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December 2021 - February 2022

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY PAGE 3

HEALTH & WELLNESS PAGE 14


CONTENTS Registration Information PAGE 2

Location & Hours PAGE 2

One Book/One Community PAGE 3

Youth PAGES 6–10

Tweens PAGE 9 & 10

Teens PAGES 11 & 12

Adults PAGES 13–19

Technology PAGES 20 & 21

About the Library PAGE 22

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Letter from the Executive Director I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones staying safe and healthy as we all prepare for winter and another new year. Since July 2020, all our locations have been open, working hard to safely offer all the Library services you know, love, trust and rely on. If you haven’t been to any of our Library locations since the pandemic began, we invite you to come back whenever you feel comfortable to do so. Or, try out some of our newer services, like the Pick-Up Lockers at our Central Library that give you 24/7 access to pick up items you place on hold. Soon, these lockers will also be installed at our branch locations – we all have been patiently awaiting their arrival! Things may look a little different around the Library these days – masks are required for all visitors age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status, and we now have many contactless service options available – but you’re welcome to browse and check out items, attend in-person or online programs or even sit down to study, work or relax. Before you stop by, you can always review our hours of service, safety guidelines and contactless service options at SchaumburgLibrary.org/plan-your-visit. In the midst of many transitions and challenges, we’re preparing to roll out a new strategic plan for our Library in the coming months. In the fall, you provided your feedback through surveys, focus groups and listening sessions and we heard you! Since then, our staff has been working hard to create a plan based on the needs of our community, and we’re excited to put it into action over the next few years. It’s been a while since we’ve seen some of you, so we’re glad to come back into your homes with our Guide. You can expect to hear from us quarterly, with news of what’s happening at your Library, along with information about upcoming programs. We’ll see you around the Library! Annie Miskewitch Executive Director

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Registration Information REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS ONLINE: Visit SchaumburgLibrary.org/events. PHONE: Call the Information Desk at (847) 923-3347.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE PROGRAM: These programs take place online on Zoom and similar virtual meeting platforms. Please register to receive a link to join the program at least one hour in advance of the program. PICK-UP PROGRAM: Please Please register to receive the materials and instructions. We’ll notify you when materials are ready for pick up. SchaumburgLibrary.org,, by phone or at any Library location for any program taking place in person. Masks are mandatory IN PERSON: Register at SchaumburgLibrary.org regardless of vaccination status. (Subject to change.)

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS 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 call (847) 923-3347 to arrange accommodations.

Locations & Hours

ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25 AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 1.

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 – 5 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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READ THE BOOK. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. IT’S THAT SIMPLE! Join us this winter as we read The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, the bestselling novel that’s being adapted into an HBO limited series. One Book, One Community is a time for us all to join in reading the same book, sparking conversations about the book and its themes. This year, let’s join together to talk about belonging, racism, family and identity. Your whole family can read with us this winter. We’ve selected a picture book a chapter book and young adult novel with similar themes to The Vanishing Half so your kids can be a part of the conversation.

AN EVENING WITH BRIT BENNETT, AUTHOR OF THE VANISHING HALF REGISTER NOW

Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts • Thursday, Feb. 24 6-9 p.m. You’ve read The Vanishing Half for our One Book, One Community, now meet the author. New York Times bestseller Brit Bennett will discuss her life and books and answer your questions. At 6 p.m., join us

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT & COMICS WORKSHOP WITH JERRY CRAFT

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Monday, Feb 21

Central Rasmussen Room • 2-3 p.m. • Comics Workshop Central Rasmussen Room or Online • 3:30-4:15 p.m. • Author Visit Jerry craft is joining us via Zoom! At his comics workshop, draw along and learn about comics. At his author visit, learn about his books and his life. Arrangements for the appearance of Jerry Craft made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.

Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy – a picture book recommended for ages 5-8 Class Act by Jerry Craft – an illustrated chapter book recommended for ages 9-12

Learn more about One Book, One Community and get complete program details at Schaumburg Library.org/one-book.

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson – a novel recommended for ages 12-19 Through One Book, One Community, we hope to deepen your appreciation of reading and also create a safe space for conversations among families, friends and neighbors.

for a cash bar and New Orleans-style beignets and chicory coffee from Jelly Cafe, followed by the author visit at 7 p.m. An ASL interpreter will be available. If you require accommodations, please contact the Library at least two weeks in advance. Please note that this will also be streaming on SchaumburgLibrary.tv

AUTHOR VISIT WITH ANGELA JOY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER FEB. 1

5-8 years • Tuesday, February 8 • 4-5 p.m. Listen to Angela Joy, as she reads her book, Black is a Rainbow Color. Joy will discuss the illustrations and the secret historical messages in each page.

ALL AGES COMMUNITY BOOKMARK DESIGN CONTEST

Dec. 1 – Jan. 15 Design your own bookmark based on our One Book, One Community themes. Winners will receive a prize and their bookmarks will be printed and distributed at the Library throughout February.

ONE BOOK FLASH FICTION CONTEST Jan. 1 – Jan. 31 Write a short story in 1,000 words or less about one of these themes: belonging, family, racism or identity. Prizes will be given to winners in youth, teen and adult categories.

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY KICKOFF

DROP IN • Central Library • Saturday, Jan. 8 • 1-3 p.m. Ann Stewart and the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Trio help us celebrate our community sharing in the joy of reading together. We’ll also give out sweet treats and free copies of our One Book, One Community titles while supplies last.

DINNERTIME CONVERSATION STARTERS PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

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Tuesday, Feb. 1 This pack of family-friendly ideas will help jumpstart conversations about belonging, racism, family and identity.


Virtual Artist in Residence: Ashley A. Jones

Ashley A. Johnes is a big fan of Brit Bennett and The Vanishing Half, and we’re so excited to welcome her as our Virtual Artist in Residence for One Book, One Community. Ashley is known for her illustrations and portraits, which speak to the history and present-day challenges of Black identity in America. She currently serves as an art faculty member at St. Edmund’s Academy in Pittsburgh. Her work on identity and colorism in the African American community has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous private and museum collections.

EXHIBIT: COLORISM: LOOKING OUTSIDE THE BROWN PAPER BAG

Central Library Commons • Jan. 2 – Feb. 24 Through portraits and text on brown paper bags, artist Ashley A. Jones’ renowned exhibit explores the historical and present-day practice of colorism among African American women, based on the infamous brown paper bag test.

