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News and information about your library’s services, programs, and resources | Vol 15, No. 2 | March and April 2018

New Library Catalog In mid-April, there will be a better way to find

books, movies, and music at the Lincolnwood Library.


LIBRARY NEWS

What

Libraries are a part of CCS? Su Reynders Library Director

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he Lincolnwood Library has about 50,000 physical items in the library, and access to tens of thousands more electronically. As a small library (serving a population of under 25,000), that’s about average. However, we know that having an extensive collection of books, movies, and music is very important to the Lincolnwood community. Because of this, we participate in a group of libraries that share a common online catalog. That group is called “Cooperative Computer Services” (CCS), and it is made up of 24 northern suburban libraries that choose to participate. As a member of CCS, Lincolnwood residents have easy access to over 5½ million items (just choose all member libraries when you are searching the catalog to display them).

Our recent renovation was featured in the Illinois Library Association‘s February 2018 Reporter magazine. If you’ve not visited us in a while, stop by to see what you’re missing! 2 | Lincolnwood Public Library District

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All of the CCS libraries are working on migrating to a new online catalog in April, and you will see information in this issue of the newsletter that explains what changes to expect. Our goal is to make the catalog easier to use on your mobile device, easier to find what you are looking for, and easier notifications when your items are due. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the catalog, stop in or call (847) 677-5277 or email a librarian at infoservices@lincolnwoodlibrary.org. We can get almost anything you want from another library.


NEWS

We’re excited New Library catalog to bring you a user-friendly and mobile-friendly

In mid-April, there will be a better way to find books, movies, and music at the Lincolnwood Library. If you’ve ever searched for a book or movie at our library, you have used our catalog. In mid-April 2018, that will be upgraded to a new, better catalog. What will be different? • It will look different. You can seamlessly use the catalog on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. • Creating a personal reading history (if you want to), or creating a wish list will be easier than ever. • It will have “auto suggestions” in the search bar (start typing, and suggestions will appear). • Create your own username and password—no more having to remember your 14-digit barcode. • Text notifications (if you like texting, you’ll love this). • Your library PIN or password will transfer over to the new system in all CAPS. For example, if your PIN is currently patron, it will be PATRON in the new catalog. • Choose your pick up location from any of the participating CCS locations (see page 2 for a complete list). This is a pretty huge project for the library, so during mid-April (targeting April 14-16), you might notice a few things that don’t work like normal or that limit your access: • Our catalog won’t be up-to-date, so your results may be inaccurate. Don’t worry—you can still check stuff out! Head to the shelves and rediscover the joy of browsing or call ahead to make sure an item is available. Just be sure to bring your library card with you as our staff members may not be able to look up your account information. • You and staff members won’t be able to place holds or get to your account. Don’t worry—nothing will be overdue during that time. • Your reading history and lists will be not transferred over, but you may email or print your current saved lists. Ask a librarian for assistance in printing your reading history and/or your lists so that information can be preserved. In April your library is bringing you a modern library catalog. We think you’ll like it! If you have questions, just stop by or call us at (847) 677-5277.

Countdown to the launch with us on our Facebook page and library blog at lincolnwoodlibrary.org. We’ll be highlighting features and answering questions about the new catalog every day beginning April 1.

Don’t worry. We can help. Tech One-on-Ones By Appointment Book an hour one-on-one session with a librarian for help on basic technology topics and library resources, including the new library catalog. To schedule your appointment, contact Brian Wilson, Information Services Librarian, at (224) 233-1859.

Get the Most Out of the New Catalog Fri, Apr 27 | 1–3pm Discover how to use the new library catalog including accessing your library account, searching for materials, and placing holds.

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register. Non-residents: call or stop by for registration information.

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

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YOUTH & TEENS

Registration for all youth and teen events opens at 9am on Thu, Feb 15 unless otherwise noted.

AFTER SCHOOL Homework Club & Tutor Room All ages Mondays–Thursdays | 3–5pm When school is in session Enjoy a dedicated space for homework, projects, and studying. Staff are available most days to help with basic homework questions. Bring a tutor if you have one.

Junior Justice League Community Service Club Grades 3–8 Tue, Mar 6 & 20, Apr 3 & 17 | 4–5pm Back on Tuesdays by popular demand! Enact and create change to improve your community— the people, the animals, the environment—with service learning projects.

