The Spark: Summer 2023

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Glenview, IL


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Letter from the Library Director

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Sat: 9 AM–5 PM

Sun: 1 PM–5 PM


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Monday, May 29

Tuesday, July 4

Sunday, August 20

Sunday, September 3

Monday, September 4


President: Ruth Rosenblum

Vice President: Thomas Blanchard

Secretary: Winifred Clonts

Trustee: M. David Johnson

Trustee: Allan J. Ruter

Trustee: Carol A. Schmitt

Trustee: Kathy Davis Vega


Library Director: Lindsey Dorfman

Deputy Director: Teri Room

Finance Director: Christine Klimusko

Communications: Hilary Gabel

Information Technology: Allen Bettig

Innovation Services: Deanna Musurlian

Material Services: Karen Kee

Patron Experience: Jean Sanders Youth Services: Barbara Littlefield


President: Lenore Pettinger

Friends Used Book Store: 847.901.5910


President: Jackie Lutz


Design: Heather Brown, Olivia Doret

Editor: Kathleen Mammoser

Photo Policy: Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Glenview Library publicity purposes

ADA accommodations are provided for all programs. Requests must be made when registering for a program. Advance notice of five business days required

Come together this summer at the Library! Beyond our incredible collections and resources, the Library also offers opportunities for Glenview residents to come together, make connections, and build community. Whether through a book discussion, a storytime, or a friendly chat with a librarian, people build relationships and create friendships every day at the Library. Did you know that these relationships make Glenview stronger, happier, and healthier? Studies show that connected and collaborative communities work better together to address common challenges, and social connections make us feel more fulfilled, enhance our well-being, and even increase longevity. Our team is proud of the work we do to foster engagement and we are excited to offer a summer full of opportunities to connect with friends, neighbors, and people from across the community. We welcome you to explore Glenview Public Library this summer and experience how we bring people together!

Lindsey Dorfman, Library Director

What I'm reading this summer - Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro I can't wait to read Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel that explores the nature of humanity and the potential consequences of advanced artificial intelligence. I hear it's beautifully written and thought-provoking.

Library Board Trustee Allan J. Ruter Steps Down

After 12 years of service, Library Board Trustee Allan J. Ruter stepped down from the board in May. Ruter served as President of the Board from 2017-2019 and 2021-2022, and as Vice President from 2019-2021. He was also Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Budget and Finance Committees, and served on the Legislative, Public Relations and Marketing, Building and Grounds, and Budget and Finance committees throughout his tenure.

Ruter provided leadership for the planning and building of the Innovation Center and Marketplace, helped the Library navigate

the COVID-19 Pandemic, and selected a new library director in 2020. His innate curiosity, love of learning, and sense of humor helped lead the Library in new directions with innovative ideas and fiscal stewardship. The Board of Trustees and staff of the Glenview Public Library extend a heartfelt thank you to Trustee Ruter for his contributions to support the Library and the quality of life in Glenview.

A Storybook Career for Youth Services Director

After almost 40 years of storytimes, book battles, and summer reading, Youth Services Director Barbara Littlefield announced her retirement in May. Barbara began her career at GPL in 1983 as a youth department assistant; her hard work and dedication eventually led to her appointment as head of the department in August 2008. Throughout her career, Barbara witnessed the transformation and growth of the Library, including the construction of GPL's current building, opened in October 2010.

For nearly four decades, Barbara has fostered a love of reading in the children of Glenview. "Being a children's librarian was always my dream job! Connecting children and families with good books, informative resources, and inspiring programming can make such a positive impact. I have been so blessed in return by this wonderful community, the Library, and, most of all, the people. How fortunate I am to have been a part of something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

Indeed, it won't be easy saying goodbye to Barbara, but we wish her all the best in her retirement!

Glenview Road

News & Announcements

GPL Helps to Preserve Glenview's History

In downtown Glenview on Waukegan Rd sits the Farmhouse Museum and Hibbard Library, the two buildings that together make the Glenview History Center. “We have a large collection in a small footprint,” GHC president Susan Johns says. “The farmhouse has furnishings, artwork, toys, and more from the Civil War era in which the house was originally built to WWII, the early years of Glenview.” The Hibbard Library houses photo and document archives, including newspapers, maps, genealogies, neighborhood histories, local business artifacts, and more.

Founded in 1965, the GHC has a goal to preserve, nurture, and promote an awareness and appreciation of the Village of Glenview’s local history. Since its start, the Glenview History Center has been run by a group of dedicated volunteers, collecting historical artifacts and doing their best to keep the history of Glenview organized.

In 2023, the Library, Village, and History Center entered into an agreement to ensure the long-term future of the History Center. As

part of the agreement, the Library provides staff to assist with the History Center’s daily operation and management. As GHC president Susan Johns explains, “The Library has the professional knowledge to help us modernize our collections management, making our holdings more accessible and ultimately, even more robust.”

GPL Genealogy and Local History Librarian Kimberly Schlarman has been working as the History Center librarian for about a year. “My focus right now is to organize everything in a way that complies with current professional standards. We purchased software to catalog the collection that will keep us better organized and will allow the public to access and connect with our collections.”

