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March fun stuff
Bookmark Design Contest

Wednesday, March 1–Friday, March 31
Youth Services Department

Celebrate Youth Art Month with the Library’s Bookmark Design Contest. Stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up an entry form. All entries must be submitted by April 1.

Library Links: Spring Golf Clinic

Chipping/Pitching: Saturday, March 25, 1:30-2:30 PM
Putting: Sunday, March 26, 1:30-2:30 PM
Community Room

Golf, anyone? 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 group lesson at the Library. Open to youth, teen & adult golfers.

Spring Break • Family Fun

Drop-In Movie (grades 4-8)

Monday, March 27, 2-3:30 PM
Community Room

Enjoy a movie on the Library’s big screen. Look for title in early March.

Drop-In Crafternoon

Tuesday, March 28, Noon-4 PM
Youth Program Room

Bring your imagination and enjoy a crafternoon of self-guided creativity.

Family LEGO® Challenge

Wednesday, March 29, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room West

Registration begins February 10

Calling all Master Builders, join us for our monthly free-build. We provide the LEGO®, you supply the ideas, and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

Animal Drop Off: Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7 PM
Animal Pick Up: Thursday, March 30, Noon-3 PM

It’s a lovey lock-in! Bring a stuffed animal to the Youth Services Desk, kiss them goodnight and wave goodbye. Pick them up the next day and see what antics ensued. Just drop in.

Miss Meleesa’s Greatest Hits

Thursday, March 30, 10:30-11:15 AM
Community Room West

Miss Meleesa’s stopping by for a super special storytime. Don’t miss it! Just drop in.

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April fun stuff
Minecraft (grades 4-8)

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

Registration begins February 10

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

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, April 11, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

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 12, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

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.

Spark Park (grades K-2)

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

Registration begins February 10

Curious Curies and Tiny Teslas needed for STEAM explorations. Space is limited.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, April 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.

Drop-In Maker Monday (grades 4-8)

Monday, April 17, 3:30-4:45 PM
Youth Program Room

Stop by to explore different components of the Library’s new mobile MakerSpace.

Service Buddies: Project Pet Playthings

Wednesday, April 19, 4:30-5:30 PM
Community Room West

Registration begins February 10 for grades 5-8
Registration begins February 10 for grades 1-4

5th–8th graders will assist 1st–4th graders with a service project to create items for cats and dogs waiting for their forever families at Wright-Way Rescue. Grades 5-8 must arrive by 4 PM for a briefing.

YMCA Preschool Art Class

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

Registration begins February 10

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

Life-Size Monopoly

Saturday, April 29, Noon-4 PM
Community Room

Registration begins February 10

It’s Money Smart Week—celebrate with a life-sized round of capitalism’s favorite board game. Register the whole family, call dibs on your favorite token, and see if you have what it takes to bankrupt your siblings.

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May fun stuff
Bookmark Design Contest Voting

Monday, May 1–Sunday, May 7
Youth Services Department

During Children’s Book Week, visit the Youth Services Desk to vote for your favorite patron-designed bookmark. The winning bookmark will be produced and distributed throughout the summer.

Drop-In Craft: Make It & Take It

Thursday, May 4, 10 AM-Noon
Youth Program Room

Join us for a spring-themed craft. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Minecraft (grades 4-8)

Friday, May 5, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor

Registration begins February 10

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

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

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

Registration begins February 10

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 10, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

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, May 11, 1:30-2:15 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

Hands-on, STEAM-inspired fun designed for younger patrons. Parent or caregiver must be present.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, May 12, 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.

Maker Faire

Saturday, May 13, 11 AM-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Join the Maker Movement! Activities, projects and demos for all ages as the Library is transformed into one big Inspiration Station. Drop by for an hour or stay all day.

Drop-In Maker Monday (grades 4-8)

Monday, May 15, 3:30-4:45 PM
Youth Program Room

Stop by to explore different components of the Library’s new mobile MakerSpace.

YMCA Preschool Art Class

Thursday, May 18, 1:30-2:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

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

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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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.

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, 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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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.

Sensory Arts & Play
Community Room
Friday, April 7, 4:30-5:30 PM

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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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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