Thursday, June 30, 2011

July 4th Facts

The US Census Bureau compiled these facts about the 4th of July:

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nantion. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.
2.5 million
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
Source: Historical Statistics of the United StatesL Colonial Times to 1970
311.7 million
The nation's estimated poulation on this July Fourth.
Source: Population clock

$3.2 million
In 2010, the dollar value of US imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($2.8 million) was for US flags made in China.
Dollar value of US flags exported in 2010. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $256,407 worth
Source: Foreign Trade Statistics; US Trade Online
$302.7 million
Annual dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation's manufacturers, according to the latest published economic census data.
Source: 2007 Economic Census, Series EC0731SP1, Products and Services Code 3149998231

$190.7 million
The value of fireworks imported from China in 2010, representing the bulk of all US fireworks imported ($197.3 million). US exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $37.0 million in 2010, with Japan purchasing more than any other country ($6.3 million).
Source: Foreign Trade Statistics, US Trade Online

More fun facts and statistics from the US Census Bureau

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Village Hall Power Outage

Due to a power outage caused by Tuesday night’s powerful storm, Glenview Village Hall is closed Thursday, June 23, with personnel and services transferred to the Police Department, 2500 E. Lake Ave, to answer phones and coordinate resident requests. Any assistance that you may require can either be completed through the web, telephone or in-person at the Police Department. If power remains out at Village Hall for Friday, services will again be made available at the Police Department.
Non-emergency assistance is available at (847) 724-1700 or (847) 657-3030.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

In Case of Emergency....ICE Your Cell Phone

Help the first responders to find your emergency contact persons by entering them in your cell phone contacts list as ICE1, ICE2, etc.

You can also register with the State of Illinois Emergency Contact Database to give law enforcement personnel access to your contact information.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mango Celebrates Philippine Independence Day

June 12th is Philippine Independence Day and Mango is celebrating with the launch of a new Tagalog language learning course! Tagalog is one of two official languages of the Philippine region, and is spoken as a first or second language by the majority of the Philippine population. In no time at all, you will be able to catch a cab in Manila, book a snorkeling trip in beautiful Palawan, order up a tasty beverage at the diving resorts of Negros, or share your pride in Filipino culture here at home. Mango makes it easy!

Ready to check it out? Visit the Glenview Public Library Online Services Education page, then choose Mango Languages to access the Tagalog course and start learning! Mango offers other language courses too including French, Italian, Spanish, German and 30 others. Do you know someone struggling with English? Mango offers English courses for foreign speakers.

Online language learning is offered free to Glenview Public Library members through our website. Access all of our Online Services from your home PC by logging in on the Online Services page with your Glenview Library barcode card number as your password.

Mango is only one of the many Online Services that the Glenview Public Library has to offer to library members through our website. Check out and download ebooks, full text journals and newspapers; chat with a homework tutor; research your genealogy; find investment data and analysis; or look up telephone and public records through our web site. Your library pays for card holder access to these premium online services. Take advantage of your library membership by using your library card number as your password to online information. Your public library web site is way more than just an online catalog.

Happy Bloomsday

June 16th is an annual celebration among James Joyce fans around the world. Joyce's sprawling masterpiece, Ulysses, depicts one day - June 16, 1904 - in the life of Leopold Bloom. Worldwide celebrations include James Joyce lookalike contests, fun runs, readings, and this year, the "Bloomsday Burst" on Twitter.

Several copies of Ulysses await you today at the Glenview Public Library, including the audio cassette version.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jackman Park Concerts Begin June 15

The Bearfoot in the Park concert series held at Jackman Park at Lehigh and Prairie starts tonight featuring the Glenview Concert Band from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Park Center, 2400 Chestnut. If in doubt, call the outdoor weather hotline at 847-724-3337 after 6 p.m. The complete concert series list is available on the Glenview Park District website.

Summer In Glenview 2011

Two major events kickoff summer in Glenview on Saturday, June 25:
The Glenview Farmers Market opens at Wagner Farm from 8 a.m.-noon. The Market will run on Saturdays through October 8. Volunteer applications are available online.
The Chamber of Commerce Summer Festival (also known as "the summer street sale") takes place on Glenview Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Waukegan Road and Harlem Ave.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Final Call for Reading Volunteers!

Glenview Public Library needs you more than ever! We have 170 kids in grades 1-3 who need a reading buddy this summer! We are still short 30 volunteers. Each volunteer works with a specific child entering grades 1-3. You meet once a week for six weeks to read one-on-one and do an activity together. The program runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from June 28-August 4. There are morning, afternoon and evening time slots available. One training session is required.
If you would like to volunteer, Silvia, in the Youth Services Department, must hear from you by Monday, June 11, regarding your time availability. Please complete the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM. Select the online version or the PDF to print out. If you cannot complete this by Monday, June 11, please call Silvia in the Youth Services Department at 847-729-7500 ext. 7900.


Join us on Sunday, June 12, at 2 PM for the dedication of the new Glenview Public Library. The Board of Trustees and Staff invite the community to celebrate the ceremonial conclusion of the Library building project.