Mark your calendar: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

  • Daily Herald file photoLearn the basics of DNA testing and how it can help grow your family tree with the AncestryDNA program virtually through the Glenview Public Library Thursday, Jan. 27.

    Daily Herald file photoLearn the basics of DNA testing and how it can help grow your family tree with the AncestryDNA program virtually through the Glenview Public Library Thursday, Jan. 27.

  • Watch Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre in "Beat the Devil" presented virtually the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library's Winter Film Series Friday, Jan. 28.

    Watch Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre in "Beat the Devil" presented virtually the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library's Winter Film Series Friday, Jan. 28.

  • Explore challenging quests in a virtual Dungeons and Dragons game Friday, Jan. 28, through Glenview Public Library.

    Explore challenging quests in a virtual Dungeons and Dragons game Friday, Jan. 28, through Glenview Public Library.

  • The Senior Polka Association meets Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Niles.

    The Senior Polka Association meets Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Niles.

 
 
Updated 1/27/2022 8:52 AM

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Save the new date: The GBN Booster Club 2022 Booster Bash fundraiser has been moved to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. The event will include a silent auction, raffles, food, drinks and a chance to mix with fellow Spartans, including GBN coaches. All proceeds benefit GBN athletics.

Ongoing

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.

"Home -- Artists from Skokie": 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, through Jan. 30, at Devonshire Cultural Arts Center, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie. Anatomically Correct Arts celebrates its 30th year of arts programming with an exhibit of paintings, sculpture and mixed media artworks by artists from Skokie. Exhibiting Skokie artists include Susan Baim, Bluma Herman, Pauline Kochanski, Boruch Lev, Misha Livshultz, Jacqueline Moses, Leonid Osseny, Sonya Osseny, Naomi Pollak, Pamela Sloan, Sharon Swidler and Vassi Vasevski. Admission is free. This exhibition is in collaboration with the Skokie Park District and supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency. anatomicallycorrect.org or (847) 410-5873.

"Fireflies": Through Feb. 20, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The Civil Rights Movement has ignited the South, and the charismatic Rev. Charles Grace needs a new speech to galvanize the people. But it is Olivia, his pregnant wife, who writes those fiery speeches, and her tolerance for playing the supporting role to her husband is wearing thin. As the growing weight of secrets threatens her marriage, and a nation's hatred threatens her child's future, Olivia must rediscover the place that love has in her world. northlight.org/events/fireflies/ or (847) 673-6300.

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Jan. 27

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival: "The Good Traitor," streaming Jan. 27-30. Denmark's ambassador to the U.S., Henrik Kauffman, is a daredevil and a man of the world -- and he puts everything on the line to defeat Hitler and give back freedom to the Danish people. Live, virtual Q&A with filmmaker Christina Rosendahl at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, included with $15 ticket. jccfilmfest.org

Babytime: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, through the Wilmette Public Library. A bonding experience for caregivers and babies, with songs, cuddles, and bounces. Have a scarf and shaker toy ready. wilmettelibrary.info.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, and stories for ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available Jan. 27, at the Youth Services desk on a first-come, first-served basis. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Storytime: Virtually at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, through the Morton Grove Public Library. A special storytime event for participants of the library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Read stories, share favorite books and more. Learn more about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and sign up at mgpl.org/1000books. Birth to 5 with a parent/caregiver. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Meditation From Sinai: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie, 4059 Dempster St., Skokie. Encounter the deep meaning of life from an authentic Jewish perspective through a mix of learning and exercising. Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner to gain relatable and usable tools for living an even more purposeful life. (847) 677-1770.

Avoiding Hospital Readmissions: Virtually at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, through North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Rosemary Gerstner, marketing and sales director of Senior Helpers of Greater Chicago, will discuss the effect of micro-social determinants of health on aging in place and how to reduce your risk for hospital readmissions. Free and open to the public. To register, visit nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule. NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250.

How to Organize Your Printed Photos: Virtually at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, through Wilmette Public Library. Are you overwhelmed by boxes of loose photos and albums? Learn how to curate your printed photos for easy access and enjoyment and to preserve them for current and future generations. (847) 256-5025 or wilmette.libnet.info.

Teen After-School Space: 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join weekdays after school in the Winnetka Community Room in a space just for students in grades 7 and up. winnetkalibrary.org.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for bigger kids. (847) 256-5025 or wilmette.libnet.info.

Lincolnomics: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Author John F. Wasik discusses his latest book, "Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy." Wasik will be in conversation with bookseller Jon Grand. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

AncestryDNA: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, through Glenview Public Library. Learn the basics of DNA testing with Ancestry.com and discover how to use your results to grow your family tree. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Resist -- Activism for Everyone: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, through Wilmette Public Library. Learn about activism and organizing and gain skills to take on changemaking work yourself with activist and author Kaelyn Rich. (847) 256-5025 or wilmette.libnet.info

Jan. 28

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, through Morton Grove Public Library. Practice seated and standing poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter. All experience levels welcome. All equipment provided. Wear comfortable clothes. Free. mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Sensory Shenanigans: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for an hour of interactive free play. Activities in this program will foster fine and gross motor skills through play. This program is sure to be a little messy (and fun!) so wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Ages 0-4 with a caregiver. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Babies 0-14 months with adult. 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.

Mystery Group: Virtually at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, through Glencoe Public Library. Ann Perks will lead a discussion of "The Chain" by Adrian McKinty. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Andertoons: Critter Collectors: Virtually at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, through Wilmette Public Library. Create and draw collectible cartoon critters based on your suggestions. Then decide who would win in a cartoon critter clash. (847) 256-5025 or wilmette.libnet.info

Dungeons and Dragons (Grades 5-8): Virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, through Glenview Public Library. Explore dark dungeons, battle mighty dragons, and save the innocent. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Registration required: glenviewpl.evanced.info

Winter Film Series -- "Beat the Devil": Virtually Friday, Jan. 28, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Register to receive a recorded 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 & Peter Lorre star in this spoof of espionage thrillers written by Truman Capote. winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Jan. 29

Poster Screen Printing: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com

Learn & Play Bridge: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Learn to play or improve your duplicate bridge game with expert player Ivan Figueredo. He will provide a lesson and supervise games. Bring your own bidding box or use the library's. winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Family Cooking Class -- Veggie Chili: Virtually at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, through Glenview Public Library. With interactive instruction from the Kids' Table, young chefs chop, mix and roll their way to a different delicious dish in each class -- with enough to share. Ingredients not provided; a grocery list will be emailed upon registration. One registration per family/group. glenviewpl.org.

Jan. 30

Classical and Romantic masterpieces: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Robert Chen, who also is the artistic creative partner of the Northbrook Symphony, performs Classical and Romantic masterpieces for violin and piano with Music Institute piano faculty Matthew Hagle both in person and via livestream, including Bach, Debussy, Prokofiev and more. In-person tickets cost $50 for VIP seating and $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Livestream access costs $25 and is available at nicholsconcerthall.org. Programming is subject to change; for updates and COVID-19 mitigation rules, visit nicholsconcerthall.org.

Meditation From Sinai: Virtually at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, through Chabad of Northbrook. Judaism places great emphasis on action. As a result, many Jews are unaware of another important facet of the Jewish tradition -- deeply meaningful teachings about mindful awareness, spirituality and meditative practices. This course advances the uniquely Jewish approaches to these fascinating topics. Six-week course. Sign up at ChabadNorthbrook.com or (540) 429-0730.

Annual Meeting Lecture -- 'Wilmette at 150': Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, through Wilmette Historical Museum. Free. All are welcome to the Wilmette Historical Society's annual meeting and lecture. In celebration of Wilmette's Sesquicentennial, this year's lecture speaker will be John Jacoby, a longtime Wilmette resident and former village president (1989-1997). Jacoby will discuss his new book "Wilmette at 150," a collection of essays that detail important events in Wilmette's history. Jacoby's lecture will be just after the brief annual meeting of the Wilmette Historical Society. wilmettehistory.org.

