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CONTENTS Registration Information PAGE 1

About the Library PAGE 2

All Ages PAGES 3 & 4

Youth PAGES 5–9

Tweens (9-12 years)

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

REGISTRATION DESIGNATION

Join Live: 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. Phone-in Program: Call (847) 923-3195 about five minutes before the program start time to join.   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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Teens (12-19 years)

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Adults PAGES 13–18

Technology PAGE 19

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

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

Leadership

Annie Miskewitch, Executive Director Jennifer Hunt, Deputy Director

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING Monday, May 17 • 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. - 8 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. - 8 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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TOWN SQUARE EVENTS ARE BACK! REGISTER MAY 15 Monday, June 7 • 6:45-8:15 p.m The Messengers Thursday, June 10 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunset Yoga Monday, June 21 • 6:45- 8:15 p.m. Donna Herula Trio Monday, July 5 • 6:45-8:15 p.m. The Throwbacks Thursday, July 8 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunset Yoga Monday, July 19 • 6:45-8:15 p.m. Del Bergeson Orchestra Monday, Aug. 2 • 6:45-8:15 p.m. Kaleidoscope Eyes Thursday, Aug. 12 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunset Yoga Great news: our Town Square events are making a comeback this summer! To maintain social distancing, registration will be required for each event. Click to learn more and register at SchaumburgLibrary.org/town-square.

THE BIAS INSIDE US EXHIBIT Saturday, May 29 - Sunday, June 27 • 11 years & up Central Library Bias is an innate human trait; we all have it. The Bias Inside Us brings us an exploration of implicit bias to help us all become aware of our own bias so we can recognize its influence and impact on our behaviors and worldview. The Bias Inside Us is divided into six, interactive sections that will introduce you to implicit bias, show you examples of implicit bias in real life, reveal the serious consequences of implicit bias and help you retrain your brain to overcome your own biases. The Bias Inside Us is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Major support is provided by The Otto Bremer Trust. Come and view it at the Central Library during Library hours. Click to learn more.

PROGRAMS ON CABLE ACCESS Hanover Park • Comcast channel 17, AT&T channel 99 For kids: Daily • 10 a.m. For adults: Daily • 7 p.m. Hoffman Estates • Comcast channel 6, AT&T channel 99 For kids: Wednesdays • 10 a.m. For adults: Tuesdays • 7 p.m. Some of our most popular programs are now available on our local cable access channels. Enjoy storytimes, craft programs, book talks, oral histories and more, all from the comfort of your home.

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SUMMER CHALLENGE REGISTER MAY 18 • Tuesday, June 1 - Aug. 1 Schaumburg Library is excited to celebrate diversity this summer! Join us for reading and activities with our Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World, and start logging your progress June 1. 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. This year, we’ll also be making a contribution to support a local charity of your choice when you complete the adult or teen Challenge. The more adults and teens who complete the Challenge, the more the Library can contribute to the chosen charities. 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. The challenge begins June 1, and you can register beginning May 18. Click to learn more and register at SchaumburgLibrary.org/read.


ALL AGES FEATURING... KANOPY

If you love critically-acclaimed movies, award-winning foreign films, inspiring documentaries, or children’s shows, chances are you’ll love Kanopy. This video streaming services is free with your library card, and gives you access to all of the above and more. You have instant access (no holds! no waiting!) on your TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer. And…no ads! Just the good stuff. How does it work? Each month, you automatically get 10 play credits. Just pick a title and start watching; you’ll have 72 hours to watch it as many times as you’d like (or leave and come back!) without using up another credit. Access to Kanopy Kids is even better! One click on a kids show gets you unlimited access to all kids’ titles for the next 30 days – and it only counts as one of your credits!

Don’t know what to watch? Try our staff recommendations. Kanopy Kids: Creepy Carrots, Scaredy Squirrel and More The Lobster (2016) The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2014) Charade (1963) The Forsyte Saga (2002) The Secret of Kells (2009) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (2002) Dial M for Murder (1954) A Faithful Man (2016) Yours, Mine, & Ours (2005)

Create a Kanopy account with your Library card and get started now!

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PROGRAMS

“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place, you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

STORYTIMES

PRESCHOOL PARENT/CHILD CRAFT PICK-UP PROGRAM • 2-5 years REGISTER NOW • Monday, May 3 Butterfly Handprint Card REGISTER MAY 1 • Monday, May 17 Flower Garden REGISTER MAY 15 • Tuesday, June 1 Birds on a Wire Create a paper craft with your child. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

PRETEND & PLAY CUENTOS Y CANCIONES: BILINGUAL STORYTIME ÚNETE EN VIVO/JOIN LIVE: • 2-5 with caregiver 6-6:45 p.m. REGISTER MAY 1 • Thursday, May 20 REGISTER MAY 15 • Thursday, June 3 Stories, songs and art in English and Spanish. Cuentos, canciones y arte en ingles y en español. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit. Haga clic para registrarse para recibir el enlace Zoom y el Kit de Programa.

FAMILY STORYTIME JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 15 0-5 years with caregiver • Monday, June 7 • 10-10:30 a.m. Start your morning off with stories, songs, flannels and fun with our Family Storytime! Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Storytime Kit or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

JOIN LIVE • 3-5 years REGISTER NOW • Friday, May 7 • 10-10:30 a.m. REGISTER MAY 1 • Tuesday, May 11 • 1-1:30 p.m. Join us for fun, virtual events that include campout games and crafts. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

WHAT’S THE WEATHER? JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 15 3-5 with caregiver • Monday, May 24 • 1-2 p.m. Learn about different kinds of weather with fun experiments and crafts. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

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

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ADAPTIVE

ADAPTIVE BOOK EXPLORERS JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • 5-8 years Thursday, May 6 • 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 be reading aloud, discussing and completing activities based on the book When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

AUTISM MOVEMENT THERAPY JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW 3-8 years with caregiver • Wednesdays, May 12 & 26 5:30-6 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.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

MATH INVESTIGATORS

PAPER FLOWER BOUQUET

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP: EGYPT

JOIN LIVE • 5-7 years REGISTER NOW • Saturday, May 1 • 2-3 p.m. Telling Time REGISTER MAY 15 • Saturday, June 5 • 10-11 a.m. Word Problem Mystery In May, listen to a story about telling time, practice how to tell time with some fun games and craft your own clock. In June, solve the mystery of who is stealing everyone’s items on the beach by completing word problems. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW 6-8 years • Tuesday, May 4 Make a cute flower bouquet out of paper and other craft materials. Click to join the waitlist.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • 5-8 years Friday, May 14 • 4-5 p.m. Go on a virtual field trip to Egypt, learn about mummies, then, craft your own mummy and make a nametag for yourself written in hieroglyphics. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

GIRL SCOUTS & GARDENING JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • 5-19 years Saturday, May 1 • 3-4 p.m. Learn about gardening by making a planter with recyclable materials. This event will be co-hosted by the Girl Scouts, so you can find out about troops in your community. Click to join the waitlist.

THE WRITE STUFF

QUEST FOR ADVENTURE: HERO KIDS SAVE THE KINGDOM JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • 5-8 years Saturday, May 8 • 2-3:30 p.m. Do you love going on adventures? Create an account on Roll20.net and play the cooperative roleplaying game Hero Kids with other kids who love magic and adventure. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and an additional link inviting you to join the game on Roll20.net.

GALAXY CHALK ART PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER MAY 1 6-8 years • Tuesday, May 11 Create a galaxy out of chalk and paper. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

POKÉMON LEAGUE JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • 6-12 years Saturday, May 15 • 2-3:30 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. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • 6-9 years Monday, May 3 • 4-4:45 p.m. Learn about poetry and write poems of your own. Click to join the waitlist.

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PROGRAMS

BOOK EXPLORERS

JOIN LIVE • REGISTER MAY 15 • 5-8 years Thursday, May 27 • 4-5 p.m. Join us while we read aloud and discuss Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang, then enjoy activities based on the book. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

ART STUDIO: DINA CHHAN

LEGO® BUILDING CHALLENGE

CARDBOARD STEAM: ABACUS

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • 6-9 years Monday, May 17 • 4-5 p.m. Learn about Cambodian artist Dina Chhan and create a masterpiece inspired by her work. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • 5-12 years Friday, May 21 • 4-5 p.m. Bring your own LEGOs®, build along with other kids online and try to complete this month’s challenge: design your ideal summer vacation. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 15 • 5-8 years Friday, June 4 • 3-4:30 p.m. Learn to how to build your own abacus and how to use it just like a calculator. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

SCRAP PAPER KITE ART

WOVEN BOWL

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER MAY 1 6-8 years • Tuesday, May 18 Create a lovely picture of flying kites using watercolors and scrap paper. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER MAY 15 6-8 years • Tuesday, May 25 Create a woven bowl made out of a paper plate. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

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COLOR SCIENCE JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 15 6-9 years • Monday, June 7 • 2-3 p.m. Color your world by completing several science experiments. This program has messiness potential, so please dress for mess. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.


