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MY LIBRARY


DIRECTOR’S COLUMN THE LONGEST TABLE GOING FINE-FREE

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n October 22, Indian Trails Library officially became a fine-free library, which means overdue material will no longer accrue fines. We made the decision to go fine-free for several reasons: 1 Fines create a barrier to providing equitable service to all our members. 2 Even a small fine can be burdensome for someone facing financial challenges. 3 Our move to a new catalog within a consortium (CCS) was the perfect time to initiate our fine-free policy. 4 Removing fines can increase circulation of material. Historically, libraries charged fines for overdue materials to insure materials came back on time. The primary reason for this was when library collections were small, it was important to get books back so they were available for others. Over time the use of fines shifted to providing revenue streams for the institutions.

Will you have a seat at the longest table in 2020? Help change your community through conversation.

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, July 11, 2020, 6 pm Find out more at itpld.org/the-longest-table

Two questions libraries get when they go fine-free are (1) Are there still due dates? and (2) Don’t fines teach everyone about responsibility? To question one, yes, there are still due dates and studies have shown that most people understand and honor due dates. As for question two - the mission of a public library is to encourage literacy, exploration of ideas and knowledge and we want to remove the barriers that get in the way of making this happen. By eliminating overdue fines, our greatest hope is that more people will discover all the incredible opportunities at Indian Trails Library. Find out more about fine-free at itpld.org/fine-free-is-here/

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Brian D. Shepard, Executive Director

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Tuesday, March 24, 7-8:30 pm More details on page 14.

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ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE BOOK

All programs held in the Lake or Cook Rooms. Ages vary.

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a peculiar child with few of the usual demigod gifts. Despised by her parents and sisters, she turns to the world of mortals for companionship and discovers she possesses the power of witchcraft — able to transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

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Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island. Over the centuries she hones her craft and crosses paths with many famous mythic figures, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there are dangers for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or the mortals she has come to love. Circe is short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and is currently being adapted for a series with HBO Max.

RISE AND READ MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION Tuesday, January 14 or Thursday, January 16, 10:30 -11:30 am Register and pick up books beginning December 15. Register for one session only. R

ESCAPE THE LABYRINTH Thursday, January 30, 7-8:30pm - Ages 18 and older Thursday, February 20, 7-8:30 pm - Grades 9-12 Work as a team to find clues and solve puzzles to escape the labyrinth before the Minotaur catches you. R

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION: THE ODYSSEY ON TRIAL Wednesday, February 26, 7-8:30 pm Grades 9-12 and adults. Examine ancient Greek voting artifacts to analyze the concepts of voting and the relationship between decision, action and consequence. Vote in a mock trial where Odysseus is charged with the death of the Suitors in the Odyssey. Presented by the National Hellenic Museum. R

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION Tuesday, January 28, 7-8 pm Register and pick up books beginning December 15. R

AUTHOR VISIT | MADELINE MILLER Sunday, March 8, 2020, 1-2 pm Vernon Hills High School Performing Arts Center, 145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Madeline Miller talks about the inspiration behind our One Book One Community read, Circe. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of The Book Bin of Northbrook. Event is free. Registration required at 1book.org.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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FOUNDATION

Thank you to everyone who attended our Donor Thank You Event. You made this event possible by your generous support for the Foundation for the Indian Trails Library.

BINGO IS BACK!

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Saturday, March 14, 2–4 pm Fun-filled Bingo party for the whole family. 10 games for only $5 with prizes for all ages. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Registration not required; limited seating.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 4-8 PM

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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.

STORYTIME

DATE

TIME

Saturday: March 7

10-10:30 am

Saturday: March 7

11 am-12 pm

BABY TIME

Mondays: January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17 and March 2 & 16

10-10:30 am

WONDERFUL WALKERS

Mondays: January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17 and March 2 & 16

10:45-11:15 am

NOISY TIME!

