Mark your calendar: March 3-9

  • Sew and socialize with other sewing enthusiasts Friday, March 4, at Glenview Public Library.

    Sew and socialize with other sewing enthusiasts Friday, March 4, at Glenview Public Library.

  • Meet best-selling children's book author Sherri Duskey Rinker Saturday, March 5, at The Book Stall in Winnetka.

    Meet best-selling children's book author Sherri Duskey Rinker Saturday, March 5, at The Book Stall in Winnetka.

  • Spend a virtual evening with The New York Times best-selling author Madeline Miller to discuss her works virtually Thursday, March 3, through Glencoe Public Library, Glenview Public Library and Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

    Spend a virtual evening with The New York Times best-selling author Madeline Miller to discuss her works virtually Thursday, March 3, through Glencoe Public Library, Glenview Public Library and Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.

  • Join Part 2 of the Understanding Genetic Genealogy series "DNA #2 -- What Do I Do With It Now That I Have It?" presented virtually Thursday, March 3, through Wilmette Public Library.

    Join Part 2 of the Understanding Genetic Genealogy series "DNA #2 -- What Do I Do With It Now That I Have It?" presented virtually Thursday, March 3, through Wilmette Public Library. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Artist and author Faith Ringgold discusses The Story of Quilts and Paintings virtually Wednesday, March 9, through Glencoe Public Library with art historian Jeff Mishur. The presentation will cover a selection of pieces pertaining to important themes in the artist's work, including the challenges faced by women artists, the relationship between fine art and craft, and African American history.

    Artist and author Faith Ringgold discusses The Story of Quilts and Paintings virtually Wednesday, March 9, through Glencoe Public Library with art historian Jeff Mishur. The presentation will cover a selection of pieces pertaining to important themes in the artist's work, including the challenges faced by women artists, the relationship between fine art and craft, and African American history.

  • Join a virtual discussion of "The Disaster Artist," starring Dave and James Franco, through Wilmette Public Library's At Home Film Series Tuesday, March 8.

    Join a virtual discussion of "The Disaster Artist," starring Dave and James Franco, through Wilmette Public Library's At Home Film Series Tuesday, March 8. Courtesy of A24

  • The Conservation @ Home program Wednesday, March 9, at Glenview Public Library, will show ways to create an environmentally-friendly landscape and sustainable space with a focus on native plant selection.

    The Conservation @ Home program Wednesday, March 9, at Glenview Public Library, will show ways to create an environmentally-friendly landscape and sustainable space with a focus on native plant selection. Daily Herald File Photo

 
 
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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. For information, www.actorstrainingcenter.org.

"Doubt -- A Parable": 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through March 6, at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Renowned equity actor Judy Rossignuolo-Rice stars as a rigidly conservative nun who is tasked with investigating allegations of misconduct between a beloved and progressive parish priest and one of the students in his care. Tickets are $38 general admission; $34 for seniors and students and can be purchased online at SkokieTheatre.org or by calling (847) 677-7761.

"Courage": Runs through April 3 at Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie. Anatomically Correct Arts continues to celebrate its 30th year of arts programming with an exhibit of paintings, mixed media and sculpture in the upcoming exhibition, "Courage." The exhibit includes art by a Skokie Police officer, along with first responders, firefighters, health care workers and veterans. A free artists reception, featuring musical guest Wabi Sabi, will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. anatomicallycorrect.org.

American Legion George W Benjamin Post 791 Northbrook and the Legion Auxiliary: The groups will again be sponsoring six Northbrook resident high school students for the 2022 Boys State and Girls State programs. The programs are conducted at the Eastern Illinois University campus. Eligible students must have completed at least one semester of their Junior year of High School or be a Senior -- Boys State Only (Seniors are allowed to participate in Boys State due to the 2021 program cancellation). For Post sponsorship or for additional information, you can call the Legion Post 791 at 847-564-9558 or email at americanlegionpost791.org. Links to programs for more information: Illinois Boys State at illinoisboysstate.org and Illinois Girls State at alaigs.org

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Teen After-School Space: 3 p.m. Monday-Friday 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 seven and up. winnetkalibrary.org.

Through March 27

"The Orchid Show -- Untamed": 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 27, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Soak up the radiance of winter blooms at the Orchid Show: Untamed. We're capturing the irrepressible spirit of wild orchids -- bursting through walls, twining through a forgotten forest, spilling over a 1900s-era piano. chicagobotanic.org.

March 3

Babytime: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, through 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, March 3, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Singing, dancing, stories and bubbles for ages 5 and younger with parent/caregiver. Tickets will be available March 3, at the Youth Services desk on a first-come, first-served basis. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Korean Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join for a bilingual storytime featuring songs, stories and rhymes for the whole family. Registration is required. glenviewpl.org.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 or 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. For children ages 0-5 with an adult. Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills. Registration required. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Armchair Travels: 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Join pro traveler Cynthia Clampitt in learning about the spice trade and the place of southern India in world events. wilmettelibrary.info.

Big Kid Storytime: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs, and dramatic play for bigger kids. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Crafternoons: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. Children ages 5 and older create crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected. Registration required. This is an in-person indoor program. Masks are required for all participants. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Glenview's Got STEAM: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. For children in grades five-eight. Project theme: Harry Potter Chemistry. Presented by Glenview's Got STEAM of Glenbrook High South. No prior knowledge required. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Teens Making History: Virtually at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. For grades 7-12. Join Miss Rachel online each month to earn two volunteer hours learning about an event in history and discussing how it connects to what's happening now. (847) 663-1234 or nmdl.libnet.info.

Environmental & Energy Commission: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Send written comments to publiccomment@wilmette.com. Note: All emailed comments received two hours prior to the start of a meeting will be provided, unredacted, to the applicable board/commission in the meeting packet. Emails received at any time within two hours of the beginning of the meeting until its adjournment will be included in the draft minutes of the meeting. wilmette.com.

DNA #2 -- What Do I Do With It Now That I Have It?: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, through Wilmette Public Library. Part 2 of Understanding Genetic Genealogy series. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

An Evening with Madeline Miller: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, through Glencoe Public Library, Glenview Public Library and Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join for an evening with Madeline Miller -- a leader in Greek retellings, The New York Times bestselling author, and Orange Prize for Fiction winner -- to discuss her works, "The Song of Achilles" and "Circe." Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries. glencoepubliclibrary.org, glenviewpl.org or winnetkalibrary.org.

BookBites Discussion Group: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. March's discussion title will be "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett. Books are available at the library one month prior to meetings. Drop in. For information, www.nileslibrary.org.

Lecture by Jenny Doan: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, through Illinois Quilters. $10. Jenny Doan rose to prominence as the face of Missouri Star Quilt Company, the largest quilting supply vendor in the United States. Doan will entertain with fun information about her life and career, then take questions. (630) 222-1930 or illinoisquilters.com.

March 4

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually at 9 a.m. Friday, March 4, through Glenview Public Library. Consult virtually with a career expert for resume help, LinkedIn profile review and job search strategies for any stage of your career. Register at (847) 729-7500, ext. 7700. Appointments are offered via Zoom or by phone. glenviewpl.org.

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join instructor Isabel Raci for a session of gentle chair yoga and guided meditation. Tune in to stretch, breathe, gain flexibility, and strengthen the body in an accessible way with seated poses. Perfect for beginners, students will leave class feeling relaxed and grounded. winnetkalibrary.org.

Sew Social: 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview. Join monthly to sew and socialize with other sewing enthusiasts. This program is best for someone with some sewing experience. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, 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; call the children's department at (847) 835-5056. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

GLENergy -- The Other Bucket List; 25 Documents No One Should Be Without: 1 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Death is typically not a comfortable conversation for many to have. Save your loved ones added frustration during their heartache of your passing and give yourself peace of mind by getting the proper documents filled out correctly and having them organized. Presented by Kerry R. Peck, managing partner, Peck Richey, LLC. Presented in partnership with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

TAG: Tween Advisory Group: 4 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Children in grades five-eight, can join TAG to meet new friends, share ideas, and earn service hours for helping the library. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

First Fridays Bookstream: Virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, March 4, through Glencoe Public Library. Children in grades five and up, talk about YA books with Shira and Emily the first Friday of the month. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Teen Take & Make -- Edible Flower Pots: Pick up kit Friday, March 4, at Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Feel like a kid again and create flowers with marshmallows and sugar and arrange them in your dirt pudding flower pot, then eat and enjoy. Children in grades nine-12. Registration required. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Shabbat Service: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Celebrate Shabbat at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, IL 60015. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg, our Shabbat service is joyful and participatory, in Hebrew and English, with much singing. We also learn and discuss religious, cultural and contemporary subjects important to our community (and ban partisan politics). Bnai Chai is a Jewish friendship circle (not a congregation and not affiliated with any formal movement) that meets regularly for services and social gatherings. bnaichai.org/living-jewishly/ or phone Donna Behm at (773) 401-2416.

Glenview Community Church Cabaret Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. The Simple Gifts Concert Series, along with GCC's Faith in Action Team, welcomes Jeannie Tanner, Daryl Nitz and George Howe as they perform music made popular by Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Stephen Sondheim, Liberace, kd lang, and Freddy Mercury, in a festive, cabaret-style concert.

March 5

SAA Day: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Science & Arts Academy, 1825 Miner St., Des Plaines. Be an SAA student for the day and experience live interactive classes. Prospective students will participate in lessons specifically designed for their grade level by expert faculty. Parents are invited to watch and learn more about the school. RSVP at scienceandartsacademy.org/saa-day.html or (847) 827-7880.

Open House with Author Sherri Duskey Rinker: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 5, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Bestselling children's book author Sherri Duskey Rinker ("Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site") will be in residence at The Book Stall, signing and discussing her awesome new picture book "Roto and Roy: Helicopter Heroes." Note this is an open house, not a sit-down reading or program. Feel free to stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to say hello and get a book signed. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com

2022 Pancake Festival: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 5, at Village Church, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Preorder your take-home kits now for pickup Saturday to support groups in need in Northbrook and the surrounding communities. Kits include regular or blueberry pancake mix, heat-and-serve sausages, syrup packets and a coffee filter pack. Each pancake breakfast kit is $20 and serves a family of four. Visit northbrookpancakefestival.com to preorder pancake breakfast kits for pickup. Proceeds from pancake breakfast kit sales go to Northfield Township Food Pantry to fight food insecurity and to Erika's Lighthouse to raise awareness about adolescent depression. Additional donations can be made to these groups. There is also an option to support Northbrook Scouts BSA Troop 67. northbrookpancakefestival.com.

Celebrate Highwood's Roaring 2020s Jazzed Up Dining & Classical Cocktails: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Highwood's 28 Mile Distilling Company, 454 Sheridan Road, Highwood. This one-of-a-kind evening takes attendees back in time to a 1920s speak-easy where men and women dressed, dined and danced to the sounds of jazz. Celebrate Highwood's Roaring 2020s Jazzed Up Dining & Classical Cocktails event invites guests to don their best flapper dresses and Great Gatsby attire, enjoy the sounds of jazz in the cocktail lounge, dance to the hip sounds of hot club jazz with Bowmanville Swing and learn to Charleston with Step 2 This Dance Studio instructors in the Bourbon Lounge, while enjoying dinner and classical cocktails reminiscent of the 1920s. Tickets are available in advance for $75 at CelebrateHighwood.org or (847) 432-6000.

March 6

Glenbrook Festival of Music: 3 p.m. March 6, at Glenbrook South High School's Watson Auditorium. Each year, the combined choirs of Glenbrook North and South present the Glenbrook Festival of Music, showcasing the talents of more than 350 student musicians. Tickets are $8. Contact Ana Naranjo at Glenbrook North, (847) 509-2444, or Renee Travers at Glenbrook South (847) 486-4432.

CLSM Youth Theater Auditions: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 6 and 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Christopher Laughlin School of Music, 1955 Raymond Drive, Suite 113, Northbrook. Free. Northbrook's Christopher Laughlin School of Music will be hosting auditions for their inaugural production, "Into the Woods, JR." by Stephen Sondheim. Auditions are open to ages 9-14, and will take place March 6 and 8. The performances are scheduled for May 21-22. (919) 449-4803 or ensembleschools.com/laughlin.

Exhibit Opening -- "Milestones in Wilmette History, 1872-2022": 1 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. The Wilmette Historical Museum will open two new exhibits in celebration of Wilmette's 150th anniversary. In the main gallery, "Memories and Milestones, 1872-2022" will feature fun and iconic objects, stories, and documents from the museum's extensive collections. In the lower level, "Fashion Forward: Wilmette's Clothing History" will display 150 years of local fashion in six, 25-year leaps. The Actors Training Center (ATC) and the Wilmette Historical Museum are partnering to create a special performance based on Wilmette memoirs as part of the exhibit openings. Exhibits open at 1 p.m. and the special performance will begin at 2 p.m. The exhibit space will be open to visitors after the performance. Please wear a mask while inside the museum. For information, email museum@wilmette.com; (847) 853-7666 or wilmettehistory.org.

Taking White Supremacy to Court: Lessons from Charlottesville and Beyond: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. The Donald and Sue Pritzker Voices of Conscience Series presents, "Taking White Supremacy to Court -- Lessons from Charlottesville and Beyond." The landmark trial and verdict in Sines v. Kessler dealt a devastating blow against the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and hate groups who conspired to orchestrate violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. Hear from two members of the remarkable team behind the suit, Karen Dunn, colead counsel and partner at Paul Weiss, and Amy Spitalnick, executive director of Integrity First America, as they discuss this groundbreaking case and their continued fight to hold violent extremists accountable. The discussion will be moderated by Richard Salomon, vice president, Illinois Holocaust Museum board of directors. Register at https://ihm.ec/wsot. (847) 967-4835 or ihm.ec.

March 7

Northfield Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, 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 March 7, on a first-come, first-served basis. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Baby Time Bounce and Rhyme: 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 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 at (847) 835-5056. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Great Decisions Discussion Series: 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Broaden your perspective on important international issues, from climate change to artificial intelligence, by participating in all or any of the nine weekly Great Decisions discussions. A briefing book published by the nonpartisan Foreign Policy Association provides a short informative article on each topic followed by suggested discussion questions. The Great Decisions series is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth in cooperation with the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District. Weekly topic: "Myanmar and ASEAN." (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Page Turners Book Club: 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Indulge your passion for literature with the Monday Afternoon Page Turners. March's discussion title will be "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell. Books are available at the library one month prior to meetings. Limited digital copies are available through OverDrive/Digital Library of Illinois. Drop in. glenviewpl.org.

Book Buddies: Mondays: 4 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Your Space: 5 p.m. Monday, March 7, 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 wilmettelibrary.info.

Making It! Discussion Group: Virtually at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, through Glenview Public Library. Join like-minded creatives virtually to share knowledge and advice about making. Discuss and share your latest projects, ideas, designs and failures with your creative community. Drop in. glenviewpl.org.

Women in History with Martina Mathisen: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Celebrate Women's History Month with this engaging program by Educational Entertainer Martina Mathisen who gives a fascinating look at dynamic women including Annie Oakley, Florence Nightingale and Marie Curie who impacted history and our lives today. The women represented did big things, secret things, and even dangerous things. Some were well known and others not, but each marvelously expressing themselves, their passions, and making a difference for all of us. See living history for yourself in this program. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Beauty Redefined: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, through North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. Megan Vasquez, senior director of Wellness at the North Suburban YMCA, will speak about the Beauty Redefined Body and Image Resilience Program and how you can face current and future body image difficulties with clarity and strength. Free and open to the public. Visit www.nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule to register for this virtual program. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org or (847) 272-7250. nsymca.org.

March Book Madness: Monday, March 7, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave, Glencoe, Glencoe. Which books will come out on top in our inaugural tournament of champions? Two titles will be awarded -- one for picture books, and the other for chapter books. Vote in the library or online beginning March 7. New winners will advance to the next round each week, with the ultimate champions crowned on Monday, April 4. Best of all, voters will be entered in a drawing to win the year's winning books. One entry/vote per week per person. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

March 8

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Join for an energetic and interactive storytime, complete with stories, songs, and more perfect for preschoolers ages 3-5. This is an in-person storytime. Tickets will be available March 8, on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be retrieved at the Youth Services Desk. winnetkalibrary.org.

Financial Planning Appointments: 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free, one-hour in-person consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Appointments are limited to Winnetka-Northfield Library Card holders. Registration required. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, through Wilmette Public Library. Join us to discuss "The Memory Police" by Yoko Ogawa. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. Registration required. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, through Glenview Public Library. Join for a weekly live storytime with Youth Services librarians. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Tales for Tots: 9:30 or 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe, Glencoe. Ages 0-5 with adult. Read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. Registration required at (847) 835-5056. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Lunch & Learn -- "The Unanswered Letter": Virtually at noon Tuesday, March 8, through Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie. As the Nazis closed in on Central Europe in 1939, Alfred Berger mailed a desperate letter to an American stranger who happened to share his last name. He begged the American recipient of the letter: "You are surely informed about the situation of all Jews in Central Europe ... By pure chance I got your address ... Help us ... It is our last and only hope." Decades later, Alfred's letter ended up in the hands of Faris Cassell, a journalist who couldn't rest until she discovered the ending of the story. Did the Bergers' desperate letter find a response? Did they -- and their daughters -- survive? After a decade of research and travel, Cassell wrote "The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family's Desperate Plea for Help." Join for a virtual discussion with Cassell about her discoveries and her award-winning book. Register for the program at https://ihm.ec/unansweredletter. For information, (847) 967-4835 or ihm.ec.

Low Vision Support Group: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, through Skokie Public Library. Learn about current research, assistive devices and community resources for people who have been diagnosed with an eye condition or have a family member who has vision impairment. This group is facilitated by a licensed social worker from Friedman Place, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and supportive services to adults who are blind or visually impaired. (847) 673-7774 or skokielibrary.info.

Getting Started with Ancestry.com: 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn how to easily navigate this popular database. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

Glenview Gardeners present "Gardens around the World": 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Glenview Library multipurpose room. Four members will show slides while describing the history and uniqueness of the following gardens: Keukenhof Gardens (Amsterdam), Heritage Museum and Gardens (Cape Cod), Miracle Garden (Dubai), Gardens by the Bay (Singapore), and Bodnant Gardens (Wales). Time for questions and socializing will follow. glenviewgardeners.org.

Robert J. Noone, Ph.D. presents "Birth Order and Its Influence on Relationships": Virtually from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, through the North Shore Senior Center in Northfield. 1.5 CEUs are available. Registration is required. nssc.org or (847) 784-6000.

Magnificent Makers: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. For ages 5 & older. Make STEM projects based on The Magnificent Makers books by Theanne Griffith. nileslibrary.org or (847) 663-1234.

Knit and Crochet with Fiber Friends: 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. If you're curious about knitting and crochet, drop in to learn, work on your latest project, or help a beginner develop their skills. All skill levels are welcome at this drop-in event. Bring your own project and yarn or participate in a group effort. You can also bring yarn to contribute to community projects. All participants must follow the library's pandemic safety guidance. skokielibrary.info.

Winnetka Village Council Study Session: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at 510 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. villageofwinnetka.org.

At Home Film Series: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, through Wilmette Public Library. Join for a virtual discussion of "The Disaster Artist" starring James and Dave Franco. (847) 256-5025 or wilmettelibrary.info.

Clue -- A Mystery Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. This event will take place on Zoom and in person as a hybrid program. Led by Melissa Morgan, this month's selection is "A Beautiful Blue Death" by Charles Finch. Pick up a book from the library or download the e-book on Libby by Overdrive. winnetkalibrary.org.

Historical Fact & Fiction -- Slavery: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, through Glencoe Public Library. Ann Perks will lead a discussion of "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler and "Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom" by Catherine Clinton. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

March 9

Great Books Discussion: 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Join the monthly Great Books Discussion Group where readers of great works discuss big questions and their answers in a friendly, welcoming setting. The March discussion title will be "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Moderated by Michael Bartlett, journalist/editor and Glenview resident. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own materials. For information, contact Michael at mbartlett11@yahoo.com. Drop in. glenviewpl.org.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, through Wilmette Public Library. Stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. Register for Zoom invitation. wilmettelibrary.info.

Taking Great Photos with your iPhone or iPad -- Part 1: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. For many people, their iPhone/iPad has become their camera. This class will look at the camera controls on iPhones and iPads, as well as how to send your pictures to a photo processor for printing. This is an online course hosted on Zoom. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

Craft Hour -- Adults & Teens: 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Drop in the library's Innovation Center for craft hour to explore creative techniques in each session. glenviewpl.org.

Faith Ringgold -- The Story of Quilts and Paintings: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, through Glencoe Public Library. In this presentation about artist and award-winning author Faith Ringgold, art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss a selection of works pertaining to important themes in the artist's work, including the challenges faced by women artists, the relationship between fine art and craft, and African American history. glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Parenting Hot Topics -- The Power of Reading Aloud: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, through Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Join presenters from Compassionate Childcare for a presentation on the power of reading aloud and using books to bolster development. This workshop is appropriate for parents, caregivers, and educators that work with young children. (847) 446-7220 or winnetkalibrary.org.

True Story -- Nonfiction Book Club: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. This event will take place on Zoom. Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction. This month's selection is "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson. winnetkalibrary.org.

Conservation @ Home: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Learn how to create an environmentally-friendly landscape with the Cook County Conservation @ Home Team. Members of Forest Preserve of Cook County and Illinois Extension share techniques to transform your landscape into a healthy and sustainable space with a focus on native plant selection as well as good water management practices. Presented in partnership with Greener Glenview. Registration required. glenviewpl.org.

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