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Study Break Lounge Begins

Looking to take a break from studying for finals? Stop by our legendary Study Break Lounge for free snacks and socializing. The Lounge will be open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1; from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2; and 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4. Good luck with finals!



New Excerpts Now Available Online

It's going to be a great summer at the library as you can now see for yourself in the new edition of Excerpts! With author appearances, programs on art, Chicago and college admissions and a potpourri of educational and entertaining children's programs, we've got everything you need to beat the heat. Plus, we've got details about our summer reading club, our monthly book groups, Monday Night at the Movies, America's Musical Theater Legends, Technology Tuesday and more! You'll be receiving Excerpts in the mail sometime in the next week but in the meantime you can access it online.



Memorial Day

We will be closed on Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th for the Memorial Day weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th. Also, please note that we will be closed on Sundays in the summer starting June 9th.

You can always access our catalog and databases from our website and mobile app. You can also return any materials to the slot on the west side of the building. Have a great three-day weekend!



Please Welcome Our New Board and Thank the Departing Trustees!

Every two years, the library must say goodbye to retiring
trustees and welcome new ones. This
April, Glencoe residents elected three new trustees to succeed John Tuohy who
has provided outstanding service in planning and facilities during his nine
years on the Library Board, Barbara Breakstone who served three terms as
Library Board President during her eight-year tenure, and Stephanie Pearce who
helped to enhance the library’s marketing plan while serving her four-year term. We are glad to have Joel Shoolin returning to
the Library Board after having been off for a couple of years. Dr. Shoolin combines technology expertise
with his practice as a physician. Kathy Doyle brings her own professional librarian
experience to the Board, having started her career as a school librarian and
now manages her own marketing research firm. Michelle Gooze-Miller grew up in
Glencoe and is now raising her own family here while practicing as an attorney. Also, please remember that all board meetings are open to the public!



A Reception in Honor of Peggy Hamil

On Sunday, May 19 from 4:00 to 5:30, all Glencoe residents are invited to join Glencoe Public Library's board of trustees for a special reception for outgoing executive director Peggy Hamil. This is Glencoe's opportunity to mark Peggy's retirement and recall her contributions to the Glencoe community, which she has served since 1994. We will miss you, Peggy!

Please note that the library will close at 3:30 to set up for the party and will reopen at 4:00. Regular library services will not be available during the party.



Learn to Draw Pokémon!

Calling young artists and Pokémon lovers! Our How to Draw Pokémon program on Saturday, May 11, at 2:00 p.m. will teach you how to become an expert at drawing the Pokémon of your choice! Children in grades 2–6 will learn to draw with local artist and art instructor Christine Thornton. Study some of your favorite Pokémon characters from an artist’s point of view, and you'll be able to draw the same character at different stages of evolution. Please contact the children's department to register for this unique program!



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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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