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.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
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
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
Make 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.