Tent Week Events

June 2-June 9 

Join us in the tent all week long for summer fun beginning with the Summer @ GPL kickoff. Read on to discover more events happening in the South Patio Tent.


Kids & Families

Summer @ GPL Kickoff

Saturday, June 4, 11 AM-2 PM

Sign up for Summer @ GPL and receive a free Kona Ice Tropical Hawaiian shaved ice cone (awarded to the first 500 who sign up).

Bubbling Bubble Wands (ages 2+ w/adult)

Tuesday, June 7, 10-11 AM

Do bubbles make you burst with excitement? Stop by the tent to make your very own beaded bubble wands and test them out. Drop in.

Family Trivia Night (ages 7+ w/adult)

Tuesday, June 7, 7-8:30 PM

Test your knowledge over four rounds of trivia and see if you come out on top. Gift card awarded to the highest scoring team or individual. Registration required.

Rock Painting (grades 1-5)

Wednesday, June 8, 2-3 PM

Paint a fun design on a colored rock to take home. Registration required.


Teens & Adults

BookBites Book Discussion

Thursday, June 2, 7-8 PM

Join us in the tent for a discussion of Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam. Drop in.

Sew Social

Friday, June 3, 10 AM-Noon

Join us each month to sew and socialize with other sewing enthusiasts. Some sewing experience recommended. Registration required.

Pet Foster and Adoption Awareness with Wright-Way Rescue

Sunday, June 5, 2-4 PM

Discover what it takes to adopt or foster a pet from a Wright-Way Rescue, Morton Grove, while visiting a few dogs. Make a dog toy to donate to homeless pets while they wait for their forever home. Drop in.

Making It! Discussion Group

Monday, June 6, 4-5 PM

Join like-minded creatives to share knowledge and advice about making. Discuss and share your latest projects, ideas, designs, and failures with your creative community! Drop in.

Tech Help

Monday, June 6, 7-8 PM

Meet with trained Library staff to get help with your smartphone or tablet, including using apps, social media, and digital photos. Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and movies from the Library’s digital collection. Bring your own device (set up and charged). Drop in.

Voter Registration and Legislative Meet & Greet

Tuesday, June 7, 3-5 PM

Register to vote or update your voter registration with volunteers from the League of Women Voters. Discuss local issues and get your questions answered with State Senator Laura Fine and State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz. Drop in.

Bike Maintenance 101

Wednesday, June 8, 10-11 AM

Get your bike ready for summer and learn how to keep it in shape with Alan Rubin of Glenview Cycle. Registration required.

Crafting Herbal Mocktails

Wednesday, June 8, 7-8 PM

Learn how to make a myriad of herb scented and flavored alcohol-free mocktails. Rethink party punch with herbs, make your own bitters, create flavors with herbed simple syrup, stir up a faux gin, and blend alcohol-free martinis, fizzes, and sours while discussing the history of herbs in alcoholic beverages. Registration required.

Outdoor Craft Hour!

Thursday, June 9, 3-5 PM

Stop by the tent for a special two-hour outdoor Craft Hour, featuring a fun creative project! Drop in.

History of S’mores

Thursday, June 9, 7-8 PM

Ever wondered how this delicious treat came to be? Learn about its history, from the Victorian Era to the Girl Scouts, as well as the creation and uses of the various components. Drop in.