American Compositions for Saxophone and Piano: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Saxophonist Andrew Carpenter and pianist Sharon Peterson perform music by American composers. (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.

Lainie Kazan -- Up Close and Personal: Virtually at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, through Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation. Free. Spend an hour on Zoom with the fabulous Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer, courtesy of the Men's Club of Ezra-Habonim. Kazan will talk about her career on Broadway, what she did in the movies and on television, as well as her time headlining in nightclubs. Free; donations are welcome. Reservations required: Call the synagogue at (847) 675-4141 or email Bill Gerber at bill@ehnt.org.

Jan. 31

Move It Monday: Virtually, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31. This class focuses on strength and balance. Recommended exercise equipment includes a sturdy chair, weights (soup cans or water bottles work), resistance bands (a hand towel or necktie works), and a water bottle to stay hydrated. Register: jccchicago.org/communitytuesday.

Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, and stories for ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available Jan. 31, on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Babies 0-14 months with adult. 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.

Teen After-School Space: 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 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.

Celebrate Hot Chocolate Day: 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Celebrate hot chocolate day by laser engraving a Mason jar. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Winter Beach Party: 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Shake the winter blues away with dancing, games and summer-themed fun. Ages 0-8 with parent/caregiver. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Your Space: 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 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 wilmette.libnet.info.

All American Speakers Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles. The friendly storytellers of District 30 Toastmasters provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment plus a theme at every meetup to uplift your spirit. Guests welcome. Meetings are hybrid. To attend, email vpm-5577@toastmastersclubs.org; call (312) 884-9673 or visit allamericanspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org.

Cut the Cord -- Alternatives to Premium Cable Services: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Are you paying hundreds of dollars a month for a thousand channels that you never watch? This class will review the many alternative ways to get broadcast and premium TV, movies, etc. without having to pay a fortune. A link to the discussion will be sent out the day of the program. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Feb. 1

Northbrook Garden Club: Virtually, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. John and Merilee Novison, our "Globe-trotting Gardeners," love to photograph and video some of the beautiful gardens they visit during their travels. They have created a wonderful presentation that allows us to feel as if we are touring some of the major gardens right along with them. To access the presentation, email nbkgardenclub@gmail.com.

Nia For Parkinson's Moving to Heal: Virtually, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. Join JCC Chicago's free specialized fitness program specifically adapted for people living with Parkinson's. The class combines concepts from dance and martial arts that allows for easy-to-follow movements for building flexibility, balance and strength. Register: Email hwenk@jccchicago.org.

JCC Community Tuesdays: Virtually, noon Tuesday, Feb. 1. Celebrate all things chocolate with a talk by chocolate expert Valerie Beck, who will share facts about the history and health benefits of chocolate, tips on how to recognize and enjoy sustainable chocolate, and how chocolate came to be linked with romance. A free fascinating event awaits! Register: jccchicago.org/communitytuesday.

Citizens Police Academy: Want a behind-the-scenes look at a police department? Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 1, for the Glenview Citizens Police Academy. A group of up to 30 will participate in 10 information sessions touching on patrol functions, dispatch operations, traffic issues, investigations, crime lab operations, community relations and police training. The free program runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 3 through May 5, at Village Hall, 2500 E. Lake Ave. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 or older and live or own a business in Glenview. For an application, visit glenview.il.us. For questions or more information, email Sgt. Joel Detloff: jdetloff@glenview.il.us.

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 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. Tickets will be available Feb. 1, on a first-come, first-served basis at the Youth Services Desk. winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for singing, dancing, and stories for your toddlers ages 18 months-3-years-old with parent/caregiver. Tickets for storytime will be available Feb. 1, on a first-come, first-served basis. winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Glenview Public Library. Join for a weekly live storytime with Youth Services librarians. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. glenviewpl.org.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. Register for Zoom invitation. You need only register once per session. (847) 256-5025 or wilmette.libnet.info.

Teen After-School Space: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 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.libcal.com.

State Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop by the lobby on the first Tuesday of each month to ask questions and get help from constituent advocates from the offices of state Sen. Laura Fine (8th District) and state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (17th District). Advocates can help with: Medicaid, SNAP benefits, senior services, rental assistance, unemployment benefits, and Secretary of State services. glenviewpl.evanced.info.

Read It, Make It: Virtually at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. For ages 3-6 with an adult. Listen to a favorite children's book and then make a craft inspired by the story. Kit pickup begins one week before program date. Email a photo of your finished creation to youthdesk@glenviewpl.org. glenviewpl.evanced.info.

Art Explorers Jr.: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Let your creative side shine with painting and crafting. Ages 5-8 years. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Senior Polka Association Meeting: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Senior Polka Association meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Live music at 5 p.m., followed by cake, coffee and bingo. Yearly membership $10. Call Richard at (847) 209-1385.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Monthly Program: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. The Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore offers an advanced French class led by Mme Domitille Nicolescou. Class is 10 lessons and runs through March 15. $150-$165. For information, afnorthshore.org/courses.htm; convavancee@AFnorthshore.org; or (847) 858-1274. Visit afnorthshore.org.

Game On -- Board Gaming for Adults: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Whether you're a veteran or new to the hobby, there is a game for you. Play one of the library's games or bring your own to teach others. Ages 18 and older. Just drop in. glenviewpl.evanced.info.

Pajama Storytime: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Wilmette Public Library. Get cozy in your PJs and bring your favorite lovie to enjoy stories, songs and rhymes before bedtime. (847) 256-5025 or wilmette.libnet.info.

Compassionate Childcare -- Promoting Self-Regulation: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join presenters from Compassionate Childcare for a presentation on helping your child (and yourself) calm down. This workshop is appropriate for parents, caregivers and educators who work with young children. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Feb. 2

Understanding Medicaid and How to Protect Assets Legally: Virtually at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, through North Suburban YMCA. Elder Law Attorney Matt Margolis will discuss the ins and outs of Medicaid (for nursing homes and supportive living facilities), and why it's never too late to protect your assets. Free and open to the public. Visit nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule to register. Info: Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org; (847) 272-7250. nsymca.org.

Bright Beginnings: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 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 Feb. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis. winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 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 Feb. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis. winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family. Register for Zoom invitation. (847) 256-5025 or wilmette.libnet.info.

YMCA Preschool Art: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children ages 3-6 with an adults can join the YMCA Art Academy for a monthly opportunity to create art. Registration required. glenviewpl.evanced.info.

iPhone/iPad Series -- Using the Files App on your iPhone and iPad: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Collect all your words, images, videos, links, lists, locations and more in one place and sync them across all your Apple devices. This is an online course hosted on Zoom. A link to the discussion will be sent out the day of the program. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Teen After-School Space: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join us weekdays after school in the Winnetka Community Room for a space just for students in grades 7 and up. winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Craft Hour For Adults and Teens: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop in at the Innovation Center for craft hour to explore creative techniques in each session. glenviewpl.org.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Monthly Program: Virtually at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore's Brush Up Your French continues offers an intermediate French class led by Mme. Ann Koller on Wednesdays, through March 9. $150-$165. afnorthshore.org/courses.htm; education@AFnorthshore.org, (847) 858-1274 or afnorthshore.org.

African American Heroes and Sheroes: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. As a backdrop to her own family's dreams and goals, Linda Gorham reveals the stories of African American men and women who broke color barriers and had noteworthy accomplishments -- often despite difficult circumstances. Gorham incorporates story, music, photographs, personal narrative, quotes, and interesting facts to commemorate their achievements. For ages 9 and older. winnetkalibrary.libcal.com.

Pre-Civil War Quilts: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. This historical presentation is based on Connie Martin's mother's book: "Lizzie's Story: A Slave Family's Journey to Freedom" by Dr. Clarice Boswell. (847) 256-5025 or wilmette.libnet.info.

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