Northwest suburban books and enrichment

 
 
Published: 4/21/2009 12:01 AM

Events related to books and events that enrich your mind, such as book signings, book club events, book sales, writers' group events, lectures, speakers, classes, forums and discussions. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

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.

April 21

Adult book discussion-Great Books: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Palatine Public Library District, 700 N. North Court. "The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler" from Great Books. Discussion of "Not a Good Girl" by Perri Klass and "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges" by Nathan Englander. (847) 358-5881, ext. 166 or palatinelibrary.org.

Travel and Adventure program: Doors open 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Township High School District 214, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. "St. Vincent & The Grenadines: Caribbean Jewels." $6. (847) 718-7703.

Getting through tough financial times: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. Tips on how to keep a roof overhead; deciding which bills to pay first; how to make the most of what you have; setting spending priorities; strategies to spend less; and how to deal with credit issues. Free, register at org or (847) 376-2787.

Estate planning for real people: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Karen Chan, consumer and family economics educator with the University of Illinois Extension, discusses the financial tools available to aid families in the event of disability, incapacity, or death and changes in financial plans that need to be made after marriage, remarriage, or divorce. Register at mppl.org/events or (847) 253-5675.

Writers Group: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Author Lisa Rosenthal leads the library's Writers Group, where writers of all genres are welcome to discuss their works. $10 registration fee must be paid by Tuesday, April 21, to attend the April-June series. Registration/payment in person only. (847) 253-5675.

April 22

Jump start your business: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Get a professional's overview of tips and techniques to communicate your brand image, build awareness for your product or service, and create high-impact, cost-effective promotional programs. Register at, mppl.org/events or (847) 253-5675.

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. Participants discuss stretching retirement dollars to insure they don't outlive their money. Free. ahml.info or (847) 392-0100.

Crossing Hoffa: 7-8:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Author Steven J. Harper discusses his book, "Crossing Hoffa," the story of Harper's father, a trucker who took on Jimmy Hoffa in 1959. (847) 459-4100 or www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

A woman's guide to money matters: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. Join other women for a discussion on budgeting, preparing for retirement and paying for a child's education expenses. Free, register at dppl.org or (847) 376-2787.

Understanding today's economic reality: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Dr. Art Cyr, of Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis., breaks down the current economic situation into simple terms to help you understand how it impacts you. Register at mppl.org/events or (847) 253-5675.

April 23

Be an informed investor: 9 a.m. Thursday, April 23, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Associate product manager at Morningstar Investment Research Center, demonstrates how to use versatile online resources, made available at the library. Register at mppl.org/events or (847) 253-5675.

Book discussion: 7:30 p.m. April 23, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. Olivia Cronk, adjunct faculty member in the English department at Oakton Community College leads a discussion of "The Essential Rumi." Register at dppl.org or (847) 376-2840.

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.

Pajama storytime and craft: 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 13 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Celebrating National Poetry Month. Featured book, "Silly Street" by Jeff Foxworthy. (847) 259-5704.

April 25

A woman's guide to money matters: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Nancy Reiser, a licensed financial advisor for Edward Jones, discusses how to develop a budget, prepare for retirement, and pay for your child's education expenses. Register at mppl.org/events or (847) 253-5675.

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.

Poetry Writing Group: Meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April, 25, 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.

Super Spring Used Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25; and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. Bargains on books, CDs, magazines, DVDs and videos sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Book bags on sale for $10. Electronic devices, such as scanners, laptops and cell phones are not permitted at the sale. (847) 392-0100.

Condo/townhouse program: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, Schaumburg Public Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations host educational program on "Collection and Assessments." Register at (312) 987-1906 or e-mail actha@actha.org.

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.

Becoming More Psychic Through Your Angels: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Unity Northwest Church, 259 E. Central Road, Des Plaines. A workshop, facilitated by Wendy Eidman, certified angel therapy practitioner, medium, and professional spiritual teacher. $20. To register, (847) 297-0997.

Evening Book Discussion: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Discuss "Three Cups of Tea" by author Greg Mortenson. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

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.

April 29

Morningstar Financial Training: 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. An online seminar on how to use the Morningstar financial. Free. Register at www.ahml.info or call (847) 392-0100.

Poetic License: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. A writer's group specifically for poets. Registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Speaker: Archbishop Elias Chacour, world-renowned priest, peacemaker, and author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Arlington Heights, 1903 E. Euclid Ave. Freewill offering to support the schools he founded in Ibillin, Israel. (847) 255-5112.

Author visit: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29­, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. Author Elizabeth Berg reads from her new book "Home Safe." Free, register at dppl.org or (847) 376-2787.

April 30

Climate Change-Past and Present: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Palatine Public Library District, 700 N. North Court. Lively discussion, with Raymond Wiggers, of the history of climate change on earth and its impact on the current global warming debate. To register, (847) 358-5881, ext. 167 or palatinelibrary.org.

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

Islamic Radisalism: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. Roman Golash and Chuck Dobra present salient features of "Islamic Radicalism."

May 5

Corporate Volunteerism 201: 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 5, Forest View Educatio Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Training for nonprofit managers provides insight into corporate initiatives to promote employee volunteerism, community involvement and building relationships with area companies. For information, fees or to register, call (847) 228-1320 or volunteerinfo.net.

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 17

Spiritual Literacy, Greek Orthodoxy: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Information on the Greek Orthodox faith will be shared. Greek refreshments will be served. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

May 21

Wedding Fiesta workshop: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 21, Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. two hour seminar teaches Latin and Ballroom dance, the Waltz, Cha Cha and contemporary dance steps. $32-$42. (847) 391-5700 or desplainesparks.org.

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.

May 31

Beginning genealogy: Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will host a Beginner's Workshop led by Judy Frazin at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. This program is designed to help answer the question, "How do I get started researching my family?" jewishgen.org/jgsi or (312) 666-0100.

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.