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Kids Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Morton Grove Public Library
Birth - Grade 6

Get ready for an out-of-this-world summer at the Library. Read, attend programs, and complete activities each week in June and July to earn prizes. Check in once a week at the Youth Services Desk to get an entry for the Summer Reading Grand Prize Raffles.

Sign-up begins June 1; reading, activities, and check-ins begin Monday, June 3. Last day to pick up prizes is Wednesday, July 31.
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Wee Read

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Ages 0-24 Months with a parent/caregiver

Stories and play for our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome. 

This class is also offered at 11 am.

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Wee Read

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Ages 0-24 months with a parent/caregiver

Stories and play for our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome. 

This class is also offered at 9:30 am.

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Crafting for Charity

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
In April, the crafters will continue to make shawls or lap blankets for Skokie Hospital. In May they will begin to work on small comfort toys for JourneyCare to give to hospice patients. Please bring your needles and/or hooks; limited donated yarn is available. 
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Yoga Kids

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 3-8

Introduce your child to yoga at this fun class designed especially for them. Led by Kelsey Stoll of Forever Om Yoga Studio, your youngster will learn relaxing positions and deep breathing techniques, teaching them to be balanced, focused, and healthy. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat.
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Forman Studio - Piano Recital

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
A piano recital given by 20 students of Joy Forman.


This is not a Library sponsored event.
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Creative Writing Crew

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

Do you enjoy being creative through writing? Build your writing skills as we work together playing games, doing fun writing activities, and being creative. All you need is your imagination! This month we'll look at fantasy stories.
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Library Closed

All Day
Morton Grove Public Library
Closed for Memorial Day

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

All Day
Morton Grove Public Library
Closed for Memorial Day.

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

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

Birth through Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

At this 45-minute storytime we'll listen to stories, sing songs, and more! You'll learn so many things when you open your ears and listen up. 

Due to room capacity, this program is limited to 35 participants.

This class is also offered at 11:15 am.
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Listen Up!

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Birth through Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver

At this 45-minute story time we'll listen to stories, sing songs, and more! You'll learn so many things when you open your ears and listen up. 

Due to room capacity, this program is limited to 35 participants.

This class is also offered at 10 am.
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Movies, Munchies & More: Film: Project Nim

11:30 AM - 1:03 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Project Nim (2011, PG-13, 1 hr 33 min)

A documentary that tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth, who was taught sign language and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.  Cast: Herbert Terrace, Stephanie LaFarge.
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Between the Lines: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Little Fires Everywhere
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Book Discussion. 

Held at two different times. No registration required. New members are warmly welcome!

Book Synopsis: When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families (NoveList Plus). 
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Craftin' Around

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 3-6

Love to craft? Join us for an evening of craft-tactic fun; a different project each month! This month's project is: Pretty Pencil Pouches
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Tots Dealing With Big Feelings: Feeling Angry

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 3-5 with a parent/caregiver

Big feelings can be tricky for little people. We'll talk about managing feelings through stories, songs, and activities and leave this storytime with strategies to handle emotions that can be overwhelming. This session's theme: Feeling Angry
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Family Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Family

Wiggle, jiggle, jump around! Come and dance to some of our favorite children's tunes. We'll play with scarves, shakers, and other musical instruments.
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Wee Read

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Ages 0-24 Months with a parent/caregiver

Stories and play for our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome. 

This class is also offered at 11 am.

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Wee Read

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Ages 0-24 months with a parent/caregiver

Stories and play for our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome. 

This class is also offered at 9:30 am.

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Art: Step-by-Step

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 2-6

Create a work of art, step by step, with supplies and materials provided by the Library. Each month we’ll try a new and exciting art project; this month’s project is drawing flowers and learning about water colors. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn about art in just an hour.


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Movin' & Groovin'

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Children of all ages with a parent/caregiver

An active class featuring music, dancing, musical instruments, and more!
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ACT/SAT Practice Test

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

For Grades 7-12

Come take a free combination SAT/ACT practice test proctored by More Than Scores And Tests. The combination practice test will allow you to experience both the SAT and the ACT. Bring a calculator, snack and a pencil.

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Concert: Blues Guitar from Mississippi to Chicago

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
With acoustic and resonator guitars, harmonica, mandolin and vocal harmonies, Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello will share stories and perform various types of acoustic blues music including Delta Blues, Hill Country Blues, Memphis Blues and early Chicago Blues.  
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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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