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Dance, eat, and laugh at these two entertaining programs that celebrate Indian culture:
Date: Saturday, November 9
Traditional Indian Dancing
The internationally-renowned Natya Dance Company will entertain us with a performance and then teach us some dance moves
Time and Location: 1:30–2:30 p.m./ Marketplace
Laughter Yoga
Learn about the laughing clubs of India and participate in simple laughter exercises with gentle yoga breathing. Traditional Indian sweets will be served.
Time and Location: 3–4 p.m./ Hendrickson Room

Adults, dance, Eat, Laugh

Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library is pleased to now offer A.H. cardholders access to Pronunciator, a new tool for learning languages. With 80 foreign languages to choose from, Pronunciator offers users a full range of services, including interactive language lessons, virtual conversations, quizzes, downloadable MP3s and an available app. It also offers a large ESL curriculum in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.  Learn more



Learn tips on how to strategically use Pinterest to drive traffic to your website through branding and social media marketing.
Date and Time: Monday, April  14, 7-8 p.m. or Tuesday, April 15, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Business Center

There are still some openings for tech classes in April. Learn the skills you need for business, school and home. 
  • Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or online. Class descriptions are on our online calendar.
  • All sessions are in the Training Center unless otherwise noted.
  • Classes in the Training Center are limited to A.H. cardholders. Classes in other locations are open to all.

Come and meet Andrea Beaty, prolific author of picture books and novels for children. Her talks about writing, creativity and storytelling are always full of humor and wit. Her latest book, Rosie Revere, Engineer, tells the story of a young girl who takes other people's trash and makes grand inventions, and it is a perfect story for encouraging STEM exploration. Book signing after the presentation. For preschool–grade 5.
To purchase copies of Andrea Beaty’s books, please contact Anderson’s Bookshop to place your order. Books will then be available for pick up the night of the event. You can call 630-355-2665 or place an order online. Orders will be accepted until 9: p.m. on Monday, April 7. Books will not be available for purchase the night of the event.
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 8, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Location: Marketplace

Kids' World

Conducted by Akira Mori, featuring soloists Dr. Sarah Plum on violin and Dr. Ashley Sidon on cello, this ensemble is comprised of the best string players of the Drake Symphony Orchestra.  They will perform selections from their classical string orchestra repertoire, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and Time: Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Linda Robertson of Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music delights children and adults alike with interactive songs. Experience the joy and excitement of children's music from all over the world!
Date and Time: Saturday, April 5, 4-4:45 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Enjoy your spring break by coming to the library. We'll pass the popcorn and then settle in for a fun time as we watch Dolphin Tale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For ages 7 and up.
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Kids' World

Enjoy an evening of adventure on the library's large screens as we feature the Oscar-nominated movie, Captain Phillips. It follows the true story of Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Rated PG 13; 134 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and Time: Friday, March 28, 7-9 p.m. 
Location: Hendrickson Room 


Chicago mystery author Michael Harvey joins us for an evening of conversation as he talks about The Chicago Way, the first book in the Michael Kelley P.I. series. Harvey is a former investigative reporter for CBS and also the co-creator of the A&E series, Cold Case Files. There will be a Q and A with the audience, followed by a book sale and signing.
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 25, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

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