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infant_massage_blog Date and time: Friday, May 21, 10–11 a.m. or 11 a.m.–noon Location: Lindsey Room Explore the world of touch therapy and bond with your baby at this program by infant massage expert, Lana May. Bring a blanket and dress child in loose comfortable clothing. For ages newborn to crawling with adult (Expectant mothers may sign up to observe). Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. Register for 10 a.m. or Register for 11 a.m.

scottish_blog Date and time: Saturday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Paul Milner will be presenting a day-long workshop consisting of four programs on researching Scottish genealogy.
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.        Scottish Immigration to North America
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m.            Break -- Enjoy some refreshments
  • 11 a.m. – noon             Finding Your Scottish Ancestors – The Big Five
  • noon – 1:30 p.m.          Lunch  (On Your Own)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.           Maps & Tools for Finding the Right Place in Scotland 
  • 2:30 – 2:45  p.m.          Break
  • 2:45 – 3:45  p.m.          Scottish Research Using the Web
  • 3:45 – 4 p.m.                Closing Comments
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

home_school Date and time: Tuesday, May 18, 1–1:30 p.m. Location: Lindsey Room Drop by to see what new materials and programs the Library has to offer homeschoolers as well as network with other homeschooling families. Children welcome.

Print Caddy Stacks Mini Golf Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Kids' World. Bring your own putters to this free, drop in event for families. Wii Sports Resort also offered as part of Family Fitness Month events @ the Library.

chess_club_blog Date and time: Sunday, May 16, 1-2 p.m. Location: Lindsey Room Are you interested in learning the game of chess? If so, join us for a lesson in strategy, then stay and play for a bit. For ages 5-14. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

matisse_blog Date and time: Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Join Art Historian Jeff Mishur as he explores Matisse’s fascination with the processes of making art as well as his connections with fellow modernists such as Pablo Picasso. This talk is in conjunction with the Art Institute’s Matisse exhibition that runs from March 20–June 20. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

csi_nutrition_blogDate and time: Tuesday, May 11, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Get on the case and discover the facts about the powerful connection between nutrition and disease, how what we eat affects our DNA, and the importance of understanding food labels as a means of making healthier food choices for yourself and your family. Nutrition advocate Cindee Manaves will offer helpful information to answer your nutrition questions. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

supplementsLooking for information about hospitals, healthy living and health care? Try ConsumerReportsHealth.org. You’ll find news about diet and nutrition, beauty and personal care products, and home medical supplies.  You can access this source from our web site under Research. Click on Databases A-Z and then select ConsumerReportsHealth.org. You need to be an A.H. cardholder to use it outside of the Library.

frank_portman_blog Date and time: Saturday, May 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The Library is excited to announce that author Frank Portman is coming. He’s a multitalented singer/songwriter, guitarist and author. He’s also part of a celebrated punk rock band called the Mr. T Experience (MTX). He’s written two books, King Dork and Andromeda Klein. Hear about Frank’s experiences as a writer and listen to some of his musical riffs on guitar. Multiple copies of the author’s books are displayed at the Library and are available for checkout. Register  online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

easing_mealtime_madness Date and time: Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room As part of Family Fitness Month, author and full-time mom Janet Spiech will offer some surefire solutions on how to plan healthy family mealtimes without resorting to fast food options. She’ll discuss her nationwide grassroots project of collecting tried and true mealtime ideas and writing, A Little Book to Ease Mealtime Madness. Book sale and signing after the program. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

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