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April/May 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR PAGE 6

MONEY SMART WEEK PAGE 15


CONTENTS Registration Information PAGE 1

About the Library PAGE 2

All Ages PAGE 3-6

Youth

Registration Information REGISTER FOR FREE PROGRAMS IN PERSON: Stop by the Information Desk at any Library location. ONLINE: Visit SchaumburgLibrary.org 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)

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Adults PAGES 12–19

Technology PAGES 20–22

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

REGISTER APRIL 2: Register no sooner than April 2. You may still register after that date, space permitting.

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

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY Some programs require participants, or the guardians of participants under age 18, to sign or agree to a Waiver and Release of Liability. You can view the Waiver and Release of Liability at SchaumburgLibrary.org/waiver, or you can request a printed copy from the Information Desk at any Library location. 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

Julie Wroblewski Bosshart, President Anita Forte-Scott, Vice President/Secretary Gerald Bromley, Treasurer Jillian Bernas Hannah Hyman David Jonen Theresa Seyring

Leadership

Monica Harris, Executive Director Annie Miskewitch, Deputy Director UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS Mondays • 7 p.m. April 16 • Hoffman Estates Branch May 21 • Central Conference Room

Locations & Hours

ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY, APRIL 1 & MONDAY, MAY 28.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

130 S. ROSELLE ROAD • SCHAUMBURG, IL Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday Noon - 9 p.m.

(847) 985-4000

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 WORKSHOP

COLORING CRAZE

Saturdays • 1-3 p.m. • All Ages • Drop In

Please note: Workshop programs will end at 3 p.m. or while supplies last.

PROGRAM

DATE

Kindness Rocks Painting

April 7

Matchbook Library

April 14

Book Spine Poetry

April 28

Superhero Comic Book Magnets • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

May 5

Bike Into Summer • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

May 26

Fandom Shrinky Dinks: Star Wars vs. Avengers

May 26

DROP IN Central Craft Room • Tuesdays, April 3 & May 1 • 4-5 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Monday, April 9 • 4-5 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Fridays, April 20 & May 25 3:30-4:30 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Wednesday, May 16 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Coloring is fun and relaxing! Let’s turn off our devices and join this carefree craze.

SUMMER CHALLENGE KICK-OFF DROP IN • Central Library • Saturday, June 2 2:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy screen printing with William Estrada, special storytimes, crafts, games and a musical performance from Sweet Sheiks starting in Town Square at 4:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Make a Better World. Come to the kick-off event to sign up for the Sumer Challenge and discover ways to get involved.

BOOK SALE

SATURDAY, MAY 12

Central Library (south entrance) 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

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PROGRAMS FOR

ALL AGES

MOVIES DROP IN Central Workshop • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 2 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Tuesdays • 4 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Thursdays • 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Fridays • 1 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Saturdays • 1 p.m. Tuesday’s movies at the Central Workshop will be Closed Captioned/Subtitled. Stop by, take a seat and enjoy a movie. We watch new releases, old classics and family favorites – always rated PG-13 or lower.

Summer Challenge There’s still a chill in the air, but summer will soon sweep in and make way for the Library’s annual Summer Challenge! Reading, activities and special programs will again be included in this fun, all-ages event. Sign up begins Saturday, June 2 with a Summer Challenge Kick-off from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Central Library. Bring friends and family to this fun event and enjoy crafts and live music. (See page 3 for details.) You’re invited to sign up at any of our Library locations in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park, or online at SchaumburgLibrary.org/read. One of last year’s top readers, Sethulekshmi Priyendu, said she particularly enjoyed reading Say No to Joe, by Lori Foster, and the In Death series by J.D. Robb, as well as engaging in activities with her children. Fourth grader Sreejith Mylavarapu had fun reading books he’s never read before, including Squish, Pokemon and Amulet books. And Cindy Tou said she liked having many options of indoor and outdoor activities from which to choose. Ready for a challenge? Mark your calendar for June 2 and sign up for the 2018 Summer Challenge!

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PROGRAMS FOR

ALL AGES

Thinking Money THINKING MONEY EXHIBIT

THE PRICE IS WHAT?

DROP IN • Central Library Saturday, May 19-Saturday, June 30 Experience Thinking Money, a new traveling exhibit designed to teach tweens, teens and their caregivers about financial responsibility. Through an adventure-themed storyline and interactive iPad content, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy day, imagining your future self and avoiding financial fraud. Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

REGISTER JUNE 1 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Saturday, June 16 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Show off your shopping knowledge in this game inspired by the long-running game show.

THINKING MONEY KICKOFF CELEBRATION DROP IN • Central Library • Saturday, May 19 • 1-3 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of fun with an all-ages craft of making your own savings jars, trying to collect Schaumburg Library Bucks in the money grab machine and other hands-on activities.

ADULTS

TICKETED • 8 years & up • Central Program Room Thursday, May 24 • 4-5 p.m. Maneuver your way through our oversized version of this classic game. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

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REGISTER NOW • 12-19 years Central Teen Place • Thursday, May 24 • 7-8 p.m. Central Rasmusssen North • Tuesday, June 12 • 3-4 p.m. Test your financial skills and try to escape the room!

DROP IN • 12-19 years • Central Teen Place Wednesday, June 6 • 3-5 p.m. Get into the game and compete against other teens as groups or individuals in life-sized Monopoly.

LIFE-SIZED GAME OF LIFE

REGISTER JUNE 1 • 9-12 years Central Storytime Room • Wednesday, June 13 • 2-3 p.m. Test your financial skills and try to escape the room!

ESCAPE THE ROOM

LIFE-SIZED MONOPOLY

YOUTH

ESCAPE THE ROOM

TEENS

PREPARE YOUR LEGACY FOR YOUR FAMILY REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, May 22 • 7-9 p.m. Financial services professionals Evan Nolan and Jenny Abrams will walk through steps on how to efficiently plan your exit strategy, make key decisions for your estate and organize critical legal documents.

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THE NATIONAL BANK REGISTER APRIL 2 • Central Rasmussen North Friday, June 1 • 7-8:30 p.m. Alexander Hamilton championed it, Thomas Jefferson opposed it, Nicholas Biddle led it, Andrew Jackson destroyed it, Woodrow Wilson brought it back from the dead, Franklin Roosevelt saved it and we all benefit from it. Join us for the fascinating history of something we take for granted - our National Bank and Federal Reserve System.

