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Saturday, May 23

Saturday, May 23

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.

Sunday, May 24

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Block Party

Games/Crafts

If you like making roads, bridges, castles, towers, and skyscrapers, join us and build with our sets of blocks. We can't wait to see what you create! Drop-in event. For ages 2-5.

Monday, May 25

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Library Closed

Library Closing

Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26

1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Brilliant, celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) was once given only two years to live after the diagnosis of a neurological disorder in college. Through medication, therapy, and sheer determination, Hawking becomes a galvanizing force in his field, theorizing on ...

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Write for Your Life

Book/Author Program Class/Workshop

Have you always wondered whether you have what it takes to pen a book or get a byline in a magazine? Author and communications consultant Leslie Levine will lead a hands-on workshop, helping you discover your strengths, whether it's in ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This hands-on class is an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft Publisher 2013: tabs, cover templates, greeting cards, flyers, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed. Limited to 13 participants.

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7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Not sure what others are talking about when discussing apps, websites, etc.? Stay in the know and learn about 60 websites or applications from SnapChat to Password. This presentation will provide a brief overview of trending websites and phone or ...

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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.

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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

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 Shauna Masura, young adult librarian at Skokie Public Library. The ...

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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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