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ADULTS

Book Clubs

FOOD FOR THOUGHT COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB 7PM | MONDAYS | ADULTS

Led by Stephanie Girardi. REGISTER Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Come join us for good food and great conversation. Check out one of the spotlighted cookbooks, try the recipes and prepare one to bring to the meeting to share. The books are available for checkout at the circulation desks of both branches. DECEMBER 10 | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Potlucks What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up by Elizabeth Heiskell Bring It! Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen

JANUARY 14 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Whole30 The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Succeed with the Whole30 and Beyond by Melissa Hartwig The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook: Whole30 Endorsed, Delicious Real Food Recipes to Cook All Year by Michelle Smith FEBRUARY 11 | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Chicken and Potatoes A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood by Diana Henry Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked--and Fried, Too! A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes by Raghavan Iyer

BOOK DISCUSSION 7PM | TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 | ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam. A New York Times bestseller described as a passionate, urgent examination of the growing inequality gap and why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. The Economist said of the author, "His scholarship is wide ranging, his intelligence luminous, his tone modest, his prose unpretentious and frequently funny." REGISTER SPONSORED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS WINNETKA-NORTHFIELD-KENILWORTH.

CLUE

A MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

7:30PM | TUESDAYS | ADULTS | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Led by Melissa Morgan. REGISTER

DECEMBER 11

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet FEBRUARY 12

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

FOUL PLAY

BOOK DISCUSSION 11:30AM | WEDNESDAYS | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Led by Kristin Carlson. REGISTER DECEMBER 19

Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet JANUARY 16

FEBRUARY 20

The Dying Detective by Leif Persson

TRUE STORY

NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION 7PM | WEDNESDAYS | ADULTS & TEENS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Led by Erin Collins. REGISTER DECEMBER 12

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson JANUARY 9

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton FEBRUARY 13

Educated by Tara Westover

Stasi Child by David Young

Film Discussions 2PM | SUNDAYS | ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Toby Nicholson leads this series of lively film discussions. Pick up a copy of the DVD at the Library to view in advance. REGISTER JANUARY 20

FEBRUARY 3

Explore Vincent Van Gogh’s life and work in this gorgeous, hand-painted biopic.

This modern coming-ofage movie offers a funny and acutely observed portrait of suburban adolescence.

Loving Vincent

Eighth Grade

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ADULTS

FINANCE

Focus on Fixed Income 6PM | THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Lyric Opera Lectures

Please join Andrew Erickson from Edward Jones Investments to learn more about living on a fixed income. Topics will include bond characteristics and features, the relationship between interest rates and bond prices, tax advantages of municipal bonds, and how bonds may help you weather fluctuating markets. REGISTER

2PM | SUNDAYS | ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

An overview of the story, biographical information about the composer and librettist, and musical highlights. REGISTER DECEMBER 2

Cendrillon with Belinda Potoma JANUARY 27

Elektra with Jean Joslyn FEBRUARY 10

FOOD

La Traviata with Carla Thorpe

Holiday Appetizers

FEBRUARY 24

Ariodante with Karen Jared

6:30PM | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Chef Carol Mackey is back with holiday party food ideas. It’s countdown to party time! Carol will demo party foods that are fabulous to look at and easy to eat. REGISTER

Photo credit for La Traviata: Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago

former Master Chef contestant Caitlin Meade. Learn to shop and prep your meals just like a nutritionist. REGISTER

HISTORY

Jackie Kennedy 2PM | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Roberta Randall portrays Jackie Kennedy's life from her childhood to first lady and beyond. REGISTER

Intro to Mantra Meditation 7PM | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 | ADULTS & TEENS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Mantra Meditation is a timeless method of relieving stress and focusing energy. Meditation Chicago will teach three easy, enjoyable practices to get you started. REGISTER

New Year Nutrition 2PM | SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Kick off your New Year's resolutions with nutritionist and

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Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes 3PM | SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 | ADULTS & TEENS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

The Battle of the Bulge was Western Europe’s largest battle of the Second World War and eventually involved over one million combatants. German plans for turning the tide of the war were defeated by small groups of American soldiers who were in the right place at the right time and frequently

made the ultimate sacrifice. In this presentation we revisit the places and remember the men who beat Hitler’s last desperate gamble in December 1944. REGISTER

The Colorful History of the Little Black Dress with Leslie Goddard 3PM | SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Versatile, dependable, and affordable, the Little Black Dress, or “LBD,” has become the fashion equivalent of a Model T Ford. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the history of this fashion icon. Learn how Chanel helped dissociate black from mourning; how Audrey Hepburn helped establish the LBD; and how it has been reinvented by everyone from Betty Boop to Prada. REGISTER


ADULTS

The Greatest Escape Author Talk 2PM | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 | ADULTS & TEENS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Danger and adventure abound as a group of senior citizens escape through the Berlin Wall to freedom. Author Lou Macaluso will discuss his new novel, The Greatest Escape, based on the inspiring true story of one of the most daring Cold War exoduses. REGISTER

HOLLYWOOD

Golden Age of Hollywood with Luella Parsons 2PM | SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Martina Mathisen portrays Luella Parsons, Hollywood's most dynamic gossip columnist. Called the Queen of Hollywood, Luella could make or break a career with a few taps of her typewriter. Be transported to old Hollywood and hear about the triumphs and transgressions of some of the biggest stars from the time! REGISTER

A Night at the Oscars 7PM | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

It's time to get red carpetready! Join film historian Annette Bochenek as she discusses the history of the Academy Awards and some of its memorable moments, while also profiling the Best Picture picks for this year. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. REGISTER

Science of Jurassic Park 2PM | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 | ADULTS & TEENS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

On this 25th anniversary, and five popular movies later, Donald Baumgartner, local biologist and advocational paleontologist, will present a scientific critique of the series. What was true? What was wrong? What action scenes did not make sense? To best appreciate this presentation, watch all movies before coming to enjoy this talk. Following the program, real dinosaur fossils, legally collected, will be displayed. Have your fossils identified after the show. REGISTER

HOME

KonMari 101: Tidy your home. Change your life. 6PM | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Chicago’s first certified KonMari Tidying Consultant, Kristyn Ivey of For the Love of Tidy, will share home organization tips. The tips will focus on what to keep (does it “spark joy?”), rather than what or how to discard. Learn about the revolutionary Japanese decluttering method made popular by Marie Kondo’s bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This interactive workshop will include live demos and giveaways that will prepare you to get tidy now! REGISTER

MUSIC

A Jazzy Christmas Concert 2PM | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Enjoy jazzy Christmas music with vocalist Petra Van Nuis. REGISTER

Black Classical Composers 3PM | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 | ADULTS & TEENS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Presented are symphonies from the 1770s Paris of le Chevalier de Saint-Georges to the 1970s California of William Grant Still. Talk is based on Carolyn Armenta Davis' historic original Black Classical Composers radio series that aired in 1976 on Chicago classical music station WEFM. Features symphonies, art songs, operas, concertos and other classical music created over a 200 year period by 7 composers, all African-American, Afro-Latino, Afro-European and African. REGISTER

TRAVEL

Mysterious Myanmar 7PM | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 | ADULTS & TEENS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Gain insider access to a country that has only recently opened its borders to tourists. Brian Michalski shares his experiences of Myanmar and its untouched natural beauty, rich history, charmingly simple infrastructure, creative cuisine and generosity of locals. Come along on this photo-rich adventure as we examine visa processes, regional safety, obstacles and solutions while traveling through this immensely rewarding Southeast Asian gem. REGISTER

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ADULTS DIY DISCOVERY AND OTHERS

Holiday Decorations with Mini Jars 3PM | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Go green with an upcycled holiday project. A fun and simple DIY craft for a festive mood. REGISTER

Decorate a "Gingerbread" House 2PM | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Create and decorate a “gingerbread” house using Rice Krispies Treats, graham crackers, icing and a whole lot of candy. Take it home with you or leave it in the Library for display. REGISTER

Holiday Card Making 3PM | MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Make holiday cards using the Library’s embossing supplies. REGISTER

Jewelry Workshop 3PM | FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Peaceful Mountain Landscape: A Painting Workshop

5PM | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

2:30PM | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 ADULTS | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Create a unique piece of jewelry using a variety of beads and other jewelry supplies.

