Lincolnwood Library July-August Newsletter

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News and information about your library’s services, programs, and resources | Vol 15, No. 4 | July & August 2018

Zoom into the library this summer Lincolnwood residents can learn digital photography basics during the library’s new photo and media club. Stop by for all of the details.

LIBRARY NEWS The Lincolnwood Library’s mission is to:

Foster lifelong learning and connect the community through our materials, space, events, and expertise.

Su Reynders Library Director

Strategic Plan: Getting it done February 2018 marked the library’s 40th anniversary. We’ve come so far from the small demonstration library established in 1978 that culminated in a referendum approving the creation of a permanent Lincolnwood library district. January 2017 saw the opening of the newly renovated space, which was completed following years of planning and community input. So what comes next? In November 2017, we embarked on a process to create a new strategic plan. That plan was completed with input from community members, trustees, and staff.

After analyzing the community’s feedback, we chose four initiatives to focus on for the next three years: Lifelong Learning We will help you explore your interests, or find something new to spark your curiosity. Continue to learn throughout your life!

Community Engagement We will help you become involved in the library and local community in ways that positively affect your well-being.

Early Childhood Learning We will help prepare your young children to enter school ready to learn to read, write, and listen.

Express Creativity We will help you express yourself by creating print, video, audio, or visual content online or in the real world.

We’re so excited to move on to new challenges, and we invite you to stop in and rediscover your library! Special thank you to Meatheads of Lincolnwood for hosting a community give back day on May 22, 2018. Be sure to join us at Mod Pizza (5530 West Touhy Avenue in Skokie) on Wed, Aug 22 for another community give back day. Visit the event at for the special flyer you’ll need to show!

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For more information on the Friends of the Library, please contact Chris Renkosiak at (224) 233-1854.

UPDATE YOUR NOTIFICATIONS We already offer email reminders for your account, but now we’re taking this service to the next level with text notifications. Setup text or email notifications Receive notifications including when a hold is ready to pick up, when an item is due, and if an item is overdue. Sign into “My Account” at and enter your cell phone number and carrier under contact information and preferences. Make sure your email address and other contact information is updated, too, and select your contact preference. Stop by or give us a call at (224) 233-1841 for more information about receiving emails or texts from the library.

Sample text notification.

YOUTH & TEENS GRADES K–2 Let’s Magnetize! Fun with Magnets Entering K–2 with caregiver Fri, Jul 13 | 3:30–4:30pm Bring your grown-up with you to learn some neat tricks with magnets! Stories & Crafts with Miss Dannie Entering K–2 with caregiver Mon, Jul 16 | 3:30–4:30pm Stories aren’t just for preschoolers anymore! Come join Miss Dannie for a super fun story time followed by a craft. DIY Suncatchers Entering grades K–2, 3–8 in Fall 2018 Fri, Aug 3 | 3–5pm Decorate a beautiful suncatcher for your home or garden. All supplies provided; pick up your completed suncatcher at the library starting Aug 11. Save the Three Little Pigs Entering grades K–2 with caregiver Mon, Aug 13 | 4–5pm Help save the three little pigs by building the strongest straw, wood, and brick walls to stand up against our big bad wolf. OUTSIDE! Bubble Party Entering grades K–2 with caregiver Fri, Aug 17 | 3:30–4:30pm Enjoy a bubble party at the library! Make your own gigantic bubbles and play through storms of little bubbles.

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

GRADES 3–8 Junior Justice League Community Service Club Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Tue, Jul 3 & 17, Aug 7 | 3:30–4:30pm Enact and create change to improve your community—the people, the animals, the environment—with service learning projects. Copper Embossing Art Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Fri, Jul 6 | 3:30–5pm Discover copper art embossing during this hands-on workshop. Hair Chalk Designs Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Tue, Jul 10 | 3:30–5pm Discover the rainbow of opportunities for your hair. Please wear an old t-shirt to protect your clothes. Movie Making Workshop Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Wed, Jul 11 & 18, Aug 8 & 15 | 3:30–5pm Create a masterpiece in this ongoing workshop! Bring your own device like a phone, tablet, or camera to record, and join us on Aug 24 at the Film Festival! Books & Bites with Eti Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Thu, Jul 12, Aug 14 | 3:30–4:30pm Discuss fantastic stories while enjoying delicious snacks. Register and pick up a complimentary copy of each book at the Youth Services desk while supplies last. Upcycled T-Shirt Designs Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Fri, Jul 20 | 3:30–5pm Bring an old t-shirt or two and upcycle them into brand new shirts and more!


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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Harry Potter and the Deathly Trivia Quiz Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Wed, Aug 1 | 3:30–4:30pm Do you know your O.W.L.s from your N.E.W.T.s. or the difference between a Hermione and a horcrux? Make sure to bring your own smart device to join the most difficult live Harry Potter trivia game ever! Harry Potter’s Birthday Week Party Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Thu, Aug 2 | 3:30–5pm Celebrate the magical world of Harry Potter! Get sorted, take classes at Hogwarts, discover magical creatures, play games, and test your trivia knowledge. Cosplay encouraged. DIY Suncatchers Entering grades K–2, 3–8 in Fall 2018 Fri, Aug 3 | 3–5pm Decorate a beautiful suncatcher for your home or garden. All supplies provided; pick up your completed suncatcher at the library starting Aug 11. Youth Film Festival All Ages Fri, Aug 24 | 3:30–4:30pm Submit an original short film to the Youth Film Festival. Learn about the festival rules and submit your film using the form on

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Teen Anime Club Entering grades 6–12, 5th graders welcome Mon, Jul 9 | 3:30–5pm Discover new anime, and discuss your favorites with other fans. Refreshments provided.

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Mon, Jul 23 | 3:30–5pm Summer is a great time to fly a kite! Join us as we build our own, then go outside to fly them.

Monster of the Week RPG Entering grades 6–12 in Fall 2018 Tue, Jul 31 & Aug 28 | 4–5:30pm Sign up to continue or join the library’s ongoing monster-hunting brigade RPG. Drop-in. Everyone is welcome to attend, but supplies and space may be limited.

Storytime 101: How to Storytime Adults; small children welcome, but event is for adults Mon Aug 27 | 6–7pm Reading to your child’s classroom and don’t know where to start? Our librarians will share top insider tips on selecting the best titles, captivating a whole class of little ones, and developing literacy skills to last a lifetime.



Thai Rolled Ice Cream Demonstration All Ages Sun, July 8 | 2–3pm Watch a demonstration on making Thai Rolled Ice-Cream, a delicious food sensation that is sure to satisfy your global culinary curiosity with expert Stephen Wei of Atmunchies Rolled Ice Cream in Naperville. Pick your favorite by sampling a few flavors.

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

Family Film: Ferdinand Sat, July 14 | 2–4pm Rated PG, 1 hr 48 mins Family Film: Sherlock Gnomes Sat, Aug 25 | 2–4pm Rated PG, 1 hr 26 mins Wild & Wacky Team Challenge All Ages Sun, Aug 26 | 2–3:30pm We’ve combined mental and physical team challenges including quizzes, hula hooping, and relays, just to name a few. Animal Quest Petting Zoo & Show! All Ages Fri, Aug 31 | 12–1pm Spend your SD-74 half-day in style learning about and petting animals.

Sensory Storytime* Get the Wiggles Out! Ages 3–8 years with caregiver Sat, Jul 7, Aug 4 | 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.

Saturday Stories & Sweets* Family Storytime Ages birth–5 years with caregiver Sat, Jul 21, Aug 18 | 10–11:30am Join us for a fun storytime followed by coffee, juice, and donuts. Donuts generously provided by Schlegl’s Bakery.