“I come for the awesome books and the games and movies. There’s lots of chapter books and pickup activities.” – Naina M., age 8, Schaumburg

YOUTH PROGRAMS

TWEEN PROGRAMS FOR AGES 9-12 GIRL SCOUTS & GARDENING

DIY DESIGNS

OWEN’S TREAT

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • 5-19 years Saturday, May 1 • 3-4 p.m. Learn about gardening by making a planter with recyclable materials. This event will be co-hosted by the Girl Scouts, so you can find out about troops in your community. Click to join the waitlist.

JOIN LIVE REGISTER MAY 1 • Monday, May 10 • 4-5 p.m. REGISTER MAY 15 • Tuesday, June 1 • 2-3 p.m. In May, make a dinosaur that lives in a travel-sized tin world. This project will require basic hand sewing abilities. In June, make a pineapple mason jar nightlight. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

WATCH NOW: REGISTER NOW • 11-13 years Fridays, May 14 & 28 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen chef Owen Dodson welcomes you to his kitchen and demonstrates his favorite recipes. Pause, play and follow along with him from your own home. Drop a comment on the video to let us know how yours turned out. Click to receive a link to the video.

GET CREATIVE JOIN LIVE REGISTER NOW • Tuesday, May 4 • 4-5 p.m. REGISTER MAY 15 • Wednesday, June 2 • 2-3 p.m. Chill out and get in touch with your creative side. In May, learn about Cinco de Mayo and make piñatas. In June, make a diamond painted keychain. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

IN BETWEEN SCENE JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Wednesday, May 5 3:30-4:30 p.m. Play games, meet new friends and help make decisions about the Library and its virtual programs. This month we will give back to the community by making a cat bed for The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

FINGER KNIT BUTTERFLIES PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, May 6 Create butterflies made out of finger knit yarn. Click to join the waitlist.

OP ART HEART PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER MAY 1 Thursday, May 13 Create a work of art following the Op Art style. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEENS: CARD CHALLENGE FAQ JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 Students entering grades 7-12 Thursday, May 13 • 6-7 p.m. Saturday, May 22 • 11 a.m. - Noon Teens who participate in our Virtual Volunteen: Card Challenge will help us reach our summer goal to complete 1,000 uplifting greeting cards for the organization CardzForKidz. The cards will be completed in the safety of your home. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

WRITE ON! JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • Tuesday, May 18 4-5 p.m. Explore different types of creative writing through games and ice breakers in this judgement-free space. This month we are focusing on fables. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

CHAT & CRAFT WITH JESS JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 Wednesday, May 19 • 4-5 p.m. Come craft and chat with Jessica and make a fun spring design with bleeding tissue paper. Let’s chat about how we have grown over the years and how we can continue to bloom into amazing, creative, awesome humans. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

DIY BEAD LIZARD PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER MAY 1 Thursday, May 20 Create a lizard made out of beads. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

BOREDOM BUSTERS

ROMERO BRITTO-INSPIRED CAT

ANIMANGA CLUB JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 15 • Friday, May 28 4-5:30 p.m. Want to watch the latest in anime releases or chat about the coolest new manga? Join us at the Animanga Club to share your own artwork and sample snacks and candy from Japan. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

– Author Katrina Mayer

Homework Problems?

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 15 • 11-13 years Tuesday, May 25 • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Bored at home? This week, Miss Gretchen and Miss Allison challenge you to a game of First Letter, Last Letter. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER MAY 15 Thursday, May 27 Draw and color a Romero Britto-inspired cat in the Pop-Art style. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

“A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without ever leaving your chair.”

