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We have included a schedule of special programs planned from March 15 through May 15. Details about the programs can be found on our Website
The Library will be closed Sunday, April 4, for Easter.
PERKS AND POSSIBILITIES CAFÉ OPENS
Perks and Possibilities Café will have its Grand Opening on Wednesday, March 17. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 9:30 am. Please join us for this celebration.
Enjoy freshly brewed coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and other drinks. Donuts, muffins, yogurt, and
a variety of snack items are also for sale. Perks and Possibilities Café is open Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11 am.
The café is a joint venture between the library and DuPage High School District 88
. The café’s new operators are students from the Transitions Program and their advisors. This program helps cognitively disabled students, ages 19-21, learn life skills, obtain job training in a community setting, and transition to life after District 88. Lief Nelson of Uncle Harry’s of Wisconsin is working with the students and their advisors. Stop by to enjoy good coffee and great smiles.
BOOKS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Do you have books that you have completed reading and no longer need? The Friends of the Addison Public Library
are now collecting donations of all types of books, CDs, videotapes, and DVDs. Encyclopedias, textbooks, or computer books older than three years are not accepted for the sale. Please drop your donations at the Friends Donation box near the Continuous Book Sale at the library. If you have a large number of items to donate, please bring them to the Circulation Desk or Children’s Services.
The annual book sale will be Saturday, April 10, 11 am to 3 pm, and Sunday, April 11, 1-4 pm, in the library’s Meeting Room.
The Friends of the Addison Public Library, a nonprofit organization, uses membership dues and proceeds from fundraising events to enhance the library’s resources and support services that are beyond the library’s budget. This year the Friends have purchased art work and a donor wall for the new library, a new sound system for the meeting room, and supported Summer Reading, Addison Reads, and Parent University.
Some of the Friends activities include an annual book sale, continuous book sale, sponsorship and volunteering at special events, and fundraising activities. To join the Friends of the Library, pick up a membership form in the Continuous Book Sale area or print a form
. For more information about the Friends or the book sale, call 630-458-3328.
ADDISON LIBRARIAN DIANNE LUDWIG RECEIVES TWO ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY AWARDS
Addison Teen Librarian Dianne Ludwig
is one of 30 Illinois librarians selected to participate in Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative
, a unique yearlong program designed to develop future leaders in the library professions and in the Illinois community.
The group of 30 librarians will attend three sessions and work in a unique environment with other developing leaders, experienced Illinois library leaders, and nationally recognized speakers. The goal of the program is for each individual to develop leadership skills that can be applied in local, state, and global arenas. Studies indicate that nearly half of all current librarians nationwide will move toward retirement during the next ten years. The Illinois State Library
and the Illinois Library Association
sponsor the seminars.
“I am thrilled that Dianne has been selected to participate in this unique endeavor,” said Illinois State Library Director Anne Craig. “Synergy participants will be exposed to new strategies and new ways of thinking about the future of the library profession. We must be proactive and seek out new library leaders and keep our libraries growing and vibrant in the coming years. I am confident that Dianne and our other Synergy participants will help us chart a course for the future that encourages citizens to enter the library profession and become library leaders, while maintaining our libraries as cornerstones of our communities.”
Dianne will attend Synergy seminars and work with other library community members April 20-22 in Utica; August 3-5 in Grafton; and October 26-28, 2010 in Lisle.
In addition, Dianne just learned she is one of 30 recipients of the Illinois State Library’s Front Line Scholarship. She is attending a three-day conference March 15-17 at the University of Illinois in Springfield. The purpose of this conference is to equip and enlighten front line staff persons with training, exposure, and techniques that will enable them to deal effectively and efficiently with their day-to-day activities as front line employees.
Saturday, April 17, 10 am to 4 pm
During this event
the Library is not a quiet place! It is a place of song and dance and activities as you travel around the world.
11 am—Trickster Tales and Magic
fuses storytelling, audience participation, and magic. He creates live special effects that bring new sparkle to old folklore.
1 pm—African Drumming
brings traditional West African percussion instruments for you to hear and play: Djembe, a hand drum; DunDun, a two-headed drum, played with a stick; Dousongi, a six-string hunter’s harp loop; and Shekere, a gourd with beads.
The repertoire of Poetas includes Cumbia, Nortena, Quebradita, Latin Rock, Corridos, and Romanticas.
Two band members are Addison residents who attended Addison Trail High School.
10 am—Polish Dancing
Irene Jarocinski teaches steps to several Polish dances. See the beautiful costumes.
12 noon—Sari Wrapping
Saba Siddiqui shows you how a long piece of cloth becomes traditional sari. Following the demonstration, you can test your own technique.
2 pm—Belly Dancing
Arya will introduce you to the art of belly dancing. Learn some simple moves.
From 10 am to 3 pm, make Chinese fans and zodiac ornaments.
From 12 noon to 4 pm, Mehendi artists will paint your hand with henna.
Food from Nardi’s Tower of Pizza, Uncle Harry’s of Wisconsin, and Barbara’s Polish Deli will be sold in the café.
Everyone who attends will receive a free entry into the prize drawings.
Come for an hour; stay for the day!
ADDISON/VILLA PARK READS
This year Villa Park has joined Addison's community reading program. Help us celebrate this year's books: The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream
by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt; We Beat the Street
by the Three Doctors with Sharon Draper; and Oh, the Places You'll Go
by Dr. Seuss. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Author Sharon Draper will visit Addison on Wednesday, April 14. You will have three opportunities to hear her speak: at Addison Trail High School, 9:35 am; Willowbrook High School, 1:35 pm; and Addison Village Hall in the Rotunda, 7 pm.
HAVE YOU TRIED MANGO LANGUAGES?
Mango Languages is an online learning system that can help you learn a new language. Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish are offered for English speakers. English as a Second Language is available for Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish speakers.
Choose the basic course to learn words and phrases if you are planning a trip abroad. The complete course is aimed at students who want to move beyond basic language skills. You will need your Addison Public Library card number and PIN to begin.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR MARCH 15 – MAY 15
||Teen Craft, 3:30 pm
||Movie: The Princess and the Frog, 4 pm
||Movie: The Princess and the Frog, 6:30 pm
||The Doctor Is IN, 7 pm
||Estate Sales, 7 pm
||Celebrate the Books of Bill Martin, Jr., 2 pm
||Teen Open Video Gaming, 3 pm
||Friends of the Addison Public Library Meeting, 7 pm
||Grow More with Less, 7 pm
||Clases para Hacer un Piñata, 11 am
||Club LEGO, 1 pm
||Organize Your Digital Images, 7 pm
||Family Feud, 7 pm
||Music from Movies and Musical, 7 pm
||Clases para Hacer un Piñata, 11 am
||Wimpy Kid Celebration, 7 pm
||Friends Book Sale, 11 am-3 pm
||Club LEGO, 2 pm
||Friends Book Sale, 1-4 pm
||National Library Week
||Teen Open Gaming, 3 pm
||Addison/Villa Park Reads: Community Reception for Sharon Draper, 7 pm (Village Hall)
||Addison/Villa Park Reads: Book Discussion, 7 pm (Villa Park Public Library)
||Multicultural Fest, 10 am-4 pm
||Getting Through Tough Financial Times, 7 pm
||From Phone to Face: Interviewing to Get the Job, 7 pm
||Taking Care of Aging Parents, 7 pm (Addison Park District)
||Making Art Through Recycling, 2 pm
||The Trials of Mrs. Lincoln, 2 pm
||Happy Birthday Frog and Toad, 7 pm
||Volunteen Applications Available, 9 am
El Día de los Niños, 2 pm
||Create a Mother's Day Basket, 7 pm
||Teen Pizza Taste-Off, 3:30 pm
||Drop-In Wii Games, 7 pm
||Club LEGO, 2 pm
||Volunteen Applications Due, 5 pm