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News and information about your library’s services, programs, and resources | Vol 15, No. 1 | January and February 2018

Navigating the Digital World Book a one-on-one session with a librarian for help on basic technology topics. Details on page 6.


LIBRARY NEWS There are several ways you can participate; choose what fits best for you: Complete a short (10-minute) online survey at lincolnwoodlibrary.org. Everyone in the household is welcome to fill out the survey. Or fill out the same short survey on paper. You’ll be receiving a survey in the mail, or stop in at the library to pick one up.

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Attend one of two “community conversation” sessions on Sat, Jan 20 at 2pm or Mon, Jan 29 at 7pm. Cookies and coffee will be served.

our voice counts! Help us shape your library’s future by participating in our strategic planning process in January 2018. It’s important for us to hear directly from Lincolnwood residents about what you would love to see in your library, and how to improve our materials, services, and events.

Help shape the future of your

LIBRARY by joining us for a

Community

Strategic plans help the library set priorities while focusing energy and resources on the services, collections, and other offerings that our community wants most. Your input will help create the plan for the next three years of your library’s future.

Your s t n u o C

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Sat, Jan 20 at 2pm Mon, Jan 29 at 7pm

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COMING TOGETHER

NEWS

Lincolnwood Library renovation receives national attention

IN SKOKIE AND NILES TOWNSHIP 2018: CELEBRATING MUSLIM-AMERICAN CULTURES Coming Together 2018 Opening Ceremony Sun, Jan 28 | 12–2:30pm Niles West High School Auditorium Free and open to the public Join us for this exciting Opening Ceremony. There will be art, calligraphy, and henna demonstrations, refreshments, and various exciting performances. Emcee: NBC’s Ash-har Quraishi. Film and Discussion: Arranged Sun, Feb 18 | 2–4pm Over the course of a year, two friends, one Muslim and one Jewish, learn they share much in common—not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages. A discussion will follow the screening. Co-sponsored by the Lincolnwood Multicultural Task Force. Film not rated, 90 mins

Lincolnwood Library was featured in Library Journal’s December 2017 issue, recognizing our achievement in architecture and design as a result of our recent renovation. As the article states, “Libraries today are like coming home.” Come visit your home library to see what we have for you!

Show your Lincolnwood Library pride with a new hoodie! Beginning in January, Library hoodies will be available to purchase at the library’s check out desk. Each hoodie is only $30!

Coming Together Storytime Week Story Seeds, Little Buds, Preschool Petals Feb 19–23 Our regular storytimes this week will focus on books celebrating the Muslim-American cultures as part of Coming Together. Please see page 5 for ages and dates. New Book Tuesdays: Coming Together Edition Grades 1–8 Tue, Feb 20 | 4–5pm To celebrate Muslim-American cultures, we will explore the youth titles Yo Soy Muslim, Amina’s Voice, and many others. Ebru: The Art of Turkish Paper Marbling Grades 1–5 Fri, Feb 23 | 3:30–4:30pm Paper marbling is an art form perfected throughout the world. Make your own beautiful designs in Turkish style in this Coming Together event. Family Film and Discussion: Wadjda All Ages Sat, Feb 24 | 1–3pm An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Short discussion to follow. Rated PG, 98 mins

For more information on these and other programs, please visit comingtogether.in. Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register. Non-residents: call or stop by for registration information.

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

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YOUTH & TEENS

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

AFTER SCHOOL New Book Tuesdays: Mock Caldecott Club Grades 1–8 Tuesdays Jan 9–Feb 20 | 4–5pm Read some of the best picture books that could be contenders for the 2018 Caldecott Award, discuss and evaluate them, and vote for your favorite. On Tuesday, February 20, we will take a look at the kids’ titles for this year’s Coming Together celebration.

Tutor Room All ages with tutor Mondays–Thursdays | 3–5pm When school is in session Our meeting room is available for tutors and their students when school is in session.

Homework Club All ages Mondays–Thursdays | 3–5pm When school is in session Enjoy dedicated space for homework, projects, and studying. Staff members will be available most days to help with basic homework question; bring a tutor if you’d like.

Junior Justice League Community Service Club Grades 3–8 Wed, Jan 10, 24 & Feb 7, 21 | 4–5pm Enact and create change to improve your community—the people, the animals, the environment—with service learning projects.

Slime Science Workshop STEAM Workshop Grades 3–8 Fri, Jan 12 | 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. There are two sessions of this program, so sign up for your preferred time slot.

TEENS FIFA 18 Tournament Grades 3–8 Fri, Jan 19 | 3:45–5:30pm Get your soccer bug worked out before the 2018 World Cup! Battle your friends in FIFA 18 for bragging rights and big prizes.

SAT Mock Exam with Sylvan Learning Center Grades 9–12 Sat, Jan 13 | 9:30am–1pm Prepare for the SAT with this practice exam proctored by Sylvan Learning Center; receive results in the mail.

The Art of Rangoli Grades 1–5 Fri, Jan 26 | 4–5pm Make beautiful art with sand! Known by many names throughout India, rangoli is an ancient art that you create with just sand, a stick, and a finger!

Council of Awesome T[w]eens Grades 6–12 Thu, Jan 18 & Feb 15 | 4–5pm Enthusiastic and motivated students are invited to join the Library CAT and help plan library programs, suggest materials, and support the Library as representatives of the Lincolnwood community.

DIY Zine Workshop Grades 3–8 Fri, Feb 2 | 4–5pm Short for magazine or fanzine, zines are DIY publications that you can make and share! Bring your ideas and we’ll provide the materials for you to express yourself in your own original zine creations.

SAT Mock Exam with Revolution Test Prep Grades 9–12 Sat, Feb 10 | 9:30–11pm Prepare for the SAT with this practice exam proctored by Revolution Test Prep; receive results in the mail.

After-School Movie All ages Fri, Feb 9 | 3:30–5:30pm Beginning on Monday, Feb 5, vote for the movie selection to be enjoyed on Friday. Popcorn will be provided!

Teen Digital Media Lab 101 Grades 9–12 Sat, Feb 17 | 2–3pm Take your digital art, YouTube channel, podcasts, or music to the next level with the Digital Media Lab. This class fulfills the orientation requirement for the DML.

Ebru: The Art of Turkish Paper Marbling Coming Together Special Event Grades 1–5 Fri, Feb 23 | 3:30–4:30pm Paper marbling is an art form perfected throughout the world. Make your own beautiful designs in Turkish style in this Coming Together event.

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org, 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.


Weekday Storytimes Everybody Move! Ages 6 months–3 years old with caregiver Thursdays, Jan 11–Feb 22 | 10–11am Get dancing and sing along with Celeste in this interactive storytime for young children. Story Seeds Ages birth–crawling with caregiver Mondays, Jan 8–Feb 26 | 10–11am Fridays, Jan 5–Feb 23 | 11:30am–12:30pm; No class on Feb 9 Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language with stories and music. Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses and build a foundation for lifelong love of reading. Each class ends with a half-hour of play and social time. Little Buds Ages first steps–2 years old with caregiver Mondays, Jan 8–Feb 26 | 11:30am–12:30pm Fridays, Jan 5–Feb 23 | 10–11am; No class on Feb 9 Enjoy an interactive storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Nurture your walking toddler’s love of books and encourage learning numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class ends with a half-hour of play and social time. Preschool Petals Ages 3–5 years old with caregiver Tuesdays, Jan 9–Feb 27 | 10–11:30am Give your preschooler a head start with this storytime packed with books, music, and activities to foster pre-reading, broaden social skills, and encourage a lifelong love of reading. Each class ends with a half-hour of play and social time.

