Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Enterprise Update

The recent rollout of the Enterprise catalog has been a major disappointment to us all. It has frustrated patrons’ efforts to conduct basic library business such as searching for materials, placing holds and paying fines. We want to assure you that CCS (the regional public library consortium that coordinates the catalog) is making every effort to work towards the reestablishment of reliable, easy access to our shared catalog. Detailed information about these efforts is available here in communications from Richard Shurman, Executive Director of CCS, and from Bill Davison, CEO of SirsiDynix. As part of this effort, the catalog will be unavailable beginning Thursday, October 23 at 11:00 p.m. through approximately 4:00 a.m. on Friday, October 24 while software that should improve Enterprise’s performance is installed.

We apologize for the frustration and inconvenience this situation has caused. We know you expect better of us and we expect better of ourselves. Should you have difficulty with the catalog, please call the Reference Desk at 847-835-5056. We're happy to help. If  you want to discuss the situation, please contact Executive Director Juli Janovicz at jjanovicz@glencoelibrary.org.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Author Event: Dale Laackman

Come to the library on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:30 and learn about the brilliant publicists who used their talents to promote the Ku Klux Klan. Wilmette author Dale Laackman will read from and discuss his book For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle that Spread Hate Across America. Copies will be available at the event for purchase and signing.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fines for Food

Square up with the library and help someone at the same time! All library fines collected Monday, October 20, through Sunday, November 2 will be donated by the library to the New Trier Township Pantry. You may pay your fines at the check-out desk or online. Payments for lost materials are not included in the Fines for Food event.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author Event: Rich Cohen

We are very excited to host Rich Cohen on Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 pm. Mr. Cohen is the bestselling author of such lively and varied works as Sweet and Low, The Fish that Ate the Whale, Tough Jews, Israel Is Real, and Lake Effect, a memoir about growing up in Glencoe. He is also a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. Mr. Cohen will read from his latest book, Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. He’ll also speak about his many interests, Glencoe roots, and field questions from the audience. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of The Book Stall.

Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Library's next used book sale is coming up on October 18–20. As always, the sale will feature not only thousands of gently used books but also audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs - at low prices. Sale hours are:

  • Saturday, October 18, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 19, from 1:00–5:00 p.m. (everything half price)
  • Monday, October 20, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon ($3/bag sale)
Glencoe residents who are members of the Friends are invited to a members only pre-sale on Friday, October 17, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. You may join at the door if you like. All proceeds go towards the library's resources and services!