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Updated 5/12/2021 4:36 PM

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May 13

 

Cooking class and more: North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic hosts free virtual cooking demonstrations with professional chefs on the second Thursday of every month and, during those demonstrations, anyone with questions about domestic violence can speak anonymously to clinic attorneys and seek help in the chat. No domestic violence content will be shown on the video. Guests can log on anonymously using an alias throughout the hour. No registration is required. This month's demonstration will be 1 to 2 p.m. May 13 featuring Sugarcraft LLC (sugarcraftllc.com). Decorate along with cookie artist Wendy Malkin of Barrington. For meeting access, visit meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1475679014

A Tale of Two Tails with Mark Anderson: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Glencoe Public Library. Grades K-three. Kids will begin by drawing tons of animals with amazing tails. Peacocks, scorpions, lemurs, rattlesnakes, hippos. Then they'll draw in their own creative stories. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Excel -- Working with Tables: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to create tables and pivot tables, sort and filter data and work with large spreadsheets. Basic Excel skills required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at http://bit.ly/excel-tables.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Ciné Club: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13. 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 email info@AFnorthshore.org. For information, www.AFnorthshore.org.

WITS Workout -- Brain Exercise Class: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Glenview Public Library. Participants are led through fun and engaging activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance brain health. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at https://bit.ly/WITS-may.

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Tech Talk -- Video Chatting: Virtually at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, Morton Grove Public Library. Join for a conversation about video chatting apps like FaceTime, Google Duo, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. Zoom. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Genealogy Databases: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Niles-Maine District Library. Adult Services librarian Stacy teaches you how to effectively search for your ancestors using multiple genealogy databases. Free; register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Multi Chamber Networking: Virtually at noon Thursday, May 13, Northbrook Chamber of Commerce. Structured Networking with business people from area chambers of commerce: Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire, Deerfield/Bannockburn/Riverwoods, Des Plaines, Edgebrook/Sauganash, Evanston, Gladstone Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, LGBTCC, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Portage Park, Skokie, Uptown, Greater Wheeling Area, Wilmette/Kenilworth, and Winnetka/Northfield Chambers of Commerce. Multiply your networking potential. Members looking for a productive online networking experience will enjoy the structured format of this program, which gives each participant an opportunity to speak to a receptive audience about his/her company's products and services. $15. For information, https://northbrookchamber.org.

Job Talk: Virtually at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 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, https://skokielibrary.info.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Lunch & Learn; Pinchas Gutter -- Reflections on the Holocaust and Apartheid: Virtually at noon Thursday, May 13, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie. Throughout his adulthood, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter lived on every inhabitable continent in the world, including South Africa. Hear Pinchas discuss his life during the Holocaust and recollections of South Africa during the anti-apartheid movement. Registration required, visit https://ihm.ec/holocaustandapartheid.

Navigating the Marshall Islands: Thursday, May 13, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Enjoy a navigation activity as a family. For families with elementary age children. This is not a timed event. The library will provide you the supplies to do the activity at home. Activity kit reservations close May 13. You will be emailed information on picking up activity supply bags after registration has closed. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Storytime: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Skokie Public Library. Join Ms. Cathy for stories and fun. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Teen Library Collaborative: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Skokie Public Library. Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual open discussion space. Talk about current events and what's affecting your life right now, hear new perspectives, and be part of a community. Participants earn service hours. For grades six-12. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

3D Magic Wand Design: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Wilmette Public Library. Holly, elder ... or polylactic acid? Design your own magic wand using Tinkercad! Tinkercad is a free 3D design software program that runs in your browser or on your iPad. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Vincent van Gogh in the South of France: Virtually at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Wilmette Public Library. In this live Zoom program, art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss the artist's prolific years in Southern France. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Take and Make: It's Alive -- Living Crafts: Thursday, May 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. 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 with the library. Kits are released monthly on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available for pick up outside the library. Ages 5-8, 9-13. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

All Ages Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles. Children of all ages with parent/caregiver. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Heavenly Homemade Dairy Products: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. There is more to dairy than just milk. In this class, Mark Lyons, an experienced cheesemaker, will show you how to turn that milk into wonderful treats such as butter, cheese, buttermilk, crème fraîche, and Devonshire clotted cream. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Toddler Play Group: Virtually at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Looking for something fun to do with your toddler? Join for Zoom playtime. A Youth Services librarian will host a Zoom playtime with music and games to play. Ages 3-5. You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with a camera and microphone to join the fun. Please stop by the Winnetka Library to pick up Zoom link instructions and a fun toy for playtime. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

May 14

Library Livestream: Virtually at 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, 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, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Historical Fact & Fiction; The Immigrant Experience: Virtually at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, Glencoe Public Library. Join for a discussion of two books about the immigrant experience in Chicago: Rosellen Brown's "The Lake on Fire" and Hilda Satt Polacheck's "Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl." Discussion led by Ann Perks. Registration is required for this Zoom-based discussion. Zoom links will be emailed approximately 24 hours before the discussion. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Elephant and Piggie Club: Virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, May 14, Glenview Public Library. All ages with adult. Piggie, Gerald, and your Glenview Public Library librarians bring you laughs and fun. Join in stories and do activities all about Mo Willems' beloved beginning reader series. After registering, receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the Zoom webinar. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-elephantpiggie.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 14, Glenview Public Library. All ages with adult. 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 http://bit.ly/storytime-spring.