IDENTITY COLLAGE PROJECT REGISTER JAN. 2 • 7-12 years

Central Rasmussen Room • Tuesday, Jan. 18 • 5-6 p.m. Make a creative and unique identity collage about your personality, goals and dreams.

YOUTH BOOK EXPLORERS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JAN. 2 • 5-8 years

Thursday, Jan. 20 • 4-5 p.m. Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy.

ART STUDIO: EKUA HOLMES

REGISTER JAN. 15 • 6-9 years • Central Program Room

Monday, Feb. 7 • 4-5 p.m. Learn about artist Ekua Holmes, illustrator of Black Is a Rainbow Color, and create a masterpiece inspired by her work.

BETWEEN THE LINES

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Central Program Room

THE COLORISM PROJECT

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Thursday, Jan. 13 • 7-8 p.m. Explore the meaning and history behind artist Ashley A. Jones’ exhibit, Colorism: Looking Outside the Brown Paper Bag.

IDENTITY SELF PORTRAITS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

12-19 years • Tuesday, Jan. 25 • 6-7 p.m. Create self-portraits that go beyond what you look like and explore all the things that make you unique.

TEENS TEEN DIY: CROWNS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JAN. 2

Tuesday, Jan. 11 • 7-8 p.m.

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JAN. 2

Thursday, Jan. 27 • 7-8 p.m. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

ESCAPE ROOM: PROM GONE WRONG

ADULTS THE VANISHING HALF DISCUSSIONS

REGISTER NOW ONLINE PROGRAM • Thursday, Jan. 27 • 7-8 p.m.

Hanover Park Branch • Saturday, Feb. 12 10:30-11:30 a.m. Central Rasmussen South • Tuesday, Feb. 15 • 10-11 a.m. Central Rasmussen South • Thursday, Feb. 17 • 7-8 p.m. Central Rasmussen South • Tuesday, Feb. 22 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Saddle Room, 2559 Pratum Ave., Hoffman Estates Tuesday, Feb. 22 • 6:30-8 p.m. (Free appetizers and a cash bar will be provided) ONLINE PROGRAM • Wednesday, Feb. 23 • 2-3 p.m. ONLINE PROGRAM • Tuesday, March 1 • 1-2 p.m. Join us for lively discussion of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Books will be available at the Fiction Desk and branches starting on Dec. 1.

GENDER EXPANSIVE YOUTH

REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop • Monday, Jan. 10

7-8 p.m. Learn about all the 58+ genders, the etiquette of pronouns and become an effective LGBTQIA+ ally.

WHITE LIKE HER: MY FAMILY’S STORY OF RACE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Thursday, Feb. 10 • 7-8:30 p.m. Presenter Gail Lukasik tells the story of her mother’s decision to pass for white in the historical context of the Jim Crow South.

TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT RACE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Thursday, Feb. 17 • 7-8 p.m. Professor Erin Winkler will review the current research on children’s understandings of race, and how parents, families and educators can help children understand race in age-appropriate ways.

REGISTER JAN. 15 • Central Teen Place

Tuesday, Feb. 8 • 7-8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 18 • 2-3 p.m. Class Act by Jerry Craft.

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ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY OPENS HEARTS & MINDS FOR ALL AGES It’s easy to see we have many One Book, One Community events and book discussions coming up for all ages, but what is it and how are the books cho-

going on in the world.” Stephanie said the committee chose The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and the accompanying

“It’s important for our Library to continue to showcase and amplify all voices and to encourage community discussion and dialogue.” sen? Once Book, One Community is a community-wide event which gets participants reading and talking about themes that are shared among the books for all age groups. Families will discuss the same topics even though their age groups’ titles are different. To determine which books will be on the list, a committee of librarians starts meeting six months before the program begins. “We discuss various book options,” said Creative Services Librarian Stephanie Driscoll. “We want to make sure that our books are by exciting authors and the themes are relevant to our community and what’s

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books for younger readers because they touch on the themes of identity, family, racism and belonging. “It’s important for our Library to continue to showcase and amplify all voices and to encourage community discussion and dialogue.” Many patrons participated in our previous One Book, One Community event, which featured Pachinko by Min Jin Lee as the adult selection. We hope even more will join the fun with this year’s selections: The Vanishing Half for adults, You Should See Me in A Crown for teens, Class Act for tweens and Black is a Rainbow Color for kids.


READY FOR EVEN MORE PROGRAMS, TECH, CRAFTS AND LIBRARY ADVENTURES? A COMPLETE CALENDAR OF OUR EVENTS CAN BE FOUND AT

SchaumburgLibrary.org/events

PRESCHOOL: Online Programs NATIONAL COOKIE DAY

REGISTER NOV. 15 • 3-5 years with caregiver

Friday, Dec. 3 • 1-1:45 p.m.

MONSTER HUGS

REGISTER DEC. 1 • 3-5 years with caregiver

Thursday, Dec. 9 • 10-10:45 a.m. Explore your emotions with the help of some friendly monsters and fun games.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

REGISTER DEC. 1 • 3-6 years with caregiver

Saturday, Dec. 18 • 10-11 a.m. Celebrate some sounds of the season with art, music and movement activities inspired by The Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky.

NOON YEAR’S EVE

REGISTER DEC. 15 • 3-6 years with caregiver

Friday, Dec. 31 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

VIRTUAL DAY AT THE BEACH

REGISTER DEC. 15 • 3-5 years with caregiver

Friday, Jan. 7 • 10-11 a.m.

ALL ABOUT TRAINS

YOUTH PROGRAMS

STORYTIMES DIAL-A-STORY

Call (847) 923-3197 Give us a call anytime to hear new and classic stories for kids, read aloud by our staff. New stories are available every Monday and Friday.

FAMILY STORYTIME

ONLINE PROGRAM • 0-5 years with caregiver

Mondays & Thursdays • 10-10:30 a.m. REGISTER JAN. 2 • For Jan. 10-20 Storytimes REGISTER JAN. 15 • For Jan. 24 – Feb. 7 Storytimes REGISTER FEB. 1 • For Feb. 10-21 Storytimes REGISTER FEB. 15 • For Feb. 24 – March 7 Storytimes

PAJAMA STORYTIME

ONLINE PROGRAM • 0-5 years with caregiver

Tuesdays • 6:30-7 p.m. REGISTER JAN. 2 • For Jan. 11 & 18 Storytimes REGISTER JAN. 15 • For Jan. 25 & Feb. 1 Storytimes REGISTER FEB. 1 • For Feb. 8-22 Storytimes REGISTER FEB. 15 • For March 1 Storytime

BOUNCING BABY STORYTIME

CUENTOS Y CANCIONES (BILINGUAL STORYTIME)

ONLINE PROGRAM • 2-5 years with caregiver

Wednesdays • 6-6:45 p.m. REGISTER DEC. 1 • For Dec. 22 Storytime REGISTER JAN. 15 • For Jan. 26 Storytime REGISTER FEB. 15 • For Feb. 23 Storytime

JAPANESE BILINGUAL STORYTIME

ONLINE PROGRAM • 2-5 years with caregiver

Saturdays • 10-10:30 a.m. REGISTER JAN. 2 • For Jan. 15 REGISTER FEB. 1 • For Feb. 19

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

ONLINE PROGRAM • 3-5 years with caregiver

Wednesdays • 1-1:30 p.m. REGISTER JAN. 2 • For Jan. 12 & 19 Storytimes REGISTER JAN. 15 • For Jan. 26 & Feb. 2 Storytimes REGISTER FEB. 1 • For Feb. 9 & 16 Storytimes REGISTER FEB. 15 • For Feb. 23 & March 2 Storytimes

ONLINE PROGRAM • 0-12 months with caregiver

Tuesdays • 10-10:30 a.m. REGISTER JAN. 2 • For Jan. 11 & 18 Storytimes REGISTER JAN. 15 • For Jan. 25 & Feb. 1 Storytimes REGISTER FEB. 1 • For Feb. 8-22 Storytimes REGISTER FEB. 15 • For March 1 Storytime

REGISTER JAN. 2 • 3-5 years with caregiver

Friday, Jan. 14 • 1-1:30 p.m.

ANIMAL BOOGIE DANCE PARTY REGISTER JAN. 2 • 0-5 years with caregiver

Friday, Jan. 21 • 10-10:30 a.m.

DINOSAUR DISCOVERY

REGISTER FEB. 15 • 3-5 years with caregiver

Thursday, March 3 • 1-1:45 p.m.

PRESCHOOL: Pick-up Programs

Register to request these program kits with supplies and instructions to create your own crafts. We’ll notify you when your kit is available to pick up.

PARENT/CHILD CRAFT

2-5 years with caregiver REGISTER DEC. 1 • Monday, Dec. 13 • Holiday Mouse REGISTER DEC. 15 • Monday, Dec. 27 • Pop-Up Firework REGISTER JAN. 2 • Monday, Jan. 10 • Paper Plate Dinosaur REGISTER JAN. 15 • Monday, Jan. 24 • Chinese New Year Dragon REGISTER JAN. 15 • Monday, Feb. 7 • Valentine Elephant REGISTER FEB. 1 • Monday, Feb. 21 • Paper Plate Lion Mask

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

ELEMENTARY: Pick-up Programs

Register to request these program kits with supplies and instructions to create your own crafts. We’ll notify you when your kit is available to pick up. 6-8 years

REGISTER NOV. 15 • Tuesday, Dec. 7 • DIY Winter Cards REGISTER DEC. 1 • Tuesday, Dec. 21 • DIY Picture Frame REGISTER DEC. 15 • Tuesday, Jan. 4 • Cotton Ball Sheep REGISTER JAN. 2 • Tuesday, Jan. 18 • Birch Tree & Bird Art REGISTER JAN. 15 • Tuesday, Feb. 1 • Egg Carton Goldfish REGISTER FEB. 1 • Tuesday, Feb. 15 • Funny Face Heart Art REGISTER FEB. 15 • Tuesday, March 1 • Flying Bird Craft

BOOK EXPLORERS

REGISTER DEC. 1 • Friday, Dec. 10

REGISTER DEC. 15

5-8 years

3:30-4:30 p.m. • Penguin Palooza REGISTER JAN. 2 • Tuesday, Jan. 11 4-5 p.m. • Australia REGISTER FEB. 1

Friday, February 11 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. African American History Museum

LEGO® BUILDING CHALLENGE

5-12 years • Mondays, 4-5 p.m. REGISTER DEC. 1 • Dec. 13 Mini Golf Course REGISTER JAN. 15 • Jan. 31 Snowman REGISTER FEB. 1 • Feb. 14 Tower of Hearts

REGISTER NOW • 3-8 years with caregiver

CARDBOARD STEAM: OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

5-8 years

Thursday, Dec. 23 • 2-3 p.m. Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins REGISTER FEB. 15 • Monday, Feb. 28 • 4-5 p.m. Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

NYE JAMBOREE

REGISTER DEC. 15 • 6-9 years

Wednesday, Dec. 29 • 2-3 p.m.

POKÉMON LEAGUE

Wednesdays, Dec. 1, 15, Jan. 5, 19, Feb. 2, 16 & March 2 • 5:30-6 p.m.

ADAPTIVE STORYTIME

REGISTER NOW • 3-6 years with caregiver

Saturdays, Dec. 11 & Feb. 12 • 10-10:45 a.m.

REGISTER JAN. 15 • 5-8 years

ADAPTIVE BOOK EXPLORERS

LEGO® STORYBUILD

Thursday, Jan. 27 • 5-6 p.m. Teddy Spaghetti by Dorothea Benton Frank and Victoria Benton Frank

Friday, Jan. 28 • 3:30-4:30 p.m.

REGISTER FEB. 15 • 5-8 years

Friday, Feb. 25 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring your favorite fairytales and picture books to life as we read and build together with LEGOs® you already have at home. See where your imagination takes you as we design the beginning, middle and end of a story.

REGISTER JAN. 2 • 6-12 years

Saturday, Jan. 8 • 3-4 p.m.

“Finding books and then checking them out is my favorite thing; especially chapter books.” – Reagan K., 7, Schaumburg

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Our adaptive programs are designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing issues or who are differently-abled.

AUTISM MOVEMENT THERAPY

ELEMENTARY: Online Programs VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

ADAPTIVE: Online Programs

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REGISTER JAN. 15 • 5-8 years


“I like chapter books, like Piggy and Gerald, Pete the Cat, and Pigeon.” – Kennedy K., 7, Schaumburg

YOUTH PROGRAMS

ELEMENTARY: In Person MATH INVESTIGATORS

5-7 years • Central Program Room • 3-4 p.m. REGISTER NOV. 15 • Saturday, Dec. 4 Winter Symmetry REGISTER DEC. 15 • Thursday, Jan. 6 • Probability REGISTER JAN. 15 • Saturday, Feb. 5 Regrouping Tree REGISTER FEB. 15 • Saturday, March 5 Budgeting Fun

WINTER-THEMED CRAFT

REGISTER NOV. 15 • 6-8 years • Hanover Park Branch

Tuesday, Dec. 7 • 4-4:30 p.m.

