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April • May 2020



2019 AWARDS Illinois Library Association Librarian of the Year: Brian Shepard Illinois Library Association Hugh Atkinson Award: One Book, One Community Program Reflejos Reflecting Excellence Award Government Technology Magazine for Technology Innovation - Operations



onnection– a moment when two

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people in a program begin a friendship,

because it helps him learn English since it

when a member discovers a new

isn’t the language spoken at home.

interest through a class, or when a parent and

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parent brings her toddler to storytimes

student mentioned his fondness for

Wheeling Township

child bond over a favorite book. Human beings

 fountain pens when he noticed a staff

Outstanding Donor

are inherently social creatures and the benefits

member writing with a fountain pen.

of connecting can’t be overlooked: improved quality of life, increased longevity, higher selfesteem. Just like our members, our staff relish the moments they connect with members on a deeper level. This year, staff shared stories

All of these small but meaningful connections make Indian Trails Library a community— one that we are privileged to share with you. Thank you.

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mom surprised her daughters by making

pillows in the Launch Pad, from their father’s blanket. (Look for this story in a future issue of the newsletter.)

Brian D. Shepard, Executive Director Louise Barnett, Library Board President


Louise Barnett President


Henry Hackney Jr. Bruce D. Matthews Vice President Treasurer

Jamie Bulger Secretary

Vicki Baba Trustee

Indian Trails Public Library District | Annual Report 2019

John Chu Trustee

Don Roalkvam Trustee

CONNECT Civic Spotlight and Community Conversations


he first thing Sara Logan did when she moved to a new town was get a library card. Sara grew up in Arlington Heights, moved around for work with her husband Hunter

and in 2001, settled in Buffalo Grove to raise their two daughters. In February 2019, Sara was invited to speak about her love of libraries at the Illinois Legislative Breakfast, which was attended by state and national legislators and library directors and trustees. She talked about how libraries enrich the community and the value they bring to every resident. Today, Sara may be found in The Launch Pad taking classes or etching with the laser cutter. Although her children have outgrown storytimes, they enjoy participating in the reading programs and daughter Miranda is putting her sewing skills to good use by assisting with costumes for her school’s play. Sara has given back to the library by teaching a few embroidery classes to other members. “I want always to be learning something new,” Sara said. “When we got our dog Xena, I went to the library and checked out books


hroughout the year the library hosted Civic Spotlight, a monthly series aimed at

engaging residents around issues that impact society, both locally and globally; and Community Conversations where members shared their aspirations for our community. Both of these programs have helped shape The Longest Table, which will be held July 11, 2020. The Longest Table is an opportunity for residents to engage in conversation and break down barriers while breaking bread. See more info on page 10.

about owning a dog so I could understand what was involved. But it’s not just about the books; there are 503 other things you can get at the library, such as job and career resources or spaces to study. Plus, if you can’t visit the library, you can access the library from your computer at home”. “There is so much at the library” Sara added, “more than anyone can imagine. If you haven’t been to a library in years, you have no idea what you’re missing.”

Howard County, Maryland


CURIOSITY NEW WEBSITE The July launch of our new website gave the end user a mobile-optimized experience with streamlined navigation to meet the demands of the future. Although our mobile app had to be discontinued due to the software being sunsetted, staff are already reviewing new app options.

NEW CATALOG AND FINE-FREE With our new catalog, Indian Trails became the 26th library to join the Computer Cooperative System (CCS), which links catalogs from several libraries. Members benefit from a seamless borrowing system and can select items from a larger pool of materials. Pick up is easy at our circulation desk. After two months on CCS, ITPLD saw its circulation rise by nearly 25%! With CCS we decided to eliminate fines since automatic renewal for overdue material was available.

SENSORY BINS Sensory bins arrived in Youth Services as a tactile tool for children. This is just one part of the initiative to increase services to children and parents whose children have special needs.

COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS We celebrated the culture of ITPLD members by hosting four members’ personal collections. The collections sparked conversations between visitors to the library and allowed us to tell the unique life stories of the members who make up our community.

CULTURE Our diverse community is steeped in the cultural experience.

Former Buffalo Grove resident and best-selling author Jami Attenberg, visited for a book signing and to talk about her newest novel, All This Could be Yours.

One Book, One Community Author Jamie Ford with staff from Cook Memorial, Vernon Area and Indian Trails libraries at his author event.

We enjoy sharing a rich tapestry of programming with members.

The Branch offered several unique and family-friendly programs to members.



ITPLD STAFF Staff institute training day: Shaping A Culturally Intelligent Library. We were out in the community meeting new and old friends.

Displays caught everyone’s attention and sparked interest in books.


Indian Trails Public Library District | Annual Report 2019

ITPLD FOUNDATION Your generosity helped raise


for the library!


undreds of community members contributed to the library through a variety of avenues during 2019. Family Bingo drew many participants as well as our used books sales. Dining at restaurants during our fundraising events gave even more opportunities to easily contribute to the library. In addition, many supporters selected the Foundation as their charity of choice when shopping on Amazon Smile, and responded when asked to give donations through Facebook. Thank you!

