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De-Stress for the Holidays With Instant Islands of Calm

We all know how stressful the holidays can be. On Sunday, December 7th at 1:30 you can come to the library and learn four 90-second mindfulness exercises which promote instant calm. These exercises are taught at Harvard's prestigious Benson-Henry Institute got Mind-Body Medicine. Each will help you center and calm yourself in the midst of holiday stress and "overdrive". A brief description will be followed by practicing the technique. Interested participants can remain after the one-hour class for an optional 30-minute discussion of mindfulness, including Q and A.



The Splendors of Byzantine Art: A Special Exhibit Preview Lecture

Over the fall and winter of 2014-15 a collection of Byzantine icons, jewelry, and sculpture from Greece will be on display at the Art Institute of Chicago for a special exhibition. The exhibit features many objects that have never traveled outside Greece. Art historian Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur returns to the library on Tuesday, December 2nd at 7:00 for this slide lecture about artwork produced during a thousand years of Byzantine history. Please arrive early to insure a place as seating is limited!



Thanksgiving Hours

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from Andrea Westmoreland.

The library will close at 5:00 on Wednesday, November 26th and will remain closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving. It will reopen on Friday, November 28th at 9:00. The library is always open online through its website and online catalog!



New Excerpts Available Online

What's happening at the library this winter? More than you would believe! We've got meditation programs to get you through the holidays, author visits to inspire you, cooking programs to tease your taste buds and another Frank Lloyd Wright program to celebrate your village! All of these are available in the newest Excerpts, as are the usual great selection of children's programs, book groups, film screenings, technology programs and more! Excerpts will be arriving at your door soon but you can access it online right now!



Frank Lloyd Wright's Ravine Bluffs sculptures

One hundred years ago, Sherman and Elizabeth Booth, created the area in Glencoe, Illinois we now call Ravine Bluffs. Sherman Booth was a friend and attorney of noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. At Booth’s request, Wright designed seven homes, three concrete street markers and a bridge for this area of Glencoe. When combined with the two additional existing Wright homes in the village, our community is the home to the third largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures in the world.

To honor the centennial of this community treasure, the Glencoe Historical Society has planned a yearlong celebration commemorating 100 years of Frank Lloyd Wright in Glencoe. As part of that celebration, GHS has planned a public art project similar to the famous Chicago Cows on Parade but featuring a fiberglass replica of our own Ravine Bluffs street markers. The prototype for this project is currently on display at the Glencoe Public Library. GHS will be seeking sponsors and artists for the project. The finished markers will be displayed throughout the village next summer. Further details will be released on December 1st at a new website devoted exclusively to the Ravine Bluffs Centennial Celebration. In the meantime, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain more information about this exciting project!



Author Visit: Nancy Krulik

Meet children's author Nancy Krulik, writer of series Katie Kazoo and George Brown, Class Clown, on Thursday, November 13th at 4:00. Nancy will be signing books and her books will be available to purchase, courtesy of The Bookstall at Chestnut Court.



Write Through Chicago: A Writing Workshop for Young Adults

Tell Chicago’s history in your own words at this mini writing workshop! Students in 5th–8th grades are invited to stretch their creativity by writing about such events as Lincoln’s Chicago funeral, the Columbian Exposition, the first McDonald’s burger, and the Haymarket Riot. The workshop will be taught by Bob Boone and Mark Henry Larson, former teachers and authors of the recently published writing program and book Write Through Chicago: Learn About a City by Writing About a City. The workshop takes place at 1:00 on Friday, November 14th. Registration is required; please sign up at the Reference Desk by November 13.



Understanding Medicare

Your transition to Medicare doesn't have to be difficult! Join us on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 and learn about how to enroll in Medicare, what Medicare does and doesn't cover, and how much you can control your out-of-pocket costs. This program will be presented by Lisa Waichunas of Physicians Mutual Insurance.



Classical Music Concert

Join us for an afternoon concert on Sunday November 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

The Guadagnini String Quartet, featuring David Taylor and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform the following works:
Beethoven: Op. 18 No. 3 in D Major
Andante con moto

Mendelssohn: Op. 13 in A Minor
Adagio; Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto; Allegro di molto
Presto; adagio non lento

The Library will close at 4:00 pm and will reopen at 4:30 for concert seating. The concert is approximately 1 hour and admission is free. Once again we are grateful for the sponsorship of the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library!



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