Anime Club Party Time Grades 3–8 Fri, Mar 16 | 3:30–5pm Discuss and recommend your favorite manga or anime with fellow fans and nibble on some Japanese snacks. Second Annual Super Smash Bros Tournament Grades 3–8 Fri, Apr 6 | 12:30–5pm Come one and all to the 2nd Annual Smash Bros Tournament with open gaming on the side. Sponsored by the Library’s own Council of Awesome T[w]eens (CAT).

Slime Science Workshop STEAM Workshop A Wrinkle in Time Escape Room Grades 3–8 Grades 3–8 Fri, Apr 6 | 3–4pm Fri, Mar 9 | 3:15–3:45, 4–4:30, or 4:45–5:15pm Solid, liquid, in-between—it doesn’t Can you and six friends solve puzzles matter when you’re making slime! Be and clues to escape from Camazotz in ready to get messy as you learn some 30 minutes or less? You don’t have to slimy science. Weather pending, we read the book, but it will make the event may make some slime earlier in the day more fun! outdoors! Anime & Manga Workshop with Artistic Dragon Studios Grades 3–8 Tue, Mar 13 | 4–5pm Join Artistic Dragon Studios for an interactive workshop to learn professional tips and techniques to create your own anime or manga characters!

Library Video Booth All Ages Tue, Apr 10 | 3–5pm To celebrate National Library week, we’re setting up a video booth you can visit on your own or with friends to talk about anything library related! We’ll compile the results into a series of promotional videos for our YouTube channel.

Stop Motion Video Workshop Grades 3–8 Fri, Apr 13 | 3:30–5pm Explore how to make stop motion videos of your very own in this hands-on workshop. Bring your own device like a smartphone, digital camera, or tablet. Props welcome.

Kids’ Tech Expo! STEAM Workshop Grades 3–8 Fri, Apr 20 | 4–5pm Learn about Arduino™, MakeyMakey™, Tinkercad™, and other tools for tech fun during a demonstration, then experiment a bit on your own.

Poetry Workshop Grades 3–8 Tue, Apr 24 | 4–5pm Celebrate National Poetry Month by making and learning about poetry of all kinds. Bring your poetry on Friday to our poetry slam!

Poetry Slam! All Ages Fri, Apr 27 | 3:30–5:30pm Calling all poets! Come to our Poetry Slam with poems of your own to share with others. Sign up day-of to perform, or just sit and listen. Open to all. Material must be “G” rated.

TEENS SAT Mock Exam with Sylvan Learning Center Grades 7–12 Sat, Mar 10 & Apr 14 | 9:30am–1pm Prepare for the SAT with this free practice exam proctored by Sylvan Learning Center. Receive your results in the mail! Lincolnwood Library card not required to register.

Council of Awesome T[w]eens Grades 6–12 Thu, Mar 15 & Apr 19 | 4:30–5:30pm Enthusiastic, motivated students are invited to join the Library CAT, and help plan programs, suggest materials, and support the library as representatives of the Lincolnwood community.

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register. Non-residents: call or stop by for registration information.

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


Weekday Storytimes

Saturday Storytimes

Story Seeds Ages birth–crawling with caregiver Mondays | 10–11am Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language with stories and music. Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses and build a foundation for lifelong love of reading. Each class ends with a half hour of play and social time.

Get the Wiggles Out! Movement-Based & Sensory-Aware Storytime Ages 3–8 years with caregiver Sat, Mar 3 & Apr 7 | 10–11am Relax and stretch out the wiggles and add some chill to your Saturday in this interactive and sensory-aware storytime featuring various forms of movement, dance, and play using books, music, and sensory toys.

Little Buds Ages first steps–2 years old with caregiver Mondays | 11:30am–12:30pm Fridays | 10–11:00am Enjoy an interactive storytime with books, songs, finger plays, and activities. Nurture your walking toddler’s love of books and encourage them to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class ends with a half-hour of play and social time. Preschool Petals Ages 3–5 years old with caregiver Tuesdays | 10–11:30am Give your preschooler a head start with this storytime packed with books, music, and fun activities to foster pre-reading, broaden social skills, and encourage a lifelong love of reading. Each class ends with a half-hour of play and social time. Everybody Move! Ages 6 months–3 years old with caregiver Thursdays, Mar 1–Apr 26 | 10–11am No class March 22 Get dancing and sing along with Celeste in this interactive storytime for young children.