THE INDIAN TRAILS LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sheila Anderson, President Nina Strezewski, Vice President Steve Wetle, Treasurer Rose Johnson, Secretary Melody Bickhem, Director Cathy Burns, Director Stephanie Demb, Director Terri Herzog, Director Neil Holman, Director Lakshmi Karpoor, Director Gene Looft, Director Mark Luboyeski, Director Christine Melone, Director Rich Rosen, Director Louise Barnett, Trustee Liaison Susan Dennison, Staff Liaison



Melanie Marks

Vicki Baba

Judy Martin

Louise Barnett

Christopher Matsuda

Svetlana Bereznykova

Christine Melone

Melody Bickhem

Mary & Adam Moodhe

Catherine Burns

Heather Mueller

Miriam Campbell

Sheila Myrent

Yvonne Carlborg

Tanya Opanasyuk

Mary Christel

Charlene Perlow

Kathryn De Peso

Donna Ramirez

Stephanie Demb

Narayanan Ramkrishnan

Susan Dennison

Linda Reading

Andrea Donatoni

Donald Roalkvam

Ryan Edley

Davida Rochman

Toby Elrod

Rich Rosen

Christine Eng

Rotary Club of Wheeling

Vanessa Ferrin

Itai Rozovsky

Shawn Finnerty

Kalsoom Saleem

Margaret Fruhbauer

Sharon Schomer

Lisa Ginsburgh

Brian Shepard

Happy Old Guys (HOGS)

James Sitman

Cathy Heer

Nina Strezewski

Kathryn Hoffman

Valerie Terusaki

Neil Holman

Doris Wagner

Sharon Hull

Steve Wetle

Geraldine Hunt

Wheeling/Prospect Heights

ITPLD Staff Rose Johnson

Chamber of Commerce Amalia Zacarias

Lakshmi Karpoor Lori Kraus

Thank you for supporting us through

Karl Krueger

Amazon Smile

Chris Lapetino

Café Zupas

Carri Lee

El Famous Burrito

Pam Lindberg


Sandra Lorgeree

Lou Malnati’s

Mark Luboyeski


Thank you to our donors who so generously gave to support the mission of the Indian Trails Library. 8 

Indian Trails Public Library District | Annual Report 2019

VOLUNTEERS Zain Aamer Zeeshan Aamer Zidaan Aamer Shakhriyor Abduvaliev Zerina Adzamija Robert Alexander Reilly Allen Francisco Alvarez Amy Anderson Murad Asif Vicki Baba Nadia Barcenas Arthur Bereznyakov Kristine Bierne Ara Bluestein Jim Bradley Lydia Brunner Kaytlen Buen Carolyn Bunte Landon Butler Ashley Cabral Nina Chimon Eric Chow Jacob Ciesielski Julia Ciesielski Gary Cohen Jacqueline Cohen Hannah Concklin Sonia Cristoltean Kalia Davis Ron DeFoe Ayushi Dholakia Nicole Dillie Kim Donae Anne Donald Julia Driker Adam Dziaba Larry Eclov Sandra Ellingsen Nicholas Filipov Dottie Fishman Carolina Frausto Jennifer Frausto Sue Fromkin Cecile Frydman Nancy Fuhrman Marjie Galster

Ingrid Geciaskaite Esmeralda Giles Lynne Glickson Abygail Gonzalez Joselyn Gonzalez Vedvignesh Gorjala Marilyn Green-Rebnord Daksh Guard Ashley Guzman Andreea Haidau Mariam Hanna Tatsuki Hanna Rosemary Heilemann Justine Hembd Terri Herzog Emilia Horcher Pat Hudson Jim Hynan Jessica Jang Don Johnson Jane Johnson Jenny Johnson Rose Johnson William Johnson Joe Jordan Trudi Jordan Viktoriya Keshishyan Zoyia Khan Mariya Kokor Larry Kushner Anne Kwon-Nakamura Allison Leist Yuliya Lenyk Celine Li Judy Libman Tyler Lieu Heather Lipscher Megan Lisowski Miranda Logan Antonio Lopez Kelly Mao Gregory Marcson Carolyn Mathewson Caroline Mazur-Sarocka Michelle McGill Sarah Meierdirks Yorleni Morales

Thank you to our volunteers who gave their time and skill to the Indian Trails Library. Connie Moy Cynthia Moy Katie Moy Matthew Moy Michael Moy Stephen Moy Bhuvaneswari Murali Delisha Nair Elisha Notterman Joan Nulton Jack Nussbaum Shannon O’Connor George Ong Jasmine Oo Olivia Palaczewski Oscar Palaczewski Ethan Panganiban Eleni Papapaschalis Renee Pasillas Kahan Patel Radha Patel Joshua Patino Brinda Petiwale Ashley Pina Pachel Platt Vicki Pohlman Anny Poltinnikov Simon Polyakov Adrian Putino Sangeetha Ramachandran Mithzy Ramirez Aisha Ramos Brandon Ramos Tony Ramos Ajay Raut Esha Raut Henrietta Reder Allison Rehberger Annika Rehberger JoAnn Revak Charli Richards Sierra Richards Zoe Rodriguez Yureni Roman Ethan Root Rich Rosen Peggy Joyce Rosley

