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VIRTUAL Big Books / Vanity Fair

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

Over nine weeks, Big Books will tackle Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. The discussions, which will be on Zoom, will be led by returning leader Holly Marihugh. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. Priority will go to current residents of Glencoe if the class is oversubscribed.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM / REGISTRATION REQUIRED

About Vanity FairSet in England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, the novel Vanity Fair is widely considered to be William Makepeace Thackeray’s masterpiece. Main characters Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp thread the narrative tension by embarking on the major decision for women of the time: whom they select as husbands. Amelia chooses for what she believes to be true love and Becky for social-climbing and money. Becky is clearly the novel’s most complex and intelligent character, a rarity for a female lead in a novel of the era. Surrounded by a myriad of influential men, including George Osborne, William Dobbin, brothers Rawdon and Pitt Crawley, and Joseph Sedley (Amelia’s brother), the two women live out their joint destinies as the book portrays all of the characters’ escapades in war, fortune, career choice, social status, parenthood, death, and of course, love.

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VIRTUAL Big Books / Vanity Fair

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

Over nine weeks, Big Books will tackle Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. The discussions, which will be on Zoom, will be led by returning leader Holly Marihugh. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. Priority will go to current residents of Glencoe if the class is oversubscribed.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM / REGISTRATION REQUIRED

About Vanity FairSet in England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, the novel Vanity Fair is widely considered to be William Makepeace Thackeray’s masterpiece. Main characters Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp thread the narrative tension by embarking on the major decision for women of the time: whom they select as husbands. Amelia chooses for what she believes to be true love and Becky for social-climbing and money. Becky is clearly the novel’s most complex and intelligent character, a rarity for a female lead in a novel of the era. Surrounded by a myriad of influential men, including George Osborne, William Dobbin, brothers Rawdon and Pitt Crawley, and Joseph Sedley (Amelia’s brother), the two women live out their joint destinies as the book portrays all of the characters’ escapades in war, fortune, career choice, social status, parenthood, death, and of course, love.

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VIRTUAL Wednesday PM Fiction Discussion: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk. Discussion led by Judy Levin.
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VIRTUAL Big Books / Vanity Fair

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

Over nine weeks, Big Books will tackle Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. The discussions, which will be on Zoom, will be led by returning leader Holly Marihugh. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. Priority will go to current residents of Glencoe if the class is oversubscribed.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM / REGISTRATION REQUIRED

About Vanity FairSet in England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, the novel Vanity Fair is widely considered to be William Makepeace Thackeray’s masterpiece. Main characters Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp thread the narrative tension by embarking on the major decision for women of the time: whom they select as husbands. Amelia chooses for what she believes to be true love and Becky for social-climbing and money. Becky is clearly the novel’s most complex and intelligent character, a rarity for a female lead in a novel of the era. Surrounded by a myriad of influential men, including George Osborne, William Dobbin, brothers Rawdon and Pitt Crawley, and Joseph Sedley (Amelia’s brother), the two women live out their joint destinies as the book portrays all of the characters’ escapades in war, fortune, career choice, social status, parenthood, death, and of course, love.

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VIRTUAL Scott Stone on Conservation

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Glencoe resident Scott Stone is the founder and CEO of Lookfar Conservation and the Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees of the National Park Trust. He'll discuss Lookfar's work in environmentally sensitive areas around the world, the role of social entrepreneurship in conservation efforts, and the use of cutting-edge data technologies to ecological restoration. 

REGISTER HERE for this virtual event. Cosponsored with the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.

More about this event: Mr. Stone will speak about opportunities to help defend biodiversity and mitigate climate change through the conservation, restoration, and regeneration of the world's wild and wondrous places. Scott will report on Lookfar's work in the northeastern Amazon, the Ecuadorian Chocó, the Gran Chaco of Argentina, the Mata Atlântica in Brazil, and the forests of Central and East Africa in Congo and Uganda. The discussion also will touch on the application of cutting edge data technologies to ecological restoration efforts, via Lookfar's work with the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich and the World Resources Institute's Resource Watch platform. It also will feature the role of social entrepreneurship in conservation efforts, including through Lookfar's work with Fair Trade Certified. Finally, not all conservation opportunities are so far from home. Scott's work with the National Park Trust will reveal opportunities to engage right here in the greater Chicago area.

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Registration is closed

VIRTUAL Big Books / Vanity Fair

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

Over nine weeks, Big Books will tackle Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. The discussions, which will be on Zoom, will be led by returning leader Holly Marihugh. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. Priority will go to current residents of Glencoe if the class is oversubscribed.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM / REGISTRATION REQUIRED

About Vanity FairSet in England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, the novel Vanity Fair is widely considered to be William Makepeace Thackeray’s masterpiece. Main characters Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp thread the narrative tension by embarking on the major decision for women of the time: whom they select as husbands. Amelia chooses for what she believes to be true love and Becky for social-climbing and money. Becky is clearly the novel’s most complex and intelligent character, a rarity for a female lead in a novel of the era. Surrounded by a myriad of influential men, including George Osborne, William Dobbin, brothers Rawdon and Pitt Crawley, and Joseph Sedley (Amelia’s brother), the two women live out their joint destinies as the book portrays all of the characters’ escapades in war, fortune, career choice, social status, parenthood, death, and of course, love.

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VIRTUAL Nonfiction Discussion: The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a Zoom discussion of Janice P. Nimura's The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine and Women to Medicine. The discussion will be led by Judy Levin.

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VIRTUAL Wednesday PM Fiction Discussion: Aloft

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Aloft by Chang-rae Lee. Discussion led by Judy Levin.

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