SAVE USING YOUR SMART PHONE REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Saturday, June 2 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon Learn about apps with coupons and useful budgeting apps to help save money.

DON’T PAY THE COLLEGE STICKER PRICE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, June 5 • 7-8 p.m. Learn three key areas of opportunity to reduce the overall cost of a college education. Discover strategies to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for meritbased financial aid and take advantage of tax-saving opportunities. Teens and parents welcome.


PROGRAMS FOR

ALL AGES

Environmental Fair

Co-sponsored by the Library and the Village of Schaumburg’s Environmental Committee.

ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR

MICROBURST OR THUNDERSTORM

BUILD A MONARCH-REARING CAGE

DROP IN • Central Library • Saturday, May 12 Noon - 3 p.m. All ages can experience fun demos, workshops and programs about protecting our environment. See how rain affects pollutants with the interactive Watershed Model, create power with the Energy Bike, build a birdhouse or meet the Tomato Lady. This event will also include special collections for recyclables, so bring in your unwanted keys, cell phones and eyeglasses to the fair. The collections will take place only for the day of the Environmental Fair.

TICKETED • Central Adult Classroom • Saturday, May 12 Noon - 1 p.m. Create a cloud in a bottle and learn about the conditions that form clouds. Discover various types of thunderstorms and severe weather hazards. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program at the Adult Classroom door.

TICKETED • Central Adult Classroom • Saturday, May 12 1:30-2:30 p.m. Help conserve the monarch population by assembling a monarch-rearing cage that you can take home. An Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 196 will lead you through simple instructions. No tools necessary. Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program at the Adult Classroom door.

HELP CONSERVE THE MONARCH TICKETED • Central Rasmussen South Saturday, May 12 • Noon - 1 p.m. Learn how to collect and nurture monarch eggs and caterpillars, make a rearing cage from disposable household items and grow a monarch habitat. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program at the Rasmussen South Room door.

BUILD A BIRDHOUSE TICKETED • Central Rasmussen North Saturday, May 12 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. An Eagle Scout candidate from Troup 196 will provide materials and instruction for assembling a birdhouse that you can take home. No tools needed. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program at the Rasmussen North Room door.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

STORYTIMES TODDLER TIME

MOUSE MATH & MORE!

TICKETED • 24-35 months • Central Workshop Thursdays, April 5 & 12 • 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 short stories. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

REGISTER NOW • 3-6 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, April 5 • 4-5 p.m. Read and explore with STEAM and literacy activities inspired by Ellen Stoll Walsh’s books.

ON MY OWN PRESCHOOL STORYTIME FAMILY STORYTIME TICKETED • All Ages Central Program Room • Mondays, April 2 & 9 • 1-1:30 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Mondays, April 2 & 9 6:30-7 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Tuesdays, April 3 & 10 10:30-11 a.m. Central Program Room • Tuesdays, April 3 & 10 6:30-7 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Wednesdays, April 4 & 11 10:30-11 a.m. Hanover Park Branch • Thursdays, April 5 & 12 • 6:30-7 p.m. Enjoy storytelling, songs, finger plays and flannel board stories. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS BABY PLAY

TICKETED • 0-12 months • Central Program Room Mondays, April 2 & 9 • 10-10:30 a.m. Short stories, music and movement for you and your child. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

DROP IN • 0-24 months Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesdays, April 3 - May 29 10:30-11:30 a.m. Central Program Room • Wednesdays, April 4 - May 30 9:30-11 a.m. Hanover Park Branch • Fridays, April 6 - May 25 10:30-11:30 a.m. Come play with your baby and chat with other caregivers.

TICKETED • 13-23 months • Central Program Room Thursdays, April 5 & 12 • 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.

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DROP IN • 2-6 years • Central Craft Room Fridays, April 6 & 13 • 10-11 a.m. Play and explore with our various sensory toys and activities.

TICKETED • 3-5 years • Central Storytime Room 2 Wednesdays, April 4 & 11 • 1-1:30 p.m. FAMILY TIME WITH MAYOR ROD Your little ones are on their own for stories and CRAIG crafts. Caregivers must remain in kidsZone during this program. Pick up your free tickets 30 DROP IN • All Ages • Hanover Park Branch minutes prior to the program. Wednesdays, April 18 & May 16 • 11-11:30 a.m. Bring the whole family for stories, toys and a craft SPRING STORIES with Hanover Park Mayor Rod Craig and other special guests from the community. DROP IN • 0-5 years • Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesday, May 16 • 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy stories and songs to celebrate spring.

INFANT STORYTIME

WALKER STORYTIME

PLAY GROUP

PARENT/CHILD CRAFT DROP IN • 2-5 years • Central Craft Room Thursdays, April 5-12 & 26 • 1-1:30 p.m. Make a simple craft with your preschooler.

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WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD MUSIC MONDAY

TICKETED • 0-5 years • Central Program Room Monday, April 16 • 1-1:30 p.m. Join us for a dance party to celebrate Music Monday. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

TASTY TUESDAY REGISTER APRIL 2 • 3-6 years • Central Craft Room Tuesday, April 17 • 1-1:30 p.m. Expand your child’s science skills as they learn about the sense of taste with flavor experiments.

WORK TOGETHER WEDNESDAY TICKETED • 2-5 years • Central Program Room Wednesday, April 18 • 1-1:45 p.m. Children will learn basic math and science as they work together to build something with a variety of materials. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

YOUTH

- Dr. Seuss

PROGRAMS

ARTSY THURSDAY

YOGA FOR LITTLE ONES

BOOKMARK DESIGN CONTEST

DROP IN • 2-5 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, April 19 • 1-1:30 p.m. Children will develop their creativity and fine motor skills with an open-ended art project.

TICKETED • Central Program Room 0-12 months • Thursday, April 26 9:30-10:30 a.m. OR 10:30-11:30 a.m. 1-3 years • Tuesday, April 24 9:30-10:30 a.m. OR 10:30-11:30 a.m. 3-5 years • Wednesday, April 25 9:30-10:30 a.m. OR 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join certified yoga instructor Marti Anne Lahood as she leads your little one in a relaxing yoga session. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

5-14 years Create an original bookmark based on our Summer Challenge theme: Make a Better World. Pick up a contest form at the kidsZone Desk or at one of the branch libraries in Hoffman Estates or Hanover Park and return it by Friday, May 11. Winning bookmarks will be featured during our Summer Challenge. One entry per child.

