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January 2017

Monday, January 16

Finals Cafe (High School)

Teens
(All day)
Pollak Room AB

Are you looking for a relatively quiet space where you get in some serious studying? We’re opening up the Pollak Room to all high school students studying for their final exams. Snacks will be available throughout the day (or while supplies last) and we’ll be serving pizza at set times. Students are welcome to bring their own snacks, within reason - nothing messy or excessively smelly.

Sunday, January 15, 1 - 4:30 p.m., Pollak Room
pizza: 3-4 p.m.

Monday, January 16, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Pollak Room
pizza: 3-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 17, 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Pollak Room
pizza: 7-8 p.m.

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 January reading is "Ecclesiastes" from The Bible. Copies will be available at the Reader Services desk one month before the discussion.

Learn to Code Series: HTML & CSS

Adults
Teens
10:00 am
Interactive Classroom

Take our 2-course series on learning the basics of HTML and CSS, using CodeAcademy. Signing up for the January 16th class automatically signs you up for the January 23rd class.

January 16: Basic HTML
January 23: More HTML and CSS

Community Reading Pairs (Grades 1-5)

Kids
Adults
11:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Everyone benefits when we read to each other! Please join us for an hour of community reading, where the library pairs a child reader with an adult listener for a shared celebration of books. Children grades 1-5, register in Youth Services.

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:

Tuesday, January 17

Finals Cafe (High School)

Teens
(All day)
Pollak Room AB

Are you looking for a relatively quiet space where you get in some serious studying? We’re opening up the Pollak Room to all high school students studying for their final exams. Snacks will be available throughout the day (or while supplies last) and we’ll be serving pizza at set times. Students are welcome to bring their own snacks, within reason - nothing messy or excessively smelly.

Sunday, January 15, 1 - 4:30 p.m., Pollak Room
pizza: 3-4 p.m.

Monday, January 16, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Pollak Room
pizza: 3-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 17, 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Pollak Room
pizza: 7-8 p.m.

Book Discussion: Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of "Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist" by Sunil Yapa.

Follows seven different people whose lives are altered one afternoon in Seattle during the WTO protests that tried to shut the city down.

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: X-Stitch Selfies (Gr 4-12)

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 both dates. All tools and materials will be provided by the library.

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.

Wednesday, January 18

Classics on Wednesday Film Series - Working Girl

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

Savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) gives her conniving boss, Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), an excellent business tip, but Katharine simply steals the idea without giving due credit to her secretary. After Katharine winds up in the hospital with an injured leg, Tess decides to exact revenge. Pretending to be her boss, Tess initiates a major deal with an investment broker (Harrison Ford) -- but things turn ugly after Katharine finds out what Tess has done.

PRESENTED in DCP
1988
Rated R
113 minutes

3D Printing for Beginners

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

For ages 18+. For absolute beginners. Meet the printer and get started with basic design software.

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

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:

LEGO Mindstorms EV3: Robotics

Kids
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.

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.

What to Expect in a Divorce Case

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room A

Learn what to expect after a divorce is initiated. Attorney Scott Tzinberg will explain how issues such as division of property, financial support, and others are resolved after a case is started.

Classics on Wednesday Film Series - Working Girl

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

Savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) gives her conniving boss, Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), an excellent business tip, but Katharine simply steals the idea without giving due credit to her secretary. After Katharine winds up in the hospital with an injured leg, Tess decides to exact revenge. Pretending to be her boss, Tess initiates a major deal with an investment broker (Harrison Ford) -- but things turn ugly after Katharine finds out what Tess has done.

PRESENTED in DCP
1988
Rated R
113 minutes

Thursday, January 19

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.

Sci-fi/Fantasy movie discussion group

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

John Boorman has won many accolades for his King Arthur tale starring the timeless Helen Mirren. We will be screening "Excalibur" before the discussion.

Happiness from a Jewish Perspective

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Join Rabbi Meir Moscowitz of Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook for a discussion of happiness based on classical and mystical Jewish teachings.

Board Meeting

Adults
7:30 pm
Civic Room

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Friday, January 20

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.

Jazz/Blues Salon Concert Series

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

Chicago blues harp (harmonica) master,
Calvin Conway, will perform with his
blues band. His lifelong immersion in
uplifting sounds channels nostalgia for
classic Chicago blues.

Saturday, January 21

Old Town Family Jam: Karen Banks-Lubicz Band

Kids
Adults
10:00 am
Auditorium

Old Town Family Jam: Karen Banks-Lubicz Band
Join Karen and her trio, featuring bass and drums along with her guitar and vocals, for an interactive and dynamic morning of music. Both a Wiggleworms teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music and a performing artist, Karen brings passion and professionalism to engages families with young children in an interactive music-based learning environment. Bring your family, and she will get you moving and smiling.
Saturday, January 21, 10-10:45 a.m.

Embrace the New Year with Meditation

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Pollak Room AB

In this fast-paced world, inner peace can seem elusive. Long-time meditator Michael Ribet will teach practical strategies to help reduce stress and create a healthier, more positive lifestyle.

Attracting and Feeding Winter Birds

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Tim Joyce of Wild Birds Unlimited in Glenview will offer effective strategies on how to attract a wide variety of songbirds during the winter months, along with simple solutions for deterring unwanted guests such as squirrels and raccoons.

The Secret Life of Pets

Kids
2:00 pm
Auditorium

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

2016
Rated PG
87 minutes

Sunday, January 22

Globe Trotters

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.

AMC 10 Study Group

Teens
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

During this weekly teen-led study group, participants will take a practice AMC 10 under test conditions for 75 minutes
and then go over the answers and select solutions. Participants must be in 9th or 10th grade, be enrolled in an honors math class and have taken the AMC 8 or 10 last year. This group will meet on October 16 and 23, November 6 and 27, December 4, 11, and 18, January 22 and 29, February 5 and 12.

ARTicuLIT Readers Theatre

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

"Out of Our Fathers' House" is taken entirely from the diaries, journals and letters of the characters portrayed: Eliza Southgate, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “Mother” Mary Jones, Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, and Elizabeth Gertrude Stern. ARTicuLIT Readers Theatre, founded in 1996, combines Art and Lit to enhance the written word through dramatic interpretation and to provide audiences with a stimulating theatrical experience. ArticulitReadersTheatre.com. Sponsored by the Northbrook Arts Commission.

Monday, January 23

Learn to Code Series: HTML & CSS

Adults
Teens
10:00 am
Interactive Classroom

Take our 2-course series on learning the basics of HTML and CSS, using CodeAcademy. Signing up for the January 16th class automatically signs you up for the January 23rd class.

January 16: Basic HTML
January 23: More HTML and CSS

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:

Tuesday, January 24

The Castles and Lochs of Scotland

Adults
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Join us for an armchair tour of central Scotland to see its intriguing cities, regal castles, untamed highlands, and spectacular lochs and glens. Visit Edinburgh, Fife, Inverness, the Highlands, and Sterling and hear about ancient monsters, legendary literary figures, fierce battles, and Scottish royalty.

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.

Chicago Wolves Player Visit

Kids
Teens
Adults
4:00 pm
Auditorium

We are one of the lucky libraries to be able to host an appearance by one of the Chicago Wolves Hockey team players. After a brief talk, the player will take questions and select one youngster to dress up in Wolves gear. Bring your camera!

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.

Wednesday, January 25

Classics on Wednesday Film Series - The Devil Wears Prada

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

As assistant to impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), young Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) has landed a job that "a million girls would die for." Unfortunately, her heaven-sent appointment as Miranda's personal whipping girl just might be the death of her!

PRESENTED IN DCP
2006
Rated PG-13
109 MINUTES

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

LEGO Mindstorms EV3: Robotics

Kids
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.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3: Robotics

Kids
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.

Books on Tap: Me Talk Pretty One Day

Adults
7:00 pm
Landmark Inn

Books on Tap is the library's book club in a pub. Meet in the private room of the Landmark Inn to relax, talk books, and enjoy a tasty beverage and snacks.

Mike Hominick leads a discussion of "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris: A collection of humorous essays including one about the author's move to Paris and his attempt to learn French.

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 - The Devil Wears Prada

Adults
7:30 pm
Auditorium

As assistant to impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), young Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) has landed a job that "a million girls would die for." Unfortunately, her heaven-sent appointment as Miranda's personal whipping girl just might be the death of her!

PRESENTED IN DCP
2006
Rated PG-13
109 MINUTES

Thursday, January 26

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.

Podcasting Meetup

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Pollak Room A

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, January 27

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.

Craft Swap Drop-Off

Adults
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Do you have craft supplies that you no longer need, such as yarn, quilting fabrics, buttons and rubber stamps? Drop off your donations today or Saturday and return on Sunday to find free materials for your next project. Anyone who donates gets an early entry ticket for 1:30pm on Sunday, January 29.

Mocha & More: Scorpio Races (grades 6-12)

Teens
7:00 pm

Mocha & More Teen Book Discussion: The Scorpio Race by Maggie Stiefvater
Heads up: This book has a suggested reading audience of 6-12th grade.

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

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, January 28

Intermediate Excel 2013

Adults
9:30 am
Interactive Classroom

Learn how to insert charts into spreadsheets,validate formulas and functions, change chart types, and review Excel templates.

Craft Swap Drop-Off

Adults
10:00 am
Pollak Room AB

Do you have craft supplies that you no longer need, such as yarn, quilting fabrics, buttons and rubber stamps? Drop off your donations today and return on Sunday to find free materials for your next project. Anyone who donates gets an early entry ticket for 1:30pm on Sunday, January 29.

Advanced Excel 2013

Adults
1:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

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

Saturday Youth Film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Kids
2:00 pm
Auditorium

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

PRESENTED IN DCP
2016
Rated PG-13
127 minutes

Saturday Youth Film: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Kids
7:30 pm
Auditorium

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

PRESENTED IN DCP
2016
Rated PG-13
127 minutes

Sunday, January 29

Craft Swap

Adults
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Are you looking for a new hobby? Come to our craft swap to find free materials for your next project. The swap opens to the general public at 2pm. If you have an early entry ticket for donating materials, you can come at 1:30pm.

AMC10 Study Group

Teens
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

During this weekly teen-led study group, participants will take a practice AMC 10 under test conditions for 75 minutes and then go over the answers and select solutions. Participants must be in 9th or 10th grade, be enrolled in an honors math class and have taken the AMC8 or AMC10 last year. This group will meet on October 16 and 23, November 6 and 27, December 4, 11, and 18, January 22 and 29, February 5 and 12.

Monday, January 30

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:

Tuesday, January 31

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.

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.

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.

January 2017