Extending Our Reach: Libraries, Social Workers, and Community Partnerships

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Time: 2:00-4:30pm Location: Arlington Heights Memorial Library (Hendrickson Room), 500 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights Increasingly libraries across the country are seeing a need to provide social services to the populations they serve. Many libraries are starting to work more closely with social service agencies in their communities and some libraries … More Extending Our Reach: Libraries, Social Workers, and Community Partnerships

Building Online Community with LocalWiki

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Morton Grove Public Library — 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053 Libraries are working harder than ever to discover new and exciting ways to work with the community. Virtual community engagement is one of those ways. Librarians nationwide have begun participating in the LocalWiki … More Building Online Community with LocalWiki

Field Trip: DuPage Children’s Museum

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016 Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Location: DuPage Children’s Museum – 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540   As more libraries provide hands-on learning experiences and interactive spaces for children and families, we can learn from children’s museums and their knowledge of child development, exhibit design, and techniques for scaffolding … More Field Trip: DuPage Children’s Museum

3D Printing Summit

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Time: 9:30am-12:00pm Location: Naperville Public Library – 95th Street Library Are you interested in starting a 3D printing program at your library, or do you already have one and would like to learn some tips and tricks from other libraries? At the 3D Printing Summit, you will hear from four libraries … More 3D Printing Summit

Jobs & College & Careers, Oh My!

Date:  Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Time:  2:00-4:00pm Location: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Hendrickson Room on the 2nd Floor Join the Recharge Committee for a great presentation and panel discussion at Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 30.  Our speakers will share their expertise in providing library services to set teens down the right road … More Jobs & College & Careers, Oh My!

Recharge Unconference 2015

Date: October 30, 2015 Time: 9am-4pm Location: Gail Borden Public Library District, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120 Looking to re-energize your innovation and creativity? Join us as we transform to Recharge: Continuing Education for Library Leaders at our first Unconference. You’ll participate in hands-on learning activities, hear from innovators in the field, and be … More Recharge Unconference 2015

Check Out the Recharge Workshop Line Up!

In addition to Beck Tench as the keynote speaker, the Recharge Unconference offers amazing local librarians leading mini workshops. Your library peers will share their best tools to empower you to regain energy, get inspired, and increase creativity. Check out the full line up of Recharge Workshops below! Build New Partnerships Through Shared Economy Amy … More Check Out the Recharge Workshop Line Up!

Programming through Partnership for Adults with High-Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Time: 9:30-11am Location: Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg IL Join the Recharge Committee for a great panel discussion at the Schaumburg Township District Library on Wednesday, November 11. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention reports that one in 68 children have autism—and the numbers are rising. … More Programming through Partnership for Adults with High-Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome

Introducing the Recharge Unconference Keynote Speaker

The Recharge Unconference is quickly approaching in October! We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our amazing keynote speaker Beck Tench. Beck Tench is an independent educator, storyteller, technologist, and designer who writes, draws, and presents on fear, failure, and change. Beck will open the unconference with this talk: Librarians in Space: How to make … More Introducing the Recharge Unconference Keynote Speaker