The Source | Fall 2021

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FALL September – November 2021

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Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

The Source join us

VIRTUALLY FOR A CONVERSATION WITH

KILEY REID AUTHOR OF SUCH A FUN AGE

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LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

WNPLD IS NOW FINE FREE

Get a card and enter to win an iPad!

Which banned books have you read?

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LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

September is

ADULT BOOK CLUBS . . . . 4 ADULT . . . . . . . . . . . 5 YOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . 8 THE STUDIO . . . . . . . .12 TECHNOLOGY . . . . . . .13 LIBRARY NEWS . . . . . . 15

How to Register For An Event ONLINE RESERVATION

LIBRARY CARD SIGN UP MONTH! DID YOU KNOW YOUR LIBRARY CARD OFFERS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST BOOKS? It also gives you 24/7 access to our expansive digital library where you can learn a language, read a paper, stream music and movies, download eBooks, eAudiobooks and even learn to make a new craft, all free with your Library card.

Visit wnpld.org and look under 'Events' to find our calendar. Locate the event of interest and register.

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PHONE/EMAIL REGISTRATION You may call (847) 446-7220 or email eref@wnpld.org.

CANCELLATION If your plans change after registering, please let us know 24 hours in advance so we can invite another guest to take your spot.

eBOOKS & eAUDIOBOOKS

STREAMING MOVIES

Browse our collection of more than 850,000 titles from near or far. Checkouts expire on the due date and there is nothing to return.

Stream your choice of over 44,000 movies and TV shows to your mobile device, Apple TV, or Roku. All titles are available instantly, there are no holds and no waiting.

DIGITAL MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS

PROGRAMMING

Do You Have a Library Card? How to get one: Residents, property owners, and renters in the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District are eligible for Library cards. Simply stop in the Library with a valid governmentissued ID and proof of address to register! Cards are good for three years and will be auto-renewed for those still residing in the District. Learn more at: wnpld.org/ library-info/get-a-library-card.

Peruse over 10,000 titles of national/ international newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

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Connect and learn through any of our engaging educational programs. Popular topics range from dramatic performances, art history, finance, mixology, and technology.

VIDEO GAMES

STREAMING MUSIC

Currently we have over 60 Nintendo Switch games.

Instantly browse and borrow any of our 270,000 albums.


ONE BOOK TWO VILLAGES

Join us virtually on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30pm for

A CONVERSATION WITH KILEY REID, author of Such a Fun Age. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kiley Reid is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Such A Fun Age is her first novel.

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and bighearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone “family,” and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.

RECEIVE A FREE COPY! Be one of the first 50 to register for the event and receive your own hardcover copy of Such a Fun Age. Register at: wnpld.org

A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • NPR • Vogue • Real Simple Elle • InStyle • Good Housekeeping • Vox • Kirkus Reviews Parade • Slate • Library Journal • BookPage Our annual One Book, Two Villages is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information on this Speaker please visit prhspeakers.com

Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize

A Reese’s Book Club Pick

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

“I urge you to read Such a Fun Age.”

“The most provocative page-turner of the year.”

—NPR

–Entertainment Weekly

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ADULT BOOK CLUBS

BOOK CLUBS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB

TRUE STORY: NONFICTION BOOK CLUB

MONDAYS, 7PM • ADULTS • REGISTER • LED BY STEPHANIE GIRARDI

WEDNESDAYS, 7PM • ADULTS • REGISTER • LED BY MOLLY SCHOENHERR

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Check out one of the spotlighted cookbooks, try some recipes and bring a dish to share. The books are available for checkout at the Library and through Hoopla, when available.

Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction.

SEPTEMBER 13 • WINNETKA LIBRARY The Great British Baking Show 100 Great Breads, by Paul Hollywood Cooking with Mary Berry: Simple Recipes, Great for Family and Friends, by Mary Berry Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives: A Cookbook, by Nadiya Hussain One Tin Bakes: Sweet and Simple Traybakes, Pies, Bars, and Buns, by Edd Kimber OCTOBER 11 • WINNETKA LIBRARY The Cheese Stands Alone A Field Guide to Cheese: How to Select, Enjoy, and Pair the World's Best Cheeses, by Tristan Sicard That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life, by Marissa Mullen and Sara Gilanchi The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend, by Maureen Schulman NOVEMBER 8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY A Little Help from My Friends A Table for Friends: The Art of Cooking for Two or Twenty, by Skye McAlpine Food Between Friends: A Cookbook, by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Tanous DECEMBER 13 • WINNETKA LIBRARY Unofficially Magical Food The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, by Ashley Craft The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, by Dinah Bucholz

Holiday Cookie Exchange Join us for a holiday cookie exchange on Saturday, December 4. Details on page 6.

