Waukegan Public Library 

January 2011                                                                                        Happy New Year


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In This Issue
Preschool Programs
Youth Programs
Teen Programs
Adult Programs
Family Programs
Hours and Locations 

Main Library
128 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Monday through Thursday:  9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hinkston Park Fieldhouse Branch
800 N. Baldwin
Waukegan, IL 60085

Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and
2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 2:30 - 4 p.m.

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Start your New Year off right, visit the Library!

Read to Grow - Preschool Program 
Tuesday, January 18 and 25, 6:30-7:30PM

Bradbury Room

Come learn the essential pre-reading skills your child needs to become a lifelong reader. This program is recommended for parents of 3, 4, and 5 year-olds. Parents and children attend together.  Spanish translation available.  January 18: Vocabulary, Narrative Skills, and Print Motivation.  January 25: Print Awareness, Letter Knowledge and Phonological Awareness.  Register here.

Animal Homes Storytime - Preschool Program 

Tuesday, January 18, 10:30-11AM

Early Learning Center

Join the fun and learn about the different places animals call home.  Presented by the Lake County Forest Preserve.  Recommended for children ages 3-5.  Registration required.

Under the Sea Art - Preschool Program 
Monday, January 24 and 31, 7:15 - 7:45PMfish
Early Learning Center
Come and Play and Learn at our Under the Sea Camps.  For grades K-2.  Each camp session is limited to 15 children and their caregivers.  Registration required. 

Terrific Twos - Preschool Program 
Monday, January 24 and 31, 9:30-9:50AM

Early Learning Center

Parents/Caregivers and their two-year-old child will have fun using different art materials to create a variety of art projects. Register here.  Each camp session is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.

1,000 Pages Under the Sea Reading Club - Youth Program 
December 5, 2010 until February 28, 2011sea hores

Dive into an ocean of reading and join the Under the Sea reading club!  Complete each level for prizes and enter in for the Grand Prize drawing.  Entry form and more info available in Children's Department.  For all ages.

Homeschoolers Storytime - Youth Program 

Tuesdays 4:30-5PM

Early Learning Center

Homeschoolers and their families are invited to come and listen to wide variety of stories from traditional folk tales to fractured fairy tales.  Recommended for children of all ages.

Game Time - Youth Program 
game timeMonday, January 10, 4-6PM
Bradbury Room
Join us for an afternoon of fun and games!  3rd - 5th graders welcome.  Registration not required.
Harry Potter Celebration - Youth Program 
Saturday, January 15, 1-4PMharry potter

Bradbury Room

Join us for the first Harry Potter celebration of the year!  This month we start with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with fun activities, crafts, snacks, and a special reading from Professor Dumbledore!  Sign up here.

Winter Picnic - Youth Program 
Monday, January 31, 5-6:00PMpicnic

Bradbury Room

Bring along your favorite book and join us for a mid-winter picnic!  Talk about your book, have some snacks, and do a craft.  3rd - 5th graders welcome.  Registration required.

Share a Book, Share a Smile - Youth Program 
share a bookRead a good book lately?  Email us and let us know!  We'll post your review in the library.  Children's program.

Blinded by Science (Rm4U Program) - Teen Program 
Wednesday, January 19, 4:30-6:30PM
Bradbury Room 

Invoke your inner mad scientist and create your own slime, snow crystals, and ice-cream.   Grades 6 to 8. 



Vacation Getaway (Rm4U Program) - Teen Program 
Wednesday, January 26, 4:30-6:30PMvacation getaway
Bradbury Room 

Escape the winter blues and join us for Pirate Island trivia, limbo contest, sand art, fruit kabobs and tropical coladas.  Grades 6-8.


Digital Divide - Adult Program 
Begins week of January 3digital divide computer

North Shore Gas Adult Literacy Suite

New Digital Divide classes in English or Spanish.  Each class is limited to ten people. Individuals who attend all four classes within in a four-week session will have their names entered into a drawing to win a USB drive.  Classes are offered at both daytime and evening hours.  Register here or call 847-623-2041 x 238 or 239 for more information. 

Bound to Please - Adult Program 
Tuesday, January 25, 2-3:30PMthe professor and the madman 
Bradbury Room

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

See our complete list of reads.
Tutor Orientation Session - Adult Program 
Wednesday, January 26, 7-8:30PMliteracy
College of Lake County Grayslake Campus

This orientation session will give you an overview of how our literacy tutor program works.  Tutors must attend 5 sessions of tutor training and usually involves a commitment of about 3 hours per week. The literacy program matches volunteer literacy tutors with adults who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, math or speaking English. We only tutor adults.  If you are interested or for more information, please contact Barbara Babb at 847-623-2041, ex. 222 or barbarababb@waukeganpl.info.

Families Learning Together - Family Program family literacy
Class starts January 18, 2011

16 weeks of learning and fun for adults and their children, age 1 month to 6 years.  Parents, improve your reading, writing and math or earn your GED.  Class is taught by College of Lake County Instructor.  Children are introduced to letters, colors, numbers, etc., through books, games and music.  Children must attend with parents.  Parent can not have a high school diploma or GED.  No Cost! English only. For more information call 847-623-2041, ext 223. Required placement testing and registration on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at 12:30 in WPL's Literacy Suite.

First Friday Concert - Family Program 
Friday, January 14, noon-1PMrobbie malkowski
Bradbury Room

Robbie S. Malkowski and pianist Dave Turner will perform songs of the "Great American songbook" and "Old Broadway".  Free performance.  Concerts sponsored by Friends of the Waukegan Public Library.

The Waukegan Public Library has served the community of Waukegan for more than 112 years providing opportunities to learn, gather, be informed and entertained.  The library houses one of the largest collections of materials in Lake County.  Free parking for two hours is provided at the downtown branch in the City of Waukegan's parking garage located at the corner of County and Clayton Streets.
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