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summer reading program

Reading Programs Aren’t Just for Kids
Jazz Up Your Summer with an Exciting Summer of Reading!
Glenview Library Cardholders Only
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june adult programs
French Battlefields: The Airborne on D-Day

Tuesday, June 2 7-8 PM

During the week that the anniversary of D-Day is commemorated, learn how the men of the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions performed the most hazardous of military operations—dropping paratroopers into enemy territory at night. Historian Robert Mueller will share period photos and portrayals of the critical role played by individual paratroopers. Book signing and sale. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook.

Dois no Choro! The Brazilian Beat

Tuesday, June 9 7-8 PM

Welcome the 2015 Summer Reading Program with a winning combination of words and music. Flutist Julie Koidin, accompanied on guitar by Paulinho Garcia, will introduce the unique sound of Choro music, the “New Orleans jazz of Brazil.” Julie is also the author of "Choro Conversations: Pursing Life, Love and Brazil’s Musical Identity." Koidin will include a reading from her book on her exciting musical travels throughout Brazil. Book signing and sale. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

The Unforgettable Story of Unbroken with Byron Kinney

Saturday, June 13, 1-3:30 PM

The story of the best-selling book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, about the life of WWII P.O.W. survivor Louis Zamperini, is a riveting story of survival, suffering, salvation, and forgiveness. WWII Air Force B-29 pilot Byron Kinney will share his personal connection to this fascinating story via his mission to Japan, which was instrumental in saving 700 starving POWs—including Zamperini. Mr. Kinney will also speak about the continuing story of their relationship, especially during the past 25 years. In partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

Articulit Theatre presents "Voices of Chicago"

Tuesday, June 16 7-8 PM

This unique theater company combines Art and Lit to enhance the written word. Rich imagery of poets with ties to Illinois is created during this inspiring performance. From the poignant to the whimsical, including works by Carl Sandburg, Archibald MacLeish, and Gwendolyn Brooks, the program ends with two pieces written by beloved songwriter Steve Goodman. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

The Mississippi Burning Case

Tuesday, June 23 7-8 PM

The 1964 brutal murders of three young civil rights workers, which inspired the movie Mississippi Burning, shocked the nation and lead to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The state of Mississippi, however, decided not to prosecute the murderers. 40 years later, Barry Bradford had the honor of working with an investigative reporter to reopen the case. Bradford will present this extraordinary story. Pair it with the GlenVIEWINGS screening of "Selma", Friday, June 26, 2 & 6:30 PM.

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july adult programs
A Patriotic Piano Salute...To the Red, White & Blue

Tuesday, July 7, 7-8 PM

Glenview resident Mick Archer returns with his dynamic dueling pianos. Keep your Fourth of July celebration going strong with this lively rendition of patriotic songs, lots of Americana, and a sing-along, too. Families welcome. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

Zelda Fitzgerald
This Side of Paradise

Tuesday, July 14, 7-8 PM

The Fitzgeralds had it all, living the American dream during the Jazz Age—a term coined by F. Scott. Scott was the famous author; Zelda was the beautiful southern belle who haunted his famous fiction. Discover how Zelda found her own passion in writing, painting, and dancing, being called “The First Flapper.” Learn how their paradise crumbled as the sun set over the Jazz Age. Literary history will come alive with this performance by Lynn Rymarz. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

In Concert with My Sweet Patootie

Tuesday, July 21, 7-8 PM

On tour from Canada, My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle, and percussion together in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners, the trio has a growing international reputation. From vintage swing to exquisite ballads, they deliver a must-see show described as “two parts exemplary musicianship, one part vaudeville comedy.” Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

Read to the Rhythm • Music Trivia Night

Friday, July 24, 7-8 PM • Community Room
Register by July 20 • Adults & High School Teens

Test your knowledge of music by participating in a fun, team-based trivia contest. Teams will consist of 3-5 players. Put together your own team or come solo and be assigned to a team. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams. Refreshments will be served. If you are putting together your own team, please specify all team members’ names when registering.

