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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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October adult programs

Cultural Exploration Abounds

Poet, Publisher, Muse

Tuesday, October 4, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Paris-born world traveler, Glenview resident, and poet, Ami Kaye is the publisher of Glass Lyre Press, an independent literary press, and editor of the poetry journal, Pirene’s Fountain. Open mic follows Kaye’s reading. Local poets, take heed!

Inked: Tattooing’s Vibrant History

Friday, October 14, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Are tattoos more than a “permanent reminder of a temporary feeling?” From ancient artifacts to current stylistic tends, cultural historian Anna Felicity Friedman, PhD, will lead a myth-busting, whirlwind tour through tattoo history.

Alpine Thunder Returns

Tuesday, October 18, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Oktoberfest performances by our favorite German folk musicians. Upbeat, toe-tapping tunes and interesting regional musical lore.

Juliette Gordon Low
A Special Matinee Performance

Saturday, October 22, 11 AM-12 PM
Community Room

Actress Betsey Means of WomanLore portrays the fascinating life of the Girl Scouts of the USA founder.

Silent Horror

Sunday, October 30, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Soak in the spirit of the Halloween season through the silent movie genre. Film aficionado John Nygro will share clips from the 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera to gain an understanding of the striking emotional range and haunting beauty of this lost art form.


November adult programs

Put the Elections Behind You!

Carol Burnett
Queen of Comedy

Tuesday, November 1, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Meet one of the funniest women on television, stage, and film. Carol Burnett is also known to be one of the nicest, most thoughtful, and well-respected women in the business. Be ready to laugh with Barry Bradford’s film clips, anecdotes, and insights.

Wine Meets Cheese

Thursday, November 10, 6:30-8 PM
Location: Heinen’s Grocery Store
1020 Waukegan Rd., Glenview

Holiday entertaining is right around the corner. The experts from Heinen’s will teach you how to make great pairings with this dynamic culinary duo. Limit 25.

Heroes on Deck

Tuesday, November 15, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Commemorate Veteran’s Day with a film (narrated by Bill Kurtis) that tells the little-known local story about an innovative response to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pilots were trained in the safety of Lake Michigan, and thus the intriguing story unfolds. Executive Producer Harvey Moshman will introduce the film and lead a Q&A.

Tuesday Night at the Movies
City of Gold (96min/R/2015)

Tuesday, November 22, 7-8:45 PM
Community Room

A documentary chronicling Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s complex relationship with the food and culture of his city, Los Angeles. Discover the world, one meal at a time. Just drop in.

TR! The Man in the Arena

Tuesday, November 29, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Actor and scholar Derek Evans performs a rousing celebration of the life and exuberant personality of Theodore Roosevelt.


December adult programs
Coming Soon!


career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

Career Counseling Appointments

Tuesdays: October 4 OR November 1
30-minute appointments: 9:30 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

Tuesdays: October 18 OR November 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.

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

Tuesday, October 18, 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 learning two critical interview skills to sell yourself and land a job. To register:

Being Mortal • End of Life Decisions

Thursday, October 20, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

A PBS FRONTLINE documentary follows renowned New York writer and Boston Surgeon Atul Gawande who explores the doctor/patient relationship as death becomes imminent. The film is a profound investigation of the practice of caring for patients nearing life’s end and their families. The documentary screening will be followed by a guided discussion led by JourneyCare facilitators. This important film deals with questions we all ask about the loved ones we care for and ultimately about ourselves.


concerts & music
Alpine Thunder Returns

Tuesday, October 18, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Oktoberfest performances by our favorite German folk musicians. Upbeat, toe-tapping tunes and interesting regional musical lore.


senior programs


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. 14, 2016 as part of special series on senior housing. View the Senior Housing Fair Facility Guide.

The Divine Miss M

Friday, October 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Recording artist Bette Midler has starred in movies, television, and on stage for almost fifty years, winning every major award given in the performing arts. She has dazzled audiences around the world. Her journey to fame begins in Hawaii and travels to Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. Hy Speck‘s entertaining presentation will include clips of her movies, television, and stage appearances. You’ll fall in love with this remarkable entertainer as millions of others have.

Hidden Memory: An American Story

Friday, November 4, 1-2 PM
Community Room

World War II was a different experience for Japanese Americans. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as she shares the story of her family’s journey from Japan and through the difficult war years. This story was inspired by an interview Anne did with her 91-year-old aunt, who experienced the Portland, Oregon assembly center and a California incarceration camp. Her only aunt’s crime was looking like the enemy.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesday: November 22
Wednesday: October 26
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.


health & fitness
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