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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
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 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, March 03, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Why is interfacting used in the construction of bags and purses, and how is it used? Sara Lawson, designer of bags, purses and fabric and author of two books, provides answers to these questions in a lecture co-sponsored by the Schaumburg Township District Library and the Sarah's Grove Quilters Circle. A trunk show of Sara's many purse designs accompanies the lecture.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
This month's beautiful, egg-shaped decor piece is 14" tall and debossed with a lovely cottage scene. Instructor Randy Skepnek provides guidance on the dry-brushing technique required to complete the project. Fee: $15. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Kombucha is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Proponents claim that it provides health benefits, such as detoxification, immune system stimulation, and improved digestion and liver function. Learn about the history, benefits, uses, tools needed, and an in-depth best practice and how-to of brewing your own kombucha at home, from start to finish. Taste the finished product, see what a healthy kombucha culture looks and feels like, learn how to properly handle everything, and get tips on flavoring and brewing the best kombucha possible.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 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
Friday, March 06, 2015
Time
8:00 AM
Description
LACONI Program
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, March 06, 2015
Time
8:00 AM
Description
LACONI Program
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:30 PM

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

Title
Date
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Join us for our book discussion for people in their 20s and 30s who love to read young adult books. For our Sunday, March 8th meeting, we will be reading Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King. A limited number of loaner copies will be available to borrow from the Fiction Desk beginning February 2. Registration required.
Location
Off-site
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 09, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Women's History Month with a portrayal of beautician and cosmetics executive Estee Lauder. Discover how she launched a beauty company using skin creams developed by her chemist uncle, then used her sales and marketing skills to grow a billion-dollar-a-year business. Leslie Goddard's dramatic portrayal, set in 1972, introduces this incredible self-made American woman. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
This 8-hour refresher course for motorists age 50 and older reviews driving skills and safe driving strategies. You must attend both 4-hour sessions. A materials fee will be collected at the first class: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Please bring your AARP card to class to receive applicable discount. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
6:30 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
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join Professor Gary Midkiff for the second edition of "Overlooked Americans," - people whose names you may recognize, but whose stories you may not. This presentation offers stories on Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene; feminist and prohibitionist Mary Edwards Walker; Panama Canal chief engineer John Frank Stevens; birth control activist and nurse Margaret Sanger; and folk singer/songwriter Pete Seeger. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
It may look like sushi, but it tastes sweet and delicious. Adults in their 20s and 30s with high-functioning autism or Asperger's, and others facing social challenges are invited to join us as we make our own sushi from different types of candy. No fish will be harmed in this class. 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
8:00 PM

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 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, March 12, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
This 8-hour refresher course for motorists age 50 and older reviews driving skills and safe driving strategies. You must attend both 4-hour sessions. A materials fee will be collected at the first class: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Please bring your AARP card to class to receive applicable discount. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Registration required. It would be a crime to miss this mystery genre discussion of "Arctic Chill" by Arnaldur Indridason. A limited number of load copies of the book will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Fiction Desk one month prior to the program.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Learn about three popular female painters from art history: Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo and Mary Cassatt. Workshop will start with a PowerPoint lecture touching upon the lives and art of these three fascinating women. You'll then choose a reproduction of one of their paintings to copy in colored pencil under instructor Christine Thornton's guidance. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

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

Title
Date
Monday, March 16, 2015
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Everyone's Irish in March! Join Chef Michael Maddox for this exploration of contemporary Irish cuisine. While staying close to its traditional agrarian roots, the new Irish cuisine is lighter, more urbane, and reflects global influences, while keeping its comfort food soul. Tastings and recipes included. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The superb reputation of German cars is legendary: Porsche, BMW, AUDI, and Mercedes Benz have millions of fans all over the world and are synonymous with the quality and success of German engineering. But hardly anyone knows that the history of the automobile's origin is, to a great extent, due to Bertha Benz, a young mother of five, who, in 1888, - in a secret attempt to visit her mother - became the first human being ever to drive an automobile over a long distance. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs as she relates this exciting and history making adventure and introduces you to the major German Car companies’ histories of origin! **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a lively book discussion during this session. Book to be discussed is "Once we were Brothers" by Ronald H. Balson. Contact Debi Wolfe at 847.923.3391 for further information.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
11:00 AM

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Learn how stressors of modern life hijack our thoughts and emotions and discover ways to regain vibrancy, authenticity and harmony. Presenter Jacqui Neurauter is an iRest certified, BodyMind therapist coach, and she will lead participants through a mini-session of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
"Luck 'O the Irish" features Irish baritone Gavin Coyle, Carlyn Lloyd on flute, and Jon Warfel on piano. With pennywhistles, dulcimer and drums, enjoy an evening of music from the homeland with stories that will take you back to the sod.
Location
AV Theatre
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Civil War historians concentrate on generals and battles, largely ignoring the stories of Civil War Army chaplains. The chaplains and their religions had a profound influence on the way the war was fought and its outcome. Civil War lecturer Jim Weren tells the chaplains' story, full of courage, sacrifice and dedication. His lavish illustrations will be displayed. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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. Registration required.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy displays one of the world's great collections of Italian paintings and sculptures. In this lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses highlights of the Gallery's collection including works by Botticelli, Leonardo, Cimabue, Titian and Caravaggio among others. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

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

Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Ken Spurr will play jazz piano 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

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I read the book "I'n not here to make friends" by Courtney Robertson. If you are a fan of the show "The Bachelor" then you should read this. It would be hard to enjoy as much if you don't have background from the show and what it is about. I watched the season with Courtney in it and became a huge fan of the Bachelor Ben at the time. The author basically tells about her experience on the show and all the "unseen" steps you don't see on TV. And the secrets about what happens between the girls and the Bachelor. I really enjoyed it.
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I watched the movie, "Pay It Forward". It was very entertaining as it was heartwarming. I absolutely love the message that it sent which the characters mentioned and showed throughout the movie. The message is to "pay it forward", to do something nice for someone and if asked how they can repay you, to reply, "Pay it forward." The characters are relatable and there is very good character development throughout the movie. I would give it an A+.