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October/November 2017


The library is an opportunity to explore worlds between aisles.

Director's Column Meet ITPLD Trustee

Wendy Present

Library Receives Grants From Two Rotary Clubs

The Indian Trails Library is thrilled to have received grants from the Wheeling Rotary Club and Buffalo Grove Rotary Club for upcoming programs. The Wheeling Rotary Club donated $1,000 toward the redesign of the Giving Garden, which has been on hiatus since the library underwent renovation in 2016. The funds will help redesign the Giving Garden, a popular program for children to learn about planting and tending vegetables that are distributed to a local food pantry after harvesting. The library also received $1,200 from the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club that will be used to fund One Book, One Community (OBOC) programs scheduled for 2017-2018. OBOC is a partnership with Vernon Area Library and Cook Memorial Library to create discussions and events around a selected community read. OBOC programs will run December through February.

Wendy Present was recently appointed by the ITPLD Board of Trustees to fill a vacant four-year position on the Board of Trustees. Wendy has lived in Buffalo Grove with her husband and two sons for 15 years. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois and her hobbies include reading, biking and watching movies. Wendy says she is thrilled to be able to give back to her community by serving as a library trustee.

Outreach Service

Homebound Delivery

The Indian Trails Library is grateful to the support from local Rotarians.

ITPLD provides delivery of materials to members both at their homes as well as those living in six residential facilities located within the library district boundaries. This service is for members who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent disability or illness. Members who qualify for this service can have items put on hold for them, get a 6-week checkout period, and have fines waived. If you are interested in this service, contact Abida Salahuddin, Homebound Coordinator at or call 847.459.4100, ext. 245. The library also makes stops at the Buffalo Grove Park District's Alcott Center and the Wheeling Park District's Pavilion Senior Center. Members can browse, check out materials and return materials to library staff at these locations. For a complete listing of delivery days and times, visit the Outreach page on our website at


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Thank you to local businesses who partnered with us in September for National Library Card Signup Month Buca di Beppo, Wheeling Continental Restaurant, Buffalo Grove Culver’s, Buffalo Grove Dundee Hot Dogs, Wheeling Grande Jake’s Authentic Mexican Grill, Buffalo Grove Jiffy Lube, Wheeling Marco’s Pizza, Prospect Heights Original Bagel & Bialy, Buffalo Grove Outback Steakhouse, Mount Prospect Subway Sandwiches, Buffalo Grove Superdawg, Wheeling Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza, Wheeling

Kanopy: Movies and Documentaries for Film Lovers Now Available Members can now watch must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from awardwinning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films. Find out more at

About the cover: Our newsletter cover features the winning photo of our photo contest! Paul needed to do design research for work and decided to make the trip to the library a family affair with his daughter, Olivia, and wife, Karen. To them, the library is “an opportunity to explore worlds between aisles.” Photo credit: Karen Evangelista Wheeling, IL 3


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: October 2 & 16 and November 6 & 20

TIME 10-10:30 am

Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. NR

Wonderful Walkers Mondays: October 2 & 16 and November 6 & 20 Ages walkers-24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

Toddler Storytime

Mondays: October 9 & 23 and November 13 & 27 10-10:30 am Thursdays: October 12 & 26 and November 16 & 30

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

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

Mondays: October 9 & 23 and November 13 & 27 11-11:30 am Thursdays: October 12 & 26 and November 16 & 30

Noisy Time! Fridays: October 13 & 27 and November 10 & 24 Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

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

NEW! Night Owls Thursdays: October 5 & November 2

6:30-7:15 pm

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

Noisy Time: Halloween Tuesday, October 31, 10-11 am Lake-Cook Room Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Enjoy a spooktacular Halloween storytime, craft and game. Costumes encouraged but not necessary. Limit: 30. TR


10:45-11:15 am

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


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 much more.

