Programs & Projects

programs and projects
fun stuff
special community room performances

Great entertainment for the whole family.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Tully Academy Irish Dancers

Sunday, March 1, 2-2:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins February 13

Young performers from the Sheila Tully Academy entertain with traditional Irish dances. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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drop-in movies

Enjoy a children’s matinee. Bring a beach towel or blanket to get comfy on the floor. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

WINTER BREAK!
Drop-In Movie

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

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

WINTER BREAK!
Drop-In Movie

Friday, January 2, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM

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

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.

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flight to fun

Children’s Events held at The Book Market, Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Miss Silvia’s storytime & more. Especially for families with children ages 2-6. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center. Registration required.

Current Schedule & Registration Information

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on the go

Children’s Events held at The Book Market, Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Family entertainment co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center.

Concerts, Performances & More

Required registration opens two weeks prior to each event. Space is limited.

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.

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.

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.

Tully Academy Irish Dancers

Sunday, March 1, 2-2:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins February 13

Young performers from the Sheila Tully Academy entertain with traditional Irish dances. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

SPECIAL EVENT! Irish Story Magic with Chris McBrien

Saturday, March 7, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins February 20

Leprechauns, flutes, magic & puppets. Multi-talented Chris McBrien celebrates Ireland through enchanting magic, ventriloquism, storytelling & more.

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storytime

Our Librarians bring favorite stories to life with puppets, props, and more for various age groups.

View this season’s schedule here.

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storywalk
See You in the Spring!

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 Bike Glenview Initiative, and the Glenview Public Library.

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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special community room performances
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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Bike Glenview

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

This community-wide initiative to promote biking as a healthy, cost-effective, and low-polluting way to travel around our village is made possible through a cooperative effort with the Village of Glenview, Glenview Park District, Chamber of Commerce, Natural Resources Commission, Glenview Library, and PTAs. Visit bikeglenview.com for a map, safety tips, events, and other resources that will get you out and pedaling around town.

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Book Buddies

A summer literacy program especially for new readers. Help your new readers retain skills during summer vacation. Volunteers in grade 7 and up, including adults, adopt a young reader and pledge to meet at the Library. Buddies will meet once a week for five weeks to read aloud together, talk about the stories and do an activity. First-come, first-served.

Program Details & Registration

Volunteer Information & Registration

See You in 2015

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Collections & Contests

Project Valentine • December through February 1

Decorate valentines for hospitalized veterans and soldiers overseas. Valentines are collected for the national effort, Valentines for Vets. Schools, churches, scout groups, and clubs are encouraged to participate in this service project. Please drop off your valentines at the Youth Services Desk by Sunday, February 1.

All Aboard the Reading Express

Honoring New Readers

Photos of Glenview’s newest readers with their books will be proudly displayed in the Library’s Reading Express slide show. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a photo and bring your book with you.

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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 in grades 4-12 host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome.

Finger Painting with Kathi Quinn
Community Room
Saturday, November 15, 3-4:15 PM
Registration begins August 14

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

Adaptive Karate with North Shore Dojo of Glenview
Community Room
Saturday, February 28, 3-4:15 PM
Registration begins November 13

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4 & up)

Do you like to listen to music, make crafts and hang out with new friends? Become a Friendship Ambassador in our newly formed Friendship Club mentoring kids who want to make friends in a supportive environment and earn service hour credits, too. The Northern Suburban Special Education District will provide the required training.

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

New Ambassador Registration Form
New Ambassadors must complete training in order to participate in Friendship Club events. Please contact Silvia Kraft-Walker if you have questions.

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Museum Adventure Passes

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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Northern Lights
Homework Help Center

High School volunteers can help shine a light on your student’s homework (grades 1-8). Thirty-minute sessions for homework, reading, and math skills practice will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may be grouped by subject and grade level. Just drop in.

2015 Program and Volunteer Information

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Programs for Parents
& Teachers

Food Patriots

Wednesday, January 7, 6:30-8:30 PM
(73min/2014)
Community Room
Registration begins November 13

Touched by their teenage son’s battle with a foodborne superbug, local filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz document the family’s newfound interest in food sources. By meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way American families eat and buy food, they hope to help educate the next generation of consumers. View the film, meet the film makers, and learn how changing your food patterns by 10% can help change the world… a worthy New Year’s resolution for your family! Enjoy planet-friendly snacks from Whole Foods Market Northbrook.

Self Defense • The Brave Way

Tuesday, January 20, 7-8 PM
Community Room East
Registration begins November 13

Learn the basics of self-defense techniques and safety awareness in just one hour. Help protect yourself and your loved ones. A Glenview Park District partner program.

ID Theft • Don’t Be a Victim

Thursday, January 22, 7-8 PM
Community Room East
Registration begins November 13

What is identity theft? Who are the victims? Heidi Berardi, Director of Education and Community Outreach at First American Bank in Glenview, will show you how you and your family can avoid becoming victims and what to do if identity theft happens to you.

Circle Time Swap! for Preschool Teachers

Wednesday, March 18, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 1

Songs-rhymes-fingerplays, books-music-and-more. A great opportunity to discover new material for use in your classroom. Hear what your colleagues are doing and see how they do it. CPDUs (ISBE) and DCFS credits available. For preschool and kindergarten teachers/aides in Glenview.

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Star Volunteers

Help young readers retain reading skills during summer vacation.

See You in 2015!

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Summer Reading Program

See You in 2015!

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Please Note:

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

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.

A Glenview Library card is preferred or required for many youth programs. Stop by the Circulation Desk for Glenview Library card details.

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