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February 2020

Wednesday, February 26

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
K-2 Craftsters

Thursday, February 27

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Block Party
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Academy

Friday, February 28

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 11:00 am.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 9:30 am.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Art Adventure

Saturday, February 29

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Workshop
Create a small watercolor painting from a still life in this workshop led by local artist, poet, writer, and teacher Michelle Kogan. Learn techniques like washes, wet-in-wet, dry brush, and glazing. Materials will be provided, but you can also bring your own watercolor materials and a sketchbook if you have them.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Fantastic Foam Science Show
Experience hair-raising fun with electricity,liquids under pressure, light refraction, dry ice and foam, and so much more during this science extravaganza.

March 2020

Sunday, March 1

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Piano Recital
Kids Piano Recital
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Family Storytime

Monday, March 2

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday Morning Playgroup
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Knitting Roundtable
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Yarn Gang
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bedtime Stories & More

Tuesday, March 3

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 11:15 AM.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 10:00 AM.
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Movies, Munchies & More: The Goldfinch
A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cast: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman. (2019, R, 2 hr 29 min)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mad Math Society: The Abacus
March's Topic: The Abacus
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Arbors of Morton Grove Annual Meeting
Arbors of Morton Grove Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 4

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Talk: Women's History Month
This year is the 100th anniversary of the 19thAmendment, which gave women the right tovote. We’re celebrating with a selection of fictionand nonfiction titles featuring women and theirachievements.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Homeschool Book Bash
Homeschoolers are invited to join us to vote for our favorite of the 2020Monarch Award books, Illinois’ Readers Choice Award nominees, then read and discuss a selection of past Monarch Award winning titles.

Ages 6-9
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Traveling While Black
Traveling While Black is a cinematic Virtual Reality (VR) experience that immerses the viewerinthe long history of restriction of movement forBlack Americans. Experience it on the Oculus Quest and stay foradiscussion on how the subject matter and format align to offer uniqueinsight about raceinAmerica.

This program is also offered on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 pm.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Homeschool Famished for Fiction
Homeschoolers are invited to join us at the library for a chat about new and favorite books. At this special session, pick up a copy of this year’s Famished for Fiction All-School Book Discussion title to read and discuss at next month’s meeting!

Ages 10-13
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tween Survival Club
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Magic the Gathering Open Play
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mother-Daughter Book Club: Diamond Willow by Helen Frost

Thursday, March 5

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Traveling While Black
Traveling While Black is a cinematic Virtual Reality (VR) experience that immerses the viewerinthe long history of restriction of movement forBlack Americans. Experience it on the Oculus Quest and stay foradiscussion on how the subject matter and format align to offer uniqueinsight about raceinAmerica.

This program is also offered on Thursday, March 4at 2pm.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anime Club

Friday, March 6

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 11:00 am.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 9:30 am.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Silver Screen Series: The Man with the Golden Arm
Frankie Machine is a skilled card dealer and one-time heroin addict. When he returns home from jail, he struggles to find a new livelihood and to avoid slipping back into addiction. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak.(1955, NR, 2 hr)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Drama Club

Saturday, March 7

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Introduction to Word 2019
Learn how to create, format,and save documents.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Toastmasters E63 Area Evaluation and International Speech Contests
Public speaking speech contests to improve communication and leadership skills.
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Creative Coloring for Adults

Sunday, March 8

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Storytelling @ MGPL: 80 Minutes Around the World
Nestor “The Boss” Gomez leads astorytelling journey throughhis childhood in Guatemala, his undocumented journey to the United States,and several experiences as an immigrant living in Chicago.

This event is part of the 2020 Coming Together series "Journeys to Niles Township".Learn more about Coming Together atcomingtogether.in.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Dance Party

Monday, March 9

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday Morning Playgroup
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Knitting Roundtable
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Yarn Gang
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Reads Book Club: Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings

Tuesday, March 10

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 11:15 AM.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 10:00 AM.
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Movies, Munchies & More: Pavarotti
A documentary featuring the life and word of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. Directed by Ron Howard. (2019, PG-13, 1 hr 54 min)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Read to a Rainbow Dog
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Windows 10 Basics
Familiarize yourself with Microsoft’s latest operating system.

