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Meet Chicago Quarterly Review

Do you know about Chicago Quarterly Review? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with this nonprofit, independent literary journal that publishes short stories, poems, translations and essays by emerging and established writers. Volume 17 (The Chicago Issue) of CQR has just been published. It features the talents of 54 writers and visual artists who demonstrate Chicago's deep well of literary and artistic vitality. On Monday, May 5 at 7 pm, the library will host several contributors to The Chicago Issue as well as one of the CQR's editors. They'll show, read from, and talk about their work. Copies of The Chicago Issue will also be available for purchase at the event from Books on Vernon, a longtime partner of CQR.

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Crawl Into 5 Plays!

Imagine being able to crawl into someone else’s mind and experience an entirely different world! How much fun would that be? That is just what we’re going to be doing as we read and digest five different plays. We'll poke around in the mind of the playwright, morph into the play’s characters, explore the scenery and setting and, ultimately, be the critical audience. And instead of just watching the five plays, we will become the plays! Along the way, we will discover the beauty and power of the language and come to appreciate artists who manage to say exactly what they want to say and still make us understand. Michael Kamen, a Glencoe resident with many years of experience as a film producer and college faculty member, will lead these sessions. This program is jointly sponsored by the Glencoe Public Library and the Glencoe Park District and will take place at the Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road. It will run on Thursdays; May 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Registration is required: call (847) 835-5056 to register.

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Booknews at Books on Vernon

Take some time out of your morning and join library staffers Nancy Buehler, Sara Lifson and Liz McClain and Executive Director Juli Janovicz for morning coffee and lots of book news at Books on Vernon, Glencoe’s wonderful independent bookstore. We’ll provide news and reviews of recent and forthcoming books that may be just the thing for your book group, for a Mother’s Day or graduation gift or for your next favorite read. We will be at Books on Vernon, located at 664 Vernon Ave., on Tuesday, April 29 from 10:30 - 11:30.

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Classical Music Concert by The Dorel Ensemble

Join us for an afternoon concert with the Dorel Ensemble (Liba Shacht on violin, Carol Cook on viola and John Sharp on cello) on Sunday April 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Works performed will be:

Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat major for Violin, Viola and Violoncello KV 563
Ernst von Dohnanyi: Serenade in C major op 10 for Violin, Viola and Cello


The Library will close at 4:00 pm and will reopen at 4:30 for concert seating.  The concert is approximately 1 hour and admission is free. This concert is brought to you by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

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Catch the Moment: Mathematical Literacy for Young Children

Do you want to encourage your child's early mathematical literacy through creative, informal experiences? Early Childhood Educator and Consultant, Linda Semel, will visit the library on the night of Wednesday the 23rd at 7:00 to help parents and caregivers identify daily opportunities to extend thinking and learning through developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Participants will explore unexpected moments to integrate mathematical concepts through play and experiential learning.

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Meet Food Writer Leah Eskin

Leah Eskin, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of the Chicago Tribune’s Home on the Range cooking column for the past ten years, will be at the library on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm to share her witty and delicious new book Slices of Life: A Food Writer Cooks through Many a ConundrumSlices of Life is both an enchanting memoir and a cookbook, with more than 200 recipes that have taken the author from the simple birthday cake of her daughter’s one-year-old dreams and Best-Friend (of the canine variety) Biscuits to Post-Cancer Paella and everyone’s go-to Emergency Pasta. Come meet Leah, savor a treat she’ll make for the event, and hear her read from her book, copies of which will be available for purchase from The Book Stall. Please note that the date listed in our printed Excerpts newsletter is incorrect.

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Library Closed Sunday the 20th

The library will be closed this Sunday the 20th. We will reopen on Monday the 21st. Our websiteonline catalog and mobile app are always open!

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Now Available: Downloadable Magazines Through Zinio

Do you love to coming to the library to thumb through magazines? You can now enjoy some of your favorite titles on your computer, smartphone or tablet with Zinio! Zinio gives you access to the most recent issues of popular magazines, such as Chicago, Esquire, O and Us in full color digital format, with many back issues available as well. Simply follow this link, sign up for an account and start downloading! If you'd like to read on your mobile device then go to either the Apple App Store or the Google Play store for Android and download the Zinio app. There's no limit to downloads so you can stock up on Zinio magazines for your commute, vacation or for just laying around the house, without having to load up your coffee table.

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Roth IRA Conversion Strategies

Come to the library on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 pm to learn about the benefits of Roth IRAs and how to convert your existing IRAs into Roths. Presented by Personal Financial Strategies, this program is part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.  

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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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