Krafty Kids Wednesdays: October 4 & November 1, 4-5 pm Grades 1-5. Make a seasonal craft and explore your artistic side with a variety of supplies and techniques. At the November class, we will make a craft to donate to a children's organization in honor of Giving Tuesday. Limit: 20. TR STEM: Little Learners Friday, October 6, 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 Making Mondays Memorable Mondays: October 16 & November 20, 4-5 pm Grades K-3. Let's make Mondays special! Each month we will have a different theme and get creative together. Limit: 20. TR

Macaroni Soup With Miss Carole and Clarence! Saturday, October 21, 11 am-12 pm Lake-Cook Room All ages. Join us for Miss Carole and Clarence's performance of Macaroni Soup. Sing, dance and wiggle along to songs from Miss Carole's nine award-winning CDs and join in on a snowball freeze fight! Suggested for children ages 8 and younger. Limit: 160. TR See the Show! Become the Pro! With Juggler Jason Kollum Saturday, November 18, 11 am-12 pm Lake-Cook Room All ages. Join us for Jason Kollum's interactive juggling program fueled by comedy, audience participation and excitement. Families will be wowed by juggling and balance acts, and later become rock star circus artists themselves in an interactive workshop. Limit: 160. TR

Little Chefs Friday, October 20, 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 Spooky Scavenger Hunt Tuesday, October 24, 4-5 pm Grades 4-5. Join us for a fun scavenger hunt throughout the library. Teams will test their library knowledge and decoding skills to win fun prizes. Limit: 20. TR Family LEGO® Club Wednesday, October 25, 6-7:30 pm Lake Room 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 LEGO bricks. Limit: 40. TR

I Am Invited to a Party! Friday, October 27, 4:30-5:30 pm Grades K-2. Party like Elephant and Piggie! Stories, crafts and a delicious snack await our distinguished guests. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. TR Art Start Friday, November 3, 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 Pumpkin Party Tuesday, November 7, 10-10:45 am Lake-Cook Room Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Get festive this fall with a short storytime followed by pumpkin-themed crafts, games and a snack. Dress to get messy! Limit: 30. 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.


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

Discover Together Tuesday, November 14, 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 Beginner Robotics Wednesday, November 15, 4-5:30 pm or 6-7:30 pm Grades 3-5. Explore building and programming machines using Cubelets and Sphero SPRK+®. We'll explore, create and test different models. Please select one session. R LEGO® Club Wednesday, November 29, 6-7:30 pm Grades K-5. Bring your imagination and create something unique with LEGO bricks. Limit: 24. TR



Read-Along Book Club Tuesdays: October 17 & November 21, 4:15-5:15 pm Grades K & 1. Join us each month to read and discuss a book together, make a craft and enjoy a snack. No siblings or caregivers please. Limit: 20. TR Paperback Pals Book Club Tuesdays: October 10 & November 14, 4-5 pm Grades 2 & 3. Enjoy an interactive book discussion, games, activities and crafts. Register at the Kids Desk during the dates below and pick up your free book to keep. R October book pickup: September 12-October 3 November book pickup: October 10-November 7 Bookworms Club Mondays: October 2 & November 6, 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 October book pickup: September 11-25 November book pickup: October 2-30


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Middle Ground Grades 6-8 Turf War: Splatoon 2 Tournament Saturday, November 18, 10-11 am Grades 6-8. Gather your recruits for a fierce battle to see whose team can cover the most turf with ink in this Nintendo Switch tournament. Teams will consist of up to four players. Remember, the more teammates you have the faster you can lay down that ink! Snacks provided. Prizes awarded to the winners. R Crafternoon: Franken-Toys Wednesday, October 25, 4:30-5:30 pm Grades 6-8. Do you think you can dream up a spookier creation than Dr. Frankenstein? Show off your mad scientist side by making the creepiest Franken-Toy using discarded parts. All materials provided, but feel free to bring supplies from home. R




The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall Monday, October 9, 7-8 pm The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman Monday, December 11, 7-8 pm Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a dangerous journey to find it. 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 October 9-November 30. R


Shelley Pearsall Author Visit December 5, 2017 R = Registration required | NR = No registration

The Loft Grades 9-12 DIY Lab: Laser Cut Cork Boards Wednesday, October 18, 6-7:30 pm Grades 9-12. Join us for another DIY Lab creation. We’ll design custom cork boards on the computer, cut them out with a laser cutter and add fun decorations. R High School Volunteer Squad Mondays: October 30 & November 20, 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 DIY Lab: Sewing Machines 101 Thursday, November 16, 4-5 pm Grades 9-12. Learn all about the sewing machines available in The Launch Pad while learning basic sewing and machine threading skills. At the end of the program, you'll be certified to use the sewing machines in The Launch Pad for your own creative projects. R

High School Book Club Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Monday, November 6, 7-8 pm Grades 9-12. Join us for snacks and a discussion of Red Queen. In a world where those with red blood are ruled by the silverblooded elite, a girl with red blood and unexpected powers is pulled into the dangerous world of the Silver Palace. Register and pick up your free copy at the Adult Desk beginning September 15. R

Programs held in The Launch Pad.


