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PROGRAMS IN THIS ISSUE All programs listed in this issue are presented online. Programs continue to be added to our event calendar at itpld.org.

DIG DEEPER: READ > INVESTIGATE > DISCOVER July 1-31

All ages. Join the Summer Library Adventure and complete activities to earn prizes. Even the youngest explorers can participate when a caregiver reads to them. Register online beginning July 1.


DIRECTOR’S COLUMN

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Roy T. Bennett, author

WISHING YOU HEALTH & RESILIENCE

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ur staff were preparing for our summer library adventure, excited about this year’s theme Dig Deeper: Read, Discover, Investigate. Then, Covid-19 appeared. The library closed to the public on March 14, and our staff went home to work remotely based on the recommendation of officials to increase social distancing. To slow the spread of the virus, a mandate requiring everyone to stay-at-home and for the closure of nonessential businesses went into effect March 21. As I write this, the order will continue through May 31. While we can’t control what has happened, we can direct our energy and creativity to find ways to adapt to the new reality. For the library, it means finding different ways to connect with you, our members, to provide outstanding library services.

Since March, staff have expanded virtual library services, including current electronic resources, such as e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming services and databases. In addition we added a Live Chat feature to our website, one-on-one appointments via phone and online registration to our popular youth reading programs. This is a time of uncertainty. We hear the thoughts that you share with us on our social media channels and appreciate your input. We are witness to moments of great hope as we see our communities rally to help others. It is also a time of opportunity as we explore different and unique ways to bring services and programs to you. Challenge ultimately builds a path to strength and this makes us who we are. Warmest regards, Brian D. Shepard, Executive Director

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MEMBER STORY

GEORGIA SAMPRAS SEWS MEMORIES

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ast Christmas Georgia Sampras wanted to do something unique for daughters Dina and Jenny. It was twenty years since Georgia’s husband Chris (and the girls’ father) passed away. For years, the girls kept the blanket he used as a way of remembering their father. The blanket was now threadbare and ripped but Georgia had an idea. Why not make two pillows from the blanket for the girls? The first thing Georgia had to do though, was learn to sew. She signed up for the sewing certification in the Launch Pad and then brought her material in for ideas. “I was so frustrated,” she admits. “My mother, who used to sew my clothing, is probably laughing at me right now.” Launch Pad staff helped Georgia figure out how to make the pillows, although they “didn’t hover over me. They were willing to help and advise, but they wouldn’t do it for me. This helped me learn,” she says. Along the way, Georgia documented the entire project, taking photos of her process. She purchased fabric with Disney characters to complete the pillows because Chris often watched

Dina (left) and Jenny (right) show off the pillows their mom Georgia made.

Disney movies with Dina and Jenny. On Christmas morning she filmed her daughters opening their gifts. “Dina cried and Jenny gave me a huge hug,” Georgia says, “They remember their dad and these pillows were a way for them to keep a piece of him in their hearts.” “The library has so much to offer,” Georgia says. She is a fan of the Launch Pad where she can explore her creativity. Who knows what she’ll make next?

PROGRAM INFO IN THIS ISSUE All programs listed are presented online. There will be no on-site programs through August. Use this key to reference the style of program you will experience. 1 Always start at itpld.org/events. 2 Find your program on the calendar. 3 Click and follow the prompts. You may have to download Zoom and/or register in Zoom.

LOOK FOR THESE ICONS NEXT TO PROGRAMS WATCH ON JOIN LIVE ONLINE MEETING Desktop computer | laptop | smart device

INTERACT WITH

DOWNLOAD BOOKS USING THESE APPS

All apps are free to download. Visit the downloadables link at itpld.org.

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YOUTH STORYTIMES Weekly storytimes and crafts are prerecorded videos and post online at 10 am on ITPLD

STORYTIME WITH MISS LORI Wednesdays: June 3, 10, 17 & 24 and July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10-10:15 am Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. Join us for interactive stories, songs and rhymes.

STORYTIME WITH MISS KATIE Fridays: June 5, 12, 19 & 26 and July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 10-10:15 am Recommended for babies and toddlers. Join us for short stories, songs and fingerplays for babies and caregivers to enjoy together.

MONDAY MORNING CRAFT Mondays: June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10-10:15 am Recommended for preschool-grade 3. Join us online for fun and easy crafts featuring supplies you have at home.

FAMILY LEGO CLUB Wednesdays: June 24 and July 29, 6-7 pm Join us online for building tips and ideas. Share what you’ve made at home using Padlet and we’ll display it online for others to see.

BOOK-IT TO THE OUTDOORS Monday, June 29, 1-1:15 pm Grades K-2. Join Miss Lori as she creates a sit-upon, sings campfire songs and reads a story.

BOOK CLUBS BOOKWORMS BOOK CLUB Monday, June 1, 4-5 pm Grades 4 & 5. Join us for a discussion of the book The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett. Read the book beginning June 1, then join us for an online Padlet discussion between July 6-17.

