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Winter Break Reading Club

Sunday, January 07, 2018
Morton Grove Public Library
YS Department
Birth - Grade 6

Spend your break from school earning awesome prizes at the library. Read books, make up poems, attend programs, play games and more to fill out your Bingo sheet and earn cool prizes. 


The program kicks off on Saturday, December 23 at 9 am and runs until Sunday, January 7 at 5 pm. Sign up anytime; last day to get prizes is January 7. 


Want to help someone in need “warm up this winter?”  We’re hosting a drive to collect new or newly made hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit group serving the Chicagoland area. Drop off your donation Dec. 15-Jan. 31.

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Library Closed

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Morton Grove Public Library
Closed for the Christmas holiday.

Many services are available even when the Library is closed: www.mgpl.org
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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: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

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

Family

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

(2017, PG, 1 hr 29 min)

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.


Inn a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.


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Experience New Technologies at MGPL

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library

Stop by the library and learn about new and innovative technology while our librarians educate you on related library resources.

We’ll have tablets, the Nintendo Switch, and the Oculus Rift set up for you to use and learn more about. Experience popular technology, while learning more about the programs and resources the Library offers to assist new tech users.

This is a drop-in program and registration is not required.

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Critic's Choice: Bad Lucky Goat

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

Due to circumstances beyond MGPL's control, the film Afterimage will not be shown on Sunday, December 17, 2pm.  In its place, we will be showing Bad Lucky Goat.

Bad Lucky Goat (2017, NR, 1 hr 16 min, Creole w/ English subtitles)

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible, teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation. The two must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family's hotel.



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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 Play

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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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Family

Bring the whole family to the Library for this evening storytime. Enjoy time together as we read stories, sing songs, and create memories!

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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: Born in China

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Born in China (2016, G, 1 hr 19 min)

This Disneynature documentary takes an epic journey into the wilds of China.  Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth.  Cast: John Krasinski.
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Pokémon Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
All Ages

Play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, catch up on your trades, and show off your very best cards. Participants must have their own decks. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
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Bookworms

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Kindergarten - Grade 2

A fun story-related event for older kids! In each class, we'll explore a story through activities and art.
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Filipino Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 4-7 and a parent/caregiver

Listen to stories  and music from the Philippines and learn about the Filipino language and culture. Spend time learning how people live in this colorful and interesting place.
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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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DIY Holiday Cards

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

Grades 2 - 6 

Learn how to make your own cards to wish your family and friends happy holidays! 
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Finals Study Night

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Join us at the library for Finals Study Night. All study rooms will be reserved for junior and high school students as well as the Baxter Auditorium for group study sessions. We'll have pizza, a therapy dog to take your mind off of Finals, and we'll get out the Nintendo Switch to play some Mario Kart and relax. 
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Happy Harmonies at the Library

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Family 

Sing songs old, new, and silly too with Ms. Debbie and Ms. Elizabeth! Featuring Bob on the guitar.
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Hot Ticket: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017, PG-13, 2 hrs 10 min)

A rip-roaring adventure that finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem

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K-2 Craftsters

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades K-2

Do you like doing arts and crafts projects? We do, too! Join us for a new project each month. Mess optional, art skills not required. 
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Hot Ticket: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017, PG-13, 2 hrs 10 min)

A rip-roaring adventure that finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem

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