ART STUDIO

6-9 years • Central Program Room • 4-5 p.m. REGISTER DEC. 1 • Tuesday, Dec. 14 Paper Cutting REGISTER JAN. 2 • Monday, Jan. 17 Jean-Michel Basquiat

SNOWMAN SNOW GLOBE

YARN HEART CRAFT

Tuesday, Dec. 21 4-4:20 p.m., 4:20-4:40 p.m. OR 4:40-5 p.m. Make a paper snow globe craft.

Thursday, Feb. 3 4-4:20 p.m., 4:20-4:40 p.m. OR 4:40-5 p.m. Make a colorful yarn heart craft.

REGISTER DEC. 1 • 7-12 years • Central Program Room

REGISTER JAN. 15 • 6-8 years • Central Program Room

SNOW SCIENCE

IMPROV FOR KIDS

Thursday, Dec. 30 • 2-2:45 p.m. Create your own fake snow with different recipes and determine which recipe is most similar to real snow.

Thursday, Feb. 17 • 2-3 p.m. Learn about a form of theater called improv in this introductory workshop. Play games that teach the basics of improv using skills such as teamwork, storytelling and communication.

REGISTER DEC. 15 • 5-8 years • Central Program Room

THE WRITE STUFF

REGISTER JAN. 2 • 6-8 years • Hoffman Estates Branch

Thursday, Jan. 13 • 4-4:45 p.m. Explore different writing techniques.

HOPSCOTCH CODING

REGISTER JAN. 15 • 5-8 years • Central Program Room

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 6-8 years • Hanover Park Branch

HIBERNATION INVESTIGATION

REGISTER FEB. 15 • 5-8 years • Central Program Room

Thursday, Feb. 24 • 4-5 p.m. Solve a crime scene based on what we learn about hibernation!

Monday, Jan. 24 • 4-5 p.m. Learn the basics of coding by creating the game of hopscotch on the floor using only coding demands!

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

FOR AGES 9-12

TWEEN: In Person DIY DESIGNS 4-5 p.m.

REGISTER NOV. 15 • Monday, Dec. 6 • Central Program Room

Wintery Decoration REGISTER JAN. 2 • Monday, Jan. 10 • Hanover Park Branch Snowflake Lantern REGISTER JAN. 15 • Tuesday, Feb. 1 • Hoffman Estates Branch Felt Fortune Cookie REGISTER FEB. 15 Monday, March 7 • Central Program Room Reusable Tote Bag

SHRINKY DINK ORNAMENTS

REGISTER DEC. 1 • Central Program Room • Thursday, Dec. 16

4-5 p.m.

NEW YEAR BINARY CODE

REGISTER DEC. 1 • Hoffman Estates Branch • Monday, Dec. 20

4-5 p.m. Decode what will happen in your future for the New Year using binary code. Then, you will create your own binary code with a goal you have for the year 2022!

GET CREATIVE

Central Program Room • 3-4 p.m. REGISTER DEC. 15 • Monday, Dec. 27 • Sock Penguin REGISTER JAN. 15 • Saturday, Jan. 29 Duplicating Images REGISTER FEB. 15 • Saturday, Feb. 26 • Stickers

TWEEN: Online Programs TWEEN STEAM

REGISTER NOV. 15 • Thursday, Dec. 2 • 4-5 p.m. REGISTER JAN. 15 • Tuesday, Jan. 25 • 4-5 p.m. REGISTER FEB. 1 • Tuesday, Feb. 22 • 4-5 p.m.

Let’s get excited about STEAM by creating and building with the materials provided.

CHAT & CRAFT WITH JESS Wednesdays • 4-5 p.m. REGISTER DEC. 1 • Dec. 8 • 4-5 p.m. Winter Wreath REGISTER JAN. 2 • Jan. 12 • 4-5 p.m. Weave a Bowl REGISTER FEB. 1 • Feb. 9 • 4-5 p.m. Love Llama

OWEN’S TREAT

REGISTER NOW: WATCH NOW • Fridays, Dec.

10, Jan. 14 & 28, Feb. 11 & 25 • 4-4:30 p.m. Teen chef Owen Dodson welcomes you to his kitchen and demonstrates his favorite recipes. Pause, play and follow along with him from your own home.

SNOWFLAKE STEAM

REGISTER DEC. 1 • Friday, Dec. 17 • 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Join us for STEAM projects inspired by snowflakes.

PIPE CLEANER PEOPLE

REGISTER DEC. 15 • Central Program Room • Tuesday, Jan. 4

4-5 p.m.

VALENTINE’S DAY STEAM

REGISTER FEB. 1 • Central Program Room • Thursday, Feb. 10

4-5 p.m.

SHADOW BOX ART

REGISTER FEB. 15 • Central Program Room

Tuesday, March 1 • 4-5 p.m.

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BETWEEN THE LINES BOOK CLUB

REGISTER DEC. 15 • Tuesday, Dec. 28 • 2-3 p.m. Roll with It by Jamie Sumner

WRITE ON!

REGISTER DEC. 15 • 9-12 years • Monday, Jan. 3

2-2:45 p.m. Explore different types of creative writing.

DIY GALAXY JAR

REGISTER JAN. 2 • Saturday, Jan. 22 • 3-3:45 p.m.

Create your own starry night with our galaxy jar craft!

CANDY TASTE CHALLENGE: HARD CANDY

REGISTER JAN. 15 • Friday, Feb. 4 • 3:30-4:30 p.m.

DIGITAL STOP MOTION ANIMATION

REGISTER FEB. 1 • Tuesday, Feb. 15 • 4-5 p.m.


“I like to look for books, like Keeper of the Lost Cities.” – Kallan B., 9, Schaumburg

YOUTH PROGRAMS

TWEEN: Pick-up Programs Register to request these program kits with supplies and instructions to create your own crafts. We’ll notify you when your kit is available to pick up. REGISTER DEC. 1 • Thursday, Dec. 9 • Oil Pastel Winter Tree REGISTER DEC. 15 • Thursday, Dec. 23 • Fish Lantern REGISTER DEC. 15 • Thursday, Jan. 6 • Watercolor-Resist Snowman Painting REGISTER JAN. 2 • Thursday, Jan. 20 • Paper Quilt Art REGISTER JAN. 15 • Thursday, Feb. 3 • Aquarium Perspective Art REGISTER FEB. 1 • Thursday, Feb. 17 • DIY Suncatcher REGISTER FEB. 15 • Thursday, March 3 • DIY Mini Emoji Notebook

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TEEN

“I normally come to study because it’s calming and easier to focus.”

