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Title
Date
Monday, March 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, March 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, March 27, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Adler Planetarium’s Michelle Nichols will discuss the development of space eats from
the earliest days of space travel through today. You’ll see how food is eaten on the International Space Station today and how it will be grown in space for future long-term missions to asteroids and Mars.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 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
Wednesday, March 29, 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 29, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Babe Didrikson Zaharias was an All-American basketball player, Olympic medalist in track and field, and champion golfer. In this living-history portrayal by Leslie Goddard, you'll learn about this tough-minded, fearless and funny athlete.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
It would be a crime to miss our mystery book discussion focusing on the best of the mystery genre. This month's book is: Aunty Lee’s Delights by Olvidia Yu. ; Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning February 28.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
This two-session class provides exposure to video creation using iMovie. The intro class will cover the basics, and the intermediate class will cover layered video, effects, soundtracks and green screen footage.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 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 31, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
No matter the genre, every piece of writing can benefit from a good critique. Bring a page of your latest work to share with the group, and be ready to provide constructive feedback on other's writings.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Get information about our VHS to DVD equipment as well as hands on experience in this drop in program.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Chef Cherise Slattery will show you how easy and fun it is to make pasta from scratch and prepare a delicious Italian meal. This program will include homemade linguine, spicy marinara sauce, chopped salad and Italian biscotti cookies. Samples and recipes will be shared.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Perfect for drivers age 50 and older, this refresher course reviews driving skills and safe driving strategies. You must attend both four-hour sessions. Please bring your AARP card to class for applicable discount. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members (fee collected at first class). Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Local health and wellness professionals will provide information on prevention of anxiety and depression, as well as strategies to alleviate symptoms. You will have an opportunity to speak with the professionals after the presentation. Free goodie bag to the first 25 attendees.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Penguin Random House representative Robert Haddock will share noteworthy news about forthcoming books. Get a sneak peek at some great reads. Door prizes and giveaways included.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Instructor Randy Skepnek will guide you in creating a 10" dot-studded ceramic plate, which will be fired with a food-safe glaze. Fee: $15. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Perfect for drivers age 50 and older, this refresher course reviews driving skills and safe driving strategies. You must attend both four-hour sessions. Please bring your AARP card to class for applicable discount. (Fee collected at first class.) Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
AMITA Health registered nurses conduct cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Register with AMITA at (855) 692-6482. Please select the first available time slot. If you must cancel, call (855) 692-6482 at least 24 hours before your appointment.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 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. April: "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Remakes: Hollywood's Addiction to Recycling Movies." Drop in.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
In celebration of National Poetry Month, stop by Workshop and wax poetic. Write your own haiku or simply add some poetic prose to our magnetic poetry display.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Todd Stocke, vice president and editorial director at Sourcebooks, will discuss how to approach a publisher, what a publisher does (and does not do), and what book editors look for. Plus, he’ll talk about the opportunities and the challenges of self-publishing and how to
think like an author and connect with your readers.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Eleanor of Aquitaine, the 12th century Queen who ruled over France and England, surrounded herself with music. Presenter John Nygro will discuss her passion for the wandering poets known as Troubadours, the sacred compositions of the medieval church, and the raucous songs of crusaders. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Use your imagination to help make communication effective and exciting. Creatively explore social skills and learn to be a positive part of any group. We will play group games that deal with storytelling, improvisation and empathy. Everyone is welcome and asked to participate at their own comfort level.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Bring springtime indoors with a fresh bloom arrangement created by you, with guidance from Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens. Please bring gardening gloves and shears to class. Fee: $17. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Members read and discuss books in the Polish language. Upon registration, the moderator will contact you to make arrangements for you to purchase your book. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 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, April 13, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
This two-session class provides exposure to video creation using iMovie. The intro class will cover the basics, and the intermediate class will cover layered video, effects, soundtracks and green screen footage.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People constantly get bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what's real and what's fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
No matter the genre, every piece of writing can benefit from a good critique. Bring a page of your latest work to share with the group, and be ready to provide constructive feedback on other's writings.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
2:00 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
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Are you a romance novel enthusiast? Then you’ll “love” this book chat group. This month's book is: Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. Limited loaned copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning March 17.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Choose a spring flower to draw on watercolor paper from photo reference. Instructor Christine Thornton will provide guidance as you learn to paint with watercolor pencils and bring your drawing to life. Beginners welcome! Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
We'll provide the supplies; just bring your creativity and love for coloring. Registration required.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Meet Jay Asher, best-selling author of 13 Reasons Why and What Light. His books will be available for purchase and signing. A question/answer session will be included.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 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, April 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Get motivated to write - and finish! - a book this year in this energetic workshop. Author Amy Alessio presents tips on how to motivate your writing and what to do after the book is finished.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
It's just not true that you can't play in the dirt! In honor of Earth Day, come make your own seed bombs from paper and dirt while supplies last. Then go out into the world, explode them, and make the world that much more beautiful!

DROP IN!
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Infamous Nazi Adolf Eichmann, one of the Holocaust's major organizers, was captured after the Hessian Attorney General Fritz Bauer, a German Jew, provided information on his whereabouts. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs as she pays homage to Bauer, this true hero who initiated the Auschwitz Trials of the mid 1960s. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:30 PM

 
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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
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.
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.