Books & cary area public library district Bytes fall 2009, volume 11 issue 1 Back to School Supply List: Cary Area Public Library Card Come in now for the card that is your key to the Cary New databases that will be helpful for homework Area Public Library and its resources. Whether you assignments include: or your child have homework or CultureGrams– Concise and up- just want a book to read for fun, we to-date reports on more than 200 have a great selection from which to countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 choose. The library has databases that Canadian provinces and territories. you can access at the library or from home by using your library card. Issues & Controversies– Explore Need help ﬁnding an answer? When more than 800 topics in business, the library is online, you can chat politics, government, education, and with a librarian in the Ask Us box popular culture. on the library homepage. Or go to AskAway in the left column and ask Issues & Controversies the librarian on duty your question. American History– Builds a deeper AskAway is a live help service that is understanding of how historical available 24/7/365. events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought. Databases can be found at the Remote Reference link in the left column of our home page, caryarealibrary. Biography Reference Bank– Contains proﬁles of info. If you don’t have a computer at home, we have people in the news and includes politicians, athletes, computers you can use at the library. businessmen, and entertainers. On July 1, 2009 the Cary Area Public Museum Adventure Pass Library lost one of its own, Carol Morgan. Coming on September 1, 2009, Cary Area Public Carol had been an employee at the library Library card holders can check out a Macy’s Museum for 16 years and was admired by fellow staff members and library patrons alike. Adventure Pass at the library for free admission, free Carol will be missed by her book discussion groups, parking or other perks at 17 museums and cultural who had a close personal relationship with her inspired institutions including Brookﬁeld Zoo, Chicago by a shared love of books. A memorial for Carol Botanic Garden, Lake County Discovery Museum is being discussed but no speciﬁcs are available at and Kohl's Children's Museum. With your Cary this time. Please check our website or watch in the Area Library card, you can choose a pass for the library for updates, if you are interested in donating attraction of your choice. Passes are available on to the memorial. a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-serve Celebrate your freedom to read with us! basis and are good for one week. More information is Banned Books Week, September 26-October 3. available on our website at caryarealibrary.info. & Register for Adult programs in person (Information adult programs info Center), by phone (847.639.4210 ext. 227) or online (www.caryarealibrary.info). Registration for all adult programs begins Friday, August 28, unless otherwise noted. No refunds on program fees. Antique Appraisals Rubber Stamping Craft Saturday, October 24, 1:30 pm Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Licensed appraiser, dealer and collector, Karl Gates, will Julia Link will guide you in a rubber stamping class. discuss antiques and collectibles followed by an evaluation Limited to 20 participants. of items brought in by the audience. Limit two items per person for appraisal; no stamps, coins or weapons. Adults 16 and older only. College Planning Primer for Students and Parents Sunday, September 20, 1:30-3:00 pm Members of the Cary-Grove and Prairie Ridge guidance Super-Couponing departments will cover researching colleges, the admission Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 pm process, and ﬁnancial aid procedures. This will be most Super-Couponer Jill Cataldo will teach how to use coupons valuable for high school juniors, seniors and their parents. more effectively to buy groceries for pennies on the dollar. Sound too good to be true? It isn't! And anyone can do it. Don't Pay the College Sticker Price! Sunday, September 27, 1:30-2:45 pm Certiﬁed Financial Planner Joe Orsolini from College Fall Desserts Aid Planners will present how to maximize need-based Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 pm ﬁnancial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for merit- Michael Maddox, head chef and owner of Le Titi De Paris based ﬁnancial aid, and exploit tax-saving opportunities. will prepare innovative French desserts. You will be able to taste three: Chocolate & Chestnut Mousse, Apricot Bread Pudding, and Pear Clafoutis. Limited to 50 participants. Main Street, Illinois Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 pm Join John Lynn, who has visited all 2400 cities, towns, and Computer Training communities in Illinois, in a slide and lecture presentation that showcases the histories, traditions, and personalities Join beginning computer classes for adults 18 and over. of Illinois communities. Each class meets for one hour and classes are limited. Please register by phone at 847.639.4210 ext. 227 or at the Information Center. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2003 Wednesday, September 16 @ 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 21 @ 6:00 pm Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2003 Book Discussion Groups To join please call the Information Center Wednesday, September 16 @ 7:00 pm (847.639.4210 ext. 227). Please note the time Wednesday, October 21 @ 7:00 pm change of the Thursday group from 7:30 to 7:00 pm. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald How to Use a Mouse Wednesday, September 23 @ 10:30 am Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:00 pm Thursday, September 24 @ 7:00 pm Introduction to the Internet Away by Amy Bloom Wednesday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 28 @ 10:30 am Thursday, October 29 @ 7:00 pm Best of the Web Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:00 pm Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross Wednesday, November 18 @ 10:30 am E-mail for Beginners Thursday, November 19 @ 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 30 @ 7:00 pm 2 youth programs & info Register for Youth programs with your Cary Area library card in person (Information Center), by phone (847.639.4210 ext. 229) or online (www.caryarealibrary.info). Registration for youth programs begins Friday, August 28. Please register each Drop In Programs individual attending. No refunds on program fees. No Registration Required Father/Son Book Club Storytimes Thursdays September 10, November 12, 7:00-8:00 pm All storytimes listed below are for For boys in grades 5 and 6 with an adult male. Boys, here is your chance to read some children age infant to 6 years with great books with your father or other adult male, and join us every other month for a an adult caregiver. To reserve a discussion and activities. Register now and pick up copies of the September book, place at these popular storytimes, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Our November discussion book will please pick up your free tickets be The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner. beginning 45 minutes before each session. Space is available on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. Dragon Feathers Saturday, September 12, 10:30 am Mondays For children age 4 and up and their parents or adult caregivers. Ages 3 and 4 @ 9:30 am Join us for a puppet show celebrating the myths, legends, and Multi-age @ 10:30 am history of dragons. Enjoy an authentic Chinese dragon dance! September 14, 21, 28 Registration opens to the general public September 4. October 5, 26 November 2, 9, 16, 30 December 7 Story Explorers Tuesdays, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 8, 4:00 pm Tuesdays For kids in grades K to 2. Travel the world at the library. We will be exploring different Ages 3 and 4 @ 9:30 regions of the world by reading stories together and having a fun activity to highlight Multi-age @ 10:30 what we’ve learned. September 15, 22, 29 October 6, 27 November 3, 10, 17 December 1, 8 3rd/4th Grade Book Club Tuesdays, September 15, October 6, November 3, December 1, 7:00-8:00 pm. In our brand new 3rd-4th grade book club we'll read some great books, talk about Thursdays them a little and then do some activities related to the book. This club is designed for Multi-age @ 6:30 pm Your chi kids and adults to do together, so sign up and bring a parent, grandparent, aunt or September 3, 24 uncle. Our ﬁrst meeting in September will be a kickoff party; books for the October October 1, 29 big mile meeting will be available and we'll choose titles for November and December. December 10 indepen Departm Saturdays taking a Multi-age @ 10:30 am their ﬁr Bubble/Marbled Paper Making Class Wednesday, September 16, 1:00 pm September 19 will be October 3, 24 your ph For kids in grades 4 to 6. Learn to make cool paper designs with soap and marbling November 7, 21 techniques. Use your paper to make cards, stationery, and more. December 5, 19 Mother/Daughter Book Club Thursdays, September 17, October 22, November 19, 7:30-8:30 pm. For girls in grades 5 and 6. Enjoy a chance to read with your mother or other adult female, and then join us for a discussion and activities. Register now and pick up a copy of Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis. Get the October book My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald at the September meeting. In November we will read School Spirit by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. 