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Winter/Spring 2015
Northlake Public Library District Newsletter
N. WolfPublic
Rd, Northlake,
IL 60164
Library District
231 N. Wolf Rd Northlake, IL 60164
(708) 562-2301
[email protected]
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Inside this Issue
Winter Reading Programs
El Día del Niño
Youth Programs Teen Programs Adult Programs
Just for Seniors
En Español
Library Closings
Friday, April 3: Good Friday
Sunday, April 5: Easter
Monday, May 25: Memorial Day
Reading is
Children’s Winter Reading Club
January 26-February 28, 2015
Winter is a great time to snuggle up with a good book – or many good books! Reading
is Cool is our winter reading program for children of all ages, and we have a reading
challenge for every age level. Pick up a reading log starting Monday, January 26. The
program will run through February 28. All participants who complete their reading
goals will receive a small prize.
Reading is Cool! – Frozen Sing-Along
Help us kick off the winter reading program by joining us for a Frozen Sing-Along. Fun
for the whole family! Limit 70.
Saturday, January 31, 2-4 p.m.
Adult & Teen Winter Reading Challenge
Happy New Year!!! If reading more was one of your resolutions, we can help. Stop in
and pick up a winter reading log for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card.
Deadline to turn in a completed log is February 28
Our Library Serves
Northlake, Stone Park and unincorporated
Leyden Township
Library Hours
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
24-hour Bookdrop
Located on the northeast corner of the
Library Board Meetings
Every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Public is welcome.
Board Members
Amanda Efta
Aracely Gutierrez
Orlando Rivera
Barb Salo
Maureen Sydor
Renee Wright
El Día del Niño/El Día del Libro Day of the Child/Day of the Book
Our multicultural celebration for this day
honoring children of all ages will feature
facepainting, a make-a-book craft,
lotería, bilingual stories, and games.
Cake, lemonade and a book giveaway
sponsored by our local Kiwanis Club will
round out the festivities.
Thursday, April 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Family Fiestas
Join us each Saturday in April for a
Family Fiesta celebrating the richness
of different cultures. We’ll share stories,
sample food and make simple crafts.
Register for one session or for all four.
Limit 50.
Saturdays, 2-3 p.m
April 4, 11, 18 and 25
• Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated
For Young Children
Pajama Storytime – NEW!
Now Bilingual!
Drop-in bilingual family storytime for
all ages. Sing some songs, listen to
stories, and do a very simple craft. No
Mondays, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
February 9, 16 and 23; March 2, 9, 16,
23 and 30.
Cuéntame un Cuento
Para niños entre 3 y 5 años. Disfruta de
historias dichas en español y diviertete
haciendo simples manualidades.
Limite 25.
Lunes, 12:00-12:40 p.m.
Febrero 9,16, y 23; Marzo 2, 9, 16, 23
y 30
Miercoles, 6:30-7:10 p.m.
Febrero 11, 18 and 25; Marzo 4, 11,
18 and 25; Abril 1
Super Saturdays
Preschool Storytime
For children ages 3-5. Storytime is
an excellent way to introduce your
preschooler to books while having fun
in a small group. Children will enjoy
stories, fingerplays, and simple crafts.
Limit 25.
Lego Club
For ages 6 and up. Build something
amazing with the library’s Legos! Limit
Saturday, March 7, 2-3:30 p.m.
For children ages 6 months to 2
years with a parent or adult caregiver.
Join us for a lapsit program featuring
stories, songs and action rhymes.
Limit 12 pairs.
Thursdays, 6:30-7 p.m.
February 12, 19 and 26; March 5, 12,
19 and 26; April 2
For ages 3-5. Children will enjoy
fun, process-driven art and learning
activities. Limit 20.
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:10 a.m. February 11, 18 and 25; March 4, 11,
18 and 25; April 1
For ages 5-8. Come join us to play
Valentine Bingo, make valentines, and
enjoy a sweet treat. Limit 24.
Saturday, February 14, 2-3 p.m.
Origami Valentines
For grades 4 and up. We <3 these
origami valentines and you will too.
Folding fun followed by a sweet treat.
Limit 24.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Earth Day Craft
For ages 8 and up. – We will use
recycled items to make a fun project
in celebration of Earth Day. Limit 24.
Wednesday, April 22, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Mother’s Day Craft
For ages 8 and up. Make a memorable
gift for your mother, grandmother or
another special person. Limit 24.
Saturday, May 9, 2-3 p.m.
MiddleZone - All programs for grades 6-8
Pizza and Pages
Get Crafty
We’ll be making quilled paper art,
creating easy zentangle designs and
producing water paintings with a twist.
Limit 24.
Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
February 19, March 19 and April 16
Thursday, March 5, 7-8 p.m.
Youth Advisory Board
Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
February 26, March 26 and April 23
The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a
group for kids who want to help us
brainstorm program ideas, give us
feedback about library books and
services and who want to volunteer at
Youth events like Día and our Summer
Reading Party. Snacks will be served.
No limit.
Explore, experiment and create as
we deconstruct a PC and some small
appliances, build a simple circuit from
a pizza box and take a PBS Design
Squad™ challenge. Limit 24.
Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
February 12, March 12 and April 9
• Grades 9-12
YuGiOh card tournaments happen
the first Saturday of the month
and are all ages.
Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.
January 3, February 7, March 7,
April 4
Wednesday Nights
Teen Nights are moving to Wednesday!!! We’ll have something fun to do EVERY WEDNESDAY from 6:30-8 p.m.
Meet Up/Match Up
January 14, February 4, March 4,
April 8
January 28, February 25, April 1
February 18, March 18, April 29
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2-3 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 2-3:30 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Party
Join us as we wish Dr. Seuss an early
“Happy Birthday” by celebrating his
special day with stories, games and
some Seuss snacks. Limit 40.
For ages 8 and up. Drop in for some
mining, building and creeper-slaying.
No registration is required.
Pizza and pages is a book discussion
+ activities + pizza all rolled into one.
We will be reading Escape from
Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris
Grabenstein. Copies of the book will
be available for checkout beginning
January 26. Limit 15.
Preschool Art
Saturdays, 2-3 p.m.
February 21 and March 14
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:10 a.m. OR
2-2:40 p.m.
February 10, 17, and 24; March 3, 10,
17, 24 and 31
Lapsit Stories
Science Saturdays
For grades 3-6. Explore the wonders
of science with hands-on experiments
and fun demonstrations. Limit 24.
January 21
Super Smash Bros
February 11
March 11
Black Ops
March 25
Open Gaming (card, board, & video
April 15
Mario Cart
Come play with all the new games and
April 22
• Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated
Tech Skills
Fun & Learning
DIY Kitchen Infused Oils
Concoct your own flavor infused olive
oils to cook with or give as gifts.
Tuesday, March 24, 7-8 p.m.
Perfume Making
Learn about essential oils and make
your very own custom scent.
Tuesday, April 28, 7-8 p.m.
Fitness Boot Camp
A trainer from XSport Fitness will be
teaching various cardio and high
intensity exercises. Fitness Boot
Camp can be adapted to any fitness
Tuesday, March 3, 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, 2-3 p.m.
Friday, May 8, 2-3 p.m.
Resume Builder
Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.
Feb. 5, March. 5 and April 2
Adult Literacy Program
comes to Northlake
Stop in for a free comic and a treat!
Saturday, May 2, 1-2 p.m.
Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 6:307:30 p.m.
January 26 - Computer Basics
February 23 - Internet Basics
March 30 - Basic Word
April 27 - Basic Excel
May 11 - Basic Power Point
Thursdays, 7-7:30 p.m.
January 29
Learn all about helpful and fun apps
and websites. iPads will be provided.
Apps for recipes and cooking
February 5
Apps for travel and planning vacations
February 12
Apps for FREE movies, music, and TV
Make a half-hour appointment any
time to discover how to use your
Kindle or iPad to download library
Do You Need a Website?
iPads & Apps
Thursday, March 5 , 7–8:30 p.m.
Whether you are new to iPads or want
to learn more about their features and
capabilities, this is your chance!
Tuesday, January 20, 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17, 2-3 p.m.
Shredding Event
Create a website using WordPress.
You will leave this class with your own
website up and running. Laptops will
be provided.
Pixlr for Better Pictures
Pixlr is a free alternative to Photoshop.
Learn how to make your photos look
great by using this program for color
correction, fixing exposure, and much
more. Laptops will be provided.
Thursday, April 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Our industrial shredder will be
available in the lobby to dispose of all
your personal documents.
Saturday & Sunday, all day
April 25 & 26
Money Smart Week
Whether it’s saving for college,
retirement, or that vacation dream
house, you can learn how to set
financial goals and meet them. Find
out how.
Monday, April 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
Just for Seniors
Everything Chocolate
Come warm up and join us for a
relaxing afternoon of hot chocolate
along with a variety of chocolate
desserts! Recipes of all desserts will
be available to take with you!
Friday, February 6, 2-3 p.m.
Online Accounts
App Crazy
Improve your technological skills with
these hands-on workshops.
Drop in eReader Help
Bring a copy of your most recent
resume or start from scratch. Either
way we will help you build the best
possible resume to land that job.
Literacy Volunteers of Western
Cook County ( can help
you improve your reading, math,
or English skills. If you would like to
be tutored or volunteer as a tutor,
please contact the library at 708-5622301. Register now!
Computer Classes
Do you need to create an online
account or would you like to get the
most out of an existing account?
Now is the time! Whether it is email,
banking or any other type of account,
you will create it and learn about its
Tuesday, March 17th 2-3 p.m.
Canvas Art
Create abstract art on canvas using
watercolors, glue and salt. This
technique creates unique patterns,
shine and texture. Also choose
from doily art which makes beautiful
imprints after being spray painted and
pulled off canvas.
Tuesday, April 7 2-3 p.m.
Join a Club
Community Book Club
The Community Book Club meets the
third Tuesday of each month. Pick up
your copy of our selected title at the
reference desk.
Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.
January 20, February 17, March 17,
April 21, and May 19
Daytime Book Club @
Casa San Carlo
Our senior book club is resuming after
a short holiday break and will meet the
fourth Wednesday of each month.
Wednesdays, 11-12 p.m.
January 28, February 25, March 25,
April 29, and May 27
Spanish Book of the
Cookbook Club
We’ll pick a cookbook, you’ll select
and make a recipe, and then we’ll all
get together to share and enjoy our
creations! Pick up your copy of the
book and claim your recipe at the
reference desk.
Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
February 19, March 19, April 16
The Friends of the Library
Make our community a better place.
Volunteer your time and talents to
support the library with exciting
fundraising projects.
Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
January 15, February 26, March 26
and April 23
¿Hablas español? Are you trying to
improve your Spanish skills, or simply
keep in practice? Do you love Spanish
literature? Don’t forget to pick up the
Spanish book of the month from the
reference desk.
Northlake Public Library District
231 N. Wolf Rd, Northlake, IL 60164
Check it Out
WIFI hotspots: free wifi at
LAPTOPS available for use
in the library*
iPads* & Kindles
*Purchased through the Digital Divide Grant
Clases de Conversación
Disfrute un café o té y practique su inglés cada
martes. Conversa con estudiantes de inglés y
hablantes nativos. Los temas cambian cada semana
para aprender vocabulario.
Los martes, enero-abril, 6-7 p.m.
Clases de Computación
Mejore sus habilidades tecnológicas con talleres
Los jueves, 1:30-2:30 p.m. y 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Enero 22 - Computación Básico
Febrero 26 - Internet Básico
Marzo 12 - Word Básico
Abril 23 - Excel Básico
Mayo 14 - Power Point Básico
Come Bien Con un Presupuesto
Una clase de cocina para aprender como reducir lo
que gasta en comestibles. Le mostraremos recetas
nuevas y deliciosas.
Será anunciado
Club de Libro
¿Le gusta leer un buen libro? ¿Le gusta la literatura
española? No se olvide recoger el libro del mes en
español. Pídalo en el escritorio de referencia.
Comprar su Primera Vivienda
Este taller presentará información acerca la selección
y compra de un hogar, las responsabilidades de
tener una casa propia, y el proceseo hipotecario.
También puede averiguar si califica para un programa
que le ayuda con su pago inicial y pagos de cierre
Lunes, marzo 9, 7-8 p.m.
Clases de Preparación para Licencia
El objetivo de este programa es ayudar a preparar a
los estudiantes pasar la parte escrita del Reglamento
de la prueba de carretera en el estado de Illinois, con
el fin de obtener la licencia de conducir temporal para
Los lunes, febrero 16, marzo 16 y abril 13, 7-8 p.m.
Aprenda Inglés
Si le interesa mejorar su inglés tenemos tutores de
Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County para
ayudarles. Pregunte en el escrito de referencia.