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The Source Summer 2013

From the Director’s Desk I am truly thrilled to join to the WinnetkaNorthfield Public Library District as the new director. Already, I’m enjoying working with the creative, community-focused, and forward-thinking staff and board. I’m looking forward to finding new and innovative ways to deliver library services that build on our tradition of excellence. I would like to thank the Board of Trustees for giving me the opportunity to lead the library district. As I step into my new role, I would like to hear what you think! My goal is to be active in the community and make sure the library is meeting Winnetka-Northfield’s needs.

If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions, please contact me at (847) 446-7220. As you head to work, school, or a summer retreat, remember that our Friends of the Library are always looking for paperbacks to keep the shelves at the train station full. Please feel free to donate your paperbacks to the Friends at the Library at any of our locations. As summer approaches, the staff is busy finalizing plans for an adventure-filled summer reading club, a new teen space, and revamping the library’s website. With so many exciting things happening, I encourage you to book a trip and visit the library this summer! -Rebecca Wolf Library Director

Have Book, Will Travel Take a trip this summer at your library! Kids, teens, and adults are invited to explore the globe and earn great prizes just for reading! Join us for 8 weeks of adventures, beginning June 1 and ending August 1. This year you can sign up for Summer Reading at the library or online: Our new online system lets you post book reviews, track your reading, monitor prizes and even create a family account. Throughout the summer, join us for travel-themed adventures. We’re sampling desserts from around the world, learning about international spices, exploring with Dora, and bringing in exotic animals. Keep reading for more program details!

Did you know?

Students who participate in library summer reading programs return to school ready to learn and score higher on reading achievement tests

Book Clubs Share your thoughts at one of our popular book clubs!

To reserve a copy of the book, call the Winnetka Library at (847) 446-7220 or the Northfield Library at (847) 446-5990. Fiction Book Club 7:30 PM | Winnetka Library | Led by Jane Levine June 4 The Round House by Louise Erdrich Reading on the Rocks 7 PM | Wednesdays | Stormy’s Tavern, 1735 Orchard Lane, Northfield A book club for those who like their reading straight up. June 5 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain August 7 A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Reading is the Spice of Life 1 PM | Mondays | North Shore Senior Center Led by Kristin Carlson. Must be a member of the North Shore Senior Center. Call (847) 446-5990 for information. June 10 Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter July 8 Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Reading with Relish: A Middle Grade Book Club 4 PM | Thursdays | U Dawg U, 300 S. Happ Road | Grades 4-6 June 13 The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell July 11 Every Soul a Star by Wendy Maas

Foul Play 11:30 AM | Wednesdays | Northfield Library Led by Kristin Carlson. Bring lunch, we’ll provide dessert. June 19 Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier July 17 Blind Descent by Nevada Barr Clue: A Mystery Club 7:30 PM | Tuesdays | Northfield Library Led by Melissa Morgan. June 11 The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva July 9 Start Shooting by Charlie Newton August 13 City of Exiles by Alec Nevala-Lee Readings for a Cozy Afternoon 1 PM | Wednesdays | North Shore Senior Center Led by Donette Jensen. Must be a member of the North Shore Senior Center. Call (847) 446-5990 for information. June 12 Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

Book Club Spotlight: Reading on the Rocks Billy Lynn is 19 and already a war hero after footage of a fierce battle between his squad and Iraqi insurgents went viral. Briefly back from Iraq on a victory tour through the states, the Bravo company attends a Thanksgiving Day Dallas Cowboys game. At the game, Billy Lynn and Bravo Squad must juggle the possibility of endless love with cheerleaders, Hollywood producers seeking to make a movie about them, football players morbidly curious about what it’s like to kill another human being, and all the conflicting emotions, thoughts, and actions each of them experiences while back in the land of sports mania, mass consumerism, and coveted yet fleeting fame before they return to the war itself. Join us on June 5 for a discussion of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain at the library’s new book club in a pub, Reading on the Rocks. We’ll be at Stormy’s Tavern for drinks, discussion, and excellent company. All are welcome!

