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Adult Enrichment Programs

Enjoy a Year-Round Schedule of Cultural Programs, Special Lectures, Concerts, Fitness Samplers & More. Unless otherwise noted, registration is required at 847-729-7500, a Service Desk, or here.

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February adult programs

My Kind of Town

On Board with The Sound of the Sea

Sunday, February 19, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Did you know that Chicago is home to a Maritime Music Festival? Join singer, actor, and sailor Tom Kastle for a performance, in song and story, of the amazing maritime traditions of Chicago and the Great Lakes. Tom is a co-founder of the Chicago Maritime Festival, faculty member of the Old Town School of Folk Music, and has captained tall ships on the Great Lakes.

Special Topics Just for You

The Envelope, Please
A Night at the Oscars

Thursday, February 23, 6:30-8:30 PM
Community Room

Just days before this year’s Oscars, long-time Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offer a fun-filled “star-studded” evening. This dynamic duo will share film clips and quips about the movies and actors nominated this year. A don’t miss evening and great way to catch up on this year’s crop of Oscar nominees.

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March adult programs

Irish Twins: Everyone's Irish in March

Irish Pub 101

Tuesday, March 7, 6:30-8 PM
Location: Heinen’s Grocery Store, 1020 Waukegan Rd.

Learn about Irish stouts, lagers, and ales from the experts at Heinen’s. Sample a few select brews and enjoy pub nibbles, too. Limit 30.

Older Than Ireland (81min/2015)

Tuesday, March 14, 7-8:30 PM

A landmark documentary film telling the extraordinary stories of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians.

History Comes Alive

Alexander Hamilton: The Man, The Myth, The Musical

Sunday, March 19, 2-3 PM
Community Room

An exciting, all-ages presentation by historian Barry Bradford. A unique look at Hamilton’s true story and fascinating background of this wildly popular musical.

Picasso & Paris: A Salon with Gertrude Stein

Tuesday, March 28, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Celebrate Women’s History Month with an invitation to Gertrude Stein’s Paris salon, circa 1920—a place of sanctuary for some of the most famous literati and artists of the time. Performed by WomanLore actress Betsey Means.

Partner Programs

Grove Arrival Day
Celebrating the Love of Trees

Sunday, March 12, 2-3:30 PM
Community Room

Settlers of the Grove National Historic Landmark and new Korean residents of Glenview share a love of trees, as well as education and family. Join the Grove Heritage Association (GHA) in a celebration of the March 10, 1836 arrival of the Kennicott family, with a special presentation in English and Korean. Learn how the early settlers and later residents of Glenview worked to protect and preserve The Grove and how to get involved with this unique community heritage.

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

Show off on the links this spring with new skills learned at this clinic. Glenview Park Golf Club teaching professional Michael Stone is offering a two-part group lesson at the Library. Limit 40.

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April adult programs

National Library Week presents: Doing Dylan

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Sunday, April 9, 2-3 PM
Community Room

A live performance celebrating 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan’s iconic words and music, as interpreted by two highly respected musicians from the Chicago music scene, Tommi Zender and Phil Agnotti.

Don’t Look Back (96min/1967)

Tuesday, April 11, 7-8:45 PM

The classic film portrait of the artist as a young man. Capturing Dylan’s 1965 British tour, this film is considered one of the best music documentaries of all time.

Bringing It All Back: Dylan in the 60s

Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Rian Murphy of Drag City Records will explore Dylan’s influential 60s discography. He will trace the development of Dylan’s sound and songwriting from political folk to electric rock through selected tracks and lively discussion.

In Celebration of Earth Day

Lightning Strikes: Tesla & the Soul of Innovation

Tuesday, April 18, 7-8 PM
Community Room

For fans of the Tesla car, author John F. Wasik will use the life and inventions of the inventor Nikola Tesla as a lens to show how we can spark our own creativity and innovation. Tesla’s vision for global, clean energy and other future technologies will also be shared.

People, Water & Wildlife: A New Look at the Chicago River

Sunday, April 23, 2-3 PM
Community Room

A century ago, the Chicago River was designed into Chicago’s plan for its new sewer system. Upstream and down, communities used it as their back alleyway and ignored its health. Find out how things have changed and how the river is becoming a haven for people and wildlife, an economic engine, and a true community treasure. Presented by Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River.

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May adult programs
In the Shade with Native Plants

Tuesday, May 2, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Red Stem Native Landscapes owner, Monica Buckley, will discuss the challenges of shade gardening and share secrets on creating a successful woodland paradise with native plants.

Bringing It Home

Back Country Blues

Wednesday, May 10, 7-8 PM
Community Room

On tour from his North Carolina home, Jon Shain brings a fingerpicked folk sound that sparkles like fine crystal. Experience the Piedmont blues through soft-spoken story-songs delivered in an easygoing tenor.

The True Story of Smoky the War Dog

Tuesday, May 23, 7-8 PM
Community Room

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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career, finance & timely topics

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Vegetable Gardening Basics

Tuesday, March 21, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Direct from the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, horticulturist Lisa Hilgenberg will teach the essentials for growing your own vegetable garden. Site selection, bed/soil preparation, seed sowing, transplanting, variety selection, and more.

