The Spark: Winter 2023-24

Page 1


Meet Your Information Literacy Experts! See Page 3

S PA R K YO U R C U R I O S I T Y • I D E A S A N D E V E N T S T H AT E N G A G E , E D U C AT E , A N D I N S P I R E • W I N T E R 2 0 2 3 / 2 4

1930 Glenview Road Glenview, IL 847.729.7500 TTY: 847.729.7529

Mon-Fri: 9 AM–9 PM Sat: 9 AM–5 PM Sun: 1 PM–5 PM LIBRARY CLOSINGS Sunday, December 24 Monday, December 25 Sunday, December 31 Monday, January 1 BOARD OF TRUSTEES President: Ruth Rosenblum Vice President: Kathy Davis Vega Secretary: M. David Johnson Trustee: Thomas Blanchard Trustee: Winifred Clonts Trustee: Carol A. Schmitt Trustee: Sara Spitz LEADERSHIP TEAM Library Director: Lindsey Dorfman Deputy Director: Teri Room Finance Director: Christine Klimusko Communications: Hilary Gabel Information Technology: Allen Bettig Material Services: Karen Kee Patron Experience: Jean Sanders FRIENDS OF THE GLENVIEW LIBRARY President: Lenore Pettinger Friends Used Book Store: 847.901.5910 GLENVIEW LIBRARY FOUNDATION President: Jennifer Cramer NEWSLETTER Design: 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.


Letter from the Library Director I often tell people that the library's purpose—to connect people to the power of knowledge and information—has existed since the dawn of libraries. This important mission is a constant, but how libraries work to meet this mission evolves as the ways people access and consume information change. In today's informationsaturated world, our job is less about helping you find information and more about helping you find the right information and evaluate the information you encounter. The introduction of artificial intelligence and widespread social media use has made it increasingly challenging to distinguish between reliable and misleading sources. Sifting through a vast amount of information requires patience and careful judgment. Fortunately, the librarians at the Glenview Public Library are ready to assist you. We are committed to supporting the community, not only in finding information but also in evaluating its credibility. In 2022, our team addressed over 86,000 questions from the community. Moreover, a recent survey of close to 100 visitors to the Library indicated that 93% engaged with our staff, and an impressive 98% of those assisted by staff felt their needs were acknowledged and met. We are always happy to help and love to see our community taking advantage of the expertise we provide. When it comes to assisting people with their information needs, we are not only dedicated to one-on-one service, but we are also working to help our community members of all ages develop the skills to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically on their own. This quarter, you'll find multiple programs geared toward helping community members navigate the complex and ever-changing information landscape. So please, if you are feeling the effects of information overload, remember your Library is here to help. Lindsey Dorfman, Library Director

Art in the Library Kateryna Mazhuha

Friday, Nov 17–Tuesday, Jan 16 • Lobby Born and raised in Chernihiv, Ukraine, Kateryna Mazhuha creates oil paintings with a “tunnel vision” style. Her bright palette of colors becomes more abstract the further it gets from the center of the painting. Kateryna’s paintings reflect various plant life stories and bring out the spectacular effects of each of her organic subjects. She has been working as a full-time artist since relocating to the United States in 2019.

Alejandro Drexler: A Multicultural View of Chicago

Thursday, Jan 18–Tuesday, Mar 19 • Lobby Born in Chile, Alejandro Drexler studied photography in Spain before becoming a self-taught painter. He has shown his abstract acrylic paintings in multiple international exhibitions for the last 25 years. He recently began experimenting with digital art by creating cityscapes of Chicago, his current home. Alejandro's digital paintings capture the multicultural soul of the city.


Think Before You Link

In today's information-rich world, it can be challenging to separate fact from fiction. GPL is here to help you sort through what you read and watch, and our librarians have the tools and knowledge to guide you. We sat down with our experts to learn more about the importance of being information literate. Read what they had to say:

What is information literacy? Jill L.: Information literacy is the ability to sort through all the facts, opinions, and data around us to understand which parts are reliable and important. It is having the tools to think critically about the information we consume.

Use these five tips to help you make informed decisions about the information you share and consume.

Headlines Are Not Articles

Headlines are meant to grab attention and evoke emotion. Get the whole story before you share.

Consider the Source

Kimberly S.: It can be overwhelming determining what’s truth and what’s fiction. Information literacy helps us navigate this complex information landscape.

Ask yourself who is behind the story and what their purpose is in sharing it. Check to see if the information is current and from a reputable source.

Liz K.: Adults and kids are constantly connected to media, so it is important to become a smarter media user by developing strong critical thinking skills.

Read Beyond

Why is information literacy important?

Why should patrons care about information literacy? Romi P.: Misinformation has proliferated in the digital age, posing potential risks to our health, our financial wellbeing, and our ability to effectively participate in democracy. Katie S.: When we learn better, we teach better. If we're sure about our sources, then we can confidently have conversations about the news that matters to us.

How can the Library help? Liz K.: Library resources can help parents break down complex ideas and how to teach their kids how to navigate disinformation. Romi P.: Libraries act as trusted institutions where patrons can access a wide variety of resources with diverse viewpoints, and where citizens from all backgrounds feel welcome to ask questions, engage in open dialogue, and learn about the world around them. Learn more about our information literacy programs on pages 10 and 15.

Verify the information. Is the story widely reported? What do other sources say?

Beware of Bias

Your personal beliefs can affect how you interpret information. Is the author’s goal to make you feel a certain way?

