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Annual Report for 2010-11 Released

Are you curious how many items we circulated in the 2010-11 fiscal year? (The answer is 214,089). Or how many programs we offered? (295) Check our our Annual Report for all the details about what we've accomplished over the past year.



Mother's Day Card Shop

On Saturday, April 30, drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and make a lovely card for mom, grandma, auntie, or a special friend. The library supplies paper, cut-outs, glue, markers, and other artistic tools. You supply the creativity and imagination at this do-it-yourself event. This event is open to families of all ages.



Earth Day Movie

This year’s Earth Day theme is A Billion Acts of Green, a campaign designed to encourage individuals to undertake small, green actions in advance of the 2012 Earth Summit. In support of this campaign the League of Women Voters of Glencoe and the Glencoe Public Library will sponsor a showing of the movie Dirt. The film will screen on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 at the Glencoe Public Library. Admission is free and it is open to everyone.



Library Closed Easter Sunday

This Sunday, April 24th, the library will be closed. We will reopen on Monday the 25th.



Foreign Language Storytimes

Bonjour! Une histoire est tres amusant en francais ou chinois. You can find out for yourself how much fun a story can be in other languages by attending a French or Chinese storytime. Presented by LanguageStars teachers and targeted to children between 3 to 6 years of age, our foreign language storytimes are sure to be something special! We will be offering a French language storytime on Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. and a Chinese language storytime on Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. No previous language skills are necessary. Thanks to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library for sponsoring this program.



Now Available: Movies on Blu-ray

We're excited to announce that we are now offering a collection of the hottest Hollywood DVD releases on Blu-ray disc. Blu-rays have a higher definition picture, excellent sound and added features and can be played on your Blu-ray player, Blu-ray compatible computer or Playstation 3. Unfortunately Blu-rays cannot be played on a regular DVD player. Like all of our new entertainment films, Blu-rays cost $1 and circulate for two nights. Check for a list of our Blu-ray titles and place holds on your favorites!



Glencoe and the Civil War

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. Glencoe was not yet incorporated when the Civil War broke out, but men who fought for the Union moved here after 1869 and played a role in the village’s history. Join us on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. as researchers from the Glencoe Historical Society explain the connections between Glencoe and the Civil War. They'll also discuss how the “history detectives” of the Historical Society solved the mystery of two original 1860s letters found in the Glencoe Public Library’s archives regarding Wisconsin soldier Jeremiah Porter and his relationship to Glencoe resident Franklin “Grandpa” Newhall. This is sure to be an thought-provoking program for anyone interested in the Civil War and/or Glencoe's history.



Money Smart Week at the Library

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has declared April 2 - 9 to be Money Smart Week and the library has chosen to take part in this by offering two informative programs. On Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m,. Dr. Irving Birnbaum, Phillip J. Moratti and Jeffrey R. Stone, all of MetLife’s Premier Wealth Group, will present on Financial Planning for Your Dependent With Special Needs.  This workshop will address such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), creating special needs trusts, and the importance of a will. Next, on Thursday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. Scott Goldman, president of Planning Dynamics Inc. will discuss Mistakes People Make With Their IRAs.  You'll learn how to avoid and correct common IRA mistakes, reduce your tax liability, and maximize the benefits from your retirement accounts in this workshop. Both programs are free and open to everybody.



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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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