The Branch

99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights

Family Craft Night Thursdays: October 19 & November 16, 6-7:30 pm Friday, October 20, 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 Framed Flowers Friday, October 27, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Create a reminder of warm summer months with this pressed flowers craft project. Limit: 15. TRB

DIY Cleaning Products Friday, October 6, 6-7 pm

Create a Thanksgiving Centerpiece Friday, November 10, 6-7:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Decorate painted glass bottles to spell out your cheerful holiday message. Limit: 15. TRB

Ages 12 and older. Mix several natural, DIY cleaning recipes and test them out to see which solutions are most effective. You’ll even get to take home a small spray bottle of your favorite cleaning solution. Limit: 15. TRB

EN ESPAÑOL @ The Branch Inglés para hispanohablantes viernes: 6, 13, 20, 27 de octubre, 4-5:30 pm Practicar su inglés con nosotros y otras personas en un ambiente no formal. Vamos a conversar de temas fáciles, leer algunos textos y aprender las frases de inglés. NR Introducción al correo electrónico sábado, 21 de octubre, 10-11:30 am Vamos aprender cómo usar el correo electrónico en pasos básicos. Puede mandar mensajes, cartas, fotos y más a otras personas. Si no tiene una dirección de correo electrónico, no hay problema, podemos ayudarle a obtenerla. R


Manualidad para el Día de los Muertos jueves, 2 de noviembre, 6-7:30 pm Todas las edades. Crear y decorar una muñeca y pintar calaveras para celebrar el Día de los Muertos. NR Lo que debes saber antes de comprar un carro sábado, 11 de noviembre, 10-11:30 am Usted aprenderá los recursos más importantes que tiene al alcance de sus manos usando el mundo de la internet. Esta presentación le proveerá de la información necesaria antes de comprar un carro, como negociarlo, lo que debe preguntar, lo que más le favorece a usted como consumidor y no al concesionario como vendedor, y muchas cosas más. NR

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 The Launch Pad Programs held in The Launch Pad.

Crochet & Knitting Club Mondays: October 2 & November 6 1-3 pm Have fun 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

Fairytale Wine Charms Friday, October 13, 6:30-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Create a custom set of wine charms with wire, beads and acrylic laser-cut pendants of symbols from fairytales and folklore. Package your set in an organza pouch with a gift tag. R

GarageBand Basics Saturday, October 7, 1-2:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Learn to record and play music using the GarageBand app, Apple's digital audio workstation. R

Uncorked: Wine Cork Crafts Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-8 pm Ages 18 and older. If you've been collecting wine corks, this is the program for you! Explore tools and tricks for using wine corks as craft materials here in The Launch Pad. We'll also make a mini wine cork board to take home! All materials provided. R

Costume Construction Meetup Monday, October 9, 6:30-8 pm Lake-Cook Room Ages 14 and older. Pack up your sewing machine, fabric and supplies, and join fellow enthusiasts to get a jump start on a Halloween costume. Work alongside others for inspiration and motivation. We will provide some additional decorative supplies, tools and two sewing machines, but please do your best to bring what you'll need. R

Moon Over Wheeling Thursday, October 26, 7-8:30 pm All ages. Volunteers from the Lake County Astronomical Society will bring sophisticated telescopes to allow the public to view the moon and other celestial objects. Visitors are welcome to view at any time during the scheduled hours, and stay as long as they want. Groups are welcome. In the case of inclement weather, alternative activities will be facilitated inside the library. NR Dragon Lockets Saturday, November 4, 1-3 pm Ages 14 and older. Let sleeping dragons lie ‌ in a locket around your neck! Be a mother or father of dragons by making clay models of dragons to put into a locket. R Light Up Your Holidays Friday, November 10, 6:30-8 pm Ages 14 and older. Learn about basic circuitry while creating your own light up holiday card or decoration using LEDs. R Door Decor: Winter Wonderland Monday, November 13, 6:30-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Make a beautiful snowy decoration to welcome visitors to your doorstep on blustery days. R GoT House Sigil Design Tuesday, November 21, 6:30-8 pm Ages 14 and older. Are you House Stark or House Targaryen? Put a new twist on Perler beading and make these Game of Thrones-inspired creations to declare your allegiance! R Hand Lettering Thursday, November 30, 6:30-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Learn the basics of hand lettering with brush pens to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind holiday greeting cards. 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.