Fridays: January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21 and March 6 & 20

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

Mondays: January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24 and March 9 & 23 Thursdays: January 16 & 30, February 13 & 27 and March 12 & 26

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

Mondays: January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24 and March 9 & 23 Tuesdays: January 14 & 28, February 11 & 25 and March 10 & 24

11-11:30 am

Thursdays: January 23 & February 20

6:30-7:15 pm

WIGGLERS, WALKERS & CRAWLERS Ages birth–24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR

BOOKS & BITES

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

TODDLER STORYTIME

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

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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

NIGHT OWLS

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

Youth

BO O K C LU BS

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

BOOKWORMS CLUB

PAPERBACK PALS BOOK CLUB

Mondays: January 6, February 3 and March 2, 4-5 pm Thursdays: January 9, February 6 and March 5, 4-5 pm Grades 4 & 5. We’ll discuss great literature, enjoy a snack, make a craft and play a game. January book pick up: through December 14. February book pick up: January 6-24. March book pick up: February 3-21.

Tuesdays: January 14, February 11 and March 10, 4-5 pm Grades 2 & 3. Interactive book discussion with snacks and fun activities. January book pick up: through January 7. February book pick up: January 14-February 4. March book pick up: February 11-March 3.

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.

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

NEW

MINECRAFT MANIA

STEM: LITTLE LEARNERS

Friday, January 3, Grades 3 & 4, 1-2:30 pm Grades 5-8, 3-4:30 pm Use Minecraft’s Creative Mode to build and decorate related to a theme. Led by Scott Vrablik and Mitchell Brown, this live demonstration includes step-by-step tutorials for beginners, along with rigorous high-tech assignments for advanced gamers. Accounts and laptops will be provided. Limit: 20. TR

Friday, January 17, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. TR

AWESOME ARCTIC ADVENTURE Tuesday, January 7, 6-7 pm Grades K-2. Explore the world of arctic animals with stories, crafts and a frosty snack. Limit: 20. TR

MINI MAKERS CLUB Wednesday, January 8, 4-5 pm Grades 1-5. Explore a new topic of science, technology and arts & crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. TR

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KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Monday, January 20, 4-5 pm Grades 3-5. Create and enjoy eating delicious and easy recipes. Take recipes home to make for your family. Limit: 20. TR

LET’S MAKE SOME MUSIC Tuesday, January 21, 10-10:30 am or 11-11:30 am Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Feel the beat as we explore music, play instruments and make an instrument to take home. Limit: 15. TR

FAMILY LEGO CLUB Wednesdays: January 29 and March 25, 6-7 pm Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Explore the creativity and excitement of building together. Duplos and regular-sized Legos available. Limit: 40. TR

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CHAT & PLAY CAFE

Fridays: January 31, February 14 and March 13, 10-10:45 am Ages birth-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in for unstructured playtime for you and baby. Enjoy coffee, donuts and conversation while the little ones socialize and play. Limit: 35. TR

TINKERING WITH TECHNOLOGY Wednesday, February 5, 4-5 pm Grades 4 & 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

MAKING MONDAYS MEMORABLE Monday, February 17, 4-5 pm Grades K-3. Each time we meet, we’ll have different themes and get very creative. Limit 20. TR


ART START Tuesday, February 18, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art in this storytime followed by a process-oriented art project. Dress to get messy. Limit: 20. TR

LITTLE CHEFS Friday, February 28, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Stir up some fun with storytime followed by hands-on cooking of a related recipe. Dress to get messy. Limit: 20. TR

COOKING UP FUN Wednesday, March 4, 4-5 pm Grades K-2. Calling all kid foodies. We’ll explore basic cooking skills and make easy treats. Limit: 20. TR

CELEBRATE STEAM WEEK WITH ITPLD March 23–29, 2020 Join us for our first ever STEAM Week. A variety of programs for all ages will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. More programs and details on page 11.

GOT SCIENCE? Monday, March 23, 4-5 pm Grades 3-5. Explore the science of color and light. Limit: 20. TR

SUPER STEAM! Thursday, March 26, 2-3 pm Grades K-2. Explore the science of weather with exciting DIY experiments and crafts. Limit: 20. TR

We are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone. We have added two sensory bins with an assortment of toys for use in the KidZone by members of all abilities. The bins will contain an assortment of different sensory toys, mood and emotions mirrors, sensory stars, sensory balls and mystery capsules. The bins are for use in the library only.

