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Sunday, April 26

Sunday, April 26

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For more than three decades, the Highland Park Pops Big Band has kept jazz from the big band era alive on the North Shore, playing the classic and popular arrangements of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and ...

Monday, April 27

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use Comic Life software to make your own comic pages. Drop-in program. 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 use Comic Life software to make your own comic pages. Limited to 6 participants. For grades 3-5.

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7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Coloring: A Film and Discussion

Movie Presentation

Sponsored by Open Communities and in celebration of National Fair Housing Month, you are invited to Coloring, a short film and discussion with producer and Columbia College Chicago professor Vincent Singleton and John Meade, Enforcement Branch Chief (Chicago) with the ...

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

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, April 28

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 ...

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 ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All about Food Blogging

Computer Class

Join the community of online foodies and recipe enthusiasts by creating your own food blog. We’ll explore everything you need to know to get started, including choosing a theme and design, adding content, and promoting your blog.

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Wednesday, April 29

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Simple changes to your daily routine can lead to a "brainier" lifestyle. Puzzles are only the beginning of training your brain to continue producing new connections. This program includes an interactive quiz.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Chicago-based food and lifestyle photographer Huge Galdones has traveled all over the country taking photos of amazing culinary feats. Whether it's capturing a candid moment with Alinea chef and proprietor Grant Achatz, or a marvelous spread of dishes at Stephanie ...

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7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pajama Storytime

Storytime

Gather under the library stars for our favorite stories. Pajamas are optional, but fun is mandatory! Drop-in event. For ages 2-5.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Top Gardening Websites and Apps

Computer Class Presentation

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.

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Thursday, April 30

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Learn simple nursery rhymes and songs from around the world, then share one of your own. Bring young children to celebrate the rich diversity of languages in Skokie as we celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book ...

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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.

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make your very own linocut, a time-honored printmaking technique. Katie Netti of Urban Oil Ceramics will teach you how to make your own nature prints. All materials will be provided, just bring your inspiration! Limited to 30 ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn to view, edit, and manage your digital photos using Adobe Lightroom, a powerful photo management and image-editing program. Bring your own photos to work from or use ours. This basic, hands-on class is taught on Apple computers. Limited to ...

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Friday, May 1

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Movie: Wild

Movie

Based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Wild details the winding path of Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon), a woman thoroughly shaken by the sudden death of her mother (Laura Dern) and the dissolution of her marriage. Facing a string of bad ...

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Great Android Apps

Computer Class

Attention Android users: what app do you use to get directions or check the weather? Did you know there is a music concierge app? Join friends, neighbors, and librarians as we discuss our favorite Android apps. Basic Android knowledge is ...

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Free Comic Book Day, come by after school and use old comic books to make fantastic new things! This is a great program for artists and makers. Drop in event. For grades 6-12.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every summer, the library invites teens to volunteer with us on various projects. Learn more about the available opportunities and how you or your teens can get involved. For grades 6-12. Parents welcome.

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Saturday, May 2

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free Comic Book Day

Book/Author Program

Come by the library to get a free comic book in honor of Free Comic Book Day. Many thanks to our local partner Aw Yeah! Comics. Drop in event. All ages welcome.

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, ...

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