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1971 remodeled church, relocating the library at 750 Jenkins Ct. and tripling the space.

Indian Trails Library Celebrates its 60th Anniversary The Early Years: 1958-1978 In 1939, the current Walt Whitman Elementary School, in the budding community of Wheeling, housed a small collection of books that were available to students and the public to check out. It would take 19 years for an “official” library to be established through the initiative of the Wheeling Junior Women’s Club. With assistance from local service organizations, the Wheeling Junior Women’s Club solicited donations of money and books. Known today as “Book and a Buck,” the campaign was lead by Muriel Lischett, who would become the library’s first librarian. The group collected $450 dollars and 2,000 books to start. Muriel Lischett and Mary Burlingham in office

The idea of a library formed long before as a childhood memory of Muriel’s, who grew up in Oak Park, where her love of reading blossomed. Upon moving to Wheeling in 1958 and discovering it had no local library, it became a personal mission of Muriel's to establish a library for the community. In October 1958, the Wheeling Public Library opened in a 20 by 30 foot one-room building located in the back of the Union Hotel on Milwaukee Avenue. Volunteers and books quickly filled the space, and by 1960 the community of Wheeling voted to establish a library district with an official board and budget. Three years later the building doubled in size, moving near the corner of Milwaukee and Dundee Road.


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Muriel Lischett and Mary Burlingham, another volunteer, became head librarians, with Muriel going on to earn her associates library degree in 1977 from then William ITPLD joins NSLS in 1966, photo of Lischett and Rainey Harper Burlingham with NSLS admin. College. By 1970, a referendum was passed and the funds were used to purchase and remodel a church at 750 Jenkins Ct., tripling the space of the library. Ken Swanson was hired as the administrative librarian in 1972, and in 1974, a portion of Buffalo Grove was annexed to the library district. The library changed its name from Wheeling to Indian Trails Public Library District to better reflect the three communities it served including Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and Prospect Heights.

1963 photo of the library building on the corner of Milwaukee and Dundee Road.

Paying it Forward with a ITPLD 1958-78 Population served 1958 - 8,000 1968-70 - 21,000 1978 - 50,000


1958 - 2,000 - 9,000 donated books in the first year 1965 - 12,725 1970 - 29,000 1971 - 32,446

Hours open per week 1958 - 16 1965 - 25 1974 - 67


1958-1960 - 2 paid staff, volunteers and the library board 1967 - 7 part-time adult positions and 3 page positions. The head librarian’s hourly salary was $2.75. Pages made $.75 an hour, which was increased by $.25 every 6 months.


1958 - Bookkeeping, secretarial and reference desk duties 1960 - Storytimes and a Summer Reading Program added 1963 - Children's room added 1970 - Copy machine added 1971 - Formal library departments included Adult, Circulation and Technical services. A dumbwaiter was used to move materials between floors 1974 - Library materials begin to be computerized 1978 - Land at 355 Schoenbeck location purchased for $133,000

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

Book and a Buck

When a group of ardent library supporters wanted a public library in their hometown they took to the streets with a Book and a Buck Drive to collect books and donations to start the Wheeling Public Library. Approximately 2,000 books and $450 were collected. Because of those volunteers the Indian Trails Public Library District is now one of the leading public libraries in the northwest suburbs, serving 67,000 residents, and leading the way with innovative library services. On our 60th anniversary we want to recognize and honor our beginnings by paying it forward with our own Book and a Buck Drive with a slight twist. All monetary donations will go toward the ITPLD Foundation to further our work in our community. Book donations collected will be donated to help the Beardstown Houston Memorial Library in central Illinois expand its collection of popular material.

How you can help

Bring a current adult book or DVD (a wishlist will be available on our website and in the library) to the Checkout Desk for our book tree. Drop a buck (or more!) in our donation box in the lobby. All funds collected will be used to enhance programs and services at Indian Trails Library.

