Library Lines Chicago Ridge Public Library Vol. 28 No. 3 June/July/Aug 2010 10400 S. Oxford Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Computer Classes The library has new laptops for teaching computer skills. The laptops, equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007, were made possible by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The following classes are being offered this summer in the library’s meeting room. In person registration and a $5 non-refundable fee is required. Space is limited. Computer Basics Tuesday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. An introduction to the computer. Learn how to use the Registration for the Summer Reading computer mouse and work in Windows. Best for those with little or no experience. Limit 8. Program begins June 7! Details Inside! Introduction to Email Duck into the Library this Summer! Thursday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Youth Services Department will begin incubating Duck You will set up a free Gmail account, and learn how to Eggs on Thursday, May 27! The baby ducks will make their compose, reply, delete, print, and forward your email. Basic “splashtastic” arrival around Wednesday, June 23! mouse skills required. Limit 12. Community Survey—We Need Your Input! Introduction to the Internet Starting June 7 the library will be conducting a survey to help Tuesday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. us identify your library needs and highly useful library services. Learn the basics of using Internet Explorer’s browser and Your input will assist us in developing the Chicago Ridge Public how to find information online. Basic typing and mouse Library of the future! skills required. Limit 12. The survey will be available in paper form at the library, and online via our website (www.chicagoridge.lib.il.us). You have a Word 2007, Part 1 chance to win a local store gift card by filling out the survey. Tuesday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thanks so much in advance for taking the time to tell us what Learn how to create a simple document and save your work. you think. We’re excited to see the results! Basic typing and mouse skills required. Limit 8. Friends of the Library Book Sale Word 2007, Part 2 Friday, June 11 & Saturday, June 12 Tuesday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Free Admission) Learn how to format your document and work with graphics. Word Part 1 required or previous experience with Word. Limit 8. Job Search/Career Planning Series These workshops provide the support and tools you need for a successful job search. Workshops are on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. The Adult Services Department has more information. Summer Musical Fun & June 17: Setting Goals, Staying Focused & the Essential Ice Cream Social 30-Second Elevator Speech Thursday, July 29, 7:00 p.m. July 1: Start Your Own Business Join Dave Rudolf’s Beach Party! Dave will play everything from Jimmy Buffet to Job Club (Leadership Action Network) Harry Belafonte. Grass skirts and Hawaiian Shirts Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m. are welcome! After you soak up the Beach Tunes (approximately 45 minutes) you can then enjoy a This club provides job seekers an opportunity to discuss tasty treat served by our own Volunteens! strategies, and techniques to help you LAN(D) a job. We offer no guarantees of employment, but your chances At the Social, the library will be collecting canned increase when you join forces with other goal orientated food items for the Our Lady of the Ridge food people. Facilitated on: June 19, July 17 and August 21. pantry. Bring in an item(s) and you will receive a raffle ticket to win a basket of “beachy” prizes! Summer Reading Program for Adults Monday, June 7 – Monday, August 16 Read 12 books and you’ll receive a “splashy” t-shirt and a raffle ticket for our grand prize drawing! Prizes are given after reading 2 books, 8 books, and after writing 6 book reviews. . You also can have Ravinia Festival lawn seat tickets just for signing up-- while supplies last! A movie-a cinematic water favorite- will be shown on August 16 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the end of the program. Movies Adult Programs Monday Matinees @ 10 a.m. June 7, 14 & 28 Register at the library’s front desk or by calling 708-423-7753. July 12, 19 & 26 August 2, 9, 16 & 30 Learn How to Decrease Your