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January 2021

Thursday January 21

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
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Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for 10 days.
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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Looking for something more casual than a traditional book discussion? 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 (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. This month's tale is Rapunzel. Visit the Library's Facebook page to watch live and on demand.

Pre-K to Grade 2 with a parent/caregiver
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Navigating the Job Search: Looking for a Job Today (Online)
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The job market has changed dramatically. How can you conduct an effective job search today? Career librarian Mike Buhmann will go over essential portfolio-building tools and discuss how you can develop the knowledge and skills to land your optimal job.

Register via the Skokie Public Library calendar. Registration beginsJanuary 1.

Navigating the Job Search is a program series sponsored in collaboration with the public libraries of Skokie, Wilmette, Glenview, Evanston, Lincolnwood, and Niles.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Academy (Online)
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 January 22

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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 January 23

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for 10 days.

Sunday January 24

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for 10 days.

Monday January 25

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
They Shall Be Counted (Online)
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In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, learn about the complications and ironies of ghetto life through the original paintings and drawings Erich Lichtblau-Leskly created while imprisoned in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) Ghetto. Presented by Meghan Gieseker of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Tuesday January 26

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for 10 days.
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.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Doing More with Windows 10 (Online)
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Learn about the most important built-in appsand how to install and manage programs.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: The Alice Network (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 can be checked out through 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: In 1947, pregnant Charlie St. Clair, an American college girl banished from her family, arrives in London to find out what happened to her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, and meets a former spy who, torn apart by betrayal, agrees to help her on her mission. (NoveList Plus)

Wednesday January 27

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Tots Dealing with Big Feelings: Bravery (Online)
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This month's topic: Feeling Brave.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Tween Game Party (Online)
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Hang out with your friends and battle your librarians with fun virtual games. No stress allowed!

Grades 4-7
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What You Should Know: COVID-19 Vaccinations and You (Online)
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JoinDr. David R. Donnersberger, an internal medicine specialist with NorthShore, for a discussion about the available COVID-19 vaccinations, how vaccines work, and why they are so important.

Thursday January 28

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Pocket Circus Show (Online)
US
Watch an exciting circus show full of juggling, balancing, and colorful costumes set to tango music. The streaming video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for 10 days.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Storytime (Online)
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A special storytime for participants ofour 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. We’ll read stories, share our favorite books, and more. Learn more about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and sign up at mgpl.org/1000books.(Zoom)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Navigating the Job Search: Resumes & Marketing Material (Online)
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Join career professionals Jerry Donahue and Joan Neumahr to learn the best ways to market yourself during the pandemic. Learn techniques to create an optimal resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letters, and more.

Register via the Skokie Public Library calendar. Registration beginsJanuary 1.

Navigating the Job Search is a program series sponsored in collaboration with the public libraries of Skokie, Wilmette, Glenview, Evanston, Lincolnwood, and Niles.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Family Engineering Night (Online)
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

January’s task: Build a device that makes cold weather more fun.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kanopy Club: Meet the Patels (Online)
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Join us for a new film discussion club! Watch the movie before the meeting using Kanopy, the library’s free online movie streaming service, or contact the Library to borrow the DVD. Then join us for a discussion moderated by two movie-loving librarians.

Meet the Patels

In this real-life romantic comedy, an Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family so he can start looking for a wife the traditional Indian way. (2014, PG, 1 hr 20 min)

Friday January 29

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: The Snowy Day
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. Each month between December and March, we'll display a new book for you to read as you make your way around the building. Book pages will be arranged on signs for you to read at your own pace, so visit us often and enjoy time reading together with your family.

January'sbook: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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 January 30

12:00 am
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Sunday January 31

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exploring Spices: Ground Jamaican Allspice (Online)
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: Ground Jamaican Allspice (pickup starts January 4)

February 2021

Monday February 1

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
12:00 am
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstrates Shibashi body movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility, and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.
7:15 pm – 7:30 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

Tuesday February 2

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)

Wednesday February 3

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Talk: Romance Reads (Phone)
Whether you’re a long-time romance reader or a new to the genre, join us this February to get a few romance reads for Valentine’s Day.

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.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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

Thursday February 4

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Navigating the Job Search: Informational Interviewing (Online)
Get an edge on the competition by networking your way to your next career.

Martin Gahbauer of Elmhurst College will provide a guide to take control of your job search by conducting a series of directed interviews that will develop your network and help you land a good job.

