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Mystery Book Group

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Nonfiction 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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First Friday Knitters

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room
Dig out your needles and yarn and join us by the fireplace in the Johnson Room for a morning of knitting. Teresa Grosch, an experienced knitter, will be on hand to help. A special topic will be discussed each month. Donated yarn courtesy of Three Bags Full of Northbrook will be available, but you'll need to bring your own needles. 
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Friends of the Library Book Sale

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room

Get ready to shop! The Friends used book sale features thousands of lightly used books, DVDs, CDs, and more at great prices. Members of the Friends (yes, you may join at the door) are invited to the members’ preview sale on Friday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Membership is available to current residents of Glencoe who donate to the Friends. Regular sale hours are Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. (everything half price); and Monday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon ($3/bag sale). Enter through the west side of the building.


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Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room

Get ready to shop! The Friends used book sale features thousands of lightly used books, DVDs, CDs, and more at great prices. Members of the Friends (yes, you may join at the door) are invited to the members’ preview sale on Friday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Membership is available to current residents of Glencoe who donate to the Friends. Regular sale hours are Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. (everything half price); and Monday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon ($3/bag sale). Enter through the west side of the building.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room

Get ready to shop! We have thousands of lightly used books, DVDs, CDs, and more at great prices. Members of the Friends (yes, you may join at the door) are invited to the members’ preview sale on Friday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Membership is available to current residents of Glencoe who donate to the Friends. Regular sale hours are Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. (everything half price); and Monday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon ($3/bag sale). Enter through the west side of the building.

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Vagabonding Around the World

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Does your dream of long-term world travel seem impossible? Former teacher Brian Michalski earned every penny for his 22-month solo backpacking journey of working and volunteering in Southeast Asia, Australia, India, and Cuba. He’ll share tips on budgeting, using travel apps, embracing culture shock, realities of hostel life, coping with inevitable setbacks, visa applications, and more so that you, too, can travel like a pro.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
Get ready to shop! We have thousands of lightly used books, DVDs, CDs, and more at great prices. Members of the Friends (yes, you may join at the door) are invited to the members’ preview sale on Friday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Membership is available to current residents of Glencoe who donate to the Friends. Regular sale hours are Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. (everything half price); and Monday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon ($3/bag sale). Enter through the west side of the building.
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Device Advice

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
device
Glencoe Public Library
Hamil Conference Room
Got a new device and need help setting it up? Questions regarding technology features or a new App? Visit our all new drop-in Device Advice sessions. Feel Free to bring in your laptop, tablet, or mobile device so we can help you learn the in's and outs. This is a drop in session with no agenda so feel free to stop by during of the open door time. If possible email your questions ahead of time

This series will repeat on
Tuesdays  December 5 , January 2,  February 6
and 
Saturdays December 16, January 20, February 17 at 10am
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Talking Pictures: The Big Sick

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Enjoy an afternoon of thought-provoking cinema and discussion with Susan Benjamin. This month, we'll see The Big Sick. A discussion led by Susan Benjamin immediately follows the screening. Sponsored by the Friends.
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Conservation @ Home Certification

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

Sustainability starts at home! Through the Conservation@Home program (a partnership of the University of Illinois and the Forest Preserves of Cook County), you can have your property evaluated for environmentally sound landscaping practices and receive guidance on plant choices, water conservation, soil enrichment, and pest control. Learn how to get your home certified as a Conservation@Home property from master naturalist Diane Greening. Cosponsored with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail.


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American Musical Theater Legends: Alice Faye

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Susan Benjamin presents the life and work of actress and singer Alice Faye.
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Author Stuart Dybek

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

Short-story master and poet Stuart Dybek, whose writing mines the sublime in Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods, will read from his work and field questions from the audience on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Dybek’s 1990 collection of stories The Coast of Chicago was a One Book One Chicago selection in 2004. His other works of fiction include Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories, Paper Lantern: Love Stories, I Sailed with Magellan, and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. He also is the author of two collections of poetry: Brass Knuckles and Streets in Their Own Ink. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New YorkerHarper’s, Paris Review, and The Atlantic.

