The Source | Winter 2021

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WINTER December 2021 – February 2022

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Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

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SNOW BETTER TIME TO READ! Join us in January for our Winter Reading Challenge Details on pages 9 & 10

Help support the Library through the Friends of the Library

WNPLD's 2021 Favorites

Check out our Winter Reading staff picks

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

ADULT BOOK CLUBS . . . . 4 ADULT . . . . . . . . . . . 5 WINTER READING . . . . . 9 YOUTH . . . . . . . . . . .11 THE STUDIO . . . . . . . 14 TECHNOLOGY . . . . . . .15

Join Us in Support of the Library District We Love!

How to Register For An Event

The Friends of the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District is a not-for-profit organization of people who share a belief that a strong public library is essential for a thriving community. This special group of volunteers works to enrich and enhance the library experience for the residents of the Library District.

ONLINE RESERVATION Log onto www.wnpld.org and under "events" you will find the events calendar. Locate the program of interest and register.

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.

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-card.

Friends Sponsored Library Events and Programs Library programs funded all or in part by Friends of the Library support include:

• Children’s storytimes and family entertainment programs

• Summer reading programs

• Historical dramatic performances

• Art, travel, food and cooking programs

• Book clubs for all ages

• Cultural and educational lectures

• One Book Two Villages author events

Library Director Monica Dombrowski and Friends of the Library President Jennifer Adams

Donate to the Friends of the Library Annual, memorial, honorary and other donations are accepted throughout the year. Donations can be made via PayPal through our website or mailed to the Library. If you wish to make a memorial donation, please enter the details into the Notes field when submitting your donation. For more information regarding donations, please contact Library Director Monica Dombrowski (mdombrowski@wnpld.org). To date, the Friends have raised over $300,000. The Friends are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

To donate online, please scan this QR code to be directed to our Friends website page or visit: wnpld.org/friends

Friends of the Library Is Seeking New Members to Join! Winnetka/Northfield Friends of the Library is seeking new members to join! This vibrant group meets three times per year. Candidates must be either a Winnetka, Northfield, or Kenilworth resident. If you are interested, please contact friendsofwnpld@gmail.com.

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STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS With so many great books out there, do you find yourself wondering what to read next? Our librarians are ready to point you in the right direction! Here are some recommendations that are similar to our most popular titles of 2021.

2021 FAVORITES

ADULT FICTION

ADULT NONFICTION

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

Some Assembly Required by Neil Shubin

A beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War.

Evolutionary biologist and University of Chicago professor Neil Shubin takes readers on an epic journey as he delves into the great mysteries of life on planet earth.

YOUTH PICTURE BOOK

YOUTH SERIES

YOUTH FICTION

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

Dog Diaries: Ruffing It by James Patterson

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Junior is so excited—his human family is going on vacation and this time they're taking him with them. And they're going to the most magical place in the world—THE WOODS!

For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble—and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, he's in the RV faster than he can say freedom.

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The Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly J. Baptist Everyone in the Donovan family can dance—and has a dance nickname— except Kai, but his family helps him practice his moves to prepare for his aunt's wedding reception.

MOVIE

TEEN FICTION

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

The Immigrant

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

A young Polish girl (Oscar winner Marion Cotillard) navigates the travails of early twentieth century New York, with one of Joaquin Phoenix's most touching performances.

After receiving an invitation to spend the time with their estranged grandmother, the Story cousins arrive at her house only to discover that she is not there. They begin to realize that their mysterious family has some deadly secrets.

YOUTH NONFICTION If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

We Are Still Here by Traci Sorrell Highlighting the fact that contemporary Native life is ongoing, this picture book presents truths about Native Americans that everyone should know.

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ADULT BOOK CLUBS

BOOK CLUBS THE NEXT CHAPTER: FICTION BOOK CLUB

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB

THURSDAYS, 2PM • ADULTS • REGISTER • LED BY BETSY GRIEBENOW & AMELIA KMIEC

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

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. JANUARY 20 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) Miss Benson's Beetle, by Rachel Joyce FEBRUARY 17 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) American Spy: A Novel, by Lauren Wilkinson

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. DECEMBER 14 • HYBRID (NORTHFIELD LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) A Beautiful Blue Death, by Charles Finch JANUARY 11 • HYBRID (NORTHFIELD LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith FEBRUARY 8 • HYBRID (NORTHFIELD LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) Clark and Division, by Naomi Hirahara

Winter Film Series: Comedies 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Register to receive a pre-recorded introduction and critique by our resident film expert, Scott Siegel, along with a link to watch the film at home through our Hoopla or Kanopy streaming services. Playtime December 23 Amazing set design in this nearly dialogue-free masterpiece from French director Jacques Tati.

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. DECEMBER 13 • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY Unofficially Magical Food The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, by Ashley Craft The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, by Dinah Bucholz JANUARY 10 • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY Reduced Sugar Half the Sugar, All the Love: 100 Easy, Low-Sugar Recipes for Every Meal of the Day, by Jennifer Tyler Lee and Anisha Patel True Comfort: More Than 100 Cozy Recipes Free of Gluten and Refined Sugar, by Kristin Cavallari Eat Well, Be Well: 100+ Healthy Re-creations of the Food You Crave, by Jana Cristofano FEBRUARY 14 • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY Romantic Food Teatime at Grosvenor Square: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Bridgerton, by Dahlia Clearwater Dessert For Two: Small Batch Cookies, Brownies, Pies, and Cakes, by Christina Lane Chocolate Is Forever: Classic Cakes, Cookies, Pastries, Pies, Puddings, Candies, Confections, and More, by Maida Heatter and David Lebovitz

TRUE STORY: NONFICTION BOOK CLUB WEDNESDAYS, 7PM • ADULTS • REGISTER • LED BY MOLLY SCHOENHERR

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

Beat the Devil January 28 Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre star in this spoof of espionage thrillers, written by Truman Capote.

DECEMBER 8 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner

Living in Oblivion February 25 See Steve Buscemi in one of his breakout roles as an exasperated indie film director.

FEBRUARY 9 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

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JANUARY 12 • HYBRID (WINNETKA LIBRARY + VIRTUAL) The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, by Michael Lewis


ADULT PROGRAMS ART & CULTURE

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Faith Ringgold: The Story Quilts and Paintings

Chair Yoga

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Art historian Jeff Mishur will share and discuss the work of award-winning artist and author Faith Ringgold with a focus on Ringgold's painted story quilts. These works pertain to important themes, including the challenges faced by women artists, the relationship between "fine art" and "craft," and African American history.

DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7PM ALL AGES • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Why do we kiss under a mistletoe? Why do we decorate with poinsettias? Where did the jolly old man in the red suit come from anyway? Educational entertainer Martina Mathisen portrays Maria Moore, daughter of famed poet Clement Clarke Moore, author of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, presenting fascinating stories about how American Christmas traditions developed.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The Story of the Sonnets SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 3PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Actress Debra Ann Miller portrays poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning as she shares the story of her courtship and elopement with her husband Robert Browning and the famous sonnets they inspired.

FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 3 & 17, JANUARY 7 & 21, FEBRUARY 4 & 18, 10AM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

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

Patient, Family, Provider: A Team for Sharing Health Care Decisions THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

When confronted with illness, patients and their families often face a multitude of challenging, sometimes life-changing, decisions. Join a discussion with Dr. Kelly Michelson, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, to explore the changes in health care decision making over time and to learn how patients and families can maximize their role in health care decisions to ensure that their medical care is personalized to their needs.

HOME How to Declutter Your Home and Get Organized TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Ali Wenzke, author of The Art of Happy Moving, will help you declutter and get organized for the new year. Ali offers tips on how to make your home feel simplified and fabulous.

HISTORY Our Lady of Angels Fire: 63rd Anniversary Presentation TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 7PM ADULTS • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY REGISTER

The horrific fire at the Our Lady of Angels School, in what

Charles Dickens, as portrayed by actor Terry Lynch, reflects on his life, and discusses some of his best loved holiday works including A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7PM ALL AGES • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

is now known as the Austin neighborhood, changed fire codes in schools forever. Join "Chicago's History Cop" Ray Johnson as he unpacks the tragic event that occurred in December 1958, and how this event continues to affect our lives today.

Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7PM ADULTS • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY REGISTER

It was a day that would live in infamy - December 7, 1941. Battlefield expert Robert Mueller reviews how and why the Japanese almost wiped out the U.S. Pacific Fleet in one fell swoop. Using individual stories from the men who responded to the attack, Mueller presents the tactics and the consequences of the most treacherous assault ever launched upon American soil.

Life in a Japanese American Internment Camp

Harbor, Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forced into incarceration camps in remote areas of the country. Of the 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated, twothirds were American-born and many were children. Historian and librarian Sarah Okner, a descendant of internees, shares photos and details of daily life in an internment camp, and the profound effects it had on those living there.

Audrey Hepburn: Graceful Legend THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Audrey Hepburn was one of the most beloved figures of the twentieth century. Learn many personal stories about Ms. Hepburn (including her fascinating connection to Anne Frank), as well as enjoy scenes from her greatest films, such as Roman Holiday, Funny Face, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7PM ADULTS • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY REGISTER

After the bombing of Pearl

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ADULT PROGRAMS In the Belly of the Beast: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

On his way to the mountaintop, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made several stops in Chicago, hoping to assert his particular form of civil disobedience in the North. Join historian Clarence Goodman in exploring the rise of race issues around the city and stories of how Dr. King took on Mayor Richard J. Daley to push for better living conditions.

Who Was Typhoid Mary? A Virtual Talk with Leslie Goddard MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Join historian Leslie Goddard as she discusses the infamous Typhoid Mary, an Irish immigrant cook who infected dozens of New Yorkers with typhoid fever between 1900 and 1907. Tracked down through detective work, she was finally taken into custody and quarantined on an island off Manhattan, where she died decades later. This fascinating lecture tells the remarkable story of the woman who is remembered as the first "healthy" carrier of a deadly virus.

African American Heroes and Sheroes WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 6PM ALL AGES • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

As a backdrop to her own family’s dreams and goals, Linda Gorham reveals the stories of African American men and women who broke color barriers and had noteworthy accomplishments—often despite difficult circumstances. Gorham incorporates story, music, photographs, personal narrative, quotes, and interesting facts

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to commemorate their achievements.

Celebrities from the North Shore THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Throughout its history, the North Shore has been home to many national and international celebrities. Join the Winnetka Historical Society's curator, Dr. Meagan McChesney, as she focuses on three of the North Shore's best-known celebrities: actress Ann Margaret, artist Anita Willets-Burnham, and longtime Secretary of State Harold L. Ickes.

A World of Innovation: Building the 1893 World’s Fair WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

In the six months the World’s Fair was open, no fewer than 26 million visitors from around the world passed through its gleaming gates. In less than two years, Chicago pulled off the singular feat of converting little more than marsh into a city-within-ina-city, replete with moving sidewalks, potable water, and inventions to boggle the mind, including a ride called the Ferris Wheel that could hold upwards of 2,000 passengers

THE GREAT

BRITISH BAKING TOUR

Join UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident Claire Evans for a delightful culinary tour of the UK inspired by The Great British Baking Show television series, aired on PBS. Learn about making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, their origins, and the particular parts of the UK they hail from. She’ll translate the trickiest parts of British recipes for Americans so you can try them in your own kitchen. Pick up useful travel tips as well, just in case you’d like to create your own tour! SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 1PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

at a time. Longtime Chicago Architecture Center docent Kevin Griebenow will show us just how remarkable the Fair was, and why the Windy City has always been second to none.

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

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

Holiday Cocktails from around the World THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7PM ADULTS 21+ • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Join local mixologist Cheryl Heisler of Mixed metaPours as she demonstrates how to make festive cocktails. Ingredient lists will be provided one week in advance for all those who want to mix with Cheryl.

