Monday, March 02, 2015

Spring Tune Up - Cleaning Up Your Diet

Join certified health coach Evey Schweig on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 pm for a program of easy strategies that will help you clean up your diet to feel more energetic, lose weight, get healthy – in short, to help you feel more like spring. Evey trained at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition. Her mission is to help people realize that their lifestyle and food choices have a profound effect on their overall health, happiness and well-being.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Excerpts Available

Are you ready for another three months of exciting library programming? We've got a whole week of robotics events for the kids, a brand new "Appy Hour" for Apple lovers, nature and health programs, a new "visiting professor" program to make you smarter and even a (virtual) cemetery visit! All of this plus information on the next Writers' Theatre Page to Stage event as well as our usual great batch of author visits, book groups, film screenings, Technology Tuesdays and musical theatre programs make our new Excerpts a must-read. Glencoe residents will receive the next issue of Excerpts in the mail but you can access it online right now!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Used Book Sale

The next Friends book sale is coming up February 28 - March 2. As always, the sale will feature thousands of slightly used books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and more at great prices. Hours are:
  • Saturday, February 28, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 1, 1:00 pm -5:00 pm (everything half-price)
  • Monday, March 2, 9:00 am-12:00 noon ($3/bag sale)
Glencoe residents who are also current members of the Friends are invited to shop on the Friday night before the sale (February 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.), when the selection is at its best and the aisles are uncrowded. And yes, you may join at the door! All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wright in Context

Architect and Ravine Bluffs resident Peter Van Vechten will join us on Sunday, February 22nd at 5:00 to add context to our centennial Ravine Bluffs celebration. He will discuss what was going on in the world, in architecture, and in Wright's life and career at the time of Ravine Bluffs's inception. He will also give a homeowners' perspective on living in a Wright house. Co-sponsored by the library and the Glencoe Historical Society, this program is part of a year-long series of programs and events presented by the Glencoe Historical Society's Ravine Bluffs Centennial Committee.

The library will close at 4:00 pm and re-open at 4:30 for program seating in the Johnson Room. For more information on this year-long celebration, please visit the Historical Society's Wright in Glencoe site.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lyric Opera Lecture: The Passenger

The Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its premiere staging of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Passenger on February 24. Suppressed for more than 40 years, Weinberg's gripping opera has emerged anew, electrifying audiences at Austria's Bregenz Festival and again in Warsaw and London. Set in the early 1960s aboard an ocean liner, the plot centers around a West German diplomat, Walter, and his wife Liese, who are bound for a new posting in Brazil. Unbeknownst to her husband, Liese served as an SS officer in Auschwitz. Haunted by her past, she is stunned when she thinks she recognizes a fellow passenger as her former prisoner.

Be fully prepared to appreciate this masterwork by joining Roy Fisher of the Lyric’s Community Lecture Corps, who will present a program on it at the library on Tuesday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m.