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CONTENTS Registration Information PAGE 1

About the Library PAGE 2

All Ages PAGE 3-4

Youth

Registration Information REGISTER FOR FREE PROGRAMS IN PERSON: Stop by the Information Desk at any Library location. ONLINE: Visit SchaumburgLibrary.org/events. PHONE: Call the Information Desk at (847) 923-3347.

REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS WITH A FEE IN PERSON: Stop by the Information Desk at any Library location. PHONE: Call the Information Desk at (847) 923-3347.

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REGISTRATION DESIGNATION

Tweens

DROP IN: Attend at your leisure during allotted times without registering.

(9-12 years)

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Teens (12-19 years)

REGISTER NOW: Register when you receive the Guide or any time prior to the program, space permitting.

REGISTER APRIL 1: Register no sooner than April 1. You may still register after that date, space permitting.

TICKETED PROGRAM: You must pick up free tickets 30 minutes prior to the event. (Primarily used for youth programs.)

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Adults PAGES 12–20

Technology PAGES 21–22

PLEASE NOTE: Patrons registering for programs in person will be assisted before those who register by phone. Fees are non-refundable and due at the time of registration. Refunds may be issued for bus trips (less a $3 service fee) only if another patron registers to take your place. Accommodations for special assistance will be made upon request, based on availability. If possible, please register at least two weeks prior to the program and note the accommodation needed at the time of registration.

Image Release All library visitors permit the Library to take photos and videos and to use these images in future Library publications and promotions, in print and online.

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OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE RELEVANT INFORMATION, BOOKS, MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES IN A SAFE AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT THROUGH

About Schaumburg Township District Library

THE SERVICE OF WELL TRAINED STAFF.

Board Members

Jillian Bernas Gerald Bromley, Treasurer Anita Forte-Scott, Vice President/Secretary Robert Frankel Ruth Jonen Theresa Seyring Julie Wroblewski Bosshart, President

Student Advisory Trustees Ashwin Prabhu Dhvanii Raval

Leadership

Monica Harris, Executive Director

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS Mondays • 7 p.m. April 17 • Hoffman Estates Branch May 15 • Central Conference Room

Locations & Hours

ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY, APRIL 16 (EASTER) & MONDAY, MAY 29 (MEMORIAL DAY).

CENTRAL LIBRARY

130 S. ROSELLE ROAD • SCHAUMBURG, IL • (847) 985-4000 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday Noon - 9 p.m. Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. (starting May 28)

HANOVER PARK BRANCH

1266 IRVING PARK ROAD • HANOVER PARK, IL Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed

HOFFMAN ESTATES BRANCH

1550 HASSELL ROAD • HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed

(630) 372-7800

(847) 885-3511

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PROGRAMS FOR

ALL AGES

INTRODUCING WORKSHOP Have you checked out Workshop? This glass-walled, flexible programming room, located just off the lobby in The Commons (audiovisual area), was created specifically for creative programs and performances, including crafts, robotics, movie showings and much more. In addition to scheduled programs led by a presenter or instructor, Workshop will also be open for drop-in programs designed for a wide variety of interests. Over the next few months, these drop-in opportunities will include DIY comic panels, puppet making, blackout poetry, seed bombs, kite-making, coloring and much more.

activities going on throughout the library. (See page 4.) “Workshop was designed to bring more opportunities for handson learning to the Schaumburg Township District Library,” said the library’s Executive Director, Monica Harris. “We’re thrilled to add a spacious place for library users of all ages to pick up a variety of skills they can use every day.” Come and visit this new, exciting area. We hope it will inspire you to let your creativity take flight.

On April 1, the same day as our Prom Formal Wear Giveaway, we’ll have Nail Art in Workshop, so prom-goers and others can learn to creatively design their nails with expert guidance. During our May 20 Environmental Fair, Workshop will house a special earth-friendly drop-in event, in addition to all the displays, programs and interactive

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NAIL ART April 1 • 1-3 p.m. Learn to creatively design your nails.

HAIKUS & MAGNETIC POETRY April 8 • 1-3 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month!

BLACKOUT POETRY April 15 • 1-3 p.m. See what happens when words are removed.

SEED BOMBS April 22 • 1-3 p.m. Make ‘em, toss ‘em, plant ‘em. Celebrate Earth Day!

DIY KITES April 29 • 1-3 p.m. Construct a kite and let it soar.

WORLD OF PUPPETRY May 6 • 1-3 p.m. Make a puppet and join the puppet parade.

STAR WARS DROP IN May 13 • 1-3 p.m. Make a craft that is out of this world.

GIANT COLORING SHEETS May 27 • 1-3 p.m. Supersize your coloring.


PROGRAMS FOR

ALL AGES

COLORING CRAZE

ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR

DROP IN • All ages Central kidsZone Classroom Wednesdays, April 5 & May 3 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Hanover Park Branch Library Mondays, April 10 & May 8 • 4-5 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Friday, April 28 & May 26 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Coloring is fun and relaxing! Let’s turn off our devices and join this carefree craze.

DROP IN • Central Lobby & Multiple Rooms Saturday, May 20 • Noon - 3 p.m. All ages can come to experience fun demos, workshops and programs geared toward protecting our environment. See how rain effects pollutants by trying the interactive Watershed Model, create power by using the Energy Bike, build a birdhouse or meet the Tomato Lady. Co-sponsored by the Library and the Village of Schaumburg’s Environmental Committee, this event will also include special collections for recyclables, so bring in your unwanted keys, cell phones and eyeglasses to place in the lobby’s collection bins. The collections will take place only for the day of the Environmental Fair.

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS TICKETED • All Ages Central Program Room Thursday, April 27 • 6-6:45 p.m. Join us as we celebrate stories and songs from around the world and create a craft together as a family.

LEGO® DESIGN COMPETITION DROP IN • All Ages • Central Lobby Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4 • All Day Join our weekend-long LEGO® celebration for all ages. Bring your best original LEGO® creation for the exhibit and judging. Come to the exhibit to vote on your favorites and participate in various LEGO®-themed activities.

