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Puzzle and Game Swap

Friday, December 16, 2022
Glencoe Public Library
All Ages

Entertain yourself or your family this winter with a new puzzle or game! 

Drop off a new or gently used puzzle or game at the library between December 1 and 16 and receive a ticket for each item you donate. 

Visit the swap shop on Saturday, December 17 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and use your tickets to shop for new-to-you entertainment. 


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BiblioBox Sign-Up

Friday, February 03, 2023
Glencoe Public Library
The Glencoe Public Library is getting our very own book subscription boxes, Biblioboxes! What’s a book subscription box? Every three months, you can sign up for a box of books, yummy treats, and other bookish fun! Do you love reading? Do you like fun free stuff? Then this is for you! 

How It Works:
Step 1: Sign up online or in person using the form below.
Step 2: Glencoe’s fabulous librarians will pick the best books for you and check them out to you with other fun goodies. 
Step 3: Come check out your Bibliobox! Snuggle up this season with a bespoke reading experience and discover your new favorite books!

SIGN UP HERE for a BiblioBox. 

Open to teens (grades 9+) and adults. Please note that you must have an active library card to check out a BiblioBox. Quantities are limited, and priority will be given to GPL cardholders.
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Mystery Book Group movie screening - The Third Man

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
The December Mystery Book Group is reading Graham Greene's classic The Third Man and also discussing the wonderful 1949 film noir movie version starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten. You can watch the film on your own before the discussion or if you prefer, you're invited to come watch it at the library! Anyone who just wants to see a wonderful film is also welcome. 

Please note that this event is a screening of the film only; the discussions will be held on December 6 at 7:30 pm (in library) and on December 9 at 1:00 pm (on Zoom). Registration is required for the discussions but not the movie screening.
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VIRTUAL A Conversation with Chicago Architecture Critics Blair Kamin and Lee Bey: Who Is the City For?

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Two of Chicago’s most celebrated architecture critics, Blair Kamin and Lee Bey, discuss their vividly illustrated new book, Who Is the City For? Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago. Learn about their views of Chicago that reaches beyond its glamorous downtown and dramatic buildings to the city’s culturally diverse neighborhoods, including modest structures associated with storied figures of African-American history. 

From his high-profile battles with Donald Trump to his insightful celebrations of Frank Lloyd Wright and front-page takedowns of Chicago mega-projects like Lincoln Yards, Pulitzer Prize–winning, former Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin has long informed and delighted readers with his illuminating commentary. This new book pairs Kamin’s words with striking new images by photographer and architecture critic Lee Bey, once his rival at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Presented in partnership with Highland Park Public Library, Vernon Area Public Library, and the Book Stall. 

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. Please note that this is a live event and will not be recorded. 

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Third Man

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Third Man by Graham Greene, along with the film adaptation directed by Carol Reed.

The film can be streamed for about $4 through Amazon Prime, AppleTV, Google Play, The Roku Channel, Vudu, and YouTube. (As of November 4, it is NOT available free through Kanopy, Netflix or Hulu.) The Glencoe library has the film in DVD and Blu-ray formats. 

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VIRTUAL Mirror Images: Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
This three-part discussion series will examine three major paintings that have captivated both art historians and casual museumgoers for centuries. Each one is a masterpiece; the three are linked thematically by the presence of a mirror and the artistic exploration of reflection, both real and metaphorical. Modeled on the library's Big Books format but with a visual rather than textual emphasis, this course will encourage participants to look closely at paintings and consider their potential to communicate to an individual viewer while also engaging with (or challenging) art historical tradition.   

The series will led by art historian (and Glencoe resident) Julie Harris, a specialist in the art of medieval Iberia who has taught art history at Northwestern University and Skidmore College, among others. She was recently awarded a Center for Spain in America fellowship at the Clark Institute (Williamstown, Mass.) for her project on the decorative "carpet" pages of Iberian Hebrew bibles. Her publications have appeared in numerous academic journals. She also is part of an international team of scholars researching medieval treasures in Spain. 

Registration is required. Participation in all three discussions is strongly encouraged. Space is limited and preference will be given to Glencoe residents if registration fills up. Digitized visual and written material for discussion will be distributed before each class. The classes will not be recorded.

October 26: Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait (National Gallery, London) 
November 9: Diego Velasquez’s Las Meninas (the Prado, Madrid) 
December 7: Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (the Courtauld Institute, London)    
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IN LIBRARY Mystery Group: The Third Man

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Third Man by Graham Greene, along with the film adaptation directed by Carol Reed. 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.

The film can be streamed for about $4 through Amazon Prime, AppleTV, Google Play, The Roku Channel, Vudu, and YouTube. (As of November 4, it is NOT available free through Kanopy, Netflix or Hulu.) The Glencoe library has the film in DVD and Blu-ray formats. 

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Holiday Card Making

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All Ages

Drop in to create a holiday card for your favorite special someone! We'll have cards, ribbons, stamps, stickers, jewels, shapes, and more to create your own custom masterpieces. You can even create an electronic light up card! Just bring your creativity. 
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VIRTUAL - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

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

Irving Berlin

This program will take place on Zoom.