FAMILY FRIDAY TICKETED • 0-5 years • Central Program Room Friday, April 20 • 10-10:30 a.m. Enjoy a family-themed storytime. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

SENSORY STORYTIME REGISTER NOW • 3-6 years with caregiver Central Storytime Room 2 • Monday, April 23 • 1-1:30 p.m. Join us for a storytime for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing issues, or who are differently-abled. Please contact kidsZone if you require special accommodations.

SENSORY PLAY GROUP DROP IN • 0-6 years with caregiver Central Program Room • Monday, April 23 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. This play group is for children receiving therapy services or being considered for therapy services, along with their families. Please contact kidsZone if you require special accommodations.

UNTIDY TODDLERS REGISTER APRIL 2 • 1-3 years • Central Craft Room Fridays, April 27 & May 18 • 10-10:45 a.m. April: Enjoy sensory stations inspired by Dr. Seuss’ book My Many Colored Days. May: Enjoy sensory stations based on L.F. Baum’s classic The Wizard of Oz.

STORIES & STEAM REGISTER APRIL 2 • 3-6 years with caregiver Central Craft Room • Thursday, May 3 • 4-5 p.m. Listen to great books and explore them with a STEAM twist.

ART STUDIO: SPLASHES OF COLOR REGISTER NOW • 6-9 years • Central Craft Room Monday, April 2 • 4-5 p.m. Learn about and create masterpieces inspired by the work of Samantha Chundur.

LEGO® LEAGUE DROP IN • 4 years & up Hoffman Estates Branch • Fridays, April 6 & May 4 3:30-4:15 p.m. Central Program Room • Tuesdays, April 17 & May 15 4-4:45 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Monday, April 23 • 4-4:45 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Wednesday, May 30 • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Have fun building and playing games with LEGOs®.

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YOUTH

BOOK EXPLORERS

PROGRAMS

REGISTER APRIL 2 5-8 years • Central Craft Room Tuesdays, April 24 & May 22 4-5 p.m.

April’s book is Take Away the A by Michael Escoffier. May’s book is Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena.

SPRING CRAFT

EARTH DAY

READ TO A DOG

DROP IN • 5 years & up • Central Craft Room Tuesday, April 10 • 4-4:45 p.m. Come into the Library to make a craft inspired by the new season.

REGISTER APRIL 2 • 7-12 years Central Program Room • Thursday, April 19 • 4-5 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day with activities that promote a healthy planet.

FAMILY BOOK DISCOVERY

KALEIDOSCOPE SCIENCE

REGISTER APRIL 2 • 6 years & up Central Storytime Room 2 • Mondays, May 7-21 • 4-5 p.m. Boost your confidence, improve your reading skills and create a special bond with a therapy dog. Bring the book of your choice to read aloud to a dog. Register for one 15-minute session.

REGISTER APRIL 2 • 4 years & up with caregiver Central Rasmussen Room • Thursday, April 12 • 5-6 p.m. Central Program Room • Tuesday, May 8 • 6-7 p.m. Discover the world of Hans Christian Anderson in April and Peter Pan in May through various activities that help you experience the book in a new way.

REGISTER APRIL 2 • 7-10 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, April 28 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Learn how kaleidoscopes function, and make a kaleidoscope craft.

DESIGN FUN REGISTER APRIL 2 • 7-10 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, April 14 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Explore area and perimeter by making unique designs.

FLOWER SCIENCE REGISTER APRIL 2 • 5-8 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, May 5 • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Spring showers have brought May flowers! Let’s celebrate spring by sorting flower parts, learning about plant classification, and making a beautiful flower craft.

WEAVING WEDNESDAY TICKETED • 8-14 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, April 18 • 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 program.

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“WHO WAS” BOOK CLUB REGISTER APRIL 2 • 8-14 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, May 10 • 6-7 p.m. Check out a book about a scientist or inventor from our “Who Was” collection of biographies to read before our book club meets. Activities and discussion will be based on the books you select.

UNDER THE SEA BINGO DROP IN • 5 years & up • Hanover Park Branch Thursday, May 17 • 4-4:30 p.m. Play Bingo with your Library friends and learn fun facts about underwater creatures.

FORCES OF MOTION REGISTER APRIL 2 • 6-9 years • Central Library Thursday, May 31 • 2-3 p.m. Learn about forces of motion with fun experiments.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

TWEEN PROGRAMS BLACKOUT POETRY HACK

GET CREATIVE

T-SHIRT DECORATING

REGISTER NOW • 9-12 years • Central Program Room Tuesday, April 3 • 4-5:30 p.m. Create blackout poetry with a technological twist!

REGISTER APRIL 2 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Wednesdays, April 25 & May 9 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Show off your style and creativity through an open-ended art project.

DIY DESIGNS

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PARTY

REGISTER APRIL 2 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, May 26 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Celebrate t-shirt weather by decorating a shirt in a variety of crafty ways and take your creation home with you.

REGISTER NOW • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Wednesdays, April 4 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. & May 2 • 2-3 p.m. Create something new with a different project each month. Some projects will require hand and/or machine sewing.

REGISTER APRIL 2 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, April 26 • 4-5 p.m. Come celebrate the newest release of the popular Marvel comic movie series.

PROTONS, NEUTRONS & ELECTRONS, OH MY! REGISTER NOW • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, April 7 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. After learning about an atom’s components, build a 3D model of an atom!

STOP MOTION TECHNOLOGY REGISTER APRIL 2 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Saturday, April 21 • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Use story boarding and technology to create a short film using stop motion animation.

DIY PET TOYS REGISTER APRIL 2 • 9-12 years Hanover Park Branch • Monday, June 4 • 2-3 p.m. Make a toy that will be donated to a pet in need.

MOVIE & SNACKS REGISTER APRIL 2 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Friday, May 18 • 5:30-7:15 p.m. Relax into your weekend with Moana and snacks.

HAN SOLO & CHEWY REGISTER APRIL 2 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Tuesday, May 29 • 4-5 p.m. Celebrate the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story with activities all about everyone’s favorite scoundrel and fuzzball.

