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Thursday, March 26

Thursday, March 26

10:00 am - 11:45 am

It’s the future, robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) is buzzing around the streets of San Fransokyo. Upon his brother Tadashi’s suggestion, Hiro enrolls at the city’s technical institute and discovers a world of fellow visionaries and super-robots like Baymax ...

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Bring your secret identity and hone your villain-fighting skills in this celebration of the Lunch Lady graphic novels by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Enjoy games, crafts, and hero book recommendations. Limited to 35 participants.
For grades 2-5.

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.

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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Friday, March 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddlers and accompanying adults share a lively program of simple stories, songs, games, and fingerplays. Children must attend with a parent or adult caregiver. Drop-in event. For age 2.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Read, experiment, grow! Help your child on the road to reading with stories and fun hands-on literacy, math, and science activities.
Limited to 15 participants. For ages 4-5.

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1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) won a gold medal for wrestling in the 1984 Olympics, but four years later his life is a dingy walk-up apartment and microwaveable dinners. John DuPont (Steve Carrell) is an eccentric millionaire focused on the glories ...

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

If you like making roads, bridges, castles, towers, and skyscrapers, join us and build with our sets of blocks. We can't wait to see what you create! Drop-in event. For ages 2-5.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Be Your Own Travel Agent

Computer Class

Learn to use the Internet to book transportation and lodging, find special Internet deals, and explore destinations before leaving home. Websites and smartphone apps will be presented. Class is hands-on.
Limited to 13 participants.

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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Seed Starters

Class/Workshop

Help us start preparing our library garden by planting a seed. We'll have an assortment of plants to choose from. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and learn about how plants grow. Drop-in event. For grades K-5.

Saturday, March 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 ...

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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.

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mission BOOMbox: Family Construction Challenge

Computer Class Class/Workshop

Use an assortment of materials to construct the tallest building you can. Limited to 30 participants. For grades K-5 with an adult.

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Find out how much fun board games can be. Come and test your skills on our "unplugged" games. Drop-in event. For kids and families.

Monday, March 30

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join a lively storytime filled with a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading. Siblings are welcome with close adult supervision.
Drop-in event.
For ages 3-5.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for fun stories, rhymes, and songs, then stay and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities. Drop-in event. For ages 12-23 months.

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 - 5:30 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.

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

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Will.I.Am agree: Understanding how to code is the new literacy. Whether or not you have coding experience, by the end of this course you'll have the skills required to build your own website using Treehouse. ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 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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7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Stargazer Nights

Computer Class

We'll have our telescopes out for stargazing, constellation naming, and space discovery. Drop-in event. For all ages.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Write On! A Skokie Writers Group

Book/Author Program

Local aspiring and published authors looking to perfect their skills are invited to gather and workshop their writing. Novice or experienced, all writers are welcome. Drop-in event.

Tuesday, March 31

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Come enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading. This program is held at the same time as Toddler Time to accommodate families with both toddlers and preschoolers. Limited ...

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10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddlers and accompanying adults share a lively program of simple stories, songs, games, and fingerplays. Children must attend with a parent or adult caregiver. Limited to 25 participants. For age 2.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements and use the program to make your own designs. Drop-in event. For grades 6-8.

4:00 pm - 8:00 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 the table outside the Community Engagement office or make an individual appointment by calling ...

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Gas Off

Computer Class

This is no laughing matter. Mix different acids and bases to create gas and see which combinations best inflate balloons on top of water bottles. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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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 ...

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements and use the program to make your own designs. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gas Off

Computer Class

This is no laughing matter. Mix different acids and bases to create gas and see which combinations best inflate balloons on top of water bottles. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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Wednesday, April 1

9:30 am - 10:00 am

This lap-sit event features stimulating stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome. After the program, stay for Together Time to enjoy some coffee and chat with other grown-ups, with toys for the younger set. ...

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Together Time

Storytime

Enjoy a cup of coffee, kindly donated by Starbucks Skokie Swift, and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities. Drop-in event.
For ages 0-23 months.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for fun stories, rhymes, and songs, then stay and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities. Drop-in event. For ages 12-23 months.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Come enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading.
Drop-in event. For ages 3-5.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Minecraft Mania

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. Limited to 13 participants. For grades 4-5.

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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

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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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From local ordinances to online forms (including the IRS!), government organizations are putting their data and publications on the Web. All levels of government have made a wide variety of resources available in this way. Learn how to find out ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Scholarship Basics

Class/Workshop

This presentation is designed to introduce students to the process of applying for scholarships. The basics of a scholarship application are included, with tips from successful applicants. For grades 9-12 and parents or caregivers.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Top Shelf book discussions feature popular recent fiction and under-the-radar gems. This month we will be discussing We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. We Need New Names tells the story of Darling's journey from her childhood in Zimbabwe to ...

Thursday, April 2

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.

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.

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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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet some of the students whose artwork graces our walls this month.

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: Log Horizon.

For grades 6-12. Drop-in ...

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