Amany Rostom Lauren Ruan Phoebe Rusch Nysa Sachdeva Jack Samson DJ Santos Kaye Santos Daisy Saucedo Shreevarsha Shreekumar Denny Snyder Alan Solid Young Song Samatha Springer Nancy Stade Darla Stavros Renee Stoyanov Victoria Stupak Lydia Stux Aaron Tarragano Nicole Tellez Lida Tetyusheva Aarush Thakore Steven Tun Pat Tunstall Sofia Vartic Raschel Vazquez Julian Vega Melissa Vega Danielle Velasquez Shilpa Venkatraman Barb Victor Ekaterina Vinigradova Gabriel Wallace Vince Walsh Steve Wetle, Jr. Irene Wheeler Christine Wisniewski Bennett Wu Viki Yarema Anoosheh Zaidi Laurynas Zavistanavicius Judy Zeller Manli Zheng Bernice Zielinski Anton Zolotarjovs



SAVE THE DATE Melody Bickhem

Terri Herzog

FOUNDATION BOARD ADDS TWO DIRECTORS Saturday, July 11, 2020, 5:30 pm Ages 14 and older Korean Cultural Center of Chicago 9930 Capital Drive, Wheeling Sit down to dinner with your neighbors and soon-to-be friends and explore what makes a community. Discover we all have more in common than we think. Tickets: $10 (adults) Free, for high school students with ID All participants receive dinner, a book and t-shirt. Seating is limited. Tickets on sale May 1 at itpld.org.





Rise N Dine Monday,May 4 • 6 am-2:30 pm 102 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling


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In January, Melody Bickhem and Terri Herzog joined the foundation board. Melody, a resident of Wheeling, became involved with the foundation when she and her sisters purchased a brick for the Reading Garden. Terri, who lives in Buffalo Grove, volunteered for the donor thank you event before joining the board. The foundation invites anyone interested in volunteering for events or serving on the board to contact Sheila Anderson, sanderson.itfound@gmail.com, or Susan Dennison, sdennison@itpld.org, to learn more.

WHAT DOES THE FOUNDATION DO WITH DONATIONS? The foundation is grateful to everyone who donates to the library, whether it’s through used books that we sell or monetary donations. Donations given to the foundation are used to fund programs and services and purchase items that fall outside the library’s budget. In 2020, the library will seek funding from the foundation for two large projects: The Longest Table and the installation of a Sensory Wall in Youth Services. We are excited for the opportunity to fund such worthwhile causes and thank those donors who have already donated to these projects.

FOUNDATION FAQS • All directors serve in a volunteer capacity and do not receive payment for their services. • All foundation directors make a monetary donation to the foundation. • The foundation works closely with a library staff liaison to ensure the library and foundation are aware of each other’s goals. • An elected library trustee sits on the foundation board.

STORYTIMES Our storytimes provide a variety of activities and stories for specific age groups. Allow us to partner with you on your early literacy journey.




Saturday: May 2

10-10:30 am


Mondays: April 6 & 20 and May 4 & 18

10-10:30 am


Mondays: April 6 & 20 and May 4 & 18

10:45-11:15 am

Ages 2 & 3 with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR

Mondays: April 13 & 27 and May 11 Thursdays: April 16 & 30 and May 14 & 28

10-10:30 am or 10:45-11:15 am


Fridays: April 10 & 24 and May 8 & 22

10-10:30 am or 10:45-11:15 am


Saturday: May 2

11 am-12 pm

Mondays: April 13 & 27 and May 11 Tuesdays: April 14 & 28 and May 12 & 26

11-11:30 am

Thursday, April 23

6:30-7:15 pm


Ages birth–24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR CANCELLATION PROGRAM Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR Ages walkers–24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR


Ages 2–5 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR Ages 2–7 with aPROGRAM caregiver. Limit:CANCELLATION 25. TR


Ages 3–5 attending on own. Limit: 20. TR


Ages 3–7 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR



Register at the Kids Desk and pick up your free book to keep. Books provided by the Helen N. Morrow Trust.



April: Monday, April 6 or Thursday, April 9, 4-5 pm May: Monday, May 4 or Thursday, May 7, 4-5 pm Grades 4 & 5. Discuss great literature, enjoy a snack, make a craft and play a game. April book pick up: through March 27. May book pick up: April 6-April 24.

Tuesdays: April 14 and May 12, 4-5 pm or 6-7 pm Grades 2 & 3. Interactive book discussion with snacks and fun activities. April book pick up: through April 7. May book pick up: April 14-May 5.

Children 8 years and under MUST have a caregiver remain in the KidZone. R = Registration required | NR = No registration | TR = Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids Desk.


YOUTH Programs held in the Youth Activity Room unless otherwise noted.




