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Author Visit: Fern Schumer Chapman visits GPL

Fern Schumer Chapman, author of the middle school historical novel Is It Night or Day? and adult novel Motherland, visits the library to talk about writing and her newest book, Like Finding My Twin, a story about compassionate eighth graders who reunited two Holocaust refugees. To learn more click here

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Library Board Announcement

Juli Janovicz, Executive Director of the Glencoe Public Library, resigned her position on September 17. Teri Hennes, former manager of library's Adult Services and Electronic Resources, will serve as interim director while a search is conducted for a new director.

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Let's Do Launch - Celebrate our New Website!

Website Open House graphic1A freshened-up, more highly functioning website will be the star of an open house event at the Glencoe Public Library on Saturday, September 12. Library patrons of all ages are encouraged to drop by between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for orientation sessions, one-on-one assistance, and treats.

Two half-hour presentations about the website will be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Hammond Room (the program on the mezzanine level). There will be stations throughout the library on the subscription-only databases available free to Glencoe cardholders, demonstrations on how to download e-books and e-audiobooks, and one-on-one help with managing your library account.

Cake will be served in the Young Adult area on the main level. The first 100 adults and 100 children to sign up for the new e-mail version of the library’s newsletter will receive a pair of sunglasses!

For children, there will be a craft and individualized instruction on the homework help available through the site. Those who don’t make it to the September 12 event will want to go to the library’s website (www.glencoepubliclibrary.org) and look under Digital Content – Homework Help. There, they’ll find premium online resources (encyclopedia, reference databases, information on hot topics, biographies), links to the full text of articles from the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to the present, NoveList book suggestion lists, animated talking picture books, language learning programs, and many more helpful links.

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Read our September Excerpts Newsletter

Excerpts Sept15 coverOur quarterly newsletter is now available online! Don't miss all of the exciting programming planned at the library this fall! Upcoming events include an author visit from William Crawford, our Let's Do Launch Website Open House on September 12, as well as the Frank Lloyd Wright programs (see page 3 of Excerpts) on October 25 and November 1. Also, check out great “Creepy Crawly” October events for children – Incredible Bats and Creepy Crawly Reptiles and Amphibians. Glencoe residents will receive the next issue of Excerpts in the mail but you can access it online right now!

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August Monday Night at the Movies change

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There is a change in our August 17 Monday Night at the Movies. The new movie is: SALT OF THE EARTH. (This film replaces the originally scheduled Seymour: An Introduction). Salt of the Earth will screen at our usual times: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Salt of the Earth is Wim Wenders' Oscar-nominated documentary about Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado. It is a fascinating travelogue of the world's wonders and the human race's upheavals.

- Whether you're familiar with Salgado's name and work or not, the documentary "The Salt of the Earth," a popular prize-winner at Cannes and on the Oscar shortlist, will be a revelation. - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
110 Minutes, Rated PG-13

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Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels

homepage image 1Do you love modern art or want to know more about its origins? Until September 20, the Milwaukee Art Museum is hosting a special exhibition of 68 masterpieces from The Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY, one of the most cohesive and beautiful surveys of art that constantly pushed against the past and towards the invention of the new.

The artists represented in the Milwaukee show include Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Amedeo Modigliani and others; many of their works in this exhibit have never before traveled to the Midwest.

Join us here at the library on Tuesday, July 21 from 7 - 9 pm when art historian Jeff Mishur will present a slide lecture about the exhibit. If you are planning a trip to Milwaukee to see the paintings, you'll find this an invaluable preview!

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Monday Night at the Movies: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

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Join us on Monday, July 20 at 1 pm and 7 pm for our Monday Night (and afternoon) at the Movies. The film is Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.

Writer and director Ronit Elkmbetz stars as an Israeli woman attempting to divorce her manipulative husband in a religious legal system wherein only rabbis can grant a gett, the dissolution of a marriage - and then - only with a husband's consent.

Gett has been praised by audiences and critics alike as a brilliantly acted, tightly wound drama. John Anderson of Newday calledGett, "...suspenseful, wonderfully acted, emotionally jarring." The film is 115 minutes long and is unrated.

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Giants in the Park: Part 2

 
Join us Tuesday, July 14 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for Part Two of Giants in the Park, a virtual tour of the bronze giants which inhabit Lincoln Park, Chicago's largest and most historic park.
 
Among those who statues preside over the park are: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert de La Salle, John Peter Altged, General Philip Sheridan, William Shakespeare, and Johann von Goethe. The celebrated sculptors and architects involved include Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White.
 
Our tour guide is Krista August, who will discuss the stories and history behind each portrait statue, the monuments than have gone missing, and salient park and city history. For seven years Ms. August volunteered for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and led walking tours of the city's historic and modern skyscrapers. She is a member of the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association.
 
Ms. August's book, Giants in the Park, was named a Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association and recognized with a Certificate of Excellence by the Illinois State Historical Society. Rick Kogan of WGN radio called Giants in the Park, "an essential item for any Chicago lover's bookshelf."

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American Musical Theatre Legends: Stephen Sondheim

Do you love Sweeney Todd? Or A Little Night Music? Can you hum Send in the Clowns? If so, you might like to know more about Stephen Sondheim, the musical legend who wrote the lyrics and music to amazing shows and songs.

Join Susan Benjamin on Monday, July 13 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. as she explores the life and work of Stephen Sondheim.

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Writers' Open Mic Night: Poetry and Prose at the Library

Do you write and want to read your work before a supportive audience? Step out of the coffee shop or your study and join us Wednesday, July 8 from 7 to 9 pm for Writers' Open Mic Night where writers of any age and working in all forms and genres are invited to share their work.

If you would like to read your work at this community literary evening, please email the moderator, Bob Boone, in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so he can coordinate the evening's roster. Everyone is welcome to participate by reading or by being an appreciative audience for the many talented writers in our community! 


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