Saturday, October 31, 2009

Need to Dispose of Unwanted Medications and Sharps?

In partnership with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, the Village will once again be serving as a drop-off point for unwanted medications and sharps (needles or lancets) next Friday, November 6. Between 9 a.m. and noon, bring your items to the lobby of Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road. But before you do, here are a few reminders:
  • This is a self-service program. Residents place their own items in the SWANNC bins.
  • Controlled substances/ narcotics are not accepted.
  • All drugs must be in their original containers with the labels attached. Black out personal information. SWANCC can't accept unidentified medicines or baggies of loose pills.
  • Sharps (syringes, needles, lancets) must be in proper containers: either a sharps container or a rigid, transparent container (these can be provided).
  • This program is for individual consumers only--it is not for commercial, retail or medical entities.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Back

Image by Randy Son of Robert
Daylight Saving Time ends and standard time resumes at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. After your last Halloween party guest departs on Saturday night, turn your clocks back one hour and enjoy the extra sleep.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Image by Indigoprime John's Place - Personalized Auto Care in Glenview is celebrating Halloween with a pumpkin carving contest. Show your artistic side and create a pumpkin masterpiece for a chance at a cash prize.

Starting on Friday, October 23rd, visit John's Place at 2200 Waukegan Road and pick up a free pumpkin to use for the competition. Bring your carved pumpkin back to the store by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 30. Winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. Winners need not be present to win. There will be refreshments for participants and those attending.

For more information call (224) 456-7087 or email

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Collection Highlight

Poisonous plants, venomous animals, hazardous chemicals and other scary subjects are featured in the Reference Department's October book display.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Glenview's Melzer Family

The Images of America series book, Glenview, by Beverly Roberts Dawson, discusses the arrival of the first Europeans in South Northfield, which became Glenview, and continues through the first 70 years following incorporation.

"John Melzer immigrated to South Northfield from Germany and bought the family home in 1871...Three generations of the Melzers are pictured here. From left to right are: first row, Lulu and Josephine (Adam's younger daughters); second row, two Heimgartner children, John Melzer and his wife, Katherine Melzer (Adam's daughter), William Melzer (Adam's son), Louisa Melzer (Adam's wife) and Adam Melzer; third row, Mrs. Heimgartner (John's niece) holding the hand of her child and Mr. Heimgartner at the far right in front of the cellar entrance." (p. 35, Glenview)

Meet Charlotte Melzer, a descendant of this founding family of Glenview, and hear her stories, on Sunday, October 18, 2-4 PM in the Maynard Room of the Glenview Public Library, as we celebrate National Family History month by celebrating the family history of Glenview's founding families.

Thank you to Beverly R. Dawson, and to the Glenview History Center, for permission to use the picture and the quotation from Ms. Dawson's book, Glenview.

You can see the book at 977.31 DAW and check out a copy. There are also copies in the Reference Room at R977.31 DAW and RRA 977.31 DAW.

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Parking Machines to be Installed at Metra Stations

Over the course of next week, the Village of Glenview will be installing new parking machines at the Downtown and North Glenview Metra Stations. All machines should be in place by October 19. The machines will still take cash -- and, for the first time, will take credit cards. However, they will no longer take free Village-issued debit cards.
Not sure you'll be able to spend the balance on your card in time? The Village will be providing reimbursement up to $60 through December 1. There are several ways to request a refund, but your old debit card must be returned to the Village in order to have the refund processed. Check the Village website for all the details.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

World Sight Day

8 October 2009
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of the visually impaired held on the second Thursday in October. This year the focus is on eye health and equal access care.
Globally, visual impairment is most prevalent in men and women 50 years and older: while the majority of eye conditions for this age group, such as cataract, can be easily treated, in some parts of the world there is still the need to ensure that women and men receive eye care services on an equal basis.
World Sight Day is observed around the world by all partners involved in preventing visual impairment or restoring sight. It is also the main advocacy event for the prevention of blindness and for "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight", a global effort to prevent blindness created by WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Glenview Village Closures on October 9

Glenview Village Hall and Public Works Department will close at 12:30 PM on Friday, October 9 for a staff event. The Police, Fire and Dispatch Departments will all remain open.

Happy Birthday Barcode

Today in 1952 the barcode was patented by Bernard Silver and Joseph Woodland. It helps us get through check out lines faster and more efficiently. Your library card has a bar code on it too. It helps our staff check out your materials or you can use it to check out your own books at our self-check station in the lobby opposite the check out desk.

As a library visitor you are probably familiar with the check out process. However did you know that your library barcode has an online computer function? The bar code number on your library card allows you to access all of the online services available through the library web site from your home computer.

Your library subscribes to a variety of online services for card holders to use 24/7. Whenever you want home access the online journals, books, and databases, simply enter your bar code number to login as a library user. Online access to materials is another way your library and your library card works to serve you better.
P.S. You don't need a scanner, just enter the barcode number via your keyboard.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 18: Family History Month Celebration

Mark your calendar!

On Sunday, October 18, from 2 to 4 PM in the Maynard Room, the Glenview Public Library will celebrate National Family History Month with a panel discussion and reception honoring Glenview's Founding Families.

To register, please call (847) 729-7500 x112 or x113.

Joyce Hutchings, Charlotte Melzer, and Don Long, whose family trees include various names prominent in Glenview history, will reminisce about Glenview and their families.

Hear their stories, and mingle with them at an informal reception.

The following slide show displays portraits of some of their ancestors: