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VIRTUAL Classic Film Discussions: The 70s "The Conversation"

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
January 13: Chinatown
January 20: The Conversation
The 1970s were a time of questioning all our institutions and a time of seeking our identity--as a country and as individuals. Nowhere was the decade's spirit more evident than in the cinema. Hollywood responded to the turbulent times with anti-heroes and strong women; conspiracy thrillers and vigilante films; and indies and personal filmmaking. Francine J. Sanders, film scholar and writer, returns to lead discussions of two iconic films from the American New Wave.

You'll need to watch the film on your own prior to the discussion. The Glencoe library has the film on DVD, and other libraries in the system have it on Blu-ray. The film can also be streamed for about $4 or with membership through Amazon Prime, AppleTV, Google Play, Hulu, Paramount+, Philo, Sling TV, Vudu, and YouTube. (As of December 1, it is NOT available through Kanopy or Netflix) 

You're welcome to attend one or both of the discussions, but attending both will give you the best experience. If you wish to attend both of the discussions, you'll need to sign up separately.

Thursday, January 13, 1-2:30 pm: Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski, 1974) A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. With Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Read an in-depth review of the film here.

Thursday, January 20, 1-2:30 pm: The Conversation (dir.  Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered. With Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr, and Robert Duvall. Read an in-depth review of the film here.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Chain

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Chain by Adrian McKinty.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Chain

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Chain by Adrian McKinty.

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VIRTUAL Big Books / Things Fall Apart

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Over three weeks, this guided discussion series of classics will read Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. The discussions will be led by returning leader Joseph Alulis of the University of Chicago's Basics Program.

Class will meet on Zoom. Registration is required for participation. You only need to register for the first class (not all three). The Zoom link for the series will be emailed on January 14 and will work for all three classes.

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VIRTUAL Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper. All are welcome.

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VIRTUAL Big Books / Things Fall Apart

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Over three weeks (Feb 1-15), this guided discussion series of classics will read Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. The discussions will be led by returning leader Joseph Alulis of the University of Chicago's Basics Program.

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VIRTUAL Wednesday Fiction Group: The Cold Millions

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. All are welcome.

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VIRTUAL The Aurora Borealis with NU astronomer Dr. Shane Larson

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Fire in the Sky: Secrets of the Earth's Aurorae
Seen as scintillating curtains and swaths of light in the night sky, the aurora borealis ("or northern lights") are most readily visible in the far northern regions of the Earth. (The "southern lights" are called the aurora australis.) Occasionally, a space weather event will cause the aurora borealis to be visible as far south as the continental U.S. Dr. Shane Larson, research associate professor of astronomy at Northwestern University and associate director of CIERA, returns to discuss what causes these fantastic displays of lights, what the colors mean, and why they are always changing.

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VIRTUAL - American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

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

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VIRTUAL Big Books / Things Fall Apart

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Over three weeks (Feb 1-15), this guided discussion series of classics will read Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. The discussions will be led by returning leader Joseph Alulis of the University of Chicago's Basics Program.

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VIRTUAL E-Cars and Solar

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

The widespread adoption of electric vehicles and solar power are critical to meeting carbon reduction goals in the next decade. What does the future look like for these industries? What hurdles do they face in attaining mass adoption, and how is the industry addressing those hurdles? Presented by Sam Sperling, a former Tesla analyst and current product manager at Sila Nanotechnologies, and by Josh Lutton, founder of solar consulting firm Certasun. Cosponsored by the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Thursday Murder Club

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.

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VIRTUAL - Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

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

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin, Skylar, travel across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.

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VIRTUAL Mystery Group: The Thursday Murder Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.

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VIRTUAL An Evening with Madeline Miller

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

Join us for an evening with Madeline Miller--a leader in Greek retellings, New York Times bestselling author, and Orange Prize for Fiction winner--to discuss her works, The Song of Achilles and Circe.


Madeline Miller’s first novel, The Song of Achilles, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times bestseller. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Before she was a novelist, Madeline Miller earned her BA and MA in classics from Brown University, and she taught and tutored Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for more than fifteen years. Her novels have been translated into over twenty-five languages, and her essays have appeared in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Lapham's Quarterly and on NPR.org.


REGISTER HERE for this virtual event. Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries. A recording of this event will be available for a limited time.


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Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale - Preview

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
Glencoe residents who have not already donated to the Friends may gain admission to the Book Sale Preview by donating a minimum of $20 to the Friends at the door.

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Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
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Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
All items half price
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Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Friends Book Room
$3/bag sale
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VIRTUAL Historical Fact & Fiction: Slavery

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of Kindred by Octavia E. Butler and Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton. 

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VIRTUAL - Faith Ringgold: The Story of Quilts and Paintings

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

VIRTUAL Gardening the New Perennialist Way: A Piet Oudolf Story

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

Learn about the principles that guide the work of Piet Oudolf, the leading naturalistic landscape and garden designer, through the personal research of landscape design consultant Deborah Chud. She’ll trace her discovery of Oudolf’s work, her research into his plant combinations, and her use of that research to create her own garden in his style. She’ll explore the historical context in which Oudolf emerged as a landscape superstar and introduce his design principles, particular his ideas around structure and the balance between coherence and contrast. A retired physician based in the Boston area, Ms. Chud has presented at the Harvard University Arboretum, the U.S. Botanical Garden, and the Toronto Botanical Garden, among many others.

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom-based virtual program. It will be recorded and placed on the library's YouTube channel within a few days of the event. (Please note that originally scheduled date of March 3 has been changed to March 10.)

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VIRTUAL Historical Fact & Fiction: Slavery

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Ann Perks will lead a discussion of Kindred by Octavia E. Butler and Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton. 

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American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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VIRTUAL Wednesday Book Group: The Book of V

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Judy Levin will lead a discussion of The Book of V by Anna Solomon. All are welcome.

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