Register via the Skokie Public Library Calendarhere

Registration for this workshop beginsJanuary 1st

Navigating the Job Search isa program seriessponsored in collaborationwith the public libraries of Skokie, Wilmette, Glenview, Evanston, Lincolnwood, and Niles.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jr. Escape Room (Online)
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

Friday February 5

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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)
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)
Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on the first and third Fridays of the month.To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 26

Saturday February 6

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12

Sunday February 7

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12

Monday February 8

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Meditation (Phone)
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.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Valentine's Day Origami (Online)
Learn some crafty tricks for making creative and original Valentine’s Day cards. Paper and scissors required.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beginner Birdwatching (Online)
Want to start bird watching? Come join us, and presenterVicky Sroczynski,as we learnabout basic gear, how to find and identify some common winter and yard birds in the area, and ways to keep track of your sightings. With this knowledge, you’ll be all set to start participatingin the Great Backyard Bird Count starting February 12-15.

Tuesday February 9

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Escape Room (Online)
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
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The History of Mardi Gras (Online)
Former history teacher, author, and speakerEdward Branley (aka “NOLA History Guy”) presentsthe history of Mardi Gras in New Orleansfrom its origins in 1857to the present.

Wednesday February 10

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Name That Tune (Online)
In thisvirtualversionof Name That Tune, participantslisten(over the phone or via Zoom)to snippets of music from the good old days,thenguess the name and artist of the song.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Book Bash (Online)
Read and discuss a selection of this year’s nominees for the Monarch Award, an Illinois’ readers’ choice award. We’ll vote for our favorites at the March meeting and discuss past Monarch-winning titles.

Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-9
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Famished for Fiction (Online)
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
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LitLounge: The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai (Online)
LitLounge is meeting on Zoom. Register here orcontact 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:Cynical dating app creator Rhiannon Hunter must decide whether or not to give former pro-football player Samson Lima, who wooed her during one magical night and then disappeared, a second chance despite the fact that his in league with a business rival.An intelligent, multicultural contemporary romance, with issues of #MeToo in the tech industry and the NFL's concussion problem are woven in. (NoveList Plus)

Thursday February 11

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Navigating the Job Search: Interviewing in the Virtual Age
During the pandemic, most interviewing is done on the phone and by computer.

In this program, long-time human resources professional Frances Price will explain the techniques for looking and sounding your best in an online interview.

Register via the Skokie Public Library Calendarhere

Registration for this workshop beginsJanuary 1st

Navigating the Job Search is a four-week event sponsored in collaboration with Skokie Public Library, Wilmette Public Library, Glenview Public Library, Evanston Public Library, Lincolnwood Public Library and Niles Maine District Library.
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.

Friday February 12

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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)
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 February 13

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
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.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Yoga (Online)
Enjoy the benefits of increased strength, flexibility, and relaxation during this family-centered yoga session led by certified restorative yoga teacher Kristey Chalabi.

Sunday February 14

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12

Monday February 15

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstrates Shibashi body movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility, and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nintendo Switch Gaming: Mario Kart (Online)
Play Mario Kart 8 on your Nintendo Switch while chatting on Zoom with your friends from the Library! Ownership of a Nintendo Switch gaming console, Mario Kart 8, and a Nintendo Switch Online membership are required for online play.

Tuesday February 16

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chocolate Tasting with Journey Shannon (Online)
Pastry chef and chocolatier Journey Shannon, owner of Noir d’Ébène Chocolat et Patisserie in Evanston, leads a chocolate tasting journey from bean to bar. Samples will be available for registrants to pick up before the program.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drama Club (Online)

Wednesday February 17

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Tween Game Party (Online)
Hang out with your friends and battle your librarians with fun virtual games. No stress allowed!

Grades 4-7
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mind Games: The Science of Perception Deception (Online)
Magician, storyteller, and author William Pack explores the different ways our brains trick us, how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make choices subconsciously.

Thursday February 18

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Chat (Online)
Looking for something more casual than a traditional book discussion? 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 (Online)
An entertaining storytime focused on a traditional folk or fairy tale, then all mixed up with silly, exciting, or wacky versions of the tale. This month's tale is Rapunzel. Visit the Library's Facebook page to watch live and on demand.

Pre-K to Grade 2 with a parent/caregiver
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Academy (Online)
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 February 19

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
12:00 am
Virtual Screening: The Long Shadow (Online)
In this documentary, director Frances Causey traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. (2017, 1 hr 27 min)

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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)
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)
Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on the first and third Fridays of the month.To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 27

Saturday February 20

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
Virtual Screening: The Long Shadow (Online)
In this documentary, director Frances Causey traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. (2017, 1 hr 27 min)

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).

