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kids fun stuff
july fun stuff
2015 Summer Reading Program
Summer Storytime Sessions
Game Central (grades 1-8)

Thursday, July 23
Grades 1-4: 4-5:30 PM • Grades 5-8: 6:30-8 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 14 for Grades 1-4
Registration begins May 14 for Grades 5-8

Bring your favorite Wii, PS3, and XBOX 360 games (ESRB rating of E or E10). We’ll provide the game consoles and the BIG screens.

Meet the Animals of The Grove (preschool-grade 2 with adult)
A Parent/Child Workshop

Monday, July 27, 6-6:45 PM OR 7-7:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 14 for 6 PM
Registration begins May 14 for for 7 PM

Explore native animal life using all of your senses. Live animals will be present. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Tuesday, July 28, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14

Junior LEGO® engineers, architects, and inventors—dabble, design, and dream at our monthly free-build. Space is limited.

“Throwback Thursday” Interactive Family Movie
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (100min/G/1971)

Thursday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 14

Oompa-Loompa doopity do…come in costume ‘cuz this movie’s starring YOU! We provide props, snacks, and fun...you bring a blanket and covered beverage. Special treats provided by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Glenview.

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august fun stuff
Fall Storytime Sessions
Cooperfly Puppet Troupe presents
A Variety of Puppet Vignettes in G-Major

Family Fun

Saturday, August 1, 10-10:45 AM
Community Room
Registration begins May 14

Kevin and Justin will have your kids singing, laughing, and playing along with their energy, music, puppets, and fun.

Cooperfly Puppet Troupe
Puppet Workshop

Grades K-8

Saturday, August 1, 11-11:30 AM
Community Room East
Just Drop In

Puppet fans and enthusiasts are invited to stick around after the 10 AM show while performers Kevin and Justin share how they entertain with puppets and props. Just drop in. Please register for the show separately.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, August 4, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14

Junior LEGO® engineers, architects, and inventors—dabble, design, and dream at our monthly free-build. Space is limited.

Annie (118min/PG/2014)

Wednesday, August 5, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM

Escape the heat and chill out at a movie. Annie is a happy foster child making her way through NYC. It's been a hard knock life with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan, but everything's about to change.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Wednesday, August 5 & 19, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Learn fundamentals and improve your strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Bring your own chess set if possible. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Make It & Take It

Friday, August 7, 10 AM-Noon OR 1-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Kids with a parent or caregiver are invited to stop by anytime during the designated hours and make a craft to take home. Just drop in.

Big Hero 6 (102min/PG/2014)

Monday, August 10, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM

Escape the heat and chill out at a movie. Based on the Marvel Comic, this animated feature is a story of friendship, between inflatable robot Baymax and engineering prodigy Hiro Hamada. See what happens when they team up with fellow geniuses and create a band of high-tech heroes to save the city of San Fransokyo.

Ready for Kindergarten (children entering kindergarten)

Tuesday, August 11, 11 AM-Noon OR 1-2 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14 for 11 AM
Registration begins May 14 for 1 PM

Teachers from Extraordinary Kids Kindergarten Enrichment Program will engage your children in an educational adventure, classroom style. A science, math, and art activity will be explored through interactive hands-on activities.

Polar Bear Storytime on Ice
(ages 3-6 with a parent)

Sunday, August 16, 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Glenview Ice Center, 1851 Landwehr Road, Glenview
Registration begins May 14

Chill out with polar bear stories, then try on skates and get on the ice. Teachers will be on hand to assist children. Parents welcome to skate. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Noodles the Wonder Dog
Live Animal Show

Saturday, August 22, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 7

Find out how Noodles went from shelter mutt to international trick champion. See what love can do. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Glenview Public Library publicity purposes.

A Glenview Library card is preferred or required for many youth programs. Stop by the Circulation Desk for Glenview Library card details.

september fun stuff
Fall Storytime Sessions
YMCA Preschool Art Classes (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Wednesday, September 9, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 11

The North Suburban YMCA Art Academy provides opportunities for preschoolers to create art. Parent or caregiver must be present.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, September 11, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Learn fundamentals and improve your strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Bring your own chess set if possible. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Meeting of the MINECRAFTers (grades 4-8)

Friday, September 18, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins August 11

Come explore the mammoth world of MINECRAFT. Bring your favorite servers and play on your own account, or play on one of the Library’s. No Griefers, please. Space is limited.

SPECIAL EVENT!
Early Literacy Fair (ages 0-6)
Llama Llama Read-A-Rama, Wear Some Red or Wear Pajamas

Sunday, September 20, 1:30-4 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 11

Meet Llama Llama and talk, sing, read, write, and play at our activity stations. Visit the interactive stations to sample the five skills proven to help children lay the foundation for school success. Ages 3-5 may request a ticket to attend a special class from 2-2:45 OR 3-3:45 PM with educators from Opening Minds USA’s STEM for Little Learners™ program. Using science, sensory experiences, stories, and hands-on fun, uncover the concepts to Demystify Fear of the Dark. Generously supported by the Glenview Park District and Friends of the Glenview Library.

