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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

metropolis_blog Date and time: Sunday, May 2, 2 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The Metropolis School of the Performing Arts showcases its music school faculty of world-renowned professional musicians who will perform a variety of classical selections on piano, violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

PaulaAndUkrainians A group of delegates representing the leading library networks of Ukraine visited the Library on Wednesday, April 21, as part of the Open Worlds Program sponsored by the Library of Congress. The group is spending eight days in the Chicago area familiarizing themselves with the work of their American colleagues. While here, they toured the Library and got an overview of our services and collection. In addition, they met with our volunteer coordinator,  Information Services manager, and Kids' World manager who briefed them on their departments and answered the delegates' questions about library services here.

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.

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.

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