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August/September 2017


September is

Library Card Sign-Up Month Details on back page

Director's Column


ugust marks the start of our fifth month in our new library - and what a busy five months it’s been! Our staff has been thrilled to see and hear the responses of our members when they walk into the library. One of the things that excites us is learning how the new spaces and services are igniting the imagination of our members. We see people discovering their creativity in craft programs and children exploring learning through play in our Early Learning Activity Area in Youth Services. The overall support from our community has been tremendous and we continue to see high usage of the library by our entire community but we still see room for growth. In fact, approximately 70% of our population has a library card, but we’d like to be overachievers and go for 100%! With the start of school just around the corner, I encourage you to take full advantage of all that your library has to offer. If you don’t already have a library card, September is National Library Card Sign-up Month and now is the time to get a card for your soon-tobe kindergartener or yourself. I know some people think a library card is obsolete in today’s internet-connected world, but not true.

Here are just five FREE things you can do with an ITPLD card:


Download the RBdigital (formerly Zinio) app and read your favorite magazines from your phone or electronic device.


Download or stream a movie to keep your children entertained while on vacation.


Take home an Early Literacy iPad Kit because reading begins with play.


Borrow a HotSpot Mobile Wi-Fi so you are connected wherever you go.


Check out the telescope and do some star-gazing. I invite you to explore how the library

will ignite your imagination.

FOUNDATION Q & A What does the Foundation do? The Foundation raises money that supports initiatives of the Indian Trails Public Library. What has the Foundation funded in the past? This year the Foundation donated $9,000 to the library to purchase books to be given away at high school and youth book clubs throughout the year. We also purchased the bricks for the expanded Reading Garden. How can I get involved with the Foundation? We’re glad you asked! • Make a monetary donation • Donate used books in good condition for the book sale • Volunteer to serve on a committee • Serve on the Foundation Board of Directors Who can I contact for more information? Susan Dennison, the library’s communication manager, loves to talk to people about the Foundation. Reach her at 847.279.2222 or

Did you know you can eat AND support the library? Lou Malnati's will donate 20% of food purchased, Wednesday, September 13, to the Foundation for ITPLD! Lou Malnati’s Buffalo Grove 85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd. Wednesday, September 13, 11 am-10 pm Good for carryout and dine in. Don’t forget to mention the Indian Trails Library!


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Curious about which books and movies our staff love and recommend? Browse our two new staff favorite displays and get inspired to explore a new genre or author. Our book display is located on the first floor near the new books, and our DVD and Blu-ray picks are on the second floor near the A/V material. Selections rotate frequently, so check back for more!


Why do you love the library? All ages. Send us one high resolution photo of you in your favorite spot or with an activity or resource you enjoy at the library. Email your photo to with the subject line “Photo Contest”. Be sure to include your name, city and a brief explanation of your photo. Library staff will choose their favorite submission to be featured in the Oct/Nov newsletter and the winner will be contacted via email to pick up a $10 Panera giftcard. All other photo submissions may be shared on the library’s social media. Last day to submit a photo is August 20.

2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM DONORS Thank you for your generous contributions to the Summer Reading Program. Arlington Lanes, Arlington Heights Benihana, Wheeling Bowlero, Buffalo Grove Culver’s, Buffalo Grove Enchanted Castle, Lombard Illinois Railway Museum, Union Lou Malnati’s, Buffalo Grove McDonald’s, Wheeling Oberweis Dairy, Arlington Heights Portillo's, Arlington Heights Prospect Heights Park District Rainforest Cafe, Schaumburg River Trails Park District, Mount Prospect Rockin’ Jump, Buffalo Grove Schaumburg Boomers Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Skyzone, Elmhurst Subway, Buffalo Grove Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza, Wheeling



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! STORYTIME


Baby Time Mondays: August 7 & 21 and September 18

TIME 10-10:30 am

Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. NR

Wonderful Walkers Mondays: August 7 & 21 and September 18

10:45-11:15 am

Toddler Storytime

Mondays: August 14 & 28 and September 11 & 25 Thursdays: August 17 & 31 and September 14 & 28

10-10:30 am

Mondays: August 14 & 28 and September 11 & 25 Thursdays: August 17 & 31 and September 14 & 28

11-11:30 am

Ages walkers-24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

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

Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5; attend on own. NR

Noisy Time! Fridays: September 15 & 29 Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

