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September 2017


Boards 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
Tuesday, September 19
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. 
  
Also, feel free to contact current President Linda Schwartz at 847-997-3442 or at lschwartz@friendslblibrary.org.

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 Mary Dahlmann
123 E. Scranton Avenue 
Lake Bluff IL 60044

Next Meeting Date
Saturday, September 16
at 10:00 AM
Book Clubs
Tuesday,September 19 at 2:30pm

Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm

We all watch our favorite celebrity chefs on TV, so now it's time to try out one of their recipes for yourself! This month you'll choose a dish from Ina Garten, Mario Batali, Martha Stewart, and many more. Be a star in your own kitchen and bring your show-stopping dish to share with the group!
National Library Card Sign Up Month!
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! Whether you're new to the area or a long time resident, we want you to come see what we have to offer and get a card! While you're here, we invite you to "suit up" as a superhero or villain and take some pics in our selfie booth! For the total superhero experience, leave your costume on and ask the desk if they have received any villainous calling cards! Then search for additional criminal activity around the library! 

Library will be closed:
Monday, September 4 for Labor Day
Tuesday, September 26 (2-6pm) for staff training

Sunday Hours Resume
Don't forget: the library will be open on Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm beginning Sunday, September 10.  
math-teacher-student.jpgCommon Core: What Parents Need to Know
Thursday, 9/7 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Do you know what's expected of your elementary school child this year? It may surprise you. Parents, get the lowdown on Common Core Standards in terms you can understand.
September Adult Craft: Leaf Print Stationary
Tuesday, 9/12 at 1:30pm
Join Liliana this fall to relax and unwind at Adult Crafts! Please note crafts have moved to the second Tuesday of the month, not Wednesday. All materials are provided, please register at least one week in advance.  
*Registration is required.
Friday, 9/29 at 1:30pm
Meet the real women in Alexander Hamilton's life: his wife, Elizabeth Hamilton and her two sisters, Angelica Schuyler Church and Peggy Schuyler van Rensselaer. This living history program is performed by Leslie Goddard. *Patrons who are registered will be seated first.

Tuesday, 9/12 at 10:30am
We will dispel myths about exercise and physical activity and learn how diet is a key contributor for all activity levels. 

Tuesday, 9/26 at 10:30am
Now that we have provided the "why" for exercise and/or increased physical activity, let's provide some answers for "when" and "how"! 

And that's not all!
Stop in anytime and view our display case full of the North Shore Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution memorabilia

Click here to view a full list of our Adult Programs!  
 
Thursday, 9/7 at 7:00pm
Come craft your own Coachella ready leaf crowns at the Library!

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College Essay Workshop
Thursday, 9/14 at 7:00pm
In this workshop students will explore sample college essays. After a brainstorming exercise, students will write first drafts of essays for the 2017-2018 Common Core Essay. This workshop is recommended for high school seniors. 

Teen Advisory Board 
Thursday, 9/21 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, including special events for Teen Read Week!

Visit our Teen Social Media Pages!

Children's ProgramsChildren
Fall Storytime Registration
Join us for storytime! Young children can have fun and build their early literacy skills with stories, songs, and simple crafts. Fall storytimes  are held on Tuesdays, beginning on 9/12 through 10/17. *Registration is required

*2 year olds - 10:15am to 10:35am                 *3 to 5 year olds - 10:45am to 11:15am
  For 1 child with a caregiver
Saturday, 9/9 at 2:00pm
Please join us for a storytime tea party. Children can bring a special adult with them to this program that will celebrate those wonderful people that we call Grandma and Grandpa. Wear your party clothes! Sweet treats, iced tea, and lemonade will be served.

Saturday, 9/16 at 11:00am 
This workshop is a perfect introduction to theatre. Each session will begin with a reading of a well-known children's book. Kids will use the story as a jumping off point as they take turns using characters, locations, and themes from the book to create their own original story. Parents will be invited into the last five minutes of our class to attend an original play by their own mini playwrights. 
*Registration is required. 
Sunday, 10/1 at 2:00pm
Want to learn how to code, but don't know where to start? Computer Science enthusiast and local high schooler Rhea wants to spread the marvels of computer science to younger students. Rhea will be doing an introduction to coding for elementary aged kids, using beginner coding platforms such as code.org.

*Registration is required, please call the library. 
 Click here to view a full list of Children's Programs
Lake Bluff Public Library, 123 E Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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