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Glencoe's Castle

Across from the train station on Glencoe Drive, the still-fine old mansion known as “The Castle” is one of Glencoe’s stateliest homes. Built in 1876, it is closely tied to some of the village’s founding residents. It also is a leading example of sensitive historic preservation.

Come to the library on November 7th at 7:30 p.m. and join Glencoe architect Scott Javore for an insider’s view of this remarkable structure and how it rose and fell—and rose again!—over the years. He will discuss early Glencoe history, how the lives of the first owners of the Castle are woven into village history, and the extensive renovation that restored the home’s detailing and character.



Another Chance at Roth IRA Conversion

Last year was supposed to be the last opportunity to convert traditional individual retirement accounts (IRAs) into Roth IRAs without incurring significant penalties. Many people don’t know, however, that window of opportunity has been left open one more year, until the end of 2011. Join Josh Markowitz of The Next Level Planning Group on Wednesday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. for information on how you can take advantage of this financial opportunity.



Concert Program With The Orion Ensemble

On Sunday, October 30th at 5:00 pm we will welcome a new group of performers to our fall concert program: The Orion Ensemble Artists and Guest. The Orion Ensemble (Kathy Pirtle on clarinet, Florentina Ramniceanu on violin, Roger Chase (guest) on viola, Judy Stone on cello and Diana Schmuck on harpsichord) will perform the following works:

Antonio Soler: Fandango for Harpsichord
Franz Schubert: Trio in B-flat major, d. 581 for Violin, Viola and Cello (Allegro moderato, Andange, Minuetto: Allegreto and Rondo: Allegretto)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet in B-flat major after K. 378 for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello (Allegro moderato, Andante, Minuetto: Allegretto, Rondo: Allegretto)

The library will close at 4:00 and will reopen at 4:30 for concert seating. A big thanks to the Friends of the Library for continuing to sponsor concerts and other great programming!



Seeing Red: The Art and Life of Mark Rothko

The Tony Award-winning play Red, which deals with a period in the life of American artist Mark Rothko, has been playing at the Goodman Theater to rave reviews. Art historian Jeff Mishur returns to the library on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm to discuss Rothko's paintings and mural projects. His lecture, titled Seeing Red: The Art and Life of Mark Rothko, will situate Rothko’s work in the context of post-World War II American art.



Halloween Crafts at the Library

Bring your little ghosts and ghoulies to the library on October 22nd for our drop-in Halloween crafts program. We'll provide the materials and the kids will supply the imagination! The program runs from 10am to 2pm and you can come by as time permits.



Used Book Sale is Coming Up!

Come by the library this weekend to find great bargains in the Friends of the Glencoe Library used book sale. The book sale runs from Saturday, October 15th through Monday, October 17th, with a Friday night preview for members of the Friends of the Library. The complete schedule is as follows:

Saturday, October 15th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 16th: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (everything half price)
Monday, October 17th: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon ($3 per bag sale)

The book sale is located behind the library, through the staff parking lot. All proceeds benefit the library. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for running the sale!



Color Copying and Scanning Now Available

Come meet the new addition to our library family: a color copier and scanner! Now you can make color copies and scan your documents to a USB drive or email. Color copies cost 25 cents a page while scanned documents are free. Black and white copies are still 10 cents a page. You'll have to hold yourself back from giving our new copier a big grateful hug!



Fines for Food Returns

The next two weeks will see the return of our Fines for Food program. From Monday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 16th all overdue fines will benefit the New Trier Food Pantry. Please do not bring in food - we will only be donating money. Also, don't forget that you can now pay your fines online!



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