Bill Thursday Evenings @ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. June 24, July 8 Beat the heat and the recession. Bring your latest statement to this free program. Packing for Airline Travel Chicago Ridge Public Library 10400 South Oxford Avenue Monday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. Get Crafty @ Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 708-423-7753 Many airlines now charge for checked baggage and overweight baggage. the Library TTY: 708-423-2510 Mayflower Tours representatives will show Charity Quilting www.chicagoridge.lib.il.us you how to save time and money by Over the summer months, participants of Library Board of Trustees packing efficiently. Get your vacation off the library’s Block of the Month program to a great, low-cost start. will be working on quilts for Quilts for President Karen Kucharski Kids, a charitable organization that CPR for Health Care Providers provides quilts to children with life- Vice-President Martin Durkin threatening illnesses and children of abuse. Monday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. If you would like to join Block of the Treasurer (3 ½ hour class) Steven Seweryn Month members in making quilts contact $20 fee for residents, $30 fee for non- Assistant Library Director Kathryn Secretary residents Dawn Nelson Sofianos at 708-423-7753. In person registration required. Fee must Trustees be paid at time of registration. Richard Egan Stampin’ Up Saturdays Richard Fitzgerald June 5, July 3, & Aug 7, 10 a.m. Kim Reese Gluten-Free Betsy Friends of the Library Adult Program Library Director Thursday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. Make original cards and learn rubber Kathleen McSwain Local blogger Betsy Thompson will talk stamping techniques. $10 fee payable at about managing celiac disease (a wheat time of class. Hours of Service: MON - THUR 9 am - 9 pm allergy) and share her great gluten free FRI & SAT 9 am - 5 pm recipes. Visit Betsy’s blog at NeedleMania Tuesdays SUN 1 pm - 5 pm www.glutenfreebetsy.com and come June 22, July 27, & Aug 24, 7 p.m. (Sept. - May) prepared to share your hints on how to Join other adult crafters to knit, crochet, Holiday closings are posted cope with food allergies. Stop by and and needlepoint. There is a teacher on-site Newsletter Editors check out one of our many cookbooks to help you with your projects! Beginners Pamela Lessner dedicated to managing food allergies. welcome! Registration not required. Kathryn Sofianos Carly Thompson Books are available at the library’s front desk one month before the discussion. Graphic Design McSwain’s Mysteries Alphabet Soup Join Library Director Kathleen McSwain, the first Wednesday of the Library Lines is published four month at 10:00 a.m. for a “mysterious” morning! times a year to inform residents June 2: Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris about services and programs at the Chicago Ridge Public Library. July 7: Evans Above by Rhys Bowen The Library Board of Trustees Aug 4: Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt meets the second Monday of the Sept 1: Local author Helen Macie Osterman will join us to discuss month at 7:30 pm her book The Stranger in the Opera House The library is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of Summer Reads 1990. Any individuals who require certain Join the Adult Services staff for a new summer book discussion group! Summer Reads accommodations which would enable will meet on the second Thursday of the month, June-August at 7:00 p.m. them to participate in library functions are requested to phone the library at 708- June 10: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman 423-7753 at least 5 working days prior to July 8: Stones into Schools by Greg Mortensen the function. Aug 12: The Red Thread by Ann Hood Youth Summer Reading Program Monday, June 14 – Thursday, August 12 Registration begins Monday, June 7 The Youth Summer Reading Program is for children ages 3 through 8th grade. Children are responsible for keeping track of the titles and points for books they have checked out and read from the library in a book log. They can begin logging in their books Monday, June 14.The book log should be checked once a week by Youth Services staff. Weekly giveaways for reading include prizes, raffle tickets, contest guess forms, and much more! When a reading program participant has reached 5 points or more in their