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Nov • Dec 2019

MY LIBRARY

NEW CATALOG arrives October 22. Visit itpld.org for more details.

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DIRECTOR’S COLUMN

COMMUNITY READ

2020

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ne Book One Community (OBOC) is an annual reading program that brings thousands of readers together from three of our north Chicago suburbs, to enjoy literature by encouraging them to read the same book at the same time. This program creates value for taxpayers as a result of our partnership with Cook Memorial and Vernon Area public libraries. Collectively, our three communities work together to maximize taxpayer resources within a broad suburban area that shares geographic borders. Our partnership has paid off in many ways and I am delighted to share that our library, along with Cook Memorial and Vernon Area libraries, will receive the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award recognizing the success of this program with our members. The award will be presented on October 22, during the 2019 Illinois Library Association’s Annual Conference. OBOC will soon enter its fourth year. Hundreds of copies of the selected book will be distributed into our community through giveaways and print, audiobook and e-book checkouts.

ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, December 15, 12-2 pm Stop by the library to celebrate this year’s One Book, One Community read, enjoy live entertainment by Laura from Tri-L-Co Music and pick up a copy of Circe, by Madeline Miller. Follow Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with a vengeful Olympian forces her to choose between living in the world of the gods or the mortals. Enjoy refreshments and register for OBOC programs. Free copies of the book will be distributed while supplies last. NR OBOC is a partnership with Vernon Area Library and Cook Memorial Library.

Join us on Sunday, December 15, for the launch of this year’s program featuring Circe by Madeline Miller. Our journey will continue into the new year as each library presents unique events that complement the theme presented in this year’s book. We look forward to seeing you at the open house and joining us to make the program a success again this year.

Brian D. Shepard, Executive Director 2019 OBOC author Jamie Ford with library staff.

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HIGHLIGHTS

CHICAGO SPORTS MEMORABILIA WITH JERRY RILES

OPENING GALA Tuesday, November 5, 7-8:30 pm Janet Hong, Project Manager for Exhibitions at the Field Museum in Chicago, kicks off our ITPLD cultural celebration, Our Stories, Our Neighborhood. She’ll discuss the cultural impact of collecting common objects today and the impact it has on our future. Meet our featured collectors, chat with your neighbors and enjoy refreshments. R

Exhibit: November 4–November 17 Open House: Tuesday, November 5, 4:30-6:30 pm Jerry, host and executive producer of The Rewind Sports: 60, has been collecting Chicago professional team memorabilia for over 25 years. In addition to the Chicago Bears items on display in the library, he will bring several other team items to his open house. NR

20TH CENTURY POP CULTURE WITH RON DAVIDSON Exhibit: November 18–December 1 Open House: Monday, November 25, 5-7 pm Ron has a passion for the 20th Century. Be it TV, movies, politics or toys, his collection started in his youth. He sees himself as a custodian of items from this time period in history. View Ron’s collection on display in the lobby and then visit him at his open house for even more. NR

U.S. CURRENCY WITH MARTIN REYES

PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY’S TREASURES Wednesday, December 11 7-8:30 pm

Lake-Cook Room Historian Tara Cajacob, continues our ITPLD cultural celebration, Our Stories, Our Neighborhood by discussing ways to preserve your family’s items and how to turn your family history into a family treasure through upcycling. R

Exhibit: December 2–December 15 Open House: Friday, December 6, 5-7 pm Martin is passionate about the history behind rare coins and US currency. His hobby of collecting started 13 years ago when he received his first $10 Gold Certificate while working in a restaurant. View some of his bills on display. Martin will bring rare gold coins and a $1000 bill to his open house. NR

SNOW GLOBES FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH CHRISTINE MELONE Exhibit: December 16–December 29 Open House: Wednesday, December 18, 5-7 pm Christine, a retired school administrator, has a passion for traveling. Her collection is a remembrance of the places she and her family have visited. NR

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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FOUNDATION

FUNDRAISING GIVEBACK EVENT Tuesday, November 12, 5-9 pm 1590 E Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove

Eat at Zupas and a portion of the proceeds goes to the library. Mention Indian Trails Library when you order. Bon appétit! Thank you to everyone who dined at July fundraiser. You raised $225! Our September fundraiser at

for our raised $266!

Update After being off for the summer, the Longest Table planning committee met September 25 to begin working on plans for next year’s event. The Longest Table is a non-partisan public event designed to bring our diverse community together over a shared meal to talk about aspirations for our community. The Foundation for the Indian Trails Library is proud to sponsor this event by raising funds to provide books on civic engagement to everyone who attends the event. We are honored to acknowledge a generous gift from the Rotary Club of Wheeling for The Longest Table. If you would like to know more about this community event, contact Susan Dennison, sdennison@itpld.org or 847.279.2222. You can also find information on the library website.

The Longest Table Partners Foundation for the Indian Trails Library Harper College Indian Trails Public Library Korean Cultural Center of Chicago Rotary Club of Wheeling School District 214 School District 21 Wheeling High School Wheeling Park District Village of Wheeling

Donate to your library when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Select Foundation for the Indian Trails Public Library as your organization of choice.

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STORYTIMES

STORYTIMES 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

Saturday, November 2

10–10:30 am

BABY TIME

Mondays: November 4 & 18 and December 2 &16

10–10:30 am

WONDERFUL WALKERS

Mondays: November 4 & 18 and December 2 &16

10:45–11:15 am

Friday, November 1 Mondays: November 11 and December 9 Thursdays: November 14 and December 12

10–10:30 am

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

Fridays: November 8 and December 6 & 20 Thursday, November 21

10–10:30 am or 10:45–11:15 am

BOOKS & BITES

Saturday, November 2

11 am–12 pm

Friday, November 1 Mondays: November 11 and December 9 Thursdays: November 14 and December 12

11–11:30 am

Thursday, December 19

6:30–7:15 pm

WIGGLERS, WALKERS & CRAWLERS Ages birth–24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR Ages walkers–24 months with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR

TODDLER STORYTIME

Ages 2 & 3 with a caregiver. Limit: 20. TR

NOISY TIME!

Ages 2–7 with a caregiver. Limit: 25. TR

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Ages 3–5 attending on own. Limit: 20. TR

NIGHT OWLS

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 the 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.

MINI MAKERS CLUB

T. REX TEA PARTY

PAINT LIKE THE MASTERS

Wednesdays: November 6 and December 4, 4-5 pm Grades 1-5. Explore a new topic of science, technology and arts and crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. TR

Tuesday, November 19, 4:30-5:30 pm Grades K-2. Celebrate Dinovember with crafts, games and dino-riffic snacks. Limit: 20. TR

Monday, December 16, 4-5 pm Grades 3-5. Learn about an artist’s life and paintings using various mediums to create your own masterpiece to take home. Each quarterly program will feature a new artist. Limit: 20. TR

STEM: LITTLE LEARNERS Friday, November 15, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Discover science, technology, engineering and math through stories, songs and experiments. Limit: 20. TR

GOT SCIENCE? Monday, November 18, 4-5 pm Grades 3-5. Explore science with peculiar polymers. Create your own slime and bouncy balls. Limit: 20. TR

SWEET TREATS Tuesday, December 10 Grades K-2, 4-5 pm Grades 3-5, 5:30-6:30 pm Bring your sweet tooth to build your own candy creation. We’ll use “no bake” methods with cookies, crackers, candy and other sweets. Limit: 20. TR

ART START Friday, December 13, 10-10:45 am or 11-11:45 am Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art in this storytime followed by a process oriented art project. Dress to get messy. Limit: 20. TR

HOMESCHOOL GAME DAY Friday, December 6, 1:30-2:30 pm All ages. Get to know other local home schoolers, have fun and make connections. Crafts and games available for families to play together. Limit: 25. TR

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FAMILY LEGO CLUB SPECIAL PRESENTER Friday, December 27, 2-3 pm Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Explore the creativity and excitement of building together. Duplos and regular-sized Legos available. This special edition of Lego Club will feature building tips and techniques with a member of ChiLUG. Limit: 40. TR

NOON YEAR’S EVE PARTY Tuesday, December 31, 11 am-12 pm Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Ring in the “Noon Year” with storytime followed by crafts, a winter snack and a countdown to noon. Limit: 60. TR


SUPER SATURDAY Exciting family-friendly performances for all ages every third Saturday of the month in the Lake-Cook Room.

SEE THE SHOW! BECOME THE PRO! INTERACTIVE FAMILY JUGGLING SHOW Saturday, November 16, 11am-12 pm All ages. Jason Kollum’s interactive juggling program is fueled by comedy, audience participation, action and excitement. Families will be wowed by juggling and balancing acts and later become the rock star circus artists themselves in an interactive workshop. Limit: 160. TR

FERMILAB’S MR. FREEZE CRYOGENICS SHOW Saturday, December 21, 11am-12 pm All ages. Suggested for ages 7 and older. Get ready for fun and exciting science demonstrations as Mr. Freeze uses liquid nitrogen to create spectacular and surprising effects. Learn about physics and find out how cryogenics is used at Fermilab. Limit: 160. TR

Youth

BO O K C LU BS

Register at the Kids Desk and pick up your free book to keep. Books provided by the Helen N. Morrow Trust.

BOOKWORMS CLUB Monday, November 4 or Thursday, November 7, 4-5 pm Grades 4 & 5. We’ll discuss great literature, enjoy a snack, make a craft and play a game. Book pick up: October 7-25.

PAPERBACK PALS BOOK CLUB Tuesday, November 12, 4-5 pm Grades 2 & 3. Interactive book discussion with snacks and fun activities. Book pick up: October 15-November 5.

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

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MIDDLE GROUND Grades 6-8

Middle School

THEATER THURSDAYS Thursdays: November 7 & December 5, 4 pm Watch a movie and snack on popcorn. Movies are rated G, PG or PG-13 and end times vary. NR

BOOK CLUB Discussion, Activities, Snacks.

NAILED IT/FAILED IT! CHALLENGE Wednesday, November 13, 4-5 pm Love browsing the internet and seeing all the crazy and amazing treats you can create? Let’s see if you nail it or fail it! R

Register and pick up your free copy at the Kids Desk. Books provided by the Helen N. Morrow Trust.

POSTED BY JOHN DAVID ANDERSON

COOKING 101: ONE MINUTE MICROWAVE COOKIE Friday, December 20, 4:30-5:30 pm Make your own snacks and treats with utensils and ingredients you find in most kitchens. Receive a recipe card case at your first Cooking 101 and a new recipe card at each program to recreate these treats on your own. Materials provided. R

Video chat with author

Monday, November 25, 7-8 pm In middle school, words aren’t just words, they can be weapons or gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. Sometimes they can change things forever. R Book pick up: through November 15.

CANDY ARCHITECTS Monday, December 23, 2-3:30 pm Work on your own candy creation, whether it’s a traditional house or something off the wall. Materials provided on a first come, first serve basis. NR

CROSSOVER Grades 6-12

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Tuesday, December 17, 7-8 pm Sample Japanese-inspired snacks, watch anime and make new friends. R

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EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA BY PABLO CARTAYA Monday, January 27, 2020, 7-8 pm Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for an epic fail? R Book pick up: November 25 - January 20 while supplies last.


HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9-12 3D AIR PLANT HOLDER

ESCAPE ROOM

Wednesday, November 13, 7-8:30 pm Design a custom 3D printed vase to hold an air plant. Air plant provided. Return at a later date to pick up the plant vase. Plant holder will not be printed the day of the program. No experience required. R

Monday, December 9, 7-8 pm Use clues and solve puzzles to find your way out of a locked room. R

PAINT BY NUMBER Thursday, December 12, 7-8:30 pm Paint by number, relax to music and enjoy refreshments. R

VOLUNTEER SQUAD Mondays: November 18 & December 16, 7-8 pm Earn volunteer credit for Harper Promise, National Honor Society or college scholarships. High School Volunteer Squad meets once a month to provide input on teen library services and work on volunteer projects. Earn one hour of credit for each meeting you attend. R

AFTER HOURS FINALS Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15, 5-8 pm Extended hours for high school students only. The library will remain open later to get you through your finals prep. A limited number of computers will be available for use. Please bring your own devices. Snacks provided. The library will close at 5 pm to the general public. NR

Register and pick up your free book through November 11 at the Adult Desk. Books provided by the Helen N. Morrow Trust.

THE VAULT OF DREAMERS BY CARAGH M. O’BRIEN Monday, November 11, 7-8 pm Students lives’ at the prestigious Forge School are televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show. When first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she soon discovers a ghastly secret and what happens when your dreams aren’t your own. Book pick up: through November 11.

Refreshments provided for each program.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

WELCOMING COMMITTEE BOOK CLUB Looking to diversify your perspectives with books you read? Peer into the spectrum of marginalized lives to explore topics related to each main character’s struggles, triumphs and experience. Book discussion led by library staff.

