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September 2019

Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

September 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, happening 24 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected when young children have reading exposure at home from an early age. These areas are critical for a child’s language development. Sharon Callaghan, Barbara's children's book section extraordinaire, will be hosting story time every Tuesday in our "Wiggly Field" children's book section. Sometimes, Sharon will invite special guests to read. Make…

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Literature Bandits Book Club

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on September 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The Village Center, 810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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The Literature Bandits Book Club meets monthly on Wednesdays at our Burr Ridge store. Here is the lineup for books to be discussed. All book club participants receive a 20% on books purchased at the bookstore for the event. You can also purchase the book online below at full price: Wed 10/23/19 - Old BaggageWed 9/25/19 - My Year of Rest and RelaxationWed 8/21/19 - Ayesha at LastWed 7/24/19 - The Mars Room by Rachel KushnerWed 7/8/19 - Getting Rid…

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How to be the Grounded Helicopter Parent

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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A casual and informative conversation with Jennifer Sparrow, M.Ed, regarding the college search and planning process as well as working with any independent college counselor. With on-going events in California, we will also be discussing the impact of “Varsity Blues” on the college admission process. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session. (At registration, post cards will be available for you to write down your questions.) Light snacks and drinks will be served.

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October 2019

Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, happening 24 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected when young children have reading exposure at home from an early age. These areas are critical for a child’s language development. Sharon Callaghan, Barbara's children's book section extraordinaire, will be hosting story time every Tuesday in our "Wiggly Field" children's book section. Sometimes, Sharon will invite special guests to read. Make…

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Outer Space Fun with the Discovery Center Museum

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Join us for stories, crafts, and loads of fun co-sponsored by the Glenview Public Library.

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Art Meditation Mondays

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, happening 6 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Art can help you to gain clarity and focus. Join Sandy Wisneiski every first Monday of the month for an evening of art meditation. These are evening events, so you can come over after work to relax. Sandy's "Mindful Spirit" events are all about striving to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. She has a holistic approach to wellness, with a spiritual twist.

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, happening 24 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected when young children have reading exposure at home from an early age. These areas are critical for a child’s language development. Sharon Callaghan, Barbara's children's book section extraordinaire, will be hosting story time every Tuesday in our "Wiggly Field" children's book section. Sometimes, Sharon will invite special guests to read. Make…

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Story Time with Indian Prarie Public Library

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Village Center, 810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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The Indian Prarie Public Library hosts Story Time every month at Barbara's hosted by our bookstore in Burr Ridge.

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Meet Angalia Bianca & Linda Beckstrom

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Meet Linda Beckstrom and Angalia Bianca, co-authors of In Deep: How I Survived Gangs, Heroin, and Prison to Become a Chicago Violence Interrupter. In Deep has been nominated for 2019 best Traditional Non-Fiction book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association. The Chicago Writers Association says that winners will be announced on or around December 5, 2019. Angalia Bianca is one of Chicago’s foremost authorities on violence interruption and prevention. She has received international recognition and was honored by…

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Halloween Hi-Jinks with Herzog Marionettes

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Bring the kids to see David Herzog's marionettes in Halloween Hi-Jinks. Dave Herzog has been involved in the art of puppetry since receiving a toy marionette from his father when he was four years old. He creates all of the beautiful hand carved marionettes used in his dazzling performances. Dave Herzog’s Marionettes is a full-time professional puppet company specializing in the art of the marionette, and dedicated to preserving the uniquely American art form of the marionette variety show. Dave

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Pamela Kaplan Shares How to Deal with Pet Loss Grief

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Struggling with heartbreaking grief over the loss of your beloved pet? You're not alone. In fact, many people feel lost, alone and out of place when surrounded by people who just don’t understand “why you aren’t getting over it.” In Tails of Unconditional Love, you will discover how to heal the pet parent heart: Understand the meaning and organic normalness of your griefA validation of your right to grieve your pet. It wasn’t just a dog or cat, this was…

