Waukegan Public Library 

April 2011



                        April Author Visits 


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Darien Gee

Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.

Bradbury Room   More info and to register.






Kelly Simmons

Thursday, April 28, 5-7 p.m.

Genesee Theatre

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

*Important Notices* 

New Parking Rules--
Effective immediately, patrons get two hours of free parking in the garage located at the corner of County and Clayton.  Show your library card at the Customer Service Desk and get your parking pass validated.
Friends Book Donations--
Due to the construction of the Friends Book Sale Area, acceptance of book donations is being delayed until May 1.

Hours and Locations 

Main Library
128 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Monday - 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 - Thursday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and
2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and
2:30 - 4 p.m.

New Hours as of May 1
Main Library
Monday - Wednesday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Hinkston Park
Fieldhouse Branch
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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April showers . . . Bring May flowers!  And e-books!  And new website!  And new Friends Book Sale Area!  And lots of great programs!

United Way Early Learning Club - Preschool Program 

Tues and Sat (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.

Early Learning Center Camps - Preschool Program

Various days and time; mornings and evenings
Early Learning Center
Recommended for ages 3-5.  Each session is limited to 15 children and their caregiver.  Little Scientists, Spring Crafts, Arts and Crafts, Fun and Games.  English and Bilingual.  See calendar for more info and to register. 

Terrific Twos - Preschool Program 

Monday, April 11 and 18, 9:30-9:50 a.m.

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.

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.

Great Reads Out Loud - Youth Program 

Every Thursday at 7 p.m.

Children's Department

Relax and listen as Patrick reads another fascinating tale from our shelves.  Grades 3 and up.


Game Time - Youth Program 

Monday, April 11, 4-6 p.m.

Bradbury Room

Special game this month:  BINGO!  Play against others for fun and prizes!  Grades 3 to 5.  Registration not required.  



Sensational Sixes and Sevens - Youth Program 

Monday, April 11 and 18, 7:15-7:45 p.m.
Early Learning Center
Children will play a variety of hands-on under the sea games.  Grades K-2.  Each camp session is limited to 15 children and their caregivers.  Please register.

Wacky Water Wonders - Youth Program

Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Bradbury Room

Imagine seeing a stream of water pass, mystifyingly, right through a person's midsection.  Come to this spectacular water show, and witness tricks of magic and illusion that will keep you wondering for weeks.  Please register. 


Got Science? - Youth Program

Wednesday, April 27 and Monday, May 2, 5-6 p.m.
Bradbury Room
Got Science? returns with all-new experiments that you can do at home! Grades 3-5.  Register for April or Register for May.

Read off your Fines - Youth/Teen Program

March 14 - April 14 

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

Harry Potter Celebration - Youth/Teen Program

Saturday, April 30, 1-3 p.m.
Bradbury Room
The celebration continues with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!  Fun activities, trivia, and a special reading from Professor Dumbledore!  

Rave Nation: 3rd Annual Guitar Hero Tournament - Teen Program 
Wednesday, May 11, 4-8 p.m. 

Bradbury Room

It's that time again for an evening of rocking out. The four winners will receive a $60 gift card to Toys R Us. Grab your glow sticks, put on some neon gear, and have a blast competing for the title of Guitar Hero Champion.  Register early!  Registration starts April 13th and ends May 4th. Contestants must show their I.D's proving they are in Middle School.  Platform: Playstation 3   Game: Guitar Hero, Warriors of Rock. 


OMG Make Over!!! - Teen Program 
Wednesday, April 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Need a new look?  Become the fabulous person you know you are.  Change your hair, change your face, and walk the runway.  You'll leave a completely new person.  Grades 6 to 8.   


IheartEarth Day:  Eco-friendly Crafts - Teen Program 

Friday, April 22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Bradbury Room

What can you make out of t-shirts scraps, pop tabs, and bottle caps?  Amazing and unique fashion accessories!  You'll learn a finger weaving technique that you can use to make bracelets, headbands and even scarves.  We'll turn bottle caps into locker magnets and pop tabs into funky bracelets.  Grades 6 - 12. 

Swap Til You Drop - Teen Program 

Saturday, April 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

Bradbury Room 

Tired of your things?  Don't throw them away!  Exchange your CDs, books, toys, and other items for new ones.  Parents are asked to accompany their children in their trading adventures. Grades 6-12.  Please register.

eBay 101-Selling Basics - Adult Program

Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m.

Bradbury Room 

Listen as eBay University Instructor Jack Waddick gives out insider tips on how to turn your unwanted stuff into serious cash on eBay. He'll demo the whole the process on eBay.com, and give straightforward answers to all of your questions. 

Please register. 



Bound to Please - Adult Program

Tuesday, April 26, 2-3:30 p.m. 
Bradbury Room
Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner


See our complete list of reads.

Digital Divide - Adult Program 

Main floor Computer Lab

New computer classes begin the week of April 4.  Classes in Spanish offered on Saturday mornings.  Classes in English offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Please register for these classes two weeks in advance.

Movie Matinee - Family Program

Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m.
Bradbury Room
"Alpha and Omega"  (PG)

El Dia De Los Ninos/Libros - Family Program

Sunday, April 17, 1-3 p.m. 

Children's Dept, ELC, Bradbury Room 

In homage to Earth Day, our theme for this year's El Dia Celebration is "Read, Plant, Grow!"  Enjoy crafts, music and hands-on educational activities provided by various area "green" organizations and musician-extraordinaire Rich Bauman.

Movie and Discussion - Family Program

Thursday, April 21, 6:30-9 p.m.
Bradbury Room
"Waiting For Superman"  (PG)

"Waiting for Superman" is a film for and about kids who are struggling to get a great education and the parents who are doing everything they can to ensure they get it.  Discussion moderators are Lynne Reynolds, PHD., Director of the Educators' Center of Lake County and Myra Gaytán-Morales, Director of the University Center of Lake County at Waukegan.  Please register.

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.  Patrons get two hours of free parking in the garage located at the corner of County and Clayton Streets with a validated parking pass and a library card. 
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