Tuesday, June 30, 2015

APPY HOUR July 7

Join us on July 7 from 7:30 - 9pm for Appy Hour, our tech time devoted to all things Apple.

We'll discuss June's World Wide Developer Conference, where some of Apple's biggest products are rolled out, and take a look back at the Apple Watch's first few months.

As always, we'll cover some power tips for getting the most from your devices, share favorite apps and open the floor to troubleshooting. Apply Hour is an open-ended discussion group, so we're sure to cover whatever is on your mind. Appy Hour is open to people of all abilities and is led by librarian Mike Gershbein. Come join us!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Robert Kurson July 1

Please join us Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. to hear Chicago author Robert Kurson talk about his writing and his new book, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship.

Kurson is also the author of Shadow Divers: the True Adventure of Two American Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II and Crashing Through: the Extraordinary True Story of the Man who Dared to See

He began his writing career at the Chicago Sun-Times and worked for Chicago magazine and Esquire, where he won a National Magazine Award. Kurson's stories have appeared in Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he also worked as an attorney.

The New York Times wrote of Shadow Divers, "You know a book has you when you avoid looking at its photo display or final pages for fear of spoiling its surprises. Robert Kurson has written a genre-mixing sprint of a narrative, an adventure story that is also a genuine historical mystery."

Exploring China's Past at The Field Museum

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After years of preparation, The Field Museum will open its Cyrus Tang Hall of China on June 24. Before you visit this major permanent exhibit, get your bearings at our special presentation on Monday, June, 29 by the Field's Lisa C. Niziolek, a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian anthropology and a member of the curatorial team. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Niziolek will guide us through examples of the ceramics, bronzes, textiles, sculptures, paintings, and puppets showcased in the 6,000 square foot exhibit, including artifacts recovered from the 800-year old Java Sea Shipwreck.

Please join us for a fascinating look at a culture filled with deep traditions and dynamic change. As the Chicago Sun-Times notes,  "As China asserts itself on the world stage, it is easy to reduce this ancient nation to sound bites and headlines, subsuming its history in discussions of global economic and world politics - but the Cyrus Tang Hall of China helps recalibrate our understanding of its rich culture."

Dr. Niziolek's talk is part of our Visiting Professor series, sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Visit us at the Glencoe Sidewalk Sale

This Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 is Glencoe's annual Sidewalk Sale! As always, we'll have a table set up in front of the library. Please stop by to ask about books and register for Summer Reading.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Reading and Ravinia!

Sign up for our Summer Adult Reading Program and receive two lawn tickets (one set per family) for a performance at Ravinia.

We have tickets for 19 dates and beginning on Saturday, June 13, we will give them away on a first come, first served basis. So hurry in, sign up  for the reading program and start planning your night under the stars!