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  • Daily Herald File PhotoThe Flat Cats perform as part of the Tuesdays in the Park series at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Village Green Park, 810 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Join for this free concert on the asphalt area near the playground. This group plays a range of vintage to modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics and timeless standards. Visit nbparks.org.

    Daily Herald File PhotoThe Flat Cats perform as part of the Tuesdays in the Park series at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Village Green Park, 810 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Join for this free concert on the asphalt area near the playground. This group plays a range of vintage to modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics and timeless standards. Visit nbparks.org.

  • Our Music Institute's Mary Macaroni will perform a children's concert at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Join for this free, interactive concert. Bring a picnic lunch or pick up food from one of the nearby Hubbard Woods businesses. Be sure to bring your bathing suit to enjoy the splash pad at the park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at winpark.org/event/childrens-concert-jul-14.

    Our Music Institute's Mary Macaroni will perform a children's concert at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Join for this free, interactive concert. Bring a picnic lunch or pick up food from one of the nearby Hubbard Woods businesses. Be sure to bring your bathing suit to enjoy the splash pad at the park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at winpark.org/event/childrens-concert-jul-14. Daily Herald File Photo

  • American Musical Theater Legends virtually presents a program about Julie Andrews at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Glencoe Public Library. Visit glencoepubliclibrary.org.

    American Musical Theater Legends virtually presents a program about Julie Andrews at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Glencoe Public Library. Visit glencoepubliclibrary.org. AP File Photo

 
 
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July 8

 

Can You Solve This Wilmette History Mystery: Runs through Aug. 14, Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. Kids will have fun putting on their detective caps again this summer for Wilmette History mystery, Vol. 2! Families can follow a trail of clues and investigate a bit of local history on foot, bikes or in the car. Kids ages 13 and younger who solve the mystery will receive a coupon for a free individual pizza generously donated by Lou Malnati's and be entered into a raffle for a prize from the Wilmette Historical Museum gift shop. Pick up activity booklets outside the Museum entrance, 609 Ridge Road, at the Wilmette Public Library Youth Services Department, or download them at www.wilmettehistory.org.

Glencoe Farmers Market: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30, Wyman Green, 675 Village Green Court, Glencoe. The market feature farm-fresh produce and fruit, eggs, honey, flowers and much more, including organic. For information, www.glencoechamber.org.

My Silly Summer with Mark Anderson: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Glencoe Public Library. Grades K-three. Participants will draw all sort of traditional summer stuff -- BBQs, swimming, baseball -- and then add a weird twist. Don't miss this creative celebration. Registration required. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Tales for Tots: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. All ages. Family Storytimes are back at the library. Join Ms. Linda for stories, songs and more outside on Wyman Green. Bring your own blanket. This outdoor event will be held with social distancing measures in effect. In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

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Big Books: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Glencoe Public Library. This three-week summer discussion series will delve into William Faulkner's novel, "The Sound and the Fury." In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize, Faulkner argued that good writing can only come from a focus on "the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself." Indeed, "The Sound and the Fury" holds such conflicts -- and promises to challenge you intellectually and morally. Leading the discussion will be Barbara Joyce. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Oil Lamp Theater's "Season Under The Stars: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 8 and Friday, July 9; 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, the Lawn at St. David's Episcopal Church, 2410 Glenview Road, Glenview. Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars by watching the Pulitzer-winning romantic comedy "Talley's Folly" by Lanford Wilson." For information, https://oillamptheater.org.

Microsoft Excel -- Formulas and Functions: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Learn how to use Excel formulas and built-in functions to solve your calculation needs. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Outdoor Fitness -- WERQ: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. This wildly addictive cardio dance class is based on the hottest pop and hip-hop music. The workout is nonstop with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps. Class meets in the parking lot. Free for members; nonmembers pay $7 per class drop-in fee or save with a five class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). Fees are paid at the TPAC front desk; admission ticket is submitted to instructor. For information, nbfitness.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Outdoor Fitness -- Yoga Tuneup: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8, Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1700 Techny Road, Northbrook. Enjoy a morning of yoga on the turf field. Outdoor fitness classes are free for members; nonmembers pay a $7 per class drop-in fee or save with a five class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). Fees are paid at the TPAC front desk; admission ticket is submitted to instructor. For information, visit nbfitness.org.

The Perils of Specialization in Sports -- How to Truly Cultivate an Athlete: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Doctor of Physical Therapy Mason West will discuss the detriment of early specialization of sport in youth athletes, while highlighting the benefits of diversifying training and athletic participation. Free and open to the public. For information, www.nsymca.org.

Be the Artist: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Skokie Public Library. Get creative and develop your art-making skills with the staff artist. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

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

Teen Library Collaborative: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Skokie Public Library. For grades six-12. 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. Register. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8; 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 12, 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.

Herb Container Gardening: Virtually at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Wilmette Public Library. Learn how to grow your favorite herbs on a smaller scale inside a container. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore: 4 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Read your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog! Register for a 15-minute slot at the Youth Desk or by phone at (847) 256-6945, starting the Monday before each program. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Wilmette Local Legends Audio Tour: Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. Stop outside the homes of some Wilmette notables. Explore by car, bicycle or on foot to hear the audio on your phone. Part 1 began June 1; Part 2 begins Aug. 1. Get maps from the webpage or pick up at the Museum during open hours. Email museum@wilmette.com or call (847) 853-7666 with questions. Visit www.wilmettehistory.org.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Welcome back! Join for singing, dancing, stories and bubbles for the whole family. Ages 0-5. This is an in-person, registration storytime. No drop-ins will be allowed unless the event does not fill. Please register all attendees including grown-ups. For questions, email youth@winnetkalibrary.org. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

July 9

Shabbat Service: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 9. Celebrate Shabbat in-person with Bnai Chai's havurah. We meet at the Jewitt Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive in Deerfield, near Deerfield and Waukegan roads. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg, our Shabbat service is joyful and participatory, in Hebrew and English, with much singing. We also learn and discuss religious, cultural and contemporary subjects important to our community (and ban partisan politics). 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.

Inchworms: 11 a.m. Friday, July 9, Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Birth-crawlers with an adult. Storytimes are back at the library. Spread out on the grass for stories, rhymes, songs, and bounces that build early literacy skills in our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Bring your own blanket. Little one already walking? Try Tales for Tots story times on Tuesdays or Thursdays. This outdoor event will be held on Wyman Green with social distancing measures in effect. In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

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

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 9, Glenview Public Library. Children of all ages with adult. Join for a weekly live storytime with Youth Services librarians. 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/storytime-summer.

Outdoor Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 9; 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 12, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Celebrate stories through songs and movement activities outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your household to sit on, and register once per household. Meet on the library's north lawn. Register at http://bit.ly/outdoor-story3.

Resources Matter -- Prevent Waste and Recycle Right: 1 p.m. Friday, July 9, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn the "do and don'ts" of curbside recycling, how to minimize waste, the "right" way to recycle, and other SWANCC programs and resources with Mary S. Allen, Recycling and Education director for the Solid Waste Agency of North Cook County (SWANCC). This program will be held in-person in the library's Community Room East. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, July 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. Zoom. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Fridaypalooza -- Cuenta Cuentos: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, Niles-Maine District Library. You are invited to celebrate the love of reading with Miss Rosie. This storytime is bilingual Spanish and English with music, interesting stories and fun rhymes. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

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

Meal Distribution: 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 9; 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 12; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 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, July 9, Skokie Public Library. Showcase your talents, skills, games, hobbies and collections with children's librarians and other elementary-aged children (ages 6-9). Receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

July 10

Summer Reading Saturdays: 10 a.m. Saturdays, through July 31, Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe, Glencoe. All ages. Celebrate summer reading with outdoor activities. Join on Wyman Green each Saturday morning, weather permitting. The weekly schedule of events is: July 10: Storywalk; July 17: Storytime and Family Bingo at 11 a.m.; July 24: Storywalk; July 31: End of Summer Celebration activities. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Wilmette French Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Wilmette Metra, 722 Green Bay Road, Wilmette. A French styled open air market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, local retail businesses and community groups. For information, www.wilmette.com/visitors/french-market.

Park Ridge Farmers Market: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 30, 15 Prairie Ave., between Main and Garden, in Park Ridge. This market, is open rain or shine. Find a great selection of fruits, vegetables and other local food products. The vendors change each week, so be sure to check back for the freshest food and latest events. Free; for information, www.parkridgefarmersmarket.com.

Morton Grove French Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through October, Harrer Park, 6140 Dempster St., Morton Grove. Join at Harrer Park every Saturday through October. Find farm fresh produce, eggs, meats, baked goods, gourmet foods and delicious restaurant fare. Free admission. For information, www.mortongroveil.org/morton-grove-french-market.

'Cooking with Bubbie': Runs July 10 through Aug. 22. The Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. MadKap Productions is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of the new musical "Cooking With Bubbie" for 26 performances. Chicago Comedienne Jan Slavin and Gold Coast Award-winner Carla Gordon alternately star as "The Bubbie." At a "taping" of her fictional TV cooking show, Bubbie entertains you with comedy skits, original songs, and the sage advice that only a Bubbie can dispense. $38- $45. For information, www.skokietheatre.org.

Quaranteen Game Night: Virtually at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 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.

Saturday D & D: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Glencoe Public Library Glencoe. Grades five and up. Join one of the skilled volunteer DMs for the adventure of a summer. Information about the campaign to come; join the library's Discord server or email teens@glencoelibrary.org for the latest updates. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

College Knowledge Jeopardy: Virtually at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Glenview Public Library. Have fun while playing a game that tests your college knowledge, from paying for college to picking a major and more. Presented by a representative from Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Prizes awarded to winners. Register on Zoom by July 10. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-jeopardy.

Magic by Randy: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, Jackman Park, 1011 Lehigh Ave, Glenview. Bring the family and prepare to entertained by the amazing magic and comedy performance of Randy the Magician. Limited space available on a first come- first served basis. Masks required. Performance subject to state COVID-19 safety guidelines. Drop in. Free; for information, http://bit.ly/GPL-magicbyrandy.

Squirt Gun Painting at Nico Park: 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. For grades K-eight. Meet at NICO Park and be sure to wear your paint clothes. Use squirt guns and water color to create works of art. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Ballet and Books Storytime: Virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, Niles-Maine District Library. For ages 3-7. Join Ms. Mikey for ballet stretches, stories and spinning. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.
Body & Brain Tai Chi Class: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10; 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1947 Cherry Lane, Northbrook. Improve circulation, strength and flexibility, and relax the mind. Join for live online or in-person classes seven days a week. Try your first class for free plus 30- Minute Evaluation Session for $10. For information, www.eventbrite.com/e/156632992497 or www.bodynbrain.com/northbrook.

'Tap Secret!': 3 or 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Chicago Tap Theatre presents "Tap Secret: Confidential. In Tap Secret!, it's the 90s and pop music is under attack. Young sound engineer Paulie is inspired by a rhythm he hears. Can Paulie's rhythm save the music industry? The new original story was conceived by JC Brooks, with assistance from director Mike Weaver and choreographer Mark Yonally and features an original score by Brooks. $40. For information, https://chicagotaptheatre.com.

Festival of Laughs: 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Skokie Playfield, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. The Winnetka Park District has partnered with Laible Productions, Inc., to bring you live, professional stand-up comedy once a month, held outdoors. Each show features a headliner, Richard Laible as emcee, plus two up and coming Chicago comedians. All shows are adults-only. For information, www.winpark.org/event/festival-of-laughs-3.

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

What's New in British Isles Research: Virtually at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Wilmette Public Library. Learn about new resources for your English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh genealogy research. For information, http://wilmette.libnet.info/event/4990073.

July 11

Glenview Garden Walk: Three gardens will be open to the public when the Glenview Gardeners host their annual garden walk from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 11. A fourth stop on the walk will be the Kennicott garden at The Grove, which the garden club has maintained for 10 years. Debbie's Garden, 2251 Glenview Rd., features native plants to attract butterflies, as well as a vegetable garden and a gated secret garden. Visitors are asked to park on Roosevelt Street. Pam's Garden, 907 Glendale Road, showcases a cottage perennial garden with both sun and shade plants with a large number of hostas. John and Lynne's Garden, 1237 Longmeadow Drive, highlights green living with an extensive rain barrel system for watering, and a state-of-the art solar system. In addition, John tends beehives that aid in pollinating the gardens. The garden behind the Kennicott house at The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., includes roses and heirloom peonies descended from originals planted there. This year a butterfly garden is being planted next to the established garden. The walk is free, and the homeowners will be on hand to chat with visitors. Club members will also be at the Grove. Visit glenviewgardeners.org.

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

Outdoor Fitness -- Pilates Fusion: 8:45 a.m. Sunday, July 11, Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1700 Techny Road, Northbrook. Taking the best from Pilates, fusing them with yoga poses and strength training, this class meets at Ball Field #27. Members free; nonmembers $7 per class drop-in fee or five-class pack for $30 (only for outdoor classes). Pay nonmember fees at the TPAC front desk; admit ticket is given to instructor. For information, www.nbparks.org.

Family Drumming: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, Skokie Public Library. Explore percussion and rhythm, or simply listen to beats, in this participatory drumming workshop with local musician Tony Toneji Garrett. If you do not have your own drum, improvise with pots, buckets or a tabletop. For all ages. Registration closes three days before the event. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

July 12

American Musical Theater Legends: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, Glencoe Public Library. American Musical Theater Legends, highlighting Julie Andrews, presented by Susan Benjamin. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Splatter Paint Splatacular: 4 p.m. Monday, July 12, Wyman Green, 310 Park Ave., Glencoe. Channel your inner Jackson Pollock and let the paint fly at this splatacular open-ended art class. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Making It! Discussion Group: Virtually at 5 p.m. Monday, July 12, Glenview Public Library. Join like-minded creatives virtually to share knowledge and advice about making. Discuss and share your latest projects, ideas, designs and failures with your creative community. Registration required at http://bit.ly/MakingIt-July.

Outdoor Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 12, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Celebrate stories through songs and movement activities outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your household to sit on. Please register once per household. Meet on the library's north lawn. Registration required at http://bit.ly/outdoor-story3.

Page Turners Book Discussion: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, Glenview Public Library. Indulge your passion for literature with the Monday Afternoon Page Turners. July's discussion title will be "Southernmost" by Silas House. Books are available at the library one month prior to meetings. Limited digital copies are available through OverDrive/Digital Library of Illinois. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the meeting. Register at http://bit.ly/PageTurners-July.

Streaming Science Fun: Virtually at 8 a.m. Monday, July 12, Morton Grove Public Library. Each week this summer the library is streaming a new hourlong science video from Absolute Science on YouTube. More information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Meditation: Virtually at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, Morton Grove Public Library. Cher Walter leads a beginner-friendly guided meditation for all levels. Wear comfortable clothes. Class will be held over the phone. Registrants will receive a call the day before the class with instructions on accessing the class. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Artist's Journal Time: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, July 12, Niles-Maine District Library. For grades one-eight. During this program, we will discuss the plans for journals and share ideas, techniques, and inspirational examples. Pick up materials at the library ahead of time. More information provided after registration. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Outdoor Fitness -- Bodyweight and Bands Strength: 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 12, Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. Outdoor fitness classes are free for TPAC members to drop in. Nonmembers pay $7 per class drop-in fee or save with five-class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). For information, www.nbparks.org

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

Math Party in a Bag -- Patterns: Monday, July 12, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Enjoy a math activity with your child. For children younger than 7 years to do with a parent or caregiver. This is not a timed event. The library will provide you the supplies to do the activity at home. Kit reservations close July 12. Information on picking up supplies after registration has closed will be emailed. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

