Mark your calendar: April 15-21

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  • Join the Lego Club virtually at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, Glenview Public Library. For children in grades one-six. Receive a new challenge each month to build with your personal Lego collection. Register at bit.ly/LEGO-april.

    Join the Lego Club virtually at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, Glenview Public Library. For children in grades one-six. Receive a new challenge each month to build with your personal Lego collection. Register at bit.ly/LEGO-april.

  • Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians with The Frog Lady virtually at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Glencoe Public Library. The Frog Lady presents her educational animal show like never before. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

    Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians with The Frog Lady virtually at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Glencoe Public Library. The Frog Lady presents her educational animal show like never before. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Photo by Bob Esbensen of Palatine

  • A drive-by "Baby Shower" to benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry will be hosted by the Sisterhood of Ezra-Habonim from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster, Skokie. For information, ehnt.org.

    A drive-by "Baby Shower" to benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry will be hosted by the Sisterhood of Ezra-Habonim from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster, Skokie. For information, ehnt.org. Thinkstock

 
 
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April 15

 

Lego Club: Virtually at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, Glenview Public Library. For children in grades one-six. Receive a new challenge each month to build with your personal Lego collection. Email a photo of your finished creation to ysdepartment@glenviewpl.org by the due date to have it displayed in the library's digital gallery. Register at bit.ly/LEGO-april.

TED Circles: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Glenview Public Library. Come together virtually to watch and discuss a TED Talk. Stay connected, engage in conversations about big ideas, and consider each other's perspectives. Register at bit.ly/TED-april.

Chess Academy: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Morton Grove Public Library. Those in grades one-eight learn how to play chess with chess master Chris Christmas. All skill levels are welcome. Create your free lichess.org account prior to playing. To register for this Zoom event, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Folk & Fairy Tales: Virtually at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Morton Grove Public Library. An entertaining storytime focused on a traditional folk or fairy tales, then all mixed up with silly, exciting or wacky versions of the tale. This month's tale is "Jack & the Beanstalk." Visit the library's Facebook page to watch live and on-demand. Pre-K to grade 2 with a parent/caregiver. For information, mgpl.org.

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Virtual Drama Club: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Niles-Maine District Library. For kids in grades 2-8. Find your stage voice and learn drama skills through theater games, skits and improvisation. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

'Baby Shower' for Niles Township Food Pantry: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster, Skokie. A drive-by "Baby Shower" to benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry will be hosted by the Sisterhood of Ezra-Habonim. For information, ehnt.org.

Job Talk -- Online Event: 3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. 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.

Meet Your Next Favorite 'Novel in Verse': Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Skokie Public Library. In honor of National Poetry Month, Becca and Jarrett discuss their favorite young adult novels written in verse. They'll discuss recent books and some older classics. For information, skokielibrary.info.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Storytime: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Skokie Public Library. Join Ms. Cathy for stories and fun for this storytime. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Teen Library Council: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Skokie Public Library. Give your input on remote library services and events for teens. For students in grades six-12. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Alliance Française du North Shore Café Conversation Soir: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15. 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 AFnorthshore.org.

An Evening with Novelist Chang-Rae Lee: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, The Book Stall, Winnetka. The Book Stall will host bestselling novelist Chang-rae Lee for his latest, "My Year Abroad." Lee will be in conversation with author and reviewer Donna Seaman. This virtual program is free. For information and to register, visit thebookstall.com.

Take and Make -- Rainbow Celebration: Virtually Thursday, April 15, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Celebrate rainbows by making some of your own. Join in "growing" a rainbow, making a 3-D rainbow paper craft and a rainbow suncatcher. Pick up kits from the library, following the step-by-step guidance and send the library photos of your masterpieces. Kits are released monthly on a first-come, first-served basis. For ages 5-8. For information, winnetkalibrary.org.

All Ages Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Singing, dancing, stories, and bubbles. All ages with parent/caregiver. For information, winnetkalibrary.org.

April 16

Shabbat Service: 7:30-8:45 p.m. April 16. Celebrate Shabbat -- "Zoomish" for now -- with Bnai Chai's havurah. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg, this Shabbat service is joyful and participatory, in Hebrew and English, with singing. Participants also learn and discuss religious, cultural and contemporary subjects important to the community. Bnai Chai is a Jewish friendship circle (not a congregation and not affiliated with any formal movement) that meets regularly for services and social gatherings. Contact bnaichai@gmail.com for more information and a Zoom link.

