Friday, November 28, 2008

Flood Loan Applications Due Tuesday, December 2

The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans for repairing homes, apartments, businesses and non-profits damaged by the September 13 though October 5 storms. Loans are also available to replace personal property such as furniture, appliances, machinery and equipment. Application forms are online at The SBA Customer service phones are available at 1-800-659-2955, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT. Additional information is available at


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giving Thanks Through the Food Pantry

During this holiday season giving thanks can include giving to those in need. The Northfield Township Food Pantry is in need of donations. Our local food pantry is entirely supported by the generosity of individuals, businesses, civic groups and the faith community. A list of wanted items is posted on the Northfield Township web site. The food pantry accepts food donations, financial donations, and volunteers. Donations can be dropped off at the Northfield Township Food Pantry, 3801 West Lake Ave in Glenview. To volunteer, please call Mary Lou Kratochwill at 847-724-8300 or email During this festive time of year it is particularly important to remember those who can use our help.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Turkey Hotlines

Many of these toll-free hotlines are active year-round. Check out the links where you will find the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline(888) 674-6854 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Closed weekends and holidays, except Thanksgiving. Special hours of operation on Thanksgiving are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Reynolds Turkey Tips Line(800) 745-4000 Open through December 31, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Butterball Turkey Talk Line(800) BUTTERBALL (800-288-8373) Available November 1 through December 28, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST; Thanksgiving Day, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST; Nov. 24 to Dec. 25, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST.

Perdue Chicken(800) 473-7383 Available weekdays year-round (except the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Eastern Time. Thanksgiving week: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST, Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Thanksgiving Day, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m EST.

Shady Brook Farms Turkey Line(888) 723-4468. Available 24-hours, 7 days-a-week, automated messages by famous chefs and winemakers, through Jan. 1.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Interested in Genealogy and Family History?

The Glenview Public Library has a genealogy Web page with information to get you started in researching your family history. Explore at

Every month, a hands-on training workshop is offered, giving instruction in using the Library's online genealogy resources. The Library also brings in well-known genealogists or local historians from time-to-time to talk about interesting topics in genealogy.

To receive occasional e-mails notifying you about classes and presentations here at the Library, along with other important genealogical announcements, send an e-mail to Deena at with the subject line "subscribe genealogy."

We look forward to helping you grow your family tree!


Launch of Connections!

The Reference Services Department blog Connections launches officially today. Connections embodies the concept of relationship -- in this instance, a relationship between the Library and its Community and information. The Reference Services staff will be updating Connections frequently, so, please, come back often! Welcome to Connections!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


As you probably know, cranberries are popular at the Thanksgiving table. Fortunately for Illinoisans, our neighbor Wisconsin is one of the states, along with Massachusetts, Washington, and Oregon, where cranberries are extensively cultivated, so fresh, almost-local cranberries are readily available here at this time of year. According to The New Food Lover’s Companion (in Reference at R641.03 HER) cranberries are grown in huge sandy bogs on low, trailing vines. They are also called bounceberries, because ripe ones bounce, and craneberries because their pink blossoms resemble the shape of crane’s heads, and because cranes are often seen wading through cranberry bogs.

According to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (in Reference at R641.3 OXF) cranberries were cultivated by Native Americans long before white settlers arrived, which makes cranberries particularly appropriate for Thanksgiving fare.

For more information on cranberries, including history and recipes, click here. Also, here are a few cookbooks you can check out from our non-fiction collection, each with several mouthwatering cranberry recipes: Seriously Simple Holidays, 641.568 WOR; The Thanksgiving Cookbook, 641.568 GAR; and The Nantucket Holiday Table, 641.568 SIM.

Enjoy the season.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Search Alerts

Do you have a favorite columnist who regularly writes for a newspaper, magazine or journal? Do you subscribe to a publication just so you can read articles by your favorite author? Do you read professional journals that are routed multiple times around your officeplace before they reach you? Did you know that the Glenview Public Library subscribes to over 20,000 publications in electronic format? The electronic periodicals are searchable online through the Glenview Public Library online resources page and you can have either the entire publication, or just the articles you select, sent to your email.

You can search our electronic periodicals collection from our Website ,, inside or outside the library,whenever you need an article; or you can set up a Search Alert to send articles to your e-mail account automatically daily, weekly or monthly. Two of our online publication indexes, Proquest and Ebscohost, allow users to create their own user accounts, mark documents, save search histories, and set up alerts - allconveniently saving you time.

In the ProQuest online index to periodicals look for the "My Research" link where you can create your own user account. In the Ebscohost online index the Search Alert pages can be created by clicking "My Ebscohost".

Maybe you are an avid reader and want to know every time your favorite author releases a new book. Sign in on Novelist Plus to create access to a personal area you can use to collect information you plan on re-using in a NoveList Plus session. You do not need to sign in to conduct searches or print. Sign in only if you want to save items and reuse them the next time you use NoveList Plus. Once you sign in, all the items saved in your folder will be available to you the next time you sign in to My NoveList. Only you can access your personal folder items and the search alerts you create.

Search Alerts available through Glenview Public Library 24 hour Online Services save you time and are a green alternative to print subscriptions.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Milwaukee Underpass Down to One Lane on Friday, November 7

Construction Alert for Area Drivers:

On Friday, November 7, the Illinois Tollway Authority will be pouring concrete for the Tollway bridge that runs over Milwaukee Avenue between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. As a result, traffic on Milwaukee Avenue near the bridge will be reduced to one lane. Flaggers will direct traffic; vehicles traveling in either direction may experience stops of up to five minutes or more as oncoming traffic moves along the road.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal and state holiday observing the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. It honors all veterans of the armed forces. This year Veterans Day will be observed on Tuesday, November 11.

Many schools, most government offices, post office branches, courts, and major banks will be closed.

Glenview Public Library will be open to serve you on Veterans Day our normal hours, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have a Warm Winter

The federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income households with their home energy costs. Recipients receive an annual payment credit, sent directly to the utility company. Eligibility depends on gross family income; the amount of the grant is determined by income, household size and fuel type. Funds are limited.

If your energy services have been discontinued, your request will receive priority processing, as will applications from households that include elderly or disabled persons. If you or someone you know needs help heating their home this winter, visit for information about how to apply.

In Glenview, call the Glenview Senior Services Department at (847) 904-4366.