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  • Learn the basics of curling from experienced members of the Chicago Curling Club in Northbrook at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Youngsters interested in the sport can join the Junior Learn2Curl class the next day at the club Sunday, Oct. 24.

    Learn the basics of curling from experienced members of the Chicago Curling Club in Northbrook at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Youngsters interested in the sport can join the Junior Learn2Curl class the next day at the club Sunday, Oct. 24. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Run for your life! Or walk for your health at the Halloween 3K Fun Run/Walk through Halloween-themed Techny Prairie Park and Fields course in Northbrook at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22.

    Run for your life! Or walk for your health at the Halloween 3K Fun Run/Walk through Halloween-themed Techny Prairie Park and Fields course in Northbrook at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Brian Shamie | Staff Photographer

  • All experience levels are welcome to practice seated poses at a virtual Chair Yoga class at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, through the Morton Grove Public Library.

    All experience levels are welcome to practice seated poses at a virtual Chair Yoga class at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, through the Morton Grove Public Library.

  • Round up the kids for a virtual Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, via the Glenview Public Library.

    Round up the kids for a virtual Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, via the Glenview Public Library.

  • Join The Next Chapter Fiction Book Club for a virtual and in-person discussion of "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

    Join The Next Chapter Fiction Book Club for a virtual and in-person discussion of "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

 
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Through Oct. 31

 

'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. 21

International Film Screening: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. The third Thursday of the month brings international film screenings. Film Oct. 21 is "A Girl Missing." A private home-nurse has worked for the elder matriarch of a family for years and regards them as her own family. This quiet, routine life is shattered when a young member of the family is kidnapped by her nephew. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. wilmettelibrary.info.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 or 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 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. Register by calling the children's department at (847) 835-5056. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

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Book Chat: Virtually at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, Morton Grove Public Library. Looking for something more casual than a traditional book discussion? Chat over the phone or via Zoom with your fellow book lovers about whatever you're reading, listening to, and otherwise enjoying. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, stories, and bubbles. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Avoiding Con Games and Scams: Virtually at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, North Suburban YMCA. Marilena Tanasescu, vice president of Northbrook Bank & Trust Company and Tom Moore, Community Relations supervisor for the Northbrook Police Department will educate adults, especially senior citizens, about current scams and risks to their identity and their bank, credit and other financial accounts. Free and open to the public. To register, visit www.nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule. Contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

Egypt- In the Footsteps of the Pharaohs: 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Join expert travelers Barbara Sugden and Ron Vargason in exploring Egypt. Egypt was in its glory days about 5000 years ago. Its obsession with the afterlife left timeless treasures to explore. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Folk & Fairy Tales: 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Free. An entertaining storytime focused on a traditional folk or fairy tale, then all mixed up with silly, exciting, or wacky versions of the tale. Visit the Library's Facebook page to watch live and on-demand. Pre-K to grade two with a parent/caregiver. (847) 965-4220 or mgpl.org.

The Next Chapter -- Fiction Book Club: Virtually or in-person at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Discussion of "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Page Turners: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. For grades four-six. Join Ms. Litchman as she leads discussions featuring popular books and authors. This month, read and discuss "Tune it Out" by Jamie Sumner. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Halloween Vinyl Decorations: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn how to make custom vinyl sticker decorations for some spooky fun. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

In Search of a Jewish Story in China: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Join historian Irene Shaland as she takes you on an expedition through 2,000 years of history in China, imparting lessons from the history of the Chinese Jews and providing context to what happened to them while living in China, as well as how the Japanese-occupied port city of Shanghai became a safe haven for thousands of European Jews during World War II. Reservations required at https://ihm.ec/jewishstoryinchina. (847) 967-4835 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.

TED Circles: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, Glenview Public Library. Come together virtually to watch and discuss a TED Talk. Stay connected, engage in conversations about big ideas, and consider each other's perspectives. No preparation necessary. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Shoulder Pain: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, North Suburban YMCA. Learn about the causes of shoulder pain as well as common injuries, prevention, and treatment options from Dr. Brian McCall of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Free and open to the public. To register, visit www.ibji.com/virtualevents. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org. or (847) 272-7250.

