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October 2016

Saturday, October 1

Teen Dating and Healthy Relationships

Adults
Teens
9:00 am
Pollak Room AB

Learn how to help teens and young adults recognize what is healthy and harmful in their relationships through a panel discussion hosted by local representatives. Both parents and teens are welcome to attend.

NORTHBROOK WRITES: Modulating Tension with Valerie Laken

Adults
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Valerie Laken, author and Creative Writing professor at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, discusses the many types of tension — anticipation, pain, romance, comedy, contrast, wonder, fear - and the techniques for controlling it on the page.

Sensory Family Movie

Kids
2:00 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.

Sunday, October 2

Fine Arts Fall: Veronique Mathieu

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Violin & viola. Works by Bach, Handel, Halvorsen, Mozart, Milstein.
Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, South Africa, South America, and the United States. She is a prizewinner of several contemporary music competitions and a three-time winner of the Canada Council Bank of Instruments Competition. Ms. Mathieu is currently an assistant professor of violin at the University of Kansas.

Globe Trotters (grades K-3)

Kids
2:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Have fun exploring the world through stories, games, crafts and maps. Each session we visit a different country.

Monday, October 3

Munch a Bunch of Books (K-3)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Come in and listen to new books for school aged children. Children can expect to munch on a snack and have fun doing related activities and crafts.

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

Tuesday, October 4

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: Embroidery (grade 4-12)

Teens
Kids
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.

Tuesday, October 4, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 4-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5

Book Discussion: All the Little Live Things

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Benjamin Goluboff leads a discussion of "All the Little Live Things" by Wallace Stegner.

Scarred by the senseless death of their son and baffled by the engulfing chaos of the 1960s, a literary agent and his wife retire to the California countryside but find their placid life disrupted by a hippie who builds a treehouse on their property and by a young couple affected by tragedy.

Black Narcissus

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

This explosive film about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns—played by some of Britain’s best actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, and Jean Simmons—struggles to establish a convent in the snowcapped Himalayas; isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for its set design and for its cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema’s true visionaries.

PRESENTED IN DCP
1947
100 minutes

Drop-In Genealogy

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

October is Family History Month! Drop in for a 15-minute guided search of your family history. Located near the Reference Desk from 3-5pm.

Science Explorers (Gr K-2)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Are you a budding scientist just itching to experiment? Sign up to explore basic science concepts with hands on activities. Get ready to get messy and learn something too.
Potion Science. Mix up some bubbling concoctions and spooky potions.

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

Mason Jar Pincushion

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Civic Room

Ages 13-adult. Turn a small mason jar into an adorable pincushion to stow your sewing supplies. Registration required.

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.

Black Narcissus

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

This explosive film about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns—played by some of Britain’s best actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, and Jean Simmons—struggles to establish a convent in the snowcapped Himalayas; isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for its set design and for its cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema’s true visionaries.

PRESENTED IN DCP
1947
100 minutes

Thursday, October 6

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.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
11:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

**Rescheduled**Genealogy for Beginners

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Rescheduled to October 20th. Basic methods, tips, and tricks will be introduced for anyone curious about how to start their genealogy search.

Create Club (Gr. 3-5)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Afterschool programs that focus on STEAM activities.
Create potions and spooky tales

**Rescheduled**Basic Word 2013

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Moved to Sept 29. Reviews the basics of word processing: how to type, spellcheck and correct text, highlight and change a document's appearance, print, save and re-open a document.

Medicare Program

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Mike Altman, a Senior Benefits Advisor, will present all the information you need to help you choose the Medicare Plan that best fits your needs.

Friday, October 7

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.

Drop-In Genealogy

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

October is Family History Month! Drop in for a 15-minute guided search of your family history. Located near the Reference Desk from 3-5pm.

Saturday, October 8

NORTHBROOK WRITES: Beginning Your Story with Emily Gray Tedrowe

Adults
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Award winning author and Creative Writing teacher at DePaul University, Emily Gray Tedrowe shares tips on how to craft a gripping beginning to your story, and strategies for making your readers want to keep reading. Participants are encouraged to bring a pencil and pad of paper for writing exercises.

Café Society

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Café Society

In the 1930s, a young Bronx native (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood, where he falls in love with the secretary (Kristen Stewart) of his powerful uncle (Steve Carell), an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Woody Allen returns to his comedic roots in this nostalgic romp.

NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD UNTIL OCTOBER 18

PRESENTED IN DCP

Café Society

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

In the 1930s, a young Bronx native (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood, where he falls in love with the secretary (Kristen Stewart) of his powerful uncle (Steve Carell), an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Woody Allen returns to his comedic roots in this nostalgic romp.

NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD UNTIL OCTOBER 18

PRESENTED IN DCP

Sunday, October 9

NORTHBROOK WRITES: Keys to Writing Dialogue with Rebecca Makkai

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Rebecca Makkai, who has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Tin House, StoryStudio Chicago, and Northwestern University, and was a winner of the Chicago Writers Association’s Novel of the Year award and a recipient of a 2014 NEA fellowship, shares her expertise for writing effective and engaging dialogue.

Fine Arts Fall: George Radosavljevic

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Piano. Works by Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov. Pianist George Radosavljevic has appeared on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series, and live on WFMT Radio. Mr. Radosavljevic appears as orchestral pianist with the Lake Forest Symphony and is currently on the faculty of the DePaul University School of Music, Community Music Division. He is the director of the Ensemble in Residence at Robert Morris University and a founding member of Trio Capriccio.

Monday, October 10

Book Discussion: The Sympathizer

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Isabel Soffer leads a discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

During the fall of Saigon, a South Vietnamese general prepares to emigrate to the U.S. with his family and staff, unaware that his trusted captain is a Viet Cong sympathizer.

Munch a Bunch of Books (K-3)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Come in and listen to new books for school aged children. Children can expect to munch on a snack and have fun doing related activities and crafts.

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

Tuesday, October 11

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: Embroidery (grade 4-12)

Teens
Kids
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.

Tuesday, October 4, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 4-5:00 p.m.

Voter Registration

Adults
5:00 pm
Lobby

Register to vote today--it's the last day to register to vote in the upcoming Presidential election November 8, 2016.

Wednesday, October 12

From Here to Eternity

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

In this landmark film, passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a soldier and former boxer being manipulated by his superior and peers. His friend Maggio (Frank Sinatra) tries to help him but has his own troubles. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr) tread on dangerous ground as lovers in an illicit affair. Each of their lives will be changed when their stories culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Winner of eight Oscars.

PRESENTED IN 35mm
1953
118 minutes

Drop-In Genealogy

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

October is Family History Month! Drop in for a 15-minute guided search of your family history. Located near the Reference Desk from 3-5pm.

Hackers: Conductive Ink (grades 4-12)

Teens
Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

It's not what you think! A hacker is someone who enjoys building, rebuilding, and modifying software; someone who enjoys testing limits and seeing what is possible. In this Hackers we will be tinkering with conductive ink!
This program is made possible by the generous donation from PotashCorp.

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

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.

From Here to Eternity

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

In this landmark film, passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a soldier and former boxer being manipulated by his superior and peers. His friend Maggio (Frank Sinatra) tries to help him but has his own troubles. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr) tread on dangerous ground as lovers in an illicit affair. Each of their lives will be changed when their stories culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Winner of eight Oscars.

PRESENTED IN 35mm
1953
118 minutes

Thursday, October 13

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.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
11:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

Introduction to the iPad, Part 2

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

We'll go over some additional topics: creating bookmarks in Safari; taking screenshots;taking and sharing photos, as well as some of the library's apps. Your iPad must be set up with iOS9. Bring your Apple ID and password.

