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Noodles the Wonder Dog • Live Animal Show

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

The Village Puppeteers present Lost in Storyland!

Sunday, September 27, 2-3 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 11

In a side-splitting romp, acclaimed puppeteers riff on classic fairy tale characters. Silly antics and a cavalcade of colorful puppets GUARANTEE big laughs. This show is fun for ALL ages; big kids will love it too. Sponsored by The Glen Town Center’s Puppet Theater Series.

Campfire Stories at The Grove

Friday, October 9, 6-7:30 PM
Location: The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview
Registration begins August 11

Join us for family fun at the historic Grove! Bring your snuggly blankets and camping chairs for an evening of silly, spooky, and seasonal stories around the fire as we welcome the night. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Halloween Parade & Mr. Kipley’s Magic & Puppets (up to age 6 with an adult)

Saturday, October 24
10:30 AM Trick or Treat • Followed by 10:45 AM Parade & Show
OR 1:15 PM Trick or Treat • Followed by 1:30 PM Parade & Show
Community Room
Registration begins August 11 for 10:30 AM
Registration begins August 11 for 1:15 PM

Trick or Treat to Youth Services and queue up for the annual costume parade. Costume Parade kicks off promptly at 10:45 AM OR 1:30 PM, followed by a friendly Halloween puppet show. Don’t forget your camera!

Improv Playhouse presents Aesop’s Fables

Friday, November 7, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 23

Wake up your weekend with this energetic presentation of Aesop’s famous parables, in a lively musical format. Sure to be more fun (and educational) than Saturday morning cartoons.

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drop-in movies

Enjoy a children’s matinee. Bring a beach towel or blanket to get comfy on the floor. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: while most youth movies are drop-in, special movie programs require registration.

“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.

Annie (118min/PG/2014)

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

Escape the heat and chill out at a movie. Annie is a happy foster child making her way through NYC. It's been a hard knock life with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan, but everything's about to change.

Big Hero 6 (102min/PG/2014)

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

Escape the heat and chill out at a movie. Based on the Marvel Comic, this animated feature is a story of friendship, between inflatable robot Baymax and engineering prodigy Hiro Hamada. See what happens when they team up with fellow geniuses and create a band of high-tech heroes to save the city of San Fransokyo.

Interactive Movie
The Nightmare Before Christmas (76/PG/1993)

Saturday, November 21, 2-3:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 11

What’s this? A Halloween movie? A Christmas movie? We just don’t know! Join us as we cheer, sing, and play our way through this Tim Burton classic. Recommended for ages 7 and up (moms and dads are welcome, too).

Drop-In Movie

Friday, November 27, 10 AM
Community Room

Watch for the movie title in October.

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flight to fun

Children’s Events held at The Book Market, Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Miss Silvia’s storytime & more. Especially for families with children ages 2-6. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center. Registration required.

Current Schedule & Registration Information

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on the go

Children’s Events held at The Book Market, Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Family entertainment co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center.

Concerts,
Performances & More

Required registration opens two weeks prior to each event. Space is limited.

Noodles the Wonder Dog • Live Animal Show

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

The Village Puppeteers present Lost in Storyland!

Sunday, September 27, 2-3 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 11

In a side-splitting romp, acclaimed puppeteers riff on classic fairy tale characters. Silly antics and a cavalcade of colorful puppets GUARANTEE big laughs. This show is fun for ALL ages; big kids will love it too. Sponsored by The Glen Town Center’s Puppet Theater Series.

Improv Playhouse presents Aesop’s Fables

Friday, November 7, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 23

Wake up your weekend with this energetic presentation of Aesop’s famous parables, in a lively musical format. Sure to be more fun (and educational) than Saturday morning cartoons.

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storytime

Our Librarians bring favorite stories to life with puppets, props, and more for various age groups.

View this season’s schedule here.

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storywalk
JUST DROP IN

Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview.

Welcome to the Storybook Trail. Walk, skip, jog, or, better yet, bike along the path, to read a perfect seasonal story. Presented by the Glenview Park District, the Bike Glenview Initiative, and the Glenview Public Library.

Pete the Cat and the New Guy by Kimberly and James Dean

Sunday, June 14–Sunday, August 2

Read a fan-favorite story about Pete the Cat, his animal friends and new neighbor, Gus the Platypus who discovers his own special talent.

The Little Red Hen by Mary Finch

Sunday, September 13–Sunday, November 1

With gorgeous paper-arts illustrations and a happy ending for all, this story is sure to delight the entire family.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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read to the rhythm
Save-the-Dates! June 14-August 2

Join the annual summer reading program. The more you read, the more you win. Special clubs and programs designed for children from birth to 8th grade.

Summer Reading Journal

Download a Summer Reading Journal to track your progress. Summer Reading Journal (PDF)

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event volunteers

New! Earn service hours at the Library this summer by helping out at Youth Services events. If you enjoy being a leader for younger children, or you just want to get involved, sign up today because space is limited. Grades 7-12 may register to assist with these events and earn service hours. Specific skills required where noted. Event details and registration.

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Bike Glenview

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

This community-wide initiative to promote biking as a healthy, cost-effective, and low-polluting way to travel around our village is made possible through a cooperative effort with the Village of Glenview, Glenview Park District, Chamber of Commerce, Natural Resources Commission, Glenview Library, and PTAs. Visit bikeglenview.com for a map, safety tips, events, and other resources that will get you out and pedaling around town.

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Collections & Contests

Guessing Jar Contest • September 1–September 30

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Show us your own Glenview Library card during the month of September to receive an entry slip for the contest and a sticker. Guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar. One entry per library cardholder. The lucky child in grade K-8 who guesses closest to the correct number, without going above that number, will win the jar of candy. In the event of a tie, the candy will be shared.

Character Counts Week • October 19-25 (grades K-8)

Show good character in Glenview all week. Stop by Youth Services to share how you’ve shown good character, enter our drawing for a Character Counts gift basket, and collect a button.

All Aboard the Reading Express

Honoring New Readers

Photos of Glenview’s newest readers with their books will be proudly displayed in the Library’s Reading Express slide show. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a photo and bring your book with you.

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Friendship Club &
Ambassadors

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)

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. Generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook.

Interactive Movie: The LEGO® Movie (100/PG/2014)
Community Room
Saturday, October 17, 2:30-4:30 PM
Registration begins August 11

Holiday Party with Live Music
Community Room
Tuesday, December 22, 1:30-2:45 PM
Registration begins August 11

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4-12)

The next Ambassador Training will be scheduled in January 2016.

Host fun events and hang out with kids who want to make new friends in a supportive environment. Be a mentor, make a difference and earn service hours, too. Six events per year plus required training provided by the Northern Suburban Special Education District. If you have questions, please contact Silvia Kraft-Walker.

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Museum Adventure Passes

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

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Northern Lights
Homework Help Center

High School volunteers to the (homework) rescue. Thirty-minute sessions for homework, reading, and math skills provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may be grouped by subject and grade level. Just drop in.

2015 Program & Volunteer Information

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Programs for
Parents & Teachers

Your Kids Can Code

Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins August 11

This two-hour, interactive workshop introduces parents and teachers to the basics of computer coding and answers, “Why is this important and where do we start?” CPDUs (ISBE) and DCFS credits available. Space is limited.

StoryPlay: Telling Stories with Preschoolers Teacher Workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 11

Premier storyteller, author, and professor of children’s literature, Janice Del Negro, PhD, will illustrate how storytelling helps make children reading ready. Del Negro will share the “hows” and provide a focused bibliography for further exploration. Depart with a tale ready to share. CPDUs (ISBE) and DCFS credits available. For preschool and kindergarten teachers/aides in Glenview.

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S.T.A.R. Volunteers

Registered S.T.A.R. Volunteers
Login to sign up for hours

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Please Note:

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

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.

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

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