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Talking Pictures with Susan Benjamin

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
The Sound of Metal  
120 Minutes.  In English and American Sign Language with subtitles. 

Please join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of The Sound of Metal.  A favorite of critics and audiences alike and nominated for six Academy Awards, Sound of Metal is the story of a drummer who discovers that he is quickly losing his hearing.  In a powerful performance, Riz Ahmed stars as the drummer trying to come to terms with his new reality.  You'll need to watch the film prior to the program.  It is currently available only through the Amazon Prime 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 Classic Film Appreciation: Westerns "The Searchers"

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

REVISITING TWO ICONIC WESTERNS: HIGH NOON & THE SEARCHERS

Join film scholar Francine J. Sanders for a look at two masterpieces from one of the defining genres in American cinema. We'll explore the role of race, the hero, the landscape and other genre conventions, as well as how the films also provide insight into the political and social climate of the 50’s era. You'll need to watch the film on your own prior to the discussion; if you'd like help with viewing options, please call the library's Reference Desk. 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.

Sunday, July 18, 1-2:30 pm: High Noon (dir. Fred Zinnemann, 1952) A town marshal must face a gang of deadly killers alone when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train. With Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. 

Sunday, July 25, 1-2:30 pm: The Searchers (dir. John Ford, 1956) Starring John Wayne, this revered classic traces a Civil War veteran on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanche tribe.

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VIRTUAL Monarchs: The History and Science Behind the Monarch Craze

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

We have all heard the battle cry, ‘Plant Milkweed for Monarchs!’ Will just planting milkweed really fix the problem of the declining population of monarchs in the midwest? What else can we do to help this iconic insect? Presented by naturalist and educator Kim White, with cameo appearances by monarch butterflies and/or caterpillars. 

REGISTER HERE for this virtual program, which is cosponsored with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.

About the presenter: Kim White has had a lifelong interest in the natural world. She spent 19 years associated with Brookfield Zoo’s Education Department as both a volunteer and employee teaching school groups. She is a master naturalist, a co-steward for the DuPage County Forest Preserve, education coordinator for the DuPage Monarch Project, and avid gardener for both food production and habitat creation. Her summers are spent growing milkweed for the monarch butterflies she raises from eggs and releases. 


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Ice Cream Social for Summer Reading Club Participants

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Celebrate your summer of reading with the cool stuff! Participants in any of the library's summer reading clubs (Kids, Teen, and Adult) are invited to gather outside by the bike racks for Culver's custard beginning at noon. We'll keep going until we run out! 
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VIRTUAL Art Hidden in Plain Sight: Rock Carvings along Chicago's Waterfront

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Art Hidden in Plain Sight: Revetment Carvings along Chicago's Waterfront
One of the world's most remarkable outdoor art treasures lies hidden in plain sight along Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront: carvings in the stone revetments (sloped retaining walls) that line the lakeshore. Many of them are spectacular, most are by anonymous creators, and almost none of them are noticed. Outsider art authority (and board member of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art) William Swislow has photographed thousands of these carvings. He'll show examples of this art underfoot, tell its story, and discuss the carvers who made it. 

REGISTER HERE for this Zoom webinar.

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Friends Mini Book Sale

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Until their indoor sales can resume, the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library will host outdoor mini sales (weather permitting) on the first Saturday of the month. The sales will be held in front of the library by the bike racks. Materials for sale include respectfully used books, DVDs, and CDs at truly reasonable prices. All proceeds support the Glencoe Public Library.

Sales are scheduled for July 3, August 7, September 4, and October 2, 2021.
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American Musical Theater Legends with Susan Benjamin

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

Gordon MacRae

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 Domestic Thriller Night! Author Event with Megan Miranda and Shari Lapena

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

Domestic Thriller Night! An Evening with Megan Miranda and Shari Lapena


REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT.


Bestselling author Megan Miranda’s new book is described as the perfect summer beach read. Such A Quiet Place is set in a seemingly idyllic neighborhood. Scratch the surface though, and there is deceit and viciousness festering inside the households of this community.  Such A Quiet Place strikes an unnerving cord and will leave you wondering -- do you ever really know your neighbors? 

 

With blockbuster novels such as All The Missing GirlsThe Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick), Miranda has established herself as a master of the suspense genre. 

 

Shari Lapena's Not A Happy Family has it all: rich people behaving badly, sibling rivalry, twists, turns, red herrings, and, of course, a few murders interspersed. When Fred and Sheila Merton are savagely killed, their adult kids are devastated. Or are they? Lapena’s new book brings to life the world of the rich and powerful with the dysfunctional Merton family. In this family, everyone is keeping secrets. Even the dead.

 

Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers The Couple Next DoorA Stranger in the HouseAn Unwanted GuestSomeone We Know, and The End of Her.

 

Megan Miranda and Shari Lapena will be joined in conversation with Mary Kubica, the bestselling author of suspense novels.

Receive a signed bookplate with each copy of Such A Quiet Place or Not A Happy Family purchased while supplies last. Such A Quiet Place and Not A Happy Family can be purchased from The Book StallBook Bin, or Barbara's Bookstore.

Presented in partnership with: Algonquin Area Public Library, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Deerfield Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake Villa District Library, Mount Prospect Public Library, Niles-Maine District Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, Vernon Area Public Library, and Wilmette Public Library. 





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Library Board of Trustees

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

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Our Souls at Night
101 Minutes.  In English. 

Please join Susan Benjamin for a Zoom discussion of Our Souls at Night Based on the novel by Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night offers the very satisfying pairing of Jane Fonda and Robert Redford as two long-time Colorado neighbors who decide to spent their evenings together to counter their loneliness.  You'll need to watch the film prior to the program.  It is currently available only 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 Fiction Discussion: Big Girl, Small Town

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Virtual
Please join us for a Zoom discussion of Michelle Gallen's Big Girl, Small Town. The discussion will be led by Judy Levin.
(PLEASE NOTE CHANGE FROM USUAL TIME.)

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Friends Mini Book Sale

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
Until their indoor sales can resume, the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library will host outdoor mini sales (weather permitting) on the first Saturday of the month. The sales will be held in front of the library by the bike racks. Materials for sale include respectfully used books, DVDs, and CDs at truly reasonable prices. All proceeds support the Glencoe Public Library.

Sales are scheduled for July 3, August 7, September 4, and October 2, 2021.
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American Musical Theater Legends

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Library Board of Trustees

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM