MARK YOUR CALENDAR: April 1-7

 
 
Updated 3/31/2021 8:36 PM

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April 1

 

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library Kit: Thursday, April 1, Glencoe Public Library. Recommended for Ages 8 and older. Join Luigi Lemoncello, Kyle, Akimi, Miguel and Sierra for puzzles, crafts and all kinds of shenanigans as you work together to escape the library! This Direct-to-You membership kit is full of activities, information, and Lemoncello swag, allowing you to learn and engage with your favorite characters from Alexandriaville. Personalized kits will be delivered right to your doorstep (Glencoe residents only), or can be arranged to be picked up at the library, on April 16. Quantities are limited, so reserve your kit beginning April 1. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Family Game Night -- Kids vs. Grown-ups Trivia: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Glencoe Public Library. Grades 3 and older. Kids, do you know who was president in 1986? Grown-ups, can you name the members of One Direction? Kids and their grown-ups will go head-to-head to answer questions that are common knowledge -- for the other team. Registration required. Please indicate how many family members are registering. Zoom link will be sent at the time of registration. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

BookBites Book Discussion: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Glenview Public Library. Popular social book club goes virtual. April's discussion title will be "Mornings with Rosemary" by Libby Page (originally published as "The Lido"). Books are available at the library one month prior to meetings. For information and to register, http://bit.ly/bookbites-april.

Glenview's Got STEAM: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Glenview Public Library. For children in grades five-eight. Project: Instant Challenges. Presented by the Glenbrook South Women in STEM. No prior knowledge required. Space is limited. Register at: https://bit.ly/GPL-STEAM-Instant.

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Google Docs: Virtually at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Glenview Public Library. Dig deeper into Google Drive and learn how to create and share text-based documents online. Gmail account required. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-google.

Bicentennial of Greek Independence Day Celebration: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Mykonos Greek Restaurant, 8660 W. Golf Road, Niles. Celebrate 200 years of Greek Independence with the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois. Members only. Space limited. For information, www.eventbrite.com/e/146167846965.

Coloring Fun: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Niles-Maine District Library. For grades 2-6 to explore coloring, activities, and games. Coloring and game sheets are emailed or mailed upon registration. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Cooks and Books -- The Magic School Bus: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Wilmette Public Library. Come join us for a fun, hands-on cooking class. Make a wondrous dessert inspired by "The Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake," by Joanna Cole. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Take and Make -- Pipe Cleaners, Paper Plates and Yarn: Thursday, April 1, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Get back to the basics with these simple art projects that create something fabulous. Pick up the kits at the library, follow the included instructions and send photos of your masterpieces. Kits are released monthly on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available for pick up outside the library. For ages 5-8. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Take and Make -- Sewing: Virtually at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Come to the Winnetka Library and pick up a felt craft kit. Then follow the instructions on the YouTube page to learn how to sew a cute project. Each month, expect a new project to try. The kits are available as long as the supplies last. Also needed from home: Sewing needles, thread, and scissors. www.winnetkalibrary.org.

All Ages Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 1, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles. All ages with parent/caregiver. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

The Joy of Perennials Online: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Perennial flowers, with their bright colors and long life, are an excellent addition that can liven up any garden. In this class, Mark Lyons, an experienced garden coach, will show you how to grow and cultivate these beautiful garden gems, along with how to choose the best and hardiest specimens for our region. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

April 2

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually at 9 a.m. Friday, April 2, Glenview Public Library. Consult virtually with a career expert for resume help, LinkedIn profile review and job search strategies for any stage of your career. Register online or call (847) 729-7500 ext. 7700. Appointments are offered via Zoom or by phone. Preference given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-career.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 2, Glenview Public Library. Join for a weekly live storytime with Youth Services librarians. After registering, receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register on Zoom: http://bit.ly/storytime-spring.

First Friday Networking Breakfast: Virtually at 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 2, Northbrook Chamber of Commerce. Meet up with fellow members and with members from the Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber for this special Friday Networking Breakfast. Emcee is Dan Gelfond along with ambassador, P.J. Weiland, will lead you through adapted networking. Virtual doors will open at 7:15 a.m. for casual networking. For information, https://northbrookchamber.org.

Cooks and Books: Virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, April 2, Wilmette Public Library. Come join for a fun, hands-on cooking class. Tonight the kids are making the family dinner, a meal inspired by "The Lightning Thief," by Rick Riordan. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Storytime At Home Kits: Friday, April 2, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Read, talk, sing, write, play. Register to pickup a kit filled with age-appropriate activities geared at children ages 0-4. New kits will be available every other Friday starting March 5. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt: 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, Winnetka Golf Club, 1300 Oak St., Winnetka. Gather your friends in a team of up to four people and get ready to find some eggs at Winnetka Golf Club's Par 3 Course. Teams will race against the clock to fill up their baskets with the most eggs. First-place winners will receive a $10 dollar gift card to any Winnetka business. The second-place winners will receive a $5 dollar gift card to any Winnetka business. Only one team member needs to register. Ages: 12-17 Fee: $20-$30. Register at www.winpark.org/event.

First Chapter Fridays: Virtually Friday, April 2, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join Youth Services librarians on YouTube as they share the first chapter of a different book each week and suggest readalikes. Titles will be from the Youth Fiction collection and geared toward ages 8-12. To view all of our First Chapter selections, check out our YouTube Channel and look for the playlist "First Chapter Fridays.". For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

April 3

Quaranteen Game Night: Virtually at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, Glencoe Public Library. Socially distant socializing is easy with Quaranteen Game Night, intended for grades six-12. Just join in on Twitch or join the library's Discord server for fun multiplayer games. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Children & Doggie Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, Gillson Beach, Lake Avenue, Wilmette. Come out to Gillson Park for a favorite spring tradition -- the Egg Hunt. Multiple hunts for both children and doggies. Remember to bring your own basket, and take a picture with the Easter Bunny before you leave. Registration is required to participate. There is no on-site registration. For information, www.wilmettepark.org.

April 5

Big Books -- 'Middlemarch': Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, Glencoe Public Library. In prose that is as elegant and incisive as Shakespeare's verse, George Eliot's "Middlemarch" tells the story of a fictional town in the English Midlands from 1829-1832. Although its roughly two dozen characters are given unequal weight in the narrative, Eliot captures each one with an exquisite psychological sensitivity. The group will discuss the novel's structure and narrative style, its characters' readings of themselves and one another, its balancing of the psychological and the material, and its insights into virtue, fantasy, social convention, gender, class and the power of public opinion. This nine-week discussion series will be led by Noah Chafets. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Making It! Discussion Group: Virtually at 6 p.m. Monday, April 5, Glenview Public Library. Join like-minded creatives virtually to share knowledge and advice. Discuss and share your latest projects, ideas, designs and failures with your creative community. After registering on Zoom, receive an email with an invite to join the group. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-make-april.

Page Turners Book Discussion: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, April 5, Glenview Public Library. Indulge your passion for literature with the Monday Afternoon Page Turners. April's discussion title will be "The Secrets We Kept" by Lara Prescott. Books are available at the library one month prior to meetings. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-page.

Tai Chi: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 5, Morton Grove Public Library. Learn Tai Chi from Erica Bough, a certified Tai Chi instructor, as she demonstrates Shibashi body movements, breathing exercises and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847)-965-4220.

Business Roundtable: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, Northbrook Chamber of Commerce. Get energized for the workweek ahead by spending a few minutes with your fellow chamber members brainstorming and discussing the challenges and opportunities your business is facing in the COVID-19 world. From marketing to operations, and everything in between, members will help you think through your ideas, share resources and provide the support that you need to persevere. For information, https://northbrookchamber.org.

Face-to-Face Time: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, Skokie Public Library. Join a children's librarian for some one-on-one quality fun time on Zoom. Select a short storytime or show and tell. The library team will be in touch with your Zoom link to join and to schedule a 10-minute segment within the hour dedicated to you. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Rhymetime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5, Wilmette Public Library. Fast-paced stories, rhymes and songs for active toddlers. Register at http://wilmette.libnet.info/event/4972011.

Storybook Theatre Circle: 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, Wilmette Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette. Join Miss Wendy each month to read, laugh, and bring to life stories through basic theater skills and character exploration. Contact Julie Nichols for information at jnichols@wilpark.org. Ages: 3-5. $15-$19. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3cz397a.

Alliance Française du North Shore Café Conversation Matin: Virtually at 10 a.m. Monday, April 5. Join online for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. For more information and the meeting link: RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore or write to info@AFnorthshore.org. Visit www.AFnorthshore.org.

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Tune in to stretch, breathe, gain flexibility, and strengthen the body in an accessible way with seated poses. Perfect for beginners, students will leave class feeling relaxed and ground. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Great Decisions Discussion Series -- 'End of Globalization?': Virtually at 12:45 p.m. Monday, April 5, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Broaden your perspective of relevant international issues, from climate change to artificial intelligence, by joining one of the Great Decisions discussion groups. The Great Decisions discussion series runs for eight weeks and is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, in cooperation with the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District. A briefing book published by the nonpartisan 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. Weekly topic: "End of Globalization?" For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

April 6

Family Storytime: Virtually at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, Glencoe Public Library. Share stories, songs, and smiles during this interactive storytime. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Virtual D & D: Advanced Campaign: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Glencoe Public Library. Grades 5 and older. Put on your robe and wizard hat. The library's Dungeons and Dragons veterans have an ongoing campaign on Discord, and want you to join. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Play at Home: Virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, Glenview Public Library. For ages 2 and older with adult. Miss Katie shows a simple way to play and learn at home. Watch on Facebook and the YouTube channel on-demand. Kit pickup begins one-week before program date. Register online at http://bit.ly/GPL-play4.

Read It, Make It: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Glenview Public Library. For ages 3-6 with adult. Listen to a favorite children's book and then make a craft inspired by the story. Kit pickup begins one week before program date. Email a photo of your finished creation to ysdepartment@glenviewpl.org. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-readmake-april.

Saving Green While Living Green: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Glenview Public Library. Are you overwhelmed by what to do (and not do) when it comes to "being green?" Learn about simple and cost-effective ways you can positively affect the environment while maintaining your lifestyle with Tina Hostert, founder of Recommitted Supplies. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-green.

Library Dance Party: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, Skokie Public Library. Dance to a few of your favorite hits with Ms. Cathy. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Managing College Costs: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Skokie Public Library. Get tips on choosing the "right fit" college and getting the most out of your college budget. Learn about college value, college visits, financial aid basics, planning college financing and budgeting, tips on managing money in college, and other common concerns. For high school juniors and seniors and their adults. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, a state agency working to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois students. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Babytime: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, Wilmette Public Library. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies, with songs, cuddles and bounces. Have a scarf and shaker toy ready. Register at http://wilmette.libnet.info/event/4972040.

Northbrook Garden Club: The Northbrook Garden Club meets virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6. Throughout Illinois history, people have thought of the tallgrass prairie as their grocery store, pharmacy, art supply shop and even a place to find love potions! Discover the stories behind these rugged native plants and learn about their beauty and utility in your garden. For access to this presentation, register at nbkgardenclub@gmail.com.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for bigger kids. Register here for Zoom invitation. Register at http://wilmette.libnet.info/event/4972066.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore's Conversation Avancée Classe: Virtually at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 6. Virtual Alliance Française du N Shore's Conversation Avancée Classe. Advanced French class led by Mme. Domitille Nicolescou Tuesdays online for 10 lessons through June 8. For information, afnorthshore.org/courses.htm or convavancee@AFnorthshore.org. Visit http://afnorthshore.org/courses.htm.

Bedtime Stories: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join for some favorite bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes -- pajamas and stuffed animals welcome. For ages 0-5 with parent or caregiver. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Improv for T(w)eens: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Those ages 9-13 years may join performer Amara Leonard for beginners improv fun and games. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Young Writers Club: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Pick up a journal from the Youth Services Desk at Winnetka after you register, then join on Zoom to craft your own stories. For information, winnetkalibrary.org.

April 7

DIY Investing with Investing Apps: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Glenview Public Library. Technology has transformed investors' lives. Whether you are 18 or 81, Ed Gjertsen II, outlines key tips, strategies, and concerns in exploring today's investment apps. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-invest.

Planning Strategies for the Caregiving Child: Virtually at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Elder Law Attorney Matt Margolis will discuss planning options for the caregiver child and their parent to consider relative to their new relationship. Free and open to the public. Visit www.nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule to register for this virtual program.

Celebrate Israel's Independence Day: Virtually at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster, Skokie. Israel's Independence Day is celebrated with a virtual Zoom program featuring Dr. Daniel Aschheim, Israeli Consul. It is hosted by the Sisterhood of Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation. Free, open to the public. To register, call (847) 675-4141.

ESL Cafe: Virtually at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Skokie Public Library. Tutors from the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center help with conversations and answer questions. You will receive the Zoom link in your email. https://skokielibrary.info.

Friend Squad: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Play a game and catch up with friends in this social group for young people of all abilities, ages 11-16. Sign up for this event at teenteam@skokielibrary.info email the teen team. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. skokielibrary.info.

Preschool Puppet Playtime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, Skokie Public Library. Ms. Mandy and her puppet friends pretend and imagine together and with you. Children are invited to bring their own puppets, dolls, and toys to this interactive event for ages 2-5. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Who's Gonna Win the Oscar?: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Skokie Public Library. Chris, Cecilia, and Sharon will talk about this year's Academy Award nominees, including those most likely to succeed, the snubbed, and possible surprises in these pandemic times. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Book Discussion: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Wilmette Public Library. We will be discussing "Interior Chinatown" by Charles Yu, the 2021 One Book, Everyone Reads selection. The novel tells the story of Willis Wu, an Asian American actor, who is perpetually cast as generic Asian man, but who aspires to play the role of Kung Fu guy. For information, http://wilmette.libnet.info/event/4932638.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore's Brush Up Your French Class begins: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. Virtual Alliance Française du N Shore's Brush Up Your French Class. Intermediate French class led by Mme. Ann Koller. For 10 lessons through June 9. For information, afnorthshore.org/courses.htm or education@AFnorthshore.org. Class fee: AFduNS members: $150; nonmembers: $165. Visit http://afnorthshore.org/courses.htm.

Bright Beginnings: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Listen to stories and songs with your baby to help their love of language grow. Intended for ages 0-18 months with parent/caregiver. For information, https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7385541.

Cut the Cord -- Alternatives to Premium Cable Services: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Are you paying hundreds of dollars a month for a thousand channels that you never watch? This class will review the many alternatives. For information, https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7432377.

Simon & Garfunkel -- Sound and Then Silence: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. If you took the musicality of The Beatles and matched it with the lyricism of Bob Dylan the result might be Simon & Garfunkel. Often considered the thinking person's rock 'n' rollers they were also one of the most successful musical acts of the 1960s. Using audio and visual content we will trace the arc of Simon & Garfunkel's career from their surprise teeny-bopper hit "Hey Schoolgirl" to the folk-rock classic "Sound of Silence" to the ever-popular "Mrs. Robinson" to the majesty of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." For information, https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7433010.

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