Digital Media Lab 101 for Families

Sat, Jan 13 | 2–3pm Learn about the Digital Media Lab (DML) so that you and your family can explore creativity together. This class fulfills the orientation requirement for using the Digital Media Lab. All children under 9th grade must be accompanied in the lab by a parent or guardian. FOODIE FEBRUARY

Fresh Pasta from Scratch

It’s Easier than You Thought! Ages 8 & up with caregiver Sun, Feb 4 | 2–3:30pm Join Food Network Iron Chef America judge and Italian culinary expert Mario Rizzotti for a family class on fresh pasta starting from eggs and flour, and learn how to make a few sauces! A signed waiver for each child is required at the time of the event. Registration closes on January 28.

Family Fort Night

Ages 3–8 years with family Sat, Feb 17 | 6–7:30pm Curl up beside the Library campfire with your family, favorite cuddly toys, and books! Share a storytime and build a blanket fort of your own! Families should bring their own blankets and pillows for fort building.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Saturday Storytimes Get the Wiggles Out! Movement-Based & Sensory-Aware Storytime Ages 3–8 years with caregiver Sat, Jan 6 & Feb 3 | 10–11am Relax and stretch out the wiggles and add some chill to your Saturday in this interactive and sensory-aware storytime featuring various forms of movement, dance, and play using books, music, and sensory toys. Donuts with Dads Family Storytime Ages birth–5 years old with caregiver Sat, Jan 20 | 10–11:30am Let mom sleep in, and join us for a fun storytime! After the storytime, enjoy open play and social time with coffee, juice, and donuts generously provided by Schlegl’s Bakery.

YOUTH & TEENS

FAMILY FUN

EARLY LITERACY

Become a Lincolnwood Wise Owl! 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. This program is self-paced and completion will depend on how often you read together. Visit the library to sign up today!

E-Resources for Early Readers!

It’s never too early or too late to start sharing rhymes, songs, and books with your child! Use your Library card to access eBooks, picture books, audiobooks, and read-alongs! Visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org or talk with a librarian or to learn more!

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

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

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ADULTS FOODIE FEBRUARY

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

Are You an Olive Oil Expert? Presentation and Tasting Wed, Feb 21 | 7–8:30pm

Italian culinary expert and Food Network Iron Chef America judge Mario Rizzotti will educate us all about Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). From how to distinguish real from fake, what to look for on the label, and how to taste EVOO the professional way. NO BREAD ALLOWED! Adults only please. Registration closes on February 14.

TECHNOLOGY Tech One-on-Ones Ongoing, By Appointment Book an hour one-on-one session with a librarian for help on basic technology topics. To schedule an appointment, contact Brian Wilson, Information Services Librarian, at (224) 233-1859.

Beginners Meet the Mouse Mon, Jan 15 | 1–3pm Are you a new computer user with little or no experience using a keyboard and mouse? Come learn how to left-click, right-click, and more as you start learning to use a computer. Computer Basics Mon, Jan 22 | 1–3pm Get comfortable using computers. We will explore basic computer concepts and the Windows 7 operating system. Internet Basics Mon, Jan 29 | 1–3pm Learn basic concepts, discuss the uses of the Internet, practice using web browsers, and perform simple searches. Internet Searching Tue, Feb 20 | 1–3pm Practice searching for information online including facts and figures, entertainment, and basic researching.

Tech Talks & Workshops Unbox with Us! Sat, Jan 6 & Jan 13 By appointment at 2pm, 3pm, or 4pm Receive a new gadget as a gift over the holidays? We’re here to help you unwrap it, set it up, and learn the basics. Interest in Pinterest? Sun, Jan 21 | 2–4pm Looking for inspiration? Learn about Pinterest, one of the most popular social platforms for creative exploration. Lincolnwood Library card not required. Technology Safety Sat, Jan 27 | 2–4pm Learn about online threats to your technology, and discover how to secure your technology. Lincolnwood Library card not required. Cut the Cable Sat, Feb 3 | 2–4pm Tired of overpriced cable TV service? Discover new options available to replace your cable or satellite service. Lincolnwood Library card not required. First Monday Tech Talk: Free eBooks and eAudiobooks Mon, Feb 5 | 7–8:30pm Stop buying eBooks! Learn how to use your Lincolnwood Library card to access free, popular eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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

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Using Craigslist Wed, Feb 7 | 6:30–8:30pm Learn to create and search through posts to safely buy and sell locally for free. Intro to Adobe Photoshop Mon, Feb 12 | 7–8:30pm Sun, Feb 25 | 2–3:30pm Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to make your photographs stand out. Participants will get familiar with the Photoshop interface, learn how to resize images, do basic color correction, and more. Class size is limited.