PROGRAMS

– Allison J., 15, Hoffman Estates

GENERAL INTEREST FANDOM NIGHT: STAR WARS REGISTER DEC. 1 • Central Teen Place

Thursday, Dec. 9 • 7-8 p.m.

OWEN’S TREAT

REGISTER NOW • WATCH NOW

Fridays, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 11 & 25 • 4-4:30 p.m.

TEEN VOLUNTEER SESSION

Central Teen Place • Thursdays • 5:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTER DEC. 1 • Dec. 16 REGISTER JAN. 2 • Jan. 13 REGISTER FEB. 1 • Feb. 10 Earn two service hours doing projects to benefit the Library and community. Please bring any service hours paperwork you need to complete. For high school students only.

CELEBRITY UGLY SWEATER TRIVIA

PLAY GAMES: AMONG US & JACKBOX GAMES Mondays • 6-7 p.m.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER DEC. 1

Dec. 20

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JAN. 2

Jan. 10

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER FEB. 1

Feb. 21

GAME NIGHT FOR FRIENDS, FAMILY & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REGISTER NOW • Ages 16 - Adult

Central Workshop • Tuesday, Jan. 11 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER FEB. 1

Thursday, Feb. 17 • 7-8 p.m. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

ONLINE PROGRAM: DROP IN • Dec. 20-24

TEEN RECORD LABEL TEEN RECORD LABEL PROJECT ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

1st and 3rd Thursdays, Dec. 2 - March 3 • 6-7 p.m. Do you have a band or make beats on your laptop? Join the Teen Record Label Project to get your music published on streaming platforms for free. Beginners and experienced musicians will learn about recording and publishing music online from a professional sound engineer. Audio recording kits are available to check out at the library (you’ll need your own library card). Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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TEEN RECORD LABEL: STUDIO SESSIONS

REGISTER NOW • Central Digital Production Studio

Saturdays, Dec. 4, 18, Jan. 8, 22 & Feb. 5, 19 9:30-11 a.m. Work on your project one-on-one with a professional sound engineer.

SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP DISTRICT LIBRARY • D ecember 2021 - February 2022


TEEN

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CRAFTING CREATE & CHILL WITH JESS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JAN. 2

Wednesday, Jan. 19 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Faux Stained Glass

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER FEB. 1

Wednesday, Feb. 23 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friendship Bracelet

PROGRAMS

TEEN: Pick-up Programs Pick up your Program Kit in Teen Place.

BOOKMARKS

MINI NOTEBOOKS

DROP IN • Wednesday, Dec. 1

DROP IN • Tuesday, Feb. 1

INSPIRATIONAL SHRINKY DINKS DROP IN • Monday, Jan. 3

TEEN DIY

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER DEC. 1

Tuesday, Dec. 14 • 7-8 p.m. • Owl Lantern REGISTER JAN. 2 • Central Teen Place • Tuesday, Jan. 18 7-8 p.m. • Tote Bag Decorating REGISTER FEB. 1 • Central Teen Place • Tuesday, Feb. 22 7-8 p.m. • Avengers Décor

BASIC ROBOTICS

REGISTER NOV. 15 • Central Teen Place • Monday,

Dec. 6 • 6-7 p.m.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER FEB. 1

COLLEGE PREP PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesday, Jan. 26 • 7-8 p.m. Explore the complex world of need-based and merit based financial aid. Parents and students will learn strategies for lowering their EFC (Expected Family Contribution), the new FAFSA rules and tips for optimizing college admissions and scholarships.

TECH

Monday, Feb. 14 • 6-7 p.m.

3D DESIGN AND PRINTING Central Teen Place • Mondays • 6-7 p.m. REGISTER DEC. 1 • Dec. 13. REGISTER JAN. 15 • Jan. 24 REGISTER FEB. 15 • Feb. 28

CREATE WITH BLOXELS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER DEC. 15

Monday, Jan. 3 • 6-7 p.m.

DRONES

REGISTER JAN. 15 • Central Teen Place

Monday, Feb. 7 • 6-7 p.m. We’ll use some basic coding to make our drones fly.

GRANTS, LOANS & SCHOLARSHIPS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER FEB. 1

Wednesday, Feb. 16 • 7-8 p.m. Learn ways to reduce college costs.

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ADULT

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PROGRAMS

GENERAL INTEREST SCHAUMBURG SCRIBES

HOLIDAY BAKING & ENTERTAINING

WATERCOLOR WREATHS

Saturdays, Dec. 4 & 18 • 10 a.m. - Noon Critique each other’s writing.

Thursday, Dec. 16 • 7-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 • 7-8:30 p.m.

DROP IN • Central Rasmussen South

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PEOPLE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, December 7 • 1-2 p.m.

MICHAELANGELO’S PAINTINGS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, Dec. 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. Presented by Jeff Mishur.

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECES

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Thursday, Dec. 9 • 7-8:30 p.m. Create a centerpiece with help from Peggy Garvin.

LET’S TALK: A SENIOR DISCUSSION GROUP ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Fridays, Dec. 10, Jan. 14 & Feb. 18 • 10-11 a.m.

THE JOURNEY TO SUCCESSFUL SENIOR LIVING REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North

Monday, Dec. 13 • 6:30-8 p.m. Speakers from Senior Oasis Advisors, Carebuilders at Home, Castlekeepers and L&M Financial Services Inc. will provide suggestions and guidance to help navigate your senior living journey. Don’t miss this opportunity to get valuable tips for yourself or loved ones.

THE MAKING OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, Dec. 14 • 7-8:30 p.m.

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ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

RANDOM RINGERS HOLIDAY HANDBELL PERFORMANCE

BRIGHT START COLLEGE SAVINGS PLANS

7-8 p.m. Hear the sounds of the holiday season as Random Ringers handbell choir returns to the Central Library to play on the main floor in Workshop.

Monday, Jan. 24 • 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about Bright Start, Illinois’ highly rated 529 college savings plan, which many families use to save up for college expenses. Bright Start offers tax-advantages, versatile spending and tax deferred growth. There are no fees to open an account and no minimum contribution or balance. Presented by Gladys J. Piper, Community Affairs Specialist, Illinois State Treasurer.

