#childsafety | Glenview- and Northbrook-area events for June 3-9


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June 3

BookBites — Reading Social: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Glenview Public Library. The popular social book club goes virtual. June’s discussion title will be “Hidden Figures: the Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space” by Margot Lee Shetterly. Books are available at the library one month prior to meetings. Register at bit.ly/BookBites-June.

Navigating the Job Search: Virtually at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Glenview Public Library. The job market has changed dramatically. How can you conduct an effective job search today? Career librarian Mike Buhmann will go over essential portfolio-building tools and discuss how you can develop the knowledge and skills to land your optimal job. Presented in partnership with the Skokie, Wilmette, Glenview, Morton Grove, Evanston, Lincolnwood and Niles-Maine libraries. Register online via the Skokie program calendar at skokie.libnet.info/event/4954025?registration=true.

Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits & Guaranteed Income: 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Join Wei Zhang, a Certified Financial Educator from the Heartland Institute of Financial Education, a nonprofit organization, for an in-depth discussion on social security benefits. Bring your questions. Free; for information, nsymca.org.

Jim Gill Video Book Launch: Virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Wilmette Public Library. Award-winning musician Jim Gill invites Wilmette and Kenilworth families to create a video book inspired by his picture book “May There Always Be Sunshine.” The project begins with this live event. For information, wilmette.libnet.info/event/5150100.


        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Navigating Your Job Search: Virtually at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Wilmette Public Library. Career professionals share tips and strategies for navigating your job search. For information, wilmettelibrary.info.

Wiggleworms Party: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, Wilmette Public Library. During the storytime break, tune in with your little ones for music and dancing with Alisa Rosenthal from the Old Town School of Folk Music. For information, wilmettelibrary.info.

Wilmette Local Legends Audio Tour: Thursday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 9, Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. Explore notable homes in Wilmette by car, bicycle, or on foot and listen to the audio on your phone. Part one begins June 1; Part two begins Aug. 1. Get maps from the website or pick up at the museum during open hours. For information, email museum@wilmette.com or call (847) 853-7666. Visit wilmettehistory.org/event/wilmette-local-legends-audio-tour.

Children’s Department Visit: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, and Friday, June 4, Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. RSVP for a family group (six people or less) or an individual 30-minute visit to the second-floor Children’s Department. Browse the collection, get suggestions/assistance with library materials, and use internet computers. Not available at this time: games, toys, puzzles, coloring sheets, and scavenger hunts. For information, glencoepubliclibrary.org.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Glencoe Public Safety Blood Drive: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Glencoe Fire House, 325 Hazel Ave, Glencoe. Make your appointment now at vitalant.org or (877) 258-4825 and look for group code GC32.

D & D — Second Campaign: Virtually at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Glencoe Public Library. For children in grades 5 and up. The Glencoe Public Library has started another Dungeons and Dragons campaign on Discord. For information, glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Nonfiction Discussion: Virtually at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Glencoe Public Library. Join for a Zoom discussion of Jonathan Kaufman’s “The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Helped Create Modern China.” For information, glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Native Prairie Walk: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, Morton Grove Public Library. Take a guided walk through the Miami Woods stretch of the North Branch Trail with The Grove of Glenview to learn about the woods and native Illinois prairie. You will meet off-site. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Coloring Fun: Virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Niles-Maine District Library. For grades 2-6. Coloring, activities, and games. Coloring and game sheets are emailed or mailed upon registration. Sign up at nileslibrary.org.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Storytime — Reading Colors Your World!: Virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Niles-Maine District Library. For ages 5 and younger. Sign up for this storytime to hear all about Summer Reading. Registrants receive a prize. Please only pick one storytime to attend. Register at nileslibrary.org.

June 4

A good cause: Support the Hunger Resource Network when you dine in, drive-through or carry out at Culver’s, 4105 Dundee Road, Northbrook, June 4-5. Mention the fundraiser, and Culver’s will donate 25% to the Hunger Resource Network, a Northbrook-based nonprofit dedicated to help alleviating hunger in the area.

Career Counseling Appointments: Virtually from 9-11:15 a.m. Friday, June 4, Glenview Public Library. Consult virtually with a career expert for resume help, LinkedIn profile review, and job search strategies for any stage of your career. Register online or call (847) 729-7500 ext. 7700. Appointments are offered via Zoom or by phone. Preference given to Glenview Public Library cardholders. Registration required at bit.ly/GPL-CCA.

Family Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 4, Glenview Public Library. Children of all ages with adult. Join for a weekly live storytime with Youth Services librarians. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at bit.ly/storytime-summer.

GLENergy; Outdoors with the Forest Preserves of Cook County: Virtually at 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, Glenview Public Library. Virtually explore the outdoors with a naturalist from the River Trail Nature Center and learn about its history, natural wonders and many opportunities for recreation, education, celebration, and volunteer service. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at bit.ly/GPL-outdoors.

Shabbat Service: 7:30to 8:45 p.m. June 4. Celebrate Shabbat in-person with Bnai Chai’s havurah, now resuming monthly in-person services at the Jewitt Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Dr., Deerfield (near Deerfield and Waukegan Roads). Led by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg, the Shabbat service is joyful and participatory, in Hebrew and English, with much singing, as well as discussion of religious, cultural and contemporary subjects (and ban partisan politics). Bnai Chai is a Jewish friendship circle (not a congregation and not affiliated with any formal movement) that meets regularly for services and social gatherings. Contact bnaichai@gmail.com for more information and a Zoom link.

First Fridays Bookstream: Virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, June 4, Glencoe Public Library. Grades 5 and up. Join Jessie and Emily the first Friday of every month as they chat about graphic novels, YA fiction, and more. Live on Twitch and Discord. For information, glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Lamajamal Concert: Virtually at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, Wilmette Public Library. Lamajamal, a palindrome for jamal, the Arabic word for beauty, is an ensemble that explores classical, folk, and sacred music traditions from around the world. For information, wilmettelibrary.info.

Chair Yoga: Virtually at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, Morton Grove Public Library. Practice seated poses in one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, led by certified yoga instructor Cher Walter in this online class. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. To register, visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220.

June 5

Drive-through Summer Reading Kickoff at Northbrook Public Library: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 5; 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 6, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. The library is holding its first drive-through kickoff event in the parking lot, featuring music and giveaways for youth and adults. Come pick up your goodies without having to leave the car. Free; no registration required. For information, northbrook.info/summer-reading.

Lifeguard Blended Learning Class: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, June 5 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 6, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. Learn the skills and knowledge required to become an American Red Cross lifeguard, including how to recognize, prevent and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. Learn CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and First Aid. This course incorporates in-person, in-water, and online components. $200- $250. For information, nsymca.org.

Wilmette French Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Wilmette Metra, 722 Green Bay Road, Wilmette. Fresh, produce, baked goods, local retail businesses and community groups. For information, wilmette.com/visitors/french-market.

Pedal to Empower: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka. Grab your bike and unite with riders in celebration of World Bicycle Day this June as you Pedal to Empower women and girls in need with life-changing bicycles. Whether this is your first ride or you seek to set a personal record, join World Bicycle Relief’s annual ride and make a world of difference. $50 per rider plus fundraising commitment. For information, pedaltoempower.com.

Park Ridge Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, Saturdays through Oct. 30, at 15 Prairie Ave., between Main and Garden streets. Offering a variety of fresh herbs, flowers, specialty foods, baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Free live music and kids activities every week. For information, parkridgefarmersmarket.com.

June 6

Bike Clinic: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Get your bike ready for summer and learn how to keep it in shape. Alan Rubin of Glenview Cycle talks about bike maintenance and repair and offers his expert advice. Meet at the south end of Jackman Park, on the north lawn of the library. Rain location: Community Room West. Registration required, at bit.ly/GPLbikeclinic.

Youth Open Volleyball: 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, Techny Prairie Activity Center Complex, 180 Anets Drive, Northbrook. Stay in shape, improve your skills and enjoy the game of volleyball. Following a warm-up, players divide into teams for games. Registration is required. For information, nbparks.org/events/youth-open-volleyball/2021-05-30.

Music Institute Open House: Virtually from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 6, Music Institute of Chicago, Winnetka Campus. The Music Institute of Chicago invites you to become part of a supportive community that fosters confidence and inspires joy and creativity through music. At the Music Institute, you’ll find creative, accomplished, and dedicated teachers who specialize in giving students the building blocks they need to make their musical experience challenging, exciting and completely their own. For information, musicinst.org/virtual-open-house.

Musica Sacra — Bach and Purcell: Virtually at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, Faith, Hope and Charity Church, Winnetka. Let the power of the human voice transport you as Dame Jane Glover leads two Bach cantatas, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen,” BWV 51, and “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82, alongside two works for strings by Purcell. Streamed live from Faith, Hope, & Charity Church. Also available on demand beginning June 9. $25. For information, baroque.org/Seasons/2020-2021/musica-sacra.

Fabric Dyeing, Yarn Bombing: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. Color the Library with these outdoor art projects for the whole family. Wear your messy clothes and a mask, and meet outdoors in the library’s parking lot. Register each family member attending. Free; for information, https://nmdl.libnet.info/event/5065529.

