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Book & Movie Discussions PAGE 17


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 13–19

Technology PAGES 20–22

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

REGISTER FEBRUARY 1: Register no sooner than February 1. 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 their guardians, 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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SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP DISTRICT LIBRARY • February/March 2018


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. Feb. 19 & March 19 • Central Conference Room

Locations & Hours 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 Saturdays • 1-3 p.m. • All Ages • Drop In PROGRAM

DATE

Villaintines

Feb. 3

String of Hearts Pillow

Feb. 10

Love Notes to Favorite Books

Feb. 17

Seed Exchange

March 3

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Buttons

March 17

Care Kit Creation

March 24

Egg Decorating

March 31

CARE KITS: COLLECTION & CREATION DROP IN • All Ages Collection • All Library Locations • Feb. 26 - March 22 Creation • Central Workshop • Saturday, March 24 • 1-3 p.m. We’re collecting items to place in Care Kits for individuals in our community, in partnership with District 54 and Schaumburg Township. The collection of full-size toothpaste, toothbrushes (individuals or 2-packs), soft packs of wet wipes (25-50 count), combs and full-size deodorant will take place from Feb. 26-March 22 at all three Library locations. The kits will be assembled at the Central Library on Saturday, March 24.

BOOK SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 10 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

HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT DROP IN • Central Library • Thursday, Feb. 1 4-7 p.m. Welcome to the world of Harry Potter! Celebrate these beloved books with crafts and activities for the whole family. Don’t forget to see what the Sorting Hat has to say!

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.

COLORING CRAZE

MEET SKATES! DROP IN • Central Program Room • Wednesday, Feb. 7 4-5 p.m. Meet the Chicago Wolves mascot, Skates. He’ll be happy to pose for pictures.

PLANETARY TRIVIA REGISTER FEB. 1 • Central Rasmussen North Monday, March 5 • 7-8:30 p.m. Think you can answer questions about our solar system? Test your knowledge against other space nerds for a chance to win a prize. We’ll have some out-of-this-world fun with Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium. All knowledge levels welcome. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

INTERACTIVE MOVIE: “SING” DROP IN • Central Workshop • Saturday, March 17 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sing along and color while watching the family friendly movie, “Sing.” Singing encouraged but not required.

DROP IN Central Craft Room • Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & March 6 • 4-5 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Friday, Feb. 23 & March 2 • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Hanover Park Branch Monday, Feb. 26 & Thursday, March 22 • 4-5 p.m. Coloring is fun and relaxing! Let’s turn off our devices and join this carefree craze.

CHICKS ARRIVING IN MARCH! Be on the lookout for chicks flocking back into the Library during the week of Spring Break. The eggs are scheduled to arrive between March 6-8, and will incubate for approximately three weeks before the fluffy little peeps emerge. They will then go into the chicken run, for all to watch and enjoy. This program is done in partnership with the Spring Valley Nature Center, which will be the chickens’ forever home after Monday, April 2. SchaumburgLibrary.org • ( 847) 923-3347

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PROGRAMS FOR

ALL AGES

COMIC CON ALL AGES

YOUTH

TEENS

SCHAUMBURG LIBRARY COMIC CON®

SUPERHERO SCIENCE

HARRY POTTER MONSTER BOOK

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 6-9 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, Feb. 15 • 2-3 p.m. Explore science experiments inspired by your favorite superheroes.

REGISTER NOW • Teens • Central Teen Place Monday, March 5 • 7-8 p.m. Make your own Monster Book of Monsters from the Harry Potter series. Be forewarned: the book may bite!

DROP IN • Central Library • Saturday, March 10 Noon-4 p.m. Photo ops with characters? Check! Artist Alley with comic book artists? Check! Fandom games and activities? Check! Superhero storytime and crafts for the kids? You bet! Don’t miss this celebration of all things comics and pop culture.

WONDER WOMEN DOCUMENTARY & CRAFT

POKEMON TERRARIUMS REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, Feb. 22 • 4-5 p.m. Design and create a terrarium fit for a Pokemon.

UNTIDY TODDLERS: TO THE RESCUE!

DROP IN • All Ages • Central Workshop Saturday, Feb. 24 • 1-3 p.m. Join us for a viewing of the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, and make a superhero craft.

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 1-3 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, Feb. 28 • 10-10:45 a.m. Explore sensory stations inspired by our favorite caped crusaders!

MARVEL-OUS COMICS COLORING

DROP IN • 3-6 years • Central Program Room Thursday, March 8 • 4-4:45 p.m. This fun and challenging obstacle course will make you feel like a real hero.

DROP IN • All Ages • Central Workshop Monday, March 5 • 4-6 p.m. Stop by to help us color some Marvel comics coloring sheets.

SUPERHERO OBSTACLE COURSE

SHE MAKES COMICS DROP IN • All Ages • Central Workshop Tuesday, March 6 • 7-9 p.m. Learn more about women comic creators and artists with the documentary She Makes Comics. Join us before the film at 7 p.m. as we welcome French artists from Hoffman Estates Sister City Angoulême, France, to discuss their work and their experiences making comics. The documentary will begin at 7:45 p.m.

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FANDOM 3D DESIGN & PRINT REGISTER FEB. 1 • Teens • Central Teen Place Thursday, March 8 • 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about 3D design and printing from our local expert. Create fandom models, shapes, jewelry and more with free 3D modeling software and our 3D printer. Prints will be available for pick up at the Teen Desk one week after the program.

ADULTS GALAXY TOTE BAGS REGISTER NOW • Adults • Central Workshop Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 7-8 p.m. Design your own galaxy on a handy tote bag!

