Tent Week June 13-19, 2021

Join us for fun programs, events, and activities for all ages under the Library’s big tent on the South Patio. Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis. Weather permitting. Subject to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Funded by a grant from the GPL Foundation.


Tent Week Schedule

Sunday, June 13

Thomas Comerford Live • 2-3 PM (Adults & Teens)

Performing selections from his solo records, including his fourth LP, Introverts, to be released June 18, Comerford’s songs and singing compare favorably to Jeff Tweedy, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, and the Go-Betweens. Drop in. 


Monday, June 14

Good Reads for the Summer • 10-11 AM (Adults & Teens)

Learn about great reads for the summer, sign up for the Adult/Teen Summer Reading Challenge and pick up a free advance reading copy of upcoming new releases. Drop in.

Spirelli String Art • 2-3 PM (Grades 3-8)

Learn the Spirelli Technique to create unique geometric designs. Registration required.

DIY Summer Tote Bag • 4-5 PM (All Ages)

Drop by and decorate a summer tote with screen print designs and other DIY techniques. Drop in.

Family Trivia Night • 7-8:30 PM (Ages 7+)

Can you beat the heat? Four rounds of sizzling, hot trivia await you in this summer competition. Prizes awarded to the top team. Drop in.


Tuesday, June 15

Bubbling Lava Lamp • 1-1:30 PM (Grades 1-5)

Make your own lava lamp and watch a chemical reaction bubble before your eyes. Registration required.

Laser Engrave Your Drawing • 5:30-6:30 PM (Adults & Teens)

Use art markers to make intricate drawings that can be laser engraved onto a wide variety of materials. Drop in.

Introduction to Zentangle • 7-8:30 PM (Adults & Teens)

Encourage both creativity and calm in this introduction to the Zentangle method of drawing. Create beautiful images through structured patterns. No experience required. Supplies limited. Drop in.


Wednesday, June 16

WITS Workout Sampler: Brain Exercise Class for Older Adults • 10-11 AM (Seniors)

A fun and engaging “pen and paper” exercise class designed to maintain and enhance brain health. Drop in.

Washi Tape Planter • 1-2 PM (Grades 5-12)

Decorate a plant pot with washi tape and create a craft stick flower! Drop in.

Essentials of Photography • 6-7 PM (Adults & Teens)

Learn basic manual camera operation and composition for any camera – from DSLR to smartphones. Drop in.


Thursday, June 17

Tech Tutoring • 10 AM-Noon (Adults & Teens)

Ask the experts! Get your technology questions answered or learn about the Library’s many downloadable collections. Drop in.

Rock Painting • 1-2 PM (Grades 1-5)

Paint a unique design on a colored rock to take home. Drop in.

Custom Creative Fashion Design • 3-4 PM (Adults & Teens)

Customize your clothing with our sewing, digital embroidery, and vinyl cutting machines! Drop in.

Summer Reading Challenge Sign-Up • 6-8 PM (Adults & Teens)

Sign up for the Adult/Teen Summer Reading Challenge and spin the wheel for a chance to win special giveaways. Drop in.


Friday, June 18

Intro to Tai Chi & Kigong • 2-3 PM (Adults & Teens)

Improve your flexibility, strength, circulation, and alignment as an instructor from Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi guides you through breathing exercises to relax your body and clear your mind, followed by Tai Chi postures and flowing kigong movements. Beginner’s welcome. Drop in.

Show & Tell • 4-5:30 PM (Adults & Teens)

The Library has more than just books and movies. View many of the unique items in our Library of Things collection and explore some of the creative equipment found in the Innovation Center! Drop in.

Vinyl Sounds • 6-7 PM (All Ages)

Listen to selections from the Library’s new vinyl LP collection. Drop in. 


Saturday, June 19

DIY Summer Tote Bag • 10 AM-Noon (All Ages)

Drop by and decorate a summer tote with screen print designs and other DIY techniques. Drop in.

Still Life Drawing • 1-3 PM (Adults & Teens)

Create a still life drawing with the Glenview School of Arts. All materials provided. Drop in.