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Wednesday, March 4, 2009                 Issue No. 48


In this issue:
Celebrate Women's History Month
Teen Tech Week
March 8 - 14
Travel to the library during Spring Break!
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We can do it!Celebrate Women's History Month!

During this time of economic hardship that we are all experiencing, we want to be reminded that we can and will persevere. We can all be inspired by celebrating Women's History Month in March!

The goal of this national celebration is to heighten awareness and recognize the contributions of women to our society and nation. To read more about Women's History Month, the Library of Congress has created a website with links to their extensive online resources. View their collections, images, audio and video clips.

Helen Keller and Anne SullivanThe National Women's History Project (NWHP) started as a grassroots organization and has become a national institution. Each year a theme is chosen and honors women across the country for their contributions. This year the focus is on the environment, "Women: Taking the Lead to Save our Planet."

The library also has many resources on popular women throughout history, including suffragists, abolitionists, artists, writers, adventurers, pioneers, sports figures and more.

Stop by and enjoy our free cultural programs in March.

Jackie KennedyDecades of Dress Tea Social
Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
Fashion show meets history lesson when the library hosts a mobile museum exhibit. Clothes from the 20th century will be modeled while stories are told about the people who wore the outfits. A Tea Social will also be provided.
ArtemisiaTragedy to Triumph - The Story of Artemisia
Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.
A soulful and mystical multimedia presentation inspired by the life of the Baroque painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, will be performed.


Teen Tech Week 2009 Logo
Teen Tech Week 2009, which will be celebrated March 8-14, is about connecting teens with different technologies, especially those available through the library. Teens can literally press play on digital devices such as Playaways, DVD players, gaming controllers and more.

It seems like teens are already comfortable with technology so why do this?

Teens, in order to gain the skills necessary to compete in today's job market, need access to digital and online information and use these resources effectively, efficiently and ethically. Librarians and educators know this and work with teens on a regular basis to ensure they develop these skills by encouraging them to think critically. Teen Tech Week is a chance for libraries to throw open their physical & virtual doors and show their communities all the great things they're doing for teens with technology.

Teen listeningWhat's Happening for Teens @ the Library

Name That Tune
Press Play at the Adult Services Reference Desk Monday through Friday by naming that tune. We'll be spinning five different tracks each day. Teens that name all the tunes correctly will be entered into a drawing for an iPod Shuffle.

After-Hours SuperSmash Brothers Brawl Tournament
Friday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
GameStop in Mundelein will host an after-hours tournament for teens. Competitive gaming, food and of course, a winner!



Pack your bags and travel to the library for spring break!

You may have to stay close to home for spring break this year, but that doesn't mean you can't still have fun and make great family memories.

Check out the "Super Spectacular Spring Break" during the week of March 30 through April 3.

For Pre-K through Grade 6

bullet Monday - Try your luck at the Bean Bag Toss!

Tuesday - Magician Paul Lee will perform at 2:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Room! *Please register in advance at the Children's Services Desk for this program.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wednesday - Visit the Guess-timation Station. Your guesses could earn cool prizes!

Thursday - Drop by the Children's department to make a springtime craft!

Friday - Batter up! Baseball hunts at the library!

Don't forget to drop-in all month long for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Nook activity and your chance to win a fun prize!

Spring program registration starts Saturday, March 28th for Wauconda Area district residents. Look for the April/May Focus newsletter coming soon to your mailbox!

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