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February/March/April 2017

MY LIBRARY

Reopening Spring 2017

One Book, One Community:355 Schoenbeck Rd. Connecting AcrossCheck Cultures | p.2 www.itpld.org for more information.


Director's Column

Mike Glover, Shales McNutt field superintendent; Brian Shepard, library director; Steve Hendrickson, Shales McNutt senior project manager

355 Schoenbeck Gets Ready for Its New Beginning When planning for our library construction project in 2015, we looked for a way to accurately describe the project we were about to undertake. The renovation project had been in the planning stages since 2010 when we began gathering community information and completing studies to understand the condition of the existing building that needed to be addressed in a final project. As the planning wrapped up and the building plans were finalized it became clear that our space was going to be transformed into a vibrant and active community space for our residents to enjoy for years to come. The renovation tagline, “Building New Beginnings,” is intended to convey that our project is more than simply a change to the physical space — it is the opportunity to shape our services for the future. For the past 18 months, the staff at ITPLD have been hard at work behind the scenes planning the new services in our new spaces. Some of the new services that will be offered include: • Makerspace room to tap into your creativity • Training Lab for an optimum learning environment • ESL Lab for independent language-learning opportunities for non-English speaking residents.

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Drive-up window for easy pick up of materials on hold Youth Program Room, a space for youth programs and storytimes Dedicated space for middle school students to study and gather Nine individual study rooms, available for groups of 1-9

We are tremendously excited to be in the final phase of our renovation and look forward to all the new ways we will be able to serve our community. As we get closer to our pending opening, we will post information about the closing of the temporary library and the reopening at 355 Schoenbeck location. Please check the library’s website, information at the library or sign up for the e-news on our homepage to stay up to date on all of the closing information and grand reopening plans. We look forward to seeing you soon in our renewed space!

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Brian D. Shepard


Nine private study rooms will be available for members to reserve for up to two hours. The Lounge will offer members the chance to relax and enjoy a beverage before heading into the expanded program room.

The lobby will offer a sweeping view toward Youth Services, comfortable seating and new books.

A drive-up window will allow members to return books and pick up holds.

Tentative Dates March Temporary library closes; services suspended for two weeks during move back to 355 Schoenbeck. The Branch in Prospect Heights remains open with extended hours. April Reopening at 355 Schoenbeck; public sale of library items (April 22) May Grand Reopening Celebration The quiet reading room will feature a fireplace and a view of the newly renovated Horizon Park.

Summer Reading Garden reopens

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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

Time

Baby Time

Mondays: February 6 & 20

10-10:30 am

Wonderful Walkers

Mondays: February 6 & 20

10:45-11:15 am

Toddler Storytime

Mondays: February 13 & 27 Thursday, February 16

10-10:30 am

Preschool Storytime

Mondays: February 13 & 27 Tuesdays: February 14 & 28

11-11:30 am

Ages 3-5. No siblings or caregivers. NR

Noisy Time!

Fridays: February 10 & 24

10-10:30 am

Storytime Explorers: Valentine's Day Celebration

Tuesday, February 14

6-7 pm

Storytime, Milk and Cookies at Panera Bread (1228 W. Dundee Rd.)

Tuesdays: February 28, March 28, April 25

9:30-10 am

Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. NR Ages walkers-24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR Age 2 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

Grades K-2. Limit: 25. TR

Ages 2-4 with a caregiver. R

Noisy Time! Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. TR Storytime Explorers: Valentine's Day Celebration Grades K-2. Hear a great story and have fun with arts & crafts, games and STEMrelated activities. This month, we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day! TR Storytime, Milk and Cookies at Panera 1228 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove Ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Meet us for storytime, milk and cookies at Panera. R 4 

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Youth STEM: Little Learners Friday, February 3, 10-10:30 am Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. TR Art Start Tuesday, February 7, 10-10:45 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

Harry Potter Book Night: The Professors of Hogwarts Thursday, February 2, 5:30-7:30 pm Grades 3-12. They say the influence of a good teacher can never be erased, so who better to celebrate on Harry Potter Book Night 2017 than those who taught Harry and his friends their magical skills? Enjoy Harry Potter-themed crafts, snacks and activities at this marvelous event. Costumes encouraged but not required. R

February 1-28 Grades PreK-5. Come to the library and choose from a selection of hand-picked books that need a little love. Here’s the twist: pick one without ever seeing the cover! When you’re finished reading it, fill out a review card to enter a drawing for a free book of your choice and a box of chocolates. NR

Valentine's Day Craft Friday, February 10, 4-5 pm Grades 1-5. Make a sweet valentine craft to give to someone special. Limit: 24. TR My Weird School Monday, February 13, 4:30-5:30 pm Grades K-2. Love reading about the hilarious high jinks at Ella Mentary school? Then get goofy with crafts, games and a silly snack. Limit: 20. TR Who's in the Forest? Friday, February 17, 10-11 am Ages 3-6 with caregiver. Find out more about our forest friends with this short storytime followed by crafts, games and a snack. It's sure to be a hoot! Limit: 20. TR Kids Crafternoon Monday, February 20, 2-4 pm Grades K-8. Join us for an epic crafting event on your day off from school. There will be projects for multiple skill levels to try out and take home. While supplies last. Drop-in. NR

CLUBS Read-Aloud Book Club

Monday, February 27, 4:15-5 pm Grades K & 1. Join us each month for a story, songs, snack and craft. No siblings or caregivers please. Limit: 20. TR

Paperback Pals

Tuesday, February 21, 4-5 pm Grades 2 & 3. Enjoy an interactive book discussion, games, activities and crafts. Register at the Kids Desk between January 17 and February 14 and pick up your free book to keep. Limit: 20. R

Bookworms

Monday, February 6, 4-5 pm Grades 4 & 5. Join us as we discuss great literature, play a game, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Register at the Kids Desk between January 2 and 30 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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Grades 6-12

Grades 6-8

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HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT

February 1-28 Grades 6-8. Having trouble deciding what to read next? Come to the library and choose from a selection of hand-picked books that need a little love. Here’s the twist: pick one without ever seeing the cover! When you’re finished reading it, fill out a review card to enter a drawing for a free book of your choice and a box of chocolates. NR

The Professors of Hogwarts

Stay tuned for future M.S. Book Club dates. Book pick-up dates to be determined.

Tuesday, February 28, 4:30-5:30 pm Grades 6-8. Join us to make a great craft and explore science and technology. R

Thursday, February 2, 5:30-7:30 pm Grades 3-12. They say the influence of a good teacher can never be erased, so who better to celebrate on Harry Potter Book Night 2017 than those who taught Harry and his friends their magical skills? Enjoy Harry Potter-themed crafts, snacks and activities at this marvelous event. Costumes encouraged but not required. R Anime Club Friday, February 3, 4-6 pm Grades 6-12. Watch anime and eat pizza with us. R

Grades 9-12 Blind Date With a Book • February 1-28 Grades 9-12. Pick up a hot date at the library during our fifth annual Blind Date With a Book! Choose a paper-wrapped mystery book from the display in the high school collection, take it home and unwrap it to discover your date’s identity. Fill out the included “Rate Your Date” scorecard to let us know if sparks flew or you went on a date with a total dud. One lucky reader will be a winner. NR

High School Advisory Board Monday, February 27, 7-8 pm Grades 9-12. Make your voice heard! Join the High School Advisory Board to give your opinion on library services for teens, work on special projects and eat pizza! Fill out an application at www.itpld.org/teens or at your first meeting. R 6 

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DIY Lab: Memo Boards Tuesday, February 21, 7-8 pm Grades 9-12. Make a memo board to decorate your room using canvas, fabric and ribbon. All materials provided. R


The Branch

99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights

Crochet & Knitting Club Mondays: February 6, March 6, April 3, 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 Valentine's Day Craft Friday, February 10, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Create a beautiful candle holder for Valentine's Day. TRB Family Craft Night Thursdays: February 16, March 16, April 13, 6-7:30 pm Fridays: February 17, March 17, April 14, 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

Decorative Mirror Craft Friday, March 3, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Bedazzle a mirror with glass gems to create a unique accessory to decorate your room. One per family, please. TRB Mini Pom-Pom Pets Friday, March 24, 6-7:30 pm Ages 8 and up. Make your own adorable fuzzy friends from colorful yarn. TRB Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors Friday, March 31, 6-7 pm All ages. Learn to start seeds indoors and care for young seedlings. We’ll provide tomato and pepper seeds along with planting supplies to get you started. While supplies last. NR

Spring Wreath Friday, April 7, 6-7:30 pm Assemble a beautiful floral wreath to bring some lively color to your home this spring. TRB Children's Day/Book Day Celebration (Bilingual/bilingüe) Saturday, April 29, 11 am-1 pm All ages. Join us in this celebration of children, families and reading while enjoying stories, crafts and snacks. This program will be held in English and Spanish. NR

Vaya a la página 8 para los programas en español.

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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Digital Connections

  En Español Skype (Bilingual/bilingüe) martes, 7 de febrero, 7-8:30 pm Venga a ver cómo chatear y hablar con otras personas en el mundo en Skype. Experiencia con Skype no es necesario. Registración requerida. Habilidades básicas de computación sábado, 18 de febrero, 10-11:30am THE BRANCH, 99 E. PALATINE RD., PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Aprenda las técnicas básicas del ratón y del teclado. No conocimiento de computadoras es necesario. Registración requerida. Introducción a la computación sábado, 4 de marzo, 10-11:30 am THE BRANCH, 99 E. PALATINE RD., PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Browsing the Internet Wednesday, February 1, 10-11:30 am We'll discuss browsers, web addresses and hyperlinks to surf the web. R Email 101 Wednesday, February 15, 10-11:30 am What is email? What's the best free email provider? How do I avoid spam and keep my email secure? Learn all this and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. R Skype (Bilingual/bilingüe) Tuesday, February 7, 7-8:30 pm Come see how to chat with others around the world on Skype. No experience necessary. This program will be held in English and Spanish. R

Tech Assistance Drop-in

Wednesday, February 22, 10 am-12 pm Fridays in February, 6-8 pm Have a question about your device? Want to talk to an expert about downloading e-books? Stop by the library and chat with an Adult Services staffer about these topics and more. No appointment necessary. Please bring your device and login information. NR

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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. Registración requerida. Introducción a la internet sábado, 8 de abril, 10-11:30 am THE BRANCH, 99 E. PALATINE RD., PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Vamos a hablar sobre cómo usted puede aprender a navegar en la Internet. Exploraremos la página de web de nuestra biblioteca incluyendo varios recursos de información. Aprenderemos sobre algunas páginas de la red (Internet) que están ya en español. Registración requerida. Inglés para hispanohablantes viernes, 21 de abril, 6-7 pm THE BRANCH, 99 E. PALATINE RD., PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Practicar su inglés con nosotros y otras personas en un ambiente no formal. Vamos a disfrutar de bebidas refrescantes, conversar de temas fáciles y aprender las frases de inglés. NR Celebración del día de los niños/día de los libros sábado, 29 de abril, 11 am-1 pm THE BRANCH, 99 E. PALATINE RD., PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Únanse a nosotros en esta celebración de los niños, las familias y la lectura. Vamos a leer cuentos, hacer manualidades y comer meriendas. NR

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Adult Broadway Bound Tuesday, February 7, 12:15-1:15 pm WHEELING PAVILION CENTER 199 N. FIRST ST.

Sing along to popular Broadway hits with Take Two singers Leslie and Carrie. R Ace the Interview Wednesday, February 8, 7-8:30 pm NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY 1000 CAPITOL DR., WHEELING

Career coach Lauren Milligan shows how to prepare for interview scenarios, including the psychology behind behavioral questions and how to stay focused and properly follow up after the interview. R Library Trivia Night Thursday, February 16, 7-8:30 pm BRUNSWICK'S BOWLING ALLEY AND PUB 350 MCHENRY RD., BUFFALO GROVE

Test your knowledge of everything from pop culture to current events. Come on your own or bring your friends to participate and compete in groups of up to four people. Prizes awarded to the winning team. Appetizers provided. R

Mrs. Lincoln in Love Friday, February 17, 12:15-1:15 pm WHEELING PAVILION CENTER 199 N. FIRST ST.

Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies but few people know her story. Join actress Laura Keyes as she shares Mary’s story in this entertaining and educational program. R

Valentine's Day Book Craft Thursday, February 23, 7-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber Studio shows us how to create a 3-D sweetheart display for the home. Craft your own using old book pages and an old book as its frame, along with simple sewing to add dimension and texture. R

Senior Directions Presents: Debunking Myths on Senior Healthcare Coverage Tuesday, February 21, 10-11 am

Musical Monday: Maureen Christine Monday, February 27, 2-3 pm

ALCOTT CENTER, 530 BERNARD DR.

Vocalist Maureen Christine sings popular love songs made famous by notable performers. R

A panel of experts will lead you through the new guidelines of Medicare coverage. Topics will include inpatient vs. observation status, Medicaid and a variety of legal issues. Q & A will follow. R Hamilton: The Man, the Myth, the Musical Wednesday, February 22, 12:15-1:45 pm WHEELING PAVILION CENTER 199 N. FIRST ST.

Historian Barry Bradford offers a unique look at the true story of Alexander Hamilton, a fascinating background to the production and an introduction to this wildly popular musical. R

ALCOTT CENTER, 530 BERNARD DR.

Library programming will be suspended in March and April to prepare for the return to 355 Schoenbeck Rd.

Monday, February 13, 2-3 pm ALCOTT CENTER, 530 BERNARD DR.