Library Livestream!: Virtually at 7 p.m. Friday, April 16, Glencoe Public Library. All ages. Chat with your Glencoe librarians on Twitch as they play Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Minecraft, and other favorite games. For information, glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Talking Pictures: Virtually at 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of "Hope Gap." Annette Benning and Bill Nighy star in this family drama about the aftermath of a husband's revelation that he's leaving his wife for another woman after 29 years of marriage. You'll need to watch the film beforehand. Contact Danny Burdett for viewing options at dburdet@glencoelibrary.org. For information, glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, Glenview Public Library. All ages with parent/caregiver. 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 at bit.ly/storytime-spring.

OrthoHealth -- Movement, Nutrition & Sleep: Virtually at 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, Glenview Public Library. Take charge of your health and customize a plan of care to optimize your health and wellness. Presented by Dr. Eric Chehab and Shayne Welch, MPT, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. Program will be held virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at bit.ly/GPL-health.

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, 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 for this event, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Advance Planning for Successful Aging: 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. It's National Healthcare Decision Day. Maureen Rafa will discuss why it's important to pick the right agents to speak for you and honor your wishes. Free. For information, nsymca.org.

Connect, Transform, Act -- Teens Take Action and Take Care: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, 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 16, 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.

Introduction to Yoga: Virtually at 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, Skokie Public Library. Jackie Jasperson leads a live yoga class. Wear comfortable clothes and use a mat or towel on a flat surface in your home for your yoga area. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Show and Tell: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, Skokie Public Library. Showcase your talents, skills, games, hobbies and collections with our children's librarians and other children ages 6-9. Receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, 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, wilmettelibrary.info.

DIY Lip Gloss: Friday, April 16, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Learn how to make your own lip gloss. Pick up a free DIY Lip Gloss kit with everything you need for the craft in it after you register with the Winnetka Library. Check out the Winnetka Youth Services YouTube page for the instruction video. For teens. For information, winnetkalibrary.org.

Storytime At Home Kits: Friday, April 16, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Read, talk, sing, write, play. Register to pick up a kit filled with fun, age-appropriate materials and activities geared toward children ages 4 and younger. New kits are available every other Friday. For information, winnetkalibrary.org.

First Chapter Fridays: Virtually Friday, April 16, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join our 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, winnetkalibrary.org.

April 17

The Frog Lady -- Herpetology: Virtually at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Glencoe Public Library. All ages. Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians. The Frog Lady presents her educational animal show like never before, with a virtual setting allowing for camera close-ups of her many delightful animal friends. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Quaranteen Game Night: Virtually at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 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.

Bilingual Beginnings -- Spanish Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Glenview Public Library. Stories, songs, and fun with the Language Academy of Park Ridge. All ages with a caregiver. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at bit.ly/GPL-spanishstory

Your City @ Home -- Garfield Park Conservatory: Virtually at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, Glenview Public Library. This exclusive tour will include a visit to Horticulture Hall, the beehives, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the propagation greenhouses. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at bit.ly/yourcity-garfield.

Girls Who Code: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Niles-Maine District Library, Niles. Explore the foundations of programming through code-at-home activities and virtual collaborative work. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Teen Theater Club: Virtually at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Skokie Public Library. The library's teen theater troupe has been running strong for five years. Take the theater program to the next level. Play your part to decide what plays we produce, contribute to production design, investigate past productions of plays at other theaters, and name the theater troupe. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Weekend Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 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.

Wonderful World Storytime: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, Skokie Public Library. Enjoy stories that encourage us to protect and respect the environment and our community. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

D39 Educational Foundation 9th Annual Trivia Night: Virtually from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, D39 Educational Foundation, Wilmette. Join the D39 Educational Foundation for its ninth annual Trivia Night. This year, it's a Family Affair on Zoom. Glam up your jammies, wear your best costume, or appear as you are. $39 per device. For information and to register, http://d39foundation.org/trivia-night-registration-form.

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Virtually at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, Wilmette Public Library. Join Peter Garino for a presentation of his new film, "By Help of Devils," looking at a collection of Shakespeare's villains and their motivations for doing terrible things. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Create A Zine -- Issue One: Virtually at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Pick up a kit of zine-making materials and attend the class to exchange creative ideas and methods. Everyone who returns their completed zine to the library gets three bound copies made for them and a bonus copy of each of your fellow zine-makers' creations. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

April 18

Buddha Belly Family Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 18, Glenview Public Library. Children and caregivers unplug and bond through moving, breathing and connecting. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at https://bit.ly/GPL-buddhabelly-spring.

Musica Lumina: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles. A concert celebrating spring featuring Mark Agnor, violin; Jill Kaeding, cello; Marek Rachelski, piano. In-person or livestream. $20. For information, (312) 218-8313 or sjbrebeuf.org. Visit www.nilesmetropolitanchorus.com.

Youth Open Volleyball: 6 p.m. Sunday, April 18, Techny Prairie Activity Center Complex, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. Stay in shape, improve your skills and enjoy the game of volleyball. Following a warm-up, players divide into teams for games. Registration is required at www.nbparks.org.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons -- One Shot: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, Skokie Public Library. Beginner and intermediate adventurers wanted for a fifth edition one-shot using first-level characters (levels 5-9) from the Player's Handbook. There will be characters available for you to use. If you already have a character you'd like to use, email a character sheet to teenteam@skokielibrary.info by Thursday, April 15. Stats and equipment of existing characters may be adjusted for balance. For kids in grades six-12. Email the library at teenteam@skokielibrary.info to express interest and get an invitation to the Discord server. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Write & Publish Great Poetry: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Poetry heals. It validates your life and challenges. You'll learn the how-to's and about what makes a poem great: finding ideas to write about; crafting relatable and moving poems; and getting them published. Beginners/published attendees may share their poems (optional). Charlotte Digregorio, award-winning author and educator, makes learning enjoyable. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

April 19

Google Drive: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to create, upload, and manage your content, and collaborate with others. Gmail account required. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-drive.

Doodle Inspiration: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, Morton Grove Public Library. Get inspired by art and design history, and create your own drawings. Learn about the creative process, idea journals and much more. Grades three-eight. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Tai Chi: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, 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 19, 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.

Be the Artist: Virtually at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, Skokie Public Library. Get creative and develop your art-making skills with the staff artist. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Face-to-Face Time: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, 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.

Grants, Scholarships, & Loans: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, Wilmette Public Library. Join My College Planning Team in this webinar and Q&A as they introduce college financial aid options specific to grants, loans, and scholarships. Updated for COVID-19. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Rhymetime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, Wilmette Public Library. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, and songs for active toddlers. Registration required. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Take and Make -- Recycled Crafts: Monday, April 19, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Let's re-use some common household recyclables and turn them into fun art! Each month, transform a different ordinary object, such as toilet paper or paper towel rolls, cardboard boxes, and old T-shirts. Kits are released monthly on a first-come, first- served basis. For ages 5-8. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Chair Yoga Online: Virtually at 11 a.m. Monday, April 19, 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 grounded. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Go Green Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. In celebration of Earth Day, a special storytime about our environment and world around us. All ages with parent/caregiver. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

April 20

Family Storytime: Virtually at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, Glencoe Public Library. Share stories, songs and smiles during this interactive storytime. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Virtual D & D -- Advanced Campaign: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Glencoe Public Library. Grades 5 and up. Put on your robe and wizard hat. Dungeons and Dragons veterans have an ongoing campaign on Discord, and we want you to join. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

The History of The Beach Boys: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Glencoe Public Library. If summer had a soundtrack, it would have to be the music of The Beach Boys. Presenter Gary Wenstrup will focus on the band's "sunniest" years from 1962-1967 and include interview and performance video clips. He'll trace their career from "Surfin' U.S.A." to the more mature Pet Sounds, "Good Vibrations," and the abandoned Smile project. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Financial Planning Appointments: Virtually from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, Glenview Public Library. For questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances, schedule a free, virtual, one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Register online or call (847) 729-7500 ext. 7700. Appointments are: via Zoom or by phone. Preference is given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-finance.

Play at Home: Virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, Glenview Public Library. Miss Katie shows children, ages 2+ w/adult, a simple way to play and learn at home. Watch on Facebook and the library's YouTube channel on-demand. Please register each child individually to receive a program kit. Kit pickup begins one-week before program date. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-play2.

Library Dance Party: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 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.

Write Stuff Writing Club: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Skokie Public Library. For aspiring writers in grades four-five. Get inspiration with some writing exercises and games. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Babytime: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 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/4972042.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for bigger kids. Register at http://wilmette.libnet.info/event/4972068.

Wilmette Public Library's Regular Board Meeting: Virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Wilmette Public Library. Virtually attend the regular board meeting of the Wilmette Public Library via Zoom. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Minecraft Mania: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Ages 9-13 can join in for Minecraft fun. No account or experience is needed to play. Do a fun activity together organized by the Minecraft Mania team. The Zoom link and account information are emailed before the program begins. Registration is required. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Take and Make -- Social DIYs: Tuesday, April 20, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Inspired by Instagram and TikTok trends, make three fun DIY projects for your room or locker. Kits are released monthly on a first-come, first-served basis. For teens. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Bedtime Stories: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 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.

April 21

All Things Spanish: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Glenview Public Library. This adult group is made up of native and nonnative Spanish speakers -to improve your Spanish or maintain language skills. Meetings are conducted primarily in Spanish. For information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/GPL-spanish-april.

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 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. For information, http://bit.ly/GPL-career2.

Community Read Event; An Evening With Matt Haig: 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Morton Grove Public Library. In partnership with area libraries, Morton Grove Public Library hosts is first Community Read event. Novelist Matt Haig joins all the way from London to discuss his new novel, "The Midnight Library," which explores missed opportunities and roads not taken. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Kids Write On -- Poetry: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Morton Grove Public Library. Celebrate National Poetry Month by expressing yourself through your own poetry. You'll explore the different types of poems and then create some of your own. Supplies needed: Paper and pencil or pen. Grades three-six. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Sustainability at Home; Waste Reduction & Recycling Right: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, Morton Grove Public Library. Learn how to make your home more sustainable from Kate Carney, Outreach coordinator for Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability, who teaches how to reduce waste, recycle right, and begin composting from home. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

The History of Knitting: Virtually at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Northbrook Public Library. Join knitting historian Liz Kristan as she covers the history of knitting from Middle Ages to present day. This program will be held using an online meeting platform. On the day of the program, check your email for a link to join the meeting. If you have questions, email fictionmedia@northbrook.info or call (847) 272-2830. Visit https://visit.northbrook.info/event/5012211.

Why Farming Matters: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Northbrook Public Library. Join us for a panel presentation with a local farmer and other experts to discuss an exciting solution to climate change and how each of us can participate. View the film "Kiss the Ground": A link to the film will be provided. Free; registration is required. Visit https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4728596.

Women and Wealth: Noon Wednesday, April 21, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Jeff Simon, a financial adviser with Wells Fargo Advisors, and first vice president of Investments, will review the markets and a few manageable steps designed to help you continue to navigate 2021 and reach your financial goals. Free and open to the public. For information, www.nsymca.org.

An Evening with Matt Haig: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Skokie Public Library. Join as internationally bestselling author Matt Haig. Haig, discusses his new book, "The Midnight Library." In this mystical book, Nora Seed gets the chance to see many versions of what her life would be like if she made different choices along the way. This program is presented in partnership with the Lincolnwood, Glenview, Skokie, Niles-Maine, and Morton Grove public libraries. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

ESL Cafe: Virtually at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 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. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Friend Squad: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Skokie Public Library. Play a game and catch up with friends in this social group for young people of all abilities, ages 11-16. To Sign up for this event, email teenteam@skokielibrary.info. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Zoom into the Movies: Virtually at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Skokie Public Library. Chris, Sharon and Mimosa discuss the anime film, "Weathering with You," which features a teenage boy who runs away to Tokyo and befriends a girl who can manipulate the weather. Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, "Weathering with You" features the English voice cast of Brandon Engman, Ashley Boettcher and Lee Pace. Watch the film in English or in the original Japanese with English subtitles using the library's free streaming service Hoopla, then join us with your questions. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Three-Minute Mental Makeovers: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Wilmette Public Library. Press the reset button on your mood with an easy, fun flash-journaling technique. Make wishes, write six-word autobiographies, and get in touch with what's good in your life, all in three-minute chunks. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Bright Beginnings: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 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.

Full STEAM Ahead: Virtually at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Let's learn all about STEAM. Do a simple, fun experiment with items found around the house, and learn the science behind why it works. Kits will be limited to registrants and available one week before the program date. For ages 5-8. Registration required. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

iPhone/iPad Series -- iPhone/iPad Basics: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Just starting out with an iPhone or iPad? This class is for you. Go over the fundamentals of navigating the device, including connecting to the internet and basic security steps. This is an online course hosted on the ZOOM app. A link to the discussion will be sent out the day of the program. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

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