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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Relax and enjoy some favorite movies, with engaging discussion to follow. Check out the final lineup of movies on the whiteboard in the Junior High Zone starting March 20. Drop-in event for grades 6-8.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Grownups, while your preschooler is in storytime, relax and socialize with fellow caregivers. We will share parenting resources and tips and provide coffee and cookies. Drop-in event for caregivers of children ages 3-5.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

3D Prints for the Home

Computer Class

If you’ve dismissed 3D printing as a silly fad, come see all the practical things you can make for around your home. From sink drainers to coasters to soap dishes, the possibilities are endless. We'll go over how prints are ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spice up Your Baking

Presentation

The smells of baking in the oven are some of a kitchen's most tempting aromas. Join author and chef Malika Ameen as she demonstrates how to make luscious pineapple and honey squares from her debut book Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice: ...

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Friday, March 31

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 other adult. Drop-in event for age 2.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Relax and enjoy some favorite movies, with engaging discussion to follow. Check out the final lineup of movies on the whiteboard in the Junior High Zone starting March 20. Drop-in event for grades 6-8.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) analyzes the language of aliens who have arrived on Earth in 12 mysterious spacecraft. As she investigates their strange language, she also experiences vivid dreams of her daughter and a life that is neither past ...

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Citizenship Education Class

Literacy and Citizenship

Learn about U.S. history and government to prepare for the citizenship test. To register or for more information, call Oakton Community College at 847-635-1426.

Saturday, April 1

10:30 am - 11:30 am

This hands-on class is an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft Excel 2016: tabs, rows, columns, functions, formulas, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed. Limited to 13 participants.

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10:30 am - 11:00 am

Weekend Storytime

Storytime

Start your Saturday with reading, singing, and playing. Drop-in event for ages 2-6.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Use a variety of materials and tools to create a collage family portrait. For grades K-5 with an adult.

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Sunday, April 2

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Library Games

Games and Play

Now is your chance to run around the library. Each month, we will play a new game in the stacks--from capture the flag to hide-and-go-seek. Meet on the Village Green and staff will let you in the library at the ...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Ellis Cho is a junior at Glenbrook North High School and studies cello under the instruction of Chris Wild. He has won awards in numerous music competitions, including the Music Festival in Honor of Confucius and the Society of American ...

Monday, April 3

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

Twos Adventures

Storytime

These adventure-filled mornings are designed especially for two-year-olds and their grownups and include activities designed to stimulate curiosity. Drop-in event for age 2 with an adult.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for fun stories, rhymes, and songs to build a love of books and reading. Drop-in event for ages 12-23 months.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lego Club

Games and Play

Come build with our vast collection of Legos. Create your own design or help build a joint Lego masterpiece. Drop-in event for grades K-3.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's the hottest day of the year in Oslo, Norway as the paths of several strangers intersect. "Hawaii" is a local bar where long-lost lovers meet, a state of mind for escape, and a landmark for absolution. A faded pop ...

Tuesday, April 4

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Adults with disabilities are invited to join our Next Chapter Book Club, which meets every other week to read and discuss a book selected by group members. This program is a partnership with the Douglas Center, a local nonprofit that ...

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. Drop-in ...

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 other adult. Drop-in event for age 2.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Looking for a quiet, productive space to do homework? Have a few questions about an assignment? Stop by to work independently, or sign up for a 15-minute consultation with a volunteer homework helper. Consultations provided on a first-come, first-served basis. ...

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Whether you're new to knitting and crochet or have lots of experience, join us to work on your newest projects. Ingrid Diaz will help you get started or solve a problem with a current project. Please bring your own needles ...

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Know Your Rights Clinic

Literacy and Citizenship

Library staff will provide information regarding your rights as they apply to police encounters, online bullying, employment, school, and housing. Pick up "Know Your Rights" cards and pocket constitutions to keep in your wallet. Drop-in event for grades 9-12.

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

QuickBooks helps manage payroll, track customers and vendors, monitor inventory and sales, set up budgets, and provide estimates and invoices for jobs. Learn about using QuickBooks to manage your small business from Pam Colovos, accounting software specialist at BusinessEase.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about four key periods or themes from the history of design in this five-week MOOC (massive open online course) on coursera.org. Together we’ll trace the emergence of design as a recognized practice, explore why things look the way they ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Life presents many challenging situations that create stress. Mindfulness is a set of practices that help us become more aware of the present so we can act with intention and become more compassionate. Instructor Claire Seryak demonstrates mindfulness techniques and ...

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Wednesday, April 5

9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Enjoy stimulating stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their grownups. Older siblings are welcome. After the program, stay for Together Time to enjoy some coffee and chat with other grownups, with toys for the younger set. Drop-in event for ...

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Together Time

Games and Play

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.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us for fun stories, rhymes, and songs to build a love of books and reading. Drop-in event for ages 12-23 months.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for fun stories, rhymes, and songs to build a love of books and reading. Drop-in event for ages 12-23 months.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

ESL Cafe

Literacy and Citizenship

Join us for conversation with members of the community. Tutors from the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center will be on hand help with conversations and answer questions. Drop-in event.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Neutral Zone

Workshop

Get to know your peers through guided conversations that are free of judgment and full of support. Drop-in event for grades 6-8.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Neutral Zone

Workshop

Get to know your peers through guided conversations that are free of judgment and full of support. Drop-in event for grades 9-12.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Develop your tech skills with this monthly guided challenge. Drop-in event for grades 3-5.

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Science Club

Science and Technology

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 16 ...

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Faculty and staff from John Middleton Elementary School will read their favorite stories, followed by refreshments. 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 2016: tabs, layouts, themes, background, bullets, animations, and more. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are needed. Limited to 13 participants.

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Thursday, April 6

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Grownups, while your preschooler is in storytime, relax and socialize with fellow caregivers. We will share parenting resources and tips and provide coffee and cookies. Drop-in event for caregivers of children ages 3-5.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create yummy snacks and develop your inner chef. Drop-in event for grades 3-5.

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the basics of navigating an Apple computer in this hands-on class taught by an Apple Store staff member.

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7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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.

For grades 6-12. Drop-in event.

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