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, 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.

Read with Me -- Bedtime Story: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, Niles-Maine District Library. For ages 18-36 months with caregiver. Once registered, the library will contact you to arrange pickup of the board book that you will all read together at this virtual storytime. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Drive-In Movie Night: 8 p.m. Friday, May 14, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. The Y hosts a family-friendly Drive-In Movie Night in their parking lot featuring "The Sandlot." Parking lot opens at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dark (approximately 8 p.m.). Candy, DQ Blizzards, popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. $30- $40. To register, www.nsymca.org.

Floor Shuffleboard: 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Village Green is ready for floor shuffleboard. Play this easy, social game with friends while maintaining a safe distance. No experience is necessary. Each player will have their own cue to push the discs. Register at www.nbparks.org.

Connect, Transform, Act; Teens Take Action and Take Care: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, 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. This program is in partnership with Response for Teens, a JCFS Chicago program. Participants earn service hours. This program is best for teens in grades eight-12. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Family Fun Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 14, 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, https://skokielibrary.info.

Meal Distribution: 1 p.m. Friday, May 14; 1 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. The library is distributing meals for kids younger than 18 and adults with disabilities. Each box includes two breakfasts and two lunches and needs to be refrigerated. Adults are welcome to pick up meals for their families (kids do not need to be present) or kids can pick up their own meals. The library is partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help get food to families that need it. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Show and Tell: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, Skokie Public Library. Showcase your talents, skills, games, hobbies and collections with the library's children's librarians and other elementary-aged children (ages 6-9). Receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 14, 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.

Spring Ice Show: 7 p.m. Friday, May 14; 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, Centennial Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Raod, Wilmette. The annual tradition returns for the 2021 season -- the 2021 Spring Ice Show, "Our Adventure Book." Join for two special performances by talented skaters. Tickets are $9 per person Tickets can be purchase online at https://register.wilmettepark.org.

First Chapter Fridays: Virtually Friday, May 14, 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 the First Chapter selections, check out the library's YouTube Channel and look for the playlist "First Chapter Fridays." For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

May 15

Dig and Divide: 10 a.m. in-person, and outdoors! Want to learn how to control spreading plants and keep your garden neat? Come join members of the Northbrook Garden Club for a Dig & Divide event. Work alongside members -- or just watch -- as they clean up the Blue Star Garden on Dundee next to the Post Office (in front of the Dog Park). Take home extra plants for your own garden. Bring a hand trowel and garden gloves.

Quaranteen Game Night: Virtually at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, Glencoe Public Library. Socially distant socializing is easy with Quaranteen Game Night, intended for grades 6-12. Just join in on Twitch or join the library's Discord server for fun multiplayer games. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Your City @ Home; The Art Institute of Chicago: Virtually at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, Glenview Public Library. Explore ways to connect with the Art Institute of Chicago and discover little known stories that make ours one of the most renowned art museums in the world. 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/yourcity-art.

Girls Who Code: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15, Niles-Maine District Library. Explore the foundations of programming through code-at-home activities and virtual collaborative work. Free; register at ww.nileslibrary.org.

Laser Engrave a Sandalwood Fan: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, Skokie Public Library. Get a glimpse of the library's Studio and learn about designing with Inkscape. Learn to use Inkscape to design and laser engrave on to a sandalwood fan. We will also learn about the significance of sandalwood fans and their connection to Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. Also take an online tour of the Studio and its laser engraver. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Weekend Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 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.

The Journey of Mollie's War; WACS and World War II: Virtually at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, Wilmette Public Library. Experience World War II through the eyes of Women's Army Corps member Mollie Weinstein Schaffer. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Wilmette French Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, Wilmette Metra, 722 Greenbay Road, Wilmette. A French styled open air market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, local retail businesses and community groups. For information, visit www.bensidounusa.com.

Your City @ Home; The Art Institute of Chicago: Virtually at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Explore ways to connect with the Art Institute of Chicago and discover little known stories that make ours one of the most renowned art museums in the world. This event is part of "Your City @ Home," a series of virtual field trips meant to give you the chance to explore all the Chicago area has to offer. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

May 16

Self-Care Sunday: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 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.

Buddha Belly Family Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 16, Glenview Public Library. Children and caregivers unplug and bond through moving, breathing, and connecting. After registering, receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the Zoom webinar. Register at https://bit.ly/GPL-buddhabelly-spring.

Backyard Astrophotography: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, Morton Grove Public Library. Learn the basics of astrophotography to take pictures of the moon, the sun (with a filter), and large planets using a cellphone or similar consumer cameras with a modest telescope. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Classical Guitar Concert: Virtually at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, Northbrook Public Library. Classical guitarist Christopher Laughlin performs a concert of music for the guitar in various chamber settings. Free; registration required. For information, www.northbrook.info.

Youth Open Volleyball: 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, Northbrook Park District. 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. For information, www.nbparks.org.

Telling Tales from the Wild: Virtually at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie. In this family workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create animal masks or puppets and then create short vignettes with their animals. This workshop will be led by local South African artist and educator Dina Kaplan and Johannesburg visual artist Thabang Lehobye. Registration required; visit https://ihm.ec/mandelafamily.

Craft and Give Back: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join the library and work on fun projects to help local charitable causes. Learn about each charity organization and then create items to donate. Kits will be limited to registrants and available one week before the program date. For families. Registration required. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Gardener's Melody; Concert with Petra the Jazz Singer: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District presents jazz vocal/guitar duo Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown in a virtual concert to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Petra and Andy will create a beautiful auditory landscape with "Gardener's Melody" -- flower and tree themed tunes from the Great American Songbook. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

May 17

Food for a cause: Support the Lew Blond Run by ordering lunch/dinner at the Grill House in Northbrook on May 17. Twenty percent of all proceeds will go directly to the Lew Blond Run. The Lew Blond Run board of directors appreciates everyone's continued support of the 20th Anniversary Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk event/fundraiser, which benefits ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) research, and supports high school scholarships and special Northbrook/Glenview District 30 projects. Register at lewblondrun.org. Anyone who registers for the Oct. 16 race will get a 40% off coupon to register for the May 14, 2022 race.

Northbrook Chamber of Commerce 2021 Golf Outing & Dinner: 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Road, Glenview. Participate in the chamber's upcoming annual Golf Outing and Dinner. An all-inclusive, nonstop afternoon of fun. In addition to a best ball scramble tournament, the event includes skills contests, a chance to mix and mingle with business and civic leaders, nonstop snacks and beverages, a cocktail hour and dinner. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed to ensure a safe and comfortable event for participants. For information, https://northbrookchamber.org.

All that Jazz with Petra van Nuis and Andy Brown: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, Glenview Public Library. Rejuvenate your soul with an uplifting virtual concert of inspirational songs from the Great American Songbook. An unlisted YouTube link to view the concert will be emailed upon registration. Register at https://bit.ly/GPL-jazz.

Business Resources at Your Library: Virtually at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, Glenview Public Library. Learn ways to generate leads and create targeted marketing lists, research businesses and competitors, and access industry and company reports. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at https://bit.ly/GPL-resources.

Tai Chi: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, 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, mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Business Roundtable: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, 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: 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, Skokie Public Library. Get creative and develop your art-making skills with the staff artist. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Decluttering and Organizing Your Home: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, Skokie Public Library. Learn how to declutter and organize your home with author Ali Wenzke. Wenzke, author of "The Art of Happy Moving." Get organized so you can better enjoy the home you're in. Discover tips and techniques to create happy home habits. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Face-to-Face Time: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, 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. Our 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, May 17, Wilmette Public Library. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, and songs for active toddlers. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

We're Gonna Make It: Virtually at 4 p.m. Monday, May 17, Wilmette Public Library. Simple crafts for complicated times. Take inspiration and comfort in making projects from common household items. This prerecorded video will be archived on the Wilmette Library website. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Take and Make- Recycled Crafts: Monday, May 17, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. 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: Virtually at 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, 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.

May 18

Family Storytime: Virtually at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, Glencoe Public Library. Share stories, songs and smiles during this interactive storytime. Log in early and hang out for a few extra minutes chatting with Glencoe librarians. Registration required. Zoom link will be emailed to you at the time of registration. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Virtual D & D -- Advanced Campaign: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 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.

Financial Planning Appointments: Virtually from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, Glenview 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. Preference given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. Register online at www.glenviewpl.org/business-investing or call (847) 729-7500 ext. 7700.

Overcoming Stress Using Meditation: Virtually at noon Tuesday, May 18, Niles-Maine District Library. Join Nirav Sheth as he teaches a simple meditation technique to increase personal well-being. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Protecting Dark Skies: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, Northbrook Public Library. Adam Kreuzer, delegate with the International Dark-Sky Association will discuss the beauty of dark skies and the ways we can protect the night from light pollution. Free; registration is required. For information, www.northbrook.info.

