Civic Lab

The Civic Lab offers information and thought-provoking activities to support dialogue and engagement on issues that affect the Skokie community. The Civic Lab pops up at the library around different events and topics. Check out upcoming Civic Lab appearances below. If you’re interested in learning more about a previous topic, click on the past events below to see relevant resources.

Upcoming Events


Civic Lab: Genetic Editing

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 3:00 pm


Civic Lab: Genetic Editing

Friday, September 29, 2017, 11:00 am

Past Events


Civic Lab: Net Neutrality

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 10:30 am


Civic Lab: Net Neutrality

Monday, September 11, 2017, 4:00 pm


Civic Lab: The National Park Service

Friday, September 1, 2017, 3:00 pm


Civic Lab: The National Park Service

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 3:00 pm


Civic Lab: How a Bill Becomes a Law

Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:00 pm


Civic Lab: What is the EPA?

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 2:00 pm


Civic Lab: How a Bill Becomes a Law

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:30 am


Civic Lab: Coming to America

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 1:00 pm


Civic Lab: The Mystery of Microaggressions

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 3:00 pm


Civic Lab: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 4:30 pm


Civic Lab: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 2:30 pm


Together at the Table

Friday, June 9, 2017, 12:00 pm


Civic Lab: The Responsibility to Protect

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30 pm


Civic Lab: Understanding the Supreme Court

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:30 pm


Civic Lab: Understanding the Supreme Court

Monday, May 8, 2017, 3:30 pm


Take a Stand Against Racism

Friday, April 28, 2017, 10:00 am


Civic Lab: What Is CRISPR?

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 4:00 pm


Civic Lab: What Is CRISPR?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 4:00 pm


Civic Lab: The Role of the 21st Century Library

Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:30 am


Civic Lab: The Role of the 21st Century Library

Monday, April 10, 2017, 3:00 pm


Civic Lab: Actually, She Did That

Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:00 pm


Civic Lab: Actually, She Did That

Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:30 pm


Civic Lab: Who Is Chin-Kee?

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 4:30 pm


Civic Lab: Who Is Chin-Kee?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11:00 am


Civic Lab: Executive Orders and Immigrants

Friday, February 24, 2017, 4:00 pm


Civic Lab: Executive Orders and Immigrants

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 10:30 am


Civic Lab: Blackness in America

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 3:00 pm


Civic Lab: Dear Elected Official

Friday, January 20, 2017, 11:00 am


Together at the Table

Monday, January 16, 2017, 12:00 pm


The Civic Lab: Let's Talk about Standing Rock

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4:00 pm


What Every American Should Know

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 7:00 pm


The Civic Lab: Election Day

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 10:30 am


The Civic Lab: Election Day

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 6:00 pm