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Holiday Hours

We will be closing at 1:00 on Friday, December 24th and will remain closed on Saturday the 25th.  We will reopen for normal Sunday hours (1-5) on the 26th.  We will also close at 1:00 on Friday, December 31st and will remain closed on Saturday, January 1st.  We will be open with normal Sunday hours on January the 2nd.  Please plan your holiday checkouts accordingly and have a fun, safe holiday season!

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Holiday Kids Programs

Why not get the kids out of the house and to the library for some special programming this winter break?  We've got The Frog Lady coming at 10:30 and 1:30 on Wednesday, December 22nd.  She'll talk about the differences between amphibians and reptiles and will offer a close-up look at more than 20 live creatures!  Dennis DeBondt will be here on Tuesday, December 28th at 11:00 and 2:00.  He's one of the funniest (and tallest) magicians around!  We've got Family Story Times on Tuesday, December 21st and Thursday, December 30th at 11:00.  These are targeted to children ages 3 to 6.  Finally, from December 20th through December 31st we'll open our All-Days Activity Table.  From word searches to a "make your own puzzle" craft, the activities will be targeted to a range of school-age children.  Materials for these DIY activities will  change daily.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!!

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Teen Book Group and Pizza Party

Have you signed up for our Teen Book Group yet?  We'll be meeting on December 22nd at 3:30 to discuss M.T. Anderson's book Feed.  We'll also have pizza!  Please sign up ahead of time at the Readers Services desk so we know how much pizza to order.  We'll also have books available for you to check out.

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Another Great Art Program

Join us on Thursday, December 16 at 7:30 for The Art of David Gista.  David Gista is an internationally acclaimed French artist and the owner of The Art School and Gallery G in Glencoe.  Many of his paintings feature libraries and personal memories.  Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges and other authors influence his work, which is both mysterious and poetic.  Enjoy Gista's lively presentation and view his work!

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Classical Music Concert

The Chicago Chamber Players return to the Glencoe Public Library on Sunday December 12th at 5:00 to perform selections by Beethoven and Smetana.  David Taylor (violin), Cornelius Chiu (violin), Rami Solomonov (viola) and Gary Stucka (cello) will perform the following works:

Beethoven's String Quartert No. 4 Op. 18 (Allegro ma non tanto, Andante scherzoso quasi Allegreto, Menuetto, Allegro, Prestissimo)
Smetana's String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor ("From My Life") (Allegro vivo appassionato, Allegro moderato a la Polka, Largo sostenuto, Vivace)

The library will close at 4:00 and will reopen for concert seating at 4:30.  Seating is first come, first served and the concert is open to all.  As always, we are grateful to the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library for sponsoring this wonderful event!

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Marc Chagall Program

On Thursday December 9th at 7:00, art historian and professor Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur returns to the Glencoe Library with another one of her popular and informative art programs. This November the famous “Chagall Windows” returned to the galleries of The Art Institute of Chicago after a five-year absence. To mark the occasion, this program examines the career of Marc Chagall, one of the world's most beloved artists. Dr. Paluch-Mishur will discuss Chagall’s distinctive style and his major themes and will present many important paintings and projects Chagall completed including another Chicago favorite -- the Four Seasons Mosaic.

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Book Discussion for Young Adults With Disabilities

Was Christopher McCandless crazy, cool, or a victim of bad luck?  On December 6 at 7:00 you can discuss it at this special book group for young adults with disabilities who are out of high school and living in New Trier Township. The discussion will be led by Brian Leverenz, community services administrator of New Trier Township, with the assistance of Andy Millman of Glencoe Youth Services. It's presented by New Trier Township, Glencoe Youth Services, and the Glencoe Public Library.

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