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YA Summer Reading Begins

What’s hot for summer? The Young Adult Summer Reading Club, of course! Once again we will have lists filled with suggestions of the latest and greatest books for summer. Sign up in person at the Readers’ Services desk any time starting Wednesday, May 28 or sign up by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We have lots of incentives for you, including a paperback book of your choice when you finish the program and chances to win gift certificates to our favorite local bookstore, Books on Vernon. The YA Summer Reading Club is for students entering sixth grade and up. Adult and kids Summer Reading Clubs will begin on Saturday, June 7.

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New Excerpts available

The June issue of our new Excerpts is now available! In this issue you're going to find more of our incredible programs including a visit from chef and author Ina Pinkney, a new look at the Great Chicago Fire, art and architecture programs and information about our eagerly anticipated Summer Reading Club. We'll also give you up-to-date info about all of our kids programs, book discussions, film series, technology discussions and more! Excerpts will be coming to your door very soon or you can access it online right now!

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Library closed on Sunday and Monday

The library will be closed on Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26. We will reopen on Tuesday the 27th. You can always place holds and renew books through our online catalog and mobile app!

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The Chicago White Sox and the Pennant of 1959

Join Glencoe author and baseball historian Charles Billington on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 pm in a celebration of the Go-Go 1959 White Sox. This colorful team, a unique blend of remarkable pitching, fielding and speed but not much offense, brought an American League pennant to the South Side for the first time in 40 years. Billington will analyze the season and show rare film footage and will also talk about the behind-the-scenes front office conflicts, the economic climate of baseball in that era, and the impact and social implications the White Sox had on the fabric of the city.

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Write Through Chicago program cancelled

Our Write Through Chicago program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the fall.

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Early Emergent Literacy Workshop

Do you have a Pre-School, Kindergarten, or 1st grade child that knows their letters and sounds, and can answer questions asked about books but has become frustrated with the next steps in reading? Join Glencoe resident Dr. Erika Burton, education expert and founder of Stepping Stones Together, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 8 for a hands-on workshop to empower you with the seamless tools to help your child with beginning and emergent literacy.

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Surviving Standardized Testing

PSAT, ACT, SAT. High schoolers face an alphabet soup of standardized testing that can determine where they get into college. College admissions consultant Hanna Stotland will be at the library on Tuesday May 6 at 7:30 pm to explain why these tests became so important, how colleges use them, and how to choose the right test preparation for you. Master the testing system and maximize your score!

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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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