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

BILL HOOPER’S ACTIVE MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

NORTH CENTRAL O’ GAUGERS MODEL TRAIN RUN

COMEDY MAGICIAN TRENT JAMES

Saturday, January 18, 11-11:30 am All ages. Suggested for ages 5 and younger. Performing interactive original children’s songs in the Midwest for over thirty years, Bill Hooper encourages families to move and participate through learning and laughter. Limit: 160. TR

Saturday, February 15, 9 am-3 pm All ages. Join us for a special all-day event featuring the North Central O’ Gaugers Winter Wonderland themed model railroad run. The O’ Gaugers share insight about their hobby as well as the railroad’s impact on American history and the tradition of toy trains. NR

Saturday, March 21, 11-11:45 am All ages. Suggested for ages 5 and older. This interactive, mind-boggling magic show is a fresh take on classic magic shows. Trent has earned over a dozen high honor awards, including The Most Promising Young Magician by the Milbourne Christopher Foundation. Limit 160. TR

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.

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MIDDLE GROUND Grades 6-8 THEATER THURSDAYS Thursdays: January 2, February 6 and March 5, 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

GAMING TOURNAMENT: OVERCOOKED 2 Saturday, January 25, 1-3 pm Show off your multi-tasking and cooking skills in this tournament of appetites. Snacks provided and the winner will receive a prize. 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.

THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA BY PABLO CARTAYA

COCOA AND CRAFT Wednesday, February 12, 4:30-5:30 pm Relax and enjoy hot cocoa while you decorate your own mug. Materials provided. R

Monday, January 27, 7-8 pm Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for an epic fail? R Book pick up: November 25 January 20 while supplies last.

COOKING 101: CHOCOLATE COVERED CONFECTIONS Friday, February 21, 4:30-5:30 pm Make your own snacks and treats. Receive a new recipe card at each program to recreate these treats on your own. Materials provided. R

HUNGER: A TALE OF COURAGE BY DONNA JO NAPOLI

DIY SPA DAY Wednesday, March 25, 1-2 pm or 2:30-3:30 pm Visit the Launch Pad and make bath products to pamper yourself at home or to give as a gift. Materials provided. R

Video chat with author

Monday, March 30, 7-8 pm During the Irish autumn of 1846, Lorraine and her brother are waiting to pick the potato crop on their family farm. This year is different – the spuds are mushy and ruined. What will Lorraine and her family do? Book pick up: January 27 - March 15 while supplies last.

CROSSOVER Grades 6-12 ANIME CLUB Mondays: January 13, February 10 and March 9, 7-8 pm Sample Japanese-inspired snacks, watch Anime and make new friends. R

ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY Thursday, February 13, 7-8:30 pm If Valentine’s Day is not your thing, join us for a party. We’ll watch a non-romantic movie, enjoy snacks, create friendship cards and more. Bring your friends or come by yourself. R

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SUMMER LIBRARY ADVENTURE VOLUNTEERS Apply to become a Summer Library Adventure Volunteer March 15 - May 15. Volunteers are required to attend one training session and will be assigned one weekly shift during the summer. Must be entering grades 6-9 for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications available on the Middle School webpage beginning March 15.

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

LASER ENGRAVED PENCIL HOLDERS Tuesday, January 21, 7-8:30 pm Learn the basics of Inkscape. Design a unique pattern to laser print onto a pencil holder. Program held in the Launch Pad. R

HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER SQUAD Mondays: January 27, February 24 and March 31, 7-8 pm Earn 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

TASTE TESTERS: SPICY EDITION Wednesday, February 12, 7-8 pm Test your taste buds as you compete against your friends by testing snacks that get progressively spicier. We’ll crown winning finalists and vote on the top snack. R

SPRING HAS SPRUNG DIY WREATH Thursday, March 19, 7-8 pm Welcome the Spring season and create a festive wreath to decorate a door or interior space. R

ANXIETY HELP Monday, March 30, 7-8 pm Between school, sports, friends and parents – do you feel stressed and overwhelmed? Learn helpful tips and tricks to deal with anxiety. R

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

ODD & TRUE BY CAT WINTERS

Monday, January 6, 7-8 pm Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies. R Book pick up: beginning November 12.

THE DARKEST MINDS BY ALEXANDRA BRACKEN Monday, March 2, 7-8 pm When a disasterous plague kills 98 percent of America’s children, the survivors become endowed with uncontrollable superpowers– and find themselves herded into government internment camps. R Book pick up: beginning January 6.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE BOOK CLUB SAT+ACT COMBO TEST Sunday, January 19, 12:15-4:30 pm Practice taking a shortened combination ACT and SAT test under timed conditions. Our detailed analysis of your test performance will help you decide whether to focus on preparing for the ACT or SAT exam. R

WHAT IS THE STANDARDIZED TEST? Sunday, January 19, 3:30-4:30 pm Learn the difference between the ACT and SAT. Have your questions answered to understand which test aligns with your college application goals. Parents are welcome. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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 discussion led by library staff.

AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS BY RIVERS SOLOMON Tuesday, February 4, 7-8 pm Aster, an outsider aboard the ship HSS Matilda, must discover the hidden connection between her mother’s death and the mysterious death of the ship’s ruler. R Book pick up: beginning December 4.

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

CRAFT-O-RAMA

SEW SIMPLE: FABRIC KEYCHAINS

Thursdays: January 2, February 6 and March 5, 6-8 pm Ages 12 and older. Bring your own project to work on and enjoy the company of other crafters in this creative session. There will be no instructional portion during the program. R

Friday, January 24, 6-7:30 pm Grades 6-12. Learn the basics of sewing and make your own fabric keychain. Materials provided. R

SEW SIMPLE: DINNER NAPKINS

Friday, February 7, 6-7:30 pm for grades 6-12 Tuesday, February 18, 2-3:30 pm for ages 18 and older Let your creativity flow as you hand paint glassware. Each member receives one glass to paint and take home. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

Friday, January 10, 6-7:30 pm or Wednesday, January 22, 2-3:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Learn the basics of sewing while creating simple cloth napkins. Discover multiple techniques and style options. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

DECORATIVE WORD PUZZLE Thursday, January 16, 6-7 pm or Friday, February 21, 6-7 pm Ages 9 and older. Use paints and patterned paper to embellish a decorative word puzzle. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

HAND PAINTED GLASSES

INTRO TO CROSS STITCH Monday, February 17, 6:30-8:30 pm or Saturday, February 29, 1:30-3:30 pm Ages 11 and older. Learn the basics of cross stitching. We’ll provide the tools, teach you to read patterns and get you started on a project to continue at home. No previous experience required. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

CRAFTING FOR A CAUSE: HAWKS CARE CENTER Thursday, January 30, 6-8 pm or Sunday, March 29, 1-3 pm Ages 10 and older. Crochet and knit items for students in need. Bring your favorite tools to work with and we’ll provide simple patterns and refreshments. Items will be donated to Hawks Care Center, a student pantry located at Harper College, Prospect Heights. Previous crochet or knit experience required. R

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Makerspace Digital Software for Design CELEBRATE STEAM WEEK WITH ITPLD

Programs held in the Training Lab. Basic computer skills are required.

March 23–29, 2020 Join us for our first ever STEAM Week. A variety of programs for all ages will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Launch Pad will feature a special DIY Try activity while supplies last. Attend five different events during the week to earn prizes along the way.

GARDENING TO ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES Monday, March 23, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Gemini Bhalsod, educator for horticulture at the U of I extension campus, demonstrates how to use your garden to improve the native landscape of our community. R

MY ADULT AND ME: SPACE ART Tuesday, March 24, 10-11 am or Friday, March 27, 1-2 pm Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Create a Spring painting to hang on your wall. Dress to get messy. Limit: 12. TR

OZOBOT DEMONSTRATION Tuesday, March 24, 4-5 pm Ages 5-9 with a caregiver. Experience the pocket-sized coding robot in action. Learn programming basics during this hands-on demonstration. Limit: 10. TR

PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP Saturday, March 28, 11am-12 pm Lake-Cook Room Ages 5-11. A professional puppeteer teaches you to make shadow box puppets and design stages. Learn to tell a story and perform for a live audience. Limit: 25. TR

NAVIGATE THINGIVERSE Monday, January 13, 6:30-8 pm Ages 12 and older. Together we’ll visit the Thingiverse website to search for 3D model files that other users have already created. Learn to look for traits in the models that will increase our chances for a successful print. R

SILHOUETTE STUDIO BASICS Monday, January 20, 6:30-8 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, as you will be earning your Silhouette Cameo certification to work independently following the class. R

EMBRILLIANCE Mondays: February 3 and March 2, 6:30-8 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

VALENTINE’S DAY CHARMS Monday, February 10, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Use Inkscape to etch a name on a heart-shaped charm for Valentine’s Day. Computer keyboard and mouse skills are required. R

PERSONALIZED PHONE STANDS Monday, March 23, 6-7:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Use Inkscape to personalize a wooden phone stand. R

ENGRAVED GIFT BOXES Thursday, March 26, 1:30-3 pm Ages 14 and older. Use Inkscape to create a design featuring text. Engrave your design onto a wooden gift box. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration | TR = Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis in The Launch Pad.

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

WRITER’S WORKSHOP Tuesdays: January 7, February 4 and March 3, 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

MEET HARRIET TUBMAN Monday, January 13, 2-3 pm Performer Pamela Welcome brings Harriet Tubman to life through story and song. Learn about Harriet’s work as a conductor of the Underground Railroad and spy during the Civil War. R

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WOMEN IN HISTORY: PASTEL PORTRAITS

ALICE PAUL: WINNING VOTES FOR WOMEN

Monday, March 9, 7-8:30 pm or Thursday, March 26, 7-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Use oil and chalk pastels to create a portrait of one of the many women who have shaped history through art, science, activism and more. Materials provided. Register for one session only. R

Friday, March 20, 2-3:30 pm Performer Leslie Goddard brings to life Alice Paul, the dynamic women’s suffrage leader who pioneered radical techniques to get women the vote. R

TRAVELOGUE: CASTLES OF EUROPE Friday, January 24, 2-3 pm A young traveler discusses her experience of visiting European castles and shares her photolog of these treasures of the past. Ra

EASY TO LOVE: A COLE PORTER VALENTINE Monday, February 10, 2-3 pm Celebrated jazz vocalist Elaine Dame commemorates Valentine’s Day through the prism of Cole Porter’s masterful musical expression and worldly rhymes. R

March is Women’s History Month OLD TIME RADIO AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Dr. Buffalo Grove Friday, February 14, 2-3 pm Presenter Steve Darnall discusses how radio offered singers a unique opportunity to present their songs to a national audience. The presentation includes clips featuring some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century including Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and a rare 1934 performance by George Gershwin. R

BLENDING ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUR HEALTH

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

Tuesday, January 14, 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Learn about the health benefits of essential oils and create your own blend to take home. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

Monday, January 20, 7-8:30 pm Join staff from the Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago to learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation. Staff will share introductory information about these practices as well as lead attendees in several types of exercises that can easily be done at home. R

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MOVIES CITIZENSHIP CLASSES Wednesdays: January 8 through March 25, 3-4:30 pm Join HIAS Immigration & Citizenship staff to learn all you need to successfully prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam. Students will receive a textbook and DVD to keep. You must attend all classes in the 12-week session. R

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (2018) Monday, January 6, 1-3 pm Wednesday, January 8, 6-8 pm When celebrity biographer Lee Israel finds herself unable to get published because she has fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception. Rated R.

ROOTS: HAITIAN STRING TRIO Sunday, February 16, 2-3 pm Crossing Borders Music presents a trio of string musicians performing arrangements by Haitian composers. These songs celebrate Haiti’s revolutionary freedom-seeking origins and connection to Chicago through the city’s founder, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. R

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY BASICS Monday, February 24, 6-8:30 pm or Tuesday, February 25, 6-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Write with a calligraphy pen and nib. Practice basic strokes and the lowercase alphabet to create a simple greeting card. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

SUGAR DETOX Wednesday, March 11, 7-8 pm Research suggests that excessive sugar consumption is strongly associated with a number of negative health outcomes. Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Carrie Wang presents on the effects of sugar on the body and provides tips for how to embark on a food-based sugar detox without the use of supplements. R R = Registration required | NR = No registration

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (2019) Monday, February 3, 1-3 pm Thursday, February 6, 6-8 pm Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. Rated R.

YESTERDAY (2019) Monday, March 2, 1-3 pm Thursday, March 5, 6-8 pm After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Rated PG-13.

Registration required. Popcorn served.

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

GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION GROUP

AARP TAX FILING APPOINTMENTS Limit one appointment per person. Open to taxpayers of all ages. If your return meets the eligibility requirements (check the events page at itpld.org), an IRS-certified volunteer from AARP will e-file your 2019 taxes and provide you with a paper copy of the return. R Tuesdays: Tuesdays: Tuesday: February 4, 11, March 3, 10, April 7 18, 25 17, 24, 31

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. Friday, February 28, 10-11:30 am Chapter 1: Climate Change and the Global Order Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. remains the notable holdout. What is the rest of the world doing to combat climate change? What impact will the effects of climate change have on global geopolitics?

