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Concert: The Hot Fedoras

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Specializing in music from the Gatsby era, The Hot Fedoras bring the age of gangsters and flappers alive through their classic renditions of 20s and 30s jazz tunes. In addition to the songs, they will tell stories about the artists, composers and characters of the era.
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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. Novices welcome!
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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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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: Presentation: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Dancer, singer, comedian, impressionist, musician, actor, author, photographer and gourmet cook are just a few of the many talents of Sammy Davis Jr.  Hy Speck, historian, teacher and lecturer will present, through a narrated PowerPoint program, some of the great moments in Sammy's 60-year career.
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Using Google Calendar

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Hands-On Workshop

Learn how to create an online calendar you can use to organize your schedule, and that can be shared with others.

Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse.
Registration opens: 9 am, July 23


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Concert: Duo Controverso

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
In their own interpretations & improvisations, Kurt Bjorling, clarinet; and Annette Bjorling, klezmer harp present beloved melodies and lesser known gems of Yiddish music. 

Presented by the Chicago YIVO Society as part of its 2018 Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture.


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MGPL Chess Academy

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

Grades 1-6

Learn how to play chess with Master Chess Expert Chris. Both beginners and chess champions welcome. Learn all the moves you need to win the game.

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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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MGPL After Dark: Small Potatoes

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
The well known folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso will be joined by Brian Murphy on bass and Joe Pesz on percussion. Come enjoy a repertoire of music that ranges from country, blues, and swing to Irish, with songwriting that touches on all of those styles and more!
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Creative Writing Crew

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 3-6

Do you enjoy being creative through writing? Build your writing skills as we work together playing games, doing fun writing activities, and being creative. All you need is your imagination! This month's project: Myths and Folktales.
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Critic's Choice: In Between

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

In Between (2016, NR, 1 hr 40 min, Hebrew & Arabic w/ English subtitles)


Three independent-minded Palestinian women share an apartment in Tel Aviv away from the constraints of their families and tradition, but a shocking series of events will push these brave women to the limits and change their lives forever.

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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. Novices welcome!
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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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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: Goodbye Christopher Robin

11:30 AM - 1:21 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017, PG, 1 hr 47 min)

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories by his son C.R. Milne.  Cast: Domhall Gleeson, Margot Robbie
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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: Creative Cards
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Let's Potty Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 2-4

Let us help your toddler or preschooler get excited about the potty with entertaining and engaging stories about being grown up enough to use the bathroom, new underwear, and how everyone goes poop. We will also have our potty training parenting collection available to parents for added insights and tips as well as a few fun activities.

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New Device? No Problem!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Drop-in

Got a new device you’re not sure how to use? Having trouble with a device you’ve had for a while? Bring it by this drop-in session to get some help with common issues. Please bring your device login info.
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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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