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									                   Books                            &
                    cary area public library district
                                                                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
                                                                                               Register for Adult programs in person (Information

adult programs                                                        info                     Center), by phone (847.639.4210 ext. 227) or online

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

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 (

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
                                                                                                      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.

                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
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
rst card. A special photo
  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
                                                             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.

                                                                       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 (

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.

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                                               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 (walk-
Adult Services:     Tim Jack
                                               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
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.                       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

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