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Environmental Fair Coming to Library

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Susan Miura, Schaumburg Township District Library

Earth-friendly organizations, "green" products and nature-related programs will take place from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Environmental Fair in the lobby of the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg.

Additionally, a collection of small electronics and other items will take place during that time in the library's parking lot.

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In the lobby, library visitors will find tables hosted by organizations and individuals who are either selling products or providing information about resources and services. Additionally, there will be presentations throughout the day on home, energy and nature that will fall into two tracks targeting indoor and outdoor environmental strategies.

Presentations will take place in the Rasmussen Rooms on the library's second floor and include:

Stepping Stones to Greening Your Home, Noon. Learn how to green your home without breaking the bank.

Recycling, Noon. Discover how your recyclables are sorted and where they go.

Indoor Air Quality for the Home, 1 p.m. Learn to create healthier indoor environments with plants, furniture, wall coverings and more.

Tips and Tricks for Green Living, 1 p.m. Find out what it means to live a "green" lifestyle, including transportation, home and diet.

Energy Efficiency for your Home, 2 p.m. Discover products that protect plants from heavy frosts and learn to build a garden "cold frame."

Where Natured Comes Home, 2:30 p.m. Transform your lawn into an unfolding range of colorful native prairie plants and rain gardens.

Green Cleaning at Home, 3 p.m. Learn how to make green homemade cleaning products.

In the parking lot, people are welcome to drop off used items for recycling, including cameras, calculators, camcorders, cell phones, holiday lights, digital converter boxes, DVD players, keyboards, modems, power tools, printers, scanners, stereos, VCRs, video game consoles, zip drives and more. For a full list, please pick up a green flyer at the library's Reception Desk.

Items that will not be accepted include large home appliances, large stereo speakers, loose batteries, hazardous waste, mercury-containing devices, fluorescent bulbs, liquids and gases.

In addition to the lobby tables and seminars, the library will show family-friendly movies in the Audiovisual Department. Come and see "March of the Penguins" at 11 a.m. and "Free Willy" at 2 p.m.

No registration or fee is required to attend the Environmental Fair, and all ages are welcome.

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