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Children's Department Visit

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department

Only one reservation per group is required, as long as your group size is 6 people or fewer. 

We are delighted to welcome you into the library! Visits are for family groups or individuals to browse the 2nd floor children’s collection, get book suggestions or assistance with library materials, and to use internet computers. Games, toys, puzzles, coloring sheets, and scavenger hunts are not available at this time. 

  • Arrive during your scheduled 30 minutes. You will be admitted at any time during your scheduled visit slot
  • If you arrive outside of the time slot for your scheduled visit, you may be asked to wait if the area you wish to visit is at capacity
  • All family members over the age of 2 must be wearing face coverings during their visit. Maskless infants and toddlers are encouraged to remain in strollers, carriers, or in arms during your visit.
  • Please bring strollers upstairs into the children’s area during your visit, do not park on the first floor
  • Visitors are encouraged to wash hands in the mezzanine restroom before entering the children’s department
  • A check out station is available in the Children’s Department. Bring your library card.

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Animal Crossing Haunted House

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
A creepy room in Animal Crossing with character wearing hockey mask and rubber apron
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Grades 4 and up

Just when you thought nothing in Animal Crossing could be scarier than the price of your home loan, the Moomin Haunted House appeared to prove you wrong. Visit Ms. Emily's island and discover the horrors that lie within...if you dare.

Registration required. Must have Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch and a Switch Online membership to participate. Don't have either? Watch our program livestream!
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Library Livestream Fridays!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
All ages

Chat with your Glencoe librarians on Twitch as we play Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Minecraft, and other favorite games.

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Children's Department Visit

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department

Only one reservation per group is required, as long as your group size is 6 people or fewer. 

We are delighted to welcome you into the library! Visits are for family groups or individuals to browse the 2nd floor children’s collection, get book suggestions or assistance with library materials, and to use internet computers. Games, toys, puzzles, coloring sheets, and scavenger hunts are not available at this time. 

  • Arrive during your scheduled 30 minutes. You will be admitted at any time during your scheduled visit slot
  • If you arrive outside of the time slot for your scheduled visit, you may be asked to wait if the area you wish to visit is at capacity
  • All family members over the age of 2 must be wearing face coverings during their visit. Maskless infants and toddlers are encouraged to remain in strollers, carriers, or in arms during your visit.
  • Please bring strollers upstairs into the children’s area during your visit, do not park on the first floor
  • Visitors are encouraged to wash hands in the mezzanine restroom before entering the children’s department
  • A check out station is available in the Children’s Department. Bring your library card.

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Halloween Trivia Murder Party

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Murder Party logo
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Grade 6 and up

Make your Halloween even spookier by joining us on Twitch for Trivia Murder Party, part of the popular Jackbox game series. Answer trivia questions correctly in each round or you’ll find yourself on The Killing Floor, where players compete in devious minigames that determine whether they survive another round or become a ghost. 

Registration required. Players must have a smartphone, but audience members are also welcome.
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Virtual D&D: The Adventure Begins!

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Grades 5 and up.

Put on your robe and wizard hat! Whether you're a Dungeons and Dragons veteran or don't even know what a d20 is, we want you to join us on Discord for a campaign.
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Library Livestream Fridays!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
All ages

Chat with your Glencoe librarians on Twitch as we play Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Minecraft, and other favorite games.

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Quaranteen Game Night

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Person holding a video game controller
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Grades 6-12

Socially distant socializing is easy with Quaranteen Game Night! Join us on Twitch or join our Discord server for fun multiplayer games. 

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Self-Care Sunday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Person holding a mug of tea
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Grades 6-12

Follow along on Twitch as we lead some simple self-care activities to help you stay relaxed and centered.

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VIRTUAL Ibram X. Kendi, Author of How to Be an Antiracist

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
An Evening with One of the Nation's Leading Anti-Racist Voices
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award winner, and historian, will discuss his book, How to Be an Antiracist. The book asks us to think about what an anti-racist society might look like and how we can play an active role in building it. It's an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.

Dr. Kendi is the founding director of Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research and was recently named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. He will be joined in conversation with WBEZ's award-winning journalist Natalie Moore. 

Presented by the Glencoe Public Library in partnership with Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Aurora Public Library District, Deerfield Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake Villa District Library, Northbrook Public Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, Skokie Public Library, Vernon Area Public Library, and Wilmette Public Library. 

Register for this very special Zoom event here:




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Virtual D&D: The Adventure Begins!

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Grades 5 and up.

Put on your robe and wizard hat! Whether you're a Dungeons and Dragons veteran or don't even know what a d20 is, we want you to join us on Discord for a campaign.
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Library Crossing: Trivia Gauntlet

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Animal Crossing characters
Glencoe Public Library
Grades 4+

Come test your knowledge of all things Animal Crossing! The trivia may seem easy, but you'll have to make your way through the Gauntlet to give your answers. Do you have what it takes to be the champ?

Must have Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch and a Switch Online membership to participate in the Gauntlet, but trivia is open to all through our Twitch livestream!
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Library Livestream Fridays!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
All ages

Chat with your Glencoe librarians on Twitch as we play Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Minecraft, and other favorite games.

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Registration is open

Virtual D&D: The Adventure Begins!

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Grades 5 and up.

Put on your robe and wizard hat! Whether you're a Dungeons and Dragons veteran or don't even know what a d20 is, we want you to join us on Discord for a campaign.
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VIRTUAL Hollywood Director Ken Kwapis

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
From seminal television shows such as "The Office" and "Malcolm in the Middle" to feature films like "He's Just Not That Into You," director Ken Kwapis has charted a career of exceptional entertainment. He'll discuss his just-published book, But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct: Lessons from a Life Behind the Camera, with Donald Liebenson, entertainment writer for The Washington Post and Vanity Fair. Join us for a fun evening!

The library has a copy of Mr. Kwapis's book that you may check out after the event, but If you'd like to order a copy of your own, the Bookstall in Winnetka can supply one. Each copy will include a bookplate signed by Ken Kwapis. Details here:   https://www.thebookstall.com/book/9781250260123

 


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Library Livestream Fridays!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
All ages

Chat with your Glencoe librarians on Twitch as we play Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Minecraft, and other favorite games.

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Quaranteen Game Night

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Person holding a video game controller
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Grades 6-12

Socially distant socializing is easy with Quaranteen Game Night! Join us on Twitch or join our Discord server for fun multiplayer games. 

View More

Library Livestream Fridays!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
All ages

Chat with your Glencoe librarians on Twitch as we play Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Minecraft, and other favorite games.

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Library Livestream Fridays!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
All ages

Chat with your Glencoe librarians on Twitch as we play Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Minecraft, and other favorite games.

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VIRTUAL Leslie Goddard as Suffragist Alice Paul

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Alice Paul was one of the lead strategists in the fight to win votes for American women. She organized events such as the Woman Suffrage Procession and the Silent Sentinels, was head of the National Woman's Party for half a century (which in 1923 drafted the Equal Rights Amendment, which has yet to be ratified), and worked to include women as a group protected against discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

Historical interpreter Leslie Goddard will take us back to the 1910s to meet Alice Paul when she was at the peak of her suffragist efforts. This program commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. 

This program will be recorded and available for two weeks following the event. If you wish to view the recording, you can find it on the library's YouTube channel through December 31.  

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