Wednesday, April 1, 4-5 pm Grades 1-5. Explore a new topic of science, technology and arts and crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. TR

Wednesday, May 6, 4-5 pm Grades 3-5. Explore beginner building and programming machines using Cubelets, Sphero SPRK+, Squishy Circuits, Bloxels and other tech tools. Engage in hands-on learning, working in groups using age-appropriate methods to create and test different models. Limit: 12. TR

Saturday, May 30, 10-11 am Grades K-5. Help us plant our Giving Garden. Wear comfy clothes and be prepared to dig in the dirt. We’ll make a craft and enjoy a snack. Limit: 20. TR

APRIL BLOOMS BASH Tuesday, April 7, 4-5 pm Grades K-2. Celebrate the spring season and learn about growing plants and flowers. Join us for a spring story, plant your own flower pot and enjoy a snack. Limit: 20. TR

CHAT & PLAY CAFE Fridays: April 17 and May 15, 10-10:45 am Ages birth-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in for a fun, unstructured playtime for you and your baby. Enjoy coffee, donuts and conversation while the little ones socialize and play. Limit: 35. TR

PAINT LIKE THE MASTERS Monday, April 20, 4-5 pm Grades 3-5. Learn about an artist’s life and paintings using various mediums to create your masterpiece to take home. Each quarterly program will feature a new artist. Limit: 20. TR

FAMILY LEGO CLUB Wednesdays: April 29 and May 27, 6-7 pm Lake Room Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Explore the creativity and excitement of building together with Duplos and regular-sized Legos. Limit: 40. TR


KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Monday, May 18, 4-5 pm PRO GR Grades 3-5. AMCreate and enjoy eating C some deliciousAand NCeasy recipes. Take E recipes home to makeLLfor ATyour ION family. Limit: 20. TR MINI MATINEE WITH FROG AND TOAD Tuesday, May 19, 6-7 pm Grades K-2. Celebrate the adventures of two best friends, Frog and Toad, with spring crafts and a snack before settling in for a short movie. Limit: 20. TR

HOMESCHOOL Q & A FOR PARENTS Thursday, May 21, 7-8:30 pm Come prepared with your questions for our panel of veteran homeschool parents. This is an informational program for adults only. Refreshments provided. R

STEM: LITTLE LEARNERS Friday, PRO May 29, 10-10:45 am or GR am 11-11:45 AM Ages 3-5 withCaAcaregiver. Discover NC E LLA science, technology, engineering TIO N and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. TR

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SUPER SATURDAY Exciting family-friendly performances for all ages every third Saturday of the month in the Lake-Cook Room.

A ZOO TO YOU: EXOTIC ANIMAL SHOW Saturday, April 18, 11 am-12 pm Suggested for ages 5 and older with a caregiver. This fun and educational show features an array of exotic animals from around the world. See a selection of fascinating animals up close as experienced trainers handle and explain the animals’ biology and natural habitats. Limit: 160. TR

DINOSAUR ENCOUNTER WITH CHILDREN’S AUTHOR JANET RIEHECKY Saturday, May 16, 11 am-12 pm Suggested for ages 5 and older with a caregiver. Janet Riehecky is the author of over 35 children’s books on dinosaurs. Her entertaining and educational presentation showcases her extensive collection of fossils and museum-quality replicas of real dinosaur bones while exploring the latest theories about dinosaurs. Limit: 160. TR

MIDDLE GROUND Grades 6-8 THEATER THURSDAY Thursdays: April 2 and May 7, 4 pm Watch a movie and snack on popcorn. We’ll vote for next month’s movie selection. Movies are rated G, PG or PG-13 and end times vary. NR

COOKING 101: MAC AND CHEESE Friday, April PRO 17, 4:30-5:30 pm GR Make snacks and Atreats M C with utensils and ingredients found ANa recipe card case at your first in most kitchens. Receive CE Cooking 101 and a new recipeLLcard ATI at each program to ON recreate these treats on your own. Materials provided. R

Middle School

BOOK CLUB Discussion, Activities, Snacks.

Register and pick up your free book at the Kids Desk. Books provided by the Helen N. Morrow Trust.



Saturday, April 25, 1-2:30 pm Try out different ingredients and compete with your friends to see who can make the best slime. Materials provided. R




Wednesday, May 13, 4:30-5:30 pm Do you have what it takes to be a champion of crafts? Put your crafting skills to the test and compete in several challenges. Materials provided. R


SPEECHLESS BY ADAM P. SCHMITT Monday, May 18, 7-8 pm How do you give a eulogy when you can’t think of one good thing to say? A 13-year-old boy’s candid look at grief, family secrets and difficult people. Book pick up: March 30-May 18 while supplies last.

WALK THROUGH OUR POETRY PATH from April 1-30 and pick up an activity sheet at the Kids Desk.


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Mondays: April 13 and May 18, 7-8 pm Sample Japanese-inspired snacks, watch Anime and make new friends. Vote on the next Anime we watch. R

DIY COMIC BOOK Monday, April 20, 7-8 pm Create the next Charlie Brown, Batman, or Charlie Batman– good grief, Gotham. Professional cartoonist Mark Anderson shows you the ins and outs of creating comics. Learn about writing, lettering, layout, sketching and inking. R

Children 8 years and under MUST have a caregiver remain in the KidZone. R = Registration required | NR = No registration | TR = Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids Desk.


HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9-12 Programs held in the Lake or Cook Rooms unless otherwise noted.



Thursday, April 16, 7-8:30 pm An experienced college consultant discusses how to narrow down college choices. Learn ways to build skills and set yourself apart from the thousands of students that apply for college. Adults welcome. R

Saturday, May 2, 5-8 pm and Sunday, May 3, 5-8 pm Extended hours for high school students only. The library will remain open late to get you through your AP test prep. A limited number of computers will be available for use. Bring your own devices. Snacks provided. The library will close at 5 pm to the general public. NR



Monday, April 27, 7-8 pm Use clues and solve puzzles to find your way out of a locked room. Please note you will not be locked in a room. R

Tuesday, May 12, 7-8 pm Based on the popular show Nailed It! put your skills to the test in this competitive cupcake decorating challenge. R

HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER SQUAD Tuesdays: April 28 and May 26, 7-8 pm Earn volunteer credit for Harper Promise, National Honor Society or college scholarships. Meet once a month to provide input on teen library services and work on volunteer projects. Earn one hour of credit for each meeting you attend. R

WELCOMING COMMITTEE BOOK CLUB Register and pick up your free book at the Adult Desk. Books provided by the Helen N. Morrow Trust.


Looking to diversify your perspectives with books you read? Peer into the spectrum of marginalized lives to explore topics related to each main character’s struggles, triumphs and experience. Book discussions led by library staff.



Monday, May 4, 7-8 pm After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, a 15-year-old girl finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see every person like her dead. R Book pick up: beginning March 3.

Tuesday, April 7, 7-8 pm Mikey and friends attempt to live as ordinary as possible in extraordinary times, as the indie kids at school seek to prevent an Immortal danger. R Book pick up: beginning February 5.

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THE LAUNCH PAD | MAKERSPACE Programs held in The Launch Pad unless otherwise noted. Ages vary.




Wednesdays: April 1, 15 & 29 and May 13 & 27, 1-3 pm Mondays: April 6 & 20 and May 4 & 18, 5-7 pm Ages 9 and older. Do you have a maker project idea that you’d like to explore? Drop in and meet with staff.

Mondays: April 6 and May 4, 1-3 pm Tuesdays: April 21 and May 19, 6-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Knit and crochet with a group of experienced crafters. Bring your own supplies and projects to work on. R

Saturday, April 18, 1:30-3:30 pm or Thursday, May 14, 6:30-8:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Make a beaded bracelet and leave with a finished piece of jewelry and the skills to make more on your own. No experience required. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be canceled. R

KNITTING 101: LEARN TO KNIT PIZZA CONTAINER GARDENS Saturday, April 4, 10-11:30 am Lake-Cook Room Ages 12 and older. Alexa Newman, U of I Extension Master Gardener, demonstrates the process of building a container garden. Create a pizza container garden to take home. Materials provided. R

Wednesday, April 8 or Thursday, April 23, 6-8 pm Ages 12 and older. A beginner-level knitting program that introduces participants to the basics of casting on, binding off and the knit stitch. No experience required. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be canceled. R

KNITTING 102: LEARN TO PURL Tuesday, May 5 or Friday, May 29, 6-8 pm Ages 12 and older. A beginner-level knitting program that introduces participants to the basics of purling. Members must be able to cast on, bind off and know the knit stitch. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be canceled. R

Makerspace Digital Software for Design Programs held in the Training Lab. Basic computer skills are required.




Friday, April 10, 6-7:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Convert simple vector images into embroidery designs for use with an embroidery machine. We’ll learn the software only-no actual embroidery projects in class. R

Friday, April 24, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Learn the basic functions of Inkscape, an open-source illustration program. Create designs for the laser cutter and learn about cut lines versus engraving. R

Friday, May 15, 6-7:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Creativebug is a video library of tutorials for DIY crafters, creators and artists. Learn how to access this database remotely. Indian Trails Library card required. R




Friday, April 17, 6-7:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Use Inkscape to create a design featuring text. Engrave your design onto a wooden sign. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

Friday, May 8, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Import black and white clip art and use trace functions to convert into vector images for laser engraving. R

Friday, May 22, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Use free software to create designs for vinyl, paper and more using the Silhouette Cameo machine. Bring your registered library card to earn your Silhouette Cameo certification to work independently in the future. R


ADULT Programs held in the Lake or Cook Rooms unless otherwise noted.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP Tuesdays: April 7 and May 5, 6:30-8:45 pm Ages 18 and older. Share your work with others in a supportive atmosphere at this monthly community writers group led by author Ginnie Foley. R

GOING SOLAR IN ILLINOIS Thursday, April 9, 7-8:30 pm Learn about solar energy, how the installation process works and what state and federal incentives are available for your home and/or business. R

PUZZLE EXCHANGE Saturday, April 11, 11 am-12 pm Bring your used but well-loved puzzles (no missing pieces, please) to trade with other puzzle enthusiasts. Puzzles may be dropped off outside the Lake Room starting at 10 am. NR



