Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Hours

We will be closing early or be closed on a number of days over the next two weeks.  The library will close at 1:00 on Thursday the 24th and will remain closed on Friday the 25th.  We will also close at 1:00 on the 31st and will remain closed on Friday the 1st of January.  We hope you have a great holiday and remind you that you can always access the catalog.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Get Staff Picks Online!

Our staff is anxious to provide recommendations to you whether you are visiting the library or sitting at home in your comfy chair.  For this reason, we are now publishing a Staff Picks blog.  We're going to chat about the books, movies and music that we love, whether they are hot and new or simply old favorites. 

Because this is a blog, you are welcome to join the conversation as well!  At the bottom of each post is an option to leave comments.  Do you agree with us?  Disagree with us?  Can you recommend any similar books?  Go ahead and leave a comment under our post.

You can visit our Staff Picks blog at or you can view the latest pick on our homepage.  You can even subscribe to our Staff Picks blog so that you receive picks by email.  We hope you find this useful AND a lot of fun!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Winter Reading Approaching!

Snow is falling from the sky and it's just in time for our Winter Reading Club!  This year's winter reading club theme is Books for a Long Winter's Night and we'll have plenty of booklists to help you escape the cold. Sign up begins December 12 at 9:30 a.m. with our traditional cider and doughtnuts in the YA Media Room (just beyond the Readers' Services Desk).  The club will run through February 28, 2010. As always, the rules are easy to follow and the prizes are easy to take. Please join us!

Voter Registration at the Library

On Saturday, December 12 there will be a voter registration drive in the library's Hammond Room, conducted by the League of Women Voters of Glencoe. You can register between 10am and 2 pm. Make sure you bring two forms of ID, one with your current address.

Special Centennial Program on African Americans in Glencoe

On Sunday, December 13th, Robert A. Sideman, author of the just published book African Americans in Glencoe: The Little Migration, will visit the library to discuss why he found his topic worthy of years of research, surprises he encountered along the way, and the road to publication.  This is yet another special program celebrating the library's centennial.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Great Sunday Centennial Program

On Sunday, December 6th, we're going to have another look at Glencoe's past, with a program entitled Glencoe's Distinctive Suburban History on Chicago's North Shore, 1869-2009.  Michael H. Ebner, emeritus history professor at Lake Forest College and author of Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History, will discuss Glencoe's history from its incorporation to the present, devoting particular attention to its people, values, built environment, institutions, and links to other suburbs.

This program is another in our continuing series of historical programs celebrating our centennial and leading up to our birthday party on January 10th.  More information about the library's history and our centennial celebration can be found on our centennial site.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Excerpts Available

There are lots of exciting programs to be found in the new Excerpts! We've got info about our winter reading program, centennial programs, book groups, movies, kids events and much much more! And you can read Excerpts before it arrives in the mail by visiting our website!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dedication of Susan Alona Aspen Garden

On November 8, 2009, friends and family gathered to dedicate the new Susan Alona Aspen Garden, which was donated by the Takiff Family. Mrs. Aspen was a longtime resident of Glencoe and a valued trustee of the Glencoe Public Library from 1993 to 2003. As an expression of the great friendship shared by the families and in recognition of Mrs. Aspen's contributions to the beauty of the library, the Takiff Family generously donated funding to create the new garden on the front lawn.

Thanks to everyone who attended the dedication ceremony. Please take a moment to visit the garden while the weather is still accomodating!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Guys' Book Group Rescheduled for November 24

A Conspiracy of PaperMake time for a terrific book when the Guys Book Group discusses A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss. Part hard-boiled detective thriller, part historical novel, A Conspiracy of Paper combines a real person (18th century boxing champion Daniel Mendoza) and a real event (the London stock market crash of 1720) into one original and very entertaining work of fiction. Pick up a copy at the library. The book group meets at 7:30 on November 24th.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Classical Music Concert Program Announced

Join us November 15 at 5:00 for a classical music concert in the library! The Chicago Chamber Players, with Samuel Magad, violin; Nisanne Howell, violin; Robert Swan, viola; Gary Stucka, cello and Lynn Williams, harp will perform works by Mozart, Debussy and Ginastera. The library will close at 4:00 and will reopen at 4:30 for concert seating, and admission is free.

