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November 2018

Monday, November 19

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 of classic essays and other short works in a friendly, welcoming setting.

The November reading is "Civilization and Its Discontents" by Sigmund Freud.

Oakton Literacy Class (Afternoon)

Adults
12:30 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 afternoons from 12:30PM - 3:30PM

REGISTRATION - Wednesday, September 5th
Classes begin - Wednesday, September 12th
Final class - Wednesday, December 12th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on Wednesday, September 19th, Monday November 12th and Wednesday, November 21st.

Writers League (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Join the Writers League! Enjoy some snacks, meet with other writers, and hone your skills through different creativity exercises and writing prompts each month.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

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 6:00PM - 8:45PM

REGISTRATION - Wednesday, September 5th
Classes begin - Monday, September 12th
Final class - Wednesday, December 12th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on Wednesday, September 19th, Monday November 12th and Wednesday, November 21st.

Tuesday, November 20

Book Discussion

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Nancy Buehler leads a discussion. This month's title is "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee.

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.

Adult ESL/Literacy Conversation Club

Adults
6:00 pm

Practice English Conversation with others and improve your English speaking skills. Meet new friends, find study partners, and just have fun.

These sessions will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm in Study Room 2.

Dates and location are subject to change. Feel free to drop in whenever you are available. All are welcome. If you would like to volunteer, fill out the application at the following link and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible:

https://www.northbrook.info/volunteer-application

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, November 21

Baby Play (Birth-12 months, with caregiver)

Kids
9:15 am
Youth Services Activity Room

This program focuses on babies 12 months and younger with their caregiver, introducing music, rhymes, and books for this special age in a friendly, cozy setting.

Thursday, November 22

Friday, November 23

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.

Black Friday Used Book Sale

Kids
Teens
Adults
10:00 am
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Stock up for the holidays by purchasing fiction, mystery and sci-fi books, as well as CDs and DVDs for a low price. The sale will continue on Saturday, November 24 from 9:00am-4:00pm and on Sunday, November 25 from 1:00-4:00pm. Your purchases will support the Friends and the library.

Black Friday Used Book Sale

Kids
Teens
Adults
10:00 am
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Stock up for the holidays by purchasing fiction, mystery and sci-fi books, as well as CDs and DVDs for a low price. The sale will continue on Saturday, November 24 from 9:00am-4:00pm and on Sunday, November 25 from 1:00-4:00pm. Your purchases will support the Friends and the 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.

Saturday, November 24

Black Friday Book Sale

Adults
Kids
Teens
(All day)
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends' of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Continues on Saturday and Sunday too!

Black Friday Book Sale

Kids
Teens
Adults
9:00 am
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Stock up for the holidays by purchasing fiction, mystery and sci-fi books, as well as CDs and DVDs for a low price. The sale will continue on Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm. 

Family S.T.E.M. Explorers (drop-in, all ages)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Want to explore something new together? This class for children and their caregivers will explore fun science, technology, engineering, and math while building real world skills together.

International Children's Film Festival (ages 5 and up with caregiver)

Kids
Teens
Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

The 3rd Annual International Children’s Film Festival at the Northbrook Public Library is an exclusive film experience that showcases award-winning films from around the world designed to stimulate the imagination of parents and children alike. The films are curated to appeal to children ages 5 to 10, but kids of all ages will find something to spark their imagination at this nationally-touring festival.

Families who attend the Film Festival will watch nine short films from eight different countries, including India, Argentina, Denmark, Latvia, Slovenia, U.K., England, Spain, and the United States. This year, the films include stories about a clever bear, the “king of birds” and a boy who turns math into music.

Once all the films have been shown, children will be able to vote for their top choice. Northbrook’s favorite film of the bunch, deemed the “Best of the Fest.”

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sunday, November 25

Black Friday Book Sale

Kids
Teens
Adults
1:00 pm
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Stock up for the holidays by purchasing fiction, mystery and sci-fi books, as well as CDs and DVDs for a low price. Your purchases will support the Friends and the library.

NaNoWriMo Weekly Write-In

Teens
Adults
2:00 pm
Civic Room

Join us for our weekly November NaNoWriMo write-in. Meet other wrimos, do word sprints and get some writing done. Snacks will be provided.

Monday, November 26

Oakton Literacy Class (Afternoon)

Adults
12:30 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 afternoons from 12:30PM - 3:30PM

REGISTRATION - Wednesday, September 5th
Classes begin - Wednesday, September 12th
Final class - Wednesday, December 12th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on Wednesday, September 19th, Monday November 12th and Wednesday, November 21st.

Try & Fail (Grades 3-5)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Failure is an option in this program. We give a design challenge. You use experimental and design thinking to create a robot/machine/contraption that completes the challenge. Epic fails encouraged.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

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 6:00PM - 8:45PM

REGISTRATION - Wednesday, September 5th
Classes begin - Monday, September 12th
Final class - Wednesday, December 12th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on Wednesday, September 19th, Monday November 12th and Wednesday, November 21st.

Tuesday, November 27

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.

Adult ESL/Literacy Conversation Club

Adults
6:00 pm

Practice English Conversation with others and improve your English speaking skills. Meet new friends, find study partners, and just have fun.

These sessions will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm in Study Room 2.

Dates and location are subject to change. Feel free to drop in whenever you are available. All are welcome. If you would like to volunteer, fill out the application at the following link and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible:

https://www.northbrook.info/volunteer-application

Wednesday, November 28

Baby Play (Birth-12 months, with caregiver)

Kids
9:15 am
Youth Services Activity Room

This program focuses on babies 12 months and younger with their caregiver, introducing music, rhymes, and books for this special age in a friendly, cozy setting.

Oakton Literacy Class (Afternoon)

Adults
12:30 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 afternoons from 12:30PM - 3:30PM

REGISTRATION - Wednesday, September 5th
Classes begin - Wednesday, September 12th
Final class - Wednesday, December 12th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on Wednesday, September 19th, Monday November 12th and Wednesday, November 21st.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - The Red Shoes

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

A young ballerina (Moira Shearer) is torn between two forces: the composer who loves her (Marius Goring), and the impresario (Anton Walbrook) determined to fashion her into a great dancer.

1948
134 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Collaboratory Closed 2-4pm

Adults
Kids
Teens
2:00 pm
Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is closed from 2pm-4pm on the third Wednesday of every month for a department meeting.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

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 6:00PM - 8:45PM

REGISTRATION - Wednesday, September 5th
Classes begin - Monday, September 12th
Final class - Wednesday, December 12th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on Wednesday, September 19th, Monday November 12th and Wednesday, November 21st.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - The Red Shoes

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

A young ballerina (Moira Shearer) is torn between two forces: the composer who loves her (Marius Goring), and the impresario (Anton Walbrook) determined to fashion her into a great dancer.

1948
134 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Chess Club

Adults
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, November 29

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Check-in at the Youth Services Desk. Space is limited.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
11:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Check-in at the Youth Services Desk. Space is limited.

Introduction to Twitter

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Find out what makes Twitter different than other social networks. Learn how to create an account, set up a profile, use hashtags, tweet at someone and more.

Youth Intro to CAD (Grades 3-5)

Kids
4:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

In this class we will use Tinkercad to learn basic computer aided design skills and create 3D objects. This class is for kids who have little to no CAD experience.

The Bread That Traveled the World

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Learn the history and traditions of the Challah, the Jewish holiday bread in hands on baking workshop. This rich, egg-laced bread can become a welcome addition to your baking repertoire. Make a loaf to bake at home. Materials provided. Ages 13+

Friday, November 30

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.

Books and Bites: Teen Book Discussion (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
5:00 pm
Civic Room

Enjoy your choice of drink and discuss the month’s book at the library. The first 7 registered teens to check in at the Youth Services desk get a free copy of the book.

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
Heads up: This adult nonfiction title is recommended for grades 9 and up.

This is the story of hundreds of young, vibrant women who were sentenced to death by their employers. The so-called “Radium Girls” painted luminescent faces on clock and watch dials using a paint mixture that contained radium. Instructed to “lip-point” their brushes as they painted, they absorbed high doses of radium into their bodies. When the effects of the radium led to horrific disfigurement and pain, the company refused to take responsibility.

November 2018