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Monday September 1, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM National Library Card Sign-up Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library and be part of National Library Card Sign-up Month! During the month of September, Morton Grove residents who sign up for a new card or renew an existing one (cards that expire before Dec. 31, 2014) will also recieve a free MGPL tote bag! You will also be entered for a drawing for a chance to win tickets to Fear City Haunted House. Tickets were donated by Fear City Chicago.

Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_music 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pete Seeger Tribute Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mark Dvorak, musician, educator and community builder, and his back-up singers will lead the audience in singing some of Seeger's best-known songs: If I Had a Hammer, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Turn, Turn, Turn, and others.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday September 22, 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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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: Activity Room (lower level)
 
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 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Build It! with LEGOs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 3-6

Explore building, programming, and problem-solving with LEGOs, computers, and plug-in motors. Each week is a new build! Sign up for individual classes. Registration required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday September 23, 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  -  12:30 PM CANCELLED: Movies, Munchies, and More: Creating the Jewels of Nature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This program will be rescheduled for spring, 2015.

Join us for an illustrated presentation about the exhibition on display in the Baxter Room, Jewels of Nature, by Maria Rebelo and Donna Baiocchi, members of the Chicago Photographic Arts Society.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Advanced Word 2010 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
This hands-on workshop will cover tables, charts, and clipart and more. Registration limited to 6. Morton Grove residents have priority.  Registration for Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 and Do More with Word 2010 also opens on August 19.
 
Prerequisite: Do More with Microsoft Word 2010 workshop, or a thorough understanding Word 2010 required.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am August 19, 2014
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime: Fall 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 summer session meets weekly from September 17 - November 5. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before September 17, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15. 

This class is also offered at 1:30 pm

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime: Fall 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 summer session meets weekly from September 17 - November 5. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before September 17, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15. 

This class is also offered at 10:30 pm

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM DIY Craft: Chalkboard Paint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Create your own chalkboard paint to make almost anything into a chalkboard! Materials will be provided. Registration is required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 7 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K-2

Embark on an adventure with books and more! The fall session meets weekly from September 17 - November 5. Registration required.

Registration opens Friday, August 15.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time: Fall 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 fall session meets weekly from September 18 - November 6. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before September 18, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15. 

This class is also offered at 11 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM CANCELLED: 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)
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM RESCHEDULED Between the Lines: Alys, Always by Harriet Lane Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The book discussion will meet a day later, on Friday September 26, at 10am, at the North Shore Senior Center of Morton Grove located at 6140 Dempster Street. There will not be a Tuesday session this month. We hope to see you all on Friday!

Comforting a dying car crash victim before being invited to meet the woman's privileged family, Frances is transformed through her friendships with two family members from an unknown editor to a sought-after figure in literary society.


Ask staff at the Reference Desk for a copy of your next book discussion title. Learn more about this book discussion group.

 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Time: Fall 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 summer session meets weekly from September 18 - November 6. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before September 18, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15. 

This class is also offered at 9:30 am 

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

Grades K-2

Join the Brigade! Learn a math skill and then work as a team to build something amazing. Registration required.

Thursday, Sep 25: Breathtaking Balancers

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 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 is also offered at 11 am

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Between the Lines: Alys, Always by Harriet Lane Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In September, instead of Thursday, September 25 at 10am, this book discussion will meet on Friday September 26, at 10am, at the North Shore Senior Center of Morton Grove located at 6140 Dempster Street. There will not be a Tuesday session this month. We hope to see you all on Friday!

Comforting a dying car crash victim before being invited to meet the woman's privileged family, Frances is transformed through her friendships with two family members from an unknown editor to a sought-after figure in literary society.


Ask staff at the Reference Desk for a copy of our next book discussion title. Learn more about this book discussion group.

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM CANCELLED: 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.

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
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 is also offered at 9:30 am

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:45 PM CANCELED: Kids Flicks: Disneynature Bears Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This program has been canceled.  

 
MGPL/MGPL_music 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED: MGPL After Dark: Swing Into Autumn with Petra Van Nuis Jazz Quintet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Event may be rescheduled at a later date.

Join us for an evening of jazz as Petra Van Nuis sings songs about autumn in her unique style, accompanied by a talented quartet of musicians on guitar, bass, drums and horn.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
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Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_trowel 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM RESCHEDULED: Be Green When You Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Rescheduled on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

 

Horticulturist Sharon Yiesla will demonstrate simple ways to garden while conserving water and using fewer chemicals including proper plant selection, water conservation, and composting.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM CANCELLED: Grove Condo Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is not a Library-sponsored event.

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Golf 67 ELL Trip Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Golf 67, in partnership with the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center, is hosting a field trip to local community services sites including Morton Grove Public Library.  ELL families will tour the library, sign up for library cards, learn about resources including Mango, and get to know the MGPL staff. Time is approximate.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fabulous Fable Factory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This live theater production tells the story of Monroe, a 12-year-old boy who wanders into an abandoned factory and accidentally trips a lever activating the living factory of fable creators. Follow Monroe as he helps the fable makers re-create some of Aesop’s most famous fables, such as “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Lion and the Mouse.”

The event will be held in the Reading Room on the main floor.

Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM RESCHEDULED: Cinema Sleuths: The Stranger Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Rescheduled for Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2 pm.

A film screening and discussion series moderated by author and film historian Doug Deuchler.

(1946, NR, 2 hrs)

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. Orson Welles, Loretta Young

 

 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday September 29, 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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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: Activity Room (lower level)
 
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 August 29, 2014. To register, visit the Library or call 847-929-5102

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Tuesday September 30, 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  -  12:30 PM RESCHEDULED: Movies, Munchies, and More: Coffee 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 11:30 am.

Vincent Evola, manager of the Starbucks on Dempster, Morton Grove, presents Coffee 101. Learn how to brew a good cup of java, the history of coffee, differet kinds of coffee beans, and more. Samples will be served.
    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 3-6

Do you think math is scary? It doesn't have to be! Come to Math Club for tricks, tips, and activities to help make math awesome.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 5-6 pm: Fractions Are Fantastic

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Between the Lines: Alys, Always by Harriet Lane Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Alys, Always

In September, Between the Lines book discussion will meet only one time on Friday September 26, at 10am, at the North Shore of Morton Grove located at 6140 Dempster Street. There will not be a Tuesday session this month. We hope to see you all on Friday!

Comforting a dying car crash victim before being invited to meet the woman's privileged family, Frances is transformed through her friendships with two family members from an unknown editor to a sought-after figure in literary society.


Ask staff at the Reference Desk for a copy of your next book discussion title. Learn more about this book discussion group.

 

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime: Fall 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 summer session meets weekly from September 17 - November 5. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before September 17, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15. 

This class is also offered at 1:30 pm

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Senior Center Book Talk: Modern Gothic Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A touch of mysterious or ghostly with a dash of dark and modern will put you in the perfect mood for this haunting month of October. 

The book talk will be held at the North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove: 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL, 60053. To register please call: 847.470.5223.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime: Fall 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 summer session meets weekly from September 17 - November 5. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before September 17, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15. 

This class is also offered at 10:30 pm

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K-2

Embark on an adventure with books and more! The fall session meets weekly from September 17 - November 5. Registration required.

Registration opens Friday, August 15.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM CANCELLED: Morton Grove: Moving Forward Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mayor Dan DiMaria will discuss the plans for future development of Morton Grove.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time: Fall 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 fall session meets weekly from September 18 - November 6. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before September 18, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15. 

This class is also offered at 11 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Time: Fall 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 summer session meets weekly from September 18 - November 6. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before September 18, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15. 

This class is also offered at 9:30 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Learn simple formatting and entering/editing data.  Registration limited to 6. Morton Grove residents have priority. Registration for Do More with Excel 2010 and Advanced Excel 2010 also opens on September 18.
 
Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am September 18, 2014.
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 3 spaces available.
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 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 is also offered at 11 am

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
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 is also offered at 9:30 am

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

Grades 1-6

Act up and become a real character using theater games, improvisation, and your imagination. You will learn public speaking skills and how to be a team player.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
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Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Movin' & Groovin' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 2-4 with parent/caregiver

Join us for this active class featuring music, dancing, musical instruments, and more! 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RESCHEDULED: Harmonica 101, part 2: with Joe Filisko Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Rescheduled on Saturday, March 7, 2015:

Back by popular demand: Joe Filisko from the Old Town School of Folk Music returns for a second class on learning how to properly hold the harmonica, breath control, and playing blues and folk tunes. Bring your own harmonica in the key of C or purchase one from Joe for $5.

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
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