After 43 years we're changing things up! This year, design a bookmark for the Library's Annual Children's Art Contest. Pick up an entry form and guidelines at the Youth Services Desk or Print it out online starting September 1. Entries will be accepted through Tuesday, October 31st.
Only one entry per child, so make yours as colorful, detailed, and specially crafted as you can.
Winning entries will be published with the name and school of the artist and then distributed in the library for all to admire and use.
All artists are welcome to join as we announce the winners at the Art Reception Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30-7:30 pm!
Family Reading Night, a statewide event sponsored by Secretary of State, Jesse White and the Illinois Center for The Book, is an annual event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.
This year’s event is on Nov. 16. Stop by the Youth Services desk between Nov. 1 and 15 to pick up supplies to make your Family Reading Night special. While supplies last, participating families will receive a bag filled with popcorn and hot chocolate to make, and a book to share. Then, on Nov. 16, take time to read together as a family. (Limit 1 bag and book per family.)
If you thought riding through Morton Grove aboard a historic 1950’s railcar was a thing of the past, then you have probably never heard of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation Rail Rangers. Authors Robert and Kandace Tabern will present their railroad guidebook: Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to St. Paul, MN., and explain how their non-profit organization, APRHF Rail Rangers, began providing educational programs on private rail excursions.Come and hear how you can be part of one of their rail journeys and learn a little about the history of the ol’ Milwaukee Road line that runs through our city.
A book selling and signing will follow, with a portion of sales benefiting the Rail Rangers program and MGPL.
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destructive aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion and courage that the family encounters during the darkest hours of their lives. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts.
This month our walk will keep us local while our talk will stretch out to the far away jungles of the Amazonian forest.
The book group will meet at the east entrance of the Library at 6pm. You can request the book at the Check-Out Desk a month prior to the meet. Keep your mind and body active and register now.
Want to watch the movie before we meet?
Come to the Hot Ticket showing of The Lost City of Z on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2 & 6:30 pm.
Book Synopsis: Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, with the author's own adventure-filled quest into the uncharted wilderness to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what really lies deep in the Amazon jungle. (NoveList Plus).
This messy, fun program is designed just for kids who love to create. Children who attend this program will use a number of techniques to create wonderfully unique pieces of art. In this session, we'll recreate the famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch. Appropriate clothing should be worn for getting messy.
YA Book Club
is back at the Morton Grove Public Library! Meet new people, share your passion
for books, and enjoy reading and discussing new titles.
The first title
will be Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. What’s it like when a toddler is raised
in a graveyard by ghosts, witches and spirits? Find out in this amazing, must
read by the author of such great titles as Coraline and American Gods. Registration is required. Each patron
who registers gets a free copy of Graveyard Book for the discussion.
Time to start utilizing the information you have collected while tracing your family tree. This course will show you how to interpret records for more accurate results. Plus, learn about lesser-known family history resources like city directories, yearbooks and more.
Catch us at the Morton Grove Farmer's Market for a chat about upcoming events at the library, books and e-books, movies, mobile devices and much more! We will be more than happy to answer questions about the library and to register you for a library card!
Employment coaches from Illinois Worknet will discuss resumes, cover letters, online job applications, and interviewing to help you in your job search. For more information about Illinois WorkNet, call 847-448-8647 or go to www.illinoisworknet.com
Held at two different times. No registration required. New members are warmly welcome!
Book Synopsis: Opens in 18th-century West Africa and introduces two half-sisters whose fates could not be more different. There's Effia, who becomes the mistress of a British slave-trader, and Esi, who survives the Middle Passage only to live out her days in bondage on an American plantation. In the centuries that follow, Effia's family experiences the destructive legacies of British imperialism and warfare between the Fante and Asante people, while Esi's descendants live through the Civil War, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights Movement. (NoveList Plus).