Ask the Experts

Consult fact checking sites. Want to learn more? The library is a great resource for evaluating information. 3

DEC 15 – JAN 15


'Tis the season to read freely! Revel in your right to read this winter with over 225,000 books at GPL to choose from. How many will you discover this season?

How does Winter Reading work?

Let us help you find great new titles or explore our staff picks for those hidden gems. Play winter reading Bingo while you log your books and complete challenges on Beanstack for a chance to win prizes!

How to Register?

• Read and complete activities • Log your daily progress on Beanstack or in person at the Reader Services or Youth Services Desks • Earn entries to win a prize

• Online at • Mobile through the Beanstack app • In-person at the Reader Services or Youth Services Desk Youth prizes sponsored by the Chicago Wolves

Favorite Books of





The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems

Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose by Dav Pilkey

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde by Jeff Kinney

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

Pig the Slob by Aaron Blabey

Officer Clawsome by Brian Smith

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom by Matthew Swanson

I’m a Unicorn by Helen Yoon

Two-Headed Chicken by Tom Angleberger

Mac B. Kid Spy: Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett

The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach

Max Meow: Cat Crusader by John Gallagher

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko




The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Spare by Prince Harry

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

If you liked this favorite, we recommend:

The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L. Walther

The Wrong Kind of Woman by Sarah McCraw Crow

The Queen: Her Life by Andrew Morton

Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira

The Woman With the Cure by Lynn Cullen

Astor: The Rise and Fall of An American Fortune by Anderson Cooper

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict

Making a Scene by Constance Wu


Kids & Families


Inspire lifelong learning, foster social skills, and promote language development.


= 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.

Drop in Storytimes 1/15-2/29

Registered Storytimes 1/22-2/22 Registration begins 1/8 at 9 AM*

*Tiny 2's and Book Babies choose only one day





Tiny 2's (age 2 w/adult) R

Book Babies (birth-23 months w/adult) R

Baby & Me Playtime (birth-18 months w/adult)

Book Babies (birth-23 months w/adult) R

9:30-10 AM Youth Program Room

9:30-10:15 AM Community Room West Drop in.

9:30-10 AM Youth Program Room

9:30-10 AM Youth Program Room

Monday Movers (all ages w/adult) 10:30-11 AM Community Room Drop in.

Tiny 2's (age 2 w/adult) R 10:30-11 AM Youth Program Room

Toddler Music Makers (ages 1 & 2 w/adult) 10:45-11:30 AM Community Room West Drop in.

Preschool Play & Learn (ages 3-5 w/adult) 10-10:45 AM Community Room West Drop in.

Story Squad (ages 3-5) R 1:30-2:15 PM Youth Program Room

DUAL LANGUAGE STORYTIMES Monday Movers: Disney Edition (all ages w/adult)

Monday, Dec 18, 10:30-11 AM • Community Room A special Disney version of Monday Movers. Come dressed in your best Princess dress, Mickey Mouse ears, or Disney outfit to sing and dance along to beloved Disney songs. Drop in.

Korean Storytime (birth-age 6 w/adult) R

Fridays, Jan 19 & Feb 16, 10:30-11 AM Youth Program Room

Ukrainian Storytime (birth-age 6 w/adult) R

Saturday, Jan 20, 10-10:30 AM Youth Program Room

StoryWalk (all ages w/adult)

Dec-Feb • Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. Work together with Bear to figure out who is being honest, who isn’t, and who really stole Bear’s hat! Drop in.


Italian Storytime (birth-age 6 w/adult) R

Friday, Jan 26, 10-10:30 AM Youth Program Room

Registration begins on the first day of the month prior to the month when the program takes place.

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

Fridays, Dec 1, Jan 12 & Feb 9, 10:30-11 AM • Community Room Strike a yoga pose during this beginner, family-friendly storytime with Hop Along Yogi Kids Yoga. Bring your own mat, towel, or blanket.

Itty Bitty Musicians (birth-23 months w/adult) R

Tuesday, Dec 5, 9:30-10 AM • Youth Program Room Sing along and play instruments with your little one at this music-based storytime.

Storytime at Wagner Farm (all ages w/adult)

Monday, Dec 11 & Thursday, Jan 11, 10:30-11 AM • Wagner Farm Join Youth Services Librarians at Wagner Farm for stories, songs, and more farm fun! Drop in.


CAREGIVERS Preschool & Childcare Fair

Saturday, Dec 2, 10 AM-Noon • Community Room Meet and talk with representatives from local preschool and childcare organizations. Drop in.

Flannelboard Workshop R

Tuesday, Feb 27, 7-8 PM • Community Room West Learn how to tell stories and rhymes using flannelboards in your home or classroom. We will provide materials to create two flannelboard creations!

SUPER SATURDAY Sponsored by the Friends of the Glenview Public Library

Baby Signs (birth-age 4 w/adult) R

Wednesdays, Dec 13 & Jan 10, 10:30-11:15 AM Youth Program Room Learn sign language as a family with Baby Signs instructor Jamie Stevens.

Winter’s Ball (birth-age 6 w/adult)

Saturday, Dec 16, 10:30-11:30 AM • Community Room Come dressed in your finest attire for winter activities and a dance party! Drop in.

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

Sundays, Dec 17, Jan 7 & Feb 4, 10:30-11 AM Kohl Children’s Museum Enjoy STEAM storytime with your GPL Librarians! Meet at Spotlight Studio; museum admission not required for storytime. Drop in.

Excited About Science! with Steve Belliveau (all ages) T

Saturday, Jan 13, 10:30-11:15 AM • Community Room Join us for interactive science demonstrations, a few surprises, and a whole lot of fun with sensational scientist Steve Belliveau.

Pajama Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Thursdays, Dec 21, Jan 18 & Feb 22, 6:30-7 PM Youth Program Room Come in your coziest pajamas and enjoy stories, songs, and fun. Drop in.

Family Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Saturdays, Jan 27 & Feb 24, 10:30-11 AM • Youth Program Room Enjoy rhymes, stories, and games with Youth Services Librarians. Drop in.

Big Feelings Storytime (ages 3-5 w/adult) R

Thursdays, Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22, 1:30-2 PM • Youth Program Room Explore stories about big feelings, and learn ways to help your preschooler manage them.

Animal Quest Animal Show (all ages) T

Saturday, Feb 10, 10:30-11:15 AM • Community Room Explore the majesty of the animal kingdom with family farmers, Animal Quest. 7


FAMILY FUN Toot! Toot! North Shore & Western Model Railroad Club (all ages)

Saturday, Dec 9, 9 AM-4:30 PM & Sunday, Dec 10, 1-4:30 PM • Community Room Enjoy the enchantment of the Community Room filled to the brim with model railroads. Drop in.

Homemade Holidays (all ages w/adult) Take and Make New Year’s Craft

December 26-30 Drop by the Youth Services Desk between Dec 26-30 to get a take-home craft kit to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Saturday, Dec 9, 10 AM-Noon • Youth Program Room Make a winter holiday card or decoration to give to friends and family.

Holiday Family Trivia Night R

Thursday, Dec 28, 6:30-8 PM • Zoom Think you’re smart, huh? Test your knowledge over four rounds of holiday-themed online trivia and see if you can beat the competition. Prizes awarded to the highest scoring team or individual.

Kindness Rocks! (all ages)

Monday, Jan 15, 2:30-4 PM • Community Room East Help spread joy and kindness this Martin Luther King Jr. Day by painting cheerful and uplifting rocks to join our Kindness Rock Garden. Or, put together blankets to help our four legged friends at a local pet shelter. Drop in.

Build It: LEGO (all ages w/adult)

Saturday, Feb 17, 10-11 AM • Youth Program Room Join us to build, create, and explore with LEGOs. All LEGOs provided, just bring your creativity. Drop in.

Friday Feature: The Little Mermaid (135min/PG/2023) (all ages w/adult)

Friday, Dec 29, 3-5:30 PM Community Room Join us under the sea with Ariel in Disney's live action remake. Bring something cozy to be extra comfy during the movie. We’ll provide seats and light concessions.

Meet & Greet with Skates (all ages)

The Wonders of Magic with Terrence Hunter (all ages) T

Monday, Feb 19, 1:30-2:30 PM • Community Room Prepare to be amazed by jaw-dropping, laugh-out-loud magic with Total-T Magic by Terrence Hunter.

Get Creative @ DIY Suncatcher Craft (grades 2-4) R

Wednesday, Jan 3, 1-1:45 PM Community Room Calling all hockey fans! Pose for a picture with Skates, mascot of the Chicago Wolves.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 4:30-6 PM • Innovation Center Listen to the story The Shortest Day and create your own suncatchers to hang in your windows!

Puzzle & Board Game Swap (all ages)

Thursday, Dec 28, 11 AM-12:30 PM or Monday, Feb 26, 4:30-6 PM Innovation Center Dive into the world of 3D printing with your child! Learn about the tools and programs used to successfully design, discover, and print your very own 3D creations.

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2-4 PM Multipurpose Room Drop off puzzles and board games to Youth Services between Wednesday, Dec 27 and Tuesday, Jan 2. Come back on Wednesday, Jan 3 to pick out brand-new-to-you puzzles and games to enjoy. Items for all ages will be accepted.

Mario Kart Tournament (grades 3-8) R

Thursday, Jan 4, 2-4:30 PM Community Room It’s time to race to be the best! Compete for prizes and bragging rights.


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

Intro to Hand Sewing (grades 3-5) R

Saturday, Jan 6, 10-11:30 AM • Innovation Center Begin to sew by learning the basic techniques of hand sewing like adding a button, and a couple different stitches.

Owl Keychain Painting (grades K-3 w/adult) R

Tuesday, Feb 20, 4:30-6 PM • Innovation Center Join us as we read Owl Moon and paint your own 3D printed owl keychain.

DIY Papermaking (grades 3-5 w/adult) R

Wednesday, Feb 28, 4:30-6 PM • Innovation Center Discover a new way to be sustainable. Give recycled paper new life through handmade papermaking.

SCHOOL AGE Roadmap to Academic Success (grades 5-9 w/adult) R

Monday, Dec 4, 7-8 PM • Community Room West The college admissions timeline begins in middle school. Join a representative from C2 Education to learn about the steps to take each year to best prepare your student for their college journey.

DIY Snow Globes (grades 2-5) R

Wednesday, Dec 6, 4:30-5:30 PM • Youth Program Room Use simple materials to create a miniature winter wonderland.

Taste Travelers (grades 4-8) R Wednesdays, Dec 13, Jan 10 & Feb 14, 4:30-5:30 PM Youth Program Room Taste and rate unique snacks from around the world. A new country or continent will be featured at each event.

K-9 Reading Buddies (grades K-5) R

Thursdays, Dec 14, Jan 11 & Feb 8, 4:30-5:30 PM • Youth Program Room Read fun stories to a trained therapy dog from the K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore.

Glenview’s Got STEAM (grades 5-8) R Thursday, Dec 14, 4:30-6:30 PM: Hour of Code @ Glenbrook South Thursday, Feb 8, 4:30-6 PM: Robotics @ GPL Presented by Glenview’s Got STEAM of Glenbrook South. No prior knowledge required.

Full STEAM Ahead with Kohl Children’s Museum (grades 1-3) R

Mondays, Dec 18, Jan 15 & Feb 19, 4:30-5:15 PM • Youth Program Room Explore your inner maker through hands-on STEAM activities led by staff from the Kohl Children’s Museum.

Let’s Play Chess (grades K-8) R

Wednesdays, Dec 20, Jan 17 & Feb 21, 7-8:30 PM • Youth Program Room Learn fundamentals and strategy with volunteer chess instructor Yuri Fridman. Please note children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult who will attend the program with the child.

Series Starter Book Club (grades 1-3) R

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM • Youth Program Room Jan 24: Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee Feb 28: The DATA Set: March of the Mini Beasts by Ada Hopper Discover new books and series to read! Check out your copy from the Library when you come in to register. In-person registration required.

Mug Decorating (grades 3-5) R

Thursday, Jan 25, 4:30-5:30 PM • Youth Program Room Design the mug of your dreams while enjoying warm beverages and donuts.

Homeschool Meet-Up R

Monday, Jan 29 Connect with other homeschool families while exploring Library resources. Grades 5-8: 12:30-1:30 PM • Tech Lab Grades K-4: 1:30-2:30 PM • Community Room East

(grades 4-5) Battle of the Books is back for our 43rd year! We have a new look this year that will allow more Glenview students to participate. Visit for more details. Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, Dec 5, 6:30-7:30 PM Community Room Participants and their grownups must attend the orientation in person, online, or watch the recorded video and view the info slides before registering.

Registration: Friday, Dec 15-Monday, Jan 15

Teams of 2-6 may register to participate in the Battle. Each team requires an adult Coach who will be responsible for registering the team.

Mandatory Team Coach Orientation: Tuesday, Jan 22, 6:30-7:30 PM Each Team’s Coach will attend the orientation in person, online, or watch the recorded video and view the info slides before the Qualification Battle. Students will not attend this event. Coaches only.

Qualification Battle: Thursday, Feb 15, 6:30-7:30 PM All registered teams will participate in an online battle. The top 25 teams will be listed on this year’s Honor Roll.

Final Battle: Saturday, Mar 2, 1:30-3 PM The top teams from the Qualification Battle will meet in person to finalize the overall 9 winner of the Battle of the Books.

Terrific Trees: The Science and Many Uses of Trees (grades 1-4) R Wednesday, Feb 7, 4:30-5:30 PM Youth Program Room Learn about everything trees in this hands-on program presented by Cook County Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom.

Hearts ‘n’ Crafts (grades K-2) R

Tuesday, Feb 13, 4:30-5:30 PM Youth Program Room Get crafty and make a gift for your Valentine!

Dungeons & Dragons: Roll for Initiative (grades 2-5) R

Friday, Feb 16, 4:30-6 PM Youth Program Room Come adventure with ancient magicks, abandoned temples, ravenous monsters, and the best of friends.

Escape From Wonka’s Factory R

Friday, Feb 23 • Youth Program Room Use clues and solve puzzles to escape Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! Grades 3-5: 11-11:30 AM or Noon-12:30 PM Grades 6-8: 1-1:30 PM

Get Creative @ Intro to Machine Sewing (grades 6-8) R

Saturday, Jan 6, Noon-1:30 PM • Innovation Center Join us for intro-level instruction on learning to sew with a sewing machine.

DIY Zipper Pouches (grades 6-8) R

Tuesday, Jan 16, 4:30-6 PM • Innovation Center Learn to sew your own zipper pouch for all your organizational needs!

Graphic Novel Book Club (grades 3-5) R Tuesday, Feb 6, 6:30-8 PM Youth Program Room Come and talk about New Kid by Jerry Craft, for the first half hour and stay for a Jerry Craft virtual author event at 7 PM. Check out your copy from the Library when you come in to register. In-person registration required.

AUTHOR EVENT Get Graphic with Jerry Craft R Tuesday, Feb 6, 7-8 PM • Zoom

Acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Jerry Craft talks about his creative process, the inspiration behind his captivating illustrations, and the importance of diversity and representation in children’s literature. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

Think Before You Link Intro to AI Art (grades 4-8) R Break Out or Fake Out: Escape Room (grades 4-8) R

Friday, Jan 5, 11-11:30 AM or Noon-12:30 PM or 1-1:30 PM Youth Program Room Will incorrect information fake you out or will you escape the Library as an info pro? 10

Thursday, Feb 1, 4:30-5:30 PM Tech Lab Use Artificial Intelligence and your wildest imagination to create art and learn how AI art generators work. By registering and attending this event, permission is given to Library staff to act as an “authorized adult” to supervise use of the software.

Memes and Misinformation (ages 10+) R

Thursday, Feb 29, 7-8 PM Community Room John Silva, the Community Learning Director of the News Literacy Project, explores the misinformation landscape and helps prepare you to recognize fact from fiction in your everyday life. Recommended for ages 10+ but all ages welcome.



