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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 September 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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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.

november fun stuff
Fall Storytime Sessions
Bingo Buddies (grades 1-4)

Monday, November 2, 3-4 PM
Community Room East
Registration begins August 11

Glenview senior citizens host the fun. Enjoy themed games and changing patterns while making new friends. Seniors will assist children in navigating their cards and playing the game.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, November 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.

Improv Playhouse presents Aesop’s Fables

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

Wake up your weekend with this energetic presentation of Aesop’s famous parables, in a lively musical format. Sure to be more fun (and educational) than Saturday morning cartoons.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-3)

Tuesday, November 10, 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, November 11, 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.

November 19 is Family Reading Night
Camp Out With a Good Book!

Between November 13-19, stop in to check out books for Family Reading Night and enter the drawing for a gift pack of books—then gather your family together for a night of reading on Thursday, November 19.

Meeting of the MINECRAFTers (grades 4-8)

Friday, November 20, 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.

Service Buddies • Project Scoop Soup (grades 1-8)

Saturday, November 21, 10:30-11:30 AM
Community Room West
Registration begins August 11 for grades 1-4
Registration begins August 11 for grades 5-8

An opportunity for kids in grades 1-8 to earn service hours. Students in grades 5-8 will assist children in grades 1-4 with a service project to support Northfield Township Food Pantry. Service Buddies will measure and scoop soup ingredients into jars, creating a gift for hungry families in our community. 5-8 graders MUST arrive at 10 AM for briefing. Co-sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

Interactive Movie
The Nightmare Before Christmas (76/PG/1993)

Saturday, November 21, 2-3:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 11

What’s this? A Halloween movie? A Christmas movie? We just don’t know! Join us as we cheer, sing, and play our way through this Tim Burton classic. Recommended for ages 7 and up (moms and dads are welcome, too).

Make It & Take It

Wednesday, November 25, 10 AM-12 PM OR 1-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Children, with parents or caregivers, are invited to stop by during the designated hours and create a holiday-themed craft to take home. Just drop in.

Drop-In Movie

Friday, November 27, 10 AM
Community Room

Watch for the movie title in October.

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museum adventure pass

The Museum Adventure Pass program is a unique educational experience for families. Check out a museum with your library card. Free admission or discounts 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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