Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Hours

The library will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 24, and remain closed through Thursday, December 25. The library will also close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, and remain closed through Thursday, January 1. We are always open through our website!

Monday, December 08, 2014

'Tis the Season for Winter Reading

It seems like Summer Reading Club ended only yesterday but our young adult and children's reading programs are right around the corner! 6th to 12th graders can come to the library beginning Wednesday, December 17th and join YA Winter Reading Club. Teens can set their own goal for the number of books they think they can read during the program. If they reach their goal by February 23rd, they can get a free paperback book of their own choosing.

Meanwhile bring the little ones to the children's department starting Friday, December 19th to pick up their reading log, after which they earn brag tags and books for reading and participating in fun winter activities! Adults will have to be patient as their reading club will not begin until Saturday, January 10th (details to come).

Phil Passen on the Hammered Dulcimer

Come join us on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 for some musical holiday cheer when hammered dulcimer virtuoso Phil Passen visits the library! Mr. Passen will be in the Young Adult room (at the back of the main floor) of the library performing a variety of traditional numbers, including Celtic, Hanukkah and other seasonal favorites.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Booknews at Books On Vernon

Glencoe Public Library staffers Nancy Buehler, Sara Lifson, Liz McClain and executive director Juli Janovicz return for another session of morning coffee and lots of book news at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue on Monday, December 8th at 10:00. They’ll provide reviews of new and forthcoming books that may be just the thing for your book group or your next favorite read.

Friday, November 28, 2014

De-Stress for the Holidays With Instant Islands of Calm

We all know how stressful the holidays can be. On Sunday, December 7th at 1:30 you can come to the library and learn four 90-second mindfulness exercises which promote instant calm. These exercises are taught at Harvard's prestigious Benson-Henry Institute got Mind-Body Medicine. Each will help you center and calm yourself in the midst of holiday stress and "overdrive". A brief description will be followed by practicing the technique. Interested participants can remain after the one-hour class for an optional 30-minute discussion of mindfulness, including Q and A.