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Friday, March 6

Friday, March 6

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is best known for his reprisal of the comic book superhero Birdman, a film that debuted 20 years earlier. Now past middle age, Riggan is desperate to establish himself as a serious artist by writing, directing, ...

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Get in the game this Teen Tech Week. Earn points and badges for trying out the latest technology, creating projects, and joining us for library events. Learn how to join the game and earn your first badge. For grades 6-12.

Saturday, March 7

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Madden Tournament

Games/Crafts

Compete against other expert gamers in our annual Madden Tournament. The winners of this no-holds-barred event will take home Game Stop Gift Cards. For grades 6 through adult. Spectators of all ages welcome.

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Sunday, March 8

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Science Expo

Special Event

Come to the library for an afternoon of science fun! Explore a variety of interactive exhibits and demonstrations from Chicago-area science organizations, all of which are sure to get kids excited about science. Drop-in event. For all ages.

Monday, March 9

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Preschool Fitness

Class/Workshop

Get up and get moving with your preschooler! Join My Gym Skokie for fun movement activities and information about preschool motor skills and milestones. Limited to 25 participants. For ages 3-5.

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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Challenge Accepted!

Computer Class Class/Workshop

Split into teams and get ready to build. Every week, we will propose a new engineering challenge and compete in teams to see which project wins. For grades 6-8.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to make a structured beat on Garageband using instruments and loops. Drop-in event. For grades 6-8.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lego Club

Games/Crafts

Come build with our vast collection of Legos! Create on your own or help build a joint Lego masterpiece. Duplos will be available for little ones. Drop-in event. For grades K-5.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to make a structured beat in Garageband using instruments and loops. Limited to 6 participants. For grades 3-5.

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Astrobiology: Learn about Life in Space

Computer Class Class/Workshop

Learn about astrobiology, the study of life on earth and in space. Recent discoveries made by the Curiosity Rover provide more evidence that Mars might have been inhabited at one point. Does this prove that extraterrestrial life exists? What other ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This class is designed to usher participants into their own experience with the meditative state.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This hands-on class is an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: tabs, layouts, themes, background, bullets, animations, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed.
Limited to 13 participants.

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Tuesday, March 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddler Fitness

Class/Workshop

Get up and get moving with your toddler! Join My Gym Skokie for fun movement activities and information about toddler motor skills and milestones. Limited to 25 participants. For age 2.

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Introduction to LinkedIn

Computer Class

Learn to use LinkedIn.com, the social networking site that allows you to connect with colleagues and improve the power of your professional networking. Class is hands-on and limited to 13 participants.

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Mars Surface Exploration

Computer Class

Using Planet Four, a citizen science project, we’ll explore and classify the surface of Mars to help planetary scientists better understand Mars’ climate. Limited to 6 participants. For grades 3-5.

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Science Club

Class/Workshop

Have you ever wondered how airplanes fly? Why stars twinkle? What causes a volcano? All of these questions have one thing in common: science! Explore the wonders of the universe through science in a hands-on, fun way. Limited to 25 ...

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Knit and Purl Drop-In

Games/Crafts

Whether you are new to knitting or are experienced, join us for an hour each week to work on knitting projects. Ingrid Diaz will help you get started or solve a problem with a current project.
Drop-in event. For all ...

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mars Surface Exploration

Computer Class

Using Planet Four, a citizen science project, we’ll explore and classify the surface of Mars to help planetary scientists better understand Mars’ climate. Limited to 6 participants. For grades 3-5.

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Great Books Discussion Group

Book/Author Program

The Great Books Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of every month (with the exception of January, February, July and August) to discuss classic tales from literature.

Wednesday, March 11

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Over 100 million people use Yelp every month. Join other local small business owners for networking, learn how to manage your Yelp page, and connect with your customers. Enter on the west side of the library only.

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10:30 am - 11:00 am

One-Year-Old Fitness

Class/Workshop

Get up and get moving with your one-year-old! Join My Gym Skokie for fun movement activities and information about motor skills and milestones. Limited to 25 participants. For ages 12-23 months.

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Photoshop Elements

Computer Class

Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements to enhance digital images. You will learn simple functions and how to work with layers. Sample images can be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own. Class is taught on Apple computers ...

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Grrrls Code: App Design

Computer Class

Girls, embrace your inner nerd and walk away with some serious tech skills. This month we will prototype our own mobile applications. In April, we'll start building our apps. Limited to 8 participants. For girls in grades 6-8.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Whether you have existing or no coding experience, by the end of this course you'll have the skills required to build your own simple social networking Web app using Treehouse. In this course, you will complete self-guided, easy to follow, ...

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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for another installment of LitLounge at Curragh Irish Pub, located at 8266 Lincoln Avenue in downtown Skokie. This month's discussion will focus on We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, and you can pick ...

Thursday, March 12

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Introduction to Yoga

Class/Workshop

There's no time like the present to get started on a healthier you. Whether you are trying yoga for the first time or are a regular practitioner, this class will introduce you to basics of yoga practice and the myriad ...

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Fire Chief Ralph Czerwinski for an informative presentation on what you can do to protect yourself and your family in the event of a disaster. We'll also discuss the Village of Skokie's preparation efforts for withstanding and recovering from ...

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What’s in My Shampoo? Chemicals and Health

Computer Class Class/Workshop

Do you wonder about how BPA, flame retardants, and other chemicals and affect our health? Should we be concerned? Come be part of the library’s chemicals and health group where we will learn the ins and outs of chemicals and ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever wanted your own radio show? Podcasting makes it possible. In this hands-on class, you'll learn to record, edit, and share your voice on the Web. Taught on Apple computers. Limited to five participants.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A man was put in jail recently for punching a hole through a Manet painting. Usually punching a hole in a piece of art is a bad thing. But in this glitch art class, we’ll be “punching holes” through digital ...

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Friday, March 13

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Vincent (Bill Murray) is a disgruntled Vietnam veteran, an alcoholic who makes ends meet with a visit to the racetrack. Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) is a 12-year-old boy mercilessly bullied at school. Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) is Oliver’s overworked mother, struggling to ...

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In this hands-on class, you'll learn Internet basics, including navigating with a browser, what a URL is, and how to search effectively. We’ll also review using the keyboard and mouse and leave lots of time for questions. Limited to 13 ...

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

As Teen Tech Week draws to a close, join us to celebrate all we've learned. More cool stuff to try, snacks, prizes--what could be better?
Drop-in event. For grades 6-12.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) is a 12-year-old misanthrope-in-the-making when his tween-ager woes (gum in his hair, junior high cliques, online harassment) compel him to cast a “curse” on his family, especially after his parents (Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner) tell ...

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