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 x 7600, the Reader Services Desk, or here.
Save-the-Date! Digital Technology Fair (PDF), Saturday November 15, 10 AM-1 PM
october
Ron’s Voice • The Poet Within Series

Tuesday, October 7, 7 PM

The Library’s poetry reading series was started in 2002 by Glenview poet Ron Offen, who introduced many different poets but never read his own work. Ron’s poetry will now be celebrated with Ron’s wife Beverly, playwright friend Bill Lederer, and poet friend Jim Reiss reading favorite poems of Ron’s, dating from 1949 to work published posthumously just this past July. Open mic opportunity following the reading.

OKTOBERFEST TRIO

“Mad” Ludwig II of Bavaria
The Life & Mind of the Fairytale King

Tuesday, October 14, 7 PM

Best known as an eccentric whose love for the arts (especially architecture and the music of Richard Wagner) is legendary, the young King Ludwig had a charmed but also tragic existence. German Historian Anette Isaacs, MA, will present fascinating insights about the eternally enigmatic Fairytale King’s amazing life on the 150th anniversary of his ascent to the German throne.

Alpine Thunder Returns!

Tuesday, October 21, 7 PM

Your favorite German performers are back to share Germany’s rich regional musical heritage with upbeat music, interesting lore, and more. Alpine Thunder returns by popular demand for their eighth appearance at the Library, always adding something new to their lively performance.

Virtuoso • The Life of Clara Schumann

Tuesday, October 28, 7 PM

Clara Schumann (1819–1896) was the prodigy daughter of a remarkable piano teacher, Friedrich Wieck. The young Robert Schumann became a resident piano pupil at the Wieck household. Clara, a brilliant performer, and Robert, a gifted composer, fell deeply in love. Their marriage became one of the great love stories of all time—through triumph and tragedy. Actress Betsey Means will be joined by a piano accompanist for another exceptional and inspirational WomenLore® theatrical production.

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Brigadier General Charles Dawes
...and the Great War

Tuesday, November 4, 7 PM

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI through the Charles Dawes story. At age 52, this Chicago businessman, a direct descendant of relatives who rode with Paul Revere and served in the “Iron Brigade” during the Civil War, wanted to follow the call of his family history to serve the country. An amazing piece of military history evolves from his army appointment as told by living history impersonator, RJ Lindsey.

Capturing Life’s Moments
The Ancient Art of Haiku & Senryu

Sunday, November 9, 2 PM

Originating in Japan centuries ago, Haiku and Senryu capture nature and human nature in a few evocative lines of poetry. Move over Twitter! Charlotte Digregorio, award-winning poet, author, and Midwest Coordinator of the Haiku Society of America, will lead this informative session. Just enjoy learning or try your hand at writing a poem—with an opportunity to read your poem and win a poetry journal.

Wings Over Glenview
A Veterans Day Salute

Tuesday, November 11, 7 PM

Glenview resident Lisa Zimbler, in collaboration with Glenbrook South High School’s Advanced Television Department, has produced a moving documentary about those who served our country at Naval Air Station Glenview. Join us for this Veterans Day salute to Glenview’s 60-year aviation history with a screening of the film and discussion with Zimbler and other project participants. If you are a United States Armed Forces veteran, bring a service photo to the program for a special tribute to Glenview’s finest.

Breakfast with Ina
Tasty Memories & More

Tuesday, November 18, 7 PM

Meet “The Breakfast Queen” and celebrated restaurateur Ina Pinkney, chef and former owner of the beloved West Loop eatery, Ina’s. Reading from her memoir and cookbook, Taste Memories: Recipes for Life and Breakfast, Ina will share her optimistic culinary wisdom and samples of one her most popular recipes. The perfect holiday gift, a book signing and sale will follow the program.

