Friday, May 27, 2011

Battery, Medicine Drop-Off

Residents can get rid of used batteries and unwanted medications from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, June 3 at Glenview Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road. Through the battery recycling program, any rechargeable NiCd, NiMh, lithium ion, lithium polymer or household alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D or 9V) can be dropped off. Unwanted and leftover medications must be in original containers with labels attached. Personal information can be blacked out. Sharps (needles or lancets) must be in proper containers, which can be provided. Both programs are done in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, with the goal of properly disposing of these items so they don't end up contaminating our water supply or landfills.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I Love a Parade

Glenview's 2011 Memorial Day parade and ceremony will take place on Monday, May 30 beginning at 9 am. Starting at the village parking lot at Grove and Depot Streets, the parade will travel east on Grove, south on Pine, east on Glenview Road and continue to the Veterans Memorial on the corner of Glenview Road and River. The ceremony will follow. Highlights of this year's parade include the Glenbrook South Marching Band and the Glenview Fire and Police departments Color Guards.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Want to Do Something Satisfying This Summer?

Why not volunteer at the new Glenview Public Library to be a "Book Buddy" for a first, second or third grade student ? Help new readers keep up their skills over the summer.

The six-week program runs from June 28 through August 4 and involves just one hour a week reading one-on-one with a child. Volunteers range from seventh grade through adult. Service credit is available for school,scout or church community service requirements. A single one-hour training session is required. Contact the Youth Services Department at 847-729-7500 Ext. 7900 for more information or to sign up.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Free Shredding and Computer Recycling Saturday

This is your chance to safely destroy personal and business documents and recycle old computers and monitors that are taking up space in your home on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at DEVON BANK PARKING LOT, 950 Milwaukee Avenue. 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

No amount is too great!

Saturday, May 14, 2011
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
950 Milwaukee Avenue

Not Accepted: appliances, hazardous waste, typewriters, auto stereos, satellites, non-cellular phones, or non-computer cables.

Glenview Helping Hands Recruiting Volunteer Drivers

Glenview Helping Hands has provided free transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other essential errands for Glenview seniors and disabled persons for over 22 years.Volunteers drivers have provided over 600 rides to Glenview seniors over the past year.
If you can spare two hours a month or more as a volunteer call for a driver application at 847-729-8181 or go to the website.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Confused About End of Quarter Corporate Earnings

Unsure What to Make of Corporate Earnings Announcements? Use Morningstar To Help You Make Sense of the Numbers—and How They Affect You.

The end of a quarter means a flood of news about how companies and industries have fared recently and what their outlook is for the future. Deciphering exactly what all of this news means to you can be tricky.

The Glenview Public Library invites library patrons to log on or stop by to see exactly how earnings affect their wallets. In particular, the Glenview Public Library recommends Morningstar Investment Research Center, which it makes available at no cost to you from any PC within the library or through our web site .

Morningstar Investment Research Center features detailed Morningstar analyst reports on more than 2,000 of the most widely followed companies, and smaller ones, too. The analyst reports put each firm’s earnings into perspective in relation to its historical performance and industry, and provide a clear assessment of a company’s strengths and weaknesses. And every report includes recommended buy and sell prices.

Does Morningstar Investment Research Center cover your favorite stocks? It’s easy enough to find out. Stop by the Glenview Public Library at 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL. The Library also provides 24-hour remote access to Morningstar Investment Research Center at With a valid GPL library card, library patrons can access current stock and fund information from home or office free of charge through the Library's Online Services page .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Run/Walk to help Local Causes

Spring is when you want to be outdoors! Why not put your outdoor time to good use by walking or running for local causes?
Some upcoming events are
-The Northbrook-based Cancer Wellness Center's "Stepping up to Wellness" on Sunday, May 22. All proceeds go to provide free support services for cancer patients and their families in the North Shore area.
-The annual Relay for Life of the North Shore to benefit the American Cancer Society will again be held at Glenbrook South on Friday, June 3.
-Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook will hold its seventh annual Run/Walk event on Sunday, June 26.Ages 6 through adult can sign up online.

Plant Sale at The Grove May 14-15

Buy hardy perennials, flowering pots/baskets, herbs, and native plants at The Grove's plant sale Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Grove National Historic Landmark is located at 1421 Milwaukee Avenue in Glenview. Call 847-299-6096 for more information. Co-sponsored by the Grove Heritage Association & the Glenview Park District. Proceeds benefit The Grove.