= Register or 847.729.7500 VisitRAny Service Desk. = Library Register

Connect to the power of ideas, inspiration, and each other. or 847.729.7500 Visit Any Library Service Desk. Hybrid programs are held simultaneously via Zoom and in-person. Physical space is limited. H = Hybrid

Candles & Cocoa (grades 6-12) R

Friday, Dec 1, 4:30-6 PM • Youth Program Room Use simple materials to create a cozy scented candle and enjoy warm cocoa.

Chocolate-Dipped Delights (grades 6-10) R

Sunday, Dec 10, 2-3:30 PM • Youth Program Room Indulge your sweet tooth and create beautiful and delicious chocolate treats. Presented by staff from Glenbrook South’s Culinary Arts program. All ingredients and supplies will be provided.

Dungeons & Dragons for Elders (grades 6-12) R

Friday, Feb 2, 6:30-8 PM • Youth Program Room Bards singing and stealing and wizards just wizarding are some of whom you will encounter in Dungeons & Dragons for Elders.

LET'S VOLUNTEER Youth Volunteer Orientation (grades 6-12 w/adult) R H Friday, Jan 5, 4-5 PM • Community Room or Zoom New or current middle and high school volunteers and their adults are invited to learn more about how volunteering at GPL works, and get an introduction to our brand-new volunteer software, Better Impact.

STUDY FOR FINALS @ YOUR LIBRARY Meeting rooms open for individual or group study. Drop in. Saturday, Dec 16, 9 AM-5 PM • Multipurpose Room Sunday, Dec 17, 1-5 PM • Youth Program Room Monday, Dec 18, 3-9 PM • Community Room East Tuesday, Dec 19, 3-9 PM • Community Room East Wednesday, Dec 20, 3-9 PM • Community Room Thursday, Jan 11, 3-9 PM • Multipurpose Room Friday, Jan 12, 3-9 PM • Multipurpose Room Saturday, Jan 13, 9 AM-5 PM • Multipurpose Room Sunday, Jan 14, 1-5 PM • Multipurpose Room Monday, Jan 15, 1-9 PM • Multipurpose Room Tuesday, Jan 16, 3-9 PM • Community Room Wednesday, Jan 17, 3-9 PM • Multipurpose Room

New! Teen Advisory Board

Fridays, Jan 26 & Feb 23, 5-6 PM • Youth Program Room Five middle school and five high school students will be selected to join our Teen Advisory Board to help make decisions for the Library and plan and run a quarterly event with librarians. The application will be available Dec 1-22 on and the appointments will be announced on Jan 5.

K-9 Reading Buddies for Finals Week Wednesday, Dec 20 & Tuesday, Jan 16, 5-7 PM • Community Room East Take a break from studying for high school finals and come pet a certified therapy dog to unwind. Drop in for a 10-minute session.

Get Creative @

See page 12 for more Teen & Adult programs!

DIY Papermaking (grades 6-12) R

Wednesday, Jan 31, 6-7:30 PM • Innovation Center Discover a new way to be sustainable. Give recycled paper new life through handmade papermaking. 11


= Register or 847.729.7500 Visit Any Library Service Desk. Patrons are encouraged to book an appointment to use the Innovation Center. Visit for details.

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.

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

Laser Engraved Gift Tag R

Monday, Dec 4, 6-7:30 PM Create you own laser engraved gift or luggage tag in 2-color acrylic.

Warhammer Alliance

Sundays, Dec 17, Jan 21 & Feb 18, 1:30-4:30 PM Attention brothers and sisters of the Imperium, the Emperor needs you! Drop in to join your fellow tabletop gaming enthusiasts in crafting, painting, and playing everything Warhammer. See pages 8 and 10 for Youth programs!


LED Night Light R

Thursday, Dec 21, 6-7:30 PM Create a custom LED night light by laser engraving clear acrylic.

Laser Engraved Light Switch Covers R

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

Thursday, Jan 4, 6-7:30 PM Create a custom 2-color acrylic light switch cover using design software and the laser engraver.

Intro to Vinyl R

DIY Heat Transfer Vinyl Caps R

Thursday, Dec 7, 6-7:30 PM Join us for intro-level instruction on using a vinyl cutter. Learn about both sticky/adhesive and heat transfer methods while creating your own vinyl cutting design.

Intro to Machine Sewing for Adults R

Thursday, Dec 14, Jan 11 & Feb 8, 6-7:30 PM Join us for intro-level instruction on learning to sew with a sewing machine.

Hand Sewing Stitch Books R

Monday, Jan 22, 6-7:30 PM Come learn the basics of hand sewing. Practice different stitches and bind your own “stitch book” to keep.

Intro to 3D Printing R

Wednesday, Jan 24, 6-7:30 PM Learn all the steps to 3D printing, including finding files to print.

Intro to Laser Cutting R

Monday, Feb 12, 6-7:30 PM Learn the software processes to use in conjunction with the Trotec Laser. 12

Wednesday, Jan 10, 6-7:30 PM Create designs for baseball caps using a vinyl cutter and heat transfer vinyl. Supplies including caps are provided.

Bob Ross Painting R

Thursday, Jan 18, 6-7:30 PM Discover the joy of painting! Paint alongside your fellow patrons to a Bob Ross instructional painting video! All supplies will be provided.

