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Book Discussions for Everyone!

Have you tried one of our book groups yet?  We offer a variety of book groups that meet once a month for lively discussion on all types of books.

Our newest book group, led by Readers' Services Associate Nancy Buehler, meets Wednesday evenings, with the next meeting scheduled for November 3 at 7:30.  People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks, will be the book discussed.  Judy Levin leads our Wednesday afternoon book group as well as our Thursday evening nonfiction book group.  The next books in these series are The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on November 10 at 1:00 and The Forger's Spell on  December 2 at 7:30.  We also team with the League of Women Voters for occasional book groups, and are having a discussion The Big Short by Michael Lewis on Thurs October 28 at 7:00.
We have lots of copies of these books so come on by and start reading!  Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be a Glencoe resident to attend one of our book discussions.

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We're On Facebook!

Do you spend lots of time keeping up with family and friends on Facebook?  The Glencoe Library now has a Facebook page!  "Like" us and you'll be able to keep up with library news, find interesting facts and websites, discuss books and access library resources.  Simply click here to get to our Facebook page, log in to your account and "Like" us!  We look forward to seeing you on Facebook!  By the way, we're on Twitter too!

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Kids, Parents and Technology Program

Join us on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm as child psychiatrist Dr. Eitan Schwarz presents on the subject of ways to manage kids' media consumption and shows how to use it to enhance their development and family life.  According to Dr. Schwarz, “without active parental planning and supervision, children consume junk media as they do junk food”.  Topics to be discussed will include how to monitor kids’ Internet and texting activity, social networking safety tips, how to talk with kids about what they may encounter on the Internet, and ways to block access to inappropriate sites. This program is for parents and caregivers only. A former Glencoe resident, Dr. Schwarz is the author of Kids, Parents & Technology: An Instruction Guide for Young Families, which can be checked out from the library’s collection.

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Book Sale Coming Up!

Fall is here and our used book sale is right around the corner! We have lots of books, CDs, DVDs and more at VERY reasonable prices. The Friends of the Glencoe Library sponsor the sale and members of the Friends have access to a preview on Friday night. All proceeds benefit the Glencoe Public Library. THANK YOU FRIENDS!!! Hours are as follows:
Saturday, October 16, 9 to 5
Sunday, October 17, 1 to 5, Everything Half Price
Monday October 18, 9 to 12, Bag Sale – $3/BAG

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New Book Group

Join us on Wednesday, October 6 for a discussion of the book Astrid and Veronika as part of our new Wednesday Evening Book Discussions.  These discussions will be led by Nancy Buehler, who is both a Readers' Services Associate and experienced book discussion leader.  We do not require preregistration and we have copies of the book available for checkout at the library.  We hope to see you there!

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A Special Visit from Beth and Hanni!

On Monday, October 11th, join us as Beth Finke, author of the children's book Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound, presents on the topic of the rewards of teamwork, animal companionship, and perseverance. She will be joined by Hanni, a seeing eye dog who is also the costar of Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound. Children and families in grades 1 and up are invited to attend. Thank you to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library for funding this program!

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