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It's A Party! Celebrating MGPL'S 80th Birthday - 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Morton Grove Public Library
Adults

MGPL is turning 80 this year! You’re cordially invited to join the Summer Reading Program party to help us celebrate it! No matter what you love most – books, movies, music, or programs – we’ll have something fun for you to do and plenty of prizes to keep you motivated. Win goodie bags, Bluetooth speakers, gift cards to Moretti’s, and even birthday cakes!

And, it wouldn’t be a real party without a cake! Come on in for a Program kick off event, Thanks for the Memories, on June 3 for a piece of cake and a wonderful concert. 
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Reading Takes You Everywhere - 2018 Teen Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Morton Grove Public Library

Grades 7-12

Join us for a summer of exploration! Let’s explore! Learn about Henna and Yoga, explore new technologies like the Sphero Robotic Ball and How to Create a Podcast, and play awesome new video games. We’ll learn about cultures, technology and gaming when reading takes us everywhere! 

Attend a program, check out books, CD, DVDs, video games and enter a weekly drawing for a gift card – we pick a winner every week! This year’s grand prize is a pair of Beats by Dre™ headphones. You pick the color!

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Reading Takes You Everywhere! 2018 Youth Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Morton Grove Public Library
Birth - Grade 6

Read this summer and earn prizes! Collect 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 also get a raffle ticket to enter our Summer Reading Grand Prize Raffles. Sign-up begins June 1; reading, activities, and check-ins begin Monday, June 4. Last day to pick up prizes is Tuesday, July 31.
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Yoga Kids

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 4-8

Introduce your child to yoga at this fun class designed especially for them. Your youngster will learn relaxing positions and deep breathing techniques, teaching them to be balanced, focused, and healthy. Participants should bring their own yoga mat.
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Creative Coloring for Adults

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room

Tap into your creativity and relieve stress in this coloring program just for adults. We will provide unique coloring pages for all skill levels, as well as markers and colored pencils: you provide the imagination. Must be 18 or older. 


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Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom!

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

Join Mad Science for their interactive science show, featuring bubbling potions and popping chemical chain reactions that will educate and entertain the entire family.

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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Critic's Choice: Bad Lucky Goat

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Bad Lucky Goat (2017, NR, 1 hr 15 min, Creole w/ English subtitles)


Two teenage siblings embark on a comedic journey to repair their father’s truck after accidentally hitting a bearded goat.

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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.

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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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.

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

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Morton Grove Park District - Piano Recital

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

The Morton Grove Park District will be having their student piano recital.



This is not a Library sponsored event.

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Book Buddies

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 4-9 

Teen volunteers will be reading picture books to small groups of children in this cozy storytime alternative.  
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Summer Storytime

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

Family

Stories, songs, activities, and more! Join us for a morning storytime great for the whole family.

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

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Movies, Munchies & More: Film: Crooked House

11:30 AM - 1:25 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Crooked House (2017, PG-13, 1 hr 55 min)

A private detective heads to an English manor to investigate the murder of a wealthy patriarch, but soon realizes that everyone is a suspect, including his former lover.  Based on the novel of Agatha Christie.  Cast: Glen Close, Max Irons.
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Idea Lab: Spin Art

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 4-6

Idea Lab is a summer space for STEAM thinking and creative tinkering at the Library. Each week, we will tackle a different hands-on project. Sign up for each class individually.


Today's project: Spin Art

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Idea Lab: Spin Art

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

Idea Lab is a summer space for STEAM thinking and creative tinkering at the Library. Each week, we will tackle a different hands-on project. Sign up for each class individually.


Today's project: Spin Art

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Between the Lines: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stay With Me
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Book Discussion. 

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

Book Synopsis: Despite cultural pressures for her husband to take a second wife, Yejide trusts that Akin would never do so... until, after four years of failing to conceive a child, he does. Under constant scrutiny to conceive and keeping secrets from one other, the couple struggles while their marriage falters and the country's political system crumbles. Alternating chapters told from each characters' perspective capture both the agony of would-be parents struggling with infertility, and the broader turmoil in Nigeria during the late 1980s. (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: Water Bottle Windsocks
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Tiny Science

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver

Discover a passion for science. Young scientists will enjoy stories and simple hands-on science activities. During this class, we will explore ecosystems.
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Jr. Idea Lab: Pendulum Painting

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 1-3

For our younger kids, Jr. Idea Lab is a summer space for STEAM thinking and creative tinkering at the Library. Each week, we will tackle a different hands-on project. Sign up for each class individually.


Today's project: Pendulum Painting

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Jr. Idea Lab: Pendulum Painting

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 1-3

For our younger kids, Jr. Idea Lab is a summer space for STEAM thinking and creative tinkering at the Library. Each week, we will tackle a different hands-on project. Sign up for each class individually.


Today's project: Pendulum Painting

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YA Book Club - Ghost by Jason Reynolds

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room

Join us for our YA Book Club! This month we’ll be reading 2019 Caudill Award Nominee Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on the elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down. Register and get a free copy of the book.

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Meet Wonder Woman

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
All Ages

Wonder Woman is coming to the Library to celebrate Summer Reading! She will read a story and answer audience questions. Don't miss the opportunity to meet this DC comic book heroine!

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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Folk & Fairy Tales Storytime

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

Ages 4-7

An entertaining storytime focused on a traditional folk or fairy tale, then all mixed up with silly, exciting, or wacky versions of the tale! 

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Tie-Dye your T!

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
All Ages

Give your Summer Reading T-shirt a unique look! After you earn your shirt, bring it to the library for some tie-dye fun! Only official Summer Reading shirts will be tie-dyed. This program will be held out on the lawn in front of the library (weather permitting).
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