Thursday, July 23, 2015

Director Juli Janovicz profiled by Charmm'd

Juli Janovicz, our Executive Director, was profiled in The Charmm'd Foundation website's"Leadership Spotlight." 

Charmm'd works to unlock and foster non-profit leadership across the North Shore and throughout the greater Chicago area. Learn more about Juli, and her journey here to the library in the Charmm'd profile:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Join Us for a Party!

If you know this library, you probably know Teri Hennes, our Manager of Adult Services and Electronic Resources. Teri is retiring at the end of this month after more than 18 years of service to our library and this community!

We are hosting a reception for Teri here at the library on Friday, July 31 from 3 - 5 pm. Please join us as we offer her our congratulations, appreciation, and best wishes for the future.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels

Do you love modern art or want to know more about its origins? Until September 20, the Milwaukee Art Museum is hosting a special exhibition of 68 masterpieces from The Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY, one of the most cohesive and beautiful surveys of art that constantly pushed against the past and towards the invention of the new.

The artists represented in the Milwaukee show include Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Amedeo Modigliani and others; many of their works in this exhibit have never before traveled to the Midwest.

Join us here at the library on Tuesday, July 21 from 7 - 9 pm when art historian Jeff Mishur will present a slide lecture about the exhibit. If you are planning a trip to Milwaukee to see the paintings, you'll find this an invaluable preview!

Monday Night at the Movies: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Join us on Monday, July 20 at 1 pm and 7 pm for our Monday Night (and afternoon) at the Movies. The film is Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.

Writer and director Ronit Elkmbetz stars as an Israeli woman attempting to divorce her manipulative husband in a religious legal system wherein only rabbis can grant a gett, the dissolution of a marriage - and then - only with a husband's consent.

Gett has been praised by audiences and critics alike as a brilliantly acted, tightly wound drama. John Anderson of Newday called Gett, "...suspenseful, wonderfully acted, emotionally jarring." The film is 115 minutes long and is unrated.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Giants in the Park: Part 2

Join us Tuesday, July 14 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for Part Two of Giants in the Park, a virtual tour of the bronze giants which inhabit Lincoln Park, Chicago's largest and most historic park.

Among those who statues preside over the park are: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert de La Salle, John Peter Altged, General Philip Sheridan, William Shakespeare, and Johann von Goethe. The celebrated sculptors and architects involved include Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White.

Our tour guide is Krista August, who will discuss the stories and history behind each portrait statue, the monuments than have gone missing, and salient park and city history. For seven years Ms. August volunteered for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and led walking tours of the city's historic and modern skyscrapers. She is a member of the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association.

Ms. August's book, Giants in the Park, was named a Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association and recognized with a Certificate of Excellence by the Illinois State Historical Society. Rick Kogan of WGN radio called Giants in the Park, "an essential item for any Chicago lover's bookshelf."

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

American Musical Theatre Legends: Stephen Sondheim

Do you love Sweeney Todd? Or A Little Night Music? Can you hum Send in the Clowns? If so, you might like to know more about Stephen Sondheim, the musical legend who wrote the lyrics and music to amazing shows and songs.

Join Susan Benjamin on Monday, July 13 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. as she explores the life and work of Stephen Sondheim.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Writers' Open Mic Night: Poetry and Prose at the Library

Do you write and want to read your work before a supportive audience? Step out of the coffee shop or your study and join us Wednesday, July 8 from 7 to 9 pm for Writers' Open Mic Night where writers of any age and working in all forms and genres are invited to share their work.

If you would like to read your work at this community literary evening, please email the moderator, Bob Boone, in advance at so he can coordinate the evening's roster. Everyone is welcome to participate by reading or by being an appreciative audience for the many talented writers in our community! 


Join us on July 7 from 7:30 - 9pm for Appy Hour, our tech time devoted to all things Apple.

We'll discuss June's World Wide Developer Conference, where some of Apple's biggest products are rolled out, and take a look back at the Apple Watch's first few months.

As always, we'll cover some power tips for getting the most from your devices, share favorite apps and open the floor to troubleshooting. Apply Hour is an open-ended discussion group, so we're sure to cover whatever is on your mind. Appy Hour is open to people of all abilities and is led by librarian Mike Gershbein. Come join us!

Friday, July 03, 2015

Library Closed July 4

The library will be closed Saturday, July 4 and due to Summer Hours, on Sunday, July 5, as well.
We will re-open at 9 am on Monday. Have a happy holiday weekend!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Robert Kurson July 1

Please join us Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. to hear Chicago author Robert Kurson talk about his writing and his new book, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship.

