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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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Italian Neorealist Film

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

The neorealist movement began in Italy at the end of World War Two in response to social and political upheaval and the devastating economic fallout from the war. Filmmakers such as Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti took to the streets and made films on location that told the stories of everyday people dealing with real struggles. 

 

In this two-part series, writer and Oakton Community College film teacher Francine J. Sanders will lead an exploration of this key cinematic movement and its importance to world cinema. She will screen and discuss two of the movement’s pioneering works made by director De Sica and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini. On January 20, enjoy Bicycle Thieves (1948) in which a working-class man’s bicycle is stolen and he and his son set out to recover it. On January 27, we’ll show Umberto D. (1952), about an elderly Roman man and his dog struggling to survive on a government pension.

 Patrons are encouraged to attend both sessions for the best experience. No registration is required. Umberto D (89 min)

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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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Talking Pictures

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

BEATRIZ AT DINNER

82 Minutes.  Rated R.

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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  July 3, August 7,  Sept 4
and 
Saturdays July 21, August 18, Sept 15 at 10 am
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Craft Beer: Author + Tasting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room
Author and photographer Matthew Janzen quit his good job to explore every angle of Wisconsin's burgeoning craft beer industry. At this author event, held in the library's Johnson Room, he'll take you behind the scenes and beyond the taprooms as he discusses the farmers, artists, and scientists who are part of this booming business. Even if you're not a fan of craft beer, you'll enjoy learning about the trends he discovered while driving over 30,000 miles to research his book, State of Craft Beer
After the program, sample brews from local craft brewers Ravinia Brewing Company (Highland Park) and Kings and Convicts (Highwood). The library will close at 6:00 pm (as it usually does on Friday nights) and re-open at 6:30 pm for the program. STRICTLY FOR PATRONS 21 AND OVER. 
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American Musical Theater Legends

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Julie Andrews:  Dauntless Diva
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Cut the Cord

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Millions of Americans are ditching traditional cable subscriptions in favor of streaming online entertainment.  Is cutting the cord right for you?  Find out how you can save money, avoid commercials, and enjoy quality programming with Reference Librarian Jake Rogers.
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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 each month. The first Tuesday of a month, and the first Saturday of a month
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Monday at the Movies

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

THE WIFE


Joe Castleman wins the Nobel Prize in Literature as the culmination of a distinguished career in letters.  But what of the nurturing and self-effacing woman behind the man? Does Joan Castleman have more to do with her husband's literary success than anyone realizes? At the center of The Wife is a great role for and performance by the inimitable Glenn Close.
100 Minutes.  Rated R.

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Monday at the Movies

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

THE WIFE


Joe Castleman wins the Nobel Prize in Literature as the culmination of a distinguished career in letters.  But what of the nurturing and self-effacing woman behind the man? Does Joan Castleman have more to do with her husband's literary success than anyone realizes? At the center of The Wife is a great role for and performance by the inimitable Glenn Close.
100 Minutes.  Rated R.

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Library Board of Trustees

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Regular Monthly meeting of the Library's Board of Trustees.
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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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Friends Booksale Preview

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
If you're a current member of the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library, you're invited to shop the members' preview sale. Yes, you can join at the door. Membership is restricted to current residents of Glencoe. The sale features thousands of respectfully-used and reasonably-priced books, DVDs, CDs and more! Enter the sale through the west side of the building (the entrance at the parking lot). Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. All proceeds benefit the Glencoe Public Library.
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Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
Thousands of respectfully-used and reasonably-priced books, DVDs, CDs and more! Enter the sale through the west side of the building (the entrance at the parking lot). Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. All proceeds benefit the Glencoe Public Library.
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Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
Thousands of respectfully-used and reasonably-priced books, DVDs, CDs and more! Enter the sale through the west side of the building (the entrance at the parking lot). Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. All proceeds benefit the Glencoe Public Library.
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Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
Thousands of respectfully-used and reasonably-priced books, DVDs, CDs and more! Enter the sale through the west side of the building (the entrance at the parking lot). Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. All proceeds benefit the Glencoe Public Library.
MONDAY IS $3/BAG SALE.
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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  July 3, August 7,  Sept 4
and 
Saturdays July 21, August 18, Sept 15 at 10 am
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Talking Pictures

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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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