Pine trees, a lake and distant mountains unfold in this peace-

ful landscape. Learn basic watercolor techniques like flat and gradated washes, wet on wet, dry brush and more. Then create your own beautiful landscape painting under the guidance of art teacher Christine Thornton. Beginners welcome! REGISTER

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Paint Like Pollock for Adults! 6:30PM | TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Create a painting by dripping, flicking and pouring on canvas. Take home your own piece of art! REGISTER

Winter Card Making 5PM | MONDAY, JANUARY 28 | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Join us to stamp and emboss a set of unique cards. REGISTER

Make a Valentine’s Day Card 3PM | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Make your own Valentine’s Day card with the Library’s embossing supplies. REGISTER

GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION SERIES MONDAYS, JANUARY 28-MARCH 18 AT 12:30PM WINNETKA LIBRARY WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 30-MARCH 20 AT 7PM WINNETKA LIBRARY

Broaden your perspective of relevant international issues and develop your own opinions by joining one of the Great Decisions discussion groups running for eight consecutive weeks. Attend one session or all, the daytime and evening series will cover the same topics. REGISTER A briefing book published by the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association, providing a short informative article on each topic, will be available on loan from the Library or for purchase from the League of Women Voters. JANUARY 28 & 30

FEBRUARY 18 & 20

MARCH 11 & 13

The Middle East: Regional Disorder

FEBRUARY 25 & 27

MARCH 18 & 20

FEBRUARY 11 & 13

MARCH 4 & 6

Refugees and Global Migration FEBRUARY 4 & 6

Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

The Rise of Populism in Europe Decoding U.S.-China Trade

The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested State of the State Department and Diplomacy

Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth in cooperation with the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District

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YOUTH

winter

Storytimes & crafts REGISTERED STORYTIMES

PJ Storytime

WEDNESDAYS

Come in your PJs and bring your teddy bear! We will read our favorite bedtime stories.

Bright Beginnings 10:30AM | WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 5 – FEBRUARY 26 | AGES 0-18 MONTHS WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Fridays 10:30AM | FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 7 – FEBRUARY 22 | AGES 0-18 MONTHS WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Simple stories, rhymes, music, and movement. REGISTER

* Please note: There will be no Bright Beginnings Storytimes on Dec 26, Dec 28, Jan 2 and Jan 4

Thursdays 6:30PM | THURSDAYS | AGES 2+ WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER

REGISTER

DECEMBER 6 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Cocoa Night

JANUARY 17 | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Winter

FEBRUARY 7 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

French and English

Grandparent and Child Storytime

Toddler Time

10:30AM | SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 | AGES 2+ WITH GRANDPARENT | WINNETKA LIBRARY

10:30AM | TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 4 – FEBRUARY 26 | AGES 18-36 MONTHS WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Calling all Grandmas and Grandpas, Nanas and Poppops! Bring your special grandchild to the Library for a fun storytime. We'll read a story, sing a few songs and have a great time being together. REGISTER

DROP-IN STORYTIMES AND PLAYTIMES All Ages Storytime

Mondays 10:30AM | MONDAYS, DECEMBER 3 – FEBRUARY 25 | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Thursdays 10:30AM | THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 6 – FEBRUARY 28 | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Singing, dancing, stories, and bubbles! DROP IN * Please note: There will be no All Ages Storytime on December 24, December 27, December 31, and January 3.

Tuesdays Interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. DROP IN * Please note: There will be no Toddler Time on December 25 or January 1.

Open Play

Wednesdays 11AM | WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 5 – FEBRUARY 27 | AGES 0-3 WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Fridays 11AM | FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 7 – FEBRUARY 22 | AGES 0-3 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Build connections with other families while your baby or toddler plays. Immediately following Bright Beginnings storytimes. DROP IN * Please note: There will be no Open Play on December 26, December 28, January 2, or January 4.

DROP-IN CRAFTS

Make and Create Crafts

Mondays 11AM-12PM | MONDAYS | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Fridays ALL DAY | FRIDAYS | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/ CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

A variety of craft supplies will be available to create your own art project. Stop in and get crafty! DROP IN

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YOUTH ADULT

BUILD WITH LEGO Lego Mania Juniors

5:30PM | THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 13, JANUARY 10 & FEBRUARY 21 | GRADES JK & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

A club for junior brick builders. We create cool stuff. REGISTER

Legos & Games 3-5PM | THURSDAYS | GRADES 2 & UP NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Drop by after school to build with Legos or play board games with friends. DROP IN

Lego Mania Club 6PM | THURSDAYS | AGES 4 & UP NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

A club for brick builders. We create cool stuff. REGISTER DECEMBER 20

Dinosaurs - Build a Tyrannosaurus rex and a Brachiosaurus. JANUARY 24

Animals – Build a variety of fun animals. FEBRUARY 21

Mythical Creatures – Build a dragon and a unicorn.

JUST FOR FUN My First Yoga

11AM | TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 4, JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 5 | AGES 3-5 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Join staff from Banner Day Camp as they present a special yoga class for preschool-aged children. Kids will learn basic poses in a fun, easy-to-follow class. No yoga experience necessary! Parents or caregivers are invited to observe or participate. REGISTER

DIY Spa Day 10AM | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 | AGES 8 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Need to de-stress? Make your own bath bomb, a no-sew sleep mask, and more pampering treats. REGISTER

Dog Man Party

Mary Poppins Tea Party

4PM | THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 | AGES 5 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Calling all Dog Man fans! Come enjoy snacks, games, and design your own Dog Man character. REGISTER

Snowtastic Sensory Playtime

Mary Poppins is back! Celebrate her return to theaters by joining us for tea (or lemonade), crafts, and fun.

10AM | SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 AGES 0-5 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER WINNETKA LIBRARY

Come enjoy a winterthemed sensory celebration for our youngest friends.

4PM, Tuesday, December 4 Ages 5 & Up | Winnetka Library Registration Required

REGISTER

How Do Dinosaurs Learn Good Manners? 4PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 | AGES 4-9 WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learning about manners can be fun with help from a dinosaur. We will read books from Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs? Series and practice our manners with a visiting dinosaur friend! REGISTER

Family Hygge Night: Cozy Around Together 7PM | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 | FAMILIES WINNETKA LIBRARY

Beat the winter blues the Danish way, by embracing hygge: the quality of cozy comfort and conviviality. Don your comfy clothes and join us for a no-tech, candlelit evening of cozy crafts, warming drinks, togetherness, and relaxation. Beverages provided by Mixed metaPours. REGISTER

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It’s sure to be a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time! Winter Scavenger Hunt ALL DAY | DECEMBER-FEBRUARY | ALL AGES WINNETKA LIBRARY

Stop by the Youth Desk to pick up a list, then search for hidden images all over the Youth Services area. Find them all and win a special sticker! DROP IN

STEAM

Tangled Snowflakes Drawing Workshop 2PM | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 | AGES 7-12 NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Zentangle is a popular form of doodling that’s fun and relaxing…and produces amazing results. Make a beautiful tangled snowflake with Christine Thornton’s guidance! REGISTER

Scratch Junior: Coding for Kids 4PM | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 | AGES 7 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

We will learn coding and animation with Scratch Junior, a fun and simple program that teaches the basics. REGISTER


YOUTH

Winter Fun

Simple Computer Skills 4PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 | AGES 7 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learn the basics of using a computer. We will practice using the mouse, simple typing and locating applications. REGISTER

Maker Club 4PM | MONDAYS | AGES 8 & UP JANUARY 21 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Snow Slime Whether or not there is snow on the ground, there will be snow in the slime at Maker Club. We’ll make a winterthemed version of everyone’s favorite messy goo. REGISTER FEBRUARY 18 | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

DIY Accessories We're bringing out the button maker for an accessory-fest. Come make buttons, washer bracelets and necklaces. REGISTER

Family Science 6:30PM | WEDNESDAYS | FAMILIES NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY JANUARY 23

Potato Science Experiments Try a variety of experiments using potatoes, potato chips and potato chip bags. REGISTER FEBRUARY 27

Little Bits Experiment with electricity using Little Bits. REGISTER

Build Guild 4PM | WEDNESDAYS | AGES 8-12 WINNETKA LIBRARY JANUARY 23

Mars Survival Kit What would you pack for a journey to outer space? Create a list of what you would bring to Mars and compare your results to a list prepared by the experts at NASA. REGISTER

FEBRUARY 20

Paper Towers We will investigate different building strategies to learn how to build the tallest and strongest structures. The catch? The only available building materials will be recycled paper! REGISTER

Fun with Makey Makey 4PM | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 | AGES 9 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

A Makey Makey kit uses alligator clips to connect nearly anything to a computer. In this program we'll use Makey Makey and Play-Doh to create a simple video game controller. REGISTER

Let’s Get Messy! 10AM | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 | AGES 0-5 WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Come make a mess at the Library! It's okay. We promise! A variety of hands-on activities will explore all things messy and fun. REGISTER **Please dress for a mess.**

COMMUNITY AND CARING

Decorate a Gingerbread House 4PM | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 | ALL AGES | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Come and decorate your own gingerbread house to take home for the holidays! Bring your own treats or use our candy and icing to create the perfect design. REGISTER

Decorate a Holiday Cottage

4PM | MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 | ALL AGES | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Create and decorate a “gingerbread” house using Rice Krispies Treats, graham crackers, icing and a whole lot of candy. Take it home with you or leave it in the Library for display. REGISTER

Noon Year’s Eve!

