Friday, February 19, 2010

Glenview Resident Open House Saturday February 20

Think you know everything there is to know about Glenview? Find out: stop by the 2010 Resident Open House tomorrow, Saturday, February 20. Coordinated by the Glenview Communicators Organization and sponsored by the Village, this free event will once again take place at the Park Center, 2400 Chestnut, between 9 - 11:30 a.m. Learn more about the Village, Park District, Library, Northfield Township, Glenbrook Hospital, local schools, and the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).
Register to vote (bring two pieces of ID with your current address), stop by our kids craft table, and enjoy free refreshments courtesy of Catered by Design. You can even save a life: LifeSource and Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting a blood drive (bring a picture ID and eat before you come).

Thursday, February 18, 2010

10 Questions, 10 Minutes to Complete

In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. When you receive yours, just answer the 10 short questions and then mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided. If you don't mail the form back, you may receive a visit from a census taker, who will ask you the questions from the form.

With one of the shortest questionnaires in history, the 2010 Census asks for name, gender, age, race, ethnicity, relationship, and whether you own or rent your home. It only takes about 10 minutes for the average household to complete. All responses are used for statistical purposes only, and all are strictly confidential.

For more information visit the 2010 Census web site or call the US Census 2010 toll free number 1-800-923-8282.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

90th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters

Ninety years ago, Carrie Chapman Catt first proposed a League of Women Voters to "finish the fight" and work to end all discrimination against women. And so the League of Women Voters was founded on Valentine's Day in 1920, six months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Today, the League of Women Voters remains a grassroots, nonpartisan organization with more than 150,000 members and supporters and 850 League chapters throughout all 50 states including Illinois, Cook County and Glenview. Though the League is known widely for its voter education efforts, it also strives to educate voters on critical issues such as health care reform, global climate change, immigration and local elections.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Glenview Resident Open House

The 2010 Glenview Resident Open House is scheduled for Saturday, February 20. Coordinated by the Glenview Communicators Organization and sponsored by the Village, this free event will once again take place at the Park Center, 2400 Chestnut, between 9 - 11:30 a.m. Learn more about the Village, Park District, Library, Chamber of Commerce, Northfield Township, Glenbrook Hospital, local schools, and the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resource Center integrates award-winning biographies from respected sources with full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

This online service and many others are available on the Glenview Public Library's web site. All of the library's online services can be accessed via a computer in the library or from your home with a Glenview Public Library card number.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Celebrated Citizens of Glenview Look Into Books

Ten years ago, in the year 2000, the Library created a series of portraits called Look Into Books, which showed celebrated citizens of Glenview with their favorite books.

You can enjoy this series again by clicking the forward arrow to play the slideshow.

You can also view the Look Into Books portraits with more details, along with other historic images, at Digital Past in the Glenview Area History Collection.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bus Schedules

Bus service can be full of surprises. Sign up for Pace Bus e-mail or wireless notifications for specific routes.

To see if there have been changes to your usual route, check the schedule.

For arrival time information in real time, register with Pace's Web Watch service.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Chicago Tribune Archives Online

The Chicago Tribune provided detailed accounts of the Great Fire of 1871, which killed hundreds, nearly destroyed the city, resulted in many reforms, and spurred new growth. In 1893 and 1909, the newspaper’s special Chicago Jubilee issues described and celebrated the city’s tremendous progress. It also reported on the Progressive Movement, followed the works of Nobel Peace Prize-winning social reformer Jane Addams, exposed the activities of mobsters like Al Capone, and reported on the city’s machine politics. To incisively convey ideas, opinions, and emotions, the Chicago Tribune relied on Pulitzer Prize-winning John T. McCutcheon’s editorial cartoons.

To trace the development of Chicago and the Midwest, and to study subjects as diverse as politics, architecture, social reform, and art, start here … with the historical Chicago Tribune provided for you by the Glenview Public Library and available for free to library visitors and GPL card holders. Enter your GPL bar code number when prompted to access this online service from your home computer.

SnapShot! Day for Illinois Libraries (Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010)

Can you imagine if libraries went away -- even for a day? The Illinois library community is joining together on February 10th to collect statistics, photographs, and stories about an average day at a library. The information will be compiled to provide meaningful statistics and heartfelt stories that demonstrate the significant impact of libraries in the daily life of a community.Show your support for your hometown library. Share a story, have your photo taken, or simply find a quiet corner to enjoy the comfort your public library provides. Come on in!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tax Help for Seniors

The North Shore Senior Center is offering seniors assistance with the preparation of their 2009 income tax returns. Returns are prepared by trained tax volunteers using the IRS TaxWise computer program.

There is no fee for this service, but a contribution to the Senior Center is appreciated. To arrange an appointment, please call the NSSC Administration Office at 847-784-6000.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mango Language Learning Upgraded

The Glenview Public Library offers Mango Languages online computer courses to library visitors and home access for GPL library card holders.
Mango Language Learning includes 22 Basic Courses to quickly learn some basic travel phrases and 9 Complete Courses for students that want to move beyond basic language skills. There are also ESL Basic and Complete Courses for foreign language speakers learning English. Access it for free from the Glenview Public Library web site. Login in with your GPL library bar code number.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Free Glucose Screening at Walgreens, Friday, February 5

In conjunction with Oprah's February 4 program on the epidemic number of new cases of diabetes, selected Walgreens stores are offering free blood glucose testing from 11-7, Friday, February 5.
The participating Walgreens stores closest to Glenview are at the corner of Lake and Waukegan (847-998-1442) and at 9301 Waukegan in Morton Grove (847-965-2444). The Morton Grove location will be doing the free screening for the entire month of February. It is a quick simple test; a prick of your finger.

Collection Highlight

In February, Reference Services is featuring books in a warm hue for a chilly month. Come in and browse to see if any of the various subjects included are dear to your heart.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Coyote Caution

It’s winter—and that means that here in Glenview our native coyotes are likely to be out and about foraging for food. But there are ways to live peaceably with our wilder neighbors—all it takes is a little preparation and caution.

  • Never attempt to feed a coyote. That’s how most bites occur.
  • Coyotes have been known to attack unattended family pets, so keep your dogs or cats indoors or in a pen when you can’t keep an eye on them.
  • Don’t leave food bowls, toys or bones outside and clean up scraps before dusk.
  • Close garbage cans tightly and place them in a shed or your garage.
  • Cover window wells and repair cracked porch stoops.
  • Repair weak, rotten areas of roof, soffit, fascia board or wooden porch enclosures.

If you see a sick or wounded coyote on your property—or if you have questions about anything having to do with local wildlife—call Village of Glenview Animal Control at 847-729-5000.