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Sunday, May 3

Sunday, May 3

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Colin Choi is an eighth grader at Wood Oaks Junior High School in Northbrook. He performed the Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra in February 2014 and with the Harper Symphony Orchestra in May 2013, ...

Monday, May 4

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Learn sign language. Each week of this three-week series will feature different signs. Limited to 15 participants. For ages 0-4 with an adult caregiver.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to record your video game play and share it online. 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.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Science for the Win

Computer Class Class/Workshop

Make an impact on groundbreaking research through crowd-sourced citizen science projects. Each week, we will feature a new way you can collaborate with other budding scientists on important projects--from discovering new galaxies to finding cures for elusive diseases. Drop-in program. ...

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to record your video game play and share it online. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives as an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. The ...

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Certified clinical aromatherapist Dawn Duffy will introduce you to the use of essential oils as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical products. Learn techniques for feeling refreshed, as well as how to boost your immune system. Limited to 35 participants.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Digitize All the Things!

Computer Class

Do you have vinyl records, 35mm slides, audiocassettes, videotapes, or print photos that you would love to digitize? This hands-on class will show you how to protect these irreplaceable mementos by producing digital copies. You are encouraged to bring your ...

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Tuesday, May 5

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Celebrate the completion of a year of storytime with games, stories, fun, and a special guest to add to the festivities. Limited to 70 participants. For ages 2-5.

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

DNA Extraction

Computer Class

Extract DNA from fruit and yourself using common household items.
Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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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 ...

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

DNA Extraction

Computer Class

Extract DNA from fruit and yourself using common household items.
Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese system of meditative movements meant to promote health while cultivating inner strength and relaxation. Certified Tai Chi Chuan instructor Hau Kum Leung has been leading workshops and classes in the Chicago area for ...

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Wednesday, May 6

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to use websites like ConsumerReports, Chicago Consumer Checkbook, ConsumerSearch, Better Business Bureau, and CNet to find independent reviews of products and businesses to help you make better decisions and avoid getting ripped off.

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Constituent advocates will be available to meet with constituents about problems with immigration, visas, the Post Office, Social Security, Medicare, Veteran's Administration, or any other federal agency or issue, as well as issues related to the State of Illinois.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Why is scale so exciting to us? How does the reach toward the gargantuan or the infinitesimal in the sciences incite ever greater explorations? Join "the dilettantes" for an interactive game and exercise as they guide us through the ways ...

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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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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Devonshire Elementary 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, May 7

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to create presentations using a Master Slide, custom themes and layouts, and advanced formatting features. The class also includes use of the presenter view, adding speaker notes, and printing the slides to use as handouts for a presentation. We ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Google Earth

Computer Class

Go on an adventure around the world from the comfort of your computer. This hands-on class is guaranteed to take you places you’ve never been before. Taught on tablets. Limited to eight participants.

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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. Up this month: Wolf Girl and Black Prince.

Friday, May 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Canceled due to instructor conflict. Explore your handheld device with other users. Learn and exchange how-tos, tricks, and tips to get the best out of your investment.
Drop-in event.

1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

A baker and his wife wish for a child, but a witch's curse prevents them from ever fulfilling their desire unless they can procure four magical items guaranteed to return the witch to her youthful poise. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red ...

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn to save hours of time by cutting, copying, and pasting on a computer. This hands-on class will include plenty of time for questions. Limited to 13 participants.

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Explore nonfiction topics with interactive eBooks and apps on our iPads, including a hands-on activity and challenge. Limited to 12 participants. For grades K-2 with an adult.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Deep within the jungles of Peru, young geographer Montgomery Clyde discovers a small family of extremely intelligent bears, encouraging them to travel to Britain. A series of unfortunate circumstances leads the youngest member of the bear family to the wilds ...

Saturday, May 9

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join us for our favorite stories and games while enjoying a light breakfast snack, including coffee for parents and caregivers kindly donated by Starbucks Skokie Swift. Drop-in event. For ages 2-5.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

This hands-on class is an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft Excel 2013: tabs, rows, columns, functions, formulas, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed. Limited to 13 participants.

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Make your own photosensitive blinky bug that lights up in the dark! Try your hand at soldering metal to make a real, working circuit. For grades 6-12.

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Sunday, May 10

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Finally, a book club for young adults! Join like-minded, book-obsessed teens for a free cup of coffee, snacks, and great conversations. Sign up at the Readers Services desk and pick up this month’s book. For grades 8-10.

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Aidan (17) and Conor (15) Perreault live in Skokie. Both began playing music when they were five years old and have always enjoyed playing together. As a duo, they have played weddings, at the Skokie Farmers' Market, and at the ...

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