Women in Business Lunch: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, Francesca's North, 1145 Church St., Northbrook. The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce its first in-person event of 2021. The Women in Business Networking Lunch will feature presentations by Northbrook village Trustee Heather Ross and newly-elected Trustee Joy Ebhomielen. Each will share their professional journey and the goals for their public service. Reservations are required and will be limited. $25- $30. For information, https://northbrookchamber.org.

Code Monsters: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, Skokie Public Library. Using Scratch, start with coding basics and build until you have a usable project you can play. Participants will need a laptop or tablet and an internet connection. For grades three-five. Registration closes May 17 at noon. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Library Dance Party: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 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.

Babytime: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, Wilmette Public Library. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies, with songs, cuddles and bounces. Have a scarf and shaker toy ready. Register for Zoom invitation. You need only register once per session. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs and dramatic play for bigger kids. Register for Zoom invitation. You need only register once per session. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Take and Make -- Social DIYs: Tuesday, May 18, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. 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, May 18, 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.

May 19

Northbrook's Heritage Peonies: 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Sue McFaul from the Northbrook Garden Club will present the colorful journey of the peonies that began in 1928, at the Northbrook Gardens on the north side of town and their present locations throughout the village, to be enjoyed by future generations. Free and open to the public. For information, www.nsymca.org.

All Things Spanish: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 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. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-spanish-may.

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 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 at online at http://bit.ly/GPL-career or call (847) 729-7500 ext. 7700. Appointments are offered via Zoom or by phone. Preference given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Intro to 3D Printing: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Glenview Public Library. Dive into the world of 3D printing. Learn how to get started finding print ready files, how to design your own files and how to submit files to be printed in the Innovation Center. Receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the group. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-3Dprint.

Mike Weiss & P.M. Tummula Duo: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Glenview Public Library. Experience three pieces for percussion, harmonium, synthesizers, electronics, homemade instruments and found sound samples with Mike Weiss and P.M. Tummula as they collaborate for the first time as a duo. Register at https://bit.ly/GPL-duo.

Chopped -- Arts & Crafts Edition: Virtually at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Morton Grove Public Library. Show off your artistic skills and create the coolest masterpiece in the room using one key component of the library's choosing, picked up at the library prior to the start of the program. Gather other crafting supplies on your own beforehand as desired but keep the bag with the surprise component closed until the program begins. You may work individually or as a family. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Meet the New Meats: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Niles-Maine District Library. Joan Davis, RN will explain the benefits of plant-based meats, the variety of meatless options, and how to shop and cook meatless. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Being an Anti-Racist; Upstander Intervention in Action: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Skokie Public Library. Join the library in building a caring community. If you want to support people targeted by racism and bigotry but don't know how, this interactive workshop will build awareness and give you tools for safe and effective ways to stand up and intervene when you see someone targeted. This workshop is facilitated by equity and inclusion specialists Rina Campbell of Campbell Consulting, and Wendy Yanow. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

ESL Cafe: Virtually at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 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.

Zoom into the Movies: Virtually at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Skokie Public Library. Chris and Sharon discuss the documentary film, "To Be Takei." Star Trek legend, marriage equality advocate, racial justice activist, and Asian American icon George Takei is featured in this documentary alongside his husband, Brad. An elder statesman with a wry sense of humor, Takei speaks about his incarceration as a Japanese American during World War II and his eventual rise to stardom in Hollywood. Watch the film for free on Kanopy, then join with your questions and comments. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Instant Pot Cooking Class: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Wilmette Public Library. Join Andrea Pracht of My Kitchen Clatter as she walks you through a delicious mini chocolate lava cake Instant Pot recipe. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Three-Minute Mental Makeovers: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. 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, May 19, 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. The Zoom link will be emailed out to the registered list at 9 a.m. the day of the program. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Foul Play; Mystery Book Discussion: Virtually at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. "The Sentence Is Death" by Anthony Horowitz. New York Times-bestselling author Anthony Horowitz and eccentric detective Daniel Hawthorne team up again in a new mystery, the sequel to the brilliantly inventive "The Word Is Murder," to delve deep into the killing of a high-profile divorce lawyer and the death, only a day earlier, of his one-time friend. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Full STEAM Ahead: Virtually at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Let's learn all about STEAM together. 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; How to Get Around Using your iPhone or iPad: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Learn how to travel safely, conveniently, and inexpensively using your smartphone or tablet. This class will look at using Uber, Lyft, Metra, Pace, and traditional taxis. 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.

Understanding Your Social Security Benefits: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. This is a free, educational and informational presentation on Social Security to help adults better understand their Social Security benefits and options. The discussion will focus on: How Social Security benefits are determined; deciding when to collect Social Security and the benefits of waiting to collect; how to collect spousal benefits and how do survival benefits work. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

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