SEPTEMBER 8 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, by Patrick Radden Keefe OCTOBER 13 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, by Walter Isaacson NOVEMBER 10 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton

THE NEXT CHAPTER: FICTION BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS, 2PM • ADULTS • REGISTER • LED BY BRANDON MARSHALL & BETSY GRIEBENOW

We're making our getaway and hope you'll join us as we explore all that popular fiction has to offer. We'll meet characters both saintly and shady, we'll visit places ordinary and other-worldly, and we'll bring books to life through colorful conversation. OCTOBER 21 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid NOVEMBER 18 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) Deacon King Kong, by James McBride

CLUE: A MYSTERY BOOK CLUB TUESDAYS, 7:30PM • ADULTS • REGISTER • LED BY MELISSA MORGAN

Join a lively discussion about all types of mystery books, ranging from true crime, dark thrillers, police procedurals and historical mysteries. SEPTEMBER 14 • HYBRID (NORTHFIELD LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) Under the Harrow, by Flynn Berry OCTOBER 12 • HYBRID (NORTHFIELD LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist, by Anthony Amore NOVEMBER 9 • HYBRID (NORTHFIELD LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) The Butterfly House, by Katrine Engberg

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ADULT PROGRAMS ART & CULTURE

emotionally charged, and utterly original essays that explore Asian American consciousness. Time magazine featured Minor Feelings as one of the best books of 2020.

Highlights of the Art Institute of Chicago: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and American Art TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

As one of America’s great comprehensive museums, The Art Institute of Chicago proudly displays collections that represent the history of civilization. This slide lecture presented by Jeff Mishur of Art Excursions covers a selection of museum highlights from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Attending this program offers a chance to learn the stories behind works by artists such as Monet, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso, Wood, Hopper, Cassatt, and others.

Winnetka Newsboy: Reading the Detectives SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2PM ADULTS & YOUTH • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

This event brings to life the young narrator of Newsboy, the acclaimed Winnetka boyhood memoir by author Gary D. Cole, and the detective stories of Encyclopedia Brown, Sherlock Holmes, and more, that he eagerly checks out from the Winnetka Public Library. This one-actor staged reading of passages from the memoir and these beloved detective stories is ideal for young readers ages 8–12, as well as their parents and grandparents, who will fondly recall their own childhood reading passions.

Chicago’s Newest Murals: Communities, Celebrities and Whimsical Characters TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Travel through Chicagoland with historian Beth Sair to learn how artists are improving

The Navigation Case: Training, Flying and Fighting the 1942 to 1945 New Guinea War THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7PM ADULTS • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) • REGISTER

neighborhoods one mural at a time. Hear unique details about Chicago's history and uplifting stories about the artists and what drove them to create these murals about communities, celebrities, and whimsical characters.

Bad Art Night TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 6:30PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Good art is subjective, but what is bad art? Join us as we review a brief history of what constitutes bad art and then participate in making your own! We will provide multiple images for inspiration and end with an exhibition.

AUTHOR VISITS Chris Bohjalian WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

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, The Hour of the Witch.

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Cathy Park Hong discusses her New York Times bestselling book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, a collection of honest,

Local author John E. Happ will discuss his new book, The Navigation Case, and reveal the drama and sacrifice expended by America’s pioneering pilots’ first ever demonstration of air superiority, during the greatest campaign in U.S. Air Force history.

humor and the savvy intelligence with which she meets her demanding obligations.

Mary Shelley: The Intricate Riddle of Life TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, was the daughter of social revolutionaries William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and wife of romantic poet Percy Shelley. Join Mary, as portrayed by actress Debra Miller, as she tells the true story of her tumultuous life beneath the sweeping romantic tale of love unbound by societal convention.

