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Some say the next doomsday is right around the corner: December 21, 2012. But why this date? Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will explain the science - and pseudo-science - behind the headlines, including the history of other recent “doomsdays,” an odd object some call "Nibiru," and the Mayan calendar.
Date and Time: December 20, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room-South

The Potts & Pans Steel Band will showcase the many facets of the steel pan (also commonly called the steel drum), playing musical genres ranging from classical to calypso and jazz to pop. Matt Potts is one of only a handful of qualified steel pan tuners in the USA. He will share not only the rich history of the instrument but also the complex process of building and tuning them.
Date and Time: December 22, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Sign up with a partner to compete in our weird version of Pictionary using the library's iPads. We will supply the iPads, the words you must draw (on the iPads, of course) and hope you and your partner can guess each other's chicken scratches...…or masterpieces. Gift cards to the winning team. For ages 12-18.
Date and Time: Thursday, December 20, 6-7 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

The restrooms on the first floor are now open. Thank you for your patience as we completed this phase of the project.

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Learn all about borrowing and reading library eBooks on Apple and Android devices at this Tech Skills class.
Date and Time: Monday, December 17, 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room.
Register  A.H. card required

Looking for the perfect beverage to keep winter's chill at bay? Join Lew and Jack from Lew's Brews as they discuss their business of importing, roasting, and distributing coffee from Central and South America. The origin, roast, and taste of four different coffees will be discussed and samples will be provided.
Date and Time: Sunday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Bring your preschooler to our next Tales for Tots storytime at Mariano’s Fresh Market.  Our storyteller will be reading a seasonal story and The Great Scott will amaze everyone with his magic tricks. This storytime is for children ages six and under.
Date and time: Friday, December 14, 10 a.m.
Location: Mariano's Fresh Market, 802 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
Register at Marianos' customer service desk or call 847-253-5439. Sign up today! Space is limited.



Read the book, watch the movie, talk about the author. Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury will lead a discussion about the author, incorporating clips from the movie Fahrenheit 451 into his presentation. The program will cover Ray Bradbury's Illinois connection, his literary achievements and other facts about his life. Enhance your experience with a book discussion of Fahrenheit 451 led by Ted Balcom on the following evening.
Ray Bradbury/Fahrenheit 451 with Sam Weller
Date and Time: Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion with Ted Balcom
Date and Time: Monday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room

Yelp and Google Places are tools to connect customers to your business. Join us to learn more about using and managing Yelp and Google Places.
Dates and Times: Monday, December 10, 7-8 p.m. or Tuesday, December 11, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

Whether you'd like to learn about the opera before you go to the performance or just love opera, plan to come to our Lyric Opera lectures. They are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and presented by members of the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps. Coming up next will be Sue McCandless discussing the fairy-tale opera, Hansel and Gretel.
Date and time: Monday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room North
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