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Title
Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Portraying an Illinois safe house owner, Terry Lynch explains how a safe house was used as a stopping point for the slaves to gain rest and nourishment before continuing on to safety in Canada. Several safe houses in the Chicagoland area will be highlighted.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time
All Day
Description
Work collaboratively to create a work of art using templates and stickers.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
All Day

Title
Date
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Use your creativity to build and design simple boats with team members!
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Improve your reading and writing skills by working with trained volunteer tutors. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education. Testing and registration on the first date.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Stop by for information about upcoming titles and reading recommendations from our fiction librarians. Learn about the library's different book discussion groups and play games for a chance to win books.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
ESL Class for Lower/Intermediate students. Registration and testing is done at the first classes on either February 6th OR February 8th at 12:30 p.m.

Improve your English speaking and reading skills. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.

Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
It’s easy to appreciate a healthy diet when everything tastes delicious. Chef Cherise Slattery will explain the methods behind the clean eating movement and teach you simple knife skills for preparing all those fruits and vegetables. Learn to make Oats-n-Flax Granola, Tangy Vegetable Salad and Organic Berry Crumble. Tasty bites and recipes will be shared.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Read and discuss books in the Korean language. Upon registration, the moderator will contact you to make arrangements for you to purchase your book.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Have questions about how to use the library's downloadable eBook, audiobook and music collections? Interested in seeing how to download to a variety of devices, including Kindles, Nooks, iPads, smartphones and Android devices? Drop in and librarians will be available to help. No registration required
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
ESL Class for Lower/Intermediate students. Registration and testing is done at the first classes on either February 6th OR February 8th at 12:30 p.m.

Improve your English speaking and reading skills. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.

Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Paint an adorable 9.25"T gardener bunny proudly holding a gerbera daisy from his garden. Randy Skepnek will provide drybrush technique instruction. Fee: $15. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Join your favorite movie review double act – Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire and award-winning author Raymond Benson, who celebrate their tenth season of in-depth analysis and spirited discussion of various film topics. March: Sex in Hollywood: A Love/Hate Story
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Improve your reading and writing skills by working with trained volunteer tutors. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education. Testing and registration on the first date.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
ESL Class for Lower/Intermediate students. Registration and testing is done at the first classes on either February 6th OR February 8th at 12:30 p.m.

Improve your English speaking and reading skills. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Everyone’s Irish in March! Join Chef Susan Maddox for this exploration of contemporary
and classic Irish cuisine. The new Irish cuisine is lighter, more urbane and reflects global influences while keeping its comfort-food soul. Tasting included.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
ESL Class for Lower/Intermediate students. Registration and testing is done at the first classes on either February 6th OR February 8th at 12:30 p.m.

Improve your English speaking and reading skills. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Members read and discuss books in the Polish language. Fee: $35 for books. For information, call (847) 923-3391. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Members meet second and fourth Thursday mornings of each month to work on sewing projects.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Michael Ribet will show you it’s easy to learn and has many lasting and beneficial effects.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Location: Wally's Coffee House 55 W Schaumburg Rd (Town Square)

Enjoy lively discussion of a different title each month. This month's book is: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning February 1.
Location
Off-site
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Improve your reading and writing skills by working with trained volunteer tutors. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education. Testing and registration on the first date.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
ESL Class for Lower/Intermediate students. Registration and testing is done at the first classes on either February 6th OR February 8th at 12:30 p.m.

Improve your English speaking and reading skills. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Amy McCormick was the first wife of Colonel Robert R. McCormick of Tribune fame. In this living-history portrayal by Ellie Carlson, you'll discover the heart of Amy; daughter of a Civil War General, founding member of Orphans of the Storm, accomplished horsewoman, acclaimed painter and beloved hostess.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Dave Esau of Dave's Specialty Foods prepares every dish with care and a smile. He'll demonstrate techniques and share tips for creating unique and delicious entrees, side dishes and desserts. You'll leave this class with the confidence to prepare these recipes at home.

For adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's, and others facing social challenges, who do not need to be accompanied by a parent or aide.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
ESL Class for Lower/Intermediate students. Registration and testing is done at the first classes on either February 6th OR February 8th at 12:30 p.m.

Improve your English speaking and reading skills. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
workNet Success/Volunteer Training. This training session is not open to the public.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
What do a newspaper reporter, politician, public servant, businessman and a playwright have in common? All made daring decisions and took risks that changed history. Learn about these overlooked Americans from Professor Gary Midkiff.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Improve your reading and writing skills by working with trained volunteer tutors. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education. Testing and registration on the first date.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
ESL Class for Lower/Intermediate students. Registration and testing is done at the first classes on either February 6th OR February 8th at 12:30 p.m.

Improve your English speaking and reading skills. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Queen of France will talk about her life, loves and intrigues as dramatist Martina Mathisen brings Marie Antoinette to life in her costumed, first-person narrative about this misunderstood queen. Should she live or die? This time you will decide her fate.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
ESL Class for Lower/Intermediate students. Registration and testing is done at the first classes on either February 6th OR February 8th at 12:30 p.m.

Improve your English speaking and reading skills. We’ll test your reading level and register you at the first class so we know the best ways to help you learn. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Join us for Second Floor Reads, the library’s non-fiction book group. This month's book is: Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalván. Limited loaned copies available at the Reference Desk beginning February 1.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Location: America's Bar & Grill, 2308 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates

Do you know everything pop culture? Come for a fun trivia throw down and vie to win prizes. Register as a team, or sign up solo and we’ll place you on a team.
Location
Off-site
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Members meet second and fourth Thursday mornings of each month to work on sewing projects.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

For the following devices: Kindle Fire/HD, Nook Color/HD, iPad, Android tablets, and smartphones

Learn how to download eBooks from the library's digital media collection and transfer them to a variety of tablet and smartphone devices. Librarians will demonstrate how you can download 24/7 from the comfort of your own home.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Practice reading and writing in English, learn how to answer citizenship questions from the N-400 application and discuss obstacles and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen. Please bring your green card to register at the first class. This program is presented in cooperation with District 214 Continuing Education.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

 
How It Works
Staff can read a book, watch a film, or attend library programs for a chance to win prizes. Staff participants are required to write a short review for each item logged.

  • All participants will be entered into a drawing for $10 Target gift cards - we'll draw two (2) winners per week!

  • Grand Prize: complete six (6) activities to be entered in a drawing to win a tablet.


Reviews
Title
Precious Gifts
Review
Handsome widowed very charming Paul Parker won teh heart of a Frenchwoman. This was second wife. He tahtered a sone and three different daughters. You will have to read to see how this all turns out.
Title
Country
Review
The story of a man's last wish to make a difference and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last. He made a very special request to each one of his children so they achieve their dreams. You will have to read the book to find out what they are.