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SPRING March - May 2019

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Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

The Source

READ, LEARN, DISCOVER. Have you visited The Studio? Learn more about our creative space on page 11.


STRATEGIC PLANS

We want to hear your ideas!

LOOK FOR OUR COMMUNITY SURVEY IN APRIL.

2016-2019 STRATEGIC PLAN IN REVIEW As we near the end of our current strategic plan, we have been reflecting on some of the major changes that arose from patron feedback:

BUILDING NEEDS 2015 SURVEY FEEDBACK

DIGITAL LIBRARY

2015 SURVEY FEEDBACK

YOUTH SERVICES 2015 SURVEY FEEDBACK

“(I’d like a) wider selection of eBooks from 3M [Cloud Library] – there is limited choice.”

2015 SURVEY FEEDBACK

WE ARE EMBARKING ON A FEW NEW PROJECTS:

Completed in June 2018 • New small group study/meeting rooms • The installation of self-check kiosk stations and an automated return system • Restroom renovations making them ADA accessible • The installation of a hearing loop in the Lloyd Room • An overall refresh of the interior space as well as other life safety updates

We Have Increased Offerings Through Our Digital Library We have prioritized user feedback and demand to build our digital materials collection. Despite dramatic growth in the use of our digital materials, we were able to keep wait lists small and build an

Some of the most important library attractions were books, other materials and programs for children, with a library area for them (particularly desired by parents) that would allow a more experiential space for families to learn and enjoy together.

THE STUDIO

IN LOOKING FORWARD

The Winnetka Library Renovation

“(The) library building is too small. They do try to maximize space but can only do so much. No small meeting rooms for group study where kids or adults may need to quietly talk.”

impressive catalog of titles. New platforms (Hoopla and Kanopy) were added, which significantly improved the quantity and quality of our streaming video, music, and comic catalogs.

The Youth Services Renovation Completed in June 2016 • The addition of comfortable seating, an imaginative play station, and more space for family reading, crafting, and experiential learning increased foot traffic, visit length, and interactivity, making the Youth space a true destination for local families. • Picture book "boutiques" organized by category empowered pre-readers to intuitively and independently find favorite books. Face-out shelving allowed cover art to shine, increasing browsability for our youngest patrons. • Created space for the 2018 addition of take-home STEAM kits to boost science and technology skills as a family.

Respondents desired more creative programming using additional and enhanced technology materials and hands-on experiential materials.

Because of Your Feedback, Now We Have More Dynamic Programming We continuously offer a variety of new experiences, including a fun instructional series called Choose Your Own Adventure! Through these programs, patrons can learn to use

Patio Project at the Winnetka Library Tentatively set to begin in Fall 2019

machines (like the laser engraver or the embroidery machine) by choosing from a set of provided surprise items. We also offer fresh programs through our DIY Discovery series every quarter.

Renovation of the desk at the Northfield Branch Library


ADULTS

Book Clubs

TALKING ABOUT BOOKS

6:30PM | MONDAYS | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Led by Kristin Carlson. REGISTER APRIL 1

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai MAY 6

Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

FOOD FOR THOUGHT COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB 7PM | MONDAYS | ADULTS

Led by Stephanie Girardi. REGISTER

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Come join us for good food and great conversation. Check out one of the spotlighted cookbooks, try the recipes and prepare one to bring to the meeting to share. The books are available for checkout at the circulation desks of both branches. MARCH 11 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Russian Recipes Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking by Bonnie Frumkin Morales & Deena Prichep Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus by Carla Capalbo

APRIL 8 | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Tasting Texas The Enchilada Queen Cookbook by Sylvia Casares The Homesick Texan's Family Table by Lisa Fain The Austin Cookbook by Paula Forbes & Robert Strickland MAY 13 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

American Lifestyle Cuisine Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook by Jennifer Segal

TRUE STORY

NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION 7PM | WEDNESDAYS | ADULTS & TEENS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Led by Erin Collins. REGISTER

APRIL 9

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley MAY 14

Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson

MARCH 13

The Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea by Hyeonseo Lee & David John APRIL 10

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss

FOUL PLAY BOOK DISCUSSION 11:30AM | WEDNESDAYS | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Led by Kristin Carlson. REGISTER MARCH 20

CLUE

Fatal Pursuit by Martin Walker

A MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

APRIL 17

7:30PM | TUESDAYS | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

Led by Melissa Morgan. REGISTER MARCH 12

The Verdict by Nick Stone

MAY 15

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James

Film Discussions 2PM | SUNDAYS | ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Toby Nicholson leads this series of lively film discussions. Pick up a copy of the DVD at the Library to view in advance. REGISTER MARCH 17

APRIL 7

This award-winning indie balances deeply felt drama with bracing comedy in its portrait of family dynamics.

This crowd-pleasing dramedy explores issues of race and class. Winner of three Golden Globes.

Thunder Road

Green Book

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ADULTS ART Henna Art Workshop 3PM | SATURDAY, APRIL 6 | ADULTS & TEENS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Henna is an ancient form of temporary body art that has been practiced by cultures across India, Northern Africa and the Middle East for thousands of years. Join us to explore the rich history and cultural significance of this ancient art form. The presentation will include a tutorial about design development and application. Each patron will get a beautiful henna tattoo done by the presenter. REGISTER

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. Art historian Jeff Mishur, co-owner of Art Excursions, presents this illustrated lecture which relates to an upcoming exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. REGISTER

DIY DISCOVERY AND MORE Jewelry Workshop 3PM | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY 6PM | MONDAY, MAY 27 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Still Life Drawing

Create a unique piece of jewelry using a variety of beads and other jewelry supplies. REGISTER

6PM | MONDAYS, APRIL 8, 15, 22 & 29 ADULTS | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Collaging for Beginners

Join Artist Fran Vail to learn how to draw a still life. This class will teach various styles of still life drawing, and you will create your own work of art. $20.00 registration fee due by the first day of class. REGISTER

Flowering Spring Trees 6:30PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 30 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Learn to paint beautiful flowering trees with artist Christine Thornton. She will teach fun, easy painting techniques using watercolor pencils, plastic wrap and brushes. REGISTER

Edouard Manet: Painter of Modern Life 3PM | SATURDAY, MAY 18 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Edouard Manet took on the conservative art world in Paris by painting modern life as opposed to “accepted” subjects. By challenging the French academic system, Manet inspired Morisot, Renoir, Monet and other Impressionists. In this lecture, learn about important works in Manet's oeuvre including The Luncheon on the Grass, The Balcony and

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6:30PM | TUESDAY, MARCH 26 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Collaging is a fast and very satisfying mode of artistic expression using a variety of materials including photos, newspapers, fabric and other ephemera. Create a small work of art. REGISTER

Spring Card Making 6PM | MONDAY, APRIL 1 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Stamp and emboss a set of unique cards. REGISTER

Edible Bird's Nest 2PM | SUNDAY, APRIL 14 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Celebrate spring by making a bird's nest using cookies, Peeps, candy, frosting and your creativity. (Please note this is not intended as bird food.) REGISTER

Create a Unique Card 3PM | MONDAY, APRIL 15 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Create a unique card with the Library's embossing supplies. REGISTER

How to Take Better Travel and Vacation Photos 7PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 16 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Do you admire other people’s photos on Facebook or Instagram and wonder why theirs look so great? Would you like to better capture your travel/vacation memories? Learn tips and tools for taking great photos. REGISTER

Magic Photo Cube

Make Ink Stained Tile Coasters

3PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

3PM | MONDAY, MAY 13 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Create a personalized cube with your own pictures on it. Bring 10 digital photos that we will print on label paper. Stock photos will be provided if you do not have your own. REGISTER

DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES

Create unique ink stained tile coasters. REGISTER

Grace Kelly: American Princess with Leslie Goddard 3PM | SATURDAY, APRIL 13 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Few lives seemed so much like a movie: the talented young movie star is swept off her feet by a real-life prince. Her fairytale wedding in 1956 to Prince Rainier of Monaco made her a princess. But beneath her cool, gracious smile, Grace Kelly was a woman who yearned for her father’s approval and worked hard as a wife and mother. In this historical portrayal, awardwinning actress and historian


ADULTS

Lincoln

AS STORYTELLER

7PM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Lincoln expert Kevin Wood portrays Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and shares some of his favorite stories, anecdotes, and jokes, interweaving them with the Nation’s history. A question and answer session with President Lincoln will follow the presentation.

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Leslie Goddard portrays the woman who transformed from a Hollywood superstar to a real-life princess. REGISTER

FINANCE Enhance Your Retirement with Government Insured Reverse Mortgages 10:30AM | TUESDAY, MARCH 12 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Come learn facts about enhancing your retirement with government insured reverse mortgages. Use equity in your home for tax free additional income and lines of credit with no payments from you. Stay in your home and maintain ownership, have income without draining savings. Pay off mortgage and debts, medical expenses, home improvements, new home purchase, or do things you always wanted. REGISTER

Health Care and Your Retirement 7PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 2 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Financial advisor Chad Fitzloff discusses the potential impact of rising health care costs on retirement savings. He includes an introduction to Medicare coverage and costs, long-term care costs, available options for supplemental

health care and long-term care insurance. REGISTER

Tax-Free Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep 6PM | THURSDAY, APRIL 11 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Join an Edward Jones Financial Advisor for a 35-minute educational program designed to inform individuals about the benefits and considerations of choosing investments that offer tax advantages. REGISTER