Works to be performed are Mozart's String Quartet D Minor K421, Debussy's Danses for Harp and Strings, Alberto Ginastera's String Quartet No. 1 and a solo harp selection. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for continuing to sponsor this fantastic program!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Be Proud, Read Aloud Schedule Change

SCHEDULE CHANGE! Be Proud, Read Aloud Family Reading Night has been rescheduled from Thursday, November 12 at 7:00pm to Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00pm. Please mark your Excerpts accordingly!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Big Thanks to the Library's Friends!

We had another outstanding book sale last weekend and it was all because of the hard work of the Friends of the Library. If you enjoyed visiting the book sale, or any of the myriad of events and gifts that the Friends sponsor for the library, including concerts, movies, and reading programs, please considering joining or contributing to the Friends. Visit the Friends Page for more information.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Exciting Centennial Fun for All Ages

We have two great centennial programs coming up over the next week. On Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 we will be hosting a special showing of Meet Me in St. Louis, the classic 1944 musical, released just three years after the library moved to its current location. And then on October 22 at 4:15 we will be having a book discussion just for kids on the book At Ellis Island, by Louise Peacock. All of the events leading up to our birthday bash on January 10 can be found on our centennial site.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Books for sale! Books for sale!

Our next book sale is right around the corner! From Saturday, October 17 through Monday, October 19th you can choose from thousands of respectfully used books, DVDs and other materials for all ages. Sunday, from 1-5, everything is half price and Monday, from 9 - 12, everything is $2 per bag. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for doing such a spectacular job running this sale. As always, all proceeds support the Glencoe Public Library!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Let's Have a Chat!

Feeling too lazy to pick up the phone? Too impatient to wait for a response through email? Why not try sending the library an instant message? On the bottom corner of the library's website you'll see a window that says Click Here to Chat. Simply click on that window and start typing away, and we'll respond instantly. You can also add us to your instant messaging services - simply add the following screen name to your favorite service:
AIM: glencoeref
Google Chat: gckref
Yahoo Messenger: gckref

We look forward to chatting with you - feel free to give it a try!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Banned Books Week Sept. 26 - Oct 3

Come to the library this week to see our display of books that have been banned or challenged in recent years, pick up a bookmark and enter a drawing to win a "I Read Banned Books" book bag. Since 1982, Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September every year. This annual American Library Association event reminds Americans not to take their precious democratic freedom for granted. For more information, visit the website of the American Library Association.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fines for Food Begins

As a variation on our Food for Fines program, we will donate all fines paid through October 4th to local food pantries. A monetary donation to a food pantry, as opposed to donations of food, will allow them to more efficiently address their needs. Fines for Food will not apply for payment of lost items. Pay your fines during the next two weeks and know that your money is doing some extra good!

Library Closed Friday

On Friday September 25th, the library will be closed for a staff training day. We will reopen on Saturday. We apologize for any inconvenience and remind you that you can always renew books, place holds and more at our website.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Centennial Program: Glencoe Then and Now

Return to when streets were unpaved, chief activities were shopping at the local butchers or bakers, and children played on wooden sidewalks, as Ellen Paseltiner and Scott Javore visit the library on Sunday the 20th at 2:00 and present this Glencoe Historical Society program on our village's fascinating past. Originally created as part of Glencoe's second grade curriculum, Glencoe Then and Now has been reinterpreted for adults and is being presented as part of our Centennial celebration. Make sure you visit our Centennial site for more information on activities surrounding the Centennial.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

From Page to Stage Kickoff Event

Join us on September 15th when From Page to Stage kicks off with director Michael Halberstam and actors Timothy Edward Kane and Sean Fortunato discussing how Tom Stoppard uses William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to create the world of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Stay after the discussion to enjoy coffee and desserts to celebrate our annual literary event! This event will take place at the Woman's Library Club, 325 Tudor Court and admission is free. More information on all of the upcoming From Page to Stage events can be found at the Writers' Theatre website. Other From Page to Stage programs related to this play will be presented at neighboring public libraries through October 20.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Library Open on Sundays

We're now open on Sundays from 1-5 through Memorial Day. We hope to see you here!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Check Out a Museum!

