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Adult Programs

  • Advanced Excel 2013
    Monday, November 16, 2015 - 1:30pm
    Interactive Classroom

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

  • Book Discussion: Island of a Thousand Mirrors
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Island of a Thousand Mirrors" by Nayomi Munaweera.

    The upheaval of the civil war in Sri Lanka is seen through the eyes of two families, one Tamil and one Sinhalese.

  • Basics of Skype
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to stay in touch with family and friends using phone calls, video calls over the Internet for free. Windows desktop version is used in class.

  • Literacy Class
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Oakton Community College Literacy Class.

  • TEDxNorthbrookLibrary: The Power of Limits
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

    Join us as we screen three prerecorded TED Talks and have a discussion afterwards. Refreshments will be served.

    Video presenters will be announced later.

  • Books on Tap
    Wednesday, November 18, 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.

    Join us for an end of the year get-together and 2016 preview.

  • Chess Club
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Pollak Room B

    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.

  • Current Events
    Thursday, November 19, 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

  • Creating a Fall Centerpiece
    Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

    Join Sarah Kurysz from Whole Foods for a demonstration on how to make an attractive centerpiece for Thanksgiving and other festive occasions, and leave with a small creation of your own.

  • Literacy Class
    Thursday, November 19, 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.