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Thursday August 21, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Between the Lines: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. 

 


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)
 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Hot Ticket: Noah Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, PG-13, 2 hr 15 min)

A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Canceled: 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.

 
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Hot Ticket: Noah Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, PG-13, 2 hr 15 min)

A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Friday August 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed for Staff Development Day.  

Though the library is closed, many services are available on the library's web site, including downloadable e-books and streaming videos and music:  www.mgpl.org

Saturday August 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM SWAP Team Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Orientation for volunteers who will be helping with the 2014 Craft Supply Swap at St. Martha's Church on Saturday, September 6, 9 am - 12 noon. 

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
Sunday August 24, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Critic's Choice Cinema: The Auction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2013, NR, French w/ English subtitles, 1 hr 50 min)

A quiet farmer is forced to make scarifies he never intended for the sake of those closest to him. 

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
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)
Tuesday August 26, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Movies, Munchies, and More: Film: The Monuments Men Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, PG-13, 1 hr. 58 min.)

An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

Cast: George Clooney, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Between the Lines: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. 

 

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)
Wednesday August 27, 2014 Go To Top
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 6. Morton Grove residents have priority. Registration for Introduction to Excel 2010 and Do More with Excel 2010 also opens on July 30.
 
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 July 30, 2014
    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
   
Thursday August 28, 2014 Go To Top
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.
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Sunday August 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Closed for observance of Labor Day.

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

Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Closed for observance of Labor Day.

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

Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  1:40 PM Movies, Munchies, and More: Film: In Search of Mozart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2005, NR, 2 hrs. 8 min.)

A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters and narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Cast: Sean Barrett, Frank Adams-Brown, Sam West.

    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 August 19.

Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am August 19, 2014
    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
        There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday September 3, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Senior Center Book Talk: Feisty Females In Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fabulous, strong, witty, sometimes troubled, but always resourceful – here are the leading ladies who definitely do not need to be rescued. 

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.

Saturday September 6, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Silver Screen Series: White Heat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(1949, NR, 2 hrs)

In his last role as a heartless gangster, James Cagney embarks on the prison break of a lifetime in this chilling tale that features one of the most riveting finales in movie history. James Cagney, Virginia Mayo

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
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)
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pages: Revolution Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a book discussion of Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France. 

Meet up with us monthly to chat about these fresh, popular reads.  Discussion materials are available on the book display located near the south entrance.
Pages meets at Barnes and Noble at 5405 Touhy Ave. in Skokie. Learn more about this book discussion group.

Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Movies, Munchies, and More: Film: Antony and Cleopatra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(1979, NR, 2 hrs. 28 min.)

A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter

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

This follow-up to Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 workshop will cover page layouts, working with columns, bullet points, and more. Registration limited to 6. Morton Grove residents have priority. Registration for Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 and Advanced Word 2010 also opens on August 19.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 workshop, or basic familiarity with Word 2010 required.
Registration for all classes in this series opens: 9 am August 19, 2014
    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
        There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday September 10, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LitLounge: Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Kafka On the Shore An unlikely alliance forms between Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old runaway, and the aging Nakata, a man who has never recovered from a wartime affliction, as they embark on a surreal odyssey through a strange, fantastical world.

 

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.

 

Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Crafting for Charity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for knitting or crocheting blankets to provide comfort for ill or traumatized children. Yarn will be provided, but please bring size 7-9 needles. Novices are welcome!

Can’t make it on Saturday, but want to participate? Email us at info@mgpl.org, and we’ll get back to you with the details. 

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
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Sunday September 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM How-To Fest: Activities, learning, food and games. All-around fun for the whole family! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

How-To Fest is an interactive event with local experts sharing their skills, knowledge and passions. 

Some of the featured activities include:

  • How  to Take Better Photos of Your Family
  • How to Make Homemade Pasta
  • How to Do Magic Tricks 
  • How to Make Felted Soap

And much, much more!

Featuring Food Vendors: Pequod's Pizza & Culvers 

Monday September 15, 2014 Go To Top
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)
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Movies Munchies, and More: Biography of Amelia Earhart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Historian Jim Gibbons recounts the story of the courageous and controversial aviator who attempted to fly around the world

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 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.

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
 
office_money_bills_coins 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Property Tax 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Taxpayer advocate Andrea Raila will show you how to lower your property taxes, get tax exemptions and refunds, understand market value reassessment notices, use self-help tax links, and more.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Hot Ticket: Draft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, R, 1 hr 50 min)

At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.  Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
 
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  -  8:20 PM Hot Ticket: Draft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2014, R, 1 hr 50 min)

At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.  Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Critic's Choice Cinema: Grigris Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

(2013, NR, 1 hr 40 min, French & Arabic w/ English subtitles)

A young dancers’ dreams are sidetracked when an illness in the family forces him into crime to pay for medical treatments.

    Location: Baxter Room - Auditorium (main floor)
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
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)
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Movies, Munchies, and More: Creating the Jewels of Nature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 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)
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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: Cooperman Room (second floor)
        There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
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: Alys, Always by Harriet Lane Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.


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)
Friday September 26, 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 September 12, 2014

    Location: Cooperman Room (second floor)
    The registration period has not begun.
 
MGPL/MGPL_music 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM MGPL After Dark: Swing Into Autumn with Petra Van Nuis Jazz Quintet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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)
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_trowel 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Be Green When You Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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)
        There are 160 spaces available.
Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_ClapboardWithText 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Cinema Sleuths: 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)
Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
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)
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
MGPL/MGPL_Mx3 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Movies, Munchies, and More: Coffee 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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)
 
MGPL/MGPL_bookdisc 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Between the Lines: Alys, Always by Harriet Lane Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Alys, Always

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.


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)
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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)
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Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
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: Cooperman Room (second floor)
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Harmonica 101, part 2: with Joe Filisko Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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)
        There are 20 spaces available.
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