Beginning September 1st, the library will be participating in the Museum Adventure Pass program, sponsored by Macy's. This program will allow Glencoe residents to "check out" a pass for free entry or free parking at one of a number of local museums. You have one week to use the pass and there is a limit on number of passes per week, per museum. Some participating museums are Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden, Kohl Children's Museum, The Lake County Discovery Museum and Morton Arboretum - here is a full list of participating museums. More information can be found at the Reference Desk or Children's Department. We hope that you're as excited about this new program as we are!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Excerpts Hot Off the Press

You won't be receiving the edition of the library newsletter Excerpts in your mailbox for another week, but you can view it online right now! Visit our Excerpts page to see all the exciting news about upcoming book groups, kids programs, movies, music and much more! Plus, we've got tons of Centennial programming happening over the next few months, culminating with a 100th birthday party in January. Check it out on our website!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mango Languages Now Available

Parlez-vois francais? Sprechen sie deutsch? Non? Would you like to use your computer to learn a new language in a fun and easy way? The library now has a subscription to Mango Languages, an online language learning system. Mango Languages offers language instruction in Spanish, Chinese, French and 9 other languages. All you need is your library card to access it! Simply go to our library databases page and click on Mango Languages, under the Books, Literature and Language heading. Buona fortuna!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Check the Calendar!

Our new issue of Excerpts doesn't come out for a couple of weeks, but we're busy planning lots of events for the next 3 months. In fact, many events can be found in our online calendar, including new book group selections, Technology Tuesday classes and kids events. So keep an eye on our adult calendar and kids calendar and start planning your autumn at the library!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Year-Round Book Sale

You don't have to wait until one of our weekend book sales to buy books at the library - we have used books for sale on shelves just inside the front door. And while we only had books for adults there in the past, we now offer children's books as well! All sale books are self-serve and you can leave your money in a lockbox on the shelf. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, all proceeds go to the library. Meanwhile, don't forget to donate your old unwanted books as well, in one of the boxes just inside the door!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Grand Prize in the 4th of July Parade

Congratulations to us for winning the Grand Prize in the Glencoe 4th of July Parade! We're proudly displaying the trophy in the entryway to the library and we've got lots of pictures available here. Thanks to everyone - staff, Library Board members, Friends of the Library, family members and fans - who participated, despite the less than ideal weather conditions. We hope everybody had as a good a time as we did!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Recycle Your Small Electronics at the Library

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Recycling Avenue to recycle small electronics at the library! There is now a plastic bin located near the washrooms in which you can put your old cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, ink cartridges, laptops and notebook computers. Recycling Avenue, a business that employs the physically challenged, will then pick up these items and keep them out of landfills. Unfortunately, we cannot accept monitors, fax machines, tower computers, DVD and VHS players and tapes and printers. So think green, and bring your old electronics to the library!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Centennial Website

We are very excited about the library's centennial and the special events planned to celebrate our first 100 years. In fact, we are so excited that we created a new website entirely dedicated to the centennial! Not only does our new centennial site have all of the information about current and future programs for young and old, but it features trivia and histories of the library and Glencoe as well. We've even thrown in classic photographs, summer reading lists, and a downloadable audio driving tour, and we expect to add much more in the future. You can use the link in this email or find it on the top of the TOC on our homepage. Feel free to use the site's comment form to send us any type of information or feedback on what you'd like to see.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Daniel Burnham Exhibit

As part of our Centennial programming, we will have a Daniel Burnham exhibit running in the Hammond Room through December. Entitled Make Big Plans - Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis, this photopanel exhibit, curated by The Newberry Library, tells about Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago. Stay tuned or visit our new Centennial site for more Centennial programming.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Downloading Audiobooks is now Easier Than Ever!

If you haven't tried our Netlibrary downloadable audiobooks yet, now is a great time to give them a shot! And if you are already using Netlibrary you will find it more flexible and easier to use than ever. Responding to popular demand, Netlibrary now offers a number of Ipod and Macintosh compatible audiobooks in MP3 format. And the new Netlibrary Media Center makes it easier to download your audiobooks to either your PC or MP3 player. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Special Centennial Puppet Show

We've got a very special Centennial event for families happening on Thursday the 18th at 4:30. Roberts Marionettes will visit us to present a puppet show version of The Secret Garden, the classic story by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The show will be performed using traditional "bunraku" puppets and is for families with children age 5 and older. No reservations are needed for this special event - just come on by!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Book Sale This Weekend

The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library will be sponsoring a book sale this weekend! There are lots of great used books, DVDs and other materials for all ages, and most are inexpensive. All proceeds support the Glencoe Public Library. The book sale will take place on Saturday, June 13th (9:00 - 5:00), Sunday June 14th (1:00 - 5:00, everything half price) and Monday, June 15th (9:00 - 12:00 noon, $2 per bag sale). We hope you come across some great finds! Plus, be sure to sign up for our Summer Reading Club when you are done shopping, and you will get a great sign-up prize. It should be an extra special Saturday at the library!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Summer Reading Club Starting Soon

The weather is (kind of) warming up, and this can only mean one thing...time for Summer Reading Club!!! Summer Reading Club for kids starts June 5th and for adults June 13th (the teen Summer Reading Club is already going). The once in a lifetime theme for adults is Celebrate the Centennial and we will have lots of book lists and prizes to keep you inspired and rewarded. You get prizes for both signing up and finishing the program (reading six books), plus there will be drawings along the way. Kids will Read on the Wild Side, with books about animals keeping them entertained all summer, until the final pizza party on August 1.

June 5th is the kick-off event for kids, and at 1:30 Dr. Robert James will bring in animals from around the world. The adult program will launch on June 13th, and we will have a party with summertime snacks! No matter what age you are, there is a Summer Reading Club for you!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ravinia Tickets Available Saturday

On Saturday, June 6th, we will once again be handing out Ravinia lawn passes to Glencoe residents (age 18 and up). Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and households will be limited to two tickets a piece. Thanks to Ravinia for donating these tickets!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Teen Study Break Lounge

Come join us for Teen Study Break Lounge, just in time for finals! Study Break Lounge runs from Saturday May 30th through Wednesday June 3rd, with free snacks provided to help you de-stress. Check our calendar for specific hours and locations within the library.

While you're at Study Break Lounge, be sure to sign up for summer reading as well. We've got great prizes for signing up and for completing summer reading.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Programs This Summer

We've got two exciting new programs happening this summer. For all of you guys who have been looking for a new book group, we now offer a Guys' Book Group, starting on Thursday, June 25th (women welcome as well!) We are also offering a technology class called Technology Tuesdays, which will start on June 16th, with a program about Facebook. More information can be found on our calendar or in Excerpts.

New Excerpts Now Available

Centennial news, new programs and summer reading are among the exciting news to be found in the latest Excerpts, our library newsletter. Excerpts has not yet arrived at homes or at the library, but you can get a sneak peak online.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Library Construction Alert

The front door of the library will be closed from Friday, May 22nd through Tuesday, May 26th due to the ongoing renovation of the front of the library. During this time the emergency exit on the southeast side of the library will serve as the entrance and exit, as was the case for a short while last fall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Library Closed Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday the 26th, with our normal hours.

Summer Hours in Effect

The library is now closed on Sundays through Labor Day. We hope this causes no inconvenience for you!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday Night at the Movies Schedule Announced

We've got the next three movies picked for our popular Monday Night at the Movies program. We will be showing The Pool on June 15th, Waltz With Bashir on July 20th, and Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 on August 17th. More information on these movies can be found on our calendar, or in the upcoming edition of Excerpts.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu

Many of you have expressed concern about the swine flu outbreak that is currently being reported in the news. We have pulled together a number of websites that contain information about the swine flu. You can access the websites here. We will continue to update these as we find useful websites. Please let us know if you need us to find any information for you.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Library Twitter in the News

Check out this week's Pioneer Press for an article on the library's use of Twitter. In this article, librarian Mike Gershbein talks about the kind of information that you can see if you follow us on Twitter. Lots of people are already following us and we've tweeted over 100 updates, so why not follow us?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hot Library News Delivered by Email

We've had a flurry of interesting news over the last couple of weeks...why not sign up to get library news by email? That way you can be sure that you never miss an event! Sign up by clicking on the E-News Signup link on the left-hand column, or just click here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

From Page to Stage Begins

Next week is the start of the From Page to Stage series of programs, which will center around the presentation of The Minister's Wife at Writers' Theatre. Various area libraries, including Glencoe, will present a variety of programs focused on the themes of George Bernard Shaw's play Candida and this original musical production.

On Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00, the Glencoe Library will sponsor a kick-off program and reception at the Women's Library Club, 325 Tudor Court. Some of the principal artistic contributors to The Minister's Wife will discuss what it takes to adapt a well-known play to a musical production. For more information on the various programs related to From Page to Stage, please visit the Writers' Theatre's page on the program. All events are free.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

During Earth Week We Recycle Books

Next week is Earth Week, and from Sunday the 19th through Saturday the 25th we will be giving kids grades K - 5th the chance to recycle their books. Children can bring in one gently used book and exchange it for another book that is "new" to them. When kids bring in a book they can give a review describing why another child might enjoy the book, and also enter a drawing for a special prize.

In the meantime, parents can stop by the main reference desk to pick up a special Earth Day booklist and grab some "green" books for adults. Also, be sure to visit the Village's website for more information on Glencoe's Earth Week activities.

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Computer Center in Children's Department

Be sure to drop by the Children's Department to see the new David Morton Stein Computer Center. Named in memory of David Stein, the center offers 6 computers in a beautifully updated setting. Thanks to everyone who donated money for this wonderful addition and also to all the people who attended the unveiling this weekend. Please contact the Children's Department for more information.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Library Closes Early on Sunday

Please be advised that the library will be closing early on Sunday the 19th for the concert sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The library will close at 4:00 and reopen at 4:30 for concert seating. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Library Closed on Easter Sunday

The library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12th. We will reopen on Monday the 13th.

Do You Tweet???

We do! The Glencoe Public Library is now sending out updates on Twitter! To see what we are twittering about just visit our Twitter page, or if you are already on Twitter simply follow @GlencoePL. If you have any question about using Twitter (or Facebook, or other "social media" products) come to our reference desk and talk to one of our experts!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Classical Music Concert Lineup Announced

The lineup for our upcoming classical music concert has been announced and it will consist of Mozart's String Quartet in G Minor and Gershwin's Selections from Porgy and Bess for String Quartet. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 19 at 5:00 and the performers are Samuel Magad (violin), Paul Phillips (violin), Robert Swan (viola), Li-Kuo Chang (viola) and Stephen Balderston (cello). The library will close at 4:00 and will reopen at 4:30 for concert seating, and admission is free. Thanks to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library for continuing to sponsor this great program!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Our Centennial Celebration Begins

The library will be 100 years old soon, and to celebrate we are planning a series of special events. The first of these events will take place on Monday, April 6th at 7:00, with a program on another important centennial - that of the Burnham Plan. The year 2009 marks the centennial of Daniel Burnham’s visionary plan for Chicago and its environs and this slide lecture explores the Burnham plan along with its origins and sources. Learn about the full scope of the 1909 plan and its relationship to European and American precedents with art historian Jeff Mishur.

We have many more exciting events planned in honor of our Centennial - for more information check out our newsletter, contact us or just watch this space!

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month - we can hardly believe it ourselves!
So come on down to your library...lots of poetry to be found on our shelves!
And while you're in the library be sure to check out our poetry display...
Sonnets, limericks and haikus are all for the taking today.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Have You Tried Playaways Yet?

Did you know that we now have over 100 adult fiction and nonfiction titles available on Playaway, the preloaded mp3 player? There are lots of titles for kids as well, plus some hot teen titles. We have new books by Jodi Picoult, Richard North Patterson, Janet Evanovich and more! No knowledge of technology is needed, just a pair of headphones...we even provide the batteries! The next time you would like to listen to an audiobook, give Playaway a try.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Break at the Library

Just because school is out for the week, the kids don't need to stop learning! The library is offering lots of fun and educational programs during the week of spring break, starting with Mike Offutt and his Ultimate Science Show arriving at the library on Monday the 23rd. On Wednesday the 25th, Earthkeepers will use Native American legends to teach the kids about the connection between people, animals and the planet. It all culminates on Friday the 27th when Mother Nature herself comes to visit! Plus, there will be a special storytime on Thursday the 26th that will be all about families. For more information see our children's calendar of events, or take a look at the most recent issue of Excerpts.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

6th Grade Inquiry Projects on Display

We have a special treat for visitors to the Children's Department from now through the month of April. Central School students spend six weeks each spring working on an intensive multidisciplinary research project on a topic of their choosing. A select number of these Inquiry Projects will be on display through the month of April on the top floor of the library. Please support the kids by coming on up and checking the projects out. Also, while you're visiting please be sure to sign the comments sheet!

Writing Workshop Rescheduled

The Nuts and Bolts of Writing workshop that was scheduled for March 26 has been rescheduled for April 2 at 2:00. We hope that this is not an inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Nonfiction Book Group is Back in Action

Our nonfiction book group will start up again in April with some great new titles and a new leader as well! You may already know Judy Levin from the fiction book group that she leads, and she will now be leading the nonfiction book group as well. The group will meet one Thursday night a month and is focuse on the well-informed exchange of ideas and opinion inspired by reading topical, well crafted prose. The first group meets on April 2nd and will discuss the book The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen. Come on by to pick up your copy and join us for some lively discussion.

We Need Your Help!!!

As we get ready to celebrate our centennial year—the library was founded in 1910—we ask for your help. Do you have any old photographs or documents having to do with the library? Please let us take a look at your library memorabilia of any sort, especially from our earliest years. We are not asking that you donate your items; we’d just like to look at them and possibly copy or borrow them for an exhibit. Please call or email us with any useful information!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Writing Programs Coming Up

Sharon and Steve Fiffer return to the library over the next few weeks with three different writing programs. On Thursday March 12 they will speak on the topic of jumpstarting your fiction writing, on Thursday March 19 they will talk about writing nonfiction, and on Thursday March 26 they will discuss the "business" of writing, including publishing venues and guidelines for submissions. No experience as a writer is necessary - just an interest in committing words to paper! Preregistration is not required.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Used Book Sale This Weekend

This weekend, make sure you stop by the library for our used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The sale runs from Saturday the 7th through Monday the 9th, with great discounts on Sunday and Monday. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information visit the Friends of the Library page.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The End is Coming!!!

Believe it or not, our winter reading club is coming to an end! Be sure to record your six books by March 1st and pick up a wonderful prize. Thanks to everybody for participating...we hope you had as much fun as we had!

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Excerpts Available Online

Are you anxious to see all of the new and exciting programs that the library has to offer over the next three months? You'll soon be receiving the new issue of the library newsletter Excerpts in the mail, but in the meantime you can take a look at Excerpts online. Programs on the 1959 White Sox, the Burnham Plan, From Page to Stage programs and some green events for the kids are among the highlights

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lexis Nexis Now Available

Many of you are familiar with the name LexisNexis from your the library offers LexisNexis as well! Our new LexisNexis Library Express database enables you to search legal filings as well as business information from sources like Standard and Poor's and Hoover's, magazines and newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Daily Herald and Washington Post (legal sources are only accessible from within the library).

Visit the databases page of our website to try out this exciting new database, or contact us to set up a personal demo.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Digitization Initiative in the Pioneer Press

Check out this week's Glencoe News to read all about the library's local history digitization project. In anticipation of our 100th anniversary we decided to launch a project to make local Glencoe history available to the world through the internet. Go to the Pioneer Press website to read more or visit the website for our local history project.

Kindle at the Library

Perhaps you have seen the news about the new version of Amazon's Kindle e-book reader, released this week. Are you curious to learn what the hubbub is all about? Would you like to see with your very own eyes what it is like to read a book on an e-book reader? Stop by the library to take a look at our Amazon Kindle.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Valentine's Day Card Shop

On Saturday, February 7 bring the kids (3 years and up) in for a Valentine's Day card shop. They'll supply the imagination and creativity and we'll supply the materials! Drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm. NEW this year...make-your-own-puzzle cards!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tax Season is Here

Tax season is upon us and, as always, the library is starting to receive federal and state tax forms. Don't forget that current and previous year forms and also available online at the Internal Revenue Service and Illinois Department of Revenue websites. Also, electronic filing may be an option for you. The State of Illinois offers free electronic filing, while there is a link to e-file sites from the IRS website. For more information, visit the IRS website ( or the Illinois Department of Revenue ( Good luck!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Watch the Inauguration at the Library

Would you like to watch the historic inauguration of Barack Obama with your neighbors? Join us on Tuesday the 20th when we will be showing the event in our Hammond Room. The inaugural oath and address will take place at 11:00, with assorted festivities happening throughout the day. We'll also have lots of books by and about President-elect Obama on hand. Or how about taking out one of the books from his reading list?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Your Online Library

You don't feel like leaving your house in this cold weather...we understand! However, you can still enjoy much of what the library has to offer from your PC at home. Download audiobooks! Download videos! Read your favorite magazines and newspapers! Look for books and renew the books that you have checked out! You can even help your kids get tutored! And you can do it all in your pajamas (optional).

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Teen Study Break Lounge Starts Saturday

Looking to take a break while studying for finals? Stop by our Study Break Lounge for FREE snacks and socializing. The Lounge will be open from Saturday, January 10 through Thursday, January 15th, and will be held in either the Hammond Room or the YA Media Room on the first floor (check at the Readers' Services desk for location). Help keep your stress level down and have fun at the same time. Good luck with finals!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Winter Reading Reminder

If you haven't signed up yet for winter reading come on by! We've got great prizes for signing up and for completing the program, and you have until March 1st to read your books. The program is open to children, teens and adults, so stop by the library and escape into a good book!