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October 2020

Thursday October 29

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
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Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Introduction to Word 365 (Online)
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Learn how to create, format, and save documents in the cloud version of Microsoft Word.

Friday October 30

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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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.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
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Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver

Saturday October 31

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.

November 2020

Sunday November 1

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
12:00 am
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)

Monday November 2

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Bedtime Stories & More (Online)
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Wind down for bed with a story or two on Facebook Live. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join in.

Family

Tuesday November 3

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
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Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.

Wednesday November 4

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
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Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36

Thursday November 5

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Group (Online)
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Practice your English conversation skills over Zoom with MGPL librarian Marlene, other ESL learners, and ESL volunteers. We will talk about interesting topics and share thoughts and stories. Any handouts will be emailed in advance. All skill levels are welcome to attend.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jr. Escape Room (Online)
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Join us in the Zoom Room of Doom for a virtual locked-room challenge. Together, we will use our STEAM skills to problem-solve our way to freedom. Have scratch paper and pencil handy. (You may bring a reading assistant if needed.)

Grades 1-3
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Books & Beyond: Ella Enchanted (Online)
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In this book club, participants read the book, watch the movie based on the book (available for checkout or streaming on Hoopla), and then meet to discuss both. This month’s book/movie isElla Enchantedby Gail Carson Levine.

Friday November 6

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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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.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
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Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. 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)
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Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 21

Saturday November 7

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Yoga (Online)
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Enjoy the benefits of increased strength, flexibility, and relaxation during this family-centered yoga session led by certified restorative yoga teacher Kristey Chalabi.
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Mini Masterpieces (Online)
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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: Georgia O'Keeffe. Supplies needed: paper, pencil, and something to color with.

Sunday November 8

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Eating Beautiful: Grazing Boards & Platters (Online)
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Foodie Lea Dixon (Platter Girl) demonstrates how to turn an ordinary cutting board into an artfully delicious masterpiece.

Monday November 9

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
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Learn Tai Chi fromErica Bough, a certified Tai Chi instructor, asshe demonstratesShibashibody movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility and reduce stress.All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
47th Annual Children's Art Contest Reception (Online)
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Join us on Facebook Live as we announce the winners! All submissions will be viewable in a gallery on our Facebook page.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mother-Daughter Book Club: Harriet the Invincible (Online)
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Bring your mother (or favorite female grown-up) with you for an online discussion and activities connected to the book of the month,Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincibleby Ursula Vernon.

Either pick up yourfreecopy of the book of the month at the Youth Services Desk after youregisteror we’ll mail it to you forno-contactparticipation.

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

Grades 4-6

Tuesday November 10

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
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Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wills & Trusts (Online)
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Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft discusses protecting your final wishes through wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate laws, and more.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Guys Read: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Online)
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Team up with your favorite grownup for discussion and activities featuring the book Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

Grades 4-6

Either pick up yourfreecopy of the book of the month at the Youth Services Desk after youregisteror we’ll mail it to you forno-contactparticipation.

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

Wednesday November 11

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
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Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Talk: Historical Fiction (Phone)
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Current events got you down?Escape to the past with this selection of historical fiction titles from all corners of the globe.

We will meet on the phone 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.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Book Bash (Online)
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Join us on Zoom to read and discuss a selection of this year’s nominees for the Monarch Award, an Illinois’ readers’ choice award, before voting for our favorites in March.

Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-9
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Famished for Fiction (Online)
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Chat about new and favorite books with Ms. Dre, the library’s school liaison. Bring a beloved book to share with the group or just come to discover your next great read!

Grades 4-8 / Ages 10-14
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Virtual LEGO Builders (Online)
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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 – 8:30 pm
LitLounge: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Online)
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LitLounge is meeting on Zoom. Register here or contact Allyson Coan (ACoan@skokielibrary.info) or Rebecca Hayes (rhayes@mgpl.org) for details.

The book can be checked outthrough all library ebook platforms, includingHooplawhere copies are always available.Find instructions on our Download & Stream page, or contact us for assistance.

Book Synopsis: Richard Mayhew's life is forever changed after he rescues a young girl named Door and finds himself living in a city of monsters, saints, murderers, and angels, and he must help Door on her mission to save this strange underworld kingdom from destruction. (NoveList Plus)

Thursday November 12

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
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7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting (Online)
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.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Family Engineering Night (Online)
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At Family Engineering Night, we create awesome inventions in response to everyday problems. Your challenge is tobuild first, and then meet online for a show-and-tell session to share your team’s results. Be creative!

All Ages

November’s task: Build a device to improve Thanksgiving.

Friday November 13

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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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.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
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Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. Visit the Library's Facebook page to join.

Birth to age 2 with a parent/caregiver

Saturday November 14

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Crafty Saturday
Pick up supplies from the front porch of the Library to make a seasonal craft while supplies last.

Sunday November 15

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Storytelling @ MGPL: Love Makes the World Go 'Round (Online)
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Storyteller Anne Shimojima shares stories from Japan, India, Scotland, and Wales about love lost and found.

