Saturday, December 29, 2012

Recycle the Christmas Tree

When it's time to dispose of the Christmas tree, think about recycling it. Between January 2 and 31, 2013, trees can be brought to these designated collection points for recycling as mulch that will nourish plantings in Glenview parks:
  • Glenview Public Works Service Center , 1333 Shermer Road
  • Johns Park, 2101 Central Road
  • Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Road
  • Cunliff Park, 540 Echo Lane
  • Cole Park, 1031 Kenilworth Avenue
  • Willow Park, 2600 Greenwood Avenue
Residents in single-family homes or duplexes served by Groot can put the trees, wreaths and garlands out with the regular garbage during the week of January 7-11, 2013. Groot will collect them at no additional charge.

All ornaments, lights and tinsel should be removed from trees. Do NOT cover the tree with a plastic disposal bag.

And remember: Holiday Lights can also be recycled. Drop them off in the marked receptacle outside the Public Works Service Center, 1333 Shermer Road, through February 28.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Mailing Choices

It's that time of year. Visit the U.S. Postal Service to see a variety of mailing options for your holiday cards and packages.

You can print postage from home, schedule a free pickup, track your holiday packages, and more. The Holiday Calendar clearly shows shipping deadlines for delivery by December 25.

Have fun shopping and shipping.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stop In & Win

Stop in at local stores along Glenview and Waukegan roads and get the chance to win an iPad and other prizes.
More than 30 merchants are participating in "Stop In & Win." Visit any of the stores that displays the special poster announcing the program. Inside the business you will find a container with registration cards to enter individual store drawings for prizes and/or a drawing using all the stores' entries for the iPad grand prize.

Entries will be accepted at all locations, including Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road, through December 13. Store prize drawings and the grand prize drawing will take place December 14.

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vote Today!!

Twenty percent of Illinois voters will have a new polling place this election day.    If you are unsure of where to vote visit these web sites.  Some morning news reports are reporting that these websites are very busy.  If you cannot access these sites, call our reference staff at 847-729-7500 and we will try to assist you in locating your polling place. 

Elections - Suburban Cook County 

  1. Registration and Polling Place Information

    Do you have the information you need to cast your ballot on November 6th?   Use to build your personalized voting guide that will include up-to-date information you need to cast your ballot, including your polling place location, who is on your ballot and voting rules.

Friday, November 2, 2012

National Novel Writing Month

You no longer have an excuse to postpone writing the next Great American Novel. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and hundreds of thousands of writers--both amateurs and published pros--are committing to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. You can learn more about this social media adventure at, where you can connect with other writers online, learn about events in the community, and even take a look at the "Word Count Scoreboard" to see which region has written the most! As of 2:06 p.m. on November 2, Chicago is in 7th place. You still have time to sign up and add your own words to the count!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Too Much Halloween Candy?

The Glenview Patch has published an excellent article by Sue Kirchner on alternate ways to use your excess Halloween candy.  Maybe you are happy to use all your candy yourself but the ideas offered in "7 Ways to Use Your Leftover Halloween Candy" are thoughtful and creative for those who are blessed with more Halloween bounty than can be comfortably used.  Kudos to the Glenview Patch.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glenview Celebrates Halloween

Trick or Treat hours in Glenview are suggested from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 31.
To help ensure a safe Halloween, follow these safety tips. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Your Wallet or Your Life: A Guide to Financial Freedom

Your Wallet or Your Life: A Guide to Financial Freedom
Wednesday, October 24
7 PM
Multipurpose Room

Stressed about low interest rates, rocky housing prices and a volatile stock market? Certified Financial Planner® Ed Gjertsen II will lead you on a great journey designed to balance your finances and your life. Learn the essential building blocks to create a strong financial foundation that will lead you to your life's goals. Stop thinking so much about your wallet and start planning for your life!

60-minute presentation with a Q&A session to follow. Multipurpose Room, 7 pm. Please register online here or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500, Ext. 7700.

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025


Don Long and Wayne Carle of the Glenview History Center are two gentlemen with deep Glenview roots. They will share tales and history with us about the origins of Northfield Oakwood and Immanuel Lutheran cemeteries, their Civil War connections, and their effect on Glenview.

There are still openings in this interesting presentation, which will take place Wednesday, October 24, from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Glenview Public Library in the Community Room.  A Glenview Library Card is not required for registration.

Refreshments will be served.

Please call (847) 729-7500 x7700 to register.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Earth Science Week

Wednesday's 4.0 earthquake in southern Maine was a timely event, taking place as it did during Earth Science Week, and alerting us to the vicissitudes of life on our planet. The American Geosciences Institute has organized Earth Science Week since 1998 to help the public better understand and appreciate the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week is being held October 14 - 20 and will celebrate the theme "discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences." Visit the Earth Science Week website for more information, including career resources, classroom activities, contests, and more.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Early Voting

From the Cook County Clerk - For the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election, Early Voting will take place from October 22 to November 3. Click here for Early Voting Locations. In Glenview, Early Voting takes place at Glenview Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road, Monday - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.

Bring photo ID. State law requires early voters to display valid photo identification to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include: a current driver’s license, state-issued ID card, university/college ID or another government-issued ID with a photograph.

Early Voting is conducted on touch screens that store every ballot style in the county, permitting any voter in suburban Cook to vote at any location.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Glenview Chamber of Commerce Fall Business, Health and Wellness Festival

The Glenview Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Fall Business, Health and Wellness Festival to benefit the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., in the Lakeview Room.

Over 40 local businesses will be offering information, giveaways, raffle prizes and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

Bring a food item or donate $5 for the pantry.

For more information, call (847) 724-0900.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Columbus Day is October 8

Columbus Day is a federal and international holiday that commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until the 1937. Since 1971, Columbus Day has been observed on the second Monday in October. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus' achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. Throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have appeared in recent years. Click here for more information.

Chicago's Columbus Day Parade starts at 12:30 on Monday, traveling on Columbus Drive from Balbo to Monroe.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Keep Child Passengers Safe

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 12 years old. Deaths and injuries can be prevented by the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.
Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22) is a good opportunity to make sure that your family and the families you know are properly using vehicle restraints.

Visit for guidelines and how-to videos on car seat and seat belt use and installation. You can also find car seat ease-of-use ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you have questions about car seats, you may be interested in participating in a Live Twitter Q and A session, hosted by NHTSA safety experts. Here are the details: Wednesday, September 19, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT). Follow and send questions to Hashtag: #therightseat

Friday, August 24, 2012

West Nile Virus Season Intensifies

Reported cases of West Nile Virus are on the rise, with more than 1,000 reported cases nationwide of the disease in people as of August 21, and 41 deaths.

21 human cases have been reported to date in Illinois.

Learn more about West Nile Virus from the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Preventive measures to help reduce mosquito-breeding sites include eliminating standing water on properties and avoiding mosquito-infested areas, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Unwanted Electronics and Documents Recycling

A one-day residential recycling event has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 18, at the Glenview Public Works facility, Shermer Road and East Lake Avenue, by the Village of Glenview and the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County.

See this page for a list of acceptable electronic items, which include computers, monitors and televisions.

See this page for details about document destruction, such as how much will be accepted and what happens to them.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Curious About Curiosity?

Follow the journey of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's website. You'll find recent images and videos, a slideshow about the mission, many interactive activities - including Dr. C., a computerized scientist designed to answer questions about Mars - and much more!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Robocalls and You

If you’re tired of hearing an automated message when you pick up your phone, you’ll be happy to know the Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on illegal robocalls. If you hear a recording instead of a live person when you pick up your phone, you've received a robocall. Robocalls have exploded in the last several years because technology has made it easy for companies to use autodialers to place thousands of calls every minute. Oftentimes these calls are trying to scam you by offering phony credit card services, warranty protection plans and more.

It is illegal for a company to deliver an automated message trying to sell you something, unless the company has written permission from you to do so. Calls from charities and political groups do not fall under that classification and are considered legal.