Focus on Fixed Income 6PM | THURSDAY, MAY 9 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Please join Andrew Erickson with Edward Jones to learn more about bond characteristics and features, the relationship between interest rates and bond prices, tax advantages of municipal bonds, and how bonds may help you weather fluctuating markets. REGISTER

Yoga and Self-Care for Busy People 3PM | SATURDAY, MARCH 23 | ADULTS & TEENS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

In an era of mounting stress and anxiety from competing demands, taking on too much at work and at home, and rushing around for everyone but yourself, it's common for self-care to fall off your to-do list. Drawing upon practices from her new book, 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas, Julie M. Gentile will demonstrate self-care practices, including simple seated yoga stretches, meditations and breathing exercises you can do even when you're busy. REGISTER

HISTORY Well-Connected: Winnetka and Chicago Architects 7PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 9 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Did you know that the architect of our Village Hall also designed Plaza del Lago and important buildings at the Lincoln Park Zoo? Or that

Eero Saarinen was one of the architects of Crow Island School and designed all its original furniture? Learn about many such surprising connections between buildings in Winnetka and notable architecture in Chicago and around the country. Laurie Petersen, editor of the AIA Guide to Chicago, will give a slide presentation that sheds new light on familiar buildings. REGISTER

Charisma and Character: The Life of Cary Grant 7PM | MONDAY, MAY 6 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Want to learn more about meditation? Learn how to begin with Glenview Meditation.

To many, Cary Grant seemed to have it made. With his charming character, handsome looks, impeccable sense of style and legendary stardom, he seemed to have the life of luxury. But Grant’s initial road to success was not an easy journey. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss Grant’s unstable childhood, his years attending boarding schools, his early years in vaudeville troops and his pursuit of fame and acting. Gibbons will explain how Grant achieved fame and yet remained humble. As a devoted father, he often referred to his beloved daughter, Jennifer, as his “greatest production ever.”

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Introduction to Meditation: Be Your True Self 6:30PM | TUESDAY, MARCH 19 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

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ADULTS Gone with the Wind: The Making of a Hollywood Classic

TALKS WEDNESDAYS @ 7 PM

ADULTS | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Join us for a viewing and discussion of a TED Talk. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). REGISTER APRIL 3 Kwame Alexander “The Power of YES” Along his twenty-year writerly journey, Kwame Alexander received hundreds of rejections. But, he never let other people’s NOs define him. And, it paid off in 2015 when he won the coveted Newbery Medal. Kwame shares how saying yes transformed his career and life and how it can transform yours, too. APRIL 17 Brene Brown “The Power of Vulnerability” Brené Brown studies human connection – our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. MAY 1 Jill Bolte Taylor “My Stroke of Insight” Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: she had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions – motion, speech, self-awareness – shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

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7PM | WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Go behind-the-scenes of one of the greatest movies ever made. Seventy-five years after its blockbuster premiere in 1939, Gone with the Wind continues to inspire passionate devotion. This illustrated talk by historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., reviews the story of how Gone with the Wind was made, including the twoyear search for Scarlett, the pioneering special effects, and the perfectionistic drive of visionary producer David O. Selznick. REGISTER

HOME ORGANIZATION Your Personal Information in the Digital Age 2PM | THURSDAY, MARCH 14 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Gain some understanding of digital security and how to keep your information safe in today's age of social media and online bill pay. REGISTER

How to Stop Paper Piles Now and Forever 7PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 23 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Join professional organizer Randy Wickstrom for a guide

Unlimited access to dozens of digital magazines with your library card.

to eliminating paper clutter and creating a lifestyle with less stress and more success. He will help you discover the four best ways to stop paper piles and three secret ways to stop junk mail forever. REGISTER

MUSIC Motown: Music That Moved the World 6:30PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

In Detroit in the 1960's, Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford

Motor Company produced automobiles - 110 Top Ten hits to be exact! It was the "Sound of Young America" sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Using audio and visual content, we'll trace the amazing musical journey from the power soul of "Dancing in The Streets" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" to the psychedelic soul of "Cloud Nine" and "What's Going On" to the pop soul of The Jackson 5. Timeless music that moved us then and still moves us now. REGISTER


YOUTH

spring

Storytimes & crafts REGISTERED STORYTIMES Bright Beginnings

Fridays

10:30AM | FRIDAYS, MARCH 1 – MAY 31 AGES 0-18 MONTHS WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Wednesdays 10:30AM | WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 6 – MAY 29 | AGES 0-18 MONTHS WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Simple stories, rhymes, music, and movement. REGISTER

PJ Storytime

Thursdays

6:30PM | THURSDAYS | AGES 2+ WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Come in your PJs and bring your teddy bear. We will read our favorite bedtime stories. REGISTER MARCH 7

Bingo Night MAY 2

Spring has Sprung

Glow in the Dark Storytime 6:30PM | MONDAY, MARCH 25 | AGES 2+ WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

This storytime glows in the dark. Light up the night with stories, songs, and rhymes. REGISTER

Doughnuts with Dad Storytime

All Ages Storytime: Graduation Celebration!