Technology Classes Make technology easier to navigate.

To register, call the Winnetka Library at (847) 446-7220 or visit Basic Microsoft Word 2010 10 AM | Saturday, June 8 | Winnetka Library Learn the basics of Word 2010 including opening, saving, and creating documents, text formatting, and margins. Registration required. Phone Photos 101 2 PM | Tuesday, July 16 | Winnetka Library Do you take pictures on your phone or tablet? Learn how to share your photos and make a print photo album. Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 10 AM | Saturday, July 20 | Winnetka Library Learn advanced Word 2010 topics, including multi-column formatting, inserting images, and mail merges. Registration required. Basic Microsoft Excel 2010 7 PM | Wednesday, July 24 | Winnetka Library Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2010, including a description of what a spreadsheet program does and different ways to use a spreadsheet for work and home. Registration required. Windows 8 Basics 2 PM | Friday, August 16 | Winnetka Library Bring in your Windows 8 laptop and learn how to navigate it. Registration required. Tuesday APPs 2-4 PM | Tuesdays | Northfield Library 6-8 PM | Tuesdays | Winnetka Library Download eBooks to your iPad or Kindle. Learn a foreign language on your tablet. Listen to audiobooks or renew library books on your phone. Drop in and learn how to use the library’s free resources by visiting the Reference Desk.

From the Book Blog: It’s All Good When I heard that Gwyneth Paltrow had written a new cookbook, It’s All Good, I quickly placed a hold on it from the library. I really liked her previous book, My Father’s Daughter, (the pancake recipe is wonderful), and looked forward to reading this new one. I was excited to see that her focus is on very healthy eating. Everything that I have made from it, so far, has been great. Her type of cooking is just the way that I am trying to eat now. Over the years I have discovered that I just feel better if I eat no gluten, dairy or sugar, limit carbs and eat a primarily plant-based diet. I was tired of vegan cookbooks with a focus on fake meats and cheese. I just want good vegetable recipes! It is beautiful to look at and a pleasant read. The Book Blog features recent reviews of new materials by Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District staff. Read more at

Winnetka Youth Fun stuff for kids at the Winnetka Library

To register, call the Winnetka Library at (847) 446-7220 or visit

Lego Mania Club

5:30 PM | Thursday, June 13, July 11 | Grades JK-2 6:30 PM | Thursday, June 13, July 11 | Grades 3+ A club for brick builders. Registration required.


6:30 PM | Thursday, June 20 | Grades 4+ Learn editing, sound, and screen writing techniques by filming movies in the library. Equipment provided; registration required.

PJ Storytimes: Travel Bingo Night!

6:30 PM | Thursday, June 6 | Winnetka Library | Age 2+ Come in your PJ’s and bring your teddy bear for an evening of special bedtime stories and travel bingo!

Park - A - Day Storytime

Join us at the park for a special story. 4 PM | June 10: Hubbard Woods Park 10 AM | June 14: Dwyer Park 4 PM | August 19: Village Green 4 PM | August 23: Crow Island Woods

Weeders and Readers

3:30 PM | Wednesday, June 12 | Winnetka Library Read a story outside and make a nature bookmark with the Winnetka Weeders club. Registration required.

All Aboard!

11 AM | Friday, June 14 | Winnetka Library Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with travel stations!

Explore with Dora!

3:30 PM | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Winnetka Library Grab your backpack and explore with Dora and Boots.

Book Buddies

2 PM | Thursday, June 20 & 27, July 11, 18 & 25 Drop-in for a 20-minute reading session with a teen buddy.

The Great Scott Show

10:30 AM | Saturday, June 22, 2013 | Winnetka Library Watch magic tricks and a spectacular levitation act.

Geography Bee

7 PM | Thursday, June 27 | Winnetka Library | Grade 3+ Test your knowledge of the world! Registration required.

The Vocal Gymnasium

10:30 AM | Saturday, July 13 | Winnetka Library | Families Sing and dance along with Wendy Morgan as she performs music from around the world.

Video Camp

9:30 AM | July 15-19 | Winnetka Library | Grades 5+ At this weeklong camp, students will work with professionals to learn the basics of making a good movie. Registration required.

Bedtime Math

6:30 PM | Thursday, July 18 | Winnetka Library | Age 6-9 Play fun games that teach basic math! Registration required.

Family Movie Night

7 PM | Thursday, July 25 | Winnetka Library Watch a family-friendly movie with us!

Bon Voyage!

2 PM | Friday, August 2 | Winnetka Library Celebrate your reading accomplishments with games, crafts and treats!

American Girl International Fashion Festival

2 PM | Wednesday, August 14 | Winnetka Library | Grade JK+ Girls and their dolls are invited to an International day of fashion, crafts, and fun! Registration required.

See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!

10:30 AM | Thursday, August 15 | Winnetka Library Watch Jason Kollum’s amazing juggling act!

Have Book, Will Travel June 1 - August 1

Read twelve hours or eight books in eight weeks to win great prizes.

Pompom Challenge: For every book you read or every 1.5 hours of reading,

choose a pompom to add to the Summer Reading Challenge Box. Watch all summer long as the box fills up with pompoms!

Northfield Kids Exciting programs at the Northfield Library

To register, call the Northfield Library at (847) 446-5990 or visit

Don’t Let the Pigeon Eat the Birthday Cake!

2 PM | Thursday, June 13 | Northfield Library | Ages 4-8 Celebrate the Pigeon’s tenth birthday with crafts and games. Registration required.

Park-A-Day Storytime

4 PM | Thursday, June 13 & August 22 | Clarkson Park Join us at the park for a special storytime.

Reading with Relish: A Middle Grade Book Club

4 PM | Thursdays | U Dawg U, 300 S. Happ Road | Grades 4-6 Share cool books over hot dogs and fries. Call (847) 4465990 for more information. Registration required. June 13 The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell July 11 Every Soul a Star by Wendy Maas

All Aboard!

11 AM | Friday, June 14 | Northfield Library Celebrate the start of summer with a craft and a snack.

Yoga with Your Child

2 PM | Saturday, June 15 | Northfield Library | Ages 3-8 Explore fun yoga poses with your child. Registration required for both child and parent.

Family Chess Nights

6 PM | Tuesdays | June 18, July 9 & 23 | Northfield Library | Ages 7+ Chess Education Partners, Inc. will teach a short lesson and supervise chess play. Registration required.

Bedtime Math

5:30 PM | Thursday, June 20 | Northfield Library | Age 3-6 Come in your PJs, play games and take home party favors, including a fun Bedtime Math calendar. Registration required.

Winnetka Library

2 PM | Saturday, June 22 | Northfield Library | All Ages Get an up-close look at ten animals from around the world. Registration required.

Decorate Your Bicycle!

6 PM | Wednesday, July 3 | Northfield Library | All Ages Decorate your bike with cool stuff for the Fourth of July Parade! Registration required.

Books and Cooks

2 PM | Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 | Northfield Library | Age 6-9 Cook fun stuff based on a book! Registration required. Do not attend if allergic to nuts.

Star Wars Fun Fest

2 PM | Saturday, July 27 | Northfield Library | Ages 4+ Come dressed as your favorite character and celebrate all things Star Wars! Registration required.

Bon Voyage!

2 PM | Friday, August 2 | Northfield Library Celebrate your reading accomplishments with games, crafts and cotton candy!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

6:30 PM | Monday, August 26 | Northfield Library | Age 4+ Listen to stories with your stuffed pal. Come back the next day to pick up your stuffed animal and find out what your animals did while you were sleeping! Registration required.