3 On the day of your appointment, you must bring: m Your picture ID and a copy of your Social Security card. m If filing a joint return, both people must be present at the appointment with above listed IDs.

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Friday, March 27, 10-11:30 am Chapter 2: India and Pakistan India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to a historic reelection in 2019. His first order of business was to revoke the special status granted to the Kashmir region, inflaming the rivalry between India and Pakistan. How will the Kashmir situation affect the region, both economically and politically?

Times: Mornings: 9:30-10:30 am, 10:30-11:30 am, Afternoons: 11:30 am-12:30 pm or 12:30-1:30 pm

m All documents required for the return, including but not limited to: all IRS W2 and 1099 forms, receipts for all itemized deductions, real estate tax bills, and health coverage documentation (eg. IRS Form 1095). m If using a financial Power of Attorney, you must bring a copy of the official form.

OUR CLIMATE CRISIS

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 served.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: CURRENT EVENTS Tuesday, March 24, 6:30-8:30 pm Connect with your neighbors to talk about what’s going on in the world. Recent local and global news stories will be presented for discussion. R

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Tuesday, January 21, 7-8:30 pm Trained by former Vice President Al Gore, presenter Kent Taylor will boil down the causes of our climate crisis to understandable scientific concepts and societal choices and describe a hopeful yet aggressive plan for the future. Program co-sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Garden Club. R

FILM SCREENING: GRIT (2018) Tuesday, February 18, 6:30-8:30 pm A teenager in an East Java village galvanized her neighbors to fight against the corporate powers accused of one of the largest environmental disasters in recent history. Directed by Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander. A brief discussion will follow the film. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Rated NR. R

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CALLING ALL READERS

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20 IN 2020: READER’S CONVERSATION

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READING CHALLENGE

BOOK DISCUSSION

January 14 & 16 See page 3

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

Wednesday, February 19, 7-8 pm Excited about the 20 in 2020 Reading Challenge? Come 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

BOOK Discussions Book pickup at the Adult Services Desk.

RISE & READ MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE BY JOSHILYN JACKSON Tuesday, February 11 or Thursday, February 13, 10:30 -11:30 am A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother. Register and pick up books beginning January 14. Register for one session only. R

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED BY KHALED HOSSEINI Tuesday, March 10 or Thursday, March 12, 10:30 -11:30 am A poor family sells their youngest daughter to a wealthy couple in Kabul. The consequences of that single decision reverberate across generations and continents in this sweeping family drama. Register and pick up books beginning February 11. Register for one session only. R

READ & BE WELL EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GET UP! BY JAMES A. LEVINE, MD Wednesday, March 25, 7-8:30 pm That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has on society at large. Register and pick up books beginning February 11. R

Refreshments provided. R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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

POWER EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP Tuesdays: January 7 or March 24, 9:30 am-3:30 pm Professionals from North Suburban Cook County American Job Center offer expert guidance on how to set goals, bypass application tracking systems and interview effectively to land a job in today’s market. R

SCORE BUSINESS MENTORING Study Room A Wednesday, January 8, Thursdays: February 6 and March 5, 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm or 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. To book your appointment visit: core.score.org/ mentoring/request.

RESUME REVIEW APPOINTMENTS Study Room A Wednesdays: January 8, 22 February 5, 19 March 4, 18

Fridays: January 17, 31 February 14, 28 March 13, 27

Times: 2-3 pm | 3-4 pm | 4-5 pm

Times: 10-11 am | 11am-12 pm 12-1 pm

FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS Wednesday, January 15, 7-8:30 pm Expand your business’s audience when you join the largest social network. This class discusses Facebook page creation and maintenance as well as Facebook advertising. R

INVESTING BASICS Wednesday, February 5, 7-8:30 pm Financial Advisor, Tony Pacione, gives you a look into investment components and strategies to formulate a personal financial picture. He’ll discuss investing as a process and a journey toward your goal. R

PERSONAL BRANDING: UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF WHAT YOU SHARE ONLINE Wednesday, February 12, 7-8:30 pm Every time you share something online, you are building a personal brand whether you know it or not. Learn practical tips on being intentional with the message you are sending and the personal and professional impact. R

LINKEDIN 101 Tuesday, March 10, 7-8:30 pm LinkedIn is not just for job seekers and recruiters. Today it has become a mainstream business tool. This seminar provides a general overview and introduction to some of the key features available on the platform. R

Kickstart your career by signing up for a one-hour resume review with a career specialist. R

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DIGITAL CONNECTIONS Classes held in the Training Lab.