Dates: Donations accepted June 1-October 20, 2018. About Beardstown Houston Memorial Library

The Beardstown Houston Memorial Library was funded by a $250,000 grant from the State of Illinois and a $750,000 donation from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houston. Population served: 6,123 Library cards issued (2017): 2,326 Number of items in collection: 25,000 items Annual collection budget: $3,373 Building square footage: 8,500


SRP All ages. Adventure awaits with the Summer Reading Program! Complete activities to earn prizes. Register at the Adult or Kids Desks at the main library and at the Prospect Heights Branch beginning June 1.



Saturday, June 9, 9 am - 5 pm • Main Library

Saturday, July 28 • Main Library

Bubble Wonders 10 am-11 am • Lake-Cook Room Most appropriate for kids ages 3-8 with a caregiver. Discover the wonder of bubbles, magic and storytelling with “Bubbleologist” Geoff Akins who uses ordinary soap bubbles to create amazing bubble tricks! Limit: 160. TR

Ultimate Journey 10 am-2 pm • Lake-Cook Room Ages 3 and up with caregiver. Get ready for adventure with crafts, games and a snack inspired by our favorite destinations. While supplies last. Drop in. NR

Photo Booth 11 am-3 pm All ages. Register for the Summer Reading Program and get your picture taken with fun props in Chicagoland PBR’s photo booth. Drop in. NR Create Your Own Photo Booth Prop 11 am-2:30 pm • Launch Pad All ages. Decorate your own unique photo booth prop in The Launch Pad and bring your creation to the photobooth for a one-of-a-kind picture experience! While supplies last. Drop in. NR Drop-in Discovery 11 am-2 pm • Youth Activity Room Grades K-5. Challenge your creativity with hands-on activities and experiments. While supplies last. Drop in. NR Get Virtual with Reality Bytes 1-4 pm • Lake-Cook Room Grade 6 to adult. Try out an HTC Vive headset and experience the world of Virtual Reality! All participants must have a completed and signed waiver, available beginning May 15, at the Adult or Kids desk. Waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian for any participants under 18. A signed waiver does not guarantee participation; limited free tickets with designated start time will be distributed 30 minutes before program.


¡Prepararse para el programa de lectura de verano! Completar actividades para ganar premios. Incluso los miembros más jóvenes de la tripulación pueden participar. Regístrarse en el escritorio de adultos o niños y en la sucursal de Prospect Heights a partir del 1 de junio.

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Personalized Laser Cut Keychains 1-3 pm • Launch Pad All ages. Check out the Launch Pad's laser cutter and make a personalized keychain to commemorate your summer reading experience! While supplies last. Drop in. NR


Members Faves! Pick up a bookmark at the second floor display table and suggest a book or movie for library staff to select for display. NR

Summer Reading Program #Givereading Initiative

To celebrate our summer reading program theme of “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” the Indian Trails Library will give away free copies of books around town! Books will be available from Monday, June 11 through Sunday, June 17 at Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust, Harper College Learning and Career Center and Wheeling Park District. Share with us what you found on social media with the hashtag #givereading.

STORYTIMES Bring your child to one of our storytimes for an opportunity to discover the world around them. Our storytimes provide a variety of activities and stories for specific age groups. Allow us to partner with you on your early literacy journey!




Baby Time Mondays: June 4 & 18 and July 2 & 16

10-10:30 am

10:45-11:15 am

Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR

Wonderful Walkers Mondays: June 4 & 18 and July 2 & 16 Ages walkers-24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR

Toddler Storytime Ages 2 & 3 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5 attending on own. Limit: 20. TR

Mondays: June 11 & 25 and July 9 & 23 Thursdays: June 14 & 28 and July 12 & 26

10-10:30 am

Mondays: June 11 & 25 and July 9 & 23 Thursdays: June 14 & 28 and July 12 & 26

11-11:30 am

Noisy Time! Fridays: June 15 & 29 and July 13

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

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Limit: 30. TR

Books and Bites NEW!

Saturday, June 2 and July 7

11 am-12 pm

Night Owls Thursdays: June 7 & July 5

6:30-7:15 pm

Ages 2-7 with a caregiver. Limit: 30. TR

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

NEW! Books and Bites

Ages 2-7 with a caregiver. Sweeten up your Saturday with a new bite-sized storytime followed by a simple craft and snack. 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 program on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids Desk.


