held Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. Wear non-binding clothes and bring your own mat or towel. Registration required.


Grayslake Area Public Library
100 Library Lane
(847) 223-5313;

Travel: Explore different cultures of the world Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Discover interesting games, crafts, languages and surprising facts while “traveling” to another country and have a world of fun. For grades 1 to 4.


Warrn-Newport Public Library
224 N. O’Plaine Road
(847) 244-5150;

Gaming: Families are invited for a free night of games Jan. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn how to play the popular card game SPIT! and enter our tournament to play for fabulous prizes. Refreshments served. Registration requested.

Film and discussion: Showing and discussion for grown-ups of “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Refreshments served and registration required.

Lake Villa

Lake Villa District Library
1001 E. Grand Ave.
(847) 356-7711;

Facebook: Learn how to use Facebook and many of its features to keep in touch with family, friends, communities and more Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Not required to create a Facebook account, but it will be taught for those who would like to. Registration required.

Read-in: Teens in grades 7 to 12 can drop by for the annual Read-In and earn money for Open Arms Jan. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. The library will donate $1 for every hour you read, up to $5 per teen. Also, there will be a hot cocoa taste-off. Registration required.


Cook Memorial Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
(847) 362-2330;

Myths: Tweens in grades 4 to 6 can find out if chewing gum can increase their memory, if paper can hold up a book and many other myths Jan. 28 at 3:45 p.m. Registration Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

Cartoons: Cartoonist Greg Sitowwshi will teach the entire family how to draw comics Jan. 29 at 4:15 p.m. Registration closes Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.


Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road
(847) 634-3650;

Celebration: Celebrate the finale of the Winter Reading Club with Steve Beno’s dance party Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. Steve shares his original one-of-a kind songs that are fun for all ages. Reading Club Members only. Registration required.

Author visit: Local resident Estelle Laughlin, a child survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, the uprising and concentration camps, shares her experiences of survival and renewal Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Copies of her book, “Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey of the Holocaust,” will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.

Presidential decisions: Professor Gary Midkiff investigates momentous presidential decisions, some good, some bad, and all important Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. Registration required.

Round Lake

Round Lake Area Public Library
906 Hart Road
(847) 546-7060

Performance: Pocket Circus will perform magic, juggling, acrobatics comedy and more Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Audience participation for all ages encouraged. Admission is free, but tickets are required.


Wauconda Area Public Library
801 N. Main St.
(847) 526-6225;

Making of Downton Abbey: Learn about the landscape designers, land ownership patterns and inheritance laws that produced great country estates of places like Downton Abbey Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Landscape historian Barbara Geiger will guide us in a stunning multimedia presentation of the beauty and pageantry of a bygone era.

Response to stress: Much of our stress is caused by the way our brains exaggerate the challenges we face, but you can improve the quality of your life using positive thinking, affirmation, and visualization Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Registration required.


Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County St.
(847) 623-2041

Nature workshop: Presented by the Lake County Forest Preserves, this interactive workshop will highlight the benefits of connecting kids and families to nature Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. Through discussions about various outdoor locations, hands-on activities, and tools available for use, you will overcome the fears and barriers that might be keeping you from quality family time in nature. Registration required.


Zion-Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Ave.
(847) 872-4680

Guys read: Hang out in the man cave and do what guys like to do, eat the foods guys like to eat, and read the books guys like to read Jan. 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Relax after school and enjoy video games, snacks and book suggestions from other dudes. For guys in grades kindergarten to 8.

eZ Training: Bring your device to the hands-on training and get help downloading what you need to get free eBooks, audiobooks and music Jan. 29 from 4 to 8 p.m.

College ready: High school students can search for, write and edit scholarship applications for college Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.

Game day: Kids in grades kindergarten to 4 will have fun with the Wii Jan. 30 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

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