Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Get Ready for Kindergarten

July 18, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Age Group: Kids
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Description:
Practice circle time, fine and gross motor coordination, following directions and social skills in preparation for entering Kindergarten in Fall 2019. Breakout activities focus on a different subject each week.  July 18: Reading. Grade...

Heartland Blood Drive

July 18, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Performances
Event Description:
Please help save lives during this critical time of need and make a difference by donating blood. Many parents and families count on your lifesaving blood donations year-round. Heartland Blood Center supplies blood directly to Northwest Community Hos...

Social Media for Business

July 18, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more to promote your business. Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People shows you how to choose the best site for you and the steps to get started. ...

Showtime on the Farm

July 22, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type on Public Calendar: Games & Activities, Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Enjoy active learning to discover the origins of how food comes from the farm to you, while playing Is the Price Right?, Pick a Pair, and Race to Fill My Plate. Enjoy a snack and finish off with Ag BINGO. Recommended for Grade 2 – 8. Sign up. ...

Book Buddies

July 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Age Group: Kids
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Strengthen your reading skills with the guidance of teen volunteers. Partners may vary throughout the program. Grades 1-4. Sign up. ...

Prismware Planter

July 22, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Paint a ceramic prism shape planter with Color Me Mine Studio. All supplies provided. Ages 14 and up. Valid district cardholders only. Sign up.   ...

ESL Conversation Club

July 23, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Social Gatherings
Event Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. Drop in.  ...

Get Ready for Kindergarten

July 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Age Group: Kids
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Description:
Practice circle time, fine and gross motor coordination, following directions and social skills in preparation for entering Kindergarten in Fall 2019. Breakout activities focus on a different subject each week.  July 25: Math. Grade K....

The Cloud

July 25, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Are you unsure of what “the cloud” is? This class will explain what cloud services are and give you tips on how you can use them for storage and organization. ...

Book Buddies

July 29, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Age Group: Kids
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Strengthen your reading skills with the guidance of teen volunteers. Partners may vary throughout the program. Grades 1-4. Sign up. ...

Zumba

July 29, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Rand Road Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
The routines in this program combine fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Not only is Zumba fun, but it is easy to do. Come and see for yourself! Ages 14 and up. Wear athletic shoes. Sign up. Las rutinas de este programa están comb...

DIY Tea Bags

July 30, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Age Group: Teens
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Make homemade tea bags, customize the tags however you like, and fill them with your own signature tea blends. Grades 7-12. Sign up.  ...

Power Employment Workshop

August 1, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event Description:
Bring your lunch to this workshop from Illinois workNet and discover how to set goals, use social media, get past applicant tracking systems, and interview effectively to land the job.  To sign up, visit www.worknetncc.com and click the link und...

Get Ready for Kindergarten

August 1, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Age Group: Kids
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Description:
Practice circle time, fine and gross motor coordination, following directions and social skills in preparation for entering Kindergarten in Fall 2019. Breakout activities focus on a different subject each week.  August 1: Science. Grad...

Immigration: Free Legal Advice Clinic

August 3, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event Description:
The Alliance for Immigrant Neighbors (AIN) offers free legal consultations on immigration matters. By appointment or walk-in. Limit to one 30-minute session per person/family. To register, visit this link: tinyurl.com/Pal-Library-Legal-Clinic ...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

August 6, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event Description:
Do you have a business question?  SCORE's experienced business mentors provide advice on every aspect of business planning, start-up, management, and growth.  To schedule a one hour appointment, visit www.score.org/find-mentor.  Meetin...

Bollywood Dance

August 6, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Description:
Back by popular demand! Dress comfortably and get your heart pumping in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program led by Deepthi Chiruvuri from Bolly DanceFit.  ...

Facebook Basics

August 7, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Technology Trends

August 8, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Curious about what's happening in the world of personal technology? Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People will cover news about the coolest tech coming around the corner and what the distant future might hold.  ...

PowerPoint Basic

August 8, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
PowerPoint Basic Learn the basics of PowerPoint including slide layout, design elements, and adding images.  Includes hands-on time during class for practice. ...

Getting Started with Bullet Journal

August 12, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Join a Bullet Journal enthusiast as she walks you through getting started with the Bullet Journal Method. Learn how to use this method to stay organized and get things done. Supplies provided. ...

ESL Conversation Club

August 13, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Social Gatherings
Event Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. Drop in.  ...

College Planning Workshop

August 13, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Teens
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Description:
Lora Georgieva presents college planning tips on how to help you succeed with overwhelming college application processes, selecting the best major, filing out FAFSA and CSS profile forms, and much more. Grades 9-12. and caregivers. Sign up.  ...

Chair Yoga

August 14, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Explore gentle postures, breath work, meditation, and deep relaxation with Karen Fotopoulos, a registered yoga teacher from Discover Yoga with Karen. Valid District cardholders only.  ...

Excel Basic

August 14, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...

Windows 10 Basics (Rescheduled)

August 14, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn everything to get started with Windows 10, including the new Start menu, Edge, Cortana, and basic customization. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. *This class is rescheduled from 6/6/2019.  ...

Internet Basics

August 15, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Are you already using the Internet but still have basic questions about how to surf the web and use your browser efficiently? Come to this class to get information and answers to basic internet questions.  ...