Bake Along: Cranberry Apricot Scones THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 7PM ALL AGES • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Join us virtually and bake along at home with Bill the Baker! In this presentation, Bill the Baker will demonstrate his basic recipe for scones. The recipe is considered basic because, once mastered, you’ll be able to create endless options based on your favorite flavors. Bill will show you how to substitute and mix and match ingredients so that your dessert complements your tastes. Once you register, you will receive the list of ingredients and instructions.


ADULT PROGRAMS FUN & GAMES

CLIMATE CHANGE IN ILLINOIS

Games for Grown-Ups FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 10, JANUARY 21, FEBRUARY 11, 5-10PM • ADULTS NORTHFIELD LIBRARY • REGISTER

Join your neighbors for game night at the Library. Play board games, card games, charades, and more.

Learn how climate change will affect Chicagoland and Illinois from Dr. Trent Ford, the Illinois State Climatologist. This program will examine future weather events, rainfall, temperature changes, and effects on wildlife and major water sources.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 7PM Adults • Virtual • Register

Learn and Play Bridge SATURDAYS, JANUARY 22 & 29, FEBRUARY 19 & 26, 1PM • ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

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

New Year, New Love THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 6:30PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

The pandemic has caused many singles to focus on finding a special person to share their life with. In this workshop, you will learn the most common stumbling blocks that can prevent you from finding the right person, the four essential steps to overcome these blocks, and how to begin creating a road map that will lead you to your best matches.

POETRY & PUBLICATION Poetry Open Mic SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Would you like a welcoming audience for your poetry? Back by popular demand, this event will spotlight beginning and experienced poets alike. Participants will introduce themselves, tell why they like to write poetry, and share up to five of their poems. Winnetka author Charlotte Digregorio will kick off the event by reading some poems from her book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. Non-poets are welcome to be part of the audience.

The Late-Blooming Novelist: Navigating the World of Publication THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 7PM ADULTS • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY REGISTER

North Shore author Scott Spires will guide you through the process of getting your novel published if you don’t have an agent. Scott will discuss the writing and publication of his novel, Abandon All Hope, and walk you through the ins and outs of how fiction publishing works today. What kind of publishers can you contact without an agent, how do you find them and how do you close the deal?

TRAVEL Awesome Australia! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

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

Virtual Walking Tour of St. Petersburg, Russia TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Join us in exploring St. Petersburg with tour guide Olga Cardamone. Cardamone grew up in St. Petersburg and has been enchanted by Russia's rich history since she was a young girl. On this virtual tour, you will have an opportunity to see all the highlights of this gorgeous city of glorious royalty, majestic canal views, and onion-shaped domes.

Armchair Tour of the Solar System TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 7PM ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Explore our solar system without stepping foot outside! We will showcase some of the latest NASA spacecraft images of the sun, planets, asteroids, comets, and everything in between.

MUSIC Paul Simon: The Solo Years SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Simon & Garfunkel were the most successful musical duo of the sixties, but called it quits in 1970. From the breakup until

his retirement in 2018, Paul Simon continued to produce popular music. We’ll celebrate Simon’s unique ability to write solo music of consequence for over 50 years.

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL Financial Planning Appointments TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 14, JANUARY 11 & FEBRUARY 8, 10AM & 11AM • ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free, one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®.

Small Business Mentoring with SCORE WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 15, JANUARY 26 & FEBRUARY 16, 7PM & 8PM • ADULTS • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

SCORE North Cook & Lake counties provides mentoring to local small-business owners and entrepreneurs. Current and potential entrepreneurs can benefit from the experience of retired volunteer executives to develop business plans and grow businesses. Register for a one-hour appointment with our SCORE volunteer.

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WINTER READING STAFF PICKS  ADULT FICTION

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An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depressionera America.

A budding dark sorceress determined not to use her formidable powers uncovers yet more secrets about the workings of her world.

Escaping from Paris in 1942 after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew, a graduate student finds refuge in a small mountain town, where she forges identity documents to help hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis.

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After their recent real-life murder case, the members of the Thursday Murder Club are looking forward to some peace and quiet at their posh retirement village, until an unexpected visitor arrives.

In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves.

In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever, and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. The extraordinary life of Addie LaRue is a dazzling adventure.

