February 2017
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Mission Statement
We celebrate lifelong learning and foster community connections through innovative educational and cultural experiences. 
Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9-9
Friday: 9-6
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: 12-6
Library Closings
The Library will be OPEN on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 20. 
Winter Art Exhibit
The People of Havana by Gary Niederpruem
December 1-February 28

This collection of photographs is meant to give the viewer a sense of the people of Havana, their culture, and the harsh lifestyle that many of the citizens endure.


New Events Calendar
Our new online calendar for events and room registration has launched. 

New features include group registration, email reminders, and the ability to add events to your personal calendar. Email  notifications from this new provider might go into a junk or spam folder, so be sure to check there and whitelist 'donotreply@mylocallibrary.info.'

To view events and register yourself or a group, visit http://hinsdale.libnet.info/events

To reserve a study room or group meeting room, visit  http://hinsdale.libnet.info/reserve 

David Lee Csicsko Art Celebration 
Monday, February 20, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm 

Meet artist David Lee Csicsko and enjoy snacks and drinks while admiring his new artwork installed in the Youth Services Department. Be on the lookout for an opportunity to sign up to make a mosaic that will be displayed at the celebration and beyond.   
Wellness Series
The Meaningfulness of Meditation
Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 pm
Hinsdalean Dr. Balakrishnan presents a workshop on breath and mediation. She will talk about how breathing techniques and meditation benefit your daily life and she will also guide you into an experience of meditation. Limit 50 

Gluten-Free Living
Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm 
Angela Dennison, RD, LDN, of Portrait Health Centers in Hinsdale will discuss both the science and the practice of gluten-free living. Attendees will get tips for GF shopping and cooking (including for kids!), learn of cases in which a gluten-reduced diet can improve health, and develop strategies for dining out.  Limit 50
 
Adult Programs
Italian - For Fun and Travel  
Ciao! Hinsdale resident Kathryn Occhipinti brings a decade of experience helping people develop and maintain their Italian language skills. Participants will converse in Italian, listen to recorded dialogues, and practice speaking. Limit 10/session. 
Monday, February 20
 Beginners : 7:00 pm Intermediate: 8:00 pm

Film Society
Join the Hinsdale Public Library Foundation's Film Society in the Large Meeting Room at 6:30 p.m. for great movies and lively conversation.
Thursday, February 16: Character

Great Decisions Group
Meet and discuss topics prepared by the Foreign Policy Association. Discussion guides will be provided by the Library and will be available after January 2. Contact Jo Ann Schusterich at jschusterich@hinsdalelibrary.info if you are interested in checking out a guide prior to the first meeting.
Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Topic: Trade and Politics
Teen Programs
DIY Tuesdays
Drop by the Teen Lounge for card making. No registration required. 
Tuesday, February 14, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Not Your Average Book Club
Bookish people unite! Check the calendar for each month's title. You are welcome to attend even if you haven't read it. No registration required. 
Wednesday, February 15, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Teen Book Box
It's a subscription box filled with a pre-selected YA book and other fun, bookish treats! This popular service is on break in February, but look for details about the March pick up in our spring newsletter. 

Create Your Own Sculpture: Circuit
We are breaking out the modeling clay! Draw inspiration from the original Circuit sculpture or come up with something entirely new. No registration required. 
Wednesday, February 22, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Kids Programs 
Spring storytime registration begins February 28. 
March 14-April 21

Visit hinsdalelibrary.info, select Calendar, then find the name of the class you would like to register for on either March 14, 15, or 16. Click on the name of the class and follow the registration prompt.
Drop-in Programs
Daddy Day
Saturday, February 4, 9:30 am-11:00 am

Family Science Saturday: Outer Space
Saturday, February 11, 10:00 am-11:00 am

Pokemon Trainer Club
Sunday, February 12, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Presidents' Day Scavenger Hunt
Monday, February 20, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Lincoln's Log Cabin
Monday, February 20, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm 

Family Drive-In Sundays: Secret Life of Pets
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
This program is first come, first served. Get a ticket at the Youth Services Desk before entering the "movie theater." Limit 60. 
Programs for Elementary Schoolers
R.E.A.D. with Hinsdale Humane Society
Saturday, February 11, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Grades K-4. Register at the Library or over the phone. Limit 8.

Coding Club
Tuesday, February 14, 4:00 pm-4:45 pm
Grades 3-5. Limit 8. 

For Young Children
My First Storytime
Fridays, January 20-February 24, 9:15 am-9:45 am
Babies through 12-months with caregiver. No registration required.  

Stay and Play
Fridays, February 10 and 24, 10:00 am-11:15 am
Babies through kindergarten with caregivers. No registration required.

We celebrate lifelong learning and foster community connections through innovative educational and cultural experiences. We are here to here to support our residents, terrific students, and great schools.

Stop by: Hinsdale Public Library is located at 20 E. Maple Street.
Call: Our number is 630.986.1976.
Click: Find our website at: www.hinsdalelibrary.info.
Twitter: If you need information while on the move go to twitter.com/hinsdalelibrary.
Facebook: Check out facebook.com/hinsdalepubliclibrary for up-to-date happenings in the Library. Like our HPL Parent Connection page, too!
Pinterest: Follow us on Pinterest for great booklists, program updates and more!
Text Hinsdale to 66746.
Online Catalog: Search for materials through our online catalog.


Sincerely,

Hinsdale Public Library