Serving Up a Slice of Retirement Pie -- Understanding Your Social Security Benefits: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 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. Join to learn more about how Social Security benefits work. The seminar will cover how benefits are determined, how to decide when to collect spousal benefits and how survivor benefits work. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Alliance Française du North Shore Café Conversation Soir: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. Join online for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. For more information and the meeting link, RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore or write to info@AFnorthshore.org. For information, (847) 858-1274 or www.AFnorthshore.org.

Oct. 22

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 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. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Yoga Storytime: 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn fun yoga poses with music and a story. For ages 3-5 with adult. Register for only one session per month. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Dungeons & Dragons: 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children in grades five-eight explore dark dungeons, battle mighty dragons, and save the innocent. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Pumpkins In the Woods: 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Hubbard Woods Park will be transformed into a pumpkin patch for the family to enjoy. The event will include pumpkin decorating, carnival games, bounce houses, a DJ, costume contest, and more. Costume contest registration will begin at 4:30 p.m., and winners will be announced around 5:30 p.m. For information, www.winpark.org

Genealogy Research Night: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Socialize with other genealogists while using the library's print collections and online resources. Drop in to get individualized help from genealogy experts and discuss your research with others. Enjoy free printing and light refreshments. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Scary Story Campfire in Miami Woods: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Miami Woods, Caldwell Avenue and Oakton Street, Morton Grove. For children in grades seven-12. Gather around the campfire to hear some spooky stories, written and read by the Teen Scary Story Contest winners. Meet Miss Rachel at Grove One in Miami Woods and get ready to be scared. S'more supplies will be provided. Register at www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Halloween 3K Fun Run: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1700 Techny Road, Northbrook. Join for the second annual Halloween 3K Fun Run/Walk through Halloween-themed Techny Prairie Park and Fields course. Come dressed in costume. After the race there will be fun activities and a costume contest in a variety of different categories, including best costume and best group costume. Online registration ends 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Race day registration is from 5-5:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. For ages 5 through adult. (847) 291-2993 or nbparks.org

Petra van Nuis Trio: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. The Wilmette Public Library is pleased to welcome back jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and her trio. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Fright Night Fridays: Virtually at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, Glencoe Public Library. For children in grades sic-12. Join for scary Friday night movies ... if you dare. Movies will be streamed on Twitch. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Oct. 23

Wilmette French Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through October, 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. mortongroveil.org/morton-grove-french-market.

Pumpkin Decorating: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Use paint and other craft materials to decorate mini pumpkins. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Superhero Tractor Ride: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. Join for a scarefree tractor ride and meet your favorite superheroes. Candy will be passed out, so don't forget your treat bag. Fee: $10-$20. Registration required; winpark.org.

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Wilmette Public Library. Join for stories, songs, and fun in Mandarin and English. Presented by local educator Ling Liu. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info

Learn & Play Bridge: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 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.

Learn 2 Curl: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Chicago Curling Club, 555 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Curling classes are run by experienced members of the club and are a great introduction to the sport. No prior experience is required. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. After completing the class, you are qualified to become a member of the club and start participating in other club activities. brownpapertickets.com/event/5223405 or chicagocurlingclub.org.

Lego Builders: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. For children in grades one-six. Do you love Lego and using your imagination? The library will bring out its giant stash of Lego pieces for an awesome building challenge. Registration required. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

ArtOber -- Vinyl Stickers and Iron Ons: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Hand cut or learn to use the library's vinyl cutter to make permanent iron ons for fabric. Fashiontag a shirt hem or other images and text for front or back of a spare shirt you bring from home. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Adult Halloween Storytime: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Niles-Maine District Library. Hold your covers tight as Librarian Stacy reads spooky stories. nileslibrary.org.

Oct. 24

Celebrate JCC's anniversary: Sunday, Oct. 24, at Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook. At this free event, families will enjoy an outdoor carnival with prizes, birthday treats, magic show and more. For teens, we're having an ultimate outdoor party with a live DJ, yard games, pumpkin decorating and more. Pickleball, mahjong, cards and special Humans of Tel Aviv exhibit is available for adults. Registered participants take home a special gift. More information and registration at jccchicago.org/118anniversary.

