Monday, April 15, 2013
Get a look at the moon and skies as you've never seen them before—through the sophisticated telescopes of the Lake County Astronomical Society at "Moon Over Aspen Drive" Tuesday night.
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Monday, April 15
Join the Lake County Astronomical Society (LCAS) for "Moon Over Aspen Drive" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Aspen Drive Library at 701 Aspen Dr., in Vernon Hills. *This event was postponed from Monday night due to weather conditions. This free event, in cooperation with the Cook Memorial Library, is for all ages. LCAS volunteers will bring sophisticated telescopes to allow the public to view the moon and other objects in the sky. Visitors are welcome to view at any time during the scheduled hours, and stay as long as they want. No registration is required. Groups are welcome. Event is weather permitting. The LCAS is a group of people of all ages who are interested in the science of astronomy. While many are accomplished observers and …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Calling all "Trekkies"! College of Lake County sociology professors will present a free program on the history of 'Star Trek" Thursday night at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.
Wednesday, March 20
Star Trek fans are invited to enjoy a trivia-filled, free presentation, “The History of Star Trek: From Concept to Screen,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills. The presenters, College of Lake County sociology instructors John and Maria Jose Tenuto, used Star Trek movie director Nicholas Meyer’s idea that “art thrives on limitations,” as a case study for researching the making of the famous 1967 episode, “Space Seed,” starring Ricardo Montalbán as the villain Khan. (The famous actor later reprised the role of Khan in the “Star Trek II” movie from 1982, directed by Nicholas Meyer. Using rare materials from the archives of UCLA and the University of Iowa, the Tenutos obtained permission to gather all the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Learn how to get your local business in the open-air markets at a recruitment session at Aspen Drive Library Saturday, Feb. 23.
Tuesday, February 19
Do you own a small business in one of the following areas? Learn about French and Farmers market opportunities at an open-air market recruitment session at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Aspen Drive Library at 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. Find out how to get started at a market. Special season discounts will be available for attendees. Join one of the largest systems of markets in the Midwest and become part of the eat local/shop local movement! Space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com or call (312) 575.0286. For more information, visit www.bensidounusa.com. Information supplied by the Village of Vernon Hills.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The community is invited to attend a free screening of the award-winning film "Including Samuel."
Thursday, February 7
Parents, teachers, caregivers and children 10 and older accompanied by an adult are invited to attend a free screening of photojournalist Dan Habib’s award-winning documentary film Including Samuel at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Aspen Drive Library. Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Including Samuel chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The 58-minute film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Including Samuel is a highly …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Cook Park and Aspen Drive Library patrons and employees contributed to the project.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
Looking for some new recipes to try? Maybe a new appetizer or main dish to make for the holidays? The Cook Memorial Public Library District can help. Library district employees and patrons, along with local businesses, contributed to a new cookbook, "A Library of Recipes," that can be purchased for just $15. The cookbook features 307 recipes in a variety of categories, including Neighborhood Businesses, Appetizers and Beverages, Soups and Salads, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Breads and Rolls, Desserts, and Cookies and Candy. There are also pages of helpful hints. "It was fun to put together," said Lisa Rusch, who chaired the cookbook committee. "People are liking them." Rusch said the library district was looking for a …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
There's lots to do at your local library!
Take a look at some events coming up at the Aspen Drive and Cook Park Libraries!
Monday, September 24, 2012
Lots of events are coming up this week at the Cook Park and Aspen Drive Libraries.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Children made their own musical instruments during a DIY Rockband program.
Children in grades four through six gathered at the Aspen Drive Library to make their own musical instruments in a DIY Rockband program Monday afternoon. Using such items as cigar boxes and cardboard tubes, children made instruments like guitars, rattles and rainsticks. The program was the first of the ’tween-oriented programs that will held on Mondays all summer, said Melissa Henderson, youth services manager. The ’tween programs, which will alternate between the Aspen Drive and Cook Park libraries, will include learning how to swordfight and a Fruit Fiesta. During the latter program, children will make foods like salsa and tacos using fruit, said Henderson. "The goal is just to really engage kids in something creative," she said. "It's …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Cook Memorial Public Library District will hold three sessions on how to check out the library’s ebooks.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Since 2007, Cook Memorial Public Library has offered patrons a collection of ebooks and digital audio books available for checkout. On Nov. 15, the library will hold the first of three free sessions titled, iPad, Kindles, and Nooks, Oh My!, to educate patrons on how to find and use this collection. “We’re going to focus on how to use the library digital books with the device you have or are thinking about getting,” said Susie Pasini, the adult services librarian and reader’s adviser. She will be giving the presentations. “It’s pre-holiday, and a lot of people may be thinking about purchasing one of these devices.” The library owns a collection of iPad, Nook, and Kindle devices that are used for staff training and will be available during …
Friday, July 15, 2011
In the middle of summer, sometimes a mom escape involves the whole family.
By this time, many of you might have exhausted your summer activities for the kids, and you are in need of an escape for you and for them. So, this week’s mom escape offers a few ideas for all of you to get out of the house. Special Discount Days On Tuesdays, Lake County Discovery Museum’s adult admission is half price at $3 and children, with a five-child limit per adult, get in free. By now, the kids might be craving a little knowledge, and the museum has plenty to offer children of all ages. For Garden Plus members of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, the Model Railroad Garden is free on Wednesdays. This special seasonal garden features 16 trains that cross bridges, and pass waterfalls and American landmarks crafted from natural materials. …