Thursday, October 30, 2014

Easy Holiday Appetizers

Start getting ready for the holidays on Monday, November 3rd at 7:30 when Blair Carothers - chef, caterer and Glencoe native - demonstrates simple but festive appetizers for all of your holiday gatherings, from planned parties to last-minute guests. Sampling is encouraged and recipes will be available to take home.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ravine Bluffs: Historic Structures in a Changing Community

What’s so great about Ravine Bluffs? Is it really better to have nine Frank Lloyd Wright homes rather than just one or two? Historic preservation expert Nan Greenough, known for her activities both at the state level and in her hometown of Winnetka, will visit the library on Sunday, November 2nd at 5:00 to discuss the importance of protecting our treasured landmarks and why, in our new-is-better world, we need to give more respect to our architectural elder statesmen. Nan will explain why everyone should care about what happens to these - and other - historic structures in our community.

The Glencoe Historical Society Ravine Bluffs Centennial Committee will also unveil more exciting details on this yearlong community Frank Lloyd Wright celebration! Please note: the library will close at 4:00 and reopen at 4:30 for this program's seating.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

European Art at the Time of the Great War

Art historian Jeff Mishur returns for an interactive slide lecture about European art during the time of World War I on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00. The second decade of the 20th century was tumultuous both in history and art history. Artists in France, Italy and Germany competed for leadership in the modernist art movement. Displaying great variety and creativity, Picasso, Kandinsky, Duchamp, Boccioni and others established the dominant paths their successors would follow for a century.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Enterprise Update

The recent rollout of the Enterprise catalog has been a major disappointment to us all. It has frustrated patrons’ efforts to conduct basic library business such as searching for materials, placing holds and paying fines. We want to assure you that CCS (the regional public library consortium that coordinates the catalog) is making every effort to work towards the reestablishment of reliable, easy access to our shared catalog. Detailed information about these efforts is available here in communications from Richard Shurman, Executive Director of CCS, and from Bill Davison, CEO of SirsiDynix. As part of this effort, the catalog will be unavailable beginning Thursday, October 23 at 11:00 p.m. through approximately 4:00 a.m. on Friday, October 24 while software that should improve Enterprise’s performance is installed.

We apologize for the frustration and inconvenience this situation has caused. We know you expect better of us and we expect better of ourselves. Should you have difficulty with the catalog, please call the Reference Desk at 847-835-5056. We're happy to help. If  you want to discuss the situation, please contact Executive Director Juli Janovicz at jjanovicz@glencoelibrary.org.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Author Event: Dale Laackman

Come to the library on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:30 and learn about the brilliant publicists who used their talents to promote the Ku Klux Klan. Wilmette author Dale Laackman will read from and discuss his book For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle that Spread Hate Across America. Copies will be available at the event for purchase and signing.