BOOK SALE SATURDAY, MAY 13 Central Library (south entrance) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

50¢ for paperbacks, $1 for hardcovers. Books, DVDs and more.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

STORYTIMES WALKER STORYTIME

PARENT/CHILD CRAFT

TICKETED • 13-23 months • Central Storytime Room 2 Thursday, April 6 & 13 • 10-10:30 a.m. OR 10:45-11:15 a.m. Music, stories, rhymes and finger plays for you and your child. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

DROP IN • 2-5 years • Central Craft Room Thursdays, April 6-27 • 1-1:30 p.m. Get creative with your preschooler and make a simple craft together.

TODDLER TIME

STORIES IN THE FOREST DROP IN • All Ages • Central Enchanted Forest Saturday, April 15 • 11-11:30 a.m. Join members from eKiwanis as they read stories out loud in the Enchanted Forest.

FAMILY STORYTIME TICKETED • All Ages Central kidsZone Mondays, April 3 &10 • 10-10:30 a.m. OR 10:45-11:15 a.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Mondays, April 3 & 10 • 6:30-7 p.m. Hanover Park Branch Tuesdays, April 4 &11 • 10:30-11 a.m. Central kidsZone Tuesdays, April 4 & 11• 6:30-7 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesdays, April 5 & 12 • 10:30-11 a.m. Hanover Park Branch Thursdays, April 6 & 13 • 6:30-7 p.m. Storytelling, songs, finger plays and flannel board stories. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

INFANT STORYTIME TICKETED • 0-12 months • Central Storytime Room Thursday, April 6 & 13 • 10-10:30 a.m. OR 10:45-11:15 a.m. Short stories, music and movement for you and your child. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

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TICKETED • 24-35 months • Central Program Room Fridays, April 7 & 14 • 10-10:30 a.m. OR 10:45-11:15 a.m. Stop in with your toddler and join in the fun with rhymes, music, movement and stories. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the event.

ON MY OWN PRESCHOOL STORYTIME TICKETED • 3-5 years • Central Storytime Room Wednesday, April 5 & 12 • 1-1:30 p.m. Your little ones are on their own for stories and crafts. Caregivers must remain in kidsZone during this program. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

STORYTIME STRIKES BACK REGISTER APRIL 1 • 3-6 years Central Storytime Room 2 • Tuesday, May 9 • 4-4:45 p.m. Join us for a storytime and craft that are out of this world.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS BABY PLAY

DROP IN • 0-24 months Hanover Park Branch Mondays, April 3-May 22 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Central Program Room Wednesdays, April 5-May 31 • 9:30-11 a.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Fridays, April 7-June 2 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Play with your infant and meet other parents and caregivers.

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PLAY GROUP DROP IN • 2-6 years • Central Craft Room Friday, April 7&14 • 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesday, April 26 • 11 a.m. - Noon Hanover Park Branch Friday, April 28 • 11 a.m. - Noon Play and explore with our various sensory toys and activities.

FAMILY TIME WITH MAYOR ROD CRAIG DROP IN • 0-6 years • Hanover Park Branch Wednesdays, April 12 & May 10 • 11-11:30 a.m. Bring the whole family for stories, toys and a craft with Hanover Park Mayor Rod Craig and other special guests from the community.

UNTIDY TODDLERS: OVER IN THE OCEAN REGISTER APRIL 1 • 1-4 years • Central Craft Room Friday, April 21 • 10-10:45 a.m. Sensory stations inspired by children’s author Marianne Berkes.

BABY YOGA TICKETED • 0-12 months • Central Program Room Tuesday, May 2 • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join Certified Yoga Instructor Marti Anne Lahood as she leads you and your little one in a relaxing yoga session. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the event.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

“Mickey Mouse books! Coloring! Storytime! “ Harper, age 2, Aurora

TODDLER YOGA TICKETED • 1-3 years • Central Program Room Tuesday, May 2 • 10:45-11:45 a.m. Join Certified Yoga Instructor, Marti Anne Lahood, as she leads you and your little one in a relaxing yoga session. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the event.

PRESCHOOL YOGA TICKETED • 3-5 years • Central Program Room Thursday, May 4 • 10-11 a.m. Join certified yoga instructor Marti Anne Lahood as she leads you and your little one in a relaxing yoga session. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the event.

UNTIDY TODDLERS: NEW HOPES REGISTER APRIL 1 • 1-4 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, May 24 • 10-10:45 a.m. Sensory stations from a galaxy far, far, away.

SPRING ART WITH SPRING COLORS

WEAVING WEDNESDAY

TICKETED • 5-8 years • Central Craft Room Tuesday, April 4 • 4-5 p.m. Create artwork inspired by the season using a variety of supplies. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the event.

TICKETED • 8-14 years • Central Craft Room Wednesdays, April 12 & May 10 • 3:30-4:15 p.m. We’ll weave our way through the afternoon using paper, yarn, sticks and straws. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the event.

MINI CANVAS ART

BUBBLE FACTORY

TICKETED • 5-12 years Hanover Park Branch Thursday, April 6 • 4-4:45 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Tuesday, April 18 • 4-4:45 p.m. Express yourself on a miniature sized canvas.

REGISTER APRIL 1 • 5-7 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, April 13 • 4-4:45 p.m. Make your own bubble solution and accessories.

ROCK ART DROP IN • 5-12 years • Central Craft Room Tuesday, April 11 • 4-4:30 p.m. Use your imagination to create artwork on rocks.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

BOOK EXPLORERS

REGISTER NOW • 5-8 years Central Craft Room • 4-5 p.m.

“I like the art classes and all the books, and I like the play area and playing games on the computers.’” Ishvi, age 8, Hoffman Estates

Tuesdays, April 25 & May 23 April: This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne. May: One Plastic Bag: Isatou Cesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Paul Miranda. Check out the book when you register and return it at the book talk.

LEGO® LEAGUE

ASIAN PACIFIC PLAYHOUSE

JEDI ACADEMY

DROP IN • 4 years and up Hoffman Estates Branch Friday, April 14 • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Hanover Park Branch Monday, April 17 • 4-4:45 p.m. Central Program Room Wednesdays, April 26 & May 31 • 4-4:45 p.m. Hanover Park Branch Monday, May 1 • 4-4:45 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Friday, May 5 • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Have fun building and playing with LEGO®s.

