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VIRTUAL PROGRAM - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library

Frank Loesser:  A Most Musical Fella

 Frank Loesser has been called “the most versatile of all American composers.” He wrote lyrics for over 700 songs, and composed entire scores of several musicals.  His works such as Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Hans Christian Andersen, and The Most Happy Fella, were recognized with critical acclaim and audience enthusiasm.  In this program, we’ll explore aspects of his best work and delve into what drove him and why he didn’t feel satisfied with success. 


THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM.  24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE WITH A LINK TO THE PROGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING THE LIBRARY. 
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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: Rebecca

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. Discussion led by Ann Perks. 
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VIRTUAL Wednesday PM Fiction Discussion: The Glass Hotel

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Emily St. John Mandel's The Glass Hotel. Discussion led by Judy Levin. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED DISCUSSION. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the discussion.
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VIRTUAL Monet and Chicago

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting "Monet and Chicago" exhibition, on display at the Art Institute of Chicago through January 18, 2021. This slide lecture will be presented by Kathryn Kremnitzer, a research associate in European painting and sculpture at the Art Institute. 

"Monet and Chicago" is the first exhibition to explore Chicago's pioneering connection to the great Impressionist artist. The Art Institute was the first American museum to give Monet a solo exhibition, the first to purchase one of his paintings, and today, with 33 paintings and 13 works on paper by the artist, holds the largest collection of works by Monet outside of Paris. 

Ms. Kremnitzer joined the Art Institute staff in October 2018 and received her PhD in art history from Columbia University in May 2020. She is a contributing author to the Monet and Chicago catalogue and part of the curatorial team at work on several forthcoming nineteenth-century French painting exhibitions.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. About 24 hours prior to the program, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the program and instructions. If you do not receive the message prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: Rebecca

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. Discussion led by Ann Perks. 

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VIRTUAL The Nutcracker by the Royal Ballet

All Day
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Virtual Theatre Screening: The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet) 
Available anytime Saturday and Sunday, December 12-13, 2020

Enjoy the Royal Ballet’s glorious stage production of The Nutcracker with music performed by Royal Opera House Orchestra, recorded live in 2016. This program is a partnership with the Northbrook and Glenview public libraries. Registrants will be emailed the link to view the screening on the morning of December 12. Just one registration per household, please. Space is limited; if your plans change, please cancel your registration so someone else can take your place.

The seasonal classic recounts the story of young Clara and her nutcracker who comes to life. The two are transported to a magical world by Drosselmeyer, a magician. Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli dance the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince; Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell take the roles of Clara and the Nutcracker; and Gary Avis is the mysterious, kindly Drosselmeyer. This performance celebrated Peter Wright’s 90th birthday and a production that has been in The Royal Ballet’s repertory for more than 30 years. With sumptuous period designs, spellbinding stage effects, and of course Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, The Nutcracker continues to enchant audiences of all ages.

Screened via Youtube, registrants will receive an email early on December 12 with a link and viewing instructions. The link will be available to screen from December 12, 9am to December 13, 11:45pm. The performance is 119 minutes long. 

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Need more Nutcracker? Register for the Northbrook Public Library's "Behind the Scenes of the The Nutcracker Ballet" event on Thursday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m. The library's auditorium coordinator, Arielle Valene, and its music librarian, Madison Carroll, will discuss the history, production, technical tricks, and music of The Nutcracker. Here is the registration link: https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4555006

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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VIRTUAL Leslie Goddard as Suffragist Alice Paul

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Alice Paul was one of the lead strategists in the fight to win votes for American women. She organized events such as the Woman Suffrage Procession and the Silent Sentinels, was head of the National Woman's Party for half a century (which in 1923 drafted the Equal Rights Amendment, which has yet to be ratified), and worked to include women as a group protected against discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

Historical interpreter Leslie Goddard will take us back to the 1910s to meet Alice Paul when she was at the peak of her suffragist efforts. This program commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. About 24 hours prior to the program, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the program and instructions. If you do not receive the message prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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This program will be recorded and available for two weeks following the event. If you wish to view the recording, you can find it on the library's YouTube channel through December 31.  

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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VIRTUAL Can't-Put-It-Down Nonfiction Discussion: The King of Confidence

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Miles Harvey's The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch. Discussion led by Judy Levin. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED DISCUSSION. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the discussion.
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Please join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of Menashe.  Recently widowed Menashe hopes to regain custody of his son, but per a Rabbi's ruling, the boy lives with his aunt and uncle until Menashe remarries and establishes a proper home.  Reluctant to marry after his first unhappy marriage, Menashe must decide how much he is willing to conform to win back the custody of his son.  You'll need to watch the film beforehand. Contact Danny Burdett for viewing options, if necessary:  dburdet@glencoelibrary.org.  

THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE PLATFORM.  24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE WITH A LINK TO THE PROGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING THE LIBRARY.  If you'd like to receive weekly updates on library programs and services, please sign up for the GPL e-newsletter: 

Talking Pictures is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.
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VIRTUAL Historical Fact & Fiction Book Group

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a discussion of A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage and The Coffee Trader by David Liss. Discussion led by Ann Perks.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED DISCUSSION. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the discussion.
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VIRTUAL Eating Better for You--and the Planet

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

Did you know that one of the easiest and most impactful changes an individual can make to help the environment is to eat less meat?  If your New Year’s resolution involves eating healthier, join us to learn about simple and tasty ways to incorporate more natural, plant-based foods into your diet so you can eat better, spend less, and make the planet healthier, too. Presented by Pam Gross of Bread and Buddha. Cosponsored with the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. About 24 hours prior to the program, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the program and instructions. If you do not receive the message prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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VIRTUAL Historical Fact & Fiction Book Group

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a discussion of A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage and The Coffee Trader by David Liss. Discussion led by Ann Perks.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED DISCUSSION. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the discussion.
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Dynamic Muralists: Siqueiros and Orozco

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
During the 1920s and 1930s in Mexico, artists David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco produced some of the 20th century’s most important murals.  Both artists also traveled in the United States and influenced a number of American artists, including Jackson Pollock.  Art historian Jeff Mishur returns for this Zoom lecture in which he will discuss both artists within the context of a muralist movement that developed after the Mexican revolution. 

THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM.  24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE WITH A LINK TO THE PROGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING THE LIBRARY. 
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VIRTUAL Inside the First Folio

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

The First Folio was compiled by John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors. Without it, we would not today have half of Shakespeare’s plays. Peter Garino, artistic director of The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, will examine how the First Folio came to be, its importance to our knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare today, and how the Folio is used by actors today in crafting their performances. A must-see for Shakespeare aficionados or those who simply wish to broaden their understanding of Shakespeare!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. About 24 hours prior to the program, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the program and instructions. If you do not receive the message prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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VIRTUAL Wednesday Book Discussion: Searching for Sylvie Lee

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok. Discussion led by Judy Levin.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED DISCUSSION. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the discussion.
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VIRTUAL Classic Film Appreciation: Film Noir

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

January 14: The Maltese Falcon

January 21: Double Indemnity

Dark, rain-soaked streets. Flashing neon signs. Femmes fatale. Fated heroes. Obsession. The film noir vision has spawned some of the most compelling stories and complex characters in American cinema. Join film scholar and writer Francine J. Sanders for a look at this influential film genre, its key conventions, and the historical forces that shaped it during the 1940s. For this special discussion series, we'll be watching two of the best: The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Double Indemnity (1944). Participants will view the film on their own prior to each session; more information will be emailed upon registration. Register for one or both sessions: for the best experience, we recommend attending both sessions. Glencoe residents will receive priority if the class is oversubscribed. Registration opens Nov 23.

Both films are available on Amazon Prime and youtube.com.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. About 24 hours prior to the program, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the program and instructions. If you do not receive the message prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Please join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of Richard Jewell.  Based on a true story, director Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell is based on the true story of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics security guard wrongfully accused of planting an explosive device he found in Centennial Plaza at the games.  You'll need to watch the film beforehand. Contact Danny Burdett for viewing options, if necessary:  dburdet@glencoelibrary.org.  

THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE PLATFORM.  24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE WITH A LINK TO THE PROGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING THE LIBRARY.  If you'd like to receive weekly updates on library programs and services, please sign up for the GPL e-newsletter: 

Talking Pictures is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

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VIRTUAL PROGRAM - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library

Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom - Part 1

Barbra Streisand’s current status as an American diva belies her early struggles with low income and low self-esteem.  Her rise not only stardom, but to multi-faceted heights (writing, producing, directing, etc.) provides an inspirational story. This two-part program is sprinkled with examples of her best film and television work, from Funny Girl to the present.

THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM.  24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE WITH A LINK TO THE PROGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING THE LIBRARY. 

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VIRTUAL MEETING - Library Board of Trustees

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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VIRTUAL Classic Film Appreciation: Film Noir

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

January 14: The Maltese Falcon

January 21: Double Indemnity

Dark, rain-soaked streets. Flashing neon signs. Femmes fatale. Fated heroes. Obsession. The film noir vision has spawned some of the most compelling stories and complex characters in American cinema. Join film scholar and writer Francine J. Sanders for a look at this influential film genre, its key conventions, and the historical forces that shaped it during the 1940s. For this special discussion series, we'll be watching two of the best: The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Double Indemnity (1944). Participants will view the film on their own prior to each session; more information will be emailed upon registration. Register for one or both sessions: for the best experience, we recommend attending both sessions. Glencoe residents will receive priority if the class is oversubscribed. Registration opens Nov 23.

Both films are available on Amazon Prime and youtube.com.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. About 24 hours prior to the program, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the program and instructions. If you do not receive the message prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: The Cuckoo's Calling

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling. Discussion led by Ann Perks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED DISCUSSION. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the discussion.
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VIRTUAL Can't-Put-It-Down Nonfiction Discussion: Elsewhere

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Richard Russo's Elsewhere. Discussion led by Judy Levin.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED DISCUSSION. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the discussion.
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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: The Cuckoo's Calling

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling. Discussion led by Ann Perks.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED DISCUSSION. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the discussion.
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Big Books / The Prince

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
BIG BOOKS; THE PRINCE
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
February 2, 9, and 16
Is Machiavelli a teacher of evil, as his contemporaries thought, or the author of a new moral code more suitable to the world, or simply amoral--a scientist describing the way states work and interact with each other? Whatever our judgment, the power and subtlety of his thought command our attention, no less today than in 1513 when the book was written. Few works of this brevity contain so much or have had as great an impact. 

This three-week discussion series will be led by Joseph Alulis, who has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago and is on the faculty at North Park University. He also teaches for the University of Chicago’s Basic Program of Liberal Education. Registration opens Nov. 23. Space is limited;  Glencoe residents will get priority if the class fills up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. About 24 hours prior to the program, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the program and instructions. If you do not receive the message prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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