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

NEW! Night Owls Thursday, September 7

6:30-7:15 pm

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

NEW! Night Owls Ages 3-7 with a caregiver. Not quite ready for bed? Relax with stories, songs and literacy activities – the perfect way to end your day! TR


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

Wonderworks: Family Maker Night Thursday, August 24, 4:30-5:30 pm or 6-7 pm Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Make something awesome! Families can explore The Launch Pad with hands-on activity stations in this bimonthly program. Materials provided. One session per family. Limit:16 per session. TR Krafty Kids Wednesday, September 6, 4-5 pm Grades 1-5. Make a seasonal craft and explore your artistic side by using a variety of supplies and techniques. R Art Start Friday, September 8, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art with this short storytime followed by a processoriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. TR

Ralph Covert of Ralph's World Saturday, September 9, 11 am-12 pm All ages. Ralph Covert, an indie rocker, songwriter and children's book author, will have kids rocking and dancing on his mega-fun musical planet. Limit: 160. TR Kindergarten Library Card Party Wednesday, September 20, 4-6 pm Grades K & 1(fall 2017) with a parent or guardian. Join us for fun activities, learn about books for new readers and sign up for your own library card. Adult must bring two proofs of residency within the Indian Trails Library District. NR Discover Together Friday, September 22, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Come for 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

LEGOÂŽ Club Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30 pm Grades K-5. Bring your imagination and create something unique with Legos. Limit: 30. TR

New Programs Tag-Along Reading Program (It’s had a makeover!) Begins September 1 Grades K-2. Our popular TagAlong Reading program has been updated with new tags and fun prizes. Sign up today at the Kids Desk to start reading through different genres. R Rockin' Readers Begins September 1 Grades 3-5. Can you read 150 books before you enter middle school? Sign up for the Rockin' Readers challenge and earn prizes along the way! Register at the Kids Desk to begin your reading adventure. R

Programs held in The Launch Pad

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 are held in the Youth Activity Room unless otherwise noted.


BO O K C LU BS Read-Along Book Club Tuesday, September 19, 4:15-5:15 pm Grades K & 1. Join us each month to read and discuss a book together. We’ll make a craft and enjoy a snack. Attend on own. Limit: 20. TR Paperback Pals Tuesday, September 12, 4-5 pm Grades 2 & 3. Enjoy an interactive book discussion, games, activities and crafts. Register at the Kids Desk during the date below and pick up your free book to keep. R September 12 book pickup: August 8-September 5 Bookworms Club Mondays: August 7 & September 11, 4-5 pm Grades 4 & 5. Discuss great literature, play a game, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Register at the Kids Desk during the dates below and pick up your free book to keep. R August 7 book pickup: July 7-28 September 11 book pickup: August 7-September 2


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The Branch

Five Year Anniversary of the Branch Thursday, August 3, 5-7:30 pm Make crafts and enjoy pizza and cake as we celebrate the Branch turning five years old! NR Family Craft Night Thursdays: August 10 & September 14, 6-7:30 pm Fridays: August 11 & September 15, 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

99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights

Wine Bottle Wind Chimes Friday, August 18, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Create a unique outdoor decorative piece using a recycled wine bottle and beads. One per family, please. Limit: 15. TRB Decoupage Keepsake Box Friday, September 22, 6-7:30 pm Use a decoupage technique to decorate a charming wood box to store all your little mementos. Limit: 14. TRB

Play! Design! Build! Tuesday, August 15, 4-5 pm Show off your architectural and design skills while playing with several different construction toy sets including Lego®, Magna-Tiles®, Gears® and more. NR

EN ESPAÑOL Habilidades básicas de computación sábado, 19 de agosto, 10-11:30 am Aprenda las técnicas básicas del ratón y del teclado. No conocimiento de computadoras necesario. R

Introducción a la computación sábado, 30 de septiembre, 10-11:30 am Venga y aprenda acerca de la introducción a la computación. Hablaremos sobre los componentes de una computadora, su utilidad, funcionalidad y beneficios. Tendrá la oportunidad de hacer una práctica de lo que aprenderá en esta clase, cómo el uso del ratón, el teclado, cómo manejar el ingreso y salida de una computadora y mucho más. R

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.


