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Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 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, August 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
This month’s ceramic project is imbued with beachside calm! You’ll drybrush this flip-flopped, Hawaiian shirted beach gnome, and almost hear the ocean through the seashell he holds to his ear! Randy Skepnek instructs. Fee: $10. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 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, August 05, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Landscape designer Jennifer Brennan will share tips for keeping your garden in continuous bloom throughout the year. This program is jointly sponsored by the Library and the Hoffman Estates Garden Club. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Chef Maddox has some great ideas for spicing up your next tailgating party. Come see what he's cooked up. Recipes and samples provided. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Adults in their 20s and 30s with high-functioning autism or Asperger's, and others facing social challenges, are invited to discuss their latest favorites with other fans. A Fiction Librarian from the library will also be sharing news about upcoming releases and classics in the genre. This program is for adults who don't need to be accompanied by a parent or aide. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Mike Heatwole of Waddell & Reed will present ways to include healthcare expenses in your overall retirement financial plan. Discover what Medicare covers and the differences between Parts A, B, C and D. Learn about Medicare enrollment periods and more. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 13, 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, August 14, 2015
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
Lobby
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, August 14, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
Join us as we celebrate Read-A-Romance Month with more than 15 favorite authors, including NYT bestsellers Julie James, Julie Ann Walker, Elizabeth Hoyt, Jade Lee, and Lori Handeland. There’ll be fun Q&A panel discussions, drawings and a book signing, plus light snacks and beverages. More details to come, but this is an event no romance fan will want to miss.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
All Day

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Guitarist and vocalist, Jim DiDomenico, will perform a variety show of popular songs. 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
7:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Amy Alessio will lead you through recipes past and present that shouldn't work - but do! Enjoy a snack and leave with recipes. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, August 21, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Learn about and use the library's TriCaster (live video production system/control surface) and video production equipment. STDL cardholders only. Limit 8 people.
Location
Teen Digital Production Studio
Library
STDL - Central Library
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Monday, August 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join Professor Gary Midkiff for the fourth edition of "Overlooked Americans" - people whose names you may recognize, but whose stories you may not. This presentation offers stories about our most important Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Marshall; our country's greatest athlete, Jim Thorpe; union leader Samuel Gompers; crusading attorney (and later Supreme Court Justice) Thurgood Marshall; and passionate abolitionist U.S. Senator Charles Sumner. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
tbd
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 26, 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, August 27, 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, August 27, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Registration required. It would be a crime to miss this mystery genre discussion of "What Angels Fear" by C.S. Harris. 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
Friday, August 28, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Learn about the library’s digital transfer equipment including VHS-DVD, Vinyl to CD and photos to digital. Appointments for the equipment can be scheduled after this workshop. Registration Required. Limit 30 people.
Location
Teen Program Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Monday, August 31, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Are you a fan of art but uncertain how to talk about it? Do you want to understand more about a painting or sculpture than what the label on the wall tells you about it? In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur offers an introduction to the appreciation of art. Covering basic design principles, he will focus on how to analyze how an artwork is “built” out of colors, lines and similar visual components. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 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, September 01, 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
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Hubble Space Telescope has had more impact on astronomy and the public's awareness of astronomy than any other telescope in history. Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will present some of the well-known, and not-so-well-known, images and science from the last 25 years of Hubble’s mission. Michelle will also provide a sneak peek at Hubble’s 2018 replacement: the James Webb Space Telescope. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Please note: Each Adult program starts fresh every time.
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Important Messages
Combine your love of reading, listening and other activities with our summer program and let the Library keep you entertained this summer. You can read a book, listen to an audiobook, attend a library program or do a combination of eight experiences to win a prize. STDL cardholders who complete the program will also be included in a drawing for our grand prize - an Android tablet!
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