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Thursday, February 26

Thursday, February 26

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Facebook Basics

Computer Class

Wondering what the Facebook fuss is all about? Explore the social networking phenomenon in this hands-on class. Learn to set up an account, navigate the site, find friends, upload photos, and manage privacy settings.

Registration begins December 1.

Online registration is closed.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This hands-on class introduces easy-to-use Library services for downloadable audiobooks and streaming music and video. Bring your own device or use one of our iPads.

Registration begins December 1.

Online registration is closed.

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Health Care Navigator

Community Service

Trained health care navigators from Connections in Evanston will be available to answer questions about health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act. Stop by or make an individual appointment by calling 224-999-3706.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you have questions or concerns regarding your child's use of digital devices and social media platforms? In this presentation, we will talk about many popular social media platforms and discuss the legal requirements regarding age for access. We will ...

Online registration is closed.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This hands-on computer class is for beginners who would like to improve their basic computer skills. The instructors will start with how to turn on a computer and use a mouse, and end with how to go to a specific ...

Online registration is closed.

Friday, February 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddlers and accompanying adults share a lively program of simple stories, songs, games, and fingerplays.

For ages 24-35 months with parent or adult caregiver. Drop-in event.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Read, experiment, grow! Help your child along the road to reading each week with stories and fun hands-on literacy, math, and science activities.

For ages 4-5. Registration begins January 2.

Online registration is closed.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, The Drop stars Tom Hardy as Bob Saginowski, a Brooklyn bartender who slings drinks at a “drop bar,” where local gangsters funnel cash from various nefarious dealings. Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini, in his ...

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Move beyond the familiar stories. Award-winning storyteller Linda Gorham inspires us with movement, humor, and sometimes zaniness as she tells imaginative folktales from many cultures. These are tales updated with attitude, so be prepared for a memorable, story-filled event.

Online registration is closed.

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Friend Squad

Games/Crafts

Come meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others your age.

For ages 11-16. Registration begins December 1.

Online registration is closed.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Discover and learn how to use reliable online resources and apps to improve your gardening (yes, spring is coming!) from a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener.

Registration begins December 1.

Online registration is closed.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Bingo

Games/Crafts

Head to the library for a night of family gaming fun. Winners will have a choice of prizes.

Drop-in event.

Saturday, February 28

9:15 am - 5:45 pm

Health Care Navigator

Community Service

Trained health care navigators from Connections in Evanston will be available to answer questions about health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act. Stop by their table outside the Community Engagement office or make an individual appointment by calling ...

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Find out how much fun games can be when we play without electronics! Drop in to the YS Department and test your skills on our "unplugged" games.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fun with Science

Class/Workshop

Join a professor from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University for experiments, games, and the joys of discovery. Enjoy and learn a little about the wonders of science.
Limited to 30 participants.
For grades 2-5.

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Sunday, March 1

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Pianist Dionna Bidny is a homeschooled senior. She performed on the Sonata-Sonatina Festival Gold Medalist Recital in December 2013, received highest overall score in 2014 Level Ten Achievement in Music Program for performance and music theory knowledge, and is a ...

Monday, March 2

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.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Using Your Phone As a Camera

Computer Class Class/Workshop Presentation

Ever wonder how you can take better photos with your smartphone or tablet? Learn how to apply basic photography skills, make the most of photography apps, and eventually move beyond the selfie to create works of art. Users are welcome ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) focuses on three young men (played by Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, and Emmanuel Jal), the grown “Lost Boys” of Sudan who experienced brutal militia attacks, orphaned and left to fend for themselves at refugee ...

Tuesday, March 3

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Junior High Council

Class/Workshop

Join the Junior High Council to help us make decisions about library services and brainstorm cool stuff to do. Meet new people, share your ideas, and improve your community--all while eating pizza. For grades 6-8.

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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 ...

Wednesday, March 4

9:30 am - 6:30 pm

World Read Aloud Day

Storytime Special Event

Join the celebration of worldwide literacy as we share some of our favorite read-aloud books all day long. Sign our Wall of Readers after you listen to a story. Drop-in event. For all ages.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Minecraft Mania Jr.

Computer Class

Minecraft is the game everyone is playing. Let's get together, punch some dirt, and explore a world without limits. No account? No problem--use one of ours. Whether you have been playing for ages or you are brand-new to the game, ...

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Elizabeth Meyer School is leading storytime. Faculty and staff from the school will read their favorite stories, followed by refreshments. Drop-in event. For grades PreK-5.

Thursday, March 5

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Science Club Jr.

Class/Workshop

Preschoolers, come learn about science with fun and interesting hands-on experiments. Don't forget to bring your best tool for exploring how the world works: curiosity! Dress to mess. Limited to 15 participants. For ages 3-5 with an adult.

Registration begins March 1.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Get creative using Rainbow Looms to make awesome bracelets and charms. Make them for yourself or for friends. Drop-in event. For grades 4-8.

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Manga/Anime Appreciation Club

Book/Author Program

Read free manga, and watch anime on the big screen. Japanese snacks are served! Dying for some ramen? Love to eat Pocky? Join us and revel in epic geekery, otaku style. Tonight's Anime: Akame ga Kill!

For grades 6-12. ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This hands-on class introduces the essentials of Microsoft Word 2013: tabs, saving and printing, downloading templates, clip art, bullets, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed. Limited to 13 participants.

Registration begins March 1.

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