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October 2021

THROUGH THE EYES OF HUBBLE PAGE 11

AUTHOR VISITS PAGE 14


CONTENTS Registration Information PAGE 1

About the Library PAGE 2

All Ages PAGES 3 & 4

Youth PAGES 5–8

Tweens (9-12 years)

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

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Online Program: These programs take place online on Zoom and similar virtual meeting platforms. Please register to receive a link to join the program at least one hour in advance of the program. 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. No Designation: Register at SchaumburgLibrary.org SchaumburgLibrary.org,, by phone or at the Adult Information Desk for any program taking place in person.   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.

Teens (12-19 years)

PAGES 9 & 10

Adults PAGES 11–17

Technology PAGE 18 & 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

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, October 18 • 7 p.m.

Locations & Hours

ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED LABOR DAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

130 S. ROSELLE ROAD • SCHAUMBURG, IL • (847) 985-4000 Monday – Thursday Friday - Saturday 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 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed Closed Hours of service subject to change without notice.

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ALL AGES

A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR

CONTACTLESS SERVICES

JOIN THE WAITLIST • Town Square Thursday, Oct. 7 • 7-9 p.m. Bring your picnic blankets, chairs and telescopes and gaze at the stars in Town Square. We’ll be joined by the Northwest Suburban Astronomer’s group as they share their high-powered telescopes for free viewing. A space-themed craft makes this a great event for all ages! Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to join the waitlist.

DROP IN • Central Library • Saturday, Oct. 23 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop in to meet local authors specializing in children’s, teen and adult fiction and nonfiction. Purchase signed copies and find out what it takes to be a published author. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

Not comfortable coming into the building quite yet? No problem. We have you covered with our contactless services.

• Curbside Pick-Up continues at our Hanover Park and Hoffman Estates Branches.

REACH FOR THE STARS…AND SO MUCH MORE! They sparkle like diamonds against the night sky, but what are they? Where are they? And how do they affect our planet and us? If you are curious about stars, planets, meteors, suns and moons, come to the library, where you’ll find more resources than stars in the sky! Simply check out the 520s section in the book stacks on the second floor, or videos in Commons on the first floor. All ages will find astronomy topics suitable to their level of reading and comprehension.

• 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.

Oct. 19. You can find the details on page 11. And if you’d like to get a closer look at those sparkly things in the sky, don’t miss “A Night Under the Stars” on Thursday, Oct. 7. See details above.

Some of our books are by Michelle Nichols, whose name may sound familiar if you’ve attended our astronomy programs. In fact, Michelle will be returning this month to present “Through the Eyes of Hubble” on Tuesday,

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• 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... STORY CUBE Press a button, get a story. Reading has never been easier! Our new Short Story Cube is a portable story dispenser for kids, teens and adults. At the touch of a button, you’ll get a short fiction story or poem printed on eco-friendly paper no bigger than a receipt. Why? Just for fun! Just for a new, creative way to encourage reading, intrigue bookworms and indulge those who love to push buttons. Our Short Story Cube will be available throughout October in the Central Library Commons, before moving to the Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park branches. We

encourage everyone to give it a try! And…if you love to read, write or both, check out some of these upcoming programs: Short Story Generator (we’ll give you a prompt, and you help build the story), Dial-a-Story, Storytimes, Book Explorers, Between the Lines, Magnetic Poetry Kit, Schaumburg Scribes, Fall Frights, Book Discussions, Literacy classes, Author Chris Bohjalian, Local Author Fest and our annual Flash Fiction Contest.

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YOUTH

PROGRAMS

STORYTIMES FAMILY STORYTIME IN TOWN SQUARE 0-5 years with caregiver • Town Square • 10-10:30 a.m. REGISTER NOW • Monday, Oct. 4 REGISTER OCT. 1 • Mondays, Oct. 11 & 18 REGISTER OCT. 15 • Monday, Oct. 25 Start your morning off with stories, songs, flannels and fun with our Family Storytime! Masks are mandatory for everyone age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

FAMILY STORYTIME AT LIBERTY PARK 0-5 years with caregiver • Liberty Park, Irving Park Rd. & Longmeadow Ln., Hanover Park • 10:30-11 a.m. REGISTER NOW • Tuesday, Oct. 5 REGISTER OCT. 1 • Tuesdays, Oct. 12 & 19 REGISTER OCT. 15 • Tuesday, Oct. 26 Start your morning off with stories, songs, flannels and fun with our Family Storytime! Masks are mandatory for everyone age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