ZINE CREATION DROP IN • Adults • Central Workshop Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 7-8:30 p.m. Zines are a popular way to express yourself creatively and display your interests. Join us to learn some of the different ways to make a zine. We’ll have materials available for you to try your hand at making a zine of your own.

Comic Con is a registered trademark of San Diego Comic Convention.


“I like the toys and games on the computers. I read a lot of the books at my house.”

PROGRAMS FOR

ALL AGES

- Olivia W., age 7, Hanover Park

BLACK HISTORY MONTH YOUTH

TWEEN

ADULT

BOOK EXPLORERS

DIY SPA

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 5-8 years • Central Craft Room Tuesday, Feb. 27 • 4-5 p.m. This month’s book is Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews.

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Thursday, Feb. 8 • 4-5 p.m. Learn about Madame CJ Walker, one of the first African American Women to become a self-made millionaire. Then, treat yourself or someone you love to homemade beauty products.

DISCUSSING RACE & CURRENT EVENTS WITH YOUR KIDS

ART STUDIO REGISTER NOW • 6-9 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 4-5 p.m. Let’s make art inspired by African American artist Alma Thomas.

OUT OF THIS WORLD REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Hanover Park Branch Wednesday, Feb. 28 • 4-5 p.m. Learn about Mae C. Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space, then create constellation embroidery art.

REGISTER NOW • Adults • Central Rasmussen North Monday, Feb. 12 • 7-8:30 p.m. Join us for a discussion designed to help you talk to your children about race and other timely social issues. The conversation will be facilitated by Facing History and Ourselves, an organization that uses history to teach empathy to students around the globe.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

STORYTIMES TODDLER TIME TICKETED • 24-35 months • Central Workshop Thursdays, Feb. 1-15, March 8 - April 5 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.

ON MY OWN PRESCHOOL STORYTIME FAMILY STORYTIME TICKETED • All Ages Central Program Room Mondays, Feb. 5-12, March 5 - April 9 • 1-1:30 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Mondays, Feb. 5-12, March 5 - April 9 • 6:30-7 p.m. Hanover Park Branch Tuesdays, Feb. 6-13, March 6 - April 10 • 10:30-11 a.m. Central Program Room Tuesdays, Feb. 6-13, March 6 - April 10 • 6:30-7 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14, March 7 - April 11 • 10:30-11 a.m. Hanover Park Branch Thursdays, Feb. 8-15, March 8 - April 12 • 6:30-7 p.m. Storytelling, songs, finger plays and flannel board stories. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

INFANT STORYTIME TICKETED • 0-12 months • Central Program Room Mondays, Feb. 5-12, March 5 - April 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.

WALKER STORYTIME TICKETED • 13-23 months • Central Program Room Thursdays, Feb. 1-15, March 8 - April 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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FAMILY STORYTIME WITH MAYOR ROD CRAIG DROP IN • All Ages • Hanover Park Branch Wednesdays, Feb. 14, March 14 • 11-11:30 a.m. Bring the whole family for stories, toys and a craft with Hanover Park Mayor Rod Craig and other special guests from the community.

VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING TICKETED • 3-5 years • Central Workshop Wednesday, Feb. 14 • 1:30 -2:15 p.m. Decorate a Valentine’s Day cookie. Yum! Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

TICKETED • 3-5 years • Central Storytime Room 2 Wednesdays, Feb. 7-14, March 7 - April 11 • 1-1:30 p.m. Your little ones are on their own for stories and crafts. Caregivers must remain in kidsZone STORIES IN THE FOREST during this program. Pick up your free tickets 30 DROP IN • 0-5 years • Central Enchanted Forest minutes prior to the program. Saturday, Feb. 17 • 11-11:30 a.m. Join members from eKiwanis as they read stories out loud in the Enchanted Forest.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS PARENT/CHILD CRAFT

DROP IN • 2-5 years • Central Craft Room Thursdays, Feb. 1-22, Tuesdays, March 6-20 • 1-1:30 p.m. Make a simple craft with your preschooler.

BABY PLAY

TEA PARTY TICKETED • 2-5 years • Central Program Room Thursday, March 1 • 1-1:45 p.m. Join us for a tea party. Pinkies up! Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

UNTIDY TODDLERS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER REGISTER FEB. 1 • 1-3 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, March 14 • 10-10:45 a.m. Explore sensory stations inspired by our favorite fairy tales.

DROP IN • 0-24 months Hanover Park Branch • Fridays, Feb. 2 - April 3 10:30-11:30 a.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, Feb. 6 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. PUPPET SHOW TICKETED • 3 years & up • Central Program Room Central • Wednesdays, Feb. 7 - April 11 • 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, March 16 • 3-3:30 p.m. Come play with your baby and chat with other kidsZone staff will perform a puppet show. Pick up caregivers. your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

PLAY GROUP

DROP IN • 2-6 years • Central Craft Room Fridays, Feb. 2-16, March 9 - April 13 • 10-11 a.m. Play and explore with our various sensory toys and activities.

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MOUSE MATH AND MORE! REGISTER FEB. 1 • 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.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

LEGO® LEAGUE DROP IN • 4 years & up Hoffman Estates Branch • Fridays, Feb. 2 & March 16 3:30-4:15 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Mondays, Feb. 12 & March 5 4-4:45 p.m. Central Program Room • Tuesdays, Feb. 20 & March 20 4-4:45 p.m. Put your imagination to work creating awesome structures with LEGOs®.

WEAVING WEDNESDAY TICKETED • 8-14 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, Feb. 7 • 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.

VALENTINE’S DAY STEAM REGISTER FEB. 1 • 7-10 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, Feb. 10 • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Participate in a variety of engineering and math activities, all using Valentine’s Day hearts!

