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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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Writing Stand-Out College Essays

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Forte Reference Room

You meant to write your essay over the summer, but there were too many beach days, too many Cubs games, too many distractions, right? No worries. We'll look at some excellent model essays, brainstorm for topics, and learn how to write an essay that helps you stand out. Presented by John S. O'Connor, a creative writing teacher at New Trier who has read admissions essays with college and prep school committees and helped thousands of students write memorable college essays.  


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The Everyday Environmentalist

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

Are you overwhelmed by what to do (and not do) when it comes to “being green?” Come learn about simple, everyday ways you can positively affect the environment while maintaining your lifestyle. You’ll hear about wishcycling, get inspired to buy smart power cords, and find out about the best local options for composting, reusing, and recycling. Presented by Tina Hostert, a Glencoe resident and the founder of ReCommitted Supplies Co., which partners with local retailers, businesses, and residents to reduce single-use packaging supplies by offering low-cost alternatives to buying new. Cosponsored with the Village of Glencoe Sustainability Task Force and Go Green Glencoe.

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Visiting Professor: Ellen Green on Industrial Archaeology in London

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

What can digging up an old mill tell us about the evolution of a London suburb? After the Renaissance, England underwent dramatic changes; it was torn apart by civil war and the industrial revolution created a paradigm shift which can still be seen today. These changes left evidence in the archaeological record, and even something as small as a single mill complex in what was then the outskirts of London tells a story of dynamic evolution. Ellen Green, a field archaeologist for Pre-Construct Archaeology, returns to discuss recent excavations in Tottenham, London, and how we can build a picture of a rapidly changing country from the ruins left behind. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.

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Fun with Pastels

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Whether you’re new to pastels or looking to build on your experience, you’re welcome at this introductory art class for adults and teens. No experience needed. All materials will be provided. Taught by Ruti Modlin, a Glencoe Park District instructor. Registration is required; visit our website or call the library to register. Registration opens Sept 1.

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