Mark your calendar: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

  • A Girl Scout from Troop 45521 brings Halloween to Emerald Place resident Marilyn Erickson. Children and their families can trick-or-treat outdoors from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 29, at Emerald Place, 1879 Chestnut Ave.

    A Girl Scout from Troop 45521 brings Halloween to Emerald Place resident Marilyn Erickson. Children and their families can trick-or-treat outdoors from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 29, at Emerald Place, 1879 Chestnut Ave. Courtesy of Emerald Place

  • Children in grades three-five can make their own ofrenda (altar) to celebrate a loved one on Dia de los Muertos at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview.

    Children in grades three-five can make their own ofrenda (altar) to celebrate a loved one on Dia de los Muertos at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Daily Herald File Photo

  • How much do you know about Michael Myers from the "Halloween" movies? Or "Nightmare on Elm Street"? Show what you know during the virtual Halloween Horror Trivia Night Friday, Oct. 29, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

    How much do you know about Michael Myers from the "Halloween" movies? Or "Nightmare on Elm Street"? Show what you know during the virtual Halloween Horror Trivia Night Friday, Oct. 29, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Courtesy of Ryan Green/Universal

 
Updated 10/28/2021 9:32 AM

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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. For information, 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. 28

Babytime on the Lawn: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 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.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 or 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Ages 0-5 with adult. Read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. To register, call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

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Outdoor Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 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. 28, 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.

Virtual Boo Time: 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Pick up Pumpkin Kits at the library ahead of time. More information provided after registration. Pumpkins provided courtesy of Fresh Farm Niles. Please choose one-time slot. Register: nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Mary Shelley by Debra Miller: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, Niles-Maine District Library. Historical re-enactor Debra Miller brings to life Mary Shelley, wife of romantic poet Percy Shelley and mother of Frankenstein and his monster. Register: nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Teen Thursdays: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Bring your friends to the Innovation Center and get creative with art supplies and making equipment. Drop in. glenviewpl.org.

UvResin Jewelry: 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Create your own sparkly, shimmery, or glittery hair clips using UvResin. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Cartoon Monsters with Mark Anderson: 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Grades K-three. Students will draw tons of crazy, unbelievable monsters. And at the end, kids get to see their monsters come alive on the big screen and sneak up on poor unsuspecting Fuzzy Bunny. This is an in-person, indoor program. Masks are required for all participants. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Big Books/Vanity Fair: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 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.

Classic Monster Mash: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, Wilmette Public Library. Join Steven Frenzel of Marquee Filmtalks for a presentation on monsters in the movies. wilmettelibrary.info.

Scary Stories ... In the Woods ... In the Dark: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Sleepy Hollow Park, 1821 Maplewood Lane, Glenview. Meet by the campfire as storytellers Vlada Bernhardtz and Jim May tell tales of terror just in time for Halloween. Children ages 12 plus, with an adult, are welcome. Seating is limited; bring a blanket or chair to sit on. glenviewpl.org.

Film Discussion on Film Noir -- 'Scarlet Street': 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Watch "Scarlet Street" at home via Kanopy, hoopla, or borrowed from the library, then join librarian film buffs Cecilia and Wynn for this lively discussion. Register: nileslibrary.org or call (847) 663-1234.

Oct. 29

Safe trick-or-treat: Children and their families can trick-or-treat outdoors in a safe, family-friendly environment from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 29, at Emerald Place, 1879 Chestnut Ave., Glenview. For details, email Mila Gallardo: mgallardo@anthemmemorycare.com.

Winnetka Witches Ride: All are welcome at the Witches of Winnetka Ride at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Participants will ride and cackle through town to support Halloween spirit, community traditions and charity. There is a suggested riding fee of $25, but all donations are welcome; proceeds benefit Casa Central. Bring cash or a check payable to Casa Central day of the ride. Casa Central offers comprehensive, family-centered programming to help people achieve a sustainable, higher quality of life for the benefit of self, family, community and society. To learn more, visit casacentral.org. Visit facebook.com/WinnetkaWitches

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 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. Register: mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Family Fun Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 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. (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 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 Aug. 1, 2020. Register: glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Halloween Costume Parade: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Come to the Kids Room in your costume and parade through the department, trick-or-treating for stickers to decorate a unique paper pumpkin. All participants must follow the library's pandemic safety guidance. (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.

Creating Files with Google Drive: 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Don't have Microsoft Office? Discover how Google Drive provides a suite of tools to create and edit various files, including documents, spreadsheets, presentations and forms. Gmail account required. Program will be held in-person in the Tech Lab and via Zoom. Register: glenviewpl.org.

Create Your Own Spooky Temporary Tattoo: 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Color an existing spooky temporary tattoo design or create your own, watch as it is cut using the library's vinyl cutter, and let everyone see your new art. This is a drop-in event that will keep on going until 4 p.m. or until materials run out. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Trunk-or-Treat: 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Parking Lot, 1775 Grove St. Glenview. Join Guild 38 for the annual OLPH Trunk-or-Treat. Tons of fun for the entire family. Start off your family's Halloween fun by gathering treats all in one spot. A collection of festively decorated cars and trunks will have treats for kids of all ages. $5 to $7. (224) 612-1788 or facebook.com/OLPHTrunkOrTreat.

Halloween Horror Trivia Night: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join for a fun evening of virtual horror trivia! Grab your friends or family or participate individually and test your knowledge of popular horror topics including famous horror stories, movies, characters, and more. Winners of each trivia round will receive a bundle of popular horror movies and books. winnetkalibrary.org.

Family Halloween Spooktacular: Friday, Oct. 29, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Stop by the Youth Department to show off your costumes. Festive activities and treat bags. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Oct. 30

Help for the pups: Border Tails Rescue is celebrating its anniversary from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at North Branch, 4520 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. The event will include entertainment, giveaways, canine costume contest with prizes, vendors, specialty pizza and drinks, adoptable dogs on site and more. Help celebrate the lives saved in the past year. Proceeds from food and drinks benefit rescue efforts. In-kind donations welcome. Visit facebook.com/bordertailsrescue.

Spooky Saturday: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. All ages. Visit the Children's Department on Halloween Eve for a spooky spectacular. Tour the haunted shelves and pick up activities to do at home. Costumes are encouraged. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Weekend Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Skokie Public Library. Enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Meleesa. Register for each week you wish to attend, and you will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.

Halloween Party on Ice: 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. Dress up in your favorite costume and take a few laps skating to chilling Halloween music. No costume masks which cover the entire face. Regular public skating fees apply. winpark.org.

Family Halloween Spooktacular: Saturday, Oct. 30, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Stop by the Youth Department to show off your costumes. Festive activities and treat bags. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Oct. 31

Glenview trick-or-treat hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, rain or shine. Download a sign from the village's website, glenview.il.us, to let trick-or-treaters know whether or not your home is participating.

Northbrook trick-or-treat hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The village is providing free signs if you'd like to let trick-or-treaters know your house has the goods; pick them up at village hall or download them at northbrook.il.us.

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.

Halloween Party on Ice: 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road, Winnetka. Dress up in your favorite costume and take a few laps skating to chilling Halloween music. No costume masks which cover the entire face. Regular public skating fees apply. winpark.org.

Family Halloween Spooktacular: Sunday, Oct. 31, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Stop by the Youth Department to show off your costumes. Festive activities and treat bags. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Nov. 1

Page Turners Book Discussion: 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Indulge your passion for literature with the Monday Afternoon Page Turners. November's discussion title will be "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane. Books are available at the library one month prior to meetings. Limited digital copies are available through OverDrive/Digital Library of Illinois. Drop in. glenviewpl.org.

Crafternoon!: 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 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.

Dia de los Muertos: 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children in grades three-five can make their own Ofrenda (altar) to celebrate a loved one on Dia de los Muertos. Registration required: glenviewpl.org.

Making It!: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join like-minded creatives to share knowledge and advice about making. Discuss and share your latest projects, ideas, designs, and failures with your creative community! Registration required: glenviewpl.org.

