Monday, April 20, 2015

Graceland Cemetery

Potter and Bertha Palmer mausoleum at Graceland Cemetery
Take a virtual tour of Chicago's historic Graceland Cemetery with reference librarian and Chicago history and architecture enthusiast Joe Collier. He'll tell us the story behind the beautiful cemetery and some of its famous residents using photos and research and drawing from a new map of Graceland that he developed with his colleague, cartographer Jake Coolidge. Wed. April 29 at 7:30 pm.

Monday, April 13, 2015

April Author Event

In 1939 at the age of 19, Vienna native Gertrude Pollitt narrowly escaped Nazi rule by fleeing to London. None of her family survived the war. Yet after V-E day, Pollitt joined a United Nations mission in Germany that helped establish camps for displaced Jewish children. For three years she worked with these young survivors, many of whom had stayed alive by living in forests or in hiding. Some were not only traumatized, but nearly feral. Poliitt, a 40-year resident of Glencoe, will read from her book about this experience, Children of Separation and Loss, on Tuesday, April 28 at 1 pm here at the library. Pollitt has worked as a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, educator and executive director of the Center for Psychoanalytic Study in Chicago. She is currently a practicing psychoanalyst, clinician and social worker.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Help us improve the library!


We're always striving to improve our service to you and the community. Will you please help us do so by taking a short survey? It takes about 10 minutes to complete and we'll use your responses to better plan future programs and services. The survey, will remain here on our website as well as available in print at our Reference Desk until 5 pm on Friday, April 17. 
Library Strategies Consulting Group of Saint Paul, MN, designed this survey and will directly receive all of your responses. Each response is confidential; no survey responses will be connected to particular individuals in the aggregate reports that we'll receive from Library Strategies. 
If you'd like to receive the survey by mail or need to ask any questions, please call our Executive Director, Juli Janovicz, at (847)-835-5056 or email her at
Thank you in advance for taking the time to help us!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

From Page to Stage Kickoff

Please join director Kimberly Senior and other artists involved in the Writers Theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank on Monday, April 13th at 7:00 pm as they discuss the themes, challenges and opportunities presented by this powerful story. Enjoy coffee and desserts following this annual literary event! While the event is free, reservations are required in order to secure your seat. Please email: and use the code "Kickoff" or call 847-242-6018. Please note: This program will be held at Temple Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Ave. in Glencoe.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Robot Week

In town for Spring Break? Look no further than the library for your robo-tainment. Kids of all ages are invited to join in for fun and STEM programs from March 30 through April 3. Some programs require registration. Programs are as follows:

iTots Storytime Monday, March 30, 10:30–11 a.m. All ages with parent or caregiver
Little Lego Robos Tuesday, March 31, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Grades K–2 (registration required)
Robotics Engineering With Lego WeDo Tuesday, March 31, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Grades 3 and up (registration required)
Little Brushbots Wednesday, April 1, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Grades K–2 (registration required)
Battlebots Wednesday, April 1, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Grades 3 and up (registration required)
Tales for Robo-Tots Thursday, April 2, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Ages 2–5 with parent or caregiver
Munchy Movie: Big Hero 6 Thursday, April 2, 1:30–3:05 pm All ages
Robofest! Friday, April 3, 2:00-4:00pm