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Monday December 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 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 December 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  -  1:30 PM CANCELLED: Movies, Munchies, and More: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Closed for Christmas Eve.

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

Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Closed for Christmas Day.

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

Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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. 

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Juggler Laura Ernst Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family

Laura will amaze and entertain the entire family with innovative stunts, jaw dropping balancing feats and tricks only a professional juggler can perform. 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday December 29, 2014 -  Sunday January 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In order to accommodate the next phase of construction and to ensure safety of patrons and staff, MGPL, including Youth Services, will be closed beginning Monday, December 29, and will reopen on Monday, January 12, 2015, at 9 am.

The Baxter Room will be open for evening and weekend programs scheduled during this time:

  •      Sat., Jan. 3, 2 pm: Screening of Citizen Kane (1941, NR, 2 hrs.)
  •      Tues., Jan. 6, 7-8 pm: Mother-Daughter Book Club for Grades 3-4: Discussion of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (reg)
  •      Wed., Jan. 7, 6 pm: Teen DIY Crafts: Glass Etching (reg)
  •      Fri., Jan. 9, 7 pm: MGPL Concert After Dark by the Flutarians
  •      Sat., Jan . 10, 10 am: Crafting for Charity

Monthly book talks are held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street. On Wed., Jan. 7, at 1 pm, join us for It's Never Too Late for A Change.

 For further information about the library's construction, go to: 

http://www.mgpl.org/roof/    
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM CANCELLED: 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)
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Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM CANCELLED: Movies, Munchies, and More: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Closed for New Year's Day.

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

Saturday January 3, 2015 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Silver Screen Series: Citizen Kane Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(1941, NR, 2 hr)

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM CANCELLED: 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)
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 3-4 

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.  

January: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Registration begins December 6. To register, visit the library or call 847-929-5102. Registrants receive a copy of the book to keep.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Talk: It's Never Too Late For A Change Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's start the year with reading about fictinal and real-life people who transformed their lives and reached new heights in theirs later years. 

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.

Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_music 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM MGPL After Dark: Concert by the Flutarians Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate the reopening of the Baxter Room with a concert of mixed styles of flute and piano music performed by Richard Sladek on piano and Joyce Oakes and Library Director Debra Stombres on flute. 

Warm up with hot chocolate!

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday January 12, 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 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)
Tuesday January 13, 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)
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Year's Resolutions: There's an App for That Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Hear about our favorite smartpohne or tablet apps that will help you start out the New Year right and share some of your own.   Registration limited to 10. Morton Grove residents have priority.Please bring your device and the account information
 
Registration opens: 9 am, December 22, 2014
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 5-6 

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.  

January: A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff

Registration begins December 13. To register, visit the library or call 847-929-5102. Registrants receive a copy of the book to keep.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
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elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Advanced Excel 2010 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
This workshop has been resheduled from December 16 
 
This hands-on workshop will cover creating charts and using tables to sort and filter data. Registration limited to 6. Morton Grove residents have priority. Registration for Introduction to Excel 2010 and Do More with Excel 2010 also opens on November 18.
 
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 November 18, 2014
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Panda-Monium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 2-6 with parent/caregiver

During this special storytime event, including the book Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, your child will create an animal mask of their choosing, stop and clomp in an animal parade, and participate in other fun animal activities. This event is offered at 9:30am, 11am, and 6pm.  Please choose only one to attend.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Panda-Monium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 2-6 with parent/caregiver

During this special storytime event, including the book Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, your child will create an animal mask of their choosing, stop and clomp in an animal parade, and participate in other fun animal activities. This event is offered at 9:30am, 11am, and 6pm.  Please choose only one to attend.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Panda-Monium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 2-6 with parent/caregiver

During this special storytime event, including the book Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, your child will create an animal mask of their choosing, stop and clomp in an animal parade, and participate in other fun animal activities. This event is offered at 9:30am, 11am, and 6pm.  Please choose only one to attend.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LitLounge: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected. (NoveList Plus)

Due to the book's length, we will discuss the first half of the story in January and continue with he discussion in February. 

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 January 15, 2015 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hot Ticket: The Hundred-Foot Journey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, PG, 2 hr)

The Kadam family leaves India for France, where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallore's Michelin-starred eatery.

Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri

    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 12 spaces 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: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hot Ticket: The Hundred-Foot Journey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, PG, 2 hr)

The Kadam family leaves India for France, where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallore's Michelin-starred eatery.

Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Word 2010 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to format, proof, print and save documents.  Registration limited to 6. Morton Grove residents have priority. Registration for Do More with Microsoft Word 2010 and Advanced Word 2010 also opens on December 22.

Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am December 22, 2014
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 third Thursday of each month; the public is invited to attend the meetings: Board Meeting Minutes & Agendas

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
Friday January 16, 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)
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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)
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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 December 22.
 
Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am December 22, 2014
    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids Flicks: How to Train Your Dragon 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014, PG, 1hr 42min)

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless.  When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Craft: Snowflake Wand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

In between fun Frozen Fest activities, create your own snowflake wand.  Tables will be set up in the Youth Services department all day for this craft. Stop in anytime, while supplies last.

 

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Frozen Sing-along Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family

Join us for a sing-along showing of Frozen, starring your favorite Disney ladies!  Popcorn will be served, but bring your own beverage (with a lid)!

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Tic-Tac-Toe with Sven and Olaf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-13

After the movie, come to one of our sessions of this exciting winter-themed game party.  Create your own reindeer/snowman tic-tac-toe game and play until your fingers freeze!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Required.

This class is also offered at 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 2:30 pm.  Please only attend one session.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Tic-Tac-Toe with Sven and Olaf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-13

After the movie, come to one of our sessions of this exciting winter-themed game party.  Create your own reindeer/snowman tic-tac-toe game and play until your fingers freeze!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Required.

This class is also offered at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 2:30 pm.  Please only attend one session.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tic-Tac-Toe with Sven and Olaf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-13

After the movie, come to one of our sessions of this exciting winter-themed game party.  Create your own reindeer/snowman tic-tac-toe game and play until your fingers freeze!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Required.

This class is also offered at 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.  Please only attend one session.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Cinema Sleuths Series: The Stranger Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
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)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tic-Tac-Toe with Sven and Olaf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3-13

After the movie, come to one of our sessions of this exciting winter-themed game party.  Create your own reindeer/snowman tic-tac-toe game and play until your fingers freeze!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Required.

This class is also offered at 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:00 pm.  Please only attend one session.

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Drama Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 1-6

Turn your inner ‘Drama Queen’ into an ‘Ice Queen.’  Spend an hour becoming a snowman, playing an ice statue game, and having a fake snowball fight.  Registration is not necessary, but your imagination is!

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
Sunday January 18, 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!

    Location: Activity Room (lower level)
        There are 9 spaces available.
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MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Film: Skokie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(1981, PG, 2 hr 5 min)

A small, predominantly Jewish suburb is forced to confront its deepest fears about American rights and freedoms when a Nazi organizer selects it as the location for his next rally. Based on actual events. Danny Kaye, Brian Dennehy

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday January 19, 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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