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July fun stuff
Summer Storytime Sessions


Gladiator Training (grades 1-3)

Wednesday, July 27, 4:30-5:30 PM OR 6-7 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 12 for 4:30 PM
Registration begins May 12 for 6 PM

Explore Rome and the Colosseum as you experience Italy virtually with teachers from Insieme a Chicago Italian language and culture program. Enjoy fun facts and geography through stories, art, games, and more.

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August fun stuff
Summer Storytime Sessions


Wayback Wednesday Interactive Movie
The Princess Bride (98min/PG/1987)

Wednesday, August 3, 6:45-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 12

It’s inconceivable to even think about skipping this interactive movie, filled with something for everyone: fencing, fighting, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, August 5, 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.

Meet the Animals of the Grove (Ages 3-8 with adult)

Monday, August 8, 6-6:45 PM OR 7-7:45 PM
Community Room East
Registration begins May 12 for the 6 PM session
Registration begins May 12 for the 7 PM session

Learn about and visit with live animals from The Grove. Co-sponsored by The Glenview Park District.

The Peanuts Movie (93min/G/2015)

Wednesday, August 10, 10 AM OR 1 PM
Community Room

Beat the heat with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang.

Ready for Kindergarten (Children entering K)

Thursday, August 11, 11 AM-Noon OR 1-2 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12 for 11 AM
Registration begins May 12 for 1 PM

Get ready for the big day with teachers from Extraordinary Kids Enrichment Program. Soon-to-be kindergarteners will have a blast with interactive, hands-on activities exploring science, math, and art.

LEGO® Earthquake Challenge (grades 5-8)

Friday, August 12, 3:30-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

You’ve built things that have withstood your siblings. Find out if you can create a LEGO® structure strong enough to withstand an earthquake and call yourself a Master Builder.

The Pigeon Wants a Party!

Saturday, August 13, 11 AM-Noon
Community Room
Registration begins May 12

Help us celebrate our favorite Mo Willems character, The Pigeon, with stories, games, and crafts. Please leave all buses, puppies, and especially ducklings at home.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, August 16, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

Rio 2 (101min/G/2014)

Wednesday, August 17, 10 AM OR 1 PM
Community Room

Stay cool and explore the Amazon Rainforest with Blu, Jewel, and their chicks.

LEGO® Club (grades 3-6)

Wednesday, August 17, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

Mr. Dave Morning Show

Saturday, August 20, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 5

Get your Saturday started with Mr. Dave’s mix of classics, covers, and original songs; guaranteed to get the entire family moving and shaking. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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Museum Adventure Pass

Use the smartest card in your wallet, your library card, to explore Chicago area cultural destinations.

Visit museumadventure.org or a Library Service Desk for details on free admission or a special discount at participating museums.

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storywalk

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 Glenview Public Library and the Bike Glenview Initiative.

Can You Make a Scary Face?

This summer’s StoryWalk® title by Jan Thomas continues through Sunday, July 31.

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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S.T.A.R. Volunteers

Entering Grades 8 & up
Adult Volunteers Welcome, too!

Assist children with the Summer Reading Game. One training session required. Volunteers are encouraged to serve an average of nine hours during the seven-week reading program (June 12-July 31).

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

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Event Volunteers

Entering Grades 7-12

Earn service hours by assisting at programs or helping with program preparation during the summer. To register, select the name of the program for which you would like to volunteer. Space is limited; please select no more than two events. Open to Glenview cardholders only.

Gladiator Training

(Volunteer Schedule—Wednesday, July 27, 4-5:45 PM)

Gladiator Training

(Volunteer Schedule—Wednesday, July 27, 5:45-7:15 PM)

Prep for the Author & Art Storytime

(Volunteer Schedule—Friday, July 29, 10-11 AM)

Prep for Wayback Wednesday Interactive Movie The Princess Bride

(Volunteer Schedule—Tuesday, August 2, 11-12:30 PM)

Author & Art Storytime

(Volunteer Schedule—Wednesday, August 3, 10:45-12:15 PM)

Wayback Wednesday Interactive Movie The Princess Bride

(Volunteer Schedule—Wednesday, August 3, 6:30-8:45 PM)

Meet the Animals of the Grove

(Volunteer Schedule—Monday, August 8, 5:45-6:45 PM)

Meet the Animals of the Grove

(Volunteer Schedule—Monday, August 8, 6:45-7:45 PM)

Lego Earthquake Challenge

(Volunteer Schedule—Friday, August 12, 3:15-5:15 PM)

The Pigeon Wants A Party!

(Volunteer Schedule—Saturday, August 13, 10:30-12:15 PM)

Lego Club

(Volunteer Schedule—Tuesday, August 16, 10-11:45 AM)

Lego Club

(Volunteer Schedule—Wednesday, August 17, 10-11:45 AM)

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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.

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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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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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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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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