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Super SeniorSecretary of State Mobile Event
Get your driver’s license or state ID updated or renewed, purchase vehicle stickers, sign up for the organ donation registry, and more on Tuesday, 10/21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Super Seniors is a convenient and voluntary program for driver’s license renewal, which includes Rules of the Road classroom instruction and a vision-screening exam. The Rules of the Road review will be held at 9:30 a.m. Click here for details.

wb051444Sugar Skulls
Volunteers of the Academia Cultural Xilotl will be conducting a “Calaveritas de Azúcar” decoration workshop as well as educating you on the traditional Hispanic celebration, Day of the Dead. Everyone is invited to come learn more about Day of the Dead and decorate their own candy skull. There will also be storytelling and face painting! Everyone is welcome on Saturday, 10/25 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Registration is recommended. Call 847.872.4680, ext. 5 or click here to register.

Director Reception
Join us in welcoming our new library Director, Carol Dolin! Everyone is welcome on Wednesday, 10/29 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. We’ll have a meet & greet plus light refreshments. This community event is sponsored by the Library, the Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and the Zion Area Chamber of Commerce.

Craft Fair
Start your holiday shopping with unique items at reasonable price on Saturday, 11/22 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. We’ll have door prizes and a craft for kids. Shop for holiday items, knit items, jewelry, quilts, hand-made baskets, greeting cards, wood crafts, ceramics, crocheted items, and more!

The Latest News

Join the Board
Nominating papers (petition packets) for the office of Library Board Trustee will be available on Monday, September 22, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at the library’s Administrative Office. Packets are for candidates wishing to be on the ballot for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 7, 2015. Click here to read more.

The library is now a FamilySearch affiliate library. The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of free genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. There is a nominal fee of $7.50 to order a microfilm. Once the film arrives, patrons use the microfilm viewer at the library.

Donate socks and help someone in need. All types of new socks are appreciated, but packages of crew socks designed for warmth are especially needed for men, women, children, and infants.

Something for Everyone

For Kids
From reading clubs to science programs, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our ZB Kids Page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students.

For Teens
You’ll have fun with cool programs just for ZB Teens in 5th through 12th grades. Discover new reads with the Hardcover Society (and Hardcover HIGH Society) and get free books. Visit our ZB Teens Page for more exciting events!

For Adults
Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, and research your family tree with free help. Visit our ZB Adults Page for programs, news and resources.

For Home School Families
Join other home school families at the monthly Home School Network meetings. Visit the Home School page for details.