Author Libby Hellmann’s thriller, Havana Lost, takes place during the Cuban Revolution in 195859 and Cuba’s Special Period in the early 1990s. Join her for a deeper understanding of our neighbor just 90 miles away from the Florida coast. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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Adult

1book.org Living Well: Laughter Workshop

Thursday, February 9, 7-8 pm The Laughter Club Movement originated in India in 1995 with thousands of active laughter clubs now around the world. Join speaker Vidya Nahar, as she shares how to get in touch with your inner happiness and improve your mental health by using different laughter techniques. R

Novel Nights: Evening Book Discussion The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar Monday, February 13, 7-8:30 pm

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY, 700 N. MILWAUKEE AVE., WHEELING

Appetizers provided. Books are now available in the holds area. R

A Visit With Thrity Umrigar Saturday, February 18, 1-2:30 pm

STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL, WEST AUDITORIUM, 1 STEVENSON DR., LINCOLNSHIRE

Best-selling novelist Thrity Umrigar shares her journey as a fiction writer, and the joys, challenges and perils of the writing life. She discusses the inspiration for our One Book, One Community selection, The Story Hour. Ms. Umrigar is the author of six novels, including The Space Between Us, The World Be Found, The Weight of Heaven, Bombay Time and If Today Be Sweet. Books will be available for purchasing and signing, courtesy of The Book Bin. This event is free and open to all. Register at 1book.org.

Genealogy Interest Group Wednesday, February 8, 3-4:30 pm 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

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BOOK DISCUSSIONS A new e-resource for ITPLD members Novel Nights: Evening Book Discussion The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Monday, February 13, 7-8:30 pm RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 N. MILWAUKEE AVE., WHEELING

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar focuses on the relationship between Lakshmi, an Indian woman who tries to take her own life after immigrating to the U.S. and feeling trapped in a loveless marriage, and Maggie, the experienced psychologist who is in charge of her care. Appetizers provided. Books are available now in the holds area. R

Rise and Read: Morning Book Discussion My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Tuesday, February 21, 10:30-11:30 am My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout is a novel about the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds. Book pickup starts January 21. R

ESL CLASSES After the current session ends in February, ESL classes will not be held until after the main library reopens. Future class dates to be announced.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

Learn about common legal procedures through access to professional legal documents drafted by attorneys. Find official, state-specific, federal, business, personal and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues, including: • Real estate • Wills & estates • Divorce • Landlord tenant • Bankruptcy • Power of attorney • Sample letters … and much more! Download forms in several editable formats, including Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. Legal Forms Library also provides access to a legal forms dictionary and attorney directory. Use your library card to explore this new e-resource on our website at www.itpld.org/research

Questions or need help?

Call us at 847.459.4100.

Thursday, February 9, 7-8:30 pm CHEVY CHASE COUNTRY CLUB 1000 N. MILWAUKEE AVE., WHEELING

Representatives from local governmental agencies will recap 2016 and share what's coming up in 2017. Agencies include Indian Trails Public Library District, Harper College, School District 21, Wheeling High School, Wheeling Park District and the Village of Wheeling. Coffee and dessert served. NR

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TEMPORARY LIBRARY LOCATION

70 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Phone: 847.459.4100 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090

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

W/S Carrier Route Presort Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Wheeling, IL 60090 Permit No. 80

LIBRARY BRANCH

99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights, IL 60070 Phone: 847.459.4101 BRANCH HOURS M–F 1–8 pm Sat. 10 am–3 pm Sun. Closed BRANCH HOURS (Late March-Early April) M–F 9am–8 pm Sat. 9 am–5 pm Sun. 12–5 pm

ECRWSS Postal Customer

PROGRAM REGISTRATION LEGEND

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.

Photos may be taken during events. BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

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

LIBRARY DIRECTOR Brian 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.

LIBRARY AND BRANCH CLOSINGS EASTER

Sunday, April 16

Ryann Uden, Deputy Director

Ryann Uden recently joined the Indian Trails Public Library staff as the Deputy Director, where she will coordinate library operations, programs and services. She comes to the library with over 15 years of experience at the Barrington Area Library, where she managed the Youth Services and Circulation/Facility departments. While at Barrington, she played an active role in the library’s extensive renovation project completed in 2013. “I’m excited to be joining the Indian Trails team. The staff are doing an incredible job working together to keep services and materials available to the community while also preparing for the move back to the main library in a few months. I look forward to learning more about this vibrant community over the next weeks and months.” Ryann lives in Arlington Heights with her husband and young son and enjoys visiting national parks and presidential libraries.

CONNECT WITH US

Temporary library closes late March. Library reopens at 355 Schoenbeck early April. April 22: Public sale of used items at 798 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove May: Grand Reopening Celebration Watch the library’s website for up-to-date information or sign up for the library’s e-news.

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During the move back to 355 Schoenbeck, the Branch (99 E. Palatine Rd.) will remain open with extended hours: Monday–Friday, 9 am–8 pm • Saturday 9 am–5 pm • Sunday 12–5 pm

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