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Wednesday, January 28

Wednesday, January 28

9:30 am - 10:00 am

This lap-sit storytime features stimulating stories, songs, and rhymes for babies up to 12 months old and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome. After the program, stay for Together Time to enjoy some coffee and chat with other grown-ups. There ...

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Together Time

Storytime

Enjoy a cup of coffee, kindly donated by the Starbucks at Dempster and Niles Center Road, and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities. For ages 0-23 months.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

One-year-olds and their caregivers enjoy fun stories, rhymes, and music.

For ages 12-23 months. Drop-in event.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Preschoolers enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading.

For ages 3-5. Drop-in event.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Talking Books Discussion Group

Book/Author Program

People with visual impairments are invited to take part in this program. Library staff mail the Talking Books cassettes from the Library of Congress to everyone signed up for the discussion.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

From local ordinances to online forms, 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 about local real ...

Online registration is closed.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tanuja Jagernauth, NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist/Herbalist and founding member of Chicago's Sage Community Health Collective, explains the basics of acupuncture and how Chinese medicine promotes health and healing.

Online registration is closed.

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pajama Storytime

Storytime

Children ages 2 to 7 and their caregivers are invited to join us under the library stars for our favorite stories. Pajamas are optional, but fun is mandatory!

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pajama Storytime

Storytime

Children ages 2 to 7 and their caregivers are invited to join us under the library stars for our favorite stories. Pajamas are optional, but fun is mandatory!

Thursday, January 29

5:00 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 - 8:30 pm

Make Movies

Computer Class

Learn to make a professional-looking movie using Apple iMovie. Topics include importing footage, editing content, adding special effects, and transferring to DVD. Class is taught on Apple computers and is hands-on.

Registration begins December 1.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Acts of violence are reported in the media in differing ways, particularly in relation to the communities being reported upon. The many forms of media have radically altered our access to information. We can engage with media through numerous channels, ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn to use your iPad or iPhone as a camera in this hands-on class. We will review the basics of photography, the best editing apps, use of tripods, and much more. Bring your own device or use one of ours.
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Friday, January 30

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 - 3:30 pm

Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot after four decades of cohabiting, but their lives suddenly change when George loses his job. The couple is forced to sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they ...

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Block Party

Games/Crafts

If you like making roads, bridges, castles, towers, and skyscrapers, come build with our sets of blocks. We can't wait to see what you create!

For ages 2-5. Drop-in event.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Unveiled

Performance

Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this compelling one-woman show by talented writer-actress Rohina Mallik. Performance will be followed by a ...

Saturday, January 31

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 ...

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This program is canceled due to low registration. In celebration of the current "fabrication" theme of the BOOMbox, a space to explore and tinker with new ideas, we’re showcasing interactive projects and designs from the Skokie community. ...

Sunday, February 1

12:15 pm - 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 the table outside the Community Engagement office or make an individual appointment by calling ...

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Coached by Lyudmila Lakisova, Piano Trio Royale was formed in fall 2013. Made up of Masha Lakisova, violin; Haddon Kay, cello; and Derek Chung, piano, the trio was the youngest group to advance to the semifinals of the Fischoff National ...

Monday, February 2

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

ESL Café

Class/Workshop

If you are new to English or just want to practice talking in a relaxed space, drop in for conversation with members of the community. Teachers from the ORT Institute will be facilitating conversation.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Each week of this lively storytime features a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading.

For ages 2 to 5. Drop-in event. Adult caregivers of ...

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for some fun stories, rhymes, and songs, then stay and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities.

For ages 12-23 months. Drop-in event.

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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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lego Club

Games/Crafts

Build with our vast collection of Legos. Work on your own creation or help build a joint Lego masterpiece. Duplos will be on hand for little ones.

Drop-in event. Children younger than eight years must be accompanied by ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

After her mother's death, Anna discovers old photos and letters that propel her to research her parents, Michael and Lena, and their lives before her birth. Not only did young Michael and Lena meet in a concentration camp during World ...

Tuesday, February 3

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Preschoolers can enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading.

For ages 3-5. Registration begins January 2.

Online registration is closed.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

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

For two-year-olds with a parent or adult caregiver. Registration begins January 2.

Online registration is closed.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Master fabrication by scanning, editing, and printing your face. Take home a mini you to show off.

For grades 3-5. Registration begins December 1.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 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.

5:00 pm - 9:00 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

Junior High Council

Class/Workshop

Join the Junior High Council and help us make decisions about library services. Brainstorm cool stuff to do, meet new people, share your ideas, and improve your community--all while eating pizza. Please register in advance so we have enough food ...

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Master fabrication by scanning, editing, and printing your face. Take home a mini you to show off.

For grades 3-5. Registration begins December 1.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you want to learn Spanish, Urdu, Russian, Icelandic, or one of many other languages? Learn how the library can help you help yourself with our outstanding online resources, as well as other free Internet resources.

Registration begins ...

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Wednesday, February 4

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Learn how social media can be a significant resource for branding, marketing, and customer service for small businesses. Networking followed by an overview of three popular, useful social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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9:30 am - 10:00 am

This lap-sit storytime features stimulating stories, songs, and rhymes for babies up to 12 months old and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome. After the program, stay for Together Time to enjoy some coffee and chat with other grown-ups. There ...

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Together Time

Storytime

Enjoy a cup of coffee, kindly donated by the Starbucks at Dempster and Niles Center Road, and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities. For ages 0-23 months.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

One-year-olds and their caregivers enjoy fun stories, rhymes, and music.

For ages 12-23 months. Drop-in event.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Preschoolers enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading.

For ages 3-5. Drop-in event.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn about the parts of Pivot Tables and how to create them. We will show the basics of sorting, filtering, and summarizing data as well as generating charts with Pivot Tables in this hands-on class. General computer proficiency and previous ...

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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dare to be appalled! Join Alicia Londos of A & L Designs Studio for an evening of craft, inspiration, and atrocity. We'll provide the supplies--just make sure to leave your talent and good taste at home. Prizes will be awarded ...

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7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to share stories, songs, and other activities that celebrate all the ways people are different and unique.

Drop-in event.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Top Shelf reads popular recent fiction and under-the-radar gems. This month we will be discussing The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore, who will be present. Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean have seen their friendship endure through bullies, ...

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