Lincolnwood Library Spring 2016

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Volume 13, Number 2


News and information about your library’s services, programs & resources.


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We’ve Got You Covered W

hen was the last time you visited the Lincolnwood Public Library? You may L I N C O L N have forgotten what an awesome place it is. Check out these great features and some compelling reasons you should have a Lincolnwood Library card. Free books. The Library provides a huge selection of popular books for residents to borrow. Library eBooks are available to download 24/7, or come in and check out one of our pre-loaded Kindles. Remote office. The Library is a hot spot for free Internet access and computers with Microsoft Office. Check out a laptop for use in the library, or use a desktop computer. Try the document scanner to scan photos or text. Use the PrinterOn app to print from your smart device to our printers, and pick up your print job at the Library. Job search help. The Library provides services to help job seekers. From LinkedIn workshops to the JobNow subscription resource that can help you prep for your interview, the Library can assist you with your search. Subscription services. The Library has subscriptions to resources like Consumer Reports, and more (see page 2). With a library card you can access many of these resources from a home computer or mobile device, and a few are accessible only inside the Library such as Ancestry and the Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO). Classes and workshops. The Library exists to encourage life-long learning, so we frequently offer classes and discussions on a variety of subjects. From workshops on personal finance, to classes on how to organize your photos, there is something for everyone! Newspapers and magazines. The Library offers a great selection of both print and digital newspapers. Read popular titles with our online magazine service Flipster, or stop in to view the print magazine collection. Music and movies. Stop in and borrow DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CDs. Use hoopla for movies, eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and more from the comfort of your home. You can borrow or stream a variety of genres: kids, comedy, drama, romance, documentary, foreign, horror, etc.

Irresistible events. Entertainment for every interest and age group. This includes music performances, talks by authors, discussions on a W O O D variety of topics, book clubs and more. Crafty fun. The Library offers knitting, chef demonstrations, and a variety of other ways for you to get inspired through drop-in groups and workshops. Check out books on your favorite hobby, like gardening, cooking, sewing, photography, or other interests. Learn with others that have the same interests. Activities for kids. Children can explore the world of books, or attend programs like storytime or music and movement. They can get a jump on literacy skills with services like Tumblebooks. And don’t forget the access to homework help subscription services available at home or in the Library. Expert help. Librarians help locate specific books for every age group and on any topic imaginable. They offer technology one-on-ones and assist you with your information needs. The Library prides itself in helping customers of all ages to ‘Revive, Connect, Inspire.’ So, who needs a library card? Lincolnwood residents visit the Library and bring your local state ID to get your card and explore our resources! See page 2-3 for a list of our resources.



Lincolnwood residents with a Lincolnwood Library card have free access to many subscription resources. Save money by tapping into shared subscriptions instead of paying for your own. To access them: 1. Visit 2. Use the Research & Learning drop-down menu to select Resources by Topic. 3. Your library card number is required when accessing these resources outside the library. Indicates mobile-friendly subscriptions that provide an app along with the website.

Adult Learning & Job Seeking Adult Learning Center (Brainfuse)

MyMediaMall (OverDrive)

Build your skills to prepare for the GED, and U.S. Citizenship tests, career transitions, and other learning goals. Connect with live tutors daily from 3 to 11 p.m. or submit writing samples and questions 24/7. Register online before using the app.

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to all types of eReaders, mobile devices, and PCs. With automatic returns, you don’t have to worry about late fees.



Wondering what to read next? Find the perfect match using adult and children’s book recommendations, lists, discussion guides, and author read-alikes.

Pursue your dream job with career assessments, tips, links, and resume templates. Job coaches are available daily from 3 to 11 p.m. for real-time help with resume writing and interview prep. Learn at your own pace with instructional videos covering the latest software, technology, creative, and business skills. With nearly 4,000 courses taught by experts, and new courses added weekly, is an industry leader in online learning.

Reference USA Jobs/Internships Get the inside scoop on businesses you want to work for. Search by job type, company, and location, and then check the company profile.

Art Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO) View works of art from around the world, representing the collections of 25 prominent museums. For use inside the library only.

Book Reviews & Literature includes Digital Books, Movies, and Music BookFLIX Keep children in preschool through second grade busy and learning with this collection of interactive books.

hoopla Download or stream movies, TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics on your PC, tablet, or smartphone. Enjoy instant access and automatic returns. 2

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TumbleBooks Any child who has imagined a picture book coming to life will be mesmerized by the animated, talking stories in this preschooler’s digital library.

Business & Investing Morningstar Investment Research Center Analyze stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds using Morningstar’s financial research tools. Access market data from all major equity exchanges and indexes worldwide, and use the Instant X-ray tool to assess portfolio performance.

Reference USA Search U.S. or Canadian businesses by industry, location, or size, then view detailed company information. The U.S. New Movers database helps small businesses target potential customers.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage Maximize your investments with S&P’s stock, bond, and mutual fund reports; company profiles; industry surveys; and The Outlook investment newsletter. Access outside the library with the username Lincolnwood and your Lincolnwood library card number as your password.

Consumer Information Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook Consult this independent, nonprofit organization’s ratings before choosing local services such as auto repair shops, plumbers, lawyers, dentists, veterinarians, banks, and insurance companies.

Consumer Reports

Library PressDisplay

Research purchases with ratings, reviews, and recommendations from the nonprofit product-testing organization.

Practice reading foreign languages with newspapers from countries around the world. Browse by language or country to select from over 2,000 publications in 50+ languages.

Encyclopedias, Journals, & Reference

Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals

Credo Reference

America’s News Magazines

Access hundreds of authoritative reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and subject-specific guides ranging from the arts to zoology) from a single search box. Topic Pages provide overviews and links to related content, including images, audio files, and videos.

Stay up to date on current topics in business, education, the environment, science, technology, and more with articles from 28 publications, including Newsweek, Popular Science, Foreign Affairs, and Smithsonian.

Encyclopedia Britannica The comprehensive articles in this trusted source, online only since 2012, are now enhanced by multimedia. Three portals meet the research needs of learners at different ages.

Genealogy and History Ancestry Library Edition The library version of comprises thousands of databases and billions of indexes. Record types include birth, marriage, death, immigration, church, military, court, land, and probate. For use inside the library only.

Chicago Tribune — Historical Images of the original editions, including photographs, advertisements, and cartoons. Coverage: 1849 – 1992.

Homework Help

Chicago Tribune Search current and historical newspaper content by keyword, document type, date, subject, and more.

FirstSearch Our FirstSearch databases: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Electronic Collection Online (ECO), ERIC, GPO Monthly, MEDLINE, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations. Once you have entered the FirstSearch site, click Databases and checkmark the database you wish to search.

Flipster Magazines Access to popular magazines in a digital format for easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Get the app for offline viewing and unlimited downloading.


Library PressDisplay

Find magazine articles, encyclopedias, primary source documents, and videos in this user-friendly portal for content from MasterFILE Premier and Science Reference Center.

Read newspapers from countries around the world. Magazines are also included for some countries.

Lincolnwood Review

Homework Help (Brainfuse)

This archive of the local newspaper offers partial coverage beginning with the September 28, 1995 issue.

Get help with math, science, English, social studies, grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and Spanish, from live tutors daily from 3 to 11 p.m. Take practice tests, create your own flash cards, and form online study sessions with your friends. Register online before using the app.

OmniFile Fuel your research with full-text articles from approximately 2,700 journals (many peer-reviewed), professional publications, and general-interest magazines. Coverage: 1994 – present.

MasterFILE Premier Search the full text of articles from thousands of journals and popular magazines, as well as primary source documents and more than 500,000 images (photographs, maps, and flags). Coverage: 1975 – present.

Science Reference Center Explore astronomy, biology, chemistry, medicine, and technology with this collection of eBooks and articles.

Language Learning Pronunciator Study any of 80 languages, from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa, or improve English language skills with ESL courses in 50 different languages. Register online before using app.

How to Get More Help • Pick up guides for any of our resources at the library. • Look for links to video tutorials and online user guides on the RESOURCES BY TOPIC list on our website. • Lincolnwood Library staff would love to give you an overview of our resources, work with you to research a particular topic, and support you in achieving your goals. Call 847-677-5277 x230, or stop by to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Spring 2016 •


E V E N T S All library programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

(LR) Registration required. Lincolnwood resident library cardholders have priority registration. All others may contact the Library to register the week of the program. (R) Registration required.


(S) This is a series of classes. You only need to register for the first class in each session. Registration for Preschool and Youth SERIES programs opens on the 15th of the month prior to the first class. Weekly attendance encouraged.

For questions or to be placed on a standby list, call 847-677-5277 or email Program Changes: While the library makes every attempt to include events in the newsletter, we will occasionally add a program or change a date/time. Please check our event calendar on the website for changes and updates.

R E G U L A R F E AT U R E S March 15, April 19, May 17, Tuesdays, Noon-3pm Veteran Center Services. Information about readjustment services available to eligible veterans and their families in the form of counseling, benefits info, and more. Hosted by the Evanston Vet Center.

Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm Knitting Circle. Drop in to work on a knitting or crochet project.

March 17, April 21, May 19, Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm Senior Resource Specialist. Information regarding retirement benefits, health insurance and Medicare programs, housing needs and more. Hosted by CJE SeniorLife.

OFFSITE! 2nd Monday, 11am Adult Book Discussions. Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. March 14..... Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. April 11...... A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. May 9...... Delicious by Ruth Reichl.

News from the Friends The Friends of the Lincolnwood Library are people who care about libraries and are interested in increasing awareness of the library resources in our community. Individuals who are looking for a meaningful way to contribute to this goal are encouraged to become a part of the Friends of the Library during the annual membership drive. A membership envelope is enclosed in this newsletter or you can stop by the library and pick one up. The Friends are volunteers who work to enhance library services, programs, and resources. Your membership matters. For information, visit and select ABOUT>FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY. 4

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OFFSITE! Books in the Woods. Read the book selection, and then meet us at L. Woods, 7110 N. Lincoln Ave., to discuss. Register online, in person, or call Information Services at 847-677-5277 x230. March 22, Tuesday, 7:30pm (LR). at L. Woods The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami. Registration required. May 23, Monday, 7:30pm (LR). at L. Woods H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Registration required and begins March 22. Photo policy: While it is not required by law to get permission of persons in a public place to photograph them or use those photos for noncommercial use, it is common courtesy to get verbal permission to do so. Therefore, library staff will verbally notify program attendees at the beginning of any programs where participants may be photographed for library publicity.


OFFSITE! March 2, Wednesday, 6-7:30pm Taste of Ecuador (R).*

Location: Whole Foods Sauganash, 6020 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago Join us at Whole Foods Sauganash for an interactive cooking class where you’ll learn to make the following Ecuadorian dishes: Llapingachos (stuffed potato pancakes), Fritada de Chancho (braised pork), Encebollado (tomato-onion relish), and, if there’s time, Empanadas de Viento (cheese empanadas). Registration required, space is limited.

OFFSITE! April 9, Saturday, 10-11:30am Online Privacy (R). Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Learn about free tools you can use to protect yourself from tracking, malware, and other threats to online privacy. This is an intermediate-level class for those who feel comfortable using a mouse and keyboard and accessing the internet. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

*¡VIVA! Coming Together programming.

April 29, Friday, 10:25am-10:40am Stand Against Racism.*

Location: Corner of Pratt Ave. and Lincoln Ave. Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA that aims to raise community awareness of the effects of racism on all of us. Please join us as we let others know we will work together for equitable communities. Many will gather in our community and surrounding communities for 15 minutes to hold signs of support to end racism. To find more information, visit

Tech one-on-ones

Lincolnwood Public Library offers One-on-One Technology Help to residents on a wide range of topics: • Downloading library eBooks, audiobooks and magazines to your eReader, tablet or other device. • Using your iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone. • Using a computer, laptop or the internet. • Setting up a Facebook, email or other account. • Organizing files, photos and music. • Getting started with Microsoft Word, Excel, or Power Point Here are some things to remember when scheduling a One-on-One appointment: • Library staff are not able to repair equipment or troubleshoot hardware and software problems. • Patrons can use their own equipment during a session, however, library staff may not be able to provide assistance for some non-standard hardware or software. • Patrons bringing in their own equipment must bring in any associated cords if necessary. To schedule an appointment, call 847-677-5277 x293

OFFSITE! April 23, Saturday, 10am-Noon Wills and Trusts.

Location: Liberty Bank, 6666 N. Lincoln Ave. Learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate, and guardianship. Take the first step to create or update a plan that is appropriate for you. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will explain how to ensure your final wishes can be protected. This program will discuss how to select the correct person to make healthcare and financial decisions on your behalf when you cannot. The importance of updating existing documents to reflect changes in the law and personal circumstances will also be reviewed.

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Beginning this Spring, the Lincolnwood Public Library is undergoing a renovation. The library is open for materials during construction, and will be hosting programs around town! Registration for events is available at or call (847) 677-5277.


Birth to 5 years old

Registration for Preschool and Youth SERIES programs opens on the 15th of the month prior to the first class. Weekly attendance encouraged.

OFFSITE! Preschool Storytime (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. This fun, interactive storytime emphasizes letters, numbers, shapes, and colors, to provide a languagerich experience. Sign up for each session.

March 1-22 (no class 3/15) Tuesdays, 10-10:45am Session 1 April 5-19, Tuesdays, 10-10:45am Session 2 May 3-17, Tuesdays, 10-10:45am Session 3 OFFSITE! Toddler Time (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages 1-2 with caregiver. A series of stories, songs, and activities geared for very young walking children. Storytime is followed by play. Sign up for each session.

March 2-16, Wed., 10-10:45am Session 1 April 6-20, Wed., 10-10:45am Session 2 May 4-18, Wed., 10-10:45am Session 3 OFFSITE! Baby Lapsit Storytime (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Birth to prewalking with caregiver. This storytime geared towards our youngest children establishes early literacy skills. Sign up for each session.

March 5, 19 & April 2, 16, 30 Saturdays, 10-10:30am Storytime with Construction Abe at the Library

Pardon our dust! As Lincolnwood At the Library Library begins renovation, stop in for a storytime and see our construction as it progresses. No registration required, all ages welcome!

OFFSITE! Saturday, March 12, 2:00pm Additional mall activities begin at noon.

Derby Day Storytime

Location: Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy Ave. All ages welcome. Join Lincolnwood Library’s Youth Librarians for a storytime at Derby Day in Lincolnwood Town Center. Various activities begin at noon, including a diaper race, a fashion show and more.

March 4-18, Fridays, 9:30-10am Session 1 April 8-22, Fridays, 9:30-10am Session 2 May 6-20, Fridays, 9:30-10am Session 3 OFFSITE! Friday Preschool Fun (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Stories, activities, crafts and more. Sign up for each session.

March 4-18, Fridays, 10:15-11am Session 1 April 8-22, Fridays, 10:15-11am Session 2 May 6-20, Fridays, 10:15-11am Session 3 7 week session! OFFSITE! March 3-17 & April 7-28, Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am Everybody Move! (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages birth-2 with caregiver. Celeste Roy, from the early childhood program Everybody Move!, has planned an hour of exploration to get your child up and moving. 6

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OFFSITE! Saturday, May 7, 10-10:45am Wiggleworms Party (LR).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages Birth-5 with caregiver. Join Lindsay Weinberg, from the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms program for an interactive and imaginative party. Leading with guitar and voice, Lindsay will engage children and their parents in singing along, exploring rhythm, and moving their bodies to the music.


Kindergarten to 5th Grade

OFFSITE! March 3, April 7, May 5 Thursdays, 2:45-3:45pm DIY (do it yourself) Thursdays (LR).

Location: Rutledge Hall Art Room Grades 3-4, Rutledge Hall student after-school program. Roll up your sleeves and get creative with monthly STEAM crafts and projects at Rutledge Hall!

OFFSITE! Tuesday, March 8, 6:30-7:30pm Smarty Pants presents The Mousetrap Machine Show.

Location: Rutledge Hall Multi-Purpose Room All students welcome! Lincolnwood Public Library is hosting the Mousetrap Machine Show presented by Smarty Pants at Rutledge Hall for their Science Night.


6th Grade to Adult

OFFSITE! Thursdays, 4-5pm Books n’ Bites (LR).

Grades 5-8. Read each individual book selection and join us for a casual, fun book discussion once a month (snacks provided). After registering, pick up a complimentary copy of the book at Youth Services. Meet at the Lincolnwood Library at 3:45pm and as a group we will walk to Meatheads® for the program. Register for each individual date.

March 17........ Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. April 21........... Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. May 19............ Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. March 14, Monday, 4-5pm Community Service Club at the Library (LR). Grades 6-8.

Come complete compassionate and engaged projects for our community while earning community service hours. This program counts for one volunteer hour; please bring volunteer sheet to verify hours. Registration requested.

OFFSITE! Thursdays, 4-5pm Books n’ Bites (LR).

Grades 3-4. Read each individual book selection and join us for a casual, fun book discussion once a month (snacks provided). After registering, pick up a complimentary copy of the book at Youth Services. Meet at the Lincolnwood Library at 3:45pm and as a group we will walk to Meatheads® for the program. Register for each individual date.

March 10... Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. April 14...... The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff. May 12....... The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy.

OFFSITE! May 23, Monday, 6pm-10pm

Location: Lincolnwood Meatheads, 6734 N Lincoln Ave. Exam Cram! (R). Grades 9-12. Come study for your final exams with Lincolnwood Library at Meatheads®! Free fries, drinks, and WiFi provided by Meatheads®. We’ll have a librarian and some relaxing activities on hand so you can take a breather.

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Community Engagement x232 Information Services x230 Youth Services x234 Library Administration x245

Library Director | Su Bochenski Board of Trustees | Kendra L. Beard | James E. Berger | Reuben George

Deborah Keegan, Designer

Bertha Gimbel | Christopher M. Martel | Linda Poulsom | Pamela Stavinoga The Lincolnwood Library Board of Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the library. During library renovations, some meetings will take place in the Police and Fire Training Room, Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Check for details.


Revive. Connect. Inspire.

he Lincolnwood Public Library is undergoing a renovation. The improvements will meet increasing demand for functional, dynamic, innovative and collaborative spaces, while allowing for major planned improvements such as a new roof and updated HVAC. We will phase the project to remain open during construction, and access will be maintained to the library’s most popular items. Sections of the library, including the program rooms, will be closed off during the renovation. We will host events at alternative locations so look for the programs labeled OFFSITE! in this newsletter to note the location. The library does not plan to levy any special taxes to fund the renovation. At the conclusion of this process, we will have a library that can satisfy the growing demand for access to resources, educational programs, improved technology infrastructure, and a space for everyone in our community to gather and learn.

Renovation Highlights • New roof and HVAC for energy efficiency • Consolidated staff areas for more public space • Collaborative study and meeting spaces • Coffeehouse-style area with vending • Flexible program spaces

• Improved, energy efficient lighting • Comfortable new seating • Better access to popular materials • Improved technology infrastructure

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES will be available under NEWS at