Miniature Painting R

Thursday, Feb 1, 6-7:30 PM Paint your own models and miniatures! Bring small scale models to life.

Articulating Geometry Sculpture R

Monday, Feb 5, 6-7:30 PM From a selection of paperboard material, zip ties, and foam, create a custom articulated geometric sculpture using Inkscape, the laser, and hot glue.

Custom Knick Knack Container R

Thursday, Feb 22, 6-7:30 PM Learn the basics of 3D modeling by creating a personalized container with Thingiverse, TinkerCAD, and Prusa Slicer.

Adults& Seniors Adults


= Register or 847.729.7500 Visit Any Library Service Desk.

Learnnew newskills, skills,achieve achieveyour yourgoals, goals, Learn andconnect connectwith withyour yourcommunity. community. and

H = Hybrid

Hybrid programs are held simultaneously via Zoom and in-person. Physical space is limited.

The Nutcracker (2016) danced by The Royal Ballet (United Kingdom)

CELEBRATE Oil Lamp Theater: Behind the Scenes R

Monday, Dec 4, 2-3 PM • Community Room Oil Lamp Theater is an award-winning professional theater company located in the heart of downtown Glenview. Get the inside scoop on their new holiday show, The Gift of the Magi, the theater company, and their upcoming 2024 season. Presented by Rose Leisner, Oil Lamp Theater Managing Director.

The Nutcracker R

Saturday, Dec 16 & Sunday, Dec 17 • YouTube Watch the 2016 stage recording of The Nutcracker, danced by The Royal Ballet (United Kingdom), with music played by Royal Opera House Orchestra. Registrants will receive an email with a special link and instructions for viewing on YouTube. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

Kindness Rocks!

Kugel: The Coziest Casserole R

Wednesday, Dec 6, 7-8 PM • Multipurpose Room Join author and food enthusiast Arianna Brooks to learn the origin story of Kugel, an Ashkenazi Jewish side dish. Enjoy a sample taste of both sweet and savory Kugels.

Monday, Jan 15, 2:30-4 PM • Community Room East Help spread joy and kindness this Martin Luther King Jr. Day by painting cheerful and uplifting rocks to join our Kindness Rock Garden. Or, put together blankets to help our four legged friends at a local pet shelter. Drop in.

Starlite Singers: Sing in the Season R

The Chinese Art of Papercutting R

Thursday, Dec 14, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM • Community Room Ring in the Holidays with a matinee performance from the Glenview Senior Center Chorus and a selection of festive songs to brighten the season.

Thursday, Feb 15, 7-8:30 PM • Community Room East Explore the art of Chinese papercutting with Yvonne Wolf. Learn from Chinese masterpieces, create beginner projects, and decorate your home for the Lunar New Year with characters like “Spring” and “Peace”. 13


MUSIC SERIES Sunday Music Series: GBS Chamber Singers R

Sunday, Dec 17, 2-3 PM • Community Room Join Glenbrook South High School Chamber Singers as they present all of your favorite holiday songs!

Sunday Music Series: Andy Pratt Trio R

Sunday, Jan 21, 2-3 PM • Community Room Andy Pratt Trio presents songs from the American Songbook, including well loved tunes from Burt Bacharach, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Rodgers & Hart.

Sunday Music Series: Ayodele Drum and Dance R

Game On! Board Game Night for Adults

Tuesdays, Dec 19, Jan 16 & Feb 20 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.

Square Dance Sampler R

Sunday, Jan 14, 2-4 PM • Community Room Give square dancing a whirl with the Glenview Squares club! No experience needed and no partner required.

Virtual Opera Lecture Series R

Thursdays, 7-8 PM • Zoom Tales of intrigue, love, and death from the current Lyric Opera of Chicago season. Moderated by Opera Lovers Lecture Corps. Program presented virtually via Zoom. Jan 18: Cinderella by Rossini Jan 25: Champion by Blanchard Feb 29: Aida by Verdi

Sunday, Feb 11, 2-3 PM • Community Room Enjoy an energizing and culturally enriching experience of West African dance and live drum performance from a feminine perspective. Thank you to the Friends of the Glenview Public Library for the generous support of our Sunday Music Series Concerts!

Local Author Meet & Greet

Wednesday, Jan 10, 7-8 PM • Lobby 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.


Surviving the Holidays with Lori Gottlieb R

Wednesday, Dec 6, 7-8 PM • Zoom Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on mental health in anticipation of the winter holiday season with Lori Gottlieb, the bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the Dear Therapists podcast. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present. 14

Speculating Our AI Future with Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells R

Thursday, Jan 11, 7-8 PM • Zoom Join sci-fi author, journalist, and activist Cory Doctorow, Hugo and Nebula awardwinning author Ken Liu, and New York Times bestselling author Martha Wells as they talk about AI and the future. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION 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.

Page Turners Book Discussion (Meets Monthly) Mondays, 1-2 PM • Multipurpose Room

Dec 4: The Barbizon by Paulina Bren Feb 5: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

Next Chapter Book Club

Wednesdays, Dec 6-Feb 28, 10:30-11:30 AM • Teen Scene Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities read, make friends, and have fun together in this book club. If you're interested in becoming a member contact Janet McIntyre, Community Engagement Librarian, 847.729.7500 x2612.

Fact or Fiction Quiz Game R


Thursday, Dec 14, 7-8 PM Community Room West or Zoom Can you tell fact from fiction? Real from fake? Play a Kahoot! quiz game and delve into the age of misinformation. Mobile device is required to participate. Prize awarded to the top player!

