Library Open at 2 p.m. on Friday

All Library locations will open at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 due to Staff Development Day.

Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Internet Basics

February 25, 2019
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: 8
Event Description:
Are you already using the Internet but still have basic questions about how to surf the web and use your browser efficiently? Come to this class to get information and answers to basic internet questions.  ...

The Legends of Sun Records

February 25, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Description:
Musician/historian Randy Walker presents the history of early rock and roll and also plays some of the classic songs of Elvis, Johnny Cash and more. ...

ESL Conversation Club

February 26, 2019
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.  ...

Power Employment Workshop

February 28, 2019
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: 18
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 under “Ev...

Getting Out of the Stress Habit

February 28, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Event Description:
Feeling stressed and tired? Learn simple exercises and practices to bring more ease and peace to your daily life with Dr. Nathan Gerowitz of Innate Life Chiropractic.  ...

Friday Morning Book Group

March 1, 2019
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: 8
Event Description:
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan Foreseeing blessings and troubles in the lives of her daughter and grandchildren, Salma endures hardships stemming from the Six-Day War of 1967 in Palestine before rebuilding in Kuwait, until the fami...

Tunisian Crochet, Part 1

March 4, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Tunisian Crochet, Part 1 Prerequisite: Crochet experience including knowledge of basic stitches (chain, sc, hdc, and dc). Learn how to Tunisian crochet and make a simple dishcloth in this two-part workshop. All materials provided. Val...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

March 5, 2019
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...

Resume Clinic

March 5, 2019
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Career counselor Fred Ettinger presents strategies for creating a resume in today’s market, followed by a one-on-one review of your resume with tips for improving.  Valid District cardholders only. ...

Free Wheelin' Ireland

March 5, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 71
Event Description:
Professional traveler John Lynn shares his bicycle adventure through the landscapes and villages of the Emerald Isle with amazing photography and notable tales of the people he met. ...

Android Basics

March 6, 2019
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: 9
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. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
Event Description:
Ryan Malone shares his experiences bike packing on trails in Wisconsin and some best practices he has learned in addition to great resources. Presented by the Bike Palatine Club. ...

Painted Mandala Mug

March 8, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Decorate a ceramic mug with a mandala using enamel paints. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. Sign up. ...

Savvy Seniors: Laurel and Hardy

March 11, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 82
Event Description:
Remember the classic comedic duo, Laurel and Hardy, with a discussion of their early years in Harlem, Georgia, and Ulverston, England. ...

Tunisian Crochet, Part 2 (Prerequisite: Part 1)

March 11, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Tunisian Crochet, Part 1 Prerequisite: Crochet experience including knowledge of basic stitches (chain, sc, hdc, and dc). Learn how to Tunisian crochet and make a simple dishcloth in this two-part workshop. All materials provided. Val...

ESL Conversation Club

March 12, 2019
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.  ...

Excel Basics

March 12, 2019
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: 10
Event Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...

Negotiating Better Outcomes

March 12, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Description:
Barry Fowell of SCORE teaches the basic rules of negotiating for yourself or for your business while taking part in fun exercises and learning the skills to negotiate better outcomes. ...

Chair Yoga

March 13, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:
Explore gentle postures, breath work, meditation, and deep relaxation with Karen Fotopoulos, registered yoga teacher from Discover Yoga with Karen. Valid District cardholders only. ...

Crime Readers Book Discussion

March 13, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey.  Bombay's first female lawyer investigates a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in strict seclusion who become subject to a guardian's schemes for their inheritances. ...

A World of Flavors

March 13, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Description:
Join Susan Maddox as she helps us celebrate Diversity during the month of March, by demonstrating some traditional recipes from Africa, South America and Europe. Samples Provided. ...

Nonfiction Book Discussion

March 14, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Event Description:
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Coates offers a framework for understanding our nations's racial history and the current crisis. Available February 14 at the Reference Desk. Sign up, ext. 167.  ...

Libby by Overdrive

March 14, 2019
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: 10
Event Description:
Come meet Libby, a new app that makes accessing MyMediaMall to borrow e-books and audiobooks from multiple libraries even easier.  ...

Monday Evening Book Group

March 18, 2019
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: 12
Event Description:
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey A war hero leads a small expedition into the wild Alaska Territory where they encounter native tribes and a mysterious force that threatens their lives.  Available February 18. ...

Excel Intermediate

March 19, 2019
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 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. ...

Painted Mandala Mug

March 19, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Decorate a ceramic mug with a mandala using enamel paints. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. Sign up. ...

Great Books Discussion

March 19, 2019
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...