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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, a Service Desk, or here.

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December adult programs

Greetings of the Season

All That Glitters...Is Silver & Gold

Tuesday, December 13, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Ever wonder what your old coins or gold and silver jewelry are worth? Whether you are planning on gifting your collections or trading items in for extra cash, expert Dave Ekstrom will offer advice on collecting and valuing items. There will also be an opportunity to have a coin and gold or silver piece appraised. Bring in an item or two for a free appraisal.

Deck The Halls with Festive Holiday Music

Sunday, December 18, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Tempest Winds, a woodwind trio of flute, clarinet and bassoon, will present a holiday program to celebrate the season. Get ready for familiar seasonal favorites—and don’t forget to sing along!

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January adult programs

My Kind of Town

In Good Spirits: Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery

Sunday, January 8, 2-3 PM
Community Room

The place for Chicago’s Gilded Age movers and shakers to spend eternity, Graceland Cemetery is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the city. Landscape historian Barbara Geiger will explain how this special burial ground came to be, how it relates to the city’s history, and how the story of its founding and design unfolded. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Gardeners.

Man with the Golden Arm (119m/1955)

Sunday, January 15, 2-4 PM
Community Room

This classic film, based on Nelson Algren’s story of the same name, takes us to the mean streets of Chicago. Directed by Otto Preminger with Frank Sinatra in the starring role, this compelling and timeless movie tells the story of a drug addict trying to stay clean after his release from prison. Nominated for three Academy Awards, including a Best Actor nomination for Sinatra. Just drop in.

Swingin’ with The Recession Seven

Sunday, January 22, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Jazz vocalist Petra Van Nuis will be joined by a six-piece band (horns, drums, bass, and guitar) to fill the Community Room with the sounds of the golden age of swing. The Recession Seven exemplify the finest of Chicago’s traditional jazz talent. Leave your winter blues at the doorstep and enter your Library’s upbeat jazz club.

Special Topics Just for You

Hoedown! Square Dancing 1010

Saturday, January 14, 2-3:30 PM
Community Room • All Ages

Learn to Do-si-do and Allemande Left with the help of the Glenview Squares dancers and callers. No experience needed, no special outfits required, no partner expected. Just come and laugh the cold away. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Relax • De-Stress • Breathe

Monday, January 23, 10-11 AM
Community Room

Practice simple breathing techniques and learn how to use essential oils for calming and balance. Presented by Dawn Duffy of Healing Hands.

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February adult programs

My Kind of Town

Meet the Chicago Maritime Museum

Sunday, February 12, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Chicago’s history stems from its strategic location at the foot of the Great Lakes. One of Chicago’s newest museum jewels, the Chicago Maritime Museum, is devoted to this important aspect of Chicago’s development. Bill Derrah will introduce you to the museum’s architecture, display design, and mission...then share the importance of the canoe in our city’s growth. A free museum admission ticket will be offered to all program attendees.

On Board with The Sound of the Sea

Sunday, February 19, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Did you know that Chicago is home to a Maritime Music Festival? Join singer, actor, and sailor Tom Kastle for a performance, in song and story, of the amazing maritime traditions of Chicago and the Great Lakes. Tom is a co-founder of the Chicago Maritime Festival, faculty member of the Old Town School of Folk Music, and has captained tall ships on the Great Lakes.

Special Topics Just for You

The Envelope, Please
A Night at the Oscars

Thursday, February 23, 6:30-8:30 PM
Community Room

Just days before this year’s Oscars, long-time Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offer a fun-filled “star-studded” evening. This dynamic duo will share film clips and quips about the movies and actors nominated this year. A don’t miss evening and great way to catch up on this year’s crop of Oscar nominees.

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

Financial Planning Appointments

Tuesday, December 20, January 17 OR February 21
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.

Career Counseling Appointments

Tuesday, January 3 OR February 7
30-minute appointments: 9:30 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.

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

Tuesday, December 20, & February 21, 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.

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concerts & music
Deck The Halls with Festive Holiday Music

Sunday, December 18, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Tempest Winds, a woodwind trio of flute, clarinet and bassoon, will present a holiday program to celebrate the season. Get ready for familiar seasonal favorites—and don’t forget to sing along!

Swingin’ with The Recession Seven

Sunday, January 22, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Jazz vocalist Petra Van Nuis will be joined by a six-piece band (horns, drums, bass, and guitar) to fill the Community Room with the sounds of the golden age of swing. The Recession Seven exemplify the finest of Chicago’s traditional jazz talent. Leave your winter blues at the doorstep and enter your Library’s upbeat jazz club.

On Board with The Sound of the Sea

Sunday, February 19, 2-3 PM
Community Room

Did you know that Chicago is home to a Maritime Music Festival? Join singer, actor, and sailor Tom Kastle for a performance, in song and story, of the amazing maritime traditions of Chicago and the Great Lakes. Tom is a co-founder of the Chicago Maritime Festival, faculty member of the Old Town School of Folk Music, and has captained tall ships on the Great Lakes.

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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. 14, 2016 as part of special series on senior housing. View the Senior Housing Fair Facility Guide.

The Village of Glenview:
My, How We’ve Grown!

Friday, January 6, 1-2 PM
Community Room

The Village of Glenview was incorporated on June 20, 1899, with a population of 325 adults. Today the Village population exceeds 46,000. How did it change from a farming community to the robust village of today? Join past president and current volunteer librarian Beverly Dawson from the Glenview History Center to learn about the Village’s remarkable growth and development.

2017 Medicare Update

Friday, February 3, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Back by popular demand! Melissa Versch, LCSW, North Shore Senior Center Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor, will discuss Medicare and the changes in 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for those new to Medicare, as well as for those who have been enrolled for many years.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays, December 20, January 24 & February 28
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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