FAMILY STORYTIME AT COTTONWOOD PARK 0-5 years with caregiver • Cottonwood Park, 2029 E. Parkview Cir., Hoffman Estates • 10:30-11 a.m. REGISTER NOW • Wednesdays, Oct. 6-27 Start your morning off with stories, songs, flannels and fun with our Family Storytime! Masks are mandatory for everyone age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

ONLINE FAMILY STORYTIME ONLINE PROGRAM • 0-5 years with caregiver 10-10:30 a.m. REGISTER NOW • Thursdays, Oct. 7-21 REGISTER OCT. 15 • Thursdays, Oct. 28 - Nov. 4 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.

JAPANESE BILINGUAL STORYTIME ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 2-5 years with caregiver • Saturday, Oct. 9 • 10-10:30 a.m. Join us for books, songs and fun in Japanese and English. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

CUENTOS Y CANCIONES (BILINGUAL STORYTIME) ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 2-5 years with caregiver • Wednesday, Oct. 20 • 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 espańol. Haga clic para registrarse para recibir el enlace Zoom y el Kit de Programa.

FAMILY STORYTIME REGISTER OCT. 15 • 0-5 years with caregiver Central Rasmussen Room • Monday, Nov. 1 • 10-10:30 a.m. Hanover Park Branch • Tuesday, Nov. 2 • 10:30-11 a.m. Hoffman Estates Branch • Wednesday, Nov. 3 10:30-11 a.m. Start your morning off with stories, songs, flannels and fun with our Family Storytime! Masks are mandatory for everyone age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

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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.

PRESCHOOL PARENT/CHILD CRAFT: SCARECROW PUPPET PICK-UP PROGRAM • 2-5 years REGISTER NOW • Monday, Oct. 4 Scarecrow Puppet REGISTER OCT. 1 • Monday, Oct. 18 Bobble Head Owl REGISTER OCT. 15 • Monday, Nov. 1 Fall Hedgehog Create fun art projects with your child. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

FALL PATTERNS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 3-5 years with caregiver • Friday, Oct. 8 • 1-2 p.m. Learn about types of patterns by completing fall themed crafts. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

BOO BASH COSTUME PARTY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 3-5 years with caregiver • Friday, Oct. 15 • 10-10:45 a.m. Join us for Halloween games, stories and a craft. Wear you favorite Halloween costume. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 15 0-5 years with caregiver • Friday, Oct. 29 • 10-10:30 a.m. It’s a monster mash! Show off your costume in our virtual Halloween-themed dance party! Click to register to receive the Zoom link.


“I like to come here with mommy and daddy and my brother. We read all the books.” --Ariel P., 4, Hanover Park

ADAPTIVE

ADAPTIVE STORYTIME ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW 3-6 years • Saturday, Oct. 23 • 10-10:45 a.m. Join us for a storytime for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing issues or who are differently-abled. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

AUTISM MOVEMENT THERAPY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW 3-8 years with caregiver Wednesdays, Oct. 13 & Nov. 3 • 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 • 5-5:30 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

HALLOWEEN STEAM

REGISTER NOW • 5-7 years • Central West Entrance South Side • Saturday, Oct. 2 • 2-3 p.m. Double Digit Scavenger Hunt REGISTER OCT. 15 • 5-7 years Central Program Room • Saturday, Nov. 6 • 2-3 p.m. Turkey Number Bonds In October, we’ll practice adding and subtracting two-digit numbers to complete activities and participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt where solving math problems leads to the next clue. In November, learn about decomposing numbers using number bonds, turkey style! We will complete a turkey craft and play a game that shows how many ways we can break down the number of turkey feathers. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

REGISTER NOW • 5-8 years • Central East Entrance North Side • Thursday, Oct. 7 • 2-3 p.m. Join us for fun, messy and spooky Halloween-themed STEAM projects. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

ADA LOVELACE DAY

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW 6-8 years • Tuesday, Oct. 12 Create two bat friends with coffee filters and clothespins. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW 7-10 years • Monday, Oct. 4 • 4-4:45 p.m. Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer. We’ll complete a STEAM project in her honor. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

ART STUDIO: ALMA THOMAS REGISTER OCT. 1 • 6-9 years • Central East Entrance South Side • Monday, Oct. 11 • 2-3 p.m. Learn about artist Alma Thomas and create a masterpiece inspired by her work. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

COFFEE FILTER BATS

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YOUTH

“Magic School Bus is my favorite. It’s the best.”

PROGRAMS

LEGO® BUILDING CHALLENGE ONLINE PROGRAM • 5-12 years • 4-5 p.m. REGISTER OCT. 1 • Tuesday, Oct. 12 REGISTER OCT. 15 • Monday, Nov. 1 Bring your own LEGOs®, build along with other kids online and try to complete each month’s challenge. In October, design a spooky village. In November, make a LEGO® scarecrow. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

SCRAPPY CIRCUITS REGISTER OCT. 15 • 6-9 years Central East Entrance • Monday, Oct. 18 • 4-5:30 p.m. Learn about electricity and make your own circuits out of cardboard, paper and scraps. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

SYMMETRICAL PUMPKIN ART

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP: CREEPY CREATURES ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 15 5-8 years • Thursday, Oct. 28 • 4-5 p.m. Go on a virtual tour and complete activities to show what you learned about spiders, bats and wolves, and discover why they aren’t so creepy after all. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

--Oliver R., 6, Schaumburg

POKÉMON LEAGUE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 15 6-12 years • Friday, Nov. 5 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us for Pokémon crafts and activities and meet kids who like Pokémon as much as you do. 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.

FALL BAG DECORATING

BOOK EXPLORERS

REGISTER OCT. 15 • 5-8 years Central Program Room • Saturday, Oct. 30 10-10:20 a.m., 10:20-10:40 a.m. OR 10:40-11 a.m. Sign up for one 20-minute slot to decorate a fall paper bag with a variety of art and craft materials. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 5-8 years • Tuesday, Oct. 19 • 4-5 p.m. Join us while we read aloud and discuss We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell and enjoy activities based on the book. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 15 6-8 years • Tuesday, Oct. 26 Learn about positive and negative shapes while making a cool pumpkin art project. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

TWEEN PROGRAMS FOR AGES 9-12 TWEEN GAME TIME: ONE NIGHT ULTIMATE WEREWOLF ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Friday, Oct. 1 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us to play games over Zoom with other tweens. This month, we’ll be playing the popular, fast-paced social deduction game One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

DIY DESIGNS REGISTER NOW • Central West Entrance - South Side Tuesday, Oct. 5 • 4-5 p.m. REGISTER OCT. 15 • Central Program Room Tuesday, Nov. 2 • 4-5 p.m. In Oct. we will sew and stuff a mermaid tail, panda or doughnut key chain. In Nov. we will embroider a mini wall hanging. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

CHAT & CRAFT WITH JESS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, Oct. 6 • 4-5 p.m. Come craft and chat some spooky vibes with Jess. We will play Would You Rather, talk about fears and make bats. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

OWEN’S TREAT WATCH NOW: REGISTER NOW Fridays, Oct. 8 & 22 • 4-4:30 p.m. Teen chef Owen Dodson welcomes you to his kitchen and demonstrates his favorite recipes. Pause, play and follow along with him from your own home. Drop a comment on the video to let us know how yours turned out. Click to register to receive a link to the newest video. Find more of Owen’s baking videos at SchaumburgLibrary. tv.

SPOOKY BUTTON TREE ART

GET CREATIVE

PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 Thursday, Oct. 14 Create an awesome piece of spooky tree art for the season using paint and buttons. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 15 Monday, Oct. 25 • 4-5 p.m. Chill out and get in touch with your creative side. This month we’ll be creating a Day of the Dead-themed craft. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

POTIONS LAB ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 Thursday, Oct. 14 • 4-4:45 p.m. Create different kinds of spooky potions and invent one yourself. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

SPYFALL REGISTER OCT. 15 • Central East Entrance South Side • Saturday, Oct. 16 • 2-3 p.m. Join us live to play Spyfall, a socially distanced game of deduction. Exercise your powers of logic and best acting to spot the spy. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

ESCAPE THE ROOM REGISTER OCT. 1 • Central East Entrance Thursday, Oct. 21 • 4-4:45 p.m. Join us outdoors as we solve the case of the haunted hayride. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

CANDY TASTE CHALLENGE: CREEPY CANDY ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Friday, Oct. 22 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Do you love candy? Challenge your taste buds and bravery as we try some of the best and worst Halloween candy. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

BETWEEN THE LINES BOOK CLUB REGISTER OCT. 15 • Central East Entrance Tuesday, Oct. 26 • 4-5 p.m. Join us as we discuss the graphic novel Long Distance by Whitney Gardner and complete activities inspired by the book. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register to receive your free copy of the book.

