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  • Chicago - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Auditorium

    Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart (Phyllis Haver) who kills her boyfriend (Robert Edeson) in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted. The characters of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly were inspired by the real-life cases of two Chicago women -- Beaulah Annan and Belva Gaertner -- who each murdered their lovers in 1924. Both women were tried in separate cases, which became media sensations in Chicago, and both were acquitted. Playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins covered both trials as a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune," and adapted her experiences into the play, "Chicago."

    1927
    118 minutes
    PRESENTED IN DCP
    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

  • Books on Tap: All Our Names
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Landmark Inn

    Books on Tap is the library's book club in a pub. Meet in the private room of the Landmark Inn to relax, talk books, and enjoy a tasty beverage and snacks.

    Tracy Gossage leads a discussion of "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu. Copies of the book are at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    An aspiring writer leaves his village to attend university in the Ugandan capital, where he is drawn into insurgency by a charismatic friend but later emigrates to the Midwestern United States and falls in love with his social worker.

  • Chess Club
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

    Join our weekly chess club and meet like-minded enthusiasts. Already on a chess team? Stop by and show us what you've got. For all skill levels. Chess sets and clocks will be provided.

  • Chicago - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart (Phyllis Haver) who kills her boyfriend (Robert Edeson) in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted. The characters of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly were inspired by the real-life cases of two Chicago women -- Beaulah Annan and Belva Gaertner -- who each murdered their lovers in 1924. Both women were tried in separate cases, which became media sensations in Chicago, and both were acquitted. Playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins covered both trials as a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune," and adapted her experiences into the play, "Chicago."

    1927
    118 minutes
    PRESENTED IN DCP
    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

  • Current Events
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:00am
    Pollak Room AB

    Voice your opinion and hear the opinions of others on the important events of the day. For today's topics see northshoreflashpoints.blogspot.com.

  • Wee Play (Birth-24 months)
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.
    Thursdays, September 17 – October 22, 10-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m.

  • Wee Play (Birth-24 months)
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

  • Literacy Class
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
    Pollak Room B

    ESL/Literacy classes for adults taught by staff from Oakton Community College. Registration required. Call 847-635-1426 for more information or come to the class 10 minutes early to speak to a teacher.

  • Evening with the Author: Robert Kurson
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Auditorium

    Meet some of today's most talented writers at the library's new series, an Evening with the Author. At each event, authors will read a selection of their work, answer questions, and sign copies of their books. Books will be available to purchase courtesy of the Book Bin.

    Northbrook native Robert Kurson is best known for his 2004 bestselling book, "Shadow Divers," which won the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction. Kurson's latest book,"Pirate Hunters," was released in June of this year. His award-winning stories have also appeared in "Rolling Stone," "The New York Times Magazine" and other publications.

  • Gentle Yoga
    Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:30am
    Pollak Room AB

    Due to high demand, we are now offering TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 session or the 11:00 session. Space in each session is limited to the first 50 people.

    Yoga instructor Olga Rudiak leads a series of yoga sessions for improved physical strength, relaxation and mental clarity. Exercises are done in a chair or standing not on the floor.