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July 2021

LIBRARY RECAP PAGE 3

TEEN: TECH BYTES PAGE 14


CONTENTS Registration Information PAGE 1

About the Library PAGE 2

Library Recap PAGE 3

Summer Challenge PAGE 4

All Ages

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

REGISTRATION DESIGNATION

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. Watch Now: Watch anytime after the listed start time and enjoy the program on your own schedule. Pick-Up Program: Please register to receive the materials and instructions. We’ll notify you when materials are ready for pick up.   PLEASE NOTE: Please click on each program to read more information. Some programs are available live on YouTube at SchaumburgLibrary.tv, and some live programs also have materials available for pick-up.

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Youth PAGES 7–11

Tweens (9-12 years)

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Teens (12-19 years)

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Adults PAGES 15–19

Technology PAGE 20

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

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

About Schaumburg Township District Library

THE SERVICE OF WELL TRAINED STAFF.

Board Members

Jillian Bernas - President Julie Wroblewski Bosshart - VP/Secretary Theresa Seyring - Treasurer Anita Forte-Scott Emily Gilbert Amy Mueller Carole Pye

Leadership

Annie Miskewitch, Executive Director Jennifer Hunt, Deputy Director

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING Monday, July 19 • 7 p.m.

Locations & Hours ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 31.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

130 S. ROSELLE ROAD • SCHAUMBURG, IL • (847) 985-4000 Monday – Thursday Friday - Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Noon - 5 p.m.

HANOVER PARK & HOFFMAN ESTATES BRANCHES 1266 IRVING PARK ROAD • HANOVER PARK, IL • (630) 372-7800 1550 HASSELL ROAD • HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL • (847) 885-3511 Monday - Thursday Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday - Saturday Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed Sunday Closed Hours of service subject to change without notice.

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LIBRARY RECAP Message from the Executive Director

MARCH 13, 2020 All Library locations closed MARCH 30, 2020 Online programming began APRIL 24, 2020 We went fine free MAY 29, 2020 $1.5 million abatement to taxpayers approved JUNE 4, 2020 Curbside Pick-Up began at Central Library

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 Central Library first floor renovation completed

JULY 6, 2020 Reopened all locations with limited hours, services, capacities

OCTOBER 21, 2020 Pick-Up Lockers opened for use at Central Library OCTOBER 26, 2020 Self-Check stations opened for use at Central Library

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 All Library locations closed; Curbside PickUp, Drive-Up Window, Pick-Up Lockers available MARCH 29, 2021 Study Rooms opened for use at all Library locations

JUNE 1, 2021 Extended hours and removed capacity limits at all locations

NOVEMBER 1, 2020 Expanded hours; Central Drive-Up Window opened

JANUARY 25, 2021 Reopened all locations with limited services, capacities

APRIL 26, 2021 No longer quarantining items

JUNE 11, 2021 Nearly all services restored and masks optional for vaccinated patrons

July 6, 2021 marks one year since we reopened our Library buildings to you after being closed for an Annie Miskewitch, unprecedentExecutive Director ed 16 weeks. I want to take a moment to pause and recognize how much has changed, how far we’ve come, and how we’ve continued to serve you in that time. Within days of closing, we launched online programming and quickly had dozens of virtual programs available for you to join each week while you stayed safe at home. We’ve continued to offer online programs and now have some limited in-person programs available. We recognized the hardship that COVID brought to many in our community. We are now fine free and also passed a $1.5 million abatement, putting a little extra money back into your pockets. We outfitted all our locations with plexiglass, hand sanitizer, masks and stay safe protocols as we welcomed all our staff members back to work on June 1, 2020. We continue to follow safety guide-

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lines from public health officials to ensure our Library remains a safe place for all. We developed a Curbside Pick-Up program from the ground up and have completed more than 25,000 transactions through this brandnew service. This service continues at our Branches. We safely reopened our buildings to you on July 6, 2020. Though things looked different, many came back to browse and check out items, and use our computers. Throughout 2020 and into 2021, we’ve gradually expanded our hours, services and capacity limits. Now, nearly all our services are restored to pre-pandemic levels and processes. We completed a renovation on our first floor! If you haven’t seen it yet, please stop by when you feel safe doing so – it really is beautiful and very functional. While the last 15 months have not been easy, we’ve been challenged to think in new ways, try new things and really listen to what our community needs. It’s been a time of innovation and progress in many ways, and we hope to hold onto that spirit to continue to serve you in the best ways we can.


SUMMER CHALLANGE SUMMER CHALLENGE: READING COLORS YOUR WORLD We’re excited to celebrate diver­sity this summer! Join us for reading and activi­ties with our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. This summer-long learning program is a great way for kids to have fun with their families, all while experiencing the benefits of reading. Find ways to connect, design and inspire as you earn badges and work towards a final prize. New this year: teens and adults who complete the Challenge can select a charity from our pre-approved list and the Library will make a $5 donation on your behalf (while supplies last). You can participate entirely online if you choose, making it easy to have fun with the Summer Challenge while still keeping yourself and others safe. Click to learn more and register at SchaumburgLibrary.org/ read.

