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

Friday, December 9, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals & strategy. If possible, please bring your own chess set. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Toot! Toot! North Shore & Western Model Railroad Club

Saturday, December 10, 9 AM-4:30 PM
Sunday, December 11, 1-4:30 PM
Community Room

Don’t miss the Community Room’s annual transformation into a model railroad paradise. Just drop in.

Tinker Tots (ages 3-5 with adult)

Thursday, December 15, 1:30-2:15 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

Hands-on, STEAM-inspired fun designed for younger patrons.

Drop-In Craft: Make It & Take It

Friday, December 16, 10 AM-Noon
Youth Program Room

Bring the whole family to make a winter-themed craft.

Service Buddies: Canes from Chrissy (grades 1-8)

Saturday, December 17, 10-11 AM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10 for grades 1-4
Registration begins November 10 for grades 5-8

An opportunity to earn service hours. Help decorate walking canes to be distributed by Canes from Chrissy. Please note: grades 5-8 must arrive at 9:30 AM for a briefing.

Drop-In Movie

Wednesday, December 28, 3-5 PM
Community Room

Enjoy a family movie on the big (Library) screen. Look for the title in early December.

Super Silly Dance Party (ages 2 & up with adult)

Thursday, December 29, 6:30-7:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

Bring your best moves and dancing shoes. Be ready to burn up loads of extra energy dancing, followed by hot chocolate and treats.

Hogwarts Potions (grades 3-6)

Friday, December 30, 2-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

Is it magic? Is it science? Join us as we investigate to find out. Rest assured, Professor Snape won’t be leading the program.

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January fun stuff
Drop-In MakerSpace Demo

Tuesday, January 3, 3-5 PM
Library Lobby

Meet the MakerSpace! Stop by to see different components of the Library’s brand new mobile MakerSpace in action. Take home something special (while supplies last).

Drop-In Family Tinker Night

Wednesday, January 4, 6-8 PM
Community Room

Bring the whole crew to tinker and explore with the materials from the Library’s amazing new mobile MakerSpace. Join the Maker Movement!

Drop-In LEGO® Day

Thursday, January 5, 12-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Stop by and play with the Library’s huge LEGO® collection in Glenview’s version of Cloud Cuckoo Land, where no idea is a bad idea.

Minecraft Winter Break Challenge (grades 4-8)

Friday, January 6, 2-4:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

Back by popular demand! Bring all your IRL skills and be ready to work with a team to break some bricks and get (mine)craft-y. The winning team receives bragging rights and fantastic prizes. Space is limited.

Drop-In Preschool & Childcare Fair

Wednesday, January 11, 6-7:30 PM
Snow Date: Thursday, January 12, 6-7:30 PM
Community Room

Explore local childcare options. Directors, teachers, and providers will share literature and answer questions.

Schools register here.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, January 13, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals & strategy. If possible, please bring your own chess set. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Juggling Funny Stories with Chris Fascione

Saturday, January 14, 10:30-11:15 AM
Community Room

Registration begins November 10

Stories as you’ve never heard them before. Be ready to laugh your way into the weekend with master entertainer and raconteur Chris Fascione.

Hoedown! Square Dancing 101

Saturday, January 14, 2-3:30 PM
Community Room

Registration begins November 10

Learn to Do-si-do and Allemande Left with the Glenview Squares. Fun for the whole family—no cowboy boots or Stetsons required. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Drop-In Craft: Community Dreamers

Monday, January 16, 3-5 PM
Youth Program Room

On his birthday, please join us as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work for freedom and justice by creating dream clouds and sharing them with the community

YMCA Preschool Art Class

Thursday, January 26, 1:30-2:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

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

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February fun stuff
Live Music! Winter Reading Kick-Off Event
Kevin Farris & the Infinite Possibilities

Saturday, February 4, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Registration begins November 10

Rock into the weekend and sign up for the Love Your Library Winter Reading Program at this interactive, all-ages concert. The possibilities are endless when you love your library.

Spark Park (grades K-2)

Thursday, February 9, 4:15-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

Curious Curies and Tiny Teslas needed for STEAM explorations. Space is limited.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, February 10, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals & strategy. If possible, please bring your own chess set. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tinker Tots (ages 3-5 with adult)

Thursday, February 16, 1:30-2:15 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

Hands-on, STEAM-inspired fun designed for younger patrons.

Family Lantern Festival

Monday, February 20, 11 AM-1 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate the Year of the Rooster, explore the world, and create a traditional Chinese lantern at this all-ages Family Lantern Festival.

YMCA Preschool Art Class

Thursday, February 23, 1:30-2:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins November 10

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

Minecraft (grades 4-8)

Friday, February 24, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor

Registration begins November 10

Get your build on! Use your own account or play on one of the Library’s. Space is limited.

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Battle of the Books

Booklist, online registration, schedule, team information, and honor roll for the Library's annual Battle of the Books. A winter program for fourth and fifth graders.

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Drop-In Homework
Help Center

Fall Session: Tuesdays, September 20–December 13, 6-7:30 PM (no sessions October 11, November 8 & 22)
Youth Program Room

Winter Session: Tuesdays, January 24-March 21, 6-7:30 PM (no session on February 21)
Youth Program Room

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

Volunteer Information for High School Students

Volunteers may register starting December 23. Space is limited.

Returning Volunteer Registration Form
Parent Permission Form

NEW Volunteer Application Form
Parent Permission Form

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Friendship Club &
Ambassadors

Friendship Club (grades 4-8)

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.

Institute for Therapy through the Arts: Music Therapy
Community Room
Friday, January 27, 4:30-5:30 PM

Registration begins November 10

Interactive Movie: Finding Dory (105min/PG/2016)
Community Room
Saturday, February 18, 2:30-4:30 PM

Registration begins November 10

Games, Games, Games
Community Room
Saturday, March 4, 3-4:15 PM

Registration begins November 10

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4-12)

Training for 2016 has already taken place. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete this waiting list form. We will contact you in the future when we have an opening.

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.

Questions? Please contact Youth Services at 847-729-7500 x7900.

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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.

Please Note:

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

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