I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER BY ERIKA L. SÁNCHEZ Tuesday, December 3, 7-8 pm Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leads Julia’s family into the discovery of the sisters’ authentic personalities. R Book pick up: beginning October 2.

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THE LAUNCH PAD | MAKERSPACE Programs held in The Launch Pad unless otherwise noted. Ages vary.

LEARN TO CROCHET: 2 CLASS SERIES

PAPER QUILL CARDS

Sundays: November 3 and 17, 1:30-3:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Beginners learn how to crochet a granny square pattern that you can turn into a blanket. Materials provided. Must attend both classes in order to participate. No experience necessary. R

Wednesdays: November 6 or 20, 5-6:30 pm Grades 3-8. Paper quilling is the art of using rolled and shaped paper to make dimensional designs. Instructor Bhavya guides participants in the creation of a seasonal winter card. Limit: 12. TR

CROCHET & KNITTING CLUB

CRAFT-O-RAMA

Mondays: November 4 and December 2, 1-3 pm Tuesdays: November 19 and December 17, 6-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Knit and crochet with a group of experienced crafters. Bring your own supplies and projects to work on. R

PAPER QUILL PICTURE FRAMES Mondays: November 4 or 11, 6-8 pm Ages 10 and older. Learn the artistry of paper quilling and decorate a frame to hold your autumn memories. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

ALCOHOL INK TILES

Thursdays: November 7 and December 5, 6-8 pm Ages 12 and older. Bring your own project to work on and enjoy the company of other crafters in this creative session. There will be no instructional portion during the program. R

LEARN TO KNIT Friday, November 8, 6-8:30 pm Monday, November 18, 6-8:30 pm Ages 12 and older. This beginner level knitting program introduces participants to the basics of cast on, bind off, knit and purl. No experience necessary. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

Tuesday, November 5, 5-7 pm Saturday, November 16, 12-2 pm Ages 18 and older. Presenter Michelle Helm teaches you how to paint with alcohol ink on tiles. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

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CARVE OUT TOMORROW Thursday, November 14, 5-7 pm Friday, December 13, 5-7 pm Ages 14 and older. An instructor from Carve Out Tomorrow demonstrates how to cut and assemble a wooden project. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

Makerspace Tools of the Trade Software Basics

INTERMEDIATE CROCHET: AMIGURUMI SNOWMEN

Programs held in the Training Lab.

Tuesday, December 3, 7-8:30 pm Monday December 9, 7-8:30 pm Ages 12 and older. Crochet in 3D by making an amigurumi snowman. Experience with crocheting the chain, single crochet and double crochet stitches is required. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

INKSCAPE: CUT LINES Monday, November 11, 6:30-8 pm Ages 12 and older. Learn the basic functions of Inkscape, an open source illustration program. Create designs for the laser cutter and learn about cut lines versus engraving. Basic computer skills required. R

SILHOUETTE STUDIO BASICS GIFT WRAPPING GALA Wednesday, December 4, 6-8 pm Cook Room Ages 12 and older. Looking for a festive hideout to wrap gifts for family and friends? Bring your gifts and wrap them with paper and ribbons. Wrapping materials provided. R

Friday, November 15, 6:30-8 pm Ages 12 and older. Learn to use free software to create designs for vinyl, paper and more using the Silhouette Cameo machine. Bring your registered library card, as you will be earning your Silhouette Cameo certification to work independently following the class. Basic computer skills required. R

INTERMEDIATE KNIT: CABLES AND CIRCULARS

TINKERCAD BASICS

Friday, December 6, 6-8 pm Monday, December 16, 6-8 pm Ages 12 and older. If you know the basics of knitting, challenge yourself to reach the next level. Knowledge of casting on and off, knit and purl stitches required. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

Monday, December 2, 6:30-8 pm Ages 12 and older. Get started with TinkerCAD, a free 3D modeling program. We’ll walk you through the basics of building with this easy-to-use browser-based software. Learn the steps to submit your first 3D print to the library. Basic computer skills and a valid, non-school email address required. R

iMOVIE BASICS Thursday, December 19, 4-5 pm Friday, December 20, 6-7 pm Ages 12 and older. Calling all aspiring filmmakers. Learn to combine video clips, sound effects and text to create a movie you can share using the iMovie application. R

MUSIC JAM SESSION Saturday, November 30, 2-4 pm

Lake Room Ages 12 and older. Bring your musical instrument and participate in a jam session with other musicians. Come prepared to add your personal touch and be creative. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration | TR = Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis in The Launch Pad.

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

SONGS FROM THE STEEL RAILS Monday, November 25, 2-3 pm Award-winning balladeer Rick Pickren tells the story of America’s railroads through pop and folk songs on guitar and harmonica. R MOUNTAIN PASSES IN AMERICAN HISTORY Friday, November 8, 2-3 pm Barbara Gregorich presents on American history told through the story of six mountain passes that played a critical role in the nation’s growth. R

PUZZLE EXCHANGE Saturday, November 9, 11am-12 pm Bring your used, but well-loved puzzles (no missing pieces, please) to trade with other puzzle enthusiasts. Puzzles may be dropped off outside the Lake Room starting at 10 am. NR

ART AFTERNOON: AUTUMN LEAVES IN MIXED MEDIA Sunday, November 10, 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Create a fall canvas with colors of the season using acrylic paint, inks and collage. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

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WRITER’S WORKSHOP

CRAFT NIGHT: FELTED ROSE PIN

Tuesdays: November 12 and December 3, 6:30-8:45 pm Ages 18 and older. Share your work with others in a supportive atmosphere at this monthly community writers group led by author Ginnie Foley. R

Monday, December 9, 6-7 pm or 7:30-8:30 pm Ages 18 and older. Natasha Lehrer Lewis of Esther’s Place guides you in creating a rose out of wool. This technique uses wet felting to join fibers into a beautiful pin. Materials provided. Register for one session only. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. R

NOSTALGIA FOR HOME: A POETRY READING AND WORKSHOP Wednesday, November 13, 7-8:30 pm Local poet Ranjani Murali presents a reading of her poetry based on nostalgia for the sights, sounds and tastes of home. After the reading, Ranjani will lead a workshop where participants write their own poem modeled on a creative prompt. Refreshments served. R

2019 IN REVIEW & PREDICTIONS FOR 2020 Tuesday, December 17, 2-3:30 pm Barry Bradford recaps the top 10 news stories of 2019 and makes predictions for what will top the news in 2020. He’ll also pay tribute to the important people we lost in 2019. R

ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE Sunday, December 15, 12-2 pm Stop by the library to celebrate this year’s One Book, One Community read and pick up a copy of Circe, by Madeline Miller. See page 2 for details.

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MOVIES

PUZZLE (2018)

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Monday, December 23, 2-3 pm Martina Mathisen brings The Night Before Christmas to life sharing fascinating stories about American Christmas traditions, such as kissing under the mistletoe, decorating with poinsettias and more. R

Monday, November 4, 1-3 pm and Thursday, November 7, 6-8 pm Agnes has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys but being very good at it. Rated R.

LEGAL CORNER POWER OF ATTORNEY EDUCATIONAL SESSION Monday, November 4, 7-8:30 pm Attorneys from the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic discuss everything you need to know regarding Power of Attorney (POA) for health, property and living wills. R

POWER OF ATTORNEY CLINIC

ROCKETMAN (2019)

Thursday, November 14, 4-6 pm Meet with an attorney for a one-on-one appointment to create your own Power of Attorney (POA) documents for health, property and living wills. Notary services will be available to formalize your POA documents. Register through the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. Call 847.737.4042 to schedule your appointment. An income level screening will be required. R

Monday, December 2, 1-3 pm and Thursday, December 5, 6-8 pm Set to Elton John’s most beloved songs, this film follows the singer’s fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. Rated R. Registration required. Popcorn served.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION Monday, November 11, 12:15-2:30 pm

Community Arts Center 225 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove All ages. Honor veterans and their families and friends. VFW Post 981 will present and remove the Colors and pay tribute by presenting the flag for each branch of service. Free lunch served from 12:15-1:15pm. Program at 1:30 pm. NR

GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION GROUP Exchange ideas about foreign policy issues facing America today in this informal, nonpartisan discussion. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions 2019 Briefing Book at the Adult Services Desk and read the corresponding chapter prior to each meeting. Discussion led by Professor Gary Midkiff. Register for each month separately. R Friday, November 15, 10-11:30 am Chapter 8: State of the State Department and Diplomacy During the Trump Administration Friday, December 27, 10-11:30 am Foreign Policy Roundtable (NO CHAPTER) This month, Professor Gary Midkiff will lead us in a discussion of important topics not covered in the Great Decisions 2019 Briefing Book. Please provide an email address when registering to receive updates on the topics and reading materials that will be discussed.