3 Adults attending with children must be registered. Children under age 9 must have an adult caregiver present in the library at all times. Read for the Record Thursday, October 8, 10:00 am For families. Come and join us for this special storytime as we participate in Read for the Record’s annual reading challenge. We will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts by Eric Carle, enjoying other bug stories and fun, and making a craft. For children up to age 7 with an adult caregiver. Drop in anytime between 10 am and noon to make Lego Time a craft with your child. Friday, October 9, 10:00-11:30 am For kids in grades K to 2. Do you think you’d like to be an architect? Many architects loved to play with Legos and some still do! We have kits you can build or make a super Tuesday, September 1 creation of your own design with our collection of Legos. Sign up with a friend. Create your own funny scarecrow Monday, October 12 K'NEX Amusement Park Make a leaf garland decoration Friday, October 9, 1:30-3:00 pm For kids in grades 3 to 6. Children will be given a choice from the many amusement park models to design: the Scrambler, a Ferris Wheel or even the London Eye. Monday, November 23 Tuesday, November 24 Construct a cute squirrel place Fun ‘n Games card for your Thanksgiving table Monday, October 12, 1:30-2:30pm and Tuesday, November 24, 1:00-2:00 pm For kids in grades 2 to 4. Join us and learn a bunch of new games you may never have played before such as: Tiddlywinks, dominoes, paper football, shovelboard, mancala, round the clock and more. Register for each program. Turkey Bingo Gobble Gobble . . . Tuesday, November 17, 7:00-8:00 pm All ages; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult who can assist them. Play family bingo and compete for Thanksgiving themed prizes. ild's ﬁrst library card is a ing estone in his or her grow Erector Set Creations ndence. The Youth Se rvices Monday, November 23, 1:00-4:00 pm. rate by ment will help you celeb For kids in grades 5 and 6. Do you have hidden engineering skills? Do you like to build eiving complex models? If so, then join us for three hours to build motorcycles and race them! a photo of each child rec holder rst card. A special photo play given to the parents to dis hoto. Book Club Blurbs For Cary cardholders only; register at the Information Center Baby Book Bag Club: For infants to one year. Begin your baby’s adventures in reading early. Read 52 books to your child by her/his ﬁrst birthday, and you will earn an imprinted canvas book bag. My ﬁrst library card Preschool Reader Book Bag Club: For kids age 13 months to kindergarten. After graduating from our Baby Book Club, read 75 books to your child and receive a special canvas book bag with pre-literacy goodies. Patch Club (September through May): Kids can earn cool, colorful, embroidered patches to collect and sew on your backpack, jacket, whatever. 4 & Teen programs are for those in grades 7 to 12. Register in teen programs info person (Information Center), by phone (847.639.4210 ext. 227) or online (www.caryarealibrary.info). Registration for teen programs begins Friday, August 28, Read Beyond Reality @ your library! unless otherwise noted. Teen Read Week- October 18-24, 2009 Stop in the library this week to vote for your favorite fantasy and science ﬁction books and Fall Young Adult Video Gaming enter the drawing for a Borders gift card. No registration required to drop in and play on the big screen. Snacks will be served. Back to School Brawl Tuesday, September 29, New Moon Release Party 6:30-8:00 pm Thursday, November 19, 3:30-6:00 pm More characters have been unlocked Celebrate the New Moon movie release for your brawling pleasure. by watching Twilight on the big screen and playing Twilight trivia. Door prizes will Halloween Guitar Hero be awarded and snacks will be served. Tuesday, October 27, 6:30-8:00 Movie is rated PG-13; for teens ages 13 Dress as your favorite Guitar Hero avatar, if you dare. and up only. Registration