In 1917, with a population less than 700 and the world at war, the Village of Glenview welcomed the Bear that would become its symbol for all future generations. Beverly Dawson, Glenview history expert and author, will take us back to a time when our tiny hamlet was positioning itself to become the dynamic village we know today.
We also warmly invite you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jackman Bear, Sunday, September 17, 1:30 PM. Join us at the Gazebo in Jackman Park. Entertainment, speeches, and refreshments are planned for Bear Birthday Bash 100. Rain location: Glenview Public Library, Community Room.
Andrew Bunting, Assistant Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden and Director of the Garden’s Collections, will explore England’s rich horticultural heritage and some of England’s most interesting gardens—less traditional, off-the-beaten path examples of provocative garden designs.
Born in Scotland, rising to fame in the British music scene, Donovan is regarded as one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists of his generation. Multitalented performers Tommi Zender & John San Juan present the music of Donovan, an eclectic blend of folk, jazz, pop, and world music.
Discover her life before she became Winston’s mother. Hear how independent-minded New York socialite Jennie Jerome married into England’s high society, became a part of the inner circle of the royal family during Queen Victoria’s reign as Lady Randolph Churchill, and influenced Winston’s rise to fame. Performed by book dramatist Lynn Rymarz.
The Chicago-based Numero Group record label is one of the world’s most renowned reissue labels, releasing a trove of rediscovered music over the label’s fourteen year history. Join founders Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley as they talk about some of their favorite projects and share stories and selected songs from the label’s fascinating history. Register at glenviewpl.org, 847-729-7500 x7600 or the Reader Services Desk.
Chicago actor R.J. Lindsey portrays R.E. Olds, Oldsmobile‘s founder. The inventive early history of the automobile and stories of early cross-country auto racing, including the first women to travel from New York to San Francisco, will be presented. Along the way, we will see the Burma Shave signs dotting the highways and putting a smile on many a weary traveler’s face.
Interactive Movie: The Wizard of Oz (102min/G/1939)
Remember the comic book heroes of yesterday? Orphan Annie, Superman, Flash Gordon, and others leapt from the comic book pages to the living room radio as families gathered together to share their adventures. Steve Darnall, host of the popular Those Were The Days radio program, will bring to life some of our favorite characters from the golden age of radio.
Interior Designer Stephanie Sarris, Allied ASID, shares practical, down-to-earth tips on turning an entire room or empty corner into a nurturing environment for pursuing creative hobbies like writing, sewing, knitting, photography, drawing, painting, and music.
Attention book lovers! Looking for inspiration for something new to read or titles for your holiday gift list? Robert Haddock, Penguin Random House Library Marketing and Sales Rep, will “buzz” about upcoming books and offer the audience an inside look at what to expect in the coming months. Excerpt samplers, book catalogs, and tote bags available while supplies last.
Library favorite Barry Bradford loves Broadway, and so do we. In this upbeat program, Barry, accompanied by extraordinarily talented young performers, will share a lively repertoire of some of his favorite Disney melodies from the Great White Way. All ages welcome.
Award-winning poet Jim Reiss passed away suddenly last December. Jim was mentor to many, a cherished colleague, and one of the Library’s Poet Within Series coordinators. Jim’s memory, intellect, and creativity will be honored by a selection of inspirational readings from his large body of work.
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