AMERICAN GIRL VALENTINE MAILBOXES

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 7-12 years • Central Craft Room Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 4-5 p.m. Make an American Girl-themed mailbox for your valentines.

VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING TICKETED • 6-12 years • Central Workshop Wednesday, Feb. 14 • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Decorate a cookie. Yum! Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

CRIME SCENE SCIENCE TICKETED • 5 years & up • Central Program Room Friday, Feb. 16 • 2-2:45 p.m. Learn about the science behind solving crimes. Let’s put on our thinking caps and work together to solve these cases.Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

MYSTERY MONDAY TICKETED • 5 years & up • Central Program Room Monday, Feb. 19 • 1-2 p.m. Come to the Library and make a mystery craft, while supplies last.

APPLE SCIENCE REGISTER FEB. 1 • 6-9 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, Feb. 24 • 2:30-3 p.m. Learn about scientific concepts through experiments with apples.

WOMEN SCIENTISTS REGISTER FEB. 1 • 7-14 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, March 7 • 2-3 p.m. Learn about female scientists and try some experiments inspired by their work.

READ TO A DOG REGISTER NOW • 6 years & up Central Storytime Room • Mondays, March 12-26 • 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.

UNDER THE SEA BINGO DROP IN • 6-14 years • Hoffman Estates Branch Tuesday, March 13 • 4-4:30 p.m. Play a fun game of Bingo as a family.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

BOOK EXPLORERS

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 5-8 years Central Craft Room Tuesday, March 27 • 4-5 p.m.

“I like to read books and learn stuff. I like comics, like Baby Mouse.”

- Heesoo Y., age 8, Streamwood

This month’s book is Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights by W.H. Beck.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY STEAM

SIMPLE MACHINES

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 7-14 years • Hanover Park Branch Wednesday, March 14 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Explore STEAM projects inspired by St. Patrick’s Day.

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 7-14 years Central Program Room • Friday, March 23 • 4-5 p.m. Learn about simple machines using LEGOs®.

“WHO WAS” BOOK CLUB REGISTER FEB. 1 • 8-14 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, March 21 • 6-7 p.m. It’s Women’s History Month! Check out any book from our “Who Was” collection of biographies about a woman who you would like to learn more about, and read it before our book club meets. Activities and discussion will be based on the books you select.

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CANDY SCIENCE REGISTER FEB. 1 • 7-10 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, March 24 • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Use candies such as Pop Rocks in fun science experiments!

STEAM STATIONS TICKETED • 6-9 years • Central Craft Room Wednesday, March 28 • 2-3 p.m. Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math stations. Pick up your free tickets 30 minutes prior to the program.

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ART STUDIO: SENSATIONAL SCULPTURES

REGISTER NOW • 6-9 years • Central Craft Room Thursday & Friday, March 29-30 • 2-3 p.m. Join us for a special two-part Art Studio inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculptures. Children must be available to attend both days.

ART STUDIO: SPLASHES OF COLOR REGISTER FEB. 1 • 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.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

“I come to use the computers and get books I like. We try to come every day.” - Alicia W., age 11, Hanover Park

TWEEN PROGRAMS PIXEL ART

DIY FIDGET SPINNERS

REGISTER NOW • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, Feb. 3 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Use graph paper and special techniques to create a handmade pixel art drawing.

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, March 3 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Make your own fidget spinner, then test your creation!

BETWEEN THE LINES BOOK CLUB

LEGO® MINDSTORMS

REGISTER NOW • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Monday, Feb. 5 • 4-5 p.m. This month’s book is Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani. Pick up your copy in kidsZone and bring it to the program.

REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Thursday, March 15 • 4-5 p.m. Learn and explore with LEGO® Mindstorms!

INVENTION FUN REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, Feb. 17 • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Calling inventors! Create your very own invention from common materials.

CRYPTOGRAPHY CLUB REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Monday - Thursday, March 26-29 2-3 p.m. Learn how to write secret codes and ciphers. Children must be available to attend all four sessions.

PEEP STEAM REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Central Workshop Friday, March 30 • 2-3 p.m. Explore, play and eat. What’s not to love?

CODE YOUR NAME REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years • Central Craft Room Saturday, March 31 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Use jewelry to code your name and learn about binary code, a computer language system.

BLACKOUT POETRY HACK REGISTER FEB. 1 • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Tuesday, April 3 • 4-5:30 p.m. Create blackout poetry with a technological twist!

THE INBETWEEN SCENE

REGISTER NOW • 9-12 years Central Program Room • Fridays, Feb. 9 & March 9 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

“It’s a good place. Books are well organized so you can find everything easily.” – Heeran Y. Age 13, Streamwood

CHOCOLATE TASTERS

ART NIGHT

LEGO® ROBOTICS

REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Monday, Feb. 5 • 6-6:45 p.m. Enjoy tasting various types of unique and flavorful chocolate treats as we learn about the history of chocolate and Valentine’s Day.

REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Thursdays, Feb. 15 & March 15 • 7-8 p.m. In February, share your dislike of Cupid and candy hearts with crafts that celebrate all things anti-Valentine’s Day. And…enjoy chocolate treats! In March, create your own string art design. No artistic talent necessary.

REGISTER NOW Hoffman Estates Branch • Wednesday, Feb. 28 • 4-5 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Monday, March 19 • 4-5 p.m. Robotics fans will learn how to program a LEGO® EV3 robot so it can perform various actions.

TEEN RESUME BASICS REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Wednesday, Feb. 7 • 7-8 p.m. Learn how to create a resume from scratch or improve on one already created with career expert, Bob Podgorski. This class will be helpful for high school teens just entering the workforce or looking to improve their existing resume to help with job success.

