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MGPL in the News 

2/14/2018 - Steve Belliveau's Amazing Science Show

Find out if magic is science or science in magic at MGPL !


2/8/2018 - Let's Play the Super Nintendo Classic

MGPL on February 20 challenges you to a gaming extravaganza!


1/19/2018 - New Volunteer Open House

This event will discuss the importance of volunteering at MGPL!


1/12/2018 - Spots of Light: To be a Woman in the Holocaust

This special Installation will be in the Library's Baxter Room until February 28, 2018.


1/12/2018 - Coming Togeher in Skokie and Niles Township Presents Celebrating Muslim American CultureS

MGPL will be offering many programs celebrating Muslim American CultureS in Feb thru April 2018.


12/21/2017 - 2017 Winter Break Reading Club

Participate this winter break in MGPL's Reading Club.


12/21/2017 - Winter Break Movies at MGPL

Bring the whole family to MGPL for the Winter Break Movie Series!


11/22/2017 - Experience New Technologies at MGPL

Stop by MGPL on December 16 at noon and learn more about new and innovative tech. 


11/18/2017 - Walk 'n Talk Book Group: "News of the World"

Come to MGPL on December 9 to participate in Walk 'n Talk Book Group.


11/18/2017 - Holiday Jazz and Carols in Concert at MGPL

MGPL is proud to host Pianist Ben Lewis.


10/19/2017 - Family Reading Night at MGPL

Celebrate this year's Family Reading Night with help from MGPL.


10/3/2017 - Genealogy Research Series at MGPL

Celebrate Family History Month at MGPL!


9/30/2017 - Meet the Author Series: Robert and Kandace Tabern

Learn some local history at MGPL with authors Robert and Kandace Tabern. 


9/15/2017 - Oculus Rift at MGPL!

Try out Virtual Reality in one of two upcoming programs! 


9/1/2017 - Niles Township libraries report uptick in summer reading programs

Article in Skokie Review about the summer reading programs in Niles Township. 


9/1/2017 - Free ACT Testing Presented by C2 Education Glenview

MGPL has a program to help you prepare for the ACT. 


8/22/2017 - Lincolnwood School District 74 hosted gazers to view historic solar eclipse

Mention of MGPL handing out glasses before the eclipse.


8/21/2017 - Glasses for viewing solar eclipse run out fast at Park Ridge Library - and elsewhere

Update on the status of eclipse glasses at MGPL and other local libraries.


8/11/2017 - Summer of 1963: Cheerdown to Benton, Illinois

Join us for a presentation about "A Beatle in Benton, Illinois."


8/11/2017 - Kaleidoscope Eyes: Acoustic Beatles

MGPL proudly hosts an acoustic tribute to the Beatles. 


7/14/2017 - Kindergarten Rocks!

Prepare to enter Kindergarten with this fun event!


7/14/2017 - "How to Speak Midwestern" by Ted McClelland

Find out how the Chicago Accent is changing!


7/14/2017 - Unlocking the Secrets of your Family Tree

Learn the basics of genealogy at this presentation. 


6/30/2017 - Book Talk: Best Books of 2017...So Far

July's book talk is about the "Best Books of 2017 ... So Far."


6/30/2017 - MGPL Planetarium Events

Check out some of the activities for the MGPL Planetarium. 


6/30/2017 - Food for Fines

Food for Fines is back at MGPL!


5/26/2017 - 2017 Summer Reading at the Morton Grove Public Library

Come to MGPL to participate in Summer Reading.


05/19/2017 - Lincoln Center Local: "Show Boat in Concert"

Come to MGPL to see a free screening of "Show Boat in Concert."


05/19/2017 - Sound Advice: Best of the Best

Learn about some of the best audiobooks. 


05/05/2017 - MGPL After Dark: Lynne Jordan Trio

MGPL is happy to host the Lynne Jordan Trio. 


05/05/2017 - 2017 Low Vision Fair

Attend the Low Vision Fair to learn more about low or limited vision. 


04/28/2017 - New Game Wednesday: Horizon Zero Dawn

Play the new game, Horizon Zero Dawn, in the Teen Room of MGPL. 


04/28/2017 - International Film Shorts and Discussion

MGPL will screen several short films from a variety of languages and genres. 


04/14/2017 - MGPL Money Smart Week: Property Tax 101

Join in on the fun of Money Smart Week with this program on April 25.


04/14/2017 - MGPL Money Smart Week: Utility Bills Out of Control?

Citizens Utility Board comes to MGPL for Money Smart Week on April 24. 


03/22/2017 - With too few candidates, board looks to appointments to fill Morton Grove library vacancies

Bugle article written by Igor Studenkov about the board vacancies for the April 2017 election.


03/17/2017 - Lincoln Center Local: Richard Tucker Opera Gala

See free screenings of New York City's Lincoln Center's Performances


03/17/2017 - Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament

Compete against other teens to take home the title of Tournament Champion!


03/17/2017 - 2016 World Series: Cubs Vs. Indians Movie Showing

A special showing of "2016 World Series: Cubs Vs. Indians"


03/09/2017 - Meet the Author Series: Kathleen Rooney

A great discussion and reading of Kathleen Rooney's book, "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk."


