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Adult Programs

  • Great Ideas
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:00am
    Pollak Room AB

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

  • Northbrook Voices
    Friday, August 14, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Oral History taping

  • Gentle Yoga
    Friday, August 14, 2015 - 10:30am
    Pollak Room AB

    Yoga instructor Olga Rudiak leads a series of yoga sessions for improved physical strength, relaxation and mental clarity. Exercises are done in a chair or standing not on the floor.

  • AARP Driver Safety, part 2
    Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:30am
    Pollak Room A

    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.

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

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

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

  • 3D Printing for Beginners
    Saturday, August 15, 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.

  • Book Discussion: Station Eleven
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Station Eleven" by Emily St John Mandel.

    An actor dies onstage as he plays King Lear. Hours later society begins to crumble as a catastrophic flu pandemic sweeps across the land, killing majority of the population.

  • Chicago YIVO - Jeffry Mallow Lecture "Anti-Semitism: Alive and Well?"
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

    Where is anti-Semitism increasing? Where is it decreasing? Is “anti-Zionism” anti-Semitism? Is the greater danger from the left or from the right? Professor Mallow will address these questions.

    JEFFRY V. MALLOW is Professor Emeritus of Physics, Loyola University Chicago. He is Honorary Chair of the Chicago YIVO Society. Professor Mallow has been a public lecturer on science, politics, and Jewish humor for more than thirty years.

  • TEDxNorthbrookLibrary: Can We Delay or End Aging?
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

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

    Video presenters include:
    Researcher Aubrey de Grey, "A Roadmap to End Aging"
    Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon, "Experiments that Hint of Longer Lives"
    Writer and explorer Dan Buettner, "How to Live to Be 100+"

  • Wednesday Classic Film Series - Rear Window
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 1:00pm

    One of Hitchcock’s best examples of his genius for suspense. When professional photographer J.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman (Raymond Burr) has murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events…that lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.

    112 minutes