book log, they can register for Make a Splash – Read! Events. Registration for these activities begins Monday, June 14. make a splash read! events Monday: Crafts June 14, 21, & 28, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, Aug 2 Come anytime during the craft hours: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Children must have at least 5 points in their summer great activities! reading book log to make a craft. Crafts will be on a drop- Deep Water Wreath Contest in basis, but you must register in advance to ensure enough The summer kickoff contest this year is to design an ocean- materials for all. themed wreath for Make a Splash-Read! Children can bring their creation to the library for display and judging. Tuesday/Thursday: Make a Splash with a Cop or Firefighter Find a Splash @ Your Library! June 15, 24, & 29, July 8 & 13, 12:00 p.m. Every day a paper octopus will be hiding in the Youth Children can have lunch with one of Chicago Ridge’s Services Department! Where could it be? police officers or firefighters. Please bring a lunch. Write with a Splash Tuesday: Kids’ Book Club Members of Make a Splash-Read! can write their own June 22, July 13 & 27, August 10, 4:00 p.m. stories in a blank book we provide. Book club for children in grades 3, 4, and 5. Splashy Book Reviews Wednesday: BINGO Make a Splash-Read! participants can write up a book June 16, 23, & 30, July 7, 14, 21, & 28, Aug 4, review! 4:00 p.m. Children need to bring their Make a Splash-Read! membership card. No pre-registration necessary. Congratulations Ms. Irene! Chicago Ridge School District 127 ½’s Parent Teacher Association awarded School Liaison Irene Ciciora an Honorary Life Wednesday: Reading Buddies Membership in the Illinois June 16, 23, & 30, July 7, 14, & 21, 6:30 p.m. Congress of Parents and Teachers. Age 3 to grade 3 are invited to be read to; kids in 6th to She received this award in 12th grade are invited to do the reading! appreciation of faithful and devoted services rendered in behalf Saturday: Buddy, the Tail-Waggin’ Tutor of children and youth. June 19 & 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, Aug 7, Irene was given a certificate, 11:00 a.m. lifetime membership card, and pin Buddy is a trained therapy dog who loves to listen to at the April PTA meeting. children read! Register for a time slot. make a splash with CALENDAR OF EVENTS 6/2 Pushing Up Daises. Book Disc., 10 a.m. thursday cruises 6/5 Stampin’ Up, 10 a.m. Job Club, 10 a.m. 6/7 Register for Summer Reading, 9 a.m. Event times are 4:00-5:00 p.m., except the closing party. 6/8 Volunteen Training, 7 p.m. Children must have at least 5 points in their summer reading book log to 6/9 Decrease Your ComEd Bill, 7 p.m. register for any of these events. A Make a Splash-Read! membership card is 6/10 The Zookeeper’s Wife. Book Disc., 7 p.m. also required to attend. 6/11 Book Sale, 9 a.m. Magician Rick Eugene! - June 17 Volunteen Training, 2 p.m. 6/12 Book Sale, 9 a.m. Sidewalk Chalk! – June 24 Job Club, 10 a.m. Wonderful Weather! – July 1 6/14 Drop-In Crafts, 2 - 5 p.m. & 6 - 8 p.m. Make a rain gauge. 6/15 Lunch with a Firefighter/Cop 12 p.m. Shark School! – July 8 Explore Your Future, 7 p.m. 6/16 Tales for Twos and Threes, 10 a.m. Learn interesting shark facts. Reading Buddies, 6:30 p.m. Meet live reptiles & amphibians. 6/17 Babies ‘N’ Books, 11 a.m. Tropical Treasures! – July 22 Magician Rick Eugene, 4 p.m. The Shedd Aquarium builds a Coral Reef. Job Search Workshop, 7 p.m. The Australia Great White Shark Expedition – July 29 6/18 Teen Learn to Sew, 10 a.m. 6/18 Teen videogaming, 2 p.m. Annual Chicago Ridge Road Race! – August 5 6/19 Job Club, 10 a.m. Participants race with their own Matchbox™ or Hot Wheels™ car. Hannah Montana Club, 10 a.m. All Ashore Closing Party! (4:00-6:00 p.m.) – August 12 Bakugan Club, 11 a.m. Event held in the Chicago Ridge Village Hall lower level. Read with Buddy, 11 a.m. Celebrate the end of the summer reading program! Pizza and pop will be 6/21 Drop-In Crafts, 2 - 5 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m. served, prizes will be awarded, and there will be music, games, and even Packing For Airline Travel, 7 p.m. 6/22 Computer Basics, 10 a.m. dancing! Children must bring their Make a Splash-Read! membership card to Kids’ Book Club, 4 p.m. be entered in the raffle and to get refreshments. Hannah Montana Club, 6:00 p.m. NeedleMania, 7 p.m. Dive into Outdoor Fun, 7 p.m. Family Summer Reading Program 6/23 Ducks begin to hatch. Tales for Twos and Threes, 10 a.m. Monday, June 7 – Thursday, August 12 Reading Buddies, 6:30 p.m. Families can make a splash too! Sign up your family in the Adult Services 6/24 Babies ‘N’ Books, 11 a.m. Department and receive supplies to make your own duck pond! If each Lunch with a Firefighter/Cop, 12 p.m. family member reads 10 books the family will receive a bag full of prizes! Sidewalk Chalk, 4 p.m. Evening Movie, 6:30 p.m. Summer Story Times: Tales for Twos & Threes! 