Monday, April 13, 6-7 pm or 7:30-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Alexis Ellers, owner of True Partners in Craft, demonstrates how different methods of layering, shaping and texturizing vinyl remnants can be made into jewelry. Create and choose from earrings, a necklace or keychain to take home. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be canceled. R

Tuesday, April 28 or Monday, May 11, 7-8:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Learn the basics of playing the ukulele from a certified music educator. No experience required. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be canceled. R

HITTING YOUR STRIDE AT MIDLIFE AND BEYOND Wednesday, April 15, 2-3 pm Life after 50 can be a transformative adventure. Combining psychologicalbased evidence with practical strategies, this seminar offers tips on making the most of your second prime time. R

ENCORE: NOW SHOWING Monday, April 27, 2-3 pm The Buffalo Grove Park District adult choir presents a salute to music from classic to current movies. R

HIAS IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP INFORMATION TABLE Tuesday, April 21, 5-7 pm | Spanish and English Tuesday, April 28, 5-7 pm | Russian and English The organization HIAS Immigration & Citizenship will be in the lobby to answer your questions about applying for U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, renewal of your DACA status and how you can bring your relatives to the United States. Speak with bilingual DOJ-Accredited Caseworkers and get your questions answered. Information shared will be confidential. Drop in.


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THE HAYMARKET AFFAIR AND THE ORIGINS OF INTERNATIONAL LABOR DAY Thursday, April 30, 7-8:30 pm The Illinois Labor History Society presents on the Haymarket Affair, a bombing that took place at a Chicago labor demonstration in 1886. Learn how this event inspired an international holiday and about the memorial to the martyrs at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois. R

MUSIC AROUND THE MEDITERRANEAN Sunday, May 3, 2-3 pm Take a musical cruise exploring the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, from the Greek islands and the Turkish coastline down to Egypt. Experience the evolution of musical instruments used in these areas of the world from ancient to modern times. Presented by George Lawler & Eve Monzingo of the musical group Lamajamal. R

WHY PRAIRIE HABITATS ARE FLOURISHING IN BUFFALO GROVE AND WHEELING Wednesday, May 6, 7-8 pm Learn the history of several nature areas in Buffalo Grove and Wheeling, including Heritage Park and how they are maintained. R

WWII RADIO HOUR Monday, May 11, 2-3 pm Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove Nostalgia Entertainment presents a trio reenactment of a 1940s radio hour with singing, dancing, comedy sketches and a tribute to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. R


JEWISH MUSIC FROM THE YIDDISH THEATER TO BROADWAY Wednesday, May 13, 2-3 pm KlezMeidlech Musical Trio performs a mix of Klezmer, Yiddish and Russian music with touches of American influence, bridging the old world with the new. R

GRIEF RESILIENCE: HOW TO LIVE WITH PAINFUL LOSS Wednesday, May 20, 7-8:30 pm Local author and psychotherapist Ruth E. Field explains the four facets of grief and how to best respond when experiencing an unwelcome life change. R

CRAFT NIGHT: LADYBUG PIÑATA Thursdays: May 21 or 28, 7-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Learn the history of piñatas and decorate your ladybug piñata to take home. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be canceled. R

A RAINBOW OF OPPORTUNITIES SENIOR EXPO Tuesday, April 28, 10 am to 1:30 pm Arboretum Club 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove This event is coordinated by the Buffalo Grove Park District and Village of Buffalo Grove to provide a dynamic one-stop shop for seniors to interact with vendors and service providers.

JUDY (2019) Thursday, April 2, 6-8 pm Monday, April 6, 1-3 pm Beloved actress and singer Judy Garland spends the last year of her life in London where she performs sold-out shows at a nightclub. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues. Rated PG-13.

DOWNTON ABBEY (2019) Monday, May 4, 1-3 pm Thursday, May 7, 6-8 pm The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family mansion in 1927 Yorkshire. Rated PG.

Registration required. Popcorn provided.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration


ADULT Programs held in the Lake or Cook Rooms unless otherwise noted.



Exchange ideas about foreign policy issues facing America today in this informal, nonpartisan discussion. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions 2020 Briefing Book at the Adult Services Desk and read the corresponding chapter prior to each meeting. Discussion led by Professor Gary Midkiff. Register for each month separately. R

WHEN WAS IT TAKEN? DATING GENEALOGY PHOTOS Wednesday, April 29, 7-8:30 pm Using photographs from the 1870s to the 1920s, historian Julia Johnas illustrates how fashion trends, hairstyles and other photographic methods are clues that provide insight into your family history. Have a puzzling photo? Bring it to share. Program co-sponsored by the Wheeling Historical Society. R

Chapter 3: Red Sea Security Friday, May 22, 10-11:30 am The Red Sea has remained vital for global trade since the time of ancient Egypt. Once home to the spice trade, the Red Sea now sees millions of barrels of oil a day transported across its waters. With major nations like China, France, Italy and the U.S. building large ports and bases in the region, what does the future of the region look like and how important is Red Sea security for global security? Can the region be a place of global cooperation?

