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Summer Reading Club for Adults

Monday, August 31, 2020
Glencoe Public Library
Sun or shade? Hammock or lawn chair? Choose your favorite setting and luxuriate in good books with the encouragement of "Book Time Outdoors," our summer reading club for adults.

As always, there will be prizes and lists of reading suggestions (a link to the lists will be posted here June 2 or 3). To participate, you can either use the paper reading log that was included in the June edition of Excerpts (mailed to all Glencoe households and also available on our website under "Library News") OR you can register by emailing the Readers' Services desk at radesk@glencoepubliclibrary.org. Just read six books of your choice within the club dates (June 1-August 31) and you'll win a prize! There also will be weekly drawings for gift cards to local businesses.
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VIRTUAL Wednesday Afternoon Fiction Discussion: Fifth Business

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. Discussion led by Judy Levin. 

Unlike previous Judy Levin discussions, this virtual discussion requires registration. Space is limited. Once you register, you'll receive an email with more information on joining the group

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VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Talking Pictures

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of Luce.  A thoughtful drama that is very much a film for our times, Luce is a high school student from Eritrea, adopted from the war-torn country a decade earlier.  The popular and accomplished student alarms his parents and history teacher when he chooses as a subject of a writing assignment a political revolutionary who advocated violence against colonial powers.  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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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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VIRTUAL Can't-Put-It-Down Nonfiction Discussion: The Yellow House

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom. Discussion led by Judy Levin.

Unlike previous Judy Levin discussions, this virtual discussion requires registration. Space is limited. Once you register, you'll receive an email with more information on joining the group. 

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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: City of Windows

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a Zoom discussion of Robert Pobi's City of Windows. Discussion led by Ann Perks. 
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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: City of Windows

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a Zoom discussion of Robert Pobi's City of Windows. Discussion led by Ann Perks. 
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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 Anne De Courcy's The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy and Edith Wharton's The Buccaneers. Discussion led by Ann Perks.
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Talking Pictures

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Please join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of Bad Education.  Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney star in this comedy-drama from 2019.  Based on the largest public school embezzlement in U.S. history, Bad Education has Jackman and Janney playing educators who team up to millions from a school district in the Long Island village of Roslyn in the late 2000s.  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

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a discussion of Anne De Courcy's The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy and Edith Wharton's The Buccaneers. Discussion led by Ann Perks.
For weekly updates on library programs and services, sign up for our e-newsletter with the button below:
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VIRTUAL PROGRAM - American Musical Theater Legends

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

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 Astronomer Shane Larson on SOLITUDE IN THE COSMOS

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

Step away, for an hour, from Earth’s problems to contemplate if we really are alone in the great cosmic darkness. We are the first humans to know with certainty that there are planets orbiting other stars. Is ours the only one to harbor life? If so, what sort of alien life forms might there be, and how are we to find them? Astronomer Shane Larson returns for another dazzling slide lecture, this one to consider the equally staggering possibilities that life exists elsewhere or that it does not.

Professor Larson is a research associate professor of physics at Northwestern University, where he is the associate director of CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics). He works in the field of gravitational wave astrophysics, specializing in studies of compact stars, binaries, and the galaxy.  He works in gravitational wave astronomy with both the ground-based LIGO project, and future space-based observatory LISA. He was formerly a tenured associate professor of physics at Utah State University. He is an award winning teacher, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He contributes regularly to a public science blog at writescience.wordpress.com, and tweets with the handle @sciencejedi. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED PROGRAM IS REQUIRED. You will be emailed a Zoom link about 24 hours before the event. If you think you have not received the link, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. 

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VIRTUAL Wednesday PM Fiction Discussion: The Sacrament

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Olaf Olafsson's The Sacrament. The discussion will be led by Judy Levin. Registration is required. 
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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 Group: You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Alexis Coe's You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington. Discussion led by Judy Levin. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ZOOM-BASED PROGRAM. ABOUT 24 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONTAINING THE ZOOM LINK.
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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: Bad Things Happen

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a discussion of Harry Dolan's Bad Things Happen. Discussion led by Ann Perks.
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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: Bad Things Happen

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a discussion of Harry Dolan's Bad Things Happen. Discussion led by Ann Perks.

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VIRTUAL Medicare 101

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Get up to speed on what Medicare care covers, what it doesn't and your potential out-of-pocket exposure. We’ll discuss supplements, medicare advantage plans, Part D prescription coverage, and cost-saving strategies. Presented by David Wylly and Robin Dawson of the Medicare Solutions Network.

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