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Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sing a Song with Laura Doherty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family

Chicago-based Laura Doherty acoustically rocks your kids' world with breezy folk-pop tunes from her three Parent’s Choice Aaward-winning CDs, “Kids in the City”, “Shining Like a Star”, and her latest release, “In a Heartbeat”, which features the adorable puppet friends Jazzasaurus, Pinky the Fish, and Domingo the Flamingo! This upbeat, interactive concert will have kids dancing and clapping along to Laura's original catchy tunes! Laura is a long-time teacher in the Old Town School of Folk Music's Wiggleworms program.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitting Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ronnie Rund, an expert knitter, will show you how to knit or how to solve knitting challenges. Bring your current project(s) 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 class individually, registration required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
Tuesday May 5, 2015 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  -  1:10 PM Movies, Munchies, & More: Film: Wadja Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(Arabic with English subtitles, 2012, PG, 1 hr. 37 min.)

An enterprising Saudi girl enters her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise funds for the bicycle she wants to purchase.

Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Sultan Al Assaf

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Babysitting Basics: a workshop in two parts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This two-day workshop, presented by the Morton Grove Fire Department, is designed to help prepare students ages 12 and up to become better babysitters. The focus is on safety for the sitter, the children being cared for, and their parents. Students who attend both days of the workshop will receive a certificate of completion

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Go to the North Pole: Positive Principles for Success Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Polar Explorer John Huston uses stories from his unsupported expedition to the North Pole to illustrate ways to achieve your goals and succeed in a changing environment. Highlighted by stunning imagery and emotional accounts of extreme human endurance, this presentation will leave you energized to take on the challenges you face.

Books will be available for sale following the presentation.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to 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 Microsoft Excel 2010 also opens on April 21.

Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am April 21, 2015
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime 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 March 30 - May 8. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before April 1, 2015. Registration opens Sunday, February 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: Memorable Males Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We covered Feisty Females in Fiction. Now, let's talk about memorable fictional male characters who will shock you, impress you, seduce you, make you laugh, or simply stay in your imagingation 

The book talk will be held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center in Morton Grove: 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL, 60053. No registration required.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime 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 March 30 - May 8. Registration required.

Child must be the age listed on or before April 1, 2015. Registration opens Sunday, February 15. 

This class is also offered at 10:30 am

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 9 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 winter session meets weekly from March 30 - May 8. Registration required.

Registration opens Sunday, February 15.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Brittany Court Townhome Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is not a library sponsored event.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time 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 March 30 - May 8. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before April 2, 2015. Registration opens Sunday, February 15. 

This class is also offered at 11 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Time 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 March 30 - May 8. Registration required. 

Child must be the age listed on or before April 2, 2015. Registration opens Sunday, February 15. 

This class is also offered at 9:30 am 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Babysitting Basics: a workshop in two parts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This two-day workshop, presented by the Morton Grove Fire Department, is designed to help prepare students ages 12 and up to become better babysitters. The focus is on safety for the sitter, the children being cared for, and their parents. Students who attend both days of the workshop will receive a certificate of completion

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Policy Committee/Library Board of Trustees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Policy Committee of the Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees.

 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Mad Science Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 3-6

Mad for Science? Let the library be your lab.  This month's program is: Dissect an Owl Pellet! Registration Required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 2 spaces available.
Friday May 8, 2015 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 11:00 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)
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Crafty Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family

Drop in to the YS Department to make a seasonal craft wile supplies last.

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Crafting for Charity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our summer charity project. We will be knitting or crocheting 36”x36” blankets. Completed blankets will be delivered to Bethany Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Novices welcome! If you can’t make it to the meeting and want to contribute, email us at info@mgpl.org for details on participating.

Not a knitter or crocheter, but would still like to help? We are looking for donations of acrylic yarn to be used for this project. Email us at info@mgpl.org, and we’ll get back to you with yarn requirements.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Monday May 11, 2015 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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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitting Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ronnie Rund, an expert knitter, will show you how to knit or how to solve knitting challenges. Bring your current project(s) 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  -  8:30 PM Pages: Ready Player One Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a book discussion of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It's the year 2044, and the only world Wade knows is the virtual utopia, Oasis. After years of studying puzzles, Wade has finally discovered the first clue to unlocking the secrets confined within the virtual world. When he does, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desparate to escape.

Meet us with us monthly to chat about these fresh, popular reads. Discussion materials are available on the book display located near the east entrance. Pages meets at Barnes and Noble at 5404 Touhy Ave. in Skokie. Learn more about this book discussion group.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 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  -  1:00 PM Movies, Munchies, & More: Film: Hawking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This documentary about physicist Stephen Hawking, includes accounts of his life up to his present day home routine and work life at the University of Cambridge.

(2014, NR, 1 hr. 30 min.)

 

    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. Registration required.

Theme: Logic Puzzles: It's a Mystery!

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Scotland Yarders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is not a Library-sponsored event.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Do More with Excel 2010 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
This follow-up to Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 will cover performing calculations with formulas and functions. Registration limited to 6. Morton Grove residents have priority. Registration for Introduction to Excel 2010 also opens on April 21.
 
Prerequisite: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 workshop, or basic familiarity with Excel 2010 required.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am April 21, 2015
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Language Stars Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 2-6 with parent/caregiver

Learn languages from around the world through stories and songs with the Language Stars teachers. Registration required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM LitLounge: Just Kids by Patti Smith Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An artist and musician recounts her romance, lifetime friendship, and shared love of art with Robert Mapplethorpe, in a memoir that includes such influential artists as Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and William Burroughs (NoveList Plus). 

LitLounge, a book group co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library and the Skokie Public Library, meets in the Irish pub, The Curragh at 8266 Lincoln Ave. in Skokie. Learn more about this book discussion group.

 

Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
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.

Theme: Word Problem Warriors.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Finance Committee/Library Board of Trustees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Finance Committee of the Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month; the public is invited to attend the meetings: Board Meeting Minutes & Agendas

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Friday May 15, 2015 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 11:00 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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids Flicks: Earth to Echo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

EARTH TO ECHO (2014, PG, 1hr 29min)
Tuck, Munch, and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Just two days before their neighborhood is to be destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien in need of their help who has become stranded on Earth and needs to get home.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Get Hooked: Adult Crafts: Plant a Miniature Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design and create a miniature fairy garden in a teacup, ceramic bowl, or planter. Class size limited to 20, age 12 and up. Bring a container for your mini-garden; potting soil, plants, and decorative materials will be provided.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Cinema Sleuths: Charlie Chan at the Opera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(1936, NR, 1 hr 6 min)

A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years before. Cast: Warner Oland, Boris Karloff

Film screening and discussion lead by author and film historian Doug Deuchler.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Sunday May 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mathematics Tea Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver

You are cordially invited to a tea party with songs, stories, numbers, counting and more! Registration required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 7 spaces available.
Monday May 18, 2015 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)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitting Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ronnie Rund, an expert knitter, will show you how to knit or how to solve knitting challenges. Bring your current project(s) 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 Drop-In LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K-6

Your imagination is the limit as we bring out our massive collection of LEGOs for an open build!  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Tuesday May 19, 2015 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)
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MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  1:15 PM Movies, Munchies, & More: film: This is Where I leave You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, R, 1 hr. 43 min.)

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week,

Cast: Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Pokémon Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All ages

Play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, catch up on your trades, and show off your very best cards. Participants must have their own decks. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
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