February 2017

Monday, February 20

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.

Tuesday, February 21

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.

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

Wednesday, February 22

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.

Thursday, February 23

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.

Friday, February 24

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

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.**

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.

Monday, February 27

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

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.

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