Sunday February 21

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
Virtual Screening: The Long Shadow (Online)
In this documentary, director Frances Causey traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. (2017, 1 hr 27 min)

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).

Monday February 22

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
Virtual Screening: The Long Shadow (Online)
In this documentary, director Frances Causey traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. (2017, 1 hr 27 min)

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).

Tuesday February 23

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
Virtual Screening: The Long Shadow (Online)
In this documentary, director Frances Causey traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. (2017, 1 hr 27 min)

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin (Phone)
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 can be checked out throughHoopla where copies are always available.Contact us for assistance, or find any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis: Three generations of a family of former slaves, the founders of a small Nova Scotia community, navigate prejudice, harsh weather and estrangements against a backdrop of the historical events of the 20th century. (NoveList Plus)
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Paper Folding Magic (Online)
Local magicianGary Kantorteacheskids how to turn scrap paper into fun objects duringthisfunandmagical origami workshop. Supplies needed: 8.5x11 sheets of paper (can be recycled), scissors, and crayons/markers.

Grades 2-8

Wednesday February 24

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
Virtual Screening: The Long Shadow (Online)
In this documentary, director Frances Causey traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. (2017, 1 hr 27 min)

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).
4:30 pm – 5:15 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: Paul Klee.

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, and something to color with. Optional supplies: colored paper, scissors, glue/glue stick

Grades 1-3
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Long Shadow Live Q&A (Online)
Join us for a live online conversation and Q&A with director Frances Causey, who will discuss her film The Long Shadow.

Register on Zoom

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).

Thursday February 25

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
Virtual Screening: The Long Shadow (Online)
In this documentary, director Frances Causey traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. (2017, 1 hr 27 min)

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Cuddle Bugs (Online)
Bond with your baby and explore the health benefits and techniques of infant massage, stretching, and aromatherapy with certified infant massage instructor LoredanaTomesello.

Birth to 12 Months
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real-Life Great Horned Owl Soap Opera (Online)
Based on an in-depth study of Great Horned Owls in Minnesota, this fun program uncovers the surprising and dramatic lives of owls, from evicting each other to stealing and killing partners!
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beginning Photo Editing (Online)
Learn how to use basic editing tools withPixlr, a free online photo-editing tool.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Family Engineering Night (Online)
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

February's task: Build a device to lift an object.

Friday February 26

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
Virtual Screening: The Long Shadow (Online)
In this documentary, director Frances Causey traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. (2017, 1 hr 27 min)

Visit thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries to stream the film anytime between February 19-26 or watch anytime on Kanopy with a Morton Grove library card at mgpl.kanopy.com.

Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN)andTogether is Better Alliance (TiBA).
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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)
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 February 27

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12

Sunday February 28

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: Maybe Something Beautiful
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

February's book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
LitLoot
If you’ve always wanted to try a subscription box but don’t like how much they cost, then LitLoot is the perfect solution for you. LitLoot is a free literary subscription box filled with a custom selected library book and free goodies!

To subscribe, register below and then wait to hear from us. Each subscription lasts for two months. Boxes will be ready for pickup at the end of February and March. Subscriptions are limited, so register by February 10 to ensure you will receive LitLoot for both months. Library card required.

Grades 9-12
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exploring Spices: Peruvian Chile Lime (Online)
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.

February's spice: Peruvian Chile Lime (pickup begins February 1)

March 2021

Monday March 1

12:00 am
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstrates Shibashi body movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility, and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wings of Fire Trivia (Online)
Are you as all-knowing, all-seeing, and all-brilliant as the Nightwings? Join fellow fans on Zoom and show off your advanced trivia techniques! The winner will receive a copy of Wings of Fire Book 14, The Dangerous Gift by Tui T. Sutherland, released on March 2. Create your free account on Kahoot.com before the program begins, then join us on Zoom to participate.

Grades 3-8
7:15 pm – 7:30 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

Tuesday March 2

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Whys and Whens of Car Maintenance (Online)
Automotive educator, writer, and speaker Chaya Milchtein answers your basic car ownership and maintenance questions, including which repairs your car needs and when to schedule them to keep things running smoothly.

Wednesday March 3

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Talk: Spring Vibes (Phone)
March might still be cold and wintery, but spring is on the horizon. Welcome the coming warmth with a list of spring-themed books.

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.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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

Thursday March 4

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Books & Beyond: Alabama Moon (Online)
Read the book, watch the movie based on the book (available for streaming on Hoopla), and then meet to discuss both. This month’s book/movie: Alabama Moon by Watt Key.

After you register, call the Youth Services Desk at 847-929-5102 to arrange for curbside pickup of your free copy of the book of the month.

Grades 6-8

Friday March 5

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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)
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)
Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on the first and third Fridays of the month.To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 28

Saturday March 6

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Sunday March 7

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Monday March 8

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Meditation (Phone)
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 – 8:00 pm
Mother-Daughter Book Club: Ella Enchanted (Online)
Bring your mother (or favorite female grown-up) with you for an online discussion and activities connected to the book of the month: Ella Enchantedby Gail Carson.

Grades 4-6

After you register, call the Youth Services Desk at 847-929-5102 to arrange for curbside pickup of your free copy of the book of the month.

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

Tuesday March 9

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Guys Read: The Mighty Odds by Amy Ignatow (Online)
Team up with your favorite grownup for discussion and activities featuring the book The Mighty Oddsby Amy Ignatow.

Grades 4-6

After you register, call the Youth Services Desk at 847-929-5102 to arrange for curbside pickup of your free copy of the book of the month.

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

Wednesday March 10

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Name That Tune (Online)
In thisvirtualversionof Name That Tune, participantslisten(over the phone or via Zoom)to snippets of music from the good old days,thenguess the name and artist of the song.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Book Bash (Online)
Read and discuss a selection of this year’s nominees for the Monarch Award, an Illinois’ readers’ choice award. We’ll vote for our favorites and discuss past Monarch-winning titles.

Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-9
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Famished for Fiction (Online)
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
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LitLounge: This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples (Online)
LitLounge is meeting on Zoom. Registration information coming soon; 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:Engaging in a secret affair with a closeted white man, an Ojibwe from a northern Minnesota reservation navigates small-town discrimination before a ghost leads him to the grave of a basketball star whose murder becomes linked to a local legend. (NoveList Plus)

Thursday March 11

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jr. Escape Room (Online)
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 – 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.

Friday March 12

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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)
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 March 13

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
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.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Yoga (Online)
Enjoy the benefits of increased strength, flexibility, and relaxation during this family-centered yoga session led by certified restorative yoga teacher Kristey Chalabi.

Sunday March 14

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: Shreve Stockton (Online)
Author Shreve Stockton discusses her book Meditations with Cows, which blends narrative memoir, science, and thoughtful reflection about the natural world. Hear stories from a Wyoming ranch, see charming photographs of charismatic cows, and learn how pastured cattle can be our allies in averting climate crisis.

Monday March 15

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tai Chi (Online)
Certified tai chi instructor Erica Bough demonstrates Shibashi body movements, breathing exercises, and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility, and reduce stress. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Family Reads: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling (Online)
Read the book of the month aloud at home with your family, then bring a grown-up with you to our Zoom meetup to discuss and explore the story with a hands-on activity. This month’s book: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling.

Grades 1-3

After you register, call the Youth Services Desk at 847-929-5102 to arrange for curbside pickup of your free copy of the book of the month. You can also access the ebook with your library card.

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 March 16

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drama Club (Online)

Wednesday March 17

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Toddler Time (Online)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Backing Up Your Digital Photos (Online)
Learn how to back up your photos and videos to the cloud or an external hard drive so you can clear some space on your Android, Apple, or Windows device.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Tween Game Party (Online)
Hang out with your friends and battle your librarians with fun virtual games. No stress allowed!

Grades 4-7

Thursday March 18

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime (Online)
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Chat (Online)
Looking for something more casual than a traditional book discussion? 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 (Online)
An entertaining storytime focused on a traditional folk or fairy tale, then all mixed up with silly, exciting, or wacky versions of the tale. This month's tale is Rapunzel. Visit the Library's Facebook page to watch live and on demand.

Pre-K to Grade 2 with a parent/caregiver
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Academy (Online)
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 March 19

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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)
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)
Brain Bytes isour series of video shorts featuring math puzzles and brain games. New episodes upload on the first and third Fridays of the month.To watch, visit the Library's YouTube channel.

