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Adult Programs

  • **CANCELLED** Guided Meditation
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:30am
    Village Hall, Board Room

    Meditation will not meet due to early voting at the Village Hall.

  • Books on Tap: Escape from Camp 14
    Wednesday, March 25, 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.

    Tracy Gossage leads a discussion of "Escape from Camp 14" by Blaine Harden. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

    The heartwrenching true story about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped.

  • Basics of Skype
    Thursday, March 26, 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.

  • Introduction to Dropbox
    Monday, March 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to use Dropbox, an online cloud storage software that allows you to make your files accessible from almost anywhere. An email account, as well as general working knowledge of computers and the internet are required.

  • Intermediate iPad
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    We'll go over some intermediate topics: the iCloud, using Find Your iPad, creating bookmarks in Safari, and taking screenshots and attaching photos to emails. Your iPad must be set up with iOS8. Bring your Apple ID and password.

  • PELS: Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs
    Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9:30am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    This parents' group sponsored by NSSED meets the first Friday of each month to provide information and peer support to parents who have children with special needs.

  • Intermediate Word 2013
    Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Covers formatting features including margins, alignment and page numbering, copy/cut and paste, inserting graphics and photos, and reviewing Word templates.

  • Book Discussion: The Good Lord Bird
    Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of the National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride.

    Mistaken for a girl by abolitionist John Brown, a slave boy maintains a feminine disguise for safety's sake as he joins the movement in the years leading up to the raid on Harper's Ferry.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:00am
    MultiMedia Department

    Join us for poetry discussions with literary critic Isabel Soffer. No advance reading is required.

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

    Pre-concert lecturer Jim Kendros will discuss the Northbrook Symphony's upcoming April 12 concert, "In Mahler's Shadow: Bohemian Revelry and the Path to Resurrection," and the May 3 concert, "Franco-Prussian Fresco: German Epic and French Reverie." 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.