WRITING CLUB REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Mondays, Feb. 12 & March 12 • 7-8 p.m. Young adult author Penny Blubaugh leads creative writing activities.

VIDEO GAME DESIGN REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Thursday, Feb. 15 • 2-3 p.m. Design your own video game using Bloxels.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER SESSIONS REGISTER FEB. 1 Central Craft Room • Monday, Feb. 19 1-2 p.m. OR 2-3 p.m. Central Teen Place • Wednesday, March 28 2-3 p.m. OR 3-4 p.m. High school teens can earn community service hours in volunteer sessions. In February, we’ll assist younger teens with a Minecraft and virtual reality gaming program. In March, we’ll have activities that benefit an animal shelter.

HEALER BOOK LAUNCH REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 7-8 p.m. Author Susan Miura will talk about her newest young adult novel, Healer, and give a free copy to the first three teens to register. Enjoy cake, giveaways and an acoustic performance by band members from Tiny Kingdoms. Learn to use your unique talents to make a difference in the world. Books available for purchase and signing.

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HARRY POTTER MONSTER BOOK REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Monday, March 5 • 7-8 p.m. Make a Monster Book of Monsters from the Harry Potter series. Warning: the book may bite!

DIY BATH BOMBS REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Wednesday, March 7 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Have a spa night with your own bath bombs.

FANDOM 3D DESIGN & PRINT REGISTER FEB. 1 • Central Teen Place Thursday, March 8 • 6:30-–8 p.m. Learn about 3D design and printing then create fandom models, jewelry and more with free 3D modeling software. Prints available one week after the program.

PI/E DAY REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Wednesday, March 14 • 4-5 p.m. Celebrate everything pi and pie for Pi Day. We will have games, challenges and pie.


TEEN PROGRAMS MINUTE TO WIN IT!

JOIN THE VOLUNTEER SQUAD

REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Monday, March 26 • 4-5 p.m. Compete against other teens in quick and zany challenges and tasks.

This summer, we’re looking for students entering grades 7-12 to join our new Volunteer Squad. The Squad will be key to making our Summer Challenge a success, including: • Registering kids and their caregivers in the Challenge • Making buttons • Creating scavenger hunts • Providing activity sheets • Much more! Watch for details in the April/May Guide. Application available at SchaumburgLibrary.org starting April 1. Questions? Contact kidsZone at (847) 923-3439.

CUPCAKE WARS REGISTER FEB. 1 • Central Teen Place Thursday, March 29 • 2-3 p.m. Teens will have one hour to get creative and decorate cupcakes that are one-of-a-kind. Compete to become the ultimate cupcake champion!

GAME ON! REGISTER FEB. 1 • Central Teen Place Saturday, March 31 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon This morning is all about gaming. Try all the latest video games and our Oculus Rift. Waiver and Release of Liability required. See page 1.

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 can borrow a copy of the book from the Teen Desk.

VOLUNTEER SQUAD: FAQ DROP IN • Central Program Room • Saturday, March 24 11 a.m. - Noon Ready to learn more? We’re having an FAQ session for students and caregivers. Get a brief overview of the program, feel free to ask questions.

DROP IN • Central Rasmussen Room Saturday, Feb. 24 • 1-3 p.m. High school students and parents: Learn about different career options in certificate and mentorship programs. Speak with representatives from service, manufacturing and trade industries that are in high demand and available in the Chicagoland area. Come for welcoming remarks by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi at 1 p.m. This program was made possible through a partnership with Congressman Raja, Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce and Schaumburg Business Association.

COLLEGE PREP ALTERNATE CAREER PATHWAYS REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Tuesday, Feb. 20 • 7-8 p.m. Don’t feel like contributing to the ever-growing student loan debt in the US? Workforce development expert Mohammed Faheem, CEO of the Center for Strategic Solutions, will present a seminar on career pathways that do not require a four-year degree.

ALTERNATIVES TO THE 4-YEAR DEGREE As unique individuals, we don’t all conform to the same dreams and desires. Many great plans for life after high school can be accomplished without a four-year degree. If other options interest you, come to “Career Choices for Teens: Alternatives to the 4-Year College Degree” on Saturday, Feb. 24, and/or “Alternate Career Pathways” on Tuesday, Feb. 20. “Career Choices” will include

CAREER CHOICES FOR TEENS: ALTERNATIVES TO THE 4-YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE

representatives from manufacturing and trade industries who will answer questions about jobs and training. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi will welcome attendees. “It’s essential that we strengthen career and technical education programs that help students develop the in-demand skills they need to enter the workforce,” he said.

HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE

REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Wednesday, March 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. Experienced professionals share their expertise and offer action steps to reduce college costs at the college of your choice. Discover strategies to reduce costs while finding the best-fit college for you. Teens and parents welcome.

FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTERS REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Wednesday, March 21 • 7-8 p.m. ISACorps members will discuss financial aid and how to evaluate financial aid award letters. Using a worksheet, families can compare financial aid award letters while Corps members provide oneon-one support. SchaumburgLibrary.org • ( 847) 923-3347

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VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS

HEALER BOOK LAUNCH

DROP IN • Central Rasmussen South Saturdays, Feb. 3 & 17, March 3 & 17 • 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 NOW Central Workshop • Thursday, Feb. 8 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Using mixed materials, create a Valentine’s Day card for a friend or loved one.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 7-8 p.m. Author Susan Miura will talk about her newest young adult novel, Healer. Enjoy cake, giveaways and an acoustic performance by band members from Tiny Kingdoms. Learn how to use your unique talents, skills and passions to make a difference in your community or the world. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

TEA 101 REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, Feb. 5 • 7-8:30 p.m. If you’re new to the world of tea or would like to expand your knowledge of this popular beverage, come and sample different types of tea and learn about how they’re prepared.

PAINT YOUR HEART OUT CERAMICS REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop Tuesday, Feb. 6 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • $15 Glaze three nested heart dishes, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Instructor Randy Skepnek will provide food-safe glazes to apply your choice of designs.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: EXPLORING OUR DIFFERENT FAITHS DROP IN • Beth Tikvah, 300 W. Hillcrest Blvd., Hoffman Estates • Wednesday, Feb. 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. A little understanding and acceptance can go a long way toward helping us appreciate our commonalities, as well as our differences. Join us as local faith leaders describe the challenges and stereotypes faced by their congregations, as well as some faith similarities. Stay to meet your neighbors and discuss wha you’ve learned.

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ESL CLASS: INTERMEDIATE REGISTER AT FIRST CLASS Central Adult Classroom Tuesdays & Thursdays, Feb. 13 - April 26 • 12:30-3:30 p.m. Improve your English speaking and reading skills. Your reading level will be tested and you will register at the first class. This program is presented in partnership with District 214 Continuing Education.

OPTIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 7-8:30 p.m. Michael Heatwole, financial advisor at Waddell & Reed, will outline filing strategies to consider for optimizing your social security benefits for retirement. Workbooks will be provided.

THE SCULPTURES OF AUGUSTE RODIN REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, Feb. 20 • 7-8:30 p.m. Think you know The Thinker? This lecture commemorates the centennial of artist Auguste Rodin’s death. Art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss Rodin’s work, including The Kiss, The Thinker and The Burghers of Calais, and provide commentary on his pieces within the historical context of late nineteenth century French art.

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MONOGRAMMED MUG REGISTER NOW Hanover Park Branch • Thursday, Feb. 22 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Central Workshop • Wednesday, Feb. 28 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create your own monogrammed mug for warm drinks on cold nights.

CITIZENS UTILITY BILL CLINIC REGISTER NOW Hoffman Estates Branch • Friday, Feb. 23 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Wednesday, March 21 5:30-7:30 p.m. CUB will show you how to spot unnecessary charges on electric, natural gas and phone bills, and which energy efficiency programs and rebates can be helpful. Learn ways to effectively shop for phone, TV and internet service. Register for an individual time slot.

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Tuesday, Feb. 27 • 7-8:30 p.m. Financial Consultant Kevin Koykar will provide insights in dealing with critical topics pertaining to women facing retirement, as well as steps for promoting a secure financial future. Working materials will be provided at the seminar.


ADULT

“I mostly use the Library for computers, but my kids PROGRAMS come here to get books and video games and movies” - Sharika W., Hanover Park

TRIVIA NIGHT

DROP IN • America’s Bar & Grill, 2308 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates • Wednesdays, Feb. 28 & March 28 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!

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA) EXPO DROP IN • Central Commons • Saturday, March 3 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. CSA is a popular way to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Drop by to learn which options are available to you in Schaumburg Township, and meet the farmers who deliver them.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CLOVER POT

SPRING GARDENING TIPS

REGISTER NOW Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, March 6 6:30-7:30 p.m. Central Workshop • Thursday, March 15 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by creating a gold-glittered pot for planting clover seeds.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Thursday, March 8 • 7-8:30 p.m. Jennifer Brennan, Horticulture Information Specialist at Chalet Nursery and Garden Center, will discuss spring gardening procedures. Learn about new products for fertilizing, pest control and weed control, and see some of the new plants available for the 2018 gardening season. Start your garden off right!

TWIN BUNNIES CERAMICS REGISTER FEB. 1 • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, March 6 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • $15 This bunny pair will surely bring a breath of spring to your interior décor! Drybrush them to life under the guidance of Randy Skepnek.

MARCH MADNESS SNACKS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, March 12 • 6:30-8 p.m. Chef Susan Maddox will demonstrate ways to make great dishes to enjoy while watching the NCAA Basketball tournament. Additionally, you’ll learn tips for easy serving and heating so you don’t miss a moment of the games.

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“Great selection of movies, TV series and books. I live a few blocks away and we come here often. The staff is very nice.” - Joanne S., Hanover Park

FREEWHEELING IN IRELAND

OIL LAMP THEATRE

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Friday, March 16 • 7-8:30 p.m. Experience the best of Ireland - its landscapes, villages and people - through the eyes of traveler John Lynn, whose 1,140-mile bicycling adventure took him the length and breadth of the scenic Emerald Isle.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Thursday, March 29 • 7-8:30 p.m. Enjoy Love, Loss and What I Wore, a regional theater experience from the comfort of the Library. Oil Lamp Theatre will perform preview vignettes from its upcoming production.

THE ART OF MAKING RIGHT DECISIONS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, March 19 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Have you ever made a decision you regretted? Have you ever failed to make a decision when one was needed? Certified DreamBuilder Coach Tom Wendt shares proven techniques for acquiring the appropriate mind-set for making the right decisions. Learn how relationships influence our decision-making and more.

DECOUPAGE EGGS REGISTER NOW Central Workshop • Thursday, March 21 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Monday, March 26 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create beautifully crafted decoupage eggs to decorate your house for spring.

WILLS AND TRUSTS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, March 27 • 7-9 p.m. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will discuss wills, trusts, power of attorney, probate and guardianship. Learn more about planning ahead and updating existing documents.

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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 WORKSHOP REGISTER FEB. 1 • 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 Randy Skepnek.

