Treasures of Grayslake

Share what you love about the larger Grayslake area by pinning your favorite things on our interactive community map, debuting at Summer Days and living at the library throughout October! By identifying our most treasured local places, services, and existing resources, we are reminded of the power we have to make where we live become even more like where we’ve always dreamed of living.

This strength-based initiative will be used to identify existing and potential relationships that could sustain prosperity and peace of mind among our neighbors, schools, civic organizations, and local businesses.

Love Where You Live

Celebrating Community and the Illinois Bicentennial

What do you love about where you live? This October, celebrate the Grayslake community and the Illinois Bicentennial with these special programs and events. Use #IL200 to celebrate with us on social media!


b-IL-n-g-o at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
Friday, October 19; 6–7:30 pm
All Ages | DROP IN
Join us for a unique, Illinois history-themed bingo game! Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Illinois Timeline Trivia
Thursday, October 25; 7–8:30 pm
Ages 14+ | DROP IN
Which came first, John Deere’s plow or the Chicago Fire? Did Fannie May start making chocolates before or after the first Illinois Governor went to jail? Similar to the game of Chronology, this Bicentennial-themed trivia game is one everyone can play!

Love Where You Live Storytimes
Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27; 10–10:30 am
All Ages | DROP IN
Come meet some of the amazing people in our community as they lead a special storytime related to their jobs! Stick around after storytime to check out some of the vehicles and equipment they use at work.
Oct. 6 – Mayor Rhett Taylor
Oct. 13 – TOPS Dog Trainers/Owners Alex and Paula Rothacker
Oct. 20 – Grayslake Fire Department
Oct. 27 – Grayslake Police Department

Keep Calm and Read On
Chat with other teen readers about awesome books.
Copies available at the Checkout Desk (while supplies last).
Read beforehand!
Grades 7+ | DROP IN
Thursday, October 11; 4–5 pm
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

Not-So-Silent Cinema
Viewers participate in special effects while viewing select movies.
Props, prompts, and popcorn provided.
Grades 7+ | DROP IN
Friday, November 23; 2:30–4:30 pm
Jurassic Park

Join us at The Vine (101 Center St.) for an energizing discussion. Snacks will be provided; drinks are available for purchase.
The Land of Lincoln Book Discussion
Monday, October 22; 7–8 pm
REGISTER
Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams