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February 2017

Sunday, February 19

Illinois Poetry Society Haiku Chapter

Adults
1:00 pm
Civic Room

Haiku poets of all levels are welcome. Contemporary English Language Haiku (ELH) is not the more commonly known style, yet it has retained its Japanese influence in many ways. Come and have your work critiqued, learn more about ELH techniques, and share resources.

Tecmo Bowl Tournament

Adults
1:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

A bracketed videogame tournament of the classic Nintendo game Tecmo Bowl. This tournament will be played on an original Nintendo and projected on the big screen. Snacks provided and a prize will be awarded.

Monday, February 20

Great Books

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

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

The February reading is "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles. Copies will be available at the Reader Services desk one month before the discussion.

Sensory Family Movie

Kids
1:00 pm
Auditorium

Sensory-friendly screenings are designed for children with special needs. The films have quieter volume and turned-up lights. The environment is welcoming towards kids who need to move around, talk and sing during the screening.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3: Robotics

Kids
Teens
6:30 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

(Grades 5-8) Learn coding basics and build a robot with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 in this 2-class series. Signup required. Signing up for one class automatically signs you up for the other class that month. Attendance at both classes that month is required. Sign up for either the January OR February series.

**CANCELLED**Sensory Family Movie

Kids
7:30 pm

This event has been canceled.

Sensory-friendly screenings are designed for children with special needs. The films have quieter volume and turned-up lights. The environment is welcoming towards kids who need to move around, talk and sing during the screening.

Tuesday, February 21

Book Discussion: Best Boy

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Best Boy" by Eli Gottlieb.

A middle-aged autistic man who was institutionalized as a child is disturbed by the arrival of an obnoxious new roommate and an orderly who reminds him of his abusive father, causing him to form a plan to escape and return to his hometown where his brother still lives.

Introduction to Dropbox

Adults
2:00 pm
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.

Tech Tuesdays

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

Drop by and get help using eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, HOOPLA, and your portable device. Bring your device and any user IDs and passwords (Apple ID/password or Amazon account information). No sign up required. Find us on the 2nd floor across from the Reference Desk.

String Theory: Spinning & Weaving (grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Interested in learning Fiber Arts? Join us for our monthly Fiber Arts workshops. Each month we will feature a different form of Fiber Arts such as knitting, crochet, or weaving. Participants must sign up for all 4 dates. All tools and materials will be provided by the library.

Spinning and Weaving - For two of our meetups, we'll be spinning yarn and we'll be weaving in the other two meetings.

Tuesday, February 7, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 14, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 21, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28, 4-5:00 p.m.

K-9 Reading Buddies (Grades 1-5)

Kids
6:30 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Readers can practice their skills and build confidence by reading to a friendly dog from K-9 Reading Buddies! Space is limited, so please register in person or by phone for a 15 minute time slot.

Learn to Code Series: HTML & CSS

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Take our 2-course series on learning the basics of HTML and CSS, using Codecademy. Signing up for the February 7th class automatically signs you up for the February 21st class.

February 7: Basic HTML
February 21: More HTML and CSS

Adult Graphic Novel Discussion Group: Blankets by Craig Thompson

Adults
7:00 pm

Meeting at North Shore Comics on Dundee and Landwehr Road

"Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Craig Thompson chronicles his emotional struggles as a young man growing up in the Midwest."

Copies are available for checkout at the Reader Services desk. If you would prefer to own a copy of this title, contact North Shore Comics and ask about their special discount for participants.

Wednesday, February 22

Classics on Wednesday Film Series - Fail-Safe

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

One of the greatest anti-war thrillers ever, stars Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O'Herlihy, Larry Hagman and Fritz Weaver as a group of military men on the verge of World War III.

PRESENTED IN DIGITAL
1964
112 minutes

Serial Readers (grades 4-6): Infinity Ring, A Mutiny in TIme by Dashner

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Come join us for pizza and a lively discussion of a book that is part of a series. When best friends Dak and Sera stumble upon the key to time travel, a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring, they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind.

Oakton Literacy Class - Spring 2017

Adults
6:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Meet with teachers from Oakton Community College for Adult Literacy classes. Classes are open to both native and non-native speakers of English. Regular class schedule will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6PM - 8:30PM. --- Registration on Wednesday, January 11th. --- CLASSES WILL NOT MEET ON: 2/20, 3/27, 3/29.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on the following dates:

Teen Volunteering (high school)

Teens
6:00 pm

Every Wednesday in January and February, we’re offering volunteer hours for high school students in need of just a few more service hours. We’ll have jobs for 5 teens. Register for one of the spots or, if you’re feeling lucky, just stop by the Youth Services Department. Heads up - these won’t be the glamour jobs, think dusting miles of bookshelves, cleaning thousands of legos, and alphabetizing millions books.

Every Wednesday in January and February, 6-8:00 p.m., Youth Services Department

Chess Club

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Pollak Room B

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.

Classics on Wednesday Film Series - Fail-Safe

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

One of the greatest anti-war thrillers ever, stars Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O'Herlihy, Larry Hagman and Fritz Weaver as a group of military men on the verge of World War III.

PRESENTED IN DIGITAL
1964
112 minutes

Thursday, February 23

Toddler Time (2-3 yrs old)

Kids
10:00 am
Story Corner

Join us for 20 minutes of stories and 25 minutes of creative play. For toddlers with a caregiver.

Quiz Bowl

Teens
Kids
Adults
5:00 pm
Auditorium

Enjoy educational entertainment as you cheer on the 8th grade teams from local schools!

Podcasting Meetup

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Civic Room

Interested in podcasting? Whether you're expert or an amateur, join our podcasting discussion group the last Thursday of every month to share ideas and advice.

Youth 3D Printing Open Lab (Gr 3-8)

Kids
6:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

This class is for kids who have previously taken a 3D printing class or have previous knowledge of CAD (computer aided design) software. We will use Tinkercad to create 3D objects.

Friday, February 24

Chair Yoga

Adults
9:30 am
Pollak Room AB

Due to high demand, we offer TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 session or the 11:00 session. Space in each session is limited to the first 64 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.

Chair Yoga

Adults
11:00 am
Pollak Room AB

Due to high demand, we offer TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 session or the 11:00 session. Space in each session is limited to the first 64 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.

Mocha & More: All the Bright Places (grades 6-12)

Teens
7:00 pm

Mocha & More Teen Book Discussion: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Heads Up: This book has a suggested reading audience of 8-12th grade.

When Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, both teetering on the edge, it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.

We meet at Sunset Foods and your first drink is on us. The first 7 registered teens to check in at the Youth Services desk get a free copy of the book.

Saturday, February 25

Advanced Excel 2013

Adults
9:30 am
Interactive Classroom

Explains autofill, absolute addressing, NOW and IF functions, conditional formatting and data bars. Also explores pivot tables.

NORTHBROOK WRITES: Editing Your Novel with James Tadd Adcox

Adults
Teens
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

You've written the first draft of your novel. Congratulations! Now what do you do with it?

In this workshop, author James Tadd Adcox will discuss moving from the first draft to the second - and beyond! Learn strategies for revising and shaping your novel, plus tools and techniques to help you keep it all organized. Along the way, he'll tackle questions both theoretical ("What should the beginning of the novel do? How about the end?") and eminently practical ("How do I convince my roommate/significant other that it's extremely important for me to have an entire hardcopy draft of my novel spread across the living room floor?").

**Participants are strongly encouraged to bring sample pages of their book/novel.**

Saturday Family Feature - Trolls

Kids
2:00 pm
Auditorium

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

PRESENTED IN DCP
2016
RATED PG
92 minutes

Saturday Family Feature - Trolls

Kids
7:30 pm
Auditorium

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

PRESENTED IN DCP
2016
RATED PG
92 minutes

Sunday, February 26

An Introduction to Memoir Writing

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Writing a memoir is a powerful way to stimulate your mind and help preserve memories and life stories to leave as a legacy for your loved ones. Join Dr. Linda Sasser to learn what a memoir is and its many benefits. Participate in simple exercises to help you start writing and be inspired with ideas to continue on the journey.

Concert on 3

Adults
2:00 pm
MultiMedia Department

Consuelo Lepauw, violinist, plays works by ...

Monday, February 27

Oakton Literacy Class - Spring 2017

Adults
6:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Meet with teachers from Oakton Community College for Adult Literacy classes. Classes are open to both native and non-native speakers of English. Regular class schedule will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6PM - 8:30PM. --- Registration on Wednesday, January 11th. --- CLASSES WILL NOT MEET ON: 2/20, 3/27, 3/29.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on the following dates:

Mysterious: An Evening of Elegant Illusions with Jeanette Andrews

Adults
Teens
Kids
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Nationally hailed as “an inspiration,” Jeanette Andrews has developed an entirely new and thought-provoking take on the art of the impossible. She presented her first magic show at age four, began performing professionally at age six, and is now as a full-time magician. She has now performed live for thousands across the country at private events, Fortune 500 companies, and museums as well as countless others on television. She comes to us fresh off of performances for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and is a High Concept Lab Sponsored Artist, the only magician known to have ever been named to an artist-in-residence position.
Impossible feats happen before your very eyes as Jeanette performs elegant, interactive magic. This magical experience will leave you enthralled and enchanted.

Tuesday, February 28

Asia FantAsia (For Families)

Kids
10:30 am
Auditorium

Asia FantAsia is a fun-filled storytelling show bringing alive the cultures of Asia through the re-telling of myths and folk tales interwoven with plenty of music, rhythmic call-n-response games and audience participation. Each show is embellished with traditional Asian bamboo wind and percussion instruments. The stories have positive messages of personal triumph, community responsibility, cause and effect and WONDER to not only raise the awareness of Asian cultures but also to show the universal messages found in storytelling

Tech Tuesdays

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

Drop by and get help using eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, HOOPLA, and your portable device. Bring your device and any user IDs and passwords (Apple ID/password or Amazon account information). No sign up required. Find us on the 2nd floor across from the Reference Desk.

String Theory: Spinning & Weaving (grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Interested in learning Fiber Arts? Join us for our monthly Fiber Arts workshops. Each month we will feature a different form of Fiber Arts such as knitting, crochet, or weaving. Participants must sign up for all 4 dates. All tools and materials will be provided by the library.

Spinning and Weaving - For two of our meetups, we'll be spinning yarn and we'll be weaving in the other two meetings.

Tuesday, February 7, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 14, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 21, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28, 4-5:00 p.m.

Pajama Stories (Families)

Kids
6:30 pm
Story Corner

Put on your coziest pajamas and join us for a half hour of stories and fun!

Maker Meetup

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

Are you a maker/DIY-er wanting to share your project, skills, or just get some advice? Join us on the last Tuesday of every month to share your latest low- and hi-tech projects! Every month we'll do a very brief intro on a piece of technology or project, followed by at least 1 hour of time to meet and share.

February 2017