11AM | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 | ALL AGES WITH PARENT/CAREGIVER | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Ring in 2019 at our annual Noon Year's Eve party! Crafts, games, and a kid-friendly toast are all part of the festivities as we ring in the New Year at noon. Activities are geared towards families with children ages 9 and younger, though all ages are invited to attend. REGISTER

DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

4PM-6PM | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 | AGES 3 & UP | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Drop-in to create your own custom Valentine's Day cards for family and friends. DROP IN

Kids Who Care Volunteer Club

4PM | THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 6 & FEBRUARY 7 | AGES 8 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY 4PM | THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 | AGES 8 & UP | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Looking to make a difference inside and outside the Library walls? Each month we’ll dedicate ourselves to a different project to better our communities. Come help us spread the joy! REGISTER

Love at First Bite: Valentine’s Day Taste Test

4PM | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 | AGES 9 & UP WINNETKA LIBRARY

In honor of Valentine's Day, taste test a variety of foods both spicy and sweet. We'll even give the infamous taste-altering Miracle Berries a try! Will it turn your sour heart sweet? Come find out! REGISTER

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YOUTH Winnetka: 150 Years of Fun 6:30 PM | MONDAY, MARCH 4 | FAMILIES WINNETKA LIBRARY

Just for Tweens Improv Comedy Workshop 2PM | SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 | AGES 9-13 | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Celebrate Winnetka's 150th anniversary authentically! Join us for period crafts, games, and a storytime featuring the works of beloved author and onetime Crow Island principal Bill Martin, Jr.! REGISTER

Want to make ‘em laugh? Second City instructor Audrey Jonas will lead improv exercises to help you build your comedy chops and your confidence. REGISTER

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY

Library App Workshop

Acclaimed storyteller Oba William King will share stories of the power of the human spirit and the unity of people in honor of Black History Month. Celebrate with the storytelling king! REGISTER

4PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 | AGES 9 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Interested in downloading books on the go, streaming audiobooks from your phone, or reading comics on your tablet? Learn about some of the free Library apps available to download on your phone or tablet! REGISTER

Storytelling for Black History Month

3:30PM | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 | FAMILIES WINNETKA LIBRARY

Room Escape: Adventure Edition 6PM | TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 | AGES 9 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to escape the Youth Department by solving a series of puzzles. Sleuths who complete the challenge will earn a sweet treat. REGISTER

Virtual Reality: Oculus Go 4PM | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 | AGES 9 & UP | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Explore virtual reality platforms including Google Cardboard and Oculus Go! If you want to learn how to set up VR games on your own phone, make sure you bring it with you! REGISTER

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GAMING

FINALS WEEK

6:30PM | THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 6, JANUARY 3 & FEBRUARY 7 | AGES 7 & UP NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

1PM-10PM | SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 | TEENS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Learn & Play Chess

Build critical thinking, logic and memory skills with chess. Expert chess player Ivan Figueredo provides a lesson and supervises play. REGISTER

Tuesday Tech Time * Formerly known as Minecraft Night * 4PM | TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 18 & FEBRUARY 19 | AGES 8 & UP | NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY 4PM | TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 | AGES 8 & UP WINNETKA LIBRARY

No longer just MinecraftEDU! Learn, build and explore with friends as we share and play our favorite after-school web and computer games. REGISTER

Pirate Tales Saturday, January 19 AT 2PM Your host, Captain Taffy, will tell exciting tales of pirates from around the world including: England, Germany, Ireland, Morocco, and more! Presented by Histories for Kids. All ages Northfield Branch Library Registration Required

Finals Study Space for Teens

3PM-10PM | MONDAY, JANUARY 21 | TEENS WINNETKA LIBRARY 3PM-10PM | TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 | TEENS WINNETKA LIBRARY 3PM-10PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 TEENS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Need a place to study? Take advantage of space for group study reserved just for teens. We will provide sandwiches to kick off this year's cram session on Sunday night at 6PM and the space will remain open until 10PM. New this year: reserve one of our three study rooms once per day for a 2-hour block.

Ahoy matey!