HEALTH & WELLNESS DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES

Chair Yoga

Queen Elizabeth II: Leslie Goddard Historical Portrayal MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

In this portrayal, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the life of Britain’s famous monarch from her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a naval officer named Philip, her World War II service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. Get to know the woman behind the images, her sense of

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 3 & 17, OCTOBER 1 & 15, NOVEMBER 5 & 19, 11AM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

Join certified yoga instructor Isabel Raci for gentle chair yoga and guided meditation.

Back to School and the Office: Navigating Your New Normal TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 6PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Get help navigating the return to school, work and in-person social events. Therapist and Clinical Director of the Counseling Center of the

The Reluctant Princess: Lady Diana Reflects on Her Life TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 7PM • ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Join the royal frenzy as award-winning storyteller Megan Wells brings to life the charismatic Princess of Wales. From deep research into the complex accounts of Diana’s short life, Megan’s impersonation is a trip to Buckingham Palace you will not soon forget.

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ADULT PROGRAMS North Shore, Kim Hassenfeld LCSW, will help you understand why the “return to normal” might feel so stressful and will provide tools to help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Kim will discuss some psychological and biological phenomena that influence our ability to deal with stress and make decisions.

Caregiving Basics: A Guide to Looking After Your Loved One and Yourself WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 6PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

In this class/presentation, you will learn how to recognize that you are a family caregiver, what to expect on the caregiving journey, the challenges and rewards of caregiving, resources available to you through North Shore Senior Center, strategies for managing stress and self-care, and tips to help you thrive (not just survive).

HISTORY

FOOD & DRINK

Great Chicago Fire

Curating Your Charcuterie Board with Cheers to Cheese LLC

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

In October of 1871, the city of Chicago burned for two days, destroying thousands of buildings, and killing an estimated 300 people. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the blaze, historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the theories surrounding the start of the fire, as well as the aftermath.

Unsolved Hollywood Murders MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

In these unsolved murders, fame couldn't save these celebrities...or find their killers. Even decades later, authorities are still trying to figure out whodunit. Author Susan Gibberman will discuss three cases in-depth: William Desmond Taylor, George Reeves, and Natalie Wood.

Fall Film Series: Scary Movies 2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Register to receive a pre-recorded introduction and criticism by our resident film expert, Scott Siegel, along with a link to watch the film at home through our Hoopla or Kanopy streaming services. Willow Creek September 10 • Virtual A couple get a lot more than they bargained for while searching for Bigfoot. Hereditary October 8 • Virtual Catch this terrifying modern classic starring Toni Collette just in time for Halloween.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Do you have charcuterie envy? You, too, can create an Instragram-worthy charcuterie board for your next gathering! Bring the ingredients and join our expert, Sanaiya Khatwani, for a step-by-step tutorial in arranging the perfect fanciful feast. Ingredient lists will be emailed to registrants one week prior to the event.

Foray Into Fall Cocktails THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 7PM ADULTS 21+ • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Crisper temperatures and autumnal colors beg for cocktails with deeper flavors and darker spirits. Join local mixologist Cheryl Heisler of Mixed metaPours as she ladles the bounty of the season into libations and demonstrates how to make them. Ingredient lists will be emailed to registrants one week in advance for all those who want to mix with Cheryl.

Cookie Exchange SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

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Halloween Horror Trivia Night FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 6:30PM ADULTS & TEENS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

Join with friends or individually to test your knowledge of popular horror topics, including famous horror stories, movies, characters, and more. Winners of each trivia round will receive a bundle of popular horror movies and books.

Jigsaw Puzzle Solving Tournament SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1PM ADULTS & TEENS • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Bring a batch of your favorite home-made cookies, and a copy of the recipe, to share and exchange with fellow baking enthusiasts. Hot chocolate, coffee, and containers to take home the cookies will be provided.

Do you enjoy jigsaw puzzles? Take your puzzling to the next level by joining our competitive event! Each team will get the same jigsaw puzzle and a two-hour time limit. The winning team will be the first to complete their puzzle, or the team that has the least loose pieces when the time runs out. Sign up as a team or individually.

GAMES

GARDENING

Learn & Play Bridge Day of the Dead November 12 • Virtual Discover the overlooked final chapter of George Romero's zombie trilogy.

game with expert player Ivan Figueredo. He will provide a lesson and supervise games. Bring your own bidding box or use the Library's.

SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 18 & 25, OCTOBER 16 & 23, NOVEMBER 20 & 27, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Learn to play or improve your duplicate bridge

Making the Most of Your Herbal Bounty TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Has your garden produced a bumper crop of herbs? Mark Lyons, a master gardener, will


ADULT PROGRAMS show you how to harvest and store your herbal treasures as well as how to use them to prepare butters, vinegars, oils, teas, potpourri, sachets, and other herbal delights.

POETRY Writing Haiku & Senryu SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Learn all about the art of haiku and senryu. These short poems are about life, nature, seasons, and human nature. Led by Charlotte Digregorio, author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All.

Poetry Critique Roundtable SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Have you written a poem for publication, a family scrapbook, a greeting card, or for a special occasion? If you would like input from fellow writers on how to improve it, attend this helpful critique led by Charlotte Digregorio, author of Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing and other books.

TRAVEL Great American TrailwaysMississippi River to the Pacific TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Travel across the U.S. by foot, bicycle, and canoe with photographer John Lynn. Explore the beauty of America's historic trailways, including the Mississippi River, the KATY Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, and the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Awesome Australia

Michalski illuminates ten months of backpacking and working in the Land Down Under. Learn about the country’s fascinating history, grand traditions, chic urban life, charming slang, deadly animals and Aboriginal influences. This is one adventure you won’t want to miss.

Schedule a free, one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®.

MUSIC

Get free small business advice from SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer business mentors and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. One-on-one mentoring by business experts who have had experience in all aspects of business. Whether you are just getting started or you have been in business over 20 years, set up an appointment to discuss questions and strategy.

The History of James Taylor & Carly Simon TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

In the early 1970s the singer/ songwriter ruled the radio. The era’s ultimate power couple were James Taylor and Carly Simon. Join Gary Wenstrup for a presentation using performance and interview clips to trace the arc of their careers. The marriage didn’t last, but the hits sure have!

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL Medicare 101 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Medicare can be confusing. Medicare Solutions Network will present a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn't and your potential out of pocket exposure. They’ll discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription coverage and cost saving strategies for the years ahead. Whether you are currently enrolled in Medicare, will be enrolling in the future, or are helping a loved one, this seminar is for you.

Financial Planning Appointments

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12, NOVEMBER 9, 10AM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

G’day, mate! With original photographs and a deep well of stories, world traveler Brian

Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances?

Small Business Mentoring with SCORE WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 22, OCTOBER 20 & NOVEMBER 17, 7PM • ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Investigating Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

or cryptocurrency works? Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People will help you understand the underlying blockchain technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as well as online currency exchanges, digital wallets and the various challenges and opportunities facing these currencies.

Serving Up a Slice of Retirement Pie: Understanding Your Social Security Benefits THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

This is a free, educational, and informational presentation on Social Security to help adults better understand their Social Security benefits and options. Join us to learn more about how Social Security benefits work. The seminar will cover how benefits are determined, how to decide when to collect spousal benefits, and how survivor benefits work.

Training Your New Dog

Curious to know how Bitcoin

Are you the proud, new owner of a pandemic pooch? Worried about what you are going to do now that life is almost back to normal? Come join Animal Sense Training owner Nancy Paolucci (and her furry companion) as she demonstrates the basics of dog ownership and answers your tricky questions about your own four-legged friend.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 2PM ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

youth 0–8 Stuffed Animal Sleepover FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5–SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 9AM–5PM • AGES 0–8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY DROP IN

Ever wonder what happens when the library is closed? Drop off your favorite stuffed toy at the library on Friday and return Saturday for a slideshow of their late-night shenanigans.

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families Family Storytime THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9– NOVEMBER 18, 10AM • AGES 0–5 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

Singing, dancing, stories, and bubbles! Space is limited, stop by the Youth Desk for a ticket to enter.

Craft and Give Back SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 26, OCTOBER 24 & NOVEMBER 21, 1PM • FAMILIES • WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

Join us as we work on fun projects to help local charitable causes! We'll learn about each charity organization and then create items to donate.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

Seasonal Snacks and Stories on the Patio

birth to 4 years

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 6PM FAMILIES • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Baby Doll Storytime

Let’s celebrate fall with seasonally themed snacks and stories on our patio at the Winnetka Library.

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17, OCTOBER 15 & NOVEMBER 19, 10AM • AGES 0–4 WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Family Halloween Spooktacular

Bring your own baby doll and join us for a special storytime where we'll learn how to interact with our babies through song and play. A great practice for children expecting a new sibling!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29–SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 • FAMILIES WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

Stop by the Youth Department to show off your costumes! We will have festive activities and treat bags!