DROP IN • 3 years & up • Central Program Room Saturday, April 22• 2 p.m. Have fun celebrating Asian performing arts. Play Southern Filipino Kulintang instruments, dance between clapping bamboo poles wearing a malong skirt, tie on a Japanese “hachimaki” (headband) and learn a Japanese folk dance.

REGISTER APRIL 1 • 5-8 years Central Program Room • Thursday, May 11 • 4-4:45 p.m. Use the force as you make your way through this galactic training camp.

ANIMAL SCIENCE TICKETED • 6-8 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, April 19 & May 24 • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Based on the series Who Would Win? Learn about animals and make a related craft.

ART STUDIO: PUTTING IT TOGETHER REGISTER APRIL 1 • 6-9 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, April 20 • 4-5 p.m. Learn about Georges Seurat and create artwork inspired by his masterpieces.

FAMILY FRIDAY: BINGO DROP IN • 5 years & up • Central Program Room Friday, April 21 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Have fun playing Bingo with family and friends.

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MAKER MONDAY REGISTER APRIL 1 • 8-12 years Central Program Room Monday, April 24 • 4-5 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Monday, May 15 • 4-5 p.m. Create something new each month.

READ TO A DOG REGISTER NOW • 6 years & up Hoffman Estates Branch Tuesday, April 25 & May 23 • 4-5 p.m. Hanover Park Branch Thursday, April 27 & May 18 • 4-5 p.m. Central Storytime Room 2 Mondays, May 8-22 • 4-5 p.m. Children will read aloud to a certified therapy dog. This is a wonderful opportunity to build a special bond with a dog, improve confidence, and sharpen reading skills. Bring a book of your choice or get one from the Library. Register for one 15-minute session.

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PUPPET SHOW TICKETED • 3 years & up • Central Program Room Friday, May 12 • 11-11:30 a.m. Library staff will perform a short puppet show.

DANCE PARTY TICKETED • 0-5 years Central Program Room Monday, May 15 • 10-10:30 a.m. OR 10:45-11:15 a.m. Hanover Park Branch Tuesday, May 16 • 10:30-11 a.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesday, May 17 • 10:30-11 a.m. Shake your rattles and roll. No rattle? No problem. Instruments will be provided. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

PARENT/CHILD FOLKTALE STEAM TICKETED • 4-8 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, May 17 • 4-4:45 p.m. Children and parents will listen to a folktale and then use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to look at the story in a new way.

AQUARIUM SCIENCE & CRAFT REGISTER APRIL 1 • 6-9 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, May 27 • 2-2:45 p.m. Learn about simple marine biology and make small aquariums using mason jars. No real fish will be used.

WORLD DAY OF PUPPETRY SATURDAY, MAY 6 DROP IN • Central Library • 1-4 p.m.

Join us for puppet shows, puppet making and a puppet parade! 12-1:15 p.m. • The Melikin Puppets will present “Dragon Feathers.” • TICKETED 1-2:15 p.m. • Dave Herzog will present “Dragon Days and Knight Time.” • TICKETED 12-2:30 p.m. • Puppet making throughout the first floor. • DROP IN 2:30-3 p.m. • Puppet parade outside, weather permitting. • DROP IN

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

“The staff is really nice and I liked the earring making program. Also, I like to meet new people.”

TWEEN PROGRAMS CREATE A DREAM CATCHER

REGISTER NOW • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, April 1 • 2-2:45 p.m. Create a dream catcher to help decorate your room and encourage good dreams.

TWEEN ADVISORY BOARD REGISTER NOW • 9-12 years Central kidsZone Classroom • Friday, April 7 • 4:30-6 p.m. Plan events, eat a snack, play games, meet new friends and make decisions for the Library’s new Tween Space.

CHARLOTTE’S WEB CRAFT REGISTER APRIL 1 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, April 8 • 2-3 p.m. Get creative in describing yourself through a Charlotte’s Web inspired craft.

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Julia, age 11, Streamwood

MANDALA PAPER ART

MANDALA MATH ART

REGISTER APRIL 1 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, April 15 • 2-3 p.m. Create your own beautiful mandala using geometric shapes.

REGISTER APRIL 1 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, May 13 • 2-3 p.m. Combine your love of math and art. Learn how to measure the radius, diameter and circumference of a circle, then draw your own mandala.

CODE WITH DASH REGISTER APRIL 1 • 9-12 years • Central Program Room Saturday, April 29 • 2-3 p.m. Have fun coding with Dash, a robot you can program.

SELFIE WREATH REGISTER APRIL 1 • 9-12 years Hanover Park Branch • Thursday, May 25 • 4-4:45 p.m. Create a wreath of your best pictures.

DROIDS AWAKEN

BECOME WONDER WOMAN

REGISTER APRIL 1 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Tuesday, May 2 • 4-5 p.m. Explore Star Wars coding, spheros, Ozobots and origami Yoda.

REGISTER APRIL 1 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Monday, June 5 • 1-1:45 p.m. Make your own Wonder Woman accessories.

OZOBOTS REGISTER APRIL 1 • 9-12 years Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, May 9 • 4-4:45 p.m. Use markers to program tiny robots.

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TEEN PROGRAMS

PROM FORMAL WEAR GIVEAWAY

DREAMCATCHER KEYCHAIN

3-D PRINTING AND DESIGN

DROP IN • 16-19 years • Central Rasmussen Room Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2 • 1-4 p.m. Prom dresses, tuxes, suits and ties will be available to try on in private dressing areas. All items are free. Limit: one item per teen. Exception: A tie may be combined with a suit or tux.

REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Thursday, April 6 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make your own dreamcatcher keychain.

REGISTER APRIL 1 • Central Teen Place Wednesday, May 3 • 2-3:30 p.m. Learn about 3D design and printing from our local expert. Create models, shapes, jewelry and more with free 3D modeling software and our 3D printer. Prints will be available for pickup at the Teen Desk one week after the program.

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE BOOK BUZZ REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, April 4 • 7-8 p.m. Penguin Random House representative Robert Haddock will share noteworthy news about forthcoming books. Get a sneak peek at some great reads. Door prizes and giveaways included.

OZOBOTS REGISTER NOW Hanover Park Branch Wednesday, April 5 • 4-5 p.m. Central Teen Place Thursday, April 27 • 7-8 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Monday, May 22 • 4-5 p.m. Use markers and paper to help code the activity of Ozobots, powerful tiny robots.

WRITING CLUB REGISTER APRIL 1 • Central Teen Place Mondays, April 10 & May 8 • 7-8 p.m. Young Adult Author Penny Blubaugh leads creative writing activities.

GAMERS’ GUILD REGISTER APRIL 1 • Central Teen Place Thursdays, April 13 & May 11 • 6:30-8 p.m. In April, we’ll play Minecraft and share tips and tricks with other gamers. In May, we’ll play Star Wars games and enjoy snacks.

TEEN CORPS DROP IN • Central Teen Place Wednesday, April 19 • 5:45-6:45 p.m. DROP IN • Central Teen Place Wednesday, May 17 Junior High • 5:45-6:45 p.m. High School • 7-8 p.m. Junior High and High School members: Join us for a special combined Teen Corps April 19 as we meet over pizza and work together to make a difference in the community. Our regular schedule will resume in May. Interested teens going into grades 7-12 can fill out an application at any Library location. All will be accepted,.

COLLEGE PREP PREPARE FOR COLLEGE REGISTER APRIL 1 • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, May 4 • 7 p.m. Summer break is a perfect time to prepare for college. Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will provide high school families with advice on how to impress college admission officers. This program is designed for parents and students.

JAY ASHER AUTHOR VISIT Wednesday, April 19 DROP IN Teens & Adults • Central Rasmussen Room 7-8:30 p.m.

Meet Jay Asher, best-selling author of 13 Reasons Why and What Light. His books will be available for purchase and signing. A question/answer session will be included.

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TEEN PROGRAMS

“Meeting people in Writing Club makes me grow as a person and as a writer.” Danielle, age 18, Schaumburg

WE ARE GROOT! REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Wednesday, May 10 • 7-8 p.m. Celebrate the movie release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with crafts, trivia, space snacks, and of course Baby Groot.

KARAOKE NIGHT DROP IN • Central Teen Place Monday, June 5 • 7-8 p.m. Show off your mad singing skills with karaoke and sing your heart out! Sing solo or as a group.

STUDENT ADVISORY TRUSTEES APPLICATIONS DUE: 5 p.m., June 30 Teens and young adults, ages 15-20 with current Schaumburg Library cards, may apply to be Student Advisory Trustees (SATs) on the Library Board. Applications are available at the Central Library Teen Place and branch libraries. Applicants must attend a Board meeting for one hour on Mondays, April 17 at the Hoffman Estates branch or May 15 or June 19 at the Central Library in Schaumburg. Students should submit their findings and ideas (limit: one page) with their applications. For an email application or to ask a question, write to teen@stdl.org or go to teen.SchaumburgLibrary. org.

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PROM SHOP FOR FREE Does Prom really need to cost a fortune? Imagine all the expensive Prom wear that students buy and wear just once. There it hangs in someone’s closet, good as new, with nowhere to go. Now imagine if those dresses, suits and ties were available to you for FREE! We invite you to make that dream a reality by coming to the library’s Prom Formal Wear Giveaway from 1-4 p.m., April 1 & 2, or while supplies last. Look through the racks of Prom wear, then try them on in private dressing areas with mirrors. You can even invite your friends or parents to come along. We simply ask that you treat the clothing gently, to keep it nice for others, and take

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one item per teen (16-19 years). The only exception is pairing a tie with a suit. There’s no fee or registration for participating in the Prom giveaway. Just stop by the Rasmussen Room on the library’s second floor anytime during the giveaway hours, and get ready to “shop!” And that’s not all! If you’d like to get some tips for creatively designing your nails for the big night, visit Workshop anytime from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. Try different techniques to see what you like best.


“It’s quiet, peaceful and close to home. It helps me do what I have to do for work.”

ADULT PROGRAMS

Elizabeth, Schaumburg

DIGITAL TRANSFER, VHS TO DVD DROP IN • Central Workshop Saturday, April 1 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon Get information about our VHS to DVD equipment as well as hands-on experience with transfers.

SCHAUMBURG SCRIBES DROP IN • Central Rasmussen South Saturdays, April 1,15, May 6, 20, June 3 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. No matter the genre, every piece of writing can benefit from a good critique. Bring a page of your latest work to share with the group, and be ready to provide constructive feedback on other’s writings.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY TRAINING REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, April 4 & 6 • 1-5 p.m. Perfect for drivers age 50 and older, this refresher course reviews driving skills and safe driving strategies. You must attend both four-hour sessions. Please bring your AARP card to class for applicable discount. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members (fee collected at first class).

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE BOOK BUZZ REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, April 4 • 7-8:30 p.m. Penguin Random House representative Robert Haddock will share note-worthy news about forthcoming books. Get a sneak peek at some great reads. Door prizes and giveaways included.

MONEY SMART WEEK FINANCIAL RECOVERY

MEDICARE SOLUTIONS

REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Monday, April 24 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the steps you can take to recover financially and rebuild your credit after experiencing a financial setback. Hanover Park Community Bank Branch Manager Adam Cortes will provide information and answer questions.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, April 25 • 7-8 p.m. Whether you are currently receiving Medicare benefits, will be in the near future, or are helping a loved one manage their care, you can learn to navigate the process more easily with guidance from David Wylly of Medicare Solutions Network.

UNDERSTANDING ANNUITIES

AFFORDABLE HOUSING & HOME LENDING OPTIONS

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, April 24 • 7-8 p.m. Financial Educator Karen Chan, CFP, will explain annuities in terms of their risks, costs, underlying investments and potential benefits.

SOCIAL SECURITY SEMINAR REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch Tuesday, April 25 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Get a clearer picture of Social Security and how to enhance your financial possibilities and retirement benefits from presenters Lisa Czarnecki and Mary Small of L&M Insurance. Learn about your options for taking Social Security.

REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesday, April 26 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mortgage Loan Officer Mary Jane Garvey of PNC will explain your home loan options and provide a handout with valuable financial information on several home-buying topics.

FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ADULTS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Thursday, April 27 • 7-8 p.m. Presenter Evan Nolan will address guidelines, programs, assistance and overall planning needed to care for loved ones under unique circumstances.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

A DATE WITH DOTS

SOLVING THE MYSTERY “Can you help identify this photo?” Reference Librarian Jane Rozek posted the question on the library’s local history blog, suspecting the 1981 aerial photo to be a mall, but unsure of which one or its exact location. A note on the back simply listed the date and words “Once upon a time.” Two blog readers saw the post and came to the rescue. Matt Walsh of Carol Stream and another reader identified the photo as Stratford Square Mall, under construction. A former Schaumburg resident, Matt said, “I’ve always enjoyed reading this (local history) blog, especially when Jane explains the process she went through when trying to identify old photos or businesses. I look at every post, and find them pretty interesting.” Jane was impressed with the way Matt compared the library’s photo with a Google satellite image. “He boxed things out and drew lines, all the while making connections between the two photos.” Matt said he had fun researching the photo. “I work in engineering, so a lot of

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what I do is problem solving. I looked at the photo and everything around the structure, then looked at Google maps and just used the tools I had available.”   With Matt’s involvement, Jane was able to make the identification. To follow up, she contacted the Bloomingdale Public Library for additional assistance, which was graciously provided by librarians Leslie Drewitz, Maretta Britt and Abby Budznynski. They sent a photo noting the locations of future stores and entrances at the mall, the farm in the background and future streets and roads.  “People love being part of the detective process,” Jane said. “When I need help with a photo or a fact or a date, it’s nice to be able to turn to the collective brain of the blog’s readers.  I can always count on them to give me a clue, if not the answer.” To see the library’s local history blog, go to www.SchaumburgLibrary.org and click on Library Blogs (under the Library News heading). From there, click on History of Schaumburg Township.

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REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Wednesday, April 5 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructor Randy Skepnek will guide you in creating a 10-inch, dot-studded ceramic plate, which will be fired with a food-safe glaze. Fee: $15.

SPRINGTIME CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, April 11 • 7-8:30 p.m. • $17 Bring springtime indoors with a fresh bloom arrangement created by you, with guidance from Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens. Please bring gardening gloves and shears to class.

IMPROV WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS FACING SOCIAL CHALLENGES REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, April 11 • 7-8 p.m. Use your imagination to help make communication effective and exciting. Creatively explore social skills and learn to be a positive part of any group. We will play group games that deal with storytelling, improvisation and empathy. Everyone is welcome and asked to participate at their own comfort level.

SPRING FLOWERS: A PAINTING EXPERIENCE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, April 17 • 7-8:30 p.m. Choose a spring flower to draw on watercolor paper from photo reference. Instructor Christine Thornton will provide guidance as you learn to paint with watercolor pencils and bring your drawing to life. Beginners welcome.


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ADULT PROGRAMS

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TRIVIA NIGHT

REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop Tuesday, April 18 & Monday, May 22 • 6:30-8 p.m. We’ll provide the supplies; just bring your creativity and love for coloring.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, April 25 • 7-8:30 p.m. This ShawChicago production consists of a series of letters between friends and business partners from Nazi Germany to California from 1932 to 1934. The letters depict life during Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. A heartbreaking and empowering story from two perspectives, as can only be shared between best friends.

DROP IN • America’s Bar & Grill, 2308 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates Wednesday, April 26 • 7-9 p.m. Do you know your pop culture, weird history or obscure facts? Join other trivia buffs in this fun throwdown. Enter as a team or come alone and we’ll place you with one. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

JAY ASHER AUTHOR VISIT DROP IN • Teens & Adults Central Rasmussen Room • Wednesday, April 19 • 7-8 p.m. Meet Jay Asher, best-selling author of 13 Reasons Why and What Light. His books will be available for purchase and signing, and he will be available for a Q & A.

WRITERS IN THE STORM DROP IN • Central Conference Room Saturdays, April 29 & May 27 • 10 a.m. - Noon Workshop participants discuss authors, participate in writing exercises and explore various aspects of writing.

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MIND GAMES-A NIGHT OF SELF DECEPTION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Sunday, April 30 • 2:30-4 p.m. Teens and adults will learn the science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. Illusionist and Author William Pack will explain how optical illusions work, why magician’s tricks fool you, why people fall for scams and more. Learn scientific techniques to preserve brain health.

POSH ‘N PRETTY PENDANT NECKLACE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Monday, May 1 • 7-8 p.m. Make a simple stylish pendant necklace from a provided assortment of charms and beads. Once you see how easy this is, you’ll want to make more and you’ll have the skills to do it!

CONCERT: TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS DROP IN • Central Commons Monday, May 1 • 7-8 p.m. Relax and enjoy a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes with this husband and wife acoustic duo. The Twangtown Paramours are known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing and fine harmonies.

MOSAIC PICTURE FRAME REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Wednesday, May 3 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. Looking for a unique gift for Mom? Let your creativity guide you in designing a mosaic picture frame with instruction from Randy Skepnek. Fee: $15.

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MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

EXPLORE VIRTUAL REALITY

DROP IN • Central Workshop Thursday, May 4 • 6-7:30 p.m. Decorate everyday items with a Star Wars twist while testing your skills with Star Wars trivia.

DROP IN • Central Workshop Thursday, May 18 • 7-8:30 p.m. Meet Oculus Rift! Experiment with the latest in virtual reality. Sign up will be in 5-10 minute slots. Ages 13 and up.

PREPARE FOR COLLEGE REGISTER APRIL 1 • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, May 4 • 7-8 p.m. Summer break is a perfect time to prepare for college. Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will provide high school families with advice on how to impress college admission officers. This program is designed for parents and students.

KNOW YOUR SIKH NEIGHBORS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Sunday, May 7 • 1-3 p.m. Would you like to learn more about your Sikh neighbor? Come join this dialogue session aimed at revealing the similarities between Sikh and American values. Sarwan Singh will moderate.

WILLS AND TRUSTS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, May 8 • 7-8 p.m. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaf will discuss wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship. Learn more about planning ahead and updating existing documents.

PRESCHOOL FOR ADULTS DROP IN • Central Workshop Monday, May 8 • 7-8:30 p.m. Join us as we take a break from adulthood with crafts, games and treats! Drop in anytime during the program. We’ll have LEGOs, coloring books, friendship bracelets, scrunchy making and other crafts.

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80S TRIVIA NIGHT DROP IN • America’s Bar & Grill, 2308 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates Wednesday, May 24 • 7-9 p.m. Do you know 80’s pop culture and important events? Come for a fun trivia throw down and vie to win prizes. Register as a team, or sign up solo and we’ll place you on a team. Get ready to journey back to the 80s!

CANADA’S EASTERN SHORES REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Friday, June 2 • 7-8:30 p.m. Virtually roam by RV along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, through Montreal and Quebec City with presenters Barbara Sugden and Ron Vargason. Explore the coasts of the Gaspe Peninsula, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton and Nova Scotia, and hear about the geology of this rugged, scenic shoreline.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AT 150 REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, June 6 • 7-8:30 p.m. The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth. Enjoy a fascinating PowerPoint presentation by Art Historian Jeff Mishur as he shares stories about Wright’s life and architecture in the Midwest and elsewhere.


ADULT PROGRAMS

FOOD & COOKING CLASSIC ITALIAN REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, April 3 • 7-8:30 p.m. Chef Cherise Slattery will show you how easy and fun it is to make pasta from scratch and prepare a delicious Italian meal. This program will include homemade linguine, spicy marinara sauce, chopped salad and Italian biscotti cookies. Samples and recipes will be shared.

SPRING/SUMMER DESSERTS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Thursday, May 11 • 7-8:30 p.m. Chef Maddox will demonstrate and share three recipes to get your spring and summer off to a great start. Discover exciting flavors and tastes, along with methods and techniques for making great desserts.

HOME CHEESEMAKING REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, May 16 • 7-9 p.m. Mark Lyons, an experienced home cheesemaker, will discuss the art and science of cheesemaking and demonstrate how you can make your own cheese right in your kitchen.

HEALTH & WELLNESS ANXIETY & DEPRESSION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, April 4 • 7-8:30 p.m. Local health and wellness professionals will provide information on prevention of anxiety and depression, as well as strategies to alleviate symptoms. You will have an opportunity to speak with the professionals after the presentation. Free goodie bag to the first 25 attendees.

CHOLESTEROL & BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS REGISTER NOW Central Rasmussen North • Thursday, April 6 • 2-5 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Monday, April 24 • 3-6 p.m. Central Rasmussen North • Thursday, June 1 • 4-7 p.m. AMITA Health registered nurses conduct cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Register with AMITA at (855) 692-6482. If your schedule permits, please select the first available time slot. If you must cancel, call (855) 692-6482 at least 24 hours before your appointment.

OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENINGS REGISTER NOW Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, May 2 • 2-5 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Monday, May 22 • 4-7 p.m.

Anyone over 35 is invited to participate in free osteoporosis screenings provided by AMITA Health registered nurses. Register with AMITA at (855) 692-6482. Please select the first available time slot. If you must cancel, call (855) 692-6482 at least 24 hours before your appointment.

CHOOSE FATS WISELY REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Monday, May 15 • 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Crystal Foresman Landers will explain which fats are good and bad, how much fat is appropriate, and how to eat to maintain good health. Learn about saturated, unsaturated and trans fats, along with essential fatty acids such as Omega 6 and Omega 3.

BATTLING INSOMNIA REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, May 30 • 7-8 p.m. Local health and wellness professionals will provide information on insomnia and what you can do to enhance your sleep hygiene. You will have an opportunity to speak with the professionals after the presentation. Free goodie bag to the first 25 attendees.

CHICAGO’S ICONIC DISHES, DRINKS & DESSERTS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, April 12 • 7 p.m. Author Amy Bizzarri will discuss the many foods, drinks and restaurants that make Chicago a famous foodie town. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series.

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BOOK & MOVIE DISCUSSIONS DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB

BEYOND THE BOOK

SECOND FLOOR READS

DROP IN • Central Rasmussen Room Thursdays, April 6 & May 4 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. April: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Remakes: Hollywood’s Addiction to Recycling Movies May: Bloated Budgets! Intermissions! Casts of Thousands! - Hollywood’s Greatest and Grandest Epics

REGISTER APRIL 1 • Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk 30 days prior to each discussion.

REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Wednesdays, April 26 & May 24 • 6:30-8 p.m. April: Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health by Mark Hyman. May: The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks. Limited loaned copies are available at the Reference Desk one month prior to the meeting.

WHO FILMED THIS BOOK? REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Wednesdays, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24 • 6:30-9 p.m. View the movie, read the book of the same title and enjoy a discussion of both. April: The Girl on the Train. May: The Walk. Loaner copies of the book are available on a first-come, first-served basis upon registration at the Hanover Park Branch Library.

HAPPILY EVER AFTER REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Monday, April 17 • 7-8 p.m. This romance book group will discuss Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning March 17.

MURDER BY THE BOOK

Central Rasmussen South Tuesdays, April 18 & May 16 • 10-11 a.m. April: The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory by Julie Checkoway. May: Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson. Central Rasmussen South Thursdays, April 20 & May 18 • 7:30-8:30 p.m. April: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. May: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. Hoffman Estates Branch Fridays, April 21 & May 19 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. April: This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison. May: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Rasmussen South Tuesdays, April 25 & May 23 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. April: Night by Elie Wiesel. May: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.

REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, May 11 • 7-8 p.m. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning April 11.

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YOUNG(ISH) ADULT BOOK CLUB DROP IN • Wally’s Coffee House 55 W. Schaumburg Rd. (Town Square) Sunday, May 7 • 1 p.m. Enjoy lively discussion of a different title each month. This month’s book is: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera. Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning April 1.

KOREAN BOOK DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesdays, April 25 & May 23 • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Read and discuss books in the Korean language. Upon registration, the moderator will contact you to make arrangements for you to purchase your book.

POLISH BOOK DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Wednesdays, April 12 & May 10 • 7:30-9 p.m. Members read and discuss books in the Polish language. Upon registration, the moderator will contact you to make arrangements for you to purchase your book.


ADULT PROGRAMS

BUSINESS & CAREERS POWER EMPLOYMENT

TARGET YOUR RESUME

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesdays, April 4 & May 2 • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Professionals from Illinois workNet will offer expert guidance on finding a job in today’s market. Subjects covered include writing resumes and cover letters, effective interview skills, networking and social media. Register online at WorkNetNCC.com.

