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This Spring We’re

Growing Readers!
Read 1,000 books to your child before kindergarten
to prepare them for success at school! pg. 6


4 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL
Published Mar. 1, 2016
Vol. XII, Issue 2 (bimonthly)

When your body needs
immediate attention,
don’t wait.

Adults • pp. 3–4
Teens • pg. 5
Children • pp. 6–8
News • pg. 10
Español • pg. 11
Contact • pg. 12

Mary Medjo Me Zengue

Brooke Sievers

Visit an
Health Center.

Assistant Director

Louise Dimick

Children’s Specialists

Yabin Liu

IT Services

Dianne Ludwig
Guest Services

Immediate Care

8 am – 8 pm, Mon-Fri
8 am – 6 pm, Sat, Sun & Holidays
(331) 221-1705
Edward-Elmhurst Health Center
303 W. Lake Street

Uma Mirmira

Adult Specialists

Kelly Von Zee

Community Engagement


Sandra Super

J. Thomas Willis
Vice President

Robert J. Kepka

Kathi Reed

Linda Durec

Marianne Fotopoulos

Lisa Knauf

All programs are free! Reserve space at our
events online or by calling 630.458.3320.

Classic Pop & Jazz
Sun., Mar. 13, 2–3. Hear vocalist
Anthony Abbatacola sing from the
Great American Songbook and offer
up his takes on jazz, country & folk and
traditional pop music.

State & U.S. Representatives’
Satellite Office Hours
Mar. 7, 6–7 (State Rep. Willis);
Mar. 16 & Apr. 20, 12:30–4 (U.S. Rep
Duckworth). Staff from our representatives’ offices will be in our lobby to
answer your questions.

Medicare 101
Wed., Mar. 9, 7–8. Learn how to
navigate the complicated world of
Medicare: what it covers, what it doesn’t
cover, and how to plan for healthy
golden years.

Apply for SNAP!
Mon., Mar. 28, 11–1 & Tues., Mar.
29, 5–6:30. Money tight for groceries?
Come apply for the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),
which offers nutrition assistance to
millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families.

Immigration & Naturalization
Wed., Mar. 30, 7–8. Questions about
your eligibility for citizenship? Get
answers from local attorneys.

Wills and Trusts

Duties of Executors, Trustees,
Guardians, and Agents

Wed., Mar., 16, 7–8. Don’t wait until
it’s too late! Get your assets in order
with free advice from local attorneys.

Wed., Apr. 13, 7–8. Learn about these
fundamental legal concepts and how
they relate to your future.

Tuesday Matinée

Operating a Small Business

Home Buying Seminar

Tues., Mar. 22, 1–3. We’ll have
popcorn, coffee, and tea. (Title to be

Wed., Mar. 23, 7–8. Whether you’re
starting a business or running one now,
get help from attorneys at Chokshi
Filippone Law.

Wed., Apr. 20, 7–8. It’s a popular time
of year to buy a home—and it’s smart
to learn everything you can about the
biggest purchase of you’ll ever make.

Herb Gardening
Mon., Mar. 21, 7 –8. It’s spring—time
to get planting! Learn what herbs you
can grow in small containers or garden

The Golden Age of Radio
Thurs., Mar. 31, 7–8. Come reminisce
with us about the biggest shows and
stars to emerge from the early years of
radio with sound clips and stories from a
radio historian.

Meditate to Reduce Stress
Thurs., Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 14, &
April 28, 6:30–7:30. Learn to become
focused, energized, and balanced.

Every Tues. except Mar. 1, 6–7.
Come try our fun dance workout class!
Kids are welcome if they can remain
calm during class.

Restorative Yoga
Every Tues. except Mar. 22, 7–8.
Relax your mind and stretch your body
with this slow-paced yoga class. Children are welcome if they can stay quiet
during the class.

A Visit to the Emerald Isle
Sat., Apr. 16, 1:30–3:30. Miss St. Patrick’s Day? Relive it all with a
celebration of Irish culture and Irish dance. Snacks will be served.




Beginner iPad/iPhone

Learning Windows 10

Coloring for Adults

Mon., Mar. 7, 7–8:30. Learn the basics
and some very neat tricks to harness the
full potential of your iOS device.

Mon., Apr. 18, 7–8:30. Have Windows 7 or 8.1? Microsoft will let you
upgrade for free to their latest operating
system—if you dare take the plunge!
Learn the ins and outs of the brand new
platform that debuted last year.

Tues., Mar. 8 & Apr. 12, 11–12:30.
Materials and refreshments provided.

Tues., Mar. 8, 7–8:30. Bid and sell
with the best of them with tips on
mastering this online auction site.

Cutting the Cord
Mon., Mar. 28, 7–8:30. Tired of
paying an outrageous cable bill each
month? Figure out how to watch all
the shows and movies you want over
the internet without shelling out for an
expensive cable package.

Digital Photography
Mon., Apr. 11, 7–8. Master the art of
using a digital camera with tips from a

Senior Computer Camp
Apr. 19, 21, & 22, 10–1. It’s never too
late to enter the digital age! This immersive crash course in computers is limited
in size to ensure each student receives
all the help she needs.

Facebook for beginners
Sun., Apr. 24, 3:30–4:30; Thurs., Jul.
23, 10–11:30. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about Facebook. Make sure you have an account
already set up, and bring your username
and password with you. If you’re having
trouble, just ask for help at the desk!

Sewing 101
Sat., Mar. 19, 11 –12:30. Learn to
make fabric baskets. All materials will
be provided.

Tea Cup Craft
Wed., Mar. 30, 11–1. Make a cute
spring centerpiece with us this morning!

Wedding Planning Help
Wed., Apr. 27, 7–8. Engaged and
confused? Don’t worry! Attend our
seminar for help. Refreshments will be

Paper Beading
Thurs., Apr. 28, 11–12:30. Learn to
make jewelry from paper.

Family Crafts
Various dates. Bring your kids or
grandkids to any of the programs listed
on pp. 6–9 for more crafting fun!

A Note on Our Computers
You’ve probably noticed by now our construction project is well underway. During this most intense phase
of work, our adult computers are set up in what used
to be our quiet reading room. Space is a little tight for
now, but we assure you the end result, which will debut later this spring, will be worth the inconvenience.
We thank you for your continued patience.


In the meantime, please note that you can check out
laptops on both floors to bring to somewhere quieter
or more spacious in the building. Several new, quiet
workspaces will soon be made available.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty:
Tues., Mar. 1, 7–8.

Due to current space restraints, we’re not offering quite as many computer classes. Please call
630.458.3320 to schedule a one-on-one computer
appointment—we’re still happy to help!
Also note that during this phase of construction, the
Creative Studio has been taken offline. It will be back
and better than ever in no time!

The Book Bunch
Our omnivorous book club tackles
titles in all genres. Pick up a book at
the second floor desk and join us for
refreshments and refreshing discussion.

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson: Tues., Apr. 5, 7–8.

Political Discussion Club
Wed., Mar. 2, Apr. 6, & May 4,
7–8:30. The only place in town where
Trump-heads and Bernie-lovers alike
talk politics over coffee.

Craft Club
Wed., Mar. 16 & Apr. 20, 7–8:30.
They knit, they sew, they quilt—this
crafty crew can do it all!


No library card is required to attend a teen
event. Reserve space at our events online, at the
desk, or by calling 630.458.3320.

Early Dismissal Lunch
Thurs., Mar. 3 & Fri., Mar. 18th,
11:30–1. Join us after school lets out
early for a free lunch. After lunch, stick
around and we’ll entertain the whole
family with crafts and games.

Beauty School
Wed., Mar. 9 & Apr. 6, 3:15–4:15.
Learn beauty tips and tricks at our pop
up beauty parlor hosted by the Technology Center of DuPage’s Cosmetology
students. All materials are provided and
no experience is necessary.

Hungry Brain
Thurs., Mar. 10 & Apr. 7, 7–8:30. A
discussion group for the curious teen.
Use online videos at to learn about philosophy,
art, current events, and psychology.
Then join us to share your thoughts and

Coding Club
Mon., Mar. 21 & Apr. 25, 3–4:30.
Together we’ll learn to build our own
games, apps, and websites with HTML,
Javascript, and Python. We’ll make coding easy and fun for beginners, so you
don’t need to know any code to start.

Dance Class
Wed., Mar. 23 & Apr. 27, 3:30–4:30.
Show us your moves! We’ll teach you
the basics of East Coast Swing. It’s fun
and fast-paced, but easy enough for
everyone to learn a few moves.

Open Mic
Thurs., Mar. 24 & Apr. 28, 7–8:30.
Bring your music, poetry, writing, comedy—or just yourself—to our famous
open mic night.



Maker Space Pop-Up

Movie Night

Mondays, 3–4:30. Stop by after school
for crafts and technology. We will make
our own jewelry, design video games,
master duct tape, build robots, and so
much more. All materials provided.

Join us for dinner and a movie at our
monthly movie night. Bring siblings
along for dinner and their own movie in
the room next door.

LEGO Jousting:
Robotics Mini-Camp

Evolution (PG 13): Apr. 6, 6–8:30.

Mar. 28–29, 11–12:30. Learn to build
and program your own LEGO Mindstorms robot in our two day mini-camp.

Homework Help
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30–5:30.
Drop in to get help with any of your assignments. Students from the College of
DuPage will be available to work with
you one-on-one. Free snacks provided.

Mean Girls (PG 13): Mar. 2, 6–8:30.
Pixels (PG 13): May 4, 6–8:30.

Book Club
Grab a copy of this month’s read and
join us for a movie related to the book.
Copies are available without a library
card at the teen desk.
Schizo by Nic Scheff / A Beautiful Mind (PG13): Thurs., Mar. 17,

Game On

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie / Devil (PG13): Thurs.,
Apr. 21, 6–8:30.

Fridays, 3–4:30. We’ll bring out the
PS4, Wii U, and our latest board games
for epic showdowns.

Call the Teen Services Coordinator’s desk at
630.458.3317 with specific questions.


Please note our new registration
policy below:
Reserve space at our events online or by calling
630.458.3338. Registration for all
March & April classes & events is
open now unless otherwise noted; we ask
that patrons register for all events except for
those listed as drop-ins.

Baby Story Time
Join us for a lap-sit story time full of
bounces, tickles, songs, and giggles.
Birth–18 months with adult.
Winter: Thurs., Mar. 3–24 10–10:30.
Spring: Thurs., Apr. 7–28, 10–10:30.

Toddler Story Time
Get out some energy with dancing,
singing, and rhymes at a story time
designed for little ones who like to move!
18 months–3 years with adult.
Winter: Mon., Mar. 7–21, 10–10:30
or Thurs., Mar. 3–24, 11–11:30.
Spring: Mon., Apr. 4–25, 10–10:30 or
Thurs. Apr. 7–28, 11–11:30.

1,000 Books Before
Join our all new 1,000 Books before
Kindergarten initiative! Parents are a
child’s first teachers, and reading to
babies and young kids helps them to be
successful in school. Register at the library to receive your log and a tote bag
filled with early literacy information.
Children can join anytime from birth to
age 5. For every 100 books completed,
come to the library for a prize!




Preschool Story Classes

After School Music

Preschoolers have fun and develop
literacy skills in this story time for young
children without an adult. 3–5 years.

Kids who love music will enjoy a different topic each month. Grades 3–5.

Drop-in, no registration required. All ages;
caregivers welcome to attend.

Winter Session: Wed., Mar. 2–23,
Spring Session: Wed., Apr. 6–27,

Jumpin’ & Jammin’
This class involves singing, rhythm,
movement, and stories, and introduces
kids to music in a playful setting. Ages
3–5; adults encouraged to attend.

Ukulele Jam Continued: Wed.,
Mar. 23, 4:30–5:30.
Jazz It Up!: Wed., Apr. 27, 4:30–5:30;
registration begins Apr. 1.

Thurs., Mar. 3, 2–3; Sat., Mar. 19,
2–3; Tues., Mar. 29, 2–3; Sat., Apr.
16, 2–3. Do you love LEGOs? We do
too! Come and build fantastic creations!

After School Crafts

DIY Crafts

Young crafters will have the opportunity to acquire new skills each month.
Grades K–5.

Thurs., Mar. 3, 1–1:45; Fri., Mar. 18,
1–1:45. Join us on early dismissal days
for a drop-in do-it-yourself craft!

Tissue Paper Collage: Mon., Mar.
7, 4:30–5:30.


Choo, Choo! All aboard!: Fri., Mar.
11, 11:30–12.

Recycled Materials: Mon., Apr. 11,

Singin’ in the Rain: Fri., Apr. 8,

Crazy 8s Math Club
Join us for a wild math ride!

STEAMin’ into Preschool
This workshop will help preschoolers
explore the world we live in through
science, technology, engineering, art and
math. Ages 3–5 with an adult.
Touch Science: Mon., Mar. 7,
I See YOU!: Mon., Apr. 11, 11:30–12.
I’m Stuck on You!: Mon., May 2,
11:30–12; register Apr. 1.

Preschool Creations
Preschool children have fun and develop
early literacy skills in this workshop that
includes books, music, and a craft. Ages
3–5; adults encouraged to attend.
Celebrate Spring: Mon., Mar. 21,
Celebrate Earth Day: Mon., Apr.
18, 11:30–12; register Apr. 1.

Preschool LEGOs & Stories
Fri., Mar. 25 & Apr. 29, 11:30–12:30.
(Register Apr. 1. for Apr. 29 class.)
We’ll use LEGOs to teach school
readiness skills, and then get creative
during free building time. For children
3–5 years old; adults encouraged to


Super Cube Shuffle: Tues., Mar. 15,
4:30–5:30. Grades 3–5.

Fri., Mar. 18, 2 –3. It’s an early
dismissal day from school! Use your
imagination and create a masterpiece
with Play-Doh.

Saturday Stories

Glow in the Dark City: Tues., Apr.
19, 4:30–5:30; registration begins
Apr. 1. Grades K–2.

Sat., Mar. 12 & Apr. 9, 10–10:30;
Sat., Mar. 26 & Apr. 23, 2–2:30. Children have fun and develop early literacy
skills in a class that includes books,
rhymes, and music.

Young Monets


Following stories focused on art, kids
will make their own art. Grades 1–5.

We offer two different one-on-one classes for children by appointment (minimum of 48 hours in advance). Limited
to one session of each class every 4
weeks. Call 630.458.3335, stop by, or
sign up online.

Michelangelo: Thurs., Mar. 31,
Self-Portraits: Thurs., Apr. 28,
4:30–5:30; registration begins Apr. 1.

Book Bash
Kids will enjoy an hour of book fun and
receive a book to keep. Grades K–5.
Luck o’ the Irish: Thurs., Mar.17,
Poetry: Thurs., Apr. 14, 4:30–5:30.

Sizzling Science
Try a different science experiment each
month! Grades 1–5.
Touch Science: Mon., 21, 4:30–5:30.
Science of Sight: Mon., Apr. 25,
4:30–5:30; registration begins Apr. 1.

Ready to Read
30 minutes. Enjoy some one-on-one
time with our librarians. During your 30
minute session we can help you find just
the right books based on your interests
and abilities and help you begin to read
a book in the library. Grades 1–5.

Computer Fun
45 minutes. Call us up to schedule an
appointment and tell us what you’d like
to learn about in the exciting world of
computers and technology! We have
several options, including basic computers, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & the
Internet. We can also design a custom
class. Grades 2–5.



Sew Fun


Family Movie Nights!

Mon., Apr. 4, 2–4. We’ll make out very
own unique animal using old stuffed
animals. Did you always want to put a
giraffe head on a monkey? Now’s your
chance! Grades 3–5.


Wed., Mar. 2 & Wed., Apr. 6, 6–8;
drop in. Come share snacks and
watch a movie on our big screen. This
program takes place at the same time as
our teen film club. All ages.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
Wed., Mar. 9, 6–7; drop in. Come
make fun decorations! All ages.

Glowing Lights
Thurs., Mar. 10, 4:30–5:30. Glow in
the dark toys are fun, but how do they
work? Come to the Library to find out,
and we’ll end with a glow in the dark
treasure hunt where everyone gets a
prize! Grades 1–5.