THE INBETWEEN SCENE REGISTER APRIL 2 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Fridays, April 3 & May 11 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Plan events, eat a snack, play games, meet new friends and make decisions for the Library’s InBeTween Spot.

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TEEN PROGRAMS

STUDENT ADVISORY TRUSTEE OPENINGS 15-20 years • Application Deadline: Saturday, June 30 As an SAT, you’ll represent our teen patrons by attending monthly Library Board meetings, participating in discussions and offering suggestions. You must have a current Schaumburg Library card to apply. These positions are non-voting. You’ll need to attend a Board meeting for one hour on either April 16 at the Hoffman Estates Branch or May 21 or June 18 at the Central Library and submit your findings and ideas with your application. The top applicants will be invited to interview and two SATs will be chosen from those candidates. Applications available at SchaumburgLibrary.org/student-trustee.  

THE TESTING BOOK CLUB MEET UP

REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Wednesday, April 4 • 7-8 p.m. Prepare for our author visit with New York Times best-selling author Joelle Charbonneau in this fun book club meet-up. Test your survival skills, escape The Testing, talk fan theories and enjoy snacks. The first five teens to register will get a free copy of the book from the Teen Desk.

WRITING CLUB REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Mondays, April 9 & May 14 • 7-8 p.m. Young Adult Author Penny Blubaugh leads creative writing activities.

LEGO® ROBOTIC BASICS REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Thursday, April 12 • 7-8 p.m. Robotics fans will learn how to program a LEGO® EV3 robot so it can perform various actions.

ART NIGHT REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Thursday, April 19 & May 17 • 7-8 p.m. In April, we’re attacking works of art and putting our own unique spin on it with Art Attack. In May, we’re making upcycled glass mosaics.

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JOELLE CHARBONNEAU AUTHOR VISIT

DROP IN • Central Rasmussen Room Wednesday, April 18 • 7-8 p.m. Meet New York Times bestselling author Joelle Charbonneau of The Testing series and her newest book, Time Bomb. Learn about the writing process and fun facts about her books. Feel free to ask her questions. There will be an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed following the program.

EARTH DAY VIRTUAL REALITY DROP IN • Central Workshop • Saturday, April 21 1-3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day a day early and immerse yourself in a virtual world filled with nature using our Oculus Rift. Waiver and Release of Liability required. See page 1.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER SESSIONS REGISTER APRIL 2 • Central Teen Place Saturday, April 21 • 1-2 p.m. OR 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 • 2-3 p.m. OR 3-4 p.m. High school teens have the opportunity to earn service hours at the Library in volunteer sessions. Each month will feature a different project to help the Library or community organization. Sign up for each one-hour session individually.

COMPUTER TAKE APART NIGHT REGISTER APRIL 2 • Central Teen Place Monday, April 30 • 7-8 p.m. Learn to identify parts of a computer and how they are used to make it work. We’ll take apart a computer and put it back together.

• April/May 2018

TEEN TASTERS: SMOOTHIE EDITION REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Wednesday, May 2 • 2-3 p.m. Enjoy creating and sampling various types of unique and flavorful smoothies.

DIY TERRARIUMS REGISTER NOW Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, May 8 • 4-5 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Monday, May 21 • 4-5 p.m. Discover the basics of creating a terrarium in a jar. Choose interesting succulents and decorative pieces to give it personality and flair.

ARDUINO BASICS REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Monday, June 4 • 2-3 p.m. Learn the basics of programming to work with an Arduino circuit board.

COLLEGE PREP SUMMER PREP FOR COLLEGE

REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Wednesday, April 11 • 7-8 p.m. Summer break is a perfect opportunity to prepare for college. Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will provide advice on how to present yourself to college admission officers. Teens and parents welcome.

FINDING THE BEST-FIT COLLEGE REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, April 26 • 7-8:30 p.m. Many college students take six years to get a four-year degree, but there are strategies for beating that average. We will discuss selection of college majors, secrets of the admissions process and critical details of the new ACT/SAT preparation, including ways to improve scores. Presented by My College Planning Team. Teens and parents welcome.


ADULT PROGRAMS

MASON JAR RECIPES

SCHAUMBURG SCRIBES

ORIENTAL FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, April 2 • 7-8:30 p.m. Chef Joyce Lande from Lively Kitchens Inc. will provide multiple ideas on how to create mason jar recipes.

DROP IN • Central Rasmussen South Saturdays, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19 • 10 a.m. - 2 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.

REGISTER APRIL 2 • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, April 19 • 7-8:30 p.m. • $20 Build an Asian-inspired floral arrangement, complete with equisetum, spider mums, green trick and lilies, with guidance from Peggy Garvin. Please bring gardening shears.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY TRAINING REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday & Thursday, April 3 & 5 • 1-5 p.m. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. 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. Fee collected at first class.

ABSTRACT FLOWERS: ACRYLIC PAINTING REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, April 3 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • $15 Have fun putting paint to canvas and creating a springtime bouquet of flowers in abstract form. Guidance will be provided by instructor Randy Skepnek.

PAPER HYACINTH FLOWERS REGISTER NOW Central Workshop • Thursday, April 5 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, April 10 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make a colorful bouquet of paper hyacinth flowers to display in your home.

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL VIEWING & DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Thursday, April 12 • 7-9 p.m. Join the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area to watch the documentary Equal Means Equal, a look at how women are treated in the United States today. In this documentary, Director Kamala Lopez uses real-life stories and legal cases to present her persuasive argument for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. A panel discussion will follow the viewing.

MAKE YOUR OWN PET TOYS REGISTER NOW Hanover Park Branch • Monday, April 16 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Central Workshop • Thursday, April 26 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate National Pet Month by making toys for your cat or dog.

LETTERS FROM THE HEART REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Wednesday, April 18 • 1:30-3 p.m. Commemorating National Card and Letter Writing Month, presenter Dennis Depcik shares his lifetime love story; one that happened in large part because of the connective power of the handwritten letter. Hear how frequent long-distance letters back and forth between a young Army officer and a young lady built and sustained a life-long love.

EARTH DAY VIRTUAL REALITY DROP IN • Central Workshop • Saturday, April 21 1-3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day a day early and immerse yourself in a virtual world filled with nature using our Oculus Rift. Waiver and Release of Liability required. See page 1.

TRIVIA NIGHT DROP IN • America’s Bar & Grill, 2308 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates • Wednesdays, April 25 & May 23 • 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. April: general trivia. May: Disney.

ADVENTURES WITH AUDUBON REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Thursday, April 26 • 7-8:30 p.m. Storyteller and author Brian “Fox” Ellis portrays John James Audubon, one of America’s greatest naturalists and wildlife artisans. Listen to tales of his adventures as he attempted to draw every bird in North America. Audubon will enchant you with stories of his 1800s travels and travails in the wildest places on the planet.

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THE WHATS AND WHYS OF HOME INSPECTIONS REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Friday, April 27 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Home inspections are an important part of being a home owner and protecting your investment. Illinois-licensed/certified home inspector Rick Carlberg shares the whats and whys of home inspections. Participants will learn who should have home inspections, what a home inspection should include and why radon testing is important.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS REGISTER WITH HOFFMAN ESTATES VILLAGE HALL • Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Rd. • Saturday, April 28 • 12:30-3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon at the movies with this romantic comedy. There’s no charge to attend, but we’ll welcome donations of non-perishable food or a monetary donation for local food pantries. To register, call the Hoffman Estates Village Hall at (847) 781-2606. Co-sponsored by the Library, Hoffman Estates Celebrations and Sister Cities Commissions.

MOSAIC VOTIVE HOLDER REGISTER APRIL 2 • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, May 1 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • $15 Just in time for Mother’s Day, create a beautiful mosaic votive or potpourri holder for Mom, with guidance from Randy Skepnek.

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ACROSTIC ADVENTURES REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesday, May 2 • 6:30-8 p.m. Acrostics in medieval literature commonly highlighted the name of poets or their patrons. Today, they’ve morphed into super fun word puzzles. If you love word games, you’ll want to check this out!

MONOGRAMMED TOTE BAG REGISTER NOW Hanover Park Branch • Thursday, May 3 • 6:30-8 p.m. Central Workshop • Thursday, May 10 • 6:30-8 p.m. Create your own monogrammed tote bag to carry your Library books.

KID’S ADVENTURE GUIDE TO CHICAGO REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, May 9 • 7-8:15 p.m. Do you have a free weekend and wonder what you can do with the family? Author Sarah Parisi will help us check out some of the best Chicago spots for kids. Part of the Chicagoland: Read All About It series.

THE 2017 STATE OF THE HOUSING MARKET REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Thursday, May 10 • 6:30-8 p.m. Gain an understanding of the local housing market. We’ll review loan programs and how best to prepare for a real estate transaction.

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SENIOR SCAM PREVENTION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Wednesday, May 16 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. OR 6:30-7:30 p.m. Schaumburg Police detectives will discuss scams targeted at seniors and provide tips for avoiding them. Attendees may visit community vendor tables one hour before each session. Caregivers and seniors are encouraged to attend. Co-sponsored by the Library and the Support Our Seniors Council. Please note: the morning and evening sessions are identical. Please register for only one session.

SNACK TIPS FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIPS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Monday, May 21 • 7-8:30 p.m. It’s almost time for summer road trips, so plan ahead to make sure you’re packing healthy, rather than energy-zapping, snacks. Joyce Lande, wellness, nutrition and kitchen coach, will share easy, portable, healthy recipes and other tips to help make the most of your road trips.

MASON JAR FAIRY GARDEN REGISTER NOW Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, May 22 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Central Workshop • Wednesday, May 30 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make a miniature fairy garden inside a mason jar.


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ADULT PROGRAMS

- Delroy B., Hanover Park THE END OF THE HAUSFRAU: GERMAN WOMEN TODAY REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Wednesday, May 23 • 2-3:30 p.m. This year, German women are celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. In today’s Germany, there is a female Chancellor and a record number of working, educated women. This progress, however, is not without drawbacks. German Historian Anette Isaacs will discuss what it is like to be a woman in today’s German society.

SEASONAL CONTAINER GARDEN REGISTER APRIL 2 • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, May 29 • 7-8:30 p.m. • $20 Create a lovely arrangement of annuals in an outdoor container with guidance from Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens. Please bring gardening gloves and sheers.

FISHY DISH CERAMICS REGISTER APRIL 2 • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, June 5 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • $20 Come splash some brightly-colored, food-safe glazes on a 14.5” fish-shaped platter, with guidance from instructor Randy Skepnek.

GENEALOGY FAMILY HISTORY’S NAVIGATIONAL TOOL: THE GPS

WORKING TOGETHER: LIVE WEBINAR DROP IN • Central Adult Classroom • Tuesday, May 8 7:30-9:30 p.m. Genealogy is all about connecting with your ancestors. As part of this process, we often need to connect with other genealogists and share research. It isn’t always easy as it seems. Join us for “How to Deal with Other Genealogists Without Going Crazy!”

DROP IN • Central Adult Classroom • Tuesday, April 10 7:30-9:30 p.m. Come early to review genealogical materials. At 8 p.m., guest speaker Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana will use case studies to show us the components of the Genealogical Proof Standard and how they validate your research discoveries.

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INSIDE WRITING & PUBLISHING HOW TO WRITE WHEN EVERYTHING GOES WRONG REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, April 5 • 7-9 p.m. Discover how to write and keep writing no matter what else is going on in your life. Learn how to fight through the distractions and doubts. Multi-published author Allie Pleiter shares strategies from her book, How to Write When Everything Goes Wrong, for writing anytime, anywhere and under any conditions without getting derailed.

WRITING TIPS FROM BOLLYWOOD FILMS REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, May 3 • 7-8:30 p.m. Let the world’s largest film industry share lessons for turning your book into a blockbuster. Bestselling author Sonali Dev will show film clips and demonstrate how to use the three pillars of Bollywood blockbusters - chemistry, conflict and drama - to ramp up the emotional quotient of your novel.

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COPING WITH YOUR INNER CRITIC REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, May 31 • 7-9 p.m. Whether you are a beginning writer or established professional, you’ve likely struggled with the inner critic - that nagging voice in your head that berates you and disparages your work. In this presentation, author and writing teacher Carmela Martino shares ways to transform your inner critic into an ally and writing assistant.

