Programs & Projects • Fun Stuff

kids fun stuff
july  fun stuff
Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Wednesday, July 30, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room West

Learn fundamentals and improve your strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Bring your own chess set if possible. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Animal Adventures
Live Animal Show

Thursday, July 31, 4:30-5:30 OR 6:30-7:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 17 for 4:30 program
Registration begins July 17 for 6:30 program

Conservationists from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund will introduce a diverse menagerie of mammals while teaching about biodiversity, animal behavior, and conservation.

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)
Live Animal Show

Thursday, July 31, 2:30-3:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 3

This club is for children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors in grades 4-12 host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome.

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august fun stuff
Ready for Kindergarten (children entering kindergarten)

Tuesday, August 5, 11 AM-Noon OR 1-2 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins July 8 for 11 AM
Registration begins July 8 for 1 PM

Teachers from Extraordinary Kids Kindergarten Enrichment Program will engage your children in an educational adventure, classroom style. A science, math, and art activity will be explored through interactive hands-on activities. Space is limited.

The Lego® Movie (101min/PG/2014)

Wednesday, August 6, 10:30 AM OR 1:30 PM

Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, average LEGO® minifigure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Rio 2 (96min/G/2014)

Monday, August 11, 10:30 AM OR 1:30 PM

Jewel, Blu, and their three kids are leaving their domesticated life for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

Game Central (grades 1-8)

Wednesdays, August 13 & 20
Community Room
Grades 1-4: 1-2:30 PM • Grades 4-8: 3-4:30 PM
Registration begins July 16 for August 13 at 1 PM
Registration begins July 16 for August 13 at 3 PM
Registration begins July 23 for August 20 at 1 PM
Registration begins July 23 for August 20 at 3 PM

Gamers! Play with the Library’s Wii, XBOX 360, and PS3 on our GIANT screens. You may bring your own games with an ESRB rating of Everyone or E10.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Wednesday, August 13, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room West

Learn fundamentals and improve your strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Bring your own chess set if possible. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Make It & Take It

Thursday, August 14, 10 AM-Noon
Youth Program Room

Kids with a parent or caregiver are invited to stop by anytime during the designated hours and make a craft to take home. Just drop in.

LEGO® Mania II (grades 1-6)

Friday, August 22, 11 AM-12:30 PM OR 1-2:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 25 for 11 AM
Registration begins July 25 for 1 PM

500,000 legos in one room? You just have to be there. Again. One session per child. Generously supported by the Friends of the Glenview Library

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)
LEGO® Fun

Thursday, August 22, 3-4:15 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 25

This club is for children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors in grades 4-12 host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome.

The World of Pooh

Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Saturday, August 23, 10:30-11:15 AM
Registration begins August 9

American Eagle Productions presents a quaint musical starring Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and friends. Introduce youngsters to the original A. A. Milne works with three classic Pooh tales. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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Please Note:

Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Glenview Public Library publicity purposes.

A Glenview Library card is preferred or required for many youth programs. Stop by the Circulation Desk for Glenview Library card details.

september fun stuff
Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, September 5, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Learn fundamentals and improve your strategy with volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson. Bring your own chess set if possible. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Harvest Time with Whole Foods

Saturday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 22

Friends from Whole Foods Market of Northbrook will bring a fun harvest craft and healthy snacks, too! Storytime provided by Glenview Public Library.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, September 10, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 14

Junior LEGO® engineers, architects, and inventors—dabble, design, and dream at our monthly free-build. Space is limited.

Bookworm Adventures presents Hans Christian Andersen

Saturday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 29

Watch as three classic tales come to life in a fast-paced and interactive show filled with music, dancing and laughter: The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, and The Ugly Duckling. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

MineCraft Club (grades 4-8)

Friday, September 19, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins August 14

“Get your game on” by entering the many worlds of MineCraft. Come with your favorite servers, your own account, and get ready to build.

SPECIAL EVENT! Early Literacy Fair
Get Curious About Science

Saturday, September 20, 1-4 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

Meet Curious George while immersing your children (ages 0-6) in the wonder of science. Visit activity stations that support the five fundamental skills to help your child grow into a reader. Visit the hands-on stations between 1-2 or 3-4 PM. At 2 PM, everyone will gather to see a thrilling, live demonstration of science brought to life by Steve Belliveau with his chemistry set, props, and humor. Get on the right path to school success.

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)
Games Galore with Heather Murphy, LCPC
Courage To Connect Therapeutic Center

Friday, September 26, 4:15-5:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

This club is for children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors in grades 4-12 host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome.

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museum adventure pass

The Museum Adventure Pass program is a unique educational for families. Check out a museum with your library card. Free admission to select area museums.

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ADA accommodations are provided for all programs. Requests must be made when registering for a program. Advance notice of five days is required. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 to make an ADA accommodation request.

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