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A History of Service - The First Hundred Years of Family Service of Glencoe

Glencoe has always been a caring community and nothing demonstrates that better than the founding and development of Family Service of Glencoe. FSG partners with the Glencoe Public Library and the Glencoe Historical Society to present a special program on Sunday, October 5 at 2:00 on the evolution of this treasured Glencoe resource. Don’t miss it!



Attention and Executive Functioning in the Classroom

Join us on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30 when Drs. Jennifer Edidin and Dorit Raviv, of the Evaluation Center for Learning in Northfield, will speak to parents about attention and executive functioning in school-aged children. They will discuss associated disorders, assessment, ideas for intervention, and school accommodations.



100th Anniversary Celebration of Ravine Bluffs Begins

A century ago, a remarkable Glencoe family hired two giants of design - Frank Lloyd Wright and Jens Jensen - to envision homes and a landscape for their rolling, ravine-cut property near the bluffs of Lake Michigan. The result, the Ravine Bluffs enclave, was and still is a source of pride for our community. It contains six homes, three poured concrete planters, and a bridge designed by Wright; with the two additional Wright homes in the village, little Glencoe is home to the third highest concentration of Wright-designed structures in the world.

To celebrate the centennial of Ravine Bluffs, the Glencoe Historical Society is partnering with the library and other community institutions for a year of special events. Opening the series on Sunday, September 28, at 5:00 p.m., will be Glencoe resident and noted architectural historian Gwen Summers-Yant, who will present a slide program on Frank Lloyd Wright in Glencoe. Held in the library’s Johnson Room, the lecture will trace the development of Ravine Bluffs, discuss its architectural distinctions, and explore some of the fascinating personal aspects of the Booth family (who founded the subdivision) and their relationship with Wright. Please note that the library will close at 4:00 and will reopen at 4:30 for seating. Please stay tuned for other Frank Lloyd Wright-related programs in the library and the village, including our Sunday, November 2nd program where an architectural historian will take an in-depth look at one of the Wright-designed Glencoe homes.



Moments of Peace: Mindfulness Program

Create moments of peace throughout the day. How? Easy. Just by seeing things mindfully. In this class we will experience five different ways of seeing the world mindfully, so that you can cool down and become calm almost anywhere…anytime! This class will be taught by Xianyang Carl Jerome of the North Shore Meditation and Dharma Center of Highland Park, and Glencoe resident Caren Deane Thomas, a consultant who incorporates mindful awareness in her practice. The class will take place in the Hammond Room on Sunday, September 28th at 1:00 and will repeat on Thursday, October 16th at 1:00.



College Admissions 101

Not sure where to begin your college search process? Stressed out by the amount of information on the 'best' colleges to attend? On Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30, Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will host a one-hour interactive program (bring your smart device) that will provide tips on identifying the best academic, social and financial fit for all families. This program is for both students and parents.



Booknews at Books on Vernon

Glencoe library staffers Nancy Buehler, Sara Lifson and Liz McClain and Executive Director Juli Janovicz return on Monday, September 22nd at 10:30 for another session of morning coffee and lots of book news at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue. Join them at Glencoe’s wonderful independent bookstore for lots of book news and reviews of new and forthcoming books that may be just the thing for your book group or your next favorite read.



Books on the Chopping Block

Get behind your right to read freely and celebrate Banned Books Week! City Lit Theater Company will return to the library on Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 to present a fun concert reading of excerpts from the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2013. Since 2006, City Lit - a Chicago theater specializing in staged adaptations of literary material - has teamed up with the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom in honor of Banned Books Week. Its actors perform Books on the Chopping Block at special events, libraries, and bookstores in and around Chicago all week long. The performance runs 50 minutes and is followed by a discussion. While the program is intended for adults, children in approximately grade 6 and up are welcome to attend.



Learn about Hoopla!

Have you had a chance to play with Hoopla, our new service for streaming videos, audiobooks and music? Come to our Technology Tuesdays program at 1:00 on September 16th to learn all about Hoopla and other online video products and services, like Apple TV, Roku and Netflix!



Library Closed Friday September 12th

The library will be closed this Friday the 12th for staff development. We will reopen on Saturday the 13th. Please visit us online at our website to access the catalog and other library resources!



Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe

Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former NASA consultant, will return to the library on September 11th at 7:00, where he will present an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe for curious people ages 10 and up. If weather permits, participants will be invited to tour the night sky through a powerful telescope.



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