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Text of LIBRARY BOARD MEETINGS Holiday Giving Tree

November 2011
Holiday Giving Tree This year the Geneva Public Library District’s Holiday Giving Tree will assist Fox Valley Troop Support, Inc. This organization sends care packages to our local men and women serving in the military around the globe. The donation drive will be held from November 14 to December 5. A list of suitable donation items can be found at
Friends of Geneva Public Library If you are a book lover, information seeker, reader, music or movie buff and you treasure and value your Library as an important community asset then join us at our next meeting, Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 PM.
What in the World is Shoutbomb? Shoutbomb is a service that helps you manage your library account via text messages – including renewals. We’ll text you: holds now available, overdue notifications, items due soon notifications and current fees/fines notifications. You can even renew eligible items via text. A text will be sent only when activity on your account triggers a message. To learn more about Shoutbomb and how to sign up, please go to
Try Before You Buy Does your holiday shopping list include an eReader or Tablet? Stop by the Library’s small Conference Room on Saturday, November 19 from 10 to noon or Friday, December 2 from 1 PM–3 PM. We will have the iPad and Asus Eee Tablets along with various eReaders for you to try out and compare. No registration required.
Geneva Library Foundation The Geneva Library Foundation is teaming up with Barnes & Noble for a Holiday Book Fair on Friday, December 9 from 9 AM to 10 PM. The Barnes & Noble at the Geneva Commons location will donate a portion of its revenue from purchases made that day to The Geneva Library Foundation. Just present this Library Link article, mention The Geneva Library Foundation Book Fair or present Book Fair ID#10525251 to the cashier.
It’s not just merchandise that will earn credit for the Foundation. Pick up a coffee at the café during your visit, mention the book fair or present the ID# and that will count too! You can even order a Cheesecake Factory cheesecake for your upcoming holiday parties.
The best part— you can shop from the comfort of your own home! You, your friends and family can shop online and these purchases count too! Go to from December 9 thru December 14 and follow the instructions for purchase. Don’t forget to use the Book Fair ID# noted above.
Come one; come all to support the Geneva Library Foundation! For more information on The Barnes & Noble Book Fair supporting The Geneva Library Foundation or to donate directly to The Geneva Library Foundation, go to
Book & Bag It Wednesday, November 2 12–1 PM Frank Lloyd Wright: An Architectural Journey from Oak Park to Taliesin The popular book Loving Frank has ignited new interest in this iconic architect. Learn about Wright himself and his architecture in this slide lecture presented by Jeff Mishur.
The Amazing Amazon Thursday, November 3 7–8:30 PM Go on a visually exciting journey with travel presenter Bill Helmuth as he explores the exotic Amazon.
Mother/Daughter Retro Crafts Saturday, November 5 10–11:30 AM
Mad about macrame, flower looms and more? Travel back through the decades by seeing pictures of popular past crafts and decorations. Bring your daughter, try some simple samples of three retro crafts to take home. Retro snacks will be served. Led by retro craft guru, Amy Alessio. Participants must be in grade 6 or higher. This class is limited to 20 registrants.
Self-Publishing with Amazon’s CreateSpace: A Quick Look at the Step-by-Step Process Sunday, November 6 2–3:30 PM This informative presentation by author Barbara Gregorich depicts the real-life, step-by-step process of self-publishing a book through CreateSpace, an Amazon-owned company. Learn how to set up an account, create pages, design a cover and submit your final manuscript for publication.
Cook Once, Eat Twice: Using Your Holiday Leftovers to Make a Unique Second Meal Tuesday, November 15 11 AM Welcome back Chef Kelly Donlea from Organizing Dinner. This exciting cooking demonstration will teach you how to turn holiday cranberry beef brisket into tasty tostadas and leftover roast turkey into zesty jambalaya. Seating is limited to 50 and registration is required.
Just 4 Middle School Candy Art Monday, November 21 4–4:45 PM This event is for grades 6, 7 and 8 only. Space is limited — sign up early!
Teen Movie Tuesday, November 22 2 PM No school? Free movie! Call us for movie details. Snacks and soda provided.
Kids’ Club Grades 2 & 3 Wednesday, November 2 or Thursday, November 3 4–4:45 PM If you’re looking for a fun program featuring arts and crafts, games and stories, look no further! Registration began Wednesday, August 17.
Big Chill Ages 5 & up but families are welcome Tuesday, November 8 4–5:15 PM How can a banana become a hammer? With the help of liquid nitrogen! Welcome to the world of the really cold. Watch ordinary materials behave in extraordinary ways and be prepared to make and eat ice cream.
Preschool Fair For parents and caregivers of preschool children At the Batavia Public Library Wednesday, November 9 6:30–8 PM Find out which school is right for your child. Drop in anytime to speak with representatives from preschools in Batavia and Geneva. This program is co-sponsored by the Batavia Public Library and the Geneva Public Library District.
Club Four Five Grades 4 & 5 Thursday, November 10 4–4:45 PM Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us for arts and crafts, games, books-something different each time we meet.
Fan Club Grades 1–5 Wednesday, November 16 4–4:45 PM
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker Kids reading this series independently are invited to join other fans to play games, do crafts and share favorite moments from the books. Each person who registers will receive a free paperback copy of the book to be read prior to the program. Please pick up your copy at the Ask Me Desk.
Mother-Daughter Book Discussion Girls in grades 4–8 with a caregiver Monday, November 21 6:15–7:15 PM Franny Parker by Hannah Roberts McKinnon Read the book and join us for this special “girls only” book discussion! We’ll provide pizza and soft drinks — you provide the lively conversation!
School’s Out — For All Ages Drop-in Craft Tuesday, November 22 9 AM–8:30 PM While supplies last.
Puzzles and Coloring Pages Wednesday, November 23 9 AM–4:30 PM Work on a puzzle or coloring page.
Games Friday, November 25 10 AM–12 PM Join us for an open gaming session of video and traditional board games.
Thursday, November 17 7 PM The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the About Us page of the Library website.
NOVEMBER MEETING Tuesday, November 1 7:30–9 PM
BOOK SORTS Friday, November 11 10 AM–12 PM Monday, November 21 10 AM–12 PM
Want to become a Friend? Applications for membership can be found at www.geneva.
Tuesday Evening Discussion November 15 7:30-9 PM The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Friday Morning Discussion November 18 9:30 AM Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Program Requires Registraion
Registration for Geneva Public Library District cardholders may be done in person, online via our calendar page or by phone at 630-232-0893 beginning on Tuesday, August 30 at 9AM, unless otherwise noted. Non-cardholders may register beginning Tuesday, September 6, if space is available.
Registration is not Required
Program Requires Tickets
Tickets for programs will be made available to Geneva Public Library District cardholders two weeks before the date of the program. Non- cardholders may pick up tickets on the day of the program, if available.
Grades 4–8 Thursday, November 17 4–5 PM Do you like to write stories or draw? Then join us to create the Jr. Journal.
Grades 4–8 Thursday, November 17 Browse our display of great books for family reading time and enter a raffle to win your own Family Reading Night fun kit.
Tuesday, November 1 7–7:30 PM
Saturdays, November 5, 19 10–10:30 AM This drop-in program invites families of all ages to enjoy storytime together.
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)