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

Trains, Planes and Things That Go! Tuesday, June 19, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 3-6 with caregiver. Hit the road with transportation stories, crafts, games and a snack. Limit: 25. TR Little Chefs Thursday, June 21, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Stir up some fun with a short storytime followed by hands-on cooking of a related recipe. Dress to get messy! Limit: 25. TR

Krafty Kids Super Summer Wednesday, June 6, 11am-1 pm Grades 1-5. It's a Super Summer Crafting Extravaganza! Welcome summer break with a craft to explore your artistic side by using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. TR STEM: Little Learners Friday, June 8, 10-10:30 am or 10:45-11:15 am Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 25. TR Beginner Robotics Tuesday, June 12 Grades 1-3, 1-2:30 pm Grades 4-5, 3-4:30 pm Explore building and programming machines using Cubelets, Sphero SPRK+, Squishy Circuits and other tools. Kids will work in pairs using age-appropriate methods to explore, create, test and make different models during the class. Attend one session per child. R

Giving Garden Saturdays: June 16 & 30 and July 14, 10-11 am Grades K-5. Help us tend and weed our flourishing garden, make a craft and have a snack. Dress to work in the dirt! Limit: 20. TR Making Mondays Memorable Mondays: June 18 & July 16, 4-5 pm Grades K-3. Let's make Mondays special! Each month we will have a different theme and get very creative. Limit: 20. TR

LEGO® Club Wednesday, June 27, 6-7:30 pm Grades K-5. Bring your imagination and create something unique with Legos. Limit: 24. TR Art Start Friday, July 6, 9:30-10:15 am or 10:30-11:15 am Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art with this short storytime followed by a process oriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 25. TR




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The Science of Space Tuesday, July 10, 1-2 pm Grades 4-5. This hands-on program explores engineering and physics principles of space such as gravity, light, speed, ice, and even rockets! Dress to get messy and prepare to blast off! Limit: 20. TR Discover Together Thursday, July 19, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Discover playful early literacy activities designed to encourage pre-reading skills. Visit each station with your child and take home activities to try on your own. Limit: 25. TR Journey Into Outer Space Tuesday, July 24, 6-7 pm Grades K-3. Get ready to blast off for an out-of-this-world adventure! We're heading into the final frontier for stories, activities and an interstellar craft. Limit: 25. TR Family LEGO® Club Wednesday, July 25, 6-7:30 pm Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Not all learning comes from books! Get hands-on at our Family Lego Club, and explore the creativity and excitement of building together. We'll have Duplo and regular-sized Legos. Limit: 40. TR Happee Birthdae, Harry Potter! Tuesday, July 31, 12-3 pm Grades 4-8. Celebrate the birthday of “The Boy Who Lived” with a showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Make Harry Potter-themed crafts, enjoy snacks and join in a trivia contest. Wear your most bewitching Hogwartsworthy outfit to be entered into a prize drawing. Limit: 80. TR

ROAD TRIP THIS SUMMER? Take your trip from so-so to spectacular with an audiobook! Listening to audiobooks as a family creates a shared experience and the chance to talk about what you’re reading. Use your Indian Trails Library card to check out audiobooks and Playaways, and to download e-audiobooks to your phone, tablet, laptop or MP3 player. Visit the ITPLD website or the Kids Desk for more information on the awesome audiobooks available.


Saturday Join us on the third Saturday of each month for an exciting, family-friendly performance.

A Zoo to You: Exotic Animal Show Saturday, July 21, 11 am-12 pm All ages. This fun and educational show features an array of exotic animals from around the world. You’ll see a selection of fascinating animals up close as experienced trainers handle and explain the animals’ wondrous biology and natural habitats. Limit:160. TR

ELEMENTARY IPAD KITS Our new Elementary iPad Kits are a great way for families with children in grades K-3 to use technology together. Each iPad is loaded with apps and e-books that have been evaluated and selected by Youth Services staff to support reading, writing, creating and learning. Kits available for Indian Trails Library cardholders to borrow for two weeks at the Kids Desk.

