Updated: September 16, 2013 6:46PM
Antioch Public Library
757 Main St
(847) 395-0874; www.apld.info
Interviews: Discover how to dress for the interview, research the company and prepare your responses, practice for tough questions and nail that job at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. This program is presented by Chris Liske of the Job Center of Lake County. Registration required.
Grayslake Area Public
Library 100 Library Lane
(847) 223-5313; www.grayslake.info
Keeping chickens: “Backyard Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost!” will be presented by Sharon Gaughan, education program director, Prairie Crossing Learning Farm, at 7 p.m. Sept. 18. She will focus on the benefits and basics of backyard chicken keeping. Topics will include chicken breeds and behavior, the essentials of feeding and housing a backyard flock, local ordinances regarding backyard chickens, and other things to consider before you get your own hens. Regisration requested.
Book group: Discuss “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Film and discussion: Adults are invited to view “Favorite Wife” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Refreshments will be provided.
Lake Bluff Public Library
123 E. Scranton Ave.
Houdini: Relive Houdini’s thrilling escapes and gasp at the story of his remarkable life and death at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. William Pack uses storytelling, sleight of hand, history and nonsense to go beyond the myth and bring the true story of this legendary American icon to life.
Cook Memorial Public Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
(847) 362-2330; webres.cooklib.org
Career coach: In one-on-one consultation, Dr. Iris Seeley gives help editing resumes, practicing interview questions, writing cover letters, discussing career possibilities, and giving job search guidance from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. Each appointment will be 30-minutes. Registration required.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road
(847) 634-3650; www.vapld.info
Food for fines: Patrons who owe fines for overdue materials can clear their obligations with canned goods and other nonperishable food donations during the “Food for Fines” promotion in September. Through Sept. 30, patrons will receive a $1 reduction in their owed fines for each nonperishable food item donated. Donated items will be brought to the Vernon Township Food Pantry and the Northern Illinois Food Bank by program partners Von Sydow’s Moving and Storage, Inc., and Move for Hunger.
Fremont Public Library
1170 N. Midlothian Road
(847) 918-3225; www.fremontlibrary.org
Sale: Book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15. There will be over 7,000 items sorted into categories. For kids, the North Central O Gaugers Model Railroad Club, Inc. will be running their model trains Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
North Chicago Library
2100 Argonne Drive
Fundraiser: The outdoor vendor fair, including art, books, handmade crafts jewelry and more, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21. Tables are $25. Funds raised will be used for a curb-side media drop box.
Meeting: Children’s book club will discuss “Middle School the Worst Years of My Life” by James Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 followed by a picnic.
Play: Puppet Play will be performed at 2 p.m. Sept. 21.
Round Lake Area Public Library
906 Hart Road
Magic: Master magician William Pack will enthrall listeners with the legend and true life story of the greatest escape artist of all time, Harry Houdini, at 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Pack will then amaze the audience when he recreates some of Houdini’s escapes and magic tricks. Hear the only known recording of Houdini’s voice and view Houdini memorabilia.
Food for fines: Patrons with late charges, damaged items, or lost items on their library accounts will be able to reduce or eliminate the costs, for Round Lake items only, and help replenish the Avon Food Pantry. One Non-perishable item will reduce your fines by $1.
Wauconda Area Public Library
810 N. Main St.
(847) 526-6225; www.wauclib.org
Concert: The Limitations will perform songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and other classic hits from the mid to late 1950s at 2 p.m. Sept. 15.
Star party: Cast your gaze at the night skies through high-powered telescopes at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16. The Lake County Astronomical Society will present this fun and educational program designed for all ages.
Senses: “Sensational Senses” will be presented at 6:30 p.m Sept. 19 for children in grades 2-3. Kids will enjoy guessing games that involve all of their senses. Registration required.
Outdoor movie: “October Sky” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Bring your lawn chairs. Popcorn and beverages provided.
Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County St.
(847) 623-2041; www.waukeganpl.org.
Immigration reform: In an effort to better serve the growing immigrant communities in the Chicago suburbs, Uniting America and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is working together with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to train all librarians and library staff in Lake County on immigration issues. The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19. It will provide an education on citizenship, naturalization, fraud prevention, available resources and more. Registration requested.
Zion-Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Ave.
(847) 872-4680; zblibrary.info
Preschool Programs: Help your child get ready to read in these half-hour sessions with stories, fingerplays and music beginning the week of Sept. 16. Registration required.
Tutoring: The Zion Community Focus Group provides free supervised homework help and tutoring to students from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 and Sept. 19.
Hardcover Society: The Hardcover Society is a book discussion group for Z-B Teens. Visit zbteens.com to learn how you can get a free book. Both groups will meet on Sept. 16 at Applebee’s in Zion. Appetizers will be served. Readers in grades 5-7 will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. to talk about “Dear Mr. Henshaw” by Beverly Cleary. Hardcover High Society for readers in grades 8-12 will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. to discuss “Ready Player” One by Ernest Cline.
Crafters: Share ideas with fellow crafters and have fun while you work from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16 or from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 17. Bring all of your favorite projects.
Crocheters: Kids in grades 4-8 can build on their skills with this more advanced group from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19.
LibraryPalooza: Enjoy a day of fun, food, games and prizes from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21. While you’re here, learn about all of the programs, services and resources your library has to offer.
Battle of the Books: Watch as Z-B Teens in grades 5-12 team up to compete in a trivia contest based on past Hardcover Society books at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Cheer on your favorite team.