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Tuesday, March 3

Tuesday, March 3

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.

Online registration is closed.

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 ...

Wednesday, March 4

9:30 am - 6:30 pm

World Read Aloud Day

Storytime Special Event

Join the celebration of worldwide literacy as we share some of our favorite read-aloud books all day long. Sign our Wall of Readers after you listen to a story. Drop-in event. For all ages.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Minecraft Mania Jr.

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. Whether you have been playing for ages or you are brand-new to the game, ...

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Elizabeth Meyer 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, March 5

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Science Club Jr.

Class/Workshop

Preschoolers, come learn about science with fun and interesting hands-on experiments. Don't forget to bring your best tool for exploring how the world works: curiosity! Dress to mess. Limited to 15 participants. For ages 3-5 with an adult.

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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.

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: Akame ga Kill!

For grades 6-12. ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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Friday, March 6

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is best known for his reprisal of the comic book superhero Birdman, a film that debuted 20 years earlier. Now past middle age, Riggan is desperate to establish himself as a serious artist by writing, directing, ...

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Get in the game this Teen Tech Week. Earn points and badges for trying out the latest technology, creating projects, and joining us for library events. Learn how to join the game and earn your first badge. For grades 6-12.

Saturday, March 7

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Madden Tournament

Games/Crafts

Compete against other expert gamers in our annual Madden Tournament. The winners of this no-holds-barred event will take home Game Stop Gift Cards. For grades 6 through adult. Spectators of all ages welcome.

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Sunday, March 8

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Science Expo

Special Event

Come to the library for an afternoon of science fun! Explore a variety of interactive exhibits and demonstrations from Chicago-area science organizations, all of which are sure to get kids excited about science. Drop-in event. For all ages.

Monday, March 9

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Preschool Fitness

Class/Workshop

Get up and get moving with your preschooler! Join My Gym Skokie for fun movement activities and information about preschool motor skills and milestones. Limited to 25 participants. For ages 3-5.

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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 - 5:00 pm

Learn how to make a structured beat on Garageband using instruments and loops. 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.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to make a structured beat in Garageband using instruments and loops. Limited to 6 participants. For grades 3-5.

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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

This class is designed to usher participants into their own experience with the meditative state.

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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Tuesday, March 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddler Fitness

Class/Workshop

Get up and get moving with your toddler! Join My Gym Skokie for fun movement activities and information about toddler motor skills and milestones. Limited to 25 participants. For age 2.

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Introduction to LinkedIn

Computer Class

Learn to use LinkedIn.com, the social networking site that allows you to connect with colleagues and improve the power of your professional networking. Class is hands-on and limited to 13 participants.

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Mars Surface Exploration

Computer Class

Using Planet Four, a citizen science project, we’ll explore and classify the surface of Mars to help planetary scientists better understand Mars’ climate. Limited to 6 participants. For grades 3-5.

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Science Club

Class/Workshop

Have you ever wondered how airplanes fly? Why stars twinkle? What causes a volcano? All of these questions have one thing in common: science! Explore the wonders of the universe through science in a hands-on, fun way. Limited to 25 ...

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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

Mars Surface Exploration

Computer Class

Using Planet Four, a citizen science project, we’ll explore and classify the surface of Mars to help planetary scientists better understand Mars’ climate. Limited to 6 participants. For grades 3-5.

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Great Books Discussion Group

Book/Author Program

The Great Books Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of every month (with the exception of January, February, July and August) to discuss classic tales from literature.

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