Brainfuse is Here to Help! Whether you’re learning from home, at school or using the hybrid plan, chances are you could use a little help due to the upside-down year we’ve just experienced. With your Schaumburg Library card, that help is right at your fingertips with Brainfuse. Tutors are available from 2 - 9 p.m. every day with live homework help for math, science, English, social studies and adult learning. You can even take ACT or SAT practice tests.  This free online service offers tutoring on a variety of subjects, including foreign languages, expert reviews of homework papers, a platform for creating flashcards, and even chess

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tutoring. These are just a few of the many ways that Brainfuse can help you understand and even excel in challenging subjects. In addition to tutoring and reviewing, Brainfuse offers its eParachute service, which will help you discover the college majors and careers that match your skills and interests. Want to collaborate with your friends on a homework project? Try using Meet, a Brainfuse program that lets you schedule sessions with friends and classmates in a virtual, private study room. Don’t let your homework frustrations get you down. Simply go to SchaumburgLibrary.org, click E-Library and choose Online Learning to find Brainfuse.


TEEN PROGRAMS

FOR AGES 12-19

TECH BYTES

CHESS CLUB

VIDEO GAME HOUR

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Mondays, May 3-24 • 4:30-5:15 p.m. Algorithmic Programming Wednesdays, May 5-26 • 4:30-5:15 p.m. Project Development Learn to solve problems with the coding language Python. Whether you’re a newbie to computer programming or have taken classes before, you’re sure to learn a whole lot about technology and programming fundamentals. 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. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Wednesdays, May 5-26 • 6-7 p.m. Conant High School Varsity Chess Team members Akshay Brahmbhatt and Harsh Shah instruct students in this club for all skill levels. Students will learn strategy, openings and tactics for becoming a better chess player. Participants will need access to two devices: one for the Zoom meeting and one with a lichess.org account, which is free. Please create your account before the club begins. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Fridays, May 7 & 21 4:30-5:30 p.m. Unwind on a Friday with other teens in this club for gamers. Each meeting, we’ll play a different game and explore topics related to gaming. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ROCKET LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS JOIN LIVE: DROP IN • Monday, May 3 5:30-7:30 p.m. In Rocket League, search for our tournament named “SchaumLib16” on Monday, May 3. We’ll continue to add tournaments if you miss getting into the 5:30 p.m. start time. No password or code necessary. All skill levels are welcome. Requires Rocket League app and access to an online gaming service (such as Xbox Network, PlayStation Now or Switch Online).

CREATING & PUBLISHING MUSIC ONLINE JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Thursdays • 6-7 p.m. May 6: Creating Your Artist Profile May 13: Creating Your Profile Artwork/ Aesthetic May 20: Uploading Your Music/Marketing May 27: Marketing/Album or Song We’re launching a teen-created record label. This is your chance to learn the roles in the music industry, and maybe see your name in lights. Each week we’ll offer a new lesson, and sessions will be recorded and posted on SchaumburgLibrary.tv. Get yourself started by watching the pre-made videos created by music producer and educator Jalen Little at SchaumburgLibrary.tv. Not a musician? There are also many artistic and creative roles available. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

QUARANTEEN KITS PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER MAY 1 Monday, May 10 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.

3D DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • Monday, May 10 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 personal Tinkercad account before the event. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

LUNCH & LISTEN WATCH NOW: DROP IN • Tuesday, May 11 Looking for a new book to read? Join Teen Librarian Allison on the second Tuesday of every month as she makes young adult reading recommendations. This month’s topic: Adorable Animals. Check back Tuesday, May 11 for a link to the video.

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“This is a good place to come, especially during COVID-19, to do school work in a quiet environment.”

PROGRAMS

– Diana L., age 15, Streamwood

TEEN DIY: MINI WOVEN BOWL

TISSUE PAPER FLOWER BOUQUET

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • Tuesday, May 11 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to weave a colorful mini bowl. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • Tuesday, May 18 7-8 p.m. Love the look of flowers but don’t always remember to water them? Learn how to make a tissue paper bouquet. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

CREATE & CHILL WITH INDIRA & JESS JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • Thursday, May 13 4-5 p.m. Come hang with Jess and Indira as they teach us how to make paper beads! The art of beading has been around for centuries and is proven to keep our hands busy and minds at ease. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEENS: CARD CHALLENGE FAQ JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 Students entering grades 7-12 Thursday, May 13 • 6-7 p.m. Saturday, May 22 • 11 a.m. - Noon Teens who participate in our Virtual Volunteen: Card Challenge will help us reach our summer goal to complete 1,000 uplifting greeting cards for the organization CardzForKidz. The cards will be completed in the safety of your home. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

