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may fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, May 1, 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.

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 2, 9 AM-5 PM
Youth Services Desk

Free comics will be available (while supplies last) in honor of Free Comic Book Day, courtesy of Pastimes Comics in Niles.

Service Buddies • Project Parrot Rescue (grades 1-8)

Saturday, May 2, 2:30-3:30 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12 for grades 1-4
Registration begins February 12 for grades 5-8
Grades 5-8 must arrive at 2 PM for briefing

An opportunity to earn service hours. Assemble treat bags for A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife in Northbrook. Shelter volunteers and a feathered friend will be on hand to discuss parrot rescue and adoption.

Mother's Day Make It & Take It

Thursday, May 8, 10 AM-1PM
Youth Program Room

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

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

Wednesday, May 13, 10-10:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

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, May 13, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins February 12

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

Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles

Saturday, May 16, 10:30-11:30 AM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

Up close and personal…experience reptiles and amphibians from around the world.

Friendship Club
Meet the Therapy Dogs!
Lincolnshire Animal Hospital Dog Therapy Group

Friday, May 29, 4:30-5:15 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

For children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors (grades 4-12) host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome.

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june fun stuff
Boogie to the Beat All Summer Long!
Preschool Storytime Sessions
Little Farmers Parent/Child Playshop (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Tuesday, June 23, 9:30-10:15 AM OR 10:30-11:15 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14 for 9:30 AM
Registration begins May 14 for 10:30 AM

Listen to farm stories and meet with the “Garden Guru” of Wagner Farm. Plant some seeds to take home. Co-sponsored by Glenview Park District.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, June 24, 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.

How to Create Your Own Business (grades 4-8)

Friday, June 26, 10-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14

Kids can be entrepreneurs, too. Learn how successful kids have started a business and made a profit. Meet expert Dilnaz Waraich to get started this summer.

Battle of the Young Chefs (grades 4-6)

Monday, June 29, 1-3 PM
Location: Whole Foods Market Northbrook, 840 Willow Road
Registration begins June 15

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. Space is limited. Glenview Public Library card required for all participants. Co-sponsored by Whole Foods Market Northbrook.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Tuesday, June 30, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14

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

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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.

july fun stuff
Boogie to the Beat All Summer Long!
Preschool Storytime Sessions
Make It & Take It

Wednesday, July 1, 10 AM-Noon OR 1-3 PM
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.

SH…SHH…SHHH… SHARK! (grades 1-5)

Thursday, July 2, 3-4 PM OR 4:30-5:30 PM
Community Room West
Registration begins May 14 for 3 PM
Registration begins May 14 for 4:30 PM

Get ready for Shark Week. Sink your teeth into shark games, trivia, challenges, and videos.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, July 8 & 22, 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.

Fun with Cartoons • Drawing Workshop (grades 2-8)

Wednesday, July 15, 4:30-5:30 PM OR 6-7 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14 for 4:30 PM
Registration begins May 14 for 6 PM

Meet award-winning cartoonist V. Gene Myers. Learn to draw cartoons step-by-step in this hands-on class.

StoryMob! Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

Saturday, July 18, 10:30 AM-Noon
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One
Concludes at Little Bear Garden, Gallery Park
Registration begins July 3

A children’s book, a flash mob, a parade, and a picnic = StoryMob! Come in costume, bring props and your outdoor voices. Meet at The Book Market for story rehearsal. Parade through The Glen Town Center to Little Bear Garden where we will create a StoryMob! Pack a picnic lunch. Dessert provided by Heinen’s Grocery Store. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center and the Glenview Park District.

Game Central (grades 1-8)

Thursday, July 23
Grades 1-4: 4-5:30 PM • Grades 5-8: 6:30-8 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 14 for Grades 1-4
Registration begins May 14 for Grades 5-8

Bring your favorite Wii, PS3, and XBOX 360 games (ESRB rating of E or E10). We’ll provide the game consoles and the BIG screens.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, July 28, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14

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

Meet the Animals of The Grove (preschool-grade 2 with adult)
A Parent/Child Workshop

Monday, July 27, 6-6:45 PM OR 7-7:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 14 for 6 PM
Registration begins May 14 for for 7 PM

Explore native animal life using all of your senses. Live animals will be present. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

“Throwback Thursday” Interactive Family Movie
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (100min/G/1971)

Thursday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 14

Oompa-Loompa doopity do…come in costume ‘cuz this movie’s starring YOU! We provide props, snacks, and fun...you bring a blanket and covered beverage. Special treats provided by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Glenview.

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august fun stuff
Preschool Storytime Sessions
LEGO® Club (grades 1-4)

Wednesday, August 4, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14

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

Summer DROP-IN MOVIES in the Community Room

Wednesday, August 5, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM

Escape the heat and chill out at a movie. Watch for movie titles in July.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, August 5 & 19, 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.

Make It & Take It

Friday, August 7, 10 AM-Noon OR 1-3 PM
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.

Summer DROP-IN MOVIES in the Community Room

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

Escape the heat and chill out at a movie. Watch for movie titles in July.

Ready for Kindergarten (children entering kindergarten)

Tuesday, August 11, 11 AM-Noon OR 1-2 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 14 for 11 AM
Registration begins May 14 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.

Polar Bear Storytime on Ice (ages 3-6 with a parent)

Sunday, August 16, 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Glenview Ice Center, 1851 Landwehr Road, Glenview
Registration begins May 14

Chill out with polar bear stories, then try on skates and get on the ice. Teachers will be on hand to assist children. Parents welcome to skate. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Noodles the Wonder Dog • Live Animal Show

Saturday, August 22, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One
Registration begins August 7

Find out how Noodles went from shelter mutt to international trick champion. See what love can do. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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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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