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June 2019

Wednesday, June 19

Stranger Than Fiction Book Discussion

Adults
10:00 am
Pollak Room A

The Stranger Than Fiction Book Discussion group will be meeting to discuss the book A Stranger in the Woods. "In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. This is a vividly detailed account of the why and how of his secluded life--as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world"

Wednesday Film Series: Dirty Dancing

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

1987
Rated PG-13
100 minutes
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.

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.

Wednesday Film Series: Dirty Dancing

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

1987
Rated PG-13
100 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Thursday, June 20

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 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:

Web Design Basics Part 2

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Part 1 of this series (June 13) is required to attend part 2. This two-session class covers the building blocks of any website: HTML and CSS. Create the content of your web pages with HTML in part 1 and work on the design of those pages with CSS in part 2. Registering for part 1 of this class automatically registers you for both parts.<br />

JCC Film Screening & Discussion: Leaps of Faith

Adults
Teens
Kids
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Film screening in partnership with the JCC. What happens when faith is tested by love, and love is tested by faith? In a world that can seem increasingly polarized and tribal, interfaith families are crossing borders. Leaps of Faiths traces several paths: practicing a single faith and sharing both; what that looks like, and whether it’s possible.

Board Meeting

Adults
7:30 pm
Civic Room

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Northbrook Public Library

Friday, June 21

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, June 22

Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Integrative nutritionist Carol D’Anca presents a historical perspective of dietary changes in the U.S. and around the globe over the past 100 years, the resultant illnesses, and the toll it has taken on our health. She will describe how we can reverse this trend with even small dietary changes.

Tour of the National Vegetarian Museum with museum founder Kay Stepkin follows the lecture.

Cosponsored by Go Green Northbrook

Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition

Adults
Teens
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Integrative nutritionist Carol D’Anca presents a historical perspective of dietary changes in the U.S. and around the globe over the past 100 years, the resultant illnesses, and the toll it has taken on our health. She will describe how we can reverse this trend with even small dietary changes.

Tour of the National Vegetarian Museum with museum founder Kay Stepkin follows the lecture.

Cosponsored by Go Green Northbrook

Monday, June 24

Oakton Literacy Class (Afternoon) - REGISTRATION

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, June 24th and Wednesday, June 26th
Classes begin - Monday, July 1st
Final class - Wednesday, August 21st

What's It Worth; Antiques Appraisal

Adults
5:45 pm
Pollak Room AB

Mark Moran will appraise 1 antiques per person in a fun filled evening. Please specify what you are bringing when you register. No weapons, money of any kind, fine jewelry or Beanie Babies, please.

What's It Worth; Antiques Appraisal

Adults
6:45 pm
Pollak Room AB

Mark Moran will appraise 1 antique per person in a fun filled evening. Please specify what you are bringing when you register. No weapons, money of any kind, fine jewelry or Beanie Babies, please.

A Quintet from the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Adults
Teens
Kids
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Chicago’s Maxwell Street Klezmer Band has inspired audiences in U.S. and Europe since 1983 with their original takes on Yiddish songs and klezmer dance music. Under the direction of violinist Alex Koffman, classical sophistication meets theatrical fun in a performance filled with joy, soul, and humor that engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The band has played in Carnegie Hall and in festivals across Europe, collaborated with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Sinfonietta. They are celebrating their 36th (“double chai—to life”) Anniversary in 2019.

What's It Worth; Antiques Appraisal

Adults
7:45 pm
Pollak Room AB

Mark Moran will appraise 1 antique per person in a fun filled evening. Please specify what you are bringing when you register. No weapons, money of any kind, fine jewelry or Beanie Babies, please.

Tuesday, June 25

Needlework Meetup (Grades 4- Adult)

Kids
Adults
Teens
2:30 pm
Collaboratory

Whether you sew, knit, crochet or more, bring your own project in to work on and shares ideas with other makers.

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. <strong>Find us on the 2nd floor across from the Reference Desk.</strong>

Great Picnic Cuisine

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

It is picnic season and gardens and local farmers markets will be bountiful with great vegetables and fruits. Join Chef Susan Maddox at the library to learn tricks and techniques for preparing salad recipes with culinary ease. There will be a demo with samples for attendees to taste.

Wednesday, June 26

Oakton Literacy Class (Afternoon) - REGISTRATION

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, June 24th and Wednesday, June 26th
Classes begin - Monday, July 1st
Final class - Wednesday, August 21st

Wednesday Film Series: Billy Elliot

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

A talented young boy (Jamie Bell) becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

2000
Rated R
110 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Twilight Forest Walk

Adults
Teens
6:30 pm

Experience the lively forest ecosystem at dusk during summer solstice week. Village Forester Terry Cichocki will guide us on a quiet, contemplative walk during the magical twilight hour.

We'll walk in Ryerson Woods. Enter off Riverwoods Rd. Follow signs to Brushwood Center.
Meet at the Brushwood Center parking lot. Map

**Wear closed-toed shoes and long, loose clothing.**
**Apply mosquito repellent before the walk.**

Wednesday Film Series: Billy Elliot

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

A talented young boy (Jamie Bell) becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

2000
Rated R
110 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Thursday, June 27

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 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:

Introduction to Quickbooks

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Don’t be mystified. The seminar will discuss several issues that are important when first setting up an accounting system. The presenter will discuss primary features of QuickBooks and how they apply to managing a small business. Presented by Joel Shabsin of SCORE.

Friday, June 28

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.

Stories in the Park (Families, All Ages)

Kids
Adults
10:30 am

Join us around Northbrook for a special storytime in the park with fun stories, rhymes, and songs. <br /><br />North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, (near the Little Free Library)

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.

Sunday, June 30

One Book, One Northbrook Kickoff

Adults
Teens
1:00 pm
Lobby

Join us for to learn about our One Book, One Northbrook selection Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime", and potentially snag a free copy.

AACM Quartet Presents: The Sounds of South Africa & Beyond

Adults
3:00 pm
Auditorium

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) Quartet presents a South African-themed concert with a mixture of rock, jazz, and blues. The AACM pays homage to the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music in the USA, Africa and throughout the world, extending from the ancient musics of Africa to the music of the future.

June 2019