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Elephant, Piggie and Valentines!

On Saturday, February 4th we've got some great activities for the kids! From 10:30 to 11:30 we'll be celebrating Mo Willems's Elephant and Piggie books with a party. Children ages 4 to 6 are welcome. Please register beforehand to ensure sufficient materials. Then, from 11:30 to 3:00, children 3 and up can drop by our Valentine's Day card shop with an adult caregiver. We supply the paper, cut-outs, glue, markers, and other "tools" and you supply the imagination at this do-it-yourself event.

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Social Security Program Returns

When and how you take Social Security may seem like a straightforward decision but it is not.  The wrong decision may cost you tens of thousands of dollars.  Even if you’ve made a decision, you may still be able to receive more money.  On January 31st at 7:30 Adam Stock returns to the library will teach you the ins and outs of your Social Security: How and When to Take it to Maximize Your Benefits.  Adam Stock is a CFP and principal of The Next Level Planning Group, an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

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Open House for Special Needs Kids

Do you have a child with special needs? Are you wondering what library resources might be available for your family? Come visit the Glencoe Public Library and take a low-key tour with other families with special needs children at our January Open House. The library invites families to come to the library on January 29th at 12:00 noon (one hour before our official opening time) to learn more about what we offer to all children in Glencoe. There’s something for everyone at the library!

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Meet Glencoe's Greenest Home

The new home on Washington Street perfectly complements its traditional neighborhood, but inside it’s anything but conventional. A significant lesson in sustainable design, the Slotnick residence is one of the state’s first LEED Platinum homes, possibly making it Glencoe's Greenest Home. On January 24th at 7:30 you'll be able to learn all about it from the architect, Nathan Kipnis, who also will provide an overview of green concepts that may be used in both new and renovation projects. Homeowners Natalie and Barry Slotnick will be present to speak about what it’s like to live in their green home. Mr.Kipnis is the principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning, an Evanston firm that specializes in green and sustainable architectural practices.

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Family Film: Inside Hana's Suitcase

Families with children ages 9 and up will want to join us on January 22 at 1:30 to see the film Inside Hana's Suitcase. This docu-drama moves from present day Tokyo to Thereisenstadt concentration camp, as it investigates the story of two children and the terrible events they endured because they happened to be born Jewish. Inside Hana's Suitcase focuses on a very difficult and painful experience in a powerful and hopeful way. After the movie (90 minutes), there will be time for discussion and refreshments.

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Study Break Lounge

Can it really be that finals are lurking just around the corner? Luckily we'll be offering our Study Break Lounge so you can have the space (and snacks) that you need to keep you focused. The Lounge is located on the mezzanine level of the library in the Hammond Room or in the YA/Media Room on the first floor; check with library staff for the Lounge location. This winter, Study Break Lounge will run on the following dates:

Saturday the 14th from 10am to 4:30pm
Sunday the 15th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Monday the 16th from 10am to 8:30pm
Tuesday the 17th from 5pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday the 18th and Thursday the 19th from 10am to 8:30pm

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Mask Making Workshop

Join us on Monday, January 16 for a mask making workshop, where master mask maker Jeff Semmerling will share his expertise and enthusiasm for masks and their creation. Using a variety of media each child will produce a mask that is a unique creation. The 10:00 session is for children ages 4-6 and the 11:30 session is for children ages 7-9. Registration is required to ensure sufficient materials.

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Use Your Ereader at the Library!

Did you get an ereader such as a Nook or Kindle over the holidays? Or maybe your rich uncle slipped you an iPad? Give us a call to set up an appointment to learn how to download ebooks from the library. Or you can visit My Media Mall and give it a shot on your own. We're also offering a Technology Tuesday class covering ebooks and ereaders on January 17th at 1:00 if you'd like to have all your questions answered.

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