 ADULT NONFICTION

 ADULT NONFICTION

 ADULT NONFICTION

An Emmy Awardwinning writer and activist describes the harrowing years she spent fighting leukemia and how she learned to live again while forging connections with other survivors of profound illness and suffering.

To Patric Richardson, laundry isn't just fun-it's a way of life. After years of running a laundry camp, he's ready to share his tips and tricks--bringing surprise and delight to this commonly dreaded chore.

An unflinching, powerful memoir by Michelle Zauner about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

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Queen Bitterblue of Monsea has been rebuilding her kingdom for nearly five years when she learns about the magical land to the east where people and animals perform feats greater than even the most impressive Grace.

Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decadesold experiment gone terribly wrong.

Morgan finds her crew of fellow outcasts, blasts music like there’s no tomorrow, discovers what being black means to her, and finally puts her mental health first.

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 YOUTH

 YOUTH

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Doug prefers not to be hugged, but there are a variety of other ways his loved ones can show him affection.

Bestselling author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. Twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts.

Dear Librarian is a thank you to anyone who has offered a child love and support during a difficult time. Enjoy this warm story as Lydia and the librarian discover a world beyond their walls, one that sparkled with spectacular joy.


Turn the page to find the youth log!

JANUARY WINTER READING CHALLENGE Beat the winter blahs by curling up with a good book! Adults, teens, kids of all ages…everyone is welcome to join our Winter Reading Challenge. It’s simple to participate: all you have to do is read for at least 20 minutes a day for 20 days­ during January—and there is a log full of fun challenges for kids on the next page.

SNOW BETTER TIME TO READ!

Track your progress on our reading logs (included here, available at both library buildings, and on our website). Bring them into the Library when you finish or send an email to youth@wnpld.org with a picture of your log. To celebrate finishing your challenge, you will receive a finishing prize, and an entry into one of our grand prize drawings. For more information visit wnpld.org/winter-reading

FINISHING PRIZES

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JANUARY YOUTH WINTER READING

CHALLENGE Read and earn prizes with our Winter Reading Program!

Track your progress on our reading logs (included here, available at both library buildings, and on our website). Bring them into the Library when you finish or send an email to youth@wnpld.org with a picture of your log.

• Complete 20 challenges during the month of January to earn a finishing prize and an entry for our grand prize drawing. Return your completed log by February 5. • Challenges will include reading, but can also include fun activities. • You can also complete any square by reading for 20 minutes.

Read to your favorite toy

Check out a STEAM Kit

Read a book that has snow in it

Read a book in a blanket fort

Read twice in one day

Read lying on the couch

Read a book with a dog in it

Read on Monday

Read to a family member

Read out loud for 10 minutes

Read for 30 minutes

Read a poem

Visit the Library!

Read while drinking hot cocoa

Read while wearing a winter hat

Read a book that makes you laugh

Read your friend's favorite book

Play in the snow

Read under your favorite blanket

Read a nonfiction book

Read on Friday

Read a book that won an award

Read in your pajamas

Read your favorite kind of book

Read with your favorite stuffed animal

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

youth 0–8 Messy Mondays MONDAYS, DECEMBER 6, JANUARY 3 & FEBRUARY 7, 3PM YOUTH (AGES 0–8) • WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

Drop in for a messier craft and leave the clean-up to us!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Craft and Give Back

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 9AM– 5PM & SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 1PM-5PM • YOUTH (AGES 0–8) WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

SUNDAYS, DECEMBER 19, JANUARY 9 & FEBRUARY 6, 1PM FAMILIES • WINNETKA LIBRARY DROP IN

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

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. This is a drop in event - families may stop by the Library between 1pm and 5pm to make a craft for donation.

Winter Beach Party MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 4PM YOUTH (AGES 0–8) • WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Shake the winter blues away with dancing, games, and summer-themed fun!

STEAM Kit Petting Zoo

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 10AM & 1PM • YOUTH (AGES 0–8) WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2PM YOUTH (AGES 0–8) • WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2PM YOUTH (AGES 0–8) • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY • DROP IN

Join us and decorate your own gingerbread house with candy and frosting.

