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  • Chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches children the fundamentals and strategies of chess Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Glenview Public Library.

    Chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches children the fundamentals and strategies of chess Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Glenview Public Library. BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • View Frances McDormand in "Nomadland" as part of GlenViewings Friday, Oct. 15, at the Glenview Public Library. A casual audience-led discussion follows matinee screening.

    View Frances McDormand in "Nomadland" as part of GlenViewings Friday, Oct. 15, at the Glenview Public Library. A casual audience-led discussion follows matinee screening. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

  • Share in a virtual conversation with Brit Bennett, author of "The Vanishing Half" Tuesday, Oct. 19, via the Northbrook Public Library.

    Share in a virtual conversation with Brit Bennett, author of "The Vanishing Half" Tuesday, Oct. 19, via the Northbrook Public Library.

  • Love to build with Lego? Join Lego Mania! Jr. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

    Love to build with Lego? Join Lego Mania! Jr. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

 
Updated 10/13/2021 9:02 PM

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Children's Art Contest: Through Friday, Oct. 15, Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Pick up an entry form and guidelines for this year's bookmark art contest at the Youth Services Desk or print them out online at mgpl.org/art. Entries will be accepted at the Youth Services Desk or by mail through Friday, Oct. 15. Grades K-eight. Only one entry per child allowed. Winning entries will be published with the name and school of the artist, then distributed in the library for all to admire and use. Join on Facebook Live as the winners are announced on Monday, Nov. 1. mgpl.org/events.

"Songs for Nobodies": Runs through Oct. 31, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie. This one-woman tour-de-force celebrates the iconic work of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas. Share in the unexpected encounters between these legendary divas and the ordinary women whose lives were changed by their brush with fame. northlight.org.

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. Get maps from the webpage or pick up at the Museum during open hours. For information, email museum@wilmette.com or call (847) 853-7666. Free. wilmettehistory.org.

Oct. 14

Babytime on the Lawn: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies. Space is limited. Tickets for all time slots will be distributed at the Reading Boy statue on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:15 a.m. wilmettelibrary.info.

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Tales for Tots: 9:30 or 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Ages 0-5 with adult. Masks are required for all participants over age 2. Read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. When registering, select "group" to provide the total number of people, including adults and children, who plan to attend. To register, call the Children's Department at (847) 835-5056. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Outdoor Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at 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. Register once per household. glenviewpl.org.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, stories, and bubbles. Tickets for storytime will be available that morning at the Youth Services desk on a first-come, first-serve basis. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Korean Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join for a bilingual storytime featuring songs, stories, and rhymes for the whole family. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

WITS Workout: Brain Exercise Class: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Participants are led through fun and engaging activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance brain health. Masks are required for everyone attending in-person programs, including fully vaccinated individuals. glenviewpl.org.

MEGA Lego!: 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Calling all Lego masters. Work together on a complex Lego build each month this fall. The final product will be displayed in the library. For ages 9-13. Registration required. Ages 9-13. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Crafternoons: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. All ages. What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected. Registration required for all attendees, including adults. This is an in-person, indoor program. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Design a Laser Engraved Glass: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn how to set up your design file using Inkscape to engrave a drinking glass with the laser cutter. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Combating Anti-AAPI Hate -- Building a Foundation for Change: On site and virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Join Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Illinois Jewish Legislative Caucus, Jewish Judges Association of Illinois, Asian American Judges Association of Illinois and The Alliance of Illinois Judges for a thought-provoking discussion with local and national leaders working to combat anti-Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) racism and hate. Lean about the history and stories of the community, and raise awareness of what individuals, communities, and institutions can do to be allies in this important work. The program will include a special prerecorded interview with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth about the COVID-19 Hates Crimes Act and her personal and professional experience with anti-Asian bias, discrimination and violence. Moderated by Esther Hurh, board president, KAN-WIN and DEI/Social Justice Educator. Register at https://ihm.ec/combatingaapihate or 847-967-4835.

Big Books: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Glencoe Public Library. Over nine weeks, Big Books will tackle "Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray. The discussions, which will be on Zoom, will be led by returning leader Holly Marihugh. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dance: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. experience Mexico's ancient Aztec culture of music, song, and dance with a dynamic and vibrant performance of La Danza De Los Concheros by Xochitl-Quetzal. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

One Book, One Village -- LGBT Communities in Chicago with Rick Karlin: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Morton Grove Public Library. Learn about the history of Boystown and LGBT communities in Chicago from Rick Karlin, author of "Paper Cuts: My Life in Chicago's Volatile LGBTQ Press." Karlin is the former editor of a Chicago gay publication and manager of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Distinguished Speaker Program featuring Amy Spitalnick and Sen. Doug Jones: Virtually at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook. In 2017, white supremacists meticulously planned and carried out a violent attack on Charlottesville that resulted in dozens of injuries and the death of Heather Heyer. Integrity First for America is fighting back with its landmark Charlottesville lawsuit. IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and Sen. Doug Jones will engage us in a critical conversation exploring the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol and beyond and how we hold these violent extremists accountable. (847) 498-4100x46 or integrityfirstforamerica.org.

Teen Take & Make -- Glowing Ghost Photos (Take-Home Kit): Thursday, Oct. 14, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Create creepy glow-in-the-dark ghost photos this Halloween to surprise family members and friends. Perfect for Halloween parties or spooky decorations. Grades nine-12. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Oct. 15

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, Morton Grove Public Library. Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfy clothes. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Baby Doll Storytime: 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Bring your own baby doll and join for a special storytime. Learn how to interact with your baby doll through song, fingerplay and behavioral skills. A great practice for children expecting a new sibling. Ages 0-4 with parent/caregiver. winnetkalibrary.org.

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join instructor Isabel Raci for a session of gentle chair yoga and guided meditation. 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. winnetkalibrary.org.

Friends' Bookshop Sidewalk Sale at Northbrook Public Library: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 15, at Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Shop for bargains on used nonfiction books outside the library's east entrance. (847) 272-6224 or northbrook.info.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Babies 0-14 months with adult. Join for songs, bounces, stories and more with your baby. Grown-ups, get ready to move and sing along as you learn fun ways to engage with your little one. Babies must be born on or after August 1, 2020. Older siblings may attend alongside a younger sibling. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Crafternoon!: 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. No school today? Join for an afternoon crafting fun. Stay the whole time or drop in when you'd like. winnetkalibrary.org.

GlenViewings -- 'Nomadland': 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Based on the book by Jessica Bruder, following the Great Recession of 2008 and the collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Just drop in; no tickets required. A casual audience-led discussion follows matinee screening. glenviewpl.org.

Fright Night Fridays: Virtually at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Glencoe Public Library. Grades six-12. Join for scary Friday night movie. Movies will be streamed on the library's Twitch. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Oct. 16

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. 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; 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. mortongroveil.org/morton-grove-french-market.

Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Harkness Outreach Center at 630 Lincoln Ave., and Winnetka Congregational Church at 725 Pine, both in Winnetka. There will be a huge selection of items in 23 departments including: furniture, clothing, shoes for the entire family, toys, linens, china, designer clothing (French room), coats, jewelry, housewares, garden, pictures, baskets, books and CDs/DVDs, lamps, and sporting goods. Organized by the Women's Society of the Winnetka Congregational Church, proceeds benefit Chicago area charities. (847) 441-3401 or winnetkacongregationalchurch.org.

Family Storytime: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Join librarians for Saturday stories for the whole family. While all ages are welcome, stories and songs are aimed at a preschool-aged audience. Registration required. Please include the total number of attendees when registering. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Learn & Play Bridge: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Learn to play or improve your duplicate bridge game with expert player Ivan Figueredo. He will provide a lesson and supervise games. Bring your own bidding box or use the library's. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Chicago Genealogy Research: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Learn about doing genealogical research in Chicago and Cook County. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

ARTOBER Sketch Events -- Ink Sketching: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. . Come in to meet fellow artists, try new materials and explore Creativebug tutorials. Each participant will receive an accompanying ink sketch kit of supplies to take home. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Oct. 17

Skokie Farmers Market: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 7, Skokie Village Hall parking lot, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie. Shop and meet the people who grow your food. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, bakery, honey, plants, even treats for your dog. Sharpen your knives. Prepared food vendors. Occasional local artisans. Entertainment and activities. skokie.org/434/Skokie-Farmers-Market.

Exhibition Opening -- Rise Up; Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement: 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement" explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint that ignited the modern gay rights movement in the United States. In the last 50 years since the Stonewall riots, America's LGBTQ population has struggled for equal rights and representation under the law. Rise Up shares the voices and tells the stories of this movement. Blending together historic images and artifacts of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. (847) 967-4835 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

GlenViewings -- 'Minari': 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream, but as the family home changes with the arrival of their sly, incredibly loving grandmother, it shows the undeniable resilience of family and what it takes to make a home. Drop in. glenviewpl.org.

Training Your New Dog with Animal Sense Training: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

The Great Chicago Fire: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Wilmette Historical Museum. This October marks 150 years since the Great Chicago Fire. Join for a talk with historian Carl Smith about this historic disaster which destroyed three square miles of downtown and left 90,000 residents homeless. His talk is based on his recent book "Chicago's Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City." wilmettehistory.org or (847) 853-7666.

Vivaldi & Friends: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Known for his innovation and instrumental virtuosity, Antonio Vivaldi was on the cutting edge of Baroque trends. Early music specialist John Butt, director of Scotland's highly acclaimed Dunedin Consort, traces Vivaldi's accomplishments along with the people who inspired him -- and whom he inspired. Featured works include Vivaldi's Bassoon Concerto in C Major plus music by Corelli, Albinoni, and Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 1. $35-$95. (312) 551-1414 or baroque.org.

Oct. 18

Nanny Nikki's Musical Playdate: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Morton Grove Public Library. Sing and soar with Nanny Nikki in this engaging, educational and fun show, which includes classic children's songs, finger plays, puppets, dance and some fun original music. Ages 2-6 and their families. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Open House: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18. If you'd like to learn about the AFduNS, take advantage of this online event to ask questions, get to know the club and, just for fun, participate in a mini-version of its annual Soiree Trivia (questions in English). All levels are welcome. For more information and the meeting link, RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore. (847) 858-1274 or AFnorthshore.org.

Your Space: 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Welcome to a new week. Drop-in to the Teen Room Monday nights for board games, Nintendo Switch games, music, crafts, snacks and more. Hang out and relax before the week gets away from you. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Lego Builders: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, Morton Grove Public Library. Get out your Lego or other favorite building materials and take the challenge to create something during the Zoom meetup. You can also show-and-tell any awesome creations you have been building recently. Zoom. Grades K-eight. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Understanding Medicare: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, Morton Grove Public Library. Insurance specialist John Larson explains Medicare, Medicare Advantage, supplemental and prescription drug coverage, and how to choose the right plan during Medicare open enrollment. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Jewish Book Month: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster St., Skokie. The Sisterhood of Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, celebrates Jewish Book Month. Susan Van Dusen will lead a discussion on her debut novel, "The Missing Hand." This program is in-person and also on Zoom. All those who attend this program in person must be masked and show proof of vaccination. To get the Zoom link, call the synagogue office at (847) 675-4141.

Maker Club -- Outdoor Light Painting: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Experiment with lights and long exposure photography apps outdoors in the early evening darkness. You'll use iPads to create amazing designs. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Make a Personalized Dish: Monday, Oct. 18, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette. Make a personalized dish using the Creativebug resource available through the library. Register to pick up your kit, then follow the video on Creativebug to make your masterpiece. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Oct. 19

Financial Planning Appointments: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Appointments are in person. Call (847) 729-7500 ext. 7700.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 or 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Ages 0-5 with adult Masks are required for all participants over age 2. Read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. To register, call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for an energetic and interactive storytime, complete with stories, songs, and more that are perfect for preschoolers ages 3-5. Tickets will be available the morning of storytime on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be retrieved at the Youth Services Desk at the Winnetka Library. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

ARTOBER Sketch Events -- Ink Sketching: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Come in to meet fellow artists, try new materials, and explore Creativebug tutorials. Each participant will receive an accompanying ink sketch kit of supplies to take home. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, Glenview Public Library. Join for a weekly live storytime with Youth Services librarians. Register on Zoom at https://bit.ly/sorytime-autumn.

Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs and rhymes. Space is limited. Tickets for all time slots will be distributed outside at the Reading Boy statue on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:15 a.m., on the day of. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

A Lunchbreak, For Mystery Lovers and Agatha Christie Fans: Virtually at noon Tuesday, Oct. 19, The Book Stall, Winnetka. Attention mystery lovers! Spend your lunchbreak with The Book Stall, as it welcomes two of your favorite writers, Lori Rader-Day and Louis Bayard, who will be talking about Lori's new novel, "Death at Greenway." This program is free and open to the public. (847) 446-8880.

SCORE Counseling Appointments: Virtually at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, Glenview Public Library. Free. SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties provides mentoring to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. Current and potential entrepreneurs can benefit from the experience of retired volunteer executives to develop business plans and grow businesses. Meet virtually with a mentor. Register and schedule your appointment at https://northchicago.score.org/find-mentor-726. or northchicago.score.org.

Big Kid Storytime: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for big kids. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed at the Reading Boy statue on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 3:45 p.m., the day of the program. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Takeover Tuesdays: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children in grades three-eight can drop-in to the Innovation Center to complete a fun craft. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Little Librarian Club: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Calling all future librarians. Learn more about what it means to be a librarian and help with simple in-house projects. For ages 5-8. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Dungeons & Dragons: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Come test your problem-solving skills with your friends. Play the fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons. This program will be hosted in person. winnetkalibrary.org.

Wilmette Public Library's Regular Board Meeting: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Attend the regular board meeting of the Wilmette Public Library. wilmettelibrary.info.

"One Museum, One Book" Book Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. "Giovanni's Room," James Baldwin's classic narrative, explores the hidden life of David, an American expatriate in Paris. When David meets an Italian bartender, Giovanni, he begins to question and feel frustrations about his relationships with the men in his life. Set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris, "Giovanni's Room" delves into the mystery of loving and creates a deeply moving story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart. Matthew Sackel, Associate Manager of Education at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, will moderate the discussion. Register at http://ihm.ec/giovannisroom. (847) 967-4835.

Drama Club: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Morton Grove Public Library. Bring out your inner drama queen or king and get creative with acting, improv, and theater games. For children in grades one-eight. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

The History of James Taylor & Carly Simon: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. In the early 1970s the singer/songwriter ruled the radio. Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens ... but the era's ultimate power couple were husband and wife James Taylor and Carly Simon. Using performance and interview clips we'll trace the arc of their careers from "Fire and Rain" and "You're So Vain" to "Shower the People" and "Coming Around Again." The marriage didn't last, but the hits sure have! In honor of its 50th Anniversary, special attention will be given to James' #1 hit "You've Got a Friend." (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Spooky Family Trivia Night: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Trick-or-treat -- it's almost All Hallows' Eve, so get in the spooky spirit with some Halloween trivia for ages 7 and older. Show off your costume as awards are given to best overall, most original, and funniest outfit. Prizes awarded to the highest scoring team. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Understanding Medicare: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Wilmette Public Library. Are you on Medicare, or about to be? This seminar will cover ways you can maximize your benefits while minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

A Conversation with Brit Bennett, Author of 'The Vanishing Half': Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, Northbrook Public Library. Join for a virtual conversation and Q&A with Brit Bennett, author of "The Vanishing Half." Looking beyond issues of race, "The Vanishing Half" explores themes of class, family, gender, identity, love, and the cost of secrets. This program is part of the library's One Book, One Northbrook program series. (847) 272-6224 or northbrook.info.

Virtual Film Noir -- Hollywood's Darkest Timeline with Kelli Marshall: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton Street, Niles. Free. Join Kelli Marshall of Chicago Movie Tours as she examines the dark and creepy world of this post-World War II movie genre. nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Oct. 20

Bright Beginnings: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. A Winnetka Fire Fighter will talk about Fire Safety and read some books. Tickets for story time will be available at the desk one hour before story time starts. Read some stories and sing some songs with your little one. This is the perfect story time for infants and toddlers. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Book Break: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Take a midweek break to enjoy stories and hands-on fun with the Youth Services Librarians. For ages 3-5 with adult. Register online for only one session per month. glenviewpl.org.

Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Space is limited. Tickets for all time slots will be distributed outside at the Reading Boy statue on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:15 a.m. the day of event. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Protecting Yourself Against Ransomware: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computers and encrypts computer files until a ransom is paid -- you may have heard of cities, hospitals, businesses and individual that have been successfully attacked. After the initial infection, ransomware will attempt to spread to connected systems, including shared storage drives and other accessible computers. Learn to minimize your exposure to ransomware and other types of malicious malware. winnetkalibrary.org.

Lego Mania! Jr.: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Love to build with Lego? Join for Lego Mania. Build cool contraptions with a fun theme every month. Registration required. Ages five-eight with parent/caregiver. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Apples & Pumpkins: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Fall harvest time is here. Have fun with the Cook County Farm Bureau on the library front lawn as you learn about the life cycles of fall crops, make mini pumpkin catapults and pumpkin pie in a bag, and play Harvest Bingo. Grades K-six with a parent/caregiver. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 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. glenviewpl.org.

Small Business Mentoring with SCORE Online: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Get free small business advice from SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer business mentors and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. One-on-one mentoring by business experts who have had experience in all aspects of business. Set up a one hour appointment to discuss questions and strategy. Appointments will be in-person but can be via Zoom if preferred. winnetkalibrary.org.

Library board of trustees: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Let's Play Chess: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children in grades up to eight, learn fundamentals and strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Space is limited. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

All Things Spanish: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Raod, Glenview. This adult group is made up of native and nonnative Spanish speakers, some hoping to improve their Spanish and others looking to maintain their language skills. Meetings are conducted primarily in Spanish. October's topic: Watch the movie, "El Futuro Perfecto," followed by discussion. For information, contact cramirez@glenviewpl.org.

Chuck Taylor Converse All Star -- The Man Who Made the Shoe: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave/, Morton Grove. Free. Storyteller and lecturer David Matlack discusses the history behind the famous Chuck Taylor, his time in the "Converse All-Stars," and contribution to the bestselling basketball sneaker of all time. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

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