Adult Enrichment Programs

Enjoy a Year-Round Schedule of Cultural Programs,
Special Lectures, Concerts, Fitness Samplers & More

Unless otherwise noted, registration is required at
847-729-7500 x 7600, the Reader Services Desk, or here.
august
The Hills Are Alive…
With the Sound of Julie

Tuesday, August 12, 7 PM

Cabaret artist Laura Freedman chronicles the life of Julie Andrews, from her beginnings in Vaudeville to her vocal struggles of today. Her autobiography Home, as well as a fan’s biography, were used to create wonderful stories about her life and career. Hits included are The Sound of Music, I Could Have Danced All Night, Le Jazz Hot, and A Spoonful of Sugar. Guaranteed to make you smile and tap your feet. Pair it with the movie Saving Mr. Banks (Friday, August 15, 2 & 6:30 PM).

Amelia Earhart • A Life in Flight

Tuesday, August 19, 7 PM

Earhart’s courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an enduring international celebrity. The first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane (1928) and to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932), Earhart and her navigator mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 during their attempted round-the-world flight. Set in 1937, this first-person dramatic narrative by a favorite Library presenter, Leslie Goddard, recounts Earhart’s life, her unconventional views on marriage, and her tireless work to promote aviation and opportunities for women. Inspired by her books 20 Hrs., 40 Min. (1928), The Fun of It (1932) and Last Flight (1937, posthumous).

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september
Home! Designing with Heart, Humor & Inspiration

Tuesday, September 9, 7 PM

Dream about adding new life to your home décor? Hilary Rose, photo stylist, design expert, and author of the new design book Been There Shot That, will share her personal journey in the world of interior design…with decorating tips and tales from the front. Need personal design advice? Send a photo of your problem to Hroseinc@yahoo.com. Hilary will come with ideas for the first six photos submitted. Book sale and signing following the program. See ART IN THE LIBRARY for more details about Hilary’s design philosophy.

Daily Life in Japanese American Internment Camps
A Chapter in American History

Tuesday, September 16, 7 PM

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans living on the West Coast were forced from their homes and into relocation camps in remote areas of the country. Among the over 120,000 Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, over two-thirds were American born, many of whom were children. Historian and librarian Sarah Okner, a descendant of internees, shares photos and details of daily life in an internment camp, and the profound effects it had on those living there.

Jazzin’ Sunday with
The Daniel Bennett Duo

Sunday, September 28, 2 PM

Manhattan-based saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original musical voices of his generation. Joined by Nat Janoff on guitar, Bennett will share his unique, almost hypnotic, folk-jazz fusion style. Recently celebrating the release of their newest CD with a sold-out concert at the Metropolitan Room in New York City, the Chicago release of their innovative new CD Clockhead Goes to Camp will be celebrated at this special performance. Bennett recently composed and performed the original score of a stage adaptation of Frankenstein at Manhattan’s Hudson Guild Theatre. The show was a top pick in the New York Times.

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october
Ron’s Voice • The Poet Within Series

Tuesday, October 7, 7 PM

The Library’s poetry reading series was started in 2002 by Glenview poet Ron Offen, who introduced many different poets but never read his own work. Ron’s poetry will now be celebrated with Ron’s wife Beverly, playwright friend Bill Lederer, and poet friend Jim Reiss reading favorite poems of Ron’s, dating from 1949 to work published posthumously just this past July. Open mic opportunity following the reading.

OKTOBERFEST TRIO

“Mad” Ludwig II of Bavaria
The Life & Mind of the Fairytale King

Tuesday, October 14, 7 PM

Best known as an eccentric whose love for the arts (especially architecture and the music of Richard Wagner) is legendary, the young King Ludwig had a charmed but also tragic existence. German Historian Anette Isaacs, MA, will present fascinating insights about the eternally enigmatic Fairytale King’s amazing life on the 150th anniversary of his ascent to the German throne.

Alpine Thunder Returns!

Tuesday, October 21, 7 PM

Your favorite German performers are back to share Germany’s rich regional musical heritage with upbeat music, interesting lore, and more. Alpine Thunder returns by popular demand for their eighth appearance at the Library, always adding something new to their lively performance.

