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VIRTUAL Fiction Discussion: Hamnet

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a Zoom discussion of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell. The discussion will be led by Judy Levin.

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VIRTUAL Bird Migration in Chicago

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

The Chicago region draws a stunning diversity of birds, with roughly 300 species passing through each year on their way to the Arctic or back home to South America.  Learn about bird migration, where you can go to observe them, and how planting native plants can help sustain them. Presented by Daniel Suarez, stewardship program manager for Audubon Great Lakes. Cosponsored with the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force, the Friends of the Green Bay Trail, and the Glencoe Community Garden.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. The day before the program, you will receive two emails: one automated message from Zoom reminding you of the event, and one e-mail message from me with the Zoom link you'll need to attend the program. If you do not receive the link prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at ghayek@glencoelibrary.org. 

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VIRTUAL Historical Fact & Fiction: The Immigrant Experience

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of two books about the immigrant experience in Chicago: Rosellen Brown's The Lake on Fire and Hilda Satt Polacheck's I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl. Discussion led by Ann Perks. Registration is required for this Zoom-based discussion. Zoom links will be emailed approximately 24 hours before the discussion.

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VIRTUAL Your City @ Home: Art Institute of Chicago

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Explore ways to connect with the Art Institute of Chicago and discover little-known stories that make ours one of the most renowned art museums in the world. 

This virtual field trip is one of a nine-part series with Chicago-area museums and cultural institutions. Your City @ Home is sponsored by 41 Illinois public libraries.

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VIRTUAL - Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
A Separation 
123 Minutes.  In Persian with English subtitles. 

Please join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of A Separation.  One of the great family drama's of the past decade, A Separation chronicles the difficulties of a middle class Iranian wife and husband and their extended family after the couple separates.  You'll need to watch the film beforehand. Contact Danny Burdett for viewing options, if necessary:  dburdet@glencoelibrary.org.  

THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE PLATFORM.  24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE WITH A LINK TO THE PROGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING THE LIBRARY.  If you'd like to receive weekly updates on library programs and services, please sign up for the GPL e-newsletter:
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VIRTUAL Your City @ Home: Field Museum

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for an exclusive tour of the Dinosaur Range with mammalian paleontologist William Simpson!

This virtual field trip is one of a nine-part series with Chicago-area museums and cultural institutions. Your City @ Home is sponsored by 41 Illinois public libraries.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Discussion: Eight Perfect Murders

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Peter Swanson's Eight Perfect Murders. Discussion led by Ann Perks. Registration is required for this Zoom-based discussion. Zoom links will be emailed approximately 24 hours before the discussion.

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VIRTUAL - Frida Kahlo: Timeless

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library

From June 5 to September 6, the Cleve Carney Museum in Glen Ellyn will host a comprehensive exhibit on the life and works of the artist Frida Kahlo. The exhibition will feature 26 original pieces as well as an immersive historical exhibit that provides context for appreciating one of the most important painters of the 20th century. Art historian Jeff Mishur returns to provide a broad overview of Kahlo’s career.    

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VIRTUAL Mystery Discussion: Eight Perfect Murders

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Peter Swanson's Eight Perfect Murders. Discussion led by Ann Perks. Registration is required for this Zoom-based discussion. Zoom links will be emailed approximately 24 hours before the discussion.

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VIRTUAL Your City @ Home: Elmhurst History Museum

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual

Just before the first man landed on the moon, Charlie Brown and Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission in May 1969. The exhibition To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA examines the history of Apollo 10 and the Peanuts characters’ role in that flight and in the NASA Manned Flight Awareness safety program. This traveling exhibit is organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Attendees will also get an exclusive tour of By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst, which examines how the city has changed and grown over the past 165+ years. 

This virtual field trip is one of a nine-part series with Chicago-area museums and cultural institutions. Your City @ Home is sponsored by 41 Illinois public libraries.

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VIRTUAL Nonfiction Discussion: The Last Kings of Shanghai

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a Zoom discussion of Jonathan Kaufman's The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Helped Create Modern China. The discussion will be led by Judy Levin.
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VIRTUAL Fiction Discussion: Transcendent Kingdom

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a discussion of Yaa Gyasi's Transcendent Kingdom. The discussion will be led by Judy Levin.

