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February adult programs

Tropical Winds

South Pacific (157min/1958)

Sunday, February 7, 1:30-4:30 PM

Not glued to the gridiron on Super Bowl Sunday? Take a trip to a South Pacific island during World War II. Watch as love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission. Bali Ha’i, Bloody Mary, Some Enchanted Evening and Younger Than Springtime beckon you back to this beloved classic.


#DiscoverWill

Illinois Libraries Celebrate Shakespeare’s First Folio

To coincide with the exhibition of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare at the Lake County Discovery Museum (February 3-28), the Glenview Library will host a month-long display of some of Shakespeare’s best-loved books, along with entertaining programming to thrill even the staunchest Shakespeare-phobe.

Ballads of the Bard

Sunday, February 14, 2:30-3:30 PM

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by exploring the use of music in Shakespeare’s plays and how those plays influenced centuries of later composers. Tempest Winds, a Chicago-based chamber group, will regale you with songs and ballads that inspired The Bard himself. The tunes will be re-scored for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon to carry the melodies and harmonies of the Elizabethan era and beyond.

To Be...Or Maybe NOT
Shakespearean Improv

Sunday, February 21, 2-3 PM

Based on audience suggestion, The Improvised Shakespeare Co. will create a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going...so are they. Cometh join the excit’ment!


Southern Trails to Social Justice
Civil Rights Highways & Byways

Sunday, February 28, 2-3 PM

Allan Ruter, long-time Glenview resident and Glenbrook High School teacher, will join us to commemorate Black History Month. With a well-researched mix of geography, history, and politics, Allan will share images, anecdotes, and insights from his 2,300-mile road trip to see firsthand where the momentous events of 1955–1965 occurred.

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March adult programs

Women's History Month

Lady Sings the Blues

Tuesday, March 8, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Guitarist Donna Herula returns to the Library, accompanied by Tony Nardiello on guitar and harmonica. Hear the story of the blues as told through the music of great women performers.

The Woman Behind the Bear
Margarete Steiff • Toy Maker

Tuesday, March 29, 7-8:15 PM
Community Room

For 140 years, children and adults around the world have cherished Steiff toys, the enchanting stuffed animals from Germany—the most famous, of course, being the Teddy bear. German historian Anette Isaacs will share the awe-inspiring life of toy maker Margarete Steiff and the many life hurdles she overcame to found a business empire. Bring your own Steiff toys for a show and tell.

NEW! Tuesday Night At The Movies

Little Movies, Big Stories

A new bimonthly series introduces movies that disappeared in a “blink of the eye” at the theaters—little known but compelling films. Just drop in.

Infinitely Polar Bear

(90 min/R/2015)
Tuesday, March 15, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

A troubled father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.

A Wee Bit O' Irish

The BANNA Irish

Tuesday, March 22, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Named for one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland, BANNA has been singing Irish favorites together since 2001. Comprised of a beautiful blending of rich voices, guitar and keyboard, BANNA’s music will transport you to a joyous place. ~May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.


Spring Golf Clinic


Open to Beginning Youth & Adult Golfers (ages 12 & up) • Limit 30 participants

Show off on the links this spring with new skills learned at this special clinic. Teaching professional Michael Stone of the Glenview Park Golf Club is offering a two-part short game group lesson series at the Library. Join in the fun and learn proper fundamentals. Each class will conclude with a general discussion on basic rules & etiquette and how to improve your game. Take one session or sign up for both. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Participants encouraged to bring golf clubs; clubs will be available if needed. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Chip Shot
Saturday, March 19, 2:30-3:30 PM • Community Room
How to effectively use an 8 Iron to get the ball close to the hole, leaving you with just a tap-in putt. Session will end with a rules discussion on water hazards and out of bounds.

Putting
Saturday, March 26, 2:30-3:30 PM • Community Room
Nearly half the strokes taken during a round of golf are on the putting green. Becoming a confident putter is essential to improving your game. Session will end with rules and etiquette discussion when on the green.

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April adult programs

In Celebration

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
Lady Almina & The Real Downton Abbey

Tuesday, April 12, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Missing your Downton Abbey fix? We’ll cure you! Learn about the lost legacy of Highclere Castle and hear about the real historical characters who lived there. Based on the book by Almina Herbert, current Countess of Carnarvon. Performed by book dramatist, Lynn Rymarz.

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
Discovery & Delight
The Poet Within Series

Tuesday, April 19, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Award-winning poet Bill Yarrow will read from his many published poems. Bill says that he writes to be surprised and that he finds unexpected discovery to be the real delight in writing poetry. Professor of English at Joliet Junior College, he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film. An open mic follows the reading; bring a poem to share.

MONEY SMART WEEK®
Clean Up Your Diet
The Money Smart Way

Tuesday, April 26, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Organics too expensive for you? How do you stock your pantry to save $$$, but eat well? When you go to a restaurant, how do you choose a meal that doesn’t include hidden added sugars and empty calories? Certified Health Coach Evey Schweig has answers on how to spend your organic dollars wisely, stock your pantry cost-effectively, and navigate a restaurant menu with a healthy diet in mind. Co-sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

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May adult programs

The American Character

Sing It Out!
The American Spirit Through Song

Tuesday, May 3, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Mark Dvorak, master musician, storyteller, and songwriter, captures the American character through song. From cowboy ballads to folk favorites, hop on board as we crisscross the country in this musical adventure.

Town Without Pity
The Spoon River Anthology

Tuesday, May 10, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Journey back in time to Spoon River, IL and its cemetery—where a host of unforgettable American characters sprang to life to read their epitaphs and share their secrets. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edgar Lee Masters’ American classic, Allan Ruter and a reader’s troupe will present a blending of literary history, interpretative reading, and images from Ruter’s recent visits to Masters’ hometown.

Stanley vs. Stanley

Monday, May 16, 7-8 PM
Community Room

This spring, Writers Theatre celebrates the opening of its new theatre building in Glencoe. The annual From Page to Stage event series is centered on their innovative new play in collaboration with The Second City, Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody. To explore the nature of this parody, you’ll meet two versions of Stanley Kowalski, an American character indelibly marked in our collective theatrical memory—as portrayed by professional actors Michael Perez, from the current production, and Matt Hawkins, from Writers Theatre’s 2010 production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

NEW! Tuesday Night At The Movies

Little Movies, Big Stories

A new bimonthly series introduces movies that disappeared in a “blink of the eye” at the theaters—little known but compelling films. Just drop in.

Iris

(79 min/PG-13/2014)
Tuesday, May 24, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Legendary 87-year-old filmmaker Albert Maysles portrays Iris Apfel, a quick-witted 93-year-old outsized presence on the New York fashion scene. A true American character.

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

Career Counseling Appointments

Tuesday: February 9, March 8, April 12 OR May 10
Six 30-minute appointments are available from 9 AM-Noon.
Second Floor Study Room

Consult with a career expert for resume help, job search strategies, and more. Counseling is available for any stage of your career. Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 to register.

Financial Planning Appointments

Tuesday: February 16, March 15, April 19 OR May 17
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM
Second Floor Study Room

Need a financial tune-up? Schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 to register.

Power Employment Workshop • Secret Strategies to Land a Job in 90 Days

Tuesday, February 16, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuesday, April 19, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Community Room East • Latecomers will not be seated

Discover proven strategies to land a job, as Illinois WorkNet Center speakers share what’s working and what’s not in today’s job market. This comprehensive workshop will discuss setting SMART goals to keep you on track, using social media to connect with active hiring managers, getting your resume through today’s Applicant Tracking Systems, and learning two critical interview skills to sell yourself and land a job. To register: worknetncc.com.

The Other Side of the Will • A Primer for Estate Executors

Wednesday, February 17, 7 PM
Community Room

You have been chosen as the executor of a loved one’s estate. Now what happens? CPA Jay Greenstein of Weiss & Company and attorney Karen O’Grady of O’Grady Law Group will explain the financial, tax, legal, and practical responsibilities of the executor’s role.

MONEY SMART WEEK®

Live your life the Money Smart way. Programs and activities designed to help consumers of all ages better manage their personal finances.

Telephone & Utility Bill Clinic

Monday, April 25, 1-2:30 PM
Community Room East

Citizens Utility Board (CUB) staff will review your telephone, electric, and natural gas bills and recommend ways for you to cut costs. Please allow for wait time while CUB staff is helping other patrons. Limit 30.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Wednesday, April 27, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Are you satisfied with your progress for retirement? Can you afford to live the quality of life you want? Certified Financial Planner™ Patrick Doland will present various investment strategies for retirement that will increase your probability of success in a tax efficient manner.

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concerts & music
Lyric Opera of Chicago Lecture Series

Wednesdays and Thursdays • 7-8:30 PM • Multipurpose Room

Thursday, February 11: Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod

Please note: Lyric Opera of Chicago is no longer sponsoring lecture workshops for libraries. The above lectures will be moderated by former Lyric Opera docents.

Ballads of the Bard

Sunday, February 14, 2:30-3:30 PM

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by exploring the use of music in Shakespeare’s plays and how those plays influenced centuries of later composers. Tempest Winds, a Chicago-based chamber group, will regale you with songs and ballads that inspired The Bard himself. The tunes will be re-scored for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon to carry the melodies and harmonies of the Elizabethan era and beyond.

Lady Sings the Blues

Tuesday, March 8, 7-8 PM

Guitarist Donna Herula returns to the Library, accompanied by Tony Nardiello on guitar and harmonica. Hear the story of the blues as told through the music of great women performers.

The BANNA Irish

Tuesday, March 22, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Named for one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland, BANNA has been singing Irish favorites together since 2001. Comprised of a beautiful blending of rich voices, guitar and keyboard, BANNA’s music will transport you to a joyous place. ~May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.

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senior programs

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.

Senior Housing Facility Guide

The GLENergy program hosted a senior housing fair on Sept. 10, 2014 as part of special series on senior housing. View the Senior Housing Fair Facility Guide (PDF).

Medicare Update: 2016

Friday, February 5, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Back by popular demand, Melissa Versch, LCSW, North Shore Senior Center Senior Health Insurance Program Coordinator (SHIP), will discuss Medicare changes in 2016. A wonderful opportunity for those new to Medicare, as well as those who have been enrolled in Medicare for many years, to gain a greater understanding of their benefits.

Marquee Movie Presentations • Luck O’ the Irish

Friday, March 4, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Grab a four-leaf clover and your shillelagh and embark on a fun-filled journey to the end of the rainbow! The road is paved with a collection of classic film clips featuring famous Irish actors including Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Maureen O’Hara. Enjoy great movie moments, lively soundtracks, and amusing stories.

How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy As You Age

Friday, March 11, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve, and tooth loss for seniors. Each attendee will receive free dental care items. Presented by Illumident, Inc.

Ninth Annual Low Vision Fair • Just Drop In

Friday, April 1, 1-4 PM • Free Event
Location: East Wing Glenview Senior Center • 2400 Chestnut Avenue

This year’s Fair will feature speaker Dr. Jack Cohen, Illinois Retina Associates, S.C. Dr. Cohen will speak about new developments in macular degeneration from 2-3 PM. The Fair will also feature assistive technology vendors, representatives from supportive service agencies, and vision screenings. Diabetic retinopathy screenings will be provided by the Park Ridge Lions Club and glaucoma screenings will be provided by the North Shore Eye and Vision Center. The Low Vision Fair is co-sponsored by the North Suburban Library Low Vision Consortium comprised of the Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Skokie, Vernon Area, and Prospect Heights libraries. Light refreshments served. For details, call the Glenview Library Outreach Librarian at 847-729-7500 x 2612.

