Monday, January 25, 2010

Chicago Wolves Reading Club for Kids

Make sure you bring the kids to the library in February to sign up for the Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed Reading Club.  Kids grades K-5 will get a reading log and bookmark for signing up and can enter the weekly drawing to score great Wolves prizes - tickets to games, pennants, t-shirts, trading cards and more!  We're also letting the kids hang out with high school hockey players on Saturday February 20.  They'll be able to learn about safety and sportsmanship, and get to try on equipment too. February is a great month for hockey, and for reading as well!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Guy's Book Group rescheduled for February 10

The Guys' Book Group originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 27 has been moved to Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. The group will discuss the book City of Thieves, by David Benioff, an adventure tale set during the siege of Leningrad and based on true life stories told by the author's grandfather who survived World War II in Russia.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Two Special History Programs Coming Up

We're partnering with the Glencoe Historical Society to bring you two Sunday afternoon programs for the whole family.  On Jan. 31st, Lisa Cushing Davis, interim executive director of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston will present Indians of the North Shore, about the Potawatomi Indians.  Then, on Feb. 28, Glencoe author Bob Sideman returns to present a program in honor of Black History Month called Famous Black Americans Whose History Touched Glencoe.

Both programs begin at 2 p.m. at the Glencoe Public Library and admission is always free!  Contact us or visit the Glencoe Historical Society for more information.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Glencoe Public Library Receives Illinois Centennial Award

At our centennial party last weekend, we were presented the Centennial Award from the Illinois State Historical Society. Watch the video below to see Trustee John Tuohy reading from the plaque.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Library Publishes Centennial History

We've had such an exciting 100 years that we decided to publish our history as a book!  We revealed the book Our First 100 Years at our centennial celebration, and you can view it online here, or come in to the library to view a hard copy.  We hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy Birthday to Us!!!

We're having a birthday party - and you're all invited!!!  That's right, in 2010 the library will be 100 years old!  On Sunday, January 10, all Glencoe residents are warmly invited to help us celebrate.  We'll gather in the Johnson Room for birthday treats, live music, and an exhibit on the library's first century.  This is an event that only happens every 100 years, so we hope that you can make it!

Study Break Lounge for Finals

Looking to take a break while studying for finals? Stop by our Study Break Lounge for FREE snacks and socializing. Help keep your stress level down and have fun at the same time. The lounge will be in the Hammond Room on the mezzanine level on Saturday the 9th, and will be in the YA Media Room every other day (Monday the 11th through Thursday the 14th).  And while you're here, be sure to sign up for our Winter Reading Club as well!