Northwest suburban books and enrichment

 
 
Published: 3/24/2009 12:07 AM

March 24

Teen book discussion: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court: "The Schwa Was Here" by Neal Shusterman will be discussed by children in grades seven-12. Register at (847) 358-5881, ext. 132, or visit palatinelibrary.org.

Everyday Self-defense for Women: 6:30-9pm on Thursday, March 24, Bartlett Community Center 700 S. Bartlett Road. Learn a select few techniques that will make you safer in your daily life. For ages 14 through adult. (630) 540-4800 or bartlettparks.org.

Open storytimes: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, and 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Stories and songs for children age six and under and their families. (847) 253-5675.

What Color is Your Brain?: 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, Vernon Area Pub­lic Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Discover your "brain color" with Sheila Glazov, author of "What Color is Your Brain?" to help build harmonious relationships and improve job performance. For information or to register, call (847) 634-3650 or visit vapld.info.

Changing Attitudes - Saving Lives: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. An educational seminar to teach suicide awareness, prevention and intervention; taught by mental health professionals. Registration is required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

March 25

Poetic License: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. A writer's group specifically for poets. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Polish genealogy: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St., Des Plaines. Rosalie Lindberg, past-president of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, will shares tips for researching Polish ancestors. Free. (847) 391-5399.

Beginning Keyboarding: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, or 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Explore how to apply proper keyboarding techniques and operate a keyboard. Registration required; call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

March 26

Inside writing and publishing seminar: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. "Non-Fiction Writing Workshop" led by Chicago author Barbara Gregorich. Free, registration required, (847) 923-3347.

Downloading Audio Books: 1-3pm on Thursday, March 26, Vernon Area Pub­lic Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Learn to download best selling audio books from home for free. VAPLD cardholders only. For information or to register, call (847) 634-3650 or visit vapld.info.

Coping With Job Loss: 11 a.m., Thursday, March 26, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Learn strategies for dealing with job loss. Free; register at www.ahml.info or call (847) 392-0100.

March 27

Exploring The Plains Indians: 1-2 p.m. Friday, March 27, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Discuss the geography and tribes of the plains with artifacts, a model tepee, to set up and provide information about the life of Sacagawea. Each child attending will make a dreamcatcher to take home. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Japanese Storytime: 10 a.m. Friday, March 27, Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court. Special storytime featuring tales from Japan for children ages 2-6. (847) 358-5881, or palatinelibrary.org.

Spanish storytime: 6 -6 30 p.m., Friday, March 27, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Storytimes told primarily in Spanish for children ages 3-7. Register at mppl.org/events or 847/253-5675.

March Book Discussion: 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. "The White Masai" by Corinne Hofmann will be discussed. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

March 29

Organizing Your Genealogy Records: Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will present Organizing Your Genealogy Records by Trudy Barch at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate members/guests who want to use library materials, get help with genealogy Web sites on the Internet, or ask genealogical related questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. jewishgen.org/jgsi or (312) 666-0100.

Book review and discussion: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church, 1025 N. Smith Road, Palatine. "A People's History of the United States: by Howard Zinn, chapter 13 to the end, will be discussed. ccuu@ccuu.org.

March 30

Learn about Vista: 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Scott Weidig, technology coordinator, Schaumburg High School, will lead a demonstration of Windows Vista, Microsoft's latest operating system for personal computers. Register at (847) 253-5675 or mppl.org/events.

March 31

Need organization?: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. "Top Ten Organizing Mistakes and How to Solve Them." (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Pajama-Rama: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Storytime for families. Children may wear their pajamas. (630) 837-2855.

Sodoku Solving Strategies: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Learn tips and tricks to solving Sudoku puzzles. Registration required; call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

April 1

Making Your Money Last in Retirement: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Learn what you can do in today's economic times. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Inside writing and publishing seminar: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. "Plot Your Book in an Hour." Interactive workshop presented by mystery authors Julie Hyzy and Michael Black. Free, registration required, (847) 923-3347.

April 2

Authentic Italian Home cooking: 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Prospect High School. Dora Travaglio shares her recipes and techniques. Topic: Easter alla Italiana. $59. (847) 718-7700 or ce214.org.

An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln A Play in One Act:

7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. Be enlightened by this one-act play, performed by Max and Donna Daniels which takes place at the end of the Civil War as the Lincolns are preparing to leave for Ford's Theatre. Register at (847) 358-5881, ext. 167, or palatinelibrary.org.

April 3

Friday Mornings adult book discussion: 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, April 3, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. "Queen of Dreams" by Chitra Divakaruni will be discussed. Register at, (847) 358-5881 or palatinelibrary.org.

Inside Writing and Publishing Writer's Workshop: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court. Author Lisa Rosenthal presents, "Creating an Effective Writing Group." Register at, (847) 358-5881, ext. 132, or palatinelibrary.org.

April 4

Poetry Writing Group: Meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April, 4, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. Writing group for ages 18 and up. Register at (847) 392-0100 or online at ahml.info

April 5

Elizabeth Berg: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, April 5, Wheeling High School, 900 S. Elmhurst Road, Wheeling. Author Elizabeth Berg will do a "greatest hits" presentation featuring a mix passages from various books. She'll also talk about her new novel, take questions and sign books. For details, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

April 7

Sketching: 10 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays April 7-May 26, Palatine Park District, 250 E. Wood St. Learn the basics of drawing. Class includes discussion and application. $65-$98. (847) 991-0333 or palatineparks.org.

April 8

Authentic Italian Home cooking: 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Prospect High School. Dora Travaglio shares her recipes and techniques. Topic: Italian Cookies and Desserts. $59. (847) 718-7700 or ce214.org.

Manage Your Money in an Uncertain Economy: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Get strategies and tips that can help improve financial health. Free; register at www.ahml.info or call (847) 392-0100.

April 9

Nonfiction adult book discussion: 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court. Discussion of "Driving Mr. Albert: a trip across America with Einstein's Brain" by Michael Paterniti. To register, (847) 358-5881, ext. 166 or 106, or palatinelibrary.org.

District 214's Community Education's cooking class: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights. Topic: Heat!. Chef Jonathan Bean demonstrates the cooking process. (847) 718-7700 or ce214.org.

Visual Journaling Class I: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays April 9-May 14, Palatine Park District, 250 E. Wood St. Exploration of personal journaling in colorful, visual form. $48-$72. (847) 991-0333 or palatineparks.org.

Positive Psychology-Steps to Realizing Goals: 7 p. m. Thursday, April 9, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Techniques for setting goals and carrying them through. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

April 10

All About Fen Shui: 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, Arlington Design Center, 3265 N. Ridge Ave., building 2, Arlington Heights. Hosted by the IFDA and the Arlington Design Center. RSVP before Friday, April 10, to (847) 394-1373.

April 13

Job Searching in Today's Economy: 7 p.m. Monday, April 13; 10 a.m. Friday, April 17, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Job hunters learn what they can do to find employment in today's economic climate. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

April 14

Drop-In Nursery Time: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11 and May 2, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Storytime for babies age 3-23 months and a caregiver. No registration required. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Pajama-Rama: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Storytime for families. Children may wear their pajamas. (630) 837-2855.

Kermit was Wrong-It's Easy Being Green: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Learn what you can do to improve the impact you have on our planet. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

April 15

Genealogy workshops: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Learn how to use databases to complete your family tree. (630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Stories and More: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Stories and activities for grades K-two. Registration required, (630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Web 2.0 Tools for Job Searching: 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 15, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. Discuss the various ways to use Linkedin and other web tools to make a job search more effective. Free; registration required. Register at linkedinroundtable.eventbrite.com.

April 16

Book discussion: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Featuring a special speaker on "The Mango Season" by Amulya Malladi. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Authentic Italian Home cooking: 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Prospect High School. Dora Travaglio shares her recipes and techniques. Topic: Simple Pasta Dishes. $59. (847) 718-7700 or ce214.org.

Red to Starr: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Schedule a 15 minute appointment to read with a certified therapy dog. Register at (630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us

April 17

Job Searching in Today's Economy: 10 a.m. Friday, April 17, Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Job hunters learn what they can do to find employment in today's economic climate. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

April 18

Drop-in Toddler Time: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. For 2-year olds and their caregivers. (630) 837-2855 of bartlett.lib.il.us

April 20

Your Financial Future: 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Ann Marie Hartline from the U.S. Department of Labor will talk about setting financial goals and how to make the most of benefits. Register at www.ahml.info or call (847) 392-0100.

April 22

Making Your Money Last in Retirement: 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Participants will discuss stretching retirement dollars to insure they don't outlive their money. Free; no registration needed. Visit www.ahml.info or call (847) 392-0100.

April 23

Poetry Slam-Teen Coffee Night: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Poet George David Miller as moderates as you share your prose with friends. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

April 24

April book discussion: 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

April 25

Book Brunch: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Kids in grades 4-6 come together for food and discussion of their favorite books. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

April 26

Genealogy program: Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will present Preserving Your Ancestor's Legacy: Write Their Life Story" by Mike Karsen at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie. The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate members/guests who want to use the library materials, get help with genealogy Web sites, or ask genealogical related questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or (312) 666-0100.

April 28

Pajama-Rama: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Storytime for families. Children may wear their pajamas. (630) 837-2855.

May 2

Poetry Writing Group: Meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May, 2, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. Writing group for ages 18 and up. Register at (847) 392-0100 or online at ahml.info

May 9

Drop-in Toddler Time: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. For 2-year olds and their caregivers. (630) 837-2855 of bartlett.lib.il.us

May 13

Stories and More: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Stories and activities for grades K-two. Registration required, (630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Mother Goose and Her Friends: 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Fast-paced literature program for young children up to first grade. Features nursery rhymes and puppetry. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

May 14

Red to Starr: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Schedule a 15 minute appointment to read with a certified therapy dog. Register at (630) 837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us

May 29

May book discussion: 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. "Sin in the Second City" by Karen Abbott will be discussed. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

Ongoing

1950s House: Open 1-4 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, April through December; Rolling Meadows Historical Museum, 3100 Central Road, Rolling Meadows. For details, and to schedule tour groups, call (847) 577-7346.

Long Grove Art School: Spoerlein Commons S.C. Suite 209, Arlington Heights and McHenry roads, Buffalo Grove. Class instructions are in oil paint, acrylics, watercolor, and drawing one 2-hour workshop/class for adults in oil on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Four weekly classes are forming with a maximum of six students. Private instruction and open studio time. Four week classes for kids ages 7-12. (847) 634-2920 longgroveartschool.com.

Nurses Club Scholarship: Applications must be received by April 30. The Arlington Heights Nurses Club is offering scholarships to residents of Arlington Heights who have been accepted into a college or university nursing program and will be starting their nursing clinical rotations. Applications and information are available at ahnc.info.

Garden Club scholarship: Through April 13. The Buffalo Grove Garden Club is accepting applications for college scholarships to be awarded to students of Horticulture, Ecology, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Studies, Botany, Agriculture or related fields for the 2009-10 academic year. The application is available online, at bgparkdistrict.org/in_gardenclub.htm. For information, e-mail bmeca@comcast.net.