03/02/2017 - Morton Grove Crafters create Warm Goods for Charities

A shout-out article to MGPL's Crafting for Charity group on the Pioneer Press's website. 


02/24/2017 - 'Charlotte's Web' on stage at the Morton Grove Library

American Eagle Production brings the musical 'Charlotte's Web' to MGPL.


02/19/2017 - MGPL After Dark: Movie Night and Oscar Prediction Contest

Join in on a movie night (with popcorn) at the Library.


02/19/2017 - Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township Presents Celebrating Chinese Culture

Catch a program at MGPL that is part of the Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township Presents Celebrating Chinese Culture.


02/19/2017 - Real or Fake? Tips on Spotting Fake News

Learn tips on how to spot fake news.


02/09/2016 - Lincoln Center Local: Sinatra: Voice for a Century

Come to MGPL on February 19 at 2PM for a free screening of New York City's Lincoln Center's performances. 


02/09/2017 - Mysterious: An Afternoon of Elegant Illusions

Allow yourself to be enchanted at MGPL by Illusionist Jeanette Andrews.


01/31/2017 - Teen Tech Lab: Chibitronics Fun

Use Chibitronics circuits to make a fun card!


01/31/2017 - New Volunteer Open House

Learn more about volunteering at MGPL at this informative session.


01/19/2017 - STEM Lab: Banana Pianos

Come to MGPL to play with your food and make some music! 


01/12/2017 - Concert: Spring Valley Koto Ensemble

Come to MGPL to experience traditional Japanese Koto music. 


01/12/2017 - Meet the Author: Blair Davis

Join MGPL as we host Blair Davis, author of Movie Comics.


01/06/2017 - Test Prep for Teens at MGPL

Prep for the SAT and ACT!


01/06/2017 - DIY Teen Craft: Paint Swatch Calendar

Make a cool, new calendar for the new year.


01/06/2017 - Ben's Bubble Show

The whole family can enjoy this wonderful bubble show!


12/30/2016 - Yoga for Kids at MGPL

Introduce your child to yoga at this fun class made especially for them.  


12/22/2016 - 2016 Winter Break Library Club Bingo Blast

From December 27 to January 8, come participate in MGPL's Winter Break Reading Club.


12/22/2016 - Neon Noon Year's Eve

Join us as we celebrate the new year in a groovy, glow-in-the-day, neon way. 


12/16/2016 - The Magic of Gary Kantor

Put some magic into your winter break and see Gary Kantor, the magician at the Library. 


12/16/2016 - Winter Break Movies at MGPL

Bring the whole family to the Library for the WInter Break Movie Series. 


12/07/2016 - Concert: Diva Montell

Come to the Holiday Concert performed by Diva Montell. 


12/07/2016 - Finals Study Cafe

Prepare for finals at the Library. 


11/22/2016 - Northlight Theatre Presents: A Look Behind the Scenes of "Miss Bennet"

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Northlight Theatre's production of "Miss Bennet."


11/17/2016 - Creative Coloring at MGPL!

Color away your stress at the Library. 


11/17/2016 - Performance: My Name is Will

On November 20, Morton Grove Public Library will be alive with musical adaptations of Shakespeare's sonnets. 


11/10/2016 - International Games Day

Join in the International Games Day celebration at the Morton Grove Public Library.


11/10/2016 - World of Yiddish Lecture Series

Enjoy a three-part series on Yiddish language and culture.


11/4/2016 - Shout Out: Jess Alexander, youth services librarian

Interview with Jess Alexander about the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" party.


10/26/2016 - Indian Vegetarian Cooking with Ranjana Bhargava

Come to MGPL to hear about Indian Vegetarian Cooking. 


10/21/2016 - Celebrate NaNoWriMo at MGPL

Join in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) fun at MGPL.


10/15/2016 - MGPL After Dark: Movie Night

Come to the Library on October 28th at 7PM to watch the suspenseful thriller, 10 Cloverfield Lane


10/6/2016 - Teen Book-to-Movie Viewing

Enjoy pizza, drinks, and the epic adventure of Scott Pilgrim. 


10/6/2016 - Understanding Medicare

Come to the Library to learn more about Medicare


9/29/2016 - Presentation: Foreclosure Prevention/Fair Housing

Come to the Library to hear Open-Communities discuss the ways they can help homeowners. 


9/23/2016 - Performance: Those were the Days

Relive the magic of old time radio at the Library


9/23/2016 - Take Charge Illinois: Identity Theft

Come to the Library to learn more about identity theft. 


9/09/2016 - MGPL After Dark: Ivy Ford and J.B. Ritchie

Start your weekend off right at the Morton Grove Public Library with this month's after-hours concert!


9/02/2016 - Hear Music of the Civil War at MGPL

Hear music popular during the Civil War in a concert at MGPL on September 18 at 2PM


9/01/2016 - Morton Grove Library, Historical Society Launch Oral History Project

Igor Studenkov of the Bugle writes about My Morton Grove.


8/28/2016 - Book & Vinyl Record Sale

On Sept. 10 from 10am to 2pm, come to the Library for a groovy sale. 


