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Enjoy a Year-Round Schedule of Cultural Programs,
Special Lectures, Concerts, Fitness Samplers & More

Save-the-Dates! National Library Week April 12-18 & MoneySmart Week® April 18-25
Unless otherwise noted, registration is required at
847-729-7500, a Service Desk, or here.
march adult programs
Little Women of Baghlan
A Diary, A Nurse, Kabul & The Peace Corps

Tuesday, March 3, 7-8 PM

A forgotten diary comes alive in this true account of a young woman who answers the call to service and adventure in pre-Taliban Afghanistan. Jo Carter’s story, as told by Susan Fox, rivals the intrigue and suspense of any novel, unfolding against the backdrop of a country at the crossroads of Russia, India, Pakistan, and Iran. Celebrating Women’s History Month.

On the Road…
…With the Oil Lamp Theater

Tuesday, March 10, 7-8:30 PM

Our neighbors at the Oil Lamp Theater have been providing a unique professional theater experience since 2005. The Theater’s cast is on the road this spring with All or Nothing, a performance of four plays specially selected for community performances. Discounted tickets for the upcoming season can be reserved and the Theater’s signature cookies will be served.

Jigs, Reels & A Little Bit of Rowdy
Life’s Too Short Not to Be Irish

Sunday, March 15, 2-3 PM

Pat Gaughan and L.J. Slavin are known for their riveting programs of Irish music. Pat’s vocals on lovely lyrical ballads and L.J.’s lively instrumental on the fiddle or pennywhistle will bring the heart and soul of Irish music to you.

Bigger Than Life • Bette Davis Live!

Tuesday, March 24, 7-8 PM

Few actresses in the history of film rival Bette Davis’s longevity and appeal. By 1942, she was the highest paid woman in America and had two Academy Awards to her credit. This witty, sharp portrayal by Glenview Library favorite Leslie Goddard reveals Davis as a riveting personality and ultimate star of Hollywood’s golden age. Celebrating Women’s History Month.

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april adult programs
An Evening with Poet Jim Reiss
The Poet Within Series

Tuesday, April 7, 7-8 PM

In honor of National Poetry Month, Jim Reiss, award-winning and frequently published poet, will read from his latest book, The Novel. Enter Jim’s world as he speaks of the ordinary in his extraordinary voice. Open mic opportunity follows the reading.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula
The Vampire Story that Shook the World

Tuesday, April 14, 7-8:30 PM

Written in 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the most popular and widely read vampire novel. Although Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire, his treatment gave the folklore archetype its most recognizable and literary form. Experience the gothic thrill of this masterpiece as performed in this powerful one-woman show by actress and award-winning storyteller Megan Wells. A National Library Week special performance.

Hidden Treasure
Turn Your Dusty Attic into $$$

Tuesday, April 21, 7-8:30 PM

It’s Money Smart Week®! No better time to take a trip up to the attic to find that stashed heirloom. Professional appraiser Karl Gates will explain the attributes to look for in determining the value of keepsakes. Bring along an item for appraisal—the first 50 items will be evaluated.

Where in the World is Rob Petrie?
The Dick Van Dyke Story

Wednesday, April 29, 7-8 PM

Dick Van Dyke, icon of American comedy, turns 90 this year. Join award-winning cultural historian Barry Bradford for an insightful, hilarious look at the Dick Van Dyke Show as we celebrate National Humor Month. Through sidesplitting video clips and little-known anecdotes, you will learn how the Dick Van Dyke Show ushered in the 1960s and changed TV comedy forever.

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may adult programs
Anne & Ida
Two Girls and the Holocaust

Sunday, May 3, 1:30-3:30 PM

The annual Page-to-Stage program returns. Select area libraries and the critically acclaimed Writers’ Theater of Glencoe explore themes from the Writers’ Theater spring production, The Diary of Anne Frank. The Glenview Library will show Ida (80min/PG-13/2013) an award-winning film telling of a Polish nun’s experiences of coming of age during the Nazi occupation. When she was near Anne Frank’s age, Ida was hidden by nuns and raised as a Catholic—only to discover her Jewish heritage just as she is about to be ordained as a nun.Two girls; two stories; two endings. Representatives from the Writers’ Theater will join us for a discussion following the film.

Abracadabra! Kitchen Magic

Tuesday, May 5, 7-8 PM

Our local “grocery guru” from our neighbors at Heinen’s Grocery Store returns with a little kitchen sorcery. Learn how three budget-friendly convenience items are transformed into a gourmet entrée, side dish, and dessert. Add to your cooking repertoire in one quick hour. Recipes, coupons, and more.

