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
Hela Ben-Ayed is among six people seeking three seats on the Cook Memorial Public Library District Board.
Name: Hela Ben-Ayed Age: Candidate did not respond. Family: Married, 2 kids Education: Ph.D., Management Sciences (Change Management) Occupation: Corporate leader coach (Business French & Change Management) Previous Elected or Appointed Offices: Other community involvement: volunteer at my kids’ schools in Libertyville Position sought: Candidate did not respond. Campaign E-mail address: Candidate did not respond. Campaign committee: Candidate did not respond. Campaign Website: https://sites.google.com/site/helabenayedforlibraryboard/ Campaign Facebook: Candidate did not respond. Campaign Twitter: Candidate did not respond. Why are you running? Since I moved to Libertyville in 2006, Cook Memorial Public Library District has been an …
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 …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Patrons of the Cook Memorial Library District are invited to participate in a technology needs survey through March 24.
Wednesday, March 13
Do you have an opinion or suggestion for how to improve technology at Cook Memorial Library? Let them hear it! Through March 24, the library is conducting a brief on-line survey to measure patrons’ technology needs, which will help the library board identify priorities for the 2013–14 budget. To take the survey, go to www.cooklib.org or click on the survey link above. The Cook Memorial Library District includes the Apsen Drive Library in Vernon Hills and Cook Park Library in Libertyville.
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.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Employees at both library branches must learn new 100-page safety manual.
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Monday, February 18
Cook Memorial Library employees are being trained on new safety measures being put into place nearly two years after a nearby robbery resulted in the suspects fleeing and being cornered by Vernon Hills police behind the Aspen Drive Library, reported Pioneer Press. “The library wasn’t open at the time but our staff inside still didn’t know how to handle the situation,” said David Archer, manager of Aspen Drive library, to Pioneer Press. Library employees at both Vernon Hills and Libertyville branches must become familiar with a new 100-page emergency manual for handling various situations. In addition, a reference librarian will be at the library buildings at all times, reported Pioneer Press.
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!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Looking for something to do in Libertyville this week? There's a lot to choose from!
Here's a look at some fun events coming up this week in town: July 4: The village of Libertyville, along with the Libertyville Mile of Cars, will hold the annual Independence Day fireworks display at dusk, about 9:30 p.m. in Butler Lake Park. The fireworks will be preceded by a Libertyville Band performance at 7:30 p.m. at the band shell. UPDATE: The village confirmed July 3 that the fireworks will go on as planned, despite the dry conditions. July 5: MainStreet Libertyville will hold the weekly farmers market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Church Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Brainerd Avenue. Special events at this week's farmers market include balloon sculpting, juggling and magic by R.C. Juggles from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and "Fresh Picked …
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 …