Kurson is also the author of Shadow Divers: the True Adventure of Two American Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II and Crashing Through: the Extraordinary True Story of the Man who Dared to See

He began his writing career at the Chicago Sun-Times and worked for Chicago magazine and Esquire, where he won a National Magazine Award. Kurson's stories have appeared in Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he also worked as an attorney.

The New York Times wrote of Shadow Divers, "You know a book has you when you avoid looking at its photo display or final pages for fear of spoiling its surprises. Robert Kurson has written a genre-mixing sprint of a narrative, an adventure story that is also a genuine historical mystery."

Exploring China's Past at The Field Museum

©The Field Museum
After years of preparation, The Field Museum will open its Cyrus Tang Hall of China on June 24. Before you visit this major permanent exhibit, get your bearings at our special presentation on Monday, June, 29 by the Field's Lisa C. Niziolek, a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian anthropology and a member of the curatorial team. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Niziolek will guide us through examples of the ceramics, bronzes, textiles, sculptures, paintings, and puppets showcased in the 6,000 square foot exhibit, including artifacts recovered from the 800-year old Java Sea Shipwreck.

Please join us for a fascinating look at a culture filled with deep traditions and dynamic change. As the Chicago Sun-Times notes,  "As China asserts itself on the world stage, it is easy to reduce this ancient nation to sound bites and headlines, subsuming its history in discussions of global economic and world politics - but the Cyrus Tang Hall of China helps recalibrate our understanding of its rich culture."

Dr. Niziolek's talk is part of our Visiting Professor series, sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Visit us at the Glencoe Sidewalk Sale

This Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 is Glencoe's annual Sidewalk Sale! As always, we'll have a table set up in front of the library. Please stop by to ask about books and register for Summer Reading.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Reading and Ravinia!

Sign up for our Summer Adult Reading Program and receive two lawn tickets (one set per family) for a performance at Ravinia.

We have tickets for 19 dates and beginning on Saturday, June 13, we will give them away on a first come, first served basis. So hurry in, sign up  for the reading program and start planning your night under the stars!

Giants in the Park: Part One

Join us Tues, June 16, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for Part One of Giants in the Park, a virtual tour of the bronze giants which inhabit Lincoln Park, Chicago's largest and most historic park.

Among those who statues preside over the park are: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert de La Salle, John Peter Altged, General Philip Sheridan, William Shakespeare, and Johann von Goethe. The celebrated sculptors and architects involved include Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White.

Our tour guide is Krista August, who will discuss the stories and history behind each portrait statue, the monuments than have gone missing, and salient park and city history. For seven years Ms. August volunteered for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and led walking tours of the city's historic and modern skyscrapers. She is a member of the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association.

Ms. August's book, Giants in the Park, was named a Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association and recognized with a Certificate of Excellence by the Illinois State Historical Society. Rick Kogan of WGN radio called Giants in the Park, "an essential item for any Chicago lover's bookshelf."

Part 2 will continue the tour and take place on July 14.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Friends' Book Sale: June 13 - 15!

The summer Friends of the Glencoe Public Library used book sale is almost here! It's the perfect place to discover gently used picture books or perhaps the missing season of your favorite television series - all at terrific prices. You'll find great deals on all types of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs.

Sale hours are: Saturday, June 13, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday, June 14, 1:00-5:00 pm (everything is half price); and Monday, June 15, 9:00 am-12:00 pm ($3 a bag sale). 

Members of the Friends - and yes, you can join at the door! - are invited to the members' preview sale on Friday evening, June 12, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Membership in the Friends is limited to current Glencoe residents. The Friends use profits from the sale to bring you wonderful library programs like the spring and fall concert series.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Yoga for Travelers and Commuters

Graham Roumieu
We've all been there: feeling achy, stressed and tired after traveling for long periods of time in a car, or by train or airplane. Come join us on Tues. June 9, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm when Judy Roin of Glencoe's Reach Yoga will present simple ways to relieve tension in your neck, shoulders, back and hips while you're on the go.

Wear comfortable clothes (no yoga clothes are required) and come prepared to learn to wonderful ways to relax while traveling or on your daily commute!

Monday, June 01, 2015

Ravine Bluffs Centennial Programs

Don't miss one of our last Ravine Bluffs Centennial program!

On Sunday, June 14, at 5 pm, Maggie Hein, the current owner of 272 Sylvan Road (the Chesley Perry House), will present "Making it Wright Again," the story of her home’s history and how she and architect Scott Javore used her research to shape its restoration.

Remember: Due to summer hours, the library will be closed that day but we will open at 4:30 pm for program seating. We are co-sponsoring this event with the Glencoe Historical Society.

Author Mary Morris at The Book Stall

On Wednesday, June 3, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, the library and The Book Stall at Chestnut Court will co-sponsor a reading by novelist and travel memoirist, Mary Morris. The reading will be held at the Book Stall. 

Author of Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone, The Waiting Room, House Arrest, and three story collections, Morris will read from her newest book, The Jazz Palace, a sweeping novel that brilliantly captures Chicago's dynamic atmosphere and dazzling music during the Jazz Age. 

Morris' work has been translated into Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, and Japanese. She lives in New York and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
The Book Stall is located at 811 Elm St. in Winnetka.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Visiting Professor Series: Claudia Traudt

Join us Friday, May 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the latest installment of our Visiting Professor Series. Claudia Traudt will present In the Beginning was the word: Entering Melville, Joyce, Faulkner, and Walker.

The openings of literary works are critical. They have one shot to arrest, engage, pique interest and begin to teach or have a reader discover how to read them. Ms. Traudt will briefly explore the gripping openings of four revelatory works: Moby Dick, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The Sound and the Fury, and The Color Purple.

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and teaches at the University's Graham School. She is the recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for its Basic Program. An artist, her work, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image. Ms. Traudt is also a lecturer at Columbia College.

The Visiting Professor Series is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The College Freshman Experience

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted into college. The hard part’s over, right? We hope so! But for some students, the first semester away from home can be a rude awakening. New relationships, heightened academic expectations - and homesickness - all can be tough to negotiate.

So how can you make the most of your freshman year? Join us Thursday, May 14 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm to find out. Hanna Stotland, a college admissions consultant and frequent speaker here at the library, will offer advice on how to have a great experience across your academic, social, and residential life during your first year - and throughout college.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Author Event: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Join us on Thursday, May 7 at 7 pm to hear best-selling crime fiction writer Libby Fischer Hellmann. 

Hellmann claims that she is, "writing her way around the genre." She has published 11 novels and 10 short stories including thrillers, suspense mysteries, police procedurals, historical, amateur sleuth, and even a cozy mystery. Her work has been nominated (twice) for an Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, and Foreword Reviews' "Thriller of the Year" (twice). It has also won awards multiple times from the Murder is Lovey conference.

Her newest mystery, Nobody's Child, is the fourth in her series about Georgia Davis, a Chicago private investigator. Publishers Weekly writes that the book is, "thrilling... Hellmann ratchets up tension with every chapter and the reader is constantly keep wondering about the fate of both sisters."

Hellmann will read from her work and speak about writing genre fiction, her creative process and why she switched to self-publishing from traditional publishing.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dorel Ensemble Performs this Sunday, May 3

Please join us Sunday, May 3 at 5 pm for a chamber music concert featuring the Dorel Ensemble. The ensemble is composed of Liba Shacht, violin; Carol Cook; viola; and John Sharp, cello.

The New York Times wrote that Ms. Shacht, "plays with Russian intensity, yet her performances are tempered with abundant humor. She delights in her nimble technique and virtuosic displays present few obstacles." Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "terrific violist," Ms. Cook has appeared in concert halls worldwide as both a soloist and chamber musician. Mr. Sharp was among the youngest musicians ever selected as a principal chair in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has performed chamber music with Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman and the Vermeer Quartet.

Please note: the library will close at 4 pm and reopen at 4:30 pm for preconcert seating.

Thank you to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library for sponsoring this concert!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Robot Week

In town for Spring Break? Look no further than the library for your robo-tainment. Kids of all ages are invited to join in for fun and STEM programs from March 30 through April 3. Some programs require registration. Programs are as follows:

iTots Storytime Monday, March 30, 10:30–11 a.m. All ages with parent or caregiver
Little Lego Robos Tuesday, March 31, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Grades K–2 (registration required)
Robotics Engineering With Lego WeDo Tuesday, March 31, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Grades 3 and up (registration required)
Little Brushbots Wednesday, April 1, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Grades K–2 (registration required)
Battlebots Wednesday, April 1, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Grades 3 and up (registration required)
Tales for Robo-Tots Thursday, April 2, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Ages 2–5 with parent or caregiver
Munchy Movie: Big Hero 6 Thursday, April 2, 1:30–3:05 pm All ages
Robofest! Friday, April 3, 2:00-4:00pm

Teen Movie Marathon!

