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Events related to books and events that enrich your mind, such as lectures, classes, book signings, book club events, writers' group events, forums and discussions. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Teen Film Fest competition: Creative film buffs in grades six-12 are invited to write, shoot and edit their own films and submit them for consideration in the Mount Prospect Public Library's Teen Film Fest. Your piece could be one of the films featured at the library's Jan. 30 public screening. Submissions are due Friday, Jan. 15. Full details are available at mppl.org/teens.

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Winter Reading Program: Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Children ages 14 and under can take part in the "Everything Igby" or "Wolves Read-to-Succeed" programs. The last day to register is Feb. 6. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Adult/High School Winter Reading Club: Through Sunday, Feb. 28, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Every book you read or listen to earns a chance to win great weekly prizes. Read three books of your choice and take the Winter Reading Challenge, using library services, to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing March. 1. Stop by the Information/Rader's Advisory desk to sign up.

Youth Winter Reading Club: Through Jan. 31, Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Children in preschool through eighth grade can investigate what the library has to offer during he Youth Winter Reading Club, "Reading Detectives," and earn prizes, enter weekly raffles, and enjoy a magician at the end of the program. Call (847) 634-3650 or visit vapld.info.

Chicago Wolvers Reading program: Begins Monday, Jan. 25 and runs through Saturday, March 6, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Children through eighth grade can score a goal by signing up for the Chicago Wolves WInter Reading program for chances to win great Chicago Wolves prizes. Register in the Youth Services department.

Jan. 12

Book Film Discussion Group: 7 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 12 and 26, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. At the first meeting attendees watch the movie. Before the second meeting, they read the book and at the second meeting the book and movie are discussed. $25 membership fee to cover the cost of books. (847) 923-3347.

Wisconsin Barns: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, Indian Trails Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. A program on the book "Wisconsin Barns," by Nancy Schumm-Burgess with photography by Ernest J. Schweit. Schweit will give a PowerPoint presentation that will include images from the book and share stories and anecdotes. For information, visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call (847) 459-4100.

Ancient Persia-Modern Iran: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. World traveler Bill Helmuth presents a slide lecture of his 1,000-mile overland trip to Iran and gives and eyewitness account of Iran's realities. Register at (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 or phpl.info.

Preschool Drop-in Storytime: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Stories, rhymes and a short film for ages 3-5. No siblings or guardians in the room. No registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Jan. 13

Polish Language Book Discussion Group: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. Group reads books in the Polish language and meets monthly to discuss them. Registration fee is $30. (847) 923-4437.

Books and Bagels book discussion group: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, Poplar Creek Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood. For information, Linda, (630) 483-4949.

Barrington Lyric Lecture: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington. "Elixir of Love" lecturer, Bob Klassy. Free. To register, (847) 304-1996.

Writers Support Group: 6:30-8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. For all writers; newcomers welcome. No registration required. Call (847) 634-3650 or visit vapld.info.

Jan. 14

Sports heroes of the 1930's: 10:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St. Bill Haase takes a look at outstanding athletes from the 1930s including Bill Tilden, Bobby Jones, Joe Louis, Babe Didrikson Zaharias and George Herman Ruth. Part of the center's monthly series, Coffee Talk. No registration required. For information, (847) 391-5399 or desplaineshistory.org.

Bookies book discussion group: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, Poplar Creek Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood. For information, Linda, (630) 483-4949.

Adult book discussion-non fiction: 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, Palatine Public Library District, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. "Truth and Beauty: a Friendship" by Ann Patchett will be discusses. To register, (847) 358-5881, ext. 166 or palatinelibrary.org.

Read to Rover: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Grades 1-5 can sign up in person at the Ask Here desk for a 15-minute one-on-one reading session with a certified therapy dog. No parents or siblings allowed in the room during the session. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Internet Safety and Social Networking: 708:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Detective Alan Krok from the Chicago Police Department's Internet Child Exploitation team discusses topics all parents should be aware of including Internet sexual predators and how they operate, keeping your identity safe and the pros and cons of social networking sites, posting pictures and videos online, cell phone an cyberbullying. Register at (847) 2590-3500, ext. 35 or phol.info.

Jan. 15

ITPLD Book Sale: Members-only preview 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15; open to all 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. The Friends of the Indian Trails Public Library District used book sale; nonmembers can join for $3 for an individual and $5 for a family membership. Children's books are mostly 25 cents. There will also be children's and adults' videotapes at $0.50, and some DVDs and books on disc. Adults' pocket paperbacks are $0.50; all others are $1.00, except for "better books," which are higher. Many books will be less than $1. On Sunday, most books will be sold $3 per grocery bag. For information, call (847) 459-4100.

Jan. 16

Mystery On Loan Club: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, Palatine Public Library District, 700 N. North Court. Fans of alternative Sherlock Holmes novels are invited to share their thoughts with the group. A bookmark with suggested authors will be available at the Reader Assistance Desk beginning Saturday, Dec. 19. To register, (847) 258-5881, ext. 132 or palatinelibrary.org.

Jan. 19

Write it Now-Creative Writing Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane. (847) 259-6055 or rmlib.org.

Book Discussion Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. $25 registration fee. (847) 923-3347.

Adult book discussion-Great Books: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, Palatine Public Library District, 700 N. North Court. Discussion of "Indian Camp" by Ernest Hemingway and "The Diver" by V.S. Pritchett part of the "Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus." Purchase a copy for $30 at the second floor reference desk. For information, (847) 358-5881, ext. 166 or palatinelibrary.org.

ECC open registration for spring 2010: Open registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19, Registration Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. New and continuing ECC students with an ECC identification number may register online at elgin.edu/accessecc. For information, (847) 214-7385 or admissions@elginedu.

Write It Now Creative Writing Group: 10 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows. Do some writing and share it with others. For registration or information, call (847) 259-6050.

Jan. 20

Great American Movies: 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. Participants watch the movie, received information about the director and other interesting facts, then discuss their thoughts.(847) 923-3347.

Jan. 21

Lyric Opera Lecture: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. "The Elixir of Love" by Gaetano Donizetti is explored. Hear musical excerpts and learn about the plot and composer. Register at (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 of phol.info.

Jan. 23

Lifestories: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane. Write down and share your memories. Bring photos, journals, essays. Register at (847) 259-6055 or rmlib.org.

Jan. 25

Preschool Drop-in Storytime: 11-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 26, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Stories, rhymes and a short film for ages 3-5. No siblings or guardians in the room. No registration required. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

Jan. 26

Storytime Yoga: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Katie Klatt-Bowen of Storybook Yoga for R.E.A.L. teaches children ages 3-5 yoga poses, meditation and movement through the wonder of storybooks. Register at (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 of phpl.info.

Clutter Busting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. Discussion and book signing of "Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What's Holding You Back" by author Brooks Palmer. To register, (847) 259-3500, ext. 35 or phol,info.

Jan. 27

PHPLD regular meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, Lusk conference room of the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. (847) 259-3500 or phpl.info.

Jan. 28

Mystery By the Book discussion group: Noon Thursday, Jan. 28, Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood. For information, call Linda, (630) 483-4949.

Jan. 30

eBay Shopping Made Easy and Safe: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows. Learn the ins and outs of eBay. For registration or information, call (847) 259-6050.

Feb. 2

Barrington Lyric Lecture: 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington. "Damnation of Faust" lecturer, Kip Kelly. Free. To register, (847) 304-1996.

Feb. 6

Author Chris Bohjalian: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Novelist Chris Bohjalian will share his newest novel, "Secrets of Eden." A book sale and signing will be included. Registration required; call (847) 634-3650 or visit vapld.info.

Feb. 24

PHPLD regular meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, Lusk conference room of the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. (847) 259-3500 or phpl.info.

Prospect Heights Book Review Club: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 24, March 24 and April 28; and two luncheons/book reviews at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 18 and May 26. A limited number of memberships are still available for the upcoming season. For information, call Margie, (847) 398-8504.

Barrington Lyric Lecture: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington. "Marriage of Figaro" lecturer, Gary Pett. Free. To register, (847) 304-1996.

Feb. 25

Author Judith Warner: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Judith Warner will discuss how pervasive disorders like autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia and more are and show how complex and painful a journey it can be for parents in "Weve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication." Book sale and signing included. Registration required; call (847) 634-3650 or visit vapld.info.

March 31

PHPLD regular meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, Lusk conference room of the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. (847) 259-3500 or phpl.info.

April 28

PHPLD regular meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, Lusk conference room of the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. (847) 259-3500 or phpl.info.

May 26

PHPLD regular meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, Lusk conference room of the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. (847) 259-3500 or phpl.info.

June 23

PHPLD regular meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, Lusk conference room of the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. (847) 259-3500 or phpl.info.

July 28

PHPLD regular meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, Lusk conference room of the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. (847) 259-3500 or phpl.info.

Aug. 25

PHPLD regular meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, Lusk conference room of the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. (847) 259-3500 or phpl.info.

Ongoing

Start your job search at AHML: Business librarians Jason Kuhl and Barb Vlk man the Jobs Desk at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., weekdays from 1-4 p.m. to help residents start their job search at the library. Register for free weekday job programs like networking and resume review at ahml.info or stop by the Answer Center on the library's first floor. (847) 392-0100

1950s House: Open 1-4 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, April through December; Rolling Meadows Historical Museum, 3100 Central Road, Rolling Meadows. For details, and to schedule tour groups, call (847) 577-7346.

Long Grove Art School: Spoerlein Commons S.C. Suite 209, Arlington Heights and McHenry roads, Buffalo Grove. Class instructions are in oil paint, acrylics, watercolor, and drawing one 2-hour workshop/class for adults in oil on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Four weekly classes are forming with a maximum of six students. Private instruction and open studio time. Four week classes for kids ages 7-12. (847) 634-2920 longgroveartschool.com.

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