The Village Puppeteers present Lost in Storyland!

Sunday, September 27, 2-3 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 11

In a side-splitting romp, acclaimed puppeteers riff on classic fairy tale characters. Silly antics and a cavalcade of colorful puppets GUARANTEE big laughs. This show is fun for ALL ages; big kids will love it too. Sponsored by The Glen Town Center’s Puppet Theater Series.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-3)

Tuesday, September 29, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 11

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

LEGO® Club (grades 4-6)

Wednesday, September 30, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 11

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

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october fun stuff
Fall Storytime Sessions
Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, October 2, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Learn fundamentals and improve your strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Bring your own chess set if possible. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Spark Park • Squishy Circuits (grades K-2)

Wednesday, October 7, 4:15-5:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 11

Ignite your imagination and see what happens when we mix art with science to explore circuitry in this hands-on workshop.

Campfire Stories at The Grove

Friday, October 9, 6-7:30 PM
Location: The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview
Registration begins August 11

Join us for family fun at the historic Grove! Bring your snuggly blankets and camping chairs for an evening of silly, spooky, and seasonal stories around the fire as we welcome the night. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday, October 10, 1-4 PM
Community Room

Padawans, Sith, Wookiees, and Jedi are all welcome. Dress as your favorite character or come as you are to join us all afternoon for Star Wars themed fun. Just drop in.

Halloween Cuisine (grades 1-3)

Wednesday, October 14, 4:30-5:30 PM
Location: FlavorPot Glenview, 2041 Tower Drive, The Glen Town Center
Registration begins September 30 • Space is Limited

Create all sorts of sickening slimes, vile vittles, and fake body fluids with FlavorPot’s professional chefs. Sample your creations and leave with recipes to continue the fun at home. Glenview Library card required for all participants. Co-sponsored by FlavorPot Glenview.

Battle of the Young Chefs (grades 4-6)
Special Long Weekend Edition

Friday, October 16, 1-3 PM
Location: Whole Foods Market Northbrook, 840 Willow Road, Northbrook
Registration begins October 2

It’s back! For one day only, test your cooking skills in a professional kitchen. You’ll have to carve, cut, and chop your way through this challenge! Prizes awarded to the winning team. Space is limited. Glenview Library card required for ALL participants. Co-sponsored by Whole Foods Market Northbrook.

Meeting of the MINECRAFTers (grades 4-8)

Friday, October 16, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins August 11

Come explore the mammoth world of MINECRAFT. Bring your favorite servers and play on your own account, or play on one of the Library’s. No Griefers, please. Space is limited.

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)
Interactive Movie: The LEGO® Movie (100/PG/2014)

Saturday, October 17, 2:30-4:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 11

For children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors (grades 4-12) host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome. Generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook.

Character Counts Week (grades K-8)

October 19-25

Show good character in Glenview all week. Stop by Youth Services to share how you’ve shown good character, enter our drawing for a Character Counts gift basket, and collect a button.

Halloween Cuisine (grades 1-3)

Wednesday, October 21, 4:30-5:30 PM
Location: FlavorPot Glenview, 2041 Tower Drive, The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 7 • Space is Limited

Create all sorts of sickening slimes, vile vittles, and fake body fluids with FlavorPot’s professional chefs. Sample your creations and leave with recipes to continue the fun at home. Glenview Library card required for all participants. Co-sponsored by FlavorPot Glenview.

Halloween Parade & Mr. Kipley’s Magic & Puppets (up to age 6 with an adult)

Saturday, October 24
10:30 AM Trick or Treat • Followed by 10:45 AM Parade & Show
OR 1:15 PM Trick or Treat • Followed by 1:30 PM Parade & Show
Community Room
Registration begins August 11 for 10:30 AM
Registration begins August 11 for 1:15 PM

Trick or Treat to Youth Services and queue up for the annual costume parade. Costume Parade kicks off promptly at 10:45 AM OR 1:30 PM, followed by a friendly Halloween puppet show. Don’t forget your camera!

YMCA Preschool Art Classes (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Tuesday, October 27, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 11

The North Suburban YMCA Art Academy provides opportunities for preschoolers to create art. Parent or caregiver must be present.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-3)

Tuesday, October 27, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 11

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

LEGO® Club (grades 4-6)

Wednesday, October 28, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 11

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

Halloween ComicFest 2015

Saturday, October 31

Stop by Youth Services for a FREE comic book while supplies last. Courtesy of Pastimes Comics, Niles.

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ADA accommodations are provided for all programs. Requests must be made when registering for a program. Advance notice of five days is required. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 to make an ADA accommodation request.

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