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Art Contest: Design A Bookmark

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Morton Grove Public Library
Grades 1-6

After 43 years we're changing things up! This year, design a bookmark for the Library's Annual Children's Art Contest. Pick up an entry form and guidelines at the Youth Services Desk or Print it out online starting September 1. Entries will be accepted through Tuesday, October 31st.

Only one entry per child, so make yours as colorful, detailed, and specially crafted as you can.

Winning entries will be published with the name and school of the artist and then distributed in the library for all to admire and use.


All artists are welcome to join as we announce the winners at the Art Reception Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30-7:30 pm!


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Library Closed

Monday, September 04, 2017
Morton Grove Public Library
Closed for Labor Day.
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: The Lego Batman Movie

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

Family

The Lego Batman Movie

(2017, PG, 1 hr 44 min 

A cooler than ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

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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MGPL After Dark: The Blue Three

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

Comprised of banjoist and guitarist John Donatowicz, pianist Andy Schumm and clarinetist John Otto, this trio performs original interpretations of classic popular songs, ballads, blues and early jazz compositions. 

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MGPL on the Go

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library

Held at the Morton Grove Farmer's Market (6140 Dempster)

Catch us at the Morton Grove Farmer's Market for a chat 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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Concert: Kaleidoscope Eyes

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Come celebrate the memories of the Fab Four in this melodic acoustic performance by the legendary group, Kaleidoscope Eyes. Performing all the greatest hits!


Summer of Beatles!
This summer we are celebrating the FabFour with fantastic presentations, speaking events and movies involving all things Beatles!
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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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Solar Eclipse Party

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
YS Department
All Ages

August 21, 2017 marks a total eclipse of the sun. Let’s party! Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5 pm to learn how the small moon can eclipse the big sun, and make an eclipse necklace. 

Be sure to wear eclipse glasses to keep your eyes safe while watching the solar eclipse. Pick up a free pair at the Youth Services Desk from August 17-21, while supplies last. 
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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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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: Albert Nobbs

11:30 AM - 1:23 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Baxter Room
Albert Nobbs (2011, PG-13, R, 1 hr and 53 min)

Set in 19th-century Ireland, a woman posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.  Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Brendan Gleeson
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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, June 21
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NFL Fantasy Draft Party

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Teen Space

Join us for the 3rd annual MGPL NFL Fantasy Football League Kick Off. Compete for gift cards while battling for bragging rights among your friends.  We’ll also have football trivia for additional giveaways.

All coaches must attend the kick off to be eligible to play in the league. Pizza will be served. 

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Between the Lines: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

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

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

Book Synopsis: In cinematic terms, this dramatic page-turner is Das Boot meets Titanic. Larson has a wonderful way of creating a very readable, accessible story of a time, place, and event. We get three sides of the global story--the U-boat commander, British Admiralty and President Wilson--but what really elevates this book are the affecting stories of individual crew and passengers.(NoveList Plus). 
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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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Open Art Studio

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Morton Grove Public Library
Activity Room
1-6 Grade

Drop in and create some art with our vast array of art supplies. You can get inspired by the fun project idea provided by us or just do whatever comes into your imagination. Stay an hour or just long enough to make a doodle. Each open studio will contain a short basic lesson about shape, shading, a famous artist or use of art tools. Enjoy the variety and come out with a sketch, a new skill, or maybe even a masterpiece.
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Get Hooked Crafts: Heat Embossing

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morton Grove Public Library
Cooperman Room
Use rubber stamps, embossing powder, and a heat tool to create wonderful greeting cards and gift tags! Materials will be provided.
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Critic's Choice: Amnesia

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

Amnesia (2015, NR, German & Russian w/ English Subtitles, 1 hr 40min)

A young music composer befriends an older mysterious neighbor and draws out her secrets through his techno music creations. 

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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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