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What's Hot for Summer: Summer Reading Club for YAs

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Glencoe Public Library
WHAT'S HOT FOR SUMMER: SUMMER READING CLUB FOR YOUNG ADULTS
The YA Summer Reading Club kicks off May 29 and runs through August 25. Those going into 6th-12th grades are eligible to participate. Read or listen to 6 books by program's end and receive a FREE paperback book of your own choosing. Receive a free DVD rental coupon for each book you read. The more you read, the more chances you get to enter our random raffle drawings, with fabulous prizes including $10 gift certs to Little Red Hen, $25 gift certs to Starbucks, and a $50 Apple gift card! Sign up at the Readers' Services desk and have a fun summer reading!    
The library's summer reading clubs are sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.
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College Essay Writing Workshop

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

The narrative portion of a student's application is becoming increasingly meaningful in college admissions. In this 90-minute workshop, Glencoe resident Meg Murphy and Michael Curtin of DreamRoots College Consultants will discuss the power of storytelling, suggest approaches to structuring the personal statement and supplemental essays, and provide plenty of models. Students and parents will come away knowing more about how to write revealing, specific, and powerful essays.

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Cereal Cinema Teen Movie TBD

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Join us for our famous cereal bar and a blockbuster hit! All those going into 6th-12th grades welcome!  
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Visiting Professor Shane Larson on Black Holes

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Forte Reference Room

BLACK HOLE TALES FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE AND TIME: A Visiting Professor Program

Astronomer Shane Larson returns to the library to discuss the newest evidence for the existence of black holes and how gravitational wave observations will allow us to learn more about these exotic objects. He’ll conclude with an auditory sampling of the black hole content of the universe.

It has been known since the 1700s that a simple consequence of gravity is the possible existence of objects whose gravitational field is so strong even light would not be able to escape from the surface. In the early 1900s, Einstein revolutionized gravitational theory and produced the modern mathematical description of what astronomers now call a "black hole," and they have since become an almost universally accepted part of modern astrophysics.

Dr. Larson is a research associate professor of physics at Northwestern University and associate director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA). Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

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