Thursday, March 31, 2011

Earth Month Ideas

Since 1992, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County has provided daily tips and activities to reduce waste in their April Environmental Awareness Calendar. Use these ideas for Earth month and beyond. Additionally, SWANCC programs for spring and summer are posted on the reverse side of the calendar. The calendar can be downloaded and printed at swancc.org. While you're on the website, check out the latest edition of SWANCC's Recycling Etc. for ways to continue to green your lifestyle. This newsletter includes information about SWANCC programs, resources and upcoming events.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Telephone Bill Clinic

Money Smart Week programming continues at the Glenview Public Library. On Monday, April 4, we are hosting a Telephone Bill Clinic from 2:00-4:00 PM. Citizens Utility Board staff will review your telephone bill and recommend ways to cut costs. CUB representatives often find up to $30 per month savings. Bring your phone bill (land line only). Please register in advance online or by calling the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500.

Entrepreneurship: The Reality of Going into Business for Yourself


The week of April 2-9, 2011, is Money Smart Week in Chicago. The Glenview Public Library is hosting Entrepreneurship: The Reality of Going into Business for Yourself on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM. SCORE counselor Mark Lieberman will cover the basics of small business start-up, including goal setting, target market identification, strengths analysis and action plans. Join us in the Community Room for this special event. Please register by calling the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 or online here.

Money Smart Week 2011 Set for April 2-9


Money Smart Week in Chicago will be held April 2-9, 2011. For the tenth consecutive year, hundreds of banks, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profit organizations and government agencies are joining together to provide a week of classes and events aimed at helping consumers make informed choices when managing their personal finances. Roughly 500 free educational classes will take place around the Chicago area focusing on financial topics for people of all ages and walks of life, from budgeting to estate planning.

For more information or to view a complete listing of calendar events around the city and suburbs, visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org/

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Glenview Road to Remain Open During Construction


Recently, the Village of Glenview alerted motorists to temporary downtown road closures due to construction work on the library parking deck. But there's good news! The contractor has informed the Village that it would be able to perform this part of the work with less impact on the community - and over a shorter time period. Here's the update:
  • Glenview Road will now remain open throughout the construction period.
  • Washington Street will now be closed between Prairie and Glenview Road from March 30 - April 8.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tully Academy Irish Dancers


A program by the Tully Academy Irish Dancers will be presented on Saturday, March 19, 1;00 TO 1:30 PM at the Glen Town Center.

The program is listed in the Library's online calendar.

The actual location of the performance is at the Book Market, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Please register online at the Glen Town Center web site.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Early Voting Through March 31 at Village Hall





Cook County offers early voting for the April 5 election at Glenview Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road, between now and Thursday, March 31. Stop by Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Remember to bring a government-issued photo ID such as a passport, driver's license, or military ID. For more infomation go to the Cook County Clerk website.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mental Health Answers Forum, March 14

The public is invited to a free interactive educational session,"Ask the Doctor and Ask the Social Worker" on Monday, March 14, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the Glenview Police Department, 2500 East Lake Avenue. Come prepared to ask questions such as "What is the difference between Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder?" What are housing options, resources and challenges when dealing with a loved one with mental illness? How to set boundaries at home? How parents can help siblings handle distressing behaviors? Guest speakers, Dr. Maria Caserta, M.D., and Veronica Stefanek, LSCW, of the Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, will share their expertise on these and other issues. The meeting is sponsored by NAMI CCNS. For more information call 847-716-2252.






Our New Catalog

Perhaps you've noticed our new library catalog BiblioCommons, which debuted this month at the Glenview Public Library. We think you'll find it much easier to use than our previous catalog, and more fun, too.
Keyword searching for items in our collection is always readily available in the upper right corner of the screen. When you find the item you're looking for, the call number is located in the lower left portion of the screen.
BiblioCommons has many fun and useful social networking features. Just like popular bookstore websites, BiblioCommons allows you to add reviews and read others' reviews of books, music, and DVDs in the collection. You can create lists of books, movies, or music, and make the lists public or private. If you find someone whose taste you like, you can follow them to see their recommendations.
To place holds on items in BiblioCommons or to use any of its social networking functions, it is necessary to be logged in. You will need to complete a brief registration process in order to set up your username and password, just like on many other websites.
Like before, you can check your library account to see what you have checked out, and what you have on hold.
Take some time to explore all that BiblioCommons has to offer. If you need help, ask at the Reference Desk.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bridal Fashion Show at Glenview History Center


Benefit for the Glenview History Center:

"Here Comes the Bride" Tea and Luncheon

11 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Glenview New Church, 74 Park Dr., Glenview IL.

The Bridal Fashion Show will cover the years 1905-1985, and is presented by Decades of Dresses.

Lunch is included.

Raffle and Ladies' Boutique are also featured.

$20.00 members, $23.00 non-members. Reservation deadline is March 19, 2011. No tickets will be sold at the door!
Make checks payable to "GHC." Send check and reservations to: GHC, 1121 Waukegan Rd., Glenview IL 60025.

For further information, contact Mary Long, (847) 724-4115 or mary2L@wowway.com

Job and Career Help at Education-Portal.com

Yes, you can research schools, degree programs and online courses with Education-Portal.com. Did you know that you can also use this web tool for Career Planning and Job Search help? Education-Portal.com’s Career Counseling & Job Center contains articles and videos on interviewing, resumes and job networking. Learn how to research the job market, write your resume and cover letter, develop a job hunting plan, make job networking connections, and perform your best in a job interview. Explore this web site at http://education-portal.com/

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Voter Registration March 8 at the Glenview Public Library




Register to vote in the April 5 consolidated election at the Glenview Public Library from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m on Tuesday, March 8. Volunteers from the Glenview League of Women Voters will be on hand to accept registrations in the main lobby of the library at 1930 Glenview Road. Parking is across the street in the Washington Street library lot. Early voting begins March 14 through March 31 at the Glenview Village Hall, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Information on candidates, absentee voting, and polling places may be found at http://www.voterinfonet.com/.