DIG INTO GEOLOGY Tuesday, June 16, 2-3 pm Grades 3-5 Tuesday, July 14, 2-3 pm Grades K-2 Explore the geology of different types of rocks and gemstones and learn how to use pieces to create a unique, wearable piece of artwork.

PAPERBACK PALS BOOK CLUB Tuesdays: June 9 and July 7, 4-5 pm Grades 2 & 3. Join us for a discussion of the book The Big Bad Blackout by Megan McDonald. Read the book beginning June 9, then join us for an online Padlet discussion beginning July 7.

SUPER SATURDAY Prerecorded videos post online at 10 am on ITPLD

SUPER STOLIE MUSIC SHOW Saturday, June 20, 11 am-12 pm

CHRIS FASCIONE: JUGGLING FUNNY STORIES Saturday, July 18, 11-11:45 am

Ages 5 and younger. Super Stolie’s energetic and interactive shows inspire the silliness in everyone and are inclusive of all genders and capacities. The show engages the audience with a mix of singing, dancing, movement challenges, guessing games, balancing, jumping, freeze-dance, high

Ages 5 and older. Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through a unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy and juggling.

fives, colorful scarves and “Rockstar Jump.”

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MIDDLE GROUND Grades 6-8 MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB Access e-books through hoopladigital.com. For apps and resources visit the downloadables link at itpld.org. SPIRIT HUNTERS BY ELLEN OH Monday, June 15, 9-10 am

THE STORM RUNNER BY J.C. CERVANTES Monday, July 13, 9-10 am

This is an online book discussion using Padlet. Interactive questions will be posted every weekday from June 15-29. NR

This is an online book discussion using Padlet. Interactive questions will be posted every weekday from July 13-27. NR

HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9-12 | Live Zoom Programs HS BOOK CLUB Access e-books through hoopladigital.com. For apps and resources visit the downloadables link at itpld.org. IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY BY NED VIZZINI Monday, July 6, 7-8 pm Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transgender sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors and the self-elected President Armelio. Isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety. R

BOOK CLUB MOVIES

CROSSOVER Grades 6-12 ANIME CLUB Mondays: June 15, July 13 and August 10, 7-8 pm Watch Anime, vote on what to watch the next time and make new friends. R

WINCHESTER MYSTERY TOUR Thursday, June 25, 7-8 pm Virtually tour the Winchester House, one of the most haunted places in America. R

ESCAPE ROOM Thursday, July 23, 7-8 pm Use logic and skill to solve puzzles to escape this virtual break out room. R

THE DARKEST MINDS Monday, June 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY Monday, August 3, 6:30-8:30 pm

Join us for an online screening of the movie, based on the book The Darkest Mind. You do not need to have read the book to watch the movie. R

Join us for an online screening of the movie, based on the book It’s Kind of a Funny Story. You do not need to have read the book to watch the movie. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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LAUNCH PAD Join a live online

meeting. | Details on our events calendar.

BETTER VIDEO WITH YOUR IPHONE

GENEALOGY DATABASES FOR ONLINE RESEARCH

Wednesday, June 10, 11 am -12 pm Ages 12 and older. Learn to capture and edit your memories on video with your iPhone. Focus on tips and tricks using your built-in applications. An iPhone and all relevant cellular phone passwords are required to participate. R

Tuesday, June 16, 7-8 pm Local genealogist Suz Bates presents step-by-step instructions guiding you through logging in and using the library’s genealogy database search engines. R

PAPER MARBLING

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION: THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES BY PETER WOHLLEBEN

Wednesday, June 17, 6-7 pm Ages 12 and older. Create marbled paper designs using simple household supplies. We’ll share ideas on how to use your finished paper. A link to the recorded video will be emailed to registrants. R

Wednesday, June 24, 7-8 pm Forester and author Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network, drawing on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families. R

TINKERCAD ONLINE WALKTHROUGH

THREE ORIGAMI PROJECTS

Thursday, June 18, 5-6 pm Get started with TinkerCAD, a free 3D modeling program. Learn the basics of building with this easy-to-use browser-based software. Basic computer skills and a valid, non-school email address required. R

Wednesday, July 1, 10-11 am Terri Murphy of Young Artists Workshops shares an online demonstration of 3 Origami Projects. Origami paper works best, but 3”, 4 1/2” or 6” squares of any thin paper will work: wrapping paper, copy paper with one side colored, junk mail ads. No construction paper. Posted at 10 am on the ITPLD YouTube channel. NR

NAVIGATING THINGIVERSE Tuesday, July 14, 5-6 pm Explore the world of Thingiverse.com and search for 3D models online. Thingiverse is a free website where modelers upload their 3D designs and download them to use. R

INTRO TO BEADED JEWELRY Wednesday, July 22, 6:30-8 pm Ages 12 and older. Learn to make a beaded bracelet. A link to the recorded video will be emailed to registrants. R