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

Writer's Workshop Tuesdays: October 3 & November 7, 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 "People Will Say We're in Love": Songs of Rodgers, Hammerstein and Hart Friday, October 13, 2-3 pm Join singer Maureen Christine as she performs popular hits from Rodgers, Hammerstein and Hart. R Decades of Dress Thursday, October 19, 7-8:30 pm Vintage dress collector Ruth Thomas will model dresses from each decade of the 20th century while sharing a brief history of each dress showcased. R Mystery and Horror in the Golden Age of Radio Friday, October 20, 2-3:30 pm During the Golden Age of Radio, actors, directors and technicians used sounds that allowed listeners to conjure entertaining, and sometimes terrifying, "pictures.” This presentation uses sound clips from some of radio's most beloved mystery shows to illustrate radio's ability to create a theater of the mind. R


Great Decisions Discussion Group Fridays: October 27 & November 10, 10-11:30 am Exchange ideas about thoughtprovoking foreign policy issues facing America today at this informal, nonpartisan monthly discussion group led by Professor Gary Midkiff. Pick up a briefing book in advance in the holds area and read a chapter prior to each meeting. Please register for each month separately. R October: Chapter 4, South Arabia in Transition November: Chapter 5, US Foreign Policy and Petroleum Smoky the War Dog Friday, November 3, 2-3 pm Come hear the story of Smoky the War Dog, presented by Adrian Brigham. Abandoned in a fox hole in New Guinea during WWII, Smoky went on to become the inspiration for the creation of today's therapy dog programs. The program is a great tribute to our veterans, and even features a four pound Yorkie who comes along for the show. R

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Harp Duet Concert Sunday, November 5, 2-3 pm Join harpists Janelle Lake and Anhel Avila as they create an enchanting afternoon of music. R Veterans Day Celebration Saturday, November 11, 12-2:30 pm Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 W. Dundee Rd. All ages. Join us as we honor all veterans, their families and friends at this special celebration with keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Van Zanten, United States Army. Please note the new location for this year’s event. Hosted by Buffalo Grove Park District. R


Italy This October, take a tour through Italy at our library. Celebrate all Italy has to offer with a travelogue program through the Italian countryside, an Italian basics cooking class, Wine 101 and lots of wine bottle-themed craft nights. Saluti! Cooking With Chef Cherise: Classic Italian Wednesday, October 4, 7:30-8:30 pm Buon appetito! Chef Cherise shows us how easy it is to make pasta from scratch. Tasty bites and recipes will be shared for homemade linguine, spicy marinara sauce, chopped salad with red wine vinaigrette and Italian biscotti cookies. R Fairytale Wine Charms Friday, October 13, 6:30-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Create a set of custom wine charms with wire, beads and acrylic laser-cut pennants of symbols from fairytales and folklore. Package your set in an organza pouch with a gift tag. R All About Wine 101 Monday, October 16, 7-8:30 pm Ages 21 and older with photo ID with birth date. Join us for a presentation on all things wine led by a representative from Wheeling's own Lynfred Winery. An optional wine tasting will be included in the program. There will be a drawing for a gift certificate to the winery for one lucky winner. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

Uncorked: Wine Cork Crafts Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-8 pm Ages 18 and older. If you've been collecting wine corks, this is the program for you! Explore tools and tricks for using wine corks as craft materials here in The Launch Pad. We'll also make a mini wine cork board to take home. R Informed Afternoons: Travel to Southern Italy Monday, October 23, 1-2:30 pm Join avid European wanderer Ralph Danielsen on a journey to beautiful Southern Italy. From Adriatic fishing towns to the Amalfi Coast, animated Napoli to charming Capri, explore the colors and contrasts of this fascinating region. Coffee provided. R Create Space: Halloween Wine Glass Monday, October 30, 7-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Decorate your own spooky wine glass just in time for Halloween! All materials provided. R

Programs held in The Launch Pad.


