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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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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

Programs from the Heart

3rd Sunday String Band

Tuesday, September 13, 7-8 PM
Community Room

These spirited musicians will bring their strings and more (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, flute, guitar, bass) to share their love of American musical traditions and welcome our fall program season.

Orphan Train
A Heartland Story

Sunday, September 18, 2-3 PM
Community Room

From 1854–1929, 250,000 homeless children were loaded onto trains in New York City, dropped into unfamiliar rural settings, and offered to farm families for adoption. Author Clark Kidder will tell the Dickensian story of his late grandmother, Emily Reese Kidder, who rode an orphan train to her destiny. Book sale and signing.

Tuesday Night at the Movies
Little Movies, BIG Stories
Inquiring Nuns (60min/1968)

Tuesday, September 27, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

1968—two young nuns ask average Chicagoans “are you happy?” Humor, sadness, and the timeless concerns of mankind are captured by Chicago’s great documentarians from Kartemquin Films. A captivating film “pick” to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. Just drop in.

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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.

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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.

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

Career Counseling Appointments

Tuesdays: August 9, September 6, 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: August 16, September 20, 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, August 16, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 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.

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concerts & music
3rd Sunday String Band

Tuesday, September 13, 7-8 PM
Community Room

These spirited musicians will bring their strings and more (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, flute, guitar, bass) to share their love of American musical traditions and welcome our fall program season.

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.

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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).

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.

Senior Housing 101: Senior Care Types Explained

Friday, September 9, 1-2 PM
Community Room

With so many senior housing choices available, it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by the number of care types and styles of senior living communities. It’s important to learn the terminology and the differences between senior care options that are out there so you can make the right choice for you or your family. The Legal Assistance Foundation, Regional Ombudsman will discuss the levels of care for older adults and the steps to use when looking for a facility.

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.

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

Tuesdays: August 23, September 27, & 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.

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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 bikeglenview.org.

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