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Animal Warrior with Sandy Wisniewski

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Meet the Animal Warrior. It is one girl’s childhood experiences with animals, that of struggle, loss and intense love, that sets her on a path of purpose. Follow Sandy Kamen Wisniewski’s personal stories of the animals of her childhood, to her career pet sitting and ultimately to her life’s passion helping animals in need. Stories of animals, told from the heart, carry the reader with Sandy on her journey of self-discovery and ultimately her fierce need to protect animals from…

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Poetry Slam with Caroline and Bill

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The Village Center, 810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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Join the Johnsons for a monthly poetry slam at our Burr Ridge bookstore. Caroline (a published local poet), along with her husband, Bill (a professional singer in Chicago), will set a scene for poetry, music, and refreshments. Bring up to eight (8) poems, or up to seven (7) minutes of a story to share. This open mic is FREE!! Come early so you can sign up for the open mic – First come, first served.

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Judy Foley Presents ‘Hero to Zero’ Seminar

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Personal story of sex discrimination, harassment and retaliation and best practices for CEOs, Boards of Directors, and HR.

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

October 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, happening 24 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected when young children have reading exposure at home from an early age. These areas are critical for a child’s language development. Sharon Callaghan, Barbara's children's book section extraordinaire, will be hosting story time every Tuesday in our "Wiggly Field" children's book section. Sometimes, Sharon will invite special guests to read. Make…

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Meet Dr. John Duffy

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Dr. Duffy is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, best-selling author, certified life coach, parenting and relationship expert, and proud husband and father. He has been working with individuals, couples, teens, and families for nearly twenty years. Dr. Duffy’s refreshing and unique approach has provided the critical intervention and support needed to help thousands of individuals and families find their footing. Learn about the “New Teen” in his latest book, Parenting in the New Age of Anxiety, and what it means…

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Children’s Halloween Play: ‘The Transition of Doodle Pequeno’

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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It's Halloween in Southern California, the Santa Ana winds blow fiercely and nothing is as it seems. Doodle Pequeño and his Mamá recently moved across the city to a cramped apartment in a quadruplex after Papá was deported to Mexico. Anxious to trick-or-treat, Doodle comes home from school to discover that Mamá is unexpectedly working overtime at her new job. Forlorn, he summons Valencia, his imaginary trilingual goat, to keep him occupied. While Valencia is teaching Doodle to speak "Goat,"…

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Pamela Kaplan Shares How to Deal with Pet Loss Grief

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Struggling with heartbreaking grief over the loss of your beloved pet? You're not alone. In fact, many people feel lost, alone and out of place when surrounded by people who just don’t understand “why you aren’t getting over it.” In Tails of Unconditional Love, you will discover how to heal the pet parent heart: Understand the meaning and organic normalness of your griefA validation of your right to grieve your pet. It wasn’t just a dog or cat, this was…

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Children’s Halloween Play: ‘The Transition of Doodle Pequeno’

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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It's Halloween in Southern California, the Santa Ana winds blow fiercely and nothing is as it seems. Doodle Pequeño and his Mamá recently moved across the city to a cramped apartment in a quadruplex after Papá was deported to Mexico. Anxious to trick-or-treat, Doodle comes home from school to discover that Mamá is unexpectedly working overtime at her new job. Forlorn, he summons Valencia, his imaginary trilingual goat, to keep him occupied. While Valencia is teaching Doodle to speak "Goat,"…

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Meet Barnaby Dinges

October 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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It’s the early 1960s in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Lincoln Park, Chicago. Nine-year-old Barnaby Dinges and older brother, Casey, are living a charmed childhood with their stylish mom, Ricka, who has the soul of a great writer; and cool dad, Chuck, a hot-shot advertising exec with a flair for slogans that would make Mad Men’s Don Draper envious. In what seems like the span of a minute, the rug is pulled out from under the two boys as trouble brews…

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Women in Politics with Maria Rodriguez