Youth Intro to 3D Printing (Gr. 3-5)

Kids
4:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Want to know how the library’s 3D printer works? This class will explore 3D printing, its uses and demo the library’s MakerBot printer.

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

Kids
5:00 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.

Intermediate Word 2013

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

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

Friday, October 14

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.

Northbrook Voices Session 1

Adults
10:00 am
Interactive Classroom

An oral history project co-sponsored by the Northbrook Historical Society and the Northbrook Public Library.

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.

Northbrook Voices Session 2

Adults
11:30 am
Interactive Classroom

An oral history project co-sponsored by the Northbrook Historical Society and the Northbrook Public Library.

Northbrook Voices Session 3

Adults
1:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

An oral history project co-sponsored by the Northbrook Historical Society and the Northbrook Public Library.

Drop-In Genealogy

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

October is Family History Month! Drop in for a 15-minute guided search of your family history. Located near the Reference Desk from 3-5pm.

Saturday, October 15

Writing Workshop

Adults
2:00 pm
Civic Room

Kathleen Anne Fleming presents a workshop on writing novels.

Picasso & Paris: A Salon with Gertrude Stein

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Gertrude Stein became a combination mentor, critic and guru to those who were invited into her Paris home for Saturday evening gatherings in the 1920's. Actress Betsey Means portrays this interesting American author and poet.

Sunday, October 16

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.

NORTHBROOK WRITES: Creating the Setting with Charles Finch

Adults
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

How does the setting influence the characters, events, and overall mood of your story? Charles Finch, literary critic for The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today, and author of the Victorian-era Charles Lenox mystery series, will provide guidance on constructing vivid worlds within your novel.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or pencil and paper for writing exercises.

Fine Arts Fall: Bow & Hammer

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Violin and piano. Bow & Hammer formed their Chicago-based collaboration in 2012, after introductions at the 2010 Orvieto Musica festival in Italy Their international debut took place at the 2014 Orvieto Musica festival. They have performed throughout the Chicagoland area with groups such as Mozawa, Classical Revolution, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

Monday, October 17

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 October reading is "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift. Copies will be available at the Reader Services desk one month before the discussion.

Munch a Bunch of Books (K-3)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Come in and listen to new books for school aged children. Children can expect to munch on a snack and have fun doing related activities and crafts.

Podcasting: Learn from the Experts

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Interested in starting and growing your own podcast? Robin Linn and Jason Saldanha spent 10 years producing the National Public Radio program and podcast "Sound Opinions." Now they edit Michael Ian Black's "How to Be Amazing," and Robin produces NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." Join us as they share their extensive experience and offer advice on creating and maintaining a meaningful podcast.

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

Tuesday, October 18

Book Discussion: My Name Is Lucy Barton

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout.

After an appendix operation puts her in the hospital, New York writer Lucy Barton reconnects with her estranged mother as the pair reminisce about the past.

Investment Resources

Adults
10:00 am
Interactive Classroom

Sharpen your investing skills by learning to use the eresource, S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage. Morningstar and Value Line will be covered, showing new features of Value Line. This class does not offer advice on investing.

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: Embroidery (grade 4-12)

Teens
Kids
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.

Tuesday, October 4, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 4-5:00 p.m.

For What It's Worth: Antiques Appraisal

Adults
6:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

Always wanted to know what your grandmother's wedding ring is worth? Karl Gates, an historian and appraiser, will give an introduction to collecting and selling antiques and trends in the industry. He will then evaluate items brought by the audience.
60 items will be appraised. No stamps, coins or weapons, please. One portable item per person. Registration is required for appraisal.

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.

Adult Graphic Novel Discussion Group: The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone By

Adults
7:00 pm

Meeting at North Shore Comics on Dundee and Landwehr Road

This month, we will discuss "The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone By" by Robert Kirkman:

"Rick Grimes wakes up in a hospital bed and finds the world has been overrun by zombies. Now the former small town cop must survive this frightening new world while trying to reunite with his wife and child."

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.