YOUTH

Check out our

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Youth Services is excited to introduce STEAM kits available at both the Winnetka and Northfield Branch libraries! These kits contain STEAM related games, puzzles and experiments that are available for our patrons on a three-week check-out. We currently have 17 kits available and will be expanding the collection soon. The activities cover a wide range of disciplines including physics, coding, robotics, electronics, engineering, virtual reality, logic, mathematics and art! The kits are designed for children (with the help of an adult) in pre-school and up and allow hands-on play and experimentation in the comfort of your own home. The kits contain detailed instructions for you to follow to make these STEAM activities accessible to you and your children.

Art

Science

Ozobot

Magnetics

Coding

Logic

Makey Makey Ozobot Code-a-pillar

The Three Little Pigs Game Trucky 3

Electronics Snap Circuits Makey Makey

Stomp Rocket Keva Planks Q B Maze

Engineering

Robotics

Zoob Keva Planks Q B Maze Goldie Blocks and the Spinning Machine

Ozobot Code-a-pillar

Physics

Virtual Reality View Master VR Goggles

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THE STUDIO - CLASSES FOR YOUTH

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR STUDIO CLASSES Registration begins one month prior to class start date. WinnetkaNorthfield Public Library District cardholders have priority registration until seven days before the class starts. Registration then opens to all other area library cardholders. You must have a library card to register. Just a friendly reminder, if your plans change after registering, please let us know 24 hours in advance so we can invite another guest to take your spot.

Make a Keychain in Tinkercad 4PM | TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 | AGES 9-13 THE STUDIO

Learn how to make a personalized keychain in Tinkercad.

Supplies

REGISTER

All supplies are provided for classes unless noted.

A Waiver is Required Studio class participants and equipment users must sign the usage liability waiver. Anyone under age 18 must have the minor child liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Both documents are available on our website (winnetkalibrary.org/waiver) or at the service desks. Signed waivers can be emailed to studio@winnetkalibrary.org, faxed to (847) 446-5085, or brought to the Library.

one-of-a-kind object for printing. We’ll show you the basics, then let your creativity shine! REGISTER

EMBROIDERY

Tinkercad Learn and Play

Embroider Your Winter Scarf or Hat

4PM | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 | AGES 9-13 THE STUDIO

4PM | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 | AGES 9-13 THE STUDIO

Experiment with Tinkercad 3D Modeling Software to create a

Bring your favorite piece of winter wear and we’ll show you how to put your name or initials on it! REGISTER

Embroider a Baseball Cap 4PM | THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 | AGES 9-13 THE STUDIO

LASER CUTTING

Laser Cut a Snowflake Ornament 4PM | MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 | AGES 9-13 THE STUDIO

Decorate your home with a personalized laser cut snowflake. No two are alike! REGISTER

Laser Engrave a Cocoa Jar 4PM | TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 | AGES 9-13 THE STUDIO

Use the laser engraver to personalize a Mason jar, then fill it with hot cocoa and marshmallows. REGISTER

We’ll show you how to put your name or initials on a baseball cap! REGISTER

Laser Engrave a Water Bottle 4PM | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 | AGES 9-13 THE STUDIO

Stay hydrated in style with a personalized aluminum water bottle. REGISTER

3D PRINTING

3D Print a Cookie Cutter 4PM | MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 | AGES 9-13 THE STUDIO

Learn to use Thingiverse to download a unique holiday cookie cutter design and prepare it for printing. REGISTER

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THE STUDIO PROGRAMS - CLASSES FOR FORADULTS ADULTS& &TEENS TEENS

3D PRINTING

Create a Custom Name Label in Tinkercad 10AM | SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to use Tinkercad to design a personalized label to be printed on the Library’s 3D printer. REGISTER

Architecture 10AM | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to find your favorite building or monument to be printed on the Library’s 3D printer. REGISTER

LASER ENGRAVING

Laser Cut an Ornament 6:30PM | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Laser cut a holiday ornament out of wood or acrylic. REGISTER

Laser Cut a Return Address Stamp 2PM | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 | ADULTS THE STUDIO

Create a custom return address stamp using the laser cutter. REGISTER

Laser Cut a Custom Map Coaster 6:30PM | THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Using map data from the internet create a coaster out of acrylic or wood. REGISTER

Choose Your Own Adventure! 6:30PM | THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to use the Library's laser engraver by choosing from a set of provided surprise items. REGISTER

Laser Engrave Personalized Blocks 10AM | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to use the Library's laser engraver to engrave wooden cubes, e.g. to make customized dice or birth blocks. REGISTER

New to The Studio?

