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Adult Programs

  • Academy Awards Film Discussion
    Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Village Hall, Board Room

    Join independent film maker Reid Schultz in his 23rd annual pre-Oscar night film discussion. Always informative, sometimes controversial, and mostly fun, Reid’s take on the offerings of Hollywood and what’s nominated (and what should have been nominated) will entertain and garner lively discussion.

    Sponsored by the Friends of the library.

    Sunday, February 15 at 2:00 in the Village Hall Board Room (next door to the Library).

    Seating is limited to the first 84 people present.

  • Book Discussion: Samurai's Garden
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:00am
    Village Hall, Shermer Study

    Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "The Samurai's Garden" by Gail Tsukiyama. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    A Chinese man with tuberculosis goes to Japan where a gardener teaches him about life.

    The meeting will be held at the Village Hall in the Shermer Study.

  • Google Ins & Outs
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn the fundamentals of the world’s top search engine and tips for finding information smarter and faster. Prerequisites: basic computer, Internet and browser skills.

  • 3D Printing for Beginners
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    **PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS AT 2PM, NOT 10AM** Geared toward absolute beginners who have never tried 3D modeling or CAD software. We'll show you how to use free CAD software to design a very small, simple object. Class size is limited and registration required. No walk-ins. Ages 16 and older.

  • Concert and Commentary with Jim Kendros
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
    MultiMedia Department

    Pre-concert lecturer Jim Kendros will discuss the Northbrook Symphony's upcoming February 22 concert "Classical Delights," featuring Hayden's brilliant Symphony No. 99 and two gems by Mozart. 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, February 18, 2015 - 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.

  • Introduction to the iPad
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    We'll go over only the most basic features in using your iPad: customizing your homescreen; locking screen orientation; downloading, opening, and closing apps; connecting to a Wi-Fi network, and more. Your iPad must be set up with iOS8. Bring your Apple ID and password.

  • Intermediate Excel 2013
    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:30am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to insert charts into spreadsheets,validate formulas and functions, change chart types, and review Excel templates.

  • Current Events
    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 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.

  • Four Seasons of Landscaping: Winter
    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 1:00pm

    Ever wonder what you should be doing each season to make your yard look its best? Join Northbrook Park District Grounds Operation Manager Michael Brouillard as he shares tips for the coming spring. Topics to be covered include snow removal, pest and outdoor plant care, and planning spring displays and summer designs. Cosponsored by the Northbrook Park District.

    This program will be held at the Northbrook Leisure Center Little Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue.