Friday, September 23, 2011

Volunteers Sought for Planting Project

The Village of Glenview's Natural Resources Commission is looking for helpers to install plants at the Village's new permeable concrete parking lot west of the intersection of Compass Road and Lehigh Avenue. The more than 3,000 plants will help the lot absorb and filter storm water, to minimize water pollution and runoff. The planting project, which is being overseen by an Eagle Scout candidate, takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided. Call (847) 904-4536 for more information.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Museum Day - September 24, 2011

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free.

Participating Museums in Illinois.

Ticket Information.

Fine Print for this offer:

  • Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found on the Museum Day website.

  • One ticket per household, for two people.

  • A ticket will gain entry to only one of the participating museums, excluding parking and special events and exhibits.

  • If museum reaches capacity, museum has right to limit the number of guests until space becomes available.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Social Media Week Sept 19-23

Are you using social media to market your organization, business or interests to the best advantage? Are you curious about Facebook and Twitter? Do you have plans to learn more about social media to promote a brand, business, or organization? Learn more about Social Media Week Chicago and how it can help you use and take advantage of free social media opportunities to market your brand. More than 70 Social Media Week events are scheduled in Chicago for experienced media types and for newbies. Read more about and plan to attend one of these Chicago events to develop a social media strategy. This week events are planned at various locations around Chicago. Crain's Chicago Business has Social Media Week Chicago in their weekly calendar of events. Or check out this issue of Chicago Insider's Guide. Learn more about using social media as a marketing tool.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chase the Bear Glenview Run

The Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise is hosting its 14th annual Glenview Run on Sunday, September 18 at Hoffman School, 2000 Harrison St., in Glenview. The Chase the Bear Glenview Run features a 1 mile Family Fun run-walk, in addition to 5K and 10K races. The Family Fun Run starts at 8:15; arrive between 7 AM and 7:45 AM for registration and check-in. Also featured will be fitness-related vendors, a pre-race stretching program, and a performance by the Glenbrook South High School Drum Line.

Visit for more information or call 847-657-9977. Early online application is encouraged and the online fee is discounted.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Smoke from Minnesota Wildfire Reaches Illinois

The information below is from the National Weather Service regarding smoke from a northeastern Minnesota wildfire spreading into the northern Illinois area today. For further information visit and click on the State of Illinois in the United States map on the home page.

Smoke from a large wildfire over northeast Minnesota has been moving into far northern Illinois this afternoon...due to Northerly winds behind a cold front which moved across the area early this morning. Although the fire is more than 400 miles northwest of the area...the combination of sinking air and northerly winds behind the front has transported smoke all the way into northern Illinois. The smoke will likely persist through the afternoon and into the overnight hours...before winds become more westerly in advance of another cold front which will approach early Wednesday morning. Smoke will likely continue to spread to the southeast across much of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana through this evening. Expect hazy skies and a distinct burning odor.

The Lake County Illinois emergency manager reports that smoke is prevalent enough to cause people to report difficulty breathing and burning of their eyes. Individuals with respiratory problems should use caution while smoke affects the area.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month. Visit to learn more about Hunger Action Month and all the ways you can get involved to help feed those in need this month. Please consider doing something to help stamp out hunger in America such as:

  • Visit Jewel-Osco stores throughout September to help support local hunger relief.
    Visit for details.

  • Drive Away Hunger - Donate 10 cans of nonperishable food at a participating Chevy dealer and receive a ticket to the Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers game on Sept. 20. Additionally, for every test drive at a participating dealer through Sept. 20, will donate $10 to the Food Depository.

  • During Kraft's Huddle To Fight Hunger, purchase Kraft products at participation retailers to generate a donation to Feeding America. which will benefit the Food Depository, and receive a coupon book for future savings.

  • Support your local pantry, soup kitchen or shelter by volunteering. Find the agency nearest you by using the Food Depository’s Agency Locator online at

  • Donate each month to the Food Depository to help feed those in need. Have a particular
    passion or talent? Donate your skills to make a difference. Call the Greater Chicago Food Pantry at 773-247-FOOD to learn about making an in-kind gift.

  • Call your U.S. Senators and deliver the following message "Please help us make ending hunger a reality by supporting federal nutrition programs in the budget and the Farm Bill." Dick Durbin, 202-224-2152; Mark Kirk, 202-224-2854.

  • Learn how difficult it is to survive on a limited budget during Feeding Illinois’ SNAP Hunger
    Challenge. Experience firsthand the financial and nutritional obstacles too many Chicagoans face at

Friday, September 9, 2011

Remembering 9-11 in Art

A new exhibit has been installed in the Glenview Public Library lobby to honor the 9-11 tragedy. This new exhibit, The Change Within Remembering 9-11 in Art, is by Elisa Boughner. Deeply moved by the events of 9-11, Boughner painted a series of works expressing the many emotions she felt in the aftermath of the 9-11 tragedy. Each painting has a small description explaining the meaning behind the work. This is the first time Boughner has exhibited her 9-11 portfolio outside her own studio.

Elisa Boughner will be at the Glenview Public Library for a Gallery Talk on Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 PM. Boughner's glasswork and jewelry are on display in the library lobby display cases and a brochure about Boughner's art and studio is available at the Information Desk for more information about the artist.

In these next few weeks as we honor the fallen at the 10th anniversary of this shared national tragedy, take a few quiet minutes to stroll through the exhibit and remember.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Play to Win

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Stop by the Circulation Desk for sign-up details and to pick up your welcome kit including a special beverage offer.

Visit the Reference Services on the second floor and try your luck at our weekly quiz for a chance to win a Starbuck's gift card. You can't win if you don't play!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Glenview Remembers

Come to Gallery Park on Sunday, September 11, 2011 to observe the 10th anniversary of the events of 9/11.

Gallery Park is located at Patriot Blvd. and Chestnut Ave. in Glenview. The tribute begins at 7:00 PM and will include the bagpipes and drums of the Emerald Society; the Glenbrook South High School vocal groups Nine and Solace; a Boy Scout/Girl Scout Flag Ceremony; a Police 3-Volley Salute; the Firefighters’ Last Alarm Bell Ceremony; and the playing of “Taps”.

For more information visit