OFFSITE! Totally Untidy Toddlers at Proesel Park Ages walking–3 years Tue, Aug 14 | 3:30–4:30pm It’s time to get messy! Toddlers love exploring and making messes, so let’s give them a space to do just that. Rainbow colored pasta, shaving cream, and other super messy stuff will be available to crawl in and explore. Come prepared to get untidy!


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Weekday 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.

Little Buds Toddler Storytime* Ages first steps–2 years with caregiver Mondays | 11:30am–12:30pm Fridays | 10–11am (no storytime August 10) 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.

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 Fri, Jun 15 unless otherwise noted.

TECHNOLOGY Tech Talks & Workshops

Technology Security Sat, Jul 21 | 2–4pm Learn about online threats, and discover how to secure your personal technology.

Getting Started

Intro to Apple Computers Tue, Jul 17 | 10am–12pm Bring your Apple laptop and we’ll teach you the basic operating functions.

Autonomous Vehicles Gmail Basics Sun, Jul 22 | 2–4pm Thu, Aug 2 | 10am–12pm You’ve heard about self-driving cars in the Learn the basics of using a Google email news, but what technology powers them? account including sending, viewing, and replying to emails. Pack Your Bags: Online Travel Resources iPad 1 Mon, Jul 23 | 1–2pm Thu, Aug 9 | 10am–12pm We’ll explore websites and apps Bring your Apple iPad and we’ll teach you that make traveling easier, including the basics from swiping and scrolling to resources for travelers with disabilities. opening apps, typing, and much more. Technology Privacy Sat, Aug 11 | 2–3:30pm In this follow-up to Technology Security, learn how maintain your privacy. Taught by Lincolnwood resident and former corporate CIO Dave Tainer.

iPad 2 Thu, Aug 23 | 10am–12pm Bring your Apple iPad and we’ll explore hidden features like Control Center, Notification Center, and more.

iPad 3 Thu, Aug 30 | 10am–12pm Cut the Cable Wed, Aug 29 | 6:30–8:30pm Bring your Apple iPad and review Discover new options available to replace accessibility features, settings, and more. your cable or satellite service.

Love, Simon Fri, Jul 20 | 1–3pm PG-13, 1 hr 50 mins Molly’s Game Fri, Jul 27 | 1–3:30pm R, 2 hr 20 mins

Thoroughbreds Fri, Aug 3 | 1–3pm R, 1 hr 32 mins Roman J. Israel, Esq. Fri, Aug 17 | 1–3:15pm PG-13, 2 hr 2 mins Small Town Crime Fri, Aug 24 | 1–3pm R, 1 hr 31 mins All the Money in the World Fri, Aug 31 | 1–3:15pm R, 2 hr 12 mins

Microsoft Office

Intro to Word Wed, Aug 15 | 6:30–8:30pm Learn the basic features of this popular word processing software used to create documents like letters and resumes. Change to word description Intermediate Word Wed, Aug 22 | 6:30–8:30pm In this follow-up class, we will work with page layout options, margins, spacing, and more.

SENIORS Senior Resource Specialist Thu, Jul 26 & Aug 23 | 10:30am–12pm A representative from CJE SeniorLife is available for drop-in help with government benefits, health care, and Social Security. Senior Coffee Hour: Spirit of Art Thu, Aug 16 | 9:30–11am Join us for a new bi-monthly coffee social and learning experience. In August, we welcome teaching artists from Art Encounters who will lead attendees through an interactive discussion of original, museum quality works of art. Join us at 9:30am for coffee, and 10am for the discussion.

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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Let’s Get Digital! Mon, Aug 6 | 7–8:30pm Discover how to convert 35mm slides, photos, VHS tapes, and even vinyl records from analog to digital formats using the library’s Digital Media Lab equipment.

Book an hour long 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.

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Hostiles Fri, Jul 13 | 1–3:15pm R, 2 hr 14 mins

Intro to Adobe Photoshop Wed, Jul 11 | 6:30–8:30pm Examine the basics of navigating Adobe Photoshop, the world’s leading photo editing software.