required. Thanksgiving Brawl and DDR Tuesday, November 24, 6:30-8:00 Work out to make room for your Turkey Day feast. Coming this winter . . . Watch the winter newsletter for information on our ﬁrst Teen YouTube Contest. Plan to join us for instructional Teen Advisory Board programs to learn how to ﬁlm and edit your own videos, Tuesday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 pm then enter our ﬁrst-ever video contest for teens during Monday, October 19, 6:00-8:00 pm Teen Tech Week in March. More details coming on our Tuesday, November 10, 7:00-8:30 pm website and winter newsletter. Come and help make the Cary Area Public Library be what you want it to be! Join the Teen Advisory Board and suggest new programs and materials, help the Friends of the Library with their book sales and just hang out and have fun. At our ﬁrst meeting of the school year we'll eat, Thank You . . . drink, brainstorm ideas for winter programs, and make a duct tape craft. Bring a friend! Questions? Call Young The library extends many thanks to the following Adult Assistant Librarian Jeanne Barrett (847) 639-4210. businesses and organizations who generously supported our summer reading program, “Read on the Wild Side:” AKF Martial Arts Academy (Crystal Lake) Brunswick Zone XL (Algonquin) Colonial Café (Crystal Lake) Culvers (Crystal Lake) Safety Pin Bracelets Friends of the Cary Area Library Monday, October 12, 1:00-2:30 pm (no school) Kane County Cougars Design and make your own safety pin bracelet. Noodles & Co. (Crystal Lake) Register in person in order to pay the $5 materials fee. Rainforest Café Class is limited to 10 participants. TGIF (Crystal Lake) Also, thank you to Chris Oppasser who allowed us to display her jungle animal paintings for our summer reading program. 5 Non-Proﬁt Organization Cary Area Public Library District U.S. POSTAGE PAID 1606 Three Oaks Road Cary, IL 60013-1637 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 847.639.4210 phone Permit No. 00039 847.639.8890 fax 847.590.8706 renewals & account info Library Online www.caryarealibrary.info Library Hours Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-9:00 pm Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Postal Patron Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm Library Closings see d e tai September 6 Summer Sunday ls o September 7 Labor Day n fro September 11 Staff training 9-1 ntpage Library open 1-5 November 6 Staff training 9-1 Library open 1-5 Community Online www.caryarea.info Contains Program Information For September-November 2009 Books and Bytes is published four times Blood Drives a year with updates on our website. Heartland Blood Centers mobile coach will be visiting the library parking lot Library Director Diane McNulty again on Monday, September 14 from 12- 3 pm and Friday, November 20 Department Heads from 9 am- Noon. Appointments can be made online at heartlandbc.org. (walk- Adult Services: Tim Jack Circulation: ins are also welcome). A photo ID is required and for safety reasons, donors are Charlotte Kott Technical Services: Linda Conn asked to not bring children with them. Youth Services: Susan Keller Newsletter Editor: Carroll Wagus Graphic Artist: Linda Kopacek Fall Used Book Sale Board of Library Trustees Mark your calendars for the Friends of President: Margaret Myers Vice President: Scott Migaldi the Cary Area Library (FOCAL) book FOCAL Fall Used Book Sale Treasurer: Barbara Kalchbrenner sale. Donations of your gently used Saturday, October 17, 9 am-5 pm Secretary: Rebecca Lee books are accepted during regular Sunday, October 18, 1-4 pm Members: Thomas Garvin library hours and we can issue receipts Gary Neudahl for tax purposes. Janet Polep Regular board meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. firstname.lastname@example.org Cary Grove Food Pantry Photo Policy Thank you to all the patrons who donated food- over 650 items- to the Cary The library reserves the right to photograph Grove Food Pantry as a part of Cary Area Library’s summer reading programs. and videotape program participants. These Melody Stanko, vice president of the food pantry, said the donations were photos and videos may be used in library publications and publicity, including local especially helpful this summer when she has seen a dramatic increase in need. access cable. Notify library staff if you do For more information about how to help the Cary Grove Food Pantry, visit their not wish to be photographed. website www.cgfoodpantry.org.
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