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The Monuments Men: Saving Europe's Treasures

The compelling story of how art historians, museum professionals and military personnel worked to protect Europe's cultural treasures and repatriate stolen objects during and after World War II has inspired numerous books and films. Join us on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00 pm when art historian Jeff Mishur returns for this slide lecture, which deals with some of the major players associated with the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program and why their efforts were so urgently needed.



YA Movie Marathon

Stuck in town for spring break and looking for something fun to do? 6th to 12th graders can join us on Monday, March 31 starting at 1:30 pm for our first-ever movie marathon! We’re kicking off with Warm Bodies, a zombie version of Romeo and Juliet that finds Zombie R falling hard for a very much alive Julie. Next, The Way Way Back, our second feature starting at 3:30 pm, is the touching yet comic story of fourteen-year-old Duncan’s summer vacation with his mom, her obnoxious boyfriend, an appealing girl next door, and an unexpected friend made at Water Wizz, the local water park. Closing out the evening at 6:00 pm, we’re pleased to show Gravity, a movie that will have you on the edge of your seat rooting for a medical engineer to survive a series of disasters in space. Popcorn will be on hand for all showings. Show up for your favorite movie or stay for all three! Please note: All of the movies are rated PG-13.



Check out a Kid's Kindle!

Are you and your family traveling during spring break, but don’t want to worry about carrying a bunch of books? Check one of our new Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite ereaders preloaded with kids’ favorite books. Glencoe residents can use their library cards to check out an ereader for two weeks. For more information, stop by the Children’s Desk and ask your friendly children’s librarians! And don't forget that you can also download ebooks to your own iPads, iPhones and Kindles by using My Media Mall.



The Glencoe Ten: A Fresh Look

On February 18, 1868, ten men entered into an investment agreement that ultimately created the Village of Glencoe. Who were these men? Where did they live? What did they bring to the community? Our Glencoe Ten: A Fresh Look at the Founders of Our Community program, which takes place on Sunday, March 23 at 2:00, will introduce you to the group that took a chance on some undeveloped land north of Chicago near the lake. After 145 years, we know the investment was successful for us - but was it successful for them? Every Glencoe resident should know this story, which will be presented by members of the Glencoe Historical Society.



Wild About Mo Willems!

Are your kids crazy for Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, Gerald & Piggie, and all the rest? Come celebrate them and their creator at our carnival-style Wild About Mo Willems program! Stop by on Saturday, March 22 anytime between 11 am -1 pm for games, crafts, and loads of fun for the whole family. This program is for kids of all ages with parent or caregiver.



Dr. Seuss Celebration

Enter the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss! On Tuesday, March 18 at 4:15, kids can listen to some of their favorite Seussian stories, play fun games, and make Seusstastic crafts to take home. This program is for children in grades K-2 and registration is required.



Find us at the Family Fun Fest!

Family Service of Glencoe along with the Glencoe Park District will be hosting Family Fun Fest this Sunday the 16th at the Takiff Center from 1:30 to 4:00 and we will be there too. There will be games in the gym, arts and crafts activities, Quick Start Tennis demonstrations, kids ceramics and a pottery demonstration, health and wellness resources, a Zumba class, a family yoga class, and more! In addition, we will have health and fitness books and DVDs for you to borrow as well as information on all of our services including our library app, downloadable ebooks and some new surprises. Be sure to drop by our table and say hi!



Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

How often have you looked at a piece of contemporary art and wondered "What does this mean?" The Museum of Contemporary Art’s primary lecturer, Susan Musich, will come to the library on March 11 at 7:00 pm to discuss some of the themes, materials, and subjects explored by artists over the past 50 years. Her slideshow program will include a comparison of contemporary works with the Mona Lisa.



Cook County Matters

The primary elections for Cook County are coming up on March 18. Cynthia Schilsky of the League of Women Voters of Cook County will join us on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm to discuss the county’s $3.5 billion budget, where that money comes from, and hot topics that voters should be watching for over the next year.



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