Lincolnwood Library Winter 2016-2017

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Volume 14, Number 1


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



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he Lincolnwood Public Library is a place to revive, connect, and inspire in the new year! We are celebrating by revealing our newly renovated spaces to the public with a Grand Reopening Open House on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Save the date! Features of the updated space include a cafe, vending machines, fresh-brewed coffee, a fireplace, new modern program rooms, individual study rooms, and a media lab. New comfortable furniture and enhancements such as outlets for charging electronic devices can be found throughout the building. Added windows create bright cozy spaces to sit and enjoy your favorite read, or something from the new Hot Picks collection, which contains the most popular movies and books, reserved specifically for Lincolnwood Library cardholders. As we finish the third and final phase of our renovation we have a temporary main entrance into the building. The adult computer room is not open during this phase, but patrons continued on page 2...

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can use our new youth computer area during the day, and residents can borrow laptops at anytime. Many of our adult books and audiobooks are being stored offsite, but we still have movies, music, and popular adult fiction and nonfiction in our new lobby. The women’s restroom is currently closed for remodeling, but our family restrooms are already updated and available to use. The program and meeting rooms will be complete at the end of this phase, and we will return to bringing you new programs and events. Our new roof and HVAC means energy savings and a more comfortable environment. Stop in and take a look at what is already complete and join us, Sunday, February 19 at 1pm for the Grand Reopening!

Renovation Timeline Phase 3: October – January Areas affected: Library entrance, adult computer room, adult fiction and nonfiction (inaccessible), restroom, remainder of staff spaces. Upon Completion: New adult space including computer stations, renovated bathrooms, individual study rooms, new windows, large divisible program room, updated front entrance, new donor wall. 2

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Above: New audio visual wall. Multi-functional program room with movable walls. Updated technology for programs and entertainment. Right: New cafe area with coffee, vending, comfortable seating, tables with electrical outlets and a fireplace.

Information Anytime, Anywhere Get a Library Card

Your library card is your golden ticket to the library’s collection of books (regular, large print, and digital), magazines (print and digital), DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, video games and digital subscriptions. Cooperative arrangements and resource sharing with other libraries allow access to a world of materials available beyond the library’s walls. Any Lincolnwood resident may apply for a library card with a current picture ID. A parent or guardian’s signature is required for all applicants 16 years and under.

Visit our Website

The library’s website,, makes most of the library’s information resources available around the clock. On the website you can access the online catalog, which makes it easy to search for books and materials, place holds, and renew items from an internetready device. Some of the resources you can access via our website include newspaper and magazine articles, the latest Consumer Reports, reading suggestions and book reviews through NoveList, as well as our traditional information reference, World Book Online. Hoopla, a popular service for Lincolnwood Library cardholders, allows you to stream and temporarily download movies, TV shows, music, ebooks and audiobooks.

Read newspapers from around the world in fullcolor, full-page format with our digital subscription to PressDisplay. Love magazines? Find popular magazines with Flipster to enjoy on your computer or tablet. Online learning has never been easier via online tools. Patrons can access live resume coaching, job search tools, test preparation, Microsoft Office training, and proofreading help using the Adult Learning Center and JobNow resources through our website. provides self-paced instructional videos on topics such as technical skills, software programs, and business strategies. You can also learn to speak Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Greek, and Russian with Pronunciator, our online language learning tool. Children can enjoy hours of stories, games, and puzzles while developing early literacy skills with animated online storybooks from Tumblebooks and BookFLIX. School-age children can access one-onone tutoring, homework assistance, skill building, and writing assistance with Brainfuse. Visit our website or call us at 847-677-5277 for more information about any of the resources we offer. You can also book a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to help you discover more about our services. We are here to help!

The Cafe is Open! Come in and sit by the fire while enjoying a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or a snack from our vending machines.

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Popular this Winter! ADULTS

A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman

Echos in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J.D. Robb

Food, Health and Happiness by Oprah Winfrey

Below the Belt: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss


Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World by James Sturm

Pete Milano’s Guide to Being a Movie Star by Tommy Greenwald

Nothing But Trouble by Jacqueline Davies


Ms. Marvel Graphic Novel Series by G. Willow Wilson 4

One Punch-Man Manga Series by One

A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts

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I Am A Story by Dan Yaccarino

I’m a Girl! by Yasmeen Ismail


e, the Council of Awesome T[w]eens (CAT) are a group of middle school student volunteers who want to make the library a better place for ourselves and others. We have so much fun, helping to make the library how we want it. You should join CAT to become more in touch with your community, make new friends, and make your ideas happen! We’re working hard to make the library more fun for our community and our friends. We hope that the activities we help with and the work we do will make the library a place that more people want to visit! If you want to join CAT you can visit our website and fill out the application.

Knitters with a cause...


ne of the best parts of knitting is giving. The items you create for friends and family, like handmade knitted blankets, hats, and scarves, are thoughtful gifts from the heart. Every Wednesday, the Knitting Circle gathers at 11am for a drop-in knitting group at the Lincolnwood Library. This year the group went beyond their usual sharing of patterns and designs by using extra scraps of yarn to collectively stitch together beautiful blankets. These blankets will be donated to Project Linus. The blanket donation provides a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Great job, knitters!

Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed Winter Reading Program, Jan. 16 - Feb. 28


eginning on Monday, January 16, pick up a winter reading log. Fill out a box on the reading log for every 20 minutes spent reading a book. Turn in each completed log to Youth Services and enter for a chance to win a prize in our weekly drawing. Also meet Chicago Wolves’ player #26, Bryce Gervais! He will be at the Lincolnwood Library on Tuesday, March 7 at 6pm to take pictures with fans and autograph memorabilia. Grades K-8. Winter 2016 - 2017 •



P R E S C H O O L Birth to 5 years old The Lincolnwood Public Library is currently undergoing a renovation and programs are limited.

Call or register ONLINE at and click EVENTS (R) Registration required. Lincolnwood resident library cardholders have priority registration. All library programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For questions or to be placed on a standby list, call 847-677-5277 or email Tuesdays, 10-10:45am

Drop-in Storytime. Ages birth-5 with

caregiver. Space is limited to the first 20 drop-ins with caregivers. No registration required. This fun, interactive storytime emphasizes letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and concepts to provide a language-rich experience.

OFFSITE! February 24, Friday, 10-Noon

Coupes & Comedy: Indoor Drive-In Theater (R)*.

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Create your very own cardboard coupe at Lincolnwood Community Center’s indoor drive-in theater. *Special registration required at or at Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation office, Village Hall.

Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm

Knitting Circle. Drop in to work on a knitting or crochet project.

Jan. 26, February 23, Thursdays, 10:30am-Noon

Senior Resource Specialist. Information regarding

retirement benefits, health insurance and Medicare programs, housing needs and more. Hosted by CJE SeniorLife. Drop-in.


February 25, Saturday, 10-11am

Sensory Storytime (R). Ages 3-8 with

caregiver. This class is ideal for children with sensory processing issues or autism to enjoy stories, music and play. Led by Lekotek, a nonprofit making play accessible for ALL children to help kids reach their potential and increase inclusion within the family and community. Siblings welcome! Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

Winter Reading Club

2nd Monday, 11am

Adult Book Discussions.

Back at the Library! February 13... The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende March 13....... The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald

January 16, 2017 - February 28, 2017 Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed (R). Grades K-8. March 7, Tuesday, 6pm

Chicago Wolves Player Visit. Inviting all hockey fans

to meet Chicago Wolves’ player #26, Bryce Gervais! As part of the Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed Program, he will be stopping by the library to take pictures with fans and autograph memorabilia. There will also be a prize drawing. Drop-in. 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. 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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NEW TIME & LOCATION at the Library! Read the book selection and then join us in the evening to discuss. Register online, in person, or call 847-677-5277 x230. January 23, Monday, 7:00pm (R). Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell Registration required. March 20, Monday, 7:00pm (R). The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Registration required and begins Jan. 23.

Coming Together

Celebrating Chinese Culture


s part of this year’s Coming Together, our annual community-wide celebration of literacy and culture, we will be honoring the Chinese culture. You can find more details on activities that are designated as part of Coming Together: Celebrating Chinese Culture in a special guide available in January at the library and around town listing all the programs throughout Niles Township and neighboring communities.

(R) Space is limited, registration required.

OFFSITE! Monday, March 13, 7pm

Coming Together programs are NOT restricted to Lincolnwood residents.

Author Gene Luen Yang Presentation (R)

OFFSITE! Saturday, February 11, Refreshments at 6pm, Performance at 7pm

Coming Together Opening Ceremony

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Join us at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie for a variety show featuring the Chinese culture with traditional performances including the Lion and Dragon Dances, music, dance, martial arts, and much more! Enjoy refreshments and a Chinese cultural art display at 6pm before the variety show at 7pm. No registration required.

Wednesday, March 8, 7-8pm

Coming Together Tea and Book Discussion Lincolnwood Public Library Join us for traditional Chinese tea and an all ages discussion where we will talk about this year’s book selections.

Thursday, March 9, 10:30am

Morning Matinee: The Last Emperor (1987)

Holiday Inn North Shore, 5300 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie Join us for an evening with Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Shadow Hero. Yang is the first graphic novelist to be appointed by the Library of Congress as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The MacArthur Foundation named him a fellow in 2016. During the presentation, Yang will discuss his books and the importance of reading without walls. Following the presentation, there will be a book signing. Registration required and begins February 12 at

Sunday, March 19, 2-3pm

The Art of Chinese Bonsai (R)

Lincolnwood Public Library Bonsai is both a popular art form and a horticultural practice that traces back thousands of years in Chinese history. Join Larry Stephan of the Midwest Bonsai Society for an in-depth demonstration on how to properly prune, wire, and shape a traditional Bonsai tree. Registration required at

Book Selections Adult/Teen...............American Born Chinese......Written and Illustrated by Gene Luen Yang

Lincolnwood Public Library

Adult/Teen...............The Shadow Hero................Written by Gene Luen Yang Illustrated by Sonny Liew

Saturday, March 11, 10:30am

Ages 8+.....................Where the Mountain Meets the Grace Lin

Family Movie: Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Pre-School-Grade 2....The Ugly Grace Lin

Lincolnwood Public Library

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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 fourth Monday of the month at 7pm in the library. Check for details.

Grand Reopening Ceremony Stop in to revive, connect, and inspire in the newly updated Lincolnwood Public Library! Don’t miss our open house event.

Everyone welcome!

Ribbon Cutting • Ice Sculpture • Tours Music • Demonstrations • Storytimes Balloon Magician • Refreshments • and more!

Save the date!

Sunday February 19, 2017 1-3pm