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  • Hackers (grades 4-12)
    Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    It's not what you think! A hacker is someone who enjoys building, rebuilding, and modifying software; someone who enjoys testing limits and seeing what is possible. In this Hackers we will be tinkering with Arduino microcontrollers. Already familiar with Arduino? Try out our LittleBits Arduino Coding kit. All participants of the Hackers class will be eligible to check out Arduino Kits from the library.

    This program is made possible by the generous donation from PotashCorp.

    Friday, September 18, 4-5:00 p.m.

  • Dave Specter - Jazz/Blues Salon Concert
    Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    Our fantastic new performance stage deserves a fantastic new concert series. The Friday Jazz Salon will feature Chicago artists who regularly perform in Chicago’s jazz, blues and folk clubs here to Northbrook. Our first performance will feature first- tier blues and jazz guitarist, Dave Specter, who has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues scene. He has always brought intelligence and sharp, crisp playing to the music table, a sort of contemporary version of T-Bone Walker. He has recently been featured in Vintage Guitar and Downbeat magazines and has been a 5 time Critic’s Choice in the Chicago Reader.

    “Dave Specter is a global ambassador of Chicago blues” – Chicago Sun Times

    “One of the few top-tier guitarists” - Downbeat

  • See the Show! Become a Pro! (For Families)
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00am
    Auditorium

    Prepare to be amazed! Jason Kollum’s high-energy show will dazzle you with balancing and juggling stunts, spinning balls, Frisbees and more eye-popping fun. A short juggling lesson will follow the show.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

    Kathleen Anne Fleming presents a workshop on imitation as flattery. She has led workshops throughout the Midwest and is the author of three mystery novels.

  • 3D Printing for Beginners
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    For adults. Geared toward absolute beginners who have never tried CAD software; meet the printer and get started with basic software.

  • George Lepauw - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Works by Beethoven, Rameau, and Debussy.

  • Great Books
    Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Join the newly reorganized monthly Great Books Discussion Group led by educator and scholar Robert Waterbury. Share stimulating discussions in a friendly, welcoming setting.

    The September reading is "The Crito" by Plato. Copies are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Monday Movers (walkers up to 24 months)
    Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:30am
    Story Corner

    Join us for a half hour of moving, singing, reading, and fun! For toddlers with a caregiver.
    Mondays, September 14 – October 19, 10:30-11 a.m., Story Corner

  • Introduction to Dropbox
    Monday, September 21, 2015 - 3:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to use Dropbox, an online cloud storage provider that allows you to make your files accessible from almost anywhere. An email account, as well as general working knowledge of computers and the internet are required.

  • Story Jam (Kindergarten – Grade 2)
    Monday, September 21, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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