The Art of the Impossible
Magic for the 21st Century

Tuesday, May 12, 7-8 PM

Presenting her first magic show at age four and performing professionally at age six, Jeanette Andrews now performs full-time for thousands across the country, coming to our Library fresh off of performances for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. With illusions choreographed to music and composed of a distinctive blend of perception, psychology, and art, this modern magic performance will leave you enthralled and enchanted.

The Garden of Good & Evil
The Natives vs. The Invaders

Tuesday, May 19, 7-8 PM

Discover Illinois—which plant species grew in our area 200 years ago and where can you find them now? Robyn Flakne, Natural Resources Manager, Village of Glenview, and Judy Ksiazek, Environmental Education Supervisor, Glenview Park District, will discuss these ancient Illinois dwellers and what they can teach us about today’s landscapes. As part of Invasive Species Awareness Month, we will also explore some of the more challenging plants spreading into natural areas and residential gardens…and how to help combat their proliferation.

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National Library week

Explore Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library. Let your imagination soar during National Library Week! April 12-18.

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

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

Tuesday, April 21 • 9:30 AM-2:30 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.

One-on-One Financial Planning

Tuesday: March 17, April 21 OR May 19
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM

Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 or visit the Reference Service Desk to schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®.

Cook County Matters

Thursday, March 26, 7-8 PM
Community Room

County government provides essential services. Cook County has principal responsibility for providing public health services, supporting public safety, administering the property tax system, and is responsible for other government services, including registering voters and conducting elections. This program provides an overview of how Cook County government works, including some of the current “hot topics” of which residents should be aware. A nonpartisan program sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Concussions • What to Know

Monday, March 30, 10-11 AM
Community Room

ATTENTION student athletes and parents. SLICE is a fun, interactive education program presented by the Sports Legacy Institute that teaches student athletes in grades 4-12 and their parents about concussions through discussion, video, and interactive games.

Telephone & Utility Bill Clinic

Monday, April 20, 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 30.

Property Tax Appeals Seminar

Wednesday, April 22, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Are your property taxes too high? It’s never too late to reduce them. Taxpayer advocate Andrea Raila will show you how to lower property taxes, get tax exemptions and refunds, understand market value reassessment notices, use self-help tax links, and more.

Financial Independence for Women

Wednesday, May 6, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room East

From budgeting and investment principles to family and retirement considerations, Ameriprise Financial Advisor Roshni Khory will show you ways to gain control over your financial situation and protect the people and things you love most.

The Garden of Good & Evil
The Natives vs. The Invaders

Tuesday, May 19, 7-8 PM

Discover Illinois—which plant species grew in our area 200 years ago and where can you find them now? Robyn Flakne, Natural Resources Manager, Village of Glenview, and Judy Ksiazek, Environmental Education Supervisor, Glenview Park District, will discuss these ancient Illinois dwellers and what they can teach us about today’s landscapes. As part of Invasive Species Awareness Month, we will also explore some of the more challenging plants spreading into natural areas and residential gardens…and how to help combat their proliferation.

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concerts & music
Jigs, Reels & A Little Bit of Rowdy
Life’s Too Short Not to Be Irish

Sunday, March 15, 2-3 PM

Pat Gaughan and L.J. Slavin are known for their riveting programs of Irish music. Pat’s vocals on lovely lyrical ballads and L.J.’s lively instrumental on the fiddle or pennywhistle will bring the heart and soul of Irish music to you.

A Quarterly Listening & Music Discussion Group
Emerging Sounds • New Artists for 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 7-8:30 PM • Multipurpose Room

Explore music found in the Library’s Popular Music CD collection with AV Librarian Michael White. April’s discussion will focus on new artists emerging in 2015. As spring brings a thaw, we’ll see if we can forecast which new bands and artists will make a lasting impact on popular music this year. Please join us as we listen to selected tracks and discuss some of the year’s more interesting new artists and anticipated new releases. Just drop in.

The Starlite Singers • Glenview Senior Center Chorus

Thursday, April 9, 1-2 PM
Community Room

The Starlite Singers will fill the Community Room with an hour of joyful singing. Their repertoire includes favorite show tunes, uplifting music from the Broadway stage and a taste of the finest compositions by classical composers—as well as familiar tunes we grew up with and continue to sing today. The songs are infectious, happy, and are meant to inspire and entertain. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy one of Glenview’s very own.

Chicago Philharmonic Lecture
How the Classical Music World Killed Classical Music & What We Can Do to Revive It

Thursday, April 30, 7-8:30 PM • Community Room

Chicago Philharmonic’s Artistic Director and Conductor, Scott Speck, will discuss how classical music got its reputation for being elitist, uninviting and irrelevant, and how modern orchestras are working to dispel the myths and get back to the joy of making and sharing music with everyone. The Chicago Philharmonic is the official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet, performs at Ravinia, and also hosts a symphonic season at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston.