Stories & Crafts

Toddler Time (18-36 months) Bright Beginnings (0-17 months) PJ Storytimes (Ages 2+) Read & Create (Ages 3-6) All Ages Storytime Make-N-Take Crafts (Ages 3+)

Northfield Library

Wild Animal Show

Monday Morning Crafts Storytime with Miss Debbie Bright Beginnings (0-24 months) Toddler Time (24-36 months)

10:30 AM | Mondays & Tuesdays | Winnetka Library 11 AM | Wednesdays | Winnetka Library 6:30 PM | Thursday, June 6 & August 8 | Winnetka Library 10:30 AM | Thursdays | Winnetka Library 4 PM | Thursdays | Winnetka Library 10:30 AM | Fridays | Winnetka Library 3:30 PM | Fridays | Winnetka Library

Drop in for a half-hour of stories and crafts!

See you September 9! 4 PM | Mondays | Northfield Library 10 AM | Wednesdays | Northfield Library 10:30 AM | Thursdays | Northfield Library 10:30 AM | Fridays | Northfield Library

Adult Programs Your gateway to information, culture, and ideas Winnetka Library

To register, visit or call the Winnetka Library at (847) 446-7220. Waltzing Australia 3 PM | Saturday, June 8 | Winnetka Library From sophisticated cities to rugged outback, desert to rainforest, Great Barrier Reef to ancient inland ranges, come along for a grand tour of this fascinating country. Writer and photographer Cynthia Clampitt will share photographs from her six-month, 20,000 mile journey through Australia, which she chronicled in her award-winning book Waltzing Australia. Registration required. The Secret City 11:30 AM | Sunday, July 7 | Winnetka Library Events in the hills of East Tennessee in the early l940s during a raging World War would have lasting implications for the modern world. A member of the Winnetka writers’ group explains just what happened in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to contribute to the end of the War. The author’s home was 17 miles from the Secret City. Registration required. Got Travel Photos? Get Organized! 7 PM | Wednesday, June 19 | Winnetka Library Professional photo organizer Bonnie Hillman Shay will share practical techniques for managing your digital photo files. Registration required. Popcorn and a Movie 2 PM | Sunday, June 30 & July 28 | Winnetka Library Toby Nicholson will lead a discussion on the film Stagecoach in June and The Intouchables in July. Pick up a copy at the library to view in advance! No registration required.

Phone Photos 101 2:00 PM | Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Winnetka Library Have a mess of pictures on your phone or tablet? Learn how to organize and share them, and even make a print photo album!

An Artful Summer Century of Progress Fair 3:30 PM | Sunday, July 14, 2013 | Winnetka Library Bill Hinchliff will take us back to the great Century of Progress of 1933-34, the second of Chicago’s spectacular world’s fairs. Though inspired in many respects by the Colombian Exposition of 1893, this one sought to shine a brilliant light on a thrilling future--through architecture, sculpture, murals, interior design and technology. No registration required. Artful Chicago Architecture 3:30 PM | Sunday, July 21, 2013 | Winnetka Library Tamara Faulkner discusses the architecture of the Studio Gang, Renzo Piano, and Louis Sullivan with emphasis on their work on Chicago landmarks. No registration required. Picasso and Chicago 3:30 PM | Sunday, August 04, 2013 | Winnetka Library The Art Institute of Chicago’s Ginny Voedisch will present an illustrated lecture on Pablo Picasso and his work in Chicago. No registration required.

Pleasure of Your Company The Paul Marinaro Trio Noon | Sunday, July 14 | Northfield Library Get your toes tappin’ with the Paul Marinaro Trio as they reinterpret well known jazz and reintroduce forgotten favorites. Registration required. The Convertibles Noon | Sunday, September 15 | Winnetka Library Rock your socks off with the sounds of the fifties and sixties. Add a few barbershop standards from the Forties and you’ve got a concert you won’t forget! Registration required.