8/07/2016 - Roaring Fun with Renée Rosen

Come into MGPL for a fun night with author, Renée Rosen.


8/07/2016 - Converting Cassettes and Vinyl Records

MGPL now can convert cassettes and vinyl to a digital file. 


7/27/2016 - Robotics Camp

Teens can build, program, and control a robot at this three-day camp.


7/27/2016 - A Presentation on the Unparalleled Tragedy of the Eastland Disaster

Come to hear about the Eastland Disaster and see new film footage.


7/20/2016 - Writers Workshop/Snall Mail Write-in

Come to the Library to write or type an old-fashion letter.


7/20/2016 - DIY Teen Craft: Back-to-School Bonanza

Come to the Library to bling out your school supplies.


7/17/2016- Readers + Eaters

Books and Food- what could be better?


7/17/2016 - National Dance Day Celebration at Morton Grove Public Library

Attend the week-long National Dance Day camp to learn a routine, then perform it at the Morton Grove Farmer's Market. 


7/07/2016 - MGPL After Dark: Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael Present The Piano Men

Celebrate three unique piano legends (Barry Manilow, Michael Feinstein, and Billy Joel)!


7/07/2016 - Health Benefits and History of Kefir

Come to a program talking about the health benefits of Kefir.


6/24/2016 - ESL Conversation Group - New Time!

The library's ESL Conversation Group will meet on Monday, July 11 and August 15 at 6PM.


6/24/2016 - Mind/Body Wellness with Yoga

Chair Yoga and Beginner Yoga classes will be held at the library on July 9th and 10th. 


6/14/2016 - Brian Wismer Presents: Wacky Team Challenges!

Brian Wismer Presents: Wacky Team Challenges comes to the library on June 25th. 


6/14/2016 - Chicago YIVO Society: Jazmer Ensemble

Jazmer Ensemble performs at MGPL on June 30. 


6/13/2016 - Morton Grove Library raises library card fee for some residents

MGPL's Board of Trustees voted to raise the non-resident library card fee. (The Bugle) 


6/5/2016 - Meet the Author Series: Mary Kubica

Come to MGPL on June 18th for a discussion with Mary Kubica. 


6/2/2016 - Jane Austen Speaks

Come to the library on June 2nd for a special visit from Jane Austen.


5/31/2016 - Camp MGPL: 2016 Summer Reading Program

Come to MGPL to participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Program!


5/19/2016 - MGPL After Dark: The Dave Flippo Ensemble

Come to the library on June 3 to hear the Dave Flippo Ensemble!


5/19/2016 - Health Screenings

MGPL is hosting the Northshore University Health System for various health screenings on June 4th. 


5/09/2016 - New Program Alert: A Podcast Listening Party

Come to MGPL on May 26th to learn how to access podcasts, learn about different kinds of podcasts, and listen to a few. 


5/09/2016 - Tech Help Drop-In: Android Devices

Bring yourself and your Android Device to the library for tech help. 


5/05/2016 - Polish Literature Today

A group of award winning writers will be at MGPL on May 14th at 3PM for a discussion of Polish Literature. 


5/05/2016 - National Readathon Day

May 21st is National Readathon Day! Swing by the library to read or participate in a fun bookish activity. 


5/05/2016 - Pitch This, Preserve That

This presentation will discuss how to preserve records.


4/20/2016 - Babysitting Basics, Part 1 & 2

Come to MGPL to learn how to provide a safe and confident level of care for children and their parents. 


4/20/2016 - So Long, Friends: An Elephant & Piggie Farewell

MGPL bids farewell to the Elephant & Piggie Series. 


4/07/2016 - Money Smart Week at MGPL!

Learn more about personal finance during Money Smart Week at MGPL. 


3/29/2016 - Spring children's book drive underway in Niles Township

Bernie's Books is partnered with Niles Township and local libraries to collect children's books until April 25. 


3/29/2016 - Get Hooked: Canvas Poetry

Create a unique piece of art and poetry at the library. 


3/29/2016 – River Trail Nature Center Presents Birds of Prey

Meet a live raptor at the library on April 23rdat 2PM!


3/24/2016 - Morton Grove library bans man charged with assault

At a recent board meeting, a man was banned from the library for a year after he was charged with assaulting a member of library staff. 


3/24/2016 - A Poetry Experiment with Poet Annah Browning

Come to the library to see Annah Browning and celebrate National Poetry Month!


3/24/2016 - International Film Shorts & Discussions

Come to the library to view short films and discuss them! 


3/24/2016 - Concerts at MGPL: TheSix Chamber Ensemble

TheSix Chamber Ensemble perform at MGPL on April 10.


3/21/2016 - Morton Grove library seeks new director, trustee after election issue brought to light

Lee V. Gaines of Pioneer Press discusses MGPL's need for a new director and board member. 


3/17/2016 - Tale of a shape-shifting seal at Morton Grove Library

Myrna Petlicki, Pioneer Press, talks about the upcoming show, "Mearra: Selkie from the Sea." 


3/16/2016 - Family Film: Labyrinth

Bring the whole family to the library to enjoy a great movie!


3/16/2016 - 2016 Low Vision Fair

Learn about topics related to limited or low vision.


3/16/2016 - Calling all Active Readers!

On April 2nd, come to the library to participate in the Walk 'n Talk book club. 


3/07/2016 - Sharing knowledge: Little Free Libraries 'contribute something special to the street'

Natalie Hayes of the Pioneer Press discusses Little Free Libraries.


3/03/2016 - Get Hooked: Yarn Wreath & Felt Flowers

Come create a lovely springtime craft, a yarn wreath with felt flowers. 


3/03/2016 - Being a Wise Consumer

Come to hear about senior services related to future living and care options. 


3/03/2016 - Mearra: Selkie from the Sea

This musical multimedia extravaganza comes to the Morton Grove Public Library. 


2/26/2016 - Three Officials to Leave Morton Grove Library

Igor Studenkov, Bugle Staff, writes about Debra Stombres, Director; Cathy Peters, Library Trustee; and Kevin Justie, Assistant Director. 


2/25/2016 - Kids Learn Honesty is best with 'Rumpelstiltskin'

Myrna Petlicki, of the Pioneer Press, discusses the upcoming Improv Playhouse version of Rumpelstiltskin. 


2/23/2016 - Teen Tech Week: Tech Petting Zoo

Find out what fun and amazing tech is available for teens at the library.


2/23/2016 - Appy Hour: Productivity

Learn how to use Apps to promote productivity.


2/19/2016 - Book Talk: Downton Abbey Read-Alikes

March's Book Talk will focus on Downton Abbey Read-Alikes.


2/19/2016 - Creative Coloring at MGPL!

Join us for some fancy coloring! 


2/19/2016 - Meet the Author Series: Cupcakes and Stories with Stacey Ballis

Come to MGPL for an author talk and cupcakes. 


2/19/2016 - The Improv Playhouse Presents: "Rumpelstiltskin"

Come to MGPL on February 27th to see the Improv Playhouse's Rumpelstiltskin


2/16/2016 - Applications Sought for Recent Board Vacancy

The MGPL Board of Trustees would like to thank Cathy Peters for five years of exceptional service. 


2/11/2016 - MGPL After Dark: Movie Night and Oscar Prediction Party: "The Martian"

Join us for a movie night at MGPL! 


2/10/2016 - Letter to the Editor

Letter from Barbara Novick, President of the Library Board of Directors, about the departure of Debra Stombres, Director. 


2/04/2016 - Shakespeare Project of Chicago's Abridged HAMLET Begins 2/7 Chicago discussed the upcoming show, "50-Minute Hamlet," taking place at the library. 


2/04/2016 - Shakespeare Project of Chicago: "50-Minute Hamlet"

The library hosts the Shakespeare Project of Chicago's "50-Minute Hamlet."


2/04/2016 - Create Panamanian-Inspired Folk Art at MGPL

Come to the library to make a unique piece of art.


2/02/2016 - Morton Grove Public LIbrary's reading challenge ends Feb. 14

Alicia Ramirez discusses the MGPL Adult and Teen Winter Reading Program. 


1/28/2016 - Come Spell at the Library

Participate in this year's Senior Adult Spelling Bee at the Library on March 16. 


1/28/2016 - Learn How to Use Instagram

Come to the library to figure out Instagram!


1/21/2016 - Samuel Del Real Latin Jazz Trio Concert

Come to the library to listen to the hot rhythms of Latin America. 


1/21/2016 - Get Hooked: Heart Stitched Valentines

Come to February's Get Hooked to make a Heart Stitched Valentine. 


1/21/2016 - Cut the Cable Cord 

Learn how to slash your cable bill at this session on January 28th. 


1/21/2016 - Social Media 101: The Basics of Social Media for Business

Norbert Barszczewski, SCORE Chicago Volunteer, will present on social media as it relates to your small business. 


1/13/2016 - Dances from Africa

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library on January 18 at 2-3PM to see the Soli Performing Arts Company.


1/07/2016 - Read a Latte: 2016 Winter Reading Program for Adults and Teens

Come to the library to pick up a bookmark to participate in the MGPL 2016 Winter Reading Program. 


12/30/2015 - Teen Tech Drop-In: Green Screen Madness

Come play with the library's new green screen.


12/30/2015 - ESL Conversation Group

Engage in conversation in a comfortable setting.


12/23/2015 - MGPL Writers Workshop

Join in with other writers to explore elements of craft.


12/18/2015 - Cool new look for Tic-Tac-Toe at Morton Grove Library

Play a Frozen-Themed Tic-Tac-Toe at the library. 


12/16/2015 - Winter Break Movies at MGPL

Bring the whole family to the library for the Winter Break Movie Series! 


12/16/2015 - Discuss a seasonal book and walk the wilds of Morton Grove

Active readers discuss a seasonal book and walk.


12/10/2015 - 2015 MGPL Youth Services Winter Break Reading Club

MGPL Youth Services is facilitating a Winter Break Reading Club from December 18 to January 3. 


12/10/2015 - Bel Sonore Holiday Concert

MGPL will host the Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble on December 13th. 


12/07/2015 - Writers find groove in Morton Grove

Article for the Bugle by Igor Studenkov about the new MGPL Writers Workshop. 


12/03/2015 - Local Mystery Author Panel at MGPL

Lynne Raimondo, Susanna Calkins, and Lori Rader-Day, local mystery authors, are coming to the library on December 12! 


11/27/2015 - Super Smash Bros. Melee

A video game competition taking place at the library on December 2nd.


11/20/2015 - Big game day set at Morton Grove Library

Myrna Petlicki of the Pioneer Press talks about the upcoming International Games Day @ Your Library. 


11/18/2015 - Come Play a Game at the Library

Come to the library to participate in International Games Day. 


11/17/2015 - New search catalog coming to Morton Grove library

MGPL announces a new catalog, which will enable our digital items in other databases to be searched. 


11/12/2015 - Morton Grove Library opens doors to aspiring novelists

MGPL is hosting events through November and will launch a Writer's Group. 


11/12/2015 - International Games Day @ Your Library

Photo of staff member, Jess Alexander, ready to play Life-Size Hungry Hungry Hippos 


11/12/2015 - International Games Day @ Your Library

The library is ready for the 8th annual International Games Day. 


11/12/2015 - Classical Concert at Morton Grove Public Library

MGPL hosts the Evanston Music Club. 


11/10/2015 - 42nd Annual Children's Art Contest Reception

Come to the library's Children's Art Contest Reception! 


11/10/2015 - Books and beers: Morton Grove Public Library raises a glass on Flight Nite

Alicia Ramirez of the Pioneer Press discusses Flight Nite. 


11/04/2015 - "The Great Raid" Showing at MGPL

MGPL is showing "The Great Raid" in honor of October's Filipino American History Month.


11/03/2015 - Book Talk: Let's Read Local!

This month's Book Talk's topic is Chicago area authors. 


10/28/2015 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Release Party

Celebrate the release of the 10th book in the series by "kickin' it old skool."


10/27/2015 - November is National Novel Writing Month!

The library celebrates NaNoWriMo with a month of activities.


10/26/2015 - Brews and books: Morton Grove library to host beer tasting 

Alicia Ramirez of the Pioneer Press discusses the upcoming "Flight Nite at the Library!" event. 


10/23/2015 - Flight Nite at the Library!

Come to the Library Foundation's event, "Flight Nite at the Library!"


10/22/2015 - The Mysterious & Spooky Magic of Sean Masterson

Sean Masterson will perform magic at the library.


10/17/2015 - Learn to Use Photoshop CS6

Learn the basics of Photoshop CS6.


10/15/2015 - Pie Making with Paula Haney of Hoosier Mama

Presenter Paula Haney with discuss pie-making.


10/15/2015 - MGPL After Dark: Jazz Consortium Big Band

Come to MGPL to tap your toes to the Jazz Consortium Big Band!


10/13/2015 - Filipino-American Group Hopes to Screen Documentary in Local Library

A review of the October 8th board meeting.


10/12/2015 - Free Film Showing of "The Great Raid" in Morton Grove, Illinois

On November 8th, MGPL will show the movie "The Great Raid" in conjunction with Filipino American History Month.


10/07/2015 - MGPL's 2015 How-To Fest

Picture showing one of the many possible how-to opportunities.


10/05/2015 - Coloring Is Not Just For Kids

Come color the stress away at this library program. 


10/05/2015 - Discuss a book and walk the wilds of Morton Grove

Join the Morton Grove Public Library's newest book discussion group on October 10th. 


10/02/2015 - Book Talk: From Page to Screen

This month’s Morton Grove Public Library’s Book Talk will focus on film adaptations. 


10/02/2015 - Miss Jamie's Music on the Farm

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library on October 5th for a boot-stompin’, hollerin’ good time!


9/25/2015 - Book Release Party at MGPL!

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library on October 6th at 6PM to celebrate the first day that the new Rick Riordan book, The Sword of Summer, is available to readers. 


9/21/2015 - Sound Advice: Award-Winning Audiobooks

Come to the library to learn about the ins and outs of audiobooks.


9/20/2015 - MGPL After Dark: The Chicago Sinfonietta Presents the Project Inclusion Ensemble

Join us after hours for a concert performed by the Project Inclusion Ensemble.


9/18/2015 - Program of Thrills and Spills Makes Science Fun

Science Alliance comes to the Library.


9/16/2015 - Morton Grove Public Library's 42nd Annual Children's Art Contest

Bring your future Monets and Van Goghs to the Morton Grove Public Library to participate in this year's art contest!


9/10/2015 - Pentatura Artists' Exhibit: September 1-30 at MGPL

Through the month of September, the Pentatura Artists' Exhibit is in the Baxter Auditorium.


9/09/2015 - Appy Hour: September 11 at 3pm

Come to the library to demystify and apps for a smartphone or tablet. 


9/04/2015 - How-To Fest: Saturday, September 12 at the Morton Grove Public Library

Learn various skills from local experts at the How-To Fest on September 12 from 12-2PM.


9/04/2015 - Postcards encourage residents to use Morton Grove library amenities

An article from Lindsey Compton, Pioneer Press, about Library Card Sign-Up Month. 


9/04/2015 - Morton Grove Public Library's How-To Fest offers residents Lessons in DIY

Lindsey Compton, Pioneer Press, discusses the upcoming How-To Fest. 


