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Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 1-6

Rock? Paper? Scissors? Choose wisely and you could be the grand champion of the Morton Grove Public Library's annual Back to School Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament. Students in grades first through sixth are invited to compete by grade levels. Winners at grade levels go on to compete in the final round to crown this year's Rock, Paper, Scissors Champion.  First and second place winners receive a PRIZE. The winner's name is added to a permanent plaque in the Youth Services Department. Faculty from local schools compete during a mini-staff tournament held as part of the fun. Whether you compete or not, there will be ice cream for everyone. This is sure to be a great time for all.  

In-person registration for competitors begins at 5:30 with competition starting promptly at 6:00.  

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Fantasy Football Draft and Kick-Off Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Want to participate in the MGPL Teen Fantasy Footbal League for a chance to earn prizes and bragging rights? If so, you MUST attend this live draft and kick-off party! During the event you will build your roster, engage in friendly smacktalk with competitors, play sports trivia, and eat pizza! Registration is required. Game on! 

 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
    The registration period has ended.
Friday September 4, 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 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Drama Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 1-6

Drop in to the library and join a club where you get to act up and be a Drama Queen or King. Learn to Improvise and speak up using fun theater games and activities.

Saturday September 5, 2015 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 4 spaces available.
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Silver Screen Series: The Teahouse of the August Moon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(1956, NR, 2 hr)

A solider is sent to Americanize a small village on Okinawa, but he gradually becomes assimilated to the local customs with the help of his interpreter and a lovely young geisha. Cast: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Closed in observance of Labor Day.

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

Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Closed in observance of Labor Day.

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

Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Listen Up! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Birth through Kindergarten 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  -  2:00 PM Movies, Munchies, & More: Film: Unbroken Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, PG-13, 2 hrs., 18 min.)

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a plane crash during WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner of war camp.

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:50 PM Toastmasters Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Toastmasters Area 64 - Humorous Speech / Evaluation Speech contest.

This is not a Library-sponsored event.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
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MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM LitLounge: The Circle by Dave Eggers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hired to work for the Circlethe world's most powerful Internet company, Mae Holland begins to questions her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, and her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public (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 September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Science Olympiad Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver

Grow a passion for reading and learning about science.  Young scientists will enjoy stories and simple hands-on Science Olympiad activities. Each week, we will explore a different scientific concept in a way your young child can explore and learn. Registration required.

    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 new math skill and then work as a team to build something amazing. Registration required.

This month's theme: Pictograph Party.

 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
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)
 
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 September 11, 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Appy Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come with your smartphone or tablet to learn how to download apps, hear about some of the best ones out there, and share your favorites with the group in a casual setting.

Basic knowledge of your device is required. Please bring device account information. No registration necessary.

Location: Nonfiction Sitting Area

Saturday September 12, 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 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM HOW-TO FEST Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

HOW-TO FEST IS ALL- AROUND FUN FOR ALL AGES WITH ACTIVITES, LEARNING & FOOD

Bring the whole family to have fun and learn from local experts. Some of the exciting things you can learn include:

  • How to Straw Paint
  • How to Train Your Dog
  • How to  Brew Beer and Cider
  • How to Square Dance
  • How to Change a Bike Flat 
  • How to Get Fit
  • How to Slice, Dice & Chop Like a Chef

 ... and much more! 

 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM HOW-TO FEST Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

HOW-TO FEST IS ALL- AROUND FUN FOR ALL AGES WITH ACTIVITES, LEARNING & FOOD

Bring the whole family to have fun and learn from local experts. Some of the exciting things you can learn include:

  • How to Straw Paint
  • How to Train Your Dog
  • How to  Brew Beer and Cider
  • How to Square Dance
  • How to Change a Bike Flat 
  • How to Get Fit
  • How to Slice, Dice & Chop Like a Chef

 ... and much more! 

 

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM HOW-TO FEST Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

HOW-TO FEST IS ALL- AROUND FUN FOR ALL AGES WITH ACTIVITES, LEARNING & FOOD

Bring the whole family to have fun and learn from local experts. Some of the exciting things you can learn include:

  • How to Straw Paint
  • How to Train Your Dog
  • How to  Brew Beer and Cider
  • How to Square Dance
  • How to Change a Bike Flat 
  • How to Get Fit
  • How to Slice, Dice & Chop Like a Chef

 ... and much more! 

 

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Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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  -  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 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  -  8:00 PM Read to the Rainbow Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K-11

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 15, 2015. To register, visit the library or call 847-929-5102.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pages: Gabi, a Girl in Pieces Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a book discussion of Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero. Gabi, the protagonist of the book suffers from all of the normal teenage problems: dysfunctional family, raging hormones, and low self-esteem. On top of all of that, Gabi has to negotiate two very different cultures with very different sets of rules for boys and girls. Gabi's raw, powerful, and poetic coming-of-age story is one that needs to be heard. 

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 September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Listen Up! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Birth through Kindergarten 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 Movies, Munchies, & More: Light, Motion, Perspective Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pentatura Artists, a group of photographers and artists from the Chicagoland area whose work is currently on exhibit in the Baxter Room, will discuss light, motion, and perspective in photography and art.

    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)
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Build-A-Reader Storytime: Bugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver

Join us for a fun storytime featuring one of Duplo's Build and Read sets. We will read, sing, craft, and play! Siblings are welcome, but build and craft supplies are limited to registrants only.

Registration required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
 
rec_Scrabble 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise your brain and enjoy friendly games of Scrabble with other word lovers.

Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Between the Lines: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Between the Lines will meet back again at the Morton Grove Public Library! The group will meet at two different times.                                                   

Art teacher Mia Dennett returns months after she is kidnapped, remembering little of her abduction and captivity. The story is told from the viewpoints of her mother, the detective who works her case, and the kidnapper (NoveList Plus). 

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

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Science Olympiad Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver

Grow a passion for reading and learning about science.  Young scientists will enjoy stories and simple hands-on Science Olympiad activities. Each week, we will explore a different scientific concept in a way your young child can explore and learn. Registration required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
   
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MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hot Ticket: Far from the Madding Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2015, PG-13, 2 hr)

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong bachelorette attracts three very different suitors: a sheep farmer, a reckless Sergeant, and a prosperous older man. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM K-2 Craftsters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K-2

Do you like doing arts and crafts projects? We do, too!  Join us for a new project each month.  Mess optional, art skills not required. Registration required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM (Board) Game On Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grab a board and get un-bored. We’ll have plenty of games in the Teen Space including Forbidden Island, Apples to Apples, Chess, and more. Meet friends new and old. Snacks provided!

 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Hot Ticket: Far from the Madding Crowd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2015, PG-13, 2 hr)

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong bachelorette attracts three very different suitors: a sheep farmer, a reckless Sergeant, and a prosperous older man. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Between the Lines: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Between the Lines will meet back again at the Morton Grove Public Library? The group will meet at two different times. 

Art teacher Mia Dennett returns months after she is kidnapped, remembering little of her abduction and captivity. The story is told from the viewpoints of her mother, the detective who works her case, and the kidnapper. (NoveList Plus). 

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

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids Flicks: Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Home (2015, PG, 1 hr 34 min)

After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet's human population -- all except for a little girl named Tip, who's managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh, there's mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip's mother, but, unbeknown to them, the Gorg -- enemies of the Boov -- are en route. Will they find Tip's mom in time?

 

 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_scissors 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Get Hooked: Adult Crafts: Stitchery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Want to decorate your tote bag or jacket (or other items) with hand-sewn stitches? Expert needle artist Marilynn Salimi will demonstrate needlepoint stitches in this series of three sessions and will guide you through the steps of making a scissors case. Please bring a pair of scissors. Must be age 13 and up. Separate registration for each session.

Session 2: Sat., Oct. 17, 10 am

Session 3: Sat., Nov. 21, 10 am

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family

This Science Alliance program will WOW your kids with exciting chemical reactions and amazing experiments.  The entire family will get charged up about science while witnessing mysterious color changes, disappearing ink, a genie, gooey slime, springy super balls, and more! Magical displays of chemical reactions, along with an emphasis on safety, are part of this special interactive chemistry show.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Sunday September 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chicago Folklore Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Master musicians and storyteller Oba William King will take you on a journey around the world with music and stories from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mathematics Tea Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschoolers ages 3-5 with a 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 3 spaces available.
Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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  -  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 knit or how to solve knitting challenges. Bring your current project(s) and needles.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
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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 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Monday Night Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 3-6

Love to play Minecraft? Bring your account, device, and skills and show us what you’ve got.  Never played before? Stop by to learn from other players.  No registration required.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
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