July 13

Caravaggio -- Baroque Master: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Glencoe Public Library. Caravaggio: Baroque Master Caravaggio transformed the tradition of art in Italy during his brief life. His daring approach to painting influenced countless artists in his native country and beyond. In this lecture, Jeff Mishur will discuss numerous paintings by Caravaggio, provide an exploration of his exciting life, as well as the important contributions he made to Baroque art. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Virtual D & D: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Glencoe Public Library. Grades 5 and up. Join one of the skilled volunteer DMs for the adventure of a summer. Information about the campaign to come; join the library's Discord server or email teens@glencoelibrary.org for the latest updates. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Historical Fact & Fiction Group: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Glencoe Public Library. Join us for a discussion of "How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate" by Wendy Moore and "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw. Discussion led by Ann Perks. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Cutting the Cord: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 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. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Registration required at http://bit.ly/GPL-cord-july.

Design a Custom T-shirt: Virtually at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to use Inkscape to make images for heat transfer vinyl, then make a custom T-shirt. Patrons will be responsible for sending their design file after the program in order to receive their heat transfer vinyl. Must have Inkscape, a free program, installed on your computer. This program is presented virtually via Zoom. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-tshirt.

Fold3: Virtually at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to use the Fold3 database to find your ancestor's military records. 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-fold3.

Outdoor Morning Yoga: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Grades one-two. Stretch and learn new poses through this interactive outdoor yoga storytime. Meet in the North Lawn, between the library and Jackman Park. Bring your own mat/towel. Masks and social distancing required. Register at http://bit.ly/outdoor-yoga-july.

Summer Storytime: Virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, Morton Grove Public Library. Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as our library staff bring the library to your home. Visit the library's Facebook page to watch live and on demand. Birth through kindergarten with a parent/caregiver. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

LinkedIn 101: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Use the social network LinkedIn to connect with other professionals, find jobs, and keep on top of business news. Class taught by Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Outdoor Fitness -- Sculpt & Tone: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1700 Techny Road, Northbrook. Try Sculpt & Tone classes on the turf field. Free for members; nonmembers pay a $7 per class drop-in fee or save with a five class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). Fees paid at the TPAC front desk; admission ticket submitted to instructor. For information, visit nbfitness.org.

Tuesdays in the Park -- The Flat Cats: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Village Gree Park, 810 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Join for this free concert on the asphalt area near the playground. This group of six talented musicians with years of performing experience plays a range of vintage to modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics and timeless standards. For information, www.nbparks.org.

Dance around the World: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Skokie Public Library. This workshop takes kids on a journey, exploring dance styles from different countries and continents. This is an interactive workshop where kids will be on their feet and moving! 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, July 13, 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.

Low Vision Support Group: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 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.

Possibilities and Challenges for Refuge in Latin America During the Holocaust: Virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie. Join Christina Chavarria, program coordinator in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as she recounts powerful stories of thousands of Jewish refugees who fled to Latin American countries through an engaging visual presentation. Registration required, visit http://ihm.ec/events.

Babytime on the Lawn: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. This is a bonding experience for caregivers and babies, but space is limited. Tickets for all time slots are distributed at the Reading Boy statue on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:15 a.m. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Bring a Box Storytime -- The Wild Blue Yonder: 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Bring a box to inhabit during storytime and decorate as you listen. The library will provide the markers. July 13 explore the Wild Blue Yonder and other travel topics. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, Wilmette Public Library. Join on the second Tuesday of the month. Copies are available through Digital Library of Illinois or the Libby app. Registration closes two hours before the program begins, and the link is sent shortly after. Email community@wilmettelibrary.info with any questions about accessing the Zoom program. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

July 14

Fiction Discussion: Virtually at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Glencoe Public Library. Join for a Zoom discussion of James McBride's "Deacon King Kong." The discussion will be led by Judy Levin. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Author Event -- An Evening with Casey McQuiston: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Glenview Public Library. Join for an evening with Casey McQusiton, New York Times bestselling author of "Red, White and Royal Blue" and "One Last Stop." McQusiton will speak about her writing process and the inspiration for her stories. Discussion and Q&A will be moderated by library staff. This program is sponsored and presented in partnership with the Elmhurst, Glenview, Northbrook and Skokie public libraries. Register at http://bit.ly/GPL-McQuiston.