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 program on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids Desk.


MIDDLE GROUND Grades 6-8 Middle School Volunteer Club Monday, July 9, 7-8 pm Grade 6-8. Do you love the library and want to help plan programs and volunteer? The Volunteer Club meets every other month as a group to brainstorm ideas for the library. Each member is required to volunteer at least once between meetings. New volunteers must complete the online volunteer application and turn in a parent/guardian permission form before attending their first meeting. Visit the Middle School webpage for more information. R

Welcome to the Middle Ground Party Saturday, June 2, 1-3 pm Grades 6-8 (Fall 2018). Hello to this year's new middle schoolers! Come for open gaming, crafts and pizza. Ask how you can get your new ITPLD teen library card. Limit: 50. TR

Gaming Tournament: NBA 2K18 Tournament Saturday, June 16, 2-4 pm Grades 6-8. Dying to show off your sweet skills on the virtual court? Demonstrate your jump shot in this gaming tournament. Snacks provided and prizes awarded. R

Writer's Block - The Hero's Journey Wednesdays: June 6 & 20 and July 11 & 25, 2-3 pm Grades 6-8. Do you want to be the next great author, but find yourself at a loss on what to write? Join our bi-monthly writer’s group and learn how to write a Hero’s Journey story (like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings). Participants receive a published copy of the stories written by the group and a copy will be added to our collection. Registration signs you up for all four meetings. R

DIY Club: Bloxels Video Games Friday, June 22, 2-3 pm Grades 6-8. Bring your imagination and build games and tell stories using Bloxels. You won’t need complicated computer codes and programs to make video games. The possibilities are endless. R

Theater Thursday Thursdays: June 7 and July 5, 5-7:30 pm Grades 6-8. Stop by the Middle Ground on the first Thursday of each month for movie night. We'll also vote for the next month’s movie selection. Movies will be rated G, PG or PG-13 and end times vary. Popcorn served. NR


MS Book Club Party! Tuesday, June 26, 1-3 pm Grades 6-8. Celebrate the end of the school year and our members who will be leaving us for high school by joining our end of the year party with activities, snacks and prize raffles. Bring your Book Club loyalty card with you for your prize entries. Registration and book club attendance required. R

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Crafternoon: Hot Air Balloons Tuesday, July 17, 1-2 pm Grades 6-8. Observe what happens when air is heated as you make and fly a hot air balloon. Prizes will be awarded for different categories in the flight contest. R Gaming Tournament: Kirby Star Allies Tournament Saturday, July 21, 1-3 pm Grades 6-8. Kirby is back—but this time, he's not alone. Face off against your frenemies for the Master Crown. Imbue copy abilities with different elements such as wind, water, fire and electricity to defeat your competition. R Happee Birthdae, Harry Potter! Tuesday, July 31, 12-3 pm Grades 4-8. Celebrate the birthday of “The Boy Who Lived” with a showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Make Harry Potter-themed crafts, enjoy snacks and join in a trivia contest. Wear your most bewitching Hogwarts-worthy outfit to be entered into a prize drawing. Limit: 80. TR

See page 4 for Summer Reading Info

THE LOFT Grades 9-12

High School Book Club




Discussion, activities and snacks are part of the fun in this book club. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor Monday, June 11, 7-8 pm Register and pick up your free book at the Kids Desk by May 31 while supplies last. R

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Tuesday, July 10, 7-8 pm

Grades 9-12. When 16-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating by the police officer who is the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints. Register and pick up your free copy at the adult desk beginning May 15. Limit: 15. R

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan Friday, August 10, 3-4 pm Lake-Cook Room Julia is very short for her age, but when a director casts her as a Munchkin in a summer production of The Wizard of Oz, she begins to see herself in a new way. Soon, she discovers that she doesn’t want to fade into the background. Register and pick up your free book at the Kids Desk between June 11-July 31 while supplies last. R Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson Monday, August 13, 7-8 pm Lake-Cook Room Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's a one-of-a-kind teacher. Register and pick up your free book at the Kids Desk between June 11-July 31 while supplies last. R

HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER SQUAD Mondays: June 25 & July 30, 7-8 pm

Grades 9-12. Make a difference in your community while earning volunteer credit for Harper Promise, National Honor Society or college scholarships! High School Volunteer Squad meets once a month to provide input on library services for teens and work on volunteer projects for the library and other community organizations. Earn one hour of volunteer credit for each meeting you attend. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration | TR = Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before program on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids Desk.


