Monday, August 31, 2009

Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinics

The Cook County Department of Animal & Rabies Control has announced a series of community clinics to be held from June through September of 2009 that will allow pet owners in Cook County to receive discounts on rabies vaccinations and micro-chipping for their dogs, cats and ferrets through the Department’s mobile medical unit.
The shots and microchips are available to all dogs, cats and ferrets three months old and greater owned by Cook County residents with a valid ID. Residents must pay for the services by check or cash only. No credit or debit cards are accepted.

Rabies Vaccines - $7 single-year / $21 three-year
Microchip - $10Both fee schedules are below the cost that veterinarians typically charge for these procedures

Date/Locations - Clinics will be held in locations throughout Cook County from June through September.Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinic Schedule: June - September 2009 PDF

Tuesday September 1 at
The Jewel 2450 Waukegan, Northfield, IL

Clinic Information Flyer - Download the 2009 Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinic flyer.Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinic Flyer: June - September 2009 PDF

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Parkway Tree Request Deadline Tuesday

A final reminder from the Village of Glenview that the deadline for submitting parkway tree requests is this Tuesday, September 1st. Through the Village's Parkway Tree Program, residents may request a specific type of tree to be planted on the parkway in front of their property. Learn more by clicking the link above. You can email your request to or call (847) 657-3030.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Two Ways to Help Feed the Community

You can help support the Northfield Township Food Pantry in two ways:
1. Bring your non-perishable food items to the Glenview Library all the hours we are open:
Monday-Friday 9-9
Saturday 9-5
Sunday 1-5
2. Buy a Peanut Butter Parfait at the Dairy Bar , 1015 Harlem Ave.,during September and 50 cents goes to the Food Pantry.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

October 8 is the date at Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook

Youth Services of Glenbrook/Northbrook is finally settled into their new headquarters at 3080 Westlake Avenue in the Glen.
Counseling rooms, a library, gym, stage and art and music rooms are some of the features of the new facility.

Mark your calendars for the ribbon cutting and housewarming party on Thursday, October 8. Director Nancy Bloom notes that they are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target for those desiring to bring needed items as gifts.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mosquito Spraying

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will again be conducting adult mosquito control operations (spraying) in portions of Glenview this evening, Tuesday, August 25, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., weather permitting.

Here's a NSMAD map of the specific area in Glenview to be covered, as well as additional adulticiding information from NSMAD.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mother Daughter Tea

Bring your favorite doll to tea on September 12 at the Glenview History Center. Reservation are (847) 724-4115 for more information.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Your Cell Phone and the National Do Not Call Registry

You may have received an email recently urging you to re-register your cell phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry or a "special" Do Not Call Cell Phone Registry. Here’s what you need to know about the National Do Not Call Registry Program:

  • FCC regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers. Automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers on their cell phones without their consent.

  • The federal government does not maintain a national cell phone registry. Personal cell phone users have always been able to add their numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry – the same Registry consumers use to register their land lines.

  • Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008.

How do I register? Go online at or call toll-free 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number you wish to register. Registrations become effective within 31 days of signing up.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Corn Roast

Image by Melissa Maples Come to the Northfield Farmers’ Market (6 Happ Road across from New Trier High School’s Northfield Campus) for a Corn Roast to benefit Northfield Township Food Pantry on Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 a.m.– 12 p.m. Sponsored by Sunset Foods and the Northfield Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back To School Resources

Some may think that today's students are more comfortable online that with books. Of course the Glenview Public Library has an excellent collection of books and publications for students of all ages, but what you may not realize is that the Library also has many specialized online resources for students.

Three in particular are easy to use and designed to help with homework assignments and school advancement. Learning Express Library has a selection of tutorials and examinations to help students increase reading and math comprehension or prepare for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE and more.

SIRS Knowledge Source covers issues that students are most likely to study and debate by choosing the best published articles on each topic. It is particularly helpful in presenting both sides of social issues.

If you or your student is struggling with a particular homework assignment contact an online tutor through Live Homework Help. Students can chat online with a trained professional, ask questions and even upload documents to be reviewed together with the tutor.

All these and more online services are available on the Library web site in-house or from home by entering your Glenview Public Library card number. If you need help using an online library service, don't hesitate to ask.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

GPL Online Services: America's Newspapers

Did you toss out or recycle the newspaper before you had a chance to clip out that article you meant to save? Are you cutting costs by cutting back on subscriptions? Would you like to read news from your former home town or see what is happening in cities across the country? The Library provides online access to more than 800 newspapers throughout the US and around the world.

America's Newspapers provides online access to The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, The Glenview Announcements, The Daily Herald and 100 other newspapers in Illinois alone. All these publications are searchable through the Glenview Public Library web site by entering your library card number.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Truth or Urban Legend?

How many times have you received an email that sounds almost plausible but made you wonder? How do you tell if that rumor you just heard is a fact or an urban legend? Have you ever passed along a story only to learn later that it was a hoax? With email, blogs, instant communication and web "news" circulating around the Internet we receive more information and misinformation than ever before. Here are two websites dedicated to unveiling Internet myths, fake emails, mis-statements, fraud and outright lies. dedicated to debunking rumors and exposing hoaxes of various kinds is arranged by category for easy browsing. No tall tale is too ridiculous for the folklore specialists at to investigate. is more serious in nature and tends to concentrate on US politics and policies through a non-partisan approach.

Is either of these web sites infallible? No, any resource can make a mistake no matter how exalted it's reputation. Whenever possible avoid depending on a single source no matter how reliable it has been in the past. The best possible research is to look at many resources and to use your own careful judgement.

The Glenview Public Library reference team is available to help you in researching topics of interest, large or small. Our library web site offers library users online access to articles, encyclopedias, e-books, telephone directories and more. Be a savvy consumer of information in the Internet age through the use of online library resources.

Metra tracks closed August 20-27 at Glenview Road

Metra has informed the Village that it will be closing the Glenview Road railroad crossing in downtown Glenview completely for eight days as it undertakes track repairs from
Thursday, August 20 @ 7 a.m. - Thursday, August 27 @ 7 a.m.
During this time, motorists will not be able to proceed east or west along Glenview Road over the railroad tracks. Instead, they will be detoured to Dewes Street, one block south of Glenview Road. Motorists should allow extra time due to potential delays during this time.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Making Searching Easier

Two recent enhancements to iBistro, the Library's catalog, make finding information easier. Now you can more efficiently search for movies, music, and audiobooks by clicking on the "Audiovisual Searches" tab. Also, link to the catalogs in libraries NOT in our system by clicking on "Other Library Catalogs" and searching their holdings.

If you need help searching iBistro, don't hesitate to ask.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tracking Legislation Through Congress

In 1995 Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public and THOMAS was born. Through the THOMAS website we can track Congressional action, view the text of bills under consideration or recently passed, read the Congressional Record, view Congressional Committee Reports and learn more about our government.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Collection Highlight

On display in the Reference room for August is a sampling from our transportation collection. Besides planes, trains, and automobiles, you'll also find ships, motorcycles, and spacecraft. Look for even more transportation titles in our circulating book collection.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Memorial Service for Norma Morrison

A memorial service for Norma Morrison will be held at Wagner Farm in Glenview on Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 pm. Mrs. Morrison was the first woman elected as a Glenview village trustee, serving from 1957 to 1965. She was also co-founder of Citizens Organized for Wagner's, which was successful in persuading the village to buy the historic farm and preserve it as Park District property.

Mrs. Morrison passed away on July 27, 2009.

Glenview Veterans Oral History Project

The Glenview Public Library is looking for veterans to interview for the Glenview Veterans Oral History Project. We are casting a wide net, looking for men and women who served overseas or supported our forces stateside during the last century. Let us know if you have a good story to tell or if you know someone else who does. Contact: Deena Butta, Local History and Genealogy Librarian (847) 729-7500 x 152.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

We've Got Newsletters!

You probably already subscribe to the two customized electronic newsletters (e-newsletters) from the Library – the weekly Events By Email and the monthly Read All About It! – or one of the many genre e-newsletters and online book clubs. If not, click here to check your selection and enter your email address. But did you know the Glenview Public Library subscribes to multiple print newsletters that you can read in the building?

The Glenview Public Library has a collection of financial and health-related newsletters for you to peruse. In the Peter Bury Room in the Reference Department, look over the Hulbert Financial Digest, the Kiplinger Tax Letter, or the Dow Theory Letters. In the Consumer Health area, read Arthritis Today, the Wellness Letter from the University of California, Berkeley, or the Harvard Health Letter. This is just a small sample of the types of newsletters/magazines available. Come in today and find timely, relevant information on topics of interest to you.