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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.
august adult programs
Looking to the Skies
The Science of Interstellar

Tuesday, August 4, 7-8 PM

The movie Interstellar uses real science for some of its amazing visuals. But what, exactly, are wormholes, black holes, and time dilation? And what did the movie get right...or wrong...in the realm of physics and astronomy? Adler Planetarium Astronomer Michelle Nichols will shed a light on these far-out concepts and bring them down to Earth. See the movie Interstellar on August 2. A unique movie and lecture pairing.

Girls Like Us
The Music of Joni, Carole & Carly

Wednesday, August 12, 7-8 PM

Celebrate the groundbreaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book Girls Like Us, Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, and Marianne Murphy Orland showcase the music and stories of three rock superstars and adventurers of the heart and soul. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

I’m as CORNY as Kansas in AUGUST

Sunday, August 16, 2-4 PM

Food historian Cynthia Clampitt will tell the epic story of a nondescript grass, bred into a staff of life so prolific, so protean, that it represents one of humankind’s greatest achievements. With excerpts from her new book, Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland, she traces the threads that have woven corn into the fabric of our diet, politics, economy, science, and cuisine. Chef Sarah Kurysz of Whole Foods Market Northbrook will follow with a demonstration on creative ways to prepare corn. A two-hour culinary adventure with recipes, a tasting, and book signing/sale.

Victura: The Kennedys, A Sailboat, and the Sea

Tuesday, August 18, 7-8 PM

As summer comes to an end, let’s set sail with the Kennedy family. To truly understand the dynamics and magic of the Kennedys, one must understand their passion for sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys’ relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932, stands apart. Author James W. Graham charts the progress of America’s signature twentieth-century dynasty. Book signing/sale.

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september adult programs

Astonishing Views

View from the Bridge
Chicago’s Drawbridges

Tuesday, September 1, 7 PM

Chicago’s 60+ drawbridges are a fascinating piece of our city’s footprint and history...and lauded worldwide as engineering wonders. A film on these unique structures will be followed by an informative discussion with the filmmakers. You’ll walk away with a new appreciation for the importance of bridges in the making of the Windy City.

View from the Street
Chicago’s Hot Dog Heritage

Tuesday, September 15, 7 PM

Nothing says “Chicago streetscape” more than our hometown hot dog stands. And no one is more intricately woven into Chicago’s hot dog heritage than Doug Sohn. Although recently he closed his renowned sausage emporium, Hot Doug’s, Sohn still reigns supreme in the world of sausage. Join Doug for an irreverent trip through the history of hot dogs, his restaurant, and the many patrons–both the famous and the ordinary–who declared him the king of dogs. Book signing/sale and gourmet sausage tasting provided by our neighbors at Heinen's Grocery Store.You are also invited to arrive at 6:15 PM for a Gallery Talk. Enjoy a special viewing of several of Chicago’s iconic hot dog stands, painted in stunning photorealistic style. Exhibit details here.

View of the Sea
England Coast-to-Coast

Tuesday, September 29, 7 PM

World traveler John Lynn is joined by an international cast of fellow amblers, ramblers, and scramblers in this travelogue about his 200-mile trek across Northern England. Gather ‘round to hear about John’s incredible adventure and soak in the exquisite scenery of the famed Coast to Coast Path. Pair it with Far from the Madding Crowd and Mr. Turner.

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october adult programs
View from the Window
The Poet Within Series

Tuesday, October 6, 7 PM

Susanna Lang’s poetry reminds us to pay attention, to look out the window. She brings us down to earth and asks us to see our bond with nature. A stone becomes a voice, a sparkle, a release. Open mic after the reading.

Oktoberfest

60-Minute Dance Sampler

Wednesday, October 7, 10 AM

October is Cultural Arts Month. Exercise and explore your artistic side with dance. Instructors from the Park Center Studio for Dance will demonstrate three dance forms, ballet, contemporary/jazz, and salsa. You will also get a chance to dance. No dance experience necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Hail the Mighty Oak
Celebrate “Oaktoberfest”

Thursday, October 8, 7 PM

Few trees capture the imagination as much as the mighty oak. Learn the history of oaks in our region, ways they improve our natural areas and our town, and why oak trees need our help. Did you know that many Native American tribes considered the oak a medicine tree and that the oak still influences many contemporary cultures? In recognition of the newly designated month of Oaktober, join Robyn Flakne, Natural Resources Manager for the Village of Glenview, for an “oakcellent” evening honoring these special trees.

Mozart’s Sister

Tuesday, October 13, 7 PM

Called “Horseface” by her little brother Wolfgang, Maria Anna was also a musical prodigy. Master Pianist Chris Garofalo plays Mozart pieces while actress and storyteller Megan Wells, as Maria, tells the engaging story of the Mozart family. Experience the era of German classical music in which they were so deeply immersed.

Alpine Thunder Returns!

Tuesday, October 20, 7 PM

What would Oktoberfest be without our favorite German folk performers? Always adding something new to their lively performance, Alpine Thunder returns by popular demand for their ninth appearance at the Library. Soak in Germany’s rich regional musical heritage with upbeat music, interesting lore, and more.

Intro to Drawing Workshop

Wednesday, October 21, 10-11:30 AM

Celebrate Cultural Arts Month. Glenview Park Center Instructor Gayle Huffman will teach the foundations of drawing. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills, using pencil and paper to complete a drawing exercise. A great opportunity to brush up on a new skill or revisit an old passion. Art supplies provided; limit 20 participants. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Pumpkin Savory & Sweet

Tuesday, October 27, 7 PM

Not long ago, pumpkins were just for carving on a chilly late October day. Today, pumpkins of every size and shape provide one of the most popular culinary flavorings and ingredients—infusing every course with a uniquely earthy flavor. A chef from FlavorPot, a new cooking school and special event venue in The Glen, will share recipes, cooking techniques, and a tasting of fall’s favorite squash.

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summer reading program

In Our Own Backyard

The Eastland Disaster

Tuesday, November 3, 7 PM

July 2015 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 844 lives lost in the Eastland disaster— the largest loss of lives from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. With the recent passing of the last known survivor of this maritime tragedy, there is greater responsibility to tell the story of this important piece of Chicago history. Members of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society will combine captivating images with compelling firsthand accounts from families of survivors, victims, and others directly affected by this monumental local tragedy.

WWII & The American Homefront
North Suburban German P.O.W. Camps

Tuesday, November 10, 7 PM

As Europe was being destroyed during WWII, American cities and their hinterlands lay unscathed. However, the war would come home to America in the form of hundreds of thousands of enemy prisoners of war. Imprisoned in almost every state, interactions with these prisoners were often the only link between the war raging in Europe and the American home front. James Meierhoff, PhD candidate, UIC Department of Anthropology, will present the stories of three German POW camps—including one in Glenview.

Le Titi de Paris
A Culinary Retrospective

Sunday, November 15, 2 PM

Chef Michael Maddox returns wearing his hard-earned toque as former chef/owner of Le Titi de Paris. Although Le Titi is now shuttered, Chef Michael will demonstrate a selection of his favorite recipes from this beloved bastion of French cooking in the Chicago suburbs. Tasting included.

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

One-on-One Financial Planning

Tuesday: August 18, September 15, October 20 OR November 17
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM • Second Floor Study Room

Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 or visit the Reference Service Desk to schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®.

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

Tuesday, August 18 • 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
OR
Tuesday, October 20, 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.

Recovering Resources
Transforming Water

Thursday, September 17, 7 PM • Community Room

Water is life and our existence is dependent on it, but water can also create many environmental issues and challenges. Meet Mariyana Spyropoulos, President of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to learn about these issues and their management —including flooding, stormwater, rain barrels, water treatment, and proper pharmaceutical disposal. Established in 1889, the MWRD is an award-winning governmental agency with a $1.2 billion budget, over 2,000 employees, and the world’s largest water reclamation plant.

One-on-One Job Counseling

Wednesdays: September 30, October 28 OR November 25
Six 30-minute appointments are available from 9 AM-Noon.

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.

Mutual Funds, ETFs & Smart Beta Funds

Wednesday, September 30, 7 PM • Community Room

The world of mutual funds has evolved and expanded with new options for investors. Investment advisor Bill Ulivieri of Cenacle Capital Management will discuss Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and “smart beta” ETFs. ETFs provide even greater transparency, liquidity, and tax efficiency than traditional mutual funds. Learn how these financial instruments may fit into your portfolio.

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concerts & music
Barbra Streisand

Friday, August 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Hy Speck returns with an informative and entertaining tour through the life and career of Barbra Streisand, one of the greatest female entertainers of the last fifty years. Speck’s presentation will trace Barbra’s journey from a skinny cross-eyed kid to one of the brightest stars in motion pictures, television, Broadway, and the concert stage.

Girls Like Us
The Music of Joni, Carole & Carly

Wednesday, August 12, 7-8 PM

Celebrate the groundbreaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book Girls Like Us, Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, and Marianne Murphy Orland showcase the music and stories of three rock superstars and adventurers of the heart and soul. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

Great American Performers with Dr. Burton Fischman

Friday, October 2, 1-2:15 PM
Community Room

Dr. Burton Fischman entertains fans of American music of the 1950s–1970s with a multimedia presentation of songs by Fred Astaire, Liberace, Dean Martin, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and many others. Dr. Fischman weaves music history, anecdotes, whimsical impersonations, and sing-along opportunities into an energetic program. Digital projections with lyrics make it easy for everyone to join in and take a stroll down memory lane.

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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).

Barbra Streisand

Friday, August 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Hy Speck returns with an informative and entertaining tour through the life and career of Barbra Streisand, one of the greatest female entertainers of the last fifty years. Speck’s presentation will trace Barbra’s journey from a skinny cross-eyed kid to one of the brightest stars in motion pictures, television, Broadway, and the concert stage.

Voice Your Choice: Advance Directives
What are YOUR Wishes?

Friday, September 11, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Advance care planning is the process of communicating YOUR personal wishes, treatment preferences, and goals of care in the event you cannot speak for yourself. By planning ahead and documenting your treatment preferences, you can prevent arguments and spare your loved ones and those close to you the anxiety of having to guess your wishes. NOW is the perfect time to review or create this important document. Presented by Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center of Glenview.

Great American Performers with Dr. Burton Fischman

Friday, October 2, 1-2:15 PM
Community Room

Dr. Burton Fischman entertains fans of American music of the 1950s–1970s with a multimedia presentation of songs by Fred Astaire, Liberace, Dean Martin, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and many others. Dr. Fischman weaves music history, anecdotes, whimsical impersonations, and sing-along opportunities into an energetic program. Digital projections with lyrics make it easy for everyone to join in and take a stroll down memory lane.

Why Am I Feeling This Way? Is This Normal?

Friday, November 6, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Why do we react to certain situations the way that we do? Is there a way to feel less stress in our life? Renee Z. Dominguez, PhD and Robin Lake, MA, LCSW from Family Service Center will present techniques on how to reduce your stress and anxiety through mindfulness activities.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: Tuesdays: August 25, September 22, October 27 & November 24
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

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: Tuesday, August 25
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.

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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