Mark your calendar: Jan. 13-19

  • Join the Classic Film Discussions program Thursday, Jan. 13, to explore "Chinatown" at 1 p.m. at the Glencoe Public Library.

    Join the Classic Film Discussions program Thursday, Jan. 13, to explore "Chinatown" at 1 p.m. at the Glencoe Public Library.

  • Learn to create at the Intro to Sewing program Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Glenview Public Library.

    Learn to create at the Intro to Sewing program Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Glenview Public Library.

  • Join author Eric Wolfson as he discusses the 150th volume in the critically acclaimed 33⅓ series and the first written about Elvis Presley. "From Elvis in Memphis" will be presented virtually through the Glenview Public Library.

    Join author Eric Wolfson as he discusses the 150th volume in the critically acclaimed 33⅓ series and the first written about Elvis Presley. "From Elvis in Memphis" will be presented virtually through the Glenview Public Library.

  • Learn to bake scones at home with Bill the Baker, presented virtually Thursday, Jan. 13, through the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

    Learn to bake scones at home with Bill the Baker, presented virtually Thursday, Jan. 13, through the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

  • Sip hot chocolate, play games and dance to a DJ at the family-friendly Winter Leisureland Saturday, Jan. 15, at Leisure Center in Northbrook.

    Sip hot chocolate, play games and dance to a DJ at the family-friendly Winter Leisureland Saturday, Jan. 15, at Leisure Center in Northbrook.

 
 
Updated 1/13/2022 6:04 AM

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Ongoing

 

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; call (847) 853-7666; or visit wilmettehistory.org

Actor's Training Center's 15th Anniversary: Actor's Training Center, 1159 Wilmette Ave., Suite 8, Wilmette. Actor's Training Center of Wilmette, continues its 15th Anniversary this fall and winter with its College Audition Clinic; Fall Musical Theatre Intensive: Little Women; and Arts in Action: Ensemble events and performances. actorstrainingcenter.org.

Coming soon

Jan. 20

Finding The Fit -- The College Admission Landscape: Virtually 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Glenbrook North and South juniors and their parents are invited to a webinar that takes a deep dig into college admissions. It will prune away at stress-inducing statements such as "no one is getting in," "college has gotten too competitive," and "I have to have 8-10 APs to get in"; go over statistics involving applications and discuss what goes into admission decisions (including -- no spoilers here -- what Thanksgiving gravy has to do with it?) A registration link will be emailed.

Starting Jan. 30, Feb.

Meditation course: Starting 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, virtually via Zoom; 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, 2096 Landwehr Road. Rabbi Meir Moscowitz of Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook will lead a six-session course on Jewish meditation and its benefits. Created by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, "Meditation from Sinai" will explore the nature of Jewish meditation, the role it plays in Jewish tradition, and the ideas it is based upon. The course will teach tools to respond effectively to negative emotions, find purpose and spirituality in everyday moments, and more. The course, which is open to everyone, is designed for people of all levels of knowledge of Jewish learning, including those with none. Register: (847) 564-8770 or visit myJLI.com/learn/Northbrook.

March 12

Save the date for Booster Bash: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. The Glenbrook North Booster Club is excited to announce the 2022 Booster Bash fundraiser is scheduled for March, and you are invited to join what is sure to be a delightful evening of mingling with fellow Spartans, including GBN coaches, food and drinks, silent auctions, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit Spartan athletes. Visit gbnbooster.org.

Jan. 13

Babytime: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Wilmette Public Library. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies, with songs, cuddles and bounces. Have a scarf and shaker toy ready. wilmettelibrary.info.

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Tales for Tots: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Ages 0-5 with adult. Classic storytime for all ages. Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills. Registration required; (847) 835-5056 or glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, and stories for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available Jan. 13, at the Youth Services desk on a first-come, first-serve basis. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Seven Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Big Plans for Retirement: Virtually at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. With people living longer, retirement is now a major phase of life that can stretch for decades. Avoiding common mistakes is critical if you want to enjoy happy, healthy golden years without worrying about running out of money. Join Wei Zhang, Certified Financial Educator® with a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, for an in-depth discussion on important steps to build your financial well-being. Free and open to the public. To register, visit nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org.

Photo Scanning and Retouching: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Use The Studio's high-resolution scanner to digitize your old printed photographs. Then, use Photoshop to quickly make color corrections, touch up and restore the photos for printing and archiving. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Korean Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Free. Join for a bilingual storytime featuring songs, stories, and rhymes for the whole family. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

'Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown': Classic Film Discussions -- The 70s explores "Chinatown" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, and "The Conversation" at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. The 1970s were a time of questioning all our institutions and a time of seeking our identity -- as a country and as individuals. Nowhere was the decade's spirit more evident than in the cinema. Hollywood responded to the turbulent times with antiheroes and strong women; conspiracy thrillers and vigilante films; and indies and personal filmmaking. Francine J. Sanders, film scholar and writer, will lead a discussion of two iconic films from the American New Wave. You'll need to watch the film on your own prior to the discussion. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Downsizing for What's Next: 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Have you been thinking about downsizing but are not sure where to start? Enjoy an engaging and informational presentation from SPIFF's Vicki Burger to help kick start your downsizing process. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

WITS Workout -- Brain Exercise Class: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 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. Limit 20. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Excel Formulas & Functions: Virtually at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Glenview Public Library. Learn how to use formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel to compute and manipulate totals, percentages, averages and other calculations. Basic knowledge of Excel required. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Teen After-School Space: 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join weekdays after school in the Winnetka Community Room for a space just for students in grades 7 and up. winnetkalibrary.org.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for bigger kids. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Tinker Thursday (grades one-three): 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Explore your inner maker through hands-on STEAM activities. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Art Explorers: 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Let your creative side shine with painting and crafting! Ages 9-13. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Crafternoons: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 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 this in-person program. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Intro to Sewing: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join for beginner instruction on how to use a sewing machine. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Second and Third Grade Book Discussion: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Wilmette Public Library. Chat with your friends about this month's book, "The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers" by Pseudonymous Bosch, and make a craft together. wilmettelibrary.info.

33⅓ -- Elvis Presley's 'From Elvis in Memphis': Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Glenview Public Library. Join author Eric Wolfson as he discusses the 150th volume in the critically acclaimed 33⅓ series and the first written about Elvis Presley. "From Elvis in Memphis" tells the story of the greatest studio album made by one of the most influential figures in popular music, the sound of Elvis cementing his status as a rock 'n' roll legend. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

The College Application Process: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Wilmette Public Library. Applying to colleges can be daunting. Join recent college graduate representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to learn the ins and outs of the college application process. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Bake Along -- Cranberry Apricot Scones: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join us virtually and bake along at home with Bill the Baker. Learn how to make delicious cranberry apricot scones. In this presentation, Bill the Baker will demonstrate to you his basic recipe for scones. The recipe is considered basic because, once mastered, you'll be able to create endless options based on your favorite flavors. Bill will show you how to substitute and mix and match ingredients so that your dessert complements your tastes. winnetkalibrary.org.

Jan. 14

Celebrate Shabbat: 7:30 -- 8:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg, the 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. Visit bnaichai.org/living-jewishly/ or call Donna Behm at (773) 401-2416 for more information.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Babies 0-14 months with adult. Masks are required for all participants over the age of 2. Join for songs, bounces, stories and more with your baby. Grown-ups, get ready to move, rhyme and sing along as you learn fun ways to engage with your little one. Babies must be born on or after Dec. 1, 2020. Older siblings may attend alongside a younger sibling. Registration required. (847) 835-5056.

