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45th Annual Children's Art Contest

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Morton Grove Public Library
Grades K-6

Entry Submissions: Sept. 1-Oct. 31
Art Reception: Nov. 15, 6:30-7:30 pm
Pick up an entry form and guidelines for this year's bookmark art contest at the Youth Services Desk or print it out online. Entries will be accepted through Wednesday, October 31. 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 on November 15.
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Family Reading Night

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Morton Grove Public Library
Family

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 November 15. Stop by the Youth Services desk between November 1 and November 14 to pick up supplies to make your Family Reading Night special. While supplies last, families will get a bag filled with popcorn, hot chocolate, and a book to share. Then, on November 15, take time to read together as a family. Supplies will be give out while they last. (Limit 1 bag and book per family).
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Macaroni Soup! Active Music for kids with Miss Carole!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Special Toddler and Preschool Concert

Come sing-along, dance-along and do-along with Miss Carole and Macaroni Soup, an enriching concoction of fun, music, and learning made specially for toddlers and preschoolers. This is the fall concert you do not want to miss!

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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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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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 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 11:15 am.

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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: Book Club

11:30 AM - 1:14 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Book Club (2018, PG-13, 1 hr 44 min)

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen.
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Mad Math Society

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 3-6

We are out to prove that math is secretly awesome. Join the Mad Math Society for brain-bending fun and activities. Unlike school, we're skipping straight to the good stuff. This month, we're making change and learning currency exchange at the Bizarre Bazaar. 

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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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Scrabble for Adults

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

Held in Study Room 1

Exercise your brain and enjoy friendly games of Scrabble with other word lovers.

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Mother-Daughter Book Club: Grades 5-7: Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt

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, Monday, September 17, 2018

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

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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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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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Hot Ticket: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018, PG-13, 2 hr 10 min)

Three years after the catastrophic events of Jurassic World left the revamped Jurassic Park abandoned, a volcano eruption threatens the dinosaurs. Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

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Converting Your VHS Home Movies

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Digital Media Lab
Lecture/Demo

Learn how to use Library equipment to convert VHS home tapes to digital files and save to a DVD. Registration limited to 4.

Registration opens: 9 am, July 23
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Hot Ticket: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

6:30 PM - 8:40 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018, PG-13, 2 hr 10 min)

Three years after the catastrophic events of Jurassic World left the revamped Jurassic Park abandoned, a volcano eruption threatens the dinosaurs. Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

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Family Engineering Night

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
All Ages

Calling all families: Let's build! Once a month, we are turning a STEM idea into an engineering project. Let's engage our brains, get hands-on, and create. Projects are geared toward school-aged kids and above, though younger children might be interested in participating with a grownup. The more the merrier. Munchies will be provided.

October's project: Reading Lights
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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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Kids Flicks: Monster Family

4:00 PM - 5:35 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Family

Monster Family

(2018, PG 1 hr 36 min)

Emma Wishbone is at her wit's end trying to be the perfect mom. While attending a costume party on Halloween night, the Wishbones are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into monsters. Now, Emma has to fight to keep her family together while she uncovers the secrets of their curse.


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MGPL After Dark: The Ivy Ford Band

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Ivy Ford, a dynamic singer known as "Chicago's Blues Kitten" will be joined by Willie Rauch on bass guitar and Dave Axen on drums. Come listen to their fresh take on roots and blues music. 
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Funeral and Memorial Services: What Are Your Plans?

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

This program is a part of the Let’s Get Together series for older adults.

Join Angela Anello, Funeral Director and Owner of Anello Funeral & Cremation Services, to learn about farewell arrangements. What do you want to your funeral or memorial service to look like? Should you make certain all the plans are in place now or allow them to unfold at the time of your death? What does the law require of funeral directors?  There will be time allotted for Q & A. 



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Dungeons and Dragons Quest - Battle for the Goblin Hideout

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room

Bring your D&D characters and join us as we venture into the Goblin Hideout. Work together, or by yourself, as we roll the dice to decide how the quest will unfold and what happens.

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