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May 2019

Board of Library Trustees
Kathy Meierhoff, President
Carole Stroh, Vice President
Scot Butler, Treasurer
Janie Jerch, Secretary
Kate Jackson
(Vacant)
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
May 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM 
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
May 18, 2019 at 10:00am
Book Clubs
Tuesday, 5/21 at 2:30pm

 
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, a moving story about tradition, tea farming, and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters. 

In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations-until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.
Storytime Programs
Storytime (2 years old)
Tuesday, 5/7
10:15am - 10:45am

Storytime (3-5 years old)
Tuesday, 5/7
11:00am-11:30am

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, 5/15 at 6:30pm
(Ages 3 and Up)
Registration is Required
Come in your PJs for a cozy evening of storytime, milk, and cookies!


 

Centennial Celebration Checkout Challenge

In honor of our centennial year, we challenge you to checkout 100 items in 2019! Pick up a log, fill it out and return it to the library as an entry into a raffle drawing at the end of the year!

Heads Up: 
Summer Hours, Late Openings, and Closings
Don't forget: the Library will be closed on Sundays beginning Sunday, May 26. Sunday hours will resume on Sunday, September 8.

We'll be opening at 11:00am on Friday, 5/24 for a staff meeting and we will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day; please plan your visit accordingly!
Community ProgramsAdult
March with us in the Parade!
We are looking for volunteers to march with us in the 4th of July Parade. Contact Jillian Chapman at jchapman@lakeblufflibrary.org for more details and to sign up!

Lake Bluff Library Beer at Lake Bluff Brewing Company- Totally Booked 2: The Sequel
Our friends at Lake Bluff Brewing Company have brewed up an extra special bitter that will make you want to flip to the next page, or order another pint, your choice. For every pint served, they will donate $1.00 directly to the Library. Many thanks to the Brewing Company for their continued support.

Be sure to take a look at our Community Programming Calendar for even more! 
Thursday, 5/2 at 7:00pm
Do you need help understanding how to plan for your child's education? How much should you save for college and how should you save? What are the educational funding options? Participating in this Foresters Financial Services workshop will benefit you and reduce your level of stress!


Friday, 5/16 at 7:00pm
Registration is Required.
Do you enjoy tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants? Join Marissa Hopkins, an urban farmer, for a workshop on how to grow delicious, healthy summer vegetables at home. Learn what to grow when, where and how-in pots or the ground. Get tips to ensure your success and recipes to enjoy your harvest! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

And that's not all!
Looking for a fun activity to get away from the rainy weather and meet some new people? Knitwits is the best knitting group on the North Shore or try Adult Crafts for a new craft each month. Be sure to take a look at our Adult Programming Calendar for even more! 
Thursday, 5/2 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!


Wednesday, 5/8 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, 5/16 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.
 
Click here to view a full list of our Teen Programs.
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Children's ProgramsChildren
Jigglejam
Saturday, 5/4 at 11:00am
Join us for a fantastic Jigglejam family concert! This show is guaranteed to get the whole audience on their feet, singing and dancing along to Jodi Koplin's engaging imaginative tunes. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
LEGO Club 
Thursday, 5/9 at 4:00pm
Grades 1 and Up
Come and build the LEGO creation of your dreams! Participate in a different challenge every month, or free build.

Saturday, 5/18 at 11:00am
Ages 5-8
Registration is Required
This workshop is a perfect introduction to the performing arts. The session will begin with a reading of Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat. Using the story as a jumping off point, kids will take turns using themes from the book to create their own play! Parents are invited to the last 5 minutes for a performance.
Movies at the Library
Wednesday, 5/8 at 2:30pm 
Join us on LBES/ LBMS early release day for an afternoon movie. 

Bernie the Dolphin (2018, G, 1 hr 28 mins)
Set in St. Augustine, Florida, 'Bernie the Dolphin' is a family adventure about a brother and sister who befriend a badly sunburned dolphin separated from his family and uncover a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home. The kids must devise a clever plan to stop the bad guys, protect the sea life, and, most importantly, save their best friend, Bernie.
But wait, there's more! 
Check out our full list of Children's Programs for more fun creative programming.