Adult Mats for the Homeless Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 pm Volunteers from St. Edna Catholic Church will be here to train participants to make mats for the homeless. Extra plastic bags or a crochet hook size M or N are optional. R International Game Day & Puzzle Exchange Saturday, November 18, 2-4 pm All ages. Drop in and celebrate International Game Day with a variety of board games and a puzzle exchange. Bring your used but wellloved puzzles (no missing pieces, please) to trade with other puzzle enthusiasts. NR

Autumn Harvest Favorites Monday, November 27, 7-8:30 pm Chef Susan Maddox will show you how to infuse fall flavors in delicious, seasonal meals. She will make apple, pear and endive salad; autumn Normandy tart with lavenderinfused creme anglaise; and autumn pumpkin and squash. Food samples and recipes will be handed out. R How Corn Changed Itself and Then Changed Everything Else Tuesday, November 28, 7-8:30 pm Food historian Cynthia Clampitt explains the grain that expanded its influence from rescuing a few early settlers to creating the Midwest. Learn how and why corn transformed the heartland and helped create today's world. R

En Español Familias en Educación jueves, 5 de octubre, 6-7:30 pm En colaboración con la Universidad National Louis, se ofrecerá un taller para orientar las familias con la navegación del sistema educativo a nivel univeristario. Representantes de la Universidad National Louis platicarán sobre el proceso para aplicar a la universidad, tipos de ayuda financiera y otras opciones como becas para los estudiantes con DACA o sin DACA. Registración requerida.

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Informed Afternoons

Coffee will be provided.

Memories and the Power of Music Wednesday, October 11, 1-2:30 pm Join Sharona Javit to see how music instantly reignites memories. Enjoy compelling music, stories and characters from your core era, and participate in exercises to boost your mind, memory and creativity. R The Mysterious Life of Lee Harvey Oswald Wednesday, November 1, 1-2:30 pm In this fascinating multimedia presentation, historian Barry Bradford will use the actual documented record of Oswald's life to help build a clear picture of a muddied man. R Debbie Reynolds: America's Sweetheart Tuesday, November 14, 1-2 pm Explore Debby Reynolds’ road to stardom, complete with highlights of her personal and professional life. Presented by Susan Benjamin. R


Book Discussions


Appetizers provided. Pick up books one month before the discussion in the holds area.

Churchill Monday, October 2, 1-3 pm & Thursday, October 5, 6-8 pm On the eve of D-Day, Winston Churchill grapples with his fears that the invasion will be a disaster akin to the Battle of Gallipoli during WWI. With time running out, his military allies and his wife must persuade him to go ahead with the operation. Popcorn served. PG-13. R The Book of Henry Monday, November 6, 1-3 pm & Thursday, November 9, 6-8 pm Susan is a single mother of two young boys including one who has been discovered to be a genius. While she struggles to give him a normal childhood she realizes that not everything is as it seems. Popcorn served. PG-13. R

Create S•p•a•c•e Ages 18 and older.

Evening Book Discussion: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Monday, October 23, 7-8:30 pm RAM Restaurant and Brewery, 700 N. Milwaukee Ave. 11 people—10 privileged, one down-onhis-luck painter—depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. 16 minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. Amid trauma and chaos, a fragile relationship grows between the two remaining survivors, raising questions of fate, morality and the inextricable ties that bind us together. R Rise & Read Morning Book Discussion: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Tuesday, October 10, 10:30-11:30 am Behold the Dreamers is a story about marriage, immigration, class, race and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. R Rise & Read Morning Book Discussion: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Tuesday, November 14, 10:30-11:30 am A chance encounter between two people ends with the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. R

Beginner's Guide to the Art of Calligraphy Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:30 pm If you love beautifully written note cards, learn how to create them with this hands-on beginner lesson in calligraphy. Laura Knecht, one of Illinois' master calligraphers, will teach you how to apply the popular cursive style to envelopes, table cards, invitations and more. Participants will leave with their own calligraphy pen. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Thursday, November 16, 7-8:30 pm Make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece with guidance from Peggy Gavin of Gavin Gardens. Register in person at the Adult Desk. A nonrefundable supply fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Indian Trails Library) is due at the time of registration. R




Programs held in the Lake or Cook Rooms.

Genealogy Interest Group Tuesdays: October 17 & November 21, 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 Writing Your Family History Tuesday, October 24, 7-8:30 pm Genealogy lecturer Stephen Szabados will discuss how to transcribe your family history and make it come alive for future generations to enjoy. R Digging Up the Wheeling Cemetery Monday, November 6, 7-8:30 pm Who's buried in the cemetery on Dundee Road? Hear stories behind the names on the tombstones of military veterans and other Wheeling residents, with information acquired through the library's resources. R

The Invisible Wounds of War Monday, November 13, 10-11:30 am


Classes are in progress and run through December 8. The next ESL class and tutoring quarter begins January 8, 2018. Look for class dates and times in the December/January newsletter.


The ESL Lab provides ESL students with an introduction to the library’s ESL services, tutoring sign-in and independent online learning. Hours (Starting September 18) Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am-4 pm Tuesday & Thursday 2-8 pm Saturday & Sunday Closed Software and apps available on ESL Lab computers • Rosetta Stone • Duolingo • Mango Languages • Tutorials on Google, Facebook and YouTube

Our nation is losing veterans to suicide at an epidemic rate through moral injury, an "invisible wound of war” - at the root of many psychological issues facing our returning troops. Major General James Mukoyama, U.S. Army retired, and CEO of Military Outreach USA, will offer ways to help military personnel and their families cope with the visible and invisible wounds associated with military service. Presented by Wheeling Township. R


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ESL Tutoring Session September 18-December 8

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

Digital Connections Classes held in the Training Lab.

Introduction to Surfing the Web Tuesday, October 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 Intermediate Excel Tuesday, October 17, 10-11:30 am Learn to create charts and graphs and link data from multiple spreadsheets. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2010 needed. R Facebook Basics Wednesday, October 25, 7-8:30 pm Learn the ins and outs of Facebook like understanding your news feed, safety features and more. No Facebook account needed, but you may bring your login information. R

iPad Basics Tuesday, November 7, 10-11:30 am Learn to 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 a Q & A. R

App-tacular Tuesday, November 21, 10-11 am Do you want to learn about the apps on your new smartphone? Discover popular apps you can download for free for your new Android or iPhone. There will be time for a Q & A. R

Smartphone Buying Guide Wednesday, November 15, 7-8:30 pm In the market for a new smartphone? Learn the pros and cons of popular models and find out which one best matches your needs. R

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

Social Security: Maximize Your Benefits Wednesday, October 11, 7-8:30 pm Eric Rosenbloom and Wally Brown from GCG Financial will explain how Social Security benefits work and how to maximize your Social Security income. R Give Every Dollar a Job Wednesday, October 25, 7-8:30 pm Holly Bach, a licensed financial professional and SCORE presenter, will review several budgeting techniques and help business owners determine how much they should be paying themselves as they start their business. R

Accounting Information to Help Manage Your Business Wednesday, November 1, 7-8:30 pm Joel Shabsin, a retired CPA and SCORE presenter who specialized in small business tax, accounting and consulting issues for 42 years, will show you how to use accounting information to help manage your business. R

Creating Your Elevator Speech Thursday, November 30, 7-8:30 pm John Fisher, a nationally-recognized senior executive and SCORE presenter, will show you how to describe the value statement of your business at networking events and meetings and grab people's attention quickly. R

Beginner's Guide to Investing With Confidence Wednesday, November 8, 7-8:30 pm Training Lab Danielle Schultz, a Certified Financial Educator with Haven Financial Solutions, Inc., will guide you through setting investment goals and choosing the right investment plan to accomplish security and success. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration



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Indian Trails

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


ECRWSS Postal Customer

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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/video may be taken during events. BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

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

Eat at Portillo's and help the ITPLD Foundation Thursday, November 9, 5-8 pm

Portillo’s, 806 W. Dundee Rd., Arlington Heights, IL Mention the Indian Trails Library Foundation at checkout. The Indian Trails Library Foundation will earn 20% of sales.

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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.

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). The selection we’ll be reading 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 paintings.

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OBOC Event Open House Saturday, December 9, 10-11:30 am

LIBRARY AND BRANCH CLOSINGS Staff Training Thanksgiving Eve Thanksgiving

Friday, November 17 Wednesday, November 22 closing at 5 pm Thursday, November 23

Free copies of the book will available.* Stop by and enjoy classical musical and snacks. Programs and book discussions will be held in January and February, culminating with author Laurie Lico Albanese’s visit in February. *while supplies last

My Library Newsletter October/November 2017  

Indian Trails Public Library District

My Library Newsletter October/November 2017  

Indian Trails Public Library District