STUDIO ORIENTATION

10AM | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn about everything on offer with this introduction to our equipment, policies, pricing, and classes. Please note that this is a tour and Q&A, it will not involve use of the equipment. REGISTER

EMBROIDERY

Embroider a Holiday Stocking 10AM | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Laser Engrave a Leather Pendant

Use the Library's embroidery machine to create a custom holiday stocking. REGISTER

6:30PM | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Embroider a Scarf

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Use the Library's embroidery machine to create a personalized scarf – makes for a great gift! REGISTER

Engrave a design on a precut pendant made of leather.

EGGBOT

Engrave a Marble with EggBot 6:30 PM | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Put a custom design on a glass marble using our EggBot machine and an engraving attachment. REGISTER

6:30PM | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Embroider Thank You Cards 2PM | MONDAY, JANUARY 14 | ADULTS THE STUDIO

Use the Library's embroidery machine to create an embroidered card. REGISTER

Choose Your Own Adventure! 10AM | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 | ADULTS & TEENS | THE STUDIO

Learn how to use the Library's embroidery machine by choosing from a set of provided surprise items. REGISTER

KNITTING

Knitting Circle & Class 11AM | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 & 18, JANUARY 15, FEBRUARY 5 & 19| ADULTS THE STUDIO

Do you like to knit or crochet? Meet fellow yarn enthusiasts every first and third Tuesday of the month. Don’t know how to knit? We’ll teach you the beginning steps and provide you with a starter kit of yarn and needles for your first project. REGISTER

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TECHNOLOGY CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Presented in partnership with Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI), a nonprofit organization providing affordable licensed home care and, through their Senior Connections program, friendly volunteer visits to older adults on the North Shore. Thank you to our partner SASI.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES Technology Drop-in

WEDNESDAYS

3-4:15PM | WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 5, 12, 19, JANUARY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & FEBRUARY 6, 13 | ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Bring your computer, smartphone, or tablet and get some one-on-one help with a technology instructor. DROP IN

Technology Drop-In

THURSDAYS

2-4PM | THURSDAYS | ADULTS NORTHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

guage on your tablet. Listen to audiobooks or renew Library books on your phone. Bring in your device and we’ll help you use the Library’s free resources. DROP IN

Holiday Buying Guide for Computers / Smartphones 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

It’s time to get a new device either as a gift for the holidays, or just because your old phone is starting to fail. But what to buy? This class will guide you through the pros and cons of what is out there and give you enough information to make an intelligent decision for your needs. REGISTER

What’s New in iOS 12 for iPhone / iPad 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

This class will look at the interface changes and new features introduced in the recent updates to Apple’s mobile devices, and how to best take advantage of them. REGISTER

Download eBooks to your iPad or Kindle. Learn a foreign lan-

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What Is the Cloud and How Can You Use It? 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

What and where is “the cloud?” Why should you use (or not use) the cloud? You might be surprised how much of your computer data is already there. This class will teach you about what the cloud is and how you can use it for efficiency and security. REGISTER

Free Library Audiobooks and More On Your Mobile Device 1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Access the Library's growing list of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, movies and more. A great resource for travelers, commuters, the homebound and for anytime you can't make it to the Library. REGISTER

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EVENING TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Cut the Cord – Alternatives to Premium Cable Services 7PM | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Are you paying hundreds of dollars a month for a thousand channels that you never watch? This class will review the many alternative ways to get broadcast and premium TV, movies, etc. without having to pay a fortune. REGISTER

Finding Your Favorite Podcast 7PM | MONDAY, JANUARY 28 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Podcasts are free shows that are similar to radio or TV episodes. They cover many genres, from news and politics, to sports, comedy, celebrity culture, and entertainment. Learn about podcasts and how to enjoy them. REGISTER


TECHNOLOGY CLASSES FOR ADULTS

MICROSOFT OFFICE CLASSES

Microsoft Word: Formatting

2PM | SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Now that you know the basics of Microsoft Word, learn how to format and align text, apply bullets or numbers, and adjust spacing within your documents in this next-level class.