ADVENTURES WITH LOST POSTCARDS: USING EBAY, CRAIGSLIST AND CARDCOW TO BREAK DOWN GENEALOGICAL BRICK WALLS Wednesday, May 27, 7-8 pm Genealogist Debra Dudek discusses how online auction and resale sites don’t make finding genealogical treasures easy. With persistence you can discover lost family heirlooms for yourself or share details with others online. R


Civic Spotlight is a monthly series aimed at engaging our members around issues that impact society, from local to global, through educational lectures, film screenings and community conversations. Refreshments provided.


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Tuesday, April 21, 7-8:30 pm A documentary that turns the mirror on the media, exposing how our insecurities are exploited for profit. Discussion will follow the film screening. Co-sponsored by the National Organization for Women, North and Northwest Suburban Chicago Chapter. R

CANNABIS USE IN ILLINOIS Tuesday, May 19, 7-8:30 pm As of January 1, cannabis is legal for recreational use in Illinois. Learn more about this new law, along with information about the history and science behind the plant and its various uses. Presented by Kirsten Velasco, Assistant Secretary of Illinois Women in Cannabis. R

2O IN 2O2O READER’S CONVERSATION Wednesday, April 22, 7-8 pm Excited about the 20 in 2020 Reading Challenge? Share what you’ve been reading with others and get recommendations from library staff about what to read next. One lucky participant will win a free book. R

CALLING ALL READERS Read 20 books during the year 2020 and earn prizes along the way. Read whatever books you like, or follow our suggested categories. Program open to adult and high school members.



BOOK Discussions Book pickup at the Adult Services Desk.

RISE & READ MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION THE GREAT BELIEVERS BY REBECCA MAKKAI Tuesday, April 14 or Thursday, April 16, 10:30-11:30 am A story about a group of friends’ emotional journey through the 1980s AIDS crisis in Chicago and its effects on the contemporary lives of survivors. Register and pick up books beginning March 10. Register for one session only. R

EDUCATED BY TARA WESTOVER Tuesday, May 12 or Thursday, May 14, 10:30-11:30 am A memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her Mormon survivalist family and goes on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. Register and pick up books beginning April 14. Register for one session only. R

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION A JEWISH REFUGEE IN NEW YORK BY KADIA MOLODOWSKY Tuesday, May 26, 7-8 pm A 20-year-old Jewish woman journals about her struggles with a new language and a new way of life in the United States. Translated from the original Yiddish. Register and pick up books beginning March 15. R Refreshments provided.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration


BUSINESS & CAREER Programs held in the Lake or Cook Rooms unless otherwise noted.




Thursdays: April 2 and May 7, 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm and 8-9 pm SCORE offers the nation’s largest network of free expert business mentors. Improve your business skills by booking a one-hour appointment with a SCORE mentor. Registration is required through SCORE and appointments are held at the library.

Friday, April 10, 10-11:30 am Learn the top 5 scams that affect seniors and how to protect yourself. R

To book your appointment visit: core.score.org/mentoring/request.

TRUSTS AND WILLS Monday, April 6, 7-8:30 pm Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft presents on wills and trusts including power of attorney, probate, guardianship and the importance of planning. R

RESUME REVIEW APPOINTMENTS Study Room A Wednesdays: RO29 April 1, P15, G May 13, 27 RAM


Fridays: April 10, 24 May 8, 22

AN Times: CE Times: 2-3 pm | 3-4 pm | 4-5 pm LLA 10-11 TIO am |11 am-12 pm | 12-1 N pm Kickstart your career by signing up for a one-hour resume review with a career specialist. R


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TOP 5 QUESTIONS SCORE MENTORS ASK EVERY CLIENT Thursday, April 16, 7-8:30 pm Mentors Ed Acuna and Mark Lieberman from SCORE, present a round-table on what questions they ask every client. R

STARTING A BUSINESS AFTER 50 – WHY IT’S FUN AND REWARDING Tuesday, May 5, 7-8:30 pm Jeff Williams, business coach and publisher of the popular podcast Business Startup for Boomers, discusses entrepreneurial life and how to bring your business idea to fruition. R

CAREER RESOURCES FOR VETERANS, WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES AND SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Wednesday, May 13, 6:30-8:30 pm A team of experts highlight a unique job training program for workers with disabilities and Social Security Disability. Get information on training, one-on-one planning and career counseling, job readiness workshops, paid internships, job placement services, social security disability and the Ticket to Work program. R Photo credit: Clark Tibbs | Unsplash

DIGITAL CONNECTIONS Classes held in the Training Lab.

DRIVING TEST DATABASE Monday, May 11, 7-8:30 pm Review Rules of the Road and take practice tests for obtaining individual and commercial (CDL) driver’s licenses to drive automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. R

Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required for all programs.





