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May 2020

Friday, May 29

12:00 am
Library Closed
6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL, 60053, US
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a song, a rhyme, a story, and more on Facebook Live.Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
CA
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 4: Tessellation Sensation

Saturday, May 30

12:00 am
Library Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.

Sunday, May 31

12:00 am
Library Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.

June 2020

Monday, June 1

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.

Tuesday, June 2

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families

Wednesday, June 3

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Good Foods for Brain Health (Online)
Nutritional coach Ann Terry explains how to swap common foods with those that help optimize your brain health.
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Thursday, June 4

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.

Friday, June 5

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a story, a rhyme, a song, and a good time(on Facebook Live).Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

Saturday, June 6

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.

Sunday, June 7

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.

Monday, June 8

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Playgroup (Online)
Join us online with your childfora story and a new guided play activityevery week.Catch up with friends new and oldonline. Supplies needed: basic household items (will vary weekly).

Tuesday, June 9

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families

Wednesday, June 10

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Virtual LEGO Builders (Online)
Get out your LEGO or other favorite building materials and take the challenge to create something during our Zoom meetup.You can also show-and-tell any awesome creations you have been building recently.

Grades K-8
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LitLounge: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Online)
LitLounge is meeting on Zoom.Registration info coming soon. Contact Allyson Coan (ACoan@skokielibrary.info) or Rebecca Hayes (rhayes@mgpl.org) for more information.

The book can be checked outthrough all library ebook platforms, including Hoopla where copies are always available. Contact us for assistance or find any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis: August is 35 the year she returns to Brooklyn to bury her father, and a chance encounter with a friend in her old neighborhood prompts a flood of memories from her youth. Having moved to Brooklyn at eight, August's coming of age was marked by a search for belonging, close friendships, freedom, and the little-understood absence of her mother. Her memories explore what it was like to be an African-American girl (and teen) in the 1970s, what possibilities existed -- and what challenges. (NoveList Plus)

Thursday, June 11

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
STEAM Storytime (Online)
Join us for astorytimethat explores elements related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) through stories, fun, and activities you can try at home.

Ages 3-5 and a caregiver
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting (Online)
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. In order to remain compliant with the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Pritzker, monthly meetings of the Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees will be held virtually to conduct essential business only.

In lieu of in-person public comments, participants can submit written questions or statements ahead of time to the Executive Director at pleffler@mgpl.org. These will be read aloud by the Executive Director during the public comment portion of the meeting. Participants will also be able to submit questions or comments via the chat or Q&A functionality of the Zoom meeting software.

Friday, June 12

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a story, a rhyme, a song, and a good time(on Facebook Live).Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

Saturday, June 13

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.

Sunday, June 14

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.

Monday, June 15

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Playgroup (Online)
Join us online with your childfora story and a new guided play activityevery week.Catch up with friends new and oldonline. Supplies needed: basic household items (will vary weekly).
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Meditation (Phone)
CA
Cher Walter leads a beginner-friendly guided meditation for all levels. Wear comfortable clothes.

Class will be held over the phone. Registrants will receive a call the day before the class with instructions on accessing the class.

Tuesday, June 16

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Drama Club (Online)

Wednesday, June 17

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Creative Writing Crew: Fractured Fairytales (Online)
CA
Build your writing skills as we work together doing fun writing activities and being creative. Topic: Fractured Fairytales.

Supplies needed: paper and pen/pencil.

For kids going into grades 4-7 in fall 2020.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
YA Book Club: Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy (Online)
CA
The YA Book Club is now online at Goodreads, where you can participate in the discussion anytime. Stop by the group's Goodreads page on June 17 from 6-7 pm for a live "meetup" and discussion.

June's title is Runaways Vol.1: Pride & Joy byBrian K. Vaughan, available instantly as an ebook on Hoopla. Find any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

To participate: Create or log in to your Goodreads account, join the group (it is open to all), and participate in any of the discussion boards.

Book Synopsis: What do you do when you and your friends find out your parents are part of a diabolical group of evil super villains bent on world destruction? You band together with your friends to stop them of course! Six misfit teens discover their parents secret, nefarious lives and come together to stop them and return their lives to normal.

Grades 7-12
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Thursday, June 18

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Between the Lines: All You Can Ever Know (Phone)
Between the Lines is now meeting for phone discussions via Zoom. Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password.

The book can be checked outthrough all library ebook platforms, including Hoopla where copies are always available. Contact us for assistance or find any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis:A Korean adoptee who grew up with a white family in Oregon discusses her journey to find her identity as an Asian American woman and a writer after becoming curious about her true origins. (NoveList Plus)
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Let's Potty Storytime (Online)
Let us help your toddler or preschooler get excited about the potty! Enjoy entertaining and engaging stories, songs, and other fun activities all focused on being a big kid who uses the bathroom, gets new underwear, and has no more diapers!

Ages 2-4 with a parent/caregiver
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scratch 'n' Code (Online)
Learn the basics of computer coding with Scratch 2.0 by creating simple and fun programs. Ability to work with a computer and mouse is required.

Further instructions and login information will be given via Zoom at the start of the program.

Grades 4-6
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Engineering Night (Online)
At our regular Family Engineering Night, we turn a STEM idea into an engineering project. This time, we challenge you to build first, and then meet online for a show-and-tell session to share your team’s results. Be creative!

All Ages

June’s project: Build a device to keep you cool in the summer heat.

Friday, June 19

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a story, a rhyme, a song, and a good time(on Facebook Live).Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

Saturday, June 20

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.

Sunday, June 21

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.

Monday, June 22

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Playgroup (Online)
Join us online with your childfora story and a new guided play activityevery week.Catch up with friends new and oldonline. Supplies needed: basic household items (will vary weekly).

Tuesday, June 23

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Digging In The Dirt (Online)
Wiggle your way around the garden and kitchen! What do ice cream and worms have in common? Join us as we find out and explore the journey your food takes from the soil to your ice cream bowl.

Grades K-5
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: All You Can Ever Know (Phone)
Between the Lines is now meeting for phone discussions via Zoom. Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password.

The book can be checked outthrough all library ebook platforms, including Hoopla where copies are always available. Contact us for assistance or find any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis:A Korean adoptee who grew up with a white family in Oregon discusses her journey to find her identity as an Asian American woman and a writer after becoming curious about her true origins. (NoveList Plus)

Wednesday, June 24

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Virtual LEGO Builders (Online)
Get out your LEGO or other favorite building materials and take the challenge to create something during our Zoom meetup.You can also show-and-tell any awesome creations you have been building recently.

Grades K-8
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Thursday, June 25

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Jaime Aponte Virtual Magic Show (Online)
Magician Jaimie Aponte and his animal friends perform a captivating magic show full of tricks and illusions.

Family
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Chess Academy (Online)

Friday, June 26

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a story, a rhyme, a song, and a good time(on Facebook Live).Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

Saturday, June 27

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.

Sunday, June 28

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.

Monday, June 29

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Kids in the Kitchen: Patriotic Pies (Online)
Head to the kitchen for some pie crust baking tips and recipes to enjoy this Fourth of July!Visit the Library's Facebook page to watch.

All Ages
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Playgroup (Online)
Join us online with your childfora story and a new guided play activityevery week.Catch up with friends new and oldonline. Supplies needed: basic household items (will vary weekly).

Tuesday, June 30

12:00 am
Library Building Closed
The Library building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Follow updates from the Library and visit our digital branch.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families

July 2020

Wednesday, July 1

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Talk: Just for Laughs (Phone)
In partnership with Mather and AgeOptions, join Rebecca, the Readers Advisory Librarian from Morton Grove Public Library, to hear about a selection of funny and light-hearted books all of which are available as ebooks with your library card.

To join the discussion, call 855-880-1246 and enter 386-399-7030# for the Meeting ID. During the discussion you can press *9 to raise your hand to speak and press *6 to mute/unmute.
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Friday, July 3

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Firework Storytime (Online)
Kick off the holiday with a bang at this storytime filled with stories, songs, and wiggle-busting moves all about fireworks!

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

Saturday, July 4

12:00 am
Library Closed (Independence Day)
The Library is closed Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Monday, July 6

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Playgroup (Online)
Join us online with your childfora story and a new guided play activityevery week.Catch up with friends new and oldonline. Supplies needed: basic household items (will vary weekly).

