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  • Art-Ability: Especially for Kids with Special Needs (All ages, with Caregiver)
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Children of all abilities engage in art in this special class by NSYMCA Art Academy Staff.

  • The Music of Star Wars
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:00am

    Join us to hear Glenbrook North High School's brass quintet play selections from "Star Wars" beautifully interwoven with classical standards.

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) is a computer-animated 3-D film that takes place between Star Wars: Episode II and III. The first-ever animated feature from Lucasfilm Animation, this action-packed space adventure follows the heroic Jedi Knights as they attempt to maintain order and restore peace during a time of monumental galactic strife. We'll have repeated showings starting at 12pm, ending at 4:30pm.

  • A Long Time Ago: The History of Star Wars Through Newspapers
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 1:00pm

    The Star Wars films not only reshaped expectations of what cinema could deliver, but also sparked the world’s imagination. Step back in time to 1977 with College of Lake County sociology instructors Maria Jose and John Tenuto, who will share their research of more than 2000 newspaper articles that appeared in U.S. and British papers from 1977-1983 exploring how culture reacted to - and was influenced by - the original trilogy of films. The Tenutos will share stories, forgotten trivia, rare photographs from fans, and more during a look at the world’s newest mythology, painting a vivid picture of what it was like when Star Wars premiered and exploring why it resonates today.

  • **CANCELLED**Saturday First Run Feature
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

    The 2pm showing of the Saturday First Run Feature has been cancelled. Join us for the 7:30pm showing.

  • Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 3:30pm

    "Plastic Galaxy" (2014) is a documentary about everyone's favorite toy line. Featuring interviews with former Kenner designers, experts, authors, and of course collectors, the film explores the history and pop-cultural influence of the action figures, ships, and play sets. It looks at where they came from, how they were made, why they were so popular, and how they'd go on to transform the world of toy manufacturing and movie making forever!

  • Saturday First Run Feature - A Walk in the Woods
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 7:30pm

    In this new comedy-adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Emma Thompson), and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to be accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz (Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law – sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before it’s too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, “adventure”. Now they're about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.

    Not available on DVD until December 29th
    Presented in DCP
    Rated R
    104 minutes

  • Peter Fletcher - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

    guitar. Works by Praetorius, Scriabin, Bach, Grieg, Villa-Lobos, Tchaikovsky, Albeniz.

    Peter Fletcher made his New York Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in February 2007, and returned in 2008, 2009 and 2010 to a completely sold-out house. Peter Fletcher’s three recordings, The Art of Classical Guitar, A Peter Fletcher Recital and Federico Mompou: Guitar Works (Centaur Records) have received critical acclaim. Mr. Fletcher’s current recording project involves an all-Grieg album, for which he himself wrote the guitar transcriptions. It was released last February 2014 on Centaur Records.

  • Monday Movers (walkers up to 24 months)
    Monday, December 14, 2015 - 10:30am
    Story Corner

    Join us for a half hour of moving, singing, reading, and fun! For toddlers with a caregiver.
    Mondays, November 9- December 14, 10:30-11 a.m., Story Corner

  • Story Jam (Kindergarten – Grade 2)
    Monday, December 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Have fun listening to cool new stories and make a craft to take home.