Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nonfiction Book Review


Having heard Steve Osborne interviewed on NPR and on The Moth, it was quite different to read the essays/stories about his twenty years on "the job".  Since the police and their behavior is so often in the news, this book is a valuable window into police work.  His voice is so authentically NYC that the experience of reading these tales was different, but still valuable. I learned that undercover police often ride in a yellow taxi to perfectly blend in, that there are split second decisions to be made that are often life or death, and a suspect could be a homeless person or be a professional with an impressive address. Osborne worked in the 80's which was in many ways unlike the current tense time for the police in the U.S. The book is an authentic portrait of life on Manhattan streets. - Iva Freeman

Friday, August 28, 2015

Online Consumer Reports Temporarily Unavailable

Our subscription vendor has notified us that Consumer Reports online, normally available to library members from the Glenview Public Library website, is undergoing essential maintenance on their servers.  Consumer Reports is posting regular updates to the situation on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that library users will continue to use our other online resources at http://www.glenviewpl.org/researchDB/index.html 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nonfiction Book Review


Cover image for Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forgetWith a successful writing career, a busy love life, and a circle of fashionable friends, Sarah Hepola was seemingly living the ultimate New York fantasy life. Like a real-life Carrie Bradshaw, Hepola spent her evenings getting wasted in fancy bars, waking up in strangers’ beds, and candidly retelling her drunken misadventures to friends as evidence that she was a modern, empowered, sexually liberated woman. But after experiencing a particularly disturbing alcohol-fueled blackout while on assignment in Paris, Hepola was forced to admit that her drinking was out of control -- and the accumulating gaps in her memory over the years had become no laughing matter. With laugh-out-loud humor and critical personal insight, Blackout tells the compelling story of one woman bravely fumbling towards sobriety. This is a superb memoir, one that will inspire not only readers who have battled addiction, but also those who have struggled with the desire to feel comfortable in their own naked skin. -- Romi Pekarek Smith


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Chase the Bear Glenview Run

The Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise is hosting its 18th annual Glenview Run on Sunday, September 13 at Hoffman School, 2000 Harrison St., in Glenview. The Chase the Bear Glenview Run features a 1 mile Family Fun run-walk, in addition to 5K and 10K races. The Family Fun Run starts at 8:15; arrive between 7 AM and 7:45 AM for registration and check-in. Also featured will be fitness-related vendors, a pre-race stretching program, and a performance by the Glenbrook South High School Drum Line.

Visit www.chasethebear.com for more information or call 847-657-9977. Early online application is encouraged and the online fee is discounted.