How to Get Out of Your Echo Chamber R

BookBites (Meets Monthly)

Thursdays, 7-8 PM • Hackney's 1514 E. Lake Ave Dec 7: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict Feb 1: One Summer in Savannah by Terah Shelton Harris Visit for details. Co-sponsored by the Niles-Maine District Library.

Great Books Discussion (Meets Monthly) Wednesdays, 10-11:30 AM • Community Room East Dec 13: The Two Cultures by C.P. Snow Jan 10: Areopagitica by John Milton Feb 14: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Participants responsible for obtaining their own materials.

Glenview Writers Group R



Mondays, Dec 11, Jan 8 & Feb 12, 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.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 7-8 PM Community Room West Join McHenry County College Reference Librarian Kim Tipton as she discusses how media bias, internet algorithms, and disinformation influence us, and learn how you can seek a more balanced perspective of the news.

All About AI R


Thursday, Feb 1, 7-8:30 PM Community Room West or Zoom Dive into the world of AI, from chatbots to facial recognition, and self-driving cars to robots. But beware, we’ll also uncover the potential pitfalls like deepfakes and voice cloning.

Community Conversations: Understanding Misinformation R

Wednesday, Feb 7, 7-8 PM • Community Room Discover the nature of misinformation and learn effective strategies to parse fact from fiction in this illuminating panel discussion. Our expert speakers will delve into the psychology behind misinformation and help you gain valuable insights into identifying false information in today's information-rich world.

Feel the Love with Julia Quinn R

Tuesday, Feb 20, 7-8 PM • Zoom New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn helps us feel the love with a discussion about Bridgerton and all things romance. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present.

See page 10 for Jerry Craft Author Event!


LEARN & DISCOVER Adult Literacy Classes R

Tuesdays & Fridays, Dec 1-Feb 27, 6-8:45 PM • Multipurpose Room A unique opportunity for native and non-native English speakers to improve their reading and writing skills. A small, friendly group led by a teacher and volunteer tutors meets twice weekly. Register at

G l en V I E W I N G S Doors open 30 minutes before screening Community Room • Drop in

The Lost King (108min/PG-13/2022)

Friday, Dec 15, 2 & 6:30 PM Based on an inspiring true story, amateur historian Philippa Langley discovers the lost burial site of King Richard III and takes on Britain’s historians, forcing them to rethink the legacy of one of the most controversial rulers in English history.

International Film Night: Saint Omer (France/122min/PG-13/2022)

Tuesday, Jan 2, 6:30 PM Rama is a novelist who attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter, but as the trial continues, the words of the accused and witness testimonies will shake Rama's convictions and call into question our own judgement.

You Hurt My Feelings (93min/R/2023)

Friday, Jan 19, 2 & 6:30 PM A novelist’s long standing marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband giving his honest reaction to her latest book.

Barbie (114min/PG-13/2023)

Friday, Feb 16, 2 & 6:30 PM Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful, perfect world of Barbie Land until they get a chance to visit the real world and discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Oppenheimer (180min/R/2023)

Sunday, Feb 18, 1:30 PM During World War II, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer works on the top-secret Manhattan Project with a team of scientists developing and designing the atomic bomb until their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. 16

AARP Driver Safety Class R

Tuesday, Dec 5 & Thursday, Dec 7, 1-5 PM • Community Room West Refresh and improve driving skills, boost safety awareness, and minimize crash risk with this two-part class. Participants aged 55 or older who complete both course sessions are eligible to receive a discount on the liability portion of their driver’s insurance. Call your insurance company to verify the discount. Cash or check made out to AARP due on first class, $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers. Limit 28.

State Services: Senator Fine & Rep. Gong-Gershowitz

Senator Fine: Tuesdays, Dec 5 & Feb 6, 1-3 PM • Lobby Rep. Gong-Gershowitz: Tuesday, Jan 16, 1-3 PM • Lobby Ask questions and get help from constituent advocates from the offices of your elected officials on Medicaid, SNAP benefits, senior services, rental assistance, unemployment benefits, and Secretary of State services. Drop in.

Blood Drive R

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2-7 PM • Community Room Give blood and help save lives. The Library is partnering with Vitalant to host a blood drive. Please call 877.258.4825 to schedule an appointment or visit and use group code ORDO982A. Donors will receive a coupon for a pint of Culver’s frozen custard.

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids: What You Should Know R


Friday, Jan 12, 1-2 PM • Community Room East or Zoom Learn about OTC hearing aids before you go shopping. Presented by Elaine McCaffrey, President, Hearing Loss Association of America, Chicago North Shore Chapter. Presented in partnership with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center.

VA Benefits & Services: Evanston Vet Center

Tuesday, Jan 30, 9:30 AM-Noon • Lobby Get help with VA benefits for Active Duty, Reservist/National Guard, veterans, dependents, and survivors from James S. Harkins from the Evanston Vet Center. Drop in.

Restoring Prairie, Woods, and Pond with Laurie Lawlor R

Monday, Feb 12, 7-8 PM • Community Room East Hear the inspiring true story of how volunteers in a small Wisconsin town restored a forgotten wilderness by removing litter and invasive plants, cutting buckthorn, and planting natives, creating a natural habitat that’s an outdoor classroom for children and a beloved nature walk for the whole community. Copies of Restoring Prairie, Woods, and Pond will be available for sale and signing courtesy of The Book Stall in Winnetka. Co-sponsored by Greener Glenview.