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. For information, www.skokie.org/434/Skokie-Farmers-Market.

Craft and Give Back: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join and work on fun projects to help local charitable causes. Learn about each charity organization and then create items to donate. This is a drop-in event -- families may stop by the library between 1 and 5 p.m. and make a craft for donation. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Webinar: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, Jewish Genealogical Society. "Here Comes The 1950 Census: What To Expect" and "Finding Difficult Passengers on the Ellis Island Manifests" will be presented by Joel Weintraub for the Oct. 24, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Register at: https://jgsi.org/event-4118898. For information, (312) 666-0100 or https://jgsi.org.

Junior Learn2Curl: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Chicago Curling Club, 555 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Is your child interested in learning to play the ice sport of Curling? Join for a 1.5 hour introductory session. Participants will learn the basics of curling including rules, safety, sportsmanship, and technique. All necessary equipment will be provided including brooms, shoe grips and sliders, rocks, and of course, the ice. $25. For information, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5270219.

One Book, One Village -- Meet Rebecca Makkai: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. The library welcomes Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of "The Great Believers," for the culminating event of its first One Book, One Village program. After a presentation from the author there will be a short Q&A session. Attendees are welcome to submit written questions via Zoom during the event. Live or Zoom. For information, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

Chris Forte CD Release Concert: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. A CD release concert featuring local guitarist Chris Forte, who is releasing his second full-length CD, titled "Backyard Astronomy." Admission is free, a freewill offering will be collected. Seats must be reserved in advance by email at Ami@ascension-church.org. ascension-church.org/concerts.

Oct. 25

Outdoor Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. For children of all ages with adult. Celebrate stories through songs and movement activities outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your household to sit on. Register once per household. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore's Brush Up Your French fall session begins: 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Join online for "Slavery and the Black Presence in Quebec Since the 17th Century." Historian Webster relates this little-known part of history and looks at the presence of people of African descent who have populated Quebec and Canada since the colony's beginnings. For information and the meeting link, RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore or write to info@AFnorthshore.org. Visit www.AFnorthshore.org.

Your Space: 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 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 www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Introduction to Web Development: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn the basics of web development with Sensei from Code Ninjas Glenview. In four weekly sessions, learn to create web content using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Apply skills you learn on a project of your choice, such as Recipe Tracker, Online Resume, Business Page, or Fan Page. No prior knowledge required. GPL card required. You must commit to all four classes in the series. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Apéro Conversation: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Join online for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. Pour yourself a glass of wine or other beverage, gather some snacks and settle in at home for this online conversation group. For more information and the meeting link, RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore. Visit www.AFnorthshore.org.

Glenview Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Glenview Public Library. Join fellow fans of the science fiction/fantasy genre in a monthly discussion. October's book is "A Star Wheeled Sky" by Brad R. Torgersen. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Unsolved Hollywood Murders: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. In these unsolved murders, fame couldn't save these celebrities -- or find their killers. Even decades later, authorities are still trying to figure out whodunit. Author Susan Gibberman will discuss three cases in-depth: William Desmond Taylor, George Reeves, and Natalie Wood. Register at (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Twin Connections: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Northbrook Public Library. Do twins feel each other's pain? Sense each other's thoughts? Twin expert Dr. Nancy L. Segal discusses the facts versus fiction behind twin connections. This event will be held live via Zoom. Once you have registered, please check your email the morning of the program for a link. For information, (847) 272-6224 or visit www.northbrook.info.

Jack the Ripper with John Gowing: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Niles-Maine District Library. Learn about the poverty and squalor that existed in the East End of Victorian London where Jack did his grisly work in this ghastly presentation. Register at www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Spooky Stories for Kids: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Niles-Maine District Library. Turn off the lights and listen to spooky stories in the dark. Register at www.nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Creature of the Night Animal Show: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Morton Grove Public Library. See a creepy collection of nocturnal animals in action as you learn about their habitats, feeding habits, and other fun facts. This show will feature frogs, a tarantula, an alligator, legless lizards, a python, and so much more. For information, mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Oct. 26

Tales for Tots: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 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. Registration required; call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 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. This is an in-person storytime. Tickets will be available the morning of storytime on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be retrieved at the Youth Services Desk. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 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. day of the program. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Glenview Public Library. 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 on Zoom at https://bit.ly/sorytime-autumn.

Big Kid Storytime: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 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 program. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Lego Club: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. The library provides the Legos, you bring the ideas. Space is limited. For children in grades one-five. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Knit and Crochet with Fiber Friends: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. If you're curious about knitting and crochet, drop in to learn, work on your latest project, or help a beginner develop their skills. For all ages and skill levels. Bring your own project and yarn or participate in a group effort. You can also bring yarn to contribute to community projects. For information, https://skokielibrary.info.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Release Party: Virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, Morton Grove Public Library. Celebrate the release of Jeff Kinney's 16th Wimpy Kid book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot.: Compete in wimpy trivia, play silly games, and draw the lamest pictures. Five lucky kids will win a copy of the book. Grades one-eight. For information, mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

On Painter William S. Schwartz: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Overlooking the Reader's Services desk at the library is the oil painting "Composers" by William S. Schwartz. An opera-singing Jewish immigrant from Russia, Schwartz shocked audiences and critics alike with his striking colors, innovations in abstraction, and groundbreaking genre cross-pollinations. Learn more about this key figure in Chicago's early 20th century art scene at a program by Alex Cornacchia, author of "William S. Schwartz: Color and Coloratura." For information, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Cutting the Cord: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 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. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

Mary Shelley -- The Intricate Riddle of Life: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Mary Shelley, author of "Frankenstein," was the daughter of social revolutionaries William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and wife of romantic poet Percy Shelley. Join Mary (as portrayed by actress Debra Miller) as she tells the true story of her tumultuous life beneath the sweeping romantic tale of love unbound by societal convention Register at (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Oct. 27

Bright Beginnings: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Tickets for story time will be available at the desk one hour before story time starts. They are first-come, first-served. Read some stories and sing some songs with your little one. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Family Storytime on the Lawn: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed outside at the Reading Boy statue on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:15 a.m. day of program. (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group: Virtually at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Wilmette Public Library. Discussion of "The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America" by Carol Anderson. For information, www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Using Word on your iPhone or iPad -- Part 1: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. This class is designed for those who have never used Microsoft Word on an iPhone or iPad. At the end of the class, you will be able to create, format, and print a professional document. A link to the discussion will be sent out the day of the program to registered participants. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Magic Wands: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Make a magic wand with papier-mâché and personalize it with colorful materials. For information, (847) 256-5025 or www.wilmettelibrary.info.

Seasonal Snacks and Stories on the Patio: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Let's celebrate fall with seasonally themed snacks and stories on the patio at the library. For families. For information, (847) 446-7220 or www.winnetkalibrary.org.

Author in the Spotlight -- Chris Bohjalian: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, Glenview Public Library, Morton Grove Public Library. Author Chris Bohjalian, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV series, will speak in this live virtual event about his newest release "The Hour of the Witch." This event is offered in partnership with multiple area libraries. For information, www.winnetkalibrary.org; www.glenviewpl.org; or mgpl.org/events.

ACT English: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. College Nannies & Tutors teaches strategies and tips for answering questions on the English portion of the ACT test, using questions from a sample test. A Google Doc with notes, tips, and strategies will be provided for all who attend. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

iCloud Drive Basics: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to store and share your files digitally and access the free web version of Apple's office software. Apple account required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Registration required. For information, www.glenviewpl.org.

New and Emerging Blood Cancer Treatments Conference: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Leukemia Research Foundation. The New and Emerging Treatments conference is hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation for blood cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, and health care professionals. In this free program, physician experts present on specific blood cancer conditions, all focused on the latest advances in treatments. Each presentation will be followed by a live Q + A. For information, (847) 919-6247 or allbloodcancers.org.

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