Your First Resolution is to Stop Dieting: Virtually at noon Friday, Jan. 14, North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach and YMCA Personal Trainer Anna Harris will help you understand that dieting isn't the key to sustainable weight control or good health. Learn sustainable solutions for weight loss. nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule. Contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

Historical Fact & Fiction -- U-boats: Virtually at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, Glencoe Public Library. Ann Perks will lead a discussion of "Shadow Divers: The True Adventures of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II" by Robert Kurson and "The Passenger" by F.R. Tallis. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Finals Week Study Space: 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. High school students, the library has reserved its meeting room spaces at both Winnetka and Northfield for students to study. winnetkalibrary.org.

Finals Frenzy After Hours: 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. The library has reserved the entire Northfield Library for student-only after hours. Snacks, space, and a strictly student environment for your study is provided. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Book Club To-Go: Pick up kit from Jan. 14-28, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Join Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey and Dawn in Stoneybrook and become a member of the Babysitters Club. This book club kit based on the popular Babysitters Club graphic novels series is filled with awesome items and activities that will keep you reading, creating, and laughing. Kits must be reserved in advance for pickup at the library between Jan. 14-28. Quantities are limited. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Winter Film Series -- 'Beat the Devil': Virtually Friday, Jan. 14, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Register to receive a prerecorded introduction and criticism by our resident film expert Scott Siegel, along with a link to watch the film at home through the library's Hoopla or Kanopy streaming services. Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre star in this spoof of espionage thrillers, written by Truman Capote. winnetkalibrary.org.

Jan. 15

Preschool Fair: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Come to the Preschool Fair and receive information from local preschool representatives. All attendees have the chance to win a "Starting School" prize pack. Drop in. glenviewpl.org.

Mandarin-English Bilingual Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, Wilmette Public Library. Join for stories, songs, and fun in Mandarin and English. Presented by local educator Ling Liu. wilmettelibrary.info.

Chili Cook Off: Noon Saturday, Jan. 15, at The Harp & Fiddle, 110 Main St., Park Ridge. The Harp & Fiddle is hosting its second annual chili cook off, where chefs from all over come to throw down their best chili recipes. Taste different chilies and spirits then put in your votes. The winner will go home with trophy and cash prize. $25. facebook.com/parkridgebar or (847) 720-4466.

North Suburban School of Dance Open House: Noon Saturday, Jan. 15, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Come learn about the North Suburban School of Dance Program and meet the instructors and students. Noon-12:30 p.m. will be a preschool class for ages 3-5; 12:45-1:15 p.m. will be for ages 6-9; 1:30-2 p.m. will be an open placement time for any age to discuss with the instructors; 2-2:30 p.m. preschool ages 3-5. In between there will be short excerpts from their competitive company so that families can see where it all leads. No experience necessary -- it's just a mixed genre class and a chance to hear more about the program. Contact Shannon Parry at sparry@nsymca.org. (847) 272-7250 or nsymca.org.

Krafty Big Kids -- Agamographs: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Grades three-six. Learn how to create an agamograph -- two-sided artwork inspired by the work of Yaacov Agam. Registration required. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Winter Leisureland: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. The Leisure Center will be transformed into a winter-themed fun land. Live entertainment includes a magic show in the theater and a family-friendly DJ hosting a dance party in the gym. Games, contests, arts and crafts and cookie decorating fill the rooms throughout the building. Families can also enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments. Registration required. All family members must be registered. Fee: $8 per person. nbparks.org.

Finals Frenzy After Hours: 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. The entire Northfield Library is reserved for student-only after hours studying. The library provides snacks, space, and a strictly student environment for your study. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Jan. 16

The Great British Baking Tour: Virtually at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident Claire Evans for a delightful culinary tour of the UK inspired by "The Great British Baking Show" television series, aired on PBS. Learn about making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, their origins, and the particular parts of the UK they hail from. She'll translate the trickiest parts of British recipes for Americans so you can try them in your own kitchen. Pick up useful travel tips as well, just in case you'd like to create your own tour. winnetkalibrary.org.