DROP IN • Central Workshop • Monday, Dec. 20

ENTRY LEVEL AMATEUR RADIO REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch

Saturdays, Jan. 8 - March 5 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

AUTHOR EVENTS SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA

Online Program • Wednesday, Jan. 26 Join us for a special evening online with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the genre-bending, New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet was the Night. Watch for more details coming soon. An Illinois Libraries Present program.

JASMINE GUILLORY

Online Program • Wednesday, Feb. 16 New York Times bestseller and one of romance’s brightest new voices, Jasmine Guillory will join us to discuss The Wedding Date, The Proposal and more. Watch for more details coming soon. An Illinois Libraries Present program.

GAME NIGHT FOR FRIENDS, FAMILY GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TRIVIA ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop • Tuesday, Jan. 11

6:30-8:30 p.m. This fun environment is for friends, family and people with disabilities ages 16 and older to gather and enjoy themselves. Games provided include bingo, chess, checkers, Uno and basic playing cards. Please feel free to bring a game of your own. Game Nights are a partnership with Schaumburg Township and are coordinated by Library staff and Schaumburg resident Emin Trbonja.

SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP DISTRICT LIBRARY • D ecember 2021 - February 2022

Wednesdays, Jan. 26 & Feb. 23 • 7-8 p.m.

CELEBRITY UGLY SWEATER TRIVIA

ONLINE PROGRAM: DROP IN • Dec. 20-24 Brew some hot cocoa, put on your favorite ugly sweater and enjoy this celebrity trivia game. This quiz will be active all week, so play when you want on Crowdpurr.


ADULT PROGRAMS SOLVE A COLD CASE

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Monday, Jan. 3 & Tuesday, March 1 Do you like true crime and solving puzzles? Pick up this kit that will let you solve your own case. All of the information for this faux cold case will be provided. Get ready to become a detective.

OPTIMIZING SOCIAL SECURITY REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Tuesday, Jan. 4 • 7-8:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Monday, Feb. 21 • 7-8:30 p.m.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesday, Jan. 26 • 7-8 p.m.

CUTTING THE CABLE CORD

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Saturday, Jan. 29 • 10 a.m. - Noon

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: ORGANIZING IN A DIGITAL WORLD REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Monday, Jan. 31 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn from organizing expert Jennifer Barnes as she guides us on how to best be organized in our increasingly digital world.

HEALTH & WELLNESS MINDFUL PARENT GROUP

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesdays, Dec. 1, 15, Jan. 5, 19, Feb. 2, 16 & March 2 6-7 p.m.

OSTEOARTHRITIS: MANAGING JOINT PAIN ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesday, Dec. 15 • 7-8 p.m. Dr. Gafoor-Haseeb will discuss osteoarthritis. Questions welcome.

BLOOD PRESSURE & BONE DENSITY CLINIC

REGISTER by calling the Township at (847) 285-4551

2 - 4 p.m. • Ages 35 and older Tuesday, Dec. 21 • Central Library Workshop Thursday, Jan. 27 • Hoffman Estates Branch Thursday, Feb. 24 • Hanover Park Branch

HEALTHY FEET FOR DIABETICS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North

INTRODUCTION TO SELF-COMPASSION

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Saturday, Jan. 15 • 1:30-3 p.m. Learn about self-compassion and tools for bringing it into your daily life. Mindfulness Teacher and Coach Chris George will share techniques for practicing self-kindness and developing your full potential.

MEDICAL CANNABIS 101

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Thursday, Jan. 27 • 7-8:30 p.m. In January 2020, recreational cannabis became legal in Illinois for all adults over 21; however, the Medical Cannabis program began in January of 2014 to much less fanfare and tighter restrictions. Beth Whitely, outreach manager from Revolution Global, will explain what conditions qualify for medical cannabis and how to obtain a card.

Wednesday, Jan. 5 • 7-8 p.m. Dr. Bever will discuss the foot risks faced by diabetic patients.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

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GENERAL INTEREST ECHOES OF THE EARTH

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Thursday, Feb. 3 • 1:30-3 p.m. Journey with award-winning author Sue Baugh and colleague Lynn Martinelli who traveled 54,000 miles by camper car, fishing boat, floatplane and river raft to capture the power and beauty of the world’s oldest rock and mineral sites. Baugh’s multimedia show offers breathtaking images from Australia, Greenland, Northwest Canada and the Grand Canyon, and reveals a startling connection between ourselves and our planet.

THE RICH HISTORY OF VALENTINES REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

Tuesday, Feb. 8 • 7-8:30 p.m. Ellie Carlson will share her collection of vintage valentines and her research into the history of this holiday. Afterwards, make your own vintage-style valentine to take home.

MERLIN TO DOC MARTIN: A GUIDE TO CORNWALL

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, Feb. 15 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join Anglophile and former UK resident Claire Evans for a lively discussion about Cornwall, England’s far west country bordered by the North Atlantic and the English Channel. Here you’ll find the rugged beauty of coastlines that have inspired Celtic legends such as King Arthur at Tintagel Castle.

GRANTS, LOANS & SCHOLARSHIPS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER FEB. 1

Wednesday, Feb. 16 • 7-8 p.m.

HOME BUYING & SELLING

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North

Monday, March 7 • 6:30-8 p.m.

Did You Know.. If you are interested in genealogy, we’ve got a plethora of sources to help you get started or continue your ancestral research. Simply go online to SchaumburgLibrary.org and select “E-Library,” then “Genealogy.” There you’ll find a host of databases, including America’s Obituaries and Death Notices, Ancestry Library Edition, Family Search, Genealogy Bank, Heritage Quest Online, New York Times (dating back to 1851), and Chicago Tribune (1860-1984). But that’s only the tip of the iceberg! In the 900s section of our bookstacks, you’ll find numerous genealogy books written for beginners to seasoned researchers. Don’t know where to start? Ask one of our knowledgeable librarians.

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“I get a lot of picture books for my job as a preschool speech therapist. I also love the interactive exhibits and the variety of things to do.”

ADULT PROGRAMS

– Kara B., Schaumburg

DON’T SEE WHAT YOU WANT? TRY ILL! Even with 432,000 items on our book and audiovisual shelves, and thousands more in our digital collections, there’s a chance you may not see what you want. Not to worry! Our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service staff will contact libraries nationwide in an effort to get that item into your hands. If you are searching online, Get started at SchaumburgLibrary.org/services/interlibrary-loan. Even better, you can request up to 15 items at one time! If the lending library allows it, you may renew each item up to two times.

disposal. “The ILL team does a great job in searching for hard to find material that I need for my personal and professional interests including self-improvement, meditation, neuroscience, cybersecurity, engineering and even origami art. The list is endless!” Dr. Kannan said the materials he requests include DVDs, books and scientific papers. “I love the ILL team,” he said. “They are very prompt, friendly and professional. They have often renewed materials for me and have found some amazing videos and technical papers. I feel very grateful.”

To request an ILL, you’ll need to log in with your Library card information. If you are in the Library, our librarians will be happy to assist. From home, you can call (847) 923-3322 for help with this process. Please be sure to return ILL items on time. Although Schaumburg Library is fine free, the lending library may charge late fees for which you will be responsible.

Pam Wilson began using the ILL service when she was getting her master’s degree and needed books that were not in the Library’s collection. When she learned about ILL, her problem was solved. “Academic books are often too expensive to purchase,” she said. “I’m now working on my PhD and I get better service from the Schaumburg Library interlibrary loan department than my own university.” Additionally, Pam said the ILL staff members are “fantastic,” and even negotiated longer loan times for her from other libraries.

Dr. Sudesh Kannan uses the ILL service several times a month and said he thinks of it as having all the USA libraries at his

Bill Maniates has been using the ILL service for the past two years to research legal history. Retired, he finally has time to explore American history, his college major. One of Bill’s recent ILL requests was for “Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States” by AUS Supreme Court Associate Justice Joseph Story. He was surprised and happy to receive the 1873 edition from the Military Academy at West Point. He has additionally requested

“The ILL team does a great job searching for hard to find material that I need for my personal and professional interests.” and received newspaper articles from the 1600s and 1700s. “National Parks and lending libraries are tied, in my opinion, for the best gifts available to the public,” he said. No matter the topic or title, our ILL staff will do their best to find the items you need. Our country’s libraries are at your fingertips when you have a Schaumburg Library card.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

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HISTORY THE SECOND CITY: THE ESSENTIALLY ACCURATE HISTORY

AMERICA GOES TO WAR & RETURNS HOME

Wednesday, Dec. 8 • 6:30-7:45 p.m. John Belushi. Tina Fey. Steve Carrell. Amy Poehler. It’s been 60 comedy-filled years since The Second City opened in Chicago. Join author Liz Kozak as she shares the story of this famous improv theater. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series.

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS FROM RADIO’S GOLDEN AGE

Thursday, Jan. 20 • 1:30-3 p.m. Join Gary Midkiff for another multi-part history series, this time set in World War II. Our 2022 six-part Zoom series will examine these tumultuous 11 years and range from foreign policy analysis to military history to cultural exploration. You will see two presidents in ways you have not seen them before and be introduced to a few overlooked Americans such as William Knudsen and Chester Nimitz.

Tuesday, Dec. 21 • 1:30-3 p.m.

HITLER’S COURTS

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

CHICAGO’S GREAT FIRE

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesday, Jan. 12 • 6:30-7:45 p.m. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series.

JEWISH SOLDIERS GUARDING NAZI POWS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, Jan. 18 • 7-8:30 p.m. Michael Greenberg examines a subject not widely known - Jewish American soldiers in charge of German prisoners of war. His book, Tables Turned on Them: Jews Guarding Nazi POWs, chronicles his father’s experience as a Jewish GI assigned to guard German POW’s at Camp Clinton, Mississippi, and includes interviews with other Jewish soldiers.

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ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, Jan. 25 • 7-8:30 p.m. Join us to view Hitler’s Courts, a 35-minute documentary, followed by a discussion and history lecture by filmmaker and author Joshua M. Greene that explores how the German Court system facilitated the rise of Hitler.

AL CAPONE & THE WINDY CITY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, Feb. 1 • 7-8:30 p.m.

SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP DISTRICT LIBRARY • D ecember 2021 - February 2022

AMERICAN DREAM DEFERRED ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Monday, Feb. 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. Historian Dr. Frederick Gooding will talk about his book, American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981. Join the author as he explores the causes and costs of systemic racism in the federal workplace, and the heroic efforts made by “black collar” workers to uproot it.

CHICAGO’S SWEET CANDY HISTORY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesday, Feb. 9 • 6:30-7:45 p.m. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series.

CHICAGO’S ROLLER SKATING HISTORY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, Feb. 22 • 7-8:30 p.m.


ADULT PROGRAMS LITERACY & CITIZENSHIP ESL CONVERSATION CLUB

READING 101

Wednesdays, Dec. 1 - March 2 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Fridays, Dec. 3 - Feb. 25 • 10-11 a.m. REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Tuesdays, Dec. 7 - March 1 • 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Feb. 1 - April 28 • 9 a.m. - Noon You must be registered to attend classes. Please visit https://www.ce.d214.org/esl to register. This program is presented in partnership with District 214 Community Education.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

ESL CLASS: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL REGISTER WITH D214 D214 • Central Adult Classroom

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Feb. 8 - May 3 • 12:30-3:30 p.m. You must be registered to attend classes. Please visit https://www.ce.d214.org/esl to register. This program is presented in partnership with District 214 Community Education.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS

REGISTER AT FIRST CLASS

Central Adult Classroom Mondays & Thursdays, Jan. 20 - April 14 • 5:45-8:45 p.m. Please bring your green card to register at the first class or to register early, visit www.ce.d214. org/adulted. Practice reading and writing in English, and learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 applications. We’ll also discuss obstacles to becoming a U.S. citizen. This program is presented in partnership with District 214 Community Education.

REGISTER WITH D214 D214 • Central Adult Classroom

READ TO LEARN

REGISTER WITH D214 D214

Monday session • Central Rasmussen Room Feb. 7 - April 25 • 9:30 a.m. - Noon Wednesday session • Central Adult Classroom Feb. 9 - April 20 • 9:30 a.m. - Noon Students must be registered to attend the classes. Please visit https://www.ce.d214.org/readtolearn to register. This program is presented in partnership with District 214 Community Education.

CAREER & BUSINESS SEVEN GAINS FROM CAREER COACHING

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North

Monday, Jan. 10 • 6:30-8 p.m. If you’re applying for jobs or considering a career change, come and hear professional career coach Ana M. Trbojevich MSOD discuss seven factors to consider when contemplating a new career.

FINDING GRANTS WITH FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Tuesday, Feb. 15 • 7-8 p.m.