BUSINESS & CAREERS POWER EMPLOYMENT REGISTER AT WORKNETNCC.COM Central Rasmussen North • Tuesdays, April 3 & May 1 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Professionals from Illinois workNet 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.

INTRODUCTION TO PROPOSAL WRITING - LIVE WEBINAR REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, May 8 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. If you’re new to grant proposal writing or want a quick refresher, come to this live Foundation Center webinar for an overview of writing standard grant proposals to foundations. It will include the basic elements of a proposal and the appropriate ways to follow up.

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MONEYSMART MANAGE YOUR CREDIT HISTORY & SCORE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, April 23 • 7-8:30 p.m. How does cancelling a credit card, paying off debt or having too much debt affect your credit history and score? How should you protect your information? What are the best strategies for paying down debt? Karen Chan of Financial Education and Consulting, LLC, will share the truths and myths of credit.

WHEN YOU’RE 60 REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Tuesday, April 24 • 7-8:30 p.m. Raj Shah of Secure Capital Management USA LLC and Host of Secure Retirement Radio on AM560 will discuss planning for retirement. Topics will include investment and expense strategies, investing wisely to avoid the financial risk of longer life expectancy and protecting your investments.

SOCIAL SECURITY REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesday, April 25 • 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about the basics of Social Security and how to enhance your financial possibilities and retirement benefits. Presented by L&M Insurance.

FINANCIAL RECOVERY REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Thursday, April 26 • 6:30-8 p.m. Learn the steps you can take to recover financially and rebuild your credit after experiencing a financial setback. Presented by Hanover Park Community Bank.


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HEALTH & WELLNESS CHOLESTEROL & BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS REGISTER WITH AMITA Hanover Park Branch • Wednesday, April 11 • 1-4 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, April 24 • 3-7 p.m. AMITA Health registered nurses will conduct cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Register with AMITA at (855) 692-6482. Please select the first available time slot. If you must cancel, call at least 24 hours before your appointment.

SELF CARE 101 REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, April 11 • 1:30-3 p.m. Katie Forsythe, LCPC ProActive Behavioral Services, will teach you how to promote personal well-being, as well as identify symptoms of depression and anxiety in yourself and loved ones.

MEDICARE MADE CLEAR REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch Tuesday, April 17 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Moving from group health coverage to Medicare can be quite a task. Learn about your choices, estimated costs and timelines to enroll in Medicare Supplements, Part D Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Understand your guarantee issue periods, how to avoid the Part D Drug Penalty and timelines for planning. Presented by Insurance Broker Donna Spigolon.

OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENINGS REGISTER WITH AMITA Hanover Park Branch • Wednesday, April 11 • 1-4 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, April 24 • 3-7 p.m. Central Rasmussen North • Tuesday, May 8 • 2-5 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, May 29 • 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 at least 24 hours before your appointment.

MIND & BODY THROUGH MEDITATION REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch Saturday, May 19 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon Join Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW, who will demonstrate how meditation can grant you the peace you seek. Celebrate spring by learning a simple technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually.

MEDICAID FOR NURSING HOMES REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Saturday, May 26 • 3-4:30 p.m. Don’t let long-term care or nursing home care drain your savings. Estate Planning and Elder Care Attorney Leasa J. Baugher will debunk the myth about losing all your assets before the government pays for your nursing home care.

ADULTS FACING SOCIAL CHALLENGES FOR ADULTS WITH HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM OR ASPERGER’S, AND OTHERS FACING SOCIAL CHALLENGES, WHO DO NOT NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR AIDE.

ONLINE DATING REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop Tuesday, April 10 • 7-8 p.m. Using dating websites and apps can make connecting easier for people, including those with social and communication challenges. Learn how to navigate websites and apps, with a focus on safety and respect.

IMPROV WORKSHOP REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, May 8 • 7-8 p.m. This beginner’s improvisation workshop does not require previous experience. You need only bring an open mind and a willingness to play and have fun.

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BOOK & MOVIE DISCUSSIONS DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB

BEYOND THE BOOK

YOUNG(ISH) ADULT BOOK CLUB

DROP IN • Central Rasmussen North Thursdays, April 5 & May 3 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. April: Music and Images - Great Filmmaker/ Composer Collaborations; May: The Stewardess is Flying the Plane! - A Look at Disaster Flicks

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, April 17 • 10-11 a.m. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald Thursday, April 19 • 7:30-8:30 p.m. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Tuesday, April 24 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonassan Tuesday, May 15 • 10-11 a.m. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Thursday, May 17 • 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Tuesday, May 22 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk 30 days prior to each discussion date.

DROP IN • Wally’s Coffeehouse, 55 W. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg • Sunday, May 6 • 1-2 p.m. We may be adults, but we sure love reading YA books! This month’s book is The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning April 1. Meet Joelle during her author visit at the Library on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

BOOK BONANZA DROP IN • Central Workshop • Monday, April 9 10-11 a.m. Stop by for information about upcoming titles and reading recommendations from our fiction librarians. Play games for a chance to win books!

POLISH BOOK DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Wednesdays, April 11 & May 9 • 7:30-9 p.m. We’ll read and discuss books in the Polish language. Upon registration, the moderator will contact you to make arrangements for you to purchase your book.

WHO FILMED THIS BOOK? REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Wednesdays, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23 • 6:30-9 p.m. View the movie, read the book and enjoy a discussion of both. April: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan. May: Time After Time by Karl Alexander. Limited loaner copies of each book will be available at the Hanover Park Branch approximately six weeks before each discussion.

READY PLAYER ONE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Thursday, April 12 • 7-8 p.m. The Steven Spielberg-directed movie adaptation of Ready Player One will be released Friday, March 30. Come and discuss the book that inspired the film. Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning March 12.

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KOREAN BOOK DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesdays, April 24 & May 22 • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. We’ll read and discuss books in the Korean language. Upon registration, the moderator will contact you to make arrangements for you to purchase your book.

SECOND FLOOR READS REGISTER NOW Central Adult Classroom • Wednesday, April 25 6:30-8 p.m. Central Rasmussen North • Wednesday, May 23 6:30-8 p.m. April: Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World by Timothy Brooks. May: Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson. Limited loaner copies available at the Adult Information Desk beginning March 29.