According to the FTC, if you get a robocall you should:
  1. Hang Up. Do not press 1 or any other numbers to get off the list.
  2. Consider blocking the number.
  3. Report the robocall at
Learn more about what the FTC is doing to crack down on robocalls and what you should do if you receive one.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Trees Get Thirsty Too


Sure, it rained this week. But one rain event won't be enough for plants. You aren't the only one who appreciates a cold drink when the temperatures rise. Trees need to stay hydrated too:

·         Water early or late in the day, not during full sun

·         Slowly soak the ground around the tree roots

·         Water newly-planted trees first, 30 minutes once or twice a week should do it

·         Water within the "drip line," an imaginary line on the ground that mirrors the edge of the tree's canopy

Village landscape crews water newly-planted parkway trees during their first year. But we'd appreciate it if residents could help out by watering trees on parkways abutting their properties, especially during this dry summer.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Meeting Tonight At Glenbrook North on RR Bridge Collapse

A meeting on the July 4 railroad bridge collapse has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road, in the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts.

" At the request of Glenview and Northbrook officials, representatives of Union Pacific Railroad have agreed to appear at a community meeting to explain the circumstances of the July 4 derailment and viaduct collapse on Shermer Road that killed two Glenview residents. The UP officials can also discuss the safety history of the viaduct, the site of two prior derailments; information and schedules regarding construction of the replacement viaduct; and the condition of the track and other rail bridges in Glenview." (Source: Village of Glenview)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Autism Research-Putting It All Together in One Place

Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard pediatric neurologist, author of "The Autism Revolution" and recent speaker at Glenview Public Library, has developed a new website for all interested in learning about the varying perspectives and research on what autism is, how it is caused, and how we can help.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Update on Viaduct Collapse-Derailment

Update on Shermer Road derailment, viaduct collapse from the Village of Glenview:

"Representatives of the Villages of Glenview and Northbrook and area state and federal legislators met this morning, July 6, with representatives of Union Pacific Railroad, the Federal Railroad Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation. The wide-ranging discussion focused on public safety -- specifically UP's use of a temporary rail structure to facilitate freight traffic and installation of a permanent viaduct to replace the viaduct that collapsed on Shermer Road between Holste and Willow roads on Wednesday, July 4, following a train derailment. Two Glenview residents died in a vehicle that was crushed.

The Villages and legislators requested assurances, through independent inspections and documentation, that the integrity of the structure be certified safe and that continuous steps are taken to insure that the public is not at risk. A representative of the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday afternoon evaluated the integrity of the temporary bridge, and confirmed it was structurally sound.
Another concern was the disruption to businesses between West Lake Avenue and Willow Road caused by the closure of Shermer Road. UP officials said the company had already commenced with the design and procurement of a replacement viaduct, and estimated it could be in place in about two months. A detour map can be viewed here.
The Villages also asked UP representatives to appear at a community meeting on July 16 to explain the circumstances of the derailment, the safety history of the viaduct and to provide detailed information and schedules regarding construction of the replacement viaduct. Further announcements regarding the meeting time and location will be provided when available."

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Staying Cool During a Heat Wave

Hurricanes, tornados, floods, and earthquakes may be the most harrowing displays of Mother Nature’s power. But heat waves — with temperatures like today's possible 100 plus degrees — are responsible for more deaths a year in the United States than all of the above combined.  About 700 people die each year from heat related deaths.  

Read more about Chicago's deadly 1995 heat disaster in the book: 

Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago
Klinenberg, Eric (Book - 2002)

The CDC offers these tips on how to stay cool in hot weather.  Basic steps can help you keep yourself and others safe during high temperatures: 

  • Stay in an Air-conditioned indoor location
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
  • Pace yourself.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
  • Do not leave children or pets in cars.
  • Check the local news for health and safety updates.

Don't Throw These Away

As of January 1, 2012, under the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act (P.A. 97-0287), the following electronic items are prohibited from being thrown away in the garbage:

• Cable Receivers
• Computers (including tablets)
• Digital Converter Boxes
• Digital Video Disc Players
• Digital Video Disc Recorders
• Electronic Mice
• Electronics Keyboards
• Facsimile Machines
• Monitors
• Portable Digital Music Players
• Printers
• Satellite Receivers
• Scanners
• Small Scale Servers
• Televisions
• Video Game Consoles
• Videocassette Recorders
For additional information about this law, please visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) website. For a list of recycling options for items not taken in the electronics recycling program such as microwaves, home appliances, shredders, dehumidifiers, humidifiers and air conditioners, visit Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC)'s Green Pages directory.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Glenview Fourth of July Celebration

The Bicycle Parade will start Wednesday, July 4, at 11 a.m. followed by the main parade at 11:30.a.m. The parade will proceed west on Glenview Road from Our Lady of Perpetual Help parking lot, south on Harlem , west on Central ending at Johns Park.
Fireworks will follow a 7:30 twilight concert at the Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Road.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mosquito Control

Abandoned outdoor swimming pools containing untreated water are a significant habitat for breeding mosquitoes in our area. The mosquito abatement districts that serve Glenview want to know about neglected swimming pools, especially if stagnant water has been standing for a week or more. Unmaintained swimming pools may produce thousands of mosquitoes, as can water standing in containers such as birdbaths, flower pots and clogged rain gutters.

Please notify the mosquito abatement district to report standing water, as well as sick or dead birds. Most of Glenview is included in the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (847-446-9434). The area south of Central Road and west of Washington Road is included in the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District (847- 537-2306).

Monday, June 18, 2012


The Circles : Releigh, Baffin, Drake, Hudson, York; architectural heritage / by John R. Hedrick and Lauren C. Griffin, produced with the support of: The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, at DePaul University. -- c2011, Scenic Illinois.

This compilation of homes captures architectural and landscape features of assorted noteworthy Glenview homes representing each of the streets which encompass The Circles.

An engineering map highlights primary geographic and historic aspects, and shows the overall layout of The Circles.

Includes are historic photos of downtown Glenview in the 1920s, along with historical background on the development of the subdivision.

The "References" page includes assorted facts and resources relating to The Circles.

You can see The Circles in the Local History and Genealogy collection at call number RRA 720.97731 HED.  It can also be checked out in New Nonfiction at call number OVERSIZE 720.97731 HED.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

GHC Yard Sale, June 8 & 9

This yard sale benefits the Glenview History Center.  Many beautiful and historic items are available!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Calling All Library Volunteers! Be a Book Buddy This Summer!

Alert! Grades 6-7-8 and above...the Glenview Public Library needs your help this summer! We need 90 more volunteer readers to participate in the Book Buddies Summer Literacy Program for children going into grades 1-3.Make a little friend, do a good deed, give back to your community!Our newest readers need YOU to keep them excited about reading this summer. It is just one hour a week for 6 weeks. Adult volunteers also welcome. Application form may be found at

Friday, June 1, 2012

Find Farmers Markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a website to find out where farmers’ markets are located. Users simply enter their ZIP code and how far they would be willing to travel for food and other products from local farmers, growers and producers. Search here. Visit our own Glenview Farmers Market or travel to other markets nearby.

The Glenview Farmers Market opens on June 23 and runs each Saturday through October 13 at the Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road.  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Members of Joseph M. Sesterhenn Post 166 of the American Legion are sponsoring a Memorial Day parade and ceremony in cooperation with the Village of Glenview on Monday, May 28.

The parade will step off at 9 a.m. from the Village commuter parking lot at the corner of Grove and Depot streets, proceed on Grove Street to Pine Street, then south on Pine to Glenview Road, and then east on Glenview Road to the Veterans Memorial at the corner of Glenview Road and River Drive. After all units are in place, a short ceremony will follow ending around 11 a.m.

Scheduled dignitaries for the parade are: Post 166 Commander William Bickley; Auxiliary Unit 166 President Shirley Howenstine; Past Post 166 Commander Wayne Carle Sr., who is master of ceremonies; Post 166 member Al Kotlarz, who is parade marshall; Col. Allen Andreasen, USMC retired and Post 166 member, who is the guest speaker; Village President Kerry Cummings; the Rev. Gerald Walsh, associate pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; and the Rev. Dr. Douglas Busby of Glenview Community Church.

Scheduled to participate in the parade are: various motorcycles; Glenview Fire Department Color Guard; Post 166 Color Guard and Rifle Squad; Glenview Police Department Color Guard; Glenbrook South High School Marching Band; Maple Junior High School Band; classic cars from Rodders in Motion; Michael Lynch and his vintage Navy fire truck; and Brownies, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from various Glenview troops.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Navy Band Great Lakes Concert

The Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble is commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and the bicentennial of "The Star Spangled Banner" with a special free Memorial Day concert at the Glenview Community Church in Glenview, May 30, beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Glenview Community Church is located at 1000 Elm Street in Glenview. No tickets are required for this free concert.

For additional information about Navy Band Great Lakes, please visit our website. You can also contact us by telephone at 847-688-4760, ext. 212.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 28, you can safely dispose of your unwanted or expired prescription drugs at the Glenview Public Works employee parking lot, 1333 Shermer Road, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The drive-through service is free and anonymous. The aim is twofold: protect the water supply, and keep unwanted and expired medicines away from abusers. This is the first time that Glenview is participating in the national event, which is made possible through the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Noted Autism Researcher at Glenview Public Library on May 24

Harvard neuroscientist and pediatrician, Dr.Martha Herbert, will speak about her hopeful research findings and her approach to autism on Thursday evening, May 24, at 7 p.m .in the Community Room at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road.Seating is limited, so anyone interested in attending should sign up by either coming in, calling the Glenview Library Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 ext. 7700, or by going online and clicking  May 24 on the Library calendar.
Dr. Herbert's new book, The Autism Revolution, will be  available for purchase after her talk.This program was developed in partnership with the Northern Suburban Special Education  District -NSSED.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Burger Day 9

Help support Ronald McDonald House Charities by turning out for Burger Day on Saturday April 21 at the Glenview McDonalds in Plaza del Prado on the corner of Willow and Pfingsten at 3 PM. The students of Glenbrook North HS, Glenbrook South HS, New Trier HS, and Loyola Academy have joined forces to raise money for this worthy cause. This event started out as a prank to buy out all the burgers from McDonalds and has become a charity event that has raised over $34,000 in the past four years for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. The Burger Day team raises money at the event through selling t-shirts, collecting donations, and by selling burgers. Last year 1,180 burgers were sold with 100% of the proceeds going to RMHC-CNI. This is an event organized by kids, led by kids, to benefit kids.

Mango Goes Mobile

Mango Languages is one of the Glenview Public Library's Online Services.

Mango Mobile Library Edition is a powerful language learning platform that delivers fast, easy and effective language learning wherever your travels take you. With the free iPhone and Android™ apps from Mango, you can access the same awesome language learning courses available through your library web site when you’re on the go.

Simply touch the screen to reveal answers and to hear pronunciations by native speakers. You’ll learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in each lesson through our methodology, called Intuitive Language Construction™.

For the iPhone and/or iPod Touch, the Mango Mobile Library Edition app is available from the iTunes App Store here or you can search for “Mango Languages” in the App Store. If you have an Android device, you can get the app from Google Play directly by clicking here or you can search for “Mango Languages” in Google Play.

For the apps to work, you must have an account with Mango set up through your library’s website, and an iPhone® or Android™ mobile device. Once the apps and lessons have been downloaded, you can learn at your own pace, with or without an internet connection.

Electronic articles, eBooks, eAudio books, and eLearning video courses are available through the library's web page , and can be used both inside the library or remotely from your PC or mobile device. GPL card holders can use their library card number as their username to login remotely to these 24/7 online services.

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. How will you celebrate it? Here are a few suggestions:

Type in your zip code and find a local event to attend here or here.

Visit the Glenview Public Library and check out a book on organic gardening or composting.

Take pictures of your Earth Day-related activities and share them on flickr. Details here.

Celebrate Earth Day every day! Details here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glenview History Center Yard Sale Donations

Do your antiques need a good home?
Donate them to
the Glenview History Center yard sale.
Donations accepted on Tuesdays, 1:00 to 4:00,
starting May 1.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Garlic Mustard

It may look pretty, but garlic mustard is a nonnative invasive weed that crowds out native species. It is blooming and spreading now in our area. It is easy to identify by appearance and by the faint garlicky smell when the leaves are crushed.

You can control garlic mustard in your garden by hand-pulling the plants, including the roots, with as little disturbance to the soil as possible, since this may bring garlic mustard seeds to the surface and increase germination.

