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.

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In the Community Room

Laughter at Your Library • Improv!

Tuesday, April 1, 7 PM

The joke is on us this April Fools’ Day. Join the fun with outstanding Improv troupes from the University of Illinois, The Phoenix Improv Company and DeBono Musical Improv Comedy. Phoenix is a newer troupe with a devoted campus following. DeBono’s signature musical style has helped rank them as one of the nation’s top 24 collegiate improv groups.

The Rites of Spring
Great Advice for your Yard and Garden

Tuesday, April 8, 7 PM

Whether you live in a home or apartment, your Village has experts to help tackle spring landscaping with FREE professional advice. Robyn Flakne, Village of Glenview Natural Resources Manager, and Fred Gullen, retired Superintendent of the Glenview Park Services, will discuss the benefits of the Village’s Rain Garden/Rain Barrel program, suggest replacements for trees felled by the deadly ash borer, and demonstrate a two-season container. You can also ask the experts about a problem—just bring a photo or small piece of plant material.

Breaktime! Tips for Healthy Snacking

Saturday, April 12, 10 AM-Noon
Library Lobby

Whatever your daily schedule, everyone needs a break and an energy boost at different times of the day. Whole Foods Market Northbrook will be on hand with samples and advice to steer you in the right direction when making snack choices for yourself and your family. Just drop in.

The Writing Life • Author & Illustrator Meet & Greet

Saturday, April 12, 1-3 PM
Library Lobby

Meet a local novelist (Marc Joenz), poet (Angela Narciso Torres), cookbook author (Jill Houk), and illustrator (Kathy O’Malley). Learn about the unique inspiration behind their works, as well as how their works are published. Whether you are looking for your next great read or could use a dose of encouragement for your own work, treat yourself to this informal literary experience. Book signing and sale. Just drop in.

To the North Pole & Beyond
Pushing the Limits of Possibility

Tuesday, April 15, 7 PM

Polar explorer John Huston’s stories (johnhuston.com) from the end of the earth weave together themes of teamwork, leadership, planning, environmental awareness, perseverance, optimism, and courage. Through John’s stunning photographs and powerful voice, learn how life can change when goals are set and realized. John has shared his many adventures and expeditions on CNN, The History Channel, and NPR.

Meditation Transformation

Thursday, April 17, 10 AM

Experience the transformative powers of meditation with an introduction to this ancient art. iRest® Meditation is a guided practice designed to help people learn to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and chronic pain. iRest® provides tools to guide us through these layers of distraction that keep us from experiencing deep peace and well-being. Instructor Gemma Adams (echoyoga.com) is a lifelong Glenview resident, teaching yoga and meditation in the community since 2006. Wear comfortable clothes.
A Glenview Park District Partner program.

Name That Tune
Vintage TV & Movie Themes • Live!

Wednesday, April 23, 7 PM

Mick Archer and Alan Gresik, the Vintage Dueling Pianos, will treat you to the best and the worst TV & Movie theme songs. Celebrate National Humor Month with this musical journey down memory lane. You’ll leave whistling your favorite tunes after this upbeat, trivia-filled performance.

Honey & Arsenic
The Poetry of Alter Esselin

Tuesday, April 29, 7 PM

In honor of National Poetry Month, Joseph Esselin will present poems by and a short film about his father, Yiddish poet Alter Esselin. Esselin was born in Russia and came to the U.S. as a young man. His poems are about loneliness, poverty, and persecution, but they are said to have an underlying strength that defies their inherent sadness. An open mic opportunity will follow the reading.

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may
Sones de Mexico Ensemble presents
A Musical Geography of Mexico

Tuesday, May 6, 7 PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Chicago-style with the Sones de Mexico Ensemble performing A Musical Geography of Mexico. The Mexican-American community is an important thread in Chicago’s rich cultural tapestry. Take a musical journey through Mexico’s diverse regions led by this Chicago-based, two-time Grammy award nominated group, now celebrating their twentieth season. This presentation is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Vivian Maier • Out of the Shadows

Tuesday, May 13, 7 PM

How did an obscure Northshore nanny, known to few others than the families she worked for, become recognized as one of the great photographers of the twentieth century? Richard Cahan, author and former Sun-Times picture editor, will bring Vivian Maier “out of the shadows” tracing her life story through narrative and Maier’s breathtaking images of everyday life.
Book signing and sale.

Our Lady of the Angels School Fire
A Hometown Tragedy

Tuesday, May 20, 7 PM

In 1959, this tragic fire killed 92 children and three nuns. Based on research, interest, and passion, historian Jim Gibbons explains the details of the fire and its relevance today. Through Jim’s meticulous research, you will bear witness to this moving Chicago story, learn about the young lives lost, and gain understanding as to how the disaster led to improvements in school design and fire safety codes.

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Summer Theater Live!

Tuesday, June 3, 7 PM

Life-altering changes collide with comedy in an evening with the Oil Lamp Theater Company. Celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading theme, Paws to Read, with scenes from Sylvia, a touching play about a dog that becomes a bone of marital contention. “Scene Two” of the program will highlight Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn. Adult brothers, thrown together in a living situation, must change in unexpected and hilarious ways. Discounted theater tickets can be reserved at the end of the evening. The Theater’s signature cookies will be served.

Pete Seeger & The Power of Song

Tuesday, June 10, 7 PM

Award winning folk artist and songwriter Mark Dvorak, has followed in the footsteps of Seeger as musician, educator, and community builder. "All of humanity has lost a great artist and teacher. Pete leaves behind a legacy in song and social action. I am thrilled to be sharing his music and singing together in Glenview." Dvorak was named "Chicago's Troubadour" by WFMT 98.7 FM Fine Arts Radio last year, the Chicago Tribune calls him "masterful," and SING OUT! Radio Magazine says, "Dvorak shines!" A great folk pairing with the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, Sunday, June 8, 1:30 PM.

The Many Faces of Danny Kaye

Tuesday, June 17, 7 PM

Actor. Comic. Singer. Dancer. Beloved by legions of fans, Danny Kaye was also a gourmet chef, licensed pilot, baseball team owner, devoted gardener, and one of the first celebrities to become an international spokesman for a charity (UNICEF)—setting the model for generations of celebrities. When UNICEF was awarded the Nobel peace prize, Kaye was asked to accept the award. In this fast-paced multimedia presentation with fabulous film clips by cultural historian, Barry Bradford, you will get a glimpse into a rich and complex legacy. Arrive at 6:15 for a Gallery Talk in the Library Lobby. Meet artist Sandy Sheagren and enjoy a special viewing of Mysterious and Ordinary Women: Captured in Paint and Poetry.

America's Favorite Bicycle Ride

Tuesday, June 24, 7 PM

Launched in 1973, RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is the world’s largest, longest, and oldest bicycle touring event. Thousands of cyclists from all fifty states and dozens of countries ride across Iowa in a week-long summer festival with tens of thousands of Iowans welcoming, feeding, and sheltering this rolling carnival. Greg Borzo, author of the new book RAGBRAI: America's Favorite Bicycle Ride, will share stories and images that reveal the essence of this ride’s kaleidoscopic character. Book sale and signing. Co-sponsored by the Bike Glenview Initiative.

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july
John Philip Sousa
The March King

Tuesday, July 8, 7 PM

A thirteen-year-old boy runs away to join the circus, becomes band master of the United States Marine Corps Band, conducts the “President’s Own” Marine Band under five presidents, and writes 136 military marches along the way. The Sousa story is one of ambition and perseverance. A special salute to the Stars and Stripes Forever in the month we celebrate our nation’s independence.

Salt & Pepper
A Culinary Exploration

Tuesday, July 15, 7 PM

Remember when salt and pepper were the pedestrian workhorses of every kitchen? A kitchen revolution is afoot and these humble tablemates have been elevated to international culinary and artisan status, with unique ways of flavoring and finishing a dish. Chef Sarah Kurysz from Whole Foods Market Northbrook will explain some of the varieties and distinctive qualities of this dynamic duo. Take home a sample, too.