Civic Spotlight is a monthly series aimed at engaging our members around issues that impact society, from local to global, through educational lectures, film screenings and community conversations.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

FILM SCREENING: DARK MONEY

Tuesday, November 19, 7-8:30 pm Society is constantly evolving but how does change actually happen? Join this facilitated conversation to connect with your neighbors and discuss different ideas about how people change the world. R

Thursday, December 19, 6-8:30 pm This documentary examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials, exposing the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Directed/produced by Kimberly Reed and produced by Katy Chevigny. Rated NR. A brief discussion will follow the film. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. R

Refreshments provided.

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BOOK Discussions Book pickup at the Adult Services Desk.

RISE & READ MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING BY DELIA OWENS Tuesday, November 12 or Thursday, November 14, 10:30-11:30 am A wild child’s isolated dirt-poor upbringing in a southern coastal wilderness fails to shield her from heartbreak or an accusation of murder. Register and pick up books beginning October 15. Register for one session only. R

THE IMMORTALISTS BY CHLOE BENJAMIN Tuesday, December 10 or Thursday, December 12, 10:30-11:30 am It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side and word has spread of the arrival of a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. Four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness sneak out to hear their fortunes. Register and pick up books beginning November 12. Register for one session only. R

READ & BE WELL EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION BRAVE, NOT PERFECT BY RESHMA SAUJANI Wednesday, December 18, 7-8 pm Join us for conversations focusing on self-care and overall wellness. We will explore the author’s assertion that we must embrace imperfection and bravery in order to experience greater joy and satisfaction. Register and pick up books beginning October 15. R

BYO[BOOK] DISCUSSION Monday, November 18, 7-8 pm Ages 18 and older. Share what you’ve been reading and get recommendations from library staff about what to read next. One lucky participant will win a free book. R

Refreshments provided.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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BUSINESS & CAREER Programs held in the Lake or Cook Rooms unless otherwise noted.

SCORE BUSINESS MENTORING

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

Wednesdays: November 6 and December 4, 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm and 8-9 pm SCORE offers the nation’s largest network of free expert business mentors. Improve your business skills by booking a one-hour appointment with a SCORE mentor. Registration is required through SCORE and appointments are held at the library. To book your appointment visit: core.score.org/mentoring/request.

Tuesday, December 10, 7-8:30 pm Arnie Goldberg, a SCORE volunteer, explains the steps for writing an actionable and measurable business plan. Content covers the tools necessary to construct and measure the results. R

RESUME REVIEW APPOINTMENTS Fridays: November 8 & 22 and December 6, 12-1 pm Wednesdays: November 13 and December 11, 2-3 pm, 4-5 pm and 5-6 pm Kickstart your career by signing up for a one-hour resume review with a career specialist. R

INCREASE CASH FLOW AND DEBT MANAGEMENT Thursday, December 12, 7-8:30 pm Where did my money go? How can I increase my cash flow and manage my debt? How can I reduce my monthly expenses and increase my discretionary income? Get these and other questions answered in this informative workshop. R

JOB SEARCH 101 Monday, November 11, 7-8:30 pm

Presenter Eugene Flynn, from the Community Career Center, guides you through changes in the job search process as well as what makes for a highly effective search. Whether you are seeking your first full-time position or seeking a new job in a 30 year career, you’ll need to consider electronic resumes, intensive networking, social media and interview skills. R

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DIGITAL CONNECTIONS Classes held in the Training Lab.

TECH DROP-IN Tuesdays: November 5 & 19; Monday, December 16, 10-11:30 am Have a basic question about your device? Thinking of trying Cloud Library, Hoopla, or another library app and want to talk to an expert? Stop by and chat with staff about these topics and more. NR

INTERMEDIATE EXCEL Wednesday, November 6, 7-8:30 pm Create charts and graphs using Sparklines and Goal Seek functions. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel required. R

Makerspace Tools of the Trade Software Basics We offer software training classes that support the maker in you. See page 11 for information on free software platforms.

