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January 2019

Board of Library Trustees
Kathy Meierhoff, President
Carole Stroh, Vice President
Scot Butler, Treasurer
Janie Jerch, Secretary
Kate Jackson
Tim Kregor
Carl Schons

The Board of Library Trustees meets every month, regularly scheduled for the third Tuesday. Meetings are open to the public 
and follow the guidelines of the Open Meetings Act of Illinois.  

Next Meeting Date
January 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM (third Tuesday of the month)
Friends of the Library
Want to help make our library the best? Do you have a few hours a month to spare? Join us!! New members and ideas are always welcome!
If you have any questions or wish to support the Friends in any way, please visit us at lakeblufflibrary.org/friends. 
The Friends welcome donations. Please consider a show of support in the form of  gift to the Friends of the Lake Bluff Library, c/o Secretary Megan Paszczykowski
123 E. Scranton Avenue 
Lake Bluff IL 60044

Next Meeting Date
January 19, 2019 at 10:00am
Book Clubs
Afternoon Book Club
Tuesday, 1/15 at 2:30pm
By J. Nozipo Maraire

Cookbook Book Club 
Wednesday, 1/16 at 2:30pm

   Get Cozy! Nobody craves a cold dish in January! Crank those ovens, and warm up the house. Sweet or savory? Casserole, soup, baked goods, appetizer? It's up to you, just be sure the recipe requires you to use your oven! 
Winter Reading Clubs

Adult: 100 Years with 
Lake Bluff Library
Saturday, 12/1 through Sunday, 3/31

Join us as we celebrate the Lake Bluff Library Centennial! Travel through 100 years of Lake Bluff Library history as you read your way through the Adult Winter Reading Club log. Complete four activities and turn in your log by March 31 to receive two free pre-publication books and a coupon for a free beverage from Hansa Coffee Roasters!

Saturday, 12/1 through Thursday, 2/28

Join our newly redesigned Winter Reading Club for independent readers Grade 2 and up. Read any book you choose and win an enamel pin as your prize. You'll love the amazing variety of pins in our selection for adorning your backpack, winter hat, or scarf!
Storytime Programs

Storytime (2 Year Olds)
Tuesday, 1/8-1/29 at 10:15am

Storytime (3-5 Year Olds)
Tuesday, 1/8-1/29 at 11:00am
Registration is Required 
for both programs.
Join us for storytime! Young children will have fun and build their early literacy skills with stories, songs, and simple crafts.


Wednesday, 1/16 at 6:30pm
(Ages 3 and Up)
Registration is Required
Come in your PJs for a cozy evening of storytime, milk, and cookies!

Saturday, 1/19 at 11:00am
Registration Required
(Ages 3-7) Come dressed in your cozy fleece, but still comfy and able to dance, please! LoMastro Performing Arts Academy will be offering a magical snowflake-themed program. A little storytime, a little dance instruction, a little performance, a winter-ful good time!
Lake Bluff Library!
In 1919, the Lake Bluff Library was founded by the Lake Bluff Women's Club as a memorial to its veterans of World War I. These remarkable women volunteered their time as librarians to establish the first library in Lake Bluff. Now 100 years later, we are deeply honored to be an enduring resource for the Lake Bluff community. We are very grateful for your timeless support and we look forward to the next 100 years of service on the North Shore. 

We have a New Roof!
Construction has been completed except for some minor painting. A huge thank you to all of our patrons for your patience and understanding.

On Display in the Spruth Room:
January: History of the Lake Bluff Public Library

Heads Up: Late Openings and Closings
We'll be opening at 11:00am on Friday, 1/18 for a staff meeting; please plan your visit accordingly!

We'll be closed on Monday, 1/21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day--normal hours will resume on Tuesday, 1/22 at 10:00am.
Community Programs
Lake Bluff Public Library and Lake Forest Library are proud to present a new, joint winter reading program called Deep Freeze ReadThis Two Communities, One Nonfiction Book program brings together Lake Forest and Lake Bluff with the purpose of enhancing nonfiction literacy and inspiring discussion around real-world issues. This inaugural year, join us in reading The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan and attending events across our two communities. For more information about Dan Egan's visit and upcoming events visit www.deepfreezeread.org.

Sunday, 1/6 at 2:00pm - Lake Forest Library
In the Heart of the Sea (PG-13)

Wednesday, 1/9 at 7:00pm - Lake Bluff Library
Big Miracle (PG)

Sunday, 1/20 at 2:00pm - Lake Forest Library
The Perfect Storm (PG-13)

Wednesday, 1/23 at 7:00pm - Lake Bluff Library
March of the Penguins (PG)

Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm - Lake Forest Library
Registration is Required.
Learn how to decode your gas and electric bills, discover available incentives to improve you home's efficiency and take advantage of cheaper off-peak rates, and decode state policies for installing solar on private homes.

Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 pm - Lake Forest Library
Registration is Required.
Lake Forest Open Lands Association is a leader in the protection and stewardship of ecologically and culturally significant landscape in our region. Learn more as LFOLA president John Sentell recaps the history of the organization and describes current programs and preserves, including the remarkable restoration of McCormick Ravine.

Craft Supply Swap - Lake Bluff Library
Wednesday, 1/30 thorugh Thursday, 1/31 from 10:30am to 8:00pm- Drop Off
Friday, 2/1 from 10:00am to 4:00pm- Swap Day
Crafters! Donate clean, usable and good quality supplies from your projects: fabric, sewing/embroidery thread and notions, beads, rubber stamps, scrapbooking items, craft kits, craft instruction books, patterns, stencils, yarn and knitting needles, etc. Then, join us for the swap on February 1st! 
Monday, 1/14 at 1:30pm or 7:00pm
Frustrated you don't understand how to help your child with math? Parents of elementary grade school children, join Pat Harkins and learn about some of the strategies your child is learning in math. This presentation will focus on the math strategies your child is learning in school in an easy to understand way. Pat Harkins taught for 33 years on the North Shore. Registration is suggested.

Thursday, 1/17 at 7:00pm
Debt: It is something that no one wants but just about everyone has. It is easy to get into and hard to get out of. Mike Adams from Edward Jones Investments will share pointers on how to reduce and maybe eliminate your debt.

Monday, 1/28 at 7:00pm
Registration is Required.
Join us for Trivia Night at the Lake Bluff Brewing Company! Register your team of up to six people and get your thinking caps ready. All participants must be 21 and older. Registration for the January session will begin on Tuesday, January 22; registration for the February session will begin on Tuesday, February 19.

Tuesday, 1/29 at 1:00pm
Registration Required.
Fill your soul, stomach, and recipe box with great soups during this great afternoon at the Library! Join Susan Maddox to learn some quick and easy recipes to add to your family favorites. We will explore different combinations of flavors and textures sure to please everyone during these cold winter months.

And that's not all!
Looking for a fun evening activity to get away from the cold? Try Mindfulness for Beginners, where you will learn tips and resources available to help you bring mindfulness into your daily life. Join Martha for a mag-knit-ficent time at Knitwits. Be sure to take a look at our Adult Programming  Calendar for even more! 
Thursday, 1/3 at 7:00pm
Join us for teen crafts this winter and put your own unique spin on these fun projects. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! 

Game Club!
Wednesday, 1/9 at 2:30pm
Join us for games on early release days from LBMS. Try to avoid exploding in Exploding Kittens and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, build an empire in Settlers of Catan, outwit your friends in Taboo, and more!

Thursday, 1/17 at 7:30pm
Join this fun group and earn volunteer hours, meet new friends, find new books, and give us your two cents about teen services! Play a bookish guessing game for the chance to win a different prize every month! Snacks and drinks will be served.
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Children's ProgramsChildren
Thursday, 1/10
from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages 7 through 11

Registration is Required

(Grades 1 and up) Come and build the LEGO creation of your dreams! Participate in a different challenge every month, or free build.
Saturday, 1/12
from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Registration Required

(Grades 4-8) Get ready to create, build, and make in this special workshop! Each month we'll tackle a fun project that will challenge your creativity and teach you something new.

Tuesday, 1/18 
from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Registration Required

(Grades 4-8) Get ready to create, build, and make in this special workshop! Each month we'll tackle a fun project that will challenge your creativity and teach you something new.
Wednesday, 1/23 
from 4:00pm-5:00pm
Registration Required

(Ages 6-10) Who's ready to slime? Come to the Library and create your own slime! Customize your own colorful, ooey, gooey creation to take home.
 Robothink Workshop
Saturday, 1/26 
from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Registration is Required

(Ages 7-11) Robothink of Lake Bluff returns this winter with two more totally awesome workshops! Create, design, build, and explore the wonderful world of robotics.
Tuesday, 1/29 
from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Registration Required

(Ages 9-13) Think you are good at building and creating? See how fast you can build tall towers, ping pong ball launchers, and more! Ms. Eriksen will show you how teamwork and imagination can turn simple materials into fun contraptions.
School's out early! Join us on LBES/ LBMS early release day for an afternoon movie. 

Wednesday, 1/9 at 2:30pm
Smallfoot (PG)
"Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community."
But wait, there's more! 
Don't miss Parent/Child Book Group Tuesday, 1/15 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Knitting with Eliza Thursday, 1/17 through 2/7. Check out our full list of Children's Programs for more fun creative programming.