September-October 2022 Newsletter

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Vol 19, No. 5 | September & October 2022

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Registration & Event Information YouTube Premiere Videos. You can subscribe to us on YouTube to watch the video on the date listed, or anytime after. Virtual Events on Zoom. 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. In-person event. This program will be hosted at the library in-person. Drop-in. Everyone is welcome to attend, but supplies and space may be limited. Registration required. Registrants do not need a Lincolnwood Library card to attend. Please visit, call, or stop by to register.


e hope you had as wonderful a summer as we did! Here at the Library, we kicked off Summer 2022 with our Summer Reading party in early June. Not only was it tons of fun for all attendees and Library staff who joined the party, but we also had nearly 600 adults and children registered for the Summer Reading program by the end of June. Throughout the summer we offered engaging and fun programs for all ages—and what a great turnout. Over 1,110 people participated in summer programs in June alone. As fall approaches, we plan to keep that momentum going and have an array of programs scheduled for September and October. Want to learn more about aromatherapy? Join us on September 15 for a class on blending oils and create your own perfume blend to take home. If you love author visits, Erika L. Sanchez, award-winning author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, will join us virtually on September 29 to discuss her new memoir Crying in the Bathroom, and her experience as a writer and Chicago native. For some family fun, make sure to sign up for our Family Egg Drop event on September 17. In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, we are hosting a panel discussion with experts, community leaders, and Illinois State Senators Ram Villivalam and Laura Fine on October 22. It is a great opportunity to learn more about this topic and how you and our community can help survivors of domestic violence. We have been working hard all summer on building a new website for the Library and can’t wait to launch it in late October. We hope you will find the new website easy to navigate and keep you connected to your library.

This fall there is something for everyone at Lincolnwood Library– come join the fun!

Registration required with a Lincolnwood Library card. Please visit, call, or stop by to register. Non-residents, call or stop by for registration information.

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All Ages Family Egg Drop Sat, Sep 17 | 2–3pm Create your own set of DIY craft magnets using upcycled magazines, comics, and books. Bring your creativity; we will supply the materials!

Tech Take-A-Part Workshop Sun, Sep 25 | 3–4pm Take apart old technology to see how it works and explore the inner workings of everyday items.

Improv Playhouse: Suzette Who Set to Sea

Sat, Sep 24 | 2–3pm Have fun creating a story with the Improv Playhouse in this interactive family comedy show.

Vintage Video Game Tournament

Sand Art

Mon, Sep 26 | 4–5pm Play Vintage Nintendo NES, Nintendo 64, and SEGA Genesis Mini games and compete in tournaments to win prizes.

Sat, Oct 22 | 3–4pm Make beautiful sand art with sticky templates and fill jars to make colorful creations. We will supply the materials.

Spray Paint Planets

Family Slime Science

Tue, Oct 18 | 4–5pm Create your own spray painted canvas of the solar system using only basic tracing and creativity! We will supply the materials.

Sun, Oct 23 | 3–4pm Create your own slime concoction at the Library, and learn about what goes into slime science. Participants can choose to make multiple different new slimes in the program. Caregivers are welcome to join in the fun!

RC Car Racing

Challenge Sun, Oct 9 | 2–3:30pm Race remote control (RC) cars with your pit crew (your friends) on an exciting, custom track in the library. Be in control of a fully electric RC vehicle as it reaches speeds of 20 MPH+!

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Ages birth–5*unless otherwise noted

Young Children Baby Storytime

Friday Family Fun

Ages birth–18 months | Mondays | 9:30–10am Read stories, rhyme, and play in this storytime specifically for newborn to 18 months!

Fridays | 10:30–11:15am Start your weekend early with a new activity every week for children ages birth–5 with caregivers. Art, movement, STEAM, and stories led by different staff members or performers! 2 Sep | Apple Painting 9 Sep | Bubble Party 16 Sep | Toilet Paper Roll Crafts 23 Sep | Fall Scavenger Hunt 30 Sep | Paper Bag Puppets 7 Oct | Messy Art 14 Oct | DIY Musical Instruments 21 Oct | Leaf Art 28 Oct | Mini Pumpkin Decorating

Toddler Storytime Ages 18 months–3 years | Mondays | 10:30–11am Read stories, rhyme, and play in this storytime specifically for 18 months to 3 years!

