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  • AARP Driver Safety, part 2
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30am
    Covenant Village

    This two-session defensive driving course sponsored by AARP will help make you a better and safer driver. You may be eligible for a discount on the liability portion of your car insurance.

    This class meets at Covenant Village, 2625 Techny Road.

    Register for part one online or call Reader Services at 847-272-2958. The fee for AARP members is $15; for nonmembers $20.

  • Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00am

    Back by popular demand the Halloween Spooktackular with musician Dave Rudolf. Do the Frankenstein dance and have a blast with Dave’s not-too-scary mix of music and fun for the whole family.

  • Teen Movie Afternoon: Divergent - PG-13 (Grades 6-12)
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Join us for an afternoon at the movies! We’ll be watching Divergent in the Activity Room in the Youth Services Department. Popcorn's on us! Heads up: This movie is rated PG-13

  • Mad About Madeline age 3 and up
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    It’s Madeline’s 75th birthday! Come celebrate at the library. We will make hats, act out the book, go on a fabulous scavenger hunt around the library and eat petit fours in honor of our favorite French storybook character.

  • Lyric Opera Lecture Series
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
    MultiMedia Department

    Il Trovatore by Verdi. Lecture by Peggy Shake

  • Meet the 3D Printer
    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    A short introduction to the fundamentals of using the Library's new 3D printer. We'll go over how prints are made and what software must be used to generate the proper files. No registration required.

  • Holiday Letter How-To
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Create a family newsletter for the holidays. Use Microsoft Word to insert pictures, work with text boxes, format borders and backgrounds, and use WordArt.

  • Apprentices of the Book Empire (Grades 2-6)
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Calling all young authors and illustrators! Bring your finished story or manuscript to be illustrated and peer reviewed. Illustrate someone else’s story. Learn about book design and the publishing process. Then have your story published by the library for others to check out and admire. Register online or call 847.272.4300. Email completed stories to or drop them off at the desk.

    Open to those who have not previously participated in the program. Must attend all 4 sessions.
  • Bookworm Club - Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise (Grades 2-3)
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Join us for a fun discussion about the book Dying to Meet You! In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.

  • Advanced Excel 2013
    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Explains autofill, absolute addressing, NOW and IF functions, conditional formatting and data bars. Also explores pivot tables.