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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

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Teen Scavenger Hunt

Hey 6th through 12th graders -  come to the library on Saturday, January 3rd to test your book, movie and music knowledge at our Second Annual Teen Scavenger Hunt. Find clues scattered throughout the library that will lead you to great prizes including free books, DVD rental coupons, snacks, and a chance to win a free gift certificate to Books on Vernon. Stop by the Readers’ Services desk anytime between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm on the 3rd to pick up the rules and get started. Happy hunting!

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Holiday Hours

The library will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 24, and remain closed through Thursday, December 25. The library will also close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, and remain closed through Thursday, January 1. We are always open through our website!

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