January 2020

Sunday, January 19

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

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

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!

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.

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.

Wednesday, January 22

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.

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, January 23

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.

Teen Volunteering (Grades 9-12)

Teens
6:00 pm

Every Thursday 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. You’ll be helping keep our library clean and organized, whether that means wiping down toys, dusting shelves, or sorting books.

Friday, January 24

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

Monday, January 27

Tuesday, January 28

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.

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, 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.

Teen Volunteering (Grades 9-12)

Teens
6:00 pm

Every Thursday 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. You’ll be helping keep our library clean and organized, whether that means wiping down toys, dusting shelves, or sorting books.

Friday, January 31

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.

Books and Bites: Teen Book Discussion (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
5:00 pm
Civic Room

Enjoy your choice of drink and discuss the month’s book at the library. The first 10 registered teens to check in at the Youth Services desk get a free copy of the book.

Sabriel by Garth Nix
Heads up: This book is recommended for grades 7 and up.

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

January 2020