SCHAUMBURG LIBRARY DRAWING SCHOOL ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Saturdays • 11 a.m. - Noon July 10: Sets & Designs July 24: Looney Tunes characters Ben Olson from the Backyard Experience will guide these final two sessions of our Drawing School by teaching a variety of techniques and keeping drawing fun. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ABOUT OUR COVER … The young patron tying a colorful ribbon on our arch was engaging in one of the Summer Challenge activities, and you can, too! Sign up for the Summer Challenge to receive a reading log and ribbon, then write what you love about living in Schaumburg Township and tie the ribbon onto one of the arches at the Central, Hoffman Estates or Hanover Park libraries. Completing this activity helps you earn the Connect badge. Children who complete enough activities to earn five badges will receive a prize.

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ALL AGES TOWN SQUARE PROGRAMS The following events take place outdoors in the Schaumburg Town Square Amphitheater, located at the corner of Schaumburg and Roselle roads. Masks are optional for vaccinated patrons and required for unvaccinated patrons and all patrons ages 2-11.

THE THROWBACKS Monday, July 5 • 6:45-8:15 p.m. The Throwbacks combine their style of high-energy rock with music from the 1950s and 60s to create something unique for the Chicagoland music scene. Rain date: Tuesday, July 6.

SUNSET YOGA Thursdays, July 8 & Aug. 12 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of relaxing yoga under the summer skies with Certified Yoga Instructor Marti Lahood.

DEL BERGESON ORCHESTRA

Enter Our Flash Fiction Contest! Are there stories in your head, bursting to make their way onto paper? Do you create conversations between fictional characters? Imagine fantastical creatures? Weave plots and twists? If you’re a writer at heart, consider joining our annual Flash Fiction Contest for ages 6 and up. We’ll have youth, teen and adult categories, with prizes for each. To enter, write a short story in 1,000 words or less and submit it anytime from July 1-31. You’ll find details and submission requirements at SchaumburgLibrary.org/flashfiction.

Monday, July 19 • 6:45-8:15 p.m. This 13-piece big band will knock your socks off with memorable music from Glenn Miller to the Electric Slide. Rain date: Tuesday, July 20.

KALEIDOSCOPE EYES Monday, Aug. 2 • 6:45-8:15 p.m. This acoustic Beatles tribute band captures the magic of the songwriting and harmonies of the Fab Four. Rain date: Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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CONTACTLESS SERVICES Not comfortable coming into the building quite yet? No problem. We have you covered with our contactless services. • The Central Drive-Up Window is open during regular business hours. Just select “Drive-Up” when placing items on hold, then wait to be notified that your items are ready. Limit 5 items per car. • Curbside Pick-Up continues at our Hanover Park and Hoffman Estates Branches. • Pick-Up Lockers at our Central Library allow for 24/7, contactless access to items. Just select “Central-Lockers” when placing items on hold, then wait to be notified that your items are ready.  • We’ve extended our free Wifi signal out to our parking lots at all Library locations and Schaumburg’s Town Square. Bring your device, stay safe in your car and use our free Wifi.


ALL AGES FEATURING... DIGITAL LIBRARY OF ILLINOIS/LIBBY Provides FREE eBooks & eAudiobooks Digital Library of Illinois, formerly MyMediaMall, gives Schaumburg Library cardholders access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks in every genre right from the Library’s website! Simply go to SchaumburLibrary.org and choose “E-Library” and “E-Media” to find titles grouped by age, genres and topics. There are even magazines specializing in news, health, parenting, cooking and much more. And then there’s Libby! With the Libby app, you can borrow all of the above right from your smart phone. Simply download the Libby app, and you’ll be all set to choose from a plethora of titles and subjects. If you need to put an item on hold, you’ll find that holds are easy to manage. You can even suspend them if the book becomes available at a time when you’re not ready to check it out. Simply ask to have the eBook delivered to you after 7, 14 or 21 days. Check it out now at SchaumburgLibrary.org. Here are a few staff suggestions of items available through Digital Library of Illinois:

Kiley Reid’s 2019 debut smash Such a Fun Age stormed awards lists in 2020 and is available in both eBook and eAudio in the Libby app! This poignant story is told with both wit and empathy as it seamlessly weaves issues of race and privilege with the drama of growing up. — Emily Vinci, Fiction Manager

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller. Lily unravels a secret family history when she and her family move in with her sick grandmother. The secrets are straight out of her halmoni’s Korean folktales, and may require Lily to make a deal with a tiger.

Are you looking for a little self-improvement? Try The Power of Habit. Combining science and an accessible narrative, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg helps you understand how habits work and how you can use this knowledge to kick your bad ones. He includes real-life examples from business and individuals to show how understanding and analyzing your habits can improve your life. — Gail Tobin, Hanover Park Branch Manager

Still haven’t had the chance to read One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus? This still very popular (for good reason) young adult mystery book of 2017 is available as both an eBook and eAudiobook on the Libby app! — Allison Riggs, Teen Librarian

— Gretchen Schulz, Tween Librarian

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YOUTH

“I like to play. I like the books. Lots of books! They make me happy.”

PROGRAMS

STORYTIMES

– Alfonso R., Hanover Park, age 5

CUENTOS Y CANCIONES: BILINGUAL STORYTIME

DROP IN • (847) 923-3197 • Mondays & Fridays Give us a call anytime to hear new and classic stories for kids read aloud by our staff. New stories available every Monday and Friday.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 2-5 years with caregiver • Thursday, July 15 • 6-6:45 p.m. Stories, songs and art in English and Spanish. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit. Cuentos, canciones y arte en ingles y en españole. Haga clic para registrarse para recebir el enlace Zoom y el Kit de Programa.

FAMILY STORYTIME

OUTDOOR FAMILY STORYTIME

DIAL-A-STORY

ONLINE PROGRAM • 0-5 years with caregiver 10-10:30 a.m. Thursdays JOIN THE WAITLIST • July 1 REGISTER JULY 1 • July 8-22 REGISTER JULY 15 • July 29 Mondays JOIN THE WAITLIST • July 5 REGISTER JULY 1 • July 12 & 19 REGISTER JULY 15 • July 26 Start your morning off with stories, songs, flannels and fun with our Family Storytime! Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

EVENING STORYTIME ONLINE PROGRAM • 0-5 years with caregiver Tuesdays, 6:30-7 p.m. REGISTER NOW • July 6 REGISTER JULY 1 • July 13 & 20 REGISTER JULY 15 • July 27 Let us help kick-start your little one’s bedtime routine with stories, flannels and songs. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

REGISTER JULY 1 • Town Square Amphitheater Wednesday, July 21 • 10-10:30 a.m. Join us for an outdoor Family Storytime. To protect our youngest patrons, all program participants ages 2 and older must wear a mask at all times during the program. Please call (847) 923-3446 to register.

PRESCHOOL BOOKS & COOKS: BAKING BREAD ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 3-5 years with caregiver • Friday, July 9 • 10-10:45 a.m. Learn about bread making through stories, then make your own loaf of bread with the help of a caregiver. Please have these ingredients available for the program: 3 cups of all purpose flour, 3 Tbs. white sugar, 1 cup of warm water, 3 Tbs. olive or vegetable oil and 1 1/2 tsp. salt. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

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PARENT/CHILD CRAFT PICK-UP PROGRAM • 2-5 years • Mondays REGISTER JULY 1 • July 12 • Flag & Fireworks REGISTER JULY 15 • July 26 Yarn Wrapped Bee Create a paper craft with your child. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

TALE OF THE RAINBOW LIZARD ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 2-6 years • Saturday, July 24 • 10-10:45 a.m. Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. Join Traveling Lantern storytellers to hear and see this colorful story come to life. Part of our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

BLAST OFF! ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 3-5 years with caregiver • Friday, July 30 • 1-2 p.m. Blast off with us as we take a trip into outer space! Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

UNDER THE SEA ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 3-5 years with caregiver • Thursday, Aug. 5 • 10-11 a.m. Learn about ocean animals through literacy and math activities. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

ADAPTIVE

AUTISM MOVEMENT THERAPY ONLINE PROGRAM • 3-8 years with caregiver Wednesdays REGISTER NOW • July 7 & Aug. 4 • 5:30-6 p.m. REGISTER NOW • July 21 • 4:30-5 p.m. Join us for a movement program designed for children with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing issues or who are differently-abled. Wanda Lee Farnell, Autism Movement Therapy Certified Provider, will lead this program supporting problem solving, speech, social, gross and fine motor skills through movement activities and a craft. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

ADAPTIVE BOOK EXPLORERS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 5-8 years • Tuesday, July 13 • 5-6 p.m. Join us for a book club for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing issues or who are differently-abled. This month we’ll read aloud, discuss and complete activities based on the book The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

POKÉMON LEAGUE

ART STUDIO: ANDY MIKI

ONLINE PROGRAM: JOIN THE WAITLIST 6-12 years • Friday, July 2 • 3-4:30 p.m. Join us for Pokémon crafts and activities. Help us unbox a pack of cards and submit your original artwork to enter a drawing for a prize. Visit our Facebook page to play “Who’s That Pokémon?” for a chance to win a prize showcased during the program. Click to register to join the waitlist.

ONLINE PROGRAM: JOIN THE WAITLIST 6-9 years • Thursday, July 8 • 2-3 p.m. Learn about artist Andy Miki and create a masterpiece inspired by his work. Part of our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Click to join the waitlist.

MATH INVESTIGATORS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 5-8 years • Saturday, July 10 • 2-3:30 p.m. Calling all young scientists and inventors! Show off your own personal inventions or favorite life hacks to other kids who love to tinker and build as much as you do! Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

ONLINE PROGRAM • 5-7 years • Saturdays 2-3 p.m. JOIN THE WAITLIST • July 3 Monster Measurements REGISTER JULY 15 • Aug. 7 • Odds and Evens In July, learn about measuring in inches, then, create your own monster and share the measurements of your monster’s body. In August, listen to a story, complete a craft and play games that focus on odd and even numbers. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

CLOTHESPIN SLOTH PICK-UP PROGRAM: JOIN THE WAITLIST 6-8 years • Tuesday, July 6 Make an adorable clinging sloth from the materials provided. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

JUNIOR INVENTORS

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP: RAINFORESTS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 5-8 years • Wednesday, July 14 • 2-3 p.m. Virtually visit a rainforest to learn about its importance, then complete a craft introducing the layers of the rainforest. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

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YOUTH

PROGRAMS

BOOK EXPLORERS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 5-8 years • Thursday, July 22 • 2-3 p.m. Join us while we read aloud and discuss The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann and enjoy activities based on the book. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

THE WRITE STUFF

FAMILY TRIVIA

LEGO® BUILDING CHALLENGE

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 6-8 years • Friday, July 16 • 2-2:45 p.m. Join us as we learn about descriptive writing and use this writing style to describe a monster. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 5-12 years • Friday, July 23 • 3-4 p.m. Grab everybody in the family and pull up a chair to join us for Family Trivia. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 5-12 years • Thursday, July 29 • 2-3 p.m. Bring your own LEGOs®, build along with other kids online and try to complete this month’s challenge: design and build a carnival. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

UNICORNS: BREAK THE CAGE

INTEGRITY IN ACTION: COMPASSION

INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 5-10 years • Monday, July 19 • 2-2:45 p.m. Join Talewise as they tell the interactive story of two kids who discover what they think is a unicorn. But unicorns aren’t real... are they? Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

DIY PINWHEELS PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 6-8 years • Tuesday, July 20 Create your own pinwheel and take it outside for a spin. Part of our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 6-8 years • Tuesday, July 27 • 2-3 p.m. Read and learn about empathy and compassion, then learn strategies to demonstrate compassion to yourself and others. Part of our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

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ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 5-12 years • Monday, Aug. 2 • 2-3 p.m. Come celebrate International Cat Day with us and share your favorite funny cat pictures, videos and stories while we vote which Grumpy Cat face will reign supreme. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

MINI-CHALKBOARD DECORATING PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 6-8 years • Tuesday, Aug. 3 Decorate your own mini chalkboard using the materials provided. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.


“I like Owen’s cooking videos and some of the Zoom craft programs and all the books.” – Nova B., Schaumburg, age 10

YOUTH PROGRAMS

TWEEN PROGRAMS FOR AGES 9-12 DIY DESIGNS

YARN TURTLES

ONLINE PROGRAM JOIN THE WAITLIST • Thursday, July 1 • 2-3 p.m. REGISTER JULY 15 • Friday, Aug. 6 • 2-3 p.m. In July, weave your own rainbow wall hanging. In August, make a fabric-covered notebook complete with a pen pocket. This project will require basic hand sewing abilities. Part of our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Thursday, July 8 Create a turtle made from popsicle sticks and yarn. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

GET CREATIVE ONLINE PROGRAM: JOIN THE WAITLIST Monday, July 5 • 2-3 p.m. Come chill out and get in touch with your creative side. This month we’ll make kites. Click to join the waitlist.

TIE DYE T-SHIRTS ONLINE PROGRAM: JOIN THE WAITLIST Tuesday, July 6 • 2-2:45 p.m. Explore different tie dying techniques by tie dying a t-shirt. Part of our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Click to join the waitlist.

OWEN’S TREAT WATCH NOW: REGISTER NOW • 11-13 years Fridays, July 9 & 23 • 4:30-5 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. Drop a comment on the video to let us know how yours turned out. Click to register to receive a link to the video.

WRITE ON! ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Monday, July 12 • 2-2:45 p.m. Explore different types of creative writing through games and ice-breakers in this judgement-free space. This month, we’ll create cour own adventure stories! Get ready to explore story elements like rising action, turning point and resolution. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

THE MANY COLORS OF AGRICULTURE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Saturday, July 17 • 2-3 p.m. Join the Cook County Farm Bureau to investigate how a plant grows and what it produces. Have fun learning about the importance of agriculture. Part of our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

TWEEN TRIVIA ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Tuesday, July 20 • 2-3 p.m. Join us on Crowdpurr to test your knowledge of all things tweens love. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ZENTANGLE-INSPIRED MAGNET PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Thursday, July 22 Create your own magnet using the Zentangle art method. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

