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September 2019

Friday, September 20

Intro to Laser Cutting (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Collaboratory

Learn how to use Gravit software to design for the laser cutter.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts September 3.

Toy Swap: Drop Off Only

Adults
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Do you have new or gently used indoor toys that you no longer want? Are you looking for new toys? Drop off your new or gently used indoor toys Friday and return on Saturday to find new toys. Toys must be in working order and clean; please no plush toys.

Saturday, September 21

Toy Swap

Adults
11:00 am
Pollak Room AB

Do you have new or gently used indoor toys that you no longer want? Are you looking for new toys? Drop off your new or gently used indoor toys Friday and return on Saturday to find new toys. Toys must be in working order and clean; please no plush toys.

Make Your Own Pajama Pants (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
1:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Learn how to cut and sew a pair of pajama pants using our sewing machines. Requires basic sewing machine skills. Supplies provided.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts September 3.

Sensory Family Movie: Aladdin

Kids
Teens
Adults
1:00 pm
Auditorium

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.

Monday, September 23

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, September 9th and Wednesday, September 11th
Classes begin - Monday, September 16th
Final class - Wednesday, December 11th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/11, 11/27

Try & Fail (Grades 3-5)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Failure is an option in this program. We give a design challenge. You use experimental and design thinking to create a robot/machine/contraption that completes the challenge. Epic fails encouraged.

Adult ESL/Literacy Conversation Club

Adults
5:00 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 Monday evenings, 5-6pm 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

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 afternoons from 6:00PM - 8:45PM

REGISTRATION - Monday, September 9th and Wednesday, September 11th
Classes begin - Monday, September 16th
Final class - Wednesday, December 11th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/11, 11/27

Graceland Cemetery

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Beautiful and serene, Graceland Cemetery is an oasis in the center of our bustling city. Notables interred here are Chicago's movers and shakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Daniel Burnham, Potter Palmer, Charles Wacker, George Pullman and many others. Their monuments were designed by the famous sculptors of the era: Daniel Chester French, Lorado Taft and architect Louis Sullivan. Dick Clark, a docent with the Chicago Architecture Center, will take you on a tour of this remarkable spot.

Tuesday, September 24

Jewelry Making: Beach Glass Keychain (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Collaboratory

Craft your own keychain using wire and beach glass. Supplies provided.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts September 3.

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.

String Theory: Knitting (Grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Collaboratory

Interested in learning how to knit? Participants must attend both dates. Signing up for the first day will automatically register you for the second date. All tools and materials will be provided by the library.

Tuesday, September 17 & 24, 4-5 pm, Collaboratory

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts September 3.

Basic Arduino Robotics (Ages 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
5:00 pm
Collaboratory

Get your feet wet in the world of Arduino, learn how to send signals to motors and peripherals, and make stuff move!

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts September 3.

Excel Formulas & Functions

Adults
6:30 pm
Interactive Classroom

Tired of looking for your calculator? Learn how to use Excel formulas and functions, apply absolute references, and explore conditional formatting.

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!

Wednesday, September 25

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.

Digitize Your Vinyl Records (Ages 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Collaboratory

No registration required. Come stop by the Collaboratory for a brief demonstration on how to digitize your Vinyl records in the Peltz Digitization Room.

Joe will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Patrons will not be able to digitize any of their records during this time. Please do not bring any records with you.

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, September 9th and Wednesday, September 11th
Classes begin - Monday, September 16th
Final class - Wednesday, December 11th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/11, 11/27

Silent Film Masterpieces: Wings

Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Director William Wellman’s masterpiece is the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. This timeless story of love and loss follows two men (Richard Arlen and Charles “Buddy” Rogers) who go to war and the girl (Clara Bow) they leave behind. The aerial battle sequences still rank among the best in motion picture history.

Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

1927
144 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Carvey for Kids (Grades 4-8)

Kids
4:00 pm
Collaboratory

Grades 4-8. Learn how to use Easel software to design for our CNC machine, the Carvey.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration opens September 3.

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 afternoons from 6:00PM - 8:45PM

REGISTRATION - Monday, September 9th and Wednesday, September 11th
Classes begin - Monday, September 16th
Final class - Wednesday, December 11th

Classes will not meet on the following dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/11, 11/27

Spanish Conversation Class

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Pollak Room A

Have you learned some Spanish but don’t have a way to practice or improve your skills? Are you interested in building your vocabulary? Practice your Spanish in a 6 week conversation class led by Cris Ruiz, a native Spanish speaker, where we will speak about everyday topics. Gain experience in speaking and listening to others. Some Spanish knowledge is required. Si puedes leer esto puedes asistir a la clase.

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.

Books on Tap: The Great Believers

Adults
7:00 pm
Landmark Inn

A critically acclaimed novel about the AIDS epidemic and its devastating affects on a group of friends living in Chicago.

Silent Film Masterpieces: Wings

Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Director William Wellman’s masterpiece is the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. This timeless story of love and loss follows two men (Richard Arlen and Charles “Buddy” Rogers) who go to war and the girl (Clara Bow) they leave behind. The aerial battle sequences still rank among the best in motion picture history.

Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

1927
144 minutes
PRESENTED IN Digital

Thursday, September 26

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.

Cricut Key Fobs (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Collaboratory

Cut and make a faux leather key fob using your initial. Supplies provided.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts September 3.

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

Medicare and Your Options

Adults
2:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

As open enrollment for Medicare begins in mid-October, Mike Altman, an independent insurance agent with almost 50 years of experience, will return to help explain what options exist before you enroll. Topics covered will range from Medicare Medicare Advantage Plans to the Part D Prescription Drug Plan and a Q&A session will follow.

Create Your Own Laptop Sticker (Grades 6-12)

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Use the Cricut to cut out vinyl stickers for your laptop.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts September 3.

Photo Editing Basics

Adults
7:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

Learn to crop, resize and add filters to photos. Bring your own photos on a flash drive or use class samples.

CinemaSpeak: Film Discussion

Adults
7:00 pm
Pollak Room A

Watch at home. Talk at library.

Please join us for a lively discussion of the film, Leave No Trace (2018).

Lyric Opera Lecture: Barber of Seville

Adults
7:00 pm
Civic Room

The Lyric Opera lecture series introduces patrons to Rossini's comic opera The Barber of Seville. Based on a French comedy, this opera guarantees to make you laugh!

Friday, September 27

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.

Basket Weaving (Age 13-Adult)

Adults
10:30 am
Collaboratory

Learn the basics of basket weaving to create a small, simple basket out of flat cane.

To accommodate demand, we may limit the number of times a patron may repeat a popular program.

Registration starts September 3.

Adult Sensory Movie: Aladdin

Adults
Teens
10:30 am
Auditorium

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.

Books and Bites: Teen Book Discussion (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
5:00 pm
Civic Room

Enjoy snacks and your choice of drink while we discuss the month’s book. The first 10 registered teens to check in at the Youth Services desk get a free copy of the book.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Heads up: This book is recommended for grades 8 and up.

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.

Saturday, September 28

Saturday Youth Film - The Secret Life of Pets 2

Kids
Teens
10:30 am
Auditorium

Continues the story of Max (voice of Patton Oswalt), Gidget (voice of Jenny Slate), Snowball (voice of Kevin Hart), and the rest of the gang as they take on new adventures and are pushed to find the courage to become their own heroes.

2019
Rated PG
86 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Northbrook Writes: Your Story, Your World with Susanna Calkins

Adults
Teens
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

No matter your genre, creating a world that draws readers in is essential to effective story-telling. In this interactive session, award-winning novelist Susanna Calkins will explore key aspects of world-building and scene-setting, reflecting on how sensory details, language, dialogue and history (real or imagined) help authors create their own unique worlds. Through excerpts of published novels and short writing exercises, writers at any level will develop their skills to create authentic and imaginative worlds of their own.

Saturday Youth film - The Secret Life of Pets 2

Kids
Teens
2:00 pm
Auditorium

Continues the story of Max (voice of Patton Oswalt), Gidget (voice of Jenny Slate), Snowball (voice of Kevin Hart), and the rest of the gang as they take on new adventures and are pushed to find the courage to become their own heroes.

2019
Rated PG
86 minutes
PRESENTED IN DCP

Sunday, September 29

Fine Arts Fall-Victor Asuncion

Adults
Teens
Kids
3:00 pm
Auditorium

Pianist Victor Asuncion returns to the library this fall to present a concert through his non-profit organization FilAm Music Foundation NFP. He will be joined by violinist Diomedes Saraza Jr., a graduate of Julliard and Yale.

Program: Beethoven Violin Sonata No.4
Franck Violin Sonata
Waxman Carmen Fantasie
Abelardo Nocturne No.1
Velez Sa kabukiran

Monday, September 30

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.

September 2019