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  • Chess Club
    Wednesday, September 23, 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.

  • The Docks of New York - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:30pm

    Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts (George Bancroft) gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae (Betty Compson), a wise and weary dance-hall girl, in director Josef von Sternberg’s evocative portrait of lower-class waterfront folk. Fog-enshrouded cinematography by Harold Rosson (The Wizard of Oz), expressionist set design by Hans Dreier (Sunset Boulevard), and sensual performances by Bancroft and Compson make this one of the legendary director’s finest works, and one of the most exquisitely crafted films of the silent era.

    76 minutes
    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

  • Great Ideas
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:00am
    Pollak Room AB

    A discussion of Zionism and the history of Israel. For today's topics see

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

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

  • Up for Discussion
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

    Panel discussion of Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal" with North Shore Senior Center Caregiver Specialist Heather Resnick and Linda Rockwell of Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. With audience Q&A to follow.

    Copies of the book are at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Chat & Chew (grades 4-8)
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody

    In the late 1100s, thirteen-year-old Will, the future Lord of Shackley, is exiled to Sherwood Forest, where he meets Robin Hood and the Merry Men and bands with them to try retake Shackley Castle.

  • Literacy Class
    Thursday, September 24, 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.

  • Bookworm Club - The Year of Billy Miller (Grades 2-3)
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Join us for snacks and a discussion. Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons. (2nd and 3rd Grade)

  • Learn Mozilla Firefox, IE and Chrome Browsers
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    This class explains the basics of the different browsers and how to organize and navigate your favorite websites on your computer. Experience with the Internet is essential.