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New Excerpts Now Available!

We've got a bounty of wonderful programming in our new edition of Excerpts! We'll be looking at Georgia O'Keeffe, improving our memory, finding our way through the medicare maze, gazing upon Chicago's architecture and celebrating the Chinese New Year. We're also hosting a special guest at one of our Monday at the Movies programs! Plus, there's information about our always popular Winter Reading program as well as our usual book groups, film programs, technology sessions and children's events. You'll be getting your new copy of Excerpts in your house's mailbox soon but right now you can access it online!



MacBook Now Available for Students

The Children’s Department now has one MacBook available for in-library use by Glencoe junior high students.  Simply bring your Glencoe Public Library card to the Children’s Desk and sign up to use the MacBook while you are in the library.  Don’t forget to bring your flash drive to save your work!



Meet Our New App in Person!

You've probably heard that we've got a great new app available for your iPhone, iPad or other mobile device. If you'd like to see everything that this app has to offer be sure to attend our November 27th Technology Tuesday program, which will be happening at its usual 1:00 time, with a repeat at 7:00 on the same day. We'll demo the BookLook functionality, show you how you can check your account and answer any other questions that you may have about the app!



Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closing at 5:00 on Wednesday the 21st and will remain closed on Thursday the 22nd. We will reopen to our normal hours on Friday the 23rd. Of course we remain open at our website and our app 24 hours a day, anywhere you are! Have a great Thanksgiving!!!



Monday at the Movies Change

The movie that we'll be showing at our next Monday at the Movies, which takes place on November 19th at 1:00 and 7:00, has been changed from what was originally listed in Excerpts. We will screening Herb and Dorothy, about a postal worker and a librarian who amass a collection of modern art so extensive that it comes to be coveted by museums around the country. The film presents the unlikely story of the Vogels, who began collecting art in the 1960s. Ultimately, the couple, who came to befriend many of the artists they collected, squeezed over 4000 works of art worth millions of dollars into their cramped Manhattan apartment. It's 87 minutes long and is not rated.



Design Your Own Comic!

There's still time for kids to sign up to design their own comic with artist Christine Thornton. On November 17th at 2:00 kids can come and learn about cartoon comics and superheroes. Next, they'll invent and draw their own main character, complete with nemesis and sidekick. Registration is required so please sign up as soon as possible!



Glencoe's Uptown

Architect and fifth generation Glencoe resident Scott Javore returns to the library on Sunday, November 18th at 2pm for another great local history program, this time focusing on Glencoe's Uptown. Javore will discuss the interesting history and architecture of our uptown (it’s not “downtown”) and revisit retail establishments that helped support the lives of residents. Our local history programs are always a hit so if you haven't seen one yet make sure you come on over!



We're making a list!

We've updated how we send out email notifications so this is a great chance for you to make sure that you're receiving all the email newsletters that you'd like to see! Right now we offer:

  • Library News (items that appear on our homepage)
  • Staff Picks (recommended reading from library staff)
  • Flick Picks (weekly newsletters with the hottest new DVD releases)
For those of you who REALLY can't get enough of the library you can also subscribe to be notified two days before every event that occurs at the library. To sign up for all the library notifications that you desire click here or contact the library!



My Goodness My Guinness! Art Treasures of London's Kenwood House

This fall, the Milwaukee Art Museum hosts a special exhibition from the world-famous collection of Kenwood House, London. Included in the collection are works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Gainsborough, among others. Art historian Dr. Michelle Mishur returns to the library on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 to discuss the significance of the collection at Kenwood House as it was amassed by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh and heir to the world's most successful brewery. Dr. Mishur is always a hit so be sure to be here!



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