ADVANCED EXCEL Wednesday, November 20, 7-8:30 pm Learn to use conditional formatting, create an invoice and Pivot Table features. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel required. R

SMARTPHONE BUYING GUIDE Wednesday, December 4, 7-8:30 pm In the market for a new smartphone? Find out about the latest and greatest in device technology. R

CHOOSING A COMPUTER Wednesday, December 11, 7-8:30 pm Learn about Macs, PCs and Chromebooks to find out what’s best for you. R

R = Registration required | NR = No registration

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ESL Classes held in the Training Lab.

SPRING QUARTER

March 30-June 12, 2020

WINTER QUARTER

January 6–March 2020 REGISTRATION ESL registration is by ticket only on the first day of the class and is first-come, first-served. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the first class of each level. Limit: 24. Students must attend all classes in the 11 week quarter. No registration after week three except conversation class.

BEGINNING ESL September 16-December 6 Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 am-12 pm Learn basic words to describe family, home, food and other simple phrases. Limit: 24. TR

NO CLASSES OR TUTORS ESL LAB CLOSED Staff Institute Day Thanksgiving Week Holiday Week

Friday, November 22 November 25-29 December 23, 2019January 3, 2020

ESL Lab Hours

Monday • Wednesday • Friday 10 am-4 pm Tuesday • Thursday 2-8 pm Saturday • Sunday Closed

INTERMEDIATE ESL

ADVANCED ESL

Daytime Session: September 16-December 4 Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm Evening Session: September 17-December 5 Tuesdays and 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

September 17-December 5 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2:30 pm Learn 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 September 20-December 6 Fridays, 1-2:30 pm Practice English conversation and learn new words, idioms and common expressions. Limit: 24. TR

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

MANUALIDAD PARA EL DÍA DE MUERTOS

SEW WITH US: ZIPPER POUCH PROJECT

Viernes 1 de noviembre, 6-7:30 pm Todas las edades. Vengan a pintar piedras como calaveras para celebrar el Día de Muertos y disfrutar chocolate caliente con pan de muerto. Registración no requerida.

Thursday, November 14 and Friday November 15, 5-7 pm Ages 12 and older. Make a pouch for your smaller items and sew in a zipper using a Janome Magnolia sewing machine. Materials provided. One project per household/family. Register for one session only. R

Friday, November 1, 6-7:30 pm All ages. Celebrate the Mexican tradition of The Day of the Dead by painting stones to look like skulls and enjoy hot chocolate and traditional bread (pan de muerto). NR

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT

HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING Friday, December 20, 6-7:30 pm All Ages. Decorate holiday cookies with icing and sprinkles. Materials provided. NR

Thursdays: November 7 and December 12, 6-7:30 pm Fridays: November 8 and December 13, 6-7:30 pm All ages. Create unique seasonal and theme-based projects. Same project is offered on Thursday and Friday of the same month. NR

CITA UNO A UNO

EN LA SUCURSAL

Ofrecemos asistencia individual en español en computación, tecnología, conceptos básicos del uso de la máquina de coser y mucho más. Venga a la sucursal durante horario regular o haga una cita: 847.459.4101 o branch@indiantrailslibrary.org.

Piñatas made at The Branch

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

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MAIN LIBRARY

355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090 Phone: 847.459.4100 www.itpld.org

355 Schoenbeck Rd.,Wheeling IL 60090

HOURS M–F Sat. Sun.

9 am–9 pm 9 am–5 pm 12–5 pm

ECRWSS Postal Customer

LIBRARY BRANCH

99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights, IL 60070 Phone: 847.459.4101

BRANCH HOURS M–F Sat. Sun.

1–8 pm 10 am–3 pm Closed

Photos/video may be taken during events.

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

President: Vice President: Treasurer: Secretary:

Louise Barnett Henry Hackney Jr. Bruce D. Matthews Jamie Bulger Vicki Baba John Chu Don Roalkvam

Used Book Sale

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sunday, January 12, 2020 12-3 pm

Brian D. Shepard

The Indian Trails Public Library District Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 9 am-4:30 pm

Fiction and nonfiction books for all ages. Sunday: Fill a bag of books for only $5. Cash or checks only. Free admittance.

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STAY IN THE KNOW

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS Online: Click Events at www.itpld.org

Text ITPLD to 22828 to sign up for our monthly e-news.

In person: Stop by any service desk

LIBRARY & BRANCH CLOSINGS

By phone: 847.459.4100 Select option 1

Staff Institute Day Friday, November 22 Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 27, closing at 5 pm through Thursday, November 28 Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25 New Year’s Eve Tuesday, December 31, closing at 1 pm New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Registration opens October 15

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