“Glenview is a special place, shaped and formed by many influences over its years,” adds Susan. “GHC shares that history with people but also wants members of the community to share their Glenview stories with us.”

Glenview history continues to grow, and the partnership between the Library, History Center, and Village ensures that the stories of Glenview will continue for many years to come. Stay updated with the Glenview History Center at

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“The Library has the professional knowledge to help us modernize our collections management, making our holdings more accessible and ultimately, even more robust.”

Spend your summer at GPL! Earn prizes while reading for fun, discovering something new, and connecting with your neighbors. The Library is the hub for summer fun with prizes for all ages – kids, teens, and adults.

Summer @ GPL Kickoff

Saturday, June 3, 11 AM-1 PM • Community Room

Sign up for the Summer @ GPL reading challenges and receive a coupon for a free small cone or slushie from Glenview Dairy Bar (while supplies last).

Good Clean Fun Concert

Saturday, June 3, 1-2 PM • Jackman Park

Grab your dancing shoes and groove to party hits from the decades with the band Good Clean Fun. Rain location: Community Room.

A special thank you to the Glenview Public Library Foundation and Glenview Dairy Bar for sponsorship of the Summer @ GPL Kickoff!

Summer Reading Challenges

June 1-July 31

How do the Summer @ GPL Reading Challenges work?

• Read books

• Log your progress on Beanstack or in-person at the Reader Services or Youth Services Desk

• Earn prizes and entries into the Grand Prize raffles

How to Register?

• Online at

• Mobile through the Beanstack app

• In-person at the Reader Services or Youth Services Desk

Learn more at

What We're Reading This Summer

Quietly Hostile by Samantha Irby

No one makes me laugh like Samantha Irby. In her latest essay collection, she apparently gets candid about reiki, QVC, anaphylactic shock, and the deranged dog she adopted during quarantine. I might finish it in one sitting. - Romi P.

Time Trials by M.A. Rothman and D.J. Butler

I have read books by both authors. Butler does fantastic alternate history and Rothman writes more hard-science technothrillers. This book seems to combine the two, and I'm excited to see how they do it.

Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow

When I heard this was the story of a boy who survived a school shooting and had to move to a town with no internet or cell phone service to hide from the world and try to forget that day, I had to read it. I can’t wait to find out how he gets his life back. - Sally B.

See the Ghost by David LaRochelle

I'm so happy author David LaRochelle has another early reader coming out this summer. His first two titles- See the Cat and See the Dog- have been big hits in Youth Services and I'm sure this one won't disappoint! - Liz K.

It Began with Lemonade by Gideon Sterer

I love reading a refreshing book on hot summer days, and what could be better than one about lemonade? I am excited to use this book in summer Storytime!

5 Finish the reading challenge for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes!

Kids & Families

Monday Movers (all ages w/adult)

Mondays, June 12-July 31, 10:30-11 AM • Community Room

Wear your dancing shoes and join the Youth Services Librarians as they twirl into the week. Drop in.

Rainbow Families Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Tuesday, June 13, 10-10:30 AM • Community Room

Hear stories that celebrate LGBTQ+ families, love, friendship, belonging, acceptance, and, of course, colors and fun! Drop in.

Family Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Thursdays, June 15-Aug 3, 9:30-10 AM • Community Room

Stories, songs, and fun with the Youth Services Librarians. Drop in.

Pajama Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Thursdays, June 22, July 27 & Aug 17, 7-7:30 PM

Youth Program Room

Come in your coziest pajamas and enjoy stories, songs, and fun. Drop in.

Ukrainian Storytime (all ages w/adult) R

Friday, June 23, 9:30-10 AM • Youth Program Room

Bilingual stories, songs, and rhymes with The Language Labs of Oak Brook.


Yoga Storytime (ages 18 months+ w/adult) R

Friday, June 2, 10:30-11 AM • Community Room

Sing, dance, and strike a yoga pose during this fun and interactive storytime with Hop Along Yogi Kids yoga. Family participation encouraged, no yoga experience necessary. Bring your own mat, towel, or blanket.

STEAM Stories at Kohl Children’s Museum (ages 2+ w/adult)

Sundays, June 4, July 2 & Aug 6, 10:30-11 AM & 11:15-11:45 AM

Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd

Enjoy STEAM storytime with your GPL Librarians! Museum admission not required for storytime. Drop in.

Outdoor Play (all ages w/adult)

Tuesdays, June 6 & 20, July 11 & 25, 9:30-10:30 AM • North Lawn

Enjoy some fun outdoor summer activities with the Youth Services Librarians. Drop in.

Read, White, and Blue Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Friday, June 30, 9:30-10:15 AM • Community Room

Celebrate Independence Day with stories, rhymes, and a parade around the Library. Festive outfits encouraged! Drop in.

Shark Week Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Friday, July 14, 10-10:30 AM • Community Room

Chomp into Shark Week 2023 with a storytime featuring one of our favorite sea creatures! Drop in.

Ice Cream Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Monday, Aug 7, 10:30-11:15 AM • Community Room

Get the scoop on our favorite frozen treat with a sprinkling of stories and activities. A fun craft is the cherry on top. Drop in.

Preschool Picnic with Miss Carole (birth-5 w/adult)

Monday, Aug 28, 10:45-11:45 AM • Jackman Park

Pack a picnic lunch and join Miss Carole of Macaroni Soup to sing, wiggle, and giggle at Jackman Park. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Drop in.

Inspire lifelong learning, foster social skills, and promote language development. R = Register or 847.729.7500 Visit Any Library Service Desk. T = Ticketed Arrive 20 minutes early for your program ticket. Preference given to GPL cardholders.
*Please register your child for the grade they will be entering in fall 2023. Registration begins on the first day of the month prior to the month when the program takes place.


Crafty Friday (all ages w/adult)

Fridays, June 16, July 21 & Aug 18 10 AM-Noon • Youth Program Room

Spark your creativity by making a fun summer craft. Drop in.

NASCAR Drive-In Movie (ages 4-8 w/adult)

Monday, June 26, 1:30-3 PM Community Room

Start your engines! Decorate a cardboard car, then watch a short movie with concessions. Drop in.

Puzzle Swap (all ages)

Friday, July 7, 2-4 PM • Multipurpose Room

Drop off old puzzles to Youth Services between Friday, June 30 and Thursday, July

6. Drop in Friday, July 7 to pick out brandnew-to-you puzzles. Puzzles for all ages will be accepted.

Bingo Bonanza (all ages) R

Saturday, July 29, 3-4 PM Community Room

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of B-I-N-G-O and a chance to win prizes!

StoryWalk (all ages w/adult)

June-August • Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park Good Morning, Neighbor by Davide Cali. Animal neighbors bring ingredients to make and share a delicious cake. Drop in.

StoryWalk Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Friday, July 7, 9:30 or 10 AM • Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park

Take a walk and enjoy a special craft with the Youth Services Librarians during StoryWalk. Drop in.


*Grammy-Nominated Justin Roberts

Family Concert (all ages)

Saturday, June 17, 10:30-11:30 AM

Jackman Park

Sing, dance, and clap with five-time

Grammy nominee Justin Roberts. Rain location: Community Room.

*Rock ‘n’ Rope with The Rope Warrior (all ages)

Saturday, July 8, 10:30-11:30 AM

Jackman Park

Be astounded by The Rope Warrior and his jump roping tricks. Rain location: Community Room.

Family Trivia Night R

Thursday, Aug 10, 6:30-8 PM

Community Room

Test your knowledge over four rounds of trivia and see if you can beat the competition. Prizes awarded to the highest scoring team or individual.

Outdoor Movie Night: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (102min/PG/2022) (all ages)

Monday, July 31, 8:30 PM • Jackman Park Bring your own blankets or chairs and enjoy a night under the stars watching as Puss in Boots launches into an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish. Presented in Partnership with the Glenview Park District. Rain location: Community Room.

Filipino Folk Dance with Filipiniana Dancers (all ages)

Saturday, July 29, 10:30-11:30 AM

Community Room

Learn about Filipino culture and traditions with storytelling through music and movement. Featured dances include Subli, Pandanggo sa Ilaw, and Tinikling. Drop in.

*Knuckleball Comedy Show (all ages)

Saturday, Aug 12, 10:30-11:30 AM

Jackman Park

Get ready to laugh your socks off with Knuckleball Comedy’s fun improv comedy performance for kids! Rain location: Community Room.

* Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. In the event of inclement weather, youth programs in Jackman Park will be hosted as a ticketed event in the Community Room.


I Survived The Library (grades 2-4) R

Wednesday, June 14, 4-5 PM Youth Program Room

Do you love the I Survived series? Chat about your favorite book and test your survival skills together!

Young Writer’s Club (grades 3-5) R

Thursdays, June 15 & July 20, 4-5 PM • Youth Program Room

Explore the various ways to express creativity through writing.

Magic Workshop with Magician Gary Kantor R

Friday, June 23 • Community Room

4-4:45 PM (grades 1-3)

5-5:45 PM (grades 4-8)

Abracadabra! Learn secrets from Magician Gary Kantor to impress and thrill your friends and family. All materials are provided. Each child receives a magic kit to take home.

Pokémon 101 (ages 6+ w/adult) R

Tuesday, July 11, 6:30-8 PM • Youth Program Room

Gotta catch ‘em all! Learn how to play Pokémon and how to spot real and fake Pokémon cards with a gaming expert from Pastimes Comics & Games.

Air Dry Clay Creations (grades K-4) R

Friday, July 14, 3:30-4:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Come play with air dry clay and leave with your own original clay creation.

Make Your Own Wonder Cabinet R

Monday, July 17 • Youth Program Room

2-3 PM (grades K-2) • 4-5 PM (grades 3-5)

Create your own wonder cabinet to display your favorite items or collections!

Making Musical Instruments (grades K-5) R

Monday, July 24, 3:30-4:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Learn about the science of acoustics by creating a simple instrument using recycled materials.