Wednesday, March 11

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Advisory Council of Older Adults
A volunteer committee formed to provide insight on programs and services that the library offers for older adults. Newcomers welcome. Please contact Melissa Mayberry at 847-929-5126 for details.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Homeschool Engineering Club: Newton's Cradles
March's project: Newton's Cradles
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LitLounge: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
8050 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL, 60077, US
Book Synopsis: Orlando emerges as a young man at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and progresses, with breathtaking ease, through three centuries until, by now a woman, she arrives in the bustle and diversions of the 1920s ... Orlando's journey, from wondrous youth barbed by love, to feted writer, settled in her femininity, is a wild and curiously relevant fable. (NoveList Plus).

Thursday, March 12

9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Power Edge Employment Workshop
Employment coaches from Illinois Worknet discuss resumes, cover letters, online job applications, and interviewing to help you on your job search.
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Math Brigade: Shaping Up
March's topic: Shaping Up
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mother-Daughter Book Club: Out of the Dust by Haren Hesse
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

Friday, March 13

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 11:00 am.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 9:30 am.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Explaining the Census
Theresa Le from the Census Bureau discusses how the Census worksand answersyourquestions. Refreshments provided.

Saturday, March 14

9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Crafty Saturday
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Crafting For Charity
Create handmade knitted and crocheted crafts for local organizations. Please bringyour needles, hooks, and some acrylicyarn.
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Yoga Kids Storytime
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Om My! Yoga
Expert yoga teacher Emily Mayfield teaches kids how to stay focused, de-stress, and create inner peace through yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat.

Grades 2-8
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scratch 'n' Code
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Practicing Mindfulness
Practice mindfulness, meditation, and standing yoga with Dr. Claire Seryak, a certified mindfulness instructor. Learn the tools you need for mindfulness-based stress reduction. All experience levels welcome. All equipment provided. Wear comfortable clothes.

Sunday, March 15

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation: A Little More Les
WGN Radio legends Johnny Putman and Steve King share conversations, photos, and memories from their treasured 18-year friendship with guitarist Les Paul. Co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Historical Society.

Monday, March 16

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday Morning Playgroup
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Knitting Roundtable
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Yarn Gang
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
LEGO Builders

Tuesday, March 17

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 11:15 AM.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 10:00 AM.
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Movies, Munchies & More: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig. (2019, PG-13, 1 hr 49 min)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guys Read: Dogs of War by Lesa Sheila Keenan
Come along with your favorite grown-up for discussion, snacks, and activities featuring the book Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan. (Note: The dogs live.)

Be sure to pick up your free copy of this month's book at the Youth Services desk.

Grades 4-6

Wednesday, March 18

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scrabble for Adults
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tween Survival Club

Thursday, March 19

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Folk & Fairy Tales Storytime
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hot Ticket: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Cast: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys. (2019, PG, 1hr50 min)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hot Ticket: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Cast: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys. (2019, PG, 1hr50 min)
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Family Engineering Night: Newton's Cradles
March's project: Newton's Cradles

Friday, March 20

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 11:00 am.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 9:30 am.

Saturday, March 21

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Do More with Excel 2019
Use simple formulas and functions and create tables to sort and filter data.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rescheduled: Introduction to Meditation
Cher Walterleadsa beginner-friendly introductory guided meditation for all levels. Wear comfortable clothes.

Sunday, March 22

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mathematics Tea Party
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation: North of Chicago
Morris “Dino” Robinson, founder of the Shorefront Legacy Center, discusses the early history of Black communities in Chicago’s suburban North Shore.