DIGITAL & MAKER SERVICES (DMS) Programs held in The Launch Pad unless otherwise noted.

Compose Your Personal Theme Song Tuesday, June 12, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Learn to use GarageBand to create your personal ringtone. If you have an iPhone or iPad, feel free to bring your device. For our Android users, we'll provide the tech for you. R

Ask a Sewist: Expert Sewing Advice Thursdays: June 14, 2:30-3:30 pm and July 26, 7-8 pm Tuesday, July 24, 1-2 pm All ages. If you are looking to expand your sewing knowledge, a representative from the Buffalo Grove’s American Sewing Guild’s neighborhood group will be here to help you. Drop in. NR

Crochet & Knitting Club Mondays: June 4 & July 2, 1-3 pm Tuesdays: June 19 & July 17 , 6-8 pm Our instructor teaches you everything you need to know. Bring your own supplies. Experienced crafters, bring current projects to work on. R

Door Decor: String Art Monday, June 25, 6-7:30 pm Friday, July 13, 1-2:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Use string art to make a sign that will be a welcoming decoration when friends come to your home. Register for one session only. R

Outta This World Sewing: Aprons Tuesday, June 5, 1-2:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Patti Dockus, owner of Quilter's Destination, teaches you how to sew a simple apron. Library sewing certificate required. Register for one session only. R

Up-Cycled Map Stationery Tuesday, June 26, 3-4:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Clear out the glove compartment and give those unused maps a new life! Use the Silhouette Cameo to create custom stationery designs from a variety of maps. R

Take a Green Screen Vacation Friday, June 8, 1:30-4:30 pm Thursday, July 12, 4:30-7:30 pm All ages. Visit a distant destination without leaving the library. Join us for a green screen photo session and let us know where you want to go! Limit: 25 TR

Escape The Launch Pad! Thursday, June 28, 3-4:30 pm Wednesday, July 11, 3-4:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Craft skills to solve riddles and escape your way out of The Pharaoh's Royal Chamber. Limit: 10. TR

Glowing Galaxy Greeting Cards Wednesday, June 13, 1-2:30 pm Thursday, July 19, 6-7:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Craft a greeting card that is out of this world! We'll cover techniques to create a bold background then learn simple circuit building to light up an outer space scene. Register for one session only. R Personalized Luggage Tags Monday, June 18, 6-7:30 pm Thursday, June 21, 10-11:30 am Ages 12 and older. Dress up your luggage by making a laser etched luggage tag that matches your personality. Register for one session only. R


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Outta This World Sewing Skills: Buttons and Zippers Tuesday, July 10, 1-2 pm and 6-7 pm Ages 14 and up. Join Patti Dockus from Quilter's Destination as she shows you the basics of installing zippers and using the button foot on our library sewing machines. Library sewing certificate required. Register for only one session. R Personalized Laser Cut Keychains Saturday, July 28, 1-3 pm All ages. Check out the Launch Pad's laser cutter and make a personalized keychain to commemorate your summer reading experience! While supplies last. Drop in. NR

Tattooing Across Cultures Thursday, June 7, 7-8:30 pm • Lake-Cook Room Ages 14 and older. Why do people all around the world indelibly mark their skin with words and pictures? How does this ancient art continue to support cultural rejuvenation and pride? Janet Hong, project manager of Exhibitions for The Field Museum Chicago and the recent Tattoo Exhibit, shares the answers to these questions and more. R From Sheep to Chic with Fiber Artist Natasha Leher Lewis Tuesday, July 17, 6:30-8 pm • Lake Room Ages 10 and older. Fiber Artist Natasha Leher Lewis walks you through her process of creating textiles and fabrics on her farm, making her own fabrics and materials, and answers your questions about art, entrepreneurship and creativity. R

DIGITAL CONNECTIONS Classes held in the Training Lab.

