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Rising From the Ashes Program

In the face of unbearable conditions, many people still have an astonishing urge to create. Our Rising From the Ashes program on Tuesday May 7th at 7:30pm will explore human creativity in the shadow of cruelty, including examples of art produced in the Nazi death camps, African-American spirituals, and artistic responses to the Cambodian genocide. The program will be presented by Glencoe resident Barbara Javore, who has a Ph.D in religious education from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and is director of children’s and youth ministry at North Shore United Methodist Church.



Annual Report Now Available

Did you know that nearly 8000 people attended library programs in our last fiscal year that ended on February 28th? We also loaned over 210,000 books, DVDs and CDs, and answered over 45,000 reference questions (5.2 per resident). These facts and more can be found in our newly published Annual Report, available online or in print at the library. Thanks to everyone for making it a busy year!



The Interurban Trains of Glencoe

Fifty years ago, the last train on the North Shore Line rolled through town, leaving only the Northwestern line to serve Glencoe. Train and local history enthusiasts will want to be sure to attend our Sunday, April 28th at 2pm program about the formation of both lines and how they served Glencoe, with emphasis on the North Shore Line. Maps, timetables, and photographs of the trains will be part of the discussion. Co-sponsored with the Glencoe Historical Society, this program will be presented by interurban train buff and GHS board member Barney Berlin.



Please Welcome the Next Executive Director - Juli Janovicz

The Glencoe Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Juliann Janovicz as Executive Director.  Juli’s 24 years of experience at the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District provides the background of experience needed for her new position. She has worked in public service, programming, automation, and collection development and represented the library in community events.

After earning her MLIS degree at UW-Milwaukee in 1985, Juli began her career at the Kenosha Public Library, followed by two years of experience as Public Services Librarian at Zion-Benton Public Library.  

Juli began work as Head of Reference at the Winnetka-Northfield Library in 1989, becoming Head of Adult Services in 1998. In 2011, she was named Assistant Director.  Juli has also served as Interim Director of the Library in 2011 and 2012.

Juli will start work here on Monday, June 3, 2013, overlapping with current Executive Director Peggy Hamil for a week, just to facilitate transition. Peggy’s last day will be Friday, June 7th.



New Conference Room Now Open to the Public

You're probably noticed the construction that has been going on in the library for the last couple of months. For years we have not had any kind of small private meeting space for Glencoe residents to utilize. But now we're excited to announce that the brand new Hamil Conference Room is now open for business! Located on the lower level, the conference room seats up to six people for those who need a private work or meeting area. Usage is limited to groups that include at least one Glencoe resident, who can book one reservation at a time for up to two hours per week. Full guidelines to the rooms use as a well as an application are available here.



Healthy Cooking with Michael Maddox

Spend the evening of Tuesday, April 16th with Chef Michael Maddox and add some recipes to your family favorites. Michael will make some delicious and healthy alternatives including smoothies, snacks, Asian shrimp slaw salad and nut crusted pork tenderloin. A 2009 James Beard nominee for Midwest Best Chef of the Year, Mr. Maddox served as chef de la cuisine of Le Titi de Paris from 1993–2012. The program begins at 7:00 - reservations are not required!



Sensory Storytime

We've got another great sensory storytime coming up on Saturday, April 13th at 10:45 am. 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 so please call and guarantee your spot! The program is for children ages 3-8 with parent or caregiver.



Classical Music Concert

The Friends of the Library are once again sponsoring a fantastic classical music concert at the library. The concert takes place on Sunday, April 14th and features the Guadagnini String Quartet (David Taylor, Cornelius Chiu, Violins; Rami Solomonow Viola; Gary Stucka Cello). The library will close at 4:00 and will reopen at 4:30 for concert seating. As always, the concert is free.

Works to be performed are:

Mozart  String Quartet in G KV 387
Allegro vivace assai 
Menuetto Allegro
Andante cantabile
Molto Allegro

Hugo Wolf  Italian Serenade



Memoir-writing Workshop

Interested in writing memoir - for family, friends, a larger audience, or just yourself? Award winning writers Sharon and Steve Fiffer will lead four This Is Your Life workshops in April to help you get started or to shape and refine a current endeavor. Each of the 90-minute sessions will focus on a different aspect of writing memoir: memory, context, perspective, and style. In-class activities will include writing and workshopping in a safe, supportive environment and critiques with the Fiffers. This is not a how to-get published workshop, but the Fiffers will share their experiences in the publishing world. The program will meet at 7:00 on Mondays from April 8 - April 29 and you should sign up by Friday, April 5th.

Registration is required; please call the library at (847) 835-5056 to sign up. If the number of registrants exceeds class capacity, priority will be given to Glencoe residents.



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