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Drop-in Craft: Make Your Own Valentines

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Morton Grove Public Library
Family

Have a special someone you want to make a card for?  Stop in the Youth Services Department between to create some Valentine’s Day cards.  Make as many as you like – make them for your whole class, for a special teacher, or your mom or dad!

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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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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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Nintendo Switch Open Sessions

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Teen Space

We’re breaking out the Nintendo Switch for open play sessions every Monday in November and December! You’re invited to drop in and play the newest releases on the Switch including Mario Kart, Arms, Splatoon, Mario Odyssey and Pokken Tournament DX. For Grades 5-12. 

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Bedtime Stories & More

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Family

Join us for stories and songs to help your little one wind down for bed. Come in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with!

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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: Home Again

11:30 AM - 1:07 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Home Again (2017, PG-13, 1 hr 37 min)

A recently separated woman moves to L.A., where she invites three young men to stay in her guesthouse.  Her new life gets even more complicated when her estranged husband reenters the picture.  Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky.
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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.

January's theme: Venn Diagrams (best diagrams ever)
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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. Classes meet weekly from Jan 3 - Jan 24.  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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Finding The Best Online Health Information

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

Lecture/Demo:

Health and medical information might be the most important information you ever use. Unfortunately, much of what you can find isn’t very helpful; unfamiliar acronyms, jargon, and even misinformation are all too common. We will discuss the best online resources to find information you can both trust and make sense of. Librarians aren’t doctors, but we can help you take control of your health!

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Arbors of Morton Grove - Annual Association Meeting

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
The Arbors of Morton Grove will be holding their annual association meeting.

This is not a Library sponsored event.
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Mother-Daughter Book Club: Grades 5-7: Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg

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, December 27th. 

To register and pick up your free copy of this month's book, visit or call the Youth Services desk at 847-929-5102.

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MGPL Policy Committee

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
This meeting will be held in the large Study Room.
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Between the Lines: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pachinko
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Book Discussion. 

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

Book Synopsis: In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question. (NoveList Plus). 
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Converting Your VHS Home Movies

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Digital Media Lab
Lecture/Demo

Learn how to convert your old home movies on VHS to DVD or digital format in the Digital Media Lab. Registration limited to 4.

Registration opens: 9 am, December 22
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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 first session of the new year meets January 4 through January 25. No registration is required for the winter session.  To attend, children must be between 3 and 6 at the time of the class.


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Preschool Storytime

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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 first session of the new year meets from January 4 through January 25.  No registration is required for the winter session.  To attend, children must be between 3 and 6 at the time of the class.


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Family Engineering Night

7:00 PM - 8:30 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. Hot chocolate and munchies will be provided.

January's project: Newspaper Fortresses
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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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Tabletop Adventure Gaming!

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 5-8

Welcome to the world of storytelling adventure games. Create a quirky hero and join the epic quest against bad guys as we return to the town of Waffle-opolis. Roll the dice to determine your fate. There will be munchies.
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Opening Ceremony: Coming Together Celebrating Muslim American Cultures

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Held at Niles West High School, 5701 W. Oakton St. in Skokie. 

Join us for this exciting Opening Ceremony to celebrate Muslim American Cultures. There will be art, calligraphy and henna demonstrations, an Art Gallery displaying Muslim American art, refreshments and various exciting performances. Emcee: NBC's Ash-har Quraishi. This event is free and open to the public. 



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Critic's Choice: The Big Sick

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

The Big Sick (2017, R, English, 2 hr)

A Pakistani-American man falls for white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents. 

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