January 2020

Sunday, January 19

Illinois Poetry Society Meeting

Adults
1:00 pm
Civic Room

The Illinois State Poetry Society has a chapter that meets at the library. New members are welcome. Bring ten copies of two of your poems to share.

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, January 20

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 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.

NES Classic: Big Screen

Kids
Teens
Adults
4:00 pm
Auditorium

Ever want to play your favorite Nintendo classic game on the big screen? Now you can on our 30.5 ft diagonal screen. We may limit play to 5 minutes per session.

Reserve a Spot

Tuesday, January 21

Book Discussion

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Nancy Buehler leads a book discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Pre-Academy Awards Discussion

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Join local film critic and scholar, Zbigniew Banas, for a discussion of the Academy Award nominees before the big show!

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.

Legislative Update

Adults
6:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

Legislative update with Sen. Julie Morrison.

Environmental Book Club

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Civic Room

This month we're discussing Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet by Michael Bloomberg & Carol Pope.

Bloomberg, an entrepreneur and former mayor of New York City, and Pope, a lifelong environmental leader, approach climate change from different perspectives, yet they arrive at similar conclusions.

Pick up your copy at the Reference desk four weeks prior to discussion.

Discussion facilitated by a Go Green Northbrook member.

Homemade Notecards

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Never have the right card to send? Start the new year with handmade, personalized note cards. Low stress, fun activity just using paper, scissors and glue.

Environmental Book Club

Teens
Adults
7:00 pm
Civic Room

This month we're discussing Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet by Michael Bloomberg & Carl Pope.

Tabletop Gaming Night

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm

Join us at the North Shore Comics on Dundee and Landwehr Road and try popular board games from the library's collection or bring one of your own to play.

Wednesday, January 22

Oakton Literacy Class (Afternoon Session)

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, January 1st and Monday, January 6th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 15th
Final class - Wednesday, May 20th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/23, 3/25, and 4/8.

Cult Classic Films: Big Trouble in Little China

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Wang Chi's fiancee has been kidnapped and now he and his big-talking friend Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) must go on an adventure to rescue her from an ancient evil sorcerer.

Aaron from F&M will lead a discussion after the film.

1986
Rated PG-13
99 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Advanced Photoshop Techniques (Ages 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Learn tips and tricks to make your photos stand out. Basic knowledge of Photoshop recommended.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts January 2 at 10 am. Register online, in person, or by phone (847) 272-2098.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening Session)

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, January 15th and Wednesday, January 22nd
Classes begin - Monday, January 27th
Final class - Wednesday, June 3rd

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/23, 3/25, 4/8, 5/25 and 6/1.

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.

Cult Classic Films: Big Trouble in Little China

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Wang Chi's fiancee has been kidnapped and now he and his big-talking friend Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) must go on an adventure to rescue her from an ancient evil sorcerer.

1986
Rated PG-13
99 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Thursday, January 23

Buy & Sell on 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.

Digitize Your Cassettes (Ages 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Stop by for a brief demonstration on how to digitize your old audio cassettes. Demonstration only; do not bring any cassettes.

Joe will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

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.

Friday, January 24

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.

Introduction to Gmail

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn the ins and outs of Google's free email service. Reply, forward and compose new messages; organize your inbox; attach documents and more.

Saturday, January 25

Saturday Youth Film: Abominable

Kids
Teens
Adults
10:30 am
Auditorium

Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs.

2019
Rated PG
97 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Saturday Youth Film: Abominable

Kids
Teens
Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs.

2019
Rated PG
97 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Sunday, January 26

Classical Concert-The Picardy Collective

Adults
3:00 pm
Auditorium

Based in Chicago, the Picardy Collective is a chamber group that specializes in music for violin, viola, and piano. Join this fantastic group for an exploration of music by Tchaikovsky, Martinu, and Fuchs.

Monday, January 27

Oakton Literacy Class (Afternoon Session)

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, January 1st and Monday, January 6th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 15th
Final class - Wednesday, May 20th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/23, 3/25, and 4/8.

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 from 5-6pm in Study Room 2.

Sessions meet on evenings when Oakton Literacy classes are held, but dates and location are subject to change. Feel free to drop in whenever you are available. All are welcome.

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening Session)

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, January 15th and Wednesday, January 22nd
Classes begin - Monday, January 27th
Final class - Wednesday, June 3rd

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/23, 3/25, 4/8, 5/25 and 6/1.

Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

As people with dementia lose the ability to use words, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place with someone with Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Presented by Alzheimer's Association

Tuesday, January 28

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.

Basic App Design with MIT App Inventor (Ages 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Learn how to make a basic Android app using graphical elements on MIT’s App Inventor platform.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron can repeat a popular program.

Registration starts January 2 at 10 am. Register online, in person, or by phone (847) 272-2098.

Modern Calligraphy: Brush Pen

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

Revive the art of calligraphy with a modern twist. Instructor Audrey Ko will teach participants how to write with a brush pen by practicing basic strokes, lowercase alphabet and uppercase alphabet. By the end of class, participants will create a simple greeting card to take home!

Wednesday, January 29

Digitize Your Cassettes (Ages 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Collaboratory

Stop by for a brief demonstration on how to digitize your old audio cassettes. Demonstration only; do not bring any Cassettes.

Joe will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Oakton Literacy Class (Afternoon Session)

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, January 1st and Monday, January 6th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 15th
Final class - Wednesday, May 20th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/23, 3/25, and 4/8.

Cult Classic Films: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

To prevent humanity from destroying the universe, aliens invade Earth and resurrect the dead in this low budget Ed Wood epic that critics have described as "so-bad-its-good."

1959
Not Rated
79 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening Session)

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, January 15th and Wednesday, January 22nd
Classes begin - Monday, January 27th
Final class - Wednesday, June 3rd

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/23, 3/25, 4/8, 5/25 and 6/1.

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.

Books on Tap: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Adults
7:00 pm
Landmark Inn

Living in a violent suburb, with a mother who is in jail and her live-in boyfriend who deals drugs, Eli tries to overcome heartache and tragedy to grow up and become a good man.

Cult Classic Films: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

To prevent humanity from destroying the universe, aliens invade Earth and resurrect the dead in this low budget Ed Wood epic that critics have described as "so-bad-its-good."

1959
Not Rated
79 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Thursday, January 30

Sewing Machine Basics (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Interactive Classroom

Learn sewing machine basics and stitches in this hands-on class. Sewing machines are provided; please do not bring your own sewing machine.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts January 2 at 10am in person, online, or by phone (847) 272-2098.

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.

CinemaSpeak: Film Discussion

Adults
7:00 pm
Civic Room

Watch @ home. Talk @ library.

Please join us for a lively discussion of the film Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016).

Friday, January 31

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.

Craft Swap dropoff

Adults
Teens
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Do you have craft supplies that you no longer need, such as yarn, fabric, buttons, beads, or 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.

January 2020