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STEAM Power Your Summer 2017 - Teen Summer Reading Program

Monday, July 31, 2017
Morton Grove Public Library

Read a book. Listen to a CD. Watch a DVD. Play a Video Game. Attend a Library program. Whether you read, listen, watch, play or attend; you are eligible to enter the weekly prize drawings.  For each item you checkout (book, video game, cd, dvd, etc…) you can submit one (1) entry form at either Info Desk in the Library and be eligible to win. Attending a program will also enable you to submit an entry form. At the end of every week during summer reading, we’ll draw one winner and they’ll receive a gift card or other prize. Each week we empty the submission forms out and start again. At the end of summer, for the grand prize, every submission is eligible.  This year’s grand prize is a pair of Beats by Dre Solo2 On-Ear Headphones Luxe Edition.

 

Starting June 1, when Summer Reading begins, you can start submitting entry forms for every library material you check out or program you attend.  On the dates below, we’ll draw one winner. The midseason prize is a $25.00 gift card to Target Superstore and the grand prize is a pair of Beats by Dre headphones. You pick the color (black, blue, red,  or silver)!


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STEAM Power Your Summer! 2017 Youth Summer Reading Program

Monday, July 31, 2017
Morton Grove Public Library
Birth - Grade 6

Read this summer and earn prizes! Score points each week by reading, attending a Library program, or completing a weekly in-Library activity. Add up your points to win! Once a week when you check in at the Youth Services Desk, you can also get a raffle ticket to enter our Summer Reading Grand Prize Raffles. Last day to pick up prizes is Monday, July 31.
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THIS IS US. A Diverse and Engaged Community 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program

Monday, July 31, 2017
Morton Grove Public Library
This summer, celebrate our community in all its wonderful openness and diversity and win prizes! Starting June 1, stop by the Library to pick up your activity logs and immerse yourself in stories through library books, media, and programs. Share your story with us to help us create a community wall celebrating diversity. Get ear buds or an inspirational chocolate after completing your first activity and enter the prize drawing for a chance to win Kindles, museum tickets, and cards to stores and restaurants. 

This is summer, THIS IS US! 

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Metro Strategies/PACE Suburban Bus

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
The purpose of this meeting is to provide updates to stakeholders on PACE's Pulse Dempster project.


This is not a Library sponsored event.
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Tie Dye your T!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
All Ages

Give your Summer Reading Club shirt a unique look after you earn it. Bring it to the library for some tie-dye fun! Only official Summer Reading shirts will be allowed. This program will be held out on the blacktop behind the library (weather permitting).
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Engineering Challenge: Egg Drop

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 4-6

Do you have what it takes to be an engineer? Rev up your brain and put your skills to the test. Sign up for wacky builds all summer long.

Challenge: The Egg Drop
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Engineering Challenge: Egg Drop

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 4-6

Do you have what it takes to be an engineer? Rev up your brain and put your skills to the test. Sign up for wacky builds all summer long.

Challenge: The Egg Drop
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iTots

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 2-5 with a parent/caregiver

Explore new ways of engaging children in classic and favorite stories! Caregivers will learn how to use technology to enhance the storytime experience while children connect with stories through digital media and apps. This program requires active participation by both caregivers and children.

Note: Younger siblings are permitted to attend; however, iPad use will be strictly limited to registered children ages 2-5.
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Decorate Our Planetarium

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Family

Want to make your mark on our giant planetarium this summer? Come to the library and decorate one triangle with your family. Your decorative piece will be put together with other families' for out planetarium programming, July 11-13.
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Decorate Our Planetarium

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Family

Want to make your mark on our giant planetarium this summer? Come to the library and decorate one triangle with your family. Your decorative piece will be put together with other families' for out planetarium programming, July 11-13.
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Water Babies

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Birth - 24 months with a parent/caregiver

Spend your morning exploring and playing. Weather permitting, we'll head outside to enjoy some gentle water activities. In inclement weather, you can still have fun without getting wet with indoor-safe activities in the Activity Room. Dress appropriately.

Note: Older siblings are welcome to attend, but for the safety of the babies participating will be limited to observing the class.
This class is also offered at 11:00am.
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Water Babies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Birth - 24 months with a parent/caregiver

Spend your morning exploring and playing. Weather permitting, we'll head outside to enjoy some gentle water activities. In inclement weather, you can still have fun without getting wet with indoor-safe activities in the Activity Room. Dress appropriately.

Note: Older siblings are welcome to attend, but for the safety of the babies participating will be limited to observing the class.
This class is also offered at 9:30 am.
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Summer Movie: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Family

Stop in the library each week for a different family-friendly movie. Bring your lunch, we'll provide the dessert! Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

Honey, I shrunk the Kids

(1989, PG, 1 hr 33 min)

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks them and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.


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Open Art Studio

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 1-6

Drop in and create some art with our vast array of art supplies. You can get inspired by the fun project idea provided by us or just do whatever comes into your imagination. Stay an hour or just long enough to make a doodle. Each open studio will contain a short basic lesson about shape, shading, a famous artist or use of art tools. Enjoy the variety and come out with a sketch, a new skill, or maybe even a masterpiece.
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Movin' & Groovin'

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 2-4 with a parent/caregiver

Join us for this active class featuring music, dancing, musical instruments, and more!
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Where The Wild Things Live

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
All Ages

Join the River Trails Forest Preserve for a fun and informative look at how different animals build their homes. Real animal artifacts will be shared along with beautifully detailed photographs. The entire family will enjoy this hands on, interactive, science experience.
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Fungaam Art Group

1:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Purpose of event is to discuss poetry and music.


This is not a Library sponsored event
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Monday Morning Playgroup

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

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.

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Knitting Roundtable

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Expert knitter and Library volunteer, Ronnie Rund, will show you how to knit or solve knitting challenges. Bring your current knitting project(s) and needles. 
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Red, White & Bicycle

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
All Ages

Get ready to celebrate the 4th of July with our annual bicycle-decorating extravaganza! Drop by anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 to trick out your bike in red, white, and blue style. Don't forget your helmet! This event will be held outdoors by the bicycle rack (weather permitting).
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Yarn Gang

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Grades 1 and up

Want to learn to knit or crochet? Drop in; no experience needed.

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Library Closed

All Day
Morton Grove Public Library
Closed for Independence Day.
Many services are available even when the Library is closed: www.mgpl.org
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ESL Conversation Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Practice speaking English in an informal and friendly group setting. Discussions will focus on a variety of practical, everyday and general interest topics. All skill levels are welcome to attend.
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Book Talk: Best Books of 2017...So Far

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center of Morton Grove at 6140 Dempster Street. 

Bring your Library card; books will be available for check out. No registration required. 

Synopsis: Let's explore some of the best, most-talked-about, most awarded books of the year...so far. Fiction and nonfiction titles will be included. 
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Rescheduled for July 12:Book Talk: Best Books of 2017...So Far

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center of Morton Grove at 6140 Dempster Street. 

Bring your Library card; books will be available for check out. No registration required. 

Synopsis: Let's explore some of the best, most-talked-about, most awarded books of the year...so far. Fiction and nonfiction titles will be included. 
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