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Now Available: Print From Anywhere!

We are excited to announce a new service at the library that will give you many more great options for printing. Now you can print to library computers from your home computer, your laptop or your mobile device. Simply access our remote printing page on your computer or download the PrinterOn app to your iPad, iPhone or Android-based mobile device. You will then have 48 hours to pick up your print job at the library. All print jobs are 10 cents per page for black and white and 25 cents per page for color, and the first three pages per day remain free. You also now have the ability to print in color from any library computer. We hope you enjoy this new service!

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More Summer Fun for the Kids!

Summer fun continues at the library with Spanish storytime! On Tuesday, June 25, at 10:30 children of all ages with parent or caregiver are welcome to join Language Stars for a full-immersion, interactive storytime with one of their native speaking Spanish teachers.

Next, on Saturday, June 29th at 11:00 you can enjoy what the library has to offer without leaving the beautiful outdoors at our Stories at the Garden program! Join a librarian at Glencoe Community Garden, listen to stories and then work together to help make the garden grow! Glencoe Community Garden is located east of the Metra line along Green Bay Road just north of Shelton Park on Harbor Street. If the weather is inclement, the storytime will be held at the library.

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Hula, Henna and Hangin' Out!

Summer vacation is underway and the library has loads of great programming to help keep the kids entertained and learning. Holly's Hula Show takes place on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. Children ages 3 and up with parent or caregiver can join Holly Nagel as she brings the sights and sounds of Hawaii to the library through music, dance, stories, and interactive fun. She’ll also share Hawaiian words, hula moves, beautiful costumes, and Polynesian instruments.

Come back to the library on Tuesday, June 18 at 4:15 p.m. to learn all about henna art! Children ages 7 and up will learn about henna hand designs from India and other kinds of traditional body painting from around the world in this fun multicultural program! They will then be able to practice sketching popular henna motifs and draw on their own hands with washable watercolor pencils. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for the henna program.

Families will also want to take part in our Park-A-Day Challenge where you will be able to visit your local parks AND enjoy a half-hour storytime program led by a children’s librarian. Play together, meet other families, and enjoy the North Shore’s amazing Park District spaces! This is not a drop-off program; parents are responsible for their own children at each park. Dates and parks:
Saturday, June 15, at 4:00 p.m. at Indian Hill Park (Winnetka)
Sunday, June 16, at 4:00 p.m. at Kalk Park (Glencoe)
Saturday, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. at Shelton Park (Glencoe)

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Two Upcoming Author Visits

This week we're very excited to have two authors visiting the library to speak about their books. On Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m., Marilyn D. Jacobson, the author of Turning the Pyramid Upside Down: A New Leadership Model, will talk about how organization leaders need to focus more on partnering and collaborating in order to succeed in a world of globalization and hyper-connectivity. Ms. Jacobson has had a wide-ranging career in both academia and management consulting. Now working primarily as an executive coach, Ms. Jacobson has taught at both UIC’s and Loyola’s MBA programs and consulted for retail, manufacturing, healthcare, legal, and financial organizations and for government entities.

The following night - Thursday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. - please join us for George Rosen, the author of The Immanence of God in the Tropics, a 2012 collection of short stories. Former local Rosen (New Trier ’64) now lives and writes in Gloucester, Massachusetts. His short stories have appeared in Harper’s, the Yale Review, the Harvard Review, and in a Harcourt Brace anthology of crime fiction, A Matter of Crime. He has reported on West Africa for The Atlantic Monthly, on Mexico for the Boston Globe, and worked as a radio commentator and political speechwriter.

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Chicago as Seen From the River

Join us on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. for our Chicago as Seen From the River program as we cruise down the Chicago River without leaving the library! Learn all about the landmark buildings that line the river banks with architectural docent Hy Speck. Some of Chicago’s most famous historic and modern buildings will be discussed, including Navy Pier, the Wrigley building, Tribune Tower, the Merchandise Mart, the Lyric Opera, 333 W. Wacker, Marina City, and Aqua Tower. This program was originally scheduled for February 26 but canceled because of a snowstorm.

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Summer Reading Club

Summer is right around the corner which means that our Summer Reading Club is here as well! Starting June 7th, you can sign up for our adult, young adult and children's summer reading clubs and earn great prizes while you enjoy your favorite hobby! The theme of the adult program is As Time Goes By... and it will feature books that you enjoyed reading many years ago or ones that you somehow missed. The theme for the young adults is What's Hot For Summer and the children will be packing their bags for Have Book Will Travel! You can sign up anytime before the club ends during the first weekend of August but you'll want to get started early to make sure that you earn your movie rental coupons and myriad other prizes! As always, we thank the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this much loved program!

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Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Library have been collecting books, DVDs and other materials and they're ready to offer them to you at their used book sale! The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9th (with everything half price) and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, June 10th ($3 per bag sale). Members of the Friends can attend the preview on Friday, June 7th from 6:00 to 8:00. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE LIBRARY!

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