June 7

Making It — Discussion Group: Virtually at 5 p.m. Monday, June 7, Glenview Public Library. Join like-minded creatives virtually to share knowledge and advice about making. Discuss and share your latest projects, ideas, designs and failures with your creative community. Register at bit.ly/MakingIt-June.

Outdoor Family Storytime: 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Celebrate stories through songs and movement activities outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your household to sit on. For children of all ages with adult. Register at bit.ly/outdoor-story1.

Page Turners Book Discussion: Virtually at 1 p.m. Monday, June 7, Glenview Public Library. Indulge your passion for literature with the Monday Afternoon Page Turners. June’s discussion title will be “Daisy Jones and the Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the meeting. Register at bit.ly/PageTurners-June.

Understanding and Coping with Dementia Behaviors: Virtually at 2 p.m. Monday, June 7, North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. The speaker, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse, will identify specific dementia behaviors and provide approaches for the caregiver to handle their loved one’s behavior. Visitnsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule to register for this virtual program.

Virtual Alliance Française du North Shore Café Conversation Matin: Virtually at 10 a.m. Monday, June 7. Join online for relaxed French conversation, facilitated by native or fluent speakers. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. For more information and the meeting link: RSVP at Meetup.com/afnorthshore or write to info@AFnorthshore.org. Visit AFnorthshore.org.

Streaming Science Fun: Virtually at 8 a.m. Monday, June 7, Morton Grove Public Library. Each week this summer the library is streaming a new hourlong science video from Absolute Science on YouTube. More information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Tai Chi: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, Morton Grove Public Library. Learn Tai Chi from Erica Bough, a certified Tai Chi instructor, as she demonstrates Shibashi body movements, breathing exercises and meditation to help restore balance, flexibility and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes. Visit mgpl.org/events or call (847) 965-4220 to register for the Zoom event.

Kindle Book Club: Virtually at 7 p.m. Monday, June 7, Niles-Maine District Library. For grades 4-6. Join the digital (and print) book club on Zoom. On June 7, help pick the titles to read over the summer. After this session, pick up a Kindle or check out the books to start ready and prepare for the discussions. Register at nileslibrary.org.

Face-to-Face Time: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, Skokie Public Library. Join a children’s librarian for some one-on-one quality fun time on Zoom. Select a short storytime or show and tell. The team will be in touch with your Zoom link to join and to schedule a 10-minute segment within the hour dedicated to you. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Math Party in a Bag -Measurement: Monday, June 7, Skokie Public Library. Enjoy a math activity with your child. For kids younger than 7 to do with their parent or caregiver. This is not a timed event. The library will provide the supplies to do the activity at home. Math party kit reservations close June 7. An email will be sent with information on picking up supply bags after registration has closed. For information, skokielibrary.info.

June 8

Camping 101: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Discover new camping skills and brush up on old ones in this beginner’s workshop. Learn the basics of tent setup, fire building, camp etiquette and more. Meet at the gazebo in Jackman Park to the north of the library. Presented in partnership with The Grove. Registration required at bit.ly/GPL-camping101.

Outdoor Morning Yoga 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. Stretch and learn new poses through this interactive outdoor yoga storytime for children in grades one-two. Meet on the north lawn, between the library and Jackman Park. Bring your own mat/towel. Masks and social distancing required. Register at bit.ly/outdoor-yoga-june.

Monthly Meditation Practice: Virtually at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, North Suburban YMCA, Northbrook. The sixth in a six-part series of monthly guided meditation with Dr. Paul Nevin, psychologist. Free and open to the public. Visit nsymca.org/yes-speaker-schedule to register for this virtual program. For information, contact Pam Racansky at NSYMCAinfo@nsymca.org.

At Home Film Series — Summertime: Virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Wilmette Public Library. Join us for a virtual discussion of “Eighth Grade” (2018), starring Elsie Fisher and Josh Hamilton. For information, wilmettelibrary.info.

Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, Wilmette Public Library. Discussion of “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead. Join on the second Tuesday of each month. For information, wilmette.libnet.info/event/5097559.

Wilmette Fire Department Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Wilmette Fire Department, 1304 Lake Ave., Wilmette. Donate blood and save a life. Make your appointment now at vitalant.org or (877) 258-4825 and look for group code 132D. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Financial Planning Appointment: Virtually from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. Do you have questions about how to invest, budget, or safeguard your finances? Schedule a free, virtual, one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Appointments are offered via Zoom or by phone. Appointments are limited to Winnetka-Northfield Library Card holders. Register at winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7634208.

COVID-Related Scams — What You Need to Know: Virtually at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, Morton Grove Public Library. Iwona Przonak-Garcia, a representative from the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, provides new information on the latest scams targeting our communities and how to spot and avoid consumer fraud. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Summer Storytime: Virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, Morton Grove Public Library. Listen to stories, sing songs and more as library staff bring the library to your home. Visit the library’s Facebook page to watch live and on demand. Birth through kindergarten with a parent/caregiver. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Adventure Club- Berlin: Virtually at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Skokie Public Library. Learn about traditions, foods and fun from Berlin. Registration closes June 1. Materials included. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Library Dance Party: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, Skokie Public Library. Dance to a few of your favorite hits with Ms. Cathy. Sign up for this event and receive the Zoom meeting link. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Low Vision Support Group: Virtually at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Skokie Public Library. Connect with others who have been diagnosed with an eye condition or have a family member who has vision impairment. Discuss current research, assistive devices, and community resources. This group is facilitated with a licensed social worker from Friedman Place, a nonprofit organization. For information, skokielibrary.info.

June 9

Great Books Discussion: Virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, Glenview Public Library. Join the monthly Great Books Discussion Group where readers of great works discuss big questions and their answers in a friendly, welcoming setting. The June discussion title will be “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. Moderated by Michael Bartlett, journalist/editor and Glenview resident. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own materials. Register at bit.ly/GB-june.

Korean Storytime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, Glenview Public Library. Join for virtual Korean storytime with stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. Program presented virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at bit.ly/GPL-koreanstory.

Michael Phillips — Cinema in the Time of COVID: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Glenview Public Library. Join Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips as he looks back at this year’s Oscar Ceremony and cinema in the time of COVID. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the webinar. Register at bit.ly/covid-cinema.

Gardening Myths & Misinformation: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Northbrook Public Library. Horticulturalist Sharon Yiesla will dispel some common gardening myths and set the record straight. Free; advance registration is required. visit.northbrook.info/event/4897706.

Fiction Discussion: Virtually at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Glencoe Public Library. Join for a discussion of Yaa Gyasi’s “Transcendent Kingdom.” The discussion will be led by Judy Levin. For information, glencoepubliclibrary.org.

Make a Mini Zen Garden: Wednesday, June 9, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Back by popular demand. A Zen garden is a peaceful place of refuge and beauty. Register to reserve your kit and make your own miniature garden for some much-needed calm and relaxation. For information, wilmette.libnet.info/event/5139852

True Story — Nonfiction Book Discussion: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Winnetka-Northfield Public Library. “Southern Lady Code: Essays by Helen Ellis.” The bestselling author of “American Housewife,” is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and threeways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. For information, winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7431871.

Stories in the Park: 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove. Morton Grove Youth Services librarians present a storytime at a different Morton Grove park each week. Registration and information at mgpl.org/events or (847) 965-4220.

Outside Family Storytime: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, Nico Park, Keeney and New England, Niles. For ages 2-6 with caregiver. Welcome the day with lots of bubbles and a big story. Register at nileslibrary.org.

Grow a Herb Garden: Virtually at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Niles-Maine District Library. For ages 6-9. Take home a kit that will help children plant and grow three different herbs this summer. Start the seeds together via Zoom and learn how to care for and what you can eat with each herb. Register for one time slot only. Free; visit nmdl.libnet.info/event/5036901.

Writing For Real; Journaling: Virtually at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Niles-Maine District Library. For grades 3-8. Writing down what we see around us is a great way to get to know ourselves and our world better, and to shine a light on things that interest us. Register atnileslibrary.org.

ESL Cafe: Virtually at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Skokie Public Library. Conversation on Zoom with members of the community. Tutors from the Niles Township Schools’ ELL Parent Center help with conversations and answer questions. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Friend Squad: Virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Skokie Public Library. Friend Squad is back on Zoom. Play a game and catch up with friends in this social group for young people of all abilities, ages 11-16. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Kids Book Chat -Pride: Virtually at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Skokie Public Library. Youth librarians chat on Facebook Live about pride stories. For babies through sixth-graders. For information, skokielibrary.info.

LitLounge — Boyfriend Material: Virtually at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Skokie Public Library. A fake relationship trope is one of our favorites and we adore how well it’s done in this witty and charming British import. Will you feel the same? This month, discuss “Boyfriend Material” by Alexis Hall. This discussion is in collaboration with Morton Grove Public Library. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. For information, skokielibrary.info.

Preschool Puppet Playtime: Virtually at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, Skokie Public Library. Join Ms. Mandy and her puppet friends (including Tiny and Schmoranges) as you pretend and imagine together. Kids are invited to bring their own puppets, dolls, and toys to this interactive event for ages 2-5. Register for each week you wish to attend. For information, skokielibrary.info.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        





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