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VIRTUAL: On Painter William S. Schwartz

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Overlooking the Reader’s Services desk at the library is the oil painting Composers by William S. Schwartz. An opera-singing Jewish immigrant from Russia, Schwartz shocked audiences and critics alike with his striking colors, innovations in abstraction, and groundbreaking genre cross-pollinations. Learn more about this key figure in Chicago’s early 20th century art scene at a program by Alex Cornacchia, author of William S. Schwartz: Color and Coloratura (Madron Press). An exhibition on Schwartz, which will include the library’s painting, will be on display at Madron Gallery in Chicago September 20-November 23. 

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom-based virtual event. 

Copies of William S. Schwartz: Color and Coloratura are available for purchase through Madron Gallery. The library also owns a copy. Madron Gallery is located at 100 W. North Avenue in Chicago's River North neighborhood. 

Image credit: William S. Schwartz, Galena, Illinois, c.1935, watercolor and gouache on paper, 17 1/2 x 24 inches (Photograph courtesy of Madron Gallery)

More about the library's painting: Composers is part of Schwartz's Americana Series, a group of four paintings featuring composers, poets, painters, and scientists. It depicts four musicians who were Schwartz's contemporaries: Victor Herbert, Reginald DeKoven, George Whitefield Chadwick, and Edward MacDowell. This oil on canvas dates to 1934, a year before the establishment of the WPA. However, a WPA stamp on the reverse of the work suggests the painting was entered as part of the relief measure after completion. Composers was secured for the library from the Public Works Art Project through the efforts of library board member Mrs. E. J. Sherwin. When the work debuted in the library's previous building in September 1934, The Glencoe News said the painting hit "a modern note in the reference room." The painting will be rehung in the library when the Madron Gallery exhibition concludes.
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VIRTUAL - Camille Pissarro: Impressionist Leader

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
With Jeff Mishur 
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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 The History of James Taylor & Carly Simon

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

In the early 1970’s the singer/songwriter ruled the radio. Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens…but the era’s ultimate power couple were husband and wife James Taylor and Carly Simon. Using performance and interview clips we’ll trace the arc of their careers from “Fire and Rain” and “You’re So Vain” to “Shower the People” and “Coming Around Again.” The marriage didn’t last, but the hits sure have! In honor of its 50th anniversary, special attention will be given to Taylor's #1 hit “You’ve Got a Friend.” Presented by Gary Wenstrup, adjunct professor at the College of DuPage. 

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom-based virtual program. It will not be recorded.

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VIRTUAL Author Event with Cathy Park Hong

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

Spend an evening with Cathy Park Hong, who will discuss her New York Times bestselling book Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, a collection of honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original essays that explore Asian-American consciousness. Time magazine featured Minor Feelings as one of the best books of 2020, referring to Hong as “an energetic and necessary voice in the dialogue surrounding racism in the U.S.” Ms  Hong is the poetry editor of The New Republic and is a professor at Rutgers-Newark University. She will be in conversation with Chicago journalist Monica Eng. 

Time magazine included Ms. Hong in their list of 100 most influential people for 2021. Here's an article about why she was selected. 

REGISTER HERE for this virtual event. Presented in partnership with multiple Chicago-area libraries. This event will be recorded.

Books can be purchased at  Anderson's BookshopBarbara's BookstoreThe Book Bin or The Book Stall,  Thank you to these independent bookstores for their support. 

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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 - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL Author Event with Bob Boone

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

Journalist Donald Liebenson will interview Glencoe’s own Bob Boone about City U, his most recent book of short stories. Mr. Boone will also read selections from City U and answer questions about his other books of school stories, which, according to Eric Lutz of New City, “sparkle with the feeling of lived experience.”

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom-based virtual event.

About Bob Boone: Mr. Boone and his wife have lived in Glencoe since 1969. In addition to his short story collections, he has written a memoir, a sports biography, a literature anthology, and three creative writing books. Bob has taught English in New York City, Germany, and Highland Park. He has also taught in Chicago, where he founded Young Chicago Authors. For his work with city youth, he was presented with an award at the White House by Michelle Obama.

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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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Library Board of Trustees

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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 - Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

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

In Korean and English, with English subtitles 
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VIRTUAL Photojournalist Lynsey Addario: Picturing Afghanistan

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario will discuss her experience covering Afghanistan for 20 years:  what life was like, especially for women, during the Taliban's rule, how life changed for women in the 20 years she's been covering the country, and how Afghans are reacting now.  She will also share powerful images that she captured.


Ms. Addario covers major conflict zones across the globe and is a regular contributor to National GeographicThe New York Times, and Time magazine.  Addario is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” and in 2015 was named one of five most influential photographers of the past 25 years for changing the way we see world conflict by American Photo Magazine. She is the bestselling author of the memoir It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War


She'll be in conversation with award-winning interviewer Steve Edwards, formerly of WBEZ and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.


REGISTER HERE for this virtual (Zoom-based) program. Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries and nonprofit organizations.

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VIRTUAL Pearl Harbor Remembered

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
The highly acclaimed National WWII Museum, located in New Orleans, tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. As the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor approaches, senior curator and restoration manager Tom Czekanski presents an overview of the museum’s permanent exhibits and a look at the museum’s newest special exhibit, which examines the attack on Pearl Harbor and how it continues to be remembered to this day.

Presented in partnership with Indian Trails Public Library, Glencoe Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, and Vernon Area Public Library.

REGISTER HERE for this virtual program. 

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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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Talking Pictures

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

American Musical Theater Legends

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Library Board of Trustees

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM