Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Hours

Image used under Creative Commons
from Andrea Westmoreland
The library will close at 5:00 on Wednesday, November 26th and will remain closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving. It will reopen on Friday, November 28th at 9:00. The library is always open online through its website and online catalog!

New Excerpts Available Online

What's happening at the library this winter? More than you would believe! We've got meditation programs to get you through the holidays, author visits to inspire you, cooking programs to tease your taste buds and another Frank Lloyd Wright program to celebrate your village! All of these are available in the newest Excerpts, as are the usual great selection of children's programs, book groups, film screenings, technology programs and more! Excerpts will be arriving at your door soon but you can access it online right now!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright's Ravine Bluffs sculptures

One hundred years ago, Sherman and Elizabeth Booth, created the area in Glencoe, Illinois we now call Ravine Bluffs. Sherman Booth was a friend and attorney of noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. At Booth’s request, Wright designed seven homes, three concrete street markers and a bridge for this area of Glencoe. When combined with the two additional existing Wright homes in the village, our community is the home to the third largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures in the world.

To honor the centennial of this community treasure, the Glencoe Historical Society has planned a yearlong celebration commemorating 100 years of Frank Lloyd Wright in Glencoe. As part of that celebration, GHS has planned a public art project similar to the famous Chicago Cows on Parade but featuring a fiberglass replica of our own Ravine Bluffs street markers. The prototype for this project is currently on display at the Glencoe Public Library. GHS will be seeking sponsors and artists for the project. The finished markers will be displayed throughout the village next summer. Further details will be released on December 1st at a new website devoted exclusively to the Ravine Bluffs Centennial Celebration. In the meantime, email to obtain more information about this exciting project!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Author Visit: Nancy Krulik

Meet children's author Nancy Krulik, writer of series Katie Kazoo and George Brown, Class Clown, on Thursday, November 13th at 4:00. Nancy will be signing books and her books will be available to purchase, courtesy of The Bookstall at Chestnut Court.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Write Through Chicago: A Writing Workshop for Young Adults

Tell Chicago’s history in your own words at this mini writing workshop! Students in 5th–8th grades are invited to stretch their creativity by writing about such events as Lincoln’s Chicago funeral, the Columbian Exposition, the first McDonald’s burger, and the Haymarket Riot. The workshop will be taught by Bob Boone and Mark Henry Larson, former teachers and authors of the recently published writing program and book Write Through Chicago: Learn About a City by Writing About a City. The workshop takes place at 1:00 on Friday, November 14th. Registration is required; please sign up at the Reference Desk by November 13.