Programs & Projects

programs and projects
fun stuff
special community room performances

Great entertainment for the whole family.

The World of Pooh

Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Saturday, August 23, 10:30-11:15 AM
Registration begins August 9

American Eagle Productions presents a quaint musical starring Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and friends. Introduce youngsters to the original A. A. Milne works with three classic Pooh tales. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Bookworm Adventures presents Hans Christian Andersen

Saturday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 29

Watch as three classic tales come to life in a fast-paced and interactive show filled with music, dancing and laughter: The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, and The Ugly Duckling. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

SPECIAL EVENT! Early Literacy Fair
Get Curious About Science

Saturday, September 20, 1-4 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

Meet Curious George while immersing your children (ages 0-6) in the wonder of science. Visit activity stations that support the five fundamental skills to help your child grow into a reader. Visit the hands-on stations between 1-2 or 3-4 PM. At 2 PM, everyone will gather to see a thrilling, live demonstration of science brought to life by Steve Belliveau with his chemistry set, props, and humor. Get on the right path to school success.

Elsenpeter Marionettes presents
Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, October 18, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 3

Fourth generation Master Puppeteer Richard Elsenpeter brings wooden string puppets to life with an enchanting retelling of this beloved tale. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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.

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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.

The Lego® Movie (101min/PG/2014)

Wednesday, August 6, 10:30 AM OR 1:30 PM

Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, average LEGO® minifigure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Rio 2 (96min/G/2014)

Monday, August 11, 10:30 AM OR 1:30 PM

Jewel, Blu, and their three kids are leaving their domesticated life for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

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flight to fun

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

Especially for Families with Children Ages 2-6

Miss Silvia’s Storytime & More

Co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center.

Current Schedule

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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.

The World of Pooh

Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Saturday, August 23, 10:30-11:15 AM
Registration begins August 9

American Eagle Productions presents a quaint musical starring Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and friends. Introduce youngsters to the original A. A. Milne works with three classic Pooh tales. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Bookworm Adventures presents Hans Christian Andersen

Saturday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 29

Watch as three classic tales come to life in a fast-paced and interactive show filled with music, dancing and laughter: The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, and The Ugly Duckling. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Elsenpeter Marionettes presents
Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, October 18, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 3

Fourth generation Master Puppeteer Richard Elsenpeter brings wooden string puppets to life with an enchanting retelling of this beloved tale. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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.

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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

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.

Flying Lessons by Gilbert Ford

Sunday, August 17–Sunday, September 28

This book was specially selected to honor the Glenview Park District’s Flight Fest. Also, in celebration of Flight Fest, scan the QR code at the end of the storybook to be entered into a special drawing.

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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Battle of the Books

Booklist, 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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Bike Glenview

The Glenview Library is a proud partner in the new Bike Glenview initiative, along with the Park District, the Village, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Village’s Natural Resource Commission. A handy Glenview bike map has been created and is available to our patrons in the Library Lobby or at bikeglenview.org.

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

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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.

Book Buddies • Be A Reader
2015 Program Details & Registration
See You in 2015

Book Buddies • Be A Leader
2015 Volunteer Information & Registration
See You in 2015

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Collections & Contests

Guessing Jar Contest • September 1–September 30

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Show us your own Glenview Library card during the month of September to receive an entry slip for the contest and a sticker. Guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar. One entry per library cardholder. The lucky child in grade K-8 who guesses closest to the correct number, without going above that number, will win the jar of candy. In the event of a tie, the candy will be shared.

Character Counts Week • October 19-25 (grades K-8)

Show good character in Glenview all week. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a special button and to enter our drawing for the Character Counts gift basket.

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.

Comics for the Troops

Thank you for your ongoing support of Comics for the Troops. As their comic warehouse is now full, Operation Support Our Troops: Illinois will no longer accept donations of comics.

Instead, they are now requesting hobby magazines less than six months old: cars, sports, nature, science, etc. News magazines will not be accepted. Magazines for the Troops may be dropped off at the Youth Services Desk. Thank you for supporting our Troops!

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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.

Games Galore with Heather Murphy, LCPC
Community Room
Friday, September 26, 4:15-5:30 PM
Registration begins August 14

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

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4 & up)

Please add your name to our Mailing List to be notified of future training opportunities. Thank you!

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.

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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. 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.

Closed until Fall
We will return in September 2014.

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Programs for Parents
& Teachers

Your Kids Can Code

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30-8:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins August 14

This two-hour, interactive workshop teaches parents and teachers the basics of computer coding and answers, “why is this important and where do we start?” Space is limited.

Science Time
Workshop for Preschool Teachers

Thursday, October 16, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

Early childhood consultant Sherry Ann Wolfer of letsdigin.com will share easy and inexpensive science experiments, science activities, and science table top props that you can use with children ages two and up. 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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