Virtuoso • The Life of Clara Schumann

Tuesday, October 28, 7 PM

Clara Schumann (1819–1896) was the prodigy daughter of a remarkable piano teacher, Friedrich Wieck. The young Robert Schumann became a resident piano pupil at the Wieck household. Clara, a brilliant performer, and Robert, a gifted composer, fell deeply in love. Their marriage became one of the great love stories of all time—through triumph and tragedy. Actress Betsey Means will be joined by a piano accompanist for another exceptional and inspirational WomenLore® theatrical production.

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november
Brigadier General Charles Dawes
...and the Great War

Tuesday, November 4, 7 PM

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI through the Charles Dawes story. At age 52, this Chicago businessman, a direct descendant of relatives who rode with Paul Revere and served in the “Iron Brigade” during the Civil War, wanted to follow the call of his family history to serve the country. An amazing piece of military history evolves from his army appointment as told by living history impersonator, RJ Lindsey.

Capturing Life’s Moments
The Ancient Art of Haiku & Senryu

Sunday, November 9, 2 PM

Originating in Japan centuries ago, Haiku and Senryu capture nature and human nature in a few evocative lines of poetry. Move over Twitter! Charlotte Digregorio, award-winning poet, author, and Midwest Coordinator of the Haiku Society of America, will lead this informative session. Just enjoy learning or try your hand at writing a poem—with an opportunity to read your poem and win a poetry journal.

Wings Over Glenview
A Veterans Day Salute

Tuesday, November 11, 7 PM

Glenview resident Lisa Zimbler, in collaboration with Glenbrook South High School’s Advanced Television Department, has produced a moving documentary about those who served our country at Naval Air Station Glenview. Join us for this Veterans Day salute to Glenview’s 60-year aviation history with a screening of the film and discussion with Zimbler and other project participants. If you are a United States Armed Forces veteran, bring a service photo to the program for a special tribute to Glenview’s finest.

Breakfast with Ina
Tasty Memories & More

Tuesday, November 18, 7 PM

Meet “The Breakfast Queen” and celebrated restaurateur Ina Pinkney, chef and former owner of the beloved West Loop eatery, Ina’s. Reading from her memoir and cookbook, Taste Memories: Recipes for Life and Breakfast, Ina will share her optimistic culinary wisdom and samples of one her most popular recipes. The perfect holiday gift, a book signing and sale will follow the program.

career and finance

Ask an Expert

Get your financial house in order and gather valuable career advice. Register for these offerings at the Reference Services Desk or call 847-729-7500 x 7700. Online registration is available for Power Employment Workshops and special programs.

Power Employment Workshop

Tuesday, August 19, September 16, October 21 OR November 18 • 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Community Room East • Latecomers will not be seated

A free workshop presented by volunteers from Illinois WorkNet provides expert guidance on smart goals, resume and cover letter writing, effective job searching, and interview techniques.

One-on-One Financial Planning

Tuesdays: August 19, September 16, October 21 OR November 18
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM

Schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®.

Property Tax Appeals Seminar

Wednesday, August 27, 7 PM
Community Room East

Are your property taxes too high? It’s never too late to reduce them! Taxpayer advocate Andrea Raila will show you how to lower property taxes, get tax exemptions and refunds, understand market value reassessment notices, use self-help tax links, and more.

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concert series

Community Room

The Hills Are Alive…
With the Sound of Julie

Tuesday, August 12, 7 PM

Cabaret artist Laura Freedman chronicles the life of Julie Andrews, from her beginnings in Vaudeville to her vocal struggles of today. Her autobiography Home, as well as a fan’s biography, were used to create wonderful stories about her life and career. Hits included are The Sound of Music, I Could Have Danced All Night, Le Jazz Hot, and A Spoonful of Sugar. Guaranteed to make you smile and tap your feet. Pair it with the movie Saving Mr. Banks (Friday, August 15, 2 & 6:30 PM).

Chicago Philharmonic Lecture
Celebrating the Five Senses through Music

Monday, September 8, 7-8:30 PM • Community Room East

Erica Anderson, lecturer, oboist, and Chicago Philharmonic Society member, will present an overview of the connection between sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste, and how each is expressed through symphonic music compositions featured in the Philharmonic’s upcoming 25th anniversary season. Among the intriguing works for discussion are Arvo Pärt’s If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper, Martinu’s La revue de cuisine, Debussy’s La mer, Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 “Drum Roll.” Recorded excerpts will accompany the lecture. The Chicago Philharmonic is the official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet, performs at Ravinia, and also hosts a symphonic season at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston.

