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Judy Levin Book discussion

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore.
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Mystery Book Group

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Ann Perks for a discussion of Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith.
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Judy Levin Book discussion Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Judy Levin Book Discussion Group

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly.
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A Midwinter's Play: Macbeth

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
John Singer Sargent, "Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth." 1889.
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Abraham Lincoln wrote that he’d read Shakespeare’s plays “as frequently as any unprofessional reader” and listed his favorites: “LearRichard ThirdHenry EighthHamlet, and especially Macbeth. Nothing equals Macbeth.”

Why would Lincoln single out Macbeth in this way? It is not just Lincoln who does this. What is it about Macbeth such that actors in production dare not speak the play’s name, calling it instead “The Scottish Play”? Why are the man Macbeth and the play such objects of fascination and horror?

Over the course of three weeks near the darkest part of the year, participants in this new play discussion series will delve into the story Shakespeare tells of the Thane of Glamis. The play is short enough to permit close attention to its language, especially Macbeth’s own words that reveal his soul en route to its fate. 

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

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A Midwinter's Play: Macbeth

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

Abraham Lincoln wrote that he’d read Shakespeare’s plays “as frequently as any unprofessional reader” and listed his favorites: “LearRichard ThirdHenry EighthHamlet, and especially Macbeth. Nothing equals Macbeth.”

Why would Lincoln single out Macbeth in this way? It is not just Lincoln who does this. What is it about Macbeth such that actors in production dare not speak the play’s name, calling it instead “The Scottish Play”? Why are the man Macbeth and the play such objects of fascination and horror?

Over the course of three weeks near the darkest part of the year, participants in this new play discussion series will delve into the story Shakespeare tells of the Thane of Glamis. The play is short enough to permit close attention to its language, especially Macbeth’s own words that reveal his soul en route to its fate.

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

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Judy Levin Book Discussion Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles.
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The White Album

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

As fans of the Fab Four may already know, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark White Album. The Beatles’ only double album contains a wealth of riches for listeners but also marked the beginning of the end of the world’s greatest band. The program will include a discussion of their back-to-basics recording approach and an analysis of key tracks, including “Dear Prudence,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and “Helter Skelter.” Presented by Gary Wenstrup, an adjunct professor at the College of DuPage who specializes in teaching everything Beatles.

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Getting Ready for College without Losing Your Mind

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hanna Stotland
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

College preparation is creeping earlier and earlier. If you have a middle schooler or high school freshman or sophomore, it may seem like all the families around you are already getting ahead. Stop the madness! Join us for a presentation and discussion by Hanna Stotland, an independent educational counselor, about how knowing what’s ahead can reduce worry for you and your student. She’ll talk about approaches to test readiness, curriculum choices, and activities so that everyone can focus on enjoying high school. Bring your questions.

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Judy Levin Book Discussion Group

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari.
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Judy Levin Book discussion Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of Moonglow by Michael Chabon.
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Nancy's Book Group

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Forte Reference Room
Join Nancy Buehler for a discussion of Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman.
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Judy Levin Book discussion Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of Moonglow by Michael Chabon.
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Judy Levin Book Discussion Group

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of Endurance by Scott Kelly.
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Judy Levin Book discussion Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of Moonglow by Michael Chabon.
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