Volume 13, Number 1
L I N C O L N W O O D
News and information about your library’s services, programs & resources.
he Lincolnwood Public Library begins a renovation project in February. 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. Once construction begins, we will host programs at alternative locations. The library has partnered with Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation to house several of our book clubs and popular children’s storytime programs at the Community Center. We are also working with area businesses to continue special events around town. Look for the programs labeled OFFSITE in this newsletter to note the special location. The library has been preparing by saving funds for this improvements project, and 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.
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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 • Outdoor seating and patio • Better access to popular materials • Improved technology infrastructure
CONSTRUCTION UPDATES will be available regularly under NEWS at www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org
News from the Friends
he Friends of the Lincolnwood Library are proud and pleased to present the Lincolnwood Library with a new sculpture. This sculpture will complement the Library by advancing the idea that all art, in all its forms, is essential to learning and the enrichment of the mind. Sculptor John Adduci’s design embraces creativity and we hope everyone who visits the Library enjoys it. We thank our membership and the community for their support. Friends of the Lincolnwood Library are volunteers who care about libraries and are interested in increasing awareness of the library resources in our community. For information, visit www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org and select ABOUT>FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY.
Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed Winter Reading Program, Dec. 1 - Jan. 13
Film Screenings Check our online calendar for more details.
Thursdays, 10:30am Morning Matinées
December 3: Alex of Venice December 10: Faults December 17: Mr. Holmes December 31: He Named Me Malala January 7: Aloft January 14: A Little Chaos January 21: Frida (2002)*
Thursdays, 1pm (dates vary) Throwback Thursdays
December 10: The Lives of Others (2006) January 7: City of God (2002) January 21: Hobson’s Choice (1954)
Fridays, 1pm Friday Films
December 4: Max December 11: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. December 18: Ricki and the Flash January 15: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation January 22: Black Mass
Saturdays, 2pm (monthly) Family Movie December 19: Inside Out January 16: Minions
Stop by Youth Services starting Monday, Dec. 1, to pick up a winter reading log. Fill out a box on the reading log for every 20 minutes spent reading a book of your choosing. Turn in each completed log to Youth Services and enter for a chance to win a prize in our weekly drawing. Prizes include Wolves hats, pennants and a final draw for tickets to upcoming games – just for setting and achieving reading goals! All fans can meet Chicago Wolves’ defenseman, Jordan Schmaltz, Wednesday, January 13, 4pm at the Lincolnwood Library! Grades K-8. 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.
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Special Screening! Saturday, January 9, 10-11:30am Food Patriots. See ADULT page 6.
Food for Fines
Dec. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015
The Lincolnwood Library will conduct a “Food for Fines” drive Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015. We will accept one item of nonperishable food in payment for every $1, up to $10 in fines per library card. Only nonperishable items with containers that are not damaged, expired or rusty will be accepted. Only for Lincolnwood Library fines, not for lost or damaged items.
All food collected will be donated to the Niles Township Food Pantry.
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.
REGISTRATION ONLINE at www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org click EVENTS
(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. Series classes require weekly attendance.
For questions or to be placed on a standby list, call 847-677-5277 or email email@example.com 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 Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Tuesdays, Noon-3pm Veteran Center Services. Information about readjustment services available to eligible veterans and their families. Hosted by the Evanston Vet Center.
Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Wednesdays, 11:30am Chef Demo. A chef demonstration and tasting of an
appetizer, main dish, salad, or dessert. Sponsored by Lincolnwood Place. OFFSITE on Feb. 17. See ADULT page 6.
Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm Knitting Circle. Drop in to work on a knitting or crochet project.
Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 25, 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.
Author Visit: Rebecc a Makkai Rebecca Mak
kai is a Chicago-based writer whose reputa tion ripples far beyond our local area . She has written two highly acclaimed novels, The Hundred-Year House and The Borrower. Her short story colle ction, Music for Wartime, appeared in June. The Hundred-Year House is set in a rambling Midweste rn estate called Laurelfield. This inge nious novel moves backwards in time th rough the 20th century, gradually re vealing convoluted co nnections among Laurelfield’s inhabita nts and visitors. Join us (even if you haven’t read the book !) at 11am on Monday, Decembe r 14, as we discuss th e book in the presence of author Re becca Makkai, who is sure to make the discussion especially rich and revealing. Br in g copies to be signed, if you’d like.
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! Class ends January 22.
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. Jan. 25, Monday, 7:30pm (R). at L. Woods The Book of Unknown Americans* by Cristina Henríquez. Registration required. March 21, Monday, 7:30pm (LR). at L. Woods The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami. Registration required & begins Monday, January 25.
2nd Monday, 11am Adult Book Discussions. Dec. 14...... The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai. Includes author visit! Jan. 11...... Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. OFFSITE! Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Feb. 8........The Book of Unknown Americans* by Cristina Henríquez. March 14..... Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. *¡VIVA! Coming Together programming.
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A G E S
P R E S C H O O L
Registration for Preschool and Youth SERIES programs opens on the 15th of the month prior to the first class.
SPECIAL EVENT! December 6, Sunday, 2-3pm Gingerbread House Decorating (LR).
Preschool Storytime (LR) (S).
Sweeten your spirit at this family event! Decorate your gingerbread masterpiece in a festive atmosphere with family, friends, seasonal music and hot cocoa. The Library provides one pre-assembled gingerbread house per team (of up to 4 people), a selection of treats for decorating, icing and LOTS of holiday cheer. Register your team today, space is limited! Children under 8 must be with caregiver.
December 7-13, All Week! Celebrate with an Hour of Code.
We will have computers equipped with self-guided coding tutorials, along with instructional handouts to help you along the way.
December 13, Sunday, 2-2:40pm Lincoln Hall Holiday Concert.
Get in the holiday spirit with an afternoon of seasonal tunes performed by Lincoln Hall Chorale!
Winter Reading Club
December 1, 2015 - January 13, 2016 Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed (LR). Grades K-8. January 13, Wednesday, 4pm Chicago Wolves Player Visit. Inviting all hockey fans to meet Chicago Wolves’ defenseman, Jordan Schmaltz. He will discuss the valuable resources libraries have to offer and the benefits of reading as a recreational tool. Following the presentation, Schmaltz will have a brief Q&A session, dress a lucky kid in hockey gear, and sign autographs.
AFTER HOURS! January 15, Friday, 6:30-8pm Family Forts After Hours! (LR). Bring the whole family for an after hours storytime, campfire snack, and fort building in the library! Families should bring blankets, pillows and a flashlight. Activities will be geared towards Grades PreK-5. 4
Birth to 5 years old
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Ages 3-5 with caregiver. This fun, interactive storytime emphasizes letters, numbers, shapes, and colors, to provide a language-rich experience.
Dec. 1-15, Tuesdays, 10-10:45am Session 1 Jan. 5-19, Tuesdays, 10-10:45am Session 2
Toddler Time (LR) (S). Ages 1-2 with caregiver.
A series of stories, songs, and activities geared for very young walking children. Storytime is followed by play.
Dec. 2-16, Wednesdays, 10-10:45am Session 1 Jan. 6-20, Wednesdays, 10-10:45am Session 2 Baby Lapsit Storytime (LR) (S). Birth to
prewalking with caregiver. This storytime geared towards our youngest children establishes early literacy skills.
Dec. 4-18, Fridays, 9:30-10am Session 1 Jan. 15-22, Fridays, 9:30-10am Session 2
Friday Preschool Fun (LR) (S). Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Themed activities and crafts. Sign up for each session.
Dec. 4-18, Fridays, 10:15-11am Session 1 Jan. 15-22, Fridays, 10:15-11am Session 2
Dec. 3-17 & Jan. 7-21, 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 to get your child up and moving.
Dec. 8 & Dec. 29, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm Cookies and Crafts (LR). Grades PreK-2 with caregiver. See YOUTH.
January 23, Saturday, 10-10:45am Let’s sing a poem! Let’s read a song! (LR). Ages birth-5
with caregiver. Come on out to sing and dance with Jennifer Viets to your favorite songs and poems both old and new!
OFFSITE! February 26, 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. Supplies for building and decorating the coupes will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring a “seat cushion” to place inside their car during the feature film. *Special registration required at www.recreation.lwd.org or in-person at the Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation office, Village Hall.
Y O U T H
Kindergarten to 5th Grade
December 2, Wednesday, 7-8pm Let’s Make Slime! (LR). Grades 3-5.
Measure, pour and mix real chemicals to produce reactions; investigate solids, liquids, gases; and concoct slime with the Discovery Center Museum!
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm Cookies and Crafts (LR). Grades PreK-2 with caregiver.
Let’s celebrate by making seasonal crafts. Cookies will be served. Sign up for each class.
Dec. 8.........Holiday gift craft Dec. 29 ......New Year’s craft NEW! Thursdays, 4-5pm Books n’ Bites (LR).
Grades 3-5. Get booked with our youth librarian, Sharon! Join a casual, fun book discussion once a month (snacks provided). After registering, pick up a complimentary copy of the book at Youth Services. Register for each individual date.
Dec. 10.............. Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff Jan. 14............... Glory Be by August Scattergood Feb. 11*............ Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage *On Feb. 11, meet at the Lincolnwood Library at 3:45pm and as a group we will walk to Meatheads® for the program. Snacks will be provided by Meatheads®.
Dec. 15, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm DIY (do it yourself) Tuesdays (LR).
Grades 3-8. Roll up your sleeves and get creative with bimonthly STEAM crafts and projects! Sign up for each class.
Dec. 15.................... Bouncy balls, silly putty, or stress balls. Dec. 29.................... Lava lamps or fairy lights. Jan. 5.................... Bath bombs, bath salts, or soaps. Jan. 19.................... Snow globes or aquariums. January 12, Tuesday, 4-6pm Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament (LR).
Grades 5-12. Are you ready to duel? Come compete in a Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Tournament facilitated by Pastimes Comics! Don’t have your own deck? We’ve got you covered. Winner will receive a prize!
T E E N S
6th Grade to 12th Grade
December 12, Saturday, Noon-4pm Exam Cram! (R). Grades 9-12.
Come study for your final exams at the Lincolnwood Library! We’ll have snacks, WiFi, outlets, laptops you can check out, reference librarians on hand to answer questions, and of course some relaxing activities you can do to take a breather!
December 14, January 11, Mondays, 4-5pm Community Service Club (LR). Grades 6-8. Come complete
compassionate and engaged projects for our community while earning community service hours. Each meeting counts for one volunteer hour; please bring volunteer sheet to verify hours. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.
Dec. 15, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm DIY (do it yourself) Tuesdays (LR). Grades 3-8. See Youth. NEW! Thursdays, 4-5pm Books n’ Bites (LR).
Grades 6-8. Get booked with our teen librarian, Ems! Join a casual, fun book discussion once a month (snacks provided). After registering, pick up a complimentary copy of the book at Youth Services. Register for each individual date.
Dec. 17.................. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan Jan. 21................... The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson Feb. 18*................ Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
*On Feb. 18, meet at the Lincolnwood Library at 3:45pm and as a group we will walk to Meatheads® for the program. Snacks will be provided by Meatheads®.
January 12, Tuesday, 4-6pm Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament (LR). Grades 5-12. See YOUTH.
Win tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Lincolnwood Library is giving away two XD 3D tickets to the grand opening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for Friday, December 18 at 7pm. All you have to do is “Like” the Lincolnwood Library’s Facebook page and “Like” the Yoda Facebook photo ‘Feel the force!’ between Dec. 1-12. The winner will be contacted on Sunday, December 13. Winner must be a Lincolnwood resident, age 13 years or older & bring photo ID to retrieve tickets.
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A D U LT S December 9, Wednesday, 7-8pm Pinched Paintings: Art Heists in Art History. In this lecture, Dr. Michelle Mishur of Art Excursions discusses a selection of history’s most notorious art heists, some that have been solved and others that still remain open. Dr. Mishur’s discussion features art crimes that involved The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and more.
January 6, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm In Our Own Voice. A unique public education
program developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in which two trained individual speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. This presentation will include a time for Q&A.
January 9, Saturday, 10-11:30am Special Screening of Food Patriots. A Midwestern mother whose son nearly died from contaminated food embarks on a roller-coaster journey to understand the food industry. Food Patriots features food advocates from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers (IMDb).
Tech one-on-ones Lincolnwood Public Library offers Oneon-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 6
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Also see Regular Features (Page 3), and All Ages (Page 4).
January 9, Saturday, 2-4pm The Challenges and Rewards of Foster Parenting Special Needs Children and Youth. Jewish Child and Family Services
Foster Care is in search of qualified and committed adults, single and partnered, for foster parent licensing as well as to serve in other important roles as mentors and life skills coaches for these young people, for both short term and longer term placements. Join us to learn more!
January 17, Sunday, 2-3pm Liberty Brass Quintet. For an afternoon of fun with brass, come see, hear and enjoy the Liberty Brass Quintet.
January 20, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm TEDxLincolnwoodLibrary (R). TED Talks (short for
Technology, Entertainment, and Design) are “devoted to ideas worth spreading” that inform, inspire, and entertain people around the world. Come and watch a screening of TED Talks by experts and innovators, and then join the conversation: Does design define us? Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.
January 23, Saturday, 2-3:30pm Understanding the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program Act. Pharma Cannis
presents an in-depth look into all aspects of the new Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act set forth by the Illinois Department of Health. The course is suggested for individuals 18 years and older who are in need of obtaining a medical cannabis card through the State of Illinois.
OFFSITE! February 9, Tuesday, 5-6pm Appetizers and Artist Talk at 90 Miles Cuban Cafe (R).*
Location: Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy Ave. Enjoy a taste of Cuba at 90 Miles Cuban Cafe! Appetizers from 5-5:30pm, with an artist talk by Alejandro Figueredo DíazPerera and Cara Megan Lewis from 5:30-6pm. No other plans that night? Stay after the event for live music at 90 Miles!
OFFSITE! February 17, Wednesday, 11:15-Noon Chef Demo at Lincolnwood Place (R).*
Location: Lincolnwood Place, 7000 N. McCormick Blvd. Join us offsite for a Chef Demo that will revolve around Latino foods featuring live Latin American music by Gabriel Medina from the Old Town School of Folk Music!
OFFSITE! February 24, Wednesday, 6-7:30pm or 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). Space is limited so we are offering the program twice.
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 Information Services at 847-677-5277 x293, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
T E C H N O L O G Y
Desktop, Tablet, Mobile & More
December 10, Thursday, 3-5pm and December 17, Thursday, 3-5pm Beginner’s Series (LR) (S).
January 11, Monday, 7-8:30pm iPad 1. (LR).
Registration is for both classes. 1: Computer Basics 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 This follow up to
Beginner’s Series 1: Computer Basics is designed to get you surfing the web in no time. 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.* Please see the session’s first program for registration information. *If you would like to sign up for the beginner series but do not know how to use a mouse or keyboard, please contact Information Services at 847-677-5277 x 293 to make a one-on-one appointment prior to class.
Microsoft Office December 16, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Intro to Microsoft Word 2010 (LR). Microsoft
iPad 1 is a beginner level class covering the most important features and functions of the iPad. We will cover topics such as navigating the home screen, using the keyboard, connecting to a wireless network, taking photos and video, and using Safari to browse the web.*
January 18, Monday, 7-8:30pm iPad 2 (LR). This class builds on skills learned in iPad 1. We will cover topics such as: installing and deleting apps, organizing the home screen, and using Siri.* *Students must provide their own iPad that has gone through the initial set-up process and is running iOS9. iPhone users are also welcome to attend.
January 16, Saturday, 10-11:30am Manage Your Photos Online.
You’ve got lots of photos on your camera, phone and computer...so now what are you supposed to do with them? This class will show you all the best options for backing up and sharing photos in the cloud as well as the coolest apps for fun and easy photo editing. Mike Gershbein of ‘Very Smart People’ returns to help you get a handle on your photo overload!
Word can be used to create letters, resumes and much more. This beginning class will cover the basic features of this popular word processing software. Learn how to navigate the ribbon and how to create, save and print a document. We will also cover formatting, cut, copy and paste and how to check spelling and grammar.
January 13, 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.
January 20, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Do More with Microsoft Excel 2010 (LR). In this
follow-up class to Intro to ‘Microsoft Excel 2010’ we will introduce working with simple formulas and functions to perform calculations. *¡VIVA! Coming Together programming.
Looking for more advanced technology tutorials? Visit www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org, click RESEARCH & LEARNING > RESOURCES A to Z > Lynda.com Enter your Lincolnwood Library card number.
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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 third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted at www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org. From February through October, 2016, meetings will take place in the Police and Fire Training Room, Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave.
A celebration of Latino and Hispanic Cultures
s part of this year’s Coming Together, our annual community-wide celebration of literacy and culture, we will be honoring Latino & Hispanic cultures. You can find more details on activities designated as part of ¡VIVA! Coming Together! in this newsletter, and we will have a special guide available in January listing all the programs for participation throughout Niles Township and neighboring communities.
January 21, Thursday, 10:30am Morning Matinée Frida (2002) Lincolnwood Public Library
February 9, Tuesday, 5-6pm* Appetizers and Artist Talk at 90 Miles Cuban Cafe
January 25, Monday, 7:30pm* Books in the Woods Discussion: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez.
February 17, Wednesday, 11:15-Noon* Chef Demo at Lincolnwood Place and Live Music
L. Woods, 7110 N. Lincoln Ave.
January 31, Sunday, 2pm ¡VIVA! Coming Together! Opening Event
Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton St., Skokie
February 8, Monday, 11am Book Discussion: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez. Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy Ave.
Lincolnwood Place, 7000 N. McCormick Blvd.
February 24, Wednesday, 6-7:30pm* or March 2, Wednesday, 6-7:30pm* Taste of Ecuador
Whole Foods Sauganash, 6020 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago
*Registration required at www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org