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Tuesday, March 31

Tuesday, March 31

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 ...

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. Children must attend with a parent or adult caregiver. Limited to 25 participants. For age 2.

Online registration is closed.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements and use the program to make your own designs. Drop-in event. For grades 6-8.

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

Gas Off

Computer Class

This is no laughing matter. Mix different acids and bases to create gas and see which combinations best inflate balloons on top of water bottles. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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 ...

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements and use the program to make your own designs. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

Online registration is closed.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gas Off

Computer Class

This is no laughing matter. Mix different acids and bases to create gas and see which combinations best inflate balloons on top of water bottles. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

Online registration is closed.

Wednesday, April 1

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 - 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.

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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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

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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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From local ordinances to online forms (including the IRS!), 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 ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Scholarship Basics

Class/Workshop

This presentation is designed to introduce students to the process of applying for scholarships. The basics of a scholarship application are included, with tips from successful applicants. For grades 9-12 and parents or caregivers.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Top Shelf book discussions feature popular recent fiction and under-the-radar gems. This month we will be discussing We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. We Need New Names tells the story of Darling's journey from her childhood in Zimbabwe to ...

Thursday, April 2

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 - 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.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What’s in My Shampoo? Chemicals and Health

Computer Class Class/Workshop

Do you wonder about how BPA, flame retardants, and other chemicals and affect our health? Should we be concerned? Come be part of the library’s chemicals and health group where we will learn the ins and outs of chemicals and ...

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet some of the students whose artwork graces our walls this month.

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: Log Horizon.

For grades 6-12. Drop-in ...

Friday, April 3

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 - 3:00 pm

Uptown girl Amanda Collier (Michelle Monaghan) and her “roughneck” boyfriend Dawson Cole (James Marsden) are viciously torn apart by Those Who Know Better. Twenty years later, they’re brought together after the death of their beloved mentor, Tuck (Gerald McRaney). Amanda ...

Saturday, April 4

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 ...

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This program is canceled due to speaker unavailability. We will reschedule the program later this year.Beekeepers since 1971, Charles and Karen Lorence will share their honey bee know-how with you. This will be an introduction to beekeeping with ...

Sunday, April 5

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Library Closed

Library Closing

Easter

Monday, April 6

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 - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use Comic Life software to make your own comic pages. Drop-in event. For grades 6-8.

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.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to use Comic Life software to make your own comic pages. Limited to six 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 ...

Online registration is closed.

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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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Canadian director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica) stipulates a Russian dolls’ worth of stories in this film about the aftermath of the 1915 Armenian genocide. Art historian Ani (Arsinee Khanjian) lectures on Armenian artist Arshile Gorky. Ani’s step-daughter Celia ...

Tuesday, April 7

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 ...

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. Children must attend with a parent or adult caregiver. Limited to 25 participants. For age 2.

Online registration is closed.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Social Media for Job Seekers

Computer Class Presentation

Get an overview of the best social networking software to help you develop a personal brand and enhance a job search. Tips will be offered for using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other online tools. Limited to 25 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

Mythbusters

Computer Class

Do you follow the five-second rule? SHOULD you follow in the five-second rule? Test this myth and more using your super mythbusting skills. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

Registration begins April 1.

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 ...

Registration begins April 1.

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.

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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

Mythbusters

Computer Class

Do you follow the five-second rule? SHOULD you follow in the five-second rule? Test this myth and more using your super mythbusting skills. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

Registration begins April 1.

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