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Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, September 1st in celebration of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd. You can always access our databases and online catalog through our website or our app!

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New Excerpts Available Online

Our new Excerpts newsletter is so full of exciting events for the whole family that we nearly had to build a whole new internet to house it! Learn about the beginning of a year-long Frank Lloyd Wright celebration being launched by the Glencoe Historical Society, as well as exciting new programs on everything from opera to your money to finding inner peace. There are more author readings, as well as our usual round of great programs for kids, book groups, movie screenings, technology classes and fun and useful new resources. There's even another delicious cooking program! Excerpts will be coming to your door soon but in the meantime you can read it online.

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Introducing Hoopla: Downloadable Movies, Music and Audiobooks

We've got a great new resource available for everyone who loves watching movies, listening to hit music or enjoying audiobooks on their computers or mobile devices. Hoopla lets you check out up to 10 items a month of any combination of movies, albums or audiobooks, which you can then enjoy for up to 3 days for movies, 7 days for music and 21 days for audiobooks. There are lots of new and classic titles available and there is no charge for accessing them.

To take advantage of Hoopla, visit their site and sign up for an account. Mobile users can get in on the action by downloading the app from the Apple iTunes store or the Google Play store (for Android users). You can also come to our September 16th Technology Tuesday class at 1:00 to learn more about Hoopla and other commercial streaming video services and products. Don't forget to let us know what you think of this new offering!

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Upcoming Programs for Kids

There are still some fun kids programs happening at the library before they have to head back to school! You'll want to take advantage of the last of the good weather for another Stories in the Park event on Friday, August 22nd at 11:30 at Friends Park. We've got a drop-in pet-themed craft program from 10:30 to 2:00 on Saturday the 23rd. And don't forget about our annual Kindergarten Kickoff programs on August 26 at 10:30 and 2:30. Registration is required for Kindergarten Kickoff so be sure to let us know as soon as possible!

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Monday Night at the Movies Venue Change

Due to the upcoming demolition of the Women's Library Club building, all of our Monday Night at the Movies screenings have been moved to the Hammond Room of the library. This change of venue will begin with our August 18th screening of Finding Vivian Maier. We will continue to screen Monday Night at the Movies films at 1:00 and 7:00 and, as always, all our of films are free of charge and open to everyone.

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Downloadable Reads for Your Trip!

Headed off on vacation over the next couple of weeks? Be sure to download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines from the library before you go!

Overdrive lets you download up to five eBooks and/or eAudiobooks at a time to your iPad, iPhone, Kindle or other device. You can borrow them for two weeks and you don't even have to worry about late fees! There's great beach reading by the likes of Daniel SilvaJanet EvanovichNora Roberts and many, many more. Simply download the app for iOS or Android or visit the MyMediaMall site for other devices.

Don't forget your downloadable magazines through Zinio. We've got great titles like ChicagoBloomberg BusinessweekEsquire and Martha Stewart Living, and once you check out a magazine it remains in your library until you decide to delete it. Back issues are available as well. Bon voyage and happy reading!

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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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