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Friday, March 24, 2017

Adults

Friday, March 24

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

This free lunch for seniors is followed by ice breakers and board games. Sponsored by Mather LifeWays, a local nonprofit that enhances the lives of older adults by creating ways to age well through programs, places, and residences.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Actress Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) struggles to put her life together while recovering from drug addiction. A new project forces her to adhere to a strict rehab regimen, including a clause to reside with a "responsible" adult--her mother Doris (Shirley ...

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

iPad: The Basics

Computer Class

In the first week of this two-part class, we’ll cover the basic features of the iPad, including the home button, turning your device on and off, swiping and hand gestures, and a brief overview of settings. In the second class, ...

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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In observance of Women's History Month, we're digging into history to recognize the women behind major breakthroughs and accomplishments--in particular those women who do not always get the credit they deserve.

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night with TED Canceled

Science and Technology

Canceled due to low registration. TED Talks feature leading professionals who share insights and research about technology, education, and design. Tonight, we’ll view "Why Flags Might be the Worst-Designed Thing You've Ever Noticed," presented by Roman Mars, ...

Saturday, March 25

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Oxford Dictionaries named "post-truth" as the international Word of the Year 2016. "Post-truth" refers to blatant lies becoming so routinely spread that it becomes increasingly difficult to settle on what the truth really is. As part of its news ...

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Sunday, March 26

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. Class is taught on Apple computers. ...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Andi and I

Performance

"andi and i" has been taking its eclectic blend of funked-up folk all over the Midwest for more than two decades, and it shows in Al and Andi Tauber’s comfortably tight sound. Both original material and well-chosen covers are served ...

Monday, March 27

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Watch, think, react, share, listen, and learn as facilitators from the YWCA of Evanston present the three-part series, "Race: The Power of an Illusion," followed by discussion of myths and misconceptions about race and some of the assumptions we take ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn to create presentations using a master slide, custom themes and layouts, and advanced formatting features. The class also includes use of the presenter view, adding speaker notes, and printing the slides to use as handouts for a presentation. We ...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Local aspiring and published authors looking to perfect their skills are invited to gather and workshop their writing. Adult or teen, novice or experienced, all writers are welcome. Drop-in event.

Tuesday, March 28

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 ...

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

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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Wednesday, March 29

11:00 am - 12:30 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. This hands-on class is taught on Apple computers. Limited to five participants.

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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.

Thursday, March 30

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.

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

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 ...

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