Preschool Storytime

Bright Beginnings

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 7– NOVEMBER 16, 10AM • AGES 3–5 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8– NOVEMBER 17, 10AM • AGES 0–18 MONTHS WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER • WINNETKA LIBRARY DROP IN

Join us for an energetic and interactive storytime, complete with stories, songs, and more that are perfect for preschoolers. Space is limited, stop by the Youth Desk for a ticket to enter.

Let's read some stories and sing some songs with your little one! This is the perfect storytime for infants and toddlers. Space is limited, stop by the Youth Desk for a ticket to enter.

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ADULT PROGRAMS YOUTH

ages 5–8 Little Librarian Club TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 21, OCTOBER 19 & NOVEMBER 16, 4PM • AGES 5–8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Calling all future librarians! Learn more about what it means to be a librarian and help with simple in-house projects.

LEGO Mania! Jr. WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 15, OCTOBER 20 & NOVEMBER 17, 4PM • AGES 5–8 WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Love to build with LEGOs? Join us for LEGO Mania! We’ll build cool contraptions with a fun theme every month.

Learn and Play Chess SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 12, OCTOBER 10 & NOVEMBER 14, 3PM • AGES 7+ • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Build critical thinking, logic and memory skills with chess. Expert chess player Ivan Figueredo provides a lesson and supervises play. Play with a board and pieces provided by the Library or bring a tablet or computer to play on lichess.org.

Full STEAM Ahead! THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 2, OCTOBER 7 & NOVEMBER 4, 4PM • AGES 5–8 WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Learn all about how science, technology, math, art, and engineering affect our lives every day through cool experiments!

Art Explorers Jr. TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12, & NOVEMBER 9, 3:30PM • AGES 5–8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Jigsaw Puzzle Solving Tournament Do you enjoy jigsaw puzzles? Take your puzzling to the next level by joining our competitive event! Each team will get the same jigsaw puzzle and a one-hour time limit. The winning team will be the first to complete their puzzle, or the team that has the least loose pieces when the time runs out. Teams of up to three children 12 and under with 1 adult will have an hour to complete their puzzle.

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Make a beautiful painting!

Pumpkin Decorating SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 10AM AGES 5–8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Use paint and other craft materials to decorate mini pumpkins.

DiNovember Dinosaur Dig WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 4PM AGES 5–8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Let’s talk about dinosaurs! Together we’ll learn about fossils and excavate to find dinosaurs.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

DESIGN A BOOKMARK CONTEST

ages 9–13 Mega LEGO! THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9, OCTOBER 14 & NOVEMBER 11, 4PM • AGES 9–13 • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Calling all LEGO masters! We’re going to work together on a complex Lego build each month this fall. The final product will be displayed in the Library!

CRAFTERNOON! No school today? Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Stay the whole time or drop in when you’d like! TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2PM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2PM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2PM

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WINNETKA LIBRARY

Calling all aspiring artists and designers! Want to see your artwork on a bookmark? Youth from PreK–12th grade are invited to participate in the month of September. Winning bookmarks will be printed and available for library users to pick up at both locations.

DROP IN

Young Writers Club TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 5 & NOVEMBER 2, 4PM • AGES 9–13 WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Learn how to craft your own unique stories. Each month members of the Young Writers Club get a story prompt to work on and share with the group.

Art Explorers TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12 & NOVEMBER 9, 4:30PM • AGES 9–13 • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Make a beautiful painting and learn about an interesting era of art history.

Dungeons & Dragons TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 21, OCTOBER 19 & NOVEMBER 16, 4PM • AGES 9–13 • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Join with others to play the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more!

VIRTUAL: Author Talk with Crystal Cestari WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 6PM • AGES 9+ • REGISTER

Join local author Crystal Cestari as she talks about how she got published, her writing

process, and tips she’s learned about how to stay positive in the pursuit of creativity. Cestari is the author of The Best Kind of Magic, a 2021 Illinois Reads selection, and most recently, Super Adjacent.

Minecraft Mania TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 28, OCTOBER 26 & NOVEMBER 30, 4PM • AGES 9–13 • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Join us for some Minecraft fun. No account needed to play. We will do a fun activity together, organized by the Minecraft Mania team.