Storytime Around the World

10:30AM | SATURDAY, APRIL 27 | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

10:30AM | THURSDAY, MAY 30 | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

10:30AM | SATURDAY, APRIL 13 | ALL AGES WINNETKA LIBRARY

Calling all dads, grandpas, and uncles! Start your morning with a special storytime for you and your little one. Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts while munching on doughnuts. This program is open to all children and caregivers. REGISTER

In this special All Ages Storytime, we will recognize our friends who are off to school in the fall. Stick around after our school-themed storytime for a special recognition and make a graduation cap to take home. DROP IN

DROP-IN STORYTIMES AND PLAYTIMES All Ages Storytime

Mondays

10:30AM | MONDAYS, MARCH 4 – MAY 20 | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Thursdays 10:30AM | THURSDAYS, MARCH 7 – MAY 30 | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER WINNETKA LIBRARY

Singing, dancing, stories, and bubbles! DROP IN *Please note: There will be no All Ages Storytime on Monday, May 27

Toddler Time

Tuesdays

10:30AM | TUESDAYS, MARCH 5 – MAY 28 AGES 18-36 MONTHS WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Interactive stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 18-36 months with parent/caregiver. DROP IN

Travel the world without leaving Winnetka! We will learn songs, rhymes, and fingerplays from several different countries. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. DROP IN

Open Playtime

Fridays

11AM | FRIDAYS, MARCH 1 – MAY 31 | AGES 18-36 MONTHS WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER WINNETKA LIBRARY

Wednesdays 11AM | WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 6 – MAY 29 AGES 18-36 MONTHS WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Build connections with other families while your baby or toddler plays. Immediately following Bright Beginnings storytimes. DROP IN

DROP-IN CRAFTS Make & Create Crafts

Mondays

11AM-12PM | MONDAYS | ALL AGES NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

FRIDAYS ALL DAY | FRIDAYS | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Craft supplies will be available (while supplies last) to create your own project. Stop in and get crafty. DROP IN

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YOUTH ADULT

Butterfly Hatching

COMMUNITY AND CARING Winnetka: 150 Years of Fun

Stop by the Youth Services Department during the month of May to visit our caterpillars as they transform into Painted Lady butterflies.

6:30PM | MONDAY, MARCH 4 | ALL AGES WINNETKA LIBRARY

Celebrate Winnetka's 150th anniversary authentically. Join us for crafts, games, and a storytime featuring the works of beloved author and onetime Crow Island principal Bill Martin, Jr. REGISTER

Found all over the United States, the Painted Lady is one of the most widespread butterfly species in the world. We will release our newly hatched butterflies.

April Showers and May Flowers with the Winnetka Weeders

Visit us throughout May at the Winnetka Library

2PM | SUNDAY, APRIL 28 | AGES 5-10 WINNETKA LIBRARY

The Winnetka Weeders, who keep our reading garden looking beautiful, will help you create flowers, butterflies, and bugs! REGISTER

all over the Youth Services Department. Find them all and win a special sticker! DROP IN

Youth Book Madness ALL DAY | MARCH 1– MARCH 31 | ALL AGES WINNETKA LIBRARY & NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

FUN AT THE LIBRARY Scavenger Hunt ALL DAY | MARCH 1 – MAY 31 | ALL AGES WINNETKA LIBRARY & NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Stop by the desk to pick up a list, then search for images from your favorite books hidden

Join us for March Madness – library style. Designed after the NCAA tournament, we will have our own bracket of Youth Services favorites to vote on throughout the month of March. DROP IN

BUILD WITH LEGO

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY

Lego Mania Juniors

The Mystery Shop Presents: The Legend of Pandora’s Box

THURSDAYS 5:30PM | THURSDAYS, MARCH 14 & MAY 9 GRADES JK & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

A club for junior brick builders. We create cool stuff. REGISTER

Lego Mania Club

THURSDAYS 6PM | THURSDAYS | AGES 4 & UP NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

A club for brick builders. We create cool stuff. REGISTER

is National Poetry Month.

VISIT

the Youth Services Department

TO TRY YOUR HAND

at blackout poetry, found poetry, spine poetry, and more. All Day | April | All Ages Winnetka Library & Northfield Branch Library | Drop In 8 | REGISTER @ WINNETKALIBRARY.ORG

Calling detectives and fans of Greek mythology! Watch a short comedic play, then work in teams to solve the mystery of The Legend of Pandora’s Box in riddles, puzzles, and coded messages. Can you crack the case? REGISTER

MARCH 21

Springtime Creatures

Smarty Pants Presents the Big Balloon Show: Out of this World!

