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Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 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 March 9 - April 13.  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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The Dinosaur Hunters

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Family
Join paleontologist Lisa Zago for a fun and educational dig through her real dinosaur bones, learn all about dinosaurs, and what it is like to discover dinosaur fossils.
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Mad Science Lab

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 3-6

Mad for Science? Let the library be your lab. This month, we will explore optics with lasers.
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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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Spring Break Movie: The Wild Life

2:00 PM - 3:31 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

All Ages

The Wild Life

(2016, PG, 1 hr 31 min)

A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.


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Art Attack: Getting Abstract

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades 2-6

If you are a creative person who loves to draw, color, and amaze your friends with your masterpieces, this program is for you. Each month we will attack a new and exciting art project that will challenge and build your artistic skills. Dig into the provided art supplies with your creativity and come out an Art Attack winner! 


Project: Abstract Painting and Design
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Movin' & Groovin'

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Ages 2-4 with a parent/caregiver

Join us for this active class featuring music, dancing, musical instruments, and more!
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Lincoln Center Screening: From Bocelli to Barton: Richard Tucker Opera Gala

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

This is a screening of The Richard Tucker Opera Gala 2015 which was performed at David Geffen Hall on November 1, 2015.

Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season.
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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 - 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: Shakespeare in Love

11:30 AM - 1:32 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Shakespeare in Love (1998, R, 2 hr and 3 min)

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, hasn't written a hit in years until he meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.  Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush.
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Guys Read: Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Danny The Champion of the World
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room

Grades 3-5

Are you a guy who likes to read? Come along with your favorite grown-up for discussion and activities featuring the book of the month.

Registration opens: 9 am, March 4.

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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Introduction to Excel 2010

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

Learn simple formatting and entering/editing data. Registration limited to 6.

Prerequisite: Must be experienced and comfortable with computer, keyboard and mouse.
Registration opens: 9 am, February 20
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ESL Conversation Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Practice speaking English in an informal and friendly group setting. Discussions will focus on a variety of practical, everyday and general interest topics. All skill levels are welcome to attend.
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Preschool Storytime

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

Ages 3-6 with parent/caregiver

This 45-minute storytime is structured for the school-ready child and their parent or caregiver. Winter classes meet weekly from January 11 - February 15.  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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MGPL on the Go

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library

Held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center of Morton Grove (6140 Dempster)

Catch us at the Civic Center (6140 Dempster) for a monthly talk about upcoming events at the library, books and e-books, movies, mobile devices and much more! We will be more than happy to answer questions about the library and to register you for a library card! 

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Book Talk: Earth Day Reads

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center of Morton Grove at 6140 Dempster Street. 

Bring your Library card; books will be available for check out. No registration required. 

Synopsis: In April, let's renew our appreciation for planet Earth by discussing books about environment, nature, the outdoors, travel and our place in this world. Fiction and nonfiction titles will be featured. 
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New Game Wednesday: Lego Worlds

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room

Explore, discover and create using legos in the new installment of Lego Worlds. Create anything you can imagine, brick by brick, while developing landscapes and exploring the world using airplanes, bulldozers and even dragons. Stop in for a free trial of the new Lego game.

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Explorers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
Grades K-2

Make your way through a chapter book throughout this 6-week session. Activities and art each week.
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MGPL Writers Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
MGPL Writers Workshop
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
The MGPL Writers Workshop is for writers who want to share their works in progress and support other writers in drafting, revising, and finishing manuscripts, essays, poems, or any other type of writing. Readings can be in any genre or format. Writers of any level or professional aspiration are welcome. 

The workshop meets on the first Wednesday evening of every month. Questions? Contact Chad at ccomello@mgpl.org.

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Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 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 March 9 - April 13.  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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Sound Advice: 2017 Audiobook Buzz From Penguin Random House

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Want to learn about upcoming audiobook bestsellers? Come to our presentation led by a representative from Penguin Random House and get the inside scoop on the best of the future releases. 

Plus, attendees will receive a free tote bag and a full-length audiobook courtesy of the publisher. Thank you, Penguin Random House! 

Prizes: while supplies last. Register to reserve your free gift. 

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