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Title
Date
Monday, February 02, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Discover the life and extraordinary talent of Vivian Maier, a North Shore nanny and amateur street photo-grapher who died in 2009. After her death, a box containing a million photos and negatives was bought for $400 by a real-estate agent. Today, Maier’s photography has taken the world by storm, with many of her photos costing thousands of dollars. Much of her photography is of Chicago during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Join Jenny Riddle as she brings to life VivIan’s fascinating story. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Professionals from Illinois workNet will offer expert guidance on finding a job in today's market. Subjects covered include writing resumes and cover letters, effective interview skills, networking and social media.

Please arrive on time. Registration online www.worknetncc.com. For more information, call 847-923-3347.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us for a wellness lecture followed by a mini-yoga class. Dr. Mary Farhi of the Midwest Center for Women’s Healthcare will discuss the toll stress takes on the body and suggest approaches to eliminate stress for improving health. Following the lecture, she and Miguel Latronica, will co-lead a mini-yoga class. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat with you. Chairs will be available to explore poses for those who prefer or do not have a mat. Yoga experience not required. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet monthly in this friendly group to share quilting tips and show their handiwork.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Just in time for Valentine's Day, come dry-brush this handsome pair of gnomes. The standing gnome holds a valentine card, and the sitting gnome hugs a heart. Randy Skepnek instructs. Fee: $18 for the pair. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet monthly to share gardening tips. All are welcome to attend.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Theresa Terna, RN, Alexian Brothers stroke nurse navigator, will address risk factors, stroke prevention, warning signs and the importance of calling 911 if symptoms of stroke occur. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 06, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 06, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
This program is designed to provide basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance options available through the "Get Covered Illinois" program. It will include explanations of health plans and associated terminology. Alexis Witkowski of Greater Elgin Family Care Center presents. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
*This event has been cancelled.* Test your skills with this free practice general GRE exam and see how you would score on test day. Participants will receive a detailed analysis of their performance on the exam. This is a written exam. Please bring a Wifi-capable device for post-test results. Presented by Kaplan. Registration Required.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Come try your hand at creating a three-dimensional "sweet heart" decor piece, just in time for Valentine's Day! You'll use a simple sewing technique to add dimension and texture to your design that will adorn the cover of a repurposed book. All materials provided. Shari Pontillo instructs. Fee: $8. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time
7:30 PM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Members meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings of each month to work on sewing projects.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Author and lecturer Michael Corcoran presents an overview of Chicago's pivotal role in the early history of film and shares stories about famous films made in Chicago. Hollywood on Lake Michigan, 2nd Edition books available for purchase and signing. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Sickened by red and pink hearts? Adults in their 20s and 30s with high-functioning autism or Asperger's, and others facing social challenges are invited to join us for board games, crafts, and light refreshments as we un-celebrate Valentine's Day. This program is for adults who don't need to be accompanied by a parent or aide. Registration required.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 13, 2015
Time
1:00 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, and Android devices? Drop in and librarians will be available to help. No registration required
Location
Lobby
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 13, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 16, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
In honor of Black History Month, historical novelist Doug Peterson shares Underground Railroad stories about real slave escapes. Henry “Box” Brown mailed himself to freedom in a box. William and Ellen Craft escaped slavery by Ellen posing as a white man, while her husband pretended to be her slave. Books available for purchase and signing. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 16, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Robbie Malkowski will perform a musical tribute to love, featuring swing tunes and ballads from 1925 through 1956. She'll sing the greatest musical and movie love songs from the 20th century, from songwriters like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jule Styne, and more.
Location
AV Theatre
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time
7:30 PM
Description
What do the loom, department stores, and oats have to do with traveling to space? Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will connect the dots between discoveries and inventions, starting with the medieval longbow and ending with our most advanced machines that have taken us to the Moon and beyond. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Anyone expecting to file for social security benefits within the next 5 years is welcome to hear Michael Heatwole, financial advisor at Waddell & Reed, share tips on how to optimize social security benefits. Workbooks will be provided to session participants. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Make your own seed bombs--collections of pulp and native flower and plant seed varieties that are designed to be sown without having to prepare the ground for conventional planting. Just throw them in some dirt, and in a few short weeks you'll have plants!
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time
7:30 PM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 20, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 23, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Presented by Kaplan, this program will walk you through everything you need to know as your prepare your application to medical school. You will learn what it takes to do well on the exam, the changes that take effect in April 2015 and how you can stand out in the applicant pool. Registration required.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
7:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Happily Ever After Book Discussion #1 (details to follow)
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 23, 2015
Time
7:30 PM
Description
If you're interested in learning how using a food dehydrator can expand your food preparation options, this is the class for you! Using a food dehydrator, Chicago Raw owner Carole Jones will demonstrate making rosemary crackers - one of her store's signature items. Several samples and recipes provided. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Members read and discuss books written in Korean. Fee: $35 (includes 8 books).
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time
1:30 PM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
In this Winter Tales program, virtually travel by small ship from the charming gateway village of Ushuala, Argentina, through the infamous Drake Passage, along the Antarctic Peninsula, and across the Antarctic Circle. Seasoned travelers Barbara Sugden and Ron Vargason take you on a photographic journey of their trip to the seventh continent. View rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, translucent blue icebergs, penguins and seals. You'll also hear about the area's geography, geology and history. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Location: America's Bar & Grill, 2308 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates

Do you know your pop culture, weird history, or obscure facts? Come join other trivia buffs in this fun throwdown. Enter as teams of 2 to 7, or come alone and we’ll pair you up. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team!
Location
Off-site
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Members meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings of each month to work on sewing projects.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 27, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Singer and slide guitarist Donna Herula will play country, Delta and modern blues. She will be stationed under the library's Town Square marquee for you to enjoy while you browse our collection and check out your materials. Seating will not be provided.
Location
Lobby
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Teens ages 15-19, are you looking for a job, volunteer opportunities, resume help, or interview tips? Come to our 2nd annual teen job fair where experts will help you build or edit your resume, meet with local companies looking to hire teens, and learn how to find a job. Drop in.
Location
Discussion Room #4
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 02, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Russian Revolution ended 300 years of rule by the House of Romanov. Learn how state-of-the-art DNA testing was used to identify Tsar Nicholas II and his family, the last of the Russian royals. Did Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov survive the execution and reappear as Anna Anderson? The presentation describes her incredible story and how science was used to solve this decades-old mystery. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

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Combine your love of reading, movies and other activities with our winter program and let the Library keep you entertained this winter. You can read, watch, or do a combination of eight experiences to be eligible for a grand prize.
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I went to see the movie "Unbroken". Very good movie. More graphic than I expected for a PG-13 rating but Angelina Jolie does a great job of portraying this biography of Louie. It was tragic how his life was and what a good person he still managed to become. The strength he had is unimaginable and the story makes you come away with a sense of strength that everyone has inside of them if they keep positive.
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I went to see the movie "Into the woods". I had no idea it was a musical so I wasn't prepared. Didn't care for the musical aspects.I really like Johnny Depp and the other cast members. Disappointed that Johnny Depp had a pretty small role. The movie was entertaining and the costuming was good and all the different story lines interacting. Thee was some humor in it as well. It is up for 3 Golden Globes.