Monday, May 14, 2012

Glencoe Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Did you know that the Glencoe Public Library is not the only library in town? The Chicago Botanic Garden has a lovely special library that is a delight to explore. On the afternoon of Sunday, May 20, everyone with a Glencoe library card is invited to attend Glencoe Day and get acquainted with the the Botanic Garden's Lenhardt Library. Of course, the rest of the garden will be open for your enjoyment as well!

From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., visitors to the Lenhardt Library are invited to a gallery talk and library walk-through led by director Leora Siegel. You will have the opportunity to view and handle rare botanical books, browse the new “Rare Seeds” exhibit of rare books and works by contemporary artists, and learn about research opportunities online and in the library. A special children’s activity is planned as well.

Take the green trolley directly from the library to the Botanic Garden at 1:30 p.m. at no charge. The trolley will bring riders back to Glencoe at 4:30 p.m. (drop-off is at the train station). If you prefer to drive, free parking is offered from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. for Glencoe Public Library card holders. Admission to the garden is always free. A 10% off discount at the Garden Shop and a $5 discount on Botanic Garden memberships will be available May 20 only.

Remember: you must have a Glencoe Public Library card to take advantage of this special event. If you do not have a card, be sure to obtain one at the Checkout Desk before May 20.