Programs & Projects • Fun Stuff

kids fun stuff
october fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions
Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, October 10, 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.

Campfire Stories at The Grove

Location: The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview
Friday, October 10, 6-7:30 PM
Registration begins August 14

The historic setting at The Grove provides the perfect backdrop for storytelling around a cozy fire. Join us for some silly, spooky, and seasonal stories as we welcome the night. Meet at the Interpretive Center and bring chairs and blankets. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

YMCA Preschool Art Classes (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Wednesday, October 15, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 14

The North Suburban YMCA Art Academy provides experiences for preschoolers to create art. Parent or caregiver must be present.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, October 15, 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.

CANCELLED! MineCraft Club (grades 4-8)

Friday, October 17, 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.

Elsenpeter Marionettes presents Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, October 18, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 3

Fourth generation Master Puppeteer Richard Elsenpeter brings wooden string puppets to life with an enchanting retelling of this beloved tale. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Animal Mystery Guest (grades K-2)

Saturday, October 18, 2-3 PM
Community Room East
Registration begins August 14

Calling all super-sleuths and pet detectives! The Grove is sending over an animal. But which one? Follow the clues to help us solve this puzzling case of animal identity. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Halloween Parade
& Pumpkin Patch Puppet Show (up to age 6 with an adult)

Saturday, October 25
Community Room
10:30 AM Trick or Treat • 10:45 AM Parade & Show
OR 1:15 PM Trick or Treat • 1:30 PM Parade & Show
Registration begins August 14 for 10:45 AM
Registration begins August 14 for 1:30 PM

Trick or Treat your way to Youth Services, then line up for the parade. Costume Parade kicks off promptly at 10:45 AM OR 1:30 PM, followed by Dave Herzog’s Marionettes with a fun puppet show featuring square dancing scarecrows and other autumn delights. Don’t forget your camera.

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november fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions
Backpack Decorating (grades 3-6)

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

Decorate a canvas backpack and hang out with friends. Space is limited.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, November 7, 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.

Wimpy Kid Party (grades 3-6)

Saturday, November 8, 2-3 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

Hit the road and come to the Library to celebrate the release of The Long Haul. Fun, games, and activities Wimpy-Kid-Style!

YMCA Preschool Art Classes (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Wednesday, November 12, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins August 14

The North Suburban YMCA Art Academy provides experiences for preschoolers to create art. Parent or caregiver must be present.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, November 12, 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.

MineCraft Club (grades 4-8)

Friday, November 14, 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.

Barry North • The YO-YO Man

Saturday, November 15, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 31

Meet a Duncan Yo-Yo Champion! See incredible tricks and learn tips and techniques from a pro. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)
FINGER PAINTING with Kathi Quinn

Saturday, November 15, 3-4:15 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.

Family Reading Night

Thursday, November 20, 5-9 PM
Youth Services Department

Celebrate reading together as a family to honor this annual statewide event. Pick up a Family Reading Packet from the Youth Services Desk, along with a cushion for cozy reading fun in the Library or take your packet home to enjoy. Just drop in.

Thanksgiving Make It & Take It

Wednesday, November 26, 10 AM-Noon OR 1-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Kids with a parent or caregiver are invited to make a special craft to take home. Just drop in.

Drop-In Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Friday, November 28, 10-11:45 AM OR 1:30-3:15 PM
(102min/PG/2014)

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

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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.

december fun stuff
Coming Soon!

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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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