Middle Ground Grades 6-8

Middle School

Book Club Real Friends by Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham Monday, August 14, 7-8 pm I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda and Caitlin Alifirenka Tuesday, August 22, 1-2 pm Register and pick up your free book, while supplies last, at the Kids Desk until July 31. Each member may only sign up for one August session. The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall Monday, October 9, 7-8 pm It was a bitterly cold day when Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge—he is ready to send Arthur to juvie for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, it’s the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service ... working for him.

Crafternoon: Rock Your Locker Wednesday, August 16, 1-2:30 pm Grades 6-8. Bring pictures and other cool things to create stylish knick-knacks and personalize your new "home away from home.” R Mario Kart in the Middle Ground Saturday, September 16, 1-3 pm Grades 6-8. Are you the ultimate racing champion? Show off your drifting and banana-throwing skills in this race to the finish line. Just watch out for the blue shell! Snacks provided and prizes awarded. R Maker Club: Sew Cool! Tuesday, September 26, 4-5 pm or 6-7 pm Grades 6-8. Explore The Launch Pad by learning a new skill at this bi-monthly program. This month, we’ll explore how to sew by hand and with a sewing machine. Materials provided. R

Discussion, activities and snacks are part of the fun in this book club. Register and pick up your free book, while supplies last, at the Kids Desk between August 8-September 30. 8 

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Programs held in The Launch Pad

The Loft Grades 9-12 DIY Lab: Magnet Madness Tuesday, August 8, 2-3 pm Grades 9-12. Meet us in The Launch Pad where we’ll use button maker machines to create custom magnets to snazz up a locker or fridge. Materials provided. R DIY Lab: 3D Printing Thursday, August 24, 7-8 pm Grades 9-12. Join us in the Training Lab to explore the world of 3D printing at the library. We'll learn all about the library's 3D printers, including how to find models online and submit them for printing. Each participant will be able to submit one 3D design to the library for free printing. R

High School Book Club Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Monday, September 11, 7-8 pm Grades 9-12. Join us for snacks and a discussion of Throne of Glass. Register and pick up your free copy, while supplies last, at the Adult Desk beginning July 7. R After she has served a year of hard labor for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Calaena is offered her freedom, on the condition that she act as the prince's champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

SAT/ACT Practice Tests Saturday, September 16, 9 am-1 pm Grades 9-12. This free diagnostic practice test combines elements of SAT and ACT. Students should bring pencils, a calculator and an optional snack. Results will not be given during this session; students must attend the SAT/ACT Practice Test Results Workshop to receive their scores. Proctored by More Than Scores And Tests. R SAT/ACT Practice Tests Results Workshop Saturday, September 23, 10-11 am Attend this workshop, presented by More Than Scores And Tests, to receive your test results from the SAT/ACT Practice Test. The test results will highlight each student's strengths and weaknesses as well as help them to determine whether the SAT or ACT is a better fit. Each student will leave the workshop with a strategy to prepare for future tests. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. R

High School Volunteer Squad

Monday, September 25, 7-8 pm Grades 9-12. Make a difference in your community while earning volunteer credit for Harper Promise, National Honor Society, 300 Club 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


The Launch Pad

Media Labs Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, September 9, 1-4 pm The Media Labs are your place to create and explore video and sound technology. Tour the Media Labs, chat with our friendly staff and celebrate all that this brand new service has to offer. There will be a grand prize drawing exclusively for those who join us in our sound studio. NR Crochet & Knitting Club Mondays: August 7 & September 11, 1-3 pm Join us for crafting and chatting. Our instructors will teach you everything you need to know. Bring your own supplies. Experienced crafters, bring current projects to work on. R Solar-Powered Fashion Tuesday, August 22, 7-8 pm Ages 14 and older. Use the power of the sun to create glowing fashion accessories. We will provide all the circuit materials and fabric, but feel free to bring an item from home to light up. R Design on a Dime: Create a Monogram Wednesday, August 30, 7-8:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Learn how to use the library's favorite cutting software, Silhouette Studio, to create and cut your own monogram sticker to take home! R

The Launch Pad will close Monday, August 14 to Sunday, August 20 for update and staff training.


