Programs & Projects • Fun Stuff

kids fun stuff
march fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions
Tully Academy Irish Dancers

Sunday, March 1, 2-2:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins February 13

Sheila Tully Academy performers entertain with traditional Irish dances.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, March 6, 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.

KIDS CLUB SPECIAL EVENT!
Flight-to-Fun Kids Club (ages 2-6)
Irish Story Magic with Chris McBrien

Saturday, March 7, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins February 20

Leprechauns, flutes, magic, and puppets. Join multi-talented Chris McBrien as he celebrates Ireland through magic, ventriloquism, and storytelling. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Kennicott Arrival Day

Sunday, March 8, 2-3 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

A visionary horticulturist, a medical doctor, a scientist, and educator—Dr. John A. Kennicott brought his family to settle on the land that we now know as The Grove. Enjoy a historical video tour through The Grove as Grandpa shares stories with his granddaughter. Meet historical characters from The Grove Heritage Association.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, March 11, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

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

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

Wednesday, March 18, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

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


World Puppetry Day

Make A Day of It • Three Events Within Two Miles
Saturday, March 21 • Co-sponsored by Chicagoland Puppetry Guild

World Record Challenge!
Puppet “Flash Mob” for Early Literacy

10-10:45 AM Registration begins March 6
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
10 AM • Free tickets will be distributed for “Stars on Strings” (see below)

Help set a world record for “most puppets in a flash mob” AND get free tickets to a spectacular puppet show at 11:15 AM. Join the crowd to create awareness for early literacy activities at the Glenview Library. Just register and show up with as many puppets as you can operate at once, and invite your friends to do the same. The more puppets you bring, the better your chances to be part of a world record! Signed waiver required for all participants. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Stars on Strings • A Puppet Extravaganza

11:15 AM-Noon
Location: Park Center Lakeview Room, 2400 Chestnut, Glenview
Free tickets distributed at the “World Record Challenge”

Chicago’s premier marionette artist Dave Herzog will be joined by puppeteer extraordinaire Marc Dunworth for a very special and rare performance—the best of the best in one spectacular variety show. String puppets will magically skate, juggle, tumble, and transform. Two puppeteers mean double the fun and lots of surprises, too.

World Puppetry Maker Fair

1-3:30 PM
Location: Glenview Public Library, Community Room

Featuring an international puppetry exhibit, make-and-take puppet crafts, and an interactive shadow puppet studio. Learn what it takes to tell stories in three dimensions. All ages are invited for hands-on exploration of different types of puppets, as professional puppeteers and local organizations share their enthusiasm and expertise. Just drop in.


SPECIAL EVENT!
Arts Power Productions presents Dog Loves Books • The Musical

Sunday, March 29, 2-3 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins March 13

Louise Yates’ New York Times best seller comes to life in a delightful musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. He loves books SO much that he decides to open up his own bookstore. Greet this top-notch talented troupe travelling from The Big Apple. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Bingo Buddies • Intergenerational Fun (grades 1-5)

Tuesday, March 31, 2-3 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

Ocean Creatures Bingo! Food Bingo! Storybook Bingo! Glenview senior citizens will host an afternoon of fun. Enjoy themed games and changing patterns while you make new friends. Seniors will assist children in navigating their cards and playing the game.
Snacks and prizes provided by Heinen’s Grocery Store Glenview.

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april fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions
National Library Week Programs
MoneySmart Week® Programs

Finding Nemo (100min/G/2013)
The Interactive Family Movie Experience

Wednesday, April 1, 6:45-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

Come in costume because YOU are part of the movie. We provide props, snacks, and fun...you bring a blanket and enthusiasm. Special treats provided by Whole Foods Market Northbrook.

Make It & Take It

Thursday, April 2, 10 AM-Noon OR 1-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Kids with a parent or caregiver are invited to make a special craft to take home. Just drop in.

Flight-to-Fun Kids Club (ages 2-6)
Something’s Fishy with Live Music by Andre Gloeckner

Saturday, April 4, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins March 20

Enjoy an ocean-themed storytime and craft, along with live music by Andre Gloeckner. Storytime provided by Glenview Public Library.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, April 8, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

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

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, April 10, 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 • Liquid Blue Oceans (grades K-3)

Tuesday, April 14, 4:15-5:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

Spark your imagination, jump into exploring, and delight your senses! Jessie B. will share stories, fun facts, and cool experiences designed just for you. Get sparked!

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

Wednesday, April 15, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

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

Funny & Freaky Fish • Explore the Caribbean Sea

Saturday, April 18, 10:30-11:15 AM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

The Ocean Adventure of California brings you along on an underwater expedition. Marine educators and award-winning photographers, Wayne and Karen Brown, present a stunning HD digital show. Discover how marine creatures have adapted for survival.

Service Day (grades 6-8)

Wednesday, April 22, 3:30-5:30 PM OR 6-8 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12 for 3:30 PM
Registration begins February 12 for 6 PM

Earn service hours by building the Summer Reading Game Board and decorations.

Dream Jobs & Cool Cash
A Parent/Child Playshop (grades 2-5)

Thursday, April 23, 7-8:15 PM
Community Room West
Registration begins February 12

Glenview State Bank and your Librarians provide an interactive experience for parent/child entrepreneurial teams. Develop and present a backyard business idea, then become a consumer and spend your cool cash. Profits will be tallied—will you be Top Tycoon? A Money Smart Week® special program.

Toothless the Great White Shark

Saturday, April 25, 2:00-3 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

Deanna of Discover the Depths will “defang” the myths as she introduces Toothless, a life-size 15-foot model made of recycled plastics. Learn how you can help protect sharks, the ocean, and all its creatures. Hosted by our Friendship Club & Ambassadors Program. RATED E: E is for Everyone! The Glenview Public Library invites families with children of all ages and abilities to participate in this activity.

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Please Note:

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.

may fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions
Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, May 1, 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.

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 2, 9 AM-5 PM
Youth Services Desk

Free comics will be available (while supplies last) in honor of Free Comic Book Day, courtesy of Pastimes Comics in Niles.

Service Buddies • Project Parrot Rescue (grades 1-8)

Saturday, May 2, 2:30-3:30 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12 for grades 1-4
Registration begins February 12 for grades 5-8
Grades 5-8 must arrive at 2 PM for briefing

An opportunity to earn service hours. Assemble treat bags for A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife in Northbrook. Shelter volunteers and a feathered friend will be on hand to discuss parrot rescue and adoption.

Mother's Day Make It & Take It

Thursday, May 8, 10 AM-1PM
Youth Program Room

Kids with a parent or caregiver are invited to make a special Mother’s Day craft to take home. Just drop in.

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

Wednesday, May 13, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

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

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, May 13, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

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

Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles

Saturday, May 16, 10:30-11:30 AM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

Up close and personal…experience reptiles and amphibians from around the world.

Friendship Club
Meet the Therapy Dogs!
Lincolnshire Animal Hospital Dog Therapy Group

Friday, May 29, 4:30-5:15 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

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.

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museum adventure pass

The Museum Adventure Pass program is a unique educational for families. Check out a museum with your library card. Free admission to select area museums.

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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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