May-June 2018 at Lincolnwood Library

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News and information about your library’s services, programs, and resources | Vol 15, No. 3 | May & June 2018

Early Learning Have you discovered our storytimes? Reading to children from birth sets them up for a lifetime of success.


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summer reading

What I value most about the library is... It built my foundation as a reader and a thinker growing up. I went to story time and engaged regularly with my family. Now I’m a college graduate and aspiring physician! I am so grateful.


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Food • Friends • Fun LincolnwoOd library parking Lot

Friday, June 1 • 6:30-8:30pm

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Su Reynders Library Director

Survey says...

Strategic Plan Survey Highlights

In January 2018 the library kicked off a new strategic planning process, and we asked everyone in the Lincolnwood community for input. The new plan will begin on July 1, 2018, and you can check our progress at > About > Mission. While we’re waiting for the plan to officially start, I thought I’d share some of the feedback we received on our survey. The survey was mailed out to all Lincolnwood households, and it was also available online and at the library. We received over 700 responses, which is approximately 15% of residential households in Lincolnwood. Thank you to everyone who participated. We put one amusing question in the survey, asking how residents would feel about having a library cat. We’re not seriously considering it, but all of the staff love pets, so we thought it would be fun to see what people said. The question of the Great Cat Debate was the most polarizing question on the survey, with people expressing their everlasting love for cats, or detailing their horrible allergies. We’re not getting a cat, but now we know how you feel!

Library usage I use the Lincolnwood library... i use the lincolnwood library… daily daily


weekly weekly


monthly monthly occasionally occasionally rarely/never rarely/never

159 142 42

Join us as we embark on a journey filled with fantasy, adventure, and fun. Where will reading take you?

The great cat debate I love friendly library cats

164 Votes

I’m allergic 21 we’re all Votes going to die

Overall opinion of the library (681 responses) = love it (355) = like it (264) = no opinion (17) = it’s okay (38) = needs work (7)

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Summer Reading is all new this year! Log your reading and activities online to earn points. We’ve planned events, prize drawings, and surprises all summer long.

Why is summer reading important?

Reading as few as six books over the summer can help school-aged children avoid summer learning loss and help adults maintain language, comprehension, and literacy skills.

Learn more and sign-up beginning May 15 at We’re here to help, so stop by with questions about getting your account set up or logging reading and activities. Whether you’re reading on a sunny beach or listening to an audiobook on a road trip, you can stay connected to the library’s summer reading program. Have a mobile device? Download the Beanstack app in your app store after signing up online.

log your reading

complete challenges

earn points

enjoy your summer

It’s that simple!

Bored? Game! Board Game Day Grades 3–8 Tue, May 1 | 3:30–5pm Discover amazing new games from the library’s collection, such as Once Upon a Time and Bears vs. Babies or play some kid favorites like Adorable Pandaring, Fluxx, or Suspend. Junior Justice League Community Service Club Grades 3–8 Tue, May 8 & 22, Jun 5 & 19 | 4–5pm Enact and create change to improve your community—the people, the animals, the environment—with service learning projects. DIY Journal & “Bullet Journaling” Class Grades 3–8 Fri, May 11 | 3:30–5pm Discover tools and ideas to get started on your own journal. All materials provided, but your own supplies are welcome.







SAT Mock Exam With Sylvan Learning Center Grades 8–12 Sat, May 12 | 9:30am–1pm Prepare for the June 2 SAT with a free practice exam proctored by Sylvan Learning Center; receive results and feedback via appointment with Sylvan in Skokie. Pet Care & Business 101 Grades 5–12 Tue, May 15 | 4–5pm Learn from a local pet professional all about creating a pet care business or lending a helping paw with your own pets. Crafternoon! Grades K–3 Fri, May 18 | 3:30–4:30pm Celebrate before the Lincoln Hall Musical opening night. Be our guest, and get your Gaston craft on. There’s no craft in town half as crafty! Monster of the Week RPG Grades 6–9 Tue, May 29 | 3:30–5pm | Session 1 Tue, Jun 26 | 3:30–5pm | Session 2 In these first two sessions, learn about the role-playing game Monster of the Week, create your character, and prepare to enter the monstrous and delightful world of roleplaying games. Plan to attend both sessions, and plan for future sessions on the 4th Tuesday of every month..

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EARLY LEARNING *Each class ends with a half-hour of play and social time

instagram @Lincolnwoodlibrary Slime Science STEAM Workshop Grades 3–8 Fri, May 25 & Jun 8 | 3:30–4:30pm or 4:30–5:30pm Solid, liquid, in-between—it doesn’t matter when you’re making slime! Be ready to get messy as you learn some slimy science.


Lincolnwood’s Got Talent Karaoke Grades K–8 Thu, Jun 7 | 3:30–5pm School’s out for Summer! Back by popular demand, DJ Bob B is here to celebrate the last day of the school year with rhythm and style.

Star Wars Day! Crafts, Puppets, & Games All Ages Fri, May 4 | 12–5pm It’s early dismissal at SD-74! Stop by the library to celebrate Star Wars Day with crafts, puppets, trivia, and games. Local puppet expert Stephanie Lupu will guide you through creating a few Star Wars characters of your own, and discuss the puppetry used in the original trilogy.

Movie Making STEAM Workshop Entering grades 3–8 in fall 2018 Wednesdays starting Jun 20 | 3:30–5pm Develop a brief movie masterpiece in this ongoing Wednesday Workshop. Bring your own recording device like a phone, tablet, or camera.

Star Wars Day! Lightsaber Training Grades 5–8 Fri, May 4 | 2:15–3:15pm or 3–4pm Make your own soft lightsaber, and learn some Jedi techniques. Practice your lightsaber skills with training from the Midwest Fencing Club.

Marble Run Mania STEAM Workshop Fri, Jun 22 | 4–5pm | Entering grades 3–6 in fall 2018 Fri, Jun 29 | 3:30–5pm | Entering grades K–3 with caregiver Run, marbles, run! Using creativity and ingenuity mixed with physics, velocity, and kinetic energy, work together to create an epic maze or downhill path for a marble to zip through. Interactive Mystery with The Mystery Shop Entering grades 3–8 in fall 2018 Sun, Jun 24 | 2–3pm The Mystery Shop presents a short play that outlines “the case.” Audience members then work in teams to solve the mystery—from decoding messages to solving riddles and puzzles.

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register. Non-residents: call or stop by for registration information.

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Drop-in. Everyone is welcome to attend, but supplies and space may be limited.

Free Comic Book Day & Superhero Face Painting All Ages Sat, May 5 | 12–2pm Pick up a free comic book provided by Pastimes Comics & Games and lose your secret identity with superhero face paint! Hidden Star Wars All Ages Sat, May 5 | 2–3:30pm Experience Star Wars like never before with this thrilling insider’s peek at one of the most treasured film series in the galaxy! Children under 8 must be with a caregiver, but fans of all ages will enjoy this presentation.

Weekday Storytimes

Saturday Storytimes

Story Seeds Baby Storytime* Ages birth–crawling with caregiver Mondays | 10–11am Engage your baby’s senses through the sounds and rhythms of language with stories and music in this lapsit storytime.

Sensory Storytime* Get the Wiggles Out! Ages 3–8 years with caregiver Sat, May 5 & Jun 2 | 10–11am Relax, stretch out, and add some calm to your Saturday in this interactive and sensory-aware storytime featuring various forms of movement, dance, and play.

Little Buds Toddler Storytime* Ages first steps–2 years with caregiver Mondays | 11:30am–12:30pm Fridays | 10–11am (no storytime May 11) Nurture your walking toddler’s love of books and encourage them to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words in this interactive storytime. Preschool Petals Storytime* Ages 3–5 years with caregiver Tuesdays | 10–11am Thursdays | 1–2pm New Session! Develop literacy and social skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading with this preschool storytime. Everybody Move! Ages 6 mo–3 years with caregiver Thursdays, May 3–Jun 14 | 10–11am Dance, play, and sing with Celeste in this special 7-week series program. OFFSITE: Storytime at the Pool All ages Tuesdays, Jun 12–Aug 7 | 1:50–2pm Safety break at the pool means storytime for you! Pool admission required.



Registration for all youth and teen events opens at 9am on Sun, Apr 15 unless otherwise noted.