Monday, March 23

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday Morning Playgroup
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Knitting Roundtable
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring Break Movie: Storm Boy
When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman, starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he's forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr. Percival.(2019, PG, 1 hr 39 min)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Yarn Gang

Tuesday, March 24

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 11:15 AM.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 10:00 AM.
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Movies, Munchies & More: The Command
As sailors on the K-141 Kursk submarine fight for survival, their families, desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth.(2018, PG-13, 1 hr 57 min)
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Spring Break Movie: The Angry Birds Movie 2
The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level. (2019, PG, 1 hr 37 min)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kubb!
Play chess like the Vikings! Pronounced "koob," this game involves throwing stuff and cheering. It's fun for the whole family.

Grades K-8

Wednesday, March 25

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drop In & Create
Spice things up during Spring Break by making something creative. All supplies provided.
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Spring Break Movie: Playing With Fire
A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.(2019, PG, 1 hr 36 min)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
K-2 Craftsters
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Books & Beyond: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Thursday, March 26

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Between the Lines: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Book Discussion held at two different times. No registration required. New members are warmly welcome!

Book Synopsis: A beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich.(NoveList Plus).
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Census Corner
Use a Library computerinthe Quiet Reading Room to complete your Census form while enjoying coffee and snacks. Assistance will be provided as needed. Don’t forget your free Census button!
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Census Storytime: Everybody Counts!
Learn about the 2020 Census with stories, songs, and numbers galore. No matter how big or how small, everybody counts!

Ages 2-6 with a parent/caregiver
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Spring Break Movie: Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. (2019, PG, 1 hr 42 min)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Academy

Friday, March 27

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 11:00 am.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wee Read
This class is also offered at 9:30 am.
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Spring Break Movie: Frozen II
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land andset out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom. (2019, PG, 1 hr 43 min)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Art Adventure

Saturday, March 28

9:30 am – 4:30 pm
MCC Home School - School play
Rehearse and perform a school play.
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Crafting For Charity
Create handmade knitted and crocheted crafts for local organizations. Please bringyour needles, hooks, and some acrylicyarn.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Census Corner
Use a Library computerinthe Quiet Reading Room to complete your Census form while enjoying coffee and snacks. Assistance will be provided as needed. Don’t forget your free Census button!
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Writing Crew: Fractured Fairy Tales
This month's topic: Fractured Fairy Tales

Sunday, March 29

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Critics' Choice Cinema: Long Day's Journey into Night
Luo Hongwu returns to his hometown of Kaili after being away for a long time. Almost immediately, he begins the search for the woman he loved and whom he has never been able to forget.(2019, NR, Mandarin w/ English subtitles, 2hr20 min)

Monday, March 30

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday Morning Playgroup
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Knitting Roundtable
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Yarn Gang
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nature Night

Tuesday, March 31

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 11:15 AM.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Listen Up!
This program is also offered at 10:00 AM.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Movies, Munchies & More: A Ballerina's Tale
A documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise and her potentially career endinginjury, alongside themes of race and body imageinthe elite ballet world.Cast: Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly. (2015, NR, 1hr25 min)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Craftin' Around: Crafting with Chainmail
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Book Discussion held at two different times. No registration required. New members are warmly welcome!

Book Synopsis: A beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich. (NoveList Plus).

April 2020

Thursday, April 9

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

Sunday, April 12

12:00 am
Library Closed (Easter)
The Library is closed Sunday, April 12 for Easter.

May 2020

Thursday, May 14

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

Sunday, May 24

12:00 am
Library Closed (Memorial Day holiday)
The Library is closed Sunday, May 24 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Monday, May 25

12:00 am
Library Closed (Memorial Day)
The Library is closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

June 2020

Thursday, June 11

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

July 2020

Saturday, July 4

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

Thursday, July 9

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

August 2020

Thursday, August 13

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

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.

Thursday, September 10

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

October 2020

Thursday, October 8

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

November 2020

Thursday, November 12

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

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 10

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month. The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Learn more about theBoard of Trustees.

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.