A Bicycle Built for One
Bike History 1818–1930s

Tuesday, July 28, 7-8 PM

Next year is significant in the cycling world, marking the 150th anniversary of the first bicycle patent. Glenview resident Carey Williams, a bike historian and enthusiast, will present a history of bicycling from 1818 to the 1930s and display his collection of antique bikes. We will also wish Carey well as he prepares to leave for France, where he will be riding a velocipede from Paris to Avignon in August to commemorate the first long distance journey on two wheels.
Co-sponsored by the Bike Glenview Initiative.

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august adult programs
Looking to the Skies
The Science of Interstellar

Tuesday, August 4, 7-8 PM

The movie Interstellar uses real science for some of its amazing visuals. But what, exactly, are wormholes, black holes, and time dilation? And what did the movie get right...or wrong...in the realm of physics and astronomy? Adler Planetarium Astronomer Michelle Nichols will shed a light on these far-out concepts and bring them down to Earth. See the movie Interstellar on August 2. A unique movie and lecture pairing.

Girls Like Us
The Music of Joni, Carole & Carly

Wednesday, August 12, 7-8 PM

Celebrate the groundbreaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book Girls Like Us, Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, and Marianne Murphy Orland showcase the music and stories of three rock superstars and adventurers of the heart and soul. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

I’m as CORNY as Kansas in AUGUST

Sunday, August 16, 2-4 PM

Food historian Cynthia Clampitt will tell the epic story of a nondescript grass, bred into a staff of life so prolific, so protean, that it represents one of humankind’s greatest achievements. With excerpts from her new book, Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland, she traces the threads that have woven corn into the fabric of our diet, politics, economy, science, and cuisine. Chef Sarah Kurysz of Whole Foods Market Northbrook will follow with a demonstration on creative ways to prepare corn. A two-hour culinary adventure with recipes, a tasting, and book signing/sale.

Victura: The Kennedys, A Sailboat, and the Sea

Tuesday, August 18, 7-8 PM

As summer comes to an end, let’s set sail with the Kennedy family. To truly understand the dynamics and magic of the Kennedys, one must understand their passion for sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys’ relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932, stands apart. Author James W. Graham charts the progress of America’s signature twentieth-century dynasty. Book signing/sale.

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career, finance & timely topics

Ask an Expert

One-on-One Financial Planning

Tuesday: June 16, July 21 OR August 18
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM

Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 or visit the Reference Service Desk to schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner®.

Power Employment Workshop
Secret Strategies to Land a Job in 90 Days

Tuesday, June 16 OR August 18 • 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Community Room East • Latecomers will not be seated

Discover proven strategies to land a job, as Illinois WorkNet Center speakers share what’s working and what’s not in today’s job market. This comprehensive workshop will discuss setting SMART goals to keep you on track, using social media to connect with active hiring managers, getting your resume through today’s Applicant Tracking Systems, and learning two critical interview skills to sell yourself and land a job. To register: worknetncc.com.

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concerts & music
Dois no Choro! The Brazilian Beat

Tuesday, June 9, 7-8 PM

Welcome the 2015 Summer Reading Program with a winning combination of words and music. Flutist Julie Koidin, accompanied on guitar by Paulinho Garcia, will introduce the unique sound of Choro music, the “New Orleans jazz of Brazil.” Julie is also the author of "Choro Conversations: Pursing Life, Love and Brazil’s Musical Identity." Koidin will include a reading from her book on her exciting musical travels throughout Brazil. Book signing and sale. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

Articulit Theatre presents "Voices of Chicago"

Tuesday, June 16, 7-8 PM

This unique theater company combines Art and Lit to enhance the written word. Rich imagery of poets with ties to Illinois is created during this inspiring performance. From the poignant to the whimsical, including works by Carl Sandburg, Archibald MacLeish, and Gwendolyn Brooks, the program ends with two pieces written by beloved songwriter Steve Goodman. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

A Patriotic Piano Salute...To the Red, White & Blue

Tuesday, July 7, 7-8 PM

Glenview resident Mick Archer returns with his dynamic dueling pianos. Keep your Fourth of July celebration going strong with this lively rendition of patriotic songs, lots of Americana, and a sing-along, too. Families welcome. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

The Music Room
A Quarterly Listening & Music Discussion Group
Label Spotlight • Trouble in Mind Records

Wednesday, July 8, 7-8:30 PM • Multipurpose Room

Explore music found in the Library’s Popular Music CD collection with AV Librarian Michael White. July’s discussion will feature an in-depth look at the excellent Chicago record label Trouble in Mind Records. We’ll trace the label’s five-year history and look at its discography from the early singles to the current roster of artists. Please join us as we listen to selected tracks from some of Trouble in Mind’s best releases and discuss the state of the independent label in 2015. Just drop in.

