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Sunday, April 19

Sunday, April 19

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Rainbow Therapy Time

Class/Workshop

Children with special needs are invited to enjoy the benefits of interacting with trained therapy dogs. Rainbow dog handlers will work with the children to strengthen motor skills, learn social skills, and increase language use. Parents remain in the library ...

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Canceled due to low registration. 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 ...

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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, April 20

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Career Support Group

Class/Workshop

Network and share career search tools and strategies with other job searchers. The group meets monthly and is moderated by a librarian who specializes in careers and job searching. Drop-in program.

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

Forensic Science Mysteries

Computer Class Class/Workshop

Take the smallest shred of evidence to solve a giant mystery. Each week, we will look at a different technique in forensic science from fiber analysis to ink chromatography and use our new skills to solve a case. Find the ...

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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.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This hands-on class is an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: tabs, layouts, themes, background, bullets, animations, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed.
Limited to 13 participants.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you worried about online identity theft, scams, and fraud? Learn to protect yourself online and find out what you can do if you have been a victim of identity theft.

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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.

Tuesday, April 21

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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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about text, logical, lookup, date and time, math, and statistical functions in this hands-on class. We will show how to use basic and advanced formulas. General computer proficiency and previous Excel experience is required. Limited to 13 participants.

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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

The Bat Cave

Computer Class

All superheroes need gadgets to tap their inner powers. Here’s your chance to design and make your own using the 3D printers, Arduino microcontrollers, and more of our favorite fabrication tools.
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 ...

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Bat Cave

Computer Class

All superheroes need gadgets to tap their inner powers. Here’s your chance to design and make your own using the 3D printers, Arduino microcontrollers, and more of our favorite fabrication tools.
Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How are you going to fund your retirement? Professionals from Michael Silver & Co. will describe a wide variety of retirement investment strategies available to you, including different types of retirement plans and eligible investments; the difference between Roth and ...

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Wednesday, April 22

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 - 5:00 pm

A Russian-speaking representative from the Council for Jewish Elderly is in study room 22 for drop ins or individual appointments.

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.

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.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as we listen to a Canine Companions' expert talk about her experiences raising assistance dogs, and how her organization changes the lives of people with disabilities. Canine Companions is a nonprofit organization providing highly trained assistance dogs, free ...

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7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

K-Pop

Special Event

Are you familiar with K-Pop? K-Pop is Korean pop culture. Hang out, eat food, and enjoy great entertainment. Drop in event. For grades 6-12.

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

Ever feel like you're in the dark about your teen's behavior online? Join us for a discussion of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd. We will explore issues of online identity, privacy, addiction, bullying, and ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Citizens Utility Board can help you trim your phone bills and learn ways to keep your natural gas and electric bills under control. Find out what money-saving choices are available in the electricity and natural gas markets.

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WRITE Stuff Writing Club

Class/Workshop

Aspiring writers, bring a notebook and we'll get your creative juices flowing with some writing exercises and games. Limited to 16 participants. For grades 4-8.

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Thursday, April 23

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about basic HTML, CSS, and publishing, and by the end of the class you’ll have a Web page to call your very own. Drop-in event. For grades 6-8.

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 - 5:30 pm

Art Market

Games/Crafts

Craft the artistic creation of your dreams--but for a price. Children attending this event will receive funny money that they will use to "purchase" their craft supplies. This program is part of Money Smart Week.
Registration begins 04/01/2015 and is ...

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn about basic HTML, CSS, and publishing, and by the end of the class you’ll have a Web page to call your very own. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The podcast “Serial” is a media sensation that averages more than 3 million listeners per episode. Learn how to make your own potential podcasting hit in this presentation where we’ll go over how to start, edit, and share your very ...

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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 - 8:30 pm

Learn about 3D Printers

Computer Class

Learn about 3D printing and meet our UP! Mini 3D printer. We'll go over how prints are made, what software must be used to generate the proper files, and see our printers in action. Class is hands-on.
Limited to ...

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Friday, April 24

10:25 am - 10:50 am

Stand Against Racism

Special Event

Show the world that Skokie is helping to eliminate racism by joining our culminating event for this year's Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township: Voices of Race. Sign up to help line Oakton Street to lend your support that ...

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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. 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 - 4:00 pm

Olympic athlete and proud Italian-American Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) joins the armed forces during World War II, only to be shot down in a near-fatal plane crash by the Japanese navy. Stranded on a raft with two other men for ...

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gmail Basics

Computer Class

Let’s demystify Google’s full suite of funky applications by starting with the basics. Learn to use Gmail, the ultimate inbox for organizing your personal emails, as well as how to set up filters, create signatures, and arrange chat lists. Please ...

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4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Artventure Assembled!

Performance

More powerful than a paintbrush. Able to draw large crowds with a single stroke. It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's Artventure Assembled with cartoonist Angel Contreras! Enjoy a superhero-themed show that combines humor, plenty of surprises, and ...

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Watch newly released movies in style and comfort in the High School Lounge. Tonight's event features the film, Dracula Untold. Drop-in event. For grades 9-12.

Saturday, April 25

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 - 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.

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, 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 ...

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