Microsoft Office

Intro to Microsoft Word 2010 Wed, Jan 10 | 6:30–8:30pm Learn the basic features of this popular word processing software used to create documents like letters and resumes. Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Wed, Jan 17 | 6:30–8:30pm In this follow-up class, we will work with page layout options, margins, spacing, and more. Advanced Microsoft Word 2010 Wed, Jan 24 | 6:30–8:30pm In this advanced class, we will explore inserting tables, text boxes, clip art, and photos into your documents. Drop-in. Everyone is welcome to attend, but supplies and space may be limited.


ADULTS

SENIORS

CRAFTING

FRIDAY FILMS

Senior Resource Specialist Thu, Jan 25 & Feb 22 | 10:30am–12pm A representative from CJE SeniorLife is available for drop-in help with government benefits, health care, and social security.

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.

Atomic Blonde Fri, Jan 5 at 1pm An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. R, 1 hr 55 mins

ALL THINGS BOOKS

Home Again Fri, Jan 12 at 1pm Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. PG-13, 1 hr 37 mins Dunkirk Fri, Jan 19 at 1pm Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. PG-13, 1 hr 45 mins

Author Event Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair Wed, Jan 31 | 7–8:30pm Hear author William Hazelgrove discuss his book Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago.

Adult Book Discussions Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Mon, Jan 8 | 11am–12pm This award-winning novel follows the parallel paths of two sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast of Ghana to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.

FOODIE FEBRUARY

Relish by Lucy Knisley Mon, Feb 12 | 11am–12pm In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny graphic memoir, Lucy Knisley traces key episodes in her life, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Please bring a copy of your favorite recipe to share.

Books in the Woods

Pick up your copy at the Information Services Desk. Supplies are limited. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Mon, Jan 15 | 7–8:30pm Scientist Hope Jahren’s insights enliven every page of this extraordinary book. An eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina, passion, and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love.

The Glass Castle Fri, Jan 26 at 1pm A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. PG-13, 2 hr 7 mins Detroit Fri, Feb 2 at 1pm This docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967 focuses on an incident at the Algiers Motel in which a group of black men and white women were terrorized by police officers. R, 2 hr 23 mins The Big Sick Fri, Feb 16 at 1pm Kumail and Emily fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily gets sick, Kumail is forced to face her parents, his family’s expectations, and his feelings. R, 1 hr 55 mins The Hitman’s Bodyguard Fri, Feb 23 at 1pm The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Court of Justice.They must put their differences aside to make it to the trial on time. R, 1 hr 58 mins

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

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

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Library Hours Monday–Thursday 9am–9pm Friday 9am–6pm Saturday 9am–5pm Sunday 1–5pm Upcoming Closings and Late Opens Sun, Dec 31, 2017–Mon, Jan 1, 2018 | New Year’s Fri, Feb 9 open at 2pm | Staff Development Day 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 Library Director Editor Designer Su Reynders Chris Renkosiak Katharine Andrew

Live at the Library

Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra American Music Festival’s 20th Anniversary Concert Sun, Feb 11 | 3–4pm Join us for a program honoring President’s Day with the music of Gerschwin, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Gould, and Bao with violin soloist Violetta Todorova and Philip Simmons, Founder and Music Director. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Drop in. Anyone is welcome to attend, but space may be limited. 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. 8 | Lincolnwood Public Library District January–February 2018

Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org 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.

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