Waukegan Public Library 

February 2011                                                                                       

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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Bilingual Evening Camp - Preschool Program 
Every Thursday in February, 5:45-6:15PM

Early Learning Center

Come play and learn at our Early Learning Center Camps.  Recommended for children ages 3-5.  Each camp session is limited to 15 children and their caregivers.  Please register.

Terrific Twos - Preschool Program 
Monday, February 14 and 21, 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.  Please register.  Each camp session is limited to 10 children and their caregivers.

United Way Little Learner Party - Preschool Program 

Saturday, February 26, 10-11AM

Ray Bradbury Room

This program is for children 3 years of age and their caregivers.  Parents will learn how to give a fun and educational birthday party.  Children will work on basic skills such as counting and shapes. This program is limited to 20 children.   Please register.

Under the Sea Art Camp - Youth Program
Monday, February 7 and 14, 7:15-7:45PMfish
Early Learning Center
Come "sea" what you can create in our Under the Sea Camps.  For grades K-2.  Each camp session is limited to 15 children and their caregivers.  Please register. 
Harry Potter Celebration - Youth Program
harry potter-chamber of secretsSaturday, February 12, 1-3PM
Bradbury Room
The Potter party continues!  Join us as we explore The Chamber of Secrets-an excursion filled with fun activities, trivia, and a special reading from Professor Dumbledore.  Please register.
Game Time - Youth Program

Monday, February 14, 4-6PM

Bradbury Room

Spend a fun afternoon gaming with your friends. Grades 3 to 5.

Registration not required.

Readers are Leaders - Youth Program 
wttw 11 readers are leadersTuesday, February 22, 6:30PM
Bradbury Room
Join Miss Lori from WTTW's Miss Lori's Campus for a live musical performance, story reading, engaging activities, and a free children's book for the first 200 children in attendance!  For ages 3-8.  Hosted by WTTW.  Registration recommended.
African Dancing, Drumming and Traditions - african drummingYouth Program 
Wednesday, February 23, 7PM
Bradbury Room
Let Kidworks Touring Theatre take your kids on a virtual tour to Africa, where they'll learn to speak Swahili, play Congo games, limbo, dance the Ku-Ku, beat the djembe drum and act out an African wedding ceremony.  Please register
Art Attack - Youth Program
Monday, February 28, 5-6PM
Bradbury Room
We'll arm you with a painbrush and other art supplies so you can go on a creative rampage!  Grades 3 to 5.  Please register.
1,000 Pages Under the Sea Reading Club - Youth Program 
Now until February 28, 2011sea hores 

Dive into a sea of new books as you compete for prizes in our Under the Sea Reading Club.  If you're among the most avid readers, you'll qualify for a chance to win some great prizes!  Entry form and more info available in Children's Department.  For all ages.



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.

Manga Madness (Rm4U Program) - Teen Program 
Wednesday, February 9, 4:30-6:30PM
Bradbury Room 

Do you have Manga on the mind? So do we! Join us as we discuss your favorite Japanese comics; show off some crazy Manga hairdos; and host an art contest featuring popular Manga characters. 


Grades 6-8.

NBA 2k11 Tournament (Rm4U Program) - Teen Program 
Wednesday, February 16, 4:30-6:30PM
Bradbury Room 

Got game? Bring it on! Round up a group of your friends to compete with you at the NBA 2K11 game for Ps3. Prize to the high scorer.  Grades 6 to 8.  



Learn YouTube - Adult Program

Monday, February 14, 6:30PMyoutube logo

Bradbury Room

Find out how to broadcast your videos to a limitless audience! Instructor Katie DuClos will demonstrate how to upload video, make comments and use other basic YouTube features.  Please register.

Bound to Please - Adult Program
Tuesday, February 22, 2-3:30PMdigging to america 
Bradbury Room

Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Two families awaiting the arrival of their adopted infant daughters from Korea meet at the airport...A penetrating light on the American way as seen from two perspectives, those who are born here and those who are still struggling to fit in.  From Novelist

See our complete list of reads.

Digital Divide - Adult Program 

digital divide computerMonth of February

Main floor Computer Lab

FREE new computer classes begin the first week of February and are offered in both English and Spanish. People attending all four sessions within the month will have their names entered into a raffle to win a USB drive.  Please register.

First Friday Concert - Family Program 
Friday, February 4, noon-1PMsipos
Bradbury Room

Sipos & Young, an acoustic duo spotlighting harmony signing and intricate guitar playing.  Free performance.  Concerts sponsored by Friends of the Waukegan Public Library.


Movie Matinee - Family Programowl movie

Sunday, February 13, 2PM

Bradbury Room



"Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"


Rated PG







Night at the Library - Family Program (March)
Saturday, March 5 - Sunday, March 6sleepover
Children's Department
Spend the night at the library!  Have fun watching movies, playing games and other fun activities.  Please register.  For ages 5-14.  More details on this program in the Children's Department.

Book Donation Update -   

The library is unable to accept any book donations until March 1 due to lack of storage space. Please consider giving your books to another charitable organization in the meantime. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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