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AN HOUR TO KILL REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Thursday, May 10 • 7-8 p.m. Join us for this book discussion group celebrating the best in non-fiction crime. This month’s selection: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham. Limited loaner copies available at the Adult Information Desk beginning April 10.


“I am an avid reader so it was fun to log in the Summer Challenge books online and get badges.”

ADULT PROGRAMS

- Sethulekshmi P., Schaumburg

BUS TRIPS

All bus trip participants will be required to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability on the day of the trip. See page 1 for more information.

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

SKY SHOW & STEAM PUNK REGISTER NOW • Triton College, River Grove Thursday, April 12 • 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • $72 Jeff Mishur’s bus commentary on Triton College and the current Steam Punk exhibit will precede the sky show, film and presentation in the college’s Cernan Earth and Space Center. A pre-selected, plated lunch will be hosted by Triton Culinary Arts program students, followed by a tour of the Steam Punk exhibit in the Fine Art Gallery.

OKLAHOMA! REGISTER NOW • Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire Wednesday, April 25 • 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • $85 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma!, returns to Marriott Theatre in a special 75th anniversary production. You’ll fall in love all over again with Curly the cowboy and his farm girl, Laurey. Enjoy their tale of adventure on the American frontier after a pre-selected lunch at Marriott.

THE I & M CANAL & LASALLE CANAL BOAT REGISTER APRIL 2 • LaSalle, IL • Thursday, May 10 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • $78 Visit the Lock 16 Visitor’s Center, with exhibits and multimedia about the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal. Attend Mule Tending 101 class, where you’ll learn about the care and feeding of Molly and Moe, the mules who pull the LaSalle Canal boat. Next, board a replica of a 19th Century canal boat pulled by the mules. Guides will tell the story of how the Canal changed Illinois history. A pre-selected lunch at historic Starved Rock Lodge is included.

THE DOPPELGANGER (AN INTERNATIONAL FARCE) REGISTER APRIL 2 • Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Tuesday, May 22 • 3:30-11:30 p.m. • $98 In the dangerous back channels of international resource politics, a wealthy British businessman suffers an untimely accident just before signing a critical African copper deal. When his unwitting (and witless) American doppelganger is thrust into negotiations to avert intercontinental disaster, chaos erupts. Enjoy an Italian, family-style dinner at Vinci’s before the show.

ONCE REGISTER APRIL 2 • Paramount Theatre, Aurora Wednesday, May 30 • 9:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. • $94 Once is a beautiful story of chance encounters and how they impact our lives. Based on an Oscar-winning movie, this eight-time Tony Award-winning musical is grand in its themes of love and longing, yet subtle in its execution. Enjoy a pre-selected Irish fare lunch at Ballydoyle before the show.

MACBETH REGISTER APRIL 2 • Chicago Shakespeare Company, Chicago • Wednesday, June 6 • 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. • $72 Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn and Teller) reunite for a new, enchanted take on this Scottish play. Diving into the psyches of Macbeth and his Lady, Shakespeare’s seductive, twisted text delivers an explosive, unforgettable examination of what drives a person to risk utter destruction for power. Optional sandwich box lunch aboard the bus for an additional $11.

PIRATES OF PENZANCE REGISTER APRIL 2 • Music Theatre Works, Wilmette Wednesday, June 13 • 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. • $80 Everybody’s favorite softhearted buccaneers are back, and they’re in the mood for matrimony! Join the dashing Pirate King, the bumbling Sergeant of Police and the Modern Major General for a swashbuckling good time. Gourmet sandwich lunch buffet provided at the Library at 10:45 a.m.

WAITRESS REGISTER APRIL 2 • Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago July 17 • 5-11:30 p.m. • $109 In this hit Broadway musical, waitress and expert pie maker Jenna dreams of leaving her small town and loveless marriage. A pie contest and the town’s new doctor may just offer her a fresh start in this uplifting show featuring original music by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. No meal included, but food may be brought aboard the bus.

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HISTORY AMERICA’S FIRST SPORTS HERO

STORIES ABOARD THE TITANIC

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, April 4 • 7-8:30 p.m. Craig Pierce will tell the fascinating tale of Christy Mathewson, a major league baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons with the New York Giants.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Saturday, April 14 • 2:30-4 p.m. On April 14, 1912, the H.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sent an S.O.S. received by New York Times Managing Editor Carr Van Anda. In this dramatic portrayal, Van Anda will show slides detailing the ship’s construction, tell stories of passengers, and display replica artifacts.

THE ART SCENE IN NAZI-OCCUPIED PARIS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, Apr. 9 • 7-8:30 p.m. Take a look back at this complicated, dark period of history and the heroic efforts taken to protect the Louvre’s treasures. Learn about the rampant looting of collections from the Jewish community of art dealers and collectors, and the vibrant will to continue producing and exhibiting art in besieged Paris.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE: CHICAGO’S STOCKYARDS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, April 11 • 7-8:15 p.m. Unbelievably, from the first days it opened, the Union Stock Yard was a tourist destination. Author Dominic Pacyga, who both lived near and worked at the stockyards, will give us an introduction to Chicago’s square mile of meatpacking prowess. Part of the Chicagoland: Read All About It series.

OVERLOOKED AMERICANS: 19TH EDITION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Friday, April 13 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the man who defined U.S. foreign policy for the Cold War, the vice president who led a Congressional battle against the President, the chemist who overcame a critical shortage in WWII and many others who helped shape the world.

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LADY CHURCHILL: ON BEING WINSTON’S MOTHER

THE 1933-34 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Friday, May 11 • 7-8:30 p.m. In 1933-34, Chicago hosted a world’s fair that celebrated “A Century of Progress,” the transatlantic crossing led by Italo Balbo, the SkyRide, the “Dymaxion Car” and modern trends in art and architecture.

VENERABLE VOYAGERS

REGISTER APRIL 2 • Central Rasmussen South Monday, April 16 • 7-8:30 p.m. Journey back to 1917, when the USA entered World War I, and view the world through Lady Randolph Churchill’s eyes. Discover her life before she became Winston’s mother, learn how she influenced Winston and view many artifacts.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, May 14 • 7-8:30 p.m. In 1977, two spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, each launched with the goal of visiting Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 went on to explore Uranus and Neptune. Learn the history, scientific advancements and legacy of the Voyagers, and look ahead to the end of their mission.