Staying in town over spring break and looking for something fun to do? Join us on Monday, March 30th for our second annual movie marathon! We’ll start at 1:30 pm with If I Stay, a drama about a teen girl in a coma caught between life and death. Next up at 3:30 pm is Guardians of the Galaxy, a superhero movie in which a group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warlord from taking over the universe. Then at 5:30 pm The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 preparing to overthrow the Capitol. Pizza will be served when Mockingjay begins; movie snacks will be on hand during all movies. Show up for your favorite film or stay for all three. Please note: All movies are rated PG-13 and this program is for those in 6th-12th grades only.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

The sensational marriage of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera fascinated their contemporaries in the United States and south of the border. In this slide lecture taking place on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00, art historian Jeff Mishur looks at the paintings of both artists and discusses how key moments in their private life are brought to life in specific works.

Learn With Lynda!

The library now has access to, one of the premier online learning databases. Lynda gives you video tutorials in a wide range of subjects, from computers to business to photography and video. Need to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel? Try Lynda! Are you a hobbyist who wants to take better pictures? Give Lynda a shot! Simply visit our databases page or click here, create a profile and get smarter!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Growing Monarchs in Your Backyard

Monarchs may be the most familiar North American butterflies, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that 970 million of them have vanished since 1990. One of the people working to save the Monarch is Sue Fox McGovern, who exhibited at the Monarch Symposium at the Chicago Botanic Gardens last year. On Tuesday, March 17th at 1:00 pm, she’ll share the secrets to her success in raising Monarchs, Swallowtails and Red Admiral butterflies in her yard in Park Ridge. This program is a collaboration between the Friends of the Green Bay Trail, the North Shore Garden Club, and the Glencoe Public Library.

Mr. Freeze Science Show

If the winter cold hasn't gotten you too down then be sure to bring the kids to the library on Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 and let "Mr. Freeze" of Batavia’s Fermilab wow you with the science of extreme cold! Scientist Jerry Zimmerman will demonstrate the effects of liquid nitrogen on everyday objects in this explosive show. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Spring Tune Up - Cleaning Up Your Diet

Join certified health coach Evey Schweig on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 pm for a program of easy strategies that will help you clean up your diet to feel more energetic, lose weight, get healthy – in short, to help you feel more like spring. Evey trained at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition. Her mission is to help people realize that their lifestyle and food choices have a profound effect on their overall health, happiness and well-being.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Excerpts Available

Are you ready for another three months of exciting library programming? We've got a whole week of robotics events for the kids, a brand new "Appy Hour" for Apple lovers, nature and health programs, a new "visiting professor" program to make you smarter and even a (virtual) cemetery visit! All of this plus information on the next Writers' Theatre Page to Stage event as well as our usual great batch of author visits, book groups, film screenings, Technology Tuesdays and musical theatre programs make our new Excerpts a must-read. Glencoe residents will receive the next issue of Excerpts in the mail but you can access it online right now!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Used Book Sale

The next Friends book sale is coming up February 28 - March 2. As always, the sale will feature thousands of slightly used books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and more at great prices. Hours are:
  • Saturday, February 28, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 1, 1:00 pm -5:00 pm (everything half-price)
  • Monday, March 2, 9:00 am-12:00 noon ($3/bag sale)
Glencoe residents who are also current members of the Friends are invited to shop on the Friday night before the sale (February 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.), when the selection is at its best and the aisles are uncrowded. And yes, you may join at the door! All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wright in Context

Architect and Ravine Bluffs resident Peter Van Vechten will join us on Sunday, February 22nd at 5:00 to add context to our centennial Ravine Bluffs celebration. He will discuss what was going on in the world, in architecture, and in Wright's life and career at the time of Ravine Bluffs's inception. He will also give a homeowners' perspective on living in a Wright house. Co-sponsored by the library and the Glencoe Historical Society, this program is part of a year-long series of programs and events presented by the Glencoe Historical Society's Ravine Bluffs Centennial Committee.

The library will close at 4:00 pm and re-open at 4:30 for program seating in the Johnson Room. For more information on this year-long celebration, please visit the Historical Society's Wright in Glencoe site.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lyric Opera Lecture: The Passenger

The Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its premiere staging of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Passenger on February 24. Suppressed for more than 40 years, Weinberg's gripping opera has emerged anew, electrifying audiences at Austria's Bregenz Festival and again in Warsaw and London. Set in the early 1960s aboard an ocean liner, the plot centers around a West German diplomat, Walter, and his wife Liese, who are bound for a new posting in Brazil. Unbeknownst to her husband, Liese served as an SS officer in Auschwitz. Haunted by her past, she is stunned when she thinks she recognizes a fellow passenger as her former prisoner.