Drop in and explore our STEAM Kit collection. Take one home for further fun!

Gingerbread House Decorating

families Family Storytime MONDAYS, JANUARY 3– FEBRUARY 28, 10AM • AGES 0–5 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER NORTHFIELD LIBRARY • DROP IN THURSDAYS, JANUARY 6– FEBRUARY 24, 10AM & 10:30AM AGES 0–5 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

Singing, dancing, and stories for the whole family! Tickets for storytime will be available the morning of the program on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Noon Year’s Eve THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 11AM FAMILIES • WINNETKA LIBRARY DROP IN

Can't or don't want to stay awake until midnight? Ring in the "Noon Year" early with activities, dancing, and of course, a countdown!

Please note: Storytime will be on break during the month of December to better serve you in the New Year!

Parenting

Join presenters from Compassionate Childcare for presentations on parenting hot topics. These workshops are appropriate for parents, caregivers, and educators who work with young children.

Understanding Your Child’s Personality THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Learn how to understand your child’s personality and support their temperament styles.

Collaborative Communication Skills THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 7PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Learn collaborative communication skills to use with your family.

Promoting Self-Regulation TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 7PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Learn how to help your child (and yourself) calm down when needed.

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ADULT PROGRAMS YOUTH Sensory Shenanigans

birth to 4 years Baby Builders FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 3, JANUARY 7 & FEBRUARY 4, 10AM • AGES 0–4 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

Enjoy free play with foam blocks and other building and play materials for our youngest friends. An opportunity to socialize and make new friends.

Saturday Stories & Shimmies SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 4, JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 19, 10AM • AGES 0–4 WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Join us for a weekend storytime with a seasonal theme. Stick around for a poststorytime dance party!

FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 17, JANUARY 28 & FEBRUARY 25, 10AM • AGES 0–4 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

Join us for an hour of interactive free play. Activities in this program will foster fine and gross motor skills, and concepts through play. This program is sure to be a little messy (and fun!) so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Toddler Time TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 4–FEBRUARY 23, 10:30AM • AGES 18 MONTHS– 3 YEARS • WINNETKA LIBRARY DROP IN

Join us for singing, dancing, and stories for your toddler! Tickets for storytime will be available the morning of the program on a first-come, firstserve basis.

Preschool Storytime TUESDAYS, JANUARY 4– FEBRUARY 22, 10AM • AGES 3–5 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. Tickets for

VALENTINE’S DAY STORYTIME Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stories and songs and then make a card for someone special in your life!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 4PM AGES 0–4 WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

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Gotta catch the fun at the Winnetka Library Pokémon party!

Join us for Pokémon crafts, games, and activities. Bring your own cards to trade with other collectors and have a chance to play Pokémon Snap and more. Tuesday February 8, 4pm • Ages 7+ Winnetka Library • Register storytime will be available the morning of the program on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Bright Beginnings WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 5– FEBRUARY 23, 10AM • AGES 0–18 MONTHS • WINNETKA LIBRARY DROP IN

Join us for songs and stories for your baby! Tickets for storytime will be available the morning of the program on a first-come, first-serve basis.

ages 5–8 Art Explorers Jr. TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 7, JANUARY 11 & FEBRUARY 1, 4PM AGES 5–8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Let your creative side shine with painting and crafting!

Lego Mania Jr. WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 15, JANUARY 19 & FEBRUARY 16, 4PM AGES 5–8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

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

Dog Man Party SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1PM AGES 5–8 • WINNETKA LIBRARY DROP IN

Calling all Dog Man Fans! We are planning a supa awesome party with crafts and games to celebrate our favorite halfdog half-human hero from the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey. This program will be designed for elementary readers, but anyone who loves Dog Man is welcome to attend!


YOUTH PROGRAMS Dungeons & Dragons TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 14, FEBRUARY 15 & THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 4PM• AGES 9+ WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

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A darkness spreads through Ravenloft causing its people to suffer. Join with other brave adventurers to fight back the evil and complete quests. Rise through the Guild ranks to obtain great power and treasure.

ages 9–13 Art Explorers THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 9, JANUARY 13 & FEBRUARY 3, 4PM AGES 9–13 • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Let your creative side shine with painting and crafting!

Learn and Play Chess SUNDAYS, DECEMBER 12, JANUARY 9 & FEBRUARY 13, 3PM AGES 7+ • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY REGISTER

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

Game Day

Bring your iPad to play pocket edition or play on the Library’s Switch on the big screen!

Cartooning for Kids SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2PM AGES 9–13 • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Join Samantha from Blue Rose Art Studio for a fun cartooning class. We will be drawing using basic supplies provided: paper, pencil, sharpie and markers.

TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 21 & FEBRUARY 22, 4PM• AGES 9+ WINNETKA LIBRARY • REGISTER

Play Switch games on the big projector! Each game day has a different theme. For more information, check the Library website or visit the Youth Services desk!

Minecraft TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 4PM AGES 9+ • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Play Minecraft with other experts and make some Minecraft themed crafts.

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Manga Book Club TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 4PM AGES 13+ • WINNETKA LIBRARY REGISTER

Which is better: reading manga or watching the anime? We will discuss which version of a story does it better: this time we will be discussing Demon Slayer.

A Day On, Not a Day Off! Join us for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. There will be activities for all age groups, and we are happy to sign off on service hours! MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 10AM ALL AGES WINNETKA LIBRARY • DROP IN

Finals Frenzy at Winnetka-Northfield

CRAFTERNOON! No school today? Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Stay the whole time or drop in when you’d like! NORTHFIELD LIBRARY: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21 MONDAY, DECEMBER 27 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

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WINNETKA LIBRARY: MONDAY, DECEMBER 20 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 14– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, ALL DAY • HIGH SCHOOLERS • WINNETKA LIBRARY & NORTHFIELD LIBRARY

High school students, help us help you! We’ve reserved our meeting room spaces at both Winnetka and Northfield for students.

Join Us for Student Only After Hours FRIDAY, JANUARY 14–SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 5–10PM • HIGH SCHOOLERS • NORTHFIELD LIBRARY

We’ll provide snacks, space, and a strictly student environment for your study.

NEW! T E E N

AFTER-SCHOOL

SPACE Looking for a space to gather after school?

Join us weekdays after school in the Winnetka Community Room starting January 3rd for activities, pop-up gaming, and—most importantly—a space just for students in grades 7 and up.

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All experience levels are welcome to join us, and our Digital Services staff will be in The Studio to help guide you through each step of your project’s creation. 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 The Studio Hours 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. Monday–Thursday 9am–8pm Friday–Saturday 9am–4pm Sunday 1pm–4pm Drop-in Days* Thursday and Friday *Appointments not needed.

ALL AGES Create a Personalized Friendship-Soup-Mix-in-a-Jar Gift SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 11AM • ALL AGES • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Looking for a fun holiday gift idea? Create a dried soup mixture in a mason jar and custom engrave it on our laser.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Holiday Edition SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1:30PM • ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 3PM • YOUTH • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Choose an item to laser-engrave or embroider to create a unique gift.

Learn to Use the Vinyl Cutter THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 6:30PM • ALL AGES • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Learn how to use the vinyl cutter to create your own stickers, papercrafts, and heat-press vinyl.

Laser Engrave a Customized Luggage Tag WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 4PM • ALL AGES • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Learn to use our design software to create a personalized, sturdy aluminum luggage tag on the laser engraver.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Valentine’s Day Edition THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 6PM & 7PM • ALL AGES • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Choose an item to laser engrave or embroider and have it ready for Valentine’s Day!

ADULT & TEEN Personalize a Glass Cruet for a Unique Gift WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 3PM • ADULTS THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 4PM • ALL AGES THE STUDIO • DROP IN

Celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day by laser engraving a mason jar and filling it with hot chocolate.

YOUTH 3D Print a Holiday Ornament WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 4PM • YOUTH THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Learn to use TinkerCAD to create a personalized holiday ornament for us to print using our 3D printer.