Donuts with Dads* Family Storytime Ages birth–5 years with caregiver Sat, May 19 & Jun 16 | 10–11:30am Let mom sleep in, and join us for a fun storytime followed by coffee, juice, and donuts. OFFSITE: Storytime at Lincolnwood Town Center Ages 3–5 with caregiver Sat, May 12 & Jun 9 | 2–3pm Take a break from your shopping trip to help your little one develop literacy and social skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading with this special storytime.

FAMILY FILMS Visit our website for film descriptions. Paddington 2 Sat, May 26 | 1–3pm Rated PG, 1hr 44 mins Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Sat, Jun 23 | 1–3pm Rated PG, 1 hr 29 mins

Log the books you and your little ones share as you prepare for reading success by working to the goal of 1,000 books before kindergarten. Visit the library to sign up today!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Become a Lincolnwood Wise Owl!

Registration required without a Lincolnwood Library card. Registrants do not need a Lincolnwood Library card to attend. Please visit, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register.

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Registration for all adult events opens at 9am on Sun, Apr 15 unless otherwise noted.

TECHNOLOGY General Topics

Technology for Parents Sat, Jun 2 | 2–4pm Managing your own digital life can be difficult. Discuss topics including online safety, recommended apps, devices, and programs for the whole family. Twitter 101 Sun, Jun 3 | 2–4pm Learn how the social media platform Twitter can help you to stay up-to-date with news, businesses, celebrities, and friends. Selling Online Wed, Jun 27 | 6:30–8:30pm Explore websites like Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy, and learn how to sell items online.

Getting Started

Using Android Sat, May 12 | 2–4pm Learn the basics of your Android phone or tablet, including downloading apps and adjusting settings.

Meet the Mouse Tue, May 15 | 1–3pm Learn mouse basics like the difference between left-click and right-click, and discover more as you begin using a computer.

Using Google

Google Photos Sat, May 19 | 2–4pm Learn how to backup, share, edit, and more with your phone or tablet photos. Google Sheets Wed, Jun 6 | 6:30–8:30pm Learn how to use Google Sheets, the free spreadsheet software alternative to Microsoft Excel. Google Docs Sat, June 16 | 2–4pm Dive into Google’s free word processing software and alternative to Microsoft Word. Google Sites Sat, Jun 23 | 2–4pm Create a free website using Google Sites.

Do It in the DML

iMovie for Beginners Mon, May 21 | 2–3:30pm Make your videos stand out with easy to learn techniques. Intro to Adobe Photoshop Mon, Jun 4 | 7–8:30 Examine the basics of navigating Adobe Photoshop, the world’s leading photo editing software.

Computer Basics Let’s Get Digital! Tue, May 22 | 1–3pm Tue, Jun 12 | 2–3:30pm Explore basic computer concepts and the Discover how to convert 35mm slides, Windows 7 operating system. photos, VHS tapes, and vinyl records from analog to digital formats. Internet Basics Tue, May 29 | 1–3pm Microsoft Office Discuss the uses of the internet, learn Intro to PowerPoint basic concepts, practice using web Wed, May 23 | 6:30–8:30 browsers, and perform simple searches. Learn how to create simple but unique Gmail Basics Tue, Jun 26 | 1–3pm Sign up and learn the basics of using a Google email account including sending, viewing, and replying to emails.

presentations using Microsoft’s slideshow software. Track your Expenses in Excel Wed, Jun 13 | 6:30–8:30pm Use advanced Excel features like pivot tables to create a spreadsheet to track your budget.

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register. Non-residents: call or stop by for registration information.

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FRIDAY FILMS Visit our website for film descriptions.

The Shape of Water Fri, May 18 | 1–3pm Meet co-author Daniel R, 1 hr 59 mins Kraus on May 2! Details on the back cover.

The Greatest Showman Fri, May 25 | 1–3pm PG, 1 hr 45 mins


Chicago Diamond Trio Sun, Jun 10 | 2–3:30pm A diverse, award-winning trio presents a dazzling performance of your favorite jazz and swing music. All ages are welcome.

