Let’s go Lego

Build as far as your imagination will take you during “Legotastic Saturday,” an in-person, drop-in program for the whole family at the Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave. on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration is not required to attend the program, which will be held in the library’s Storytime Room on the first floor.

‘Monty and Rose 2’ screening

Join Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, for a private screening of the documentary “Monty and Rose 2,” followed by a talk with the film’s director Bob Dolgan, during a special in-person program on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.

“Monty and Rose 2” tells the story of a pair of endangered piping plovers attempting to nest on a busy beach in Chicago, chronicling an unpredictable series of events including a proposed music festival that propelled them to national headlines. Monty and Rose became the first piping plovers to successfully nest within the city limits of Chicago since 1948.

Classic Games Club

North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites you to play all-time favorite games such as Scrabble, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit and more during the next meeting of their monthly Classic Games Club, which meets in person on Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Swing by solo or bring your friends to this free program. Do you have a game you’d like to donate or want to suggest a game to play? Email to reference@northriversidelibrary.org.

Register to attend by visiting online.

What is ranked-choice voting?

The League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area will host an educational program on ranked-choice voting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.

Ranked-choice voting is an electoral system in which voters rank multiple candidates by preference on their ballots. The program will discuss the advantages of using the system and try out a real-life example to illustrate how it works.

To register, please email amartonffy@aol.com by Jan. 9. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants at least one day before the event.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, email league@lagrangearealwv.org or visit lagrangearealwv.org.

Group to screen Chinese film

Film buff Martin Blank invites you to join him for his next Film Discussion Series date on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 of the Linda Sokol Francis Library, 3541 Park Ave.

“Dead Pigs”

The group, which views and discusses critically acclaimed foreign and independent films, will discuss the award-winning 2018 Chinese comedy-drama “Dead Pigs” which, according to the movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, “casts a sharp critical and satirical eye toward late-stage capitalism in China and the world beyond.”

And more

  • North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites you to Crafternoons: Geometric Canvas Art an in-person program on Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m.; a Telephone Book Club discussion of “Right Ho, Jeeves” by P.G. Wodehouse via conference call (800-747-5150, code 1453322) on Jan. 11 at 6:45 p.m.; and Decorative Focaccia via YouTube and Facebook Live (facebook.com/NRPL2400) on Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Kids ages 4-up can choose either in-person or Zoom attendance for Lapsit Storytime on Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m.; After School Art Escape on Jan. 6 at 3:30 p.m.; Learn with Lester the Llama on Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m.; ABCs and 123s on Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m.; Every Child a Reader on Jan 10 at 5 p.m.; Story Safari on Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m.; and Silly Science, Crazy Construction & Stuff on Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.

Register for programs at the North Riverside library’s online events calendar.

  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., invites you to Chair Yoga via Zoom on Jan. 6 at 11 a.m.; Sewing Basics: Learning the Machine in the Maker Studio on Jan. 6 at 6 p.m.; and Genealogy Club: Family Search in Meeting Room 1 on Jan. 11 at 4 p.m.

Visit the Brookfield library’s online events calendar to register for programs.

  • Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, hosts a Medicare Information Seminar by Bill Scanlon in Community Room East on Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and Understanding Social Security by Greg Kurinec via Zoom on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Learn what you need to know to maximize the benefits you have earned.

For kids there’s Friday Flix for teens on Jan. 7 at 3:30 p.m. and After School DIY on Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Registration required.

Visit the Riverside library’s online events calendar to register for programs.

  • Riverside Chess Club, open to anyone age 5 through adult, meets in person each Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Room 30 of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road. Players of all levels welcome. Children under 7 require caregiver over 13. Email sean@riversidechessclub.org for more info.
  • Through March 25, the Lyons Township High School South Campus Fieldhouse indoor track, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road in Western Springs, will be open to the public from 6 to 7 a.m. on days LTHS is in session. There is no admission charge or fee to use the track. Please bring an ID and be prepared to sign in.
  • The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., will host its next monthly Sunday bingo night on Jan. 16. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games start at 2 p.m. with cash payouts.