OWL WALL HANGING PICK-UP PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 15 Thursday, Oct. 28 Weave an owl wall hanging. Click to register to receive the Program Kit.

TWEEN STEAM ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 15 Thursday, Nov. 4 • 4-5 p.m. Let’s get excited about STEAM by creating and building with the materials provided. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

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TEEN PROGRAMS

FOR AGES 12-19

MAGNETIC POETRY KIT

HALLOWEEN LIGHT BOX

TEEN VOLUNTEER SESSION

PICK-UP PROGRAM • Oct. 1 - 31 Create your very own mini magnetic poetry kit. Supplies will be provided in a Program Kit that you can pick-up in Teen Place throughout October. These kits are only for teens 12-19 years old and will be offered on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

REGISTER NOW • Central Teen Place Monday, Oct. 11 • 6-7 p.m. Pick out your design for the laser cut front of your Halloween-themed light box. We’ll assemble our boxes together. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

REGISTER OCT. 1 • Central Teen Place Thursday, Oct. 14 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. High school students can earn two service hours making zines for the Library’s teen collection. Be sure to bring your service hours paperwork. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

BREAK TIME: ZOOMED IN ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, Oct. 5 • 5-5:45 p.m. Take a break from your busy schedule with a fun 45-minute challenge! You’ll see zoomed-in images, then try to figure out the whole picture. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

OWEN’S TREAT WATCH NOW: REGISTER NOW Fridays, Oct. 8 & 22 • 4-4:30 p.m. Teen chef Owen Dodson welcomes you to his kitchen and demonstrates his favorite recipes. Pause, play and follow along with him from your own home. Drop a comment on the video to let us know how yours turned out. Click to register to receive a link to the newest video. Find more of Owen’s baking videos at SchaumburgLibrary. tv.

GAME NIGHT FOR FRIENDS, FAMILY & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop Tuesday, Oct. 12 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friends, family and people with disabilities ages 16 and older are welcome to enjoy playing chess, checkers, Uno or card games provided by the Library. Feel free to bring your own games. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register each member of your group who will be attending.

CREATE & CHILL WITH JESS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 Wednesday, Oct. 13 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join Jess for a craft and chat while we talk about all things scary. You can decorate a jar with a Halloween theme to use for school supplies, candles or candy. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

AMONG US FOR TEENS ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 Monday, Oct. 18 • 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. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

DON’T PAY THE COLLEGE STICKER PRICE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, Oct. 20 • 7-8 p.m. Learn strategies to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for merit-based financial aid, and get the most benefit from tax-saving opportunities. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

“I like to come here because it’s quieter than being at home with my family, and you can use the discussion rooms for homework, which is nice.” --Sarah N., 19, Hoffman Estates

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“The flexibility of hours means I can come according to my own schedule. It’s convenient and close.”

TEEN PROGRAMS

--Megan K., 19, Schaumburg

TEEN DIY: HALLOWEEN SLIME

TEEN DIY: TERROR-IUMS

REGISTER OCT. 1 • Central Teen Place Thursday, Oct. 21 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Have fun creating your own creepy Halloween slime while enjoying some spooky tunes. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 Tuesday, Oct. 26 • 7-8 p.m. Make a frighteningly cute terrarium. Click to register to receive the Zoom link and Program Kit.

3D DESIGN FOR 3D PRINTING

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 Thursday, Oct. 28 • 7-8 p.m. Enjoy snacks while you chat with fellow teens about Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. 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.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER OCT. 1 Monday, Oct. 25 • 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. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

HALLOWEEN TRIVIA ONLINE PROGRAM: DROP IN • Oct. 25-29 All Day Test your knowledge about this spooky holiday! This quiz will be active all week, so play when you want on Crowdpurr.