SILHOUETTE STUDIO BASICS Monday, August 17, 5-6 pm This is a virtual meet up. Use free software to create designs for vinyl, paper and more using a Silhouette Cameo machine. R

RECORD A PODCAST Wednesday, July 29, 1-2 pm Ages 12 and older. For beginners interested in the mechanics of creating their first podcast. Join our instructor online for an introduction to the tools of the trade, including software and sound recording devices available at the library. R

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ADULT

ORGANIZING GENEALOGY Tuesday, August 11, 7-8:30 pm Save time and get organized with Jacquie Schattner. There are many options for organizing paper and computer files. This presentation will help find the system that works best for you. R

CITIZENSHIP EXAM MOCK INTERVIEW SESSION Tuesday, August 25, 7 pm | 7:30 pm | 8 pm or Wednesday, August 26, 3 pm | 3:30 pm | 4 pm Join HIAS Immigration & Citizenship staff and volunteers online for one-on-one help preparing for your citizenship interview. Please sign up for one 30-minute session only. R

GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION GROUP Join a live

online meeting. | Details on our events calendar.

Fridays: June 26, July 24 and August 28, 10-11:30 am Read chapters in your Great Decisions booklet and watch the video for each corresponding chapter prior to the program date. R Chapter 4: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Chapter 5: U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle Chapter 6: China’s Road into Latin America

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BUSINESS & CAREER Join a live online meeting. Details on our events calendar.

DIGITAL CONNECTIONS Prerecorded videos will be posted to ITPLD Check our events calendar each month.

PERSONAL PENSION PLAN

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE LIBRARY

Thursday, June 4, 7-8:30 pm Art Miller of CP Strategies presents seven reasons why people run out of money and how to create a personal pension plan. R

Wednesday, June 24, 5-6 pm In this video, go on a tour of the library and check out some of the resources we provide virtually. Using your smart device download e-books and e-audiobooks for free, participate in live chats with an adult services staff member, find out about databases to learn a new craft and more. NR

CRUSH YOUR CASH FLOW WITH MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME Wednesday, July 1, 7-8:30 pm One key to a successful small business and consistent cash flow is to move beyond offering a single product or service. In this session you’ll learn about resources for at least five options your business can consider to add value to the services or products you already provide your audience. R

CUT THE CABLE

SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR BUSINESSES

Wednesday, August 26, 5-6 pm Learn about mobile buying apps. Find out ways that you can manage your money through your phone or smart devices. NR

Thursday, July 16, 7-8:30 pm Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People will present a program on how businesses can maximize their effectiveness by creating professional-looking and useful social media profiles. R

JOB SEARCH LIKE A PRO: INTERVIEWING Monday, August 3, 7-8:30 pm Erica Reckamp from TopResume, Monster.com & ZipJob, discusses how to prepare for phone, video and in-person interviews. Learn how to present yourself as a winning candidate and how to recover from job search missteps. Attendees receive a complimentary resume review. R

ENERGIZE YOUR JOB SEARCH USING THE NEW LINKEDIN PROFILE Thursday, August 20, 7-8:30 pm Next to your resume, your LinkedIn profile is your second most important job hunting tool. This presentation will focus on utilizing the latest LinkedIn profile to energize your job search. R

Wednesday, July 22, 5-6 pm Find out different ways that you can eliminate your cable bill or lower your cable bill by streaming your movies and TV shows using the internet. NR

MOBILE BUYING: PAYPAL, VENMO, APPLE PAY

THE BRANCH Prerecorded videos will be posted to ITPLD Check our events calendar each month.

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT Fridays: June 19, July 17 and August 14, 5-6 pm All ages. Make unique seasonal and theme-based craft items. Participate online and watch staff members demonstrate the process for each craft project. For a list of needed supplies check ITPLD.org/events and select the specific program date. NR

SUMMER SALAD RECIPES Friday, July 24, 6-7 pm All ages. Prepare new salad recipes with us online and get ideas for your delicious summer meals. NR

ESL ONLINE TUTORING SESSIONS

PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO BE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR AT ITPLD.ORG

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

Sign up for one weekly 30-minute ESL tutoring session in English or Spanish, with a bilingual library staff member. Contact a branch staff member at branch@itpld.org or call 847.459.4101 for more information.

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BRANCH HOURS M–F Sat. Sun.

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BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES President: Vice President: Treasurer: Secretary: Trustee: Trustee: Trustee:

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

ESL Due to health precautions, there will be no in-person Spring or Summer classes or tutoring.

SPRING AND SUMMER QUARTERS ARE CANCELED Spring: March 30-June 12 Summer: June 29-September 5

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ONE-ON-ONE ESL PHONE SESSIONS Monday-Friday 10 am-2 pm

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.

Visit our ESL page on the library website for a listing of online ESL resources.

Brian D. Shepard

CONNECT WITH US

ESL students may sign up for one weekly 30-minute online or phone session with an ESL staff volunteer. Request a session on the virtual services page at itpld.org

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