CUT THE CABLE Monday, February 17, 7-8:30 pm Learn about streaming video subscriptions such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. R

Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required for all programs.

PROGRAM

DATE

TIME

GOOGLE DOCS

Wednesday, January 8

7-8:30 pm

GOOGLE SHEETS

Wednesday, January 15

7-8:30 pm

TECH DROP-IN: NEW E-DEVICE

Tuesday, January 21

10-11:30 am

Tuesdays: January 28, February 18 and March 10

10-11:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD

Wednesday, February 5

7-8:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT WORD

Wednesday, February 12

7-8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 26

7-8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 4

7-8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 11

7-8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 18

7-8:30 pm

Free cloud-based software. Gmail account/password required. R Free cloud-based software. Gmail account/password required. R Basic support for Kindle, smart device, cellular phone, laptop. R

TECH DROP-IN

Basic support for smart device, Cloud Library app, Hoopla app. R Ribbon menu, create and edit text. R

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word required. R

ADVANCED MICROSOFT WORD

Design and layout tabs and advanced features. R

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL Create a basic spreadsheet. R

INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT EXCEL Charts and graphs, Sparklines and Goal Seek. R

ADVANCED MICROSOFT EXCEL Conditional formatting and Pivot Tables. R

IPHONE & IANSWER

FACEBOOK BASICS

Tuesday, January 7, 10-11:30 am Have a question about your iPad or iPhone? NR

Tuesday, March 24, 10-11:30 am Learn the ins and outs of Facebook, understand your news feed, safety features and much more. R

INTRO TO CHROMEBOOK Wednesday, January 22, 7-8:30 pm Learn to use basic features on a Chromebook. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

INTRO TO EBAY Wednesday, March 25, 7-8:30 pm Learn how to buy and sell items on Ebay. R

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ESL Classes held in the Training Lab.

SPRING QUARTER

March 30-June 12, 2020

WINTER QUARTER

January 6–March 20 Registration closes January 24, 2020.0 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 11 week quarter. No registration after week three except conversation class.

BEGINNING ESL January 6-March 20 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: January 6- March 18 Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm Evening Session: January 7-March 19 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

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

NO CLASSES OR TUTORS ESL LAB CLOSED Week of March 23-27

ESL Lab Hours

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

ADVANCED ESL January 7-March 19 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 January 10-March 20 Fridays, 1-2:30 pm Practice English conversation and learn new words, idioms and common expressions. Limit: 24. TR

Wednesdays: January 8 through March 25, 3-4:30 pm. See page 12 for details.

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

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT Thursdays: January 16, February 13 and March 12, 6-7:30 pm Fridays: January 17, February 14 and March 13, 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

Projects made at the branch

DIY LIP BALMS Friday, January 24, 6-7 pm Ages 12 and older. Learn simple recipes to create your own soothing lip balms at home. Materials provided. Limit: 15. TRB

DIY HEART PILLOW Friday, February 7, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and up. Create a heart-shaped fleece pillow by cutting and tying the fringes. One project per family. Limit: 15. TRB

POUR A PAINTING Friday, March 20, 5:30-7:30 pm Ages 12 and up. Pour paint over a canvas to reveal a marbleized effect. Gloves and aprons are available. Paintings will dry overnight and can be picked up at a later time. One project per family. Limit: 10. TRB

NOCHE DE LOTERÍA / LOTERÍA NIGHT Friday, March 27, 6-7 pm All ages. Join us for a fun family night of Lotería game. Calling all Damas y Catrines! Juguemos! Gana premios! Limit: 20. TRB

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.

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.

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MAIN LIBRARY

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HOURS M–F Sat. Sun.

9 am–9 pm 9 am–5 pm 12–5 pm

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LIBRARY BRANCH

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

BRANCH HOURS M–F Sat. Sun.

1–8 pm 10 am–3 pm Closed

Photos/video may be taken during events.

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

President: Vice President: Treasurer: Secretary:

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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brian D. Shepard

Used Book Sale Saturday, January 11, 9 am-4:30 pm Sunday, January 12, 12-3 pm Fiction and nonfiction books for all ages. Sunday: Fill a bag of books for only $5. Cash or checks only. Free admittance.

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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New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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