Waukegan Public Library 

March 2011March 2011


          Lake Michigan-A Great Lake! 
          Opening March 5

Exhibit sponsored by:

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                      Waukegan Harbor                  Illinois Environmental Protection

                   Citizens Advisory Group        Agency's Lake Education Assistance  

                                                                                        Program (LEAP) Grant 

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In This Issue
Preschool Programs
Youth Programs
Teen Programs
Adult Programs
Family Programs

*Important Notice* 

The Waukegan City Council has voted to eliminate your two hours of free parking at the city's parking garage adjacent to the main entrance, effective March 3, 2011.

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Waukegan, IL 60085

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Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Waukegan, IL 60085

Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and
2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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New Hours as of May 1
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Spring is right around the corner.  Celebrate!

storytimeHomeschoolers Storytime - Preschool Program 

Tuesdays in March, 4:30-5PM 

Early Learning Center

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




United Way Early Learning Club - Preschool Program 

Tues, Sat or Sun (check calendar for dates and times)

Ray Bradbury Room

This program is for children 3, 4, or 5 years of age and their caregivers. Children will work on early learning skills such as letter recognition and counting.  This program is limited to 20 families.   Please register.

Life Under a Log - Preschool Program 
Monday, March 7, 6:30-7PM
Tuesday, March 8, 10:30-11AM
Early Learning Center
Come see the different creepy, crawly creatures that may live under a log.  This program is presented by the Lake County Forest Preserve.  For ages 3-5.  Each session is limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Please register. 

Terrific Twos - Preschool Program 

Monday, March 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.




Early Learning Center Camps - Preschool Program

Saturday, March 19 and 26, 11-11:30AM
Early Learning Center
Arts and Crafts--Come show your creative side and create works of art.  

Harry Potter Celebration - Youth Program

Saturday, March 5, 1-3PMharry potter prisoner of azkaban
Bradbury Room
Ready to rejoin Harry as he confronts the Dementors?  Don't miss this special tribute to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, filled with "novel" activities, snacks, trivia, and of course, a special reading from Professor Dumbledore.  Please register.

game timeGame Time - Youth Program 

Monday, March 14, 4-6PM

Bradbury Room 

Get your game on and let's play! Grades 3 to 5.  Registration not required.  


Read off your Fines - Youth Programread off your fines

March 14 - May 14 

Feeling not so fine about a library fine?  Read it off!  Ask a librarian for details.  Ages 8-14.

Under the Sea Art - Youth Program 

Monday, March 14 and 21, 7:15-7:45PM
Early Learning Center
Children will use a variety of art materials to create their own under the sea art creations.  Grades K-2.  Each camp session is limited to 15 children and their caregivers.  Please register.

Sea Creature and Me - Youth Program 

Wednesday, March 23, 7PM

Bradbury Room

Those zany Kidworks actors are back again, this time to take kids on a deep sea dive!  On a quest to save the planet, audience volunteers will star as lobsters, jellyfish, sharks and other underwater creatures in this one-of-a-kind performance.  Please register.


lego maniaLego Mania! - Youth Program

Monday, March 28, 5-6PM

Bradbury Room

This could be the best block party of the year.  Join other LEGO enthusiasts and see how your creations stack up against the competition.  Grades 3 to 5.  Please register.




Bus to Us! - Youth Program

Take a school class field trip to the Waukegan Public Library and see the all new Children's Exhibit - Lake Michigan-A Great Lake!  Reservations are now being accepted for the fall of 2011 semester and must be made by the school.  For Grades 3 through 6.  Transportation courtesy of the library.  For more information on this program and to reserve your date please contact, Patrick Toto, Children's Department Supervisor at 847-623-2041 x 285 or by email.

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.

Fifa '11 Tourney (Rm4U Program) - Teen Program 

Tuesday, March 29, 2:30-4:30pm 

Bradbury Room 


Show off your 60-yard pass and 360-degree dribble!  No cleats required.  Grades 6-8.  




U-Pick Movie Day (Rm4U Program) - Teen Program 
Wednesday, March 30, 2:30-4:30pm


Your menu of choices:  Inception, Shrek Forever After, Step Up 3, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Last Airbender, Toy Story 3. Grades 6 - 8.  


Skate Factory - Teen Program 
Thursday, March 31, 2:30-4:30pm


Design the raddest skaeboard and you'll qualify to win a skateboard of your own!  Grades 6 to 8.  


facebook-3Learn Facebook - Adult Program

Monday, March 14, 7PM

Bradbury Room

Are you one of few not on Facebook yet?  Learn how to get started in a few easy steps!  Instructor Katie Duclos will show you how to create an account, "friend" people you'd like to keep in touch with, set your privacy filters and more.  Please register.

american wife bookBound to Please - Adult Program

Tuesday, March 29, 2-3:30PM 
Bradbury Room
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities.


See our complete list of reads.

First Friday Concert - Family Program 

Friday, March 4, noon-1PMmike basin
Bradbury Room

Mike Basin

International concert compositions, original music.  Accordion and piano.    Free performance.  Concerts sponsored by Friends of the Waukegan Public Library.


Night at the Library - Family Program

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.

despicable meMovie Matinee - Family Program

Sunday, March 13, 2PM
Bradbury Room
"Despicable Me"  (PG)

Families Learning Together - Family Programfamily literacy
Class starts -  Tuesday, March 15, 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.  While the parents are learning, the children are being introduced to letters, colors, and numbers through books, games and music.  Parents and children enroll and attend the program together.  Parent can not have a high school diploma or GED.  No Cost! English only.Required placement testing and registration on Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 12:30-2:00PM in WPL's Literacy Suite - childcare will be provided.  For more information call 847-623-2041, ext 223.

El Dia De Los Ninos/Libros - Family Program

Sunday, April 17, 1-3PM 

Children's Dept, ELC, Bradbury Room 

Join us at the library in our annual event as we celebrate children and books!  Have fun doing environmental crafts, balloon animals, and create music wit a professional musician. 







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