Alzheimer’s Disease
A Special Two-Part Series

Part I: The Latest Developments in Alzheimer’s Research

Friday, April 8, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Alzheimer’s is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Researchers are in a race to find effective treatments and a cure for this debilitating disease. Dean Hartley, Ph.D., Director of Science Initiatives, Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss the latest research and what the future might hold.

Part II: Effective Communication & Caregiving Options for Family Members of People Living with Memory Loss

Friday, May 6, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Memory loss affects the whole family. Mary Lu Osterberg, LCPC, Clinical Manager of North Shore Senior Center House of Welcome, will present techniques to help increase your knowledge of effective ways to communicate with people with memory loss. Caregiving options will also be discussed.


Seniors & School Age Intergenerational Book Chat (seniors 50+ & grades 3-5)

Thursday, May 12, 7-8 PM
Youth Program Room

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

Join us for an engaging discussion of a Newbery Honor title. Set during the Great Depression, this entertaining book relates the adventures of Chicago-dwelling siblings during their annual summertime visit to their grandmother’s rural Illinois town. Beginning April 1, books will be available at both Reader Services and Youth Services desks.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: February 23, March 22, April 26 & May 24
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.

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health & fitness
Medicare Update: 2016

Friday, February 5, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Back by popular demand, Melissa Versch, LCSW, North Shore Senior Center Senior Health Insurance Program Coordinator (SHIP), will discuss Medicare changes in 2016. A wonderful opportunity for those new to Medicare, as well as those who have been enrolled in Medicare for many years, to gain a greater understanding of their benefits.

Concussions • Keeping Student Athletes Safe

Saturday, February 6
Community Room
Grades 4-8: 12-1 PM

For parents and athletes, SLICE is a fun, interactive educational program presented by the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Taught through discussion, video, and interactive games, participants will leave with a solid understanding of how to protect themselves from injuries.


Spring Golf Clinic

Open to Beginning Youth & Adult Golfers (ages 12 & up) • Limit 30 participants

Show off on the links this spring with new skills learned at this special clinic. Teaching professional Michael Stone of the Glenview Park Golf Club is offering a two-part short game group lesson series at the Library. Join in the fun and learn proper fundamentals. Each class will conclude with a general discussion on basic rules & etiquette and how to improve your game. Take one session or sign up for both. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Participants encouraged to bring golf clubs; clubs will be available if needed. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Chip Shot
Saturday, March 19, 2:30-3:30 PM • Community Room
How to effectively use an 8 Iron to get the ball close to the hole, leaving you with just a tap-in putt. Session will end with a rules discussion on water hazards and out of bounds.

Putting
Saturday, March 26, 2:30-3:30 PM • Community Room
Nearly half the strokes taken during a round of golf are on the putting green. Becoming a confident putter is essential to improving your game. Session will end with rules and etiquette discussion when on the green.


Ninth Annual Low Vision Fair • Just Drop In

Friday, April 1, 1-4 PM • Free Event
Location: East Wing Glenview Senior Center • 2400 Chestnut Avenue

This year’s Fair will feature speaker Dr. Jack Cohen, Illinois Retina Associates, S.C. Dr. Cohen will speak about new developments in macular degeneration from 2-3 PM. The Fair will also feature assistive technology vendors, representatives from supportive service agencies, and vision screenings. Diabetic retinopathy screenings will be provided by the Park Ridge Lions Club and glaucoma screenings will be provided by the North Shore Eye and Vision Center. The Low Vision Fair is co-sponsored by the North Suburban Library Low Vision Consortium comprised of the Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Skokie, Vernon Area, and Prospect Heights libraries. Light refreshments served. For details, call the Glenview Library Outreach Librarian at 847-729-7500 x 2612.

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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