REGISTER NOW Hanover Park Branch Thursday, May 4 • 7-8 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Thursday, May 11 • 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Learn basic resume writing in the class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to target your resume in the class from 1-3:30 p.m. This hands-on workshop will teach job-seekers to use key words that align with an employer’s job requirements. Bring your basic resume and a job posting in which you are interested. Laptops and wifi provided.

LEAN PLANNING FOR ILLINOIS STARTUPS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, May 15 • 7-8 p.m. Tia Juarez of the Women’s Business Development Center will help you build a strategic plan by exploring the feasibility of your business concept.

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch Tuesday, May 9 • 6:30-8 p.m. According to the National Center for Women and Retirement Research, 90 percent of women will be solely responsible for their financial situation at some point in their lives. Financial Consultant Kevin Koykar will provide practical strategies to help women secure their financial futures. Working materials will be provided at the seminar.

CAREER RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, May 16 • 7-8:30 p.m. The Illinois workNet Center will provide oneon-one planning and career counseling to help you get your career started.

DEMOGRAPHICS NOW REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Wednesday, May 17 • 7-8 p.m. Emily Mageski Papa, MLIS, will reveal ways to use search strategies that combine population, geographics, consumer lifestyles, income and other critical data. Track demographic trends, segmentation data, consumer expenditure information and business data.

INSIDE WRITING & PUBLISHING BRINGING A BOOK TO MARKET REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Saturday, April 8 • 2-3:30 p.m. Todd Stocke, vice president and editorial director at Sourcebooks, will discuss how to approach a publisher, what a publisher does, and what book editors look for in a manuscript. Additionally, he will discuss the opportunities and challenges of self-publishing.

FINISH THAT BOOK IN 2017 REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Saturday, April 22 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon Get motivated to write - and finish - a book this year in this energetic workshop. Author Amy Alessio presents tips for staying motivated while you write, and what to do after the book is finished.

WRITING YOUR FAMILY STORY REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Saturday, April 29 • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn the challenges of writing your family story from author Maggie Kast. After reading and discussing examples of stories by various authors, participants will have 10-15 minutes to write a memory or story to explore.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

HISTORY POETRY & MUSIC FOR A MEDIEVAL QUEEN REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Saturday, April 8 • 3-4 p.m. Eleanor of Aquitaine, the 12th century Queen who ruled over France and England, surrounded herself with music. Presenter John Nygro will discuss her passion for the wandering poets known as troubadours, the sacred compositions of the medieval church, and the raucous songs of crusaders.

NAZI HUNTER FRITZ BAUER REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Sunday, April 23 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Infamous Nazi Adolf Eichmann, one of the Holocaust’s major organizers, was captured after the Hessian attorney general Fritz Bauer, a German Jew, provided information on his whereabouts. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs as she pays homage to Bauer, this true hero who initiated the Auschwitz Trials of the mid 1960s.

CLAUDE MONET: EVOLUTION OF A GARDNER REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, April 26 • 7-8:30 p.m. See and learn about the glorious paintings by nineteenth century impressionist Claude Monet and his colleagues. Tish Robinson’s presentation is laden with many of Monet’s gardening influences, including his family’s luxurious gardens on the Normandy coast, his private Paris gardens and his greatest masterpiece - The Gardens at Giverny.

THE HINDENBURG DISASTER REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Thursday, April 27 • 2-3:30 p.m. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the famous Hindenburg Disaster, a horrific day in our nation’s history that killed 13 passengers and 23 crewmen. Gibbons will explain the various theories on how the tragedy struck and how the disaster marked the end of airship travel as we knew it!

HOW AMERICAN FAMIILIES FACED WWI REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, May 23 • 7-8:30 p.m. A reluctant but energetic America entered the Great War in 1917. We sent our sons, rationed our bread, and wrote songs that rallied the troops. Join historian and performer Ellie Carlson as she transports you into the early twentieth century with sights, sounds and tastes of the era.

MARK TWAIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE

CUBS 100: A CENTURY AT WRIGLEY

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, May 2 • 7-8:45 p.m. Hear the story of Mark Twain’s life with excerpts from his writings read by Dennis Cook and accompanying music played by Judy Cook, dressed in period costume. Sing along to the lyrics projected on the screen. There will be a 10-minute intermission between two 45-minute sessions. Program booklet provided.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, May 10 • 7 p.m. Author Dan Campana will share some great tales of the many versions of Wrigley Field over the years. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series.

OVERLOOKED AMERICANS – 13TH EDITION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Friday, May 12 • 7-8:30 p.m. What do an astronomer, an astronaut, a journalist, a symphonic conductor and the man most responsible for Prohibition have in common? Their contributions were hugely important to our nation. Learn about these overlooked Americans from Professor Gary Midkiff.

KENNEDY & REAGAN IN BERLIN REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Wednesday, May 31 • 7-8:30 p.m. Celebrate President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday and President Ronald Reagan’s 30th anniversary of his speech at Brandenburg Gate. German historian Anette Isaacs will relate the intriguing background stories of why Kennedy emphatically proclaimed he was a Berliner and the inspiration behind Reagan’s demand that the Soviets tear down that wall.

“Fantastic selection of books, movies, programs and trips.” Susan, Schaumburg

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ADULT PROGRAMS

GENEALOGY SENIOR SCAM PREVENTION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, May 9 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Schaumburg Police detectives will discuss scams targeted at seniors and provide tips for avoiding them. Come and visit community vendor tables one hour before each session to be entered into a gift raffle. Caregivers and seniors are encouraged to attend. Presented by the library and the Support Our Seniors Council.

ANCESTRAL STORIES DROP IN • Central Adult Classroom Tuesday, April 11 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Guest Speaker Barbara Peterson will provide us with a case study review on an ancestor with a legendary history. Hear how she went about substantiating the story or perhaps even refuting it. The doors will open at 7 p.m.

NAVIGATING COOK COUNTY CLERK ARCHIVES DROP IN • Central Program Room Tuesday, May 9 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Guest speaker Raymond Johnson will discuss naturalizations, Declarations of Intention, probates and wills, divorce/law/chancery records, criminal case files and “burnt records.” The room will open at approximately 7 p.m.

BEGINNING GENEALOGY & FAMILY TREE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Sunday, May 21 • 3-4:30 p.m. Genealogist Jeffrey Bockman will cover the importance of recording your family’s history. Learn how to start your own family tree, record family stories and trace your ancestor’s important documents, photographs and other records.