Tuesday, July 7

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Brain Bytes Live! (Online)
Join us for a live edition of Brain Bytes, our web series featuring math puzzles and brain games. Bring pencil and paper so we can exercise our brains together.

All Ages

To watch any of our past episodes of Brain Bytes, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Wednesday, July 8

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Virtual LEGO Builders (Online)
Get out your LEGO or other favorite building materials and take the challenge to create something during our Zoom meetup.You can also show-and-tell any awesome creations you have been building recently.

Grades K-8
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LitLounge: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal (Online)
LitLounge is meeting on Zoom.Contact Allyson Coan (ACoan@skokielibrary.info) for details.

The book is available throughHoopla (where copies are always available) and OverDrive. Find instructions on our Download & Stream page, or contact us for assistance.

Book Synopsis: A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women’s lives at all agesâ€"a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls. (NoveList Plus)

Thursday, July 9

10:00 am – 10:30 am
STEAM Storytime (Online)
Join us for astorytimethat explores elements related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) through stories, fun, and activities you can try at home.

Ages 3-5 and a caregiver
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scratch 'n' Code (Online)
Learn the basics of computer coding with Scratch 2.0 by creating simple and fun programs. Ability to work with a computer and mouse is required.

Further instructions and login information will be given via Zoom at the start of the program.

Grades 4-6
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting (Online)
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. In order to remain compliant with the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Pritzker, monthly meetings of the Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees will be held virtually to conduct essential business only.

In lieu of in-person public comments, participants can submit written questions or statements ahead of time to the Executive Director at pleffler@mgpl.org. These will be read aloud by the Executive Director during the public comment portion of the meeting. Participants will also be able to submit questions or comments via the chat or Q&A functionality of the Zoom meeting software.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mother-Daughter Book Club: The Secret Garden (Online)
Bring your mother (or favorite female grown-up) with you to this special summer edition of Mother-Daughter Book Club. This month's selection is available in various e-book formats through our catalog. Preparation details will be emailed to registrants before the discussion.

We strive to make all our programs inclusive. To that end, if there is a way we can accommodate your child, please let us know.

Grades 4-8

Friday, July 10

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a story, a rhyme, a song, and a good time(on Facebook Live).Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

Sunday, July 12

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.

Monday, July 13

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Playgroup (Online)
Join us online with your childfora story and a new guided play activityevery week.Catch up with friends new and oldonline. Supplies needed: basic household items (will vary weekly).
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Meditation (Phone)
CA
Cher Walter leads a beginner-friendly guided meditation for all levels. Wear comfortable clothes.

Class will be held over the phone. Registrants will receive a call the day before the class with instructions on accessing the class.

Tuesday, July 14

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Drama Club (Online)

Wednesday, July 15

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Digging Up History (Online)
Loyola professor and scientist Kristen Krueger gives an engaging and interactive presentation of early human artifacts like skulls, tools, and weapons that anthropologists and archeologists dig up. Learn how early humans lived, survived, and created communities under the harsh conditions of prehistoric times.

Grades K-8
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Thursday, July 16

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Tots Dealing with Big Feelings (Online)
We'll talk about managing feelings through stories, songs, and activities and leave thisstorytimewith strategies to handle emotions that can be overwhelming. This session's theme: Sharing.

Ages 3-5 with a parent/caregiver
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Engineering Night (Online)
At our regular Family Engineering Night, we turn a STEM idea into an engineering project. This time, we challenge you to build first, and then meet online for a show-and-tell session to share your team’s results. Be creative!

July's project: Build a device to help you do a household chore.

All Ages

Friday, July 17

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a story, a rhyme, a song, and a good time(on Facebook Live).Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

Monday, July 20

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Playgroup (Online)
Join us online with your childfora story and a new guided play activityevery week.Catch up with friends new and oldonline. Supplies needed: basic household items (will vary weekly).

Tuesday, July 21

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Crosstown Exotics: Creatures We Dig (Online)
Take an up-close virtual look at bugs, amphibians, turtles, lizards, and perhaps even an alligator or a python during this exciting online show.

