December 2019

Sunday, December 8

FCC Ham Radio License Exam

Adults
Kids
Teens
1:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

All ages. North Shore Radio Club will be holding the FCC's Amateur Radio License exam at the library. Contact the NSRC at info@ns9rc.org to take the test.

Monday, December 9

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, September 9th and Wednesday, September 11th
Classes begin - Monday, September 16th
Final class - Wednesday, December 11th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/11, 11/27

Adult ESL/Literacy Conversation Club

Adults
5:00 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 Monday evenings, 5-6pm 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

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 afternoons from 6:00PM - 8:45PM

REGISTRATION - Monday, September 9th and Wednesday, September 11th
Classes begin - Monday, September 16th
Final class - Wednesday, December 11th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/11, 11/27

Tuesday, December 10

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.

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.

Appreciating Classical Music

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Listen to and learn about classical music from an expert! Have you always wanted to know more about the great symphonies? What makes the masterpieces great? How many ways can a piece be performed before it gets old? Find out through an interactive and engaging seminar by our Classical Music specialist and Fiction and Media librarian, Madison Carroll!

Topic: BALLET!

Wednesday, December 11

Book Discussion

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Benjamin Goluboff leads a book discussion of The Natural by Bernard Malamud.

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, September 9th and Wednesday, September 11th
Classes begin - Monday, September 16th
Final class - Wednesday, December 11th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/11, 11/27

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 afternoons from 6:00PM - 8:45PM

REGISTRATION - Monday, September 9th and Wednesday, September 11th
Classes begin - Monday, September 16th
Final class - Wednesday, December 11th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/11, 11/27

Chess Club

Adults
Teens
Kids
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, December 12

Basic iPad Part 2

Adults
11:00 am
Interactive Classroom

Explore camera functions, including taking and sharing photos, and learn techniques for using Safari.

Friday, December 13

Chair Yoga

Adults
9:30 am
Pollak Room AB

Due to high demand, we offer TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 am session or the 11:00 am 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 am session or the 11:00 am 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, December 14

Saturday First Run Feature: Blinded By the Light

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

In 1987 England, Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, learns to live his life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

2019
Rated PG-13
118 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Saturday First Run Feature: Blinded By the Light

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

In 1987 England, Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, learns to live his life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

2019
Rated PG-13
118 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Sunday, December 15

Illinois State 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.

Monday, December 16

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 December reading is Henry V by Shakespeare.

Demystifying the College Planning Process: What I Wish I Knew

Teens
Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

A panel discussion with current college students and their parents reflecting back on the college planning process. Topics will include navigating standardized tests, high school GPA and course selections, narrowing down your college options, stressful college conversations with parents, when and how to visit colleges, dealing with other people's reactions to your college choice, and more. Learn from those who have lived it and grown from it.
This discussion is lead by the Northbrook Youth Commission.

Tuesday, December 17

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.

Wednesday, December 18

Christmas Films Through the Years: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark (Chevy Chase), his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two kids (Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki). Based on John Hughes’ short story, “Christmas ‘59.”

1989
Rated PG-13
97 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

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.

Holiday Appreciation Party

Adults
4:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Join us for light refreshments after both screenings of Christmas Vacation.

Christmas Films Through the Years: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark (Chevy Chase), his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two kids (Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki). Based on John Hughes’ short story, “Christmas ‘59.”

1989
Rated PG-13
97 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Chess Club

Adults
Teens
Kids
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

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.

Holiday Appreciation Party

Adults
8:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

Join us for light refreshments after both screenings of Christmas Vacation.

Thursday, December 19

Board Meeting

Adults
7:30 pm
Civic Room

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Northbrook Public Library

Friday, December 20

Chair Yoga

Adults
9:30 am
Pollak Room AB

Due to high demand, we offer TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 am session or the 11:00 am 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 am session or the 11:00 am 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, December 21

Star Wars Tabletop Gaming

Adults
Teens
Kids
9:30 am

Drop by the Civic Room anytime during Star Wars Day to challenge your friends and family to see who will rule the Star Wars themed tabletop gaming galaxy.

BB-8 Maze Race and Rescue

Adults
Teens
Kids
9:30 am
MultiMedia Department

BB-8 is trapped, but you can help him escape! Navigate our BB-8 Sphero droid through the maze before it’s too late. BB-9 and R2-D2 droids will also be available!

Sarlacc Pit & Assault on the Death Star Bean Bag Toss

Adults
Teens
Kids
9:30 am
Story Corner

Take a trip to the deserts of the planet Tatooine. Aim well and have your bean bag tumble into the stomach of the all-powerful Sarlacc, “where it will be slowly digested over a thousand years.” If you are successful, you just might win a prize (while supplies last).

OR

Skim the surface of the Imperial Death Star as you prepare to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. Successfully toss your bean bag into the reactor core and save the galaxy and win a prize (while supplies last).

Lightsaber Construction

Adults
Teens
Kids
9:30 am
Loft

Every Jedi or Sith must build their own lightsaber as part of their training. Design your own lightsaber using our supply of colorful duct tape and pool noodles (while supplies last).

Out of This Galaxy Crafts

Adults
Teens
Kids
9:30 am
Youth Services Activity Room

White your name in Aurebesh (Star Wars alphabet), create Star Wars origami, build a paper droid, design a Chewbacca paper bag puppet, and more.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Role Playing Game (RPG)

Adults
Teens
Kids
10:00 am
Civic Room

Travel to a Galaxy far, far way with the Force Awakens RPG. Gather your group of adventurers and journey together on a quest filled with fun and excitement. Assemble your 3-5 player team, then reserve a spot for a one hour RPG session. Select from three available time slots. Fans of D&D and players of all levels are welcome. Note: Recommended for players 4th grade and older (including adults).

Windy City LUG: Amazing LEGO Creations

Adults
Teens
Kids
10:00 am

View fantastic Star Wars, space, and other themed LEGO displays constructed by some of Chicagoland’s most experienced builders and creators.

Also, stop by and meet Gary Scheppke, author of "The Art of Star Wars The Clone Wars" and former Lucasfilm crew member. He will answer your questions about working on Star Wars "The Clone Wars" and designing Star Wars Lego creations.

Lightsaber Training

Adults
Teens
Kids
10:30 am
Pollak Room AB

Members of the Chicago Jedi Organization will demonstrate basic lightsaber training and choreographed combat. Practice sabers will be available; or you can bring your own replica for use during training. You can also design a lightsaber in our Teen Loft area from 9:30-4:00pm (while supplies last). And as always, feel free to dress as your favorite character!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Role Playing Game (RPG)

Adults
Teens
Kids
12:00 pm
Civic Room

Travel to a Galaxy far, far way with the Force Awakens RPG. Gather your group of adventurers and journey together on a quest filled with fun and excitement. Assemble your 3-5 player team, then reserve a spot for a one hour RPG session. Select from three available time slots. Fans of D&D and players of all levels are welcome. Note: Recommended for players 4th grade and older (including adults).

Star Wars Trivia Contest

Adults
Teens
Kids
12:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Fans of all ages are invited to compete in our trivia contest. Test your Star Wars knowledge through 6 rounds of challenging questions! Each member of the championship team (up to 5 people) will receive a $20 movie theater gift card as a prize! Contact the library and reserve a space for your team now!

Mission to Saturn: Cassini-Huygens

Adults
Teens
Kids
1:30 pm
Auditorium

Join NASA Solar System Ambassadors, John Vittallo and Kevin Simkins, as they explore the mysteries of the Cassini-Huygens Mission. View spectacular images of Saturn and its famous rings, plus learn the secrets of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

Lightsaber Training

Adults
Teens
Kids
3:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Members of the Chicago Jedi Organization will demonstrate basic lightsaber training and choreographed combat. Practice sabers will be available; or you can bring your own replica for use during training. You can also design a lightsaber in our Teen Loft area from 9:30-4:00pm (while supplies last). And as always, feel free to dress as your favorite character!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Role Playing Game (RPG)

Adults
Teens
Kids
3:00 pm
Civic Room

Travel to a Galaxy far, far way with the Force Awakens RPG. Gather your group of adventurers and journey together on a quest filled with fun and excitement. Assemble your 3-5 player team, then reserve a spot for a one hour RPG session. Select from three available time slots. Fans of D&D and players of all levels are welcome. Note: Recommended for players 4th grade and older (including adults).

Tuesday, December 24

Wednesday, December 25

Thursday, December 26

Friday, December 27

Chair Yoga

Adults
9:30 am
Pollak Room AB

Due to high demand, we offer TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 am session or the 11:00 am 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 am session or the 11:00 am 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, December 28

Saturday Youth Film: The Angry Birds Movie 2

Kids
Teens
Adults
10:30 am
Auditorium

Red (voice of Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (voice of Josh Gad), Bomb (voice of Danny McBride), and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat.

2019
Rated PG
97 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Saturday Youth Film: The Angry Birds Movie 2

Kids
Teens
Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Red (voice of Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (voice of Josh Gad), Bomb (voice of Danny McBride), and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat.

2019
Rated PG
97 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Tuesday, December 31

December 2019