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February fun stuff
Winter Storytime Sessions


HFK presents The Bard of Avon

Saturday, February 13, 11-11:45 AM
Community Room
Registration begins November 11

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, William Shakespeare will be stopping by to share his story. Join us for a morning of Renaissance fun for the whole family.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, February 16, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins November 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.

Meeting of the MINECRAFTers (grades 4-8)

Friday, February 19, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins November 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! Miss Jamie’s Farm (ages birth-6)

Saturday, February 20, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins February 5

Wake up your weekend with Miss Jamie, as she and her puppet friends from the farm take the audience on a magical barnyard adventure. A sing-along, dance-along show that’s fun for kids and grownups alike. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Service Buddies: Project Buddy Bags (grades 1-8)

Saturday, February 20, 2:30-3:30 PM
Community Room West
Registration begins November 11 for grades 5-8
Registration begins November 11 for grades 1-4

A special 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 the Glenview Fire Department. Service Buddies will decorate canvas backpacks and fill them with items to comfort and calm children during emergencies. Glenview Fire and Rescue workers from Engine Company Number 6 will be stopping by to pick up the completed kits. 5-8 Graders MUST arrive at 2 PM for briefing.

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

Wednesday, February 24, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins November 11

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

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March fun stuff
Spring Storytime Sessions


Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, March 4, 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.

MINECRAFT Meet Up (grades 4-8)

Friday, March 11, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins February 11

Come get pixelated with us. Use your own account or play on one of the Library’s. Space is limited.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, March 15, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 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 3-6)

Wednesday, March 16, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 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.

Puppet Place Presents: Magic Onion

Saturday, March 19, 11 AM
Community Room
Registration begins February 11

Celebrate World Folk Tales & Fables Week with this new take on traditional tales. Filled with hilarious twists, music, and songs.

YMCA School Age Art Class (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, March 22, 4:15-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11

We can’t let the little kids have all the fun! The North Suburban YMCA Art Academy provides this special opportunity for 1st and 2nd graders to explore and create art. Space is limited.


Library Links • Spring Golf Clinic

Open to Beginning Youth & Adult Golfers (ages 12 & up) • Limit 30
Chip Shot • Saturday, March 19, 2:30-3:30 PM • Community Room
Registration begins February 11

Putting • Saturday, March 26, 2:30-3:30 PM • Community Room
Registration begins February 11

Show off on the links this spring with new skills learned at this special clinic. Teaching professional Michael Stone of the Glenview Park Golf Club is offering a two-part short game group lesson series at the Library.


Spring Break • Drop-In Fun

Drop-In Movie

Tuesday, March 29, 11 AM OR 2 PM
Community Room

Be ready to get comfy. Bring your blankets and covered drinks to our showing of Disney’s Descendants (112min/TV-G/2015). Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Drop-in Games

Wednesday, March 30, 1-4 PM
Youth Program Room

Fight boredom with an exciting afternoon of board games. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Make-It & Take-It

Thursday, March 31, 10 AM-12 PM
Youth Program Room

Children, with parents or caregivers, are invited to stop by to create a travel-inspired craft to take home. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Craft Closet Blowout (grades K-8)

Thursday, March 31, 1-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Please...we need your help to clean out the craft supply closet and cabinets. Bring your creativity and see what you can make with the assorted supplies and different materials left over from years of projects. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Pixelated Self-Portraits (grades K-8)

Friday, April 1, 1-4 PM
Youth Program Room

Create an 8-bit version of yourself. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.


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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.

April fun stuff
Spring Storytime Sessions


Time Travel Tuesday (grades 1-4)

Tuesday, April 5, 4:15-5:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11

Join us as we explore and experiment with science of the past. Please leave all Flux Capacitors and TARDISes at home. Space is limited.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, April 8, 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.

SPECIAL EVENT! Storywalk® StoryMob

Saturday, April 9, 11 AM • Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd.

Help us kick off National Library Week with an outdoor storytime, featuring Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. You know when Pete’s around as things are sure to be cool and groovy. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District and the Glenview Public Library.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, April 12, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 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 3-6)

Wednesday, April 13, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 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.

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

Tuesday, April 19, 1:30-2:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11

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

Summer Reading Program Service Day (grades 6-8)

Wednesday, April 20, 3:30-5:30 PM OR 6-8 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11 for 3:30 PM
Registration begins February 11 for 6 PM

Earn service hours while helping the Library prepare materials for the Summer Reading Program.

Spark Park (grades K-2)

Thursday, April 21, 4:30 -5:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11

Young Einsteins needed for hands-on explorations of STEAM topics. Space is limited.

MINECRAFT Meet Up (grades 4-8)

Friday, April 22, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins February 11

Come get pixelated with us. Use your own account or play on one of the Library’s. Space is limited.

MONEY SMART WEEK® • Life-Size Monopoly

Saturday, April 23, 12-4 PM
Community Room

Just in time for Money Smart Week, register the family, decide who gets to play as the top hat, and enjoy a life-size version of this classic board game. Generously co-sponsored by Glenview Credit Union.

Mammals & More • Interactive Animal Show

Saturday, April 30, 2-3 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 11

The Flying Fox Conservation Fund brings the zoo to Glenview. Be ready to learn about and interact with all the different animals visiting the Library.

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May fun stuff
Time Travel Tuesday (grades 1-4)

Tuesday, May 3, 4:15-5:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11

Join us as we explore and experiment with science of the past. Please leave all Flux Capacitors and TARDISes at home. Space is limited.

Make-It & Take-It

Thursday, May 5, 10 AM-1 PM
Youth Program Room

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

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, May 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.

Superhero Saturday • Just Drop In

Saturday, May 7, 1-3 PM
Community Room

In honor of Free Comic Book Day, we invite all area superheroes to join us for an afternoon of fun. Be ready to test your superpowers and meet some of your favorite characters. Costumes and capes encouraged but not required.
Stop by the Youth Services Desk (while supplies last) to pick up a free comic book, too. Courtesy of Pastimes Comics Niles.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, May 10, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 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 3-6)

Wednesday, May 11, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 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.

Seniors & School Age Intergenerational Book Chat (seniors 50+ & grades 3-5)

Thursday, May 12, 7-8 PM
Youth Program Room

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Join us for an engaging discussion of a Newbery Honor title. Set during the Great Depression, this entertaining book relates the adventures of Chicago-dwelling siblings during their annual summertime visit to their grandmother’s rural Illinois town. Beginning April 1, books will be available at both Reader Services and Youth Services desks.

MINECRAFT Meet Up (grades 4-8)

Friday, May 13, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins February 11

Come get pixelated with us. Use your own account or play on one of the Library’s. Space is limited.

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

Tuesday, May 17, 1:30-2:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11

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

Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

Friday, May 20, 6:30-7:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11

Calling all (slumber) party animals! Bring a stuffed animal, enjoy a craft and special bedtime stories, then tuck in your friends, kiss them goodnight, and say goodbye. Pick them up Saturday morning and see all the fun they had overnight.

Special Event! Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats

Saturday, May 21, 11 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins May 6

Kickstart your heart at this special Saturday morning, all-ages show.

Spark Park (grades K-2)

Thursday, May 26, 4:30 -5:15 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 11

Young Einsteins needed for hands-on explorations of STEAM topics. Space is limited.

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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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