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February 2018

Saturday, February 17

Access Part 3

Adults
9:30 am
Interactive Classroom

In this three part class learn the basics of the Microsoft Access relational database. Part 3 covers forms, queries, and reports.

Family STEM Explorers (All Ages)

Kids
Adults
Teens
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.

Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles (Families)

Kids
11:00 am
Pollak Room AB

This up-close, live, and "hands on" experience will give audience members the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about reptiles from all over the world and laugh a lot while doing so.

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. Click "Register" below to make your reservation. Questions? Call (847) 272-4300.

Northbrook Writes: The 7 Keys to Writing the Perfect Query Letter

Adults
Teens
1:00 pm
Auditorium

National bestselling author and full-time writer Bret Nicholaus carefully walks you through the process of writing a query letter that will get agents and publishers to ask for a copy of your manuscript.

Fascinating, fun, and full of essential strategies, this program is an absolute MUST for anyone dreaming of having a book published the traditional way!

**Everyone in attendance will receive a FREE query letter kit, written by Bret.**

Please note: This program covers adult fiction, adult nonfiction, young adult, and children’s. It does not cover screenplays.

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) 272-2830.

Bookbinding

Adults
Teens
2:30 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Age 13-Adult. In this class we’ll cut, fold, and stitch some books together from raw materials, and you’ll learn all about the special tools and techniques to get you on your way to bookbinding mastery.

Sunday, February 18

Illinois Poetry Society Haiku Chapter

Adults
1:00 pm
Civic Room

Haiku poets of all levels are welcome. Contemporary English Language Haiku (ELH) is not the more commonly known style, yet it has retained its Japanese influence in many ways. Come and have your work critiqued, learn more about ELH techniques, and share resources.

DIY Home Alarm System

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

RESCHEDULED FROM 2/10. Age 13-Adult. We'll go over the differences of alarm systems created using both Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and show you how to create your own

Winter Music Series - Zazz Trio

Adults
3:00 pm
Auditorium

Zazz Trio (piano, bass, clarinet). Sponsored by the Northbrook Arts Commission. 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) 272-2830.

Monday, February 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 February reading is "On Tragedy" by Aristotle.

Science Explorers (Grades K-2)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Are you a budding scientist itching to experiment? Explore basic science concepts with hands on activities. Get ready to get messy and learn something too. Snacks will be provided.
Exploring Illusions!

*CANCELED* Basic Comic Book Lettering

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

*THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED* Ages 13-Adult. In this two part course, you'll learn the basics of lettering comics using Adobe Illustrator. Part one: 2/19. Part two: 2/26. egistering for the first class automatically registers you for the second.

Magic Week Film: The Prestige

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Auditorium

After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.


2006
Rated PG-13
130 minutes

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) 272-2830.

Tuesday, February 20

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: Dyeing & Spinning Yarn (grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Interested in the learning the art of dyeing and spinning yarn?

New participants are required to sign up for the first 3 dates. The final date in the series will be a drop in meetup for current and previous String Theory students.

All tools and materials will be provided by the library.

Knitting:
Tuesday, February 6, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 13, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20, 4-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27, 4-5:00 p.m. (Meetup)

3D Printing for Beginners

Adults
6:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

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

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.

NOTE: The club will not meet on AUG 15th.

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, February 21

Baby Play

Kids
9:15 am
Youth Services Activity Room

This new 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 is on 1/10.
NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 2/19, 3/26, and 3/28.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - To Sir, With Love

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

A novice teacher (Poitier) faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined, working-class students in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 1960s.

1967
105 minutes
PRESENTED IN 35mm

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) 272-2830.

Girls Who Code

Teens
Kids
4:30 pm
Pollak Room A

Weekly meeting for our Girls Who Code club for Spring 2018, grades 6-12. The club is full and no further participants are being accepted.

Teen Volunteering (high school)

Teens
6:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Every Wednesday 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.

Heads up - these won’t be glamourous jobs, think dusting miles of bookshelves, cleaning thousands of legos, and alphabetizing millions books.

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 - 8:30PM.

REGISTRATION is on 1/10.
NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 2/19, 3/26, and 3/28.

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 - To Sir, With Love

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

A novice teacher (Poitier) faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined, working-class students in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 1960s.

1967
105 minutes
PRESENTED IN 35mm

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) 272-2830.

Thursday, February 22

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.

Magic Week Event: The Essential Houdini

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

William Pack, known as "The Chicago Magic Expert," brings the story of famed magician Harry Houdini to life in this magical presentation. Prepare to be amazed as William recreates some of Houdini's famous tricks and shares the only known recording of Houdini's voice!

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) 272-2830.

*CANCELED*Arduino Shoebox Guitar

Adults
Teens
4:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Age 13-Adult. Mix analogue and digital by making a guitar from a shoebox and using Arduinos to generate sound.

Quiz Bowl

Kids
Teens
5:00 pm
Auditorium

Quiz Bowl

Friday, February 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.

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.

John Hughes Celebration

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Auditorium

Join Kevin Smokler, author of "Brat Pack America," for a discussion about some of John Hughes' classic '80s films and how Northbrook stars as the capital of his movies. A screening of a Hughes film will follow.

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) 272-2830.

Saturday, February 24

Northbrook Writes: Revising Your Manuscript with Rebecca Makkai

Adults
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

As soon as you’ve built your masterpiece, it’s time to tear it down. So much of editing is removal, and we’ll talk about the large, structural excisions (the “axe work”) as well as the minute erasures (the “scalpel work”) that will make your prose tighter, cleaner, and stronger. We'll also discuss how to deal with emotional resistance to deleting your own words.

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) 272-2830.

Raspberry Pi vs. Arduino

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Age 13-Adult. We’ll discuss the Raspberry Pi micro-computer and the Arduino micro-controller and the awesome things you can do with them!

Saturday Youth Film - LEGO Ninjago

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas.

2017
Rated PG
101 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Saturday Youth Film - LEGO Ninjago

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas.

2017
Rated PG
101 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Sunday, February 25

Reid Schultz Oscar Talk

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Reid Schultz's annual pre-Oscar lecture.

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) 272-2830.

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.

Monday, February 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 is on 1/10.
NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 2/19, 3/26, and 3/28.

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 - 8:30PM.

REGISTRATION is on 1/10.
NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 2/19, 3/26, and 3/28.

*CANCELED* Basic Comic Book Lettering

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

*THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED* Ages 13-Adult. In this two part course, you'll learn the basics of lettering comics using Adobe Illustrator. Part one: 2/19. Part two: 2/26. egistering for the first class automatically registers you for the second.

Tuesday, February 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.

String Theory: Meetup (grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

String Theory Meetup for past participants of the String Theory program. Bring your current project and show us what you're working on.

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.

NOTE: The club will not meet on AUG 15th.

Photographic Lighting Basics

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Age 13-Adult. In this interactive lecture, we'll learn how to control light and color using basic lighting systems for photographing small objects to portraiture.

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!

Solar Energy for Your Home

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Learn how easy and affordable it is to get energy from the sun. Homeowners Bob Walker and Jay Futterman will explain how photovoltaic (solar) panels work and the financial incentives available in Illinois. Learn from their first-hand experience about the process, obstacles, and range of applications for installing solar on your home. Co-sponsored by Go Green Northbrook.

Wednesday, February 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 is on 1/10.
NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 2/19, 3/26, and 3/28.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

Crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's (Spencer Tracy) liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey (Katharine Houghton), announces her engagement to John Prentice (Poitier), an internationally renowned African-American physician.

1967
108 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

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) 272-2830.

Girls Who Code

Teens
Kids
4:30 pm
Pollak Room A

Weekly meeting for our Girls Who Code club for Spring 2018, grades 6-12. The club is full and no further participants are being accepted.

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 - 8:30PM.

REGISTRATION is on 1/10.
NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 2/19, 3/26, and 3/28.

Teen Volunteering (high school)

Teens
6:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Every Wednesday 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.

Heads up - these won’t be glamourous jobs, think dusting miles of bookshelves, cleaning thousands of legos, and alphabetizing millions books.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's (Spencer Tracy) liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey (Katharine Houghton), announces her engagement to John Prentice (Poitier), an internationally renowned African-American physician.

1967
108 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

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) 272-2830.

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.

February 2018