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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



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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


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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

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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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March Spring 2016 Excerpts is Here!


This spring comes in with a buzz of excitement as we welcome a new director in addition to a slew of new programming. Device Advice is a new series that welcomes anyone with questions regarding devices or technology. This is a drop-in session held on select evenings and Saturday afternoons in the Hamil room. March features our visiting professor series that will highlight the Terracotta Warriors and Quantum Computing. Saving the planet isn't easy but we will learn the tips on Recylcing in Glencoe come early April. Our Author Events, feature Justin Peters a local native who discusses his work The Idealist and the struggle over control of information. We have our weekly sing-a-longs as usual but something is up our sleeve as we present an exciting new Magician event for the whole family! Fans of Downton Abbey will love our costume event that discusses the secrets behind creating the vintage attire seeon on the show. With photos mentioned in the New York Times and Newsweek, Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld discusses the Borscht Belt of New York. Can't have spring without animals. Learn the life of Chickens, and watch our farm puppet show. All these events and much, much more in our latest Excerpts.

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Extended Due Dates for New Movies

Have Spring Break on the mind? How about a 3 day weekend coming up? Well starting this week, we have extended the due dates for New Release feature films to 4 Days! Enjoy award winners, action thrillers, and all your favorite stars for longer!



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