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Robot Week

In town for Spring Break? Look no
further than the library for your
robo-tainment. Kids of all ages are
invited to join in for fun and STEM
programs from March 30 through
April 3. Some programs require registration. Programs are as follows:

iTots Storytime Monday, March 30, 10:30–11 a.m.
All ages with parent or caregiver
Little Lego Robos Tuesday, March 31, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Grades K–2 (registration required)
Robotics Engineering With Lego WeDo
Tuesday, March 31, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Grades 3 and up (registration required)
Little Brushbots Wednesday, April 1, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Grades K–2 (registration required)
Battlebots Wednesday, April 1, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Grades 3 and up (registration required)
Tales for Robo-Tots Thursday, April 2, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Ages 2–5 with parent or caregiver
Munchy Movie: Big Hero 6 Thursday, April 2, 1:30–3:05 pm
All ages
Robofest! Friday, April 3, 2:00-4:00pm

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Teen Movie Marathon!

Staying in town over spring break and looking for something fun to do? Join us on Monday, March 30th for our second annual movie marathon! We’ll start at 1:30 pm with If I Stay, a drama about a teen girl in a coma caught between life and death. Next up at 3:30 pm is Guardians of the Galaxy, a superhero movie in which a group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warlord from taking over the universe. Then at 5:30 pm The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 preparing to overthrow the Capitol. Pizza will be served when Mockingjay begins; movie snacks will be on hand during all movies. Show up for your favorite film or stay for all three. Please note: All movies are rated PG-13 and this program is for those in 6th-12th grades only.

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The Art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

The sensational marriage of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera fascinated their contemporaries in the United States and south of the border. In this slide lecture taking place on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00, art historian Jeff Mishur looks at the paintings of both artists and discusses how key moments in their private life are brought to life in specific works.

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Learn With Lynda!

The library now has access to Lynda.com, one of the premier online learning databases. Lynda gives you video tutorials in a wide range of subjects, from computers to business to photography and video. Need to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel? Try Lynda! Are you a hobbyist who wants to take better pictures? Give Lynda a shot! Simply visit our databases page or click here, create a profile and get smarter!

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Growing Monarchs in Your Backyard

Monarchs may be the most familiar North American butterflies, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that 970 million of them have vanished since 1990. One of the people working to save the Monarch is Sue Fox McGovern, who exhibited at the Monarch Symposium at the Chicago Botanic Gardens last year. On Tuesday, March 17th at 1:00 pm, she’ll share the secrets to her success in raising Monarchs, Swallowtails and Red Admiral butterflies in her yard in Park Ridge. This program is a collaboration between the Friends of the Green Bay Trail, the North Shore Garden Club, and the Glencoe Public Library.

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Mr. Freeze Science Show

If the winter cold hasn't gotten you too down then be sure to bring the kids to the library on Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 and let "Mr. Freeze" of Batavia’s Fermilab wow you with the science of extreme cold! Scientist Jerry Zimmerman will demonstrate the effects of liquid nitrogen on everyday objects in this explosive show. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Spring Tune Up - Cleaning Up Your Diet

Join certified health coach Evey Schweig on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 pm for a program of easy strategies that will help you clean up your diet to feel more energetic, lose weight, get healthy – in short, to help you feel more like spring. Evey trained at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition. Her mission is to help people realize that their lifestyle and food choices have a profound effect on their overall health, happiness and well-being.

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