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Adult Programs

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Discover all the secrets of your ancestors by learning to navigate the wealth of material in Ancestry Library Edition.  There will be hands-on practice for the last part of the class.

  • Book Lovers: The Rosie Project
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Having a hard time finding fellow romance and chick lit lovers? Feel like you have to keep your reading tastes a secret? Come join a book discussion series where we focus on the books we are all reading.

    Tracy Gossage leads a discussion of "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion. A socially awkward genetics professor creates a lengthy questionnaire with his requirements for the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie, a fiercely independent barmaid seeking her biological father, who meets none of his criteria.

    Copies of the book are available at the Reader Services desk on the third floor.

  • Concert and Commentary with Jim Kendros
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
    MultiMedia Department

    Pre-concert lecturer Jim Kendros will discuss the Northbrook Symphony's upcoming October 19 concert - a unique take on Vivaldi's Four Seasons, featuring orchestral showpieces by four different composers, one for each season. Jim will highlight what to listen for and delve into the lives of the composers and their times. He will conclude with a mini concert on one of his unusual string instruments.

  • Guided Meditation
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:30am
    Village Hall, Board Room

    Om Johari teaches meditation techniques. Relax, renew, refresh and experience the stress-relieving benefits of meditation during guided sessions.

    Meditation meets at the Village Hall in the Board Room.

  • Current Events
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Board Room

    Voice your opinion and hear the opinions of others on the important events of the day. For today's topics see

    Current Events meets at the Village Hall in the Board Room.

  • Basic Excel 2013
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Covers the fundamentals of using Microsoft's spreadsheet program: how to create a spreadsheet and enter and format data and formulas, print, save and retrieve spreadsheets.

  • Four Seasons of Landscaping: Fall
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Join Northbrook Park District Grounds Operation Manager Michael Brouillard as he shares tips for the fall on how to keep your yard looking its best. Topics to be covered include dormant pruning, bulb planting, mulching, and more.

    Cosponsored by the Northbrook Park District.

    This program will take place at the Northbrook Leisure Center Little Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue.

  • Gentle Yoga
    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:30am
    Village Hall, Board Room

    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.

    Yoga meets at the Village Hall in the Board Room. Space is limited to the first 70 people in attendance.

  • AARP Driver Safety, part 1
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:30am
    Covenant Village

    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.

    This class meets at Covenant Village, 2625 Techny Road.

    The mandatory second session is Saturday, October 25 from 9:30am to 1:30pm.

    Fill out the form below or call Reader Services at 847-272-2958. The fee for AARP members is $15; for nonmembers $20.

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

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