Bright Beginnings (In-Person)
October 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library
Tickets for story time will be avilable at the desk one hour before story time starts. They are first come first serve. Let's read some stories and sing some songs with your little one! This is the perfect story time for infants and toddlers.
Toddler Time (In-Person)
October 13, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library
Interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. Ages 18-36 months with parent/caregiver.
Note: This is an in-person storytime. Tickets will be available the morning of storytime on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be retrieved at the Youth Services Desk at the Winnetka Library.
What is New in iOS 15 for your iPhone or iPad (Virtual)
October 13, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Virtual
The latest version of Apple's operating system for iPhones and iPads introduces new ways to stay connected, and powerful features that help users focus, explore, and do more with on-device intelligence. Apple has announced major updates to FaceTime, new Focus features to reduce distraction, and more ways to explore the world using Maps, Weather, and Wallet. This class will teach you how to use the latest and greatest features of your devices.
This is an online course hosted on the ZOOM app. A link to the discussion will be sent out the day of the program.
ARTober Poster Screen Printing
October 13, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Winnetka Studio, Winnetka Library
Try out screen printing an ARTober poster from a selection of ink colors. We'll explain the process of using cut vinyl and a screen press to print to paper. Print your own ARTober poster and customize it further with pens and paint.
Registration is encouraged but not required.
Investigating Investments in Cryptocurrency and BitCoin (In-Person)
October 13, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Winnetka Lloyd Room, Winnetka Library
Curious to know how Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency works? Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People will help you understand the underlying blockchain technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as well as online currency exchanges, digital wallets and the various challenges and opportunities facing these currencies.
True Story: Nonfiction Book Club (Hybrid)
October 13, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Winnetka Library
This event will take place on Zoom and in person as a hybrid program.
Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction.
This month's selection: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
Book summary: "The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.
When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense drama behind the competition to discover the code of life. Even though her high school counselor told her girls didn’t become scientists, she decided she would.
Driven by a passion to understand how nature works and to turn discoveries into inventions, she would help to make what the book’s author, James Watson, told her was the most important biological advance since his co-discovery of the structure of DNA. She and her collaborators turned a curiosity of nature into an invention that will transform the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions.
The development of CRISPR and the race to create vaccines for coronavirus will hasten our transition to the next great innovation revolution. The past half-century has been a digital age, based on the microchip, computer, and internet. Now we are entering a life-science revolution. Children who study digital coding will be joined by those who study genetic code.
Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses? What a wonderful boon that would be! And what about preventing depression? Hmmm…Should we allow parents, if they can afford it, to enhance the height or muscles or IQ of their kids?
After helping to discover CRISPR, Doudna became a leader in wrestling with these moral issues and, with her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, won the Nobel Prize in 2020. Her story is a thrilling detective tale that involves the most profound wonders of nature, from the origins of life to the future of our species." -Simon and Schuster