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Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm


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Adult Programs

  • Dave Specter - Jazz/Blues Salon Concert
    Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

    Our fantastic new performance stage deserves a fantastic new concert series. The Friday Jazz Salon will feature Chicago artists who regularly perform in Chicago’s jazz, blues and folk clubs here to Northbrook. Our first performance will feature first- tier blues and jazz guitarist, Dave Specter, who has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues scene. He has always brought intelligence and sharp, crisp playing to the music table, a sort of contemporary version of T-Bone Walker. He has recently been featured in Vintage Guitar and Downbeat magazines and has been a 5 time Critic’s Choice in the Chicago Reader.

    “Dave Specter is a global ambassador of Chicago blues” – Chicago Sun Times

    “One of the few top-tier guitarists” - Downbeat

  • Writing Workshop
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

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

  • 3D Printing for Beginners
    Saturday, September 19, 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.

  • George Lepauw - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

    Works by Beethoven, Rameau, and Debussy.

  • Great Books
    Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Join the newly reorganized monthly Great Books Discussion Group led by educator and scholar Robert Waterbury. Share stimulating discussions in a friendly, welcoming setting.

    The September reading is "The Crito" by Plato. Copies are available at the 3rd floor Reader Services desk.

  • Introduction to Dropbox
    Monday, September 21, 2015 - 3:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to use Dropbox, an online cloud storage provider 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.

  • Literacy Class
    Tuesday, September 22, 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.

  • Turn Signal Gloves
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Civic Room

    10 and older. Bring your basic sewing skills and a pair of knit gloves and we'll show you how to create your own turn signal gloves that light up when you close your hand. Registration required.

  • The Docks of New York - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:00pm

    Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts (George Bancroft) gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae (Betty Compson), a wise and weary dance-hall girl, in director Josef von Sternberg’s evocative portrait of lower-class waterfront folk. Fog-enshrouded cinematography by Harold Rosson (The Wizard of Oz), expressionist set design by Hans Dreier (Sunset Boulevard), and sensual performances by Bancroft and Compson make this one of the legendary director’s finest works, and one of the most exquisitely crafted films of the silent era.

    76 minutes
    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

  • Chess Club
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

    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.