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION

UNDERSTANDING PRONOUNS & THEIR IMPORTANCE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, Oct. 28 • 7-8:30 p.m. The Kenneth Young Center’s LGBTQ+ Center invites you to listen as we demystify and explore the use, evolution and importance of respecting people’s pronouns. This is a partnership between The Kenneth Young Center LGBTQ+ Center and the Library. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

HEDGEHOG MAGNET PICK-UP PROGRAM • Nov. 1 -30 Add some cuteness to your day by making an adorable hedgehog magnet. Supplies will be provided in a Program Kit that you can pick-up in Teen Place throughout November. These kits are for teens 12-19 years old, and will be offered on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

SCHAUMBURG SCRIBES

GREAT CHICAGO FIRE

DROP IN • Central Rasmussen South Saturdays, Oct. 2 & 16, Nov. 6 • 10 a.m. - Noon 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. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, Oct. 5 • 7-8:30 p.m. The Great Chicago Fire burned through the city from Oct. 8-10, 1871, killing 300 people and leaving more than 100,000 residents homeless. We will examine the causes of the fire and how Chicago reinvented itself in the aftermath. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

GAME NIGHT FOR FRIENDS, FAMILY & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop Tuesday, Oct. 12 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friends, family and people with disabilities ages 16 and older are welcome to play chess, checkers, Uno or card games provided by the Library. Feel free to bring your own games, as well. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register each member of your group who will be attending.

Through the Eyes of Hubble with Michelle Nichols TUESDAY, OCT. 19 Online Program: Register Now • 7-8:30 p.m. The Hubble Space Telescope has had more impact on astronomy and public awareness of astronomy than any telescope in history. Michelle Nichols, director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, will highlight recent and historic images from the last 30+ years of Hubble’s mission - plus a look at Hubble’s successor: the James Webb Space Telescope. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

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“This library is great for reference books and movies. It’s really nice here. You can get whatever book you want.”

ADULT PROGRAMS

--Frenchie G., Schaumburg

AWESOME AUSTRALIA ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, Oct. 12 • 7-8 p.m. G’day, mate! With his tapestry of original photographs and deep well of stories, world traveler Brian Michalski illuminates 10 months of backpacking and working in the Land Down Under. We’ll virtually visit exotic destinations including the Australian Outback, Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania, and learn about the country’s fascinating history, grand traditions, chic urban life, charming slang, deadly animals and Aboriginal influences. Click to register to receive the Zoom link, or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS WITH REP. MICHELLE MUSSMAN REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Thursday, Oct. 14 • 7-8:30 p.m. Illinois State Representative Michelle Mussman will talk about the current legislative session and how laws are passed in the Illinois House. Rep. Mussman is the Illinois 56th District Representative, with offices in Schaumburg and Springfield. This program is a partnership between the American Association of University Women and the Library. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

DON’T PAY THE COLLEGE STICKER PRICE

UNDERSTANDING PRONOUNS & THEIR IMPORTANCE

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Wednesday, Oct. 20 • 7-8 p.m. Learn strategies to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for merit-based financial aid, and exploit tax-saving opportunities. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, Oct. 28 • 7-8:30 p.m. The Kenneth Young Center’s LGBTQ+ Center invites you to listen as we demystify and explore the use, evolution and importance of respecting people’s pronouns. This is a partnership between The Kenneth Young Center LGBTQ+ Center and the Library. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

CUTTING THE CABLE CORD REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Sunday, Oct. 24 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Learn about services and devices that will allow you to get rid of cable TV service. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

PERSONAL INSURANCE: PROTECTING YOUR AUTO & PROPERTY REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Monday, Oct. 25 • 7-8:30 p.m. Insurance professional Keith Evans will provide valuable information about coverages protecting your autos, home, condo, apartment and valuables, along with personal liability protection. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

LET’S TALK: A SENIOR DISCUSSION GROUP ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Friday, Oct. 29 • 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.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG UPDATE ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Tuesday, Nov. 2 • 7-8:30 p.m. What’s new in Schaumburg? Learn about developments, infrastructure improvements, trending topics, Village services and more from Village of Schaumburg staff. Bring your questions for a Schaumburg Q&A. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or new to the Village, participants are sure to find this conversation valuable and informative. Click to register to receive the Zoom link or watch the event live streamed at SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

