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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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Summer Sizzles
Dinner By Design

Tuesday, June 6, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Chef Susan Maddox will create a perfectly composed summer dinner plate. Fresh, healthy, and a treat to the eyes for casual company, your family or just you. Recipes and tasting included.

Chasing Country Dreams

Tuesday, June 13, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Chris Karabas, country musician and Rock House of Glenview owner, will perform from his new album, Warehouse Full of Wishes. Learn how music dreams come true from this singer, songwriter, teacher, and businessman.

Celebrate Audiobook Month: Listen Up!

Tuesday, June 20, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Catch the audiobook fever. Learn about the hottest new releases from Robert Haddock, Penguin Random House Audiobooks. Attendees will receive a free tote bag and full-length audiobook while supplies last, courtesy of the publisher. Register early to reserve your free gift.

Parade: From Page to Stage with Writers Theatre

Thursday, June 22, 6:30-8:30 PM
Community Room

This annual event with the acclaimed Writers Theatre of Glencoe is centered on a stirring, Tony Award-winning musical. Parade is a moving love story, riveting murder mystery, and gripping courtroom drama. The documentary about the landmark case, The People vs. Leo Frank, will be shown, then the audience will be engaged as judge and jury.

In Tune with the Ridgeville Band

Tuesday, July 11, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Join Evanston’s vibrant community band as they perform music from the Glenview Library collection. Made up of over 30 musicians of all ages and from all walks of life, these performers are brought together by a shared passion for band music.

Bastille Day Special: Marie Antoinette, Queen of France

Tuesday, July 18, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Dramatist Martina Mathisen will reveal the truth behind this misunderstood queen, from a teen bride enveloped in pure opulence to the most hated woman in France. What actually happened? Shall she live or shall she die? History comes alive in this interactive presentation.

Summer MAGIC

Thursday, July 27, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Master illusionist Jeanette Andrews returns to the Library with her unique brand of magic. Choreographed to music, while blending perception, psychology, and art, this modern magic performance will leave you enthralled and enchanted.

The Oscar Wrap-Up

Thursday, August 10, 7-8 PM
Community Room

The GlenVIEWINGs film series has shown each Oscar-nominated title for 2017 Best Picture. Let’s get together for a casual, audience-led discussion on this year’s nominees and winner. Vote on your favorite and let’s see how close we come to the official winner, Moonlight.

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Summer Sizzles
Oil Lamp Theater Returns

Tuesday, August 1, 7-8 PM
Community Room

The talented actors from our neighborhood’s favorite theater return to the Library with a collection of short plays about misdirection, misunderstanding, and miscommunication. Enjoy an intimate evening of lively theater and sample the Oil Lamp’s signature cookies.

Hot! Hot! Hot!
Latin Dance Sampler

Saturday, August 5, 2-3 PM
Community Room

A professional instructor from Glenview’s Arthur Murray Dance Studio will host a Latin Dance sampler. Salsa, Cha-Cha, Tango, and more. Join the excitement and try out Salsa, Cha-Cha, Tango, and more. No experience necessary.

Salsa, Sangria & Sass

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

The experts from Heinen’s will expand your entertaining repertoire with new ideas for a great bowl of salsa and perfect pitcher of sangria. Tasting included. Limit 40.

Hoedown! Square Dancing 101

Saturday, August 12, 2-3:30 PM
Community Room

Do-si-do and Allemande Left with the help of the Glenview Squares dancers and callers. No experience needed, no special outfits required, no partner expected. Just come and laugh the afternoon away. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Paint Mixer with Pinot’s Palette

Tuesday, August 15, 7-8 PM
Community Room

You are invited to paint and mix with your neighbors at this art-inspired event. An instructor from The Glen’s own paint studio, Pinot’s Palette, will guide you through painting on shared canvases to complete a “collaborative” masterpiece. A little art, light refreshments, casual socializing, and a ton of fun!

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

Financial Planning Appointments

Tuesdays, June 20, July 18 OR August 15
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, June 6, OR August 1
Wednesday, July 5

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.

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

Tuesdays, June 20 OR August 15, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Community Room East

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 sharpening critical interview skills. Visit worknetncc.com to register.

Top Retirement Planning Mistakes

Wednesday, June 21, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room East

Planning your retirement? Already retired? Please join us as financial advisor Colleen Walsh discusses mistakes to avoid so you can keep more of your nest egg for yourself and your loved ones. Don’t let errors or taxes take a big bite. Call 847-729-7500 x7700 or register online.

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concerts & music
Chasing Country Dreams

Tuesday, June 13, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Chris Karabas, country musician and Rock House of Glenview owner, will perform from his new album, Warehouse Full of Wishes. Learn how music dreams come true from this singer, songwriter, teacher, and businessman.

In Tune with the Ridgeville Band

Tuesday, July 11, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Join Evanston’s vibrant community band as they perform music from the Glenview Library collection. Made up of over 30 musicians of all ages and from all walks of life, these performers are brought together by a shared passion for band music.

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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.

Sammy Davis Jr.: The World’s Greatest Entertainer

Friday, June 2, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Dancer, singer, comedian, musician, actor, and impressionist are just a few of the many talents Sammy Davis Jr. has performed with world-class skill. Lecturer Hy Speck will present some of the greatest moments in Sammy’s sixty-year career.

Armchair Travel: Venice
The Queen of the Adriatic

Friday, July 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Take a tour of Venice with Al Popowits, Europe the Easy Way. Wind down the Grand Canal and learn about historic bridges, churches, and palaces along the way. Enter the Piazza San Marco and visit the 11th century Saint Mark’s Basilica, the magnificent Ducal Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and more.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Friday, August 4, 1-2 PM
Community Room

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Science is now able to provide insights into making lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Illinois to learn about research on diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, social engagement, as well as hands-on tools to encourage you to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays, June 27, July 25 & August 22
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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