February 2018

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.

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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