Upcoming Events

Event Type

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Program Type
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Computer Basics

October 15, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Have you been using your computer but still have basic questions about how it works? Would you like some insight on how to efficiently manage your files? Come to this class/discussion group to get information & answers to basic computer ...

Monday Evening Book Discussion

October 15, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan After years of living in San Francisco, Noor returns to Tehran with her teenage daughter to visit her beloved father and Café Leila, the restaurant her family has been running for three generations. Available...

Cutting The Cable

October 16, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Event Description:
Save money and discover the newest streaming services and devices for movies, music, and productivity such as Google Chromecast, Roku, Netflix, Hulu, and more.   ...

Great Books Discussion

October 16, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Event Description:
We are starting a new anthology! Copies of Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions are available for $25 at the second-floor Reference desk. Some copies are available for check-out with your library card. Join the group anytime; we welcom...

Excel 2010 Intermediate

October 17, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Event Description:
Learn to use a table to sort and filter data, apply conditional formatting, and create a pivot table. Use "Logical" and "VLOOKUP" functions, and run a Macro. ...

Dead People of Illinois

October 17, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
In celebration of Halloween and Illinois' 200th birthday, John Lynn shares his exploration of hundreds of Illinois cemeteries to find interesting graves, headstones, intriguing lives and deaths.Warning: grave subject matter. ...

Board Game Night

October 18, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Games & Activities
Event Description:
Join us for an evening of gaming fun! Drop in to try board games from the library’s new collection or bring one of your own to play with fellow gamers. No experience required. Each session we will be teaching how to play a different board game. Snack...

PowerPoint 2010 Basic

October 18, 2018
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Learn PowerPoint basics like how to create a well-designed presentation using templates, images, and animation.  ...

Windows 10 Basics

October 22, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Event Description:
Learn everything to get started with Windows 10, including the new Start menu, Edge, Cortana, and basic customization. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Historian Olivier Lebleu from LaRochelle, France presents the life of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, the daughter of an American billionaire and former Duchess of Marlborough, from her early life in an arranged marriage to social activism in France and ...

ESL Conversation Club

October 23, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Social Gatherings
Event Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. Drop in.  ...

Android Basics

October 24, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Get more comfortable with your Android tablet or phone as we demonstrate how to navigate, find apps and customize your device. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. ...

Using Ancestry **Rescheduled to October 11**

October 25, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event Description:
Rescheduled to October 11th. A beginner’s look at how to use Ancestry to find census, birth, marriage and death records, and more to start your family research. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 77
Event Description:
Teri Dreher, RN, CCRN, iRNPA, is an award-winning critical care nurse and professional patient advocate. Learn how to identify qualified medical providers, receive the best hospital care, plus navigate today's complex healthcare system.  ...

Facebook Basics

October 29, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Easy One Pot Meals

October 29, 2018
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Event Description:
Join Chef Rose Deneen as she demonstrates three easy one-pot meals, including one from an Instant Pot. ...

Ageism in the Workplace and Job Search

October 30, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Event Description:
Global talent management consultant and career management coach Betty Flasch addresses how ageism is impacting the workplace and teaches how you can overcome these hurdles to pivot toward the future. ...

Power Employment Workshop

November 1, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Description:
Bring your lunch to this workshop from Illinois workNet and discover how to set goals, use social media, get past applicant tracking systems, and interview effectively to land the job.  To sign up, visit www.worknetncc.com and click the link und...

Friday Morning Book Group

November 2, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel A family reshapes their ideas about family when youngest son Claude reveals his preferences for girls’ clothing and accessories and refuses to stay silent. Books available October 5. ...

STEAM Fair

November 3, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Grounds
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type on Public Calendar: Games & Activities, Classes & Workshops
Event Description:
Discover, problem solve, and engage in critical thinking at our First-Ever STEAM Fair! Join us and our partners at this special event highlighting subjects that promote critical thinking skills: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Learn ...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

November 6, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event Description:
Do you have a business question?  SCORE's experienced business mentors provide advice on every aspect of business planning, start-up, management, and growth.  To schedule a one hour appointment, visit www.score.org/find-mentor.  Meetin...

Website Coding 101

November 6, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Event Description:
Learn the fundamentals of PHP coding from Web developer Andy Fischoff. This class covers simple coding exercises and introduces building dynamic websites. Prerequisite: Comfort using a web browser and prior experience writing HTML. No prior coding...

Excel 2010 Basic

November 7, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...

Word 2010 Basic

November 7, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Learn how to create and format a document as well as perform common editing functions in Word 2010.   ...

Real Estate Seminar

November 7, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Event Description:
Royal Hartwig, managing broker of The Royal Family Real Estate, presents all you need to know about buying and selling a house. ...

Nonfiction Book Discussion

November 8, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Description:
Outliers : the story of success / Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell takes a look at what makes high-achievers different. The answers lie in their environment. ...

iPad Basics

November 8, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Event Description:
Learn the iPad features, controls, and settings as well as how to navigate and organize your screens. ...