Babe-Alon 5: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. A charming and hilarious vocal trio comprised of Kasey Foster, Kiley B. Moore, Tara Smith with Pianu Reeves (Matt Gunsaulus) on keys. This show is equal parts aural pleasurable, punny, nostalgic, and awe-inspiring. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

KAIA String Quartet: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Enjoy a concert with KAIA String Quartet, an ensemble devoted to promoting the rich and colorful music of Latin America. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Finals Frenzy After Hours: 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. The entire Northfield Library is reserved for student-only after hours studying. The library provides snacks, space and a strictly student environment for your study. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Jan. 17

School Days Out Camp: 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. When school is out, the Y is in. Work without worry with Y camp -- fun field trips, swimming, creative activities, arts and crafts and more are in store for your kids while they are out of school. Cost is $63/day for Y members; $78/day for nonmembers. (847) 272-7250 or nsymca.org.

Tai Chi: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Morton Grove Public Library. Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstrates Shibashi body movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Ages 0-5 with adult. Read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. Registration required; (847) 835-5056 or glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, and stories for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available Jan. 17, on a first-come, first-served basis. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

MLK Day of Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. There will be activities for all age groups, and the library will sign off on service hours. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Storytime: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln, Morton Grove. A special storytime about kindness and making a difference in the world around us. Ages 3-6 with a parent/caregiver. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Babies 0-14 months with adult. Masks are required for all participants over the age of 2. Join for songs, bounces, stories and more with your baby. Grown-ups, get ready to move, rhyme and sing along as you learn fun ways to engage with your little one. Babies must be born on or after Dec. 1, 2020. Older siblings may attend alongside a younger sibling. Registration required; visit the library or call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Café Conversation Soir: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. Join online for "La France et l'évolution du dictionnaire,"("How the French Helped Dictionaries Come About") with Robert Henrey. For the meeting link, RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore or write to info@AFnorthshore.org. (847) 858-1274 or AFnorthshore.org.

Minecraft Mania: 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Free. Minecraft Mania allows participants of all experience levels to complete challenges within Minecraft. For children in grades two-five. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

The Great Boodini Juggling & Light Show: Virtually at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Morton Grove Public Library. The Great Boodini astounds with his dynamic mix of gravity-defying juggling and LED lights, creating a fun display of colors and patterns. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Your Space: 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 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 and more. Hang out and relax before the week gets away from you. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Intro to Inkscape: 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn the basics of Inkscape, a free open source vector design program that will allow you to create custom designs for the laser and vinyl cutter in the Innovation Center. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Lego Builders: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Morton Grove Public Library. Get out your Lego or other favorite building materials and take the challenge to create something during this Zoom meetup. You can also show-and-tell any awesome creations you have been building recently. Grades K-eight. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Jacob Lawrence -- The Series Paintings: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Glencoe Public Library. Between 1940 and 1941, artist Jacob Lawrence produced 60 paintings on the Great Migration. Split today between the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the paintings document an important period in American and African American history. Art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss Lawrence's migration series and other examples of his series work. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Legends and Folklore of Winter: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Morton Grove Public Library. Author Chad Lewis presents strange tales from our coldest season, including cannibalistic spirits, Krampus the anti-Santa Claus, werewolves, witches, people being buried alive, and other holiday traditions for the darkest days of the year. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Jan. 18

Financial Planning Appointments: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 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. glenviewpl.org or (847) 729-7500, ext. 7700.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 or 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 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 or glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 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. winnetkalibrary.org.

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for singing, dancing and stories for your toddler, ages 18 months-3 years, with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available Jan. 18, on a first-come, first-served basis. winnetkalibrary.org.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Glenview Public Library. Join for a weekly live storytime with Youth Services librarians. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Resources for Intelligent Aging Meeting: Noon Tuesday, Jan. 18, at First Congregational Church of Wilmette, 1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Network with other professionals whose target market is seniors and the adult children who care for them. wilmettekenilworth.com.