Nov. 2

Art demo: The Glenview Art League's next demo will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Bonnie Siegel paints in her home studio from photos or paints Plein Air at various locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and California. Her subjects include horses, dogs, cats, people and landscapes. Her style is an impressionistic painterly style that captures the realism and warmth of the subject. She currently is a board member of North Shore Art League in Winnetka and an active member of Geneva Lake Arts Foundation in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Academy of Equine Artists, American Impressionistic Society, California Art Club and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. She currently serves as a commissioner of the Northbrook Arts Commission. Bonnie's oil paintings are in private and public collections across the country. She currently exhibits her paintings at Gallery 223, 223 Broad St., Lake Geneva, and at the Winnetka Community House. She and her husband share their Northbrook home with two active English Springer Spaniels, Jasmine and Abby, and she has a horse named King of Hearts who is boarded in Antioch. For information about Bonnie and her work, visit bonniesiegel.com.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 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: (847) 835-5056. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 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. 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. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Drop-in Adult Coloring: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring at this drop-in adult coloring program. Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 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 bit.ly/sorytime-autumn.

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Interactive stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 18-36 months with parent/caregiver. 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. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Young Writers Club: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Learn how to craft your own unique stories. Each month members of the Young Writers Club get a story prompt to work on and share with the group. Submit your short story for the Young Writers Club book. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Knit and Crochet with Fiber Friends: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 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. Drop-in event for all skill levels. Bring your own project and yarn or participate in a group effort. You can also bring yarn to contribute to community projects. skokielibrary.info.

Read It, Make It: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children ages 3-6 with an adult, listen to a favorite children's book and then make a craft inspired by the story. Kit Pickup begins one week before program date. Email a photo of your finished creation to youthdesk@glenviewpl.org. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Senior Polka Association Meets: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Senior Polka Association meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Live music at 5 p.m., followed by cake, coffee, and bingo. Yearly membership $10. For information, call Richard at (847) 209-1385.

GlenViewings: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Screen "First Cow," 122 minutes, PG-13/2019. A loner and skilled cook travels to the west to join a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, but only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. The two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner's prized milking cow. Drop in. glenviewpl.org.

The Reluctant Princess -- Lady Diana Reflects on Her Life: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join the royal frenzy as award-winning storyteller Megan Wells brings to life the charismatic Princess of Wales. From deep research into the complex accounts of Diana's short life, Megan's impersonation is a trip to Buckingham Palace you will not soon forget. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Nov. 3

Laser Engrave Your Constellation Chart: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Learn how to find and read your constellation chart and then engrave your sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign onto a provided Studio item. This program is on-site, in the Studio. Please only register once per person. Items can only be supplied to those on the registration list. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Bright Beginnings: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 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 stories and sing songs. This is the perfect story time for infants and toddlers. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St. Winnetka. Interactive stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 18-36 months with parent/caregiver. 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. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Using Word on your iPhone or iPad -- Part 2: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. This class is designed for those who have some familiarity with Microsoft Word on an iPhone or iPad, or who have taken the previous week's class. Learn more advanced features to really make your document sparkle. This is an online course hosted on the ZOOM app. A link to the discussion will be sent out the day of the program. winnetkalibrary.org.

Caregiving Basics -A Guide to Looking After Your Loved One and Yourself: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. In this class/presentation you will learn: How to recognize that you are a family caregiver; what to expect on the caregiving journey; the challenges and rewards of caregiving; resources available to you through the North Shore Senior Center; strategies for managing stress and self-care; and tips to help you thrive (not just survive). (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

LinkedIn For Business: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Use LinkedIn to market your business and increase sales. Learn three tips to make your business profile top notch. Drive your business forward by optimizing your profile. Making a few simple changes can help your business show up higher in LinkedIn search results and increase engagement with potential customers. Presented by Dee Reinhardt, social media strategist of Time2Mrkt, Inc. glenviewpl.org.

The History of James Taylor & Carly Simon: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, Glencoe 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 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 Taylor's #1 hit "You've Got a Friend." Presented by Gary Wenstrup, adjunct professor at the College of DuPage. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

How to Combat Antisemitism: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster St., Skokie. "How to Combat antisemitism and the Rise of Hate Crimes" is a Zoom only program. The free program is sponsored by the synagogue's Sisterhood and the Adult Education Committee, in conjunction with the Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Region. (847) 675-4141.

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