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

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GENEALOGY THE VOYAGES OF OUR GERMAN IMMIGRANTS DROP IN • Central Adult Classroom • Tuesday, Feb. 13 7:30-9:30 p.m. Come early to review genealogical materials. At 8 p.m., guest speaker Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will discuss the first four major waves of German migration through 1910, as well as immigration and emigration records that help tell the immigrants’ stories.

GENEALOGY GATHERING DROP IN • Central Adult Classroom Tuesday, March 13 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Share your love of family and cultural history at this informal program. Our Genealogist, Tony Kierna, will give a brief overview of genealogical topics before everyone breaks into small groups based on nationality, skill level or project type. Share your findings with others and learn more about your heritage.


ADULT PROGRAMS

HEALTH & WELLNESS COUPLES TALK

MEDICARE SOLUTIONS

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Wednesday, Feb. 7 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon Financial pressures, changing gender roles, communication difficulties and technology are all obstacles to developing a healthy bond. Relationship experts and power couple Dr. Ray and Rev. Jean Kadkhodaian will share common mistakes couples make, warning signs to look for and immediate steps for relationship improvement.

REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Monday, March 12 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Whether you are receiving Medicare benefits, will be in the near future, or are helping a loved one manage their care, David Wylly of Medicare Solutions Network can help you understand Medicare principles and more easily navigate the process.

CHOLESTEROL & BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, March 15 • 7-8 p.m. Nearly 20 percent of full time employees are also caregivers, providing an average of 20 hours of caregiving every week. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, come learn about aging and dementia, as well as resources for caregivers.

REGISTER WITH AMITA Central Rasmussen North • Wednesday, Feb. 14 • 1-4 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, Feb. 27 • 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

OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENINGS REGISTER WITH AMITA Central Rasmussen North • Monday, March 5 • 2-5 p.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Monday, March 26 • 3-6 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.

RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS

IMPROVING THE EMOTIONAL HEALTH OF YOUR FAMILY REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Wednesday, March 21 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon Experts from The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center will help you learn to navigate challenges like financial struggles, blended families, social media and more. They’ll share common mistakes parents make with their kids, warning signs to look for and changes you can make right now to set your family on a healthier path.

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.

PHOTOSHOP COMIC BOOK COLORING REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 7-8 p.m. Learn comic book coloring techniques in Photoshop. Superheroes and their sidekicks welcome!

SHAMROCK SHAKE DEMONSTRATION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, March 13 • 7-8 p.m. Learn how to make a shamrock shake for St. Patrick’s Day. Then, sample green juices and learn how to recreate these healthy concoctions at home. It is easy being green!

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BOOK & MOVIE DISCUSSIONS ROMANCE BOOK DISCUSSION

WHO FILMED THIS BOOK?

KOREAN BOOK DISCUSSION

REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Wednesday, Feb. 7 • 7-8 p.m. This month’s selection: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan. Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning Jan. 7.

REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Wednesdays, Feb. 14 & 28, March 14 & 28 • 6:30-9 p.m. You’ve read the book, now watch and discuss the movie based on that book. February: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?; March: The Big Short. Limited loaner copies available at the Hanover Park Branch beginning Jan. 24.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesdays, Feb. 27 & March 27 • 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.

DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB DROP IN • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, Feb. 7 & Thursday, March 1 • 7:30-9:30 p.m. February: Genius at Work - The Films of Stanley Kubrick March: A Night at the Oscars - Our Academy Award Picks

AN HOUR TO KILL REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Thursday, Feb. 8 • 7-8 p.m. This month’s selection: The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum. Limited loaner copies available at the Adult Information Desk beginning Jan. 8.

WHAT ARE YOU READING? DROP IN Central Workshop • Monday, Feb. 12 • 10-11 a.m. Hanover Park Branch • Monday, March 12 • 2-3 p.m. Spend some time connecting with other readers. Talk about recent books you’ve read in a casual discussion format. You’re sure to walk away with some titles to add to your “To Read” list!

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POLISH BOOK DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Wednesdays, Feb. 14 & March 14 • 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.

BEYOND THE BOOK REGISTER FEB. 1 Central Rasmussen South • Thursday, Feb. 15 7:30-8:30 p.m. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonassan Central Rasmussen South • Tuesday, Feb. 20 • 10-11 a.m. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Central Rasmussen South • Tuesday, Feb. 27 1:30-2:30 p.m. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Central Rasmussen South • Thursday, March 15 7:30-8:30 p.m. A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Central Rasmussen South • Tuesday, March 20 • 10-11 a.m. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Central Rasmussen South • Tuesday, March 27 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk 30 days prior to each discussion date.

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SECOND FLOOR READS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Wednesdays, Feb. 28 & March 28 • 6:30-8 p.m. February: White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing by Gail Lukasik; March: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works by Dan Harris. Limited loaner copies available at the Adult Information Desk 30 days prior to each discussion date.

YOUNG(ISH) ADULT BOOK CLUB DROP IN • Wally’s Coffeehouse, 55 W. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg • Sunday, March 11 • 1-2 p.m. We may be adults, but we sure love reading YA books! This month’s selection: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning Feb. 1.

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.


“I come often to use the computers. The people who work here are very friendly.”

ADULT PROGRAMS

- Bruce L., 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

RAGTIME REGISTER NOW • Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire Wednesday, Feb. 7 • 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • $85 Set in turn-of-the-century New York, three Americans are united by their courage, compassion and belief in the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Enjoy a pre-selected lunch at the Marriott resort’s newly-opened restaurant before the show.

CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW REGISTER FEB. 1 • Navy Pier, Chicago Friday, March 16 • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Experience “Flowertales: Every Garden has a Story to Tell,” with gardens that interpret the unique role flowers and gardens play in our life stories. Lunch at Navy Pier is on your own.

SKY SHOW & STEAM PUNK REGISTER FEB. 1 • Triton College, River Grove Thursday, April 12 • 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • $72 On the bus, you’ll hear tour guide Jeff Mishur’s commentary on Triton College and the current Steam Punk exhibit. Enjoy a sky show, film and presentation in the college’s Cernan Earth & Space Center. A pre-selected, plated lunch will be hosted by Triton Culinary Arts program students prior to a tour of the Steam Punk exhibit on display in the college’s Fine Art Gallery.

OKLAHOMA! REGISTER FEB. 1 • 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.

HISTORY OVERLOOKED AMERICANS: 18TH EDITION REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Friday, Feb. 9 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the musician who protected Henry David Thoreau’s legacy, the leader of WWII’s Band of Brothers, the creator of Wonder Woman and others.

SENSING CHICAGO’S PAST REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Thursday, Feb. 15 • 7-8:15 p.m. From the Union stockyards to the Chicago fire, author Adam Mack will bring us into the sensory world of Chicago. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, Feb. 19 • 7-8:30 p.m. Historian Jim Gibbons shares stories of American Presidents. Hear about the meeting between President Nixon and Elvis Presley, President Carter’s battle with a “killer rabbit” and more.

THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Wednesday, Feb. 28 • 2:30-4 p.m. Historian Jim Gibbons sheds some light on the fascinating, scandalous life of this Founding Father.

GIANTS IN LINCOLN PARK REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, March 14 • 7-8:15 p.m. Author Krista August will share the beautiful statues and cemetery history of Lincoln Park, one of the crown jewels of Chicago. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series SchaumburgLibrary.org • ( 847) 923-3347

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TOP SECRET: SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP HISTORY REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Thursday, March 22 • 7-8:15 p.m. Whether you’ve lived here for years or just moved to the area, discover the hidden secrets of Schaumburg Township - past and present. Local History Librarian Jane Rozek will moderate.

WOMENS HISTORY MONTH ABE, MARY & ROBERT TODD: THE LINCOLNS IN ILLINOIS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Monday, Feb. 12 • 3-4:30 p.m. While much is written about Abraham Lincoln, the contributions of his wife and oldest son are sometimes overlooked. With Windy City Road Warrior Dave Clark, we’ll explore the Lincoln family’s legacy in Illinois.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II: A MODERN MONARCH REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Friday, March 2 • 3-4:30 p.m. In this illustrated lecture, we’ll explore the life of Britain’s most famous monarch from her childhood to her roles of queen and mother. Get to know the woman behind the image.

JOURNALIST DOROTHY THOMPSON REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, March 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. Journalist Dorothy Thompson became internationally famous after interviewing Hitler in 1931. Learn all about this journalistic force through a first-person portrayal by Annette Baldwin.

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THE LIFE OF CLARA SCHUMANN

INTRO TO FINDING GRANTS

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, March 20 • 7-8:30 p.m. Child prodigy Clara became an acclaimed virtuoso and fell in love with a gifted composer. Their great love story will be performed by Betsey Means, with piano accompaniment by Karen Berk.

DROP IN • Central Computer Lab • Thursday, Feb. 22 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to find funding for your nonprofit organization with Foundation Directory Online, available on Library computers.

THE FLY GIRLS OF WORLD WAR II REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Monday, March 26 • 7-8:30 p.m. Over 1,100 women served their country during World War II as members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Join FAA pilot Rebecca Tulloch as she relays their fascinating stories.

BUSINESS & CAREERS POWER EMPLOYMENT REGISTER WITH WORKNET Central Rasmussen North • Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & March 6 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Professionals from Illinois workNet offer guidance for writing resumes, interviewing and more. Register at worknetncc.com.

USE TWITTER STRATEGICALLY

CAREER CHOICES FOR TEENS: ALTERNATIVES TO THE 4-YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE DROP IN • Central Rasmussen Room • Saturday, Feb. 24 1-3 p.m. High school students and parents will learn about career options in certificate and mentorship programs. Speak with Chicago area representatives from service, manufacturing and trade industries. Welcoming remarks by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi at 1 p.m. This program is a partnership with Congressman Krishnamoorthi, Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce and Schaumburg Business Association.

BE BOLD, NOT BOSSY REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, Feb. 26 • 7-8:30 p.m. Presenter Tami Palmer will share tips for making an immediate impact on how others perceive and respond to you. Learn to manage your career.

FOUNDATION GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS ONLINE

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, Feb. 12 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using Twitter as a marketing and research tool. Julie Kittredge will provide tips.

DROP IN • Central Computer Lab • Tuesday, March 6 7-8:30 p.m. Students, artists and researchers will learn how to find funding using Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, available on Library computers.

LINKEDIN PROFILE PHOTOS

STOP HACKERS

DROP IN • Central Workshop • Tuesday, Feb. 20 7-8:30 p.m. Drop in to get your headshot taken and use it for your LinkedIn profile. Photos will be emailed.

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REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, March 26 • 7-8:30 p.m. Join professionals from SCORE to learn about hackers, their tools and motives, and how to protect yourself and your business.


TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

DIGITIZE YOUR VIDEOS

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

DIGITIZE YOUR AUDIO

DROP IN • Central Workshop • Saturday, Feb. 3 10:30 a.m. - Noon Learn about equipment available at the Library that can be used to convert your old homemade VHS tapes and Super-8 film reels to a digital format. Please note, our film transfer device can only capture Super-8 film on 3” or 5” reels.

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 7-8:30 p.m. Take better photos with your smartphone by learning about available features and photography applications. Please bring your smartphone with you.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Saturday, March 3 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to convert your vinyl recordings and audio-cassette tapes to a digital format.

VIRTUAL SETS WITH TRICASTER

INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE DOCS, SLIDES & SHEETS

REGISTER NOW • Central Digital Production Studio Tuesday, Feb. 6 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the Library’s Digital Production Studio and the available virtual sets within the TriCaster software. Create a professional quality video in a live studio setting.

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab Thursday, Feb. 15 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the three popular Google applications for creating text documents, spreadsheets and slideshows. Please create a Gmail account prior to the program.

BACKING UP YOUR DATA

INTRODUCTION TO 360° VIDEO

REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab Thursday, Feb. 8 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the built-in features of Windows and Mac to create a backup of your computer files.

REGISTER NOW Hanover Park Branch • Thursday, Feb. 22 • 4-5:30 p.m. Central Workshop • Tuesday, March 13 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn the basics about viewing 360° videos, cameras that capture 360° and software that can be used to edit footage you create.

PREMIERE ELEMENTS BASICS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Tuesday, March 6 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to edit and create videos using Adobe’s Premiere Elements application.

GREEN SCREEN FOR VIDEO REGISTER NOW • Hoffman Estates Branch Wednesday, March 7 • 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to use a green screen and edit video footage to add background images and videos.

PHOTO EDITING WITH GIMP REGISTER NOW • Central Computer Lab Tuesday, March 20 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how you can edit your photos with the free software, GIMP, which is available for Windows, Mac and other operating systems.

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ALL TECHNOLOGY CLASSES REQUIRE REGISTRATION. CORE COMPUTER CLASSES

MORE 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

Sunday, Feb. 11

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Windows 1

Friday, March 2

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Excel 1

Sunday, March 4

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Windows 2

Friday, March 9

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Word 1

Friday, March 16

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Excel 1

Saturday, April 7

10:30 a.m. - 12:30

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.

Downloadable eAudiobooks REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom Thursday, Feb. 22 • 7-8:30 p.m. Learn to check out and download the Library’s eAudiobooks to your smartphones, tablets and MP3 players.

TO SEE THE BEST ORDER IN WHICH

CLASS

DATE

TIME

Access 1

Saturday, Feb. 3

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

Access 2

Saturday, Feb. 3

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Excel Charts

Sunday, Feb. 11

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Creating Websites 1

Saturday, Feb. 17

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

Creating Websites 2

Saturday, Feb. 17

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Excel Dates and Logic

Sunday, Feb. 18

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Excel Formatting Spreadsheets

Sunday, March 4

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Excel Formulas and Functions

Sunday, March 11

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Google Calendar

Sunday, March 11

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Word Design

Friday, March 23

7:30-9:30 p.m.

PowerPoint 1

Saturday, March 24

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

PowerPoint 2

Saturday, March 24

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Photoshop Elements 1

Saturday, March 31

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

Photoshop Elements 2

Saturday, March 31

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Excel Charts

Saturday, April 7

1:30-3:30 p.m.

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Experience Virtual Reality REGISTER NOW Hoffman Estates Branch • Wednesday, Feb. 7 • 6-8 p.m. Central Workshop • Thursday, March 8 • 7-8:30p.m. Experience virtual reality using applications for the Oculus Rift. Ages 13+ Only.

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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

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

CLASS

DATE

TIME

Senior Windows 1 Part B

Thursday, Feb. 1

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Word 1 - Part A

Monday, Feb. 5

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Word 1 - Part B

Tuesday, Feb. 6

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Excel 1 - Part A

Monday, Feb. 12

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Excel 1 - Part B

Tuesday, Feb. 13

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Email 1

Monday, March 5

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Email 2

Tuesday, March 6

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 22

Senior Windows 2 Part A Senior Windows 2 Part B

Senior Windows 1 Part A Senior Windows 1 Part B Senior Windows 2 Part A Senior Windows 2 Part B

CLASS

DATE

TIME

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part A

Friday, Feb. 2

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part B

Friday, Feb. 9

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

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

Saturday, Feb. 10

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 15

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 1 - Part A

Friday, Feb. 16

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Senior Android 1 - Part B

Friday, Feb. 23

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Senior Google Photos for Android Senior Google Photos for iPhone/iPad Senior Gmail for Phones and Tablets

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part A Wednesday, March 7

1:30-3:30 p.m.

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part B

Thursday, March 8

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 1 - Part A

Monday, March 12

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 1 - Part B

Tuesday, March 13

1:30-3:30 p.m.

eMedia Drop in

Senior iPhone/iPad 2 - Part A Wednesday, March 14

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 2 - Part B

Thursday, March 15

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 2 - Part A

Monday, March 19

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior Android 2 - Part B

Tuesday, March 20

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Senior iPhone/iPad 1 - Part A

Friday, April 6

7:30-9:30 p.m.

DROP IN • Central Workshop Wednesday, March 7 • 3-5 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.

SchaumburgLibrary.org • ( 847) 923-3352

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COMIC CON IS COMING!

All things superhero, princess and cartoon await you at Schaumburg Library Comic Con®. Pose with characters, meet authors and illustrators, make crafts and have fun playing fandom games. Drop in and have a blast! Costumes encouraged! See page 5 for related programs and visit SchaumburgLibrary.org/comic-con for complete event details.

Saturday, March 10 • Noon - 4 p.m. Comic Con is a registered trademark of San Diego Comic Convention.

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage

PAID

Schaumburg, IL Permit No. 138

130 South Roselle Road • Schaumburg, IL 60193

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Schaumburg Township District Library February/March 2018 Guide  

Explore, learn, discover and create with programs at Schaumburg Township District Library

Schaumburg Township District Library February/March 2018 Guide  

Explore, learn, discover and create with programs at Schaumburg Township District Library