Bring on the Blues!

Tuesday, July 22, 7 PM

Donna Herula (slide guitar) and Tony Nardiello (vocals and guitar) are a Chicago-area based Blues duo with a passion for performing pre-war, early Chicago, and Delta blues. Together, this husband and wife duo has performed at festivals in the South and Midwest with great acclaim, bringing harmony, heart, and driving rhythm to the old-time, down-home Blues tradition.

career and finance

Ask an Expert

Register for these offerings at the Reference Services Desk or call 847-729-7500 x 7700. Online registration available for Power Employment Workshops & Annuity Analysis.

Get Your Financial House in Order and Gather Valuable Career Advice.

Power Employment Workshop

Tuesday, May 20 • 9:30 AM-1:30 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: May 20
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM

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

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concert series

Community Room

Name That Tune
Vintage TV & Movie Themes • Live!

Wednesday, April 23, 7 PM

Mick Archer and Alan Gresik, the Vintage Dueling Pianos, will treat you to the best and the worst TV & Movie theme songs. Celebrate National Humor Month with this musical journey down memory lane. You’ll leave whistling your favorite tunes after this upbeat, trivia-filled performance.

Sones de Mexico Ensemble presents
A Musical Geography of Mexico

Tuesday, May 6, 7 PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Chicago-style with the Sones de Mexico Ensemble performing A Musical Geography of Mexico. The Mexican-American community is an important thread in Chicago’s rich cultural tapestry. Take a musical journey through Mexico’s diverse regions led by this Chicago-based, two-time Grammy award nominated group, now celebrating their twentieth season. This presentation is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pete Seeger & The Power of Song

Tuesday, June 10, 7 PM

Award winning folk artist and songwriter Mark Dvorak, has followed in the footsteps of Seeger as musician, educator, and community builder. "All of humanity has lost a great artist and teacher. Pete leaves behind a legacy in song and social action. I am thrilled to be sharing his music and singing together in Glenview." Dvorak was named "Chicago's Troubadour" by WFMT 98.7 FM Fine Arts Radio last year, the Chicago Tribune calls him "masterful," and SING OUT! Radio Magazine says, "Dvorak shines!" A great folk pairing with the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, Sunday, June 8, 1:30 PM.

Bring on the Blues!

Tuesday, July 22, 7 PM

Donna Herula (slide guitar) and Tony Nardiello (vocals and guitar) are a Chicago-area based Blues duo with a passion for performing pre-war, early Chicago, and Delta blues. Together, this husband and wife duo has performed at festivals in the South and Midwest with great acclaim, bringing harmony, heart, and driving rhythm to the old-time, down-home Blues tradition.

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 (August 15).

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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.

Tony Bennett: A Life of Art and Music

Friday, May 2, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Tony Bennett, one of the greatest pop singers of all time, is still swinging at the age of 87. Popular presenter Hy Speck will trace Bennett’s rise, as the son of immigrant parents, to the top of the charts in both music and art.

Maintaining Your Well-Being

Friday, June 13, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Cheri Bouska, Certified Health Education Specialist and Personal Trainer, will present tips on overall health and well-being for older adults, including wellness check-ups, healthy eating, regular exercise, socialization, and regular sleep patterns. Simple stretches and movements to increase range of motion and flexibility will be demonstrated.

The Great American Songbook

Friday, July 11, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Dr. Burton Fischman will bring music and fun with humorous anecdotes; selections and stories about Gershwin, Berlin, Miranda, Garland, Cole, Cohen and others; “Name That Tune” & “Name That Movie Star”games; and old time sing-a-longs. Come for the fun and stay for the music!

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: To be Continued

CJE Senior Life

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: April 29, May 27, June 24, July 22 & August 26
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
Understanding Hip & Knee Arthritis: Diagnosis, Treatment & Outcomes

Wednesday, May 7, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room

Dr. Ravi K. Bashyal MD, hip and knee reconstruction specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Chicago, will review how and why arthritis can develop and available treatment options including physical therapy, medications, injections, and minimally invasive surgery.

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