Make Books Into Art (grades 2-8)

Thursday, July 27, 2:30-4:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Transform discarded and damaged books into art. Create a card or craft from a provided sample, or let your imagination run wild. Drop in.

Fun with Dirt: The Science and Magic of Soil (grades 1-2) R

Friday, July 28, 1:30-2:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Learn about plants, crops, worms, and everything soil in this hands-on STEAM-based program presented by Cook County Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom. Light garden-themed snack will be provided.

Fun with Corn: The Many Magical Uses of Corn (grades 1-2) R

Wednesday, Aug 9, 11 AM-Noon • Youth Program Room

Learn about everything corn in this hands-on STEAM-based program presented by Cook County Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom. Light corn-themed snack will be provided.

Get Ready, Get Set, Kindergarten! (grade K) R

Monday, Aug 14, 10-11 AM or Aug 21, 1-2 PM • Youth Program Room

Get ready for kindergarten with stories, games, socializing, and a back-to-school craft. Build confidence by having your child attend independently. Choose one session.

Get Creative @

3D Printing for Parent and Child (grades 3-5 w/parent) R

Mondays, June 5 or July 10, 6-7:30 PM • Innovation Center

Dive into the world of 3D printing with your child! Together you will learn about the tools and programs used to successfully design, discover, and print your very own 3D creations.

Intro to Hand Sewing (grades 3-5) R

Monday, July 10, 6-7:30 PM • Innovation Center

Begin to sew by learning the basic techniques of hand sewing like adding a button, and a couple different stitches.

DIY Plushie (grades 3-5) R

Tuesday, July 18, 3:30-5:30 PM • Innovation Center

Create your very own plushie.

DIY Bookmark (grades 3-5) R

Tuesday, Aug 22, 1-2:30 PM • Innovation Center

Get ready to go back to school by creating your own personalized bookmark.


Tweens & Teens

Connect to the power of ideas, inspiration, and each other.

Film Production 101 (grades 5-8) R

Mondays, June 5, 12 & 19, 4-5:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Learn about the three stages of making a film: pre-production, production, and post-production. Create one short film as a group. Sessions are sequential. Register once for the three-week program.

Songwriting Workshop (grades 6-10) R

Tuesday, June 13, 7-8 PM • Community Room West

Transform your thoughts and ideas into songs with local musician Cesar Romero! For anyone who plays an instrument, likes to write, or likes to sing. Create one song as a group.

Summer Sushi (grades 6-10) R

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30-8 PM • Community Room

Calling all young chefs! Learn everything you need to know to make some of the most popular types of sushi rolls in this handson class. Presented by staff from Glenbrook South’s Culinary Arts program. Ingredients to make California rolls provided.

Author Event: Ami Polonsky (grades 6-10) R

Wednesday, June 21, 7-8 PM

Community Room

Meet award-winning author

Ami Polonsky and explore her new historical fiction book about the AIDS epidemic from the perspective of a young girl who becomes an AIDS activist after suffering a personal loss.


Stop by the Youth Services Desk beginning June 1 to get your free book in preparation for our fall author events! Detailed information about author events will be provided in the fall Spark. In collaboration with Glenview School District 34 and The Bookstall in Winnetka.

Graphic Novel Book Club (grades 4-6) R

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM Youth Program Room

June 27

¡¡Manu!! by Kelly Fernández.

July 25

Twin Cities by Jose Pimienta.

Discuss themes and lore of graphic novels with other fans and create your own comics. In-person registration required, receive a free book while supplies last.

R = Register or 847.729.7500 Visit Any Library Service Desk.
Glenview CCSD 34 books and author visits are funded with federal Title I, III, and/or ESSER III dollars. (grades 6-8) (grades 3-5) (grades K-2)

Get Creative @

Button Making (grades 6-10) R

Tuesday, June 20, 3:30-5 PM • Innovation Center

Join us in creating handmade buttons. Learn the process of how to make a button with designs created using non-digital methods.

Intro to Machine Sewing (grades 6-10) R

Thursday, July 20, 6-7:30 PM • Innovation Center

Join us for intro level instruction, learning to sew with a sewing machine. Hand sewing proficiency recommended.

Vinyl Tote Bags (grades 6-10) R

Tuesday, Aug 8, 3:30-5 PM • Innovation Center

Create designs for tote bags using a vinyl cutter and heat transfer vinyl. Tote bags provided.

TikTok Book Club

(grades 6-10) R

Thursday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 PM

Teen Scene

Share favorite titles, get recommendations, and create your own BookTok review.

Dungeons & Dragons (grades 5-8) R

Fridays, June 30 & July 21, 7-8:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Explore dark dungeons, battle mighty dragons, and save the innocent.

Sculpey Sculptures (grades 5-8) R

Friday, July 28, 3:30-4:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Learn how to mold Sculpey polymer clay to create a summerthemed miniature sculpture.

Stop Motion (grades 5-8) R

Wednesday, Aug 2, 10 AM-Noon • Youth Program Room

Learn how to make stop motion videos using an iPad and LEGO figures.

What We're Reading This Summer


Where You Need to Be by Amelia Diane Coombs

At the end of summer after high school, Florie and her BFF Kacie set off on a road trip to San Francisco to meet their favorite true crime podcasters. A charming romantic story with humor, friendship, challenges, and adventure makes this a perfect summer high school read. - Carmen G.

Art in the Library

The Art of Inclusion

Thursday, May 18 – Tuesday, July 11 View work celebrating inclusion, love, kindness, and acceptance by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities participating in ArtLab for Everyone, a creative and hands-on workshop offered through TotalLink2 Community. Organized in collaboration with Glenview Pride.

Jimi Paszkiewicz • Thursday, July 13 - Tuesday, September 12

Jimi Paszkiewicz is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. His practice involves a combination of screen printing, photography, videography, and various painting and drawing methods. Drawing on instinct and the subconscious, Jimi uses an abstract and gestural style to explore consumerist culture through the playful use of recognizable logos and branding.

Adults & Seniors

Learn new skills, achieve your goals, and connect with your community.


30 Things to Do in Chicago

Under $30 R

Thursday, June 8, 7-8 PM

Community Room

From big museums to little-known attractions, learn how to take advantage of everything our beautiful city has to offer‚ without breaking the bank. Jez Layman highlights 30 deals and free options to make the most of your weekend or staycation.

Wits Workout R

Tuesdays, 1-2 PM • Multipurpose Room

Did you know that social connectedness and intellectual engagement are two lifestyle factors that contribute to your brain's health? Join us to exercise your brain using fun, interactive challenges.

June 20: Forget Me, Not Improve memory and reduce forgetfulness with flower-themed challenges.

July 18: Take a Number!

Sharpen your mind and challenge your intellect with numbers.

August 15: Roam in Rome

Learn how to exercise your way to a healthier brain while exploring Italy.

Game On! Board Game Night for Adults

Tuesdays, June 20, July 18 & Aug 15

6:30-8:30 PM • Multipurpose Room

Whether you’re a veteran or new to the hobby, we have a game for you. Play one of our games or bring your own to teach. Drop in.

Starlite Singers: Songs We Love to Sing

Thursday, July 13, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Community Room

The Starlite Singers, Glenview Senior Center Chorus, sing Broadway musicals and popular songs we all know and love. Drop in.


Spice up your summer get-togethers!

Bollywood Dancing R

Tuesday, July 18, 7-8 PM • Community Room

Bollywood dance is a fusion of dance utilizing hand gestures, footwork, and facial movements to tell a story. Learn a fun and upbeat dance piece, with Reemlee Dhorchowdhry, Culture in Motion Dance Studio. No experience necessary.

Introduction to Pickleball R Thursday, July 20, 2-4 PM

Community Room

Rick Prewitt of Universal Picklers provides an introduction to the game of pickleball, including skills and strategy for the beginning pickleball player.

Fired up! with Forza Meats R

Wednesday, Aug 9, 6:30-7:30 PM

Forza Meats, 1811 Glenview Rd

Looking for ideas for your next tailgate? Forza Meats talks techniques for grilling peak summer meats, including marinades, rubs, and side dishes. Learn how they source local products and enjoy a sample.

Jigsaw Puzzle Competition R

Tuesday, Aug 22, 6–8:30 PM

Community Room

Pickleball Set

Assemble a 350-piece puzzle with a time limit of 120 minutes for a chance to win prizes. Compete in teams of up to 4 players. Only one person per team must register. Limit of 10 teams.

R = Register or 847.729.7500 Visit Any Library Service Desk. H = Hybrid Hybrid programs are held simultaneously via Zoom and in-person. Physical space is limited.
Giant Jenga Game Bean Bag Toss Game


Plant Swap R

Sunday, June 4, 2-3 PM • South Patio

Bring your extra plants or seeds to trade with your fellow gardeners, and share tips on the best care of your plant babies. In partnership with the Glenview Gardeners. Rain location: Community Room

Harms Woods Nature Walk R

Saturday, June 10, 10:30-11:30 AM • Glenview Woods Parking Lot

Explore your neighborhood and go on a walk through Harms Woods Nature Preserve with Derek Ziomber of the Friends of the Forest Preserves. Meet at the Glenview Woods parking near the corner of Harms and Glenview Rd. Long pants and sturdy hiking shoes, preferably waterproof, are highly recommended.

Downtown Dash R

Saturday, July 22, 1-4 PM • South Patio

Race through Downtown Glenview on a hunt to find all the locations on your list and bring your completed clues to Library staff waiting at a mystery final location in this fun and friendly competition. Individuals or teams will spend 1-2 hours traveling on foot, unescorted, and unsupervised during the program. Only one person per team must register. Meet on the Library’s South Patio to start the hunt. In partnership with the Glenview History Center.

Summer Social

Tuesday, July 25, 6:30–8 PM • North Lawn

Summer is here so let’s celebrate! Get to know your neighbors, meet new friends, play games, and win prizes! Please bring your own lawn chairs and stay a while. Rain location: Community Room. Drop in.



Explore the great outdoors this summer!

