Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The library is running out of room for new items and technology, and officials are discussing ways to remedy the problem, the Morton Grove Champion reports.
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Tuesday, February 19
Morton Grove Public Library officials are once again discussing the issue of space constraints, the Morton Grove Champion reports. Earlier: Morton Grove Library trustees nix idea of new building, tax hike The discussion was brought up at a special meeting last week. The library is quickly running out of space due to new technology, new materials and other things. Previously, the library officials discussed expansion options including finding an entirely new building, which did not pan out. The staff is in the preliminary stages of discussing the issue, and no real plans or discussions have been brought to the table yet, the Champion reports. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
Thursday, June 14, 2012
She has been assistant director at the Carol Stream library.
The Morton Grove Public Library has selected a new director, and she hails from another suburban library and has 20 years of experience in the field. On Wednesday, the library announced its board tapped Pamela Leffler, assistant director at the Carol Stream Public Library, to fill the top staff spot as of July 2. "The board and staff has done an excellent job, and I'm looking forward to starting," said Leffler, reached by phone Wednesday evening. She said she felt she had a good rapport with the board members during her interviews, and said the Morton Grove Library has a good reputation. She also hopes to be a good steward of public money. "All public libraries are facing 'how do we serve the needs of our patrons with fewer resources…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday's Craft Supply Swap, held at Morton Grove's Civic Center, attracted about 150 crafters who came to get rid of unused arts-and-crafts items and find new ones.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
It was a busy morning at Morton Grove’s second Craft Supply Swap, held Saturday at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center. Thirty minutes into the event, about 60 crafters were eagerly checking out tables piled high with boxes of yarn, fabrics, embroidery kits, wreathes, holiday ornaments, scrapbooking paper, patterns and more. In all, nearly 150 attendees took part in the Swap. The Craft Swap, co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library and the Morton Grove Department of Family and Senior Services, encourages the free exchange of crafting supplies between people in need of new materials and people in need of storage space. The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County—SWANCC—also supported the event. And since attendees were asked…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A win-win Craft Swap exchange last Saturday helped ex-crafters clear out closet space by donating unused supplies to current crafters in need of materials.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Crafters and former crafters wanting to unload supplies convened for the town’s first-ever Craft Swap last Saturday morning. The event, co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library and the Morton Grove Department of Senior and Family Services, was held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center. It allowed for the free exchange of crafting supplies between people in need of new stuff, and people in need of storage space. The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County also supported the event. “People are thrilled to find new homes for their things,” said MGPL Coordinator of Programming and Public Relations Nancy Brothers as she surveyed the roomful of tables piled high with boxes of yarn, stacks of fabric, boxes of buttons, beads, …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This week's Patch Portrait also features Northbrook's historian and Wilmette's barber family.
This week's Patch Portrait also features Northbrook's historian and Wilmette's barber family. Cooking classes, improv, language club, knitting and video games are just some of the methods Morton Grove Public Library's Young Adult Services Librarian Jill Wehrheim uses to encourage more teens to spend time at the building. "It's easy to lose them because they don't think of the library as a place to hang out," stated Wehrheim as she led two teen girls in a knitting class. Earlier: Check out all the Patch Portrait archives. Wehrheim got her Masters in Library Sciences at the University of Iowa, and having an affinity for young adult fiction, she always knew she wanted to work with teens. "I knew I wanted to work with young adult books, so I …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Gardeners plant seeds for a summer garden in front of the library.
The Morton Grove Public Library hosted a kick-off planting event on Tuesday to celebrate a new season of learning. Volunteers from the the Niles West Garden Club participated, as well as children in local chapters of Camp Fire USA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Entitled the "Global Garden," the edible community garden will play hosts to a wide variety of plants, from eggplant to okra. "We're very pleased with how it is going," said Rosetta Metz, the head of Outreach, PR and Programming at the Morton Grove Public Library. "I think this is a wonderful project for learning and it brings the community together." Check out the video of Metz, as she makes opening remarks before the planting began on Tuesday. In addition, some of the community …
Friday, June 10, 2011
The contentious board meeting discusses the role of the library.
After a spirited discussion on Thursday night, the board of the Morton Grove Public Library voted 6 to 1 to approve the library's urban garden project. Trustee Catherine Peters was the one board member to oppose it, calling it a "tremendously ill-conceived plan." Library staff organized the urban garden as a volunteer project which was approved by the library board earlier this year. Flip through the PDF of the plan attached to this article. Near the end of May, Head of Outreach, PR and Programming Rosetta Metz emailed members of the press with news of the community urban garden, describing the project as an edible garden with three 4 feet by 8 feet garden beds on the south side of the library, facing Lincoln Avenue. Three local businesses…
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Go for a dive, drive or rummage dig this weekend!
Lunch and a Movie: The King's Speech When/Where: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 at the North Shore Senior Center, 6140 Dempster St. in Morton Grove Why Go: Lunch and discussion follows the showing of this year’s Academy Award-lauded movie. Pricing: Free for NSSC members and $7 for non-members Youth Art Show When/Where: Thursday, June 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Centennial Recreation Center 3000 Glenview Road Why Go: Check out the sculpture and art students first show! Pricing: Contact Sarah Heston at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 920-3927 for ticket prices Take a Dive in Harrer Pool! When/Where: 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Harrer Pool, 6250 Dempster St. in Morton Grove Why Go: The pool …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Certain sectors still struggle, and language remains a barrier for some.
While unemployment gradually inches downward in Illinois, jobless rates are lower in Chicago's northern suburbs. Niles’ unemployment rate is 6.7 percent–nearly two percentage points lower than Chicago and well below the 9 percent national average, according to April numbers from the state. In Decreasing Order: North Shore Unemployment A tendency toward higher education levels explains a lot, said Greg Rivara, communications manager for the Illinois Department of Employment Security. People who live in wealthier areas tend to have advanced degrees and training, he said, which both insulates them from the recession-driven layoffs and helps speeds the job search of those who are laid off. “These are suburbs with populations who tend to be …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Market Director Kristina Otte shares the plans for Saturday's kick-off sale.
Drum roll, please…it’s finally here! The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday at 8 a.m. Join us any time on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., but keep in mind that 10 a.m. will be our ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Market, complete with local officials on hand to help us celebrate our growth and success, Boy Scouts ready for our formal flag ceremony, a Park View student singing the National Anthem, Golf Middle School students singing and playing their hearts out, face-painting and henna tattoos, a balloon artist who will knock your kids’ socks off… You get the idea. Oh yeah, and in the midst of all of this, surrounding us in our village square-style layout, will be gourmet olive oils, cheeses, meats, free-range eggs, honey, …