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Hawthorn Mall

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720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
847.549.7550

January 2020

Saturday Afternoon Story Time

January 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, happening 10 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Join us for "Saturday Afternoon Story Time" in our children's book section. In addition to "Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon" at 10:30 AM, we are adding "Saturday Afternoon Story Time" during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts say that "reading to your kids helps them become better readers themselves, and increases their vocabulary. Books with diverse characters help them learn about the world. Reading together is also a great way to bond."

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Meet Professor Boaz Johnson

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, happening 3 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Professor of Hebrew, Bible and Theological Studies The #MeToo movement is a global phenomenon. Several Christian organizations have been engaging with issues of abuse against women in places like Africa and Asia. Much of this happens among internally displaced or external refugees. Dr. Rajkumar Boaz Johnson, who grew up in the slums of New Delhi, witnessed atrocities against girls and women. His book, The Marys of the Bible, provides a biblical response to issues raised by the "Me Too" movement—questions…

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

January 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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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February 2020

Saturday Afternoon Story Time

February 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, happening 10 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Join us for "Saturday Afternoon Story Time" in our children's book section. In addition to "Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon" at 10:30 AM, we are adding "Saturday Afternoon Story Time" during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts say that "reading to your kids helps them become better readers themselves, and increases their vocabulary. Books with diverse characters help them learn about the world. Reading together is also a great way to bond."

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Meet Songju Ma Daemicke

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Songju Ma Daemicke grew up in Jilin, China and came to the United States in 1996. She lives in Glenview, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, with her husband and their daughters. "I enjoyed reading while young and throughout my youth," says Songju. "Even though I always excelled in math, I have always loved literature. After my twin daughters were born, I read to them every day.  Reading stories inspired me to try to write a story, myself." About Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant"A folktale…

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Chinese New Year Celebration

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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CELEBRATING ALL DAY 10:00a—Kids Crafts for the Chinese New Year Chinese Tea Demonstration of general tea knowledge and chrysanthemum tea by Yvonne Wolf 10:30a—Chinese Story by award-winning author Songju Daemicke Chinese calligraphy instruction by Yingsa Long, Diana Ge Chop sticks game, try your chop sticks skill on colorful cotton and glass balls Chinese calligraphy- learn to do calligraphy and make your own Chinese character lucky sign to decorate your door and bring you luck! 11:30a—Chinese song and dance by Michelle…

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Meet Professor Boaz Johnson

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, happening 3 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Professor of Hebrew, Bible and Theological Studies The #MeToo movement is a global phenomenon. Several Christian organizations have been engaging with issues of abuse against women in places like Africa and Asia. Much of this happens among internally displaced or external refugees. Dr. Rajkumar Boaz Johnson, who grew up in the slums of New Delhi, witnessed atrocities against girls and women. His book, The Marys of the Bible, provides a biblical response to issues raised by the "Me Too" movement—questions…

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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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Saturday Afternoon Story Time

February 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, happening 10 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Join us for "Saturday Afternoon Story Time" in our children's book section. In addition to "Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon" at 10:30 AM, we are adding "Saturday Afternoon Story Time" during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts say that "reading to your kids helps them become better readers themselves, and increases their vocabulary. Books with diverse characters help them learn about the world. Reading together is also a great way to bond."

Find out more »

Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

February 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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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Saturday Afternoon Story Time

February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, happening 10 times

Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Join us for "Saturday Afternoon Story Time" in our children's book section. In addition to "Story Time Tuesdays with Sharon" at 10:30 AM, we are adding "Saturday Afternoon Story Time" during the hours of 2:30-3:30PM! Experts say that "reading to your kids helps them become better readers themselves, and increases their vocabulary. Books with diverse characters help them learn about the world. Reading together is also a great way to bond."

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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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NEW: Bookworms Book Club at Hawthorn Mall

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Get on the ground floor of the newly-launched Bookworms Book Club at our Hawthorn Mall bookstore. Led by our well-read store manager, Georgette Coan, who will deftly steer you into meaningful and fun conversations about books. Whether it's the newest, most controversial, or a classic, you're sure to leave feeling more knowledgeable and more of a bookworm. To sign up for the Bookworms Book Club, please send an email to Georgette Coan email BOOK FOR DISCUSSION (Note: Book Club books…

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Meet Author Karen Brenner

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Appaloosa Sky is Lonesome Dove meets Sex and the City meets Nancy Drew. It is a tale of love, loss, family, and the ravages of time—but most of all, it is an ode to tough women who do what needs to be done. At only eleven years old, Ginny Spangler is left orphaned after a horse theft gone bad. As Ginny grows from a self-reliant young girl to the fiery matriarch of a sprawling Texas ranch family, she passes on…

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Eileen Meyer and Poems About Our 16th President

February 23 @ 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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Meet Children’s Author Michelle Schaub

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Spark curiosity and exploration with an innovative bedtime story for budding scientists. Each of the kid in this book loves a different branch of science, and their bedroom is decorated to show it. Twelve kids. A dozen bedtimes. A lot of ways to love science! https://youtu.be/niYiZRbGYf8 ABOUT THE AUTHOR "When I was very young, my grandpa used to help me “publish” books. We’d cut, fold, and staple sheets of paper. Then I’d draw pictures and dictate words for my grandpa…

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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 Moving Expert Ali Wenzke

February 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Meet Ali Wenzke, author of "The Art of Happy Moving: How to Declutter, Pack, and Start Over While Maintaining Your Sanity and Finding Happiness." Her book is a comprehensive, upbeat guide to help you survive the moving process from start to finish, filled with fresh strategies and checklists for timing and supplies, choosing which items to toss and which to keep, determining the best place to live, saying farewell and looking forward to hello. Moving is a major life change—time…

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March 2020

Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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 Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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 Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

March 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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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Book Signing with Robert Hellenga

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Robert Hellenga published his first story in 1973 and his first novel (after 39 rejections) in 1994. His seventh novel, Love, Death and Rare Books will be released in March 2020. Hellenga grew up in Three Oaks, Michigan and spent summers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his father, a commission merchant with a seasonal business, handled produce that was shipped there from what was then the world's largest farmers market, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The men who worked for his father…

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Story Time Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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 Tuesdays at Wiggly Field with Sharon

March 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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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April 2020

Meet Children’s Author Suzanne Slade

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Join children's author Suzanne Slade as she introduces her latest book, Exquisite, a picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize. ABOUT GWENDOLYN BROOKS Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is known for her poems about "real life." She wrote about love, loneliness, family, and poverty—showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem. Exquisite follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to…

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Meet Children’s Author Lori Degman

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall, 720 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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APRIL IN NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Join Children's author, Lori Degman, as she kicks off her newest children's book, Travel Guide for Monsters. Right now, the book is still under wraps, thus the place marker for the book in the above photograph. Lori will not only read from her new book, but offer poetry-inspired activities to celebrate National Poetry Month. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lori Degman is a teacher for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She is the winner of Cheerios Spoonfuls…

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