SAVE THE DATE FREE-AARP Tax Preparation Service R Trained volunteers offer free tax preparation help with Federal and State of Illinois tax returns. Appointments required. Visit or call the Reference Desk at 847.729.7500 x7700 for more information. Appointments will open in January.

MEET WITH AN EXPERT Career Counseling Appointments R

Fridays, Dec 1, Jan 5 & Feb 2, Noon-2 PM • Study Room 5 Consult in-person with a career expert for resume help, LinkedIn profile review, and job search strategies for any stage of your career.

Financial Planning Appointments R

Tuesdays, Dec 19, Jan 16 & Feb 20, 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.

Virtual: SCORE Counseling Appointments R

Tuesdays, Dec 19, Jan 16 & Feb 20, 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.

NEW! BUSINESS, INVESTING & CAREER Electric Vehicle Buyer’s Guide R

Tuesday, Jan 23, 7-8 PM • Zoom Are you interested in buying an electric vehicle (EV)? Join the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and discover valuable tips and tricks to become a more informed and savvy EV shopper. Presented in partnership with the Winnetka & Wilmette Public Libraries.

Turning Data & Research into Business Intelligence R

Thursday, Feb 8, 6:30-7:30 PM • Zoom Join us for a content-rich discussion about how to use tools at your local library to help you research your market and prospects in order to amplify your business reach. Presented in partnership with the Skokie & Wilmette Public Libraries, and SCORE.

ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) or Bust! R

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM • Zoom Feb 13: ATS is the Achilles heel of every job seeker, but online applications are here to stay. A human never sees 50-75% of applicants’ resumes, and the reasons have nothing to do with skills or qualifications. Find out how to avoid those pitfalls with Lauren Milligan, Owner and Career Coach for ResuMAYDAY. Feb 20: Lauren Milligan, Owner and Career Coach for ResuMAYDAY, cracks the code on finding the right keywords for your specific search and how to incorporate them into your resume and LinkedIn profile. Lauren will walk participants through each step of a live example using Google, LinkedIn, Word, and a free ATS simulator program. Presented in collaboration with Lake Cook Career Collaborative member libraries.

Skip the paywall and get free digital access with your Library card. Register for a free account, then click the link on the Library's website to refresh your access.

The Washington Post Online

Get breaking news, investigative reports, analysis, and opinions.

The New York Times Online: The Athletic Find in-depth sports coverage of your favorite teams and leagues.


GENEALOGY Oral Histories for Genealogists R


Wednesday, Dec 13, 2-3:30 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom Learn how to interview relatives to create your own oral histories. Discover how to use these histories in your genealogy research.

Organizing Your Genealogy R


Thursday, Jan 25, 2-3:30 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom Learn how to get organized with these online tools.


Why Test My DNA When I Already Know My Ancestors? R

Essentials Tech Help Drop-in

Mondays, Dec 4, Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 5 & Feb 19 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


Social Media for Seniors R


Wednesday, Feb 28, 2-3:30 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom Learn how to navigate popular social media sites, including tips to stay safe. Demonstration only.

Apple H

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2-3:15 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom Learn to navigate your iPhone’s home screen, customize your settings, download apps, and more in this beginner class. Demonstration only.

iPhone Apps R


Thursday, Jan 11, 2-3:30 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom Take the next step with your iPhone and learn how to navigate common software apps including Files, Calendar, and Safari. Demonstration only.

Google Google Drive Basics R


Tuesday, Jan 9, 2-3:30 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom Learn how to create, upload, and manage your content, and collaborate with others. Gmail account required.

Google Photos Basics R


AncestryDNA R


Wednesday, Feb 7, 2-3:30 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom Learn to store, manage, and share your digital pictures online. Gmail account required.


Wednesday, Feb 21, 2-3:30 PM • Tech Lab or Zoom Learn the basics of DNA testing with and discover how to use your results to grow your family tree.


Tuesday, Dec 12, 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.

iPhone Basics R


Saturday, Feb 10, 1-3 PM • Community Room or Zoom Genealogist Karen Stanbary explores the many ways DNA test results confirm and advance documentary research. Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

= Register or 847.729.7500. Visit Any Library Service Desk.


= Hybrid

Hybrid programs are held simultaneously via Zoom and in-person. Physical space is limited.

Foundation & Friends FOUNDATION GPL Foundation Awards New Grants The Glenview Public Library Foundation is thrilled to announce its primary corporate sponsor, Glenview Bank & Trust: A WinTrust Community Bank. This partnership advances our mission to invest in programs and services provided by the Glenview Public Library that encourage community engagement, ensure access and inclusion, and create opportunities for individual growth. Thanks to the generosity of Glenview Bank & Trust and our donors, the Foundation approved funding for two popular programs:

2024 Glenview Reads Together ($6,000) Glenview Reads Together is an annual community-wide reading event focused on a single book. The Foundation’s gift helps support book discussions, activities, and lectures linked to the topics and issues addressed in the text.

2024 Summer Reading Program ($3,000) The Summer Reading Program encourages students to retain their literacy skills during summer break. The Foundation’s grant allows the Library to promote and enrich participation through kick-off events, prize books, and related materials.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Join our Board! Please contact us at To learn more about GPLF and to donate, please visit or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.



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






New & Coming Soon


Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.