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Maria Rodriguez was a two-term mayor of Long Grove, IL, a U.S. Congressional candidate, and the recent Republican contender for Lt. Governor of Illinois. In her book, Run Jane, Run... We Need You in Office, she wants to let women know that women are both naturally suited for, and extremely effective, in politics. "It is second nature for them to cooperate, include all voices, and discover all sides of an issue. This is exactly what a good politician does, and…

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Sarah Glenn Fortson Debuts New Picture Book

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Writing is a second career for Sarah Glenn Fortson. I was an educator for a long time and probably still am, in a sense. I love my new life as a writer. I've enjoyed summers at Iowa's Writing Festival and one summer at Northwestern University's Talent Development Center where I taught creative writing to gifted elementary and middle schoolers. (illustrated by Russ Cox, published by Peter Pauper Press) KIRKUS REVIEWNo two ways about it, this town ain’t big enough for…

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Women’s Recharge Group

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 7 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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A group of women get together to discuss various topics. Meetings are every third Saturday of the month, except September 2019. Gather at Hansa Coffee on the second level.

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Live Trailer of ‘Romance is Such a Funny Thing’

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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In the show, down-on-his-luck singer-songwriter Nick Nickels tries to turn his financial and romantic fortunes around with a musical seminar (or "songinar") on romantic success. His bandmates and his students (the audience) joyfully conspire to give him a hand. Nick's story is one that everybody can sympathize with. That's because it's about a person who has been disappointed in romance, as well as in his career, and is sheepish about trying anything new ever again. But, with the help of…

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Join Sandy Wisniewski for Meditation with Dogs

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on February 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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No, it doesn't mean that your pup will have to do the downward dog! But it could provide some peace of mind while bonding with Fido. WHAT IS DOG MEDITATION?According to petguide.com, Meditation has been proven to provide a wide variety of benefits. In addition to reducing stress and anxiety levels, it can also lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and could protect you from chronic disease. Many of the benefits you receive from meditation can also work for your dog.…

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Live Trailer of ‘Romance is Such a Funny Thing’

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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In the show, down-on-his-luck singer-songwriter Nick Nickels tries to turn his financial and romantic fortunes around with a musical seminar (or "songinar") on romantic success. His bandmates and his students (the audience) joyfully conspire to give him a hand. Nick's story is one that everybody can sympathize with. That's because it's about a person who has been disappointed in romance, as well as in his career, and is sheepish about trying anything new ever again. But, with the help of…

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, happening 24 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected when young children have reading exposure at home from an early age. These areas are critical for a child’s language development. Sharon Callaghan, Barbara's children's book section extraordinaire, will be hosting story time every Tuesday in our "Wiggly Field" children's book section. Sometimes, Sharon will invite special guests to read. Make…

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Meet Dr. John Duffy

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Village Center, 810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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Dr. Duffy is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, best-selling author, certified life coach, parenting and relationship expert, and proud husband and father. He has been working with individuals, couples, teens, and families for nearly twenty years. Dr. Duffy’s refreshing and unique approach has provided the critical intervention and support needed to help thousands of individuals and families find their footing. Learn about the “New Teen” in his latest book, Parenting in the New Age of Anxiety, and what it means…

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Literature Bandits Book Club

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on September 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The Village Center, 810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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The Literature Bandits Book Club meets monthly on Wednesdays at our Burr Ridge store. Here is the lineup for books to be discussed. All book club participants receive a 20% on books purchased at the bookstore for the event. You can also purchase the book online below at full price: Wed 10/23/19 - Old BaggageWed 9/25/19 - My Year of Rest and RelaxationWed 8/21/19 - Ayesha at LastWed 7/24/19 - The Mars Room by Rachel KushnerWed 7/8/19 - Getting Rid…

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Meet Angalia Bianca & Linda Beckstrom