Virtual Author Event: Jesmyn Ward R

Tuesday, June 6, 7-8 PM • Zoom

An interview with author Jesmyn Wardtwo-time National Book Award winner and author of Where the Line Bleeds, Salvage the Bones, and Sing, Unburied Sing. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

Local Author Meet & Greet

Tuesday, July 11, 7-8 PM • Lobby

Virtual Author Event: Mary Kay Andrews R

Tuesday, June 20, 7-8 PM • Zoom

An interview with author Mary Kay Andrews. Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels. Her latest book, The Homewreckers, was published in May 2022.

Litter Free Chicago River Toolkit

Stop by to meet local authors and explore their work. If you’re a local author and are interested in participating, visit for more information. Drop in.

Metal Detector


Virtual Author Event: Robin Wall Kimmerer R

Wednesday, June 21, 7-8 PM • Zoom

An interview with Braiding Sweetgrass author Robin Wall Kimmerer. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.



Debunking Medicare and Medicaid Myths R

Tuesday, June 6, 7-8 PM

Community Room East

Learn commonly held myths about Medicare and Medicaid, and how to prepare for long-term care. Presented by Helen Mesoloras, Attorney, Dutton Casey & Mesoloras in partnership with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center.

State Services: Rep. Gong-Gershowitz & Senator Fine

Senator Fine: Tuesdays, June 6 & Aug 1

4-6 PM • Lobby

Rep. Gong-Gershowitz: Tuesday, June 27

4-5 PM • Lobby

Ask questions and get help from constituent advocates from the offices of State Senator Laura Fine (8th District) and State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (17th District) on Medicaid, SNAP benefits, senior services, rental assistance, unemployment benefits, and Secretary of State services. Drop in.

Community Conversations: How to Be an LGBTQ+ Ally R

Wednesday, June 7, 7-8 PM

Community Room

Join our panelists from Youth Services Pride Youth Program, PFLAG, and Harper College for a community building conversation to learn how to support LGBTQ+ members of our community.

African American Heritage Water Trail R

Thursday, June 15, 7-8 PM

Community Room East

Explore the remarkable stories of African Americans who utilized and settled along the Calumet River as freedom seekers, trailblazers, and pioneers in the struggle for civil rights and environmental justice.

What's Getting in the Way?

Practical Strategies for Moving from Conflict to Collaboration R H

Thursday, June 29, 7-8:30 PM Community Room or Zoom

How do we work through issues that are important and we don't agree?

Connie Meyer demonstrates how to shift our mindsets and manage emotions when we are confronted with conflict. Presented in partnership with the Northbrook Public Library, Glencoe Public Library, and the League of Women Voters Glenview-Glencoe.




What You Need To Know


Friday, July 14, 1-2 PM

Community Room East

Learn how the Social Security Administration helps older Americans, workers who develop disabilities, and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Presented in partnership with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center.

Sunday Music Series: Tim Midyett

Sunday, June 25, 2-3 PM • Community Room

Tim Midyett is a longtime Chicago musician, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, known for playing a six string baritone guitar in the bands Silkworm, Bottomless Pit, and currently Mint Mile.

Pet Foster and


Awareness with Wright-Way Rescue

Sunday, July 23, 2-4 PM • South Patio Discover what it takes to adopt or foster a pet from Wright-Way Rescue, Morton Grove, while visiting a few dogs. Visit to fill out an adoption application prior to the event to be ready to adopt your new best friend. Drop in. Rain location: Community Room West.

Mental Wellness R

Part 1 Monday, Aug 7, 6:30-7:30 PM

Part 2 Wednesday, Sep 20, 6:30-7:30 PM Multipurpose Room

Join in a conversation about the basics of mental wellness and what being unwell might look like. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban (NAMI CCNS) shares generalized data on mental health conditions and their prevalence and discusses warning signs and symptoms. Learn tips and techniques to keep the mind healthy.

Tai Chi R

Saturday, Aug 19, 2-3 PM Community Room

Join Sifu Guerman Atanassov of Glenview's Wing Tsun Illinois for a lesson in Yang Family Style Tai Chi.

Sunday Music Series: Funkadesi

Sunday, July 30, 2-3 PM • Jackman Park Wowing crowds for twenty-six years with a blend of Indian bhangra, Bollywood & folk with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves, Funkadesi emphatically personifies inclusive joy. This 10-time award-winning Chicago-based band delivers a virtuoso high energy musical experience.

Sunday Music Series: Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago

Sunday, Aug 27, 2-3 PM • Jackman Park KPAC is the leading Korean performing arts organization in the Midwest, providing various authentic Korean traditional and contemporary dance and music repertoire.

Thank you to the Friends of the Glenview Public Library for the generous support of our Sunday Music Series Concerts this summer!


Unless otherwise noted, all discussions held in-person at the Library, drop in. Print copies of the books, except where noted, are available at the Library one month prior to meetings. Limited digital copies are available through Libby, by OverDrive.


(Meets Monthly)

Thursdays, 7-8 PM • Offsite: Hackney's on Lake, 1514 E. Lake Ave

June 1: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

July 6: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Aug 3: The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

Visit for details.

Co-sponsored by the Niles-Maine District Library.

Page Turners Book Discussion

(Meets Monthly)

Mondays, 1-2 PM • Community Room East

June 5: Chorus by Rebecca Kauffman

July 10: Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

Aug 7: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Foreign Film Night: Broker (South Korea/129min/R/2022)

Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 PM

Community Room

Two infant brokers, surprised when a mother returns to help find her child a good home, embark on a journey together to find the right couple, and build an unlikely bond of their own.

Great Books Discussion (Meets Monthly)

Wednesdays, 10-11:30 AM • Community Room East

June 14: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

July 12: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.

Aug 9: Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence

Participants responsible for obtaining their own materials. Questions? Contact Michael Bartlett

Glenview Writers Group R H

Mondays, June 12, July 10 & Aug 14, 7-8:30 PM

Multipurpose Room or Zoom

Hone your writing skills in a friendly, supportive environment while giving and receiving encouragement and feedback on current projects. New and experienced writers of all genres are welcome.

What We're Reading This Summer

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Brooks brings the past alive in Horse, a novel inspired by the true story of Lexington, an antebellum champion racehorse and his enslaved trainer. Vibrant settings, richly drawn characters, and compelling themes make this an excellent choice for historical fiction fans and book group discussions. - Kim C.


Doors open 30 minutes before screening. Drop in.

The Fabelmans (151min/PG-13/2022)

Friday, June 16, 2 PM & 6:30 PM • Community Room

Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies and aspires to become a filmmaker but when he learns about a shattering family secret, he explores how he can discover truth through the power of film.

Living (102min/PG-13/2022)

Friday, July 21, 2 PM & 6:30 PM • Community Room

In 1950s London, an ordinary civil servant decides to take time off work after receiving a fatal diagnosis and discovers the key to turning his dull life into something extraordinary.

Women Talking (104min/PG-13/2022)

Friday, Aug 18, 2 PM & 6:30 PM • Community Room

The women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. Do nothing, stay and fight, or leave.


Unless noted, programs are for adults and teens. Registration begins on the first day of the month prior to the month when the program takes place.


All skill levels, no equipment experience, not project-based.

Intro to Vinyl Cutting R

Thursday, June 1, 6-7:30 PM

Join us for intro-level instruction to learn how to use a vinyl cutter.

Intro to Machine Sewing for Adults R

Thursdays, June 8, July 13 & Aug 10, 6-7:30 PM

Join us for intro-level instruction on learning to sew with a sewing machine.

Intro to Laser Engraving R

Monday, June 26, 6-7:30 PM

Learn all the laser basics from safety tips to file types.

Intro to 3D Printing R

Monday, July 31, 6-7:30 PM

Learn all the steps to 3D printing, including how to find files to be printed.

Intro to Hand Sewing for Adults R

Thursday, Aug 3, 6-7:30 PM

Experience the joy, beauty, and utility of hand sewing. Learn several stitch styles, tying a proper knot, using a thimble, and sewing a button.

Get Making

Computer proficiency needed, some equipment experience, project-based.

Warhammer Alliance

Sundays, June 11, July 16 & Aug 13, 1:30-4:30 PM

Attention brothers and sisters of the Imperium, the Emperor needs you! Join your fellow tabletop gaming enthusiasts in crafting, painting, and playing everything Warhammer. Drop in.

DIY Heat Transfer Vinyl Aprons R

Friday, June 16, 6-7:30 PM



DIY Door Mats R

Wednesday, July 26, 6-7:30 PM

Learn how to design a custom floor mat using a vinyl cutter with heat transfer vinyl. Computer proficiency required.

DIY Heat Transfer Vinyl Caps R

Thursday, Aug 17, 6-7:30 PM

Summertime is baseball cap season! Create designs for baseball caps using a vinyl cutter and heat transfer vinyl. Supplies including caps are provided. Computer proficiency recommended.

Create your own cooking-themed design for a personalized apron, perfect for barbecues this summer. R = Register or 847.729.7500
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Patrons are encouraged to book an appointment to use the Innovation Center. Visit for details.

Beyond Books



Tech Help Drop-in

Mondays, June 5 & 19, July 17, Aug 7 & 21, 1-3 PM • Lobby

Get help using your device to access eBooks, social media, email, and more. Help is first come, first served and limited to 15 minutes. Bring your questions and your device. Drop in.

Cloud Storage R H

Wednesday, June 7, 2-3:30 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom

What is cloud storage and how does it work? Learn about storing your files and pictures digitally.

Ride-Hailing Apps & Public Transportation Resources R H

Thursday, June 29, 2-3 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom

Learn how to navigate transportation web resources and apps like Uber and Lyft.

So You Want to Start a Podcast R H

Tuesday, July 11, 2-3 PM • Multipurpose Room or Zoom

Amy Alexander, Glenview resident & co-host of Midlife at the Mailbox podcast, covers the basics of creating a podcast and shares her experience on how to get started in the world of podcasting.

Managing Your Passwords R H

Thursday, Aug 17, 7-8 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom

Learn to create and store secure passwords.


