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Read to the Rhythm all summer long!


et ready to sing, dance, and make some noise with the Read to the Rhythm Summer Reading Club. Lincolnwood Library invites residents of all ages to participate in a reading program that includes music-themed events, reading challenges, and prizes. Participants can record their reading and other achievements, while also earning raffle tickets for fabulous prizes. When you sign up you will receive a summer reading t-shirt to promote your love of reading everywhere you go. We kick off our summer rhythm events on Friday, June 12 at 7pm, with a family drumming circle featuring Rhythm Revolution, followed by a movie under the stars. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us in the parking lot to watch the movie Paddington on a huge outdoor screen. When you’re not busy reading, we’ve got plenty of programs to enjoy on those long summer days. Check out our series of preschool music classes, designed to teach your little ones the joy of music at a young age. Our summer concert featuring local favorite Wendy & DB will get these wee ones moving to the beat. Youth in grades K-5, sign up to hang out with us on Wednesday afternoons and make music-themed crafts. New this summer – a one week coding camp from PowerUp Academy (see page 9). Teens, upcycle some dinosaurs with a Jurassic craft, learn some improv, or impress us with your movie trivia knowledge during movie bingo.

Families, mark your calendar for our hands-on musical instrument ‘petting zoo’ with a visit from School of Rock. Don’t miss the chance to model your love of leisure reading with your children and join the Summer Reading Club together! Adults, don’t miss Denny Diamond and the Jewels. With a voice that rivals that of any Neil Diamond impersonator, this group is sure to impress. We’ve got more rockin’ programs planned, so check out our events calendar in this newsletter and on our website at Lincolnwood Library staff will be out and about this summer. Catch our storytimes at the pool and at some of Lincolnwood’s favorite parks. Join us at L. Woods for our Books in the Woods book discussion group, where we will review The Martian by Andy Weir. Check out one of our new fully-loaded Kindles and take us with you while you travel, or to use while you soak up some summer sun. What are you waiting for?

‘Punk’ the Director

Lincolnwood, we have a challenge for you! From June-September, 2015 our goal is to get 500 new library cardholders. Each resident that gets a new card or renews an expired card during that time will get a chance to help ‘Punk’ our Library Director. You will vote to choose her new wild hair color. Fuchsia pink? Teal green? You decide.

Check Out e-Readers and Laptops


s part of our continuing Strategic Plan initiatives, Lincolnwood Public Library has ten fully loaded Kindles for you to check out, and laptops available for use while you are in the library beginning on June 1, 2015.


The Kindles are loaded for different reading tastes – such as best-sellers, awardwinning teen books, adult fiction–and more. You’re sure to find something you like! You can take home dozens of eBooks at once with only one quick checkout, and we will add new titles to each Kindle every three months – providing you with an ever-growing collection of eBooks. They’re perfect for vacations, those days when you just don’t feel like carrying ten books home with you, or if you’re on the fence about buying a Kindle of your own. Our Kindles come in a small case with everything inside that you need – charger, instructions, and protective case. Since they take up so little space for the number of books they provide, the new library Kindles mean there’s more room on our shelves for great books, DVDs, and music. Kindles are for Lincolnwood residents, and you can browse a complete list of the preloaded titles or place a hold on a Kindle by searching our online catalog with keyword ‘Kindle’. You can borrow the Kindle for three weeks, and as long as no one else is waiting, you may renew it twice.


Need a quiet, comfy place to work? Check out a Windows laptop from the Adult Services desk using your library card and photo ID, then sit down anywhere in the library to work for up to four hours. Laptops will be loaded with the same features as our desktops: Microsoft Office, wireless internet access, and they reset and delete files upon log off to protect your privacy. Remember, USB drives and earbuds are available at the circulation desk for purchase if you forget to bring your own.

Thank you to the Spector Family of Lincolnwood for their generous donation to help fund this initiative.

Forgot your library card? No problem! Now your smartphone can be your library card when you install a loyalty card app like CardStar. With CardStar you can carry your library card on your phone instead of in your wallet. CardStar eliminates wallet and keychain overload by consolidating all of your different membership and rewards cards with a single app. Download the free app today to get started.

News from the Friends The Friends of the Lincolnwood Library are volunteers who work to enhance library services, programs, and resources. Through donations to our fundraising efforts, we are able to provide library materials, equipment, programs, and support to the annual Summer Reading Club. For more information on how to get involved, visit and click ABOUT > FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY. 2

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The Lincolnwood Library provides FREE access to state-specific computer practice tests and information to help you pass your IL driver permit test. What does this online resource offer? • 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests • 1 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test • 2 driver’s manuals (car and motorcycle) • FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ questions Unlimited access allows you to practice at the library, at home, or on the go, no registration required. Just visit www. and click RESEARCH & LEARNING > RESOURCES A-Z > DRIVER’S LICENSE PRACTICE TESTS. Prepare yourself to hit the road!

What is Credo? Credo is an online resource containing the full text of over 750 reference books, including dictionaries (English and bilingual), thesauri, encyclopedias, and atlases. Beyond text, Credo contains about 200,000 images, 1,400 short videos, and 200,000 audio files.

So it’s just a bunch of facts?

It’s much more than “just” facts! Consult the cheese glossary in The Deluxe Food Lover’s Companion before ordering the cheese plate for your next cocktail party, build your Netflix queue with suggestions from The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies, or advance your career with advice from 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Bosses. Credo has carefully compiled over 10,000 Topic Pages to corral all the content on a particular topic. Use “Find Topic Pages” to search for whatever interests you, or filter by category (e.g. Literature or Technology). If you have a particular title in mind—The Encyclopedia of Elder Care or Great Military Lives, perhaps—start with “Find a Book.”

What else can I find using CREDO?

Select “Tools” to access the following options: • Pronunciations: How do you pronounce onomatopoeia? Credo’s audio files will help you wrap your tongue around difficult words. • Holidays & Festivals: Enter a country and/or month and find an excuse to celebrate! • Quotations: Find the perfect witty remark for your next speech, scrapbook page, or Facebook post by searching or browsing Credo’s books of quotations.

How do I access Credo?

At, click RESEARCH & LEARNING > CREDO REFERENCE. If you are outside of the library you will be prompted to enter your library card number for access. Credo’s mobile-friendly design makes it easy to use on your tablet or smartphone, whenever and wherever you need information (or cheese-buying advice).

Why search Credo rather than Google? The titles in Credo are from reputable publishers such as Elsevier Science, Harvard University Press, MerriamWebster, and the National Geographic Society. Images are free from copyright, so you can safely reuse them, with proper credit. Every book, article, and image comes with citations in four standard formats that you can insert directly into a bibliography.

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Get to know Ems, our new Youth and Teen Librarian What led you to becoming a librarian? I feel like I was born one - but being a librarian involves so much more than I ever thought when I was a kid. Every day at LPLD, I learn more about what being a librarian means and how I can better live that profession; because for me, being a librarian isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life, and it’s who I am. What I like about working with kids and teens is that they know what’s up in this world - even if they don’t realize it yet. What was your favorite youth/teen book growing up & now? Dragon’s Milk by Susan Fletcher and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – I reread those over and over. Now, my favorite teen book is Rotters by Daniel Kraus. I’ve read it something like seven times, and it was only published four years ago! A close second favorite book is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Do you have any literary or real-life heroes? Literary hero: the monster from the aforementioned A Monster Calls. My largest real-life hero that I don’t personally know is Maurice Sendak. I hated his books as a kid, but I did a research paper on him in grad school and fell absolutely in love with his ideas. He’s shaped a lot of my philosophy about being a librarian, and about working with kids and teens. I regret not discovering he was my hero until after he died, and I think about him pretty much every day. Here’s a favorite quote that relates to why I love working with kids & teens: “I don’t believe in ‘children’. I don’t believe in ‘childhood’. I don’t believe that there’s a demarcation. ‘Oh, you mustn’t tell them that. You mustn’t tell them that.’ You tell them anything you want. Just tell them if it’s true. If it’s true you tell them.” My other two real-life heroines are my cats, Jonathanne and Tesla. What library events are you most excited for this summer? I’m absolutely obsessed with Jurassic Park and dinosaurs, so I’m really excited for the Jurassic Crafts program in June – but I think what’s most exciting for me is the entire Summer Reading program – I love seeing kids at the library in the summer celebrating reading. Also, Storytime at the Pool. I think that’s just brilliant and I’m super excited to participate (June 23 is my day, y’all!). Where would the Hogwarts sorting hat assign you? Hufflepuff ALL the way. I’m intensely proud of being a Hufflepuff. Zombies: Awesome or passé? They can’t be passé, they move too slowly to have faded away from pop culture! Ha. Definitely awesome. 4