LITERACY & CITIZENSHIP ESL CONVERSATION CLUB

ESL BOOK DISCUSSION

REGISTER NOW Central Rasmussen North • Fridays, Oct. 1 - Nov. 5 10-11 a.m. Online Program • Wednesdays, Oct. 6 - Nov. 3 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Tuesdays, Oct. 12 - Nov. 2 1:30-2:30 p.m. Practice your English conversation skills with other English language learners. Masks are mandatory for the in-person programs, regardless of vaccination status. If you register for the online program, you will receive a Zoom link. Click to register for any of the programs.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, Oct. 28 • 1-2 p.m. Join other adult English language learners to discuss Louisiana Lucky by Julie Pennell. Reserve a loan copy of the eBook by sending an email to cbaranowski@stdl.org. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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“I love all the resources and classes for seniors.” --Amelia M., Schaumburg

ADULT PROGRAMS

HEALTH & WELLNESS BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

MINDFUL PARENT GROUP

DROP IN Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, Oct. 5 • 2-3 p.m. Hanover Park Branch • Wednesday, Nov. 3 • 2-3 p.m. Janet Stachula, Schaumburg Township Community Health Nurse, will conduct free blood pressure screenings. This service is provided through Northwest Community Healthcare. No appointment necessary. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesdays, Oct. 13 & Nov. 3 • 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.

THYROID HEALTH & DISORDERS

BONE DENSITY SCREENINGS

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, Oct. 6 • 7-8 p.m. What is hypothyroidism, and how can a small gland in the neck have such a profound effect on your health? Join Dr. Pinky Kurani, a leading endocrinologist with Advocate Medical, to get information on this small but important gland. This program is hosted by Dr. Dhananjaya and Dr. Bhoopalam, health care awareness committee members of Indian American Medical Association, IL. Click to register to receive the Zoom link, or watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

CALL (847) 285-4551 TO REGISTER Hoffman Estates Branch • Tuesday, Oct. 19 • 2-4 p.m. Janet Stachula, Schaumburg Township Community Health Nurse, will conduct free bone density screenings to detect osteoporosis for anyone over the age of 35. Please call with cancellations at least 24 hours before your appointment. This service is provided through Northwest Community Healthcare. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

MEDICARE SOLUTIONS REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen North Monday, Oct. 11 • 7-8:30 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. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

AUTHOR VISITS AUTHOR IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CHRIS BOHJALIAN ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, Oct. 27 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Author Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV series, will speak in this live virtual event about his newest release, Hour of the Witch. Presented in collaboration with multiple Illinois libraries. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

AN EVENING WITH CATHY PARK HONG ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, Nov. 4 • 7-9 p.m. Cathy Park Hong will discuss her New York Times bestseller Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, a collection of honest, emotionally charged original essays that explore Asian American consciousness. Time Magazine featured Minor Feelings as one of the best books of 2020 and recently named Hong as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2021. Hong is the poetry editor of the New Republic and a professor at Rutgers-Newark University. She will be joined by Chicago journalist Monica Eng. Presented in collaboration with multiple Illinois libraries. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” 
 --Author J.K. Rowling

HALLOWEEN FALL FRIGHTS: SCARY STORIES & CREEPY CRAFTS

THE TONIC ROOM WITCH OF CHICAGO

JOIN THE WAITLIST • Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. • Friday, Oct. 8 • 7-9 p.m. Why should children have all the storytime fun? Gather around a bonfire at Spring Valley and join us for this adults-only spooky story night with professional storyteller Scott Whitehair. Autumn-themed activities and light refreshments round out this can’t-miss event. Masks recommended for vaccinated attendees and required for unvaccinated attendees. Click to join the waitlist.

ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Monday, Oct. 25 • 7-8:30 p.m. History Cop Raymond Johnson will tell us about a little-known haunting in a former Chicago music lounge, The Tonic Room. After leaving his criminal investigations career, Raymond Johnson started a new career and has conducted research for Syfy Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E, Travel Channel, PBS Ancestors Series, government agencies and more. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS DR. CREAM ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, Oct. 13 • 6:30-7:45 p.m. From Canada to Chicago to London, Dr. Cream used pills laced with strychnine to kill his female patients. Author Dean Jobb will tell us about this little-known serial killer who avoided capture, crime after crime. Part of our Chicagoland: Read All About It series. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

HALLOWEEN TRIVIA ONLINE PROGRAM: DROP IN • Oct. 25-29 All Day Test your knowledge about this spooky holiday! This quiz will be active all week, so play when you want on Crowdpurr.