Laser-engrave a glass oil cruet for a creative holiday gift. Then, learn how to create your own flavored cooking oils at home to fill your newly customized bottle.

Embroider a Fleece Throw Blanket SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2PM • ADULTS THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Embroider a blanket with a monogram or holiday motif to help you stay warm and cozy.

Laser Engrave a Pair of Champagne Flutes SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1:30PM & 3:30PM ADULTS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Prepare for your New Year's Eve Festivities by engraving your very own Champagne flutes.

Photo Scanning and Retouching SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2PM • ADULTS THE STUDIO • REGISTER THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 10AM • ADULTS THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Use The Studio’s high-resolution scanner to digitize your older printed photos. Then, use Photoshop to quickly make color corrections, touch up, and restore the photos for reprinting and archiving.

Poster Screen Printing SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 10AM • ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2PM • ADULTS & TEENS • THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Learn how to use the vinyl cutter and a screen press to print posters for your next event or to reproduce your own artwork.

Learn to Use the Embroidery Machine

Laser Engrave a Cutting Board for Valentine’s Day

MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 5PM • YOUTH THE STUDIO • REGISTER

MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 7PM • ADULTS & TEENS THE STUDIO • REGISTER

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 10AM • ADULTS THE STUDIO • REGISTER

Learn how to use The Studio's embroidery machine to add some flair to your clothing and fabrics.

Learn how to use The Studio's embroidery machine to add some flair to your clothing and fabrics.

Learn to personalize a cutting board to use while preparing your Valentine's Day dinner.

Learn to Use the Embroidery Machine

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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS FOR&TEENS ADULTS

iPHONE/iPAD SERIES Exploring the Functionalities of Texting WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

iMessage, the seemingly simple texting app on your iPhone or iPad, supports a whole suite of useful functions. You can send money, add stickers, share your location, send walkietalkie style voice messages, and more. Learn how to best take advantage of its many features.

Learn Email Tips & Tricks WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Learn how to compose and organize your emails more efficiently and professionally. We will look at some of the helpful but lesser-known features embedded in the Mail app.

Using the Files App WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Collect all your words, images, videos, links, lists, locations and more in one place and sync them across all your Apple devices.

Making Digital Thank You Cards

Cut the Cord – Alternatives to Premium Cable Services

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1:30PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

This class will cover the numerous ways you can make greeting and thank you cards– either from scratch or using available software. Sending thank you notes has never been easier.

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.

Finding the Best Online Events WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL REGISTER

Digitizing and Archiving Family Photos

There are now thousands of online classes, workshops, and performances that you can view online, provided by the finest universities, museums, schools, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses. And you don’t even have to leave your house! This class will review several of the best programs.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 7PM ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

Do you have tubs of old 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.

Using Notes and Reminders WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

The Notes and Reminders apps make it easier to remember things big and small. These are simple apps that can make you more efficient and free up precious brain space.

The Digital Library is Always Open

Using Contacts WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

The Contacts app that comes on your iPad or iPhone is a valuable and surprisingly powerful tool. Learn how to organize and economize your personal and professional contacts.

Advanced Settings WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1:30PM • ADULTS • VIRTUAL • REGISTER

This class will look at lesser known but powerful settings available on your iPhone and iPad. Learn about accessibility settings, privacy settings, custom ringtones, and more.

eBooks & eAudiobooks Streaming Movies Digital Periodicals Streaming Music wnpld.org

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Winnetka Library 768 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL 60093 (847) 446-7220 eref@wnpld.org

POSTAL PATRON

Northfield Library 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield, IL 60093 (847) 446-5990 nfref@wnpld.org

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 P.O. Box 8146, Northfield, IL 60093

Library Closings December 24........... Christmas Eve December 25........... Christmas Day December 31......... New Year's Eve January 1............... New Year's Day February 23.............. Staff Training* *Late open at 1pm

Library Updates 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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STUDENT ONLY AFTER HOURS

Attention High School Students! Join us for STUDENT ONLY AFTER HOURS at the Northfield Library from 5-10pm Friday, January 14-Sunday, January 16. We’ll provide snacks, space, and a strictly student environment for your study.