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New Excerpts Now Available!

As sure a sign of spring as bulbs starting to bloom is the publication of our March issue of Excerpts! The next three months promise to be chock full of educational and entertaining library events, with programs on trains, gardening, art, astronomy and much much more! Excerpts also lists all of our upcoming children's programs, film screenings, concerts, book groups, technology programs and all the rest of the quality events that you've grown to expect from your library. You'll soon receive Excerpts in your mailbox at home but it's also available online right now.

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Library Closing at 4:00

Due to the weather, the library will be closing at 4:00 today, Tuesday, February 26th. All programming for this afternoon and tonight has been cancelled. We expect to reopen tomorrow at 9:00 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Sensory Storytime

We've got another wonderful Sensory Storytime this weekend, on Saturday, March 2 at 10:45am. Children of all abilities and their siblings are invited to join us for this inclusive storytime program. Led by two play specialists, families can join us for an hour-long program filled with stories, music, rhymes, and playtime. Registration is required.

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Winter Reading Club Ends

It looks like winter is not going to go away quietly. Adult Winter Reading Club, however, is coming to an end on March 1st no matter what the weather is like! Please make sure that you record your six titles so that you can pick up your final prize. Also, remember that every book your read beyond your six counts for double movie coupons. Thanks to everyone who helped make our Winter Reading Club such a huge success!

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Chicago as Seen From the River

Among Glencoe's many wonderful traits is its proximity to Chicago. Our Chicago, As Seen From the River program, which takes place on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00, will allow you to cruise down the Chicago River without leaving the library! Architectural docent Hy Speck will talk about the landmark buildings that line the river bank. Some of Chicago’s most famous historic and modern buildings will be discussed, including Willis Tower, Navy Pier, the Wrigley building, Tribune Tower, the Merchandise Mart, the Lyric Opera, 333 W. Wacker, Marina City, and Aqua Tower. This is a must for local architecture and history buffs!

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

The next Friends of the Library book sale will begin on Saturday, February 23rd and and run through the morning of the 25th. Besides tons of great books the book sale always has cds, dvds and lots of surprises! And don't forget that if you join the Friends of the Library you can have access to the Friday night preview as well. All proceeds from the book sale go towards our programming and services.

The hours are as follows:
  • Saturday, February 23rd from 9 to 5
  • Sunday, February 24th from 1 to 5 (everything half price)
  • Monday, February 25th from 9 to 12 ($3 per bag sale)

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February Children's Programs

For a short month, February can seem awfully long. Luckily we've got some great children's programs to help you survive the cold! Celebrate Musical Merriment with Joel Frankel on Saturday, February 16 at 11 am. This is a drop-in music program for the whole family. We've got Pajama Storytime on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 pm, a drop-in evening storytime for the whole family. Finally, there's Musikgarten on Friday, February 22 at 10:30 am for children ages zero to 5, with parents. This class includes singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments and requires registration.

Also, please note that our Children's Reading Program will end on Saturday, February 16th. Make sure you pop in to the library to claim your prizes by then!

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Celebrating the Year of the Snake: A Glimpse Into Chinese Culture

On the day the Chinese New Year begins - Sunday, February 10th at 2:00 - the library’s program room will be transformed into a Chinese cultural festival! A tea tasting, a calligraphy demonstration, and a lecture on the Shen Yun performing arts exhibition will draw you into this ancient culture. The event is presented by Shen Yun Show Chicago, a non-profit organization that seeks to revive traditional Chinese culture. This program is appropriate for adults and for children in approximately sixth grade and up.

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Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

We will be hosting a special sensory storytime for children of all abilities on Saturday, February 9 at 10:45 am. Children with special needs and their siblings are invited for a special storytime filled with stories, music, and play especially designed for an inclusive audience. This sensory storytime requires registration so please let us know if you'll be attending!

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Excerpts is the library newsletter and comes out every three months. It is mailed to every Glencoe resident. Copies of the newsletter are available online (below) and at the library. Please be sure to check the library calendar for program updates.

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