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

Tuesday, December 10

Teen Advisory Board (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
5:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Want a way to get service hours, make friends, and eat pizza? Look no further than the Teen Advisory Board! Help us plan teen programming, decorate the loft, and complete service projects. We meet in the Pollak Room on the second Tuesday of nearly every month for an hour. Attendance at every meeting is not required, but we do hope you come to as many as you can!

TAB dates for 2019-2020
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10
February 11
March 10
May 26

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

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.

Monday, December 16

Writers League (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Join us for Writers League! Enjoy some snacks, meet with other writers, and hone your skills through different creativity exercises and writing prompts.

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.

Wednesday, December 18

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.

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.

Thursday, December 19

Friday, December 20

Saturday, December 21

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.

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).

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).

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!

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.

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

Friday, December 27

Speed Gaming (Grades 4-12)

Teens
Kids
2:30 pm
Pollak Room AB

Try out some new games at the library! We’ll have stations of different board games and JackBox video games.

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