APRIL 18

10AM | SATURDAY, MAY 11 | ALL AGES WINNETKA LIBRARY

Mythological Beasts

APRIL

2PM | SUNDAY, MARCH 24 | AGES 9-13 WINNETKA LIBRARY

MAY 16

Birds

LEGOS & GAMES

THURSDAYS

3-5PM | THURSDAYS | GRADES 2 & UP NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Drop by after school to build with Legos or play board games with friends. DROP IN

Smarty Pants goes to space! Learn how the space program started, build a giant solar system with balloons, take a journey to the center of the sun, and more! REGISTER

GAMING Tuesday Tech Time 4PM | TUESDAYS, MARCH 19, APRIL 23 & MAY 21 | AGES 8 & UP | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

(**Formerly known as Minecraft Night**) No longer


YOUTH

just MinecraftEDU, learn, build and explore with friends as we share and play our favorite after-school web and computer games. REGISTER

JUST FOR FUN My First Yoga

TUESDAYS 11AM | TUESDAYS, MARCH 5, APRIL 9, & MAY 7 | AGES 3-5 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Join staff from Banner Day Camp as they present a special yoga class for preschool-aged children. Kids will learn basic poses in a fun, easy-to-follow class. No yoga experience necessary. Parents or caregivers are invited to observe or participate. REGISTER

Learn & Play Chess

THURSDAYS 6:30PM | THURSDAYS, MARCH 7, APRIL 4 & MAY 2 | AGES 7 & UP | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

of the moon landing by making your own spacecraft using cookies, candy, frosting and your creativity. REGISTER

Room Escape: Super Spy Edition 6PM | MONDAY, APRIL 22 | AGES 8 & UP WINNETKA LIBRARY

Greetings, spies! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to escape the Youth Department by solving a series of puzzles. Sleuths who complete the challenge will earn a sweet treat. REGISTER

Snopes Mythbusters 4PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 30 | AGES 8 & UP WINNETKA LIBRARY

Have you heard that the average human swallows 8 spiders every year in their sleep? Don’t believe everything you read! We will investigate urban myths and how they spread. Participants will have the chance to test their skills at spotting a fake viral story.

Build critical thinking, logic and memory skills with chess. Expert chess player Ivan Figueredo provides a lesson and supervises play. REGISTER

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DIY Spa Day

Join us at the Library for an afternoon of all things Star Wars! Enjoy Star Wars-themed crafts, games, trivia, and more.

4PM | MONDAY, MARCH 11 | YOUTH NORTHFIELD LIBRARY

Come relax at the Library and craft your own spa treats. Make a hand scrub, bath soak and more. REGISTER

Mini Mindfulness with Banner Day Camp 4PM | MONDAYS, APRIL 8 & MAY 6 | AGES 5-9 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Find your calm after school. Learn how to be present in the moment in a world of distractions. REGISTER

“May the Fourth be with You” Star Wars Party 2PM | SATURDAY, MAY 4 | AGES 5 & UP WINNETKA LIBRARY

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Mother’s Day Coasters & Cards 4PM | TUESDAY, MAY 7 | AGES 6 & UP WINNETKA LIBRARY

Show your mom some love! We’ll craft handmade cards and decorate a coaster. REGISTER

Teddy Bear Picnic 11:30AM | MONDAY, MAY 13 | AGES 2-5 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic! Bring your favorite stuffed animal and come share some snacks, songs, and stories with us in the Library garden. If the weather is poor, we will have an indoor picnic in the Winnetka Library Youth Services department. REGISTER

STEAM Maker Club MONDAYS 4PM | MONDAYS | AGES 8 & UP MARCH 18 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Duct Tape Mania We had so much fun last time, we're bringing it back! What can't you do with duct tape? We'll explore the many projects you can make with just duct tape. REGISTER APRIL 22 | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Painting with Salt Use the everyday, household ingredient salt to add texture and style to watercolor paintings. REGISTER

Apollo 11: One Giant Leap, a Series of Firsts Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, astronaut Neil Armstrong (portrayed by Terry Lynch) recounts the first moon landing, as well as the first color TV transmission from Earth and the first time a customs form was filled out from another planet!

2PM Sat, April 20 YOUTH NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Edible Rocket to the Moon 4PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 | AGES 8 & UP NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Celebrate the 50th anniversary

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YOUTH

“Are we  there yet?” Check out eAudiobooks that’ll make the family road trip fly by!

Free with your Library card at  winnetkalibrary.org

MARCH 27

Cardboard Design Challenge 4PM | TUESDAY, MARCH 26 | ALL AGES WINNETKA LIBRARY

Use your imagination to design and build anything you can dream of using cardboard and other recycled materials! A great opportunity for families to engage in creative thinking and play. All ages welcome with an adult. REGISTER

Green Energy 2PM | SUNDAY, APRIL 7 | YOUTH NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Join our friend Steve Belliveau to learn about the science behind renewable energy, bio fuel, solar energy, and much more. Just in time for Earth Day! REGISTER

APRIL 24

Build Guild

WEDNESDAYS 4PM | WEDNESDAYS | AGES 8-12 WINNETKA LIBRARY MARCH 13

Mini Marshmallow Launcher Design and build a mini marshmallow launcher using everyday objects. REGISTER APRIL 10

Balloon Joust You are challenged to a duel… between balloons! Design and build a contraption for a joust between two balloons. REGISTER

MAY 8

Quicksand Can you rescue an action figure from our homemade quicksand? REGISTER

Painting Butterflies 5PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 30 | AGES 8 & UP NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Family Science

Celebrate the season and express your creativity with this fun painting workshop hosted by Christine Thornton. REGISTER

6:30PM | WEDNESDAYS | FAMILIES NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

FIRST GRADE READING PARTY

Greeley, Hubbard Woods, Crow Island School and others including homeschoolers

MAY 22

Paint a Planet or the Moon Use paint, aluminum foil, and balloons to make a planet or moon painting.

Family Tinker Time 4PM | WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 | FAMILIES NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Drop-in and play around with the Library’s STEAM kits. All ages welcome. DROP IN

Dinosaur Encounter 2PM | SUNDAY, MAY 19 | FAMILIES NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Join author Janet Riehecky as she showcases her extensive fossil collection–including a few surprises! REGISTER

WEDNESDAYS REGISTER

APRIL 18 • 7PM NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY Avoca, Middlefork and others including homeschoolers

Please register using your first grader’s name. Registration required for all people attending the program.

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Marshmallow Constellation Use toothpicks and marshmallows to make the Big Dipper, Libra and more.

First graders in the Winnetka-Northfield Library District are invited to attend a party to celebrate the joy of reading and all they’ve learned this year!

APRIL 4 • 7PM APRIL 11 • 7PM WINNETKA LIBRARY WINNETKA LIBRARY Saints Faith, Hope and Charity School, Sacred Heart School, Joseph Sears School and North Shore Country Day School

Galaxy Jars Create a galaxy in a jar with paint and glitter.


THE STUDIO

Have you visited

The Studio? Located in the lower level of the Winnetka Library, The Constance E. Staffileno Studio makerspace features: 3D printing, laser engraving, machine embroidery, vinyl cutting, the Adobe Creative Cloud, and more to inspire and educate a community of innovative makers and creators.

3D PRINTER A junior high patron 3D printed a cell for his school science project. He chose the colors, laser engraved a master key, dremeled, and hot glued all of the pieces together! 3D printed slugs have also been a fan favorite.

The Studio is a dedicated space to gather, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build. It offers the opportunity for creative problem solving and fosters creativity. The ability to tinker, experiment and explore, with unstructured time and materials is beneficial to all ages. Register for one of our many classes, join us for Studio Orientation to explore the possibilities, or just drop by any time the Library is open. You will always find a trained staff member in The Studio who is happy to help. Bring your imagination and try out your creativity!

LASER ENGRAVER As one of the most popular machines in the space, we have seen a number of impressive projects on the laser engraver. Beyond cutting boards, coasters, and glasses, some of our favorite projects include: engraved water bottles, cut and engraved garden markers, drum sticks, and jewelry pieces. One patron even makes a yearly effort to cut out numerous different hearts to send to her family for Valentine’s Day!

HOURS The Studio is open whenever the Library is open: Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 1-5pm

EMBROIDERY MACHINE A college-age patron who, at the time, was close to graduating from business school embroidered his initials on the cuff of his shirts. After he accepted a new position, he returned to mention that he has received several compliments from his manager and colleagues about his classy attire! Other popular projects have been: towels, napkins, a table cloth, and many baby gifts for new nieces, nephews, and grandchildren - among others!

A POPULAR LOCAL STORY! This past summer, a very nice library regular helped a bride alter her wedding dress‌on the day of the wedding! Using one of our sewing machines and sewing supplies, she was able to mend and tailor the dress in time.

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THE STUDIO - YOUTH CLASSES

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR STUDIO CLASSES Registration begins one month prior to class start date. WinnetkaNorthfield Public Library District cardholders have priority registration until seven days before the class starts. Registration then opens to all other area library cardholders. You must have a library card to register. Just a friendly reminder, if your plans change after registering, please let us know 24 hours in advance so we can invite another guest to take your spot.

SUPPLIES All supplies are provided for classes unless noted.

A WAIVER IS REQUIRED Studio class participants and equipment users must sign the usage liability waiver. Anyone under age 18 must have the minor child liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Both documents are available on our website (winnetkalibrary.org/waiver) or at the service desks. Signed waivers can be emailed to studio@winnetkalibrary.org, faxed to (847) 446-5085, or brought to the Library.

LASER CUTTING Laser Cut a Tic-Tac-Toe Game 4PM | TUESDAY, MARCH 12 | AGES 9-13 | THE STUDIO

Make your own game board and X’s and O’s for a one-of-a-kind travel tic-tac-toe board. REGISTER

Laser Engrave a Water Bottle 4PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 | AGES 9-13 | THE STUDIO

Stay hydrated in style with a personalized aluminum water bottle. REGISTER

Laser Engrave a Garden Stake 4PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 | AGES 9-13 | THE STUDIO

Celebrate Earth Day and get your garden ready for planting. Laser engrave some stakes for your plantings. REGISTER

Laser Engrave a Water Bottle: Teen/College Edition 10AM | SATURDAY, MAY 18 | TEEN | THE STUDIO

3D PRINTING 3D Print a Game Piece 4PM | TUESDAY, MARCH 5 | AGES 9-13 | THE STUDIO

Whether you’re designing a game or just missing a piece, the 3D printer can help you create a game piece. REGISTER

3D Print a Custom Picture Frame 4PM | MONDAY, APRIL 29 | AGES 9-13 | THE STUDIO

3D print a picture frame with custom text for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or an anytime gift. REGISTER

3D Print a Personalized Stamp 4PM | TUESDAY, MAY 14 | AGES 9-13 | THE STUDIO

Use the Thingiverse Customizer to print a stamp with your name, favorite saying, or emoji. REGISTER

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Head to school in style with an aluminum water bottle engraved with your college logo or sorority/fraternity letters. For high school and college-aged patrons. REGISTER


THEPROGRAMS STUDIO - ADULT FOR & ADULTS TEEN CLASSES &TEENS

New to The Studio?

3D PRINTING Make a Keychain in Tinkercad 2PM | TUESDAY, MARCH 19 | ADULTS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to design a personalized keychain in Tinkercad, to be printed on the Library's 3D printer. REGISTER

STUDIO ORIENTATION

Articulated Prints

Learn about everything on offer with this introduction to our equipment, policies, pricing, and classes. Please note that this is a tour and Q&A, it will not involve use of the equipment. REGISTER

6:30PM | THURSDAY, MAY 30 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to find 3D prints with moveable parts, to be printed on the Library’s 3D printer. REGISTER

10AM | SATURDAY, MARCH 2 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

LASER ENGRAVING

EGGBOT

Choose Your Own Adventure!

Decorate an Egg with EggBot

6:30PM | THURSDAY, MARCH 28 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

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

Laser Engrave Personalized Blocks 2PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 9 | ADULTS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to use the Library's laser engraver to engrave wooden cubes, e.g., to make customized dice or birth blocks. REGISTER

10AM | SATURDAY, MARCH 30 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to use Inkscape and the EggBot to decorate a plastic egg. REGISTER

Laser Cut a Custom Keychain 6:30PM | THURSDAY, MARCH 21 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

EMBROIDERY Basic Life Skills: Simple Sewing Project 6:30PM | THURSDAY, MARCH 14 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to sew using the Library’s sewing machines. Supplies will be provided. REGISTER

Choose Your Own Adventure! 2PM | MONDAY, APRIL 8 | ADULTS | THE STUDIO

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

Embroider Your Jean Jacket 6:30PM | THURSDAY, MAY 23 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Bring your jean jacket and learn how to embroider a design onto it using the embroidery machine. REGISTER

Create a keychain out of acrylic. The class will cover how to create a cutting design using an unusual shape of your choosing. REGISTER

Laser Engrave a Cork Stopper 6:30PM | THURSDAY, APRIL 11 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

KNITTING

Laser engrave a cork bottle stopper in this class. REGISTER

Knitting Circle & Class

Laser Engrave a Customized Mother's Day Cheese Board

11AM | TUESDAY, MARCH 5 & 19, APRIL 2 & 16, MAY 7 & 21 | ADULTS | THE STUDIO

2PM | MONDAY, MAY 6 | ADULTS | THE STUDIO

In this class you will engrave a design onto a cheese board - makes for a great personalized Mother's Day gift. REGISTER

Laser Engrave a Map Coaster 6:30PM | THURSDAY, MAY 9 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Using map data from the internet create a coaster out of acrylic or wood. REGISTER

Do you like to knit or crochet? Meet fellow yarn enthusiasts every first and third Tuesday of the month. Don’t know how to knit? We’ll teach you the beginning steps and provide you with a starter kit of yarn and needles for your first project. REGISTER

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TECHNOLOGY CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Presented in partnership with Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI), a nonprofit organization providing affordable licensed home care and, through their Senior Connections program, friendly volunteer visits to older adults on the North Shore. Thank you to our partner SASI.