THE VIETNAM WAR

THE LIFE OF HELEN KELLER

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, April 30 • 2:30-4 p.m. The Vietnam War is seen as one of the most controversial in American history. Millions of lives were lost, and many Americans led protests. Jim Gibbons will discuss America’s involvement in the war and its affect on American lives, viewpoints and the counterculture movement.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Thursday, May 31 • 2:30-4 p.m. Helen Keller lived a life of determination and encouragement. Struck ill as a baby, she was left legally blind and deaf. Through the help of teacher Anne Sullivan, she learned to overcome her disabilities and exceed her limitations. Historian Jim Gibbons will describe how Keller transformed into a legendary role model.

WHITE HOUSE PETS: STORY & SONG REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, May 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. From Thomas Jefferson’s mockingbird to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Scottish terrier to cows and goats on the White House lawn, pets have long been loved by presidents and their families. Jenny Riddle and Elizabeth Doyle will share wonderful stories and songs about White House pets throughout the decades.

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BIKES, GAS BUGGIES & BURMA SHAVE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, June 4 • 1:30-3 p.m. Ransom E. Olds, founder of Oldsmobile and the father of the Detroit auto industry, will stride into the room wearing his duster and driving goggles to narrate a slide program detailing the early auto inventors: Diamler, Benz, Duryea, Olds, Dodge, Studebaker, Hupmobile, Ford, Stanley.


TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

FACEBOOK BASICS REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab Tuesday, April 10 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to navigate and use the popular Facebook application. Bring your own device or create an account and log in using one of our computers. Find friends to add and follow, create posts to share what’s on your mind and more.

DIGITIZING PHOTOS AND SLIDES REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Tuesday, April 17 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to use the Library’s equipment to create digital images of your printed photos, film negatives and slides. We have flatbed scanners and a slide scanner with adapters for 35mm, 110, 126KPK and Super 8 slides and negatives to create JPEG digital images.

BACKING UP YOUR DATA REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab Tuesday, April 24 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the built-in features of Windows and Mac to create a backup of your computer files.

CREATE A PHOTO SLIDESHOW WITH IMOVIE REGISTER NOW • Central Digital Production Studio Thursday, April 19 • 7-8 p.m. Learn to create a photo slideshow with iMovie.

CLOUD STORAGE FOR BEGINNERS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, May 1 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about cloud storage options and choose the one that’s right for you. Cloud storage allows you to back up your files and access them from any computer with an Internet connection. Services covered will include Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud and Dropbox.

DIGITIZE YOUR VIDEOS DROP IN • Hanover Park Branch • Wednesday, May 2 6-7 p.m. Learn about equipment available at the Central Library that can be used to convert your old homemade VHS tapes to a digital format.

IMOVIE BASICS

FINAL CUT PRO X BASICS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, May 8 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about Apple’s professional video editing tool to create complete videos with effects and transitions.

IMOVIE BASICS FOR IOS REGISTER NOW Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, May 15 • 6:30-8 p.m. Central Computer Lab • Thursday, May 24 • 2-3:30 p.m. Learn how to use the basic editing features within the iMovie App to make creative videos using your iOS device. Edit videos that you’ve captured on your iPhone or iPad using iMovie. Bring your iOS device for hands-on learning.

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Thursday, May 31 • 6:30-8 p.m. Take better photos with your smartphone by learning about available features and photography applications. Please bring your smartphone.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Saturday, May 5 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon Learn how to use the basic editing features within iMovie to make creative videos.

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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 7

10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Windows 1

Friday, May 4

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Excel 1

Sunday, May 6

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Windows 2

Friday, May 11

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Word 1

Friday, June 1

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Excel 1

Saturday, June 2

10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Downloadable eBooks REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Monday, April 9 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn to check out and download the Library’s eBooks to your smartphones and tablets. Please bring your device. TO SEE THE BEST ORDER IN WHICH TO TAKE THESE PROGRAMS VISIT

MORE COMPUTER CLASSES

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 7

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Excel Data Analysis

Saturday, April 14

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Excel Dates & Logic

Saturday, April 14

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Access 1

Sunday, April 15

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Access 2

Sunday, April 15

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Creating Websites 1

Sunday, April 29

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Creating Websites 2

Sunday, April 29

4:30-6:30 p.m.

HTML

Sunday, May 6

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Excel Formulas & Functions

Saturday, May 12

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Excel Formatting Spreadsheets

Saturday, May 12

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Google Calendar

Saturday, May 19

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Photoshop Elements 1

Saturday, May 19

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

PowerPoint 1

Sunday, May 20

1:30-3:30 p.m.

PowerPoint 2

Sunday, May 20

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Excel Charts

Saturday, June 2

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Excel Data Analysis

Sunday, June 3

1:30-3:30 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

Wednesday, April 18

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 19

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Excel 1 - Part A

Monday, April 23

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Excel 1 - Part B

Tuesday, April 24

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25

CLASS

DATE

TIME

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part A

Friday, April 6

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Senior Google Photos for iPhone/iPad

Thursday, April 12

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part B

Friday, April 13

1:30-3:30 p.m.

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 1 - Part A

Friday, April 20

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 26

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 1 - Part B

Friday, April 27

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Senior Word 1 - Part A

Wednesday, May 2

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 1 - Part A

Wednesday, May 9

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Word 1 Part B

Thursday, May 3

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 1 - Part B

Thursday, May 10

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Internet

Monday, May 7

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Email 1

Tuesday, May 8

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part A

Monday, May 14

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part B

Tuesday, May 15

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 7

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 2 - Part A

Wednesday, May 16

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 2 - Part B

Thursday, May 17

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 2 - Part A

Monday, June 4

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 2 - Part B

Tuesday, June 5

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Windows 1 Part A Senior Windows 1 Part B

Senior Windows 2 Part A Senior Windows 2 Part B

Senior Windows 1 Part A Senior Windows 1 Part B

eMedia Drop in DROP IN • Central Workshop Friday, May 11 • 11 a.m. - 1 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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Experience Thinking Money, a new traveling exhibit designed to teach tweens, teens and their caregivers about financial responsibility.

Saturday, May 19 - Saturday, June 30

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