February 1, 2013 6:36PM
Updated: March 3, 2013 6:05AM
Wauconda Area Public Library
801 N. Main St.
(847) 526-6225; www.wauclib.org
Crafts: Replace your holiday decorations with a whimsical wreath you’ll fashion out of old book pages Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 and covers all supplies. Registration required.
Protect your heart: WomenHeart champion and volunteer Marla Cowan will share her story of surviving a heart scare, along with the latest information on heart health and early detection Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Geared toward women, but men are encouraged to attend. Registration required.
Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County St.
Drumming Workshop: “Akwaaba: Learning West African People, History and Culture through African Music,” a family interactive African drumming workshop, will be held Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to this hands-on event focusing on the music and instruments of West Africa.
Zion-Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Ave.
(847) 872-4680; zblibrary.info
Dr. King Jr.: This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Test your knowledge in this month’s trivia contest at the Adult Reference desk Feb. 2-8.
Date with a book: Stop by between Feb. 4 and 16 to meet your perfect match—literary match, that is. Take home the one who catches your eye and afterward, “Rate Your Blind Date.” Return the form to the Adult Services desk by Feb. 28 and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win dinner for two.
AARP Driver Program: Take this two-day course, on Feb. 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This course is designed for motorists age 50 and older. However, it is open to and beneficial for licensed drivers of any age. There are no driving requirements or graded tests required for this course. AARP members pay $12 and non-members pay $14. Call Benton Township at (847) 746-2100 to register.
Home Schooling: An informal, parent-run meeting for all home-schoolers and those just thinking about it will be held Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Bring a snack and a drink, along with a craft or board game for the kids to enjoy while parents network.