Have a question about how to download an eBook? Need help with your iPad? Researching your family tree? Let us help! Set up a meeting with a trained librarian for reference and technology assistance. Schedule a one-on-one appointment by emailing or call 847.729.7500. Appointments are in-person or virtual on Zoom and limited to GPL cardholders.


Google Workspace R H

Wednesday, July 12, 7-8:30 PM

Tech Lab or Zoom

Learn about some of Google’s most popular productivity tools, including Drive, Docs, Gmail, and Calendar.

Google Photos Basics R H

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2-3:30 PM Tech Lab or Zoom

Learn to store, manage, and share your digital pictures online. Gmail account required.


iPhone Basics R H

Monday, July 24, 2-3:30 PM Tech Lab or Zoom

Listen to GPL's own Anne, Ethan, and Teri discuss their favorite reads at

Learn to navigate your iPhone’s home screen, customize your settings, download apps, and more in this beginner class. Demonstration only.

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Hybrid programs are held simultaneously via Zoom and in-person. Physical space is limited.
Learn, engage, and feel inspired with information, activities, and programs beyond books.


Career Counseling Appointments R

Fridays, June 2 & July 7, 11 AM-1 PM • Study Room 5

Wednesdays, June 21 & July 19, 6:15-8:30 PM • Zoom

Consult with a career expert for resume help, LinkedIn profile review, and job search strategies for any stage of your career.

Financial Planning Appointments


Tuesdays, June 20, July 18 & Aug 15, 9-11 AM • Study Room 5

Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner.

SCORE Counseling Appointments


Tuesdays, June 20, July 18 & Aug 15, 1-4 PM • Zoom

SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties provides mentoring to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. Meet virtually with a mentor. Current and potential entrepreneurs can benefit from the experience of retired volunteer executives to develop business plans and grow businesses.

Lake Cook Career Collaborative

Looking for more Job & Career programs?

Find more virtual and in-person programs through the Lake Cook Career Collaborative:


Revitalizing a Stalled Job Search R

Tuesday, June 13, 7-8 PM • Zoom

Erica Reckamp from Job Search Like a Pro shares advanced strategies to reignite your job search. Learn how to identify and address red flags, close qualification/experience gaps, expand your reach when job searching, and set yourself up for future opportunities. This program is presented in collaboration with Lake Cook Career Collaborative member libraries.

Teens & Money: A Parent’s Guide R

Thursday, June 15, 7-8 PM • Zoom

Join Ed Gjertsen II, CFP, past National President of the Financial Planning Association, to learn the fundamentals of raising moneysavvy teens and the four financial pillars to guide kids toward financial independence. Learn about Roth IRAs, the power of compounding, meme stocks, and more in this interactive and entertaining program. Presented in partnership with Wilmette & Winnetka-Northfield Public Libraries.

Minority Business Certification R

Tuesday, July 6, 6-7 PM • Zoom

Oscar Gutierrez, PTAC Director for the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce shares the benefits of becoming a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Certification can give small business owners a competitive edge in the world of government contracting. Learn how to complete the certification process, including the necessary documentation and requirements. Presented in partnership with Skokie & Wilmette Public Libraries.

Wall Street Journal Online

Skip the paywall and enjoy free access to the digital edition of The Wall Street Journal. Register for a free account to receive complimentary access for 72 hours.



Cemetery Records R H

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Contest Entry & Canvas Pick-up

Saturday, June 24, 9:30 AM-Noon • Lobby

Saturday, Sep 9, 9:30 AM-Noon • Lobby

Thursday, Sep 14 - Thursday, Nov 16


Foundation & Friends


Get ready for the Summer Book Hunt!

A fun-raiser brought to you by the Glenview Public Library Foundation.

• Glenview kids...keep your eyes out for books hiding in plain sight all over Glenview.

• Find a book in a bag with a flyer saying, "Congratulations! You found me!"

• Read it (or not) and hide it again somewhere in Glenview so another lucky person can find it.

• Let us know what you are reading by posting to social media and using hashtags #gplfbookhunt and #summeratgpl.

Make your tax-deductible donation to the Glenview Public Library Foundation at


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The Glenview Public Library enriches, educates, and inspires our diverse community by connecting people to the world of information and ideas.

What We're Reading This Summer

I can't wait to read Colson Whitehead's sequel to Harlem Shuffle, Crook Manifesto, coming out in July. This time the setting is 1970s Harlem, and if it's like the first book, the weather will be hot! - Anne O.

I would definitely invite Sir Ladybug and his critter friends to my summer picnic! I love giggle-inducing graphic novels and after reading the first one I can’t wait for the second. - Leeza G.

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

I’ve heard this billed as “The Velveteen Rabbit as a horror novel”, which alone would probably be enough to get me to pick it up – but it also seems to be about family secrets, dysfunctional siblings, and trauma. I love a horror novel that puts its characters first and this looks like it has great potential. - Ethan F.

The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters Summer is all about fun and what could be more fun than a book where 12-year-old Logan Foster discovers his new prospective parents are superheroes. Shady spot – here I come! - Sally B.

Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead Sir Ladybug by Corey R. Tabor