TECHNOLOGY DROP-IN

WEDNESDAYS

3-4:15PM | WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 6, 13, 27, APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24 & MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Bring your computer, smartphone, or tablet and get some one-on-one help with a technology instructor. No registration needed. DROP IN

Technology Drop-In

THURSDAYS

2-4PM | THURSDAYS | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH 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. Bring in your device and we’ll help you use the Library’s free resources. DROP IN

IPHONE/IPAD SERIES Using the Camera on Your iPhone or iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

This class will cover the basic operation of the camera. Topics

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covered will include transferring pictures, basic editing, and how to upload your photos to a photo processor (such as Walgreens or CVS) to print them. REGISTER

Photo Editing with Your iPhone or iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learn how to take detailed photos with the camera on your iPhone or iPad. Then make the moment look just right with the powerful editing tools built directly into your device. This class will also review third party apps that offer editing features not included in your iPhone or iPad's default apps. REGISTER

How to Organize Photos on Your iPhone or iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learn how to organize photos on your iPhone or iPad so that you will find what you are looking for, without having to go through hundreds (or thousands) of photos every time. REGISTER

Music Services on Your iPhone or iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learn about the wide variety of apps and services you can use to listen to music on your iPhone or iPad. REGISTER

How to Get Around Using Your iPhone or iPad (Uber/ Pace/etc.) 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learn how to travel safely and conveniently, while saving some money, using your smartphone or tablet. This class will look at using Uber, Lyft, Metra, Pace, and traditional taxis. REGISTER

Using the Files App on Your iPhone or iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learn how to easily organize, browse, and search your files on your iPhone or iPad. REGISTER


TECHNOLOGY CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Using the Notes App on Your iPhone or iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Collect all your words, images, videos, links, lists, locations and more in one place and sync them across your Apple devices. Learn how to take advantage of the latest features in the Notes App, which was substantially upgraded in recent versions of iOS. REGISTER

Using Siri with Your iPhone or iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learn how to use Siri, the digital assistant on your iPhone or iPad. We will cover what Siri does well, and how to best take advantage of it. You can ask Siri to send a text message, make a telephone call, tell you the weather, make a dinner reservation, and much more. REGISTER

Using Apple's iCloud with Your iPhone or iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

iCloud securely and safely stores your photos, videos, documents, apps, and more. You always have access to what you want, wherever you want it. REGISTER

Improving Your Device with New Apps

each day. We will look at new, cool, useful and fun apps that have recently been made available. If you have a new app that you love to use, bring it to class and we will share it. REGISTER

Computer Security Software 7PM | MONDAY, MARCH 11 | ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Security software is available in many forms. Which brands are best? How much do you need to pay for them, or are the free ones OK? Do Apple devices need security software? This class will help you decide what is best for your needs. REGISTER

Traveling with Digital Devices

Cut the Cord – Alternatives to Premium Cable Services

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

7PM | TUESDAY, APRIL 30 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

This session will look at tips and tricks you can use while traveling with your mobile device, as well as review the potential pitfalls. REGISTER

Your Digital Life: What Your Family Needs to Know When You Are Gone

Are you paying hundreds of dollars a month for a thousand channels that you never watch? This class will review the many alternative ways to get broadcast and premium TV, movies, etc. without having to pay a fortune. REGISTER

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Your loved ones will have important decisions to make when you are gone. This class will discuss how you can leave them be better prepared. You can save important information such as passwords, account numbers, the number of your safe deposit box, the name of your lawyer, and much more on your computer, a flash drive or on the cloud. This class will give you a roadmap of what to save and how to save it. REGISTER

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

There are 200 to 300 new iOS apps added to the App Store

Over the past 15 years, generous donations from patrons have helped the Friends of the Library take programming to the next level.

Friends of the Library

EVENING CLASSES

To date, the Friends have raised over $300,000. You can donate via PayPal on the Library’s website.

INTRODUCING OUR NEW PODCAST Review! is a series of short podcast reviews of books, audiobooks, movies, etc. that we love and that are available from the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District. We will be reviewing fiction and non-fiction, adult and children’s books as well as other content that is in our collection or important to our community.

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

Library Closings March 21............ Late Open 10am* April 16............... Late Open 10am* April 21................... Easter Sunday May 16................ Late Open 10am* May 26 & 27............. Memorial Day *Staff training

Library Hours Monday-Thursday......... 9am - 9pm Friday-Saturday............ 9am - 5pm Sunday......................... 1pm - 5pm

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