Small Space Gardening
A Cook’s Delight

Tuesday, April 25, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Just in time for Money Smart Week, horticulturist and garden writer Nina Koziol will offer tips on how to grow the best ingredients for a cook’s kitchen in small, economical spaces. With six hours of sunlight on your balcony, deck or window sill, you can grow your own fresh herbs and vegetables.

In the Shade with Native Plants

Tuesday, May 2, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Red Stem Native Landscapes owner, Monica Buckley, will discuss the challenges of shade gardening and share secrets on creating a successful woodland paradise with native plants.

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

Financial Planning Appointments

Tuesdays, February 21, March 21, April 18 OR May 16
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM

Second Floor Study Room

Need a financial tune-up? Schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 to register.

Career Counseling Appointments

Tuesdays, March 7, April 4 OR May 2
30-minute appointments: 9:30 AM-Noon
Second Floor Study Room

Consult with a career expert for resume help, job search strategies, and more. Counseling is available for any stage of your career. Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 to register.

Power Employment Workshop • Secret Strategies to Land a Job in 90 Days

Tuesday, February 21, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuesday, April 18, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Community Room East •
Latecomers will not be seated

Discover proven strategies to land a job, as Illinois WorkNet Center speakers share what’s working and what’s not in today’s job market. This comprehensive workshop will discuss setting SMART goals to keep you on track, using social media to connect with active hiring managers, getting your resume through today’s Applicant Tracking Systems, and learning two critical interview skills to sell yourself and land a job. To register: worknetncc.com.

Money Smart Week
April 22-29

Telephone & Utility Bill Clinic

Monday, April 24, 1-2:30 PM
Community Room East

Citizens Utility Board (CUB) staff will review your telephone, electric, and natural gas bills and recommend ways for you to cut costs. Please allow for wait time while CUB staff is helping other patrons. Limit 25.

Tax-Free Investing

Thursday, April 27, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room East

It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep! Yev Kozachuk, financial advisor with Edward Jones, will provide an overview of tax-advantaged investments such as municipal bonds, IRAs, and life insurance.

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concerts & music
On Board with The Sound of the Sea

Sunday, February 19, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Did you know that Chicago is home to a Maritime Music Festival? Join singer, actor, and sailor Tom Kastle for a performance, in song and story, of the amazing maritime traditions of Chicago and the Great Lakes. Tom is a co-founder of the Chicago Maritime Festival, faculty member of the Old Town School of Folk Music, and has captained tall ships on the Great Lakes.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Sunday, April 9, 2-3 PM
Community Room

A live performance celebrating 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan’s iconic words and music, as interpreted by two highly respected musicians from the Chicago music scene, Tommi Zender and Phil Agnotti.

Back Country Blues

Wednesday, May 10, 7-8 PM
Community Room

On tour from his North Carolina home, Jon Shain brings a fingerpicked folk sound that sparkles like fine crystal. Experience the Piedmont blues through soft-spoken story-songs delivered in an easygoing tenor.

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senior programs

GLENergy

An educational Friday afternoon break for Seniors in the Community Room. A partner program with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center.

Senior Housing Facility Guide

The GLENergy program hosted a senior housing fair on Sept. 14, 2016 as part of special series on senior housing. View the Senior Housing Fair Facility Guide.

How Can I Protect Myself?
PART 1: Safety Tips for Older Adults

Friday, March 3, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Crime is a frightening problem, especially for older adults. You may be concerned about your safety when at home or in the community, but you do NOT need to feel helpless. Learn how to reduce your chances of becoming a crime victim with instruction by Glenview Police Department experts.

Exploring Glenview
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie & The Tyner Center

Friday, April 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie is a 32-acre remnant of a tall-grass prairie once stretching for miles across North America. Find out how the Fullers inspired the Village of Glenview to save a portion of the prairie and how it’s used today. Discover who Dr. Evelyn Pease Tyner was, and why the Tyner Center, a LEED Platinum certified green building, is named in her honor.

How Can I Protect Myself?
PART 2: Fire Safety Tips

Friday, May 5, 1-2 PM
Community Room

American’s over the age of 65 have a fire death rate at nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, this jumps to three times the national average. Learn the steps you can take to remain safe from fire and be prepared if there is one with instruction by Glenview Fire Department experts.

Tenth Annual Low Vision Fair

Friday, May 12, 1-4 PM
Location: The East Wing, Glenview Senior Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue
Just Drop In - Free Event

The Low Vision Fair will feature a speaker, assistive technology vendors, representatives from supportive service agencies, and vision screenings. Diabetic retinopathy screenings will be provided by the Park Ridge Lions Club and glaucoma screenings will be provided by North Shore Eye and Vision Center. Co-sponsored by the North Suburban Library Low Vision Consortium. For details, contact the Glenview Library Outreach Librarian at 847-729-7500 x2612.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays, February 28, March 28, April 25 & May 23
30-minute appointments: 9:30 AM-Noon
Second Floor Study Room

Do you have questions about retirement and health insurance options? Are you facing a life changing decision, or concerned about long-term supports? CJE SeniorLife (CJE) Resource Specialists provide counseling to adults 60 and over, their families and caregivers. Counseling includes topics such as the selection of appropriate retirement benefits, picking the right health insurance and Medicare programs, determining housing needs, and identifying supportive resources. For more information and to make an appointment, call Kathy Gaeding at CJE SeniorLife, 773-508-1054.

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