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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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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 September 5, October 3, November 7
and 
Saturdays August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18 at 10am
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Monday Night at the Movies

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

MAUDIE

Afflicted with arthritis and haunted by the memory of a lost child, Maud is something of a stranger in her own family. As a means of escape, she becomes the cleaning woman of a local fish peddler.  Aside from the cold comforts of her job and a slowly developing relationship with the peddler, it's through relentless painting, on canvases as well as their shack of a home, that she finds contentment and even recognition from the outside world.  Based on the life of Canadian artist Maud Lewis, Maudie stars Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. 

115 Minutes, Rated PG-13


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Monday Night at the Movies

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

MAUDIE

Afflicted with arthritis and haunted by the memory of a lost child, Maud is something of a stranger in her own family. As a means of escape, she becomes the cleaning woman of a local fish peddler.  Aside from the cold comforts of her job and a slowly developing relationship with the peddler, it's through relentless painting, on canvases as well as their shack of a home, that she finds contentment and even recognition from the outside world.  Based on the life of Canadian artist Maud Lewis, Maudie stars Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. 

115 Minutes, Rated PG-13


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Author Event: Ellis Goodman

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

Glencoe author Ellis Goodman, CBE, will read from his latest book, a fast-paced espionage tale set in Eastern Europe at the height of the Cold War titled The Keller Papers (Roundfire Books, 2016). A businessman in the beverage alcohol and commercial real estate sectors, Mr. Goodman got his start as an accountant in London, where his clients included Mick Jagger and David Bowie. (Bring your questions!)

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Library Board Meeting

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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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American Musical Theater Legends

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Jerry Lewis, part 2
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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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Talking Pictures

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Forte Reference Room
A United Kingdom
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Writers' Open Mic Night

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond 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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Monday at the Movies

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

FRANTZ 

In Germany in 1919, a grieving woman encounters a Frenchman leaving flowers at the grave of her fiance', Frantz, killed in the First World War.  A kind of sad, beautiful waltz, Frantz is a story of forgiveness, acceptance the difficulty of moving on. 

114 Minutes, Rated PG-13


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Monday at the Movies

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

FRANTZ

In Germany in 1919, a grieving woman encounters a Frenchman leaving flowers at the grave of her fiance', Frantz, killed in the First World War.  A kind of sad, beautiful waltz, Frantz is a story of forgiveness, acceptance the difficulty of moving on. 

114 Minutes, Rated PG-13


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Visiting Professors: Dr. Shane Larson on Gravitational Waves

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Shane Larson
Glencoe Public Library
Forte Reference Room

Visiting Professor Series  Whispers from the Cosmos: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Astronomers around the world were thrilled August 17 to observe, for the first time, colliding neutron stars in gravitational waves. These waves are ripples in spacetime that carry information not in the form of light or particles, but in the form of gravity itself. Shane Larson returns to the library to explore what we are learning from gravitational waves and why the latest observations are game-changing. Dr. Larson is a research associate professor of physics at Northwestern University, where he is the associate director of CIERA, the university’s astrophysics center. He works in the field of gravitational wave astrophysics, specializing in studies of compact stars, binaries, and the galaxy.

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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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Mystery Book Group

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Beyond Wright: Glencoe's Notable Architecture

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

Did you know that there’s a house in Glencoe designed by the architect of the Chicago Water Tower? Or that our train station’s architect also designed Navy Pier? Learn about many such surprising connections between structures in Glencoe and outstanding architecture in Chicago and around the country. Laurie Petersen, a Winnetka-based architectural historian, will give a slide presentation that sheds new light on familiar buildings. Ms. Petersen is the editor of the AIA Guide to Chicago, which features over 1800 buildings in the city. 

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Mystery Book Group

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Registration is open

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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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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Talking Pictures

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Hunt For the Wilderpeople
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Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller

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

RODIN:  SCULPTOR AND STORYTELLER


At the beginning of the 20th century, Auguste Rodin was the most famous artist in the world. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the great sculptor’s death, an occasion marked by the Art Institute of Chicago with a major exhibit that runs through March 4, 2018. Art historian Jeff Mishur returns for this slide lecture, which will focus on rarely seen sculptures and drawings from private collections as well as those of the Art Institute. 


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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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Valentine's Card Workshop

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

All Ages

Kids and adults alike are invited to drop in and create a card (or two, or six) for Valentine’s Day. Plenty of supplies will be on hand to create professional-looking cards for your friends, loved ones, or even your pets! 

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