Sunday, April 28, 2013

Niles Four Flags Drivers Facility Closed

The Illinois Driver Services facility that had been located at 8261 Golf Road (in Four Flaggs shopping center) has been closed. A temporary full-service facility is planned to be opened May 21 at 7927 Golf Road (Talisman Village shopping center), while the Secretary of State searches for a permanent facility in the area.
For more information, call (312) 793-1010 or go to the Secretary of State website

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of unused medications. Don't flush them!

In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA, in conjunction with state and local partners, has collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications and removed them from circulation.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

Check here for the location nearest you, or contact the call center at 1-800-882-9539 if you require assistance. The collection locations nearest to Glenview are the Niles Police Department at 7000 W. Touhy Ave., Niles or the Northfield Police Department, 350 Walnut Ave., Northfield.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Do You Mango?

Are you planning a trip to a foreign country this year?  Do you need to learn a few phrases to make your traveling experience even better?  Are you a student taking a foreign language course?  Do you need to practice a language you learned a while ago?  Do you know someone struggling to improve their English.  Try Mango for all these reasons and more. 

Learn anytime anywhere 24 hours a day at the Glenview Public Library web site by logging into our Mango database with your library bar code number as your username/login.  Glenview Public Library users only. 

Mango uses common, everyday conversations as the basis of each lesson, so you will be able to start using and appreciating what you learn right away. Over 40 foreign languages to explore. Over 15 ESL courses taught in the learner's native language.  Mango offers two levels of study: Use Basic Mango for simple practical skills for polite conversation stituations in a few hours.  Complete Mango teaches in-depth and comprehensive language and grammar skills.  Login today at and start improving your language skills right away.

Monday, April 15, 2013

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced!

The Pulitzer Prizes Public Service Award Medal
The 2013 Pulitzer Prize were announced today at 3 pm EST (2 pm CST). Both the winners and finalists for all categories are revealed at the same time. See what titles won at the Pulitzer Prize website. If you want to check out other past Pulitzer-winning titles, come check out our display in the lobby. You can find non-fiction, plays, biographies, and poetry--plus more in our regular collection.

A few of this year's winners and finalists:

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
By Fredrik Logevall
959.7041 LOG

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
By Tom Reiss

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
By David George Haskell
577.3 HAS

The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
By Bernard Bailyn
973.2 BAI

Monday, April 8, 2013

A-One History Resource At GPL

History Study Center offers valuable historical reference material that covers 14 centuries of history--from ancient to modern, old world to new world.

Explore the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the growth of Islam, the ideas of Enlightenment and Revolution, the effects of colonialism, the explosion of American pop culture, and more.

It's a unique eReference tool available from the Glenview Public Library web site that delivers a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material that meets the needs of both AP and mainstream courses in Social Studies.

Watch this 2 minute video for more details about the contents of History Study Center. On our homepage, select an eResource and use your Glenview Public Library card barcode number as your username to access these eReference materials 24 hours a day.

Friday, April 5, 2013

State and Federal Income Tax

Come to the Glenview Public Library Reference Services Department for basic state and federal income tax forms and publications.  We can help find additional forms online.  Or, take a look at the Internal Revenue Service and Illinois Department of Revenue web sites for tax forms, instructions, help and online filing. 

Selecting a Homework Topic You Care About

Do you know a student who is struggling to find a topic for a homework assignment, needing to write a persuasive or argumentative essay, or selecting a topic for a presentation or speech? 

SIRS Issues Researcher includes over 320 Pro/Con Leading Issues and Essential Questions, many of which hold particular appeal to young adults. For example, the Teenagers, Civil Rights leading issue poses questions about curfew lawsteens and driving, privacy rights for teens, and other issues that students care about. Those interested in sports can tackle subjects like Shouldcheerleading be considered a sport?”, Should student-athletes in college be compensated?” and Does Title IX discriminate against male athletes? And what student would not want to weigh in on these Education Policy topics?: “Should cell phones be allowed in schools?”, “Should homework be abolished?” , Should students be required to wear school uniforms?"
For those times when you are looking for a research topic, try SIRS Issues Researcher’s Visual Browse feature and find something to write about that matters to you. Login to this wonderful student research tool by going to the Glenview Public Library web site, choosing 24 Hour Library, and clicking on the Homework Help link.  Use your GPL barcode number as your username to access this service provided to you by the Glenview Public Library.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced that entry forms are available for the ninth annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award.      

“We created the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition to promote creative writing and provide a new outlet for talented, unpublished writers,” White said.  “Great poems have the ability to enrich and enhance our lives, and I am looking forward to discovering talented new poets with this year’s competition.”           
The competition is named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks, and is co-sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and Kevin Stein, who succeeded Brooks as Illinois Poet Laureate.                
The competition is open to Illinois residents age 18 and over. Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2013.   Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($500) second ($300) and third place ($100) and winning poems will be submitted for possible publication in the Ninth Letter, RHINO, and Quiddity magazines and Poetic License Press publications.  Winners will read their poems and receive their prizes at a ceremony later this year at the Illinois State Library in Springfield.          
Forms and other information may be found at
For more information, contact Illinois Center for the Book Coordinator Bonnie Matheis at 217-558-2065 or