1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
847-729-7500 • Monday-Friday 9 AM-9 PM
Saturday 9 AM-5 PM • Sunday 1 PM-5 PM
Food for Fines is a meaningful Glenview Public Library tradition during National Library Week. For every food item you bring to the Library’s Circulation Desk from April 12–18, your outstanding fines will be reduced by $1 (not applicable to lost or damaged materials). All items will be donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry. Change the lives of your neighbors in need by helping to restock the Food Pantry with your donations.
Saturday, April 12, 10 AM-Noon
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.
Thursday, April 17, 2-4 PM
The Circulation Staff invites you to a reception in the Library Lobby. Drop in for light refreshments to celebrate this special week that honors our nation's libraries and patrons.
Saturday, April 12, 10 AM-Noon
Family Yoga Class Registration begins March 15
Sign up for our Family Yoga Class from 10:30-11:15 AM, or drop in to observe and try a pose or two anytime between 10 AM-Noon. Families will learn partner poses to do together. Yoga instructor Shawna Schwalb of Positivecaring Co., and Stephanie Borkan, LAc, LMT of Be Optimal Holistic Health Center will guide you. Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel. No prior yoga experience necessary. Stop by the Whole Foods Market Northbrook table in the Lobby to also learn about healthy snacks.
Sunday, April 13, 2-4 PM
Community Room & Lobby
Visit with local students as they share fun aspects of Japanese traditions and culture. Celebrate the return of the cherry blossoms while you try your hand at crafts, snacks, and games. Presented by Glenbrook South High School’s Japanese Club. Just drop in.
April 14-17, 3:30-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Stop by and see what’s happening! A different activity each day, so be sure to drop in.
Learn to think like a computer scientist. Using code.org, a variety of activities will be available for independent or group work. Tools to bring along: Library card (to log on to a computer), headphones (for grades 3 & up). Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, April 12, 12-2 PM • Teen Scene
Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday afternoon? Stop by the Teen Scene and help yourself to craft supplies—yarn, scrapbook pages, bottle caps, and more. Use your creative genius to turn something old into something new. A National Library Week special program.
Saturday, April 12, 1-3 PM
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.
Monday, April 14, 9:30-10:45 AM
Registration begins March 17
What’s all the concern about gluten? Sort it all out with Dr. Cari Jacobson of Be Optimal Holistic Health Center and Shawna Schwalb of Positivecaring Co. Whole Foods Market Northbrook will provide gluten free snacks. Supervised play room provided for ages 3+ during the lecture.
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.
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.
Friday, April 18, 2 & 6:30 PM
Anchored by another remarkable performance by Robert Redford, All Is Lost is a tense drama about an unnamed man on a solo ocean voyage—forced to fight for his survival and face his mortality. A perfect selection for National Library Week, as we explore the many ways that lives can change.