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Super Smash Bros Tournament THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 3:30PM • AGES 9–18 • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Test your battle skills against other elite players to see who the ultimate champion is.

Queer History & Heroes TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7PM AGES 13+ • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

In honor of National Coming Out Day, learn about these historymakers with local historian and expert John D’Emilio.

UV Resin Jewelry THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28 & TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 4PM AGES 14–18 • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Create your own sparkly hairclips using UV Resin.

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THE STUDIO

All experience levels are welcome to join us. Our Digital Services staff will be in The Studio to help guide you through each step of your project’s creation.

YOUTH

One-hour in-person or virtual appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. You can make an appointment by emailing us at studio@ wnpld.org or calling us at 847-446-7220.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 6PM • YOUTH VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Available equipment: • Laser cutter • Embroidery machine • 3D printer • Photo, film, and slide scanner • Sewing machine • Vinyl cutter • The Adobe Creative Suite • VHS-to-digital conversion station

Laser Engraving - Choose Your Own Adventure

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2PM • YOUTH THE STUDIO

Learn how to use the Library's laser engraver by choosing from a set of provided surprise items.

Color an existing spooky temporary tattoo design or create your own, watch as it is cut using the Library's vinyl cutter, and let everyone see your new art.

Learn to Use the Embroidery Machine

Laser Engrave Your Constellation Chart

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 3:30PM • YOUTH THE STUDIO • REGISTER

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14, 3:30PM • YOUTH THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Learn how to use the Library's sewing or embroidery machine by choosing from a set of provided surprise items.

Learn how to find and read your constellation chart and then engrave your sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign onto a provided Studio item.

Artober Daily Sketch Journal Challenge Draw or sketch every day in October to grow your skills and explore the world of drawing. Sign up for ART-ober daily sketch prompts and pick up your 30-page journal and basic sample sketch tool kit at the Library.

Sketch Events Come in to meet fellow sketchers and try new materials to add to your sketchbook with some simple guided exercises and idea prompts. Each participant will receive accompanying kit of supplies to take home. Pencil Sketching SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2PM & WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 10AM • ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Ink Sketching SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2PM & WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10AM • ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Screen Printing Drop-in SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2PM & WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 4PM • ALL AGES • THE STUDIO • DROP-IN

Try out screen printing an ART-ober poster from a selection of ink colors. We'll explain the process of how to use vinyl cut and a screen press to print to paper. Take your 12x24 inch poster home to hang or decorate it further with pen and ink and submit a picture to enter a grand prize drawing.

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Create a Spooky Temporary Tattoo

ADULT & TEEN Laser Engraving - Choose Your Own Adventure WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30AM ADULTS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 11AM ADULTS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 7:30PM ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO REGISTER

Learn how to use the Library's laser engraver by choosing from a set of provided surprise items.

Learn to Use the Embroidery Machine SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1:30PM ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO REGISTER

Learn how to use the Library's sewing or embroidery machine by choosing from a set of provided surprise items.

ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO REGISTER

Learn to use the Library's vinyl cutter to make a constellation sticker and let everyone know your sign!

Vinyl Stickers and Iron Ons SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2PM ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO REGISTER

Hand cut or learn to use our vinyl cutter to make permanent ironons for fabric. Bring a shirt from home to affix your new creations.

Laser Engrave Your Constellation Chart

Vinyl Cut a Constellation Symbol

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 9:30AM ADULTS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 9:30AM ADULTS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1:30PM ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO REGISTER

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9:30AM ADULTS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 11AM ADULTS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6PM

Learn how to find and read your constellation chart and then engrave your sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign onto a provided Studio item.


PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS FOR&TEENS ADULTS

What Is a VPN and Do You Need One? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

If you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service, you can substantially improve your privacy and internet security. This class will explore how VPNs work and which services to consider.

Android Photos: Using the Camera on Your Android Phone or Tablet WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

If you have a smartphone or tablet that is not an Apple brand, it is likely an Android device—common brands are Samsung, LG, Moto, Pixel, and Nokia. This class will look at how to best take advantage of the camera on Android devices, and how to edit the photos you take.

Android Photos: Organizing and Sharing Photos with Your Android Phone or Tablet WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

This class will focus on organizing and sharing the photos you take on your Android device, primarily using the Google Photos app.