Book Lovers: Crazy Rich Asians

Adults
7:00 pm
Civic Room

Tracy Gossage leads an evening discussion of "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan.

A man brings his Chinese-American girlfriend to Singapore to meet his wealthy family but things don’t go as she hoped.

Wednesday, October 19

Separate Tables

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

Travel to the Beauregard Hotel where the eccentric guests all share one common trait – loneliness. There’s Major Pollack (David Niven), who hides a dark secret behind a polished military veneer; Sibyl Railton-Bell (Deborah Kerr), a shy, neurotic old maid who lacks the courage to break away from her domineering mother; John Malcolm (Burt Lancaster), a disenchanted writer who drowns his bitterness in a pool of alcohol; and Ann Shankland (Rita Hayworth), whose narcissism masks a deep fear of growing old alone and unloved. In one emotional evening, these four unhappy misfits will bare their innermost secrets and change each other’s lives forever. Winner of 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor (Niven) and Best Supporting Actress (Wendy Hiller).

1958
100 minutes

Drop-In Genealogy

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

October is Family History Month! Drop in for a 15-minute guided search of your family history. Located near the Reference Desk from 3-5pm.

Author Event: Richard Peck

Kids
Adults
4:00 pm
Auditorium

Award winning author of over thirty novels, Richard Peck, will be appearing at the Northbrook Public Library. Join us in celebrating Mr. Peck’s amazing books with a presentation followed by a reception. Cake will be served!

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

Light Up Super Hero Mask

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Civic Room

Ages 13-Adults. Make your own lightup superhero mask by sewing simple circuits with LEDs! Registration required.

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.

Separate Tables

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

Travel to the Beauregard Hotel where the eccentric guests all share one common trait – loneliness. There’s Major Pollack (David Niven), who hides a dark secret behind a polished military veneer; Sibyl Railton-Bell (Deborah Kerr), a shy, neurotic old maid who lacks the courage to break away from her domineering mother; John Malcolm (Burt Lancaster), a disenchanted writer who drowns his bitterness in a pool of alcohol; and Ann Shankland (Rita Hayworth), whose narcissism masks a deep fear of growing old alone and unloved. In one emotional evening, these four unhappy misfits will bare their innermost secrets and change each other’s lives forever. Winner of 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor (Niven) and Best Supporting Actress (Wendy Hiller).

1958
100 minutes

Thursday, October 20

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

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.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
11:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

Genealogy for Beginners

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Basic methods, tips, and tricks will be introduced for anyone curious about how to start their family history search.

Social Security: Your Questions Answered

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Learn about your Social Security benefit options, when to start claiming, and how much money you may need from other sources to supplement your retirement income.

Board Meeting

Adults
7:30 pm
Civic Room

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Friday, October 21

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.

Drop-In Genealogy

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

October is Family History Month! Drop in for a 15-minute guided search of your family history. Located near the Reference Desk from 3-5pm.

Story Fest: Halloween (All Ages)

Kids
3:30 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Join us for a celebration filled with stories, crafts, snacks, and fun. Costumes encouraged. Register for a spot, then come in any time after 3:30pm

Mocha & More Teen Book Discussion (grades 6-12)

Teens
7:00 pm

Mocha & More: Teen Book Discussion - The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

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, October 22

Messy Masterpieces (For Families)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Drop in and have some family fun! Create some cool artwork to take home from our vast array of art supplies.

3D Printing for Beginners

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

RESCHEDULED from 10/15. For ages 18+. For absolute beginners. Meet the printer and get started with basic design software.

Sunday, October 23

Fine Arts Fall: Susan Merdinger and Steven Honigberg

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

A continuation of the All Beethoven series, featuring works for piano and cello: Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Cello No. 1 in F major and No.3 in A major as well as the Variations on a Theme by Handel from Judas Maccabeus. Susan Merdinger is the 2012 First Prize Winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, soloist with numerous orchestras, and a Steinway artist. Steven Honigberg, cellist, is a member of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, and is a Juilliard graduate who studied with Leonard Rose.

