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

Wednesdays, July 16, 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.

Creepy Crawly Zoo

Thursday, July 10, 7-8 PM
Community Room
Registration begins June 26

Meet some of the most bizarre creatures on earth. A hands-on learning experience with arthropods by entomologist Tony Gustin. Children 5 and under must sit with an adult.

Drawing Animals (grades 1-6)

Friday, July 11, 4:30-5:30 PM OR 6-7 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins June 13 for 4:30 program
Registration begins June 13 for 6:00 program

A Young Rembrandts artist will guide children in creating an adorable animal masterpiece with a unique step-by-step drawing program. Guaranteed success! Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Infant Massage Class (birth to crawling)

Saturday July 12, 10-11 AM
Community Room
Registration begins June 14

Excellent for new parents! Explore the world of touch therapy with your baby, led by infant massage expert Lana May. Glenview Library card required for registration. Both parents are welcome to attend. Space is limited. Expectant mothers may attend to observe (no registration for observers).

Battle of the Young Chefs (grades 7-8)

Location: Whole Foods Market Northbrook, 840 Willow Road
Monday, July 14, 1-3 PM
Registration begins June 16

Team up to test your cooking skills in a professional kitchen—chop, slice, and dice your way to victory! Prizes will be awarded to top teams. Register with a team of four or sign up as an individual and we’ll place you on a team. Spectators welcome. Glenview Public Library card required. Space is limited. Co-sponsored by Whole Foods Market Northbrook.

Storytime & Snacks at Whole Foods Market Northbrook
(ages 2 & up with caregiver)

Location: Whole Foods Market Northbrook, 840 Willow Road
Wednesday, July 16, 10:30-11:00 AM

Join Mrs. Schmitt for stories and fun in the Lifestyle Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Just Drop In.

Von Orthal Puppets presents The Lion and the Mouse

Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Thursday, July 17, 7-7:45 PM
Registration begins July 3

This whimsical adaptation of Aesop’s popular fable teaches memorable lessons about friendship. A beautiful original score with puppets constructed from recycled materials. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Big Run Wolf Ranch
Animals of North America

Saturday, July 19, 11 AM-12:15 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 5

Animal rescuer John Basile teaches about habitats, lifecycles, and natural defenses of several North American species, including a wolf. Must be 6 & up for the lecture. Ages 3-5 are invited to attend the Little Wolves Storytime next door, joining their families later to see the wolf. Generously supported by the Friends of the Glenview Library.

Dr. Strangepet’s Wild & Wacky Pet Show

Monday, July 21, 7-7:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 7

Meet Pavlov’s Cat, Marty the Martian, Charlene the Chicken, Dewey Duck, and the zaniest pet trainer ever! Multi-talented Chris McBrien shares comedy, magic, and stories.

History for Kids presents Presidential Pets

Saturday, July 26, 10:30-11:15 AM
Community Room
Registration begins July 12

Fascinating and funny stories about the pampered pets residing in the White House throughout our nation’s history.

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
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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