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Adult Programs

  • Literacy Class
    Thursday, October 1, 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.

  • Evening with the Author: Robert Kurson
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Auditorium

    Meet some of today's most talented writers at the library's new series, an Evening with the Author. At each event, authors will read a selection of their work, answer questions, and sign copies of their books. Books will be available to purchase courtesy of the Book Bin.

    Northbrook native Robert Kurson is best known for his 2004 bestselling book, "Shadow Divers," which won the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction. Kurson's latest book,"Pirate Hunters," was released in June of this year. His award-winning stories have also appeared in "Rolling Stone," "The New York Times Magazine" and other publications.

  • Gentle Yoga
    Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:30am
    Pollak Room AB

    Due to high demand, we are now offering TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 session or the 11:00 session. Space in each session is limited to the first 50 people.

    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.

  • Gentle Yoga
    Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:00am
    Pollak Room AB

    Due to high demand, we are now offering TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 session or the 11:00 session. Space in each session is limited to the first 50 people.

    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.

  • Parisian Salon Concert
    Friday, October 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    Join hosts Jane and Didier Lepauw for an evening of music.

  • AARP Driver Safety, part 2
    Saturday, October 3, 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.

  • Jeff Yang & Emi Kelsey - Fine Arts Fall
    Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Violin and Piano. Works by Vaughan Williams, Bach, and Gershwin.

  • Book Discussion: Absalom Absalom
    Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

    Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of the classic "Absalom, Absalom!" by William Faulkner - the story of three families in the South before, during and after the Civil War.

  • Developing a Sixth Census: finding more in “the Census” than meets the eye
    Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Pollak Room AB

    Developing a Sixth Census looks at how to squeeze as much as you can from census data of many shapes and sizes. We'll look at critical years for the census, where and when to find specific information, census surprises, less frequently used census records and the 1940 US Census.

  • Poetry Discussion
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:00am
    Civic Room

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