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Sunday April 20, 2014 Go To Top
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Closed for Easter Sunday.

Many services are available even when the Library is closed: www.mgpl.org

Monday April 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Monday Morning Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family

Tired of those boring old toys at home? Drop in and meet new friends for play and fun in the Activity Room.  Parent or caregiver must attend with child. 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
rec_knitting 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitting Roundtable for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Ronnie Rund, an expert knitter, will show you how to solve knitting challenges. Bring your current knitting projects and needles.
    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Battle of the Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Battle of the books is a 6th-8th grade book competition. 

 

Golf vs. Park View Team 2

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Gang Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 1 and up

Try your hand at knitting, crochet, and other yarn crafts! Learn a new skill or bring a current project.  

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mad Science Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 3-6

Mad for science? Let the library be your lab. Hands-on activities and experiments unlock the scientist in every kid. Registration required.

This month's theme: Exploring Light

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
Tuesday April 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Listen Up! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages (Preschool) with parent or caregiver

Love stories, songs, and crafts? There are so many things you can learn when you open your ears and listen. For children and their parent or caregiver.  

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  1:15 PM Movies, Munchies, and More: film: Earth Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2010, NR, 1 hr 42 min.)

This film looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement - from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller, "Silent Spring" to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Niles Twp. Schools Credit Union Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is not a Library-sponsored event.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 5-6 with adult

Join Mrs. Glenn and bring your mother (or aunt, grandmother, neighbor, older sister, or teacher) with you for a lively discussion and activities connected to the book of the month, The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. Registrants receive a free copy of the book to keep! Registration required. 

Registration begins Saturday, March 22. To register visit the library or call 847-929-5102. 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lincoln Townhome Condominium Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is not a library-sponsored event.

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
Wednesday April 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime: Spring AM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-6 with parent/caregiver

This one-hour storytime and craft is structured for the school-ready child and their parent or caregiver. The spring session meets weekly from April 2 - May 21. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before April 2, 2014. Registration opens Saturday, February 15. 

Class is also offered at 1:30 pm. 

 
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime: Spring PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-6 with parent/caregiver

This one-hour storytime and craft is structured for the school-ready child and their parent or caregiver. The spring session meets weekly from April 2 - May 21. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before April 2, 2014. Registration opens Saturday, February 15. 

Class is also offered at 10:30 am. 

 
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
food_cake 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MGPL Volunteer Recognition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us in celebrating the Library's volunteers and all they do to support MGPL's many services.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
        There are 142 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chat & Chew Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you love talking about books and movies? Want to get recommendations from other teens? Then come to Chat & Chew! Snacks will be provided. No registration required.

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Explorers: Spring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K-2

Embark on an adventure with books and more! The spring session meets weekly from April 2 - May 21. Registration required. 

Registration opens Saturday, February 15.

This class is also offered at 4:30 pm on Thursdays

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Matters: Love in the Animal Kingdom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2013, NR, 1 hr)

Animals dance, sing, flirt, and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Advanced Excel 2010 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
This hands-on workshop will cover creating charts and using tables to sort and filter data. Registration limited to 5. Morton Grove residents have priority. Registration for Introduction to Excel 2010 and Do More with Excel 2010 also opens on March 26.
 
Prerequisite: Do More with Excel 2010 workshop, or a thorough understanding of Excel 2010 required.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am March 26, 2014
    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
   
Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time: Spring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 24-36 months with parent/caregiver

Get your little one acquainted with the library at this two-riffic storytime, followed by a craft and socialization time. The Spring session meets weekly from April 3 - May 22. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before April 3, 2014. Registration opens Saturday, February 15. 

This class is also offered at 11 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Job Seeker Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Employment coaches from Illinois WorkNet will discuss resumes and cover letters, online job applications, and interviewing to help you in your job search. For more information about Illiniois WorkNet, call 847-448-8647 or go to 

http://www.illinoisworknet.com    
    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
        There are many spaces available.
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Between the Lines: The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Joining the newly formed NYPD in 1845, Timothy reluctantly assumes his duties near the notorious Five Points slum, where in the middle of the night he hears a little girl's claim that dozens of bodies have been buried in a local forest.

 


Discussion materials are available on the book display located near the south entrance. Learn more about this book discussion group.

 

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Time: Spring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 24-36 months with parent/caregiver

Get your little one acquainted with the library at this two-riffic storytime, followed by a craft and socialization time. The spring session meets weekly from April 3 - May 22. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before April 3, 2014. Registration opens Saturday, February 15. 

Class is also offered at 9:30 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Explorers: Spring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K-2

Embark on an adventure with books and more! The spring session meets weekly from April 2 - May 21. Registration required. 

Registration opens Saturday, February 15.

This class is also offered at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM DIY Craft: Blackout Poetry Canvas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In celebration of National Poetry Month, try your hand at blackout poetry!  Cover up the words that don’t inspire to let your poem emerge.  We’ll then mount your blackout poem to a canvas to create custom artwork.  Materials will be provided.   Registration is required.

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
        There are 8 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Melzer Poetry Slam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In celebration of National Poetry Month, "feel" the music of poetry as Melzer students present original and published poetry in a cafe-like setting.  

This event is open to the public.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Apps Made Easy: Learn and Share Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come with your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) to learn how to download apps, hear about some of the best ones out there, and share your favorites with the group.  Basic knowledge of your device is required. Please bring device account information. Registration limited to 10. Morton Grove residents have priority.

Registration opens: 9 am April 11, 2014

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wee Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 0-24 months with parent or caregiver

Stories and play for our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome. 

This class also meets at 1:30 pm

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Wee Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 0-24 months with parent or caregiver

Stories and play for our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome. 

Class is also offered at 11 am

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Video Game Task Force Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 3-6

Help librarians by recommending your favorites, and you may soon see them on library shelves.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 6:00 PM  -  8:40 PM MGPL After Dark: Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my… The Wizard of Oz is turning 75! Help us celebrate one of the best-loved films of all time at this after-hours program. The fun will begin at 6 pm with a craft in the Baxter room – make a Tin Man heart, Dorothy braids, or have your face painted like the Cowardly Lion. We will show the film at 7pm (feel free to sing along) and after the film we will have a drawing for Wizard of Oz prizes. 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 6:00 PM  -  8:40 PM MGPL After Dark: Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my… The Wizard of Oz is turning 75! Help us celebrate one of the best-loved films of all time at this after-hours program. The fun will begin at 6 pm with a craft in the Baxter room – make a Tin Man heart, Dorothy braids, or have your face painted like the Cowardly Lion. We will show the film at 7pm (feel free to sing along) and after the film we will have a drawing for Wizard of Oz prizes. 

 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 6:00 PM  -  8:40 PM MGPL After Dark: Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my… The Wizard of Oz is turning 75! Help us celebrate one of the best-loved films of all time at this after-hours program. The fun will begin at 6 pm with a craft in the Baxter room – make a Tin Man heart, Dorothy braids, or have your face painted like the Cowardly Lion. We will show the film at 7pm (feel free to sing along) and after the film we will have a drawing for Wizard of Oz prizes. 

Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Get Hooked: Blackout Poetry Canvas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In celebration of National Poetry Month, try your hand at blackout poetry!  Cover up the words that don’t inspire to let your poem emerge.  We’ll then mount your blackout poem to a canvas to create custom artwork.  Materials will be provided.  Be on the lookout for other opportunities to celebrate National Poetry Month at the library during all of April.

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Critic's Choice Cinema: Tanta Agua Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2013, NR, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 1 hr 40 min)

A family on vacation is stuck indoors during a rainstorm, but the time they reluctantly spend together turns out to be the most meaningful part of their unexpectedly enjoyable getaway. 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Sunday April 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holocaust Remembrance: Two Stories of Survival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Estelle Glaser Laughlin, author of the recently published memoir, Transcending Darkness, and Cipora Katz, both childhood survivors of the Holocaust,  will share their experiences and will talk about the importance of standing up for tolerance and against bigotry.

Co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Historical Society.

 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Monday Morning Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family

Tired of those boring old toys at home? Drop in and meet new friends for play and fun in the Activity Room.  Parent or caregiver must attend with child. 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
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rec_knitting 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitting Roundtable for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Ronnie Rund, an expert knitter, will show you how to solve knitting challenges. Bring your current knitting projects and needles.
    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Gang Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 1 and up

Try your hand at knitting, crochet, and other yarn crafts! Learn a new skill or bring a current project.  

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to the Rainbow Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5-12

Practice reading to a certified therapy dog from Morton Grove's own Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Foundation. Bring what you want to read or choose from our selection of books. Sessions are offered every fifteen minutes beginning at 7 pm. Registration required.

Registration begins Friday, March 28. To register, visit the library or call (847) 929-5102. 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Listen Up! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages (Preschool) with parent or caregiver

Love stories, songs, and crafts? There are so many things you can learn when you open your ears and listen. For children and their parent or caregiver.  

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  1:50 PM Movies, Munchies, and More: Film: The Hollow Crown: Henry V Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2013, NR, 2 hrs.19 min.)

The newly crowned  Henry V swears that he will answer the French with all force. The stage is set for all-out war annd the young ruler must overcome incredible odds and self-doubt to win the day.

Cast: Julie Walters, Simon Russell Beale, James Laurenson

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Battle of the Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Battle of the books is a 6th-8th grade book competition. 

 

Old Orchard vs. Park View Team 1

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Between the Lines: The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore...

 


Discussion materials are available on the book display located near the south entrance. Learn more about this book discussion group.

 

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Park View Poetry Electrified Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Mrs. Debby Schmid and her Park View PEP students as they celebrate poetry at this special reading where poetry comes alive.

This event is open to the public.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime: Spring AM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-6 with parent/caregiver

This one-hour storytime and craft is structured for the school-ready child and their parent or caregiver. The spring session meets weekly from April 2 - May 21. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before April 2, 2014. Registration opens Saturday, February 15. 

Class is also offered at 1:30 pm. 

 
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime: Spring PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-6 with parent/caregiver

This one-hour storytime and craft is structured for the school-ready child and their parent or caregiver. The spring session meets weekly from April 2 - May 21. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before April 2, 2014. Registration opens Saturday, February 15. 

Class is also offered at 10:30 am. 

 
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Explorers: Spring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K-2

Embark on an adventure with books and more! The spring session meets weekly from April 2 - May 21. Registration required. 

Registration opens Saturday, February 15.

This class is also offered at 4:30 pm on Thursdays

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is not a Library-sponsored event.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
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Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time: Spring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 24-36 months with parent/caregiver

Get your little one acquainted with the library at this two-riffic storytime, followed by a craft and socialization time. The Spring session meets weekly from April 3 - May 22. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before April 3, 2014. Registration opens Saturday, February 15. 

This class is also offered at 11 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Time: Spring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 24-36 months with parent/caregiver

Get your little one acquainted with the library at this two-riffic storytime, followed by a craft and socialization time. The spring session meets weekly from April 3 - May 22. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before April 3, 2014. Registration opens Saturday, February 15. 

Class is also offered at 9:30 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
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