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Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
In this brewing presentation, coffee expert Kevin Sinnott shares what you need to know about choosing responsibly-grown and harvested coffee beans, and how to roast them once you've procured them. Brewing methods will be demonstrated and tastings provided. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Guitarist Kraig Kenning will perform contemporary folk, blues, roots rock, and americana. He 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

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Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This updated program is designed to provide a basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance options available through the "Get Covered Illinois" program. Alexis Witkowski of Greater Elgin Family Care Center presents. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Add a touch of whimsy to your Thanksgiving table by painting this adorable pair of turkeys with pipe-cleaner feet. Ceramic bisque, brushes and paints will be supplied, and the project will be completed in one session taught by Randy Skepnek. Fee: $15. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Representatives from the Illinois WorkNet Center/IDES will be available at the library to help in your job search. No registration required.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
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

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Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
We all need to be vigilant about reducing the amount of stress in our lives. Join Dr. Sam Chin for exploration and discussion of how Chinese Medicine can be an effective tool in managing stress. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Use ReferenceUSA and LexisNexis to identify criteria for company searches. Customize and refine searches based on industry, geography, and company size/sales to extract or downloads lists. Presenters: Librarians Patricia Smolin and Kristin Moo.
Registration required
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
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

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Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet monthly to share gardening tips. All are welcome to attend.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
It would be a crime to miss our mystery book discussions focusing on the best of the mystery genre! This month: “Broken Harbor” by Tana French. A limited number of loan copies of the book will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the fiction desk one month prior to the program. Registration is required.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
7:30 PM
Description
"Daily Herald" film critic Dann Gire and award-winning author Raymond Benson present an evening of film clips on individual topics. No pre-registration required, just come and enjoy! Tonight: In the Library, No One Can Hear You Scream – Horror Films, 1940s to the present
Location
AV Theatre
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Friday, November 07, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 07, 2014
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Currently on special exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago is a collection of Byzantine icons, jewelry, and sculpture, many of which have never traveled outside Greece. Art historian Dr. MIchelle Paluch-Mishur presents a slide lecture about artwork produced during a thousand years of Byzantine splendor. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
A day of free workshops, offered by Sisters in Crime Chicagoland and Mystery Writers of America Midwest, featuring Chicago-area mystery authors teaching various aspects of prose craft.

Tentative schedule:
10:15-11:15 - How Insects Tell Us Time of Death, with former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz
11:30-12:30 - Twitter Tips & Tricks with author April M. Williams
12:30-1:30 - Lunch break (on your own)
1:30-2:30 - Research methods with author Raymond Benson
2:45-3:45 - How to Write Serial Killers with author M.E. May & J. Michael Major
4:00-5:00 - Editing Tips: Cleaning It Up Before Sending Your Manuscript to Your Editor with authors D.M. Pirrone & Mary V. Welk, and Publisher Emily Victorson (Allium Press)

Featured authors will also sign their books available for purchase.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Location- Cup and Vine- 55 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL

Join us at this fun new book club for people in their 20s and 30s who love to read young adult books! We'll be discussing This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. A limited number of loaner copies will be available to check out from the Fiction Desk beginning October 9. Registration required.

Meeting location- Cup and Vine 55 W. Schaumburg Road (Town Square)
Location
Off-site
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Are you looking for a delicious new dessert for the holidays? In this baking demonstration, Oak Mill Bakery owner Bogna Solak shares some of her European cookie and cake favorites (honey spice cake, cheesecake, etc). Recipes and tastings provided. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Teens and adults are invited to meet best-selling author Gail Carriger as we celebrate the release of the third book in the British spy Finishing School series, Waistcoats and Weaponry. The first 10 teens to register for the event will receive a free book. Learn about spy tests, enjoy English snacks, and try on fancy costumes. Teens who come in Victorian costume will receive additional prizes. Registration required.
Location
Teen Place
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
7:30 PM
Description
tbd
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Many cultures have looked to the skies to mark holidays and other important events. What were they, or what could they have been looking at? Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will cover fascinating celestial connections to the holidays from several cultures and traditions, including astronomical suggestions for the Star of Bethlehem, solstice observations at Stonehenge, Incan solar celebrations and more. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Friday, November 14, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
No pre-registration. Here's an opportunity to relax, reflect, rate and realize new titles for your reading list. In an open mike format, authors from Windy City Romance Writers, Sisters in Crime Chicagoland, and other writers' groups will read short selections from their books to give you a "taste" of a new author and new works to try. A list of authors will be available at the Fiction Desk closer to the event.
Location
Fire Place Area
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Alexian Brothers registered nurses conduct cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Advice will be offered for improving negative results. Appointments required. To register, call AlexianConnects at (866) 253-9426.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
When jazz trumpeter Miles Davis released the album Kind of Blue in 1959, he redefined jazz and influenced every genre of music for generations to come. Loved by casual listeners and revered by musicians and critics, the album ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time and is arguably the top selling jazz album in history. Join the Jose Sandoval Trio as they take you inside this musical masterpiece through interpretive performances and an interactive discussion of the album's style and contribution to the evolution of jazz.
Location
AV Theatre
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Britain established colonial roots in South Africa in the 17th century, making the original Africans outcasts in their own country. Nelson Mandela grew up in this repressive Apartheid climate. Join world traveler Bill Helmuth as he examines Mandela's civil and political activism. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Have you always dreamed of writing a novel, but lacked the time and motivation to do so? November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and NextGen is providing the room, time, snacks, and support to help upcoming novelists in their 20s and 30s. Reading to your peers and accepting feedback is encouraged, but not required.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Dr. Kristen Bobik presents a three-stage strategy for maintaining or regaining your health naturally by addressing nutrition, stress, sleep and activity. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
This month's ceramic project is an elegantly-designed music box, with a church atop the image that rotates when the music is played. Randy Skepnek presents. Fee: $25. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
7:30 PM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Friday, November 21, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Monday, November 24, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us in this floral workshop where you'll arrange an autumn-hued, fresh flower centerpiece, accented by a seasonal candle. Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens instructs. Please bring pruners to class. Fee: $17. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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

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Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
In a career stretching from 1930 to 1988, Bette Davis appeared in such classics as Jezebel, Dark Victory, The Letter and All About Eve. She created a new kind of film heroine, portraying strong women grappling with power, romance, luxury and even violence. Leslie Goddard's portrayal reveals Davis as a riveting personality and ultimate star in the golden age of Hollywood. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Date
Friday, November 28, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library

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Let the library be your passport to adventure! Do a combination of eight (8) activities (reading a book, listening to a book, or attending a library program) - or do all eight in one area - and receive a prize for completing the program. Schaumburg Library cardholders who complete the program will be included in a drawing for one of our grand prizes at the program's end.
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I read Johnny's Angel by Danielle Steele. It was a shorter book, but kind of hard to get through. I liked the story line, but it wasn't written from anyone's perspective. It was hard to connect to the characters and feel their emotion. It would have been a lot better if it was written from the mothers point of view.
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Always a great program for me to read books for sure