Family

Wednesday, July 22

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mini Masterpieces (Online)
Create like the great artists! We will look at the artwork of well-known artists and then use them as inspiration to create our own works of art. This session's artist: PietMondrian.

Supplies needed:

paper
ruler(or otherstraight-edge)
black marker, colored pencil or crayon
red, blue, and yellow markers, colored pencils, crayons, or paint.
Grades 1-3
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Thursday, July 23

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Between the Lines: The Almost Sisters (Phone)
Between the Lines is now meeting for phone discussions via Zoom. Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password.

The book is available through Hoopla (where copies are always available) and OverDrive.Contact us for assistance orfind any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis:Leia finds her life is spiraling out of control. First she discovers she is pregnant from a one night stand, then she receives a phone call that her beloved grandmother is acting erratically. Meanwhile, she finds her stepsister in the middle of a marital crisis. Returning to her grandmother's small hometown in Alabama to figure out the future, Leia is confronted by the past including a dark family secret. (NoveList Plus)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
STEAM Storytime (Online)
Join us for astorytimethat explores elements related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) through stories, fun, and activities you can try at home.

Ages 3-5 and a caregiver
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Chess Academy (Online)

Friday, July 24

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a story, a rhyme, a song, and a good time(on Facebook Live).Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

Sunday, July 26

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.

Monday, July 27

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
No-Contact Returns
The bookdrop is closed until further notice, but the Library will accept returns in the rear parking lot on Sundays (1-5pm) and Mondays (10am-6pm) every other week.

The hours are contingent upon the weather and the amount of returns being received.

Visit our No-Contact Curbside Services page for the most up-to-date information.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Playgroup (Online)
Join us online with your childfora story and a new guided play activityevery week.Catch up with friends new and oldonline. Supplies needed: basic household items (will vary weekly).

Tuesday, July 28

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Summer Storytime (Online)
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Ages 0-5 and their families
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dinosaur Encounter (Online)
Be amazed by an Apatosaurus femur or an entire T-Rex foot as you learn the latest theories of how the dinosaurs lived in thisvirtual, interactive program with award-winning author Janet Riehecky.

Family
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: The Almost Sisters (Phone)
CA
Between the Lines is now meeting for phone discussions via Zoom. Call 312-626-6799 five minutes before the start of the program and enter the meeting ID and password. Registered patrons will receive a call the day before the program with the meeting ID and password for joining the event.

The book is available throughHooplawhere copies are always available and also throughOverDrive. Contact us for assistance, orfind any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis:Leia finds her life is spiraling out of control. First she discovers she is pregnant from a one night stand, then she receives a phone call that her beloved grandmother is acting erratically. Meanwhile, she finds her stepsister in the middle of a marital crisis. Returning to her grandmother's small hometown in Alabama to figure out the future, Leia is confronted by the past including a dark family secret. (NoveList Plus)

Wednesday, July 29

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
CA
Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Virtual LEGO Builders (Online)
Get out your LEGO or other favorite building materials and take the challenge to create something during our Zoom meetup.You can also show-and-tell any awesome creations you have been building recently.

Grades K-8
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Friday, July 31

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
Meet Ms. Debbie online for a story, a rhyme, a song, and a good time(on Facebook Live).Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Brain Bytes (Online)
Brain Bytes isour web series featuring fun math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 3: Adventures in Cup Stacking

September 2020

Sunday, September 6

12:00 am
Library Closed (Labor Day holiday)
The Library is closed Sunday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday.

Monday, September 7

12:00 am
Library Closed (Labor Day)
The Library is closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

November 2020

Wednesday, November 25

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library Closed at 5 pm (Thanksgiving)
The Library closes early at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday, November 26

12:00 am
Library Closed (Thanksgiving)
The Library is closed Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

December 2020

Thursday, December 24

12:00 am
Library Closed (Christmas Eve)
The Library is closed Thursday, December 24 for Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 25

12:00 am
Library Closed (Christmas)
The Library is closed Friday, December 25 for Christmas.

Thursday, December 31

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library Closed at 5 pm (New Year's Eve)
The Library closes early at 5 pm on Thursday, December 31 for New Year's Eve.