LEGO Pre-Engineering
Mon., Mar. 28 & Tues. Mar. 29,
9:30–10:30. Join us for a two-day
LEGO WeDo Robotics mini-camp! You
must attend both sessions. Grades 1–5.

Sheer Magic
Wed., Mar. 30, 7–7:45; free tickets
available Mar. 19. The Balsters are
sure to amaze you with an awesome
display of magic, illusion, audience
participation and comedy during this
fantastic evening of fun! All ages.


Adventures in Raspberry Pi
Wed., Apr. 6, 4:30–5:30. In this handson workshop we’ll learn about Raspberry Pi, an amazingly small computer that
can do hugely amazing things! Grades

Firetruck Frenzy
Sat., Apr. 9, 2–3. Bring your special
adult to explore the exciting world of
firetrucks. Enjoy snacks, games & even
a special visit from the Addison Fire
Department. Space is limited, so register
quickly! All ages with adult.

Machine Autopsy
Mon., Apr. 18, 3–4 & 4–5. Put on your
lab coat and start dissecting old laptops
and printers to learn what’s inside. All

Thurs., Mar. 3–24 & Apr. 7–28,
10:30–11. Come join us for our
Spanish/English story time! Have fun
listening to your favorite stories and enjoy some activities in Spanish. All ages
welcome; knowledge of Spanish is not
required. ¡Nos vemos pronto!

Spanish with Language Stars
Every Wed., Mar. 2–16, 4:30–5:15;
drop-in. Language Stars teaches Spanish to children in a fun, engaging way
that keeps kids wanting to learn more!
Grades K–2.

Young Parent Group
Tues., 8 & Apr. 12, 6–8. Join other
young parents and Teen Parent Connection to learn about your baby’s
development, access resources in your
community, and feel great about yourself. Dinner provided. For parents and
parents-to-be 22 and under.

We Love Jelly Beans

Parent/Teacher Resource

Thurs., Apr. 21, 4:30–5:30; registration begins Apr. 1. Easter is over, but
the jelly bean is still a reminder that
spring is here! Come to the library and
enjoy some jelly bean fun. Grades K–2.

Our Parent/Teacher Resource Room
is located on the first floor. It contains
a large AccuCut die-cutting machine, a
small laminator, and a trimmer. Bring
your supplies, check in, and get creative!

The Library Delivers!
Beginning in March, the library is
offering free home delivery services for
Addison Public Library cardholders. If
you or someone you know are unable
to come visit the library for four weeks
or longer and are interested in receiving library materials delivered to your
home, contact an Adult Specialist at
630.458.3320. We deliver books, magazines, older DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, children’s items, and more!

School & Daycare Visits
The library can bring fun stories, songs,
crafts and more to your location! Call
630.458.3334 to schedule a visit in
English or Spanish.

Hello to New Staff!
We recently hired a new head children’s
librarian to replace Mary Marshall, who
retired. Louise Dimick comes to us from
Brookfield Public Library. Our former
intern Dana joined us as a shelver, and
Crystal, David, Roberta, and Mary Beth
also replaced outgoing staff.

The Library’s Social Worker
Staff member Maria Robles has her
master’s degree in school social work
and works full-time as a social worker in
Addison School District 4. Through the
library, she provides social service support. These services include: assistance
with school forms, assistance obtaining medical insurance for children,
support for homelessness, mental
health referrals, financial referrals,
food pantry referrals, and much more.
Please call 630.458.3306 or email at, if you
can any questions.

Tenants, Know Your Rights
Wed., Mar. 23, 5–6. Come learn about
your rights as a tenant and rights as a
landlord. Please bring any questions you
may have as a renter.


Have you considered advertising your local business
or service in our newsletter? The Read is mailed out
to nearly 14,000 households in Addison bimonthly;
another 1,000 are distributed to patrons who visit the
library from other towns.
A number of different page placements and sizes fare
available. We’ll even work with you to design an ad if
you don’t have one already. Call John, our Outreach
Coordinator, at 630.458.3303 for more information.

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