You Can 3D Model: TinkerCAD Thursday, September 14, 7-8:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Interested in learning how to create objects using a 3D printer? Join us in The Launch Pad to learn how to use basic 3D modeling software. All participants will be able to print their project at no cost. R Sew This: Tote Bag Fridays: September 15 & 22, 6:30-8 pm Ages 14 and older. Create your own custom tote bag to carry your library materials. If you have a fabric you would like to use, please bring approximately 1 yard. In order to register for this program, members must complete a brief sewing machine certification. Call 847.279.2277 to request “Book a Maker” appointments. R Door Decor: Autumn Wreath Monday, September 18, 7-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Celebrate the coming of crisp fall evenings by making a decorative autumn wreath for your home. R Inkscape Basics Saturday, September 23, 1-2:30 pm Ages 14 and older. If you're interested in using our Epilog Mini Laser to cut or engrave your own designs on a variety of materials, this is the class to get started. We’ll walk through the basics of creating the proper file and formatting your design to match your project needs. R

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Programs held in The Launch Pad.

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

Writer's Workshop Tuesdays: August 1 & September 5, 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 Time Warp Trivia Hour Monday, August 7, 1-2:30 pm Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Dr. Contestants will gather in teams to play Time Warp, a trivia game with questions about classic movies, television shows and music. Appetizers and refreshments provided. R Composting 101 Monday, August 21, 7-8:30 pm We'll look at sound composting techniques and clear up common misconceptions. Presented by horticulturist Sharon Yiesla, owner of Sharon Yiesla, Horticultural Services. R Chicago's Most Wanted Wednesday, August 23, 7-8:30 pm From sports to gangsters to ghosts, author Laura Enright presents amazing facts from her book Chicago's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters and Windy City Oddities. R Great Decisions Discussion Group Fridays: August 25 & September 22, 10-11:30 am Exchange ideas about thoughtprovoking foreign policy issues at this informal, non-partisan monthly discussion group led by professor Gary Midkiff. Pick up a briefing book in the holds area and read a chapter prior to each meeting. Please register for each month separately. R August: Chapter 2, Trade and Politics September: Chapter 3, Conflict and the South China Sea

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

Jazz Duo Friday, August 25, 2-3 pm Enjoy jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis singing alongside pianist Dennis Luxion. R Les Bavards Du Nord: French Conversation Group Saturdays: August 26 & September 23, 1-3 pm This is a group for people who enjoy speaking French in a relaxed, informal setting. Basic conversation skills needed. For more information, contact NR Emily Dickinson: I Dwell in Possibility Monday, August 28, 2-3 pm Experience an entertaining and educational portrayal of reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, adapted and performed by Betsey Means of WomanLore. R Tenants' Rights Workshop Monday, August 28, 7-8:30 pm A staff member from Open Communities will conduct tenants' rights training to educate local renters and assist with ongoing housing questions, evictions and disputes. R The Sentimentalists Thursday, September 7, 12-1 pm Wheeling Pavilion Center, 199 N. First St. Join singers Phil and Madelyn as they take you on a sentimental journey through popular classics. R Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh of Egypt Friday, September 8, 2-3 pm Martina Mathisen re-enacts the great Cleopatra in both costume and character at this dramatic presentation. R

Informed Afternoons

Coffee will be provided.

The Life of Robin Williams Wednesday, August 2, 1-2 pm In this multimedia presentation, master storyteller Barry Bradford will examine the fascinating life and sad passing of comedian and actor, Robin Williams. R Gene Kelly, Dancing Storyteller Wednesday, August 30, 1-2 pm Celebrate Gene Kelly's life and work with a collection of film clips featuring Kelly singing and dancing his way across the silver screen and into our hearts. Presented by Steven Frenzel. R Understanding Medicare Wednesday, September 13, 1-2 pm Medical insurance specialist John Larson will explain Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplements and prescription drug coverage at this educational seminar to help you choose the right plan. R Climate Change Monday, September 25, 1-2 pm Raymond Wiggers, author of the popular guidebook Geology Underfoot in Illinois, presents the greatest environmental dilemma of our time: how to break through the political rhetoric and widespread misinformation to understand the well-established scientific consensus — that global warming is real and largely caused by human activity. R 11

