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October fun stuff
Fall Storytime Sessions


Googly Jewelry (grades 5-8)

Wednesday, October 5, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 11

Create googly-eyed jewelry & accessories and look your spooky best for Halloween.

SPECIAL EVENT!
Drop-In Early Literacy Fair
Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog (ages 0-6)

Sunday, October 9, 2-4 PM
Community Room

Stop by to see Clifford and visit hands-on activity stations. Explore the five early literacy skills proven to lay the foundation for school success. Enjoy a family sing-along with musician Steve Beno. Face painting provided by StilesInk. Generously supported by Rotary Club of Glenview-Sunrise.

Spark Park (grades K-2)

Thursday, October 13, 4:15-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 11

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

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, October 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.

Character Counts Week • October 16–22 (grades K-8)

Visit Youth Services throughout the week to share how you demonstrated good character in Glenview. Enter the drawing for the Character Counts book basket and receive a bookmark.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, October 18, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 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, October 19, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 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.

Tinker Tots (ages 3-5 with adult)

Thursday, October 20, 1:30-2:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 11

A hands-on hour of creative, STEAM-inspired fun for our younger patrons. Parent or caregiver must be present.

Fabric Mosaics (grades 3-8)

Friday, October 21, 10-11 AM OR 2-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 11 for 10 AM
Registration begins August 11 for 2 PM

Be prepared to get creative and maybe a little messy, too. Participants will construct unique pieces of fabric art and have the opportunity to display them during the Library’s December Art Show.

Happy (156th) Birthday Juliette Gordon Low

Saturday, October 22, 11 AM-Noon
Community Room

Registration begins August 11

Wear your sash or vest! Actress Betsey Means of WomanLore portrays the fascinating life of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Gordon Low. Troops and current/former scouts are welcome.

Time Travel Tuesday (grades 3-6)

Tuesday, October 25, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 11

Explore and experiment with science of the past. Please leave all Flux Capacitors and TARDISes at home. Space is limited.

YMCA Preschool Art Class

Thursday, October 27, 1:30-2:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 11

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

The Glen Town Center Boo Bash Kick-Off Show
The Silly Spooky Magic Show

Saturday, October 29, 2-3 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center

Registration begins October 14

Wear your costume and join us as we kick off the annual Boo Bash. Full of surprises and free from scares, the whole family will enjoy The Great Scott’s new Halloween Show. After the show, stick around for games, trick-or-treating, and more at The Glen Town Center shops. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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November fun stuff
Fall Storytime Sessions


Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, November 4, 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.

Crafternoon Drop-In Fun

Tuesday, November 8, 1-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Help us clean out our craft cabinets and see what you can make during an afternoon of self-guided crafting. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

FOR TEACHERS
Tech Beginnings: How to Introduce Coding & Robotics to Young Children

Wednesday, November 9, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Registration begins August 11

Relevant to many types of learning, coding teaches powerful ideas, including logic, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Author and educator, Ann Gadzikowski, will discuss concepts of computer programming appropriate and meaningful to young children in early childhood and primary classrooms. Gadzikowski will also demonstrate some of the best apps and games for teaching coding, as well as “tangible tech” tools like Bee-Bot robots. CPDUs (ISBE) and DCFS credits available.

Spark Park (grades K-2)

Thursday, November 17, 4:15-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 11

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

Saturday Morning with Istvan • Live Music

Saturday, November 19, 11 AM-Noon
Community Room

Registration begins August 11

Wear your PJs and be ready to rock into the weekend at this all-ages family show with indie–turned-kindie rocker Istvan.

Drop-In Movie

Wednesday, November 23, 1 PM
Community Room

Steer clear of the holiday cooking and cleaning. Bring a beach towel or blanket and covered drinks. Look for movie title in October.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, November 29, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 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, November 30, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 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.

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December fun stuff
YMCA Preschool Art Class

Thursday, December 1, 1:30-2:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins August 11

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

Minecraft (grades 4-8)

Friday, December 2, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor

Registration begins August 11

Get your build on! Use your own account or play on one of the Library’s. Space is limited.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, December 9, 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.

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November fun stuff

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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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.

Dinosaur vs. The Library by Bob Shea
Sunday, September 18–Saturday, October 29

See if Bob Shea’s lovable Dinosaur can remember his inside roar. Will Storytime be too much for him? Or has he finally met his match…at the 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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Drop-In Homework
Help Center

Tuesdays, September 20–December 13, 6-7:30 PM (no sessions October 11, November 8 & 22)
Youth Program Room

High School volunteers to the (homework) rescue. Thirty-minute sessions for homework, reading, and math skills practice provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may be grouped by subject and grade level.

Volunteer Information for High School Students

We do not need additional volunteers at this time. Check back in December for openings.

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Friendship Club &
Ambassadors

Friendship Club (grades 4-8)

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.

Sound, Frequency & Sensory Fun with Preston Klik
Community Room
Friday, September 30, 4:30-5:30 PM

Registration begins August 11
Gongs, drums, and singing bowls.

Rainbow Therapy Dogs • Dog Safety
Community Room
Saturday, November 5, 3-4:15 PM

Registration begins August 11
Four-legged friends help teach safety skills.

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4-12)

Training for 2016 has already taken place. 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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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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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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