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CATCH THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Special Performance!
Mearra~Selkie from the Sea

Tuesday, December 2, 7 PM

Capture the enchantment of the season with the Celtic tale of a Selkie, a mythical seal mysteriously transformed into a beautiful maiden, and her bittersweet love story with a lonely fisherman. Linda Marie Smith’s original script and score, emotive vocals, and use of multi-media “scenery” is delightfully reminiscent of Smith’s past theatrical performance at the Library, The Passion of Artemisia.

The Grocery Guru
Holiday Gifts from Your Grocer’s Aisle

Tuesday, December 9, 7 PM

Looking for the perfect holiday floral arrangement or gift basket? Look no further than your neighborhood grocer. Our neighbors from Heinen’s will share creative holiday ideas…and also raffle off their creations. Join the fun and leave with cost-conscious holiday tips.

Carols of Olde England
In Concert with The History Singers

Sunday, December 14, 2 PM

From anonymous folk tunes to classical compositions, the caroling tradition moves us all this time of year. Kathryn Atwood’s rich vocals, accompanied by her husband John’s guitar, will fill the Library’s Community Room with warm holiday cheer. Their impeccable research on the history of caroling will shed a whole new light on the music of the season.

Christmas in Connecticut (102min/1945)
Holiday Movie Matinee

Sunday, December 21, 2 PM

Take a moment to yourself during the rush of the season to enjoy a holiday film classic. Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet will fill the big screen with this tall tale about a famous writer whose intricate deceptions will entrap her publisher and a returning war hero. Bring your family and friends to share a special holiday afternoon at the movies. Light refreshments served. Just drop in.

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museum adventure pass

The Museum Adventure Pass program is a unique educational for families. Check out a museum with your library card. Free admission to select area museums.

career and finance

Ask an Expert

Get your financial house in order and gather valuable career advice. Register for these offerings at the Reference Services Desk or call 847-729-7500 x 7700. Online registration is available for Power Employment Workshops and special programs.

Power Employment Workshop

Tuesday, October 21 OR November 18 • 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Community Room East • Latecomers will not be seated

A free workshop presented by volunteers from Illinois WorkNet provides expert guidance on smart goals, resume and cover letter writing, effective job searching, and interview techniques.

One-on-One Financial Planning

Tuesdays: October 21 OR November 18
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM

Schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®.

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concert series
Special Performance!
Mearra~Selkie from the Sea

Tuesday, December 2, 7 PM

Capture the enchantment of the season with the Celtic tale of a Selkie, a mythical seal mysteriously transformed into a beautiful maiden, and her bittersweet love story with a lonely fisherman. Linda Marie Smith’s original script and score, emotive vocals, and use of multi-media “scenery” is delightfully reminiscent of Smith’s past theatrical performance at the Library, The Passion of Artemisia.

Carols of Olde England
In Concert with The History Singers

Sunday, December 14, 2 PM

From anonymous folk tunes to classical compositions, the caroling tradition moves us all this time of year. Kathryn Atwood’s rich vocals, accompanied by her husband John’s guitar, will fill the Library’s Community Room with warm holiday cheer. Their impeccable research on the history of caroling will shed a whole new light on the music of the season.

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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).

CJE Senior Life

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: October 28 & November 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.

Medicare Made Easy

Thursday, October 30, 1-2 PM
Community Room

October 15–December 7, 2014 is the open enrollment period for Medicare D prescription plan and Medicare Advantage health insurance plan. This is a good time to look at your health insurance and ensure your needs are being met. Kathy Gaeding from CJE SeniorLife, a trained Illinois Senior Health Insurance Counselor, will provide tips to help you make good choices, and guide you through the Medicare maze.

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health fitness and sports
Medicare Made Easy

Thursday, October 30, 1-2 PM
Community Room

October 15–December 7, 2014 is the open enrollment period for Medicare D prescription plan and Medicare Advantage health insurance plan. This is a good time to look at your health insurance and ensure your needs are being met. Kathy Gaeding from CJE SeniorLife, a trained Illinois Senior Health Insurance Counselor, will provide tips to help you make good choices, and guide you through the Medicare maze.

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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