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December 2017/January 2018

MY LIBRARY

One Book, One Community | pg 2 & 3


DIRECTOR'S COLUMN D

ecember marks our eighth month in our new library and the end of a whirlwind year for our library district. This year will long be remembered as an achievement for our library district as we celebrated the opening of our new building and welcomed a record number of visitors from our community. We’ve enjoyed hearing your thoughts about the new building and expanded services as many of you took the time to write reviews, post on social media or fill out comment cards. However, as wonderful as our new library is, we also know it’s time to turn to the future and begin answering the question “what’s next?” In September we began a new strategic planning process, and as part of this work, launched an online community survey in October to assess library usage and member needs. As I write this column we are beginning to analyze the responses we received to help us create the strategic plan that will take us through 2020. One of the interesting things about going through a strategic planning process, is that it challenges us to assess what we do and the way we do things. Often what emerges is the knowledge that we can find a better way to provide a service or in some cases, accept that it is time to sunset a service or program that is no longer needed. Every library has limited resources and it can be a balancing act determining where to put those resources. This is why a strategic plan is so critical to the library–it enables us to determine how to use our resources and where your tax dollars are best utilized. In January of 2018, staff will present the new strategic plan to the library board of trustees for approval. After final approval by the board, the new strategic plan will be posted on the library’s website for your information. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our survey; your input is vital to our planning. I look forward to sharing the results of our survey and the new strategic plan in the future. We remain committed to finding ways to build services and provide the resources that will benefit all who call ITPLD their library.

One Book, One Community Open House Saturday, December 9, 10-11:30 am Join us this year as we partner once again with Vernon Area Public Library and Cook Memorial Public Library to present One Book, One Community (OBOC). Our reading selection is Stolen Beauty, an exhilarating novel of love, war, art and family that brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable painting. Stop by the OBOC Open House to enjoy classical music and refreshments and sign up for upcoming programs. Free copies of the book will distributed while supplies last. NR

Transcending Darkness: A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust Thursday, January 11, 7-8:30 pm Local resident Estelle Laughlin, a child survivor of the Holocaust, will share her memoir, Transcending Darkness: A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust. Published 64 years after her liberation from the Nazis, the memoir is a narrative of Estelle's experience with loss and survival in the Warsaw Ghetto and concentration camps, told from the perspective of a young girl. R The Life and Art of Gustav Klimt Thursday, February 15, 7-8:30 pm Join art historian, Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur, as she explores the life and art of renowned painter Gustav Klimt. R

On the cover: Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907

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1book.org

Registration for One Book, One Community programs begins at 10 am on Saturday, December 9

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

MOVIES

Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese Stolen Beauty is the story of two Jewish women living in Vienna: Adele Bloch-Bauer, the model for Gustav Klimt’s “The Woman in Gold” painting and a belle of Viennese society in 1900, and Maria Altmann, Adele’s niece, who watches helplessly as her home is seized and plundered when the Nazis invade in 1936.

Woman in Gold Monday, January 22, 1-3 pm & Thursday, January 25, 6-8 pm Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Based on our One Book, One Community novel, Stolen Beauty. R

Refreshments provided.

Maria must summon the courage and resilience that is her aunt’s legacy if she is to survive and keep her family’s history alive after she and her husband flee Austria for the United States. R Tuesday, January 9, 10:30-11:30 am Monday, January 15, 7-8:30 pm Register and pick up books in person at the Adult Desk beginning December 9 at 10 am.

Popcorn served. PG-13. Registration required.

The Monuments Men Monday, February 5, 1-3 pm & Thursday, February 8, 6-8 pm An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray. R

Tuesday, February 20, 7-8:30 pm Register and pick up books in person at the Adult Desk beginning January 15 at 7 pm.

Gustav Klimt Traveling Exhibit February 5-23, 2018 Three vibrant banners depicting five of Gustav Klimt’s paintings will be on display at the library as part of the One Book, One Community program.

