Thursday, January 27, 2011

NextReads: Hot Book Lists to Your Email!

Looking for a new way to stay on top of the hot books coming out?  Sign up for NextReads and you can get monthly lists of new fiction, nonfiction and young adult books sent directly to your email!  Our librarians are busy scouring upcoming books to find the hottest titles.  With NextReads you'll get advance notice of hot books along with short descriptions and reviews.  You can click right over to our catalog from NextReads and place a hold on the book so you're sure to get it quickly. NextReads is brought to you by the same people who manage NoveList, one of our favorite databases for finding information about books and authors, so we're sure you're going to love it!

Now Available: Consumer Reports Online

We are excited to announce that we now have a subscription to the Consumer Reports website available to all Glencoe residents.  Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering consumers.  Consumer Reports features reviews and comparisons of products and services, recall information and forums.  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for giving us the subscription to this wonderful resource!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Normal Hours on Thursday

The library will be open on Thursday at 9:00 AM, our regular opening time. We hope you can make it out of your houses and come on by!

Big Kids Book Bunch cancelled today

Because of the blizzard warning the Big Kids Book Bunch scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today is cancelled

Library Closing Due to Weather

The library will close today (Tuesday the 1st) at 5:00 and will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday the 2nd). We will update this information with Thursday's hours when we know them. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you all STAY SAFE!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hieronymus Bosch at the Library

Still outrageous after half a millenium, the paintings of Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) have been interpreted as surrealist, pious, unorthodox, heretical, grotesque, and highly symbolic.  Elements of his greatest paintings, such as The Garden of Earthly Delights continue to mystify us today.  Bosch's keen interest in alchemy prompted him to blend science and religion in a very personal way.  Join us on Wednesday, January 26th at 7:00 for Hieronymus Bosch: Art, Alchemy & the Grotesque, as art historian Jeff Mishur returns to the library to take a closer look at Bosch's work.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Upcoming Personal Finance Programs

We've got some useful programs coming up on the subject of protecting your money, for people in all stages of their adult life. Join us on January 13th at 7:30 p.m. when Danielle Dale, a licensed Illinois realtor with @Properties in Winnetka, will share the top ten staging techniques that will help you sell your home faster.  There are lots of potential changes that you can make to show your home at its best when you're trying to sell it and Danielle will share the best of the lot.

On January 20 at 7:00 p.m., Adam Stock of The Next Level Planning Group will present on the subject of when and how you should take Social Security. Though it may seem like a straightforward decision, it is not.  The wrong decision may cost you tens of thousands of dollars.  Even if you’ve made a decision, you may still be able to receive more money.

Finally, you may not be ready to receive social security but if you have children  approaching college age, we've got a program for you.  On February 8 at 7:00 p.m., Josh Markowitz of The Next Level Planning Group will lead a discussion on  how to avoid over-paying for college.  He will talk about the college options that exist for families today, what their various costs are, and some practical strategies for paying the right price, no matter where your kids end up going.

Monday, January 03, 2011

YA Study Break Lounge Returns

Looking to take a break while studying for finals? Stop by our legendary Study Break Lounge, which runs from from Saturday, January 15th - Wednesday, January 19th, for FREE snacks and socializing. The Lounge is located on the mezzanine level of the library in the Hammond Room OR in the YA/Media Room on the first floor; check with library staff for the Lounge location. Hours are 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Saturday; 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. on Sunday; and 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. on Monday–Wednesday. Help keep your stress level down and your energy up. Good luck with finals!

Join Our Winter Reading Club!

It's cold outside, but it's warm inside the Glencoe Public Library.  Come by the library on Saturday, January 8th to sign up for our adult Winter Reading Club, the theme of which is Baby, It's Cold Outside.  We’ll have warm cider and doughnuts as well as lots of lists to offer suggestions about cold weather (and other) books and authors. We’ll have sign-up prizes, weekly prizes, and prizes when you finish the program. Young adults can sign up for winter reading anytime.  This is a reading club that you won't want to miss!