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IN LIBRARY Mystery Group: Small Mercies

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ann Walters will lead a discussion of Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane. 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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IN LIBRARY Simple DIYs for a Natural, Eco-Friendly Home

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Glencoe author Julia Watkins will present a hands-on demonstration of some of the projects described in her book Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home. Participants will make a citrus all-purpose cleaner, a custom tea blend, lip balm, and a hand-rolled candle. Copies of Julia's book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Registration is required; space is limited and Glencoe residents will have priority. Registrants must bring two clean glass jars with lids: one 16-oz jar (wide-mouth is best) and one 4-oz jar; Mason jars are perfect but others are fine, too. Recycled jars are encouraged! Other supplies will be provided.

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IN LIBRARY Nonfiction Group: The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession by Michael Finkel. All are welcome. 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 An Evening with Adam Kinzinger

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

Former Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger will discuss his bestselling memoir Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty In Our Divided Country, which captures one of the most transformative periods in recent history and recounts his time in public service. From 2011-2022, Congressman Kinzinger served six terms in the U. S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois’s 16th Congressional District. As one of only two Republicans on the non-partisan Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, Rep. Kinzinger stood against his own party.

Adam Kinzinger will be joined in conversation by journalist Steve Edwards. Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries. 

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. A recording of the program will be available for five days and accessible only to those who registered for the event. After the event, a password to access the recording will be emailed by Zoom to registrants. It is not possible to register for the event after it has occurred.

More on Adam Kinzinger: While in Congress, Kinzinger served as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he served as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment in the 116th Congress. Prior to being elected to Congress, Kinzinger served in the Air Force in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

More on Steve Edwards: Steve Edwards spent more than 20 years as an award-winning journalist, interviewer and host of such acclaimed programs as WBEZ’s Eight Forty-Eight and The Afternoon Shift. Most recently, he was Chief Content Officer and interim CEO of WBEZ Chicago Public Media, Chicago’s NPR News station. From 2012 to 2017, Edwards helped launch and lead the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, a non-partisan program devoted to cultivating the next generation of public service leaders. He’s currently a Managing Director at Koya Partners, an executive search and strategic advisory firm.

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Friends Book Sale Preview

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room

The preview sale is open to members of the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. Members must be current Glencoe residents who donate $25 or more to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.


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Friends Book Sale

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room

All items half price.


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Friends Winter Book Sale

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room

$4 bag sale


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IN LIBRARY Richard Cahan, Author of "Lost in America"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Using haunting black-and-white images by the nation’s top architectural photographers, Lost in America: Photographing the Last Days of Our Architectural Treasures documents the life and death of America’s architectural and historic treasures. The newest collaboration of photo historians Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, the book is based on a remarkable archive created by the Historic American Building Survey, a Works Progress Administration project that still documents the nation’s most important buildings.

This program will be recorded. The video will be available for one week only on the library's YouTube channel.

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IN LIBRARY Bring Your Own Craft

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room
Calling all crafters! BYOC is our monthly meet-and-make series for adults in the Johnson Room. Drop by with your own knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, hand-sewing, or other portable project and socialize with other creatives in the community. All levels of experience are welcome. Registration encouraged.

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VIRTUAL - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

JOHNNY MERCER


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IN LIBRARY Five Keys to Organic Gardening Success

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grow your own food this year! It's a positive endeavor that yields more than an edible crop. Whether you're new to gardening or already at home with sun and soil, this is the perfect time to plan your spring garden. Jeanne Nolan of The Organic Gardener will help you be prepared for planting season. Tying in practical advice for gardeners of all abilities, she'll outline her basic keys to planning, planting and maintaining a productive organic edible garden. 

More about the presenter: Jeanne Nolan has been growing food organically for over 35 years. She is a well-known educator and consultant and the founder of The Organic Gardener Ltd. A Chicago native, Jeanne spent 17 years learning to farm in Texas, North Carolina, and California. In 2005, Jeanne began working with Chicago’s Green City Market. On their behalf, she designed, installed, and today maintains The Edible Gardens, a 5,000 square-foot educational children’s garden in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo. That same year, Jeanne launched The Organic Gardener, rooted in her belief that everyone, everywhere, can benefit from growing their own food. Jeanne also regularly teaches about growing food on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, Chicago Tribune, Food & Wine, Woman’s Day, and other national publications. In 2013, Random House published her book, From the Ground Up, called “one of the most intelligent, surprising, and impressive garden memoirs” by The New York Times. Jeanne lives with her husband on a little farm in Northbrook, Illinois.

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IN LIBRARY Wednesday Fiction Group: The Trackers

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Trackers by Charles Frazier. All are welcome. 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 - The Art of Ruth Asawa with Jeff Mishur

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Introduced to art education in a Japanese internment camp, artist Ruth Asawa achieved success by creating handmade wire sculptures as well as figural public art (especially fountains). She also was a passionate activist for education in the arts. Learn about her life and work in this Zoom program presented by art historian Jeff Mishur.

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IN LIBRARY Adult Craft Class: Painted Flower Pot

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Get ready for spring (and celebrate the launch of the library's very exciting Seed Library) by unleashing your creativity and painting your own flower pot. Materials will be provided.

Registration is required and Glencoe residents will have priority if the class fills up. This class is being offered twice—please only sign up for one date and time. For adults and teens.

To register for the Monday, March 18 session at 6:30pm, click HERE.

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IN LIBRARY Seed Library Launch

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
The library is expanding its holdings to include seeds that you can grow in your yard or pots! Get your free flower and vegetable seeds and learn more from staffers Maureen and Linda. They’ll be the ones wearing sunflower glasses! Just drop by the Reference Desk.
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IN LIBRARY - Monday at the Movies

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

THE QUIET GIRL

Hardly noticed among the dysfunction of her crowded family, nine-year-old Cait is sent to spend the summer with distant relatives on a farm in County Waterford. The young girl blossoms under the care of the married couple, who themselves are drawn back to life from a painful secret slowly revealed. 94 minutes. In Irish and English.


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IN LIBRARY Adult Craft Class: Painted Flower Pot

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Get ready for spring (and celebrate the launch of the library's very exciting Seed Library) by unleashing your creativity and painting your own flower pot. Materials will be provided.

Registration is required and Glencoe residents will have priority if the class fills up. This class is being offered twice—please only sign up for one date and time. For adults and teens.

To register for the Friday, March 15 session at 2pm, click HERE.

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VIRTUAL An Epic Year for Cicadas

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Around a trillion red-eyed flying cicadas will hatch in the U.S. this spring as two adjacent broods emerge from the ground. This double hit of cicadas hasn't happened since 1803 and Illinois is at the center of the action. Presented by cicada expert Dr. Gene Kritsky, professor emeritus of biology at Mount St. Joseph University and the author of A Tale of Two Broods: The 2024 Emergence of Periodical Cicada Broods XIII. and XIX. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. 

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Library Board of Trustees

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

VIRTUAL Ruth E. Carter: Interweaving Tradition and Imagination Through Costume Design

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a special evening with Ruth E. Carter, two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer. Carter made history as the first Black person to win the Costume Design category, winning an Academy Award for Black Panther. She received a second Academy Award for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Ruth E. Carter will be joined in conversation with Aisha Harris, co-host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour and author of Wannabe: Reckonings with the Pop Culture That Shapes Me.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program.

Ruth E. Carter’s ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. Best known for turning the Black Panther superhero into an African King, Carter is the first Black woman to win multiple Academy Awards in any category and the first costume designer to win for the first film and its sequel. She has also garnered additional Academy Award nominations as well as an Emmy nomination. Carter is known for her research and diligence to the craft of costume design, specifically for her work for period ensemble films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Selma, and Marshall.

Aisha Harris is a co-host and reporter for the NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour. She previously covered the arts as a critic, editor, and podcaster for The New York Times and Slate Magazine. Her subjects have included film and TV criticism, artist interviews, and cultural reporting/essays, and she has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs as a cultural commentator. She is the author of the essay collection Wannabe: Reckonings with the Pop Culture That Shapes Me.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP 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 American Diamond: Baseball, Pop Culture, and Our National Myths

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Baseball is the national pastime--on the field and in entertainment. No other sport has inspired so much literature, poetry, film, music and performance. In this rollicking, humorous presentation, James Finn Garner will explore the historic and literary reasons driving this phenomenon and how the internet continues the tradition today. Garner, best known for his New York Times bestseller Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, also runs the fan-driven poetry/doggerel website Bardball.com.

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VIRTUAL Dr. Temple Grandin: The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades and has written many books on those subjects, with a specific focus on visual thinking. Her book, Thinking in Pictures, upended the way the world understood autism, and her latest, Visual Thinking, published more than twenty-five years later, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. A recording will be available for a limited time on the Illinois Libraries Present YouTube channel, and a link will be emailed to all registrants.

Although not formally diagnosed with autism until adulthood, Dr. Temple Grandin learned from a young age that she processed her environment in a vastly different way from her peers. Dr. Grandin's memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986, and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Dr. Grandin used her experience with neurodivergence to advocate for better treatment and handling of livestock and is an expert in animal behavior. She holds a Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois and is a faculty member at Colorado State University. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP 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 Nonfiction Group: Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell by Sy Montgomery and Matt Patterson. All are welcome. 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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IN LIBRARY Bring Your Own Craft

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Johnson Room
Calling all crafters! BYOC is our monthly meet-and-make series for adults in the Johnson Room. Drop by with your own knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, hand-sewing, or other portable project and socialize with other creatives in the community. All levels of experience are welcome. Registration encouraged.

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VIRTUAL - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

JULE STEIN


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