BUS TRIPS LEVEL OF WALKING ON THE TRIP MINIMAL WALKING MODERATE WALKING CONSIDERABLE WALKING

WHISTLER’S MOTHER REGISTER NOW • Art Institute of Chicago Monday, May 8 • 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Experience the Art Institute’s special exhibition about James McNeill Whistler and his famous painting. En route to the museum, art historian Jeff Mishur will provide commentary on the exhibit, followed by a private museum tour of “mothers” themed items. Time alotted to explore on your own. A lunch at the museum café is included. Fee: $86.

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY REGISTER NOW • Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire Wednesday, July 5 • 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. This Tony Award winning musical brings to the stage a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross. It features gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. A Marriott Resort plated lunch is included. Fee: $79.

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TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

ALL TECHNOLOGY CLASSES REQUIRE REGISTRATION. CORE COMPUTER CLASSES

Location: Central Computer Lab • Age: High School & up Fee: $12/cardholder; $17/non-cardholder; $9/Seniors 50+ years CLASS

DATE

TIME

Excel 1

Saturday, April 1

10:30 a.m.

Excel 1

Sunday, April 30

1:30 p.m.

Windows 1

Friday, May 5

7:30 p.m.

Word 1

Friday, June 2

7:30 p.m.

Excel 1

Saturday, June 3

10:30 a.m.

Downloadable eBook Class DROP IN • Adult Classroom Tuesday, May 16 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to download eBooks from the Library’s collection to tablets and smartphones.

Location: Central Computer Lab • Age: High School & up Fee: $12/cardholder; $17/non-cardholder; $9/Seniors 50+ years These classes require you to be proficient in the basics of Windows, Word and/or Excel. If you’re a new user or need a brush-up, please start with our Core Computer Classes. CLASS

DATE

TIME

Excel Charts

Saturday, April 1

1:30 p.m.

Access 1

Sunday, April 2

1:30 p.m.

Access 2

Sunday, April 2

4:30 p.m.

Excel Data Analysis

Saturday, April 8

10:30 a.m.

Excel Dates & Logic

Saturday, April 8

1:30 p.m.

macOS Sierra

Sunday, April 9

1:30 p.m.

Creating Websites 1

Saturday, April 22

10:30 a.m.

Creating Websites 2

Saturday, April 22

1:30 p.m.

HTML

Sunday, April 23

1:30 p.m.

Excel Formatting Spreadsheets Sunday, April 30

4:30 p.m.

PowerPoint 1

Saturday, May 6

10:30 a.m.

PowerPoint 2

Saturday, May 6

1:30 p.m.

Excel Formulas & Functions

Sunday, May 7

1:30 p.m.

Windows 2

Friday, May 19

7:30 p.m.

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Photoshop 1

Saturday, May 20

10:30 am.

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Google Calendar (NEW)

Saturday, May 20

1:30 p.m.

Excel Dates & Logic

Sunday, May 21

1:30 p.m.

Excel Charts

Saturday, June 3

1:30 p.m.

Excel Data Analysis

Sunday, June 4

1:30 p.m.

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TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR SENIORS

PHONE AND TABLET CLASSES FOR SENIORS

Location: Central Computer Lab • Age: 50+ years Fee: $9 CLASS

Location: Central Computer Lab • Age: 50+ years Fee: $9 Please bring your device to class.

DATE

TIME

Monday, April 17

1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18

1:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 20

1:30 p.m.

Monday, April 24

1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25

1:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27

1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 1

1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2

1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3

1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 4

1:30 p.m.

Senior Internet

Monday, May 15

1:30 p.m.

Senior Email

Tuesday, May 16

1:30 p.m.

Senior Windows 1 Part A Senior Windows 1 Part B Senior Excel 1 Part A Senior Windows 2 Part A Senior Windows 2 Part B Senior Excel 1 Part B Senior Word 1 Part A Senior Word 1 Part B Senior Windows 1 Part A Senior Windows 1 Part B

Senior Windows 2 Wednesday, May Part A 17 Senior Windows 2 Thursday, May 18 Part B

1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

CLASS

DATE

TIME

Senior Gmail for Phones & Tablets Senior Android Phone/ Tablet 1 Part A Senior Google Photos for Android (NEW) Senior Google Photos for iPhone/iPad (NEW) Senior Android Phone/ Tablet 1 Part B Senior iPhone/iPad 1 Part A Senior Android Phone/ Tablet 1 Part A Senior Android Phone/ Tablet 1 Part B Senior Android Phone/ Tablet 2 Part A Senior Android Phone/ Tablet 2 Part B Senior iPhone/iPad 1 Part A Senior iPhone/iPad 1 Part B Senior iPhone/iPad 2 Part A Senior iPhone/iPad 2 Part B Senior Gmail for Phones & Tablets

Wednesday, April 5

1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 07

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12 Wednesday, April 19

1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 21

7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28

7:30 p.m.

Monday, May 8

1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9

1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 10

1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 11

1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 22

1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23

1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 24

1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 25

1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7

1:30 p.m.

eMedia Drop in DROP IN • Workshop Monday, April 17 • 2-4 p.m. Stop by and let our staff show you how to use downloadable Library resources like eBooks, audiobooks and music on a variety of devices.

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A JOB WELL DONE This May, we will say a heartfelt thank you and goodbye to two retiring Library Board trustees. Robert Frankel joined the Board in 1977 and graced the library with his management and financial expertise. He simultaneously served as president of the North Suburban Library System and was a delegate to the 1990 White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services. Ruth Jonen became a trustee in 1985 while working as Director of Food Services for High School District 211. She was also a founding member of the American Association of University Women. Ruth’s dedication to the community and passion for promoting literacy led her to leadership positions in District 54’s Community Advisory Committee, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and the School Nutrition Association. Both played integral roles in the growth of the library, including building the Central Library in Schaumburg’s Town Square, as well as two branch libraries in Hanover Park and Hoffman Estates. “The Schaumburg Township District Library has been so fortunate to have two such dedicated, thoughtful, and long-serving board members as Trustee Frankel and Trustee Jonen” said the Library’s Executive Director Monica Harris. “We are grateful for their years of guidance and service to the community.”

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