Monday, December 10, 2007

Children's and YA Winter Reading Club

Kids and teens can escape the cold by signing up for our Winter Reading Club, starting Saturday December 15. Children get to add scales to a dragon's tail for each book they read and can enter a drawing for a prize. Teens can win weekly prizes and enter a drawing for a grand prize (and receive a cool gift just for signing up)! Come to the library to sign up and review the rules.

Adult Winter Reading will begin on Saturday, January 12.

Monday, November 19, 2007

New Movies Announced

The next three titles for our Monday Night at the Movies series are Waitress (December 17), Snow Cake (January 21) and Amazing Grace (February 18). For more information visit our event calendar, accessible from our homepage.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Come see our new painting

Some of you will have noticed that the library has a new painting mounted on our North Wall, near the exit of the library. The work is entitled "Composers" and it was created by William Samuel Schwartz. The painting was given to the library in 1933 through the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration. It was cleaned, restored and framed by Madron LLC Gallery owner Ken Skolnik (a Glencoe resident) in the fall of 2007.

Mr. Schwartz was an opera singer and knew many musicians. The composers depicted in the painting are Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924), Reginald DeKoven (1850 - 1920), George Whitefield Chadwick (1854 - 1931) and Edward Alexander McDowell (1861 - 1908). Please take a look at the painting the next time you are in the library. The work can also be viewed on the library's Flickr page.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Join us for an afternoon concert!

Join us on the afternoon of Sunday, November 18 at 5:00 for a special concert by Sam Magad and Friends (Sam Magad / violin, Paul Phillips/ violin, Daniel Orbach / viola, John Sharp / cello). The following works will be performed:

Joseph Haydn - Quartet Opus 64 No. 5 (Allegro Moderato, Adagio Cantabile, Menuetto, Finale)
Johannes Brahms - Quartet Opus 67 (Vivace, Andante, Allegretto non Troppo, Poco Allegretto con Variazioni)

The Library will close at 4:00 PM and will reopen at 4:30 PM for concert seating. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Library Super Search

Now you can search all of our premium databases at once with our new Library Super Search. Thanks to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library for making this great new product possible!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

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Library Closed October 19

Please note that the library will be closed on Friday, October 19th. We will be installing some new carpet on that day.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Used Book Sale Coming Up

Be sure to reserve some time on Saturday Oct 20 - Monday Oct 22nd to check out the Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Library. The book sale takes place from 9 to 5 on Saturday, 1-5 on Sunday (everything half price) and 9 to 12 on Monday ($2 per bag). More information can be found here.

Skolnik Reception and Art Program

Did you know that in 1934 the library received a painting from the Public Works Art Project? The is "Composers" by William S. Schwartz and we will be having a reception in honor of Ken Skolnik for the gift of restoring and framing the painting. The painting will be on display and Madron Gallery art swpecialists Bruce Bachman and Yin Shen will share information about Chicago artist Schwartz and the Works Project Administration Federal Arts Program.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Come to the library to learn about Banned Books Week. We have booklists, bookmarks and the display near the entrance has a selection of the evil books. Banned Books Week beings September 29th.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

America's Musical Theatre Legends

Due to the incredible popularity of Susan Benjamin's series on America's Musical Theatre Legends, we have added many more programs in the series. Upcoming programs are as follows:
Judy Garland: September 10
Rodgers and Hammerstein: October 8
Jerome Kern: November 12
Ethel Merman: December 10
Lerner and Lowe: January 14 (2008)
Richard Rodgers: February 11 (2008)

All programs take place at 1:00 in the library Hammond Room.

Sunday Hours Resume

Sunday Hours will resume on September 9th. We will be open from 1-5 on Sundays.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Date of Library Board meeting changed

Please note that the date of the Library Board of Trustees meeting has been changed. It will now be on Wednesday November 14 at 7:30. Visit our Library Board webpage for the agenda.