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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.
May adult programs

The American Character

Sing It Out!
The American Spirit Through Song

Tuesday, May 3, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Mark Dvorak, master musician, storyteller, and songwriter, captures the American character through song. From cowboy ballads to folk favorites, hop on board as we crisscross the country in this musical adventure. Pair it! Arrive at 6:15 PM for the Art in the Library Gallery Talk, A New Slant on the Old West.

Town Without Pity
The Spoon River Anthology

Tuesday, May 10, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Journey back in time to Spoon River, IL and its cemetery—where a host of unforgettable American characters sprang to life to read their epitaphs and share their secrets. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edgar Lee Masters’ American classic, Allan Ruter and a reader’s troupe will present a blending of literary history, interpretative reading, and images from Ruter’s recent visits to Masters’ hometown.

Stanley vs. Stanley

Monday, May 16, 7-8 PM
Community Room

The Writers Theatre returns to celebrate the opening of its new state-of-the-art theatre in Glencoe. The annual Page-to-Stage program will introduce an innovative new play co-produced by The Second City, Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody. We will meet two versions of Stanley Kowalski, an American character indelibly marked in our collective theatrical memory—as portrayed by professional actors. Michael Perez is from the current production and Matt Hawkins was in the Writers Theatre’s previous production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

NEW! Tuesday Night At The Movies

Little Movies, Big Stories

A new bimonthly series introduces movies that disappeared in a “blink of the eye” at the theaters—little known but compelling films. Just drop in.

Iris

(79 min/PG-13/2014)
Tuesday, May 24, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Legendary 87-year-old filmmaker Albert Maysles portrays Iris Apfel, a quick-witted 93-year-old outsized presence on the New York fashion scene. A true American character.


People & Trees • A Growing Relationship

Thursday, May 19, 7 PM
Community Room

Trees cool our cities and towns, soak up storm water, provide food and shelter for birds, and beautify our surroundings. Our relationship to trees can be quite personal. Glenview residents can celebrate the size, importance, and grandeur of trees to be honored by nominating them for registry in the Village’s Heritage Tree program. Come learn about this program and the many ways we can help Glenview’s trees thrive. Presented by Robyn Flakne, Natural Resources Director, Village of Glenview.

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June adult programs
Swim for the Win
Diana Nyad’s Amazing Triumph

Tuesday, June 7, 7-8 PM
Community Room

At age sixty-four, Diana Nyad swam 111 miles from Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will—the swimmer’s equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest. Book dramatist Jenny Riddle will tell Diana’s story of living out your dreams, no matter what your age.

Behind the Scenes
…with Spike & Alice

Tuesday, June 14, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Spike and Alice, the now infamous corpse flowers (titan arum), drew over 100,000 people to the Chicago Botanic Garden, with millions of people worldwide following them on the news. Tim Pollak, the Garden’s outdoor floriculturist, their curator and spokesperson, will take you behind the scenes with these highly odorous titans of the plant world.

A Chef’s Inspiration

Tuesday, June 21, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Chef Michael Maddox is back for another cooking demo, sharing recipes from the cookbooks that most inspired his successful career. Take home ideas for your own culinary adventures. Bring along your most treasured cookbook for a display of all-time favorites. Tasting included.

The Reigning Queen

Tuesday, June 28, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Queen Elizabeth II has reigned over 60 years, the longest-reigning female monarch in world history. Immensely famous and influential, she is almost completely unknown as a person. Rarely granting interviews, Queen Elizabeth is a symbol, paradox, mystery, and source of great pride for many in Great Britain. Barry Bradford’s presentation will shed light on her public achievements and private character.

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July adult programs
Tuesday Night At The Movies
Mustang

(97min/PG-13/2015)
Tuesday, July 5, 7-8:45 PM
Community Room

Join us for the new film series exploring little movies with BIG stories. When five Turkish orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language film. Just drop in.

Sounds of Silence…Turns 50

Tuesday, July 12, 7-8 PM
Community Room

A live performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of Simon & Garfunkel’s famous album and the sound and lyrics that influenced a generation. Enjoy an intimate evening of music and memories with Tommi Zender (instrumentalist/singer/songwriter) and Phil Angotti (singer/guitarist), two highly respected musicians in the Chicago music scene.

America Coast-to-Coast

Tuesday, July 19, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Put on your virtual walking shoes to take a 4,000 mile hiking, biking, and canoeing adventure across fifteen states. World traveler John Lynn will take you from sea to shining sea along some of America’s most scenic and historic trails, roads, and rivers.

Say Cheese

Tuesday, July 26, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Love cheese? Ever thought about making your own? Mark Lyons, an experienced home cheesemaker, will present the art and science behind cheesemaking and show you how to make some simple cheese recipes in your own kitchen. Lemon ricotta and other inventive recipes will empower you with a new culinary skill. Tasting included.

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August adult programs
Supper Clubs!

Tuesday, August 2, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Director/editor/producer Holly L. De Ruyter will host a special viewing of her documentary gem, Old Fashioned, The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club. Holly grew up in northern Wisconsin, drinking kiddie cocktails at supper clubs. The food, drink, and unique culture of this beloved dining tradition will have you yearning for a weekend road trip.