Monday, October 24

Munch a Bunch of Books (K-3)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Come in and listen to new books for school aged children. Children can expect to munch on a snack and have fun doing related activities and crafts.

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

Ghosts of Chicago

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Join author, historian, and ghost expert Adam Selzer to hear about local Chicago hauntings and ghostlore.  

Tuesday, October 25

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: Embroidery (grade 4-12)

Teens
Kids
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.

Tuesday, October 4, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 4-5:00 p.m.

Movie Discussion: Autism in Love

Teens
Adults
6:15 pm
Auditorium

Northbrook Public Library in partnership with Total Link2 Community presents Autism in Love the documentary. Facilitated conversation by Carmen Augustin and Mark Lazar will follow the film. Carmen Augustin, is a licensed clinical social worker, partner, and clinical director at Sweeney Augustin and Associates in Skokie. Carmen has more than 30 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults living with ASD. Mark Lazar is an autism specialist at Aspiritech, a non for profit organization in Highland Park, that provides training and employment for adults on the autism spectrum. Mark has 12 years of experience supporting and educating individuals living with ASD. Don’t miss out on this great night!

Recommended for ages 16+ Up

Film run time: 76 minutes

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!

Wednesday, October 26

The Innocents

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges. A psychosexually intensified adaptation of Henry James’s classic The Turn of the Screw, co-written by Truman Capote and directed by Jack Clayton, The Innocents is a triumph of narrative economy and technical expressiveness, from its chilling sound design to the stygian depths of its widescreen cinematography by Freddie Francis.

PRESENTED IN CinemaScope 4k DCP
1961
100 minutes

Drop-In Genealogy

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

October is Family History Month! Drop in for a 15-minute guided search of your family history. Located near the Reference Desk from 3-5pm.

Serial Readers - (grades 4-6); Among the Hidden by Haddix

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Join us for a lively discussion and pizza snack. We will be reading Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

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.

Innocents

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges. A psychosexually intensified adaptation of Henry James’s classic The Turn of the Screw, co-written by Truman Capote and directed by Jack Clayton, The Innocents is a triumph of narrative economy and technical expressiveness, from its chilling sound design to the stygian depths of its widescreen cinematography by Freddie Francis.

PRESENTED IN CinemaScope 4k DCP
1961
100 minutes

Thursday, October 27

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

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.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
11:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Both sessions are for birth to 24 months.

Bestsellers and Beyond

Adults
1:30 pm
Civic Room

Join Librarian Lori Siegel for reviews of a variety of books that you might add to your reading list or share with your book group.

Podcasting Using Audacity

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn how to use the audio editing software, Audacity, to pull together your podcast. Requires intermediate computer skills. Registration required.

NAMIReads: Experiencing and Overcoming Schizoaffective Disorder

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Steve Colori will be sharing his personal story of living with schizoaffective disorder. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban. Signed copies of his memoir will be available for sale.

For further information, contact NAMI CCNS at 847-716-2252.

Friday, October 28

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.

Drop-In Genealogy

Adults
3:00 pm
2nd Floor, Reference Area

October is Family History Month! Drop in for a 15-minute guided search of your family history. Located near the Reference Desk from 3-5pm.

Saturday, October 29

Sunday, October 30

Globe Trotters (grades K-3)

Kids
2:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Have fun exploring the world through stories, games, crafts and maps. Each session we visit a different country.

Fine Arts Fall: Jasmin Arakawa

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Piano. Works by Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt. A charismatic and versatile pianist, Jasmin Arakawa has performed widely in North America, Central and South America, Europe, China and Japan. Recognized as having a strong lyrical sense as well as impeccable technique, Arakawa is Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of South Alabama.

Monday, October 31

Oakton Literacy Class - Fall 2016

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.

NOTE: Class will NOT meet on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and Wednesday, November 23rd.

October 2016