Be fully prepared to appreciate this masterwork by joining Roy Fisher of the Lyric’s Community Lecture Corps, who will present a program on it at the library on Tuesday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Author Event: Nickolas Butler

The library is very pleased to host a reading on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 by Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs, a novel about a group of childhood friends from Little Wing, Wisconsin. Jonathan Evison of the New York Times Sunday Review found it “a good old-fashioned novel, a sure-footed and unabashedly sentimental first effort that deserves to be among the standouts in this year’s field of fiction debuts” and the Times’s Janet Maslin described it as “a big-hearted book…impressively original.” Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event from the Book Stall at Chestnut Court.  For those who would like to discuss Shotgun Lovesongs, a book discussion on it will take place on the same day at 1:00 in the afternoon.

Environmental Film Series

We’ve partnered with Go Green Glencoe! to offer a series of thought provoking and entertaining documentary films on environmental topics. All films will be screened in the library's Hammond Room at 7:00 pm.

February 10: Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? looks at the role of honeybees in the food chain and the consequences of their disappearance from the world’s gardens, fields and orchards. After the film Jessica Reyes, naturalist at the Heller Nature Center, will speak and be available to answer questions.

March 10: Food Patriots, which features people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. Producer Jennifer Spitz will speak following the movie.

April 14: Bag-It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?, a film in which an average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store, a simple decision that will change his life completely.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Glencoe Public Library Closed Sunday, February 1st

Due to weather conditions the library will be closed on Sunday, February 1st.  The program scheduled for this afternoon will be held at a later date.

Stay safe and warm!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mid-Winter Moments of Peace

Beginning February 1st, come to the library any Sunday in February at 1:30 and learn a unique mindfulness technique to promote inner peace. Or come for all four sessions! Each class begins with a guided meditation experience focusing on a special theme. This experience will be followed by a brief discussion about mindfulness meditation from the Eastern and Western perspectives. The first class will explore patience; subsequent classes will focus on compassion, generosity, and authenticity. After each one-hour class, interested participants may choose to remain for an optional 30-minute discussion and Q&A on mindfulness and the historical role of Buddhism in this practice.

Monday, January 19, 2015

It Costs What?! How to Pay for College

Join us on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 when Hanna Stotland, an admissions consultant with 15 years of experience, returns to help you navigate the minefield of college financing. She will cover need-based financial aid, merit scholarships, how to find affordable options, and more. Bring your questions! This program is for students and parents.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Study Break Lounge Begins this Weekend

Study Break Lounge is the perfect place to take a break from studying for free snacks and a little socializing. Lounge hours are 9:30 am - 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 18, 1:30 - 4:30 pm on Sunday, and 9:30 am - 8:30 pm on Monday through Thursday.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

All-Star Superbowl Snacks

Get ready for the big game on Tuesday, January 13th at 7:30 pm when chef, caterer, and Glencoe native Blair Carothers will field a winning lineup of fan-friendly recipes for your Superbowl party. Bring your team to earn, sample, and enjoy. Recipes will be provided.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

A Wright Expert Looks at Ravine Bluffs

The year-long celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright in Glencoe continues with A Wright Expert Looks at Ravine Bluffs on Sunday, January 11 at 5:00. Thomas A. Heinz, a Chicago architect and author of numerous books on Frank Lloyd Wright, will present a slide program focused on Wright’s work in Glencoe’s Ravine Bluffs subdivision. The library will close at 4:00 p.m. and re-open at 4:30 for program seating in the Johnson Room. This program is co-sponsored with the Glencoe Historical Society. You can view more information on upcoming Frank Lloyd Wright programs at the Historical Society's website.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Adult Winter Reading Program Begins

Last winter was bad - scary bad. This winter - who knows? But chances are you’ll spend more time indoors, so we've been busy thinking up ways to make life better this winter. Like reading a long, gripping historical novel. Or watching that 15-episode TV series you missed out on. What about learning how to cook delicious new soups for your family or finally learning to play bridge? We've been making lists of things you can do to stay happy all winter long, and they all involve materials you can get at your library.

There will be a kickoff party on Saturday, January 10, from 9:00 am-12:00 noon. We’ll welcome you with Happy New Year wishes, treats and lots and lots of lists and displays. As always there will be sign-up prizes, weekly prizes and prizes when you finish six books. If you can’t be here on January 10th, sign up at the Readers’ Services desk at your convenience or join by emailing If you’ll be away for a while this winter, you can still participate by taking advantage of six-week vacation loans available on all but our newest books.