Going To Mars: For Real

Tuesday, August 9, 7-8 PM
Community Room

The movie The Martian had major input from NASA to bring realism to depictions of living, working, and exploring on Mars. What did the movie get right…or wrong? Michelle Nichols from Adler Planetarium will bring you to the Red Planet and highlight technological advancements that you may see in real missions to Mars in the future.

The Tupperware Tale

Tuesday, August 16, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Earl Tupper invented Tupperware, but single mother Brownie Wise made his plastic ware a household name in the 1950s. Portrayed by actress and historian Leslie Goddard, learn how Wise’s pioneering sales approach transformed Tupperware into a mega-business.

Summer Theater Live

Tuesday, August 23, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Let’s end the summer season with Love is a Many Splintered Thing, four short plays performed by the talented actors from Glenview’s own Oil Lamp Theater. Love gone awry, romantic intrigue, and more. Enjoy an intimate evening of theater at your library and the Theater’s signature cookies, too.

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

Career Counseling Appointments

Wednesday, May 11 OR
Tuesdays, June 14, July 12 OR August 9
Six 30-minute appointments are available from 9 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.

Financial Planning Appointments

Tuesday: May 17, June 21, July 19 OR August 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.

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

Tuesdays, June 21 & August 16, 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.

Foundations of Investing

Wednesday, June 22, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Yev Kozachuk, financial advisor with Edward Jones, will discuss stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, 401Ks and financial goals for the beginning and experienced investor. Register online, 847-729-7500 x 7600 or visit the Reference Services Desk.

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concerts & music
Sing It Out!
The American Spirit Through Song

Tuesday, May 3, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Mark Dvorak, master musician, storyteller, and songwriter, captures the American character through song. From cowboy ballads to folk favorites, hop on board as we crisscross the country in this musical adventure. Pair it! Arrive at 6:15 PM for the Art in the Library Gallery Talk, A New Slant on the Old West.

Hats Off to Music

Friday, June 3, 1-2 PM
Community Room

This one-woman musical experience features the multi-talented performer Kirstin Synnestvedt, who sings and accompanies herself on the piano while sharing amusing anecdotes about her extensive hat collection and the people connected to them.

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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. 10, 2014 as part of special series on senior housing. View the Senior Housing Fair Facility Guide (PDF).

Alzheimer’s Disease
A Special Two-Part Series

Part I: The Latest Developments in Alzheimer’s Research

Friday, April 8, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Alzheimer’s is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Researchers are in a race to find effective treatments and a cure for this debilitating disease. Dean Hartley, Ph.D., Director of Science Initiatives, Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss the latest research and what the future might hold.

Part II: Effective Communication & Caregiving Options for Family Members of People Living with Memory Loss

Friday, May 6, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Memory loss affects the whole family. Mary Lu Osterberg, LCPC, Clinical Manager of North Shore Senior Center House of Welcome, will present techniques to help increase your knowledge of effective ways to communicate with people with memory loss. Caregiving options will also be discussed.


Seniors & School Age Intergenerational Book Chat (seniors 50+ & grades 3-5)

Thursday, May 12, 7-8 PM
Youth Program Room

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Join us for an engaging discussion of a Newbery Honor title. Set during the Great Depression, this entertaining book relates the adventures of Chicago-dwelling siblings during their annual summertime visit to their grandmother’s rural Illinois town. Beginning April 1, books will be available at both Reader Services and Youth Services desks.

Your Hearing Health
An Introduction to the Chicago Hearing Society

Friday, July 8, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Forty-eight million Americans have significant hearing loss. Dr. Gima Vergara, AuD F-AAA, Clinical Audiologist from the Chicago Hearing Society, will provide a comprehensive overview of the auditory system and the exciting new technology available to those with hearing difficulty. Followed by a discussion of services available through the Chicago Hearing Society to the deaf and hard of hearing, including the free amplified telephone program, youth programs, and social services.

Honoring Veterans

Friday, August 5, 1-2 PM
Community Room

“Thank you for your service” is easy to say. However, what many in the military have sacrificed for our nation can never be repaid. Linda Rockwell, Veterans Program Coordinator for JourneyCare, will discuss the special health issues of veterans of all ages, available benefits that may assist veteran families, and how veterans in hospice care can be helped to find peace as they face the end of life.

SAVE THE DATE
GLENergy Senior Housing Fair

Wednesday, September 14, 3:30-6:30 PM
Community Room

This open house will provide an opportunity for older adults and their families to explore the various types of senior residences in the Glenview area. Representatives will display materials and be available to talk about their facilities with Fair attendees. Just drop in.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: May 24, June 28, July 26 & August 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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health & fitness
Your Hearing Health
An Introduction to the Chicago Hearing Society

Friday, July 8, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Forty-eight million Americans have significant hearing loss. Dr. Gima Vergara, AuD F-AAA, Clinical Audiologist from the Chicago Hearing Society, will provide a comprehensive overview of the auditory system and the exciting new technology available to those with hearing difficulty. Followed by a discussion of services available through the Chicago Hearing Society to the deaf and hard of hearing, including the free amplified telephone program, youth programs, and social services.

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

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.

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