Tuesday, January 29, 2008

February is Black History Month

Come celebrate Black History Month at the Glencoe Public Library. The Glencoe Historical Society is presenting an exhibit that highlights how Glencoe’s black community began and developed, including the history of the first African-Americans in the schools, black elected public officials, and the story of Glencoe’s beaches. This exhibit is being held upstairs in the Hammond Room. More information can be found at the Historical Society's website. You can also see pictures here.

Also at the Library are underground railroad quilt code squares created by 6th graders at Central School. These reproductions can be found in the display cases in the library. See pictures here!

We also have a display of African-American themed films in the Hammond room for you to browse and check out! Please come join us.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Winter Reading Club is Happening

Our Winter Reading Club, with the theme of I've Always Meant to Read that Book, is happening right now. Even if you missed the kick-off you can still sign up. Sign up and get a prize. Read six books and get another great prize! Visit our flickr site to see pictures from the event.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Winter Reading Club for Adults begins January 12

I’d Always Meant to Read that Book! is the theme of our 2008 Winter Reading Club for Adults and Young Adults. Join us Saturday, January 12 for the kick-off. The fireplace will be crackling and we’ll have hot chocolate and goodies, as well as prizes just for signing up. Your librarians are hard at work on lists of wonderful books that you have always meant to read, but missed, or would like to read again. The club will run until Saturday March 1, when we’ll draw names for TWO grand prizes. Weekly prizes will be awarded throughout and everyone who reads six books or more by March 1 will receive a cool gift. Come join us—we’re looking forward to seeing you in the Library!

From Page to Stage

In 2008, "From Page to Stage" features a series of programs designed around the production of The Turn of the Screw at Writers' Theatre. Upcoming programs cosponsored by the Glencoe Public Library include:

Kick-off Reception on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 (Woman's Library Club)

Special Film Screening of The Innocents on Monday January 14 at 7:00 (Woman's Library Club)

The Turn of the Screw Book Discussion on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 (Hammond Room)

Contact us or check your issue of Excerpts for more information. More information on the From Page to Stage program can be found at the Writers' Theatre website.

Tax Forms

Forms for the 2007 tax year (state and federal) are now available at the library. They can be found in the photocopy room. They are also available online at the IRS website.

A number of forms have been delayed this year. These forms are Form 8863, Schedule 2 on Form 1040A, Form 5695, Form 8396 and Form 8859. We will carry these forms when they become available. More information can be found here.