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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).

What You Should Know About Medicare 2015 & Observation vs. Inpatient Stays

Friday, March 6, 1-2 PM
Community Room East

Melissa Versch, LCSW, North Shore Senior Center Health Insurance Program Coordinator, will discuss Medicare changes for 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity for those new to Medicare, as well as Medicare veterans, to gain a better understanding of their benefits. Kathleen Moriarty, RN BSN, NorthShore University HealthSystem Director, Care Management/Social Services, will also discuss how a patient is admitted to the hospital and the issues surrounding observation vs. inpatient stay. Time will be allotted for questions and answers following the presentation.

The Starlite Singers • Glenview Senior Center Chorus

Thursday, April 9, 1-2 PM
Community Room

The Starlite Singers will fill the Community Room with an hour of joyful singing. Their repertoire includes favorite show tunes, uplifting music from the Broadway stage and a taste of the finest compositions by classical composers—as well as familiar tunes we grew up with and continue to sing today. The songs are infectious, happy, and are meant to inspire and entertain. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy one of Glenview’s very own.

Understanding Arthritis

Friday, May 1, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Despite striking more than 50 million Americans, arthritis is an often misunderstood disease with a core of common myths surrounding it. Kate Petrungaro, M.D., Northwestern Medicine, Glenview Outpatient Center, will discuss how the disease is diagnosed and explore various treatment options for this common health issue. Time will be allotted for questions and answers following the presentation.

8th Annual Low Vision Fair

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10 AM-2 PM
East Wing Glenview Senior Center
2400 Chestnut Ave, Glenview Park Center

The low vision fair will feature speaker Dr. Frank La Franco, M. D. vendors of assistive technology, supportive service agencies, and vision screenings. Diabetic retinopathy screenings will be provided by the Park Ridge Lions Club and glaucoma screenings provided by the North Shore Eye and Vision Center.

Dr. La Franco will speak on Current and Future Treatments of Macular Degeneration, lecture from Noon – 12:45 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

This free event is hosted by the North Suburban Low Vision Consortium: Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Prospect Heights, and Vernon Area Public Libraries.


Bingo Buddies • Intergenerational Fun

Tuesday, March 31, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Seniors! Volunteer to host an afternoon of fun with Bingo Games. Seniors will assist children in navigating their cards and playing the game. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 to volunteer.


CJE Senior Life

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: Tuesdays: March 24, April 28 & May 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.

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health & fitness
What You Should Know About Medicare 2015 & Observation vs. Inpatient Stays

Friday, March 6, 1-2 PM
Community Room East

Melissa Versch, LCSW, North Shore Senior Center Health Insurance Program Coordinator, will discuss Medicare changes for 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity for those new to Medicare, as well as Medicare veterans, to gain a better understanding of their benefits. Kathleen Moriarty, RN BSN, NorthShore University HealthSystem Director, Care Management/Social Services, will also discuss how a patient is admitted to the hospital and the issues surrounding observation vs. inpatient stay. Time will be allotted for questions and answers following the presentation.

Concussions • What to Know

Monday, March 30, 10-11 AM
Community Room

ATTENTION student athletes and parents. SLICE is a fun, interactive education program presented by the Sports Legacy Institute that teaches student athletes in grades 4-12 and their parents about concussions through discussion, video, and interactive games.

8th Annual Low Vision Fair

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10 AM-2 PM
East Wing Glenview Senior Center
2400 Chestnut Ave, Glenview Park Center

The low vision fair will feature speaker Dr. Frank La Franco, M. D. vendors of assistive technology, supportive service agencies, and vision screenings. Diabetic retinopathy screenings will be provided by the Park Ridge Lions Club and glaucoma screenings provided by the North Shore Eye and Vision Center.

Dr. La Franco will speak on Current and Future Treatments of Macular Degeneration, lecture from Noon – 12:45 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

This free event is hosted by the North Suburban Low Vision Consortium: Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Prospect Heights, and Vernon Area Public Libraries.

Understanding Arthritis

Friday, May 1, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Despite striking more than 50 million Americans, arthritis is an often misunderstood disease with a core of common myths surrounding it. Kate Petrungaro, M.D., Northwestern Medicine, Glenview Outpatient Center, will discuss how the disease is diagnosed and explore various treatment options for this common health issue. Time will be allotted for questions and answers following the presentation.

CJE Senior Life

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: Tuesdays: March 24, April 28 & May 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.

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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