Friday, February 25, 2011

Genealogy First Tuesday: March 1

Tuesday, March 1, 6 to 8:30 pm, in the Genealogy Room of the Glenview Public Library.

"Genealogy First Tuesday" is an unstructured session for people interested in genealogy.

Bring your laptop and your questions, and we will all work on helping each other break down our genealogical brick walls.

Please RSVP (847) 901-5948 or


Friday, February 18, 2011


In support of Chicago’s Money Smart Week® 2011 -- taking place April 2-9 -- the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partner organizations are once again sponsoring the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest. Students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to answer this year’s Money Smart Question (see below) with an essay of 300 words or less. Six finalists will be selected to attend the Money Smart Kick-Off breakfast on April 4 and one student will be named this year’s Money Smart Kid, winning a $5,000 scholarship from HSBC–North America and the chance to spend a year as Chicago’s financial literacy ambassador. A $2,500 savings bond will be awarded to the runner-up, sponsored by Harris Bank. Essays must be postmarked by February 25, 2011.

You have been asked to give your class a short lesson on the importance of financial literacy. What would you say and why?
(Essays will be judged on how well the question is answered, not the number of topics addressed)

Download the application and instructions here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Growing Up With Glenview

Growing Up With Glenview, by Fred A. Rugen, compiled and edited by his daughter, Betty Rugen Schutter.

Fred A. Rugen's grandfather was among the first settlers of Northfield Township. Mr. Rugen was always active in Glenview community affairs, and often told stories of his life growing up in Glenview. These are a few of the stopries he wrote down with the encouragement of his family, and they provide a glimpse of life in the early days of Glenview, the values of the times, and the life philosophy of a Glenview businessman and member of a founding family.

These books are available for $12.00 at The Glenview History Center, 1121 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, 847-724-2235.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

IRS Begins Processing Tax Forms Affected by Late Tax Change

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today it has started processing individual tax returns affected by legislation enacted in December and reminded taxpayers that they can begin filing electronically immediately.

On Monday, IRS systems began to accept and process both e-file and paper tax returns claiming itemized deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, as well as deductions for state and local sales tax, higher education tuition and fees and educator expenses.

“The IRS is now accepting all the 1040 forms,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “We worked hard to update our systems and get the changes in place as quickly as possible. We appreciate the patience of those impacted by the delay. We urge taxpayers to use e-file with direct deposit, and they can get their refunds within days.”

Monday, February 7, 2011

Historical Bridal Fashion Show

Save the date!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

11 a.m.

Glenview New Church

Glenview History Center Benefit:

"Here Comes the Bride"

1905-1985 Bridal Fashion Show

Tea, Luncheon, Raffle, and Ladies' Boutique

For further information: Mary Long: (847) 724-4115


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Library CLOSED February 2 All Day

Due to the snow storm the Glenview Public Library will be closed all day today, but you can still visit us online to access articles, newspapers, and eBooks. Our library web site will give you access to research in our online e-resources at and your GPL library card number gives you access to e-audiobooks that you can download to your PC or personal media device through MyMediaMall.