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.