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Easy Holiday Appetizers

Start getting ready for the holidays on Monday, November 3rd at 7:30 when Blair Carothers - chef, caterer and Glencoe native - demonstrates simple but festive appetizers for all of your holiday gatherings, from planned parties to last-minute guests. Sampling is encouraged and recipes will be available to take home.

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Ravine Bluffs: Historic Structures in a Changing Community

What’s so great about Ravine Bluffs? Is it really better to have nine Frank Lloyd Wright homes rather than just one or two? Historic preservation expert Nan Greenough, known for her activities both at the state level and in her hometown of Winnetka, will visit the library on Sunday, November 2nd at 5:00 to discuss the importance of protecting our treasured landmarks and why, in our new-is-better world, we need to give more respect to our architectural elder statesmen. Nan will explain why everyone should care about what happens to these - and other - historic structures in our community.

The Glencoe Historical Society Ravine Bluffs Centennial Committee will also unveil more exciting details on this yearlong community Frank Lloyd Wright celebration! Please note: the library will close at 4:00 and reopen at 4:30 for this program's seating.

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European Art at the Time of the Great War

Art historian Jeff Mishur returns for an interactive slide lecture about European art during the time of World War I on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00. The second decade of the 20th century was tumultuous both in history and art history. Artists in France, Italy and Germany competed for leadership in the modernist art movement. Displaying great variety and creativity, Picasso, Kandinsky, Duchamp, Boccioni and others established the dominant paths their successors would follow for a century.

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Enterprise Update

The recent rollout of the Enterprise catalog has been a major disappointment to us all. It has frustrated patrons’ efforts to conduct basic library business such as searching for materials, placing holds and paying fines. We want to assure you that CCS (the regional public library consortium that coordinates the catalog) is making every effort to work towards the reestablishment of reliable, easy access to our shared catalog. Detailed information about these efforts is available here in communications from Richard Shurman, Executive Director of CCS, and from Bill Davison, CEO of SirsiDynix. As part of this effort, the catalog will be unavailable beginning Thursday, October 23 at 11:00 p.m. through approximately 4:00 a.m. on Friday, October 24 while software that should improve Enterprise’s performance is installed.

We apologize for the frustration and inconvenience this situation has caused. We know you expect better of us and we expect better of ourselves. Should you have difficulty with the catalog, please call the Reference Desk at 847-835-5056. We're happy to help. If  you want to discuss the situation, please contact Executive Director Juli Janovicz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Author Event: Dale Laackman

Come to the library on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:30 and learn about the brilliant publicists who used their talents to promote the Ku Klux Klan. Wilmette author Dale Laackman will read from and discuss his book For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle that Spread Hate Across America. Copies will be available at the event for purchase and signing.

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Fines for Food

Square up with the library and help someone at the same time! All library fines collected Monday, October 20, through Sunday, November 2 will be donated by the library to the New Trier Township Pantry. You may pay your fines at the check-out desk or online. Payments for lost materials are not included in the Fines for Food event.

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Author Event: Rich Cohen

We are very excited to host Rich Cohen on Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 pm. Mr. Cohen is the bestselling author of such lively and varied works as Sweet and Low, The Fish that Ate the Whale, Tough Jews, Israel Is Real, and Lake Effect, a memoir about growing up in Glencoe. He is also a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. Mr. Cohen will read from his latest book, Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. He’ll also speak about his many interests, Glencoe roots, and field questions from the audience. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of The Book Stall.

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Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Library's next used book sale is coming up
on October 18–20. As always, the sale
will feature not only thousands of
gently used books but also audiobooks,
DVDs, and CDs - at low prices. Sale
hours are:

  • Saturday, October 18, from
    9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 19,
    from 1:00–5:00 p.m. (everything half
    price)
  • Monday, October 20, from
    9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon ($3/bag sale)

Glencoe residents who are members of
the Friends are invited to a members only
pre-sale on Friday, October 17,
from 6:00–8:00 p.m. You may join at the
door if you like. All proceeds go towards the library's resources and services!

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Lyric Opera Lectures: Il Trovatore

Enrich your operagoing experience with our series of Lyric Opera lectures! Jeffrey Sherman of the Lyric’s lecture corps will present a program on Il Trovatore on Tuesday, October 14th at 1:00 - just in time for opening night. Later in the season, we’ll feature Anna Bolena (on December 2) and The Passenger (on February 17).

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Page to Screen: Teen Movie Double Feature

In town for Columbus Day (Monday, October 13th) and looking for something fun to do?  We have just the ticket: screenings of Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, both based on popular YA novels! We’re kicking things off with Divergent at 4:00, followed immediately by pizza and TFIOS at 6:30. Join us for one movie (or two) or just pizza.  See you at the movies at the library!  Please note that this program is only for those in 6th - 12th grade and that both movies are rated PG-13.

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