6/25 YA Craft, 2 p.m. Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. 6/26 Job Club, 10 a.m. June 16, 23, & 30, July 7, 14, 21, & 28, Aug 4, 10:00 a.m. Read with Buddy, 11 a.m. Two and three year olds are invited to come for a special Story Time, 6/28 Drop-In Crafts, 2 - 5 p.m. & 6 - 8 p.m. along with a parent or other adult caregiver. 6/29 Lunch with a Firefighter/Cop, 12 p.m. Pirate Hunt!, 7 p.m. Babies ‘N’ Books 6/30 Tales for Twos and Threes, 10 a.m. Thursday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Reading Buddies, 6:30 p.m. June 17 & 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, August 5, 11:00 a.m. 7/1 Babies ‘N’ Books, 11 a.m. Wonderful Weather, 4 p.m. Infants and toddlers from birth to 23 months old have their own Story Time. Start Your Own Business, 7 p.m. Parents or adult caregivers can bring their little ones to this fun program! 7/2 Teen Learn to Sew, 10 a.m. 7/2 YA Craft, 2 p.m. Don’t Miss These Fun Programs! 7/3 Stampin’ Up, 10 a.m. Job Club, 10 a.m. Hannah Montana Clubs 4 years to grade 2: Saturday, June 19, July 10, & August 21, 10:00 a.m. PLEASE NOTE Movie Matinees are every Monday at 10 ☞ 7/5 7/6 7/7 Read with Buddy, 11 a.m. Library Closed Jump Into Outdoor Fun!, 7 p.m. Evans Above. Book Disc., 10 a.m. Grades 3-8: Tuesday, June 22, July 20, a.m., starting June 7. Tales for Twos and Threes, 10 a.m. & August 17, 6:00 p.m. Bingo is every Reading Buddies, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 4 p.m., 7/8 Babies ‘N’ Books, 11 a.m. Bakugan/Yu-Gi-Oh Club starting June 16 Lunch with a Firefighter/Cop 12 p.m. 4 years to grade 8: Saturday, June 19, Shark School, 4 p.m. We offer so many Evening Movie, 6:30 p.m. July 10, & August 21, 11:00 a.m. choices, space limits Stones Into Schools. Book Disc., 7 p.m. Wizards of Waverly Place Party including these weekly 7/9 Teen Learn to Sew, 10 a.m. programs. 7/9 YA Craft, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 6:00 p.m. 7/10 Job Club, 10 a.m. Teen Summer Reading Hannah Montana Club, 10 a.m. Program Bakugan Club, 11 a.m. 6th-12th graders, June 7 – Aug 10 Read with Buddy, 11 a.m. Read books…earn prizes! There are six levels 7/12 Drop-In Crafts, 2 – 5 p.m. & 6 - 8 p.m. to swim through. At each level you will 7/13 Lunch with a Firefighter/Cop 12 p.m. Kids’ Book Club, 4 p.m. receive a prize and a candy guess form. You Wizards of Waverly Place Party, 6 p.m. also have a chance to “Grow Your Own Love to Cook, 7 p.m. Duck” by filling out weekly puzzle sheets! 7/14 Tales for Twos and Threes, 10 a.m. Reading Buddies, 6:30 p.m. Need Volunteer Hours? Join the Volunteens! 7/15 Introduction to Email, 10 a.m. The Youth Services Department needs help with Make a Splash—Read! Babies ‘N’ Books, 11 a.m. programs and events. If you live in Chicago Ridge or attend a Chicago Ridge Rockin’ Reptiles!, 4 p.m. school, you can join the summer Volunteens. Volunteens may work up to two 7/16 Teen Learn to Sew, 10 a.m. hours a week for eight weeks. Training sessions are Tuesday, June 8 @ 7 p.m. 7/16 YA Craft, 2 p.m. and Friday, June 11 @ 2 p.m. 7/17 Job Club, 10 a.m. Read with Buddy, 11 a.m. 7/19 Drop-In Crafts, 2 - 5 p.m. & 6 - 8 p.m. tuesdays teen– Explore Your Future @ 7 p.m. 7/20 Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m. June 15 Hannah Montana Club, 6:00 p.m. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission Make a Splash!, 7 p.m. Use a computer program to find careers that meet your interests. 7/21 Tales for Twos and Threes, 10 a.m. June 22 – Dive into Outdoor Fun! Reading Buddies, 6:30 p.m. 7/22 Babies ‘N’ Books, 11 a.m. Meet in the parking lot for some Summer Games! Coral Reef, 4 p.m. June 29 – Pirate Hunt! 7/23 Teen Learn to Sew, 10 a.m. Use Duck, Duck, Dewey clues to find the Pirate Treasure! 