The following Grayslake Area Public Library programs are free and require registration, by phone, in person, or online at www.grayslake.info unless otherwise noted.
Teatime Pleasures: History and the Art of the Afternoon Tea, Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m.
Join Patricia O’Brien, a Certified Tea Consultant, as she takes you across the ocean to learn about all things tea. Discover the history of one of the most popular beverages in the world. The difference between Afternoon and High Tea will be revealed as well as the start of the Afternoon Tea craze. Using the crown jewel, the teapot, you will learn how to hot the pot and make a perfect cup of tea. Bring your favorite teacup and saucer to share its story with us and why it means so much to you. Hats, gloves and pearls are optional.
Night Book Chat, Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall, is the selection for the January program. McDougall reveals the secrets of the world’s greatest distance runners—the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico—and how he trained for the challenge of a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of super-athletic Americans.
ACT Practice Test, Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
ACTs are coming in April 2013. Are you ready? This is a Kaplan sponsored ACT practice test. It will be timed and graded by Kaplan Test Prep. Registration is required and must include both test & results sessions. Students MUST check in promptly at 9:30 am and bring several #2 pencils and a calculator. No supplies will be provided.
Friday Night Film Series & After-Hours Film Discussion for adults, Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
John Barrymore and Carole Lombard star in Columbia Pictures’, 20th Century, directed by Howard Hawks. This 1934 black & white film reflects one of Howard Hawks’ recurring themes: The over-riding importance of professional competence. John Barrymore, as Oscar Jaffe, a talented though egotistical theatrical producer, tires to transform Carole Lombard, as Lily Garland, from newcomer to an accomplished actress. Film will be shown on the big screen and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Information provided by the Grayslake Area Public Library.