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Penny for your thoughts in West Dundee?

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  • Those pennies you've got in piles all over your house can be put to good use at an upcoming penny social in West Dundee.

    Those pennies you've got in piles all over your house can be put to good use at an upcoming penny social in West Dundee.
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Are you looking for a way to spend some of those pennies lying around the house?

Well, Carpentersville's Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5915 is holding its annual penny social next Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the post, 117 S. First St., West Dundee.

A penny social works this way: people donate new or used items and they're put on a table. Every item will have a bag nearby. If you see an item you like, you buy a number for a penny. The more numbers you buy, the better your odds are of winning the item. At some point in the night, a number is drawn and whoever pulled that number, wins.

This is the auxiliary's biggest fundraiser of the year. Its proceeds will support local organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, Community Crisis Center and the American Cancer Society.

The night includes a raffle, door prizes and refreshments.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and number calling begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, send an email to Elaine Slack at or call her at (847) 658-3391.

Children's stories in English and Spanish: In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began last Thursday, Dundee Township Library has invited Kay Weeden, a bilingual storyteller and folk singer as part of the library's "íSay Ole!" story time, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the library.

The free, 45-minute program involves the audience with singing, clapping, dancing and chanting. Reservations are not necessary.

The library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, covers people living in Carpentersville, the Dundees, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts and parts of Algonquin. For more information about the program, call the children's department at (847) 428-3661, ext. 310.

Calling all local gamers: The Dundee Township Library is now carrying video games for the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo DS video game systems.

Previously, it only offered video games from the Nintendo Wii.

You're allowed to check out two video games for every library card, for seven days. Reserves and renewals are not allowed.

To view the library's video game catalog, visit and search for "video games." You'll find the games near the information services desk on the library's main level.

For information, contact Kristin Finneran at or call her at (847) 428-3661, extension 315.

Lenore Adkins covers Carpentersville, Huntley, the Dundees, Hampshire and Sleepy Hollow. To reach her, send email to or call (847) 608-2725.