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Make Now: 2020 Time Capsule

2020-06-15 00:00:00 2020-06-15 23:59:00 America/Chicago Make Now: 2020 Time Capsule Niles-Maine District Library

Monday, June 15
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Add to Calendar 2020-06-15 00:00:00 2020-06-15 23:59:00 America/Chicago Make Now: 2020 Time Capsule Niles-Maine District Library

We are living through history right now! Document the events, thoughts, and feelings that you experience during this time.

We are living through history right now! Take some time to reflect on and document the events, thoughts, and feelings that you experience during this time. Include a calendar to record all of the important dates during this time.

Your time capsule could take many different shapes. You could create a physical container full of memories that you bury in the yard, or leave in the care of a friend or family member. Here are some articles with ideas for creating a physical time capsule:

5 Ways to Create a Time Capsule from wikiHow

Fun DIY Time Capsule Project from Red Tricycle (younger-sibling friendly)

How To Build Your Own Time Capsule from VICE


You could also create your time capsule as a paper journal or scrapbook. You can keep it simple with a spiral-bound notebook or get crafty with elaborate decorations.

What to Include in a Paper Time Capsule:

- Printed photos and/or drawings of family, friends and pets
- Clippings from local newspapers
- Cards celebrating birthdays, graduations, holidays and other special occasions
- A written letter to your future self
- Favorite lines copied from books, movies, TV series, and songs you've enjoyed
- Pressed leaves and flowers


You could even create a website. Here are some free options for building a website:

Weebly
Wix
Wordpress

What to Include in a Time Capsule Website:

- Photos you've taken on your phone
- Links to online news articles and social media posts
- Recorded interviews with family and friends
- A video "letter" to your future self
- Playlists you've made on Spotify
- Pinterest boards of recipes and crafts you've made


Whatever type of time capsule you choose to create, be sure to include the things you want to remember. Include any art work or poems you create, special memories, and interviews with family members and friends. Here are some questions to ask yourself and your interviewees to get you started:

All About Me
How old am I right now?
What are my favorite things?
    -Show?
    -Book?
    -Song?
    -Movie?
    -Activity?
    -Game?   
    -Place?   
    -Time of day?
   -Food to make?
What hobbies have I been practicing?
What 6 words describe how I feel?
What emoji describes my feelings right now?
What are my hopes for the future?
What are my biggest fears?
What 3 things am I most excited to do when this is over?
What do I aspire to be/do one day?

My Community
Who am I living with right now? (Include family members, pets, and anyone else in your household)
Who are my friends?
Who is my best friend?
What has been the biggest change during this time?
How has e-learning gone?
How am I staying connected to the important people in my life?
What have I done to help feel connected to my community? (e.g hearts in windows, chalk notes on sidewalk, etc)
What events have happened in my community?
How did they impact me?
How did I get involved?

Special Occasions
What events have I celebrated?
How have I celebrated them?
How have celebrations changed this year?
What new traditions have I started with family and/or friends?
What have been the top 3 moments from this time?

Letter to Myself
Write (or record) a letter to yourself to look back on in a few weeks, months or even years from now.
What have I learned from this experience?
What am I thankful for?
What does my future self need to know about my present self?
What are my goals for the future?

Adapted from: https://letsembark.ca/time-capsule 


For more time capsule, scrapbook and journal ideas, check out these titles available from Hoopla:

Getting Started With Scrapbooking (ebook) by Phyllis Matthews (2014)
Listify (ebook) by Marina Greenway (2020)
Time Capsule (ebook) by Virginia Loh-Hagan (2017)
The Ultimate Guide to Journaling (audiobook) by Hannah Braime (2015)

Join our virtual Bullet Journal Club for teens! Register here.

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Niles-Maine District Library

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Phone: 847-663-1234
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Susan Lempke

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The District currently includes 59,000 people. Half of them live in the Village of Niles in the southern half of the District. The north half of the District includes unincorporated Des Plaines and Glenview.

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