Northfield Library

To register, visit or call the Northfield Library at (847) 446-5990 Current Events Roundtable 1:30 PM | Tuesday, March 5, April 2, May 7 | Northfield Library Discuss issues of the day with your friends and neighbors on the first and third Tuesday of each month. World Class Desserts 2 -3 PM | Sunday, June 2, 9 & 16 | Northfield Library Drop in to sample delicious desserts from around the globe. June 2: Greece - Baklava June 9: Japan - Mochi

June 16: Italy - Gelato

Reading on the Rocks 7 PM | Wednesday, June 5 | Stormy’s Tavern Join us for drinks, books, and excellent company as we discuss Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain. To reserve your copy of the book, call (847) 446-5990. Lure and Lore of Spices 7 PM | Monday, June 24 | Northfield Library The renowned Spice House’s Tom and Patty Erd will discuss interesting historical facts and anecdotes about spices. Participants will receive a spice goody bag. Registration required. Strictly Mystery 7 PM | Wednesday, July 24 | Northfield Library Do you love mystery books? If you are looking for recommendations, join us as we talk about our favorite mysteries, including brand-new books, international thrillers and oldies-but-goodies. Registration required.

Teen Volunteer Program Looking for something new to do this summer? We’re looking for teens to help with the summer reading club and kid’s events. Our fun volunteer program is open to all teens who live in the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District. To be a part of our team, stop by our volunteer orientation to get information, training and to sign up.

Winnetka Library

Northfield Library

Grades 7-12 | Drop-in Orientation & Training

Grades 5-12 | Drop-in Orientation & Training

1-5 PM | Sunday, June 9

1-5 PM | Sunday, June 9

5-9 PM | Monday, June 10

5-9 PM | Monday, June 10

Contact: Ruth Bell (847) 446-7220 |

Contact: Melissa Morgan (847) 446-5990 |

New! Book Buddies

Orientation: 2-3 PM | Thursday, June 13 | Winnetka Library Read with Buddy: 2-3 PM | Thursdays, June 20 & 27, July 11,18 & 25 | Winnetka Library Help a beginning reader gain confidence by being a Book Buddy! Pair up with a kid for a twenty-minute session and either read to them or have them read to you. All volunteers are required to attend orientation.

Calling all directors!

Think you are the next award-winning director? Spend your summer filming your vision! Entries for the 7th Annual Studio 60093 Children’s Video Fest are due on Monday, December 16. Visit for details.


Postal Patron Winnetka Library 768 Oak Street Winnetka, Illinois 60093 (847) 446-7220 Northfield Library 1785 Orchard Lane Northfield, Illinois 60093 (847) 446-5990 Library Management Rebecca Wolf, Library Director Kristin Carlson, Branch Manager Alex Makstman, Business Kathy Roegge, Circulation & ILL Jane Levine, Technical Services Mark Swenson, Technology Bronwyn Parhad, Youth Services

Laurie Petersen, President | John Canfield, Vice President | Raheela Gill Anwar, Secretary Joe McGowan, Treasurer | Bill Frazier | Keta McCarthy | Lois Neustadt

New Teen Space

Friends of the Library P.O. Box 8146 Northfield, IL 60093

We’re excited to open a brand-new teen space at the Winnetka Library!

Winnetka-Northfield Library Foundation Library Closings July 4 Independence Day September 1 Labor Day Weekend September 2 Labor Day Library Hours Monday-Thursday Friday-Saturday Sunday

Library Trustees

9 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 5 PM 1 PM - 5 PM

The library reserves the right to take photographs and video program participants. Photos and videos are for library use and may be used in library publicity materials. Patrons who do not wish to be part of photographs or videos should notify library staff. The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any individual who plans to attend any program at the library and who requires a special accommodation, or anyone who has questions regarding accessibility to the library, is requested to phone the Winnetka Library at (847) 446-7220 or the Northfield Library at (847) 446-5990.

The colorful new space is inside the former Quiet Reading Room. The mixed-use space will still be available for reading during the day, but will now house teen books and materials. We asked local teens for their ideas and used their suggestions to create a modern and casual space for teens to browse books, hang out with friends and study.


The Source, Summer (June - August) 2013. A newsletter from Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District.

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