CHAT & CRAFT WITH JESS

BETWEEN THE LINES BOOK CLUB

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 Wednesday, July 28 • 2-3 p.m. Craft and chat with educator Jess and learn how to make worry stones. She’ll also explain when and how to use them. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 9-12 years • Tuesday, Aug. 3 • 2-3 p.m. We’ll discuss I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day and make a memento box. Haven’t had time to read the whole book? No problem! Join us for the discussion anyway to learn about the book and enjoy various interactive activities. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

TWEEN GAME TIME: AMONG US ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 Saturday, July 31 • 3-4 p.m. Play games over Zoom with other tweens. This month, we’ll play the popular social deduction game Among Us. Please download the app before the program. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

WHALE PHONE HOLDER PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 9-12 years • Thursday, Aug. 5 Create a whale-shaped phone holder out of clay. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

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FREE SUMMER MEALS

DROP IN • Hanover Park Branch Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, July 2 - Aug. 13 Noon – 2 p.m. • 1-18 years This summer, stop by our Hanover Park Branch to pick up a free, nutritious grabn-go meal box. Each box serves one child and includes breakfast and lunch for two days. Meals are available to all children 18 or younger. To support social distancing, parents and/or guardians may pick up meals and bring them home to their children. Use Curbside Pick-Up or come inside to pick up your meal box. If using Curbside Pick-Up, please park in a designated spot and call (630) 372-7800 to let us know you’ve arrived. Free Summer Meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.


TEEN PROGRAMS

FOR AGES 12-19

CREATING & PUBLISHING MUSIC ONLINE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursdays, July 1-15 & 29 • 6-7 p.m. Learn to create, record, and publish your music online. A professional sound engineer will guide you through different elements of music creation and the business. Audio recording kits are available to Schaumburg Library cardholders to follow along and record from home. Not a musician? There are many creative roles we’ll need to fill - join us for more information. Pre-recorded videos are available to watch on SchaumburgLibrary.tv. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

TEEN RECORD LABEL: OFFICE HOURS REGISTER NOW • Central Digital Production Studio Saturdays, July 3-24 • 9-11 a.m. This is a chance for participants in the Teen Record Label project to have questions answered in person. Come with questions or a piece of equipment and we’ll troubleshoot with sound engineer Jalen Little. Meetings will be held one-on-one, so you may have to wait. Masks are optional for vaccinated teens and required for unvaccinated teens. Click to register.

CREATE WITH BLOXELS ONLINE PROGRAM • Mondays, 6-7 p.m. REGISTER NOW • July 5 REGISTER JULY 15 • Aug. 2 Use our Bloxels accounts to create your own games. We’ll work in Bloxels to design a game, placing enemies, obstacles, power-ups and collectibles. You can also customize all the artwork to fit your theme. If using a tablet or phone, you can download the Bloxels app ahead of this session . Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

POKÉMON GO @ TOWN SQUARE

QUARANTEEN KITS

REGISTER NOW • Town Square Tuesdays, July 6 & 20 • 3-4 p.m. We’re taking over Town Square with a Pokémon Go event for teens. Meet in the Library Commons and we’ll walk together to Town Square. Masks are optional for vaccinated patrons and required for unvaccinated patrons. Enjoy the free Library WiFi and keep an extra sharp eye to complete the Pokémon Snap scavenger hunt. Play, battle and trade with other trainers at your Library this summer. Click to register.

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Monday, July 12 Feeling stressed? Sign up to receive a QuaranTEEN kit. Each kit contains a variety of calming activities, crafts and self-care items. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

CHESS CLUB ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesdays, July 7 & 14 • 6-7 p.m. Conant High School Varsity Chess Team members instruct students in this club for all skill levels. You will learn strategy, openings and tactics to help you become a better chess player. You’ll need access to two devices: one for the Zoom meeting and one with a lichess.org account. Please create your free lichess account before the club begins. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

CREATE & CHILL WITH INDIRA & JESS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Thursday, July 8 • 4-5 p.m. Join Indira and Jess as they take you on a creative collage exploration of how emotions can look and feel different for everyone. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

AMONG US FOR TEENS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Monday, July 12 • 6-7 p.m. Can you complete all your tasks before the Imposter sabotages the mission? Join us to play Among Us with other teens. You must have Among Us installed on a device. We will be using Zoom for live audio communication. We recommend using one device for playing Among Us and another for using Zoom to talk with other players. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

LUNCH & LISTEN WATCH NOW: DROP IN • Tuesday, July 13 Looking for a new book to read? Grab your lunch and listen to Teen Librarian Allison as she makes young adult reading recommendations. This month’s topic: Survival. Come back on Tuesday, July 13 for a link to the video.

TEEN DIY ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTER JULY 1 • Tuesday, July 13 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Confetti Popper REGISTER JULY 15 • Tuesday, July 27 • 7-8 p.m. Book Fairy House Get ready to get creative as we tackle a different project each week. Supplies will be provided. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

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TEEN

“It’s been hard to study at home. The library is a different environment and it’s where I’m most productive.”

PROGRAMS

– Neeha K., 17, Schaumburg

HOW TO EVALUATE A COLLEGE FROM HOME

IGNITE: A SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK DISCUSSION FOR TEENS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, July 14 • 7-8 p.m. Tom Jaworski, founder of Quest College Consulting, will help you identify colleges that provide the best academic, social and financial fit, as well as provide resources to assist in virtual interactions with colleges and universities. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Thursday, July 22 • 7:15-8 p.m. Join fellow teens for a thoughtful discussion on topics related to social justice and activism. July’s conversation centers around Internment by Samira Ahmed. Free copies of the book and snacks will be available in the Program Kit. Part of our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

3D PRINT & PAINT ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Monday, July 19 • 6-7 p.m. Creativity meets technology as you add personal touches to video game-themed 3D printed objects. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

OUTDOOR TEEN DIY REGISTER JULY 1 • Central Library • Thursday, July 22 2:30-3:30 p.m. Get ready to get creative as we meet near the front steps of the Library to make exploding paint art. Dress for mess. Masks optional for vaccinated patrons and are required for those who are unvaccinated. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

3D DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 15 Monday, July 26 • 6-7 p.m. Learn about basic 3D design for 3D printing. Create models, shapes, jewelry and more with Tinkercad. One free print per teen will be available at a later date. Please set up a Tinkercad account before the event. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER JULY 1 Thursday, July 29 • 4-5 p.m. Enjoy snacks while you chat with fellow teens about Scythe by Neal Shusterman. A free copy of the book and snacks will be provided in the Program Kit. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

NAME THE MOVIE GIFS! ONLINE PROGRAM: DROP IN Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30 Can our film-savvy patrons identify the movie solely from a GIF and the clue? This quiz will be active all week. Open to adults and teens. Click here to play on Crowdpurr.


TEEN PROGRAMS

TEEN: TECH BYTES

Tech Bytes are our popular computer science courses for middle schoolers taught by advanced high schoolers. Classes are recorded live and posted on SchaumburgLibrary.tv. The class code for Google Classroom is qaf7ibj. Join to view current and previous projects and lessons.

VIDEO GAME HOUR

MIT APP INVENTOR

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, July 1 • 1-2 p.m. Kick off your weekend with our Video Gaming Hour where we’ll host online gaming competitions, examine how games are developed, and play them. Winner gets bragging rights! Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesdays, July 6 & 27 • 1-2 p.m. Join us to learn how to make Android apps. We’ll code in block-code and combine our skills with the MIT App Inventor. Learn to use buttons, text fields, images and much more to make a cool app which you can test out on your phone and share with friends and family. No prior experience necessary. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

WEB DEVELOPMENT BELL DAY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Mondays, July 5 & 26 • 1-2 p.m. Let’s do some JavaScript bell ringers to wake up our coding brains. We’ll go through the thought process and actual code in order to solve tasks with a web interface. Whether you are a newbie to computer programming or have taken classes, you’ll learn a lot and build skills to use on Web Development Wednesdays. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

WEB PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesdays, July 7 & 28 • 1-2 p.m. Learn how to create web projects using the languages of JavaScript, HTML and CSS. We’ll create new text-based and visual-based projects, applying our coding skills to make some amazing things. We will apply the skills learned from Bell Day sessions to create our websites. No prior experience required. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

FREE SUMMER MEALS

DROP IN • Hanover Park Branch Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, July 2 - Aug. 13 Noon – 2 p.m. • 1-18 years This summer, stop by our Hanover Park Branch to pick up a free, nutritious grab-n-go meal box. Each box serves one child and includes breakfast and lunch for two days. Meals are available to all children 18 or younger. To support social distancing, parents and/or guardians may pick up meals and bring them home to their children. Use Curbside Pick-Up or come inside to pick up your meal box. If using Curbside Pick-Up, please park in a designated spot and call (630) 372-7800 to let us know you’ve arrived. Free Summer Meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

“It’s a quiet place to study or work on projects. I even got information on scholarships from a book here.” – Antoine M., Schaumburg, age 17

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PROGRAMS ON CABLE ACCESS Hanover Park • Comcast channel 17, AT&T channel 99 Daily • 7 p.m. Hoffman Estates • Comcast channel 6, AT&T channel 99 Tuesdays • 7 p.m. Some of our most popular programs are now available on our local cable access channels. Enjoy adult book talks, oral histories and more, all from the comfort of your home.

A HISTORY OF THE BAND CHICAGO

AN ORGANIZED KITCHEN

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, July 1 • 7-8:30 p.m. If you like your rock n’ roll mixed with an exciting blast of horns, there is no better listen than the music of Chicago. Formed in 1967, the band produced a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 80s and was ranked 9th by Billboard Magazine on the list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Using performance and interview clips, presenter Gary Wenstrup will trace the arc of Chicago’s career from their early rock successes to their softer hits. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, July 7 • 7-8:30 p.m. Presenter Colleen Klimczak will help us organize our kitchens, menu plan and make savvy shopping decisions. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch live on SchaumburgLibrary. tv.

MINDFUL PARENT GROUP ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesdays, July 7 & Aug. 4 • 6-7 p.m. REGISTER NOW • Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60194 Wednesday, July 21 • 6-7 p.m. It’s time to be an OWL - Observe, Wait and Listen. Find ways to calm your mind and body and stay present. Join us for delightful experiences, learn to take mini breaks in your day and take care of yourself. The July 21 program takes place in-person at Spring Valley Nature Center. Masks are optional for vaccinated patrons and required for unvaccinated patrons. Click to register.

LGBTQ LEGACY WALK ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, July 13 • 7-8:30 p.m. Join The Legacy Project as they take us on the Legacy Walk to learn about the experiences and accomplishments of Chicago LGBTQ figures. The Legacy Project illuminates and affirms the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people to honor their experiences and accomplishments; to collect and preserve their contributions to world history and culture; to educate and inspire the public and young people; and to ensure an inclusive and equitable future. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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HOW TO EVALUATE A COLLEGE FROM HOME ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, July 14 • 7-8 p.m. Tom Jaworski, founder of Quest College Consulting, will help you identify colleges that provide the best academic, social and financial fit, as well as provide resources to assist in virtual interactions with colleges and universities. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

THE U.S. CIVIL WAR SERIES ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, July 15 • 1:30-3 p.m. Professor Gary Midkiff, who has studied the Civil War for 50 years, will lead us through this six-part series to expand our knowledge of the Civil War and how it can assist us with understanding the societal issues we face today. In Part 4, you’ll learn about the time period of April 1863 through Nov. 1863. By registering, you will receive access to a recording of each program after it occurs live. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.


“We’re so glad the concerts are back! What could be better than free entertainment?” – Sophia A., Streamwood

ADULT PROGRAMS

LET’S TALK: A SENIOR DISCUSSION GROUP

VERSITI MOBILE COACH BLOOD DRIVE

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Friday, July 16 • 10-11 a.m. Share information on topics that interest you, ask questions and enjoy the company of others. This program is geared toward the over 50 crowd, but all are welcome. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

REGISTER NOW • Central Parking Lot Wednesday, July 21 • Noon - 5 p.m. The Library is teaming up with Versiti to help replenish dangerously low blood supplies in our area. All donors will receive a Versiti beach towel! Appointments recommended; walk-ins welcome. The mobile coach will be parked in the Central Library parking lot, near the west entrance. You are eligible to donate if you received a COVID-19 vaccine on or before July 18. Questions? Call (800) 7-To-GIVE or go to versiti.org. Click to schedule an appointment.

CONOZCA LOS HECHOS SOBRE EL COVID-19: GET THE FACTS ABOUT COVID 19 ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, July 20 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Únase a nosotros para escuchar la información más reciente sobre el COVID-19. El Dr. Domincis de Northwest Community Healthcare cubrirá todo, desde pruebas de diagnóstico hasta vacunas. Habrá tiempo para preguntas y respuestas después de la presentación. Este programa se presenta en asociación con Partners for Our Communities y Northwest Community Healthcare. Haga clic para registrarse para recebir el enlace Zoom. Join us to hear the latest information on COVID-19. Dr. Henry Dominicis, M.D. of Northwest Community Healthcare will discuss everything from diagnosis to vaccines. This program will be presented in Spanish. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

MEDITATION FOR MODERN LIFE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, July 22 • 1:30-3 p.m. Jim Rose is a long- time meditator who is here to teach us how meditation helps with the challenges and stress of everyday life. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

NAME THE MOVIE GIFS! ONLINE PROGRAM: DROP IN Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30 Can our film-savvy patrons identify the movie solely from a GIF and the clue? Open to adults and teens. Click here to play on Crowdpurr.

THE RULE OF RUM ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, July 27 • 7-8:30 p.m. Food historian Cynthia Clampitt shares the reason rum arose where it did and when it did, as well as how pirates got involved and who really said “yo, ho, ho” (not the pirates). She also explains how rum was involved in uniting the 13 colonies, why it was one of the issues that led to the American Revolution, and how it affected culture and history worldwide. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICARE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, July 29 • 1:30-3 p.m. The Illinois Department on Aging’s Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries or their caretakers. Dave Lecik, from the Chicago SHIP office, will present information on Medicare basics, Medicaid programs to assist low-income Medicare beneficiaries, Medigap, Part D prescription drug plans and more. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

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JOB SEARCH ESSENTIALS

LITERACY & CITIZENSHIP ESL CONVERSATION CLUB

NATURALIZATION 101

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, July 29 • 6:30-8 p.m. Gene Flynn will help you understand the many changes in the job search environment and how to prepare a great job search plan. Learn to navigate the job search process and identify organizations to assist you in your search. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Fridays, July 2 - Aug. 6 • 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 7 - Aug. 4 • 6:30-8 p.m. Practice your English conversation skills in this live, online, 90-minute discussion. Please choose one session per week to help ensure we have space to accommodate everyone who is interested. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

FROM BOSSA NOVA TO BEBOP & BEYOND

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH WITH ONLINE TOOLS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, Aug. 5 • 7-8:30 p.m. This presentation will explore the influence of Brazilian popular music on American popular music and vice versa. Presenter Mark Tonelli will discuss important musical figures from both cultures, including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz, Chico Barque, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, Billy Joel and Frank Sinatra. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Monday, July 12 • 10-11 a.m. Improve your English speaking and reading skills using Pronunciator and Mango. A Schaumburg Library card is required. Need a card? You can get one online or at any Library location. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, July 15 • 6-8 p.m. Maria del Carmen Rodriguez, Community Relations Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Chicago District 34, will present an overview of the eligibility and qualification requirements for obtaining U.S. citizenship. She will also provide an explanation of the naturalization process and information on USCIS’s free online resources and naturalization exam study materials. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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ESL BOOK DISCUSSION ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, July 28 • 10-11 a.m. Join other adult English language learners to discuss The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. There are print copies available for you to check out - send an email to cbaranowski@stdl.org to pick up a loan copy. Or, if you prefer we have other formats available for checkout using your Schaumburg Library card. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.


“This library did so many great things during COVID. I was really impressed. Now I’m just happy I can spend time here again.”

ADULT PROGRAMS

– Jared W., Schaumburg

Mom’s Library Roots Began in College the Schaumburg Library on visits home from Milwaukee, where she was attending UWM. Back then, she would use the library’s resources for homework, but these days her time at the library is usually spent in Youth Services with her 7-year-old twins and 11-year-old daughter. “They enjoy the activities and checking out books,” she said.

Amanda Prellwitz of Hoffman Estates remembers coming to

While her daughter searched for a title on the online catalog, Amanda talked about bringing her kids to the library for the past

three years, and how much it has helped with their reading skills and homework. “They really like the Summer Challenge,” she added. “It has a lot of fun things for them to do, and the books, of course.” Like Amanda’s children, anyone can register for the Summer Challenge, which continues through Sunday, Aug. 1. Simply go to SchaumburgLibrary.org/ read to sign up, or register in person at any of our three locations.

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“I look forward to the programs, like the Environmental Fair. You have fun, you learn things, it’s a win-win!” – Amanda P., Hoffman Estates

BOOK & MOVIE DISCUSSIONS

GENEALOGY

SUMMER READS BOOK DISCUSSION

50+ BOOK DISCUSSION

REGISTER NOW • Town Square Wednesday, July 14 • 10-11 a.m. Join us in the gazebo at Town Square to discuss The Hunger by Alma Katsu. Contact the Fiction Desk at (847) 923-3140 to arrange pick up of the book, or check out the eBook from Digital Library of Illinois. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to Zoom and you will receive a link via email. Masks are optional for vaccinated patrons and required for unvaccinated patrons.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Monday, July 26 • 1-2 p.m. Join us to discuss One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson. Contact the Fiction Desk at (847) 923-3140 to arrange pick up of the book or check out the eBook or eAudio on Digital Library of Illinois or Axis360. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

FINDING NATURALIZATION RECORDS

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ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, July 13 • 7-8:30 p.m. Certified Genealogist Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will discuss the history and procedural changes of the US naturalization process and explain the steps to finding these records. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

GENEALOGY CHIT CHAT ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, July 27 • 2-3:30 p.m. Tony Kierna, Schaumburg Township District Library’s Genealogist, will host this informal gathering to help you in your genealogical research. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.


TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

HIGH SCHOOL & UP

ONLINE PROGRAM • REGISTER NOW The following programs take place on Zoom. Click each program to register and receive the Zoom link.

GOOGLE SHEETS FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS Thursday, July 1 • 10 a.m. - Noon

GOOGLE SHEETS FORMATTING SPREADSHEETS Tuesday, July 6 • 10 a.m. - Noon

GOOGLE SHEETS CHARTS Thursday, July 8 • 10 a.m. - Noon

WINDOWS 1

WORD 1

Friday, July 9 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 23 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

SENIOR FACEBOOK 1

TWITTER

Tuesday, July 13 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Wednesday, July 28 • 10 a.m. - Noon

SENIOR FACEBOOK 2

WORD DESIGN

Thursday, July 15 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Friday, July 30 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WINDOWS 2

INSTAGRAM

Friday, July 16 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 31 •10 a.m. - Noon

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Schaumburg Township District Library - July 2021 Guide  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our programs are taking place online. We have something happening for every age and interest! We're be...

Schaumburg Township District Library - July 2021 Guide  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our programs are taking place online. We have something happening for every age and interest! We're be...

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