Jazzin’ Sunday with
The Daniel Bennett Duo

Sunday, September 28, 2 PM

Manhattan-based saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original musical voices of his generation. Joined by Nat Janoff on guitar, Bennett will share his unique, almost hypnotic, folk-jazz fusion style. Recently celebrating the release of their newest CD with a sold-out concert at the Metropolitan Room in New York City, the Chicago release of their innovative new CD Clockhead Goes to Camp will be celebrated at this special performance. Bennett recently composed and performed the original score of a stage adaptation of Frankenstein at Manhattan’s Hudson Guild Theatre. The show was a top pick in the New York Times.

The Music Room
Tracing the Lines • Acoustic Guitar from Fahey to Gunn

Wednesday, October 8, 7-8 PM• Multipurpose Room

Join AV Librarian Michael White for The Music Room, a new quarterly listening & music discussion group. The Music Room will explore various genres (and sub-genres) of music found in the Library’s Popular Music CD collection. The inaugural discussion will introduce a new generation of acoustic guitar players who emerged from the corners of an American independent music scene paying tribute to John Fahey and his contemporaries, Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho. Learn background information on Fahey, as well as some of the best-known names from the newest crop of highly skilled acoustic players channeling his spirit (Daniel Bachman, Steve Gunn). The group will listen to selected tracks and discuss the scope and impact of Fahey’s music. Just drop in.

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glenergy

GLENergy

An educational Friday afternoon break for Seniors in the Community Room. A partner program with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center.

Special Three-Part GLENergy Series: Senior Housing

Part One: What are the Options?

Friday, August 1, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Kathleen M. Swanson, JD, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF), will talk about the differences between assisted living, supportive living, and skilled nursing home care. An informative program for older adults, their families, and caregivers.

Part Two: Senior Housing Fair

Wednesday, September 10, 3:30 - 6 PM
Community Room

This open house will provide an opportunity for older adults and their families to explore the various types of senior residences in the Glenview area. Representatives will display materials and be available to talk about their facilities with Fair attendees. Just drop in.

Part Three: Moving • Six Steps to Success

Friday, Oct. 3, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Moving and downsizing can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. Erin Marcus, Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist of Caring Transitions, will address the basic steps to be considered as you begin planning for your move. We all know moving can seem overwhelming at times, but when we break it down into a process, the seemingly impossible becomes possible.

Laughter Therapy: LOL to Good Health

Friday, November 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Laughter is a well-recognized tool used in healing and maintaining good mental health. Kathy Kanter, Provider Relations Liaison with Midwest Care Center and certified Laughter Leader with World Laughter Tour, will discuss the many benefits of laughter and will teach participants how to prevent “hardening of the attitudes” and produce a feeling of well-being.

CJE Senior Life

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: August 26, September 23, October 28 & November 25
30-minute appointments: 9:30 AM-Noon
Second Floor Study Room

Do you have questions about retirement and health insurance options? Are you facing a life changing decision, or concerned about long-term supports? CJE SeniorLife (CJE) Resource Specialists provide counseling to adults 60 and over, their families and caregivers. Counseling includes topics such as the selection of appropriate retirement benefits, picking the right health insurance and Medicare programs, determining housing needs, and identifying supportive resources. For more information and to make an appointment, call Kathy Gaeding at CJE SeniorLife, 773-508-1054.

Medicare Made Easy

Thursday, October 30, 1-2 PM
Community Room

October 15–December 7, 2014 is the open enrollment period for Medicare D prescription plan and Medicare Advantage health insurance plan. This is a good time to look at your health insurance and ensure your needs are being met. Kathy Gaeding from CJE SeniorLife, a trained Illinois Senior Health Insurance Counselor, will provide tips to help you make good choices, and guide you through the Medicare maze.

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health fitness and sports
Medicare Made Easy

Thursday, October 30, 1-2 PM
Community Room

October 15–December 7, 2014 is the open enrollment period for Medicare D prescription plan and Medicare Advantage health insurance plan. This is a good time to look at your health insurance and ensure your needs are being met. Kathy Gaeding from CJE SeniorLife, a trained Illinois Senior Health Insurance Counselor, will provide tips to help you make good choices, and guide you through the Medicare maze.

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

The Glenview Library is a proud partner in the new Bike Glenview initiative, along with the Park District, the Village, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Village’s Natural Resource Commission. A handy Glenview bike map has been created and is available to our patrons in the Library Lobby or at bikeglenview.org.

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