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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Teens and adults will learn the science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don't exist. Illusionist and Aughor William Pack will explain how optical illusions work, why magicians’ tricks fool you, why people fall for scams, and more. Learn scientific techniques to preserve brain health. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, May 01, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Make a simple stylish pendant necklace from a provided assortment of charms and beads. 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
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Hear the story of Mark Twain's life with excerpts from his writings read by Dennis and Judy Cook, with accompanying music played by Judy Cook, dressed in period costume. Sing along to the lyrics projected on the screen. There will be a 10-minute intermission between two 45-minute sessions. Program booklet provided. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:45 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Looking for a unique gift for Mom? Let your creativity guide you in designing a mosaic picture frame with instruction from Randy Skepnek. Fee: $15. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Decorate everyday items with a Star Wars twist while testing your skills with Star Wars trivia.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 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. May: "Bloated Budgets! Intermissions! Casts of Thousands! - Hollywood's Greatest and Grandest Epics." Drop in.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
No matter the genre, every piece of writing can benefit from a good critique. Bring a page of your latest work to share with the group, and be ready to provide constructive feedback on other's writings.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, May 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Would you like to learn more about your Sikh neighbor? Come join this dialogue session aimed at revealing the similarities between Sikh and American values. Sarwan Singh will moderate. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us as we take a break from adulthood with
crafts, games and treats! Drop in anytime during
the program. We’ll have LEGOs, coloring books,
friendship bracelets, scrunchy making and other
crafts
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Schaumburg Police detectives will discuss scams targeted at seniors and provide tips for avoiding them. Attendees may visit community vendor tables one hour before each session to be entered into a gift raffle. Caregivers and seniors are encouraged to attend. Presented by the library and the Support Our Seniors Council. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Schaumburg Police detectives will discuss scams targeted at seniors and provide tips for avoiding them. Attendees may visit community vendor tables one hour before each session to be entered into a gift raffle. Caregivers and seniors are encouraged to attend. Presented by the library and the Support Our Seniors Council. Registration required.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
7:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Members read and discuss books in the Polish language. Upon registration, the moderator will contact you to make arrangements for you to purchase your book. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Members meet second and fourth Thursday mornings of each month to work on sewing projects.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Chef Maddox will demonstrate and share three recipes to get your spring and summer off to a great start. Discover exciting flavors and tastes, along with methods and techniques for making great desserts.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
It would be a crime to miss our mystery book discussion focusing on the best of the mystery genre. This month's book is: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. ; Limited loaner copies available at the Fiction Desk beginning April 11.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
What do an astronomer, an astronaut, a journalist, a symphonic conductor and the man most responsible for Prohibition have in common? Their contributions were hugely important to our nation. Learn about these overlooked Americans from Professor Gary Midkiff. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Create a Star Wars themed craft.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, May 15, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Dr. Crystal Foresman Landers will explain which fats are good and bad, how much fat is appropriate, and how to eat to maintain good
health. Learn about saturated, unsaturated and trans fats, along with essential fatty acids such as Omega 6 and Omega 3.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Illinois workNet Center delivers a unique job training program that provides a solid foundation to begin an exciting career. Get information on training, one-on-one planning and career counseling, job readiness workshops, paid internships, and job placement services.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Mark Lyons, an experienced home cheesemaker, will discuss the art and science of cheesemaking and demonstrate how you can make your own cheese right in your kitchen. Registration required.

Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
workNet Success/Volunteer Training. This training session is not open to the public.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
No matter the genre, every piece of writing can benefit from a good critique. Bring a page of your latest work to share with the group, and be ready to provide constructive feedback on other's writings.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
In this hands-on program, learn how these weather events form, how to prepare for them and create a cloud in a bottle from meterologist Christine Kraus.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
1:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
All ages can come to experience fun demos, workshops and programs geared toward protecting our environment. See how rain effects pollutants by trying the interactive Watershed Model, create power by using the Energy Bike, build a birdhouse or meet the Tomato Lady. Co-sponsored by the Library and the Village of Schaumburg’s Environmental Committee, this event will also include special collections for recyclables, so bring in your unwanted keys, cell phones and eyeglasses to place in the lobby's collection bins. The collections will take place only for the day of the Environmental Fair.
Location
Lobby
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Schaumburg Park District's Manager of Conservation Services David Brook will discuss ways of setting up backyard feeding stations, plantings that improve habitat for birds, and attracting birds to nesting boxes as well as introduce many of our area’s fascinating common resident backyard birds along with common migrants.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
1:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Eagle Scout candidate, Garrett Glennon, will provide all the materials you need so you can assemble your bird feeder during this session. No tools needed. Guests will get to take their birdfeeders home with them.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Project Ecologist at Tallgrass Restoration Mark Micek discuss what plants to use to attract specific types of wildlife, and how to best maintain them.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join Peter Gorr, chair of the IL Sierra Club Solar Committee for a nontechnical look of the basics of residential solar system from installation to results.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
We'll provide the supplies; just bring your creativity and love for coloring. Registration required.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 23, 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, May 23, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
A reluctant but energetic America entered the Great War in 1917. We sent our sons, rationed our bread, and wrote songs that rallied the troops. Join historian and performer Ellie Carlson as she transports you into the early twentieth century with sights, sounds and tastes of the era. Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Join us for Second Floor Reads, the library’s non-fiction book group. This month's book is: The Shepherd's Life : Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks. Limited loaned copies available at the Reference Desk beginning April 27.
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 25, 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
Friday, May 26, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This workshop meets the LAST SATURDAY of each month.

Workshop participants discuss authors, do writing exercises and explore various aspects of writing.

DROP IN
Location
Conference Room-Night
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Drop in to Workshop to supersize your coloring.
Location
Workshop
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 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.