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During the past three months our library’s ‘Adventure Abe’ cut-out has traveled to many places. He has been to Florida, D.C., Arizona, and even overseas to Taiwan and Cyprus. Travelers have taken many photos and shared those adventures with us at #AdventureAbe. Stop in and pick up an ‘Abe’ to bring on your summer excursions. Whether you are going to the beach in Chicago, or to the ruins of Mexico, we want to share in the experiences of our Lincolnwood residents with photos. Also watch for Adventure Abe out-aroundtown this summer. We will be taking him with us to many Lincolnwood events to demonstrate some of our 24/7 library resources. www.lincolnw



September 20, Sunday, 1pm At 1pm we will gather in the Lenhardt Library, located in the Regenstein Center of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Programming will include a library introduction, rare book viewing, and gallery talk on Lenhardt Library’s current exhibition: Ampelography: I Heard it Through the Grapevine. Registered Lincolnwood resident cardholders will gain free admission and complimentary parking by showing their Lincolnwood Public Library card at the Chicago Botanic Garden Gatehouse. Recommended ages 10+.

Register now at and save the date! Space is limited. Must register by September 13.

Popular this Summer!

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

Charlie Martz & Other Stories by Elmore Leonard

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

We Are On Our Own A Graphic Memoir by Miriam Katin


The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer


The Heir by Kiera Cass

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Hold Me Closer by David Levithan

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Empire of Deception by Dean Jobb

Brush Back A V.I. Warshawski Novel by Sara Paretsky

Gumption by Nick Offerman


We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting by Tommy Greenwald

Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett

Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt

Edison’s Alley by Neal Shusterman & Eric Elfman

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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 until one week prior to the class start date. All others may contact the Library to register the week of the program.


(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.

For questions or to be placed on a standby list, call 847-677-5277 or email

R E G U L A R F E AT U R E S Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8:45pm English as a Second Language. A free class for adults who want

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

to improve English speaking, reading, and writing skills. Sponsored by Oakton Community College. New session begins June 30.

knitting or crochet project, share tips, show off your work! Combined with Chef Demo once a month.

June 16, July 21, August 18, Tuesdays, Noon-3pm Veteran Center Services. An informational table about

June 25, July 23, August 27, Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm Senior Resource Specialist. Find information regarding

readjustment services available to eligible veterans and their families. Hosted by the Evanston Vet Center.

June 24, July 22, August 26, Wednesdays, 11:30am Chef Demo. A chef demonstration and tasting of an easy-toprepare appetizer, main dish, salad, or dessert. Sponsored by Lincolnwood Place.

retirement benefits, health insurance and Medicare programs, housing needs and more. Hosted by Kathy Gaeding from CJE SeniorLife.

Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm Common Thread. Participants of all

ages can drop in to knit, crochet, or work with other fiber arts every Friday afternoon! Those interested in brushing up on skills or teaching others are always welcome.

June 8...... Longbourn by Jo Baker

Books in the Woods (LR). Stop by the Adult Services Desk to pick up a special copy, and then meet us at L. Woods, 7110 N. Lincoln Ave., on the night of the event. Register online, in person, or call Adult Services at 847-677-5277 x230.

July 13...... In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

July 20, Monday, 7:30pm at L. Woods The Martian by Andy Weir. Registration required.

2nd Monday, 11am Adult Book Discussions.

August 10...... A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Sept. 14...... Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan 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.


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Sept 21, Monday, 7:30pm at L. Woods Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation by Harvey Pekar. Registration required (begins Monday, July 20).

Read The Martian before the movie release in November!

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 non-commercial 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.

Film Screenings

Check our online calendar for more details.

Thursdays, 10:30am Morning Matinées June 4: The Rewrite June 11: Cake June 18: Maps to the Stars June 25: Black or White July 2: Mommy July 9: Mr. Turner July 16: The Cobbler July 23: Leviathan July 30: Black Sea August 6: Beyond the Lights August 13: Predestination August 20: Love, Rosie August 27: McFarland, USA

Thursdays, 1pm (dates vary) Throwback Thursdays June 11: All That Jazz (1979) June 25: Young Frankenstein (1974) July 9: Jurassic Park (1993) July 23: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) August 6: Blade Runner (1982) August 20: Mildred Pierce (1945)

Fridays, 1pm Friday Films June 5: Still Alice June 12: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 June 19: American Sniper June 26: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies July 3: The Wedding Ringer July 10: Jupiter Ascending July 17: Taken 3 July 24: Mortdecai July 31: Kingsman: The Secret Service August 7: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 August 14: Focus August 21: Chappie August 28: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A D U LT S June 14, Sunday, 2-3pm Music Biz 101. Want a workshop full of useful

and practical information about the music business? Dave Rudolf will share basics like how to put a promo package together, writing tips, recording sources and how to publish. He will also demonstrate crucial computer programs to make your life as a musician, artist or writer easier.

June 21, Sunday, 2-3pm Roots of Rural Music with Chris Vallillo. Chris Vallillo draws

on his experiences as a music collector and performer of the songs of rural America. Vallillo brings this rich heritage to life in a lively performance and discussion of roots music while performing on a fine collection of vintage instruments.

July 8, Wednesday, 7pm TEDxLincolnwoodLibrary (LR).Watch a screening of TED Talks by experts and innovators in the field of music, and then join the conversation: How does music move you?

July 16, Thursday, 1-2pm Radio and the Great American Songbook. This interactive presentation, led by Steve Darnall, examines the role radio played in shaping “The Great American Songbook”, with rare recordings of radio performances from many legendary songwriters.

July 19, Sunday, 2-3pm Beautiful Noise with Denny Diamond and The Jewels. With

a voice that rivals that of any Neil Diamond impersonator, Denny’s performance is all about the words and music of a superstar that’s held a place of honor in the entertainment world for decades. Join Denny and his two sons, Lucas and Spenser, as they charm the audience with their 4-piece band.

July 25, Saturday, 1-2:30pm Easy Entertaining: Fresh Summer Fare (LR). Summer is filled with neighborhood

gatherings and backyard BBQs. Whether you’re inside or outdoors, food is the star of any get-together. Join Whole Foods Market Sauganash for a cooking class inspired by the bounty of summer.

August 16, Sunday, 2-3pm Kym Frankovelgia. A tribute to “The Great American

Songbook” is a crowd pleasing musical program dedicated to “The Greatest Generation” and the music they created, which remains so popular today. Kym’s unique blend of warmth and humor will give you an afternoon you won’t easily forget.

September 20, Sunday, 1pm Lincolnwood Public Library Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden (LR)*. Suggested ages 10+. See page 4 for more details. *Must register by September 13.

Also see Regular Features (Page 6), and All Ages (Page 8).

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Saturdays (monthly), 2pm Family Movie

Join us for a movie the whole family can enjoy together!

June 20.......Penguins of Madagascar July 18.......Annie (2014) August 15.......Home June 8-July 31 Summer Reading Club Read to the Rhythm (LR) All ages, stop in to register. Check-ins begin June 15. Lincolnwood residents only. See page 1 for details.

June 12, Friday, 7pm-10pm SPECIAL EVENT! Rhythm Revolution Drumming Circle 7:30-8pm Movie Under the Stars-Paddington (movie starts at dusk). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us as we kickoff the Summer Reading Club with a special all-inclusive drumming circle in the parking lot, followed by the movie Paddington outside on the big screen! See page 3 for details.

July 2, Thursday, 7-8pm The First Flute: Stories From Around the World. Bone flutes, clay flutes, bamboo flutes, wooden flutes, metal flutes! Flutes from around the world are played on our journey. Stories from many cultures are shared. Audience members will participate in a ‘rhythm band’ of authentic instruments! Presented by Christine Buik from C.R.I.CKET.

July 26, Sunday, 2-4pm Instrument Petting Zoo with School of Rock Evanston. The

School of Rock Evanston will be hosting an Instrument Petting Zoo at the Lincolnwood Public Library! Come see and PLAY their rock instruments! They will have everything from the Guiro to the Electric Guitar. At School of Rock Evanston, they believe the best way to learn music is to play music, so come check out the instruments they use to get kids ROCKIN’ on stage!


Birth to 5 years old

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

Stories and More (LR) (S).

Ages 3-5 with caregiver. This fun, interactive storytime emphasizes letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and other concepts to provide a languagerich experience. Sign up for each session.

June 2-23, Tuesdays, 10am Session 1 July 7-28, Tuesdays, 10am Session 2 August 18-25, Tuesdays, 10am Session 3 Baby Bookworms (LR) (S). Ages birth-2 with caregiver. A

series of stories, songs, and activities geared for very young children. Storytime is followed by open play. Sign up for each session.

June 3-24, Wednesdays, 10am Session 1 July 8-29, Wednesdays, 10am Session 2 August 19-26, Wednesdays, 10am Session 3

June 5-August 28, Fridays, 10am or 11:15am Friday Preschool Fun (LR) (S). Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Themed activities and crafts. Sign up for each session. Session 1........... June 5........ Teddy Bear Picnic

June 12........ Paddington June 19........ Dinosaur Train June 26........ Shake Your Sillies Out Session 2.......... July 10........ Bring on the Bugs! July 17........ Mickey Mouse July 24........ Harold and the Purple Crayon July 31........ Rockin’ in My School Shoes Session 3..... August 21........ Winnie the Pooh and Friends August 28........ Cool Cats

June 9-August 11, Tuesdays, 12:50-1pm Safety Break Storytime at the Pool Enjoy a brief, poolside story during the first afternoon safety break each Tuesday.

Mondays, 10-10:30am Storytime in the Park

Ages birth-5 with caregiver. Bring a blanket and drop by a few of Lincolnwood’s favorite parks and enjoy stories and finger plays. Weather permitting.

June 8.........Centennial Park July 13........Drake Park August 3.....M. Lester Flowers Park

June 25, Thursday, 7pm-8pm PJ Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover (LR). Ages 4-8 with caregiver. See description in YOUTH. 8

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June 11-July 30, Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am Everybody Move! (LR) (S). Ages birth-2

with caregiver. Celeste Roy, from the early childhood program Everybody Move!, has planned an hour of exploration including scarves, balls, hoops, and instruments to get your child up and moving. Sign up for this 8-week session.

August 3-24, Mondays, 10-10:45am Sound Musicians (LR) (S). Ages birth-4

with caregiver. ‘Music with Lindsey’ will help you and your child develop sound musicianship skills! This fun class will have you singing to yourself and wanting more music in your life!

August 6-27, Thursdays, 10-10:45am Shakes, Rattles and Roll (LR) (S). Ages birth-2 with caregiver. ‘Music with Lindsey’ explores Shakespeare’s stories. You and your little ones will enjoy music, rhythm, and dance as we discuss some of the best parts of the human experience!

August 22, Saturday, 10-11am Summer Fun with Wendy & DB (LR). Ages birth-5 with caregiver. Wendy & DB will get the kids moving, shaking, jumping and singing along. Hand puppets, colorful scarves & balls are all a part of the program, so don’t miss one of the last concerts of the summer!


and challenging chess education. Register for the series. Grades 3-8.

Aug. 1, Sunday, 2-2:45pm Improv Acting Workshop with Compass Creative (LR). Put on your listening caps and

flex those creativity muscles! We’re digging into the art of improvisation through fast-paced games that explore how to play bravely by working together with your fellow improvisers. Grades 3-5.

One Week Coding Camp Monday-Friday, June 15-19

3:30-4:30pm for Grades 2-4

June 16, Tuesday, 3-4pm Jurassic Crafts (LR). See description under TEENS. Grades 5-8.

June 17-July 22, Wednesdays, 2-2:45pm for grades K-2 3-4pm for grades 3-5 Crafts for Kids (LR). Each week we’ll

do a craft and have stories or activities based on our summer reading theme, Read to the Rhythm. Register for each class separately. July 8.......Cassette Creations July 15.....Painting to Music July 22.....Wind Chimes

June 25, Thursday, 7pm-8pm PJ Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover (LR). Ages 4-8

with caregiver. Put on pajamas and grab your favorite stuffed animal for an evening of stories and fun activities! Stuffed animals are welcome to stay overnight for their own jammin’ library sleepover. Pick up stuffed animals on Friday after 12pm to see photos and hear stories about their wild night.

4:30-5:30pm for Grades 5-6

Coding Camp: Build Your Own Games and More with Power Up Tech Academy (LR) (S). Using Scratch, discover

the thrill of making your own entertainment! You can create a maze, a virtual pet, a jumping, shooting, dodging game, or any other kind of game you can dream up. Game programming uses many skills - coding logic, art/design, sounds, storylines and more. It’s a great way to rise up to new challenges while having lots of fun! Space is limited.


Kindergarten to 5th Grade

June 17... Building Music June 24... Rain Sticks July 1...... Art with Sheet Music

July 12-Aug. 2, Sundays, 3-4pm Chess Wizards (LR) (S). Chess Wizards offers fun, intellectual

6th Grade to 12th Grade

June 16, Tuesday, 3-4pm Jurassic Crafts (LR).

Upcycle dinosaurs back into this millennium! Turn dinosaur toys of assorted sizes into everyday objects at this Jurassic Crafts program. Grades 5-8.

July 12-Aug. 2, Sundays, 3-4pm Chess Wizards (LR) (S). Chess Wizards offers fun,

intellectual and challenging chess education. Register for the series. Grades 3-8.

July 16, Thursday, 3-4pm Movie Bingo (LR). Listen to clips of famous movie scores or

themes, then match them to the movies on bingo cards to win prizes! Grades 5-8.

Aug. 1, Sunday, 3-3:45pm Improv Acting Workshop with Compass Creative (LR). Grades 6-8. See description under YOUTH.

June 8, July 13, August 10, Mondays, 4-5pm Community Service Club (LR). Local middle schoolers

can join us to earn community service hours by completing compassionate and engaged projects. All participants will earn one hour of service for each attended meeting. Grades 6-8.

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The library offers a variety of beginning and intermediate level classes covering a wide range of technology topics. You can register online using the EVENTS calendar, or by contacting Digital Services at 847-677-5277, or More details can be found at



Tablets and Mobile

August 20, Thursday, 3-5pm and August 27, Thursday, 3-5pm Beginner’s Series (LR) (S). Registration is for both classes. 1: Computer Basics

June 27, Saturday, 2-3pm Wearable Technology. ‘Very Smart

Computer Basics is a hands-on class designed to get you comfortable using computers. We will explore basic computer concepts and the Windows 7 operating system. Students must have some mouse and keyboard skills.* 2: Beginning Internet We will learn basic concepts, discuss the many reasons people use the internet, practice using web browsers and perform simple searches. Students must have some mouse and keyboard skills.* *If you would like to sign up for the beginner series but do not know how to use a mouse or keyboard, please contact Digital Services at 847-677-5277 x 293 to make a one-on-one appointment prior to class.

Microsoft Office July 29, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Intro to PowerPoint (LR). Microsoft PowerPoint

is a popular presentation tool. This introductory class will cover the basics of creating a slide show including using design templates and inserting media and text.

August 12, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010 (LR). Microsoft

Excel is powerful spreadsheet software you can use to store and analyze data. In this beginning class we will cover how to navigate around a spreadsheet, and enter and edit data. We will also cover basic formatting skills, page setup features and how to save and print spreadsheets.

August 19, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Do More with Microsoft Excel 2010 (LR). In this followup class to Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010 we will introduce working with simple formulas and functions to perform calculations.

August 26, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 (LR). This class is

for those ready to learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. We will continue working with functions and will learn how to use tables to analyze data. 10

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People’ discuss current wearable technology trends such as Apple Watch and Fitbit, and consider the potential future impact that wearables will have on how we interact with our environment.

July 11, Saturday, 10am-12pm Android Basics. Need some help with an

Android phone or tablet? Come learn the basics of Google Android with our expert.

August 29, Saturday, 2-4pm Blogging 101 (LR). Got something

to say? Say it in a blog! We will teach you how to use Blogger as a hobby or for promoting your skills. Following the 1-hour lecture, stick around for one-on-one assistance to kickstart your blog!

App, App, & Away!

You already know what a mobile app is, and how to download join us to get (and share!) suggestions for apps on these fun summer themes. Feel free to bring your own device or just bring yourself!

June 17, Wednesday, 2-3pm App Summer Series: Music. Get in the swing of our

summer reading program, Read to the Rhythm, with musicrelated apps. We’ll cover apps to help you enjoy old favorites, find your next favorite, and maybe even make some music of your own.

July 22, Wednesday, 2-3pm App Summer Series: Food. Calling all foodies! In

honor of National Culinary Arts Month, we’ll look at apps for cooking, eating out, ordering in, grocery shopping and dieting.

Tech Help Drop-In

Bring your technology questions—and your device, if you’d like—to this open house. Our savvy librarians will be on hand to help make technology work for you. 

June 29, Monday, 2-4pm July 30, Thursday, 3-5pm August 31, Monday, 1-3pm

24/7 eMedia: eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, movies, & music eMedia One-on-One (LR). Learn how to use popular

24/7 library services in a personal one-on-one session with a librarian. Bring your mobile device or laptop and learn how to use OverDrive, Hoopla and Flipster to get free eBooks, movies, music and magazines from the comfort of your own home or on the go!

June 12, Friday, at 2, 3, or 4pm July 20, Monday, at 2, 3, or 4pm August 24, Monday, at 6, 7, or 8pm

June 23, Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm August 3, Monday, 2-3:30pm Free eMedia: eBooks, movies, music & magazines. Learn how to get free eBooks, magazines, movies,

music and more from our 24/7 digital library services OverDrive, Flipster and Hoopla. This class will explore each service and how to download content to your smartphone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your own home or on the go.

Using Hoopla and Flipster Here are a few highlights of our new digital media services. For more detailed instructions, visit our website. A valid Lincolnwood Library card is required to use these free services. Don’t have a library card? Stop in with your ID and get one!

From the library’s website,, click BOOKS, MOVIES, & MORE > DIGITAL MOVIES & MUSIC. Audiobooks............................... 21 days Music........................................ 7 days Movies & TV episodes............... 3 days Check-out limit.......................... 10 items a month

From the library’s website,, click BOOKS, MOVIES, & MORE > DIGITAL MAGAZINES & NEWS. • Back issues are available • Browse magazines on your computer via our website • Download the app to read offline (tablets only) • You can search within a magazine • Many popular titles available!

Once you borrow a title on one device, it is automatically available via all devices when you log in via a web browser or the app. Content streaming begins immediately. You are able to view/listen to borrowed content as often as you want during the checkout period. Titles can be downloaded for off-line viewing and listening. Parents are encouraged to help children find age-appropriate materials.

B U S I N E S S SCORE Chicago provides free, in-depth business counseling for small businesses. June 17, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm Campaigns That Drive Action? Feedback through Surveys, Polls and Reviews (LR). Marketing activities help a small business or organization achieve its goals and objectives. This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for small businesses seeking to gather information that allows them to gain valuable insights from their audiences and move their organization forward. This SCORE Chicago seminar will be led by Norbert Barszczewski, of JP NetQuest, Inc.

August 19, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm Content Marketing 101: Today’s Key to Getting Found on the Internet and Google (LR).

Current internet marketing techniques depend heavily on influencing clients and prospects by creating and sharing relevant information they are searching for. Learn some of the whys and hows of developing and presenting information to solve people’s problems and answer their questions rather than turning them off with direct advertising. This SCORE Chicago seminar will be led by Michael Yublosky.

Summer 2015 •


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Community Engagement x232 Adult 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 Please check > ABOUT > BOARD OF TRUSTEES for the meeting schedule.

Revive. Connect. Inspire. Library Renovation More information at, click ABOUT > BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS

• New roof and HVAC for energy efficiency • Consolidated staff areas for more public space • Collaborative study and meeting spaces • Better sound separation between children’s area and adult spaces • Coffee house style area with vending

As a result of our 2012 Strategic Planning initiatives, we have re-imagined what the library can be. This renovation of the existing floor plan will upgrade the building and technology infrastructure, replace the roof and the HVAC system to be more energy efficient, and transform the space to better meet the needs of Lincolnwood residents. Construction will be during the spring and summer of 2016, and our goal is to phase the project to remain open during construction. The library has been saving funds for this project, and we do not plan to levy any special taxes to fund the renovation.

• Flexible program spaces • Improved lighting • Comfortable new seating • More access to popular materials • Improved technology infrastructure

Question? Comments? Send an email to, call us at 847.677.5277, or stop into a board meeting!

Lincolnwood Library Summer 2015  

News and events happening at the Lincolnwood Public Library Summer 2015.

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