Adult Beginner's Yoga Monday, September 11, 7-8:30 pm Enjoy the endless benefits of yoga as instructor Liz guides you through poses proven to reduce stress and improve overall wellness. All levels. Dress in comfortable clothing. Participants are encouraged to bring a mat. Co-sponsored by the Wheeling Park District. R Rise and Read Book Discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles Tuesday, September 12, 10:30-11:30 am News of the World explores the aftermath of the American Civil War and an aging itinerant news reader who agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this morally complex, multi-layered novel of historical fiction. Appetizers provided. Pick up books one month before the discussion in the holds area. R Girl Groups of the Early ‘60s Friday, September 15, 2-3 pm Singer Laura Freeman celebrates iconic female singers of the '60s at this song showcase. R

Create S•p•a•c•e Ages 18 and older. Marbled Jewelry Dish Thursday, August 3, 7-8 pm Mold your own modern jewelry dish out of clay. Materials provided. R

Tesla, Creativity and the Soul of Innovation Wednesday, September 20, 7-8:30 pm J​ohn Wasik, author of Lightning Strikes, tells the compelling story of how Tesla invented radio, the modern electrical grid, robotics and more. Fans of the Tesla car, Google or drones will enjoy this exciting journey of inspiration and discovery. R Medical Cannabis Informational Session Wednesday, September 27, 7-8:30 pm Kirsten Velasco from Patient Advocate for Illinois Women in Cannabis will cover the science, laws, application process and patient experience regarding medical cannabis. An open Q & A will follow. R Ghost Riders and Other Spooky Songs Wednesday, September 27, 7-8:30 pm Join us for Ghost Riders and Other Spooky Songs presented by singersongwriter-actor Rick Pickren. Rick has shared the stage with famous artists such as George Strait, Merle Haggard, Alabama, The Judds, Dolly Parton and many more. Co-sponsored by the Wheeling Historical Society. R

Modern Silhouettes Painting Workshop Tuesday, August 29, 7-8:30 pm Join artist Christine Thornton for this modern twist on a classic silhouette portrait. Choose a profile to draw freehand (or trace one of the provided printouts) then let your imagination take over using watercolor pencils. R

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MOVIES Gifted Monday, September 11 1-3 pm & Thursday, September 14 6-8 pm Frank is a single man taking care of his sevenyear-old niece, Mary. The two form a special bond and Frank plans to give Mary a normal school experience, despite the child's gifted mathematical abilities. Frank's plans are thwarted after his mother, Evelyn discovers Mary's intelligence. Popcorn will be served. PG-13. R

The Zookeeper's Wife Monday, August 14 1-3 pm & Thursday, August 17 6-8 pm Set in Nazi Germany at the height of the Holocaust, this movie tells the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo. The pair worked tirelessly to rescue as many animals and people as possible from the deadly dangers of the Nazi agenda. Popcorn will be served. PG-13. R

Cupcake Decorating Tuesday, September 19, 7-8:30 pm Kathryn Polyack will teach you how to decorate cupcakes with flower designs. Each participant will leave with three decorated cupcakes and various decorating supplies. R Autumn Banner Thursday, September 28, 7-8:30 pm Make a seasonal banner to hang in your home. R R = Registration required | NR = No registration

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse happening on August 21, 2017 Special programs brought to you by The Launch Pad

Life in the Universe Thursday, August 10, 7-8:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Join Michael Purcell from the Lake County Astronomical Society to explore the topic of alien life. In this program, we will turn science fiction questions into scientific facts through a discussion of the exciting discoveries constantly being made in the search for life outside Earth. R Special Exhibit: The Solar House Saturday, August 12, all day in the parking lot All ages. The Solar House is visiting the library from the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) to promote the benefits of using solar energy in homes and businesses. The Solar House is described as “a selfcontained demonstration lab� for harnessing the power of the sun. NR Going Solar Tuesday, August 15, 7-8:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Jeffrey Gahris of the Illinois Solar Energy Association will teach you all about powering your home with the sun. Learn the basics of solar energy, how it works in Illinois, the myths and the financial benefits of installing solar panels on your roof or in your backyard. R Solar-Powered Fashion Tuesday, August 22, 7-8 pm Ages 14 and older. Use the power of the sun to create glowing fashion accessories. We will provide all the circuit materials and fabric, but feel free to bring an item from home to light up. R

Programs held in The Launch Pad


Genealogy Programs are held in the Lake or Cook Rooms.

  ESL Classes are held in the Training Lab.

ESL Classes Now Require Tickets To register for a session you must pick up a ticket and attend all classes in the quarter. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the first class of each level. Limit: 24 tickets per class. TICKET REGISTRATION DATES: Beginning and Intermediate Daytime: September 18 Intermediate Evening and Advanced: September 19 Conversation: September 22

September 18-December 8

Pinning Down Your Past Wednesday, August 9, 7-8:30 pm Many of us have used Facebook to find distant cousins and former high school friends. Join Tina Beaird, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, for a fun session on how to use social media sites (Pinterest, Flickr, History Pin and more) to find, identify and share ancestors. R Genealogy Interest Group Tuesdays: August 15 & September 19, 3-4:30 pm Are you looking for information about your ancestors? Explore the library's databases 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. R The Man Who Was (Not) John Philip Sousa: Lessons in German Genealogy Tuesday, September 12, 7-8:30 pm Speaker Larry Olson shares tidbits on the best ways to find out if those family stories are truth, fiction or somewhere in-between. R

Beginning ESL 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:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 1-2:30 pm EVENING SESSION:

Tuesdays & 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 Advanced ESL 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 Fridays: 1-2:30 pm Practice English conversation and learn new words, idioms and common expressions. Limit: 24. TR

No class November 20-24, due to Thanksgiving holiday.

ESL Tutoring Session

September 18-December 8

Need a tutor for help with English? Fill out an application beginning August 15 in the ESL Lab.


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R = Registration required | NR = No registration TR = Tickets are available 30 minutes before the first class of each level.

Digital Connections Classes are held in the Training Lab.

Intro to Microsoft Word 2010 Tuesday, September 5, 10-11 am Intended for beginners, this class introduces the ribbon menu and teaches you how to create and edit text. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed. R

Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010 Tuesday, September 19, 10-11:30 am Intended for beginners, this class will teach you to create a basic spreadsheet using some of the most important tools in Excel. R

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Wednesday, September 13, 7-8:30 pm Learn to insert and manipulate images, text boxes and shapes; take screen shots and use screen clippings. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word 2010 needed. R

Intro to Android Wednesday, September 27, 7-8:30 pm We'll show you how to figure out the basics of Android devices like Samsung smartphones or Galaxy tablets. R

Business Programs are held in the Lake or Cook Rooms.

Work From Home: Tips for the Solopreneur Tuesday, August 22, 7-8:30 pm Master the unique challenges that come with working alone by discovering tools to maximize your workflow efficiency. R Active Listening: The Key to Success Thursday, September 7, 7-8:30 pm Learn the tips, tricks and importance of listening on an engaged, focused level. Enjoy the benefits that active listening can bring to your professional and personal relationships. R Creating a Dynamic Career Portfolio Tuesday, September 26, 7-8:30 pm Speaker Robert Podgorski will outline the elements of a job portfolio and how it effectively moves a job search into high gear at a moment's notice. R


Indian Trails


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HOURS M–F 9 am–9 pm Sat. 9 am–5 pm Sun. 12–5 pm


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Photos/video may be taken during events.

September is

Library Card Sign-Up Month Join your friends and neighbors who have the card that ignites the imagination - an Indian Trails Library card! Four ways to use your library card


President: Louise Barnett Vice President: Mary Battinus Treasurer: Don Roalkvam Secretary: Henry Hackney Jr. Trustees: W. Gene Looft Bruce D. Matthews Wendy Present

1 Check out books, movies, music, early literacy kits,

video games and a telescope.


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.

CONNECT WITH US Indian Trails Library

Download books, movies and music.

3 Access “member-only” electronic resources

for the best research help.



Reserve a study room.

Show your ITPLD card and $AVE! During the month of September, both new and existing members will receive discounts at participating local businesses, simply by showing their library card. In late August, look for flyers with a list of participating vendors at the Checkout Desk. We’ll also have information posted on the library’s website and e-news. Sign up for the e-news on our homepage at


Out & About

Labor Day

Look for us in the community!

Monday, September 4


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. TRB= free tickets distributed at the Branch 30 minutes before program on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, September 17 • Buffalo Grove Farmer’s Market • Wheeling Park District’s Fallapalooza

My Library Newsletter August/September 2017  

Indian Trails Public Library District

My Library Newsletter August/September 2017  

Indian Trails Public Library District