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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4

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 - 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.

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.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sign up for an all-purpose primer on the tech tool that can water your plants, alert you to seismic activity, create sensational light displays, and keep you safe during the zombie apocalypse. In this camp, we will program and build ...

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore Scratch and learn some basic coding skills in this introduction to computer programming. Limited to 15 participants grades K-2 who commit to all three sessions.

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Facebook Basics

Computer Class

Find out what Facebook is all about in this hands-on, two-part class. Learn to set up an account, navigate the site, find friends, upload photos, and manage privacy settings. Limited to 13 participants.

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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tech Time: Eggbot

Computer Class

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

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Bingo

Games and Play

Head to the library for a night of family gaming fun. Winners will have a choice of prizes. Drop-in event for families with children in grades preK-5.

Thursday, January 5

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adar IT Tech Drop-in Help

Computer Class

Come receive help from technology volunteers from local IT professionals from Adar IT. They are ready and willing to take on any technology question on whatever device you have. We can provide a computer, but feel free to bring your ...

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sign up for an all-purpose primer on the tech tool that can water your plants, alert you to seismic activity, create sensational light displays, and keep you safe during the zombie apocalypse. In this camp, we will program and build ...

Online registration is closed.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore Scratch and learn some basic coding skills in this introduction to computer programming. Limited to 15 participants in grades K-2 who commit to all three sessions.

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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. Limited to six participants.

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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.

Friday, January 6

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) team up for a grand heist trying to save their family ranch from foreclosure. Renegade justice seems to work until this duo catches the eye of Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Texas Ranger who ...

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Digital Scrapbooking

Computer Class

We’ll use fun drag-and-drop software to arrange photos and write about them to turn memories into a digital scrapbook that can be shared. Limited to 13 participants.

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Open Sew

Arts and Crafts

Use the library's sewing machines and embroidery machine to work on projects or practice your sewing skills. Space and supplies are limited. Drop-in event for grades 3 and up.

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 7

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 fun as we read, sing, and play together. Drop-in event for ages 2-6.

Sunday, January 8

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

Anastasia Dalianis is a senior at Maine South High School and studies cello with Hans Jørgen Jensen. She is principal cellist of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and the Maine South Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras. She has won ...

Monday, January 9

10:30 am - 11:05 am

Get ready to dance to the music! Children's musician Wendy Morgan will have children dancing, jumping, clapping, and laughing along to delightful songs. Drop-in event for ages 2-6 with an adult.

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.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Three sisters live in their grandmother's home after they've been abandoned by their parents. In their early twenties, they get word of their father's funeral, and reluctantly attend only to find that they have a half-sister, Suzu. The four siblings ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Canceled due to instructor being unavailable. This hands-on class covers intermediate Microsoft Publisher 2016 features. Work with page design, themes, borders, and templates to create the publication of your choice. We recommend that you take the beginning Microsoft ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This class is designed to usher participants into their own experience with the meditative state.

Tuesday, January 10

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to take, edit, and share pictures using your phone's camera. Limited to 15 participants. Please bring your Android device.

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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 ...

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Be the Scientist: Rapid Prototyping

Science and Technology

Build your understanding of scientific concepts with monthly experiments and activities. This month, we're exploring how to take an idea and turn it into something real using technology tools. For grades 3-5.

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Wednesday, January 11

8:15 am - 9:30 am

Would you like to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of your small business? Keeping track of expenses and budgeting, automating your billing, and managing contacts, schedules, and inventory efficiently and effectively can be good for business, increasing your productivity. ...

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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.

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.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Facebook Basics

Computer Class

This is the second week of a hands-on, two-part class. Learn to set up an account, navigate the site, find friends, upload photos, and manage privacy settings. Limited to 13 participants.

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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 ...

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Grab a drink and discuss Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. A New Yorker cartoonist, Chast presents this graphic memoir about dealing with her aging and ailing parents. Sign up and get a copy of the ...

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