Among his many awards are a PEN/Malamud Prize, a Lannan Award, a Whiting Writers Award, an award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, several O. Henry Prizes, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Currently he is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University.

Copies of Mr. Dybek’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of the Book Stall.


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Wednesday Afternoon Book discussion Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join Judy Levin for a discussion of My Name Is Lucy Barton and Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout.
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Writers' Open Mic Night

7:00 PM - 8:39 PM
Glencoe Public Library
YA Room
Writers of any age working in all forms and genres are invited to share their work at these community literary evenings. If you want to read your work, please email the moderator, Bob Boone, in advance at ycagsc@gmail.com so he can coordinate the evening’s roster. Everyone is welcome to participate by reading or just by being an appreciative audience for the many talented writers in our community.
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Listener's Circle: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

The library’s launching a new popular music appreciation group, led by reference librarian Jake Rogers. This time we’ll consider the enigmatic album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, released 16 years ago by Wilco. It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a whole lot of sonic experimentation. We’ll listen to the whole album and discuss key tracks on this 21st century classic that almost never saw the light of day.


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Device Advice

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
device
Glencoe Public Library
Hamil Conference Room
Got a new device and need help setting it up? Questions regarding technology features or a new App? Visit our all new drop-in Device Advice sessions. Feel Free to bring in your laptop, tablet, or mobile device so we can help you learn the in's and outs. This is a drop in session with no agenda so feel free to stop by during of the open door time. If possible email your questions ahead of time

This series will repeat on
Tuesdays February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd at 6pm
and 
Saturdays January 20th, February 17th, March 17th at 10am
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Onstage: Broken Beauty, The Wreck of the Steamer Columbia

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room

The worst maritime accident in the history of the Illinois River, the wreck of the steamboat Columbia, is today a mostly forgotten tragedy. On the evening of July 5, 1918, nearly 500 passengers embarked from Pekin, Illinois, on the Columbia for a midnight cruise on the Illinois River. On the return trip a hole was torn in the ship’s hull, the Columbia foundered, and 87 souls were lost. Part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library research collection in Springfield, author Ken Zurski’s book, The Wreck of the Columbia, recounts the compelling true story of the ill-fated Columbia. 

 Local writer Mark Henry Larson has adapted Zurski’s work for the stage. On March 18, at 2:00 p.m., the Glencoe Public Library will host a performance of Larson’s new play, Broken Beauty: The Wreck of the Steamer Columbia. Presented as a multi-media stage reading, Broken Beauty features a cast of 15 actors portraying 57 roles and an original musical score performed by live musicians. 

 Mr. Zurski and Mr. Larson will be on hand for a question-and-answer session after the performance. Copies of The Wreck of the Columbia will be available for purchase and signing.

 The 90-minute production is for adults and young adults and will be staged in the library’s Johnson Room.

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Monday at the Movies: The Women's Balcony

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

THE WOMEN'S BALCONY


The women in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem are appalled when their synagogue gets a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles.  The ladies soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditional beliefs, while raising money to repair the "women’s balcony" in the synagogue. “It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters, and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining.”  -- David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle. 


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Monday at the Movies: The Women's Balcony

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

THE WOMEN'S BALCONY


The women in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem are appalled when their synagogue gets a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles.  The ladies soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditional beliefs, while raising money to repair the "women’s balcony" in the synagogue. “It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters, and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining.”  -- David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle. 


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Library Board of Trustees

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday Evening 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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Mystery Book Group

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
This month we're reading Dead Lions by Mick Herron. Discussion led by Ann Perks.
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Mystery Book Group

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
This month we're reading Dead Lions by Mick Herron. Discussion led by Ann Perks.
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Device Advice

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
device
Glencoe Public Library
Hamil Conference Room
Got a new device and need help setting it up? Questions regarding technology features or a new App? Visit our all new drop-in Device Advice sessions. Feel Free to bring in your laptop, tablet, or mobile device so we can help you learn the in's and outs. This is a drop in session with no agenda so feel free to stop by during of the open door time. If possible email your questions ahead of time

This series will repeat on
Tuesdays  December 5 , January 2,  February 6
and 
Saturdays December 16, January 20, February 17 at 10am
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