Introduction to Microsoft Word Wednesday, June 6, 7-8:30 pm Intended for beginners, this class introduces the ribbon menu and teaches you how to create and edit text. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. R

Email Basics Tuesday, July 17, 10-11:30 am Learn about email, online security, how to avoid spam and more in our introduction to email class. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. R

Intermediate Microsoft Word Wednesday, June 13, 7-8:30 pm Learn how to insert and manipulate images, use style templates, take screenshots and use mail merge. R

Storing Your Vacation Photos Wednesday, July 18, 7-8:30 pm Are hundreds of photos taking up space on your smartphone? Learn about the free unlimited storage for your photos available on Google Photos. A Google account (gmail address) is required. R

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Wednesday, June 20, 7-8:30 pm Intended for beginners, this class teaches you how to create a basic spreadsheet using some of the most important tools in Excel. R Intermediate Microsoft Excel Wednesday, June 27, 7-8:30 pm Learn how to create charts and graphs, use sparklines and goal seek functions. R Internet Basics Tuesday, July 3, 10-11:30 am Learn about browsers, the history of the internet and navigating the web safely. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed. R

Introduction to iPad Wednesday, July 25, 7-8:30 pm Navigate iPad screens, use menus and more. You can bring your own iPad and login information, but are not required to do so. There will be time for Q&A. R Tech Drop-Ins Tuesdays: June 12, 19 & 26, July 10 & 24, 11 am-12:30 pm Fridays: June 1, 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, 6-7:30 pm Have a basic question about your device? Thinking of trying Cloud Library, Hoopla, or another library app and want to talk to an expert? Stop by and chat with library staff about these topics and more. No appointment necessary. NR

Android Basics Wednesday, July 11, 7-8:30 pm We'll help you figure out the basics of your Android smartphone or Galaxy tablet. R R = Registration required | NR = No registration


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

Writer's Workshop Tuesdays: June 5 & July 3, 6:30-8:45 pm Share your work with others in a supportive atmosphere at this monthly community writers group led by author Ginnie Foley. NR Handmade Travel Journal Monday, June 11, 7-8 pm Create a travel journal that fits your personality for your next vacation. We’ll use old hardcover books, various papers and other supplies (all provided) to create a one-ofa-kind journal. ITPLD cardholders only. R Pastries & Poetry from Around the World Wednesday, June 13, 7-8 pm Expand your palate with different pastries and poems from around the world. Indulge in sweet treats from several different cultures, read poems by international poets and try your hand at writing a poem of your own. R Great Decisions Discussion Group Friday, June 22,10-11:30 am Chapter 4: Media and Foreign Policy. Exchange ideas about foreign policy issues facing America today in this informal, non-partisan discussion. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions 2018 Briefing Book in the holds area of the main library and read the corresponding chapter prior to each meeting. Discussion led by Professor Gary Midkiff. R LBJ: A Personal History Friday, June 22, 12-1 pm St. Joseph the Worker Church, Social Hall, 181 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling Barry Bradford will amuse and amaze you with this presentation on Lyndon B. Johnson's complex, larger-thanlife personal history. R

The Future is Now: An Architectural Tour of the World Saturday, June 23, 2-3 pm International traveler, Jasmine Blaze, played by Martina Mathisen, will take us around the globe to discover the fantastic super structures that have stunned the world. R A Unique Perspective: Transgender from Personal and Parental Experience Tuesday, June 26, 7-8:30 pm In 1998, Karen Topham became the first teacher in the United States to transition on the job from male to female. Five years later, her oldest child became the first student at Stevenson High School to transition from female to male. Karen discusses her unusual perspective of transgenderism as a trans woman and the mother of a trans man in a world where this minority group is often misunderstood. R Tim Wilsey Duo Friday, July 6, 7-8 pm Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove Join us for a musical Independence Day celebration with an eclectic mix of country western, rockabilly and more. Refreshments provided. R Birds and Flowers: A Folk Art Drawing Workshop Thursday, July 5, 7-8:30 pm Monday, July 23, 7-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Artist Christine Thornton demonstrates how to draw birds and flowers in the style of Ukrainian folk art. Finishing touches will be added using colored pencils and permanent markers. All materials provided. Register for one session only. R

