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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Professor Gary Midkiff will tell the stories of five people who were important to our nation. Learn about the Revolutionary War hero who is the subject of a hit musical; the executive who ended major league baseball segregation; the entrepreneur who created “battlefield photography”; and the banker who saved the U.S. Treasury.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 01, 2016
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
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
1:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Professionals from Illinois workNet will offer expert guidance on finding a job in today’s market, including writing resumes and cover letters, effective interview skills, networking and using social media.

Please arrive on time. Registration online at worknetcc.com. For more information, call 847-923-3347.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Come learn about 3D design and printing. Using the library's free 3D modeling software and 3D printer, participants will create toy models, shapes, jewelry, or anything else that the mind can imagine! Registration required.


Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Local artist Randy Skepnek provides the supplies and instruction, then it’s up to you to make this 12” witch’s hat your own. Make it playful or spooky, then use the hat as a candy dish, chip and dip server or just a decoration for your home. Fee: $20
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
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
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
7:30 PM
Description
Join your favorite movie review double act – Dan Gire and Raymond Benson - who celebrate their tenth season of in-depth analysis and spirited discussion of various film topics. October: Coming to America: Movies about Immigration.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Interested? email hstewart@stdl.org
Location
Adult Classroom
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Indie Author Day at the Library! Indie authors will showcase their work and interact with patrons. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Learn about our Digital Production Studio – an amazing space with all the equipment you need for video and music creation. Bring your questions, get answers and see a demonstration of the available equipment and software.
Location
Teen Digital Production Studio
Library
STDL - Central Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Learn about our Digital Production Studio – an amazing space with all the equipment you need for video and music creation. Bring your questions,
get answers and see a demonstration of the available equipment and software.
Location
Teen Digital Production Studio
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Alexander Hamilton’s humble beginnings planted seeds of opportunity for himself and
others, as he created a government he could never run as President. Historian Terry Lynch
presents an insightful look into the life of this historical figure.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Perfect for drivers age 50 and older, this refresher course reviews driving skills and safe driving strategies. You must attend both four-hour sessions. Please bring your AARP card to class for applicable discount. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members (fee collected at first class).
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Learn about animals from the trainers, then meet and touch the animals.

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, October 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
ESL conversation club. If interested contact Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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, October 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Perfect for drivers age 50 and older, this refresher course reviews driving skills and safe driving strategies. You must attend both four-hour sessions. Please bring your AARP card to class for applicable discount. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members (fee collected at first class).
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Create your own felted body scrubber with the soap included. Presenter Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber will demonstrate hand needle felting. Make a felted pin using wool roving. All materials provided. Fee: $10.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
ESL Conversation Club. Interested? Contact Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of video creation. Beginners welcome, as no prior video creation experience necessary. (Intermediate-level workshop: Friday, Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.)


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

Title
Date
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time
All Day
Description
Get ready to build, create, and and use your imagination with a variety of exciting, hands-on activities and demonstrations taking place throughout the building. Try your hand at soldering, engineering, button-making or controlling the library’s robots – Dot and Dash. Learn about coding, needlepoint, homebrewing and so much more. Click here to see the complete list of Maker Day activities and demonstrations.
Location
Lobby
Library
STDL - Central Library
All Day

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
9:30 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 - August 29th.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
2:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Create your own 3D VR headset with your smartphone! Your completed headset will allow you to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun and affordable way. Most Cardboard apps work with Android 4.1+ and the latest iOS smartphones.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
We'll provide the supplies; you just bring your enthusiasm and love for coloring! This month, we'll a Zentangle approach, focusing on foliage patterns.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
ESL conversation club. If interested contact Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Dr. John Blum, chiropractor, will discuss neck and back pain from bulging or herniated discs, and explain how chiropractic treatment can help.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
6:00 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
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
ESL Conversation Club. Interested? Contact Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Take your knowledge of video creation to the next level and explore placing photos, videos and music into a complete project. This class is designed for individuals with working knowledge of video creation basics. (Introductory-level workshop: Friday, Oct. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.)
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
If you are on Medicare or moving to it from a group employer plan, come learn about the 2017
changes and how to enroll or make changes. Insurance Broker Donna Spigolon will explain
Medicare Supplements, Advantage and Drug plans, enrollment timelines, guarantee issue
periods and more. Annual enrollment runs Oct. 15 through Dec 7.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
9:30 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 - August 29th.
Location
Combined Room
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
ESL conversation club. If interested contact Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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 a team or come alone and we’ll place you with one. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team!
Location
Off-site
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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, October 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
AMITA Health registered nurses conduct cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Register with AMITA at (855) 692-6482. If your schedule permits, please select the first available time slot. If you must cancel, call (855) 692-6482 at least 24 hours before your appointment.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
ESL Conversation Club. Interested? Contact Helen Stewart hstewart@stdl.org
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Members meet weekly.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Performer William Pack returns with a horror-themed show of dramatic storytelling. Stories from H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson jump off the page and provide inspiration for spine-tingling magic and spell-binding tales.
Location
Rasmussen North
Library
STDL - Central Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Come learn about 3D design and printing. Using the library's free 3D modeling software and 3D printer, participants will create toy models, shapes, jewelry, or anything else that the mind can imagine! Registration required.
Location
Rasmussen South
Library
STDL - Central Library
12:00 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.