ESL BOOK DISCUSSION

REGISTER NOW • Online Program

Wednesday, Feb. 9 • 1-2 p.m. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett You will receive a copy of the book when you register.

LITERACY IN THE LAB

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Monday, Jan. 24 & Tuesday, Feb. 15 • 10-11 a.m. Learn how to create an account and get started using our online resources, including Pronunciator and Mango, to improve your English. A Library card is recommended but not required to take the class.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

BOOK & MOVIE DISCUSSIONS

Visit SchaumburgLibrary.org/events to view event details, including how to pick up a copy of discussion books.

BEYOND THE BOOK

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesday, Dec. 1 • 2-3 p.m. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, Jan. 18 • 10-11 a.m. The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Thursday, Jan. 20 • 7-8 p.m. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, Jan. 25 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesday, Jan. 26 • 2-3 p.m. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Limited loaner copies of each title will be available at the Fiction Desk 30 days before each discussion.

WHO FILMED THIS BOOK Hanover Park Branch • Wednesdays REGISTER NOW

Jan. 12 (movie viewing) & 26 (book/movie discussion) 6:30-8:30 p.m. News of the World by Paulette Jiles REGISTER NOW

Feb. 9 (movie viewing) & 23 (book/movie discussion) 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Push by Sapphire/Precious Sapphire/Precious

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RANDOM HISTORY BOOK DISCUSSION

Central Adult Classroom or Online • Wednesdays REGISTER NOW • Dec. 1 • 7-8 p.m. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan REGISTER NOW • March 2 • 7-8 p.m. • Book TBD

DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB

SECOND FLOOR READS

Central Adult Classroom or Online • Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m. REGISTER NOW • Jan. 19 • Book TBD REGISTER NOW • Feb. 16 • Book TBD Share your bookish thoughts in this non-fiction group.

SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK DISCUSSION ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW • Thursdays

Thursday, Jan. 20 • 7-8 p.m. The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium by Kathy Russell Cole, Midge Wilson and Ronald Hall

BOOK BONANZA: YEAR-END EDITION

50+ BOOK DISCUSSION

Dec. 2 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • The Great Holiday Movies Jan. 6 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Movies Made in Chicago Feb. 3 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Social Issues on Film

REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop • Monday, Dec. 6 10-11 a.m. Join our fiction librarians to hear about some of their favorite 2021 releases and learn about new and upcoming titles. Come ready to share your favorite recent reads, too.

SCI-FI/FANTASY BOOK DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 12 • 10-11 a.m. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP DISTRICT LIBRARY • D ecember 2021 - February 2022

REGISTER NOW • Triphahn Center, 1685 W Higgins Rd,

Hoffman Estates • Mondays • 1-2 p.m. Jan. 24 • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Feb. 28 • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

HOUR TO KILL

REGISTER NOW • Central Conference Room or Online

Thursday, Feb. 3 • 7-8 p.m. • Book TBD Share your bookish thoughts in this true crime group.


TECHNOLOGY ONLINE PROGRAMS

PHOTOSHOP

SOCIAL MEDIA

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 1

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 2

Saturday, Jan. 15 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 15 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

SENIOR FACEBOOK 1

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Wednesday, Dec. 1 OR Tuesday, Feb. 1 • 10 a.m. - Noon

SENIOR FACEBOOK 2

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

GOOGLE

Thursday, Dec. 2 OR Wednesday, Feb. 2 10 a.m. - Noon

GOOGLE SHEETS 1

GOOGLE DOCS 1

Wednesday, Dec. 15 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Tuesday, Jan. 11 • 10 a.m. - Noon

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

TWITTER

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Monday, Dec. 6 OR Thursday, Feb. 3 • 10 a.m. - Noon

GOOGLE DRIVE

INSTAGRAM

Thursday, Jan. 6 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Tuesday, Dec. 7 OR Thursday, Feb. 10 • 10 a.m. - Noon

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

TIKTOK

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Wednesday, Dec. 8 OR Tuesday, Feb. 8 • 10 a.m. - Noon

WINDOWS

SNAPCHAT

WINDOWS 11 LEVEL 1

WINDOWS 10 LEVEL 2

Thursday, Dec. 9 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 10 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

SENIOR WINDOWS 11 LEVEL 1 PART A

SENIOR WINDOWS 11 LEVEL 2 PART A

Monday, Dec. 13 OR Tuesday, Jan. 4 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 15 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Thursday, Dec. 9 OR Wednesday, Feb. 9 10 a.m. - Noon

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

SENIOR WINDOWS 11 LEVEL 1 PART B

SENIOR WINDOWS 11 LEVEL 2 PART B

Tuesday, Dec. 14 OR Wednesday, Jan. 5 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 16 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

WINDOWS 10 LEVEL 1

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Thursday, Feb. 3 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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TECHNOLOGY IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

PHONES & TABLETS SENIOR IPHONE/IPAD 4

SENIOR IPHONE/IPAD 3

Thursday, Dec. 2 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 20 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

SENIOR IPHONE/IPAD 1

SENIOR ANDROID PHONE/TABLET 3

Thursday, Jan. 6 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 25 • 10 a.m. - Noon

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

SENIOR IPHONE/IPAD 2

SENIOR ANDROID PHONE/TABLET 4

Thursday, Jan. 13 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 26 • 10 a.m. - Noon

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

SENIOR ANDROID PHONE/TABLET 1

SENIOR IPHONE/IPAD 4

Tuesday, Jan. 18 OR Wednesday, Feb. 23 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Thursday, Jan. 27 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

SENIOR ANDROID PHONE/TABLET 2

ESSENTIAL APPS

Wednesday, Jan. 19 OR Thursday, Feb. 24 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Tuesday, Feb. 22 • 10 a.m. - Noon

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room

MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 1

EXCEL PIVOTTABLES & PIVOTCHARTS

Sundays, Dec. 5 OR Jan 16 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

WORD 1

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Thursdays, Dec. 16 OR Feb. 17 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

POWERPOINT 1

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Saturday, Jan. 8 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

POWERPOINT 2

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Saturday, Jan. 8 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

EXCEL DATA ANALYSIS

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Saturday, Jan. 22 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

EXCEL CHARTS

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Saturday, Feb. 5 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

EXCEL FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Saturday, Feb. 12 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

EXCEL DATES & LOGIC

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab

Saturday, Feb. 12 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

WORD FORMATTING

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW

Thursday, Feb. 24 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP DISTRICT LIBRARY • D ecember 2021 - February 2022

ACCESS 1

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