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  1. 1. Gateway LincoLnwood PubLic LibrarY disTricT Enter here for The news & information about your library’s services, programs & resources. Volume 5, Number 1 • Winter 2008–2009 Library Launches Redesigned Website The menu on the left side lets you navigate easily between On the left above the menu, categories. conduct searches with a click. Large tabs highlight frequently used information and links. Use small tabs to navigate to concise information. Quickly spot special programs or performances. In this issue... Discover all of the options at www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org Adult Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 Lincoln Celebrations . . . . . . . . . 3 We hope you have noticed the library’s redesigned website with new colors and graphics that not only look great, but help you navigate through all the useful Morning Matinees. . . . . . . . . . . 3 information you can access through www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org. Board Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Web designer Brian Benson worked closely with library staff to create the new look and feel of the website that includes special pages for youth and teens as well as links BookLetters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to community resources. The website is very user-friendly, whether you’re an Internet Ethnic Fest Thanks . . . . . . . . . . 4 aficionado or novice. We encourage all Lincolnwood residents to visit www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org and Youth & Teen take advantage of email notification, item requests and renewal, homework help, Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 downloadable books, and many other useful tools provided through the library’s News from the Friends . . . . . . . 6 website. A wealth of information is at your fingertips! n Library Information . . . . . . . . . . 4 The Gateway • Page 1
  2. 2. adultcalendar L I v e @ L I N c o L N wo o d L I b r a ry, 2 p. m . ( T ) ESL: English as a Second Language n Free December 14 n Lincoln Hall Swing and class every Tuesday from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Honor Choir Register January 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m. for class that meets weekly. January 18 n Loose Change and Friends: Lincoln and Liberty A program of music Films n Fridays at 1 p.m. and history celebrating the Abraham December 19 n In Bruges Lincoln Bicentennial January 9 n Atonement February 15 n Victor Paccini a singer of January 16 n Be Kind, Rewind favorites from the ‘50s and ‘60s. January 23 n The Station Agent (T) Tickets are required and available for free at the Circulation desk to Lincolnwood Lincoln Bicentennial Series residents 3 weeks prior to the programs and January 30 n Abraham and Mary 1 week prior to non-residents. Lincoln: A House Divided (Part I) r e g u L a r aT T r ac T I o N s February 6 n Abraham and Mary Adult Book Discussion n 2nd Monday, Lincoln: A House Divided 1 p.m. (Part II) January 12 n The Zookeeper’s Wife February 13 n Abraham and Mary by Diane Ackerman Lincoln: A House Divided February 9 n Mr. Lincoln’s Wars (Part III) by Adam Braver February 20 n Lincoln and Lee at March 9 n The Commoner by Antietam: The Cost of John Burnham Schwartz Freedom Adult Stamp Club n 4th Thursday, 7 p.m. February 27 n National Treasure 2: Dining for Wellness (T) presented by Book of Secrets Lincolnwood Place n 3rd Wednesday, March 6 n After the Wedding 11:30 a.m. March 13 n No Country for Old Men Brightly colored fruits and vegetables March 20 n A Room with a View can keep your vision healthy. We will describe how many of these common March 27 n Death at a Funeral foods when combined can offer the first Friends of the Lincolnwood Library n defense against Macular Degeneration. 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise Join us for this educational and tasty noted) chef demonstration series presented Humanities Treasures n Every by Lincolnwood Place Retirement Wednesday, 1–3 p.m. Community Executive Chef David Glasse and Food and Beverage Director, Knitting Club n Every Friday, 3:30–5 p.m. Ryan Carney. Everyone will enjoy a Are you a knitter? Have you always wanted healthy sampling! to learn? Want to spend some time with other like-minded folks? Come to the January 21 n Watercress & Baby knitting club guided by Bertha Gimbel, a Spinach Salad Topped knitter of renown who can drop and pick with Fresh Blueberries, up a stitch with the best of them. Strawberries, and a Cherry Balsamic Lincolnwood Library Board of Trustees Dressing n 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) February 18 n Grilled Breast of Chicken Served with Literacy Classes n Adults whose first a Fresh Fruit Salsa language is not English can improve including Cantaloupe, reading, writing, or math skills. Papaya, Oranges, Kiwi, Free class every Saturday morning Sweet Onions, Lime 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Register January 10, Juice and Cilantro 9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. for weekly class. March 18 n Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin Sitting atop Braised Swiss Chard and Carrot Puree with a Demi Glace Page 2 • Winter 2008–2009
  3. 3. adultcalendar The Lorraine Heinichen Memorial Book Lincoln Celebrations Reviews n First Friday. Coffee at 10 a.m., The Lincolnwood Library, Village of program at 10:30 a.m. Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation January 9 n (date changed for New Dept., Chamber of Business, and School Year holiday) Suzanne Hales reviews The Day I District 74 have been organizing events Ate Whatever I Wanted by for the Lincoln Bicentennial. We hope Elizabeth Berg you have been able to join us for special February 6 n Suzanne Hales reviewer, events such as the reenactment at Proesel title TBA Park and the Family Reading Night March 6 n Denise Philpot reviewer, presentation of Honest Abe. title TBA Upcoming events include the Teen Mac Users Club n 2nd Thursday, 7–9 p.m. Acting Class Performance of “Bind Morning Matinees n Every Thursday, Up the Nation’s Wounds,” a traveling 10:30 a.m. exhibit of the Lincoln Douglas January 15 n Be Kind, Rewind Debates, musical performances, book January 22 n Lars and the Real Girl discussions, and films. All will culminate January 29 n Dan in Real Life with the Summer Reading Program: February 5 n Once “Lincolnwood Reading Express.” Climb February 12 n No Reservations Aboard! For more information, please see February 19 n Priceless (Hors de prix) the program page of this newsletter February 26 n Love in the Time of Cholera or check the website calendar at March 5 n Definitely, Maybe www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org by clicking March 12 n Baby Mama on “Programs.” n March 19 n Ocean’s 13 March 26 n Made of Honor Skokie Valley Lyric Opera Lecture Series n 2 p.m. December 7 n Madama Butterfly Roberta Randall February 22 n Abduction from the Seraglio discusses Eleanor Roosevelt on Travel Through Time Presentation n January 16 at the 3rd Friday. Coffee at 10 a.m., program Travel Through at 10:30 a.m. Time Presentation. January 16 n Roberta Randall presents Eleanor Roosevelt February 20 n TBA March 20 n Elise Ginsparg presents Lincoln and the Jews Morning Matinees Movies for moms, dads and caregivers! Beginning January 15, we invite you to pack up baby (age one and under) and head over to the library for free screenings of recently released films. Treat yourself to a grown-up movie in a baby-friendly environment where carriers and strollers are welcome and noise is not an issue. Join us for complementary coffee and a film Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. n The Gateway • Page 3
  4. 4. Board Elections Ethnic Fest Thanks Two positions on the Lincolnwood For the sixth consecutive year, Lincolnwood Library hosted Ethnic Library Board of Trustees, both for full Fest: The Many Faces of Lincolnwood in November. Nearly 800 four-year terms, will be filled at the April people enjoyed an afternoon of music and dance, storytelling, 7, 2009 consolidated election. Starting cultural demonstrations, and ethnic food. “People look forward with this election, the full terms of those to this event every year because it truly showcases the diversity elected to be Lincolnwood Library of our community and creates a warm, welcoming environment trustees will be reduced from six years for all ages and backgrounds,” commented Library Director Jack to four years. In order to complete the Hurwitz. The success of Ethnic Fest 2008 was made possible by the Library Board’s transition to four-year many community members, businesses, and organizations who terms, however, the two newly elected committed their time, donations, and efforts to the annual event. trustees “…shall determine by lot at the We are grateful to the following restaurants, businesses, May 2009 Library Board meeting which organizations, and individuals who contributed to this year’s of them shall serve a two year term to success. expire in 2011 and which of them shall serve a four year term to expire in 2013.” Antonia Asper L. Woods Restaurant Royal Sweets Individuals who are interested in Samantha Axton Rubina Lambay School District 74 running for a position on the Library Kendra Beard Susan Lapp Vandana Sehgal Board may pick up a candidate Rachel Birnbaum Las Cazuelas Sukhadia Sweets information packet at the library’s Adult and Snacks Nahid Bhagat Liberty Bank Services desk. Each packet contains Dong-ah Supermarket Lincolnwood Girl Scouts Georgia Talaganis the nominating petitions and other East of Edens Lincolnwood Human Tel Aviv Kosher Pizza documents needed to file as a candidate. Additional information about filing Elephant Thai Restaurant Relations Commission Anita Thomas requirements, deadline dates, the Great Beijing Lincolnwood Produce Hong Loan Nu Ton election, and the library itself is also Elan Frankel Lincolnwood Place Jose Villalobos included. n The Friends of the Library Shao-Chen Lin Alissa Weiss Bertha Gimbel Rosa Lopez Jared Weiss Great Beijing Lou Malnati’s Reed Williams BookLetters Anne Hsiao Chris Martel Stella Wisowaty This new service is a sure to be a hit with those who wish to keep up with Jack Hurwitz Myron and Phil’s Pauline Yoseph the latest books and DVDs. Sign up Takumi Iseda-Williams Julie Anne Nitz-Weiss Andrew Young for BookLetters through the library’s Interfaith Housing Center Patel Brothers Bud Young book page on the newly designed site, Kamdar Plaza Inc. Pita Inn Zam Zam www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org and receive Alberty Rodriguez Craig Klatzco a monthly list emailed to your inbox. Choose topics of interest in a variety of categories such as Books in the Annual Giving Media, Best Sellers, Fiction Previews, The recent Donor Wall Dedication gave us an or Mysteries. Each title is linked to the opportunity to reflect on the generosity and library’s catalog so you can reserve items support of so many individuals and businesses of interest. You may subscribe, select lists, in the community. While donations to the change lists, or update your customized library can be made at any time of year, we BookLetters at your convenience, and especially encourage you to consider giving you may unsubscribe at any time. n during the holiday season. Your tax deductible contribution, whether given personally or in honor of someone, helps the library meet increasing demands for additional books, video and audio materials, electronic resources, programs, and new services. A gift to the library is truly a gift that benefits the entire community! Donation forms are available in the library. n The Gateway • Page 4
  5. 5. Youth & Teen Programs for Young Children Valentine’s Day Craft (NR) Programming Fancy Nancy Party (R) Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be the same without heartfelt Do you love being fancy? Come dressed all glitzy and glamorous and be prepared words on a handmade craft. for fantastic stories, ridiculously crazy Make your own for family games, and sparkling crafts. Elegant and friends Thursday, February 12, treats will be served, of course! Pre- 3:30 p.m. Program Information school to 2nd grade, Sunday, February 1, Café (NR) All library programs are free. 2–3:30 p.m. Relax, buy a snack, and hang out with Playtime at the Library (NR) your friends! Members of the Teen (NR) Registration is not Young children and their parents (or Advisory Board will open the doors of the required. other caregivers) are invited to these play Café to all students Tuesdays, January 6 to (R) Registration is group sessions. Stories, songs, and social March 17, 3:30 p.m. required; please call interaction are provided for adults and Knitting Class (NR) the Youth & Teen children alike! Toys and kosher snacks are Learn the basics of knit, purl, and create Services Dept., provided for the children. Wednesdays, a project of your choice. Anyone ages 10 847-677-5277 x234. 10-11:30 a.m., January 7–March 18. and up who’s interested in learning to Stories & More (NR) knit, brushing up on their knitting skills, Through a combination of picture books, or joining a knitting group is welcome. online stories, magnetic board stories, Class meets every Friday, 3:30–5 p.m. songs, finger plays, and crafts, Stories & Teen Programs More sessions provide a language-rich Acting Class: Spring Play and Improv (R) experience that emphasizes concepts such Don’t miss out on the fun, come in and as letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. join the cast performing a spring play at This fun, interactive storytime is tailored the library, directed by Debbi Brodsky. for children ages 3–5. Siblings, family, Students in 6th grade and up are and friends are also welcome. This series invited to participate in theater games, consists of eight 45-minute storytimes. improvisation, and put on a kid-friendly Choose either Tuesday mornings, show for the community. Performance 10:30 a.m. or afternoons, 1:30 p.m., date to be announced. Class meets January 6-February 24. Mondays, January 26 to April 20, 7–8:30, After-School Programs no class Spring Break, March 23. (For elementary and middle school students.) AniManga Club (NR) Duct Tape Craft (NR) Are you interested in anime and manga? Everyone knows that duct tape is the quick- We’ll preview anime trailers, watch a fix for everything, but did you know that new anime episode, talk about the latest you can make cool stuff with it too? Find manga, and discuss everything anime. out how Thursday, January 8, 3:30 p.m. Grades 6 and up Thursday, February 26, Mixed-Up Mondays (NR) 3:30 p.m. A variety of games for grades K–5 on Chick Lit (NR) selected Mondays, 2:30 p.m. A book club for girls who love to read January 5 n Board game fun, and chat, grades 6 and up. Wednesdays, including open play and January 28 and February 25, 3:30 p.m. tournament Madden Practice and Tournament (NR) January 26 n Video games Gear up for the Super Bowl and compete February 23 n Life-Size SORRY! Game in the Madden tournament! Come and practice Friday, January 16, 11 a.m–t3 Press Start! Video Game Club (NR) p.m. and Monday, January 19, 11 a.m.– Hang out with your friends while playing 4 p.m. Game day is Sunday, January 25, your favorite video games. Game days 12:30–4:30 p.m. Registration is the day of for grades 3–5: Thursdays, January 8, the event; sign up to be reminded. Grades February 5, March 5, 3:30 p.m. Game 6 and up. days for grades 6 and up: Thursdays, Teen Advisory Board (NR) January 22, February 19, March 19, Grades 6 and up Wednesday, February 4, 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Page 5 • Winter 2008–2009
  6. 6. Non-Profit Org U.S. Postage Paid LincoLnwood PubLic LibrarY disTricT Chicago, IL 4000 W. Pratt Avenue Permit No. 212 Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712-3531 The Gateway to news & information about your library es ry L aunch bsite ! Libra igned We s Rede News from the Friends The Friends will be hosting a post-holiday week-long book sale, January 3–10. This is a perfect time to pick up some good reads to chase away the winter blues and a place to donate your gently used books, games, puzzles, CDs, videos, and DVDs as they are all well received. We offer a well-stocked ongoing used book sale located opposite the library’s Circulation desk. The Friends of the Lincolnwood Library is a not-for-profit organization that provides financial support to the library. Examples of support include the new LincoLnwood book drop in the parking lot, landscaping for the new lot, children’s materials, PubLic LibrarY disTricT and AV and audio materials. The Friends welcome new and returning members 4000 W. Pratt Ave. throughout the year and all support is greatly appreciated. Membership forms are Lincolnwood, IL 60712-3531 available in the library. n board of TrusTees Georgia A. Talaganis President Information We are open... Kendra L. Beard Vice President Dany R. Fields Secretary Telephone 847-677-5277 Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Sanford B. Alper Treasurer Community Relations & Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Bertha F. Gimbel Library Programs x236 Craig L. Klatzco Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Adult Services x230 Christopher M. Martel Sunday1 12:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Youth Services x234 Jack Hurwitz Library Director Library Administration x245/x221 We are closed... Julie Anne Nitz-Weiss Editor Fax 847-677-1937 Darlene Grossman Graphic Designer Friday, December 21 Staff in-service Website www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org Lincolnwood Library Board of Trustees Wednesday, December 24 at 12:30 p.m. meets 7:30 p.m. the 3rd or 4th Thursday Thursday, December 25 Christmas Day of the month. No December meeting. Upcoming meetings: January 22, Wednesday, December 31 at 12:30 p.m. February 26. Check the library’s website Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day for the updated schedule. Page 6 • Winter 2008–2009