Together Time Ages 3–6 | Tuesdays | 10–10:45am Join us to explore a different topic through new books, songs, games, and extension activities each week. Topics will be posted on our website calendar.

Stories and Sunshine Offsite at Drake Park (6750 Drake Avenue) Thursdays in September | 10:30–11am Bring your chairs and blankets for a play date in the park! Families with children are invited to meet us in Drake Park (6750 Drake Ave, at the intersection of Pratt & Drake) for stories and activities in September. Topics will be posted on our website calendar.

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Family Storytime Thursdays in October | 10–10:30am Join us to explore a different topic through new books, songs, games, and extension activities each week. Topics will be posted on our website calendar.

Exploration Station Steam Activities Wed, Oct 19 | 3:30–4:15pm Build, create, and experiment with us for playtime and activities based around the building blocks of STEAM learning. Topics will be posted on our website calendar.

Musical Storytime with Michael’s Music Machine Wednesdays | 9:30–10:30am Sing and dance along with a weekly performance by Michael’s Music Machine. Space is limited. 4 | Lincolnwood Public Library District

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Youth Grades K–5

Reading to the Dogs

DIY Robot Hands

Paper Airplane Workshop

Thu, Sep 8, Oct 13 | 3:30–5pm Build reading skills by reading to trained dogs from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy. Children will receive at least 15 minutes of personal reading time with a dog.

Mon, Sep 12 | 3:30–5pm Create DIY Robot Hands from paper, straws, and string with this hands-on STEM learning activity.

Mon, Oct 3 | 3:30–4:30pm Learn different techniques to make paper airplanes and other paper gliders. Test them out to see how far they can fly!

Lego and Duplo Club Sat, Sep 10, Oct 8 | 3–4pm Create your own Lego or Duplo masterpiece with the help of staff or caregiver.

Manga Drawing: Artist Workshop Grades K–8 Wed, Sep 21 | 3:30–4:30pm Learn how to draw, improve your cartooning skills with this interactive and fun workshop led by the Artistic Dragon. No experience required.

Looking for early reader or youth nonfiction books to inspire and educate your student? The Youth & Teen Services Department has just what you need! From science projects to biographies, history to robotics, you and your student are sure to find amazing nonfiction books that span all kinds of interests and curiosities and are captivating, thought-provoking, and even worldview-affecting. Need a recommendation? Stop by and talk to your librarians!

Zombie Party Sun, Oct 30 | 2–4pm Play games, decorate spooky treats, and bring your friends to this program organized by our teen volunteers!

Teens & Tweens

Grades 6–12

Perler Bead Art

Thu, Sep 1 | 6–7pm Use perler beads and irons to create your own design.

Rescue Bears Thu, Sep 22 | 3:30–4:30pm Make your own rescue bear stuffed animal to support other children. Inspired by the Institute for Positive Mental Health.

Bath Bombs Thu, Oct 6 | 6–7pm Back to school can be stressful. De-stress with our homemade bath bombs craft. Self-care and mental health resources will also be provided.

Frankentoys Mon, Oct 17 | 3:30–4:30pm What happens when you combine hot glue, plastic toys, plush toys and random doll parts? Bring old toys back to life by splicing them together to form something new.

Video Game Tournament: Mario Olympics Mon, Oct 24 | 4–5pm Compete against your friends for prizes in different games featuring Mario, both new and old.

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As you gear up for whatever this school year may look like, remember that and the library are here for you. With live help, test prep, study guides, caregiver resources, and much more, all you need to succeed is your library card. • 24/7 on-demand, live tutoring • Assistance with studying, test prep, & homework • Help in over 60 subjects, including standardized tests • Job search assistance

Access and other resources for free with your Lincolnwood Library card by visiting or talking to a librarian.

back to school

Lincolnwood Library welcomes kids and teens to our Youth and Teen Services space. When your child visits the library we are happy to answer their questions, guide them to our homework help resources, and recommend books, movies, and games we think they might enjoy. Lincolnwood Library strives to offer a safe, welcoming, friendly space for all, and requires young patrons to meet certain behavior expectations in order for everyone to enjoy the Library. It is important that the kids know the guidelines for appropriate library behavior. We suggest you review these together: • Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can visit independently, provided they follow general library rules of behavior. • Elementary school aged children in grades K-5 need a caregiver with them while at the Library. • Make sure your child can contact a parent or guardian, and be available to immediately pick your child up if necessary • Fighting, physically aggressive behavior, and excessive noise is not allowed • Bullying or being disrespectful to other kids, patrons, or library staff is not allowed • For safety reasons, kids and teens may not play or hang out in the parking lot

We look forward to seeing you and your family in the coming year, and we wish your Public children success in|all of their academic endeavors. 6 | Lincolnwood Library District September & October 2022

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ADULTS Chicago Cardinals at Chicago Bears November 25, 1925, Thanksgiving Day

When Football Was Football: The NFL's Oldest Rivalry

Tue, Oct 25 | 7–8pm Presenter Joe Ziemba helps us take a historical (and hysterical) trip back in time as we visit the NFL’s two oldest teams: the Bears and the Cardinals. Rare photos and visits by George Halas, Jim Thorpe, and Al Capone will be shared!


U.S. Major Dailies Now with your Lincolnwood Library card, you have access to five of the most respected U. S. national and regional newspapers: Chicago Tribune Los Angeles Tribune New York Times The Wall Street Journal The Washington Post

Tue, Sep 20 | 5:30–6:30pm Enjoy the weather as you engage your body in joint-opening exercises, stretching, and basic tai chi mindful movements. All levels and abilities welcome.

Trust-Tea Time

Wed, Sep 28, Oct 26 | 7–8pm Join two Village of Lincolnwood Trustees for an informal talk about Lincolnwood.

Domestic Violence Awareness Panel

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Outdoor Tai Chi

Sat, Oct 22 | 12–1:30pm A panel of community leaders will join together in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn more about this pervasive issue and how you can help. The panel will feature Latosha Barnes of Patricia’s Place; Rebecca Weininger from North Suburban Legal Aid; Mary Oshana, Commissioner of Skokie Park District; and Leah Brennan LMFT, CADC. IL State Sen. Ram Villivalam and IL State Sen. Laura Fine will also be present.

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All Things Books Monday Morning Book Discussion A Ballad of Love and Glory by Reyna Grande

Mon, Sep 12 | 11am–12pm Set during the Mexican-American War, this novel follows Ximena, a healer who uses her talents to nurse the Mexican Army’s wounded, and John, an Irish immigrant who abandons the U.S. Army and chooses to fight for Mexico instead.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Mon, Oct 3 | 11am–12pm Christie’s brilliant but peculiar detective Hercule Poirot tries to solve one of literature’s most famous murder mysteries.

Books in the Woods Chevy in the Hole by Kelsey Ronan

Mon, Sep 12 | 7–8:30pm This love letter to Flint, Michigan introduces us to its current and historical residents, disasters, and conflicts, all while Motown tunes hum in the background.

Mecca by Susan Straight Mon, Oct 17 | 7–8:30pm A modern tale of the American West set in the canyons and highways of California, that tells an unsentimental story of family, history, and race through intertwined lives.

Page Turners Book Discussion Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

Thu, Oct 20 | 7–8pm Legendary neurologist Sacks explores the stories of those with what he calls “musical misalignments.” Learn more about how the brain processes and reacts to music.

Are you someone who likes to read the newest books? Or watch the latest movie releases? If yes, then make sure to utilize our Holds service as well as browse our Hot Collection when you visit! With our Holds service, you can put yourself on the waiting list for books and movies - including ones that haven’t been released yet! When in the building, you can also browse our Hot Collection to find the most popular books and movies reserved for Lincolnwood residents!

An Evening with Erika L. Sanchez Thu, Sep 29 | 7–8pm Chicagoan and author of the award-winning teen novel I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter joins us to talk about her new memoir for adults, Crying in the Bathroom. Sanchez will speak about her experience as a writer and a Chicago native, followed by an audience Q & A. Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries.

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Monday Technology Matinees The Working Class Mondays in September at 1pm Matewan (1987) Mon, Sep 12 | 1–3:15pm PG-13, 130 mins.

IPhone & iPad Club

Bookmark the Library Website

Thu, Sep 29, Oct 27 | 12–1:30pm Bring your iPhone and iPad in to meet fellow Apple users and learn how to do more with your devices.

Mon, Oct 24 | 1pm We’re retiring the Library app, but we’ll show you how to bookmark and store your barcode on your device.

Cut the Cable

Computer Basics

Thu, Oct 13 | 7–8:30pm Tired of overpriced cable TV service? Discover flexible entertainment options like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Roku, free TV applications, over-the-air TV, and more.

Fri, Oct 21 | 1–2:30pm

9 to 5 (1980) Mon, Sep 19 | 1–3pm PG, 110 mins. Norma Rae (1979) Mon, Sep 26 | 1–3pm PG, 114 mins.

Spooky Scary Films Mondays in October at 1pm The Stepford Wives (2004) Mon, Oct 3 | 1–2:45pm PG-13, 93 mins. The Addams Family (1991) Mon, Oct 17 | 1–2:45pm PG-13, 105 mins.

Fri, Oct 28 | 12–2pm Something technology flummoxing you? Bring in your questions and we’ll try to answer them.

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Mon, Oct 3 | 7–8pm Identity theft and unemployment fraud are on the rise. A few simple steps will help protect you. Learn how to monitor and freeze your credit, when to set up dark web monitoring, and how to generate and track truly secure passwords. We’ll also cover the steps to take if you suspect you’ve been a victim of identity theft. Presented by Jeannie Dilger of Arranging Time.


Get Out (2017) Mon, Oct 24 | 1–2:45pm R, 103 mins.

Knitting Social Circle

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) Mon, Oct 31 | 1–3:15pm PG, 120 mins.

Aromatherapy Blending

*Please see our website for movie descriptions.

Tech Office Hours

Wednesdays | 11am–12:30pm Share tips and show off your work with other needle-art enthusiasts.

Thu, Sep 15 | 6:30–8pm Explore the art and science of creating essential oil blends! Uncover what essential oils are, plus the history, production, and safety of oils. Brittany Hogan teaches us how to effectively balance top, middle, and base note aromas to make a perfume blend you will love! Each patron walks away with a roller made in class.

Writing Lincolnwood Writes: Writing Club Wed, Sep 7, Oct 5 | 7–9pm 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.

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Family History Month Celebrate Family History Month with the Lincolnwood Library by using your library card to discover your family’s past and local history. Stop by the Library to browse our Historical Collection.

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Major Dailies Historical

Major Dailies Historical is an archive of five of the most widely read U.S. newspapers. You can read content from 1849-2018. The newspapers include: Chicago Tribune (1849-1998) L.A. Times (1881-1997) New York Times (1851-2018) The Wall Street Journal (1889-2010) The Washington Post (1877-2005)

Historical Collection

Discover Lincolnwood’s history in the Library’s Historical Collection! The library’s complete Historical Collection includes: historical documents, newspaper articles, town biographies, memoirs, thesis, zoning ordinances, census data, religious congregation data, newsletters, directories of organizations, records and documents, library history, School District #74 publications, correspondences and statistics, minutes of Board Meetings, photographs and reports. Access digitized photographs and documents through our website or visit in person! For more information on these and other programs, please visit | 11

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