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February 2019

Tuesday, February 19

Book Discussion

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.

Sprouts and Microgreens for Good Health

Adults
Teens
10:00 am
Pollak Room AB

Mark Lyons from Green Thumb at Your Service presents a workshop on microgreens. We'll learn how to grow them, the different kinds of microgreens, and the nutritional value of these tiny but mighty plants.

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.

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. Meets in Study Room #2, 2nd Floor.<br /><br />These sessions will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm in Study Room 2.<br /><br />Dates and location are subject to change. Feel free to drop in whenever you are available. All are welcome.

Intro to Raspberry Pi

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Ages 13-Adult. Come check out our Raspberry Pi projects and get inspired to make your own computer-controlled creations! Requires intermediate familiarity with computers and operating systems.

Word Formatting

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

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

Wednesday, February 20

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 (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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - Sabrina

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

Costume designer Edith Head won an Academy Award for dressing Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in this delightful comedy-romance.<br /><br />1954 <br />113 minutes <br />PRESENTED IN Digital

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.

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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />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.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - Sabrina

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Costume designer Edith Head won an Academy Award for dressing Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in this delightful comedy-romance.<br /><br />1954 <br />113 minutes <br />PRESENTED IN Digital

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.

Thursday, February 21

Basic iPad Part 2

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Explore camera functions, including taking and sharing photos, and learns techniques for using Safari. Apple ID and password required.

Excel VLookups

Adults
6:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

VLOOKUP is an Excel function that allows you to compare two lists. Demystify VLOOKUP by working through examples.

John Hughes: A Reflection

Adults
Teens
Kids
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Kevin Smokler, author of "Brat Pack America," returns to the library for the third year in a row to discuss some of John Hughes' classic '80s films and their ties to Northbrook, as well as how we view these movies today. A screening of "The Breakfast Club" will follow.

Board Meeting

Adults
7:30 pm
Civic Room

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Northbrook Public Library

Friday, February 22

*CANCELED*Chair Yoga

Adults
9:30 am

This event has been canceled.

Due to high demand, we offer TWO yoga sessions. Attend either the 9:30 session or the 11:00 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 session or the 11:00 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, February 23

Saturday Youth Film - The Grinch

Kids
Teens
Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

A grumpy Grinch (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.<br /> <br />2018 <br />Rated PG <br />86 minutes<br />PRESENTED IN DCP

Bookbinding (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
2:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Ages 13 to adult. In this class we’ll cut, fold, and stitch your own books together from raw materials. Learn about a variety of the special tools and techniques used in bookbinding.

Saturday Youth Film - The Grinch

Kids
Teens
Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

A grumpy Grinch (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.<br /> <br />2018 <br />Rated PG <br />86 minutes<br />PRESENTED IN DCP

Monday, February 25

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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />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.

Make a Polymer Clay Leaf Pendant

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Pollak Room B

Add a little color to your life and take the chill out of winter. Come and make a polymer clay leaf pendant and add a little shimmer with powders and a crystal. It will be a sure way to warm you up. All materials will be provided.<br />

Tuesday, February 26

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.

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. Meets in Study Room #2, 2nd Floor.<br /><br />These sessions will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm in Study Room 2.<br /><br />Dates and location are subject to change. Feel free to drop in whenever you are available. All are welcome.

*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. Discussion facilitated by a Go Green Northbrook member.<br /><br />This month we're discussing <i>Zero Waste Home</i> by Bea Johnson. This practical guide provides hundreds of easy tips for reducing household waste that even the busiest people can integrate.

Wednesday, February 27

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 (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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />NOTE: Classes will NOT meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/18 and 3/20.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - Rio Bravo

Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

Howard Hawks worked with writer Leigh Brackett again to bring the story of a small-town sheriff (John Wayne), who takes a stand against outlaws who threaten his town.<br /><br />1959 <br />141 minutes <br />PRESENTED IN Digital

Oakton Literacy Class (Evening)

Adults
6:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

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<br /><br />REGISTRATION - Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th<br />Classes begin - Wednesday, January 16th<br />Final class - Monday, May 20th<br /><br />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.

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.

Wednesday Classic Film Series - Rio Bravo

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Howard Hawks worked with writer Leigh Brackett again to bring the story of a small-town sheriff (John Wayne), who takes a stand against outlaws who threaten his town.<br /><br />1959 <br />141 minutes <br />PRESENTED IN Digital

PowerPoint Crash Course

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

*RESCHEDULED FROM 2/5* Explore transitions, animations, graphics, and media to create beautiful slideshow presentations with PowerPoint.

Thursday, February 28

Excel Charts & Graphs

Adults
6:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn how to add visual interest and tell stories by displaying numbers and data sets in chart or graph format in this class.

50 Years of Abbey Road with Professor Moptop

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Professor Moptop, who is a weekly feature on WXRT's Breakfast with the Beatles, has thoroughly studied and researched the Beatles to become a revered expert on all things related to the Fab Four. With historical analysis and audio samples, the Professor will discuss their album "Abbey Road," which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.<br /><br />The book, Professor Moptop's Textbook Beatles will be available to purchase courtesy of the Book Bin

February 2019