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January 2019

Sunday, January 20

Early Childhood Extravaganza

Kids
Adults
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Start planning your young child's summer and fall activities by talking with local preschool and enrichment representatives who will be available with information about their programs.

Monday, January 21

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 January reading is "The Moral Sense of Man and the Lower Animals" by Charles Darwin

The Doctor Is In: Weekend Warrior Injuries

Adults
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Meet doctors from University of Chicago (NorthShore) Family Medicine Residency Program for a bimonthly interactive talk on a specific health topic. Bring your questions on the topic.

This month a sports medicine doctor will discuss common injuries incurred by "weekend warriors."

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Caring, Community and Connection

Kids
2:00 pm
Story Corner

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Caring, Community and Connection
Celebrate Dr. King’s contribution to our country, and carry on his legacy in Youth Services. We are accepting volunteers grade 6 to adult to clean our bookshelves and help inventory our book collection. Please register to reserve a 2 hour time slot.
In the afternoon come enjoy a storytime that will explore both the life of Dr. King and the caring and connection we can create in our own community today. There will be a special craft in honor of Dr. King all day.

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.

Tuesday, January 22

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.

Korean Food (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
5:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Presenters from the Korean Education Center will provide an introduction to Korean food. This presentation will be in English.

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

Excel Formatting

Adults
6:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn to format data and cells to make clear, clean, useful spreadsheets and tools for displaying data.

Make a Polymer Clay Leaf Pendant

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Pollak Room A

Add a little color to your life and take the chill out of winter. Come and make a polymer clay leaf pendant and add a little shimmer with powders and a crystal. It will be a sure way to warm you up. All materials will be provided.

Environmental Book Club

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Civic Room

Read, learn, and discuss a variety economic, scientific, and ecological topics pertaining to the environment. Discussion facilitated by a Go Green Northbrook member.

This month we're discussing Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson. This practical guide provides hundreds of easy tips for reducing household waste that even the busiest people can integrate. Johnson shares her story of simplifying her family’s life from a large home and finding greater happiness and meaning.
Discussion led by member of Go Green Northbrook.

Wednesday, January 23

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - All the President’s Men

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

1976
Rated PG
138 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - All the President’s Men

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

1976
Rated PG
138 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

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, January 24

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 Craigslist

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn to use Craigslist, a popular website where you can post classified ads for free and buy items from other sellers. Basic computer, Internet, and email skills are required.

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 (CAD) and design 3D objects. This class is for kids who have little to no CAD experience.

Teen Volunteering (Grades 9-12)

Teens
6:00 pm

Every Thursday in January and February, we’re offering volunteer hours for high school students in need of just a few more service hours. Register for one of the 3 spots. You’ll be helping keep our library clean and organized, whether that means wiping down toys, dusting shelves, or sorting books.

Jazz/Blues Salon Concert: John Primer (REGISTRATION FULL)

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Legendary blues guitarist and two time Grammy finalist. John Primer and his band will perform a set followed by a question and answer session.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL

You can still add yourself to the waitlist, and if a spot opens up due to a registration cancellation you will be notified.

Flyer Design

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn to design a flyer for an event. Practice creating a flyer using the free online tool Pixlr.

Friday, January 25

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.

My First Yoga*

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Banner Day Camp staff will teach kids basic poses in this fun, easy to follow class. No yoga experience necessary.

*Caregivers do not need to reserve a spot.

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 dropoff

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? Are you looking for new supplies or creative inspiration? Drop off your unneeded materials Friday and Saturday and return on Sunday to find free materials for your next project.

Tabletop Gaming: Board Game Night (Grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Cards, dice, pawns, and meeple! Each month we’ll play a tabletop game, highlighting hobby board games, Dungeons & Dragons, and Magic: The Gathering.
Friday, January 25 4:00-5:50 pm: Board Game Night
Friday, February 15 4:00-5:30 pm: Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, January 26

AARP Driver Safety, part 1

Adults
9:30 am
Interactive Classroom

This two-session defensive driving course sponsored by AARP will help make you a better and safer driver. You may be eligible for a discount on the liability portion of your car insurance.

The mandatory second session is Saturday, February 2 from 9:30am to 1:30pm.

Fill out the form below or call Fiction & Media at 847-272-2958. The fee for AARP members is $15; for nonmembers $20.

Craft Swap dropoff

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? Are you looking for new supplies or creative inspiration? Drop off your unneeded materials Friday and Saturday and return on Sunday to find free materials for your next project.

Y-Art (for families)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Start your Saturday with art! Brought to you by the NSYMCA Art Academy.

Sunday, January 27

Craft Swap

Adults
1:15 pm
Pollak Room AB

Pick up free free materials for your next craft project.

Globe Trotters

Kids
2:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Globe Trotters (Grades K-3) RS
Have fun exploring the world through books, games, crafts and maps. Each session we visit a different country.

Monday, January 28

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Try & Fail Challenge (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)

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Tuesday, January 29

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

Excel Formulas & Functions

Adults
6:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Tired of looking for your calculator? Learn how to use Excel formulas and functions, apply absolute references, and explore conditional formatting.

Wednesday, January 30

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

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 - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

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.

Books on Tap

Adults
7:00 pm
Landmark Inn

"If the Creek Don't Rise" by Leah Weiss.
In an Appalachian mountain town, a school teacher arrives and finds a young, pregnant, and abused seventeen-year-old girl in desperate need of hope.

Thursday, January 31

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.

Teen Volunteering (Grades 9-12)

Teens
6:00 pm

Every Thursday in January and February, we’re offering volunteer hours for high school students in need of just a few more service hours. Register for one of the 3 spots. You’ll be helping keep our library clean and organized, whether that means wiping down toys, dusting shelves, or sorting books.

January 2019