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May fun stuff
The True Story of Smoky the War Dog

Tuesday, May 23, 7-8 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 10

From a chance discovery in an abandoned fox hole in Papua New Guinea during WWII, to becoming a famous entertainer, a decorated war hero, and the world’s first official therapy dog, Smoky’s heroic tale, as told by Adrian and Denise Brigham and their therapy dog “Hairy Pawter,” is nothing short of amazing. Let’s bring the spirit of Smoky home in honor of Memorial Day.

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

Friday, June 2, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals & strategy. If possible, please bring your own chess set. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cold-Blooded Creatures: Live Animal Show

Saturday, June 3, 1:30-2:30 PM
Community Room

Registration begins May 12

Focusing on conservation and safety, reptile expert Jim Nesci leads a thrilling expedition into the world of these often-misunderstood animals.

Melodies for the Minis (ages 3-5 w/adult)

Monday, June 12, 10:30-11:15 AM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

Join us for a morning of stories and music, as we welcome luthier Ryan McLaughlin and some of his instruments. Learn what goes into designing and building instruments.

Maker Mondays (grades 4-8)

Monday, June 12, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Explore, design, and create with different components of the Library's MakerSpace. In June, we'll investigate fingerprints. Stop by in July to see what we're making with various tapes (hint: we have washi & duct). August is all about repurposing paper. Just drop in.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Wednesday, June 14, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

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.

Seeds & Stories (ages 3-5 w/adult)

Thursday, June 15, 10-10:45 AM OR 11-11:45 AM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12 for 10 AM
Registration begins May 12 for 11 AM

Investigate different types of seeds and explore how plants grow. Be prepared to get your hands (a little) dirty and do some planting.

Designers Challenge: Egg Drop (grades 4-8)

Friday, June 16, 4-5:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

The Challenge: As a team, design and create a protective container. The Goal: Ensure your egg’s safety during a fall from the terrace.

Stand Up Magic with Bill Cook

Saturday, June 17, 10-11 AM
Community Room

Registration begins May 12

Music + mind-blowing magic = an all-ages show full of comedy, drama, and interactive audience participation.

Jigglejam with Jodi Koplin

Monday, June 19, 7-7:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Registration begins June 4

Don’t miss our first Monday night concert of the summer, full of jiggles, giggles, and tons of interactive family fun. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

LEGO® Club (grades 3-6)

Wednesday, June 21, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

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.

Paper Sumo (grades 1-4)

Friday, June 30, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

In Japan, Paper Sumo is a huge game. Please join special guest instructor and visiting Larasian scholar, Eri Kanda, to design and build your very own set.

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July fun stuff
Sun Science & Art

Saturday, July 8, 11-11:45 AM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

Learn about nature’s original power source, the Sun. Then, get creative and use it to design an original piece of art. Suggested for ages 5 & up.

Illustration by Design

Saturday, July 8, 2-3 PM
Community Room West

Registration begins May 12

Meet talented artist/illustrator Kathy O’Malley to learn how children’s books are illustrated from the ground up—from manuscript to publication. Kathy will read from one of her books, walk with you through her current Art in the Library exhibit, and encourage aspiring artists, young and old alike, to follow their dreams.

Ralph’s World

Monday, July 10, 7-7:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Registration begins June 25

We can’t wait to welcome Grammy-nominated, kindie rock star Ralph Covert back to Glenview for a special, one-night-only family show. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Wednesday, July 12, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

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.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, July 14, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals & strategy. If possible, please bring your own chess set. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Double Feature! Movies for Muggles

Saturday, July 15, 10:30 AM-4 PM
Community Room

Wear your house colors and join us for the first two Harry Potter films, with a break between for wand-making and wizard-y snacks. Costumes encouraged. Just drop in.

Maker Mondays (grades 4-8)

Monday, July 17, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Explore, design, and create with different components of the Library's MakerSpace. In June, we'll investigate fingerprints. Stop by in July to see what we're making with various tapes (hint: we have washi & duct). August is all about repurposing paper. Just drop in.

LEGO® Club (grades 3-6)

Wednesday, July 19, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

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.

Designers Challenge: Rube Goldberg Machine (grades 4-8)

Friday, July 21, 4-5:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

The Challenge: As a team, design and build a machine of simple materials. The Goal: Create a machine capable of placing a can in a recycling bin. It’s not quite as easy as it sounds.

Justin Roberts

Monday, July 24, 7-7:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Registration begins July 9

We’re sooooo excited to welcome Chicago-area rocker and children’s author Justin Roberts for a solo show. We’re even more excited that Justin will be signing copies of his new book after the show. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Morning at the Movies (ages 2 & up w/adult)

Friday, July 28, 10 AM-Noon
Community Room

Beat the heat and enjoy a family film on the big screen. Look for the title in late June. Just drop in.

