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.