Wednesday, April 1

7-8:30 pm


Tuesdays: April 7, May 5 and 19

10-11:30 am


Tuesday, April 21

10-11:30 am


Monday, April 13

7-8:30 pm


Wednesday, April 22

7-8:30 pm


Wednesday, April 29

7-8:30 pm


Wednesday, May 6

7-8:30 pm

Wednesday, May 13

7-8:30 pm

Wednesday, May 20

7-8:30 pm

Learn about mobile buying apps. R

Support for a smart device, Cloud Library, Hoopla apps. NR Support for an e-device, Cloud Library, Hoopla, other library apps. NR Create your resume. R

Crop, edit and add filters to photos. R

Create slides for a visual presentation. R

Edit and post photos on your Instagram account. R


Add, delete, color code events of a day. Google account required. R


Save pictures, documents to Google Drive. Google account required. R



Wednesday, April 15, 7-8:30 pm Use Novelist to find authors and books similar to your favorites. R

Monday, May 18, 7-8:30 pm Search and download e-books and e-audiobooks with your library card on Hoopla, Cloud Library and Libby/Overdrive apps. R

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC STREAMING Monday, April 27, 7-8:30 pm Learn about streaming platforms such as Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music. R R = Registration required | NR = No registration

WHAT IS BLUETOOTH? Wednesday, May 27, 7-8:30 pm Learn about connecting smart devices without a cord. R


ESL Classes held in the Training Lab.


March 30-June 12 Registration closes April 17, 20200 REGISTRATION ESL registration is by ticket only on the first day of the class and is first-come, first-served. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the first class of each level. Limit: 24. Students must attend all classes in the 10-week quarter. No registration after week three except conversational class.

BEGINNING ESL March 30-June 12 Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 am-12 pm Learn basic words to describe family, home, food and other simple phrases. Limit: 24. TR

INTERMEDIATE ESL Daytime Session: March 30-June 10 Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm Evening Session: March 31-June 11 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm Learn simple phrases for shopping, interviews and getting around. Practice what you learn through activities and games. Limit: 24. TR

SUMMER QUARTER June 29-September 4


May 25, Memorial Day, library closed.

ESL Lab Hours

Monday • Wednesday • Friday 10 am-4 pm Tuesday • Thursday 2-8 pm Saturday • Sunday Closed

ADVANCED ESL March 31-June 11 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2:30 pm Learn different forms of English grammar such as idioms, phrasal verbs, metaphors and similes. Practice what you learn using material from books, movies and radio. Limit: 24. TR

CONVERSATION CLASS April 3-June 12 Fridays, 1-2:30 pm Practice English conversation and learn new words, idioms and common expressions. Limit: 24. TR

Photo credit: Zhanna Kochylo | ITPLD volunteer


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THE BRANCH Programs held at the Branch 99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights.



Thursdays: April 9 and May 21, 6-7:30 pm Fridays: April 10 and May 22, 6-7:30 pm All ages. Create unique seasonal and theme-based projects. Same project is offered on Thursday and Friday of the same month. NR

Friday, May 8, 5:30-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Create an attractive storage item by upcycling a simple plastic bin with cotton rope. One project per family. Limit: 14. TRB

EARTH DAY CRAFTS WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS Friday, April 17, 6-7:30 pm All ages. Ready to upcycle? Get inspired and create something unique with our large selection of leftover craft supplies and materials. There will be no instructional portion during the program. NR


CITA UNO A UNO EN LA SUCURSAL Ofrecemos asistencia individual en español en computación, tecnología, conceptos básicos del uso de la máquina de coser y mucho más. Venga a la sucursal durante horario regular o haga una cita: 847.459.4101 o branch@indiantrailslibrary.org.

Saturday, April 25, 11 am-1 pm All ages. A celebration of children, families and reading while enjoying stories, crafts and snacks. This program will be held in English and Spanish. NR Únanse a nosotros en esta celebración de los niños, las familias y la lectura. Vamos a leer cuentos, hacer manualidades y comer meriendas. NR

Craft display at The Branch R = Registration required | NR = No registration TRB = Ticket Registration Branch. Free tickets distributed at the Branch 15 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis.


W/S Carrier Route Presort Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Wheeling, IL 60090 Permit No. 80


355 Schoenbeck Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090 Phone: 847.459.4100 www.itpld.org

355 Schoenbeck Rd.,Wheeling IL 60090

HOURS M–F Sat. Sun.

9 am–9 pm 9 am–5 pm 12–5 pm

ECRWSS Postal Customer


99 E. Palatine Rd. Prospect Heights, IL 60070 Phone: 847.459.4101


1–8 pm 10 am–3 pm Closed

Used Book Sale

Photos/video may be taken during events.

Saturday, April 25, 9 am-4:30 pm Sunday, April 26, 12-3 pm


Gently used books for all ages. Buyers encouraged to bring their own bags. On Sunday, fill a bag for only $5. Some exclusions apply. Cash or checks only. Free admittance.



President: Vice President: Treasurer: Secretary: Trustee: Trustee: Trustee:

Louise Barnett Henry Hackney Jr. Bruce D. Matthews Jamie Bulger Vicki Baba John Chu Don Roalkvam

Brian D. Shepard

The Indian Trails Public Library District Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

September 12 & 13 Donations of gently-used items may be donated at the Checkout Desk. Tax receipts are available. Items accepted: fiction, nonfiction books and audiobooks in any language, children’s books, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games, LPs and CDs. We are unable to accept encyclopedias or magazines. If you have a special collection you would like to donate, contact Rose Johnson at rjohnson.itfound@gmail.com

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Registration opens March 15

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