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Volume 5, Number 1 • Winter 2008–2009
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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
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
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.
a Cherry Balsamic Lincolnwood Library Board of Trustees
Dressing n 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise
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
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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
February 22 n Abduction from the Seraglio discusses Eleanor
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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,
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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
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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.
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