October 2019

Monday, October 21

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 October reading is Plutarch's Lives: Alexander and Caesar.

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

The Electoral College: Does Your Vote Count?

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

The Electoral College is a puzzling system that often has people scratching their heads about how it works and why we use it. Join us for a brief history of the Electoral College, a discussion of its impact on our democracy, and a plan for change.

Presented by Karen Glennemeier of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette

Tuesday, October 22

Microsoft Word Basics

Adults
10:00 am
Interactive Classroom

Learn how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and printing documents in this class.

Cricut Earrings (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Collaboratory

Make faux leather earrings with gold iron-on using the Cricut. Supplies provided.

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

Registration starts September 3.

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.

LED Halloween Ornament (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Learn how to connect a powered LED light to a spooky acrylic cutout to create your own festive decoration!

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

Registration starts September 3.

Wednesday, October 23

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

Celebration of Cultures Film: Burning

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

2018
Not rated
148 minutes
Korean language with English subtitles
PRESENTED IN DCP

Glass Fusion Workshop: Night Lights (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Create 2 nightlights with glass fusion artist Jayne Herring. Supplies provided.

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

Registration starts September 3.

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

Celebration of Cultures Film: Burning

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

2018
Not rated
148 minutes
Korean language with English subtitles
PRESENTED IN DCP

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, October 24

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 Thursday afternoons, 1-2pm 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

Bestsellers and Beyond

Adults
1:30 pm
Civic Room

Join Librarian Lori Siegel for reviews of a variety of books that you might add to your reading list or share with your book group.

The Best of the Best

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Hy Speck brings an encore presentation of Sinatra, Streisand, Bette Midler, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tony Bennett.

Merch for Your Brand, Band, or Bash (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Learn how to design simple small items like coasters and stickers that can be used as merchandise for your band, swag for your party, giveaways for your company, and much more. Beginner computer skills required.

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

Registration starts September 3.

Book Discussion: Raising White Kids

Adults
7:00 pm
Civic Room

Join us for a discussion of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey. Discussion will be facilitated by LCSW/Co-Founder of Parenting Perspectives Lauren Bondy. In partnership with RAIN (Racial Awareness in the Northshore).
Pick up a copy of the book at the 3rd floor Fiction & Media desk.

Photo Editing: Advanced Tools

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Try removing objects with the clone stamp, fixing blemishes with the spot heal tool and working with layers to edit specific areas.

Friday, October 25

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, October 26

Sunday, October 27

Writers Support Circle

Adults
Teens
1:30 pm
Civic Room

Are you struggling to get started on your first draft or you can't seem to stay focused to finish that last page? In this informal session, connect with fellow writers, discover ways to stay motivated, and share tips you've learned along your journey as a writer

Fine Arts Fall: Zafa Collective

Kids
Teens
Adults
3:00 pm
Auditorium

The Zafa Collective, a new music group that focuses on pieces by underrepresented composers, will perform a concert of music for flute and marimba.

Monday, October 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 - 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, October 29

Word Formatting

Adults
10:00 am
Interactive Classroom

Learn how to format and align text, apply bullets or numbers, and adjust spacing within your Word documents in this class.

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.

Wednesday, October 30

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

Celebration of Cultures Film: Shoelaces

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy.

Please join us for a discussion after the 7pm screening, led by Jen Phillips, Chief Program Officer of Keshet and Inclusion Coordinator for JCC Chicago’s Camp Chi.

In partnership with JCC Chicago.

2018
90 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
PRESENTED IN Digital

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

Acrylic Monogram Necklace (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Learn how to create a monogrammed necklace charm using the laser cutter and Adobe Illustrator. Thin sheets of acrylic are the canvas for your designs. Supplies provided.

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

Registration starts September 3.

Celebration of Cultures Film & Discussion: Shoelaces

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy.

Please join us for a discussion after the 7pm screening, led by Jen Phillips, Chief Program Officer of Keshet and Inclusion Coordinator for JCC Chicago’s Camp Chi.

In partnership with JCC Chicago.

2018
90 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
PRESENTED IN Digital

Lyric Opera Lecture-Dead Man Walking

Adults
7:00 pm
Civic Room

The Lyric Opera Lecture series will introduce patrons to Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. The opera is based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., and details her experience as a spiritual advisor to a death row inmate.

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, October 31

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 Thursday afternoons, 1-2pm 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

Digitize Your 8mm/Super8 Film (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

No registration required. Come stop by for a brief demonstration on how to digitize your 8mm or Super8 film in the Peltz Digitization Room.

Demonstration only. Please do not bring any film with you.

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

October 2019