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VIRTUAL Update on Antisemitism in America

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Recent in-depth surveys show a disturbing lack of public awareness about the nature and scope of contemporary antisemitism. Learn about the trends in U.S. antisemitism and the efforts to combat them with an analysis presented by Sarah van Loon, the Chicago regional director of the American Jewish Committee. Her presentation will be followed by a conversation with Jason Marck, senior producer of WBEZ's Curious City (a weekly podcast, radio, and digital feature that answers questions from listeners about Chicago area history and culture) and host of WBEZ's eclectic music program Radio Z . Presented in partnership with the Cook Memorial, Deerfield, Ela Area, Evanston, Highland Park, Indian Trails District, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Vernon Area, Wilmette, and Winnetka-Northfield District public libraries.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program.

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VIRTUAL Midwest Baking with Shauna Sever

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and daughter of the great Midwest, for this special Illinois Libraries Present holiday season event. Shauna will share her love of food, baking, and some tips to make your holiday gatherings delicious.

As a writer, Shauna’s work is best defined by her baking-centric cookbooks. Her fourth, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland, was named a Best Baking Cookbooks of 2019 by The New York Times. She has also contributed food stories and recipes for The Wall Street Journal, Food52, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, Real Simple, Midwest Living, Food and Wine, O Magazine, and many more. Though her career began in broadcast journalism, and she now talks about pie instead of Hollywood, she uses the same skill set for her regular television appearances on TODAY Show and Food Network. After 12 years of California living, Shauna and her family returned to Chicago, where she now bakes, writes and is always on the hunt for great old-school Midwestern bakeries.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program. 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality 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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VIRTUAL - Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library

GOD OF THE PIANO 

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VIRTUAL Wednesday Book Group: The Lincoln Highway

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. All are welcome.

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Puzzle and Game Swap Shop

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All Ages

Entertain yourself or your family this winter with a new puzzle or game! 

Drop off a new or gently used puzzle or game at the library between December 1 and 16 and receive a ticket for each item you donate. 

Visit the swap shop on Saturday, December 17 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and use your tickets to shop for new-to-you entertainment. 


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VIRTUAL Nonfiction Group: Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe by David Maraniss. All are welcome.

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VIRTUAL - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

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

Tony Bennett

This program will take place on Zoom.

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VIRTUAL Historical Fiction Group: Wolf Hall

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a virtual discussion of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

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VIRTUAL Wednesday Book Group: The Sentence

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. All are welcome.

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VIRTUAL Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Kick off your new year with a conversation about joy with best-selling essayist and award-winning poet Ross Gay. This discussion of his most recent collection of essays, Inciting Joy, will explore the joy we incite when we turn our attention to what brings us together and to what we love.

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against WhichBringing the Shovel DownBe Holding, winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released in 2019 and was a New York Times bestseller.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program.

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 Historical Fiction Group: Wolf Hall

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ann Perks will lead an in-person discussion of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. 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 Classic Film Appreciation: All the President's Men

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join Francine J. Sanders, film scholar and writer, for a look at films that feature whistleblowers: individuals who expose corruption in our institutions, often at great personal risk. This new two-part series will focus on a pair of iconic films based on real events with characters who stand up, speak out, and confront. You'll need to watch the films on your own before discussions. For the best experience, sign up for both sessions; sign-up is separate for each discussion.

Sunday, January 15: All the President's Men (1976, directed by Alan J. Pakula
Sunday, January 22: Z (1969, directed by Costa-Gavras)

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VIRTUAL - Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

AS THEY MADE US

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VIRTUAL Water in a Time of Rapidly Changing Climate

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Reliable supplies of water are threatened by scarcity, excess, wild fluctuations between these extremes, and pollution. In the Great Lakes region, some communities enjoy ample supplies and others do not, but they all face the "threat multiplier" of a rapidly changing climate. Kimberly Gray, chair of the civil and environmental engineering department at Northwestern University, will discuss how nature-based strategies can aid in our adaptation to climate change and to a range of water issues. Presented in partnership with the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force and the Friends of the Green Bay Trail.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom program.

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IN LIBRARY Adult Craft Class: Knitting 101

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Kick off the new year by picking up a new skill! Knit a beginner-friendly neck-warmer for yourself or as a gift; no experience required. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Please note that unlike past adult craft programs, this class has limited space and registration is required. Glencoe residents will have priority if the class fills.

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VIRTUAL Classic Film Appreciation: Z

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join Francine J. Sanders, film scholar and writer, for a look at films that feature whistleblowers: individuals who expose corruption in our institutions, often at great personal risk. This new two-part series will focus on a pair of iconic films based on real events with characters who stand up, speak out, and confront. You'll need to watch the films on your own before discussions. For the best experience, sign up for both sessions; sign-up is separate for each discussion.

Sunday, January 15: All the President's Men (1976, directed by Alan J. Pakula
Sunday, January 22: Z (1969, directed by Costa-Gavras)

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