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.