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Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddlers share a lively program of simple stories, songs, games, and fingerplays. Drop-in event for two-year-olds with an adult caregiver.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ready to take the next step in Microsoft Excel 2016? Come learn data validation, VLOOKUP, conditional formatting, and more. We strongly suggest attending a beginning Excel 2016 class first, or this class will not make sense to you. Class is ...

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11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Civic Lab: Dear Elected Official

Literacy and Citizenship

Stop by the Civic Lab as we talk about ways to contact your elected officials and make your voice heard in the great democratic experiment known as America.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Long before he became a senator from Illinois, Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo a young woman named Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter). During a day-long first date, this young couple makes the most of summertime Chicago, a city as ...

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn about Canada's culture, traditions, foods, and fun! Limited to 25 participants in grades K-4.

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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, January 21

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Arabic Storytime

Storytime

Enjoy an Arabic-language storytime led by Dona Morado. Speakers of all languages are welcome. Drop-in event for ages 3-7.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Families of children with special needs are invited to join Tricia Sebastian, founder of Creating Arts Together with Songs (CATS). She will lead songs in English and Spanish. Kids will have fun interacting through games, using props, and moving to ...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

This hands-on class introduces the essentials of Microsoft Word 2016: 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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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Teen Tech Drop-in Help

Computer Class

Come receive help from teen technology volunteers. They are willing to take on any technology question on whatever device you have. We can provide a computer, but feel free to bring your own. First come, first served.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fun with Science

Science and Technology

Join a professor from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University for experiments, games, and the joys of discovery. Enjoy learning about the wonders of science. Limited to 25 participants in grades 2-5.

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Sunday, January 22

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This hands-on class is an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft Publisher 2016: tabs, cover templates, greeting cards, flyers, and more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are needed. Limited to 13 participants.

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Chicago born acoustic guitar virtuoso and film composer Andreas Kapsalis' unique ten finger tapping technique has brought him in front of audiences all over the world. He has performed at the Calcutta Guitar Festival in India, Philippines Guitar Festival, and ...

Monday, January 23

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 will include activities to stimulate curiosity. Drop-in event for two-year-olds and their adult caregivers.

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 - 5:00 pm

Code Club

Computer Class

Embrace your inner nerd and walk away with some serious tech skills. At each class, you can get plugged into tutorials for the computer programming language of your choice or spend time messing around with raspberry pi microcomputers, arduino microcontrollers, ...

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Get your college questions answered. Library staff will be available to review essays, troubleshoot the FAFSA application, and help you search for that perfect next step after high school. Consultations will be first-come, first-served. Drop-in event for grades 9-12.

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 - 8:30 pm

Create a Simple Website

Computer Class

Who said building a website has to be expensive, complicated, and time consuming? Are you a person without a lot of technical know-how who would like to have a website and an online presence? In this two-part class we will ...

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Tuesday, January 24

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. Drop-in event for two-year-olds with an adult caregiver.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to use Google Music as a concierge for your listening pleasure. Limited to 15 participants. Please bring your Android device.

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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Looking for a quiet, productive space to work on homework? Have a few questions about an assignment? Drop by Homework Club to work independently, or sign up for a 15-minute consultation with a volunteer homework helper. Consultations provided on a ...

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 ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Local expert Roger Taylor will presents the history of maple syrup production. He will also describe the process of boiling down, finishing, and bottling while showing us some of the equipment used. Delicious samples will be available.

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Wednesday, January 25

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

CJE SeniorLife Representative

Community Service

A Russian-speaking representative from CJE SeniorLife is in study room 22 to help with government benefits, health care, and Social Security. Drop in or make an appointment in advance.

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. Stay afterward for Together Time to enjoy some coffee and chat with other grown-ups, with toys for the younger set. Drop-in event ...

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 in 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.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for our monthly book discussion for patrons with visual impairments. This month's selection is The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris. Digital books can be made available through Illinois Talking Books Outreach Center. For more information on how to ...

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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Neutral Zone

Workshop

Take some time to 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 - 5:30 pm

Drop by the High School Lounge to get ready to look for a job. Work on your resume, search for a part-time job, and practice interviewing with the help of library staff. Consultations will be first-come, first-served. Drop-in event for ...

5:00 pm - 6:00 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 in grades 3-5.

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Friend Squad

Games and Play

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others. For ages 11-16. Youth of all abilities are welcome. Please call for special accommodations.

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7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pajama Storytime

Storytime

Gather under the library stars for our favorite stories. Pajamas are optional, fun is guaranteed. Drop-in event for ages 2-5 with a grown-up.

Thursday, January 26

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you newly retired or just interested in meeting other adults in the community? You will meet new people, learn new things, and maybe create something to take home. Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Caregivers, while your preschooler is in storytime, relax and socialize with other adults. The library 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

Game Day

Games and Play

Get your game on with team and tabletop games. Drop-in event for grades 3-5.

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Come meet Keir Graff, author of the new children's book The Matchstick Castle. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase and signing by the author, courtesy of the Book Stall. Drop-in event for all ages.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to start looking for a home and how best to use the Web in today’s market. Class is lecture-based.

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Friday, January 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddlers share a lively program of simple stories, songs, games, and fingerplays. Drop-in event for two-year-olds with an adult caregiver.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger), everyone's favorite single, finds herself ready to mingle after she breaks up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). In shifting her focus to her career, Bridget meets dashing American Jack (Patrick Dempsey), the antidote to everything Darcy. ...

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Challenge Accepted

Science and Technology

Every week, we will propose a new engineering, experiment, or design challenge and compete in teams to see which project wins. Drop-in event for grades 6-8.

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.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get an introduction to Adobe Lightroom, a powerful photo management and image-editing program. Bring your own photos to work with or use ours. This basic, hands-on class is taught on Apple computers. Limited to five participants.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night with TED

Science and Technology

TED Talks feature leading professionals who share insights and research about technology, education, and design. Tonight, we’ll view Emily Pilloton's "Teaching Design for Change" presentation about design-led community change.

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