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Wednesday, May 27

Wednesday, May 27

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.

1:00 pm - 2:30 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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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.

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.

Online registration is closed.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Pages Through History meets quarterly to discuss history books. May features The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This book leads us back to a time when many Americans ...

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

Want to get the most out of your iPhone or iPad? Get an in-depth look at the settings and most-common apps for iOS. Topics will include browsing the Web, taking photos and videos, and increasing your productivity with calendars, reminders, ...

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Thursday, May 28

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of how stop motion animation works and work together to create a short movie. Drop-in event. For grades 6-8.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn the basics of how stop motion animation works and work together to create a short movie. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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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. Limited to five participants.

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This program is canceled due to low registration. Do you have a child who is headed to junior high school in the fall? Our moderated panel will feature Janece Ortiz, substance prevention coordinator at Metro Family Services, and ...

Friday, May 29

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore your handheld device with other users. Learn and exchange how-tos, tricks, and tips to get the best out of your investment. Drop-in event.

1:00 pm - 2:30 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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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A car accident leaves Elliot (Kevin Costner) widowed and grieving, with little to distract him but beloved granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell), whom he’s cared for since his daughter’s death during childbirth. Soon after the accident, Elliot’s world is sent into ...

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Teen Summer Volunteer Training

Community Service

Interested in getting volunteer hours over the summer? Fill out our summer volunteer application before May 20 and prepare to join other teen volunteers for this mandatory training session.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet Natalie D. Richards, author of the 2014 Skokie Public Library Hot Summer Reads and 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee Six Months Later and the new mystery Gone Too Far. A signing will follow the presentation, with books available for ...

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Saturday, May 30

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Community Appathon

Computer Class

Let’s make apps! To coincide with the National Day of Civic Hacking, we’re hosting an all-day appathon. If you’re an aspiring designer, developer, or just someone with really good ideas, you’ll get a chance to plan and prototype a web ...

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Sunday, May 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It's time for Summer Reading! Get a head start on signing up, choose some great books to read, and participate in the kickoff celebration. There are certain to be some fun surprises. A performance by aerial acrobats Sky Squad will ...

Monday, June 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Each week of this special storytime features a different librarian and his or her favorite stories, rhymes, and fingerplays for an all-around good time. Stay afterward for Block Party. Drop-in event. For ages 3-6.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Block Party

Games/Crafts

Attention all young builders. If you like making roads, bridges, castles, towers, and skyscrapers, join us to build with all types of blocks. We can't wait to see what you create! Drop-in event. For ages 2-6.

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

It's springtime in the lush Provençal countryside, but beneath the floral splendor lies deception and intrigue. A greedy landowner and his nephew work to sabotage the only water source for an adjacent property in order to bankrupt the owner and ...

Tuesday, June 2

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn more about the true story on which Shining Lives: A Musical, is based, and how that history has been adapted for the stage. Discussion includes artists from the Northlight Theatre production, with special guest Leonard Grossman, Jr., the real-life ...

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Knit and Purl Drop-In

Games/Crafts

Whether you're new to knitting or experienced, join us 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 ages.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to make the most of your health care coverage, understand benefits, and connect to necessary primary care and preventive services. Health care navigators from Connections for the Homeless will give discuss how to find the right services for ...

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Wednesday, June 3

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Together Time

Storytime

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

10:00 am - 11:30 am

This hands-on class is an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft Excel 2013: tabs, rows, columns, functions, formulas, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed.

Registration is limited to 13 participants.

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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

Top Shelf book discussions feature popular fiction and under-the-radar gems. This month we will be discussing The Human Stain by Philip Roth. Coleman Silk is a classics professor at a small New England college when his life unravels after he ...

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