Episode 29

Saturday March 20

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Sunday March 21

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cupcake Decorating for Beginners (Online)
Baker and MGPL librarian Brenda demonstrates how to make a simple buttercream frosting, fill a pastry bag, and use different piping techniques to create beautiful decorations for cupcakes and cakes. Registrants will receive a supply list, recipes, a piping tip, and pastry bags before the class.

Monday March 22

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Doodle Inspiration (Online)
Create your own drawings after being inspired by art and design history. Learn about the creative process, idea journals, and much more.

Grades 3-8

Tuesday March 23

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Escape Room (Online)
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
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between the Lines: The Library at the Edge of the World (Phone)
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 can be checked out throughHoopla where copies are always available.Contact us for assistance, or find any instructions you may need on our Download & Stream page.

Book Synopsis: Prepare to be transported to coastal Ireland with Hannah Casey as she moves back to her hometown after a wrenching divorce and becomes the local librarian. Hannah's daily challenges include dealing with an abrasive mother, an infuriating building contractor, and noise in the library. A series of events leads Hannah to help rally the community to come together, changing the town, the library, and Hannah. (NoveList Plus)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The History of Knitting (Online)
Knitting historian Lis Kristan presents an exploration of knitting as a treasured part of the human experience throughout history. Discover little-known secrets of the craft through historical images, antique items, and handmade recreations.

Wednesday March 24

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Tots Dealing with Big Feelings: Sadness (Online)
This session's theme: Feeling Sad
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Scratch 'n' Code (Online)
Learn the basics of computer coding with Scratch 2.0 by creating simple and fun programs. Create your own free login at scratch.mit.edu with a guardian's permission prior to the start of the class. Further instructions will be given via Zoom at the start of the program.

Thursday March 25

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Storytime (Online)
A special storytime event for participants of our1000 Books Before Kindergartenprogram. We’ll read stories, share our favorite books, and more. Learn more about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and sign up atmgpl.org/1000books.
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Family Engineering Night (Online)
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

March's task: Build a device to move an object across water.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kanopy Club: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Online)
Join us for a new film discussion club! Watch the movie before the meeting using Kanopy, the library’s free online movie streaming service, or contact the Library to borrow the DVD. Then join us for a discussion moderated by two movie-loving librarians.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

From acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) comes this award-winning comedy starring Julian Dennison as Ricky, a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. (2016, PG-13, 1 hour 42 min)

Friday March 26

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chair Yoga (Online)
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)
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 March 27

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Sunday March 28

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exploring Spices: Vadouvan (Online)
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:Vadouvan (pickup begins March 1)

Monday March 29

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Extreme STEAM: Don't Try This at Home! (Online)
This explosive virtual presentation from the NIU STEAM Team demonstrates fireballs, powerful lasers, high-speed projectiles, and other exciting experiments.

Family

Tuesday March 30

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Listen Up! (Online)

Wednesday March 31

All Day
Winter StoryWalk: A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Bundle up and head to the Library for some outdoor family fun. The pages of a book are arranged on numbered signs around the building. Take a stroll and enjoy the story at your own pace.

March's book:A Unicorn Named Sparkleby Amy Young

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

April 2021

Sunday April 4

12:00 am
Library Closed (Easter)
The Library is closed Sunday, April 4for Easter.

Thursday April 8

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

May 2021

Thursday May 13

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

Sunday May 30

12:00 am
Library Closed (Memorial Day holiday)
The Library is closed Sunday, May 30for Memorial Day.

Monday May 31

12:00 am
Library Closed (Memorial Day)
The Library is closed Monday, May 31for Memorial Day.

June 2021

Thursday June 10

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

July 2021

Sunday July 4

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

Monday July 5

12:00 am
Library Closed (Independence Day holiday)
The Library is closed Monday, July 5for Independence Day.

Thursday July 8

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

August 2021

Thursday August 12

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

September 2021

Sunday September 5

12:00 am
Library Closed (Labor Day holiday)
The Library is closed Sunday, September 5for Labor Day.

Monday September 6

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

Thursday September 9

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

October 2021

Thursday October 14

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

November 2021

Thursday November 11

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

Wednesday November 24

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library Closed at 5 pm (Thanksgiving)
The Library closes early at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 24for Thanksgiving.

Thursday November 25

12:00 am
Library Closed (Thanksgiving)
The Library is closed Thursday, November 25for Thanksgiving.

December 2021

Thursday December 9

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
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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.

Friday December 24

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

Saturday December 25

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

Friday 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 Friday, December 31 for New Year's Eve.