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Board Book Drive

Sunday, January 06, 2019
Morton Grove Public Library
All Ages

In partnership with Advocate Children's Hospital of Park Ridge's Early Literacy Initiative, the Morton Grove Public Library and several area libraries are seeking donations of unused board books. These books will be in the hospital's Book Nook, which is a mobile library used to give away high-quality books to inpatient and outpatient children. Help us promote early literacy to hospitalized children at ACH this holiday season by donating brand new, unused board books!
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Intro to Magic the Gathering

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room

In the realm of Magic the Gathering, dragons, angels, and sorcerers battle it out. Magic the Gathering is the ultimate tabletop card game, and remains as popular as it did when it was released 25 years ago. We’ll show you how to play the game, how to strategize against your opponents and how to build a deck. Everybody that registers receives a free booster pack with over 60 cards in it.

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Mathematics Tea Party

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver

You are cordially invited to a tea party. In this program for our littlest learners, we wear big hats, drink pretend tea, and make math welcoming for all.
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Mrs. Lincoln's Salon

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

Mrs. Lincoln's Salon, presented by Debra Miller, takes place on April 4th, 1865.  The audience is invited to reminisce with Mrs. Lincoln about her childhood, her days in Springfield and her children as she celebrates Tad's 12th birthday, and the end of the Civil War. Co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Historical Society.



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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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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: Hannah and her Sisters

11:30 AM - 1:16 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, PG-13, 1 hr 47 min)

Between two Thanksgivings, two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with one of her sisters, while her ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her other sister.  Cast: Mia Farrow, Diane West.
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Nintendo Switch Gaming

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 1-6

We're breaking out the Nintendo Switch for kids' open play sessions. You're invited to drop in and play games on the newest system around. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

Due to room capacity, this program is limited to 35 participants.
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Between the Lines: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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

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

Book Synopsis: Shares the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past. (NoveList Plus)
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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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Closing early (at 5pm) for Thanksgiving holiday

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Library Closed

All Day
Morton Grove Public Library
Closed for Thanksgiving.

Many services are available even when the Library is closed: www.mgpl.org
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Drop-in & Create

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
YS Department
All Ages

Looking to burn off those extra Thanksgiving helpings? Stop by the Library from 10 am to 12 pm and give your fingers a workout while you get creative. We'll set out the supplies, you bring your imagination!
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Movie Break: Home Alone

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

Family

Home Alone

(1990, PG, 1 hr 33 min)

Join us for a movie during school break. We're showing Home Alone: When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. His excitement sours when he realizes that two con men plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

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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 we'll explore fake histories.
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Critic's Choice: Hotel Salvation

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

Hotel Salvation (2016, NR, 1 hr 30 min, Hindi w/ English subtitles)


Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey
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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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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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