YOUTH & TEENS

EARLY LITERACY

OFFSITE: Storytime at the Lincolnwood Town Center Preschool Storytime Ages 3–5 years with caregiver Sat, Mar 10 & Apr 21 | 2–3pm Visit us at the Lincolnwood Town Center for an afternoon storytime packed with books, songs, and rhymes to foster pre-reading, broaden social skills, and encourage a lifelong love of reading. Donuts with Dads Family Storytime Ages birth–5 years old with caregiver Sat, Mar 17 | 10–11:30am Let mom sleep in, and join us for a fun storytime! After the storytime, enjoy open play and social time with coffee, juice, and donuts generously provided by Schlegl’s Bakery.

FAMILY FUN Animal Farm Concert

Sat, April 21 | 10:30–11:30am Come jam, laugh, and sing with Chicago’s premier “Kindie Rock” band Animal Farm!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Become a Lincolnwood Wise Owl! Log the books you and your little ones share as you prepare for reading success by working to the goal of 1,000 books before kindergarten. Visit the library to sign up today!

Family Films The Lego Ninjago Movie Sat, Mar 24 | 2–4pm Rated PG, 1 hr 41 mins Despicable Me 3 Sat, Apr 28 | 2–3:30pm Rated G, 1 hr 29 mins

Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories!

Sun, Apr 29 | 2–3pm You’ll be laughing out loud as family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his highspirited and innovative performances that combine acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling.

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register. Non-residents: call or stop by for registration information.

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

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ADULTS

Registration for all adult events opens at 9am on Thu, Feb 15 unless otherwise noted.

TECHNOLOGY Tech One-on-Ones Ongoing, By Appointment Book an hour one-on-one session with a librarian for help on basic technology topics. To schedule an appointment, contact Brian Wilson, Information Services Librarian, at (224) 233-1859.

Tech Talks & Workshops

iPad/iPhone I Sat, Mar 10 | 2–4pm Discover how to use your iPad or iPhone including navigating the home screen, using the keyboard, connecting to wireless networks, taking photos and videos, typing, using Safari to browse the web, and more. Lincolnwood Library card not required. iPad/iPhone II Sat, Mar 17 | 2–4pm In this follow-up class we will cover editing home screens, sharing, notifications, control center, the App Store, and more. Lincolnwood Library card not required.

Virtual Assistants Sun, Mar 18 | 2–4pm Learn about Siri, Alexa, Google, and Cortana, the virtual personal assistants that are competing to make our lives easier.

Using Facebook Sun, Apr 22 | 2–4pm Review the basics of using the most popular social network to stay in touch with friends, share photos and links, follow organizations and causes, and more.

Using Google Slides Sat, Apr 7 | 2–4pm Learn how to use Google Slides, the free slideshow presentation software that comes with a Google account.

Get the Most Out of the New Catalog Fri, Apr 27 | 1–3pm Discover how to use the new library catalog including accessing your library account, searching for materials, and placing holds.

Let’s Get Digital! Mon, Apr 9 | 7–8:30pm Explore how to preserve memories using the library’s Digital Media Lab equipment. In this overview class you will learn how to convert 35mm slides, photos, VHS tapes, and even vinyl records from analog to digital formats. Going Paperless Sat, Apr 21 | 2–4pm Learn about using digital tools to go without paper and be more organized. Lincolnwood Library Card not required.

Microsoft Office

Beginning Microsoft Excel Wed, Apr 18 | 6:30–8:30pm In this beginning class we will cover how to navigate around a spreadsheet, and enter and edit data. We will cover basic formatting skills, page setup features, and how to save and print spreadsheets. Intermediate Microsoft Excel Wed, Apr 25 | 6:30–8:30pm In this follow-up class we will introduce working with simple formulas and functions to perform calculations.

ALL THINGS BOOKS Adult Book Discussions The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Mon, Mar 12 | 11am–12pm New York, 1888. A young, untested lawyer named Paul Cravath takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billiondollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?

Books in the Woods

Pick up your copy at the Information Services Desk. Supplies are limited. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Mon, Mar 19 | 7–8:30pm Jende Jongo, and his wife, Nemi, are Cameroonian immigrants dreaming of a better future for their family. Mbue touches on issues of love and marriage, wealth and poverty, immigration and identity, and the American Dream. Events unfold in ways that suggest that dream might be more fragile than expected.

Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon Mon, Apr 9 | 11am–12pm Inadvertently reunited with the daughter she secretly abandoned and the girl’s Irish Catholic adoptive mother during the height of the Prohibition era, the adult daughter of a Jewish industrialist finds her life turned upside down by her daughter’s bold and unconventional personality.

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register. Non-residents: call or stop by for registration information.

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


ADULTS

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY

FRIDAY FILMS

Hooray for Bollywood Let’s Dance!

Victoria & Abdul Fri, Mar 2 | 1–3pm Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. PG-13, 1 hr 51 mins

Sun, Apr 8 | 2-3:30pm Join Bolly DanceFit as they demonstrate and teach the beauty of Indian dance and music through an interactive Bollywood Dance workshop. By the end of this program, participants will know how to strut some of their own Bollywood dance moves! No dance experience necessary. All ages are welcome.

The Mountain Between Us Fri, Mar 9 | 1–3pm Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snowcovered mountain. PG-13, 1 hr 52 mins Brad’s Status Fri, Mar 16 | 1–3pm A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him question his life’s choices. R, 1 hr 42 mins

CRAFTING Knitting Circle Wednesdays | 11am–12:30pm Share tips, show off your work, or learn how to knit or crochet with needle art enthusiasts. Bring your own knitting supplies, or use the library’s limited supply.

Photo by Terri Murphy

Painting Wildlife: Birds Sun, Mar 25 | 2–3:30pm Children’s book illustrator Terri Murphy will teach us how to paint our fine feathered friends in acrylics! In this workshop, each participant will choose just a handful of colors to paint the bird of their choice as we concentrate on design and value. No painting experience needed! All supplies provided. Adults 18+ years of age.

Craft Creations

Necklaces: Basic Stringing Mon, Apr 23 | 1:30–3pm Design and complete a work of art you can wear every day! Participants are encouraged to bring their own beads. Stringing materials, tools, and clasps will be provided. Adults 18+ years of age.

SENIORS Senior Resource Specialist Thu, Mar 22 & Apr 26 | 10:30am–12pm A representative from CJE SeniorLife is available for drop-in help with government benefits, health care, and social security.

Stronger Fri, Mar 23 | 1–3pm The inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. R, 1 hr 59 mins Battle of the Sexes Fri, Mar 30 | 1–3:15pm The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World #1, Billie Jean King, and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. PG-13, 2 hr 1 mins American Made Fri, Apr 6 | 1–3pm The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drugrunner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. R, 1 hr 55 mins Murder on the Orient Express Fri, Apr 13 | 1–3pm When a murder occurs on the train he’s traveling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. PG-13, 1 hr 54 mins Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fri, Apr 20 | 1–3:30pm When their headquarters are destroyed, the Kingsmen journey to an ally spy organization in the US. Can two organizations band together to defeat a common enemy? R, 2 hr 21 mins Ingrid Goes West Fri, Apr 27 | 1–3pm An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insert herself into the life of an Instagram star. R, 1 hr 38 mins

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org, call (847) 677-5277, or stop by to register. Non-residents: call or stop by for registration information.

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

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Library Hours Monday–Thursday 9am–9pm Friday 9am–6pm Saturday 9am–5pm Sunday 1–5pm Board of Trustees Kendra L. Beard | President Christopher M. Martel | Vice President Linda Poulsom | Secretary James E. Berger | Treasurer Reuben George Bertha Gimbel Pamela Stavinoga

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Library Administration Su Reynders | Director | (224) 233-1845 Vandana Sehgal | Head of Access Services | (224) 233-1864 Jenn Hunt | Head of Information Services | (224) 233-1857 Emily Fardoux | Head of Youth & Teen Services | (224) 233-1860 Amy Prochot | Head of Operations | (224) 233-1865 Chris Renkosiak | Head of Marketing | (224) 233-1854 Newsletter Design Katharine Andrew About Our Events All of our events and programs may be photographed or recorded for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you prefer not to be photographed or recorded. We will never use your name without written consent. Please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org for program changes and updates. So we can be best prepared to assist with your needs, please contact the library at least 5 days prior to a program if you require special accommodation.

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