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Books and enrichment.

Events related to books and those that enrich your mind, such as book signings and sales, book clubs and writers' groups, lectures, classes and discussions. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Book Buddies: 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Strengthen your skills with the guidance of teen volunteers while sharing stories and activities. Partners may vary throughout the program. For students in grades one-four. To sign up, call (847) 358-5881, ext. 132, or visit www.palatinelibrary.org.

ESL Conversation Club: 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Drop in to practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. For information, (847) 358-5881, ext. 167, or www.palatinelibrary.org.

Vagabonding Around the World: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Brian Michalski explains how extended world travel can be done. Learn about budgets, travel apps, culture shock, hostel life, and visas. Free. Registration is required at vapld.info or (224) 543-1485.

Barrington Writers Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Barrington Area Library, 505 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. Weekly meetings provide authors oral and written critiques. All genres welcome -- fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, screenplays. Improve your writing, increase your chances for publication or just enjoy polishing a piece for personal satisfaction. Attendance is free; $55 membership required to read material. For information, visit Barringtonwriters.org.

Money Smart -- Keep It Safe: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Palatine Bank & Trust presents the different forms and steps to help prevent identity theft, as well as examples and ways to prevent or reduce elder financial abuse. To sign up, call (847) 358-5881, ext. 167, or visit www.palatinelibrary.org.

Artist Talk and Book Signing; Chris Raschka: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Enjoy an evening with acclaimed author and illustrator Chris Raschka as he shares an overview of his 25 years of making books for children. A book signing and sale will follow. For ages 8 and older. Register at ahml.info with one guest. For information, visit www.ahml.info/content/adult-tbd-68.

Getting Off the Treadmill -- Escaping the Race to Nowhere: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Author, life coach, business founder, and former CEO Michael Lauesen explains how to reduce stress and improve productivity at work and home. This program is free and open to all. Registration is required at (224) 543-1485, or www.vapld.info.

Nature Speaks -- Consilience, Concinnity and the Way: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, co-author of "Flora of the Chicago Region," and one of the earliest pioneers of the natural areas restoration and conservation movement, speaks about the harmony, fragility and interdependence of our ecosystems. Register by calling (847) 259-3500 or online at www.php.

Mystery by the Book discussion group: Noon the fourth Thursday of each month, at Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood. Copies of book discussion books are available at the Fiction Desk. For information, contact Linda, (630) 483-4949.

Storytime and Book Signing -- Chris Raschka: 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Enjoy a special interactive storytime event with Chris Raschka. Read aloud and act out scenes from Raschka's books and see his award-winning illustrations come to life during a live drawing. A book signing and sale will follow. For age 4 to -grade four with an adult. Register at ahml.info.

Kids Read: 3-4 p.m. Friday, June 29, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Share your thoughts about the book "Ms. Bixby's Last Day" by John David Anderson, while enjoying snacks and tie-in activities. For students in grades three-six. Copies available at the Reader Assistance Desk. To sign up, call (847) 358-5881, ext. 132, or visit www.palatinelibrary.org.

Unwind with Art -- 3-Color Print Making: 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. Join local artist and illustrator Terri Murphy for a printmaking workshop in three stages. Attendees will learn how to block a variety of colors on their Styrofoam printing plate designs in order to pull a print. Register at (847) 259-3500 or www.phpl.info.
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Date:Jun 26, 2018
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