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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: Bluebird, Bluebird

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke.

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IN LIBRARY Leslie Goddard as Louisa May Alcott

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room
Meet Louisa May Alcott, the beloved author whose children's books made her one of America's most famous writers. Leslie Goddard returns to the library to portray Alcott in a program that draws from Alcott's own diaries, books, and letters to bring the passionate, humorous, and progressive author to life.

This program will take place in the Johnson Room on the first floor of the library. Registration required.

About Leslie Goddard: Leslie Goddard is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history programs for more than fifteen years. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in American studies and U.S. history as well as a master’s degree in theater. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on history and currently works full-time as an author and public speaker. Her programs have been presented for hundreds of museums, libraries, senior centers, clubs, and other organizations around the country.

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IN LIBRARY Mystery Group: Bluebird, Bluebird

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. This program will take place in the Hammond Room on the mezzanine level of the library. Register as soon as possible so that the library can locate a copy of the book for you.

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VIRTUAL Nonfiction Group: Golem Girl: A Memoir

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of Golem Girl: A Memoir by Riva Lehrer. All are welcome.

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Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale Preview

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
Open to Glencoe residents who donate to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.
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Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
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Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
All items half price
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Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
$3/bag sale
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VIRTUAL - Beauty, History and Romance: William and Jane Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

Artist William Morris founded his first decorative arts design firm in 1861. Over the following decades he collaborated with his wife, Jane Burden, along with fellow artists, and became a leading contributor to the English Arts and Crafts movement. In this online presentation, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses works by Morris and his colleagues, including paintings, furniture, stained glass, textiles and decorative arts. 

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VIRTUAL Wednesday Book Group: The Island of Missing Trees

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak. All are welcome.

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HYBRID Chicago Architecture: The Latest and Greatest

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

The past decade has seen many exciting developments in Chicago, from Studio Gang's stunning St. Regis skyscraper to the converted warehouses in the Fulton Market District. Laurie Petersen, editor of the newly published fourth edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago, will show us dozens of examples in a richly illustrated presentation.

This program will take place in the Hammond Room on the mezzanine floor of the library, accessible by stairs or elevator. To attend IN THE LIBRARY, register using the form on this page. 

This program will also be livestreamed on Zoom. To attend VIRTUALLY, please register using the link below. Please note that virtual attendees will be unable to ask the presenter questions. 

REGISTER HERE to watch the livestream. The livestream will not be available for viewing after the program has concluded.

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IN LIBRARY Pride Month Button-Making

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room
Celebrate Pride Month at the library! Drop into the Johnson Room to make your own library-themed pride button, grab a few of our pre-made buttons, and browse our LGBTQ+ reading lists and information for all ages. Materials will be provided while supplies last.

This program is designed for all ages. Register to receive an email reminder before the program. Walk-ins welcome!

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HYBRID - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

 Frank Sinatra, Part 1

This program will take place in the Hammond Room on the mezzanine floor of the library, accessible by stairs or elevator. Drop-ins welcome!

This program will also be livestreamed on Zoom. TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY, REGISTER TO RECEIVE A LINK. Please note that virtual attendees will be unable to ask the presenter questions. The livestream will not be available for viewing after the program has concluded.

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Monday at the Movies

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL Suzanne Simard on the Social Life of Forests

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

Join us for an illuminating evening with forest ecologist Suzanne Simard on the day of the paperback release of her book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.

In her book, Dr. Simard reveals forests as not simply the source of timber or pulp, but as complex, interdependent circles of life. Her work has shown us that forests are social entities that communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities through underground networks. Trees perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, and remember the past. They elicit warnings and mount defenses. They compete and cooperate. At the center are the mother trees that connect and sustain the community.

Dr. Simard is a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia. She is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide. 

The event will be moderated by Matt Evans, the managing ecologist for woodlands at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom presentation. Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Green Bay Trial and the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.

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VIRTUAL - Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library

Shiva Baby

College senior Danielle decides to attend a shiva with her parents.  Reflecting Danielle’s rather disorganized life is the fact that both her ex-girlfriend and her sugar daddy are in attendance as well.  Chaos, laughter and all manner of awkwardness ensue, as do unexpected moments of tenderness. 

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VIRTUAL An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for an engaging evening with chef Kwame Onwuachi. His first cookbook, My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” He'll share the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture.

Kwame Onwuachi is a James Beard Award-winning chef who was born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana. Onwuachi was first exposed to cooking by his mother, in the family’s modest Bronx apartment, and he took that spark of passion and turned it into a career. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America and opened five restaurants before turning thirty. A former Top Chef contestant, he has been named Food & Wine's Best New Chef 2019 and a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes. Onwuachi’s 2019 memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef received critical acclaim.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. A recording of this program will be available for a limited time on the Illinois Libraries Present YouTube channel. 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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IN LIBRARY Mystery Group: Peril at End House and A Murder Is Announced

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of Peril at End House and A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie. This program will take place in the Hammond Room on the mezzanine level of the library. Register as soon as possible so that the library can locate a copy of the book for you.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: Peril at End House and A Murder Is Announced

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of Peril at End House and A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie.

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VIRTUAL An Evening with Michelle Zauner

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, JUNE 30.

Join us for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart. Chicago author, editor, critic, and producer, Jessica Hopper, will join her in conversation.
 
Michelle Zauner is best known as a singer and guitarist who creates dreamy, shoegaze-inspired indie pop under the name Japanese Breakfast. She has won acclaim from major music outlets around the world for releases like Psychopomp (2016) and Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017). Critically acclaimed Jubilee (2021) is currently nominated for two Grammy awards. Crying in H Mart is her first book.

Jessica Hopper is a music critic, producer and author based in Chicago. In a career spanning more than twenty years, Hopper has earned acclaim as a provocative, fearless music journalist. She has written for, among others, GQ, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Elle, and the Chicago Reader. She is the author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic and co-founded Golden Teapot, a production company specializing in music and culture documentary work,

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. A recording of this program will be available for a limited time on the Illinois Libraries Present YouTube channel. 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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HYBRID - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Frank Sinatra, Part 2

This program will take place in the Hammond Room on the mezzanine floor of the library, accessible by stairs or elevator. Drop-ins welcome!

This program will also be livestreamed on Zoom. TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY, REGISTER TO RECEIVE A LINK. Please note that virtual attendees will be unable to ask the presenter questions. The livestream will not be available for viewing after the program has concluded.

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VIRTUAL - The Art of Paul Cézanne

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

Together with his colleague Camille Pissarro and his dealer Amboise Vollard, Paul Cézanne sought to challenge the conservative art world of late 19th-century Paris. Eventually, he moved beyond Impressionism and inspired a new generation of modernists. In this online lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses Cézanne's innovative approach to traditional subjects, including still life, landscape and the nude.

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VIRTUAL Historical Fact & Fiction: Bombshell

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict and Hedy's Folly by Richard Rhodes.

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VIRTUAL Man's Best Friend: Dogs in the Ancient World

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Dogs were the first animal humans domesticated, and have held a special place in our societies ever since. Acting as guards, guides to the underworld, companions and hunters, they have played many parts throughout history. Join London-based archaeologist Ellen Green in an exploration of what roles dogs had in the ancient world and how our canine friends have been there for us for 29,000 years. 

Ellen Green is pursuing a PhD at the University of Reading in archaeology, with a focus on Iron Age burial practices.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. A recording of the program will be made and placed on the library's YouTube channel a few days after the event.

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VIRTUAL Wednesday Book Group: The Sweetness of Water

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris. All are welcome.

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