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.
Save-the-Date! Digital Technology Fair (PDF), Saturday November 15, 10 AM-1 PM
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.

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december

CATCH THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Special Performance!
Mearra~Selkie from the Sea

Tuesday, December 2, 7 PM

Capture the enchantment of the season with the Celtic tale of a Selkie, a mythical seal mysteriously transformed into a beautiful maiden, and her bittersweet love story with a lonely fisherman. Linda Marie Smith’s original script and score, emotive vocals, and use of multi-media “scenery” are delightfully reminiscent of Smith’s past theatrical performance at the Library, The Passion of Artemisia.

The Grocery Guru
Holiday Gifts from Your Grocer’s Aisle

Tuesday, December 9, 7 PM

Looking for the perfect holiday floral arrangement or gift basket? Look no further than your neighborhood grocer. Our neighbors from Heinen’s will share creative holiday ideas…and also raffle off their creations. Join the fun and leave with cost-conscious holiday tips.

Carols of Olde England
In Concert with The History Singers

Sunday, December 14, 2 PM

From anonymous folk tunes to classical compositions, the caroling tradition moves us all this time of year. Kathryn Atwood’s rich vocals, accompanied by her husband John’s guitar, will fill the Library’s Community Room with warm holiday cheer. Their impeccable research on the history of caroling will shed a whole new light on the music of the season.

Christmas in Connecticut (102min/1945)
Holiday Movie Matinee

Sunday, December 21, 2 PM

Take a moment to yourself during the rush of the season to enjoy a holiday film classic. Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet will fill the big screen with this tall tale about a famous writer whose intricate deceptions will entrap her publisher and a returning war hero. Bring your family and friends to share a special holiday afternoon at the movies. Light refreshments served. Just drop in.

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january

MOVIES MATTER

Food Patriots (73min/2014)

Wednesday, January 7, 6:30-8:30 PM

Touched by their teenage son’s battle with a foodborne superbug, local filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz document the family’s newfound interest in food sources—meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans view food and educate the next generation of consumers. Meet the film makers and learn how changing your food patterns by 10% can help change the world…a worthy New Year’s resolution! Enjoy planet-friendly treats from Whole Foods Market Northbrook.

FOREIGN SHORES

The World Music Trio presents…
Around the World…In an Hour!

Sunday, January 11, 2-3 PM

Discover world music with twenty rare instruments, hundreds of images, three performers, and stories covering six continents. Anthony, Mary, and Alex Ranieri are experienced musicians who will introduce you to unusual instruments of the world…you can even try them at the end of the program.

Seeking Spiceland
A Special Two-Hour Indian Adventure

Sunday, January 18, 2-4 PM

People have been seeking ways to get to southern India in pursuit of spices throughout history. Today, tourists largely ignore the region, a destination of merchants, armies, and dreamers for over 4,000 years. Take a journey to a remarkable destination rich in history, stunning beauty, gracious people, and wonderful food with Cynthia Clampitt, travel expert/culinary historian. After the journey to Spiceland with Cynthia, enjoy a taste of India with Curry in a Hurry, a chef demonstration by Chef Sarah Kurysz, our “Grocery Guru” from Whole Foods Market Northbrook. Chef Sarah will bring the flavors and aromas of Spiceland alive in this special two-hour travel and culinary presentation.

French Battlefields
The Men of Omaha Beach

Sunday, January 25, 2-3 PM

Journey back in time to June 6, 1944 to meet the soldiers responsible for the heroic military endeavor known as D-Day. Historian and author Robert Mueller will share period photos and an in-depth portrayal of this infamous French battlefield, ending the presentation with a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery. This historic site attracts a million tourists each year—a true testament to the ordinary men from ordinary backgrounds who did extraordinary things to help end World War II. Book signing and sale.

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february

MOVIES MATTER

The Homestretch (89min/2014)
From Homelessness to Hope

Sunday, February 8, 1:30-3:30 PM

Kartemquin Films brings us this moving documentary about three homeless teenagers who brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home. Can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness and build the future they dream of? View the film, meet the teenagers, and join in the discussion.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Jazzin’ Sunday • Love Notes
Petra Van Nuis & Andy Brown

Sunday, February 15, 2-3 PM

Our favorite jazz couple returns with a special Valentine’s performance. Petra’s sophisticated vocals and Andy’s unique brand of jazz guitar will meld together in this ode to love and romance—melting away the chill of a winter’s day.

Chocolate, Yes! Chocolate
…From Mole to Mousse

Sunday, February 22, 2-3 PM

From its ceremonial role in Mayan culture to the most delicate of Belgium confections, chocolate is divine, delectable, and can be the most soothing of all foods for the soul. Chef Michael Maddox is back in the kitchen and will treat us to chocolate delights, both sweet and savory. Tasting included.

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, November 18, December 16, January 20 OR February 17 • 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

Tuesday: November 18, December 16, January 20 OR February 17
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM

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

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concert series
Special Performance!
Mearra~Selkie from the Sea

Tuesday, December 2, 7 PM

Capture the enchantment of the season with the Celtic tale of a Selkie, a mythical seal mysteriously transformed into a beautiful maiden, and her bittersweet love story with a lonely fisherman. Linda Marie Smith’s original script and score, emotive vocals, and use of multi-media “scenery” is delightfully reminiscent of Smith’s past theatrical performance at the Library, The Passion of Artemisia.

Carols of Olde England
In Concert with The History Singers

Sunday, December 14, 2 PM

From anonymous folk tunes to classical compositions, the caroling tradition moves us all this time of year. Kathryn Atwood’s rich vocals, accompanied by her husband John’s guitar, will fill the Library’s Community Room with warm holiday cheer. Their impeccable research on the history of caroling will shed a whole new light on the music of the season.

FOREIGN SHORES

The World Music Trio presents…
Around the World…In an Hour!

Sunday, January 11, 2-3 PM

Discover world music with twenty rare instruments, hundreds of images, three performers, and stories covering six continents. Anthony, Mary, and Alex Ranieri are experienced musicians who will introduce you to unusual instruments of the world…you can even try them at the end of the program.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Jazzin’ Sunday • Love Notes
Petra Van Nuis & Andy Brown

Sunday, February 15, 2-3 PM

Our favorite jazz couple returns with a special Valentine’s performance. Petra’s sophisticated vocals and Andy’s unique brand of jazz guitar will meld together in this ode to love and romance—melting away the chill of a winter’s day.

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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.

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).

CJE Senior Life

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: November 25, December 16, January 27 & February 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 and sports
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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