Tuesday, July 28, 2015

August Computer Workshops

Classes are held  in the Technology Lab, located on the second floor, unless otherwise noted.  Class size is limited, and a Glenview Public Library card is required to register.  Walk-ins are welcome on the day of class, space permitting.  Participants must be 18 years old.  Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment; registrants will be notified. Latecomers will not be seated.  Register Online @ glenviewpl.org/register OR Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 OR Visit the Reference Services Desk.

Tech Talk - Monday, August 3, 7-8:30 PM
Just Drop-In - New members are welcome.
Join this Internet user discussion group—a monthly Q&A for exploring websites, social media, online searching & the Library’s electronic resources.  Topics vary monthly.

Twitter - Thursday, August 6, 2-3:30 PM
What is Twitter, anyway? Get acquainted with this online social networking service that has more than just text messaging.  Please sign up for a Twitter account before class.

WORD 2010 Basics - Tuesday, August 11, 10-11:30 PM
Overall introduction to this popular word processing software.

Facebook Basics  - Friday, August 14, 10-11:30 AM
Get started with the basics, including signing up, creating a profile, and adding friends. Valid email account required.​

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nonfiction Review

What a writer! Mann covers a lot of ground in this wonderful reading/viewing experience. She provides many books in one: there is, threaded throughout, her own view of her youth and adulthood as a southerner. Her family's history is fascinating; she provides many photos, and expands on the most interesting aspects of it. She had Cy Twombly as a neighbor growing up and teachers who encouraged her creativity. There is, of course, her examination of the "scandal" caused by the publication of the lascivious photos of her young children. But running all through is the beauty and importance of Lexington, Virginia in her life and her love of natural beauty. This is an examination of a life that will remain with the reader for a long time. - Iva Freeman

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat

Cover image for The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin OlympicsBookit! Nonfiction Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, July 22
7 PM, Multipurpose Room
No registration necessary -- Just drop in!
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

The University of Washington’s 1936 crew team and their epic quest for Olympic gold grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals from major universities to the German crew rowing for Hitler in the Berlin Olympics. Meet Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to find a place he can call home. An enigmatic coach and an eccentric British boat builder help create the crew’s trust in each other, making them victorious.

Copies of The Boys in the Boat are available now at the Reader Services Desk.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Science and Art in the Beauty of Plants

Hugo's sprightly prose and Llewellyn's intimate photography allow us to see the grace and intricacy of trees as never before. Oak trees have lovely, though admittedly tiny, flowers?  Curious about how pollination works in gingko trees? This book will encourage you to look more closely at these natural wonders.

The Art of Plant Evolution  W. John Kress and Shirley Sherwood.

Botanical illustration traditionally records beauty. Here evolutionary plant scientists and the best botanical artists join hands to move beyond tradition and explore relationships revealed through DNA sequencing. A tribute to Charles Darwin on the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

Botany for Artists   Lizabeth Leech.

For those artists who want to portray the glory of plants with accuracy and precision, the book is the place to begin. Like the two books above, this volume is a fascinating read for scientists, artists and the rest of us.

New in Nonfiction

Look for these titles in New Nonfiction on the first floor.

Simple Lessons for a Better Life: Unexpected Inspiration from Inside the Nursing Home, Charles E. Dodgen

From Booklist: Clinical psychologist Dodgen has picked up some unexpected life lessons as he's watched patients, caregivers, and family members interact. His advice covers a variety of common situations. Dodgen urges patients to be active architects of their own health plan. 

Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition, David Sterling

From Library JournalThe culmination of more than ten years of research, this is the definitive work on Yucatan cuisine and far more comprehensive than other books on "Mayan cooking."

The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover: 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering, Marshall Brain

From BooklistThis chronologically arranged volume on engineering begins with the bow and arrow, circa 30,000 BCE, and ends with a glimpse into the future (Things We Have Yet to Engineer). Entries consist of a few paragraphs on one page, with a photo or illustration on the facing page. Sample entries include concepts (Professional engineer licensing, Laparoscopic surgery, Green Revolution) as well as items (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Elevator, Parafoil, Hard disk, Frozen pizza).

A History of Baseball in 100 Objects: A Tour through the Bats, Balls, Uniforms, Awards, Documents, and Other Artifacts that Tell the Story of the National Pastime, Josh Leventhal

From Library Journal: Each object is beautifully photographed, sometimes alongside other items from its era for perspective. The works are accompanied by intriguing essays detailing their significance and place in baseball history. These written pieces are thorough but brief enough for any reader to dip into while flipping through the pages.

Friday, July 3, 2015

July Computer Workshops

Classes are held in the Technology Lab, located on the second floor, unless otherwise noted. To register for classes, have your Glenview library card handy. Sign up online, by calling the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 x7700, or visiting us in person. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and have basic computer and mouse skills. If space permits, walk-ins are welcome on the day of the class. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, so sign up early! Be on time -- latecomers will not be seated.

Tech Talk – Monday, July 6, 7-8:30 pm
Just Drop In - New Members are Welcome. Join this Internet user discussion group— a monthly Q&A for exploring websites, social media, online searching, and the Library’s electronic resources. Topics vary monthly.

Exploring Google Tools - July 9, 2 pm
Google provides many tools besides searching the Internet. Come explore Google Drive and more. Please create a gmail account prior to class.

Word 2010 Formatting & Images – July 14, 2 pm
Format your document and learn how to work with pictures and clip art.

Excel 2010 Basics – July 31, 10 am
Learn the layout of the EXCEL spreadsheet, how to input data, and the basics for writing formulas.

We All Scream for Ice Cream

What would July be without the delights of ice cream? Try a sample of how-to books from the library to get the summer off to a sweet start.

Kris Holechek Peters

This small book offers nearly endless combinations of recipes for both the cookies and the ice cream to please any palate. Whether you are planning a party or just indulging yourself on a hot summer’s day, these homemade ice cream sandwiches will be the perfect frozen treat.

Authors Brian and Jacki opened Ample Hills Creamery in 2011 when they were novice entrepreneurs and new parents. Today, their very successful shop attracts thousands of visitors who come for its homemade, homespun creations with names like Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, and The Munchies. The easy to follow recipes guide anyone through making these creations at home.

David Lebovitz

Every luscious flavor imaginable is grist for the chill in pastry chef David Lebovitz’s gorgeous guide to the pleasures of homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas, and more. With an emphasis on intense and sophisticated flavors and a bountiful helping of the author’s expert techniques, this collection of frozen treats ranges from classic to comforting , contemporary to cutting edge, and features an arsenal of sauces, toppings, mix-ins, and accompaniments capable of turning simple ice cream into perfect scoops of pure delight.

Emily Luchetti

These recipes pair outside-the-box ice cream flavors with baked goods, beverages, and other accompaniments to create desserts that are far beyond the average after-dinner sweet. The photos themselves are a feast for the eyes, and will inspire your imagination even if you are not up to some of the more ambitious creations.

Glenview's Fourth of July Celebrations

Glenview's annual Independence Day festivities will be highlighted by the 50th annual parade and evening fireworks display.

The parade steps off at 11:20 a.m. with the children's bike parade from the intