March April 2024 Newsletter

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MAR/APR 2024 VOL. 21, NO. 2 HIGHLIGHTS Our 3-Year Strategic Plan Making Connections at the Library Literature & Libations Event PAGE 7 PAGE 8 PAGE 11 NEWSLETTER

REGISTRATION & EVENT INFORMATION

Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register.

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Registrants do not need a Lincolnwood Library card to attend.

[C] REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITH LINCOLNWOOD CARD

Registrants do need a Lincolnwood Library card to attend.

[D] DROP-IN

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

[H] HYBRID

Registrants can choose to visit in person or attend live online via Zoom. New members should register with their email address to receive the Zoom information.

[V] VIRTUAL

These programs are offered using Zoom and will be live at their scheduled time. Please include your email address in your registration to receive instructions on how to join the Zoom event.

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Every few years, an organization needs to take stock of where they have been and where they are going, and make a plan. It helps focus your efforts, and increases your chances of making real improvements.

Many of you participated last year in a survey where we asked you about how you use the library and what changes you would like to see. We got lots of compliments, but we also heard from you some ideas of things we could do better. Please take a look on page 7 to see the plan that the Board of Trustees has approved. We have a lot to do over the next three years!

Some problems are good ones: some of our programs are so popular they fill up our parking lot! We have a standing rule for staff to never park in the parking lot on Wednesday mornings, because the fantastically popular Michael’s Music Machine program fills up the meeting room and the parking lot. Other times it’s a combination of programs, people using the study rooms and computers, and people checking out books that fills up our lot. Rest assured, when that happens we send out a call to staff to move cars to the street. We try not to do that too often, though, because we don’t want to inconvenience our neighbors.

It always makes me laugh when people speculate that adults don’t use the library anymore. They are attending programs, spending some quiet time in the building, and getting help from our skillful staff in finding the information they need. Then there are all of the adults using the library without ever setting foot in the building! They are taking advantage of our online subscriptions to Consumer Reports, the New York Times, and others. They are streaming movies through Hoopla and Kanopy. They are using the beloved app Libby to read and listen to books. Believe me, our Lincolnwood adults are using the Library…and we are so glad.

Susan Dove Lempke

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FAMILY

FAMILY EVENTS ARE FOR KIDS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS TO ENJOY TOGETHER

FAMILY VIDEO GAME PLAY

Grades K-8

Mon, Mar 25 • 3-4pm • [D]

Whether you’re new to video game systems or a seasoned pro, come play video games on the library’s Nintendo Switch with your friends and family.

FAMILY MOVIE: RATATOUILLE

Ages 2-16 with caregiver

Wed, Mar 27 • 2-4:30pm • [R]

Relax and enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. Today’s movie: Ratatouille (2007, G, 111 mins)

DINOSAUR DISCOVERIES WITH T-REXPLORERS

Grades K-8 with caregiver

Fri, Mar 29 • 2:30-3:30pm • [R]

Discover the clues that prove the existence of dinosaurs! See fossil types from numerous species including favorites like Triceratops and T-Rex, while getting a glimpse into what it’s like to go on a Paleontological dig.

COLLAGRAPH PRINTMAKING

Grades K-12 with caregiver

Sat, Apr 6 • 3-4pm • [R]

Learn the basics of collagraph printing technique together, using paint and wooden blocks to create unique patterns.

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BABIESPRESCHOOLERS

BABY STORYTIME

Ages Birth-24 months with caregiver

Mondays • 9:30-10am • [D]

We’ll read stories, sing songs, and play at this storytime designed just for babies birth-24 months.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Ages 2-4 years with caregiver

Mondays • 10:30-11am • [D]

Join us on Monday mornings for books, songs, and fun in this storytime for 2-4 year olds.

TUESDAY FAMILY STORYTIME

Ages 0-5 with caregiver

Tuesdays • 10-10:30am • [D]

Read stories, sing songs, and play games at this all-ages storytime.

MUSICAL STORYTIME

Ages 0-5 with caregiver

Wednesdays • 9:30-10:30am • [D]

Sing and dance along at this musical storytime. Check online each week to see if the storytime will be led by library staff or Michael’s Music Machine.

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN

Ages 0-5 with caregiver

Fridays • 10:30-11am • [D]

Join us for a fun, creative activity for young children and their caregivers. Activities include art, movement, STEM, and stories.

SUNDAY STORYTIME

Ages 0-5 with caregiver

Sun, Mar 10, Apr 7 • 3:30-4pm • [D]

Read stories, sing songs, and more! Aimed at kids under 5, but older siblings are welcome to join the fun too.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Ages 0-5 with caregiver

Mon, Mar 18, Apr 15 • 6:15-6:45pm • [D]

Wind down and get cozy with some bedtime stories. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal!

WONDER WOMEN! STORYTIMES

Ages 0-5 with caregiver

Thu, Mar 7, 14, 21 • 10-10:30am • [D]

Firefighter, dentist, and more! Meet fearless females from the Lincolnwood community, each leading a special storytime about their profession. See our website calendar for more details.

SPANISH STORYTIME | CUENTOS EN ESPAÑOL

Ages 0-5 with caregiver

Thu, Apr 11• 10:00-10:30am • [D]

Join us for this bilingual English-Spanish storytime! ¡Únase a nosotros en esta hora de cuentos bilingüe inglés-español!

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KIDS

LEGO & DUPLO CLUB

Grades K-5

Sat, Mar 2, 30, Apr 27 10:30-11:30am • [D]

Create your own LEGO or Duplo masterpiece with the Library’s collection of bricks.

EXPLORATION STATION: STEAM ACTIVITIES

Grades K-3

Wed, Mar 6, Thu, Apr 18 • 3:45-4:30pm • [R]

Make more than a mess through experimental play at the library as we engineer catapults in March, and create seed bombs in April.

BEGINNING EMBROIDERY

Grades K-5

Mon, Apr 22 • 3:45-4:30pm • [R]

Take a stab at embroidering in this beginner class!

READING TO THE DOGS

Grades K-5

Wed, Mar 13, Thu, Apr 11 • 6-7pm • [R]

Build reading skills by reading next to trained dogs from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy. Participants will receive at least 15 minutes of personal reading time with a dog.

PAPER BAG JOURNALS

Grades 2-5

Fri, Mar 22 • 3:45-4:30pm • [R]

Craft and customize your own giant journal.

LEGO ROBOTICS BOOT CAMP

Grades 1-5

Tue, Mar 26, Thu, Mar 28 • 2-3pm • [R]

Learn Scratch Code basics while building Lego Robots.

MARSHMALLOW PAINTING

Grades K-5

Thu, Apr 4 • 3:45-4:30pm • [R]

Paint and glue marshmallows to create a 3D painting on cardboard.

ARTIST STUDIES

Grades K-5

Sat, Mar 9 • 2:30-3:30pm • [R]

Create works of art inspired by children’s illustrators and other artists.

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TWEENS & TEENS

GRADES 6-8

RAINBOW LOOM BRACELET MAKING

Grades 6-8

Thu, Mar 7 • 4-5pm • [R]

Make bracelets out of colorful rubber bands and charms.

COUNCIL OF AWESOME TWEENS

Grades 6-8

Thu, Mar 21, Apr 25 • 4-5pm • [R]

Enthusiastic, motivated students are invited to join the Library Council of Awesome Tweens, aka Library C.A.T. Help decorate the youth space and suggest ideas to make our already-awesome library even more awesome!

GRADES 6-12

INTERNATIONAL SNACK EXPLORATION

Grades 6-12

Tue, Mar 5, Apr 16 • 4:30-5:15pm • [R]

Taste and rank snacks from around the world and learn about a new country each month while you munch on unique foods!

MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM

Grades 6-12

Thu, Mar 12 • 4:30-5:30pm • [R]

Come learn how to make your ice cream using just a handful of ingredients! While supplies last.

DIY SPA DAY

Grades 6-12

Tue, Apr 9 • 4:30-5:30pm • [R]

Make your own face masks and scrubs from a variety of materials, and then try them out in a relaxing spa environment at the library.

HANG OUT & CROCHET

Grades 6-12

Sun, Mar 17, Apr 14 • 2-3pm • [R]

Bring your crochet projects and supplies, and work on them at our new crochet group. (Note this is not an instructional class for beginners; crochet knowledge and experience required). Do you prefer knitting? You are welcome to bring your knitting project and join us.

TAYLOR SWIFT LISTENING PARTY

Grades 6-12

Fri, Apr 19 • 4-5:30pm • [r]

Come celebrate the release of Taylor Swift’s new album! We’ll be having a listening party, making friendship bracelets and eating snacks.

ANIME CLUB

Grades 6-12

Wed Mar 20, Apr 24 • 4:30-5:30pm • [R]

Watch anime, draw manga and enjoy snacks at our new Anime Club!

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STRATEGIC PLAN 2024-2027

More than a year ago, Lincolnwood Library embarked on an exciting journey to chart our course for the next three years. This process involved conducting comprehensive surveys of library staff, interviews with the Library Board, and gathering community input through both online and in-person surveys. Guided by a strategic planning committee and supported by an experienced consultant, we meticulously analyzed the gathered data to identify three overarching goals that now serve as the cornerstone of our future initiatives. Subsequently, we devised comprehensive strategies and outlined measurable objectives for each goal. Additionally, we developed a detailed operational framework to empower our staff in effectively executing these strategies. We are excited to unveil our strategic plan to the community.

MISSION STATEMENT:

FOSTER LIFELONG LEARNING AND CONNECT THE COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR MATERIALS, SPACE, EVENTS, AND EXPERTISE.

GOAL:

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Embrace the diversity of the Lincolnwood community and actively promote services that foster unity and understanding

OUTCOME:

All community members feel that they are represented by the library.

02

Satisfy the community’s requests to actively engage in experiences, training, and experiential learning at the library.

The library is a vibrant center for learning, community interaction, and the exploration of new information and perspectives.

03

Adapt the environment to increase the accessibility and usability of the library’s resources and the ways they are delivered.

All community members, regardless of ability, can access, easily use, and benefit from library services and resources.

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FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION HERE: LINCOLNWOODLIBRARY.ORG/STRATEGICPLAN

MAKING CONNECTIONS AT LINCOLNWOOD LIBRARY

At Lincolnwood Library, we’re not just about books—we’re about bringing our community together, offering comfort, connection, and camaraderie to all. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter, a budding writer, a tech wizard, or just looking to meet some neighbors, there’s a regularly meeting club for you. We celebrate diversity, where age and background fade away as we come together over shared passions. But it’s not just about fun—it’s about learning,

too. Our clubs are like little workshops of discovery, where every meeting is a chance to expand your horizons, build lasting friendships, and a sense of belonging that extends far beyond our library walls. Don’t just take our word for it; talk to our members, and you’ll hear stories of newfound skills, confidence, and life-changing connections. At Lincolnwood Library, our clubs are the pulse of our community, keeping us lively, connected, and thriving.

Meet

and play

Whether you’re writing for fun or to be published someday, foster your creativity with like-minded authors

Gather together over snacks, movies, and dedicated time for creating what

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EAT • CRAFT • WATCH • Monthly on Thu. you love. LINCOLNWOOD WRITES • Monthly on Wed. MAH JONGG • Weekly on Tuesdays other enthusiasts the Chinese tile-based game of Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome. “I ENJOY THE COMPETITION, IT’S CUT THROAT, AND IT’S A GREAT GROUP” - JOANNE ABRAMS, LINCOLNWOOD RESIDENT

MONDAY MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION • Monthly on Mon.

This group is perfect for general readers who enjoy discussing a good story with others.

KNITTING SOCIAL CIRCLE • Weekly on Wed.

Share tips and show off your work with needle-art enthusiasts.

WE HAVE CLUBS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS TOO! GO TO OUR WEBSITE TO FIND OUT MORE.

COUNCIL OF AWESOME TWEENS • Weekly on Thu.

Help plan programs and suggest ideas to make our alreadyawesome library even more awesome!

BOOKS IN THE WOODS • Monthly on Mon.

We read mostly contemporary and literary authors from all over the world. Welcome!

ANIME CLUB • Monthly on Tue.

Watch anime, draw manga and enjoy snacks at our new Anime Club!

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ADULTS

FOR ZOOM EVENTS, INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED TO REGISTRANTS FOLLOWING REGISTRATION.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, CALL (224) 233-1841, OR EMAIL ASD@LINCOLNWOODLIBRARY.ORG

ACADEMY AWARDS CONTEST

Friday, Mar 1-Mar 10 • [D]

Calling all movie lovers! Starting on March 1st, look for Academy Award Contest entry forms at the Adult Services Desk. Check off your predictions from this year’s Oscar nominated films. The entry with the most correct answers will be eligible to win a prize. In the event of a tie, prize will be awarded by means of a random drawing. One entry per person. Entries will be accepted at the Adult Services Desk until 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 10th. The winner will be notified when the prize is available to pick up. Good luck!

KOSHER HAMANTASCHEN COOKIES

Sun, Mar 10 • 2-3pm • [C]

Join Yona Posner from Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie as she guides you on making your own kosher hamantaschen cookies. Participants will make their own cookies during the program and take them home to bake.

STATE SERVICES: DROP BY CONSTITUENT SERVICE HOURS

Tue, Mar 12 • 4-6pm • [D]

Constituent advocates from the offices of Senator Ram Villivalam (8th District) and State Representative Kevin Olickal (16th District) will be at the library to answer questions and provide help with state benefits and programs such as: Medicaid, SNAP, Unemployment, LIHEAP, Rental Assistance, and more.

APPROACH TO CARE

Tue, Mar 12 • 6:30-7:30pm • [R]

Join Chuck Glass from CMSS as he shares information on making the right choice when it comes to exploring housing and care for your loved ones. Learn the differences between assisted and supportive living and where memory care fits in, especially when funds are depleting.

SKIES OF 2024

Thu, Mar 14 • 6:30-7:30pm • [R]

Join Dale Dellutri, amateur astronomer and member of the Skokie Valley Astronomers club, as he talks about some of the sky events that we’ll see in 2024. Hear about the total solar eclipse that will be occurring on April 8, when to view the planets and observe close encounters of the planets and the moon, observing meteor showers and where to find current information about other sky events.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH LAKESIDE FLUTES

Sun, Mar 24 • 2-3pm • [R]

Lakeside Flutes, a flute choir founded in 1987, is an ensemble of flutists from the greater Chicago area. They introduce the public to a wide variety of flute literature from the styles of classical, pop, jazz, and contemporary.

CARING FOR YOUR HOUSEPLANTS

Tue, Mar 26 • 6:30-7:30pm • [R]

Join Susan Perdomo, a Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension of North Suburban Cook County as she walks you through the basics of repotting, propagation, watering, and fertilizing your houseplants.

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ADULTS

FABULOUS FIRST LADIES

Wed, Mar 27 • 6:30-8pm • [R]

Join us to celebrate Women’s History Month with Barry Bradford! The role of First Lady was not given a moment’s thought by the Founding Fathers. Nonetheless, our First Ladies represent an amazing array of accomplished women, each with a unique story and a unique place in American History. In this original series, Barry will present a list of his top ten favorite First Ladies. You will look at some of the fascinating women who served, the unexpected challenges they faced and how they reflect the changing role of women throughout our history.

GROWING UP JEWISH IN WEST ROGERS PARK

Tue, Apr 2 • 6:30-8pm • [R]

Join representatives from Jewish Neighborhood Development Council (JNDC) to view a picture exhibit celebrating ten decades of the neighborhood’s Jewish community, a screening of Driving West Rogers Park: Chicago’s Once and Future Jewish Neighborhood, and listen to a long-time Lincolnwood resident share his “growing up” stories and connections to West Rogers Park.

GENTLE MAT YOGA

Thu, Apr 4 • 1-2pm • [C]

Join certified yoga instructor Mari-Jane Dare as she teaches gentle and relaxing yoga. Participants must bring their own yoga mat or a beach towel. Yoga blocks are optional. All experience levels are welcome. Wear comfy clothes and shoes!

WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE PLANNING BASICS

Thu, Apr 18 • 7-8:30pm • [R]

Learn from attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft about wills, trusts, powers of attorney probate, and guardianship. Take the first step to create or update a plan that is appropriate for you.

SUSTAINABILITY AT HOME: GREEN CLEANING

Thu, Apr 25 • 7-8pm • [R]

The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability Community Outreach Coordinator Kate Carney will discuss how to properly recycle household hazardous waste materials and make green cleaning alternatives that are safer for both humans and the environment. A Q&A session and opportunity to make your own scouring scrub to try at home will follow.

LITERATURE & LIBATIONS: A BOOK & WINE TASTING

Fri, Apr 19 • 6:30-8:30pm

Sample different wines perfectly paired with books from our collection. Get a taste of wine and a taste of books! Sip and stroll throughout the library as you enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at this special after-hours event, complete with light appetizers! Patrons with library cards in good standing will be able to check out materials at this event.

21+ only must present a valid photo I.D. Doors open at 6:30pm. Wine donated by Villa Graziella Organic.

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ADULTS

MONDAY MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION

BOOKS IN THE WOODS

EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER BY LINDA HOLMES

Mon, Mar 11 • 11am-12pm • [R] [H]

Evvie Drake is a recent widow and lives alone in the big house she and her husband shared until former Major League pitcher Dean comes to town and she takes him on as a tenant. As Dean and Evvie get to know each other, they find an ability to discuss their pasts with one another and, in some moments, to move beyond them and begin again.

THE READING LIST BY SARA NISHA ADAMS

Mon, Apr 8 • 11am-12pm • [R] [H]

Widower Mukesh and teenage Aleisha form a connection that helps them escape grief and find joy by reading books listed on a crumpled-up note found in a library book in Suburban London.

MARRYING THE KETCHUPS BY JENNIFER CLOSE

Mon, Mar 18 • 7-8pm • [R] [H]

A comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family, and the ways they cope with the death of their patriarch amongst a rapidly changing world.

THE MOUNTAINS SING BY NGUYỄN PHAN QUẾ MAI

Mon, Apr 15 • 7-8 pm • [R] [H]

With the story of the Trần family, this novel brings to life the human costs of the Vietnam War from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves.

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ADULTS

CREATE

KNITTING SOCIAL CIRCLE

Wednesdays • 11am-12:30pm • [D]

Share tips and show off your work with needle-art enthusiasts.

EAT • CRAFT • WATCH

Thu, Mar 7 & Apr 4 • 6:30-9pm • [D]

Calling all crafters! Gather together over snacks, movies, and dedicated time for creating what you love. We’ll decide as a group what to watch while enjoying each other’s company and working on our own projects. As long as you can get your supplies through the door, your craft is welcome.

WATERCOLOR PAINTING: CARDINAL

Thu, Mar 21 • 6:30-7:45 pm • [C]

Practice the wet-on-wet technique and learn how to paint a cardinal with this step-by-step workshop. Presented by Audrey Ra from Audrey Ra Design.

MINI LIBRARY KITS

Tue, Apr 9 • 6:30-7:45 pm • [C]

Celebrate National Library Week with us and create your very own mini bookshelf small enough to fit in your pocket! All supplies provided.

AN INTRO TO ACRYLIC PAINTING

Tue, Apr 16 • 6-8:30pm • [C]

Discover acrylic painting and create a monochromatic, mountain landscape. Acrylics are a fast-drying, water-based paint, that allows for an easy exploration into various painting techniques. You will be guided through the basic techniques of mixing colors, creating depth and brush work. Presented in partnership with Evanston Art Center.

GATHER

ESL COFFEE & TEA HOUR

Please note: Our ESL Coffee & Tea Hour will be temporarily paused as we revamp the program schedule. Stay tuned for updates!

Use this QR code to fill out a survey if you are interested in participating.

