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Big Books/Twelfth Night

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

A Midwinter’s Play: Twelfth Night or What You Will

In The First Part of Henry IV, Prince Hal’s reflection that holidays, because “they seldom come, they wished-for come,/ And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents” might be taken as the seed for Twelfth Night. Certainly Shakespeare fills his only play named for a holiday with “rare accidents”: survival of shipwreck, masquerade as the opposite sex, and twins mistaken for each other. Its alternate title, What You Will, conveys holiday’s appeal: release from the strictures of routine by which will is subject to rule. What could be rarer than to see the censorious Malvolio subject to that Lord of Misrule, Sir Toby?  But what pleases most is love’s unruliness--the triangle of Orsino, Olivia, and Viola and the tangle of Antonio, Sebastian, and Olivia. Beside these complications Shakespeare sets the sweet melancholy of Feste and the dull wit of Sir Andrew and hangs over all the darkness of Malvolio’s promise of revenge. 

For three weeks we will follow Shakespeare’s lead in reflecting on the role of holiday in life. Please join us for this Big Books discussion series under the guidance of Joseph Alulis, a faculty member of North Park University. Dr. Alulis also teaches for the University of Chicago’s Basic Program of Liberal Education.

Registration opens December 1 and is required by the first day of class. Glencoe residents will have priority. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

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Mystery Book Group: The Hound of the Baskervilles

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Ann Perks for a discussion of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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Mystery Book Group: The Hound of the Baskervilles

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Ann Perks for a discussion of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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Big Books/Twelfth Night

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

A Midwinter’s Play: Twelfth Night or What You Will

In The First Part of Henry IV, Prince Hal’s reflection that holidays, because “they seldom come, they wished-for come,/ And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents” might be taken as the seed for Twelfth Night. Certainly Shakespeare fills his only play named for a holiday with “rare accidents”: survival of shipwreck, masquerade as the opposite sex, and twins mistaken for each other. Its alternate title, What You Will, conveys holiday’s appeal: release from the strictures of routine by which will is subject to rule. What could be rarer than to see the censorious Malvolio subject to that Lord of Misrule, Sir Toby?  But what pleases most is love’s unruliness--the triangle of Orsino, Olivia, and Viola and the tangle of Antonio, Sebastian, and Olivia. Beside these complications Shakespeare sets the sweet melancholy of Feste and the dull wit of Sir Andrew and hangs over all the darkness of Malvolio’s promise of revenge. 

For three weeks we will follow Shakespeare’s lead in reflecting on the role of holiday in life. Please join us for this Big Books discussion series under the guidance of Joseph Alulis, a faculty member of North Park University. Dr. Alulis also teaches for the University of Chicago’s Basic Program of Liberal Education.

Registration opens December 1 and is required by the first day of class. Glencoe residents will have priority. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

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Can't-Put-It-Down Nonfiction Discussion

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mystery Book Group: The False Inspector Dew

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Ann Perks for a discussion of Peter Lovesey's The False Inspector Dew.
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Greener World: An Inconvenient Sequel film screening and discussion

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Join us for a screening of the 2017 documentary film An Inconvenient Sequel about former U.S. vice president Al Gore's continuing mission to battle climate change and persuade world leaders to invest in renewable energy. After the film, you’re invited to stay for a moderated discussion. Cosponsored with the Village of Glencoe’s Sustainability Task Force.

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Mystery Book Group: The False Inspector Dew

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Ann Perks for a discussion of Peter Lovesey's The False Inspector Dew.
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Book News

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room
Join library staff (Sara, Nancy, Jake, and Athens) for a discussion of new and forthcoming fiction and nonfiction. Tasty refreshments will be served starting at 10:00 am and the presentation will start promptly at 10:30 am. 
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Mystery Book Group: Fatherland

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Ann Perks for a discussion of Robert Harris's Fatherland.
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Mystery Book Group: Fatherland

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Ann Perks for a discussion of Robert Harris's Fatherland.
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Can't-Put-It-Down Nonfiction Discussion

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hamil Conference Room
Join us for a discussion of The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the World of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. Led by Judy Levin.
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Can't-Put-It-Down Nonfiction Discussion

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hamil Conference Room
Join us for a discussion of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser. Led by Judy Levin. 
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