SCORE Counseling Appointments: Virtually at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Glenview Public Library. 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 northchicago.score.org/find-mentor-726.

Yoga Storytime: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children, ages 3-5 with adult, learn fun yoga poses with music and a story. Register for only one session per month. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Finals Week Study Space: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. High school students, the library has reserved its meeting room spaces at both Winnetka and Northfield for students to study. winnetkalibrary.org.

At Home Film Series: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Wilmette Public Library. Join for a virtual discussion of "35 Shots of Rum," the moving story of a father and daughter whose close-knit relationship is disrupted by a handsome young suitor. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

In the Belly of the Beast -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. On his way to the Mountaintop, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made several stops in Chicago, hoping to assert his particular form of civil disobedience in the North. Join historian Clarence Goodman in exploring the rise of race issues around the city and stories of how Dr. King took on Mayor Richard J. Daley to push for better living conditions. winnetkalibrary.org.

Cutting the Cord -- Streaming Services for TV: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 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. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Jan. 19

Bright Beginnings: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for songs and stories for your baby, ages 0-18 months with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available Jan. 19, on a first-come, first-served basis. winnetkalibrary.org.

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for singing, dancing and stories for your toddler, ages 18 months to 3 years, with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available Jan. 19, on a first-come, first-served basis. winnetkalibrary.org.

After the Holidays White Elephant Exchange: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Bring funny or unique holiday gifts for some lighthearted fun. Bring two new, unmarked items wrapped in newspaper to exchange -- value of $10 or more. Be prepared for some mischief when others get the chance to uncover or steal a gift. Senior Center members free; nonmembers $5. nbparks.org.

Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin: Virtually at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Glencoe Public Library. Discussion of "All the Money in the World." In 1973, kidnappers demand $17 million from billionaire J. Paul Getty in exchange for his grandson's release. Getty refuses to pay the perpetrators a single penny despite the desperate pleas from his former daughter-in-law, Gail, and adviser Fletcher Chase. With nowhere else to turn, Gail and Fletcher soon become unlikely allies in a race against time to save the teen's life. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

iPhone/iPad Series -- Exploring the Functionalities of Texting: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. iMessage, the seemingly simple texting app on your iPhone or iPad, supports a whole suite of useful functions. You can send money, add stickers, share your location, send walkie-talkie style voice messages, and more. Learn how to best take advantage of its many features. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Finals Week Study Space: 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. High school students, the library has reserved its meeting room spaces at both Winnetka and Northfield for students to study. winnetkalibrary.org.

Lego Mania Jr.: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Love to build with Legos? Join for Lego Mania and build cool contraptions with a fun theme every month. Ages 5-8. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Craft Hour -Adults and Teens: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop in the Innovation Center for craft hour to explore creative techniques in each session. glenviewpl.org.

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 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. glenviewpl.org.

What Does Test Optional Really Mean? -- A Guide for Students and Parents: 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Tom Jaworski, Quest College Consulting, talks about what it means to be test optional versus taking traditional standardized tests like the ACT and SAT to get into college. For students and parents. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Novels at Night: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Join for a lively discussion of "Smile: The Story of a Face" by Sarah Ruhl. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

All Things Spanish: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, 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. January's topic: Movie Night. Watch "La Noche de Enfrente" (2012) and discuss. Email cramirez@glenviewpl.org or visit glenviewpl.org.

Let's Play Chess: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children, through grade eight, can learn fundamentals and strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Free Introductory Square Dance Class: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Village House, 640 Ivy Court, Kenilworth. Free introductory square dance class. Contemporary square dancing may surprise you. It's an exhilarating way to get your steps in, exercise body and mind, make new friends, and have fun indoors during the cold weather. No partner is necessary. North Shore Squares is a diverse group dancing to all different styles of music. Come wearing comfortable shoes and be ready to spend most of the time on your feet. The regular class, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, will begin on Jan. 26 and runs through March 23. Register through the North Shore Squares at northshoresquares.com, or call (312) 625-0996.

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