Programs & Projects • Fun Stuff

kids fun stuff
november fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions
Thanksgiving Make It & Take It

Wednesday, November 26, 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.

Drop-In Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Friday, November 28, 10-11:45 AM OR 1:30-3:15 PM
(102min/PG/2014)
Community Room

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

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december fun stuff
Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, December 5, 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.

Service Buddies • Mugs Of Love (grades 1-8)

Saturday, December 6, 10:30-11:30 AM (grades 1-4)
Youth Program Room

Grades 5-8 must arrive at 10 AM for briefing.

An opportunity to earn service hours. Join with friends from Whole Foods Market Northbrook to assemble a flavorful teabag and decorate a mug. Mugs and teabags will be donated to patients served by Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center of Glenview.

Toot! Toot! All Aboard!
North Shore & Western Model Railroad Club

Saturday, December 6, 9-4:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 1-4:30 PM Youth Program Room

Enjoy the enchantment of the Community Room filled to the brim with model railroads. Great family fun. Just drop in.

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

Wednesday, December 10, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins November 13

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, December 10, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins November 13

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

The Legend of St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 13, 10-10:45 AM
Community Room
Registration begins November 13

Actor Terry Lynch plays Father Christmas as he shares the traditions, symbols, and legends about St. Nicholas from all over the world. No secrets revealed…and bring your camera!

Elephant & Piggie Storytime (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Tuesday, December 16, 10-10:45 AM OR 11-11:45 AM
Community Room West
Registration begins November 13 for 10 AM Registration begins November 13 for 11 AM

Join the fun as we dance, sing, and share our favorite Elephant and Piggie stories. We’ll also make a bird’s nest hat to take home.

Storytime & Snacks (ages 2 & up with caregiver)

Wednesday, December 17, 10:30-11 AM
Location: Whole Foods Market Northbrook, 840 Willow Road, Northbrook

Join Miss Fran for stories and fun in the Lifestyle Center. Younger siblings welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Break!

Make It & Take It

Monday, December 22, 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.

Nutcracker Ballet for Preschoolers (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Saturday, December 27, 10-10:45 AM OR 11-11:45 AM
Community Room
Registration begins November 13 for 10 AM Registration begins November 13 for 11 AM

Story, craft, and creative movement. The Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy welcome boys and girls with a fun introduction to dance. Dance instruction provided by the Glenview Park District.

Drop-In Movie
PLANES - FIRE & RESCUE

Monday, December 29, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM
(84 minutes/PG/2014)
Community Room

World-famous air racer, Dusty, shifts gears and joins an aerial firefighting team with veteran fire and rescue helicopter, Blade Ranger. The fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Read, Write, Code (grades 3-6)

Tuesday, December 30, 10:30-11:45 AM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins November 13

An interactive computer workshop for kids who have no prior coding experience.

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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.

january fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions

Winter Break!

Drop-In Movie
Dolphin Tale 2

Friday, January 2, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM
(107 minutes/PG/2014)
Community Room

When the pool mate of Winter the dolphin dies, the team at the Clearwater aquarium scrambles to find her a companion before Winter has to be moved to another aquarium. Bring a beach towel or blanket to get comfy on the floor. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Break!

Frozen Fun with Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop (ages 2-6)

Saturday, January 3, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins December 19

Chill out with Vito from Ben & Jerry’s and celebrate icy delights with s-s-s-snowman stories, ice cream crafts and yummy surprises. Storytime provided by Glenview Public Library. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Preschool & Child Care Fair

Thursday, January 8, 6-7:30 PM
Community Room
Snow date: Monday, January 12

The best way to explore the many nearby childcare options. Meet teachers, directors, and providers. Collect brochures, lesson plans, and general information explaining school and care programs. Just drop in.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, January 9, 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.

Megan Wells Tells • Stories for a Winter Afternoon

Sunday, January 11, 2-2:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins December 26

An award-winning performance artist and national storyteller, Megan Wells will captivate everyone from 3 to 103 with her stories, voices, and exquisite style. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Spark Park • Electricity! (grades K-3)

Tuesday, January 13, 4:15-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins November 13

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

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, January 14, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins November 13

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

Friendship Ambassador Training

Saturday, January 17, 2:30-4:30 PM
Registration begins November 14

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

Wednesday, January 21, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins November 13

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

Frozen Sing-Along Edition (102min/PG/2014)
The Interactive Family Movie Experience

Friday, January 23, 6:45-8:30 PM OR Saturday, January 24, 2-3:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins November 13 for Friday
Registration begins November 13 for Saturday

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.

Fun in the Dark! DIY Light Shows and Live Music with Wendy Morgan of Vocal Gymnasium

Community Room
Friday, January 30, 7-8:15 PM
Registration begins November 13

LEGO® Robotics Workshop (grades 5-8)

Saturday, January 31, 2:30-3:30 PM
Community Room West
Registration begins November 13

Staff from C & A Robot Factory will guide teams step-by-step in building and then using computer software to animate their LEGO® creations. Space is limited.

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

Friday, February 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.

Winter Wonders with Extraordinary Kids (ages 2-6)

Saturday, February 7, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins January 23

Explore a variety of winter delights with staff from Extraordinary Kids Kindergarten Enrichment Program. Storytime provided by Glenview Public Library. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Service Buddies • Warm Fuzzies (grades 1-8)

Saturday, February 7, 2:30-3:30 PM
Youth Program Room
Grades 5-8 must arrive at 2 PM for briefing
Registration begins November 13 for Grades 1-4
Registration begins November 13 for Grades 5-8

An opportunity to earn service hours. Help us make warm fleece scarves for homeless families. Scarves will be distributed by Connections for the Homeless of Evanston, serving families from the North Suburbs.

American Eagle presents…Tales of Olympus

Sunday, February 15, 2-2:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins January 30

Holy Thunderbolts! Meet Zeus and other Greek gods and goddesses as they peer down upon our world from Mount Olympus. An entertaining and colorful journey of music and adventure. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Mardi Gras Party

Monday, February 16, 1-3 PM
Location: Whole Foods Market Northbrook, 840 Willow Road, Northbrook

Life is a masquerade! Celebrate an age-old tradition of fun and feasting with our friends from Whole Foods Market Northbrook. King Cake cutting at 1 PM followed by snacks and crafts of N’awlins. Let the good times roll! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Just drop in.

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

Wednesday, February 18, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins November 13

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

Magic By Randy

Saturday, February 21, 10:30-11:15 AM
Community Room
Registration begins November 13

Skilled, slick, and super-funny, Randy entertains and inspires with intriguing illusions.

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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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