Monday November 16

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
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Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Meditation (Phone)
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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.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Family Reads Book Club: The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau (Online)
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Read the book of the month aloud at home with your family, then grab an adult and meet up online to discuss and explore the story with a hands-on activity. This month’s book: The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau.

Grades 1-3

Either pick up your free copy of the book of the month at the Youth Services Desk after you register or we’ll mail it to you for no-contact participation.

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.

Tuesday November 17

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
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Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Drama Club (Online)
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7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: Summer Hours at the Robbers Library (Phone)
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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 through Hoopla, where copies are always available, and on OverDrive. Contact us for assistance, or find any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis: A head librarian who would leave behind the painful realities of her suburbia past unexpectedly bonds with a teenager performing community service, a disgruntled former Wall Street high flyer and other offbeat regulars who encourage her out of her self-imposed isolation. (NoveList Plus)

Wednesday November 18

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
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Join us online to sing along and read together at this two-riffic storytime.

Ages 24-36
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Tween Survival Club (Online)
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A tween-only hangout to get you through the school week. De-stress in our Zoom room with virtual activities and real friends.

Grades 4-7
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cut the Cable Cord (Online)
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Learn how to cut the cord on cable TV to lower your monthly bills through cost-effective alternatives like Netflix, Roku, Sling, Apple TV, and more.

Thursday November 19

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual, statewide event that encourages families to spend quality time reading together.To participate, register at the Youth Services Desk or call 847-929-5102 starting November1, then pick up your supplies in person or by curbside pickup. Then, on November19, read together as a family. (While supplies last. Limit one bag and book per family.)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
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10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Chat (Online)
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Join us on the third Thursday of the month for a casual conversation about books. Chat over the phone or via Zoom with your fellow book lovers about whatever you’re reading, listening to, and otherwise enjoying.

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. Contact us for assistance.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Folk & Fairy Tales Storytime (Online)
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An entertaining storytime focused on a traditional folk or fairy tale, then all mixed up with silly, exciting, or wacky versions of the tale. Visit the Library's Facebook page to watch live and on demand.

Pre-K to Grade 2 with a parent/caregiver
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Windows 10 Basics (Online)
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Get familiar with Microsoft’s latest operating system.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Academy (Online)
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Learn how to play chess with chess master Chris Christmas. All skill levels welcome. Create your free lichess.org account prior to playing.

Grades 1-8

Friday November 20

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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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.
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Wee Read (Online)
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Meet Ms. Debbie on Facebook Live for a story, a rhyme, and a song. 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)
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Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on Fridays! To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 22

Saturday November 21

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.

Sunday November 22

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exploring Spices: Smoked Spanish Sweet Paprika (Online)
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Explore spices from around the world in this flavorful monthly program. Pick up the spice of the month and then discover the taste by making any dish you choose. At the end of the month we will meet over Zoom to share results and experiences.

This month's spice: Smoke Spanish Sweet Paprika (pick up begins November 1)

Monday November 23

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
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Learn Tai Chi fromErica Bough, a certified Tai Chi instructor, asshe demonstratesShibashibody movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility and reduce stress.All experience levels welcome.Wear comfortable clothes.

Tuesday November 24

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
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Listen to stories, sing songs, and more as Ms. Amy brings the Library to your home. Visit the Library'sFacebook pageto watch live and on demand.

Birth to Kindergarten with a parent/caregiver.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Escape Room (Online)
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Join us in the Zoom Room of Doom for a virtual locked-room challenge. The only escape is to conquer all the puzzles. Together, we will use our STEAM skills to problem-solve our way to freedom. Be sure to have scratch paper and pencil handy.

Grades 4-8

Wednesday November 25

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Tots Dealing with Big Feelings: Jealousy (Online)
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This session's theme: Jealousy/Dealing with Siblings.
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

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
12:00 am
Library Closed (Thanksgiving)
The Library is closed Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

Friday November 27

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
US
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.

Saturday November 28

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
US
If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.

Sunday November 29

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
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If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.

Monday November 30

All Day
Take & Make Craft: Macrame Hanging Planter
US
If you can tie a knot, you can create macrame! This DIY craft kit comes with instructions and supplies, including an air plant. Kits will be available starting on October 1 at the Info Desk or through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Together Morton Grove: Simple Embroidery & Cards of Kindness
US
Throughout October and November, participate in one or both of these programs to help spread joy around our community:

Simple Embroidery

Create an embroidered gift at home for a friend or loved one using our supplies and instructions. Choose from two inspirational sayings or design your own. Kits will be available at the Info Desk through curbside pickup while supplies last.

Cards of Kindness

Send uplifting and caring messages to senior community members. Postcards will be available at the Info Desks orthrough curbside pickup.Return your completed postcards in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library to be distributed to local senior citizens.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times while in the Library. Social distancing requirements may limit the number of seats available for public observance of the meeting. To have a public comment read into the minutes, please contact Executive Director Pam Leffler at pleffler@mgpl.org.

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.