Save the Date!

Author Visit With Laurie Lico Albanese

Saturday, February 24, 1-2 pm followed by Q&A and book signing. Vernon Hills High School Auditorium 145 Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills Visit 1book.org for upcoming registration info.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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FOUNDATION

Foundation Board of Directors Top row (l to r): Nina Strezewski, Rich Rosen, Cathy Burns, Steve Wetle, Pam Dorband Bottom row (l to r): Rose Johnson, Sheila Anderson, Shawn Finnerty Not pictured: Stephanie Demb, Christine Melone, Michael Putz

We want to give a warm “thank you” to our donors for the past year. Whether you bought a brick for the new Reading Garden or made a cash donation–you helped us make a difference in the lives of ITPLD members. Your generosity put 125 new bricks in the garden and 1,022 books in the hands of young Summer Reading Program participants.

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5-9 pm

Eat at Zupas and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Foundation 1590 E. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove

Reading Garden Dedication

1. Log on to smile.amazon.com. (This is different than the regular Amazon.com site)

If you plan to shop on Amazon during the holidays, consider shopping through AmazonSmile where you can select the Foundation as your charity of choice. It’s easy!

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2. If it’s your first visit, select the Foundation for the Indian Trails Library to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

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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!

STORYTIME

DATE

Baby Time Mondays: December 4 & 18 and January 15

TIME 10-10:30 am

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

Wonderful Walkers Mondays: December 4 & 18 and January 15

10:45-11:15 am

Toddler Storytime

Mondays: December 11 and January 8 & 22 Thursdays: December 14 & 28 and January 11 & 25

10-10:30 am

Mondays: December 11 and January 8 & 22 Thursdays: December 14 & 28 and January 11 & 25

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 attending on own. Limit: 20. TR

Noisy Time! Fridays: December 8 & 22 and January 12 & 26 Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

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

Night Owls Thursdays: December 7 & January 4

6:30-7:15 pm

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

STEM: Little Learners Friday, December 1, 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: 20. TR Krafty Kids Wednesday, December 6, 4-5 pm Grades 1-5. Make a seasonal craft and explore your artistic side by using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. TR Little Chefs Friday, December 15, 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: 20. TR Making Mondays Memorable Mondays: December 18 & January 15, 4-5 pm Grades K-3. Let's make Mondays special! Each month, we’ll get creative and have fun with a new theme. Limit 20. TR

Candy Castles Wednesday, December 20, 4-6 pm Grades 1-5. Build your own no-bake gingerbread house, candy castle or imaginative sweet treat using graham crackers, colorful frosting and other delectable confections! All materials provided. R LEGO® Club: Special Presenter Wednesday, December 27, 2-4 pm Grades K-5. Join us for a special Lego Club as we learn building tips & techniques from ChiLUG member Daniel Olvera. Limit: 40. TR Mini Matinee Friday, December 29, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 3-6 with a caregiver. Play games and make a craft before settling in for a short movie and a snack. Limit: 20. TR Krafty Kids: Winter Break Edition Wednesday, January 3, 2-3 pm Grades 1-5. Make a seasonal craft and explore your artistic side by using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. TR

Meet Author Shelley Pearsall Grades 4-8 Tuesday, December 5, 6:30-8 pm

Shelley Pearsall, Caudill Award nominee and author of The Seventh Most Important Thing and All Shook Up, is coming to ITPLD! She will give a presentation and answer questions about her books, while discussing her journey to becoming an author. Bring your book to be signed or purchase a copy after the program. R

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Super

Saturday

Join us on the third Saturday of each month for an exciting, family-friendly performance. Shows may feature children’s music, animals, magic, balloons and so much more. Kevin Farris and the Infinite Possibilities Saturday, December 16, 11 am-12 pm Lake-Cook Room All ages. Indie pop/rock artist Kevin Farris is passionate about making music and inspiring kids to live creatively while exploring self-awareness. His interactive live show will keep you clapping, moving and smiling! Suggested for ages 8 and younger. Limit: 160. TR North Central O'Gaugers Model Train Run Saturday, January 20, 9 am-4 pm Lake-Cook Room All ages. Join us for a special all-day event featuring the Winter Wonderland special run of the North Central O’Gaugers model railroad. Railroaders will share insight about their hobby as well as railroading’s impact on American history and the tradition of toy trains. NR


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

Art Start Friday, January 5, 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 process-oriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. TR Discover Together Friday, January 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: 20. TR Light Painting Tuesday, January 23, 4:30-5:30 pm Grades 3-5. How do you paint with light? All you need is your imagination, a dark room and a flashlight to create an amazing work of art. Join us for a hands-on experiment and snack. Limit: 20. TR Family LEGOÂŽ Club Wednesday, January 31, 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 DuploÂŽ and regular-sized Legos. Limit: 40. TR

NEW! Adventure and Storytime Packs How can you travel the world, feed a monster, make music and go fishing for words? Check out one of our new Adventure Packs and Storytime Packs. Each pack contains books, CDs or DVDs, toys and games and is designed to spark interest in a new topic, boost literacy skills and bring the fun of library programs home. To check out a reading pack, stop by the Kids Desk with your Indian Trails Library card. For more information call 847.459.4100, ext. 316.

Youth

BO O K C LU BS

Read-Along Book Club Tuesdays: December 19 & January 16, 4:15-5:15 pm Grades K & 1 attending on own. Join us each month to read and discuss a book together. We'll make a craft and enjoy a snack. Limit: 20. TR Paperback Pals Tuesday, January 9, 4-5 pm Grades 2 & 3. Enjoy an interactive book discussion, games, activities and crafts. Register at the Kids Desk between November 14-December 12 and pick up your free book to keep. R Bookworms Monday, January 8, 4-5 pm Grades 4-5. Join us to discuss great literature, play a game, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Register at the Kids Desk between November 6-December 18 and pick up your free book to keep. R

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

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MIDDLE GROUND Grades 6-8 Crafternoon: DIY Snow Globes Tuesday, December 19, 4:30–6 pm Lake Room Grades 6-8. Spend a crafternoon making a personalized snow globe. If you have a special figurine you would like to immortalize, bring it with you! All materials provided. R

Middle

School

BOOK CLUB

Theater Thursday Thursdays: December 28 & January 25, 5 pm Grades 6-8. Stop by the Middle Ground on the last Thursday of each month to watch a movie and enjoy popcorn and drinks. We’ll also vote for the next month’s movie selection. Movies will be rated G, PG or PG-13 and end times vary. Drop in. NR Candles & Cocoa Wednesday, January 3, 1-2:30 pm Lake Room Grades 6-8. Escape the chilly weather and come to the library to make scented candles and sip on warm cocoa. All materials provided. R Pokken Tournament DX Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm Grades 6-8. Take direct control of one of 21 prized Pokemon fighters to battle your way to the top. Snacks provided. Prizes awarded to the champions. R

Meet Author Shelley Pearsall Grades 4-8

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Monday, December 11, 7-8 pm This program is full.

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Monday, February 12, 7-8 pm Bridge, Emily and Tab made a pact: no fighting. But it's the start of seventh grade and everything is changing. By the time Valentine's Day approaches the girls have begun to question the bonds—and the limits—of friendship. Can they grow up without growing apart? 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 beginning December 11 at 8 pm through January 31. R

Tuesday, December 5 6:30-8 pm Shelley Pearsall, Caudill Award nominee and author of The Seventh Most Important Thing and All Shook Up, is coming to ITPLD! She will give a presentation and answer questions about her books, while discussing her journey to becoming an author. Bring your book to be signed or purchase a copy after the program. R

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Be a part of the Rebecca Caudill