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Macy’s State Street, 111 N. State Street, Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60602
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Meet Linda Beckstrom and Angalia Bianca, co-authors of In Deep: How I Survived Gangs, Heroin, and Prison to Become a Chicago Violence Interrupter. In Deep has been nominated for 2019 best traditional Non-Fiction book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association. The Chicago Writers Association says that winners will be announced on or around December 5, 2019. Angalia Bianca is one of Chicago’s foremost authorities on violence interruption and prevention. She has received international recognition and was honored by…

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Meet Illustrator Landis Blair

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humor into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, The Envious Siblings is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. These charmingly perverse creations take ordinary settings—a living room, a subway car, a playground—and spin them in a nightmarish direction. The Envious Siblings heralds a brilliant new cartooning talent, and will captivate readers who have thrilled to the lurid fantasies of Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, Charles…

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Meet Tom and Karen Brenner

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Join co-authors Tom and Karen Brenner as they discuss their new book: The Montessori Method for Connecting to People Living with Dementia. Creative activities can support people with dementia, leading to moments of reconnection and joy. This book shows how the Montessori method—with its arts-based, person-centered and positive focus—can help caregivers connect to people with dementia. Drawing on 20 years of experience, Tom and Karen Brenner explain the philosophy of the Montessori method, provide clearly-written steps to follow when applying…

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Trick or Treat at the Annual Halloween Boo Bash!

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Join us for a Spooktacular good time! We will have entertainment for the kids and trick or treating at The Book Market and participating Glen Town Center restaurants and stores. Can't wait to see your costumes!

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True Ghost Stories: An Evening of Adult Story Telling

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Scary stories aren't just for kids! In the spirit of Halloween, Sandy and Chuck Wisniewski will host a scary adult story telling.

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, happening 24 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected when young children have reading exposure at home from an early age. These areas are critical for a child’s language development. Sharon Callaghan, Barbara's children's book section extraordinaire, will be hosting story time every Tuesday in our "Wiggly Field" children's book section. Sometimes, Sharon will invite special guests to read. Make…

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Meet Kraig Moreland

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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This stranger-than-fiction story is told though the eyes of a young orphan boy. His journey makes him an accidental witness of to an unsolved crime in 1928. THE FURNACE GIRLIn October of 1928, in the quaint north shore Chicago suburb of Lake Bluff, 30-year-old Elfrieda Knaak was found naked in the basement of the Village Hall, propped up next to the furnace, with burns over more than half of her body... but still alive! To this day –- 90 years…

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November 2019

Ben Tatar and the Tater Tots

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Join Ben Tatar and sing along to his fabulous children's musical numbers. Ben currently teaches elementary school general music to grades K-5 in Illinois School District 96, and also performs professionally across the Chicagoland area in several jazz and Top 40’s/wedding bands. His children's musical for his third graders, titled “Angry Thirds” (music inspired by the mobile app Angry Birds), debuted in 2011. His first EP, “Food!” was released on June 9th, 2014. From humming Billy Joel in the backseat…

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Meet and Adopt the Animals from C.A.R.E. Who Need a Home

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Join us at a meet-and-greet with some adorable dogs and cats from C.A.R.E.—Community Animal Rescue Effort. Meet and cuddle with some of the cuties who need new homes. We will also have books on-hand about animals and guides on how to care for cats and dogs. ABOUT C.A.R.E. Since 1987, Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) has been promoting adoptions and care for dogs and cats. The all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization serves all of the communities of Chicago’s North Shore, including…

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Live Trailer of ‘Romance is Such a Funny Thing’

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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In the show, down-on-his-luck singer-songwriter Nick Nickels tries to turn his financial and romantic fortunes around with a musical seminar (or "songinar") on romantic success. His bandmates and his students (the audience) joyfully conspire to give him a hand. Nick's story is one that everybody can sympathize with. That's because it's about a person who has been disappointed in romance, as well as in his career, and is sheepish about trying anything new ever again. But, with the help of…

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Live Trailer of ‘Romance is Such a Funny Thing’

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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In the show, down-on-his-luck singer-songwriter Nick Nickels tries to turn his financial and romantic fortunes around with a musical seminar (or "songinar") on romantic success. His bandmates and his students (the audience) joyfully conspire to give him a hand. Nick's story is one that everybody can sympathize with. That's because it's about a person who has been disappointed in romance, as well as in his career, and is sheepish about trying anything new ever again. But, with the help of…

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MediaLovers Book Club

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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The MediaLovers Book Club is not like your typical book club. We'll offer a fast-paced discussion that includes books and authors, but also movies and TV, things to do, places to go, and current and historical events. Hosted by Rick Kotrba of Barbara's Bookstore As one attendee said, "It feels like a TV talk show where you get to be one of the guests."Topics of Discussion Celebrity Memoirs from ELTON JOHN, JULIE ANDREWS, and DEMI MOORE The Lesser-Known Novels of…

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Art Meditation Mondays

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, happening 6 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Art can help you to gain clarity and focus. Join Sandy Wisneiski every first Monday of the month for an evening of art meditation. These are evening events, so you can come over after work to relax. Sandy's "Mindful Spirit" events are all about striving to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. She has a holistic approach to wellness, with a spiritual twist.

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, happening 24 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected when young children have reading exposure at home from an early age. These areas are critical for a child’s language development. Sharon Callaghan, Barbara's children's book section extraordinaire, will be hosting story time every Tuesday in our "Wiggly Field" children's book section. Sometimes, Sharon will invite special guests to read. Make…

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Story Time with Indian Prarie Public Library

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Village Center, 810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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The Indian Prarie Public Library hosts Story Time every month at Barbara's hosted by our bookstore in Burr Ridge.

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High School Open Mic Night

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Our Hawthorn Mall bookstore is hosting a friendly open mic night of competition between the students of Vernon Hills High School and Libertyville High School.

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Pinocchio Puppet Show

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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This age old favorite story comes to life with actual puppets. This rendition tells the adventures of Pinocchio as he is made into a talking puppet by Geppeto and has the honor to go to school.  He is fooled by a cat and a fox and ends up having many adventures before he realizes he misses his father and being in school.

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Eileen Meyer and Poems About Our 16th President

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Abraham Lincoln is famous for many extremes: he was the TALLEST president, who gave the GREATEST speech and had the STRONGEST conviction. But did you know that he was also the MOST DISTRACTED farmer, the BEST wrestler, and the CRAFTIEST storyteller? In The Superlative Abraham Lincoln: Poems About Our 16th President, Eileen Meyer writes nineteen poems that share fascinating stories about events in Lincoln’s life. History notes explain more about the ways in which he excelled. Back matter encourages readers…

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The Montessori Method with Tom and Karen Brenner

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Join co-authors Tom and Karen Brenner as they discuss their new book: The Montessori Method for Connecting to People Living with Dementia. Creative activities can support people with dementia, leading to moments of reconnection and joy. This book shows how the Montessori method—with its arts-based, person-centered and positive focus—can help caregivers connect to people with dementia. Drawing on 20 years of experience, Tom and Karen Brenner explain the philosophy of the Montessori method, provide clearly-written steps to follow when applying…

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Meet Caralyn Kempner

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Book Market, 2651 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
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Caralyn Kempner is a Professional Home Organizer and an active member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). Join her at a seminar at our Burr Ridge bookstore on the organization and decoration of the home followed by a book signing. Her first book, Top-To-Bottom Home Organizing, is an all-encompassing home organizing reference guide for readers who want to get their own homes in order. Caralyn lives in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook with her husband, three…

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Poetry Slam with Caroline and Bill

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The Village Center, 810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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Join the Johnsons for a monthly poetry slam at our Burr Ridge bookstore. Caroline (a published local poet), along with her husband, Bill (a professional singer in Chicago), will set a scene for poetry, music, and refreshments. Bring up to eight (8) poems, or up to seven (7) minutes of a story to share. This open mic is FREE!! Come early so you can sign up for the open mic – First come, first served.

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