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American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

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

Louis Armstrong

THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE PLATFORM.  24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE WITH A LINK TO THE PROGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING THE LIBRARY. If you'd like to receive weekly updates on library programs and services, please sign up for the GPL e-newsletter:  

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VIRTUAL Sophisticated Magic with Jeanette Andrews

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

Through the Ether[net]: Interactive Magic and Illusory Demonstrations

This elegant, interactive magic performance with Jeanette Andrews occurs on screen, as well as in viewers’ homes and own hands! Weaving together science and folklore with performance and experiments, she'll lead the audience in co-creating the performance. This presentation will combine pieces from her magic performance repertoire, punctuated with interactive components such as scientific visual illusion demonstration, in which viewers learn about the eye and how to make an image disappear. Jeanette also narrates careful instructions for interactive magic tricks that audience members perform along with her in their own homes, and create magic without knowing how they accomplished these magical feats! For adults and older (9+) children.


Please bring four (4) playing cards (that you do not feel sentimental attachment to) to the program. If you would like printable cards, visit  https://www.jeanetteandrews.com/download
. Or view the download as a guide to draw your own on paper or index cards.

REGISTER HERE for this event. It will not be recorded.
 
Presented in partnership by the Glencoe Public Library, the Highland Park Public Library, and the Vernon Area Public Library. 

About Jeanette Andrews:  Ms. Andrews is hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists in the world today and has presented commissioned and site-specific works for The Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt, the International Museum of Surgical Science, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Learn more about her here.
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VIRTUAL Event with Helene Wecker, Author of The Golem and the Jinni

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Join us for a program with Helene Wecker, author of the acclaimed novel The Golem and the Jinni and now its long-awaited sequel, The Hidden Palace. Ms. Wecker will be in conversation with fantasy writer Kat Howard.

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT, which is cosponsored with the Book Stall and the public libraries of Evanston, Highland Park, Mount Prospect, Wilmette, and Winnetka.

About the book: A blend of romance, Mary-Shelley-esque horror, and folklore...Wecker skillfully combines the storylines of Chava the Golem and Ahmad the Jinni and numerous other players, good and evil, in an enchanting tale that pleases on every page." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Signed copies of The Hidden Palace are available from the Book Stall. 

About the Book: "A blend of romance, Mary Shelley-esque horror, and folklore.... Wecker skillfully combines the storylines of Chava the Golem and Ahmad the Jinni and numerous other players, good and evil, in an enchanting tale that pleases on every page." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man. Fearing they'll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as human--just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwined--but they're not yet certain of what they mean to each other.

Both Chava and Ahmad have changed the lives of the people around them. Park Avenue heiress Sophia Winston, whose brief encounter with Ahmad left her with a strange illness that makes her shiver with cold, travels to the Middle East to seek a cure. There she meets Dima, a tempestuous female jinni who's been banished from her tribe. Back in New York, in a tenement on the Lower East Side, a little girl named Kreindel helps her rabbi father build a golem they name Yossele--not knowing that she's about to be sent to an orphanage uptown, where the hulking Yossele will become her only friend and protector.

Spanning the tumultuous years from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of World War I, The Hidden Palace follows these lives and others as they collide and interleave. Can Chava and Ahmad find their places in the human world while remaining true to each other? Or will their opposing natures and desires eventually tear them apart--especially once they encounter, thrillingly, other beings like themselves?

About the Author:  A Midwest native, Helene Wecker holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Joyland and Catamaran, as well as in the fantasy anthology The Djnn Falls in Love and Other Stories. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children.  

About Kat Howard: Her short fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, anthologized in best of and annual best of collections, and performed on NPR. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Roses and Rot and the Alex Award-winning An Unkindness of Magicians. She is also the writer of the Books of Magic series, set in the Sandman Universe. She lives in New Hampshire, and you can find her on twitter at @KatWithSword.

Presented in partnership with The Book Stall, Evanston Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, and Mount Prospect Public Library.
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Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
The White Tiger 
125 Minutes.  In English and Hindi with English subtitles. 

Please join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of The White TigerBased on Aravind Adiga's 2008 Booker-prize-winning novel, The White Tiger is the epic and darkly humorous story of Balram, who rises from the poverty of a small village to become a successful entrepreneur in modern India.  You'll need to watch the film prior to the program.  It is currently available only available through the Netflix streaming service.  

THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE PLATFORM.  24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE WITH A LINK TO THE PROGRAM AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER BEFORE CONTACTING THE LIBRARY.  If you'd like to receive weekly updates on library programs and services, please sign up for the GPL e-newsletter:
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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: Shinju

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Laura Joh Rowland's Shinju. Discussion led by Ann Perks.
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VIRTUAL Mystery Book Group: Shinju

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Join us for a discussion of Laura Joh Rowland's Shinju. Discussion led by Ann Perks.
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