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More about our Library U instructors.
Library U is a continuing education program made possible by the generous support of the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund.

Advanced registration and payment is required. Non-library cardholders can register in the Administration office or by calling (847) 432-0216 ext. 120. Registration will close when class is filled. No refunds.

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Beginning Crochet

Mondays, April 3 - April 24
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40

Learn to crochet! Basic stitches, use of hook, how to select your tools and materials, how to read a pattern, and how to make simple beginner projects will all be covered.

Please come prepared with a smile and:

  • crochet hook size G or H
  • plain yarn in worsted weight in a light or medium color
  • paper and pencil
  • eyeglasses (if you need them to read)

Instructor: Caryl Sclove

Beginning Knitting

Mondays, January 30 - February 27
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost $50

A hands-on workshop for ages 16 and older.  For those who want to learn how to knit or need a refresher course. Find out why and what we knit, learn how to start, make a knitted fabric, and end a basic knitted piece using straight needles and plain yarn. See how learning to make your basic piece can lead to bigger and more interesting beginner projects.

Supplies needed are as follows:

  • 1 pair of straight wood or bamboo knitting needles, 9" length, size 8 or 9 US
  • 50 grams or more of a plain, light colored, worsted weight yarn
  • pencil and paper
  • eyeglasses, please, if you usually wear them for reading

Instructor:  Caryl Sclove

Everyday Mindfulness-*NEW*

Tuesdays, April 18 - May 23
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost $60

Learn to practice meditation as well as incorporate it into everyday life and feel the impact. Learn how everyday mindfulness can reduce stress, boost working memory, increase cognitive flexibility, enhance self-insight, and increase willpower. Learn a concept or idea each week that is backed up through both science and the contemplative meditative traditions and learn the joy of practicing daily mindfulness.

Instructor: Vicki Hensley

Intro to Guitar

Mondays, February 6 - February 20
7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Cost: $30

Designed to give students the fundamental knowledge necessary to be able to start playing the guitar in a very short period of time. Learn to play a few basic chords and play along with a few songs. Students should bring their own guitar and guitar pick. The guitars should have 6 strings and be in working condition.

Instructor: Irwin Silbernik

Introduction to WordPress

Wednesdays, April 12 - April 26
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $30

Learn how to create your own website using WordPress, a simple yet powerful online platform. A WordPress account will be set up as part of the first class. Gain a basic understanding about the built-in design themes, content management, publishing tools, search engine optimization (SEO), and importing multimedia. Learn tips and tricks too.  Instructor: Juan Reyes

Introduction to WordPress

Tuesdays, January 24 -February 7
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $30

Learn how to create your own website using WordPress, a simple yet powerful online platform. A WordPress account will be set up as part of the first class. Gain a basic understanding about the built-in design themes, content management, publishing tools, search engine optimization (SEO), and importing multimedia. Learn tips and tricks too.  Instructor:  Juan Reyes

Mindfulness: The Space Between Impulse and Action

Mondays, January 23 - February 27
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost $60

Learn how to meditate. The ability to be mindfully present enhances decision-making, increases willpower and self-compassion and builds resilience. Learn a concept or idea each week that is backed up through both science and the contemplative meditative traditions and learn to connect with yourself more deeply.

Instructor: Vicki Hensley