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March 2019

Monday, March 18

Great Books

Adults
10:00 am
Pollak Room A

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. <p></p><br /><br />This month's title is "Of Justice and Injustice" by David Hume.

The Doctor Is In: Talking to Your Doctor about Stress & Mindfulness

Adults
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Dr Andrew Jaeger, MD will discuss how stress impacts health and how practicing mindfulness improves health. Bring your questions for the doctor.

The Doctor is In is an occasional series with physicians from University of Chicago (NorthShore) Family Medicine Residency Program.

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 - 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, March 19

Book Discussion

Adults
10:00 am
Pollak Room A

Nancy Buehler leads a book discussion of "The Ensemble" by Aja Gabel.

Photo Editing

Adults
11:00 am
Interactive Classroom

Edit your photos online for free without downloading any software or creating an account. Learn to crop, resize, add filters and remove objects from photos with Pixlr.

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. <strong>Find us on the 2nd floor across from the Reference Desk.</strong>

String Theory: Loom Weaving (grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Collaboratory

Learn how to weave on a cardboard loom. Participants must sign up for both dates. All tools and materials will be provided by the library.<br /><br />Tuesday, March 12, 4-5 pm<br />Tuesday, March 19, 4-5 pm <br /> <br />

K-9 Reading Buddies (Grades K-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.

Skin Game: A Personal Story of Cutting & Healing

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Caroline Kettlewell, author of the young adult memoir Skin Game, shares her story about compulsive self-mutilation. From 12 years old until her 20s, the author found relief from anxiety and depression by cutting herself. Caroline will speak about her experience and how she found healthier ways to cope.

Cosponsored by NAMI-Cook County North Suburban

Wednesday, March 20

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.

Wednesday Classic Film Series: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

When best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) finds herself unable to get published because she has fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

***SHOWN WITH CAPTIONS***

2018
Rated R
106 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.

Create Your Own Comic Strip (Grades 4-8)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Learn how stories are told in 3 and 4 panel comic strips, and then make your own! Comics artist Gene Ha will show how stories are built the same way, whether in humor or drama, or a quick webcomic or an epic novel. Taking suggestions from the class, he'll create a strip as he talks. Then everyone gets to make their own tale.

Carvey for Adults (Age 13-adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Learn how to use Easel software to design for our CNC machine, the Carvey. To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

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.

Wednesday Classic Film Series: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

When best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) finds herself unable to get published because she has fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

2018
Rated R
106 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, March 21

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. <br />

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. <br />

Adult ESL/Literacy Conversation Club

Adults
1:00 pm

Practice English Conversation with others and improve your English speaking skills. Meet new friends, find study partners, and just have fun. Meets in Study Room #2, 2nd Floor.

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

Added Screening: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

When best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) finds herself unable to get published because she has fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

2018
Rated R
106 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Youth Intro to CAD (Grades 3-5)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

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

Sewing Machine Basics for Kids (Grades 4-8)

Kids
4:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Grades 4-8. Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine. Classes will be taught on the library’s sewing machines. Please do not bring in your own sewing machine. To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program. To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.<br /><br />

3D Modeling using Sketchup (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Age 13-Adult. Get the basics of how to use SketchUp Make. Basic computer experience required. To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Board Meeting

Adults
7:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Northbrook Public Library

Friday, March 22

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. <p></p><br />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. <p></p><br />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, March 23

*CANCELED*Ham Radio Licensing Meetup

Adults
Kids
Teens
9:30 am
Pollak Room A

<p>This series has been canceled.</p><br /><br />Planning to take the FCC's amateur licensing exam? Get help and answers to your questions at this meetup hosted by the North Shore Radio Club.

Sunday, March 24

Globe Trotters

Kids
2:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Have fun exploring the world through books, games, crafts and maps. Each session we visit a different country.<br /><br />

2 Pianos 4 Hands series: Ron and Ann Surace

Adults
3:00 pm
Auditorium

2 Pianos 4 Hands series: Ron and Ann Surace

Program:
Sonata II in Bb for 2 Pianos-Clementi
Rondo in Eb, Op.175-Cornelius Gurlitt
Pinocchio Suite for Duo Pianos-Ron Surace
Two Movements from Petrouchka-Stravinsky
Latin Love-Ron Surace
The Riot-Ron Surace

Monday, March 25

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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Sensory Family Movie: Smallfoot

Kids
1:00 pm
Auditorium

(Rated PG- 97 minutes)Sensory-friendly screenings are designed for individuals with special needs. The films have quieter volume and turned-up lights. The environment is welcoming towards anyone who need to move around, talk and sing during the screening.

Reserve a Spot is now available for this program. A spot should be reserved for each member of a family or group who plans to attend, whether babies, kids, teens, or adults. Walk in seats will also be available on a first come, first served basis. Click "Register" below to make your reservation. Questions? Call (847) 272-4300.

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.

She's Beautiful when She's Angry: Film & Discussion

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Auditorium

A documentary about the birth of the women's liberation movement. Beginning in the late 1960s, the film brings to light lesser-known activists including the Boston authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union.
Discussion follows screening.

Tuesday, March 26

Games Outside the Box (All Ages, Drop-In)

Kids
2:30 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Calling all Gamers, Techies, Engineers, Builders, Strategists, Creators, Geeks and Out-of-the-Box thinkers – it’s time to play! Each week we’ll be featuring a different theme. Stop by and let’s see what you can do!

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. <strong>Find us on the 2nd floor across from the Reference Desk.</strong>

Intro to 3D Printing (Age 13-adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

For beginners. Meet the printer and get started with basic design software. To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

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!<br />

Wednesday, March 27

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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Wednesday Classic Film Series: If Beale Street Could Talk

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

Directed and adapted from James Baldwin’s novel by Barry Jenkins, tells the story of a woman in Harlem who embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

***SHOWN WITH CAPTIONS***

2018
Rated R
119 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Serial Readers(Grades 4-6): Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Read a book that is first in a series and have fun with various activities and discussion, while snacking on pizza. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. Books will be available the month before the program.

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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Intro to Laser Cutting (Age 13-adult)

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Collaboratory

Learn how to use Gravit software to design for the laser cutter. To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

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.

Wednesday Classic Film Series: If Beale Street Could Talk

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Directed and adapted from James Baldwin’s novel by Barry Jenkins, tells the story of a woman in Harlem who embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

2018
Rated R
119 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Thursday, March 28

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. <br />

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. <br />

Added Screening: If Beale Street Could Talk

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

Directed and adapted from James Baldwin’s novel by Barry Jenkins, tells the story of a woman in Harlem who embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.<br /><br />2018<br />Rated R <br />119 minutes <br />PRESENTED IN DCP

Adult ESL/Literacy Conversation Club

Adults
1:00 pm

Practice English Conversation with others and improve your English speaking skills. Meet new friends, find study partners, and just have fun. Meets in Study Room #2, 2nd Floor.

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

VR Free Play (Grades 4-12)

Teens
Kids
3:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

Come play the library’s HTC Vive and PS4 virtual reality games, and watch others play on the big screen. Register ahead of time to guarantee a time slot.

Excel Practice Lab

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn and practice Excel tips and tricks using instructional videos from Lynda.com. Watch suggested videos, practice and discuss with other learners. This class requires a Northbrook Public Library card.

CinemaSpeak: In America (2002)

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room A

Watch at home. Talk at library.<br /><br />Join us for a discussion of the 2002 film, In America.

Marina Veiler and Yury Orlov

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Marina Veiler and Yury Orlov are a piano and viola duo. Past performances have included venues at the Merit School of Music. Programmed in partnership with Family Piano.

Friday, March 29

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. <p></p><br />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. <p></p><br />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.

Toddler Sailboat Sail-In (Ages 2-5)

Kids
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Have fun this spring break and get artistic with your toddler. We'll decorate boxes like sailboats, enjoy a snack and watch a short movie afterward. Bring your boat home to continue the fun!

Saturday, March 30

Saturday Youth Film: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Kids
Teens
Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (voice of Sarah Silverman), now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

2018
Rated PG
112 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Saturday Youth Film: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Kids
Teens
Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (voice of Sarah Silverman), now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

2018
Rated PG
112 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Sunday, March 31

Writing Peer Review Group

Adults
1:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Have you written a chapter, a short story, a non-fiction essay or poetry? Join us at this kickoff meeting to meet peers who will offer honest, respectful, and constructive feedback on two pieces of your work, and learn more about this ten week program.

Indian Classical Carnatic Vocal Concert

Adults
Teens
3:00 pm
Auditorium

Like other traditional music, Indian classical Carnatic music is an enriched transitional music with great compositions that describes great human values, and tradition. The afternoon will feature vocals, violin, and percussion.

March 2019