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THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI: LIVE ORGAN PERFORMANCE REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen Room Tuesday, Oct. 26 • 7-8:30 p.m. Jay Warren, celebrated organist and silent film enthusiast, will perform the score to the classic silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari as the movie is projected on the screen. This movie (also available on Kanopy with your Schaumburg Library card) is considered to be one of the masterpieces of early cinema and the first true horror movie ever made. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.


ADULT PROGRAMS

BOOK & MOVIE DISCUSSIONS MYSTERY/THRILLER BOOK DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW • Central Workshop Wednesday, Oct. 6 • 10-11 a.m. Join us for the launch of our new quarterly book discussion where we’ll explore different genres. In advance of author Chris Bohjalian’s virtual visit on Oct. 27, we’ll discuss his book, The Flight Attendant. Copies of the print book are available to check out from Central Library’s Fiction Department, or get the eBook or eAudiobook through the Library’s Digital Library of Illinois/ Libby and Axis360 collections. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Thursday, Oct. 7 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Dann Gire and Raymond Benson for this month’s topic: Dystopian Visions - Future Societies on Film. Click to register to receive the Zoom link.

BEYOND THE BOOK

SECOND FLOOR READS

REGISTER NOW • Central Rasmussen South Tuesday, Oct. 19 • 10-11 a.m. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Thursday, Oct. 21 • 7-8 p.m. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Tuesday, Oct. 26 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi ONLINE PROGRAM: REGISTER NOW Wednesday, Oct. 27 • 2-3 p.m. The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi Join us for lively book discussions. Limited loaner copies will be available at the Fiction Desk one month prior to the program, or check out the eAudiobooks or eBooks with your Schaumburg Library card. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status for in-person discussions. Click to register.

REGISTER NOW • Central Adult Classroom or Online Wednesday, Oct. 20 • 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for our non-fiction book discussion group. This month’s title: The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich. You may attend in-person or from home via Zoom. For in-person participants, masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register and to reserve a loan copy of the book, or check out the eBook from Digital Library of Illinois with your Schaumburg Library card.

WHO FILMED THIS BOOK? REGISTER NOW • Hanover Park Branch Wednesdays, Oct. 13 & 27 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. This discussion group compares and contrasts movies with the books that inspired them. For each movie and book, there will be a movie viewing session followed by a book discussion session. Limited loaner copies of each book will be available to check out at the Hanover Park Branch approximately six weeks before each discussion. In October, we’ll be reading and watching Stephen King’s Carrie. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

50+ BOOK DISCUSSION REGISTER NOW Triphahn Center, 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates Monday, Oct. 25 • 1-2 p.m. Join us to discuss Pretty Things by Janelle Brown. Discussion copies of the title will be available at the Hoffman Estates and Central Library locations beginning Sept. 27, or check out the eBook or eAudiobook from The Digital Library of Illinois. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Click to register.

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TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

REGISTER NOW The following technology classes will be held in-person in the Central Computer Lab. Registration is required. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

POWERPOINT 1

TWITTER

SENIOR IPHONE/IPAD 2

Sunday, Oct. 3 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 12 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Thursday, Oct. 21 • 10 a.m. - Noon

SENIOR FACEBOOK 1

EXCEL CHARTS

EXCEL FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS

Tuesday, Oct. 5 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Saturday, Oct. 16 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

SENIOR FACEBOOK 2

EXCEL FORMATTING SPREADSHEETS

EXCEL DATES & LOGIC

Wednesday, Oct. 6 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Saturday, Oct. 16 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

ACCESS 1

POWERPOINT 2

SENIOR WINDOWS 2 - PART A

Saturday, Oct. 9 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 26 • 10 a.m. - Noon

ACCESS 2

SENIOR IPHONE/IPAD 1

SENIOR WINDOWS 2 - PART B

Saturday, Oct. 9 • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Wednesday, Oct. 27 • 10 a.m. - Noon

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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 approximately 1 hour before the program.

WINDOWS 1

WINDOWS 2

ESSENTIAL APPS

Thursday, Oct. 7 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 14 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28 • 10 a.m. - Noon

SNAPCHAT

TIK TOK

WORD FORMATTING

Wednesday, Oct. 13 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Tuesday, Oct. 19 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Thursday, Oct. 28 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

INSTAGRAM

WORD 1

Thursday, Oct. 14 • 10 a.m. - Noon

Thursday, Oct. 21 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Schaumburg Township District Library - October 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 - October 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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