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Drop-in Craft: Make Your Own Valentines

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Morton Grove Public Library
Family

Have a special someone you want to make a card for?  Stop in the Youth Services Department to create your own Valentine’s Day cards.  Make as many as you like – make them for your whole class, for a special teacher, or your mom or dad!

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Happy Harmonies at the Library: Songs of Peace & Friendship

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

Join Ms. Debbie and Guitar Man Bob as we sing songs of peace and friendship; old, new, and silly too! 

Due to room capacity, this program is limited to 35 participants.
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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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Ben's Bubble Show

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

Ben uses simple tools to create beauty out of bubbles, making amazing. humorous, and mind-boggling soap bubble sculptures. Ben even puts an entire child in a bubble! Special lighting, background music and many other surprises make this show really pop!

Due to the popularity of this program and limited space, we would appreciate it if you do not bring strollers into the Library for this event. The Library is not responsible for unattended belongings.
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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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LEGO Builders

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades K-6

Your imagination is the limit as we bring out our massive collection of LEGO for an open build! Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

10:00 AM - 10:45 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.


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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: Everything, Everything

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Everything, Everything (2017, PG-13, 1 hr 36 min) 

A sheltered teenage who's spent her whole life confined to her home develops a relationship with the boy next door, and their romance inspired her to venture into the outside world. Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson.
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Film Discussion: 2018 in Movies

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Stick around after Movies, Munchies & More for a casual discussion of the 2018 Oscar nominations (announced on this date) and the year in movies. Fill out an Oscar ballot for a chance at a prize.
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Nintendo Switch Gaming

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 1-6

We're breaking out the Nintendo Switch for kids' open play sessions. You're invited to drop in and play games on the newest system around. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

Due to room capacity, this program is limited to 35 participants.
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Make & Take Playgroup

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 1-5 and a parent/caregiver

Drop in to a very special playgroup. While your child is engaged in playing with our collection of toys, you can create a busy bag for playing while "on the go" later. Busy bags are simple activities stored in a bag for toddlers and preschoolers to play with during quiet time at home or while waiting at the doctor's office.
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Toddler Time

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

Ages 24-36 months with parent/caregiver

Get your little one acquainted with the library at this two-riffic storytime.  No registration is required.  To attend, children must be between 24 and 36 months old at the time of the class.

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The Strategic Image

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Meeting between student and public speaking coach.

This is not a Library sponsored event.
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7 Day Excel Challenge For Beginners in Two Parts: Drop-in Practice Session

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
This new workshop will help you build your Excel Skills utilizing the Lynda.com online learning platform. Join us at the first one-hour class where you will setup your Lynda.com account using your MGPL Library card and be given a list of training materials to take home and explore independently at your own pace. One week later we will have a drop-in session with practice exercises that will test out your new skills. 

Attendees must have a MG Library Card

Prerequisite: Must have attended January 16th Intro Class

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Mother-Daughter Book Club: Grades 5-7: Bad Princess: True Tales from Behind the Tiara by Kris Waldherr

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

Grades 5-7 and a female parent/caregiver. 

Fifth grade girls should choose the club that best suits their interests and reading level. 

Join us for Mother-Daughter Book Club. 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.

Registration opens: 9 am, Saturday, December 15, 2018

Once you have registered, pick up your free copy of this month's book at the Youth Services Desk.

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Between the Lines: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Book Discussion. 

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

Book Synopsis: In a rural East Texas town of fewer than 200 people, the body of an African American lawyer from Chicago is found in a bayou, followed several days later by that of a local white woman. What's going on? African American Texas Ranger Darren Mathews hopes to find out, which means talking to relatives of the deceased, including the woman's white supremacist husband--and Mathews soon discovers things are more complex than they seem. (NoveList Plus). 
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Preschool Storytime

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

Ages 3-6 with parent/caregiver

Stories, songs, activities and more! This class is perfect for the school-ready child and their parent or caregiver. The session runs from April 12 through May 17. No registration is required.  To attend, children must be between 3 and 6 at the time of the class.


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Armchair Travel Series: India, the Resplendent Sub-Continent

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
This program is a part of the Let's Get Together series for older adults.

Chicago-based professional photographer Paul Berg will discuss various cities/regions of India, including Rajasthan, Agra, Kolkata (Calcutta), Darjeeling, and the Andaman Islands.
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Math Brigade

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

Join the Brigade! Discover a math skill through active learning, and then work as a team to build something amazing. This month, we will be Measuring Perimeter.

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MGPL Chess Academy

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

Grades 1-6

Learn how to play chess with Master Chess Expert Chris. Both beginners and chess champions welcome. Learn all the moves you need to win the game.

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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 winter themed objects and scenes. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn about art in just an hour.


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Yoga Kids

10:00 AM - 10:45 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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