Young Readers’ Book Award! Grades 6-8. Sign up at the Kids Desk from December 1-February 1. To be eligible to vote, you will need to read three or more award nominee books out of the 20 available. Logs must be turned in by February 15 and all participants will be entered into a prize raffle to win a book of their choice. R

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THE LOFT Grades 9-12 FINALS HAPPEN. WE CAN HELP. High School Volunteer Squad Mondays: December 11 & January 29, 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 will meet 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 DIY Lab: GarageBand Jam Session Saturday, December 30, 2-3:30 pm Grades 9-12. Join us in The Launch Pad for an afternoon of music creation! We'll use digital instruments, loops and vocals to create original songs with GarageBand. No musical experience necessary. R

NEW! Extended hours for

high school students only Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17 5-8 pm | Lake-Cook Room Come to the Lake-Cook Room where we’ll have tables and snacks to get you through your finals prep. A limited number of laptops will be available for use, so please bring your devices. No other areas of the library will be accessible. NR The library will close at 5 pm for the general public.

High School Book Club

The Wrath and the Dawn by RenĂŠe Ahdieh Tuesday, January 9, 7-8 pm Grades 9-12. Join us for snacks and a discussion of The Wrath and the Dawn. In a land where the murderous king takes a new bride each day and executes her by morning, 16-year-old Shahrzad vows to become his next wife and take vengeance for those he has killed. Register and pick up your free copy at the Adult Desk beginning November 15. R

SAT/ACT Practice Test & Workshop SAT/ACT Practice Test Sunday, January 21, 12:30-4:30 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. 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 Test Results Workshop Sunday, January 28, 1-2 pm 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. You'll leave the workshop with a strategy to prepare for future tests. Parents are encouraged to attend. R R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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THE BRANCH 99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights

Holiday Candle Holder Friday, December 8, 6-7 pm Ages 12 and older. Create a beautiful candle holder adorned with pinecones and ribbons. One per family, please. Limit: 15. TRB

Noche de Lotería/Lotería Night Friday, January 12, 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

Family Craft Night Thursdays: December 14 & January 18, 6-7:30 pm Fridays: December 15 & January 19, 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

Sew With Us: Apron Project Friday, January 26, 4:30-5:30 pm and 6-7 pm Ages 12 and older. We’ll show you the steps to make your own apron using a sewing machine. All materials provided. One per family, please. Register in person at the Branch. R

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

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 THE LAUNCH PAD Programs held in The Launch Pad.

Crochet & Knitting Club Mondays: December 4 & January 8, 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 Hand Lettering Wednesday, December 6, 1-2:30 pm or Tuesday, December 12, 6-7:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Learn the basics of hand lettering with brush pens to create beautiful one-of-a-kind holiday greeting cards. Please register for one session. R Laser Cut Winter Decor Thursday, December 14, 5:30-7:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Join us in The Launch Pad to create wooden winter decor engraved using our laser cutter. NR Adobe Photoshop Essentials Demo Wednesday, January 10, 6:30-8 pm Cook Room Discover what you can do with Adobe Photoshop at this in-depth demo. Presenter Kathleen Weiss will share tips and tricks and discuss how to work with layers and make your photos pop. R

Drop-in Sewing Certification Tuesday, January 16, 5:30-7 pm Ages 9 and older. Ready to start sewing in The Launch Pad, but haven't scheduled a certification appointment yet? Drop in to learn the basics of our machines and get certified to check out a sewing machine. Remember to bring your library card. NR Door Decor: Spring Fever Monday, January 22, 6:30-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Welcome spring to your doorstep by making an awesome decoration! R New Life for Old Photos Wednesday, January 24, 6:30-8 pm Bring new life to your digitized photos in this in-depth demo. We will discuss how to remove unwanted dust, scratches, exposure problems and other flaws. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photos for discussion. R Gold Gilded Earrings Monday, January 29, 6:30-8 pm Ages 14 and older. Learn the simple techniques of jewelry making while working with gold leaf sheets, beads and tools available in The Launch Pad. R

Makey Lab Thursday, January 11, 6-7:30 pm Ages 14 and older. Stop by The Launch Pad to check out our Makey Makeys and transform everyday objects into computer interfaces. Drop in. NR

3-day Sewing Basics:

workshop

You & Your Machine Saturdays: January 13, 20, 27, 10 am-12 pm Ages 18 and older. Calling all absolute sewing beginners! If you own a sewing machine, but need help getting started, this three-day course is for you. Learn how to work your machine, get started with simple sewing techniques and finally, make a project of your very own. Bring your own sewing machine to each session, along with items from our supply list. The supply list will be emailed to you after registering, and print copies are available in The Launch Pad. Attendance at all three sessions required. 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.

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

Informed Afternoons Coffee will be provided.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead Wednesday, December 13, 1-2:30 pm Pop culture writer and historian Barry Bradford recaps the top 10 news stories of 2017 and makes his predictions for 2018. R Outback Australia Tuesday, January 16, 1-2 pm Discover central Australia with traveling team Barb and Ron as they travel by campervan and on foot to explore all the beautiful sites that central Australia has to offer. R

Fabulous Frank Friday, December 1, 2-3 pm Join singer Peter Oprisko as he showcases a unique salute to the music of Ol' Blue Eyes. R Writer's Workshop Tuesdays: December 5 & January 2, 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 Create Space: Mason Jar Luminaries Monday, December 11, 7-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Join Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber Studios to create a beautiful Mason jar luminary to keep for yourself or give as a gift. R Time Warp Trivia Hour Thursday, December 14, 12-1:30 pm Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center 199 N. First St. Contestants will gather in teams to play Time Warp, a trivia game with questions about classic movies, television shows and music. R

Great Decisions Discussion Group Fridays: December 22 & January 26, 10-11:30 am Exchange ideas about thoughtprovoking foreign policy issues facing America today in this informal, non-partisan monthly discussion. Pick up a briefing book a month in advance in the holds area, while supplies last, and read a chapter prior to each meeting. Discussion is led by Professor Gary Midkiff. Register for each month separately. R December: Chapter 6, Latin America's Political Pendulum January: Chapter 7, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan February: Chapter 8, Nuclear Security The Tim Wilsey Band: Classic Country Friday, January 5, 2-3 pm Hear classic country favorites from the great musicians of The Tim Wilsey Band. R Transcending Darkness: A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust Thursday, January 11, 7-8:30 pm Local resident Estelle Laughlin, a child survivor of the Holocaust, will share her memoir, Transcending Darkness: A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust. Published 64 years after her liberation from the Nazis, the memoir is a narrative of Estelle's experience with loss and survival in the Warsaw Ghetto and concentration camps, told from the perspective of a young girl. R The Life and Art of Gustav Klimt Thursday, February 15, 7-8:30 pm Join art historian, Dr. Michelle PaluchMishur, as she explores the life and art of renowned painter Gustav Klimt. R

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Book Discussions Refreshments provided. Rise and Read Morning Book Discussion: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton Tuesday, December 12, 10:30-11:30 am Sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime, a crime that challenges everything she knows about her adored mother, Dorothy. Now, 50 years later, Laurel and her sisters are meeting at the farm to celebrate Dorothy's 90th birthday. Realizing that this is her last chance to discover the truth about that long-ago day, Laurel searches for answers that can only be found in Dorothy's past. R Register and pick up books in person at the Adult Desk beginning November 14.

Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese Tuesday, January 9, 10:30-11:30 am & Monday, January 15, 7-8:30 pm Register and pick up books in person at the Adult Desk beginning December 9 at 10 am. Tuesday, February 20, 7-8:30 pm Register and pick up books in person at the Adult Desk beginning January 15 at 7 pm. Stolen Beauty is the story of two Jewish women living in Vienna: Adele Bloch-Bauer, the model for Gustav Klimt’s “A Woman in Gold” painting and a belle of Viennese society in 1900, and Maria Altmann, Adele’s niece, who watches helplessly as her home is seized and plundered when the Nazis invade in 1936. Maria must summon the courage and resilience that is her aunt’s legacy if she is to survive and keep her family’s history alive after she and her husband flee Austria for the United States. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

MOVIES Popcorn served. PG-13. Registration required.

The Glass Castle Monday, December 4, 1-3 pm & Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm Raised in a chaotic, everchanging home by her imaginative but alcoholic father and artistic but often depressed mother, Jeannette Walls has never truly known stability. However, Jeanette's father always tries to inspire hope for the future in his children, even though he is largely responsible for the upheaval and uncertainty in their lives. Based on the best-selling memoir. R Woman in Gold Monday, January 22, 1-3 pm & Thursday, January 25, 6-8 pm Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Based on our One Book, One Community novel, Stolen Beauty. R The Monuments Men Monday, February 5, 1-3 pm & Thursday, February 8, 6-8 pm An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray. R

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ESL Classes held in the Training Lab.

ESL registration is first come, first served. Attend the first class to register. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the first class of each level. Limit: 24 students per class. Students must attend all classes in the 11-week quarter. REGISTRATION DATES: Beginning and Intermediate Daytime: January 8 Intermediate Evening and Advanced: January 9 Conversation: January 12

January 8-March 23 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

ESL Lab closed December 25-29 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

 GENEALOGY Genealogy Interest Group Tuesdays: December 19 & January 16, 3-4:30 pm Training Lab 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 will be available for assistance. R Genealogy: From Piles to Files Tuesday, January 16, 7-8:30 pm Cook Room Certified genealogist Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will present suggestions to help both beginner and seasoned genealogists organize their research in a way that makes it more accessible. R

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DIGITAL CONNECTIONS Classes held in the Training Lab.

Should I Get a Chromebook? Tuesday, December 5, 10-11:30 am Is a Chromebook right for you? Come to this class to learn how they differ from traditional laptops and if it can replace your tablet. There will be time for Q & A. R Email Basics Wednesday, December 20, 7-8:30 pm Learn how to safely use email and more at this informational class. R Intro to Microsoft Word Tuesday, January 9, 10-11:30 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 Excel Wednesday, January 17, 7-8:30 pm Intended for beginners, this class will teach you how to create a basic spreadsheet using some of the most important tools in Excel. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills needed. R

BUSINESS Programs held in the Lake or Cook Rooms.

Simple Strategies for Social Media Marketing Tuesday, January 9, 7-8:30 pm Learn how to simplify your social media marketing efforts with tips and resources to keep your marketing efficient and intentional. R Women and Money: 12 Months to Take Charge of Your Finances Tuesday, January 23, 7-8:30 pm Join financial planner Karen Chan and learn how to get your financial house in order by focusing on one part of your financial life each month. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brian D. Shepard

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.

Used Book Sale IT’S BACK! Saturday, January 13, 2018 | 9 am-4:30 pm Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 12-3 pm • Free admittance • A paper bag and $3 buys you a bag of books on Sunday SALE HIGHLIGHTS Large collection of cookbooks and foreign language material, biographies and adult fiction paperbacks.

Book donations still accepted at the Checkout Desk! CONNECT WITH US Indian Trails Library

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LIBRARY AND BRANCH CLOSINGS Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year's Eve New Year's Day

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Volunteer for the ESL Program Would you like to assist people from around the world in learning English? We’re looking for volunteers for our ESL services. If you have teaching or tutoring experience or would be interested in assisting students in our ESL Lab, please contact Kevin Walsh at kwalsh@itpld.org.

My Library Newsletter December 2017/January 2018  
My Library Newsletter December 2017/January 2018  

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