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

Genealogy Without Fear: Taking the Foolishness Out of Family Trees

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm Location: Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trl, Lake Zurich, IL (Rooms A and B) Genealogy research is no April Fool’s joke. Genealogy reference questions can be intimidating, especially for the non-genealogist. Reference librarian and genealogy specialist Carol Bartlett will walk you through getting patrons started with their genealogical inquiries.  Learn … More Genealogy Without Fear: Taking the Foolishness Out of Family Trees

Displays on Parade

Date: September 23, 2014 Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Location: Barrington Area Library Tired of doing the same old book displays? Need inspiration for displays that are fresh, clever, visually appealing, and designed to drive circulation? Join Steven Jablonski of Skokie Public Library for a rundown of rules of thumb to use when thinking up your own thematic displays. … More Displays on Parade

Book a Librarian: What Works, What Doesn’t

Date: June 24, 2014 Time: 2:30-4:30pm Location: Mt. Prospect Public Library Looking for new ways to expand services to your patrons? Mount Prospect Public Library has offered a “Reference by Appointment” service since 2008.  Learn how this service has grown and evolved to meet the needs of patrons researching a variety of topics. To address the unique … More Book a Librarian: What Works, What Doesn’t

Maker Spaces on a Budget

Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Schaumburg Township District Library Join us for a panel discussion including Mike Campagna of Barrington Area Library, Amanda Margis of Warren-Newport Public Library, and Elizabeth Ludemann from Morton Grove Public Library as they discuss ideas for maker programming, solutions to the ever-present issues of space and … More Maker Spaces on a Budget