In Concert with My Sweet Patootie

Tuesday, July 21, 7-8 PM

On tour from Canada, My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle, and percussion together in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners, the trio has a growing international reputation. From vintage swing to exquisite ballads, they deliver a must-see show described as “two parts exemplary musicianship, one part vaudeville comedy.” Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

Read to the Rhythm • Music Trivia Night

Friday, July 24, 7-8 PM • Community Room
Register by July 20 • Adults & High School Teens

Test your knowledge of music by participating in a fun, team-based trivia contest. Teams will consist of 3-5 players. Put together your own team or come solo and be assigned to a team. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams. Refreshments will be served. If you are putting together your own team, please specify all team members’ names when registering.

Girls Like Us
The Music of Joni, Carole & Carly

Wednesday, August 12, 7-8 PM

Celebrate the groundbreaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book Girls Like Us, Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, and Marianne Murphy Orland showcase the music and stories of three rock superstars and adventurers of the heart and soul. Generously Sponsored by Heinen’s Grocery Store.

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senior programs

GLENergy

An educational Friday afternoon break for Seniors in the Community Room. A partner program with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center.

Senior Housing Facility Guide

The GLENergy program hosted a senior housing fair on Sept. 10, 2014 as part of special series on senior housing. View the Senior Housing Fair Facility Guide (PDF).

Nature as Healing

Friday, June 5, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Summer is a time to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Did you know that research shows that nature is both physically and emotionally beneficial to help people relax and release anxiety? It can also create sensory stimulation and increase creativity. Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center of Glenview will present this fascinating look at the power of nature.

Armchair Tour of Salzburg

Friday, July 10, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Join veteran world traveler Al Popowits and explore Salzburg, Austria. Visit Hohensalzburg—the largest preserved fortress in central Europe; the old narrow streets of Salzburg with their expensive shops; the beautiful and eerie 16th C. St. Peters cemetery; St. Peterskeller—the oldest wine bar in the world; Palace Mirabelle—built for the mistress of a Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg; and the palaces and locations associated with the film, The Sound of Music.

Barbra Streisand

Friday, August 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Hy Speck returns with an informative and entertaining tour through the life and career of Barbra Streisand, one of the greatest female entertainers of the last fifty years. Speck’s presentation will trace Barbra’s journey from a skinny cross-eyed kid to one of the brightest stars in motion pictures, television, Broadway, and the concert stage.

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: Tuesdays: May 26, June 23, July 28 & August 25
30-minute appointments: 9:30 AM-Noon
Second Floor Study Room

Do you have questions about retirement and health insurance options? Are you facing a life changing decision, or concerned about long-term supports? CJE SeniorLife (CJE) Resource Specialists provide counseling to adults 60 and over, their families and caregivers. Counseling includes topics such as the selection of appropriate retirement benefits, picking the right health insurance and Medicare programs, determining housing needs, and identifying supportive resources. For more information and to make an appointment, call Kathy Gaeding at CJE SeniorLife, 773-508-1054.

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health & fitness

CJE Senior Life

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: Tuesdays: May 26, June 23, July 28 & August 25
30-minute appointments: 9:30 AM-Noon
Second Floor Study Room

Do you have questions about retirement and health insurance options? Are you facing a life changing decision, or concerned about long-term supports? CJE SeniorLife (CJE) Resource Specialists provide counseling to adults 60 and over, their families and caregivers. Counseling includes topics such as the selection of appropriate retirement benefits, picking the right health insurance and Medicare programs, determining housing needs, and identifying supportive resources. For more information and to make an appointment, call Kathy Gaeding at CJE SeniorLife, 773-508-1054.

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

The Glenview Library is a proud partner in the new Bike Glenview initiative, along with the Park District, the Village, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Village’s Natural Resource Commission. A handy Glenview bike map has been created and is available to our patrons in the Library Lobby or at bikeglenview.org.

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