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Explore With Stories

Kids can join local teachers and parents Kim Bloomberg and Kerri Ringel as they explore fun topics through fact, fiction and hands-on activities. Children are invited to register for one, two or all three Explore With Stories sessions. Space is limited and we will have a waiting list, so please register as soon as possible!

Session A (4–6 year olds) will meet at 4:15 and Session B (7–9 year olds) will meet at 5:30.
June 27: Deep Sea Divers (Science)
July 13: Native American Toys (Social Studies)
August 10: Modern Masters (Art)

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Independence Day Library Closing

In observance of Independence Day the library will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th.

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Program Updates: Wordplaygrounds and Talking Pictures

Due to loss of power, today's Talking Pictures program has been cancelled.

Wordplaygrounds will meet tonight at Village Hall, 325 Hazel Avenue, in the second floor Council Chambers. Please use the 325 Hazel Avenue entrance, as the Village Green entrance will be locked. The group will meet at its regular time of 7:00 to 8:30.

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Library is Open

The library has regained power and is open normal hours.

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Become a Puppet Player!

This summer, your kids can become puppet masters in our Puppet Players program. Andrea Cocke, a tutor and teacher, will work with kids in grades 1 to 4 to create their own puppets and to produce and stage a public performance. Children will need to attend ALL THREE programs in their session in order to be a performer at the final session. Children should register for one of two sessions:

Session 1: June 15, June 22, and June 29 at 4:15 p.m. with a final performance on June 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Session 2: July 7, July 14, and July 21 at 4:15 p.m. with a final performance on July 21 at 5:30 p.m.

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Celebrate a World of Fun!

Kids entering grades 1 and up can experience a multicultural world of fun this summer with stories, crafts, and snacks. World of Fun will meet on Monday afternoons at 4:15 p.m. Registration is required. The lineup is as follows:

June 13 Asia
June 20 North American Indian (Sac and Fox)
July 18 India
July 25 Africa
August 8 Mexico (bilingual)

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UPDATED: Teen Movie Night

Yesterday we sent out an email with the incorrect date of the upcoming Teen Movie Night. The correct date is July 11. We will resend an email reminder closer to that date. We apologize for any confusion.

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Used Book Sale

The next Friends of the Glencoe Library used book sale is right around the corner! Dates and details are as follows: 

Saturday, June 11, 9 to 5 
Sunday, June 12, 1 to 5, Everything Half Price 
Monday June 13, 9 to 12, Bag Sale – $3/BAG

All proceeds generously benefit the Glencoe Public Library. If you are a Friend of the Library, you are entitled to attend a Friday night preview as well.

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Ravinia Ticket Giveaway

As in past years, the Ravinia Festival has donated a limited number of lawn passes for distribution. On June 11, Glencoe residents age 18 and up can come to the reference desk starting at 9:00 AM and pick up a free pair for available shows. All tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and there is a limit of two free tickets per household. A select number of shows are available.

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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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