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Library Closed

Monday, May 29, 2017
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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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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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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Chess Club

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

Grades 1-6

Learn how to play chess with a Master Chess Expert. Your child will start with the basics and eventually learn the advanced moves to win the game with fun activities and real chess matches.

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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

Love stories, songs, and more? You'll learn so many things when you open your ears and listen up. 

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Movies, Munchies & More: Film: Collateral Beauty

11:30 AM - 1:07 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Collateral Beauty (2016, PG-13, 1 hr and 37 min)

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.  Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how things interlock and reveal moments of meaning and beauty.  Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet.
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Android Photography

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

Do you know all the capabilities of you device's camera? Learn how to take, edit and share photos with your Android phone or tablet. Registration limited to 6. 

Registration opens: 9 am, April 21
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Finals Study Night

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Stop by the Baxter Room and Teen Space to find dedicated spaces for high school students to prepare for finals. We’ll provide the atmosphere, brain food (pizza), and drinks to keep you motivated. You can even consult your teen librarian for research and review help. 

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Sound Advice: Best of the Best

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
This program will feature audiobooks recognized for outstanding narration and production as much as for engaging stories and memorable characters. 

Come in to check out audiobooks on CDs or learn how to download e-audiobooks straight to your mobile device.

All attendees will receive free ear buds. 

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Teen Library Council

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Teen Space
Earn an hour of volunteer service every month by attending TLC. During TLC, volunteers meet in the Teen Space to discuss and help plan programs, crafts, and other activities for teens at the library with the Teen Librarian. New members seeking volunteer and leadership opportunities are always welcome! 
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Power Edge Employment Workshop

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Employment coaches from Illinois Worknet will discuss resumes and 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
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Between the Lines: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All the Light We Cannot See
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Book Discussion. 

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

Book Synopsis: Set during World War II Europe, this novel is sobering without being sentimental. The tension builds as the alternating, parallel stories of Werner and Marie-Laure unfold, and their paths cross. I highly recommend this beautiful and compelling story. (NoveList Plus). 
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Education First Educational Tours

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Golf Middle School District 67 will be holding their parent meeting presentation regarding the preparation of their European trip.



This is not a Library sponsored event
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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 Attack: Drawing Flowers and Plants

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

If you are a creative person who loves to draw, color, and amaze your friends with your masterpieces, this program is for you. Each month we will attack a new and exciting art project that will challenge and build your artistic skills. Dig into the provided art supplies with your creativity and come out an Art Attack winner! 

Project: Drawing Flowers and Plants

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Eye Level Morton Grove

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
A contest promoting public speaking abilities and guide G1-G8 students to understand the difference between constructing essays and speeches.

This is not a Library sponsored event.
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Piano Recital

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
A piano recital given by 20 students of Joy Forman.


This is a non-Library sponsored event.
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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

Love stories, songs, and more? You'll learn so many things when you open your ears and listen up. 

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Movies, Munchies & More: Film: The Great Gilly Hopkins

11:30 AM - 1:09 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016, PG, 1 hr and 39 min)

Twelve year old, wisecracking Gilly Hopkins finds herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets a kindhearted woman whose endless loving care is all that Gilly needs.  Cast: Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close.
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Between the Lines: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All the Light We Cannot See
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Book Discussion. 

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

Book Synopsis: Set during World War II Europe, this novel is sobering without being sentimental. The tension builds as the alternating, parallel stories of Werner and Marie-Laure unfold, and their paths cross. I highly recommend this beautiful and compelling story. (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! This month's project is: Beautiful Butterflies.
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Introduction to Microsoft OneDrive

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Hands-On Workshop
Learn about this free online cloud storage and how to access free versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Registration limited to 6.

Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse.
Registration opens: 9 am, April 21


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Silver Screen Series: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

2:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966, NR, 2 hr 10 min)

A burned-out professor and his volatile yet wife battle it out in front of, and eventually with, their unsuspecting, mild-mannered dinner guests. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

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