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July 2019

Saturday, July 20

National Theatre Live Film Screening: Frankenstein

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

In celebration of the theme of this summer's summer reading, "It's Showtime," we will be showing Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, and directed by Danny Boyle. This play adaption by Nick Dear focuses on the journey of the desperate and vengeful creature, determined to track down his creator.

Sunday, July 21

More in Common than You Think

Adults
3:00 pm
Auditorium

Storyteller and humorist Arif Choudhury shares humorous stories of growing up in one of the few Bangladeshi-Muslim immigrant families in Northbrook. Focusing on issues of ethnic and religious identity, assimilation, multiculturalism, and diversity, his stories poke fun at how we think of one another.

Monday, July 22

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 6:00PM - 8:45PM

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

Virtual Reality Pop up

Teens
Adults
Kids
3:00 pm
Lobby

We will run a PS4 virtual reality Pop up near the TV in the lobby.

The Identity Paradox: How Our Multiple Identities Both Divide and Unite Us

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Professor Judith Levi examines the complexity and sources of our multifaceted identities, how they influence our "reconciliation readiness," and how we can use them to unite instead of divide us—by refocusing on our common humanity. In partnership with RAIN (Racial Awareness in the Northshore).

Tuesday, July 23

Create Outside the Box (All Ages, Drop-In)

Kids
2:30 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Calling all Creators, Artists, Engineers, Builders, Strategists, Geeks, and Out-of-the-Box thinkers – it’s time to create! Each week we’ll be featuring a different theme. Stop by and let’s see what you can create!

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.

High School Book Discussion (Grades 9-12)

Teens
7:00 pm
Civic Room

Enjoy your choice of Starbucks drink and discuss Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime at the library. The first 5 registered teens to check in at the Youth Services desk get a free copy of the book.

Wednesday, July 24

Baby Play (Birth-12 months, with caregiver)

Kids
9:15 am
Youth Services Activity Room

This program focuses on babies 12 months and younger with their caregiver, introducing music, rhymes, and books for this special age in a friendly, cozy setting.

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 6:00PM - 8:45PM

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

VR Free Play (Grades 4-12)

Teens
Kids
3:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Come play the library’s HTC Vive and PS4 virtual reality games, and watch others play on the big screen. Register ahead of time to guarantee a time slot.

Tabletop Gaming Night

Adults
6:30 pm
Landmark Inn

Join us at the Landmark Inn and play the popular board game "Ticket to Ride" or try other games in the library's collection.

Chess Club

Adults
Teens
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, July 25

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Check-in at the Youth Services Desk. Space is limited.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
11:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Check-in at the Youth Services Desk. Space is limited.

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 Thursday 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:

https://www.northbrook.info/volunteer-application

Curiosity Club (Grades 2-3)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Satisfy your curiosity on the topic of the month through books and hands on activities. Explore book and movie trivia this month.

CinemaSpeak: Do the Right Thing

Adults
7:00 pm
Civic Room

Watch @ home. Talk @ library.

Please join us for a discussion of Spike Lee's landmark film, Do the Right Thing (1989).

Community Conversations: Northbrook and the American Creed

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

We invite you to join us for this special community conversation featuring Village President Sandy Frum, Historical Society President Judy Hughes, Northbrook Civic Foundation President Matt Settler, and business owner Harley Korman, as they discuss Northbrook's past, present, and future as well as ways we can help shape our community.

American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Friday, July 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.

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.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop Off

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

It’s a night out for the stuffies! Drop off your furry pal at the library on Friday night between 4:00-5:00pm where it will stay overnight, having a blast playing games, eating pizza, and making friends. Saturday morning you will pick it up and watch a slide show of all the fun they had.

Books and Bites: Teen Book Discussion (Grades 6-8)

Teens
Kids
5:00 pm
Civic Room

Enjoy your choice of drink and discuss the month’s book at the library. The first 7 registered who check in at the Youth Services desk get a free copy of the book.

It’s Trevor Noah by Trevor Noah
The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers' adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

Saturday, July 27

Saturday Youth film: Dumbo

Kids
Teens
2:00 pm
Auditorium

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

2019
Rated PG
112 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Sunday, July 28

Mark Damisch

Adults
3:00 pm
Auditorium

Mark Damisch returns to the library to share an afternoon of piano music.

Monday, July 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 6:00PM - 8:45PM

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

Chicago & Apartheid

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Professor Ava Thompson Greenwell discusses Chicago’s anti-apartheid movement in the 80s and 90s as well as the current state of South Africa with pictures and videos from her most recent trip to South Africa.

Tuesday, July 30

Create Outside the Box (All Ages, Drop-In)

Kids
2:30 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Calling all Creators, Artists, Engineers, Builders, Strategists, Geeks, and Out-of-the-Box thinkers – it’s time to create! Each week we’ll be featuring a different theme. Stop by and let’s see what you can create!

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.

Korean Food (Grades 6-12)

Teens
5:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Presenters from the Korean Education Center will take participants on journey to learn about Korean food. Gifts and snacks will be available.

Wednesday, July 31

Baby Play (Birth-12 months, with caregiver)

Kids
9:15 am
Youth Services Activity Room

This program focuses on babies 12 months and younger with their caregiver, introducing music, rhymes, and books for this special age in a friendly, cozy setting.

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 6:00PM - 8:45PM

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

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! (Grades K-12)

Kids
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by experiencing Harry's favorite sport, Quidditch, and several of Harry’s favorite and least favorite classes. Part of this event will be outdoors if weather permits.

Pajama Stories (Families)

Kids
6:30 pm
Story Corner

Put on your coziest pajamas and join us for a half hour of stories and fun!

Chess Club

Adults
Teens
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.

One Book, One Northbrook Discussion: Born a Crime

Adults
7:00 pm
Landmark Inn

Books on Tap is participating in the One Book, One Northbrook initiative. This month's book is "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah.

South African comedian Trevor Noah retells stories from his childhood growing up in South Africa during apartheid as the child of a white father and a Black mother.

July 2019