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February 2017

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