B k Shelf THE Winter/Spring 2015 Northlake Public Library District Newsletter NPLD 231 N. WolfPublic Rd, Northlake, IL 60164 Northlake Library District 231 N. Wolf Rd Northlake, IL 60164 (708) 562-2301 [email protected] www.northlakelibrary.org Like Us! - Get updates @ facebook.com/northlakelibrary Inside this Issue Winter Reading Programs El Día del Niño Youth Programs Teen Programs Adult Programs Just for Seniors En Español 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 Library Closings Friday, April 3: Good Friday Sunday, April 5: Easter Monday, May 25: Memorial Day Reading is Cool! 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 M-Th 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. F-Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 24-hour Bookdrop Located on the northeast corner of the building. 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 Kids • 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 limit. 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 O 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 24. 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 Minecrafters 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. Teens 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. STEM Lab 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 Tournaments 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 Designs January 28, February 25, April 1 Club February 18, March 18, April 29 2 Saturday, Feb. 28, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2-3:30 p.m. Crafts 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 Tournaments Super Smash Bros February 11 Valentines March 11 Black Ops March 25 Open Gaming (card, board, & video games!) April 15 Mario Cart Showcase Come play with all the new games and systems! April 22 Adults • 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 level. 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 Comicpalooza 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 shows Make a half-hour appointment any time to discover how to use your Kindle or iPad to download library ebooks. 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. Creating and 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 (lvwcc.org) 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 Using 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 functions. 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 Month 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. January-April 3 NPLD Northlake Public Library District 231 N. Wolf Rd, Northlake, IL 60164 RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER Check it Out WIFI hotspots: free wifi at home* LAPTOPS available for use in the library* iPads* & Kindles NEW COMPUTERS* *Purchased through the Digital Divide Grant HELP US IMPROVE WATCH FOR OUR SERVICES SURVEY Español 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 prácticos. 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. Enero-abril 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 hipotecario. Lunes, marzo 9, 7-8 p.m. Clases de Preparación para Licencia Temporal 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 visitantes. Los lunes, febrero 16, marzo 16 y abril 13, 7-8 p.m. ESCANEO DE IMÁGENES Y DOCUMENTOS AYÚDANOS MEJORAR BUSQUE POR LA ENCUESTA SOBRE SERVICIOS 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. ¡GRATIS!
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