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Mid-Winter Moments of Peace

Beginning February 1st, come to the library any Sunday in February at 1:30 and learn a unique mindfulness technique to promote inner peace. Or come for all four sessions! Each class begins with a guided meditation experience focusing on a special theme. This experience will be followed by a brief discussion about mindfulness meditation from the Eastern and Western perspectives. The first class will explore patience; subsequent classes will focus on compassion, generosity, and authenticity. After each one-hour class, interested participants may choose to remain for an optional 30-minute discussion and Q&A on mindfulness and the historical role of Buddhism in this practice.

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It Costs What?! How to Pay for College

Join us on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 when Hanna Stotland, an admissions consultant with 15 years of experience, returns to help you navigate the minefield of college financing. She will cover need-based financial aid, merit scholarships, how to find affordable options, and more. Bring your questions! This program is for students and parents.

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Study Break Lounge Begins this Weekend

Study Break Lounge is the perfect place to take a break from studying for free snacks and a little socializing. Lounge hours are 9:30 am - 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 18, 1:30 - 4:30 pm on Sunday, and 9:30 am - 8:30 pm on Monday through Thursday.

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All-Star Superbowl Snacks

Get ready for the big game on Tuesday, January 13th at 7:30 pm when chef, caterer, and Glencoe native Blair Carothers will field a winning lineup of fan-friendly recipes for your Superbowl party. Bring your team to earn, sample, and enjoy. Recipes will be provided.

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A Wright Expert Looks at Ravine Bluffs

The year-long celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright in Glencoe continues with A Wright Expert Looks at Ravine Bluffs on Sunday, January 11 at 5:00. Thomas A. Heinz, a Chicago architect and author of numerous books on Frank Lloyd Wright, will present a slide program focused on Wright’s work in Glencoe’s Ravine Bluffs subdivision. The library will close at 4:00 p.m. and re-open at 4:30 for program seating in the Johnson Room. This program is co-sponsored with the Glencoe Historical Society. You can view more information on upcoming Frank Lloyd Wright programs at the Historical Society's website.

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Adult Winter Reading Program Begins

Last winter was bad - scary bad. This winter - who knows? But chances are you’ll spend more time indoors, so we've been busy thinking up ways to make life better this winter. Like reading a long, gripping historical novel. Or watching that 15-episode TV series you missed out on. What about learning how to cook delicious new soups for your family or finally learning to play bridge? We've been making lists of things you can do to stay happy all winter long, and they all involve materials you can get at your library.

There will be a kickoff party on Saturday, January 10, from 9:00 am-12:00 noon. We’ll welcome you with Happy New Year wishes, treats and lots and lots of lists and displays. As always there will be sign-up prizes, weekly prizes and prizes when you finish six books. If you can’t be here on January 10th, sign up at the Readers’ Services desk at your convenience or join by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you’ll be away for a while this winter, you can still participate by taking advantage of six-week vacation loans available on all but our newest books.

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