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Join our Race to Reading Adult Summer Reading Club


2016 Adult Summer Reading Club

With an eye towards the 2016 Olympic Games, Glencoe Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Theme is “Race to the Library and Read.” 

We will be kicking the program off on Sunday, June 5th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.



Join us as we welcome our New Library Director!

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Join us this Sunday, May 22nd 2016 as we hold a welcome reception for our new Director, Andrew Kim. Come meet the man of the hour, along with other library staff. Tour the building, or stop by for refreshements and treats. The reception will be held on our first floor, from 2-3:30 PM.



Successful BookNews Discussion

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Thanks for all of those that made it out to our May BookNews presentation. We had another full house as we snacked and discussed good reads for the spring. Couldn't make it out, no worries as the list of titles presented is online



Join Us For BookNews at the Library



v6hrwheghmw8bu8ojnon Choosing a good read can be a tough task. That's why we're hear to help! Join library staff as we present some of our favorite reads lately. Treats, refreshments will be served in this casual invitation for any reader. Formely held at Books on Vernon Bookstore, Booknews will be held at the library on May, 4th 2016 at 10 am. 



National Money Smart Week April 23rd-30th


Happy #MoneySmartWeek

This week April 23-30th 2016 marks a week of improving your knowledge and practices of money management. Started in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this yearly campaign is dedicated to help consumers better their finances. Learn tips for savings, budgeting skills, retirement and much more! Events are popping up throughout the Chicagoland area each day. To find a local training event visit

Money Smart Week Events



Cancelled Notice: Musical Legends Series Monday 4/25/16


Our Monday, April 25th 2016 American Musical Theatre Legends program has been cancelled. A reschedule date will occur however no date has been set. We apologize for the inconvienven and look forward to your visit to the library for another one of our many programs. To check what's happening next, visit our calendar



Tech Tuesday: Food and Wine Apps

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Join us Tuesday, April 19th at 1pm as we dive into the world of food, wine and technology! Learn about helpful food apps as well as apps to help you enjoy that glass of wine. For more information check out event catalog



Friends of the Library Spring Concert


Join us Sunday, April 10th, at 5 pm for our Spring Concert. This live musical peformance is brought to you by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. Members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera will be on hand showcasing their talents for the public. The library will close an hour early at 4 pm to allow for set up. The doors will reopen at 4:30 for seating with the concert beginning at 5 pm. For more information visit our Friends page



Extended Hours on Fridays

Come April 1st, the library will be opened until 6pm instead of 5:30 on Fridays. Yep, you heard it correctly no April foolin' at all! Visit on Fridays betwen 9:00 am to 6:00pm. Time change will take effect begninnig April 1st for future Fridays.

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Device Advice Tech Blog: Tips for Smartphone owners


Welcome to this week's debut Tech Blog. Periodically check back as we will feature useful information and tips for all things tech based. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates throughout the week.

Often in teaching classes and helping patrons, the topic of Smartphone tips is bound to come up. How can my phone do this, do that, save this, or have this? The most common topic, however, is battery life. What was an old rule of thumb - closing applications to conserve battery - has been debunked! Wired helped shed some light on why this is actually a hindrance to your battery life. Logic is that it takes the phone extra battery power to kill the app than it would if you just left it alone.

For our eBook readers, another question comes up regarding memory. Users with older model phones will often find themselves in a situation where they cannot checkout an eBook due to low memory. Instead of cursing outdated technology, look at ways to reduce memory by using Cloud storage. Syncing photos to Cloud storage can allow you to delete photos from your device, freeing up memory. Set up automatic backup of photos or use apps such as Flickr or Dropbox to conserve space on your device's hard-memory.

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Excerpts is the library newsletter and comes out every three months. It is mailed to every Glencoe resident. Copies of the newsletter are available online (below) and at the library. Please be sure to check the library calendar for program updates.

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