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

Vol 14, No. 4

SEP–OCT 2017

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Since the renovation, we have seen a 10-year high for visitors to the library, and a 10-year high for circulation.

Su Bochenski Library Director


fter four years of planning and almost a year of construction, we opened our fully renovated library in late January 2017. So was it worth it? The numbers say yes. First, a little history. In 2012, the library conducted a major strategic planning process, which included an all-community survey. The survey showed that the Lincolnwood community wanted a better library facility, and better access to popular books, movies, and other materials. When we heard those requests, we put a plan in motion to renovate the library, and we created a popular collection for use only by Lincolnwood residents. Since the renovation, we have seen a 10-year high for visitors to the library, and a 10-year high for circulation. These statistics show us that the Lincolnwood community is using the library at rates never before seen. Libraries have become places not just for quiet study; they’re creative and engaging community gathering places where people can collaborate using new technologies, facilitate a meeting, or even record their own music. Our vision is for the library to continue this trend by being a modern, thriving, essential part of the Lincolnwood community, and we are well on our way.


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As school starts back up, we are excited to welcome our after-school kids back. We typically see a crowd of 50-100 kids every day after school, and it is a fun and lively place to be. However, sometimes it is too lively, and we’ve struggled to keep the balance of an inviting place for the kids with a calm place for adults. To help maintain the balance, this year we are going to try something new, and ask parents/guardians to be more involved in helping manage our after-school crowd. For any family whose children want to use the library unattended after school, we are asking parents to have a short discussion with staff to understand behavior expectations and to make sure kids have somewhere else to go if necessary. We love to have a busy library filled with happy kids, and to be able to continue to provide this service to the community, we need the parents’ help. Please see the next page for details. As you read our newly redesigned newsletter, you’ll find programs and services that encourage and enrich lifelong learning—with a little fun along the way. It’s often said that the most valuable card in your wallet is your library card. If you don’t have yours, we’ll get you signed up in just a few minutes. Stop in today to continue your story at Lincolnwood Public Library.

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after school at the library

We like to have kids in the library,

We expect kids to be quiet, respectful, and responsible.

but the library does not provide free daycare.

They can do homework, read books, and socialize quietly.

If they can’t do that, we need you to be here.

We need your help to make this happen. In an effort to welcome the after-school kids, but have more agency over the environment in respect to others, the library is now requiring that a parent or guardian talk with library staff to review these expectations. This will ensure that the parents are active participants in their child’s behavior visiting us after school independently. Additionally, library staff will be confident that both parents and children understand the consequences for

inappropriate behavior and know that the child will be cared for if asked to leave the library for the day. Please visit us during open hours to meet with a member of the Youth & Teen Services staff for this brief conference, or call the Head of Youth & Teen Services, Emily Fardoux at (847) 677-5277 x 247. We will also hold two open houses for parents to stop in Sat, Aug 26 from 1–3pm or Thu, Aug 31 from 4–7pm.

Can’t find it?

We are committed to connecting you with the materials you need. If we don’t have something you’re looking for, we’ll find it for you! We’re here to help! The professional librarians in our adult and youth departments are experts at finding materials and information. Stop by our reference desks any time for assistance. Beyond our shelves. Lincolnwood is part of a system of 24 local libraries. If we don’t have an item on our shelves, you can place a hold through our online catalog and have it delivered here for convenient pickup. You can also use your Lincolnwood Library card at neighboring libraries such as Chicago, Skokie, and Morton Grove. Libraries love sharing. We can request items you need from our statewide system of universities and public libraries through a service called Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Try eBooks! MyMediaMall and Hoopla have combined eBook and eAudiobook collections of over half a million titles. Want more details? Stop by or find more information about the above on our website: > Books, Movies, & More > Can’t Find It For more information on these and other services, please visit


YOUTH & TEENS AFTER SCHOOL New Book Tuesdays! Grades 3–8 Tuesdays, Sept 5, Sept 26, Oct 10 | 4–4:30pm Learn about some of the newest books in our collection and share some of your own recent great reads as well. One attendee each session will win a free copy of a new book. Lincolnwood’s Got Talent Karaoke Afternoon at the Library Grades 3–8 Fri, Sept 8 | 4–5:30pm Back by popular demand, DJ Bob B is here to help you greet the new school year by belting out your favorite tunes! Join us for a fun karaoke afternoon at the Library! Meditation Monday Grades 3–5 Mondays, Sept 11–Oct 30 | 3–3:30pm Start the school week off with a brief meditation session to bring your brain into alignment. Junior Justice League Community Service Club Grades 3–8 Tuesdays, Sept 12, Oct 3, Oct 17 | 4–5pm Enact and create change to improve your community—the people, the animals, the environment—with service learning projects. Open Gaming Day Grades 3–8 Fri, Sept 22 | 4–5pm Sign up in person on the day of the event for a 20-minute gaming session on one of the library’s video gaming consoles! Each console can have a maximum of four players.

Stay in the know! Subscribe to Lincolnwood Public Library’s eNewsletter to stay in the know about upcoming programs and library news. Visit to sign up.

Tutor Room

Mon–Thu, Sep 5–Oct 31 | 3–5:30pm Our meeting room is available Mon–Thu when school is in session for students and their tutors. The meeting room is equipped with wired tables for studying.

Anime Club Party Time Grades 3–8 Fri, Oct 6 | 4–5pm Discuss and recommend your favorite manga or anime with fellow fans, and create your own manga. Draw your favorite characters, sample a few episodes, and of course, nibble on some Japanese snacks.

Marble Run Mania STEAM Workshop Grades 3–8 Fri, Oct 20 | 4–5pm Run, marbles, run! Using creativity and ingenuity mixed with physics, velocity, and kinetic energy, create an epic maze or downhill path for a marble to zip through.

Slime Science STEAM Workshop Grades 3–8 Fridays, Sep 15, Sep 29, Oct 13, Oct 27 | 4–5pm Solid, liquid, or in-between— it doesn’t matter when you’re making slime! Be ready to get messy as you learn some slimy science. Make a different kind of slime to take home each session.

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


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TEENS Council of Awesome T[w]eens (CAT) Meeting Grades 6–12 Thu, Sep 21 | 4–5pm Thu, Oct 19 | 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. CAT members must attend both meetings.

Totally T[w]een Trivia Grades 6-12 Weekly, Sep 5–Oct 27 Each week a book-related trivia question will be posted in the Teen Nook and on Instagram @lincolnwoodlibrary. Answer correctly, and you will be put into a drawing to win a free copy of a forthcoming book! One guess per person; one winner per week.

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

Wendy and DB Kids Concert! Ages birth–8 years with caregiver Sat, Oct 21 | 10–11am Vocal duo Wendy and DB encourage togetherness, happiness, and expressiveness through music.

Spooky Science Show All ages, children under 7 with caregiver Sun, Oct 29 | 2–3pm Scientist and magician Steve Belliveau inspires and amazes with a spooky science show full of humor, music, participation, and more. Bring the whole family to this spooktacular afternoon of science fun!

Family Films Beauty and the Beast Sat, Sept 23 at 10:30am PG, 2 hrs 9 mins A live adaptation of the Disney’s classic fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Casper Sat, Oct 28 at 10:30am PG, 1 hr 40 mins A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by four ghosts, three mischievous and one friendly.

EARLY LITERACY Weekday Storytimes



Each class ends with a half-hour of play and social time.

Story Seeds Ages birth–18 months with caregiver Mondays, Sept 11–Oct 30 | 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. Little Buds Ages 18 months–3 years old with caregiver Fridays, Sept 1–Oct 27 | 10–11am 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. Preschool Petals Ages 3–5 years old with caregiver Tuesdays, Sept 5–Oct 31 | 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.

Saturday Storytimes Get the Wiggles Out! Ages 2–5 years old with caregiver Sat, Sept 16 | 10–11am Relax and stretch out your preschooler’s wiggles, and add some Zen to your life with various forms of movement, dance, and play using books and music. Donuts with Dads Ages birth–5 with caregiver Sat, Oct 7 | 10–11:30am Let mom sleep in and join us for a fun storytime with the family! Storytime will be followed by open play and social time with coffee, juice, and donuts.

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!

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

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

For more information on these and other programs, please visit


ADULTS SUNDAY CONCERTS Once I had an Old Banjo All Ages Sun, Sep 10 at 2pm Musician Mark Dvorak will be breaking out the banjo for a concert packed with songs and stories about the origin and evolution of this unique American instrument.

Acoustic Beatles Tribute All Ages Sun, Oct 22 at 2pm Enjoy an afternoon of Beatles hits performed by acoustic tribute band Kaleidoscope Eyes.

TECHNOLOGY Tech One-on-Ones The library offers one-on-one technology assistance to Lincolnwood residents on a wide range of topics. To schedule a onehour appointment, contact Jenn Hunt, Head of Information Services, at (847) 677-5277 x293.

Beginner’s Series Registration is for the two-part series, so please plan to attend both classes. Computer Basics Wed, Sept 6 | 10am–12pm This hands-on class is designed to get students comfortable using a laptop. We will explore basic computer concepts using the Windows 7 operating system. Beginning Internet Wed, Sep 13 | 10am–12pm Learn basic internet concepts, discuss the many reasons people use the internet, learn how to use a web browser, and conduct simple searches.

Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010 Wed, Sep 13 | 6:30–8:30pm Learn how to use this powerful spreadsheet software to store and analyze data. This class covers navigating spreadsheets and entering/editing data. We will also cover basic formatting skills, page set up, saving, and printing.

Android Phones & Tablets Sat, Sep 16 | 2–4pm With help from our staff expert, learn the basics of your Android phone or tablet, including downloading apps and adjusting settings.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Wed, Sep 20 | 6:30–8:30pm In this follow up class to Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010, we will introduce working with simple formulas and functions to perform spreadsheet calculations.

Adults and teens grade 9 and up Sun, Sep 24 | 3–4pm

Explore your creativity and preserve your memories. Learn about equipment and software in the library’s new Digital Media Lab including VHS to DVD and vinyl converters, and software for photo, video, and audio editing. This class fulfills the orientation requirement for using the Digital Media Lab.

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Wed, Oct 18 | 6:30–8:30pm In this follow-up class, we will work with page layout options, margins, spacing, and more.

Using Google Photos Sat, Oct 28 | 2–4pm Learn how to backup, share, edit, and do more with your phone or tablet photos, using this powerful app from Google.

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

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Pack Your Bags: Online Travel Resources Sun, Oct 15 | 2–3:30pm Plan the perfect trip online. From booking a flight to finding a bathroom in an unfamiliar place, this class will explore websites that make traveling a breeze. A portion of the session is devoted to websites with resources for travelers with disabilities.

Advanced Microsoft Word 2010 Wed, Oct 25 | 6:30–8:30pm In this next level class, we will explore inserting tables, text boxes, clip art, and photos into your documents.

Digital Media Lab 101


Intro to Microsoft Word 2010 Wed, Oct 11 | 6:30–8:30pm Learn the basic features of this popular word processing software used to create documents like letters and resumes.

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


DROP-INS 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.

Senior Resource Specialist Thu, Sep 28 | 10:30am-12pm Thu, Oct 26 | 10:30am-12pm A representative from CJE SeniorLife is available for drop-in help with government benefits, health care, and Social Security.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS Adult Book Discussion

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

Grey Lady Fri, Oct 6 at 1pm A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, but he finds more than he bargained for. R, 1 hr 47 mins

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Mon, Sep 11 | 11am–12pm This Pulitzer Prize winning novel relates the interwoven stories of the blind Marie-Laure LeBlanc, the orphaned Werner Pfennig, and others as they are brought into the conflict of World War II.

Going In Style Fri, Oct 13 at 1pm In a reboot of the 1979 film, desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. PG-13, 1 hr 36 mins

LaRose by Louise Erdrich Mon, Oct 9 | 11am–12pm After a tragic hunting accident, Landreaux Iron gives away his own son to his friend’s family according to tradition, leading to a tenuous peace that is threatened by a vengeful adversary.

FRIDAY FILMS Split Fri, Sep 8 at 1pm Three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities. They then have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which will try to stop them. PG-13, 1 hr 40 mins

Indignation Fri, Sep 15 at 1pm In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college where he struggles with cultural disaffection amid the ongoing Korean War. R, 1 hr 50 mins

Keeping Up With the Joneses Fri, Sep 22 at 1pm A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. PG-13, 1 hr 45 mins

Deepwater Horizon Fri, Sep 29 at 1pm A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. PG-13, 1 hr 47 mins

The Zookeeper’s Wife Fri, Oct 20 at 1pm The story detailing the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the 1939 German invasion. PG-13, 2 hrs 7 mins

Life Fri, Oct 27 at 1pm A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station, discover a rapidly evolving life form, which caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. R, 1 hr 44 mins

Books in the Woods

Stop at the Information Services Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Supplies are limited. Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa Mon, Sep 18 at 7–8:30pm In this raw and breathtaking novel, Yapa marries deep rage with deep humanity, and in doing so casts an unflinching eye on the limits of compassion.

Stay in the know! Subscribe to Lincolnwood Public Library’s eNewsletter to stay in the know about upcoming programs and library news. Visit to sign up.

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

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

For more information on these and other programs, please visit


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Library Hours Monday–Thursday 9am–9pm Friday 9am–6pm Saturday 9am–5pm Sunday 1–5pm Upcoming Closings Sun, Sep 3–Mon, Sep 4 | Labor Day 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

Second Annual Friends of the Lincolnwood Library’s

Fall Craft and Art Fair Saturday, October 14 11am—3pm at the Library Local Vendors • Original Artwork • Cosmetics • Jewelry • Housewares Comic Books • Candles • Pop-up Book Sale • Taffy Apples • and more!


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Please visit 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.