Digitizing and Archiving Family Photos WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1:30PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

family pictures sitting in your basement, or slides that mom and dad took to document your childhood? Learn how to easily digitize photos and slides and share them with your family.

What Is New in iOS 15 for Your iPhone or iPad WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

The latest version of Apple's operating system for iPhones and iPads introduces new ways to stay connected, and powerful features that help users focus, explore, and do more with on-device intelligence. Apple has announced major updates to FaceTime, new Focus features to reduce distraction, and more ways to explore the world using Maps, Weather, and Wallet. This class will teach you how to use the latest and greatest features of your devices.

Protecting Yourself Against Ransomware WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computers and encrypts computer files until a ransom is paid—you may have heard of cities, hospitals, businesses and individuals that have been successfully attacked. After the initial infection, ransomware will attempt to spread to connected systems, including shared storage drives and other accessible computers. Learn to minimize your exposure to ransomware and other types of malicious malware.

Using Word on Your iPhone or iPad – Part 1 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

This class is designed for

Mobile Payment Apps Do you owe someone for dinner, or a shared purchase? Payment apps make paying back friends and family members as easy as sending a tweet. This class will discuss the features, benefits, and security considerations of the best smartphone payment systems.

WED, SEPT 15, 1:30PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

those who have never used Microsoft Word on an iPhone or iPad. At the end of the class, you will be able to create, format, and print a professional document.

Using Word on Your iPhone or iPad – Part 2 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

This class is designed for those who have some familiarity with Microsoft Word on an iPhone or iPad, or who have taken the previous week’s class. Learn more advanced features to really make your document sparkle.

Holiday Shopping for a New Digital Device WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

Your old phone, tablet or computer just isn’t cutting it anymore—it’s time for an upgrade. But what to buy? This class will guide you through the pros and cons of what is out there and give you enough information to make an intelligent decision for your needs.

What Is New in Windows WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

Learn how to get and use the latest version of Windows. This class will explore its new features, including a revamped Start Menu and new ways to connect with others.

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Which Banned Books Have You Read? Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Banned as obscene in France (1956-1959), in England (1955-59), in Argentina (1959), South Africa (1974-1982), and in New Zealand (1960). It was also challenged at a school district in Florida in 2006 for containing “themes of pedophilia and incest.”

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

1984 by George Orwell Challenged in a Florida school district for being “pro-communist” and containing “explicit sexual matter.”

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Challenged for “excessive violence and bad language,” for being “demoralizing inasmuch as it implies that man is little more than an animal,” for “lurid passages about sex, and statements defamatory to minorities, God, women and the disabled.”

Challenged and banned from several high schools for containing profanities, sexual material, references to bestiality, rape, racism, and violence. Parents at a school district in Idaho asserted that the book should require parental permission for students to read.

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Burned in the US (1918), Ireland (1922), Canada (1922), England (1923) and banned in the US and England in the late 1920s for obscenity and that it might cause American readers to harbor “impure and lustful thoughts.”

Banned for sexual explicitness, homosexuality, violence, rape, profanity, and drug abuse. Other reasons include its "troubling ideas about race relations, man's relationship to God, African history, and human sexuality” and for its “negative image of Black men.”

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Banned and challenged for profanity, racial slurs, its presentation of integration, violence against Black people, conflicting with “the values of the community”, “degradation of African Americans,” and containing “adult themes such as sexual intercourse, rape, and incest.”

Reasons for banning or challenging included portraying “a pastor who took advantage of a young woman”, “profanities”, and using the name of God and Jesus in a "vain and profane manner along with inappropriate sexual references.”

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Challenged and banned from the 1960s to today throughout the US for reasons such as the book is “obscene”, “vulgar”, “anti-white”, and “filthy.” The book was also challenged for containing sexual scenes, profanity, negative behavior, and references to the occult.

Banned in Boston, MA (1930), Ireland (1953), Riverside, CA (1960), San Jose, CA (1960). Burned in Nazi bonfires in Germany (1933). The book was banned for portrayals of promiscuity, its focus on sex, and the decadence of its characters.

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

 READ THIS BANNED BOOK

discover o t y r a r ib l Come to the ssic has a a l c d e n n a b which connection! e r o h S h t r o N BANNED BOOKS WEEK • Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2021

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Censorship Divides Us #bannedbooksweek • bannedbooksweek.org

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Ulysses by James Joyce


LIBRARY NEWS

WNPLD Is Leveling Up!

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District Is Fine Free!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new video game collection, available now at both locations. Currently we have over 60 games and new titles will be added monthly. The initial collection is for the Nintendo Switch platform, with games for other consoles to be added in the future.

Exciting news! We will no longer be charging fines on overdue items checked out at our Library. What does it mean to be fine free?

How will overdue items be treated now?

We are no longer charging fines for overdue items to any patrons (including those who visit us from other libraries) who check out items at our Library.

While you will no longer be charged a fine, after a WNPLD item is two weeks overdue, your account will be blocked from any further checkouts until you return the item. The account block includes checking out physical items (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.), as well as access to our digital collections (including downloads from Libby, Hoopla, Kanopy, etc) and research databases.

What if I currently have overdue fines on my account? We have removed all existing fines for overdue Winnetka-Northfield Library materials, and we will no longer be charging fines for any materials checked out from our Library in the future. What are some of the benefits of going fine free? We strive to provide excellent service to all residents in our District. Overdue fines create barriers to service and often stop people from using their library. By eliminating fines, we hope to share our collection and services with even more of our community members. Do items still have due dates? Yes, each item will still have a due date, and you are still responsible for honoring the due date or renewing the item. When you return items on time, it helps your neighbors borrow items sooner.

If an item is more than 45 days past due, you will need to either return the item or pay the replacement cost to unlock your account. Items borrowed from other libraries are subject to the lending policies of their home libraries. Will I have to wait longer for popular items to be returned? Libraries that have gone fine free have not seen any difference in when items are returned. Most items are returned within a week of their due date. What happens if I lose or damage an item I checked out? You will be charged a fee to replace the item.

New eResource Tutorials Available on Our Website We’ve added a collection of video tutorials that will teach you how to use library services like Overdrive/ Libby, Cloud Library, Hoopla, Kanopy, and Pressreader to name a few. The tutorials are a quick and easy way to become more comfortable using eBook apps, language learning tools, streaming movies, and research databases. Look for the blue tab on the side of WNPLD's homepage.

STAFF NEWS

Meet Molly, WNPLD's Newest Adult Services Librarian! Molly Schoenherr joined us in July as an Adult Services Librarian. Molly came to us from the Lake Forest Library, where she enjoyed leading book clubs, doing outreach, launching a new summer reading program, and starting their graphic novels collection.

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Library Trustees Jean-Paul Ruiz-Funes, President | Travis Gosselin, Vice President | Deborah Vandergrift, Treasurer | Thomas Sundell, Secretary | Melissa Mitchell | Sarah Munoz | Todd Van Neck

Library Administration Monica Dombrowski Director Nick Mall Adult Services Manager Amanda Garrity Youth Services Manager Melissa Morgan Branch Services Manager Steve Kline Digital Services Manager Courtney Volny Customer Relations Manager Mark Swenson IT Manager Sarah Quish Marketing & PR Manager

Friends of the Library

Register for a Fall Program Today! We are happy to be offering a variety of ways for you to participate in our programs. In each of the program descriptions you will see one of the following locations listed:

P.O. Box 8146, Northfield, IL 60093

Library Closings August 30**............... Staff Training September 5 & 6............ Labor Day November 24* & 25... Thanksgiving November 30**.......... Staff Training *Early close at 5pm **Late open at 1pm

Library Updates

Winnetka Library/Northfield Library: The program will be in person at the specified location. Virtual: The program will be online only and streamed over Zoom. Event codes will be sent to all registrants for participation. Hybrid: The program will be held in person (at the specified location) and streamed over Zoom – you can attend either by coming to the Library or staying at home! Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, programming locations and details may be subject to change.

For the latest news and updates, please visit wnpld.org.

Connect With Us The Source is published in March, June, September & December. 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. Any individual who plans to attend any program at the Library and requires a special accommodation may phone the Winnetka Library at (847) 446-7220 or the Northfield Branch Library at (847) 446-5990.

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Voter Registration Day Presented by The League of Women Voters Interested in registering to vote, or checking on your registration status? The LWV of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth will be available to help, from 9:30AM until 6:30PM, on our new patio at the Winnetka Library. Please bring two pieces of identification, at least one of which includes a current address.

Tuesday, September 28, starting 9:30AM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP-IN