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April 2019

Thursday, April 25

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 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. 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

Lincoln on Immigration & America's Place in the World

Adults
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Meet Abe Lincoln himself (portrayed by Kevin Wood) as he shares his experiences and thoughts on the subjects of immigration, nativism, international relations, and the global significance of the American Civil War.

Flyer Design

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn to design a flyer for an event. Practice creating a flyer using the free online tool Pixlr.

Friday, April 26

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.

Adult Sensory Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Auditorium

Run time: 112 Minutes Sensory-friendly screenings are designed for individuals with special needs. The films have quieter volume and turned-up lights. The environment is welcoming towards anyone who need to move around, talk and sing during the screening.

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) 272-4300.

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, April 27

Northbrook Writes: Letting Ghosts into Your Writing with Jacob Saenz

Adults
Teens
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

What ghosts, literally or metaphorically, haunt the place you come from? What do they look like? What do they wear? Do they smell? The places that we come from all have their ghosts that help to define that place. In this workshop, award-winning poet Jacob Saenz will discuss how to connect poems to the places we come from and their ghosts.

Saturday Youth Film: Mary Poppins Returns

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny (Emily Blunt) returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

2018
Rated PG
130 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Saturday Youth Film: Mary Poppins Returns

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny (Emily Blunt) returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

2018
Rated PG
130 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Sunday, April 28

Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet

Kids
Teens
Adults
3:00 pm
Auditorium

Originating in Chicago, the Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet will present an engaging afternoon of music arranged and written for clarinet quartet.

Established in 2011, Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet is committed to the performance of high quality chamber music, unbounded by style or instrumentation, that showcases the unique capabilities and versatility of the clarinet family. Comprised of voices similar to a string quartet, their repertoire is focused on translating music originally written for other instrumentation into relevant listening experiences.

Monday, April 29

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, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

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 - 8:45PM

REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th
Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th
Final class - Monday, May 20th

NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Understanding VA , Medicare & Medicaid

Adults
6:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Elder Law Attorney, Matt Margolis, will explain government benefits, namely Medicaid and Aid & Attendance (offered through the VA), which can help offset long term costs.

What Medicare Does and Doesn't Cover
The cost of long-term care has risen exponentially over the last few decades and continues to increase. Many people don't understand that Medicare does not cover monthly costs of caregivers in the home or long term care facilities.

Stranger Than Fiction

Adults
7:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Read and discuss true stories that are as compelling as novelists' tales.

This month we're discussing The Girl Who Smiled Beads.

Discussion led by a Reference librarian. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk six weeks prior to the discussion.

Tuesday, April 30

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.

Introduction to Ancestry.com

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Discover the best ways to search for information about your family history on Ancestry. Explore census, birth, marriage, death, military, immigration records and more.

*NEW DATE*: Environmental Book Club

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Read, learn, and discuss a variety economic, scientific, and ecological topics pertaining to the environment.

April 2019