Mark your calendar: Glenview- and Northbrook-area events for April 8-14

 
 
Updated 4/7/2021 8:04 PM

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April 8

 

Children's Department Visit: Thursday, April 8, to Saturday, April 10, Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Visits are for family groups or individuals to browse the second floor children's collection, get book suggestions or assistance with library materials, and to use internet computers. Games, toys, puzzles, coloring sheets and scavenger hunts are not available. Only one reservation per group is required as long as your group size is six people or fewer. Arrive during your scheduled 30 minutes. All family members older than 2 must wear face coverings. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Author Event with Madeleine Henry: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Glencoe Public Library. Author Visit: Madeleine Henry, "The Love Proof." Sit in on a lively conversation between novelist Madeleine Henry and Good Book Fairy blogger Lauren Margolin. Hear about the inspiration for this unusual love story about lasting connection, time and intuition. A Q&A follows. Presented by Glencoe Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, and Vernon Area Public Library. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Number Bots with Mark Anderson: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Glencoe Public Library. For kids in grades K-three. Begin by drawing your hero, then decide who, where, and what happens next. The drawing will be based on your suggestions. Registration is required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Simon & Garfunkel -- Sound and Then Silence: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Glenview Public Library. Often considered the thinking person's rock 'n' rollers, Simon & Garfunkel were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1960s. Join music historian Gary Wenstrup as he traces the arc of their career from their surprise teeny-bopper hit "Hey Schoolgirl" through the majesty of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Register at bit.ly/GPL-simon-garfunkel.

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Alliance Française du North Shore Ciné Club: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Join online for a discussion in French of a French film with English subtitles, "Plein soleil." Watch the film on your own through streaming: hoopla, Kanopy, YouTube & Amazon. For information and the meeting link, RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore or write to info@AFnorthshore.org. Visit /www.AFnorthshore.org.

WITS Workout; Brain Exercise Class: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Participants are led through engaging activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance brain health. Register at bit.ly/WITS-april.

Wonder Ground Live: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Niles-Maine District Library. For grades kids in grades K-four. join Ms. Cate to engage in STEAM programming that tackles questions both large and small. The subject schedule for April: Math Madness; for May: Time & Space. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

English Language Learners Literacy Circle: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, and 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Skokie Public Library. In this 10-week session for high, intermediate, and advanced-level English learners, read and discuss an American novel with the support of Margaret Feit Clarke, an experienced ESL teacher from the ELL Parent Center. Participants will strengthen their language skills while learning more about great literature, American culture, and the Skokie community. A copy of the book "Seedfolks" by Paul Fleischman is included. For information, skokielibrary.info.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Job Talk: Virtually at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Skokie Public Library. Get job search tips and network with other jobseekers during this online networking group hosted by library career specialists. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Storytime: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Skokie Public Library. Join Ms. Cathy for stories and fun For information, skokielibrary.info.

Teen Library Council: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Skokie Public Library. Give your input on remote library services and events for teens. For grades six-12. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Images of Chinese American Life in the Movies: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Wilmette Public Library. Join filmmaker Michael Smith in examining how images of Chinese American life have been created and received from the silent era through the present day in films produced both in America and abroad. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Take and Make; It's Alive!: Thursday, April 8, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Everyone loves an object that has a little personality. Create a craft that adds some life to the world around you, whether it be a ninja stress ball, a googly eyed succulent or a unicorn with finger legs. Grab a kit from the library, follow the printed directions and make sure to share pictures of your finished products. Kits are released monthly on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available for pickup outside the library. For ages 5-8 and 9-13. For information, www. winnetkalibrary.org.

All Ages Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles. All ages with parent/caregiver. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Hodgepodge Art Challenge: Virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Calling all artists. What can you make with a canvas and hodgepodge of art supplies? The library challenges you to pick up a kit and create the best (or worst) art you can imagine. For teens. For information, www.winnetka library.org.

Mod-Podge Coasters: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. In this kit, you will receive four cork coasters, some laser-cut fabric, stencils, paint, Mod-Podge, and paint brushes. Join this virtual class to work together and show off the final project. For information, www. winnetkalibrary.org.

April 9

Library Livestream: Virtually at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, Glencoe Public Library. All ages. Chat with your Glencoe librarians on Twitch as we play Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Minecraft, and other favorite games. For information, www.glencoepublic library.org.

Elephant and Piggie Club: Virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, April 9, Glenview Public Library. Piggie, Gerald, and your librarians bring you laughs and fun. Join in stories and do activities all about Mo Willems' beginning reader series. After registering, receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the Zoom webinar. Register at bit.ly/GPL-elephantpiggie.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, 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 at bit.ly/ storytime-spring.

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, Morton Grove Public Library. Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Art Workshop; Make an Apron: 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Always wanted your own personalized apron? Now you can learn how to create one for yourself or someone else. All supplies are included. Cost is $30 for Y members or $35 for nonmember. Register by calling (847) 272-7250. Visit www.nsymca.org.

Connect, Transform, Act -- Teens Take Action and Take Care: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, Skokie Public Library. Transform your energy into action while caring for yourself and your community. This weekly "brave space" features opportunities to learn about and discuss issues that affect you, investigate the roots of these problems, and work toward potential solutions. Participants earn service hours. This series is in partnership with Response for Teens, a JCFS Chicago program. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Family Fun Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, Skokie Public Library. Enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Caitlin. Register for each week you wish to attend and you will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Family Game Night: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, Skokie Public Library. This evening of laughs and interactive family games is for elementary-age children and families. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family are offered. Register for the Zoom invitation. You need only register once per session. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

First Chapter Fridays: Friday, April 9, 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. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

April 10

Family Storytime with Baby Shark and Friends: Virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, Glencoe Public Library. Join Ms. Susan for books, puppets, songs, and other silly fun in this weekend Zoom family storytime celebrating Baby Shark and friends For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Let's Play; Cardboard Fort Building Event: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, Centennial Complex, 2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette. For the family. Join North Shore libraries and the Alliance for Early Childhood for a cardboard fort building extravaganza. This is an outdoor, socially distanced event. For information, www.glencoepublic library.org.

Quaranteen Movie Night: Virtually at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Glencoe Public Library. For kids in grades six-12 Do you enjoy high-quality cinema? What about low-budget shark attack movies? Join the library's Discord to find out what we'll be watching each week and contribute your own suggestions. For information, www.glencoepublic library.org.

Cemetery Symbolism: Virtually at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Glenview Public Library. Explore the rich symbolism displayed in cemeteries of the Victorian Era with Laurel Mellien. Headstone art during this period was carefully chosen by family members to properly represent the deceased, and many clues about the lives of the dearly departed can be discovered by learning the language of cemetery art. Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL- cemetery.

Great Scott Magic Show: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, Glenview Public Library. Join via Zoom for a fun family magic show presented by The Great Scott, whose talents for amazing audiences has made him a legend of entertainment. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-magic.

Your City @ Home; DuSable Museum of African American History: Virtually at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Glenview Public Library. "The People Could Fly" is a very relevant and layered statement used by and about people of African descent in America. Join the discussion to learn about the history of Black people flying, literally and figuratively, well above their circumstances along with Chicago's role in this rich legacy. Register at https://bit.ly/yourcity-dusable.

Family Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, Morton Grove Public Library. Enjoy the benefits of increased strength, flexibility, and relaxation during this family-centered yoga session led by certified restorative yoga teacher Kristey Chalabi. This takes place via Zoom. For information, mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Long Term Care Planning: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Are you prepared for dementia, stroke or Alzheimer's disease? The prevalence of these health events is a big reason why you need to make long term care planning part of your retirement plans. Financial Educator Wei Zhang will talk about why long term care is important and how you can prepare. For information, www.ns ymca.org.

Teen Theater Club: Virtually at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, Skokie Public Library. Play your part to decide what plays are produced, contribute to production design and investigate past productions of plays at other theaters. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Weekend Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, Skokie Public Library. Join Ms. Meleesa for songs and stories. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

April 11

Self-Care Sunday: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, Glencoe Public Library. Some simple self-care activities are offered for those in grades 6-12. Follow along on Twitch to help you stay relaxed and centered. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Jeanne Becker Trio; Springtime is Here: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, Morton Grove Public Library. Jazz vocalist Jeanne Becker leads a superb trio performing distinctive springtime standards from the Great American Songbook. Registrants receive a link to livestream the concert on YouTube. To register for this event, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Learn and Play Chess: Virtually at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Build critical thinking, logic, and memory skills with chess. Expert chess player Ivan Figueredo provides a lesson and supervises play. Registration with licess.org is also recommended as it will be used in the program. Ages 7 and older. For information, www.winnetka library.org.

April 12

American Musical Theater Legends: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, Glencoe Public Library. American Musical Theater Legends, highlighting Bing Crosby. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Excel Formulas & Functions: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to use formulas to automatically calculate and manipulate totals, percentages, averages and ranges. Basic Excel skills 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-excel1.

Innovation Center Tour: Virtually at 6 p.m. Monday, April 12, Glenview Public Library. Join to see the Innovation Center space, explore and learn about the equipment and what projects you can create. This program is presented virtually via Zoom. After registering on Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the group. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-ICtour.

Nintendo Switch Gaming -- Animal Crossing: Virtually at 4 p.m. Monday, April 12, Morton Grove Public Library. Play Animal Crossing on your Nintendo Switch while chatting with your friends from the library. Required for online play: Ownership of a Nintendo Switch gaming console, Animal Crossing, & Nintendo Switch Online membership. To register for this Zoom event, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Lego Club: Virtually at 3 p.m. Monday, April 12, Niles-Maine District Library. Use your own Legos to build a masterpiece while watching and chatting with other home Lego builders, then share your creations on Zoom. Register at www.nileslibrary.org

Business Roundtable: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, 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 12, 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's 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.

Poetry Art Experience: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, Skokie Public Library, This community project is inspired by Amanda Gorman's poetry. She was the inaugural poet at the 2021 presidential inauguration and she is the first National Youth Poet Laureate. For kids in grades 3 and older, teens and adults. Materials included. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email how to pick up materials after registration has closed. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Rhymetime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 12, Wilmette Public Library. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, and songs for active toddlers. Register for the Zoom invitation. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Take and Make -- Friendship Bracelets: Virtually Monday, April 12, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Missing camp, summer, and your best friends? Make them a fun bracelet with embroidery floss. Each month, you'll learn a new embroidery stitch to create your own DIY jewelry. Kits are released monthly on a first-come, first-served basis. For ages 9-13. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Food For Thought Cookbook Book Club; Please pass the Condiments: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Check out one of the spotlighted cookbooks, try some recipes and discuss over Zoom. The books are available for checkout at the library and through Hoopla, when available. This month's selections: Please pass the Condiments! "Duke's Mayonnaise Cookbook" by Ashley Strickland Freeman; "The Food in Jars Kitchen" by Marisa McClellan; "Foolproof Preserving: a Guide to Small Batch Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Condiments, and More" by America's Test Kitchen. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

April 13

Family Storytime: Virtually at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Glencoe Public Library. Share stories, songs, and smiles during this interactive storytime. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

D & D -- Advanced Campaign: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Glencoe Public Library. Grades 5 and up. 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.

Sacrifice and Ritual in Iron Age Britain: Virtually at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Glencoe Public Library. When the Romans first conquered Britain in 46 AD, they wrote of the grisly practices of the local people, from headhunting to human sacrifice. The picture they paint is a barbaric one, of bloodthirsty gods and vicious Druids, but how accurate are these accounts? Archaeologist Ellen Green digs up the truth about the ancient Celts. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Census Records: Virtually at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Glenview Public Library. Discover tips for finding and using census records in your research. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-census.

Cutting the Cord; Streaming Services for TV: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Glenview Public Library. Tired of paying too much for cable? Cost friendly alternatives like Roku, Netflix, Hoopla, Kanopy, and others can help you save a bundle and change the way you watch TV. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-cord.

Play at Home: Virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 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 at http://bit.ly/GPL-play5.

Property Tax 101: Virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Morton Grove Public Library. Taxpayer advocate Andrea Raila explains how to lower property taxes, get tax exemptions and refunds, understand market value reassessment notices, use self-help links and more. Zoom. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

The History of Knitting: Virtually at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Northbrook Public Library. Join knitting historian Liz Kristan to learn about the history of knitting from Middle Ages to the present day. Register at https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4746101.

Monthly Meditation Practice: Virtually at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. The fourth in a six-part series of guided meditation with Dr. Paul Nevin, a doctor of clinical psychology and a Wellness Coach trained at the Mayo Clinic. Free and open to the public. Visit www.nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule to register for this virtual program.

Adventure Club Visits Syria: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Skokie Public Library. Learn about Syria's culture, traditions, foods, and fun. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Library Dance Party: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Skokie Public Library. Dance to a few of your favorite hits with Ms. Cathy. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Low Vision Support Group: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Skokie Public Library. Connect with others who have been diagnosed with an eye condition or have a family member who has vision impairment. Discuss current research, assistive devices, and community resources. This group is facilitated with a licensed social worker from Friedman Place, a nonprofit organization. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

