Staff       Adults       Teens       Kids   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Scarves have been a must-have fashion accessory throughout time because they can completely expand your wardrobe. In this hands-on program, you’ll learn about stylish new ways to wear your scarves. You don’t need to tie yourself in knots to achieve great looks. Registration required.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
7:30 PM

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

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Improve your reading and writing skills by working with trained volunteer tutors. 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. Testing and registration on the first date.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Explore northwestern Greenland’s ice-filled fjords and colorful villages above the Arctic Circle, where a subsistence lifestyle continues today and most transportation is provided by sled dogs and boats. Discover the world’s largest island and one of Lonely Planet’s must-see destinations. Registration required.
Presented by seasoned travelers Barbara Sugden and Ron Vargason.




Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 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
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Make a simple stylish pendant necklace in this hour-long workshop. Once you see how easy this is, you'll want to make more, and you'll have the skills to do it! Registration required.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Join us for Second Floor Reads, the library’s non-fiction book group. Each month features a different non-fiction title. We don’t require you to sign up for the entire year, so you can register based on the books that interest you! This month: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee-Shetterly (2016)
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was a loving husband and father and incorrigible lady-killer. In this living-history portrayal, actress and scholar Leslie Goddard brings the smart, beautiful Schuyler sisters to life as they discuss their complicated relationships with Hamilton during the shaping of the new nation. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Location: America's Bar & Grill, 2308 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates

Do you know 1990’s pop culture and important events? Come for a fun trivia throw down and vie to win prizes. Register as a team, or sign up solo and we’ll place you on a team. Get ready to journey back to the 90s!
Location
Off-site
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 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, January 26, 2017
Time
2:30 PM
Description
At age 60, American Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began carving four colossal faces in an ancient granite mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota - a work of art that would consume the rest of his life and become Mt. Rushmore. Award-winning Artist and Lecturer Jim Weren shares this fascinating story. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss the newly liberated women of the 1920s, including the flappers, whose rebellious attitude inspired risque fashions and a demand for equality. Learn about the Art Deco design trends and see a slideshow of posters, fashion trends, period photographs, paintings, and advertisements, along with John Held Jr. illustrations. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Improve your reading and writing skills by working with trained volunteer tutors. 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. Testing and registration on the first date.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Discover the benefits of a gap year (a break taken from work or school by a student or adult) from Marsha Ray, a longtime gap year adviser, who will share stories of students’ gap year
experiences.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Neptune’s weather forecast: cloudy and chilly, with an average temperature of -328 degrees F. and winds out of the west at 1,300 miles per hour. What’s it like elsewhere? Michelle Nichols from Adler Planetarium will highlight the weather outlook on worlds in our solar system, including Venus, Mars, the outer planets and more. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Chef Liz Perry from My Chef Station will demonstrate ways to make a variety of sweet and savory galettes – flat, round cakes of pastry often topped with fruit. Learn how to make the buttery crust that can be filled with seasonal ingredients from apples and peaches to tomatoes and zucchini. Samples and recipes provided. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Regular Wednesday ESL conversation group. Enrolled attendees only. If interested in attending please email Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Put your heart into it! The box, we mean. Instructor Randy Skepnek will guide you in creating a paper heart shadowbox just in time for Valentine’s Day. Fee: $15.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate the magic that is J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series with activities for the whole family.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 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. February: Our Oscar Picks.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Converssation Club: Friday Group. Registered attendees only please. Email hstewart@stdl.org for details.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 03, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Make that Valentine message to your loved one extra special by handcrafting a tiny matchbook and embellishing it with your best artwork or love token, along with a from-the-heart message.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Improve your reading and writing skills by working with trained volunteer tutors. 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. Testing and registration on the first date.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 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, February 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Oil Lamp Theater presents On The Road, a collection of short plays about connections and miscommunications with family, friends and strangers. Experience a taste of Oil Lamp Theater in the comfort of Schaumburg Library.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet our new Executive Director, Monica Harris.
Location
Lobby
Library
STDL - Central Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Regular Wednesday ESL conversation group. Enrolled attendees only. If interested in attending please email Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 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, February 08, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Members read and discuss books in the Polish language. Fee: $35 for books. For information, call (847) 923-3391. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED.**
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 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, February 09, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet our new Executive Director, Monica Harris.
Location
Lobby
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The scintillating stories and scandals from Hollywood’s Golden Age will come to life as Martina Mathisen portrays Luella Parsons, Hollywood’s dynamic gossip columnist. Dubbed the Queen of Hollywood, Luella could make or break a career with a few taps of her typewriter. Travel back in time and hear about the triumphs and transgressions of old Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Converssation Club: Friday Group. Registered attendees only please. Email hstewart@stdl.org for details.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber will demonstrate hand needle felting and guide you
in making a felted body scrubber with soap included. Materials provided.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Historian Jim Gibbons will transport you back to the Lincoln assassination and relate events taking place before, during and after this tragic moment in our nation’s history. You’ll discover why Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton summed up Lincoln’s passing by stating, “Now he belongs to the ages!”
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
The Letter Writers Alliance (featured on Oprah, NPR, BBC and more) will bring in several antique typewriters, along with stationery, envelopes, rubber stamps and other mail art materials. Join us as we write drafts and seal letters to distant loved ones and friends. You need only bring your address book and stamps.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Improve your reading and writing skills by working with trained volunteer tutors. 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. Testing and registration on the first date.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 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, February 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
AMITA Health registered nurses will 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 AMITA at least 24 hours before your appointment.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 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: The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev. Limited loaned copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning January 13.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet our new Executive Director, Monica Harris.
Location
Lobby
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Want to be more independent? Dr. Christopher Watson, psychologist, will provide information and lead a discussion to help you chart a course for reaching that goal.

For adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's, and others facing social challenges, who do not need to be accompanied by a parent or aide.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Regular Wednesday ESL conversation group. Enrolled attendees only. If interested in attending please email Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 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, February 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
workNet Success/Volunteer Training. This training session is not open to the public.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Calling all book lovers! Join us for a fun evening of sharing thoughts on great books in many genres. In speed-dating format, you’ll hear about great books that might have missed your radar and share stellar book recommendations with others. Just book it on over and join us!
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Converssation Club: Friday Group. Registered attendees only please. Email hstewart@stdl.org for details.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

 
How It Works
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.