Zion-Benton Library events feature Anime, Geneology and More!

Zion-Benton Public Library is located at 2400 Gabriel Avenue in Zion. Call 847-872-4680 or visit http://zblibrary.info



Let your imagination run wild or use our monthly theme to create a LEGO® masterpiece! All ages are welcome on Tuesday, 9/1 from 4-6 PM.

Bad Art Night

Who said art had to be good? ZB Teens in grades 5-12 can add a truly hideous painting to the Bad Art Gallery. Enjoy snacking on meats and cheeses while browsing the best of the worst on display in The Hive on Tuesday, 9/8, from 4-8 PM.

Family Game Night

Bring the whole family to play games and puzzles together. Drop-in on Wednesday, 9/9, from 3:30-6:00 PM, to enjoy classic favorites or challenge yourself and try to learn a new game.

 Celebrate Roald Dahl’s Birthday

Share your favorite stories and characters then create enormous crocodiles! We’ll watch a movie based on one of Dahl’s books while snacking on treats good enough to be from Willy Wonka’s own factory, on Saturday, 9/12, from 10:30 AM-1 PM.

Who Con Don’t Blink or you will miss the Doctor Who Convention. Don’t forget your banana. For teens in grades 5-12 and adults on Saturday, 9/12, from 1-3:30 PM.


Casual Crafters

Share ideas with fellow crafters and have fun while you work. Bring all of your favorite projects, including knitting, beading, paper crafting, needlepoint, and quilting on Tuesday, 9/1 from 10 AM-12 PM.

Las Comadres Latin@s Spanish Book Club

Share a good book and chat about De Como las Muchachas Garcia Perdieron el Acento by Julia Alvarez Martes at El Lago Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, 9/1 from 6:30-8 PM.

The Next Page Book Club

Books are best when shared! We’ll read some bestsellers and discover what’s on the next page. On Wednesday, 9/2, from 1-2 PM, we’ll discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. “The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture.” Visit zblibrary.info/book-groups for a list of formats available.

 Advanced Genealogical Processes

A genealogist or family historian collects tools as well as ancestors. Discover how you can use transcription, extraction, and abstraction to bring your genealogical research to the next level and learn about free software to use with your PC, on Wednesday, 9/2 from 7-8:30 PM. Call 847.872.4680, x4 or register online at zblibrary.info.

Anime Club – Polar Bear’s Café

Chat about your favorite anime and manga with other fans. Join us on Thursday, 9/3, if you love Shirokuma (Polar Bear’s) Café. We’ll watch a few episodes while we snack on café food and play fun games! Anime Club Junior, for kids in grades 5-8, meets from 5:30-6:30 PM. Anime Club High, is for teens and adults in grades 9-age 25, and meets from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Holiday Closing: The library will be closed on Monday, 9/7 for Labor Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, 9/8 at 9 AM.

ZB Teens Drawing Contest Enter your original drawing to win a gift card of your choice. The submission deadline is Wednesday, 9/30. Visit the ZB Teens events page at www.facebook.com/zbteens for complete rules.

Discover Your Roots

Volunteers from the Zion Genealogical Society helps with family research on Tuesday, 9/8 & Wednesday, 9/9 from 7-9 PM.

Teen Book Discussions

ZB Teens meet at Culver’s of Zion on Thursday, 9/10 from 7:00-8:30 PM, for great discussions, blogging, free snacks, and sodas. The Hardcover Society, for readers in grades 5-8, will discuss The Novice by Taran Matharu. Hardcover HIGH Society members in grades 9-12 will talk about Mosquitoland by David Arnold.

Forever Young Adult Book Club

Why should teens have all the fun? This group is for adult readers who enjoy Young Adult books. We’ll meet at Callie’s in the Square on Thursday, 9/10 from 7:00-8:30 PM to discuss Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.” Visit zblibrary.info/book-groups for a list of formats available.


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