Great Books Discussion: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 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 July discussion title will be "Utilitarianism" by John Stuart Mill. Moderated by Michael Bartlett, journalist/editor and Glenview resident. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own materials. Register at http://bit.ly/GB-july.

Stories in the Park: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave, Morton Grove. Morton Grove Youth Services librarians present a storytime at a different Morton Grove park each week. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Computer World at Nico Park: 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. For ages 4-8. Whether they're adding one plus one or landing on the moon, computers need us to write clear instructions in special code. Read, sing, and play about how computers think and work. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Re-Style a T-shirt -- Make It Fit: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Using a sewing machine, we will remake a too big shirt into one that fits. Please bring in a T-shirt that fits you well. We will not cut or mark your shirt. We use it only as a pattern. Register at www.nileslibrary.org.

Outdoor Fitness -- Zumba: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. Have fun while staying fit with Zumba, This cardiovascular fitness class meets outdoors at the Techny Prairie Activity Center parking lot. Free for members; nonmembers pay a $7 per class drop-in fee or save with a five class pack available for $30 (only redeemable for outdoor classes). Fees are paid at the TPAC front desk; admission ticket is submitted to instructor. For information, nbfitness.org.

Open House: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Christian Heritage Academy, Northfield. Inspiring, one-hour online get-together with Admissions Director Tessie Chung and members of the administration and faculty. Learn about the academy's outstanding academics, highly qualified teachers, extracurricular offerings, and Christ-centered PK-12 programs. Register your attendance at: https://christianheritage.org/visit.

An Evening with Casey McQuiston: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Skokie Public Library. Author Casey McQuiston will speak about her writing process and the inspiration for her stories. Library staff will moderate discussion and facilitate questions and answers. Casey McQuiston is The New York Times bestselling author of "Red, White, and Royal Blue" and the new release, "One Last Stop." This event is sponsored by and presented in partnership with the Elmhurst, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, and Skokie public libraries. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

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

Friend Squad: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Skokie Public Library. Friend Squad is back (on Zoom). 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 ljohnson@skokielibrary.info. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Kids Book Chat -- Audiobooks for Road Trips: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Skokie Public Library. Youth librarians chat on Facebook Live about great audiobooks that make time in the car pass quickly for the whole family, from grade two through adults. Follow the library on Facebook. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Preschool Puppet Playtime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, Skokie Public Library. Ms. Mandy and her puppet friends (including Tiny and Schmoranges) pretend and imagine together. Kids are invited to bring their own puppets, dolls and toys to this interactive event. For ages 2-5. Register for each week you wish to attend, and you will receive the Zoom event link in your confirmation email. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

3D Game Piece Design: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Wilmette Public Library. Take your board games to a whole new level when you design your own 3D-printed game piece. Use Tinkercad, a free 3D design software program that runs in your browser. For information, http://wilmette.libnet.info/event/5151876.

Children's Concert: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Join for a free interactive children's concert performed by Our Music Institute's Mary Macaroni! Bring a picnic lunch or pick up food from one of the nearby Hubbard Woods businesses. Be sure to bring your bathing suit to enjoy the splash pad at the park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees must register in advance. Register at www.winpark.org/event/childrens-concert-jul-14.

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

Full STEAM Ahead!: Virtually Wednesday, July 14, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Let's learn all about STEAM together. Do a simple, fun experiment with everyday household items, and learn the science behind why it works. This is a YouTube-based program, with no live Zoom meeting. Kits will be limited to registrants and available for pickup. Ages 5-8. For information, https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7736178.

True Story -- Nonfiction Book Discussion: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. "Southern Lady Code: Essays by Helen Ellis." The bestselling author of "American Housewife" is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. For information, https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7431871.

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