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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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April adult programs

In Celebration of Earth Day

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.

Special Event

Maker Faire 2017

Saturday, May 13, 11 AM-3 PM
Multiple Locations in the Library - Just Drop In

Activities, projects and demos for all ages:
Maker Alley, Library Lobby
Fiber Art Studio, Multipurpose Room
Messy Makers, Youth Program Room
Inspiration Station, Community Room

For a complete schedule, visit Maker Faire 2017.

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career, finance & timely topics

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, May 2
30-minute appointments: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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.

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
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

Seniors! Join us for GLENergy, an educational Friday afternoon break held in the Community Room. GLENergy is 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 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, 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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