Tech One-on-Ones

FRIDAY FILMS Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Fri, Jul 6 | 1–3pm R, 1 hr 45 mins

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

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY Luciano Antonio Duo

Sun, Aug 12 | 2–3pm Join us as we welcome Brazilian born guitarist and singer Luciano Antonio. A staple of Chicago’s Brazilian music scene, Antonio’s work as a guitarist and singer showcases a contemporary jazz interpretation of traditional Brazilian folk music.



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LIBRARY LECTURES Author Event: Chicago Food Encyclopedia Wed, Aug 1 | 7–8pm Did you know that Lou Malnati’s got its start right here in Lincolnwood? Join us as we welcome the authors of the Chicago Food Encyclopedia for a discussion about all things food in Chicago. Q&A and book signing will follow along with some classic Chicago style pizza generously provided by Lou Malnati’s of Lincolnwood. News: What’s Fake, What’s Real? Wed, Aug 8 | 7–8:30pm Journalism is written into the constitution, yet what does it mean? Join a discussion about the state of the media with a special focus on the Chicago news system. The program will be led by Susy Schultz, president of the non-profit group Public Narrative.


Adult Book Discussions Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Mon, Jul 9 | 11am–12pm An African-American neonatal nurse is charged with causing the death of a white supremacist’s newborn baby. The story is told from the points of view of the nurse, her attorney, and the baby’s heartbroken father. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Mon, Aug 13 | 11am–12pm The story of two young lovers whose furtive affair is shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.

Books in the Woods Pick up your copy at the Information Services Desk. Supplies are limited.

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. Fun with Paper Quilling Sun, Jul 15 | 2–3:30pm Paper quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the art of rolling strips of paper and pinching or arranging the coils or strips into shapes and designs. Learn the basic quilling technique and create fun summer designs on a bookmark and greeting card! Wirewrapping 101 Mon, Aug 20 | 1–2:30pm and Mon, Aug 27 | 1–2:30pm Learn how to make earrings and pendants using beads and head pins. Participants are encouraged to bring their own beads. The library will supply tools, design boards, head pins and simple earring wires. Adults only please. Please only register for one date.

Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Mon, Jul 9 | 7–8:30pm A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

Nonfiction Book Club Lincolnwood residents can begin picking up books on July 23 at the Information Services Desk. The Stranger in the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the North Pond Hermit by Michael Finkel Mon, Aug 20 | 7–8:30pm There are three types of hermits in the world, according to Finkel: protesters, pilgrims, and pursuers. But Christopher Knight doesn’t seem to fit any of these categories. So why, at the age of 20, did he drive into a forest in Maine and disappear for 27 years? This book uses the incredible but true story of Knight, ‘the last true hermit,’ to explore themes of solitude, introversion and the meaning of life.

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 Wed, July 4 | Independence Day Fri, Aug 10 | 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 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 Newsletter Design Katharine Andrew

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.

Summer Reading 2018 is bigger and better than ever before. Embark on a journey filled with fantasy, adventure, and fun. Where will reading take you?

June 1 – August 4 visit or stop by for more details

Postcard Art Entering grades 3–8 in Fall 2018 Tue, Jul 24 | 3:30–4:30pm Create handmade postcards and write a letter to send in the mail to yourself, a favorite author, a friend, a family member, a local representative, or even the library.

TEDxLincolnwoodLibrary Adults | Wed, Jul 18 | 7–8:30pm TED Talks are “devoted to ideas worth spreading” that inform, inspire, and entertain people around the world. Watch and discuss TED Talks by experts and innovators. How does travel change us?

Young Vagabonds Entering grades K–6 in Fall 2018 Wed, Jul 25 | 4–5:30pm Take a trip on an epic journey around the world in this interactive workshop to explore new places, understand traditions, and help others.

Vagabonding Across the World Adults | Wed, Jul 25 | 7–8:30pm Journey through a picturesque 22-month, 20-country backpacking journey. Get advice on planning, budgeting, overcoming barriers, and more.

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.