Sorcerer’s Stone Read-a-thon

Monday, July 31, begins at 9:30 AM
Youth Services Department

We don’t have a Time Turner so we need your help as we attempt to read the ENTIRE Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone aloud, in one day. Read a sentence, a paragraph, a page, whatever you’re comfortable with. A schedule of extra special guest readers will be released in early July. Just drop in.

Happy Birthday, Harry!

Monday, July 31, 6:30-8 PM
Community Room

Please join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and the birthday of the Boy Who Lived with a Hogwarts-themed birthday party. Just drop in.

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August fun stuff
Meet the Animals of the Grove (preschool-grade 2 w/adult)

Wednesday, August 2, 6:30-7:15 PM OR 7:30-8:15 PM
Community Room East
Registration begins May 12 for 6:30 PM
Registration begins May 12 for 7:30 PM

Nature is visiting the Library and we can't wait to visit with our friends (both animal and human) from The Grove. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Paper Circuits (grades 3-5)

Friday, August 4, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

Design and create an original work of art that lights up at this super fun (and secretly educational) program.

Maker Mondays (grades 4-8)

Monday, August 7, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Explore, design, and create with different components of the Library's MakerSpace. In June, we'll investigate fingerprints. Stop by in July to see what we're making with various tapes (hint: we have washi & duct). August is all about repurposing paper. Just drop in.

Super Stolie Guacamole

Monday, August 7, 7-7:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Registration begins July 23

Join us for an interactive evening of bilingual (English/Spanish) entertainment, full of songs, stories, and dancing. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, August 9, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

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.

Designers Challenge: Newspaper Construction (grades 4-8)

Friday, August 11, 4-5:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

The Challenge: As a team, construct and build newspaper chairs. The Goal: Create furniture strong enough to support the heaviest amount of books.

Reading By Design Wrap Up Concert with Animal Farm Band

Sunday, August 13, 2-2:45 PM
Community Room

Registration begins May 12

Help us celebrate ALL summer readers and reading at an extra special Sunday show with the family-friendly Animal Farm Band.

Locker Design Studio (grades 6-8)

Monday, August 14, 2-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

Don't be basic—design and create locker accessories to display your individual style and help you stay organized.

Ready for Kindergarten (entering kindergarten)

Tuesday, August 15, 11 AM-Noon OR 1-2 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12 for 11 AM
Registration begins May 12 for 1 PM

Get ready for the big day with teachers from Extraordinary Kids Enrichment Program. Soon-to-be kindergarteners will have a blast exploring science, math, and art, with interactive, hands-on activities.

LEGO® Club (grades 3-6)

Wednesday, August 16, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

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.

Epic Eclipse Encounter

Monday, August 21, Noon-2 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins May 12

Make a pinhole camera, then step outside to observe The Great American Eclipse. Just drop in.

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storywalk

Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview

Welcome to the Storybook Trail. Walk, skip, jog, or, better yet, bike along the path, to read a perfect seasonal story. Presented by the Glenview Park District, The Glenview Public Library and the Bike Glenview Initiative.

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph
Sunday, April 9–Sunday, May 21

Find out where that GRRRRR! got off to and if it was ever found in Rob Biddulph’s rhyming tale of friendship and rivalry.

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Sunday, June 4—Saturday, August 19

Filled with hilarious, mixed-media illustrations, this story is a celebration of imagination, creative thinkers, and the people who support them.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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Summer Literacy Volunteers

Entering Grade 7 & up

Earn service hours by assisting during the Summer Reading Program. Duties include reading to and listening to children read, as well as helping with registration and logging. At least nine hours of service are encouraged during the nine-week program (June 11-August 13). One training session required. Register here

Already registered? Log into the Volunteer Information Center (VicNet).

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Friendship Club &
Ambassadors

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)

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.

Cold-Blooded Creatures: Live Animal Show
Community Room
Saturday, June 3, 2:45-4 PM

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4-12)

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete this waiting list form. We will contact you in the future when we have an opening.

Host fun events and hang out with kids who want to make new friends in a supportive environment. Be a mentor, make a difference and earn service hours, too. Six events per year plus required training provided by the Northern Suburban Special Education District.

Questions? Please contact Youth Services at 847-729-7500 x7900.

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Battle of the Books

Booklist, online registration, schedule, team information, and honor roll for the Library's annual Battle of the Books. A winter program for fourth and fifth graders.

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Museum Adventure Passes

Check out a museum pass with your Glenview Library card. Free admission to seventeen 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.

Please Note:

Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Glenview Public Library publicity purposes.

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