ROBOTICS BASICS

IGNITE: A SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK DISCUSSION FOR TEENS JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • Thursday, May 20 7:15-8 p.m. Join fellow teens for a thoughtful discussion on topics related to social justice and activism. May’s conversation centers around The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Free copies of the book and snacks will be provided. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

AMONG US FOR TEENS JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 15 Monday, May 24 • 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. (It’s a free download from the App Store or Google Play.) We’ll use 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.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • Monday, May 17 6-7 p.m. Learn to program a virtual robot using VEXcode. Program a robot to steer through an obstacle course using sensors and steering commands. It is preferable to use a laptop over a tablet or phone for this session. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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#WEWEREHERE PROJECT VIRTUAL EXHIBIT JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Tuesday, May 25 4:30-5:30 p.m. The #WeWereHere Project is a library-created online volunteer opportunity for teens. Post community projects and earn volunteer or service hour credit. Submissions to the project are still open and will remain so after this exhibition. At this event, teen participants in the #WeWereHere Project will showcase their contributions with a brief demo or statement about their project. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 1 • Tuesday, May 25 7:15-8 p.m. Enjoy snacks while you chat with fellow teens about They Called Us Enemy by George Takei. A free copy of the book and snacks will be provided. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

3D PRINT & PAINT JOIN LIVE: REGISTER MAY 15 Monday, June 7 • 6-7 p.m. Creativity meets technology in this fun teen program. Add personal touches by painting video game-themed 3D printed objects. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Volunteers Make CardzforKidz When the pandemic hit and the Library closed, we developed new ways to serve the various segments of our community. For teens, that meant creating a new online teen volunteer program – Virtual Volunteens – that began last July. One of the group’s main projects is CardzforKidz, “a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that hand delivers hope and love by card to sick and recovering children, elderly, and traumatized patients across the US and increasingly more overseas,” according to CardzforKidz.org. Making the cards has been a way for teens to earn volunteer hours from the safety of their homes and has been a popular choice from the available options.  

The purpose for sending cards is to help patients and families focus on something beside their current situations. Our Volunteens will do this by creating colorful and creative cards with encouraging phrases and fun puns. We’re hoping local teens will make a positive impact this summer by reaching our goal of 1,000 homemade cards.

To register for Virtual Volunteens, go to SchaumburgLibrary.org. See the program listing on pages 8 and 11.

“We know the teens in our community are eager to volunteer at the library,” said Librarian Gretchen Schulz. “We are excited to see how creative they get and how they work together to achieve our goal of 1,000 cards!”

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ADULT PROGRAMS

SENIOR SCAM PREVENTION

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

EAST ASIAN GARDENS

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Tuesday, May 4 10 a.m. - Noon PICK UP PACKET • Tuesday, April 27 • 9 a.m. - Noon The Barn, 231 S. Civic Dr., Schaumburg Stay safe at home while hearing important scam-prevention tips from the Schaumburg Police Department. Registrants will be entered into a prize drawing. Closed captioning will be available. This event is co-sponsored by the Library and the Support our Seniors Council. Participate in any of the following ways: watch on Zoom, listen by phone or watch live streamed at SchaumburgLibrary.tv. Click here or call (847) 923-3347 to register.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, May 4 • 7-8:30 p.m. Meal Planning Essentials Tuesday, May 18 • 7-8:30 p.m. Protein Essentials Tuesday, June 1 • 7-8:30 p.m. Carbohydrate Essentials Tuesday, June 15 • 7-8:30 p.m. Fats & Sugars Essentials Joyce of Lively Kitchens will discuss the featured topics, demonstrate cooking techniques and provide resources, along with additional cooking-related information. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, May 5 • 7-8:30 p.m. Cultural Educator Yvonne Wolf gives a short background on the aesthetics of Japanese and Chinese gardens. Examples from Chicago Botanical Gardens and Chinatown’s Ping Tom Park will be used. Learn about the Confucian symbolism expressed in gardens and how they are used to relieve stress and cultivate inner peace. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

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WILLS & TRUSTS JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Monday, May 10 6:30-8 p.m. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will discuss wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship. Learn more about planning ahead and updating existing documents. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.


“We love the kids’ section and themed books. We switch out our books every couple of weeks and also enjoy the online storytimes.”

ADULT PROGRAMS

– Melanie B., Schaumburg

SOUND OPINIONS: THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTS IN CHICAGO MUSIC HISTORY JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, May 11 • 7-8:30 p.m. Join music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of the world’s only rock n’ roll talk show, for a live, online event celebrating Chicago music. They’ll trace the city’s rich musical history via the 10 artists they feel contribute the most enduring and influential sounds over the past half-century. Genres include Gospel, Blues, Rock, R&B and more. This program is offered through a partnership with multiple libraries. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

MINDFUL PARENT GROUP JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Wednesdays, May 12 & 26 • 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 a wonderful group and many delightful experiences, learn to take mini breaks in your day and take care of yourself. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

BECOMING DEBT FREE JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Thursday, May 13 6:30-8 p.m. Presenter Mike Ritter will discuss debt stacking, the impact of your credit score on your job search, setting a debt freedom date and how to avoid credit mistakes. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

LET’S TALK: A SENIOR DISCUSSION GROUP JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Fridays, May 21 & 28 • 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.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TRIVIA JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, May 26 • 7-8 p.m. Join us on Zoom to test your knowledge of science, history, pop culture and more. We’ll be using Crowdpurr for the trivia action. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Crowdpurr access code.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

GENEALOGY

HISTORY

WORLD WAR I GENEALOGY

LOOKING FOR HISTORIC HOUSES OF LINCOLN’S ILLINOIS

SPY VS. SPY: ESPIONAGE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, May 12 • 6:30-7:45 p.m. Whether it’s a house, hotel or art center, the sites in Illinois that author Erika Holst explores touch on Abraham Lincoln and his life. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Tuesday, May 25 7-8:30 p.m. Total war led to total espionage as each major participant in the Second World War attempted to fathom the actions of the opposition, and in some cases even of its allies. Learn about some of the most famous and little remembered espionage efforts of the war including German saboteurs landing on America’s East Coast, Japanese efforts against Pearl Harbor, Soviet penetration into the atomic bomb’s Manhattan Project, British Enigma decrypts of German radio transmissions, and other actions. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Tuesday, May 11 7-8:30 p.m. Start your journey toward learning more about your family’s connection to the war to end all wars by using a fail-proof method of record gathering. Presenter Debra M. Dudek, head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District, will explain this valuable method. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

GENEALOGY CHIT CHAT

THE U.S. CIVIL WAR SERIES: PART 3

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Tuesday, May 25 2-3:30 p.m. Our own genealogist, Tony Kierna, will host this informal gathering to help with your genealogical research. Special guest Local History Librarian Jane Rozek will discuss local history resources and ways to tap into local history material from libraries and online sources. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Thursday, May 20 1:30-3 p.m. Professor Gary Midkiff, who has studied the Civil War for 50 years, is leading us through this sixpart series to expand our knowledge of the Civil War. Part 3 takes us from Aug. 1862 through March 1863. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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“It’s very spacious, well maintained, and open during the pandemic. Good resources and everything is free.” – Mahesh A., Hoffman Estates

ADULT PROGRAMS

YOUR CITY @ HOME SERIES

Your City @ Home is a series of virtual field trips that provide the chance to explore what the Chicagoland area has to offer. This series is sponsored by multiple Illinois public libraries.

KARKOMI HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION TOUR JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Saturday, May 8 2-3 p.m. We’ll recognize the 76th anniversary of Victory Europe Day with a docent-led tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition from the Illinois Holocaust Museum. This exhibit is a place for those familiar with the Holocaust and those learning about it for the first time. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

THE ART INSTITUTE JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Saturday, May 15 1-2 p.m. Explore ways to connect with the Art Institute of Chicago and discover little-known stories that make ours one of the most renowned art museums in the world. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

LITERACY & CITIZENSHIP ESL CONVERSATION CLUB JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Wednesdays, May 5-26 • 10-11:30 a.m. OR 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays, May 7-28 • 10-11:30 a.m. Practice your English conversation skills in this live 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.

ESL BOOK DISCUSSION JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, May 19 • 1-2 p.m. Join other adult English language learners to discuss Lessons from Lucy by Dave Barry. Email cbaranowski@stdl.org to borrow the book, or check out an eBook or eAudiobook on Digital Library of Illinois using your Schaumburg Library card. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

“A friend told me about the kids’ section. I really want my daughter to be around books and I love how many books for kids there are here.” – Monica K., Hoffman Estates

Couple Uses Zoom to Learn & Connect Schaumburg residents for 40 years, Geri McCall Barrath and her husband, Paul, have long enjoyed using the Schaumburg Library, and that didn’t stop when the pandemic closed our doors and ended in-person programs. In fact, it increased their involvement in programs and even inspired Geri to start something new. “We enjoy anything historical, anything related to the arts, cooking, travel, Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club, biographies – you name it, we’ve probably Zoomed it,” Geri said. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have been writing a weekly newsletter of free things to watch from home. I have about 100 subscribers. The Schaumburg Library, along with dozens

of libraries across the US and UK, provide the bulk of my material.” During all the changes resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, Geri made lemonade from lemons by using the Library and Zoom to learn, be entertained, and meet new people. “It’s been great getting to see programs from historians and presenters as good as local ‘stars’ Jim Gibbons and Leslie Goddard,” she said. “I would never have seen these folks if it weren’t for (1) the pandemic, (2) Zoom and (3) the wonderful library system.” But Geri said there’s still one thing that’s always better in person.

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“I really miss live music. While Zoom is great for most programs, I am looking forward to the Library’s summer music program on the lawn, whenever that may return.”


ADULT PROGRAMS

BOOK & MOVIE DISCUSSIONS DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB

BEYOND THE BOOK

50+ BOOK DISCUSSION

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Thursday, May 6 7-9 p.m. Join Dann Gire and Raymond Benson for a virtual version of their ever-popular Movie Club. This month’s topic: The Sound of Musicals. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, May 18 • 10-11 a.m. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Thursday, May 20 • 7-8 p.m. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris Tuesday, May 25 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Library Book by Susan Orlean Contact the Fiction Desk at (847) 923-3140 to arrange pick up of a discussion copy, or checkout the eBook with your Schaumburg Library card. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Monday, May 24 1-2 p.m. Join us to discuss The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. Contact the Fiction Desk at (847) 923-3140 to arrange pick up the book or checkout the eBook on Digital Library of Illinois or Axis360. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

SECOND FLOOR READS

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Thursday, June 17 7-8 p.m. Join us for an open conversation about the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status and nationality. This conversation will be guided by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald’s Blindspot. This program is part of our exhibit, The Bias Inside Us. Click here to register to reserve a copy of the book and receive the Zoom link.

HOUR TO KILL JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW • Thursday, May 6 7-8 p.m. Join us for our true crime book discussion group. This month’s title: The Five: The Untold Story of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and reserve a copy of the book.

JOIN LIVE: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, May 19 • 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for our non-fiction book discussion group. This month’s title: The Walls Came Tumbling Down by Henriette Roosenberg. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and reserve a copy of the book.

RACIAL JUSTICE BOOK DISCUSSION: BLINDSPOT - THE BIAS INSIDE US

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TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

HIGH SCHOOL & UP

JOIN LIVE • REGISTER NOW • These programs will take place online on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting at least one hour in advance of the program. Don’t see the email? Make sure you check your spam folder!

SENIOR FACEBOOK 1

WORD 1

EXCEL 1

Tuesday, May 4 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Friday, May 14 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 25 • 10 a.m. - Noon

SENIOR FACEBOOK 2

HOW TO HOST A ZOOM MEETING

EXCEL FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS

Thursday, May 6 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Monday, May 17 • 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26 • 10 a.m. - Noon

WINDOWS 2

SNAPCHAT

EXCEL FORMATTING SPREADSHEETS

Friday, May 7 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Thursday, May 27 • 10 a.m. - Noon

TWITTER

WORD DESIGN

WORD FORMATTING

Tuesday, May 11 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Friday, May 21 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 28 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

INSTAGRAM

TIK TOK

Thursday, May 13 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Saturday, May 22 • 10 a.m. - Noon

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Schaumburg Township District Library - May 2021 Guide  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person Library programs are canceled until further notice. But we have dozens of online programs availa...

Schaumburg Township District Library - May 2021 Guide  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person Library programs are canceled until further notice. But we have dozens of online programs availa...

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