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Updated: April 29, 2013 5:59PM


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

Art journaling: Ages 6-12 can use different tools such as ink, chalk, stamps and paper to make a collage piece of artwork along with journal or poetry writing Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required.

Credit card education: This personal finance program will cover comparison-shopping for credit cards, understanding credit card statements and reviewing credit scores and history Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Registration required.

Yoga for teens: Ages 12-18 are invited to join Yoga for teens March 2 at noon. Improve your muscle tone and flexibility, improve mental focus, and learn new ways to cope with stress. Come in non-binding clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Registration required.

Story/craft: After listening to books about some not-too-scary monsters, preschoolers will be given creative license (along with construction paper, scissors and glue) to create whatever monster they can dream up March 2 at 2 p.m. Registration required.

Beekeeping: Peter Poli of Humdinger Honey Works in Wilmot will discuss what it takes to become a beekeeper March 2 at 2 p.m. This class for all ages, even those that just want to learn about bees and not keep them. Registration required.

Craft: Ages 7 to 12 can use cardboard, glue and fasteners and create cards with a movable opening on the front March 4 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required.

Movie: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” will be shown March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required.

Safesitter: This nationally recognized program teaches sitters ages 11-13 how to have fun with children, and how to recognize and respond to medical emergencies March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $25 fee is required at the time of registration, and the sitter must be 11 years old on the day of the class. Bring a sack lunch.


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

Book/Playaway chat: Teens in grades 7-12 will discuss the latest books, magazines and graphic novels Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. Hear what other teens are reading and formats they are using. Also, try a Playaway, handheld audiobooks for a great “read” on the go. Light refreshments. Registration required.

Teen Advisory Group: Grades 7-12 can check out TAG and share opinions Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Talk about teen-related topics, play games, and have a say in Teen Programming at the library. There will be door prizes, snacks and fun. Ongoing participation can count towards leadership experience.

Chess Club: This program is for both experienced players and those who want to learn March 1, 15 and 22 at 4 p.m. Meet new friends, improve problem solving skills, and enjoy the challenge. For ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Book and Playaway club: Teens can hear what other teens are reading and formats they are using March 5 at 4 p.m. Try a Playaway, handheld audiobooks for a great “read” on the go. Topics this month will include the author, Steven King. Everyone in grades 7 through 12 is welcome. Registration required.

Book group: Kids in grades 4 to 6 can discuss “Sidekicks” by Dan Santat March 7 at 4 p.m.


Warren-Newport Public Library
224 North O’Plaine Road
(847) 244-5150

Wolves player: Meet a Wolves hockey players and hear how reading and education play a part in his life as a professional athlete Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. One lucky child will be selected to try on his hockey equipment. Registration required.

Job workshop for teens: Job Center of Lake County youth career specialist will help create and edit resumes for teens Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Bring current resume or start from scratch. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

Fund-raiser: Help the Friends at a unique fund-raising event March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sweet Tomatoes, 850 South Waukegan Road, Waukegan. In addition to a drawing for a door prize, 15 percent of your meal and drink purchase will be donated to the Friends of the Library. Just present the flyer, available in the library and at The Friends of the Library underwrite all library programming.

Movie package: “Moonrise Kingdom” will be shown March 1 at 7 p.m. There will be beverages and discussions with other film lovers. Registration is required. For this after-hours program, doors open at 6:45 p.m. and close at 7:15 p.m.

Business ownership: A representative from the Small Business Development Center will discuss different aspects of business ownership in Illinois March 5 at 10 a.m. Registration required.

Lake Villa

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

Eureka: Creative engineers will team up to solve a NASA/Design Squad challenge Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. Registration required.

Business ownership: Joanne Osmond of The Vision Tree will review the advantages and disadvantages of business ownership Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. At the conclusion, you will know if you are ready to start a business now or if you need to prepare so you can in the future. Registration required.

Discussion group: Get in on the discussion of some of the most thought-provoking foreign policy issues facing America today March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Picasso: Teens in grades 7 and over can create their own small-scale “mini masterpiece” in colored pencil after learning about Picasso’s amazing life and work March 3 at 2 p.m. Registration required.

Knitter: Work on your knitting or crochet projects March 5 at 7 p.m. Must be 18 to attend.


Fremont Public Library
1170 N. Midlothian Road
(847) 918-3225;

Concert: Singer-songwriter Ben Bedford will perform Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. With a style described as American portrait songwriting, Bedford has been named one of the 50 most significant folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years by Rich Warren on his radio program “The Midnight Special.” Registration required.


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

Chess night: Everyone is invited to play the world’s oldest war game and meet new people Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Chess sets available or bring your own. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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