LINCOLNWOOD

WRITES: WRITING CLUB

Wed, Mar 6 & Apr 3 • 7-9pm • [R]

Whether you’re writing for fun or to be published someday, foster your creativity with like-minded authors in this monthly group. Bring in original work to be read aloud and get constructive feedback from your peers. Ages high school and up.

MAH JONGG

Tuesdays • 1-3pm • [D]

Meet other enthusiasts and play the Chinese tile-based game of Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

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NO MAH JONGG ON MARCH 19 DUE TO THE LIBRARY SERVING AS A POLLING PLACE

ADULTS TECH

DROP-IN TECH HELP

Wed, Mar 20 • 2-3pm • [D]

Stop in to the library and we will help you answer your technologybased questions and address your concerns about laptops, tablets, and smartphones. We cannot help with device repair. Sessions are limited to 15 minutes. Bring your questions and your device!

GET STARTED USING THE MYLIBRO APP

Thu, Mar 28 • 6:30-7:30pm • [C]

Bring your own device and get help with downloading the myLIBRO app. Learn to navigate and use the app to do things like look up materials, place holds, and keep track of your library account.

ALL ABOUT FREE MOVIE AND TV STREAMING SERVICES

Fri, April 12 • 2-3pm • [R]

Tired of paying for multiple streaming services? Learn about some of the most popular free movie and TV streaming services. We’ll discuss navigation, content libraries, and how to stream in your home!

MONDAY MATINEES

ENJOY GREAT FILMS AT YOUR LIBRARY EVERY MONDAY AT 1PM. [D]

THE HOLDOVERS (2023)

Mon, Mar 4 • 1-3:45pm • R , 133 mins.

The dramedy tells the story of a disagreeable school teacher named Paul Hunham. With no family or friends, Paul ends up staying at school during Christmas break to supervise holdover students who can’t travel home for the holidays. Troublemaker Angus and head cook Mary build an unexpected bond with Paul on campus. Together, they go through hilarious adventures, celebrating Christmas in their own unique way.

DEATH ON THE NILE (2022)

Mon, Mar 11 • 1-3:45pm • PG-13, 127 mins.

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a pictureperfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

DUMB MONEY (2023)

Mon, Mar 25 • 1-3:30pm • R, 104 mins.

Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall video game store) into the world’s hottest company. In the middle of everything is regular guy Keith Gill, who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock and posting about it. When his social posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich – until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.

ON MARCH 18TH THERE WILL BE NO MONDAY MATINEES DUE TO THE LIBRARY BEING A POLLING PLACE

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ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET (2023)

Mon, Apr 1 • 1-3pm • PG-13, 111 mins.

A plucky eleven-year-old named Margaret finds her life on the cusp of change as her family uproots from the heart of the city to a quiet suburban neighborhood. Margaret must then navigate the ups and downs of adolescence, including new friends, new feelings, and, ultimately, a new sense of

Mon, Apr 8 • 1-3:45pm • PG-13, 127 mins.

Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the SuperHero Blue Beetle.

THE HUNGER GAMES: BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES (2023)

Mon, Apr 15 • 1-4pm • PG-13, 165 mins.

Descending from a prestigious family, Coriolanus Snow is having a hard time adjusting to the fall of his family’s legacy after they suffered enormous losses during the war of the Districts and the Capitol. To regain his family’s stature, he accepts a job mentoring tributes invented for the upcoming tenth Hunger Games. A prequel to The Hunger Games series, this adaptation follows the story of Coriolanus Snow during his youth.

WONKA (2023)

Mon, Apr 22 • 1-3pm • PG, 112 mins.

This fantasy musical film follows the story of Willy Wonka, the famous but eccentric chocolatier based on the character from Roald Dahl’s novel. In particular, it emphasizes his rise to the top. The narrative traces his beginnings as a young adult who started as an employee selling chocolate in a store until he became driven to enter the chocolate industry eventually. This film acts as a prequel to the 1971 film adaptation of Dahl’s novel.

THE COLOR PURPLE (2023)

Mon, Apr 29 • 1-3:45pm • PG-13, 140 mins.

Musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel about the lifelong struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.

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