7/23 Teen Videogaming, 2 p.m. July 6 – Jump into Outdoor Fun! 7/24 Job Club, 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot for a hopping good time! Read with Buddy, 11 a.m. July 13 – Love to Cook or Eat? 7/26 Drop-In Crafts, 2 - 5 p.m. & 6 - 8 p.m. 7/27 Kids’ Book Club, 4 p.m. Chef Jana will teach you how to prepare a Yummy Summer Meal! Needlemania, 7 p.m. July 20 – Make a Splash! College Jeopardy, 7 p.m. Design your own Rubber Duck! 7/28 Tales for Twos and Threes, 10 a.m. July 27 – College Jeopardy 7/29 Babies ‘N’ Books, 11 a.m. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission Australian Great White Shark, 4 p.m. It’s never too early to start thinking about your future! Ice Cream Social, 7 p.m. 7/30 Teen Learn to Sew, 10 a.m. August 10 – Summer Party! 7/30 Teen Videogaming, 2 p.m. Special Tuesday Event – Carnival Fun! 7/31 Job Club, 10 a.m. Read with Buddy, 11 a.m. August 3, 6 – 8 p.m. 8/2 Drop-In Crafts, 2 - 5 p.m. & 6 - 8 p.m. Volunteens will be hosting a Library Carnival for kids! 8/3 Library Carnival for Kids, 6 p.m. 8/4 Open and Shut. Book Disc., 10 a.m. Tales for Twos and Threes, 10 a.m. fun –fridays @for2 p.m.Video & Board June 18 Surf into the Library Open Play 8/5 Babies ‘N’ Books, 11 a.m. Road Race, 4 p.m. Games! Gluten-Free Betsy, 7 p.m. June 25 – Splashtastic T-Shirt Pillow! 8/6 Teen Craft, 2 p.m. You bring the t-shirt, we provide the fluff. 8/7 Stampin’ Up, 10 a.m. Job Club, 10 a.m. July 2 – Dive into Outdoor Fun! Read with Buddy, 11 a.m. Meet in the parking lot for Bubble Mania! 8/10 Word 2007, Part 1, 10 a.m. July 9 – Go Green & Recycle with Style! Kids’ Book Club, 4 p.m. Make the latest fashion craze, Snack Bag Chain Bracelets. Teen Summer Party, 7 p.m. July 16 – Comic Book Academy 8/12 Youth Party at the Village Hall, 4 p.m. Receive comics and create your own comic book. The Red Thread. Book Disc., 7 p.m. 8/14 Job Club, 10 a.m. July 23 & 30 - Surf into the Library for Open Play Video & 8/16 Adult Summer Party, 6:30 p.m. Board Games! 8/17 Word 2007, Part 2, 10 a.m. August 6 - Beat the Outdoor Heat! Hannah Montana Club, 6:00 p.m. Join us for some Ice-Cream making fun! 8/21 Job Club, 10 a.m. Hannah Montana Club, 10 a.m. Learn to Sew! Bakugan Club, 11 a.m. Friday mornings, 10 a.m., June 18, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 8/24 Needlemania, 7 p.m. It’s a life-long skill to learn now! We will supply the sewing machines, fabric, 8/28 Job Club and thread. We’ll make some easy items. Please plan to attend every session. 9/1 The Stranger in the Opera House. Book First session is mandatory if you want to attend. Registration is limited. Sign Disc., 10 a.m up in the Youth Services Department Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Postal Customer Carrier Route Bridgeview, IL 60455 Permit No. 323 Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 PA I D U.S. Postage 10400 South Oxford Avenue Not-for-Profit Org. Chicago Ridge Public Library The Best School Supply You Can Give Your Child is a Library Card! sponsors Brookfield Zoo Brunswick Zone Burger King (Heartland Food Corp.) Chicago Ridge PTA Chicago Sky Win Shrek The Musical Crowley-Sheppard Asphalt, Inc. Congressman Dan Lipinski Tickets! DuPage Children’s Museum Every time you check out library materials in June fill out a raffle Glenn Maker Post No. 1160 American Legion ticket for a chance to win tickets Jack & Pat’s for a July 13th performance of this Jenny’s Steak House fun Broadway show! Long John Silver’s Papa Luigi’s Pizza Resource Management Mayor Eugene Siegel New Policy Announcements Star Contractors Supply, Inc. Windy City Thunderbolts Library fines for movies are now $1.00 per day. The fee to request an item from out of state is now $5 for Thank you for your generous donations! Chicago Ridge residents and $10 for non-residents. Library Closings Friday, June 4, library closed from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thank you to all our patrons who helped make the Monday, July 5, closed for holiday library’s April/May Chick-It-Out project successful — from helping to care for our chicken eggs, to setting up the incubator — and more! We also want to extend an Library’s RidgeFest Hours extra special thank you to a talented local carpenter who Thursday, July 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. donated his time to build our beautiful brooder box. Friday, July 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Without the help and support of our patrons Chick-It-Out Saturday, July 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. would not have been so Eggtastic!