Programs & Projects • Fun Stuff

kids fun stuff
november fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions
Backpack Decorating (grades 3-6)

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

Decorate a canvas backpack and hang out with friends. Space is limited.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, November 7, 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.

Wimpy Kid Party (grades 3-6)

Saturday, November 8, 2-3 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

Hit the road and come to the Library to celebrate the release of The Long Haul. Fun, games, and activities Wimpy-Kid-Style!

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

Wednesday, November 12, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 14

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, November 12, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 14

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

MineCraft Club (grades 4-8)

Friday, November 14, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins August 14

“Get your game on” by entering the many worlds of MineCraft. Come with your favorite servers, your own account, and get ready to build.

Barry North • The YO-YO Man

Saturday, November 15, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 31

Meet a Duncan Yo-Yo Champion! See incredible tricks and learn tips and techniques from a pro. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)
FINGER PAINTING with Kathi Quinn

Saturday, November 15, 3-4:15 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

This club is for children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors in grades 4-12 host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome.

Family Reading Night

Thursday, November 20, 5-9 PM
Youth Services Department

Celebrate reading together as a family to honor this annual statewide event. Pick up a Family Reading Packet from the Youth Services Desk, along with a cushion for cozy reading fun in the Library or take your packet home to enjoy. Just drop in.

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)

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.

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

Monday, December 29, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM

Movie title coming soon! Stop by or call Youth Services.

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.

december fun stuff
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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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