Wonder Fri, Jun 1 | 1–3pm PG, 1 hr 53 mins Phantom Thread Fri, Jun 8 | 1–3:15pm R, 2 hr 10 mins Film Screening & Discussion: The Post Fri, Jun 15 | 1–3:30pm Discussion to follow. PG-13, 1 hr 48 mins Darkest Hour Fri, Jun 22 | 1–3:15pm PG-13, 2 hr 5 mins Marshall Fri, Jun 29 | 1–3pm PG-13, 1 hr 58 mins

SENIORS Medicare 101 Wed, May 16 | 7–8:30pm Medicare can be confusing. With help from Medicare Solutions Network, discuss plans, coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead. Senior Resource Specialist Thu, May 24 & Jun 28 | 10:30am–12pm A representative from CJE SeniorLife is available for drop-in help with government benefits, health care, and social security. Aging at Home Thu, Jun 21 | 1–2pm Continue living a full life in the home of your choice. Knowing what resources are available is an important part of planning for the future. Drop-in. Everyone is welcome to attend, but supplies and space may be limited.


LIBRARY LECTURES How to Pay for College without Going Broke Wed, May 9 | 7–8:30pm Discover financial and academic strategies to reduce college costs while finding the best-fit college for your child. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend. The Astonishing Beauty and Wisdom of Wildflowers Sun, May 20 | 2–3:30pm Glenn Adelson, the Itinerant Botanist and Director of Environmental Studies at Lake Forest College presents his high-definition photos of magnificent specimens from around the world and discusses their inspirational and scientific contributions. Silent Clowns: Chaplin, Keaton, & Lloyd Wed, Jun 20 | 7–8pm Go behind the scenes of classic Hollywood history with a film historian! Discover the stories and careers of three comedians crucial to the slapstick genre: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd.

CRAFTING Knitting Circle Wednesdays | 11am–12:30pm Share tips, show off your work, or learn how to knit or crochet with needle art enthusiasts. Bring your own knitting supplies, or use the library’s limited supply. Plant Nite: After Hours Event! Fri, Jun 15 | 7–8:30pm Learn about succulents, flower arranging and easy gardening while enjoying a glass of wine! Design and build your own rose bowl terrarium at this special after-hours event. All plants and supplies provided. Space is limited. Lincolnwood Resident Adults 21+ only.

Adult Book Discussions Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Mon, May 14 | 11am–12pm Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, Lincoln in the Bardo is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Celine by Peter Heller Mon, Jun 11 | 11am–12pm From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, comes a masterful novel of suspense–the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families while trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

Books in the Woods Pick up your copy at the Information Services Desk. Supplies are limited. Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick Mon, May 14 | 7–8:30pm Strange, funny, and powerful. The stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating Philip K. Dick’s boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.

Registration required without a Lincolnwood Library card. Registrants do not need a Lincolnwood Library card to attend. Please visit, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register.

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Upcoming Closings Fri, May 11 | Library opens at 2pm Sun, May 27 & Mon, May 28 | Memorial Day Parking Lot Closure Due to a resurfacing project, the library’s parking lot will be closed on April 30-May 1 (weather permitting). The library will still be open, so please still stop by! Board of Trustees Kendra L. Beard | President Christopher M. Martel | Vice President Linda Poulsom | Secretary James E. Berger | Treasurer Reuben George Bertha Gimbel Pamela Stavinoga

Newsletter Design Katharine Andrew

Author Visit with

Daniel Kraus Wed, May 2 signing 7-8pm book until 8:30pm Daniel Kraus, co-author of the New York Times bestselling companion novel to Best Picture film The Shape of Water (with Guillermo Del Toro), visits the library for an interview, reading, Q&A, and book signing.

About Our Events All of our events and programs may be photographed or recorded for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you prefer not to be photographed or recorded. We will never use your name without written consent. Please visit for program changes and updates. So we can be best prepared to assist with your needs, please contact the library at least 5 days prior to a program if you require special accommodation.

Join members of the community in a conversation with 9th District Representative US Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.

Mon, Jun 18 6:30-8pm

co-sponsored by

photo provided by Jan Schakowsky

Library Administration Su Reynders | Director | (224) 233-1845 Vandana Sehgal | Head of Access Services | (224) 233-1864 Jenn Hunt | Head of Information Services | (224) 233-1857 Emily Fardoux | Head of Youth & Teen Services | (224) 233-1860 Amy Prochot | Head of Operations | (224) 233-1865 Chris Renkosiak | Head of Marketing | (224) 233-1854

Fireside chat with Jan Schakowsky

Registration required without a Lincolnwood Library card. Registrants do not need a Lincolnwood Library card to attend. Please visit, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register.

Drop-in. Everyone is welcome to attend, but supplies and space may be limited.