At Home Film Series: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Wilmette Public Library. Join us for a virtual discussion of "Forever Chinatown," a documentary about artist Frank Wong who spent decades recreating his memories of San Francisco Chinatown by building miniature models. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Babytime: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Wilmette Public Library. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies, with songs, cuddles and bounces. Have a scarf and shaker toy ready. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for bigger kids. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Wilmette Public Library. Join the discussion on the second Tuesday of the month. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Art Explorers: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Make a beautiful painting. Kits for this program can be picked up at the Winnetka Youth Services Desk after you register. The Zoom link for the program will be emailed out at 9 a.m. the day of the program. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Clue -- A Mystery Book Club: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Led by Melissa Morgan, this month's selection is "Murder in Chianti" by Camilla Trinchieri. Pick up a book from the library or download the e-book with your library card. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Financial Planning Appointment: Virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free, virtual, one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Appointments are offered via Zoom or by phone. Appointments are limited to Winnetka-Northfield Library Card holders. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Storytime with Author/Illustrator Elisha Cooper: Virtually at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, The Book Stall, Winnetka. Join award-winning author and illustrator Elisha Cooper for a storytime with his new picture book, "Yes & No," a timeless tale of friendship and siblinghood. For ages 3 and older. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a piece of original artwork. Register at www.crowdcast.io/e/storytime-with-elisha/register.

April 14

Fiction Discussion: Virtually at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Glencoe Public Library Glencoe. Join for a Zoom discussion of Douglas Stuart's "Shuggie Bain." Discussion led by Judy Levin. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Baby Signs: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Glenview Public Library. Pre-readers and their families learn American Sign Language together. After registering, receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. For ages birth-3 with adult. Register at http://bit.ly/babysigns-spring.

FAFSA Follow-Up: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Glenview Public Library. Learn what happens after a FAFSA application is completed. Illinois Student Assistance Commission provides an overview of the financial aid process through spring of senior year, including the Student Aid Report, the verification process, the IRS data retrieval tool and why it is helpful, a breakdown of financial aid award letters using the interactive tool on the ISAC student portal, and how aid is disbursed. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-fafsa.

Gardening with Native Plants: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Glenview Public Library. Meredith Churchman, Natural Resources manager at The Grove, discusses the benefits of native plants and explains how to select the right plants for different environmental conditions and turn landscapes into a haven for pollinators and other wildlife. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-plants.

Great Books Discussion: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Glenview Public Library. Join the monthly Great Books Discussion Group where readers of great works discuss big questions and their answers in a friendly, welcoming setting. The April discussion topic will be "Rhetoric" by Aristotle. Moderated by Michael Bartlett, journalist/editor and Glenview resident. For information, contact Michael at mbartlett11@yahoo.com. Register at http://bit.ly/GPLgreatbooks.

Name That Tune: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Morton Grove Public Library. In this virtual version of Name That Tune, participants listen (over the phone or via Zoom) to snippets of music from the good old days. Then, guess the name and artist of the song. To register for this event, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Tween Game Party: Virtually at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Morton Grove Public Library. Hang out with your friends and battle your librarians with fun virtual games. No stress allowed. Grades four-seven. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Caring for Your Perinatal Body: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists Ann Swayne and Annie Cumming will talk about pregnancy-related physical change, basic exercises and ways to support your body as you care for your baby. Free and open to the public. For information, www.nsymca.org.

ESL Cafe: Virtually at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Skokie Public Library. Conversation on Zoom with members of the community. Tutors from the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center help with conversations and answer questions. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Kids Book Chat -- Poetry and Fiction in Verse: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Skokie Public Library. Chat on Facebook Live about poetry for babies through eighth-graders. Follow the library on Facebook. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

LitLounge: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Skokie Public Library. A 27-year-old navigates life in a post-Troubles Northern Ireland border town in this "complex, clever, and deeply moving" coming-of-age debut novel "Big Girl, Small Town" by Michelle Gallen. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Preschool Puppet Playtime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, Skokie Public Library. Ms. Mandy and her puppet friends (including Tiny and Schmoranges) 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.

Author Visit; Charles Yu: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Wilmette Public Library. Join for a virtual discussion with Charles Yu, author of "Interior Chinatown," this year's One Book Everyone Reads selection. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Author Event -- Alex Gino: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join Alex Gino, award-winning author of "George," "You Don't Know Everything," "Jilly P." and "Rick," for an engaging discussion about the books and writing process, including a creative writing activity. A Q&A will follow. One registration per family required. A recording of the event will be available for two weeks afterward and will be emailed to registrants. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Bright Beginnings: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 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, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Lego Mania! Jr.: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. The library hosts a fun themed build every month, using the Lego bricks and other building blocks you have at home. For ages 5-8. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Upgrading from an Old iPhone Interface: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Thanks to the loss of the Home button, using the iPhone X, 11 or 12 is different from any previous iPhone. This class will help you master the new interface on the iPhone X, 11 or 12 and help you feel at home on all the iPhone models that do not have a home button. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

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