Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Glenview Green Table at the Farmers Market

The Green Table at the Farmers Market is cosponsored by the Village of Glenview and the Glenview Park District. Pleasant Ridge School Planet Protectors Club and other District 34 Environmental Club members invite you to participate in this and other PTA efforts. For more information, visit Take Baby Steps.

DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2009TIME: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.LOCATION: Wagner Farm, Lake St. and Wagner Rd., Glenview

The market is open from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

For information, call Henrietta Saunders at 847-814-2329.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Glenview State Bank holds its final paper shredding event of 2009 on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, from 9:00AM to NOON at the branch located at 2222 Chestnut Avenue in Glenview. Help to protect your identity by securely destroying documents no longer required for your records and other papers containing confidential information. This service is available to all individuals. PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of 25 lbs. per person. Cardboard boxes will be emptied and returned to you to recycle with your regular home recycling service. Paper bags (not plastic) will be accepted.

Stimulus Act Documents

Glenview Public Library Reference Services Department has received:
Stimulus: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, Official Text. R343.7304 STI Vol. 1
Stimulus: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Essential Documents. R343.7304 STI Vol. 2.

Ask at the Reference Desk for these items.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today is R.E.A.D. in America Day

Art by Charles Santore
R.E.A.D. stands for "Reading helps Everyone Accomplish Dreams." On the National Mall in Washington DC this annual event will be celebrated with the National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress. The Festival includes presentations by authors, illustrators, and poets, reading-promotion activities, and book signings. Celebrate R.E.A.D. in America Day here at home in Glenview by reading to yourself, a child or loved one, and - of course - visiting the library!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Golf Road Closing - Sept. 25 thru 28

Between Friday, September 25 at 6:30 pm and Monday, September 28 at 6:00 am, Metra will be closing Golf Road ENTIRELY where it passes underneath the railroad bridge just east of Waukegan Road. This is in order to facilitate reconstruction of the bridge. Westbound traffic will be detoured north on Harms to East Lake; southbound traffic will be detoured on Waukegan to either Dempster or East Lake.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Watching the Supreme Court

The first Monday in October is the traditional start of the Supreme Court term. This year the court held its first session of the 2009-2010 term on September 9. The official web site of the Supreme Court will tell you about their calendar, and the cases on the court docket, read the opinions of the Supreme Court, including the transcripts of oral arguments before the court and a Guide for Counsel which advises attorneys how to present their case to the justices.

There are several blogs dedicated to the happenings on the court and the impact that court decisions have on our lives. Two that stand out are the Election law blog and the SCOTUS blog.

Then there are some local law blogs like the Illinois Issues blog, and the Illinois State Bar Association web site that track Illinois state issues.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Heifer Hoedown

Image by Just chaos at flickrHelp the hungry at the 4th annual Heifer Hoedown at Wagner Farm on Sunday, September 20, 2009. Activities include hay rides, kids' games, live music, line dancing, and more. Wagner Farm is located at 1510 Wagner Road in Glenview. Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit Heifer International.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1967 Library Construction

Here is a video of the first addition to the library, under construction in 1967:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Collection Highlight

This month's Reference display features Family History. Come by and peruse a sample from our collection on genealogy, local history, and more.

Click here to see research databases for genealogy and here to visit GPL's Genealogy blog.