Meet Your Neighbor's Folk Music Saturday, July 14, 2-3 pm

This eclectic, energetic, multi-instrumentalist band transports your soul (and soles) on an exciting dance tour of Balkan, Dixie, Klezmer, Greek and Scan music. Jutta & the Hi-Dukes lead you through simple and fun traditional circle and line dances that go with their inspiring music. Learn more at R


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Vagabonding Around the World Tuesday, July 24, 7-8:30 pm Brian Michalski shares his 22-month solo backpacking journey through Southeast Asia, Australia, India, Cuba and other parts of the globe. Get insider info about budgeting, utilizing travel apps, embracing culture shock, realities of hostel life, and coping with setbacks and visa applications so you can travel like a pro. R Great Decisions Discussion Group: Foreign Policy Roundtable Friday, July 27, 10-11:30 am This month, Professor Gary Midkiff leads a discussion of important topics not covered in the Great Decisions 2018 Briefing Book. Register with an email address to receive updates on the topics and reading materials that will be discussed. R

BOOK Discussions Refreshments provided.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Thursday, June 21, 7-8:30 pm This walking book discussion includes a walk around the track (half mile to one mile) at Horizon Park, followed by a seated discussion in the library's Reading Garden. In this book, Rubin reflects on a plan to improve her quality of life in one year. She analyzes missteps, challenges, successes and shares the unexpected lessons learned. Register and pick up books at the Adult Desk starting May 15. R The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin Wednesday, July 11, 7-8 pm This Sci-Fi classic takes us to a universe where competing political ideologies battle on an interplanetary scale. Our hero must make an unprecedented journey to challenge the structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change. Register and pick up books at the Adult Desk starting May 15. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

MOVIES Battle of the Sexes

Tuesday, June 12, 1-3 pm Thursday, June 14, 6:30-8:30 pm The true story of the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Billed as the battle of the sexes, this tennis match became one of the most watched televised sporting events of all time. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, offcourt each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, they served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today. Popcorn served. Rated PG-13. R

Faces Places

Thursday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday, July 24, 1-3 pm Eighty-nine-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist, JR, team up to co-direct this enchanting documentary. Together they travel around villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. Faces Places documents these heartwarming encounters, as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way. Popcorn served. French with English subtitles. Rated PG. R


BUSINESS The Secret to a Financially Stress-Free Future Monday, June 4, 7-8:30 pm SCORE Presenter Holly Bach covers the pitfalls on the way to achieving financial security and the four key concepts to a financially stress-free future. R Professionalize Your Online Marketing Presence Tuesday, June 12, 7-8:30 pm Learn simple truths for building your online presence so that it's recognizable, consistent and intentional. Presenter Julie Kittredge gives you easy ideas to streamline your website, clarify your branding and professionalize your social media efforts. R

Email Marketing: Practical Training and Tutorials for Beginners Monday, July 2, 7-8:30 pm Whether you want help creating your first email campaign or are looking for tips on what makes a great newsletter, SCORE Presenter Norbert Barzczewski will explain the resources you need. R Seeking Financial Success: The Basics Thursday, July 26, 7-8:30 pm David Hoffman of Primerica guides you through budgeting, reducing debt, forward financial planning and saving for emergencies and retirement. R

GENEALOGY Genealogy Interest Group Tuesdays: June 19 & July 17, 3:30-5 pm Are you looking for information about your ancestors? Explore the library's digital resources and websites that may offer the breakthrough you've been looking for. These sessions are informal and suitable for beginner and experienced researchers. A staff librarian is available for assistance. NR Katharine Watson and Her Travel Trunk Wednesday, June 27, 7-8:30 pm The history of a travel trunk purchased at a garage sale 39 years ago remained unknown until the day a shipping label was discovered on the bottom of the trunk. Join historians Celeste Kuta and Tara Cajacob to learn about Miss Watson (1902-1993) and her travels in the early 20th century. Resources such as Ancestry and Access Newspaper will be showcased. R Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry Thursday, July 12, 7-8:30 pm This program leads you through the resources and search techniques for the three big UK and Irish databases: FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople and RootsIreland. Learn what's new on these databases, how to apply them to your research and how privacy and information rights impact your quest for records. R


Indian Trails Public Library District | June/July 2018


 ESL Classes held in the Training Lab.

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

ESL Lab In the ESL Lab students can learn about the library’s ESL services, use computers for independent online learning and sign up for tutoring.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday Tuesday & Thursday Saturday & Sunday

10 am-4 pm 2-8 pm Closed

Software and apps available on ESL Lab computers Duolingo Mango Languages Pronunciator Rosetta Stone Tutorials on Google, Facebook and YouTube

ESL Volunteers Wanted Looking for a way to help your community? Become an ESL volunteer in our ESL Lab and with our classes. Day and evening times available Monday-Friday. Download an application at volunteer.html. Teaching or prior ESL volunteer experience preferred, but not required. ESL Classes The Spring session is in progress and runs through June 15. The Summer ESL class and tutoring quarter runs June 25-September 7. Summer classes and registration begins June 25, 26 and 29, depending on the class.

The library will be closed July 4 and September 3. REGISTRATION ESL registration is by ticket on the first 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. Beginning ESL June 25-September 7 Mondays & 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: June 25-September 5 Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm EVENING SESSION: June 26-September 6 Tuesdays & Thursday, 7-8:30 pm Learn simple phrases for shopping, interviews and getting around. Practice what you learn through activities and games. Limit: 24. TR

Advanced ESL June 26-September 6 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:30 pm Learn about 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 June 29-September 7 Fridays, 1-2:30 pm Practice English conversation and learn new words, idioms and common expressions. Limit: 24. TR

Summer Reading Program Kick-off Saturday, June 9, 10:30 am-12:30 pm All ages. Join us to kick off our Summer Reading Program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” Make a craft, have a snack and sign up to get your reading log. NR Painted Rocks: Cactus Plant Project Friday, June 15, 6-7:30 pm All ages. Paint rocks to look like cacti and arrange them in a pot for a carefree beautiful house plant. Limit:15. One per family please. TRB Family Craft Night Thursdays: June 21 & July 12 or Fridays: June 22 & July 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 Masking Tape Canvas Art Friday, July 27, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Create your own masterpiece with canvas, masking tape and acrylic paint. One per family please. Limit:14. TRB

Cita Uno a Uno en la sucursal Ofrecemos asistencia individual en español en computación, tecnología y muchos más. Venga a la sucursal durante horario regular o haga una cita (847.459.4101 o

R = Registration required | NR = No registration TRB = Ticket Registration Branch. Free tickets distributed at the Branch 30 minutes before 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

Indian Trails


355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090 Phone: 847.459.4100

Public Library District 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

Photos/video may be taken during events.

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

Louise Barnett Mary Battinus Don Roalkvam Henry Hackney Jr. W. Gene Looft Bruce D. Matthews Wendy Present


The Indian Trails Public Library District Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:15 pm. The meeting is open to the public.

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LIBRARY & BRANCH CLOSINGS Independence Day July 4


at Purple Sprout Cafe and Juice Bar Eat healthy at this local cafe and 10% of your bill goes to the library foundation!

Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 13 10 am-8 pm

341 E. Dundee Rd., Wheeling, IL Don’t forget to mention Indian Trails Library when you order! Purple Spout is a cafe and juice bar that offers food that is organic, plant-based, sugar-free and gluten-free. Good for you and the library! Enjoy a special storytime with Joan Muller, author of Gaia and the Golden Toad: A Tale of Climate Change at the Purple Sprout on Wednesday, June 13, 10:30 am.

My Library Newsletter June/July 2018  

Indian Trails Public Library

My Library Newsletter June/July 2018  

Indian Trails Public Library