Microsoft Excel: Basics Microsoft Excel allows users to work with numbers and data by creating spreadsheets. This class introduces you to spreadsheets and covers topics like how to create/modify them, format cells, and add borders to columns and rows. REGISTER

Microsoft Word: Basics 6:30PM | THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Microsoft Word allows users to create text documents. Learn how to locate and use key features, create and save new documents, open and print existing documents, and change document views in this class. REGISTER

6:30PM | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

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Microsoft Excel: Charts & Graphs 2PM | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Charts and graphs can enhance the visual appeal of numbers as well as make it easier to interpret the story they're telling. Learn how easy it is to create them-and share a graphical representation of your data-in this class. REGISTER

Introducing our new podcast

Review!

Review! – is a series of short podcast reviews of books, audiobooks, movies etc. that we love and that are available from the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District. We will be reviewing fiction and non-fiction, adult and children’s books as well as other content that is in our collection or important to our community.

Available @winnetkalibrary.org

iPHONE/iPAD SERIES Introduction to the iPhone X / XR / XS

Basic Settings on Your iPhone or iPad

Using the Calendar on Your iPhone or iPad

Using the Camera on Your iPhone or iPad

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

Using GPS/Maps on Your iPhone or iPad

This class will cover the basic operation of the camera and how to enhance the photos you take. We will cover how to transfer the pictures from your iPhone or iPad to your desktop or laptop computer, as well as how to email the pictures. We will also look at the editing tools built into your device and explore some of the better apps that “fix” the pictures you take. REGISTER

This class will look at the many new hardware and software features in the iPhone X series, and how to best take advantage of them. REGISTER

This class focuses on the settings of your iPhone and iPad. Includes Wi-Fi, sounds, locking, notifications, backups, and more. REGISTER

Learning iPhone/iPad Basics

Advanced Settings on Your iPhone or iPad

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 | ADULTS WINNETKA LIBRARY

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Just starting out with an iPhone or iPad? This class is for you. We will go over the fundamentals of navigating the device, and how to connect to and use the internet. REGISTER

This class will take a more indepth look at the settings that an intermediate user can use to customize their iOS device. We will look at notifications, privacy, customizing “spotlight search”, accessibility features, and other settings that will help you use your iPhone or iPad more effectively. REGISTER

Learn how to add, edit, and arrange calendar entries to help you organize your various activities. REGISTER

1:30PM | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 ADULTS | WINNETKA LIBRARY

Your iPhone and iPad have powerful mapping and GPS capabilities. Learn how to use them and never be lost again. Get turnby-turn instructions or find the closest coffee shop, medical center, or drugstore. (“Meet me at the Library!”) REGISTER

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Public Library District www.winnetkalibrary.org

Winnetka Library

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Northfield Branch Library

POSTAL PATRON

1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield, IL 60093 (847) 446-5990

Library Management Rebecca Wolf Library Director

Emily Compton-Dzak Assistant Director & Head of Adult Services

Library Trustees Brian Johnson, President | Kathleen Reichert, Vice President | Jean-Paul Ruiz-Funes, Treasurer | Suzie Shoup, Secretary | Raheela Gill Anwar | Keta McCarthy | Lois Neustadt

Katie Cangelosi Head of Circulation Services Kristin Carlson Northfield Branch Manager Sheila Cody Head of Youth Services Sarah Quish Head of Communications & Marketing Mark Swenson Head of Information Technology

Friends of the Library

P.O. Box 8146, Northfield, IL 60093

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Friends of the Library Update

The Friends of the Library enrich and enhance the Library experience for the residents of the Library District. This special group of volunteers supports extraordinary programming like One Book Two Villages and more. Over the past 15 years, generous donations from patrons have helped the Friends of the Library take programming to the next level. To date, the Friends have raised over $300,000. Thank you for your support! Watch for the annual letter from The Friends and consider making a tax-deductible donation that impacts our community – one that provides services accessible to all. You can also donate via PayPal on the Library’s website.

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Library Hours Monday-Thursday......... 9am - 9pm Friday-Saturday............ 9am - 5pm Sunday......................... 1pm - 5pm

Connect With Us The Source is published in March, June, September & December. The Library reserves the right to take photographs and video program participants. Photos and videos are for Library use and may be used in Library publicity materials. Patrons who do not wish to be part of photographs or videos should notify Library staff. Any individual who plans to attend any program at the Library and requires a special accommodation may phone the Winnetka Library at (847) 446-7220 or the Northfield Branch Library at (847) 446-5990.

Patio Project

Learn more about our exciting plans to revitalize the outdoor space at winnetkalibrary.org

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