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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: Watercolor a Chinese Lucky Goldfish Pond

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! 

Today's Project: Chinese Watercolor Goldfish Pond
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After Dark Movie: Sully & Oscar Prediction Contest

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Sully (2016, PG-13, 1 hr 35 min)

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart

Join us for movie night at MGPL! Enjoy complimentary popcorn and refreshments while you watch a great movie on the big screen and fill out an Oscar prediction ballot for a chance to win a Blu-ray/DVD player. No tickets or registration required! 
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Real or Fake? Tips on Spotting Fake News

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Lecture/Demo

Learn how to evaluate websites, recognize satirical news websites and avoid untrustworthy news sources. 

Registration opens: 9 am, December 21
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Walk 'n Talk Book Group: Euphoria by Lily King

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Euphoria
Morton Grove Public Library
Book Discussion. 

We won't let cold stop us! In February, travel with us to the lush and steamy New Guinea.  

You can pick up the book at the Check-out Desk a month prior to the meet. The group will meet at Starbucks at 6763 West Dempster Street in Morton Grove where we'll start with a hot drink and set out on a walk and talk on the North Branch Trail. 

Keep your body and mind active and register now! 

Book Synopsis: Frustrated by his research efforts and depressed over the death of his brothers, Andre Banson runs into two fellow anthropologists, a married couple, in 1930s New Guinea and begins a tumultuous relationship with them. (NoveList Plus). 
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Charlotte's Web

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

Based on the beloved book, this lively and engaging play captures the spirit of friendship and love perfectly. Charlotte's Web is the story of a pig named Wilbur and the spider who saved his life by spinning messages into her web. This beautiful musical will give your family an opportunity to see one of the best children's books ever written come to life.


Due to the popularity of these programs and limited space, we would appreciate it if you do not bring strollers into the Library for these events. The Library is not responsible for unattended belongings.
 
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Critic's Choice: Instructions Not Included

2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Instructions Not Included (2013, PG-13, Spanish w/ English Subtitles, 1 hr 40 min)

Valentin is Acapulco’s resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, but their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie’s birth mom shows up out of the blue. 

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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: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

11:30 AM - 1:32 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000, PG, 2 hr 2 min)

A documentary featuring the secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s. Cast: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel. 

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Between the Lines: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
American Born Chinese
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Book Discussion. 

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

Book Synopsis: Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format. (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: Monogrammed Mugs.
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MGPL on the Go

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library

Held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center of Morton Grove (6140 Dempster)

Catch us at the Civic Center (6140 Dempster) for a monthly talk 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! 

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Book Talk: Books About Muslim Life

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center of Morton Grove at 6140 Dempster Street. 

Bring your Library card; books will be available for check out. No registration required. 

Synopsis: Whether secular or religious, these fiction and nonfiction titles will open your eyes about Muslim life and history. 
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New Game Wednesday: Halo Wars 2

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Halo is coming to the library! Join us for a special drop in session of Halo Wars 2 on the Xbox One. Patrons can play the newest release of the Halo franchise in various multiplayer formats. Build armies, test strategies and play with different fighting forces including the newest villain, Atriox, leader of the brute fighting force, The Banished. 
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MGPL Writers Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
MGPL Writers Workshop
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
The MGPL Writers Workshop is for writers who want to share their works in progress and support other writers in drafting, revising, and finishing manuscripts, essays, poems, or any other type of writing. Readings can be in any genre or format. Writers of any level or professional aspiration are welcome. 

The workshop meets on the first Wednesday evening of every month. Questions? Contact Chad at ccomello@mgpl.org.

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Science Olympiad Storytime

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

Discover a passion for reading and learning about science. Young scientists will enjoy stories and simple hands-on Science Olympiad activities. During this class, we will explore levers and pulleys
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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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Silver Screen Series: Unsinkable Molly Brown

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

Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964, NR, 2 hr)

A poor, uneducated mountain girl leaves her cabin in search of respect and a better life. Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell 

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Drama Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Grades 1-6


Get creative with acting, and improv, and fun theater games! Bring out your inner Drama Queen or King.
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