Flyers for the 2017 programs, complete with sign-up forms and registration information/instructions, are located in the Library Lobby and the Irene Overman Kreer Used Book Store, as well as online. Still have a question? Call 847-998-1514, leave a voicemail, clearly leaving your name (spell) and telephone number (repeat each to ensure clarity), add your question, and your call will be returned.
Who Will She Be This Time? Now We Know!
Thursday, September 7, 9:30–11:30 AM • North Shore Country Club
It’s the talented Barbara Rinella, back with an exciting new book dramatization, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Lifeby Sally Bedell Smith. In this fascinating book, the author has created an intriguing portrait of the “man who will be King,” with a focus on his upbringing, passions, contributions, and challenges. We’ll hear the opinions of important people in his life—as we meet Princess Diana, Princess Anne, and maybe Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Perhaps a daughter-in-law will comment on life with the Royal Family. You are invited to attend this royal gathering, too! Barbara Rinella Reservation Form
An Evening with the Lincolns
Thursday, October 19, 7 PM • Community Room
Say “Illinois” and try not to think “Abraham Lincoln.” Impossible. The Friends of the Glenview Library will broaden this association just prior to our state’s Bicentennial of 2018 with a presentation narrated by Dr. James M. Cornelius, the Curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum—the premier repository of all things Lincoln in the world—located in Springfield. Dr. Cornelius will present insights, to name a few topics, into Lincoln’s penchant for tall tales and jokes, Mary’s emotional difficulties, and son Robert’s career in industry and diplomacy. Afterward, there will be a question-andanswer session when the curious may find out such little known things as how far Lincoln ever traveled outside the U.S.A. and what he really thought about the Irish—and the Russians. This is a special evening, uniquely for us residents of Illinois. Refreshments will be served. Lincoln Reservation Form
Wednesday, November 15, Noon • Community Room
Alexander Hamilton was not just a powerful Founding Father of our country. Hamilton was also a loving husband and father, a flirtatious brother-in-law, and an incorrigible lady-killer. In this new living-history program, meet the women in Alexander Hamilton’s life: His wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Her sister, the charming, witty Angelica Schuyler Church, Her other sister, high-spirited Margarita “Peggy” Schuyler Van Rensselaer Join us for a luncheon at noon. Then, actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., will bring these smart, beautiful women to life. Learn how their complicated relationships with Hamilton and other men in their lives helped to shape the nation. You don’t need to have seen the smash hit musical Hamilton to enjoy this, but if you have, it will bring the history behind the show alive! Hamilton Reservation Form