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LIBRARY

Vol 14, No. 5

LINCOLNWOOD

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

NOV–DEC 2017

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators

Enabling learners, teachers, and families to take new interests to the next level

For more information on these and other programs, please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org.

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Lincolnwood Library Collection at a glance

Services and resources for teens at the library We have the tools, resources, and spaces to help make being a teen more rewarding (and fun) than ever.

40,296 eBooks 37% 35%

38,070 Books Su Bochenski Library Director

17,829 eAudiobooks

7,357 Movies

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1,355 Music CDs

Lincolnwood Public Library District

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Collaborate for a group project or enjoy the peace and quiet by reserving a study room. Need more space? Host a meeting or after school club in one of our meeting rooms. (Grades 9+)

Computers & Laptops

Use the computer stations in Information Services or stop by the reference desk to check out a laptop for in-library use. (Grades 9+)

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Not quite old enough? You can enjoy the same resources with your parent or guardian—bring them in! Kids computers are available.

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FINES

1.4%

611 Videogames

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Study and Meeting Rooms

7%

2,208 Audiobook CDs

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Create designs, edit photos, and record and edit videos for school or personal work. Stop by or give us a call to schedule an orientation before getting started. (Grades 9+)

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However, we know that there is always room for improvement, and we want to stay nimble and responsive to our community’s needs. Strategic plans generally run 3–5 years, which means we are getting ready to start a new process that will take us from 2018–2021. In the next several months, you will see information about how you can participate in the process, and let us know how we can make your library better for you. We will have opportunities for you to complete surveys and attend “community conversation” meetings to provide input in person. Our goal is to hear from residents of all ages to help us build a plan that will take us the next step forward in our evolution.

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he past five years have been ones of tremendous change for the library. Back in 2012, we kicked off an intensive strategic planning process so we could identify how to better serve the Lincolnwood community. Based on the results of that plan, we focused our time, energy, and resources toward improving our technology, facility, and access to materials. We see the success through the increased usage of the library. At the end of our last fiscal year, we saw a 10-year high in both circulation of our materials and in visitors to the library.

Digital Media Lab

NEWS

LIBRARY NEWS

November 1–30

Fines happen. Whether it’s a book that slid under the sofa or a video game that never made it back into the case, many of us owe a dollar or two to the library. Lincolnwood Library will accept any non-expired, non-perishable food items during the month of November. Each item donated will reduce your fines by $1. There is no maximum amount you can save—be generous, clean out your pantry, and save on your overdue fines. Donations can only be used toward fines for late items. Food for Fines donations benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. No fines? We’ll gladly accept donations.

$1 off

for every item you donate

For more information on these and other services, please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org.

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TEENS Totally T[w]een Trivia Weekly Trivia Contest Grades 6–12 Each week a book-related trivia question will be posted in the Teen Nook and on Instagram. Answer correctly, and you will be put into a drawing to win a free copy of an upcoming book! One guess per person; one winner per week.

Council of Awesome T[w]eens Grades 6–12 Thu, Nov 16, Dec 21 | 4–5pm Enthusiastic and motivated students are invited to join the Library CAT and help plan library programs, suggest materials, and support the Library as representatives of the Lincolnwood community.

Exam Cram Open Study Room Grades 9–12 | Sat, Dec 16 | 9am–5pm Mon–Thu, Dec 18–21 | 9am–9pm Study for finals at the library quietly or with your friends. We’ll provide some stress-relievers, and librarians will be on hand to help with basic questions or research.

SAT Mock Exam with Revolution Test Prep Grades 9–12 Sat, Nov 11 | 9:30am–1pm Prepare for the SAT with this practice exam proctored by Revolution Test Prep; receive results in the mail.

SAT Mock Exam with Sylvan Learning Center Grades 9–12 Sat, Dec 9 | 9:30–11am Prepare for the SAT with this practice exam proctored by Sylvan Learning Center; receive results in the mail.

Exam Cram Special Guest: A Good Pupper Grades 9–12 Tue, Dec 19 | 6:30–8:30pm Finals can be stressful. Prepare for your exams with a trained stress relieving fourlegged friend.

AFTER SCHOOL Tutor Room Monday–Thursday | 3-5:30pm Our meeting room is available for tutors and their students when school is in session. Junior Justice League Community Service Club Grades 3–8 Wed, Nov 1, Nov 15, Dec 6, and Dec 20 | 4–5pm Enact and create change to improve your community—the people, the animals, the environment—with service learning projects. Puppet Palooza Grades 1–4 Fri, Nov 3 and Dec 1 | 4–5:30pm Join us for a puppet making workshop, taught by puppetry artist Stephanie Lupu. Create and play with your own creations. All materials provided.

Vlogging 101: Two-Part Series Grades 3–8 Fri, Nov 10 and Nov 17 | 4–5pm Learn the basics of vlogging—planning, scriptwriting, filming, editing, and sharing. Explore tips and tricks from your favorite YouTubers. Bring your own device, like a tablet or smartphone! Weird and Wacky Soda Taste Test Grades 3–8 Fri, Dec 8 | 4–5pm Try some crazy soda flavors, like ranch dressing and bacon, and vote on the absolute best! Soda generously donated by Lickity Split Frozen Custard and Sweets.

Hand Painting with Rosa Flor Grades 3–8 Fri, Dec 15 | 4–5:30pm Create hands-on hand art in this interactive workshop with local artist Rosa Flor. Paint and supplies provided.

Ongoing novel-writing to celebrate National Novel Writing Month!

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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Lincolnwood Authors

New Book Tuesdays Grades 3–8 Tue, Nov 7, Nov 28, Dec 12 | 4–4:30pm Learn about some of the newest books in our collection, and share some of your own recent great reads. Attendees at each session may enter a drawing for a free copy of a new book.

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This November, find the Lincolnwood Library blank novel, and add your piece of the story! Once it’s finished, we’ll put it into circulation, and you can check out our community story! All ages welcome.

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

YOUTH & TEENS

YOUTH & TEENS FAMILY FUN Family Film: The Boss Baby

Sat, Nov 25 | 1–2:45 PG, 1 hr 37 mins The story of a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby, who pairs up with his 7-year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

See the Show, Become the Pro!

Ages birth–18 months with caregiver Sat, Dec 10 | 2–3pm It’s the super popular, total-participation, interactive program where kids of all ages become rock star jugglers and balancers just like real pro Jason Kollum!

EARLY LITERACY Weekday Storytimes Everybody Move! Ages 6 months–3 years old with caregiver Thursdays, Nov 2–Dec 14 | 10:15–11am No session Nov 23 Get dancing and sing along with Celeste in this interactive storytime for young children.

Story Seeds Ages birth–18 months with caregiver Mondays, Nov 6–Dec 18 | 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.

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. This program is self-paced, and completion will depend on how often you read together. Visit the library to sign up today! Little Buds Ages 18 months–3 years old with caregiver Fridays, Nov 3–Dec 29 | 10–11am No storytime Nov 10 or Nov 24 Enjoy an interactive storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Nurture your toddler’s love of books and encourage learning 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, Nov 7–Dec 26 | 10–11:30am Give your preschooler a head start with this storytime packed with books, music, and 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.

Saturday Storytimes Donuts with Dads Ages birth–5 years old with caregiver Sat, Nov 18 | 10–11:30am Let mom sleep in, and join us for a fun storytime with the whole family! After the storytime, enjoy open play and social time with coffee, juice, and donuts.

Noon Year’s Eve-Eve Party! Ages birth–5 with caregiver Sat, Dec 30 | 11:30am–1pm Staying up until midnight is hard when you’re small! Celebrate the noon year instead with stories, a fun craft, and even a balloon drop!

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.

For more information on these and other programs, please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org.

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ADULTS

ADULTS LIVE AT THE LIBRARY

CRAFTING

Lakeside Flutes

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.

Sun, Nov 19 | 2-3pm Lakeside Flutes, a talented ensemble of flutists from the Chicagoland area, will feature an afternoon of jazz, pop, classical, and contemporary selections.

Kym Frankovelgia

Sun, Dec 3 | 2-3pm Kym Frankovelgia is back at Lincolnwood Library with a special holiday-themed concert! Kym’s unique blend of warmth and humor will give you an afternoon of music you won’t soon forget.

Apple iPhone Photography: Tips and Tricks Wed, Nov 8 | 6:30–8:30pm Learn how to take and edit photos with your iPhone or iPad. Discover camera and photo basics, how to edit your photos, and how to organize albums.

Holiday Technology Gifts Sun, Nov 12 | 2–3pm Need some gift ideas for the holidays? We will offer a survey of unique technology products from inexpensive to pricey, from practical to off-the-wall. Android Smartphone Photography: Tips and Tricks Wed, Nov 15 | 6:30–8:30pm Learn how to take and edit photos with your Android device. Discover camera and photo basics, how to edit your photos, and how to organize albums.

Tech One-on-Ones Book an hour long one-on-one session with a librarian for help on basic technology topics. To schedule an appointment, contact Brian Wilson, Information Services Librarian, at (847) 677-5277 x246.

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Lincolnwood Public Library District

| November–December 2017

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Ivison Mon, Nov 13 | 11am–12pm Upon receiving word that her deceased husband has won an Alaskan cruise, Harriet decides to embark on what promises to be a life-altering vacation.

Senior Resource Specialist Thu, Nov 16 | 10:30am-12pm A representative from CJE SeniorLife is available for drop-in help with government benefits, health care, and Social Security.

Using Google Docs Sat, Nov 18 | 2–4pm Learn how to use Google Docs, the free word processing software that comes with a Google account. This class will cover creating a Google account and creating, formatting, and sharing documents. Using Google Sheets Sat, Dec 2 | 2–4pm Learn how to use Google Sheets, the free spreadsheet software that comes with a Google account. This class will cover creating a Google account and creating, formatting, and sharing spreadsheets. First Monday Tech Talk: Free Digital Magazines & Newspapers Mon, Dec 4 | 1-2:30pm Learn how to use your Lincolnwood library card to access popular magazines and newspapers from the comfort of your own home or on the go. Online Digital Photos Wed, Dec 6 | 6:30–8:30pm Now that you’ve taken lots of photos, it’s time to get them organized. Explore free websites you can use to store your photos online.

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.

Adult Book Discussion

Books for the next discussion are distributed to Lincolnwood residents at each meeting. Supplies are limited.

SENIORS

TECHNOLOGY First Monday Tech Talk: Free eBooks and eAudiobooks Mon, Nov 6 | 1-2:30pm Stop buying eBooks! Learn how to use your Lincolnwood Library card to access free, popular eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile device.

Craft Creations: Earrings as Holiday Gifts Tue, Dec 5 | 1–2:30pm Learn how to make simple, beautiful earrings to give as holiday gifts or to wear to compliment your holiday outfit. For adults 18 years and above.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

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

FRIDAY FILMS Snatched Fri, Nov 3 at 1pm After her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise with unexpected results. R, 1 hr 30 mins Unforgettable Fri, Nov 17 at 1pm A woman sets out to make life difficult for her ex-husband’s new fiancée. R, 1 hr 40 mins Wonder Woman Fri, Dec 1 at 1pm When a WWII pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight in the war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. PG-13, 2 hr 21 mins Gifted Fri, Dec 8 at 1pm The story of Frank, a single man raising his child-prodigy niece Mary, and how a custody battle with his mother creates something greater. PG-13, 1 hr 41 mins

Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend Mon, Dec 11 | 11am–12pm Examines the complexity of female friendship, the universal pursuit of a place to call home, and the reverberations of secrets we keep from others and ourselves.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Fri, Dec 15 at 1pm Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. PG-13, 2 hr 6 mins Love Actually Fri, Dec 22 at 1pm Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. PG-13, 2 hr 15 mins

Books in the Woods

Pick up your copy of the book at the Information Services Desk. Supplies are limited. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Mon, Nov 6 at 7–8:30pm The stories of ten wealthy victims of a plane crash intertwine with those of a downon-his-luck painter and a fouryear-old boy, the tragedy’s only survivors, as odd coincidences surrounding the crash point to a possible conspiracy.

New Year’s Eve Fri, Dec 29 at 1pm The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year’s Eve. PG-13, 2 hr 53 mins

Stay in the know! Subscribe to Lincolnwood Public Library’s eNewsletter to have upcoming programs and library news delivered directly to your inbox. Visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org to sign up today.

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.

For more information on these and other programs, please visit lincolnwoodlibrary.org.

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Upcoming Closings Fri, Nov 10, Library opens at 2pm | Staff Development Day Wed, Nov 22 at 1pm–Nov 23 | Thanksgiving Sun, Dec 24–Mon, Dec 25 | Christmas Sun, Dec 31–Mon, Jan 1 | New Year’s Board of Trustees Kendra L. Beard | President Christopher M. Martel | Vice President Linda Poulsom | Secretary James E. Berger | Treasurer Bertha Gimbel Pamela Stavinoga Reuben George Library Director Editor Designer Su Bochenski Chris Renkosiak Katharine Andrew

DIY

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING

Sun, Dec 17

1:30–3pm or 3:30–5pm In the sweetest event of the year, decorate your own gingerbread house using icing, candy, and a little imagination. All supplies provided by the library. Limit one gingerbread house per family. And remember, children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 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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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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