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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.
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. This epic feat of both endurance and human will is the aquatic 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 and curator of these intriguing plants, will take you behind the scenes with the odorous titans of the plant world. “Titan Tim” will also introduce “Sprout,” the latest additional to the corpse flower family.

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 just celebrated her 90th birthday and has ruled over 60 years, making her 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 songs 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 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 its 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 advances 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. Actress and historian Leslie Goddard reveals 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 Oil Lamp’s signature cookies.

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September adult programs
Coming Soon!

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

Career Counseling Appointments

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: 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
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.

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 songs 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 scene.

The Music Room

Quarterly Listening
& Music Discussion Group
David Bowie • The First Five Years

Wednesday, July 13, 7-8:30 PM
Multipurpose Room

Join AV librarian Michael White and explore the first five years of David Bowie’s music career, from his 1967 self-titled debut to 1972’s landmark The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. We’ll trace the development of Bowie’s sound and vision and consider the evolution of his songwriting, while examining its impact on popular culture. As we discuss Bowie's timeless music, we'll also listen to selected tracks. Register online, 847-729-7500 x 7600 or visit the Reader Services Desk.

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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).

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: 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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