9/02/2015 - September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

The library is celebrating library card sign-up month with a trial library card and drawings. 


7/16/2015 - Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Celebration

'Sound of Music' fans of all ages are invited to celebrate the movie’s 50th anniversary at Morton Grove Public Library on Sat. 7/25.


7/13/2015 - National Dance Day Camp and Celebration

Celebrate dance with Virtuoso Performing Arts Dance Faculty and MGPL.


7/09/2015 - Camp MGPL Summer Reading Program

There's still time for the whole family to come to the Morton Grove Public Library to participate in the Camp MGPL Summer Reading Program


7/06/2015 - The Life & Times of the Chicago Tribune's Colonel McCormick

Historian Jeffery Anderson presents a profile of Colonel McCormick, founder of the Chicago Tribune, on Sunday, July 12 at 2pm at MGPL.


7/03/2015 - Food for Fines at MGPL: July 5 - July 18

Bring in canned food to the Morton Grove Public Library from July 5 to July 18 to clear fines and support the Niles Township Food Pantry.


7/02/2015 - Librarian Quilt Show at MGPL: July 1-31

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library to see the traveling exhibit of twenty art quilts made by local librarians.


6/28/2015 - How-To Fest at MGPL: Presenters Wanted

Hundreds came out and enjoyed How-To Fest last year and so we are bringing it back and looking for new presenters to join this year's event


6/26/2015 - Marionette Acrobats Perform at Morton Grove Library

Marc Dunworth Puppets Presents: "Here Comes the Circus," Saturday, June 27 at Morton Grove Public Library.


6/24/2015 - Get a Museum Adventure Pass with your Library Card

Receive discounts at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Legoland, the Brookfield Zoo, and more with a Museum Adventure Pass from MGPL.


6/20/2015 - MGPL Foundation Raffle for 60" Samsung Smart TV and Other Great Prizes

The Morton Grove Public Library Foundation is raffling off great prizes. Support the Library for a chance to win!


6/17/2015 - This Weekend at MGPL

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library this weekend to sing along to a movie musical, hear a great concert, or tie-dye a t-shirt!


6/12/2015 - Audiobook Buzz at Morton Grove Public Library

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library on Saturday, June 20 at 1pm and get the first scoop on the top new audiobook releases.


6/09/2015 - Summer Movie Musicals: Fridays at 1pm

Bring the whole family to the Morton Grove Public Library to sing along to some great movie musicals.


6/05/2015 - Fun Activities for Teens at MGPL

If you are in 7th-12th grade, there are lots of fun things for you to do at the Library this summer.


6/05/2015 - Catch the Rhythm with Be the Groove Performance

Kids will get a bang out of watching, hearing, and being a part of the "Be the Groove: Make the Rhythm, Keep the Beat" performance.


6/01/2015 - CAMP MGPL: 2015 Summer Reading Program

Participate in Morton Grove Public Library's Camp MGPL Summer Reading Program and win great prizes!


5/30/2015 - Morton Grove Public Library celebrates end of renovations

The Morton Grove Public Library held a grand re-opening ceremony to mark the end of a months-long renovation project.


5/28/2015 - MGPL Grand Re-opening Celebration: May 29 4pm-8pm 

Come celebrate the Grand Re-opening of the Morton Grove Public Library’s main floor and mezzanine on Friday, May 29 from 4pm - 8pm.


5/26/2015 - Walk 'n' Talk Book Group: June 16 at 6pm

MGPL's new Walk ’n’ Talk Book Group will discuss "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" By Rachel Joyce.


5/19/2015 - New Spaces and New Possibilities at MGPL

Visit the newly remodeled Library and save the date for the Grand Re-opening on May 29.


5/13/2015 - Kids Flicks at Morton Grove Public Library: 'Earth to Echo'

Bring the whole family to Kids Flicks at Morton Grove Public Library this Friday, May 15 at 4 PM.


5/08/2015 - Teens: Summer Volunteer Opportunities at MGPL

Teens can earn experience and community service hours by volunteering at Morton Grove Public Library.


5/01/2015 - Explore the Newly Remodeled Morton Grove Public Library

Come explore the newly remodeled Morton Grove Public Library beginning Monday, May 4.


4/27/2015 - MGPL Celebrates: Free Comic Book Day

Come to Morton Grove Public Library to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 2 from 10am-4pm.


4/23/2015 - Babysitting Basics Workshop for Teens: May 5 & 7

Teens can get prepared for a summer job with a two-part Babysitting Basics workshop at MGPL.


4/23/2015 - Morton Grove library grand reopening scheduled for end of May

Grand re-opening of the Library's main floor and mezzanine will include fun acticities for all ages.


4/20/2015 - Listen to New Music on Hoopla

You can stream brand-new music albums on Hoopla---all you need is your Morton Grove Library Card!


4/16/2015 - Money Smart Week Programs at MGPL

Get money smart at the Morton Grove Public Library during Money Smart Week, April 18-25.


4/16/2015 - Morton Grove woman recounts family's time in WWII internment camps

Morton Grove resident Anne Shimojima shared her family's experiences during World War II at MGPL.


4/13/2015 - National Library Week: April 12-18

During National Library Week you can use your Morton Grove Public Library card to do so many amazing things!


4/10/2015 - Upcoming Concerts at Morton Grove Public Library

Spring concerts the whole family will enjoy at Morton Grove Public Library.


4/06/2015 - Watch Award-Winning Movies and TV with Your Library Card

With your Morton Grove Public Library card you can check out movie and TV award winners and nominees on DVD or BluRay. 


4/02/2015 - Express Yourself: National Poetry Month

Help the Morton Grove Public Library celebrate poetry and contribute to the community poetry board at the Library. 


3/27/2015 - Stream New Music with Your Library Card

Use your Morton Grove Public Library card to listen to great music on Hoopla. 


3/23/2015 - MGPL After Dark: "The Theory of Everything" 

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library for an after-hours movie screening of "The Theory of Everything" on Friday 3/27.


3/23/2015 - Morton Grove Public Library Grand Reopening 

The grand reopening of the Morton Grove Public Library will be held on May 29, 2015.


3/22/2015 - Our Library Rebuilt, Our History Preserved, Our Money Saved

Overview of MGPL renovations written by Library Board President Barbara Novick.


3/20/2015 - Local Residents Compete in Senior Adult Spelling Bee 

Local Senior Adult Spelling Bee was held at Morton Grove Public Library on Thursday, March 19, 2015. 


3/20/2015 - Spring Break Specials at MGPL

Fun activities during Spring Break for you and your kids at the Morton Grove Public Library.


3/14/2015 - Spring Concerts at MGPL

The whole family will enjoy these upcoming concerts at MGPL.


3/09/2015 - Award-Winning Movies Now Showing at MGPL

Check out the latest movie award winners and nominees on DVD or come watch select titles at Morton Grove Public Library.


3/04/2015 - Celebrate Women's History Month

Learn about extraordinary women through books, music, and programs at MGPL.


2/26/2015 - "Battle of the Books" has Begun for Local Students at MGPL

Students from five local schools compete to answer book trivia questions at Morton Grove Public Library.


2/24/2015 - Morton Grove Public Library trustee candidate running unopposed

Stephanie Gray is running unopposed for the only open Morton Grove Public Library trustee seat.


2/22/2015 - Get Help with Your Job Search

Sharpen your job searching skills with upcoming programs at Morton Grove Public Library .


2/19/2015 - Get Digital Music, Movies, Books, and More from Home with your Library Card

Access music albums, movies, TV shows, e-books, and e-audiobooks 24/7 with your Morton Grove Public Library card.


2/18/2015 - Book Discussions for All Ages and Interests at MGPL

From adults who love to read YA to reading a book with your child, we have a book discussion group that is right for you.


2/17/2015 - Morton Grove Library celebration planned as renovations near end

MGPL Director Debra Stombres told the library board that building renovations should be finished in April – with the grand opening planned for May.


2/12/2015 - Crafting for Charity

Calling all knitters and crocheters to come to Morton Grove Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 14 and join us for Crafting for Charity.


2/05/2015 - This Weekend at MGPL

MGPL has something for everyone to do this weekend: a drop-in activity for families, a classic movie, and an afternoon concert.


2/02/2015 - MGPL Patrons Get Crafty with Greeting Cards

At MGPL's Greeting Card Extravaganza event on January 24, patrons of all ages enjoyed making cards for friends and loved ones.


1/27/2015 - Drop-In Activities for Kids and Families

The Morton Grove Public Library has fun drop-in activities for families every week.


1/22/2015 - All Ages Greeting Card Extravaganza at MGPL

Card-making fun for all ages at Morton Grove Public Library on Sat., Jan. 24 from 10am-12:30pm.


1/20/2014 - Tax Information and Resources

Find links to 2014 tax forms and useful sites to help with filing your returns at


1/14/2014 - Programs for All Ages Explore "Voices of Race" at MGPL

MGPL will offer many “Voices of Race” programs in January-April, 2015.


1/12/2015 - Morton Grove Public Library Reopens for Patrons 1/12

After being closed for two weeks to accommodate the construction process, MGPL reopens Monday, January 12th.


1/09/2015 - Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustee Meeting Schedule for 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Morton Grove Public Library will meet each month in the Library’s auditorium.


1/08/2015 - MGPL After Dark: Concert by The Flutarians Fri. Jan. 9 at 7pm

Warm up with hot chocolate at this month's MGPL After Dark concert featuring MGPL Director Debra Stombres.


12/26/2014 - Programs Available During Temporary Library Closure

While MGPL is closed 12/29 - 1/11 the Baxter Room will be open for several scheduled programs.


12/22/2014 - Checkout Digital Music, Movies, Books, and More with Your Library Card

Access e-books, e-audiobooks, music albums, movies, and TV shows 24/7 with your Morton Grove Public Library card.


12/16/2014 - Juggling Fun for the Whole Family at MGPL

Bring the whole family to Morton Grove Public Library on Sat., Dec. 27 at 2PM to watch juggler Laura Ernst.


12/12/2014 - Things to do around Morton Grove this weekend, Dec. 12-14

The Morton Grove Champion highlights MGPL's Crafting for Charity program.


12/10/2014 - Shop Savvy with Consumer Reports

Use your Morton Grove Public Library card to access reviews, ratings, and buying guides on Consumer Reports online.


12/10/2014 - Morton Grove Public Library Closed 12/29-1/11 for Next Phase of Construction

MGPL will temporarily close for next phase of construction from Monday, Dec. 29 through Sunday, Jan. 11.


12/05/2014 - Teen DIY Craft at MGPL: Register Now

Learn the basic quilling technique and create a beautiful snowflake design on a greeting card or gift tag.


12/01/2014 - MGPL on the Go: Learn about streaming media, online resources, and more digital library services!

MGPL Librarians are getting out into the community to talk about streaming media, e-books, online resources, and much more.


11/29/2014 - Crafting for Charity: Dec. 13 10AM

Join MGPL in making blankets to provide comfort and security for seriously ill or traumatized children of all ages.


11/24/2014 - Drop-in Lego Club for Kids

Kids in grades K-6 come to Morton Grove Public Library and let your imagination run wild with our LEGO collection.


11/18/2014 - Purchase halts idea of new Morton Grove library

The library is adding storage and programming space with the purchase of the building at 6200 Lincoln Ave.


11/18/2014 - New Documentaries on DVD

Come to the Morton Grove Public Library and check out some great documentaries now available on DVD.


11/16/2014 - Sold: Morton Grove Public Library buys building across street

The Morton Grove Public Library purchases a 6,300-square-foot building.


11/11/2014 - Access Thousands of Downloadable Books, Music Albums, and Movies with Your Library Card

MGPL offers access to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows for download or streaming 24/7.


11/10/2014 - Morton Grove Public Library: Advertisement for bids

Sealed bids for the 2014 Interior Renovations work will be received by MGPL until 10 a.m. on November 21, 2014.


11/07/2014 - Things to do around Morton Grove this weekend, Nov. 7-9

Highlights of events in the Morton Grove area.


11/05/2014 - Updates and Improvements to the Morton Grove Public Library

Improvement plans to the Library's main floor will include a quiet reading room, study rooms, media lab, teen room, and more.


10/28/2014 - Morton Grove Public Library purchases Lincoln Avenue property

MGPL has purchased property at 6200 Lincoln Ave., a more than 6,000-square-foot building across Georgiana St. from the current library facility


10/27/2014 - Morton Grove students, senior citizens connect in ‘Book Worms’ program

Brenda Glenn, MGPL Youth Services Librarian and School Liaison, leads a book discussion between Hynes Elementary School students and local seniors.


10/21/2014 - MGPL Pub Trivia: 11/8 at The Bringer Inn

Participants can compete against friends and neighbors at a fun and challenging evening of trivia.


10/17/2014 - MGPL Picks of the Week: Library construction edition

Great book recommendations from an MGPL librarian.


10/14/2014 - Books Discussions for Kids and Adults at MGPL

MGPL offers book discussion groups for kids in grades 3-6 and adults.


10/08/2014 - Need tech help? There's a Librarian for that!

MGPL cardholders can schedule an appointment for personalized technology training with a librarian. 

10/03/2014 - Roof repairs cause Morton Grove library to close sections

Due to unexpected complications of planned roof repairs, it is necessary to close major portions of the library's main floor.


10/02/2014 - Drop-in Classes for Kids at MGPL

We have drop-in classes every week for children of all ages to enjoy stories, music, crafts, and more.


9/25/2014 - Downloadable Books, Music, Movies and More

Access thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows for download or streaming with your MGPL card.


9/23/2014 - 41st Annual Children's Art Contest at Morton Grove Public Library

Children in grades K-6 can submit up to two pieces of original artwork for MGPL's 41st Annual Children's Art Contest.


9/17/2014 - How-to Fest draws hundreds of curious people to Morton Grove Library

An all-ages crowd came out to enjoy MGPL's first How-To Fest.


9/13/2014 - MGPL Out in the Community at Park View School

Brenda Glenn, MGPL's Youth Services Librarian / School Liaison, performed just-in-time book talks to the PEP students at Park View School.


9/12/2014 - Robotics camp returning to Morton Grove library

The first Robotics Camp for Teens was such a success that MGPL will now offer it on a regular basis.


9/11/2014 - Morton Grove library hosting first ‘How-to Fest’

Community members and local businesses will present on an array of interesting topics at How-To Fest.


9/08/2014 - Morton Grove Public Library: Out in the Community

MGPL staff were at the Morton Grove Farmer's Market, St. Martha's Church for a successful Craft Supply Swap, and at Golf Mill for Library Card Sign-Up month. 


9/07/2014 - 4 free Morton Grove events in the next 2 weeks

The Morton Grove Champion highlighted just a couple of the fun (and, of course, free!) events happening at MGPL.


9/04/2014 - Get a Library Card at Morton Grove Public Library Today!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month and Morton Grove residents who sign up for a new library card in September will receive a free MGPL totebag.


9/03/2014 - Annual craft supply swap returns to St. Martha’s Church in Morton Grove Saturday

Choose from a wide variety of craft supplies that have been donated by crafters who want to share their unused materials at the Craft Supply Swap.


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