For more information: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Illinois Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Friday, March 30, 2012

More Recycling News

The next drop-off date for recycling batteries and unwanted medications and sharps is Friday, April 6, 9:00 AM to noon, Glenview Village Hall lobby, 1225 Waukegan Road.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Northfield Township Recyclying Has Started

The Northfield Township recycling center has reopened for the season at the Road District Garage, 1928 Lehigh Ave. Hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM weekdays. Pull up to the front of the garage and ring the bell for assistance.
Click here for a list of acceptable items, a schedule of paper shredding and other events and more information.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BOOKit! Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Join us for a discussion of A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway, this Thursday, March 15 at 7 PM in the Multi-purpose Room. A Moveable Feast is Hemingway's memoir of his years in Paris after World War I.

Just drop in! New members are always welcome. Books are available at the Reader Services desk on the first floor. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring Forward

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed this Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time begins this year on Sunday March 11 and ends November 4. If it seems earlier than it used to be, it is. In August 2005, Congress passed an energy bill that included extending Daylight Saving Time by about a month. As of 2007, DST starts the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vote By Mail Instructions Video

Vote By Mail applications for the March 20 Presidential Primary are available through the Cook County Clerk's Office. Watch this video for instructions. Download your application from the Cook County Clerk's Office web site and mail your Vote By Mail application by March 15, 2012.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Request a Tree

To keep Glenview's suburban forest healthy, the Village of Glenview plans to purchase and plant between 530 and 750 trees this year to fill in gaps and replace diseased trees. Residents may request a specific type of tree to be planted on the parkway in front of their properties. The deadline for requesting a specific tree is Friday, February 24. Click here for a list of trees and instructions for ordering.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Register to Vote in the March 20 Primary Election

The Glenview League of Women Voters will be at the Glenview Park Center on Saturday, February 18, from 10a.m.-1 p.m. and the Glenview Public Library on Tuesday, February 21, from 4-8 p.m. to register new voters or those who have changed residence since they last voted. For more information, visit the League website. For information on the location of your polling place and a sample ballot check the Office of the Cook County Clerk.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Blood Drive at Glenview Community Church

Glenview Community Church and LifeSource are holding a blood drive on Sunday, January 22 in the Plymouth Room from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. You must be at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. Please give blood and replenish the supply for our community. If you have any questions or would like to sign up by phone, please call Sally Hicks at (847) 729-3162. Glenview Community Church is located at 1000 Elm Street in Glenview.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,  is observed on the third Monday in January.

In 2012, the holiday falls on Jan. 16.

Wishing you a good MLK day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Postal Service to Change Service Prices

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 22, it will cost just a penny more to mail letters to any location in the United States.

It will be the first price change for First-Class stamps (Forever stamps) in more than two and a half years. However, customers can continue to mail letters at today’s prices by purchasing their ‘Forever’ stamps before Jan. 22.

The ‘Forever’ stamps were created to help consumers ease the transition during price changes.

The new single-piece First-Class mail pricing, effective Jan. 22, includes: letters, one-cent increase to 45 cents; postcards, three-cent increase to 32 cents; Letters to Canada or Mexico, five-cent increase to 85 cents and letters to other international destinations, seven-cent in-crease to $1.05.

Letter pricing is all for one-ounce letters.

Prices will also change for other mailing services, including standard mail, periodicals, package services and extra services.

While actual percentage price increases for various products and services vary, the overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at 2.1 percent, the rate of inflation calculation based on the Consumer Price Index.

New for all customers is a three-month pricing option to rent post office boxes, perfect for people on the move and others who might need a post office box for a short period of time.

The new mailing and shipping services prices are available at

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

April 17th Tax Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2012 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds.

Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17 to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Monday, April 16. According to federal law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have two extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 15 to file their 2011 tax returns.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Attention Homeowners

Glenview homeowners may benefit from free repairs and improvements through Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago. The group brings together volunteers and communities to improve the homes and lives of elderly, disabled and low-income residents. Applications must be filed by Feb. 1. Forms and more information are available here or call (847) 869-0900 to request they be sent. Applications filed earlier may have a better chance of being selected. National Rebuilding Day is April 28, 2012.