Updated: November 2, 2013 6:05AM
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road
(847) 634-3650; calendar.vapld.info
World’s Fair: In honor of the World’s Columbian Exposition’s 120th anniversary, landscape historian Barbara Geiger examines details about the fair, the colorful personalities involved and Victorian Chicago at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Bring your lunch, coffee and dessert provided. Registration required.
Sleepover: Bring your stuffed animals to this family storytime, then leave them at the library for a “sleepover” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. The next afternoon, pick up your friend and the photos to see what your stuffed animals did overnight. For ages 2–6, with a caregiver. Registration required.
Health insurance: Learn about the Affordable Care Act, who qualifies for the financial subsidies, and how you can purchase quality insurance plans from the new online Health Insurance Marketplace at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. Registration required.
Free books: Learn to use MyMediaMall and the OverDrive app to access free e-books from the library on your tablet or smartphone at 1 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. Oct. 3. Bring your library card and app store account information to participate. Registration required.
Drawing workshop: Local artist and teacher Judith Newman discusses drawing fundamentals, and how to create and design an original bookmark for the “GOT BOOKS?” Bookmark Contest from 10 to 11 a.m. for grades kindergarten to 2 and from 11 a.m. to noon for grades 3 to 5 Oct. 5. Registration required.