These programs are specifically designed with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) principles in mind to help you discover your Maker Spirit. And, be sure to take a look at our STEAM collection so you can be a maker at home too!
Tiny Teslas & Curious Curies needed for hands-on STEAM exploration.
Adult Open Sewing Studio
Thursdays, September 14, October 12 & November 9, 2-4 PM
Community Room East
Use the Library’s Bernina sewing machines and Juki sergers to work on your own project or choose one of our simple projects to get started. Staff will be available to provide basic instruction on projects and sewing equipment. Questions and assistance will be limited to beginning sewing topics. Visit or call the Reader Services Desk at 847-729-7500 x7600 for questions and to register for a one or two hour session. No online registration. NOTE FOR ALL SEWING CLASSES: A one-time liability waiver must be signed and on file before participating in all sewing classes. Waivers are available at the Reader, Reference, Youth or Circulation Services Desks.
In observance of Astronomy Week, come meet the Library’s new Orion Starblast 4.5 Astro Reflector telescope out on The Terrace for an evening of sky watching with Adler Planetarium Master Educator Michelle Nichols. Please wear weather-appropriate clothes. Suggested for ages 6 and up. Meet us in the Community Room rain or shine.
During this four-part series, learn basic machine and sewing construction techniques and use your new skills to make a charming apron. Sewing machines, sergers, patterns, and sewing notions will be provided. Participants will need to supply fabric and thread. Supply list provided at the first class. Attendance required for all four classes; registering for the first session reserves your seat for all four sessions. NOTE FOR ALL SEWING CLASSES: A one-time liability waiver must be signed and on file before participating in all sewing classes. Waivers are available at the Reader, Reference, Youth or Circulation Services Desks.
Interactive Movie: The Wizard of Oz (102min/G/1939)
Sing along and click your heels together at this interactive presentation of a family favorite. All ages welcome to join us on the Yellow Brick Road.
Game On! Board Gaming for Adults
Monday, October 16, 6:30-8:30 PM
Community Room East
Ready to get your game on? Video may have killed the radio star, but it didn’t kill the board game star! Play our assortment of games ranging from classics like Monopoly and Sorry to strategy games like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride. Library staff (and fellow gamers) will be on hand to help show you the ropes. Just drop in.
Interior Designer Stephanie Sarris, Allied ASID, shares practical, down-to-earth tips on turning an entire room or empty corner into a nurturing environment for pursuing creative hobbies like writing, sewing, knitting, photography, drawing, painting, and music.
Novices and master knitters alike can learn arm knitting with ease. No needles, no hooks. All you need is yarn and your two arms to create a beautiful, stylish infinity scarf. A perfect gift idea or keep for yourself. Please bring two 64-yard, 10.5 oz. skeins of #7 jumbo weight mega bulky yarn, one or two colors.
Bring your sewing buddy or come and make a new one! We’ll introduce you to our Bernina sewing machines and spend the evening threading them, winding bobbins, and sewing seams. Use your new sewing skills to create a cute lined gift bag. Participants will need to bring two coordinating fat quarters of fabric and we’ll provide the rest. NOTE FOR ALL SEWING CLASSES: A one-time liability waiver must be signed and on file before participating in all sewing classes. Teens must have waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Waivers are available at the Reader, Reference, Youth or Circulation Services Desks.
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