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.