Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Meet the New Library App!

We're excited to offer you a brand new app that's makes it easy for you to access your library from your iPhone, iPod or other smartphone or tablet! The new library app will enable you with one tap to:
  • Learn about library news, hours and special events
  • Browse the library's catalog and place holds
  • Check your library's account and renew materials
  • Use the "BookLook" feature to scan the ISBN barcode of a book while visiting a bookstore and then place a hold
  • ...and much more!!!
Depending on your particular device you can download this free app from the Apple App store or the Android Google Play market by searching for Glencoe Public Library. If you want more details and a demo you should attend our special November 27th Technology Tuesday, at 1:00 and 7:00. We can't wait to make the library available to you whenever you need it and wherever you are!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Kids Will Love Our New Early Literacy Station

The next time you visit the children's section of the library you'll want to check out a colorful new addition to our computer section. The AWE Early Literacy Station is a fun way for kids ages 2 to 8 to learn math, science, reading and much more! Featuring familiar characters and brands such as Dora and Diego, Sesame Street and Jumpstart, the Early Literacy Station offers over 60 programs and games for your kids to explore. It's also made just for kids, meaning that it's not only fun but also easy to use, with a touchscreen and a colorful keyboard! Come check it out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Social Security: When and How to Take it

When and how you take Social Security may seem like a straightforward decision. It is not. The wrong decision can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Even if you’ve made a decision, you may still be able to receive more money. Adam Stock, CFP and principal of The Next Level Planning Group, returns on Monday, October 29th at 7:30 to present this popular program.

Sign Up For Our Reached Book Discussion!

The wait for the last book in Allyson Braithwait Condie's Matched trilogy is finally here and we're going to celebrate by having a book group discussion and pizza party on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00pm. Please make sure to sign up at the Readers' Services desk by October 29th in order to be guaranteed a copy of Reached, which we will hand out at the book group. This program is for 6th to 12th graders only.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Classical Music Concert

Please join us for another wonderful afternoon concert on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm! This concert will feature the Guadagnini String Quartet (David Taylor and Nisanne Howell (Violins); Rami Solomonov (Viola) and Gary Stucka (Cello)). The program is as follows:

Mozart: String Quartet No. 20, K.499 in D
Allegretto; Menuetto; Adagio; Allegro                 
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96  “American”
Allegro ma non troppo; Lento; Molto vivace; Finale  (Vivace ma non troppo)

The Library will close at 4:00 pm and will reopen at 4:30 for concert seating.  Admission is free. As always, this concert is being brought to you by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dealing With Seasonal Allergies, Asthma and Food Allergies

Board Certified Adult & Pediatric Allergist Dr. Kimberly Ricaurte returns on Monday, October 22nd at 7:30 pm to talk about the subject that's on everyone's mind (as well as in their nose and lungs): allergies. Hear about the most current research and management options for seasonal allergies, asthma, and food allergies, including exciting new treatment protocols for even the most severe food allergies.

Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home

Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home is a documentary about the last generation of Holocaust survivors in Chicago and we will screen it on Sunday, October 21st at 3:00pm. Through historical narrative, archival footage, and personal testimony, the film explores the lives of six Chicagoans against the context of the Nazi cataclysm and tells the story of a community that has given refuge to more than 1,000 central European Jewish refugees and survivors. It premiered in June at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. Glencoe resident and Refuge editor Ruth Epstein will introduce the hour-long film and answer questions afterward. You can view the trailer here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Two Special Kids Storytimes!

Hola! Would your kids enjoy a new twist in storytime? Come to the library on Wednesday, October 17th at 10:30 to enjoy Spanish Language Storytime! Language Stars will host interactive storytelling with one of their native-speaking Spanish teachers. There will be another Spanish Language Storytime on November 13th as well.

Then, if your kids are looking for a storytime that's a little scary you'll want to bring them to our Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 Halloween Storytime and Craft Fun event. There will be spine-tingling tales that the whole family will enjoy and then they can make a spooky craft to take home.  Dress in costume, if you like! Both events are for all ages with parent or caregiver.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fines for Food Begins

Square up with the library and help someone who needs a square meal at the same time! All library fines collected October 15 - 28 will be donated by the library to the New Trier Township Pantry. You may pay your fines at the checkout desk or online. Payments for lost materials are not included in the Fines for Food event.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Friends Book Sale is Coming Up

It's time for the fall edition of the Friends of the Library book sale. We've been collecting quality donated books, CDs, DVDs and more and now we're ready to let you at them! The dates for the book sale are as follows:

Saturday, October 13th - 9 to 5
Sunday, October 14th - 1 to 5 (everything half price)
Monday, October 15th - 9 to 12 ($3 per bag sale)

There's still time to gain entry to the Friends' preview on Friday the 12th at 6pm by simply joining the Friends of the Library. The Friends are an invaluable resource for providing quality programming and resources and we thank them and we thank you for supporting them!

Glencoe's Gasoline Alley

The Glencoe Historical Society will be hosting another wonderful local history event on October 14th at 2:00 when the tell the story of Glencoe's Gasoline AlleyGasoline Alley, the longest tale ever told in comics, was a sweet, often poignant, story-driven, daily comic strip created by former Glencoe resident Frank King. Members of the Glencoe Historical Society will remind you or introduce you to the world of Walt Wallet and his foundling son Skeezix, and will share how our own community contributed to the strip’s success.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Special Children's Author Event!

We've got a special virtual visit from author Rob Buyea on October 13 at 2:00! Rob is the author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again and he will be joining us on Skype to discuss his books. Registration is required so please contact us soon to sign up for this unique event! It is open to all ages with parent or caregiver.

Also, don't forget that our regular storytimes - Preschool Pals (Thursdays at 4:15), Tales for Tots (Thursdays at 10:30) and Book Babies (Fridays at 10:30) - start up next week. Registration is not required so make sure you put them in your calendar!

Two New Databases

We've now offering two useful new databases for you to try. First, if you're planning a vacation you'll want to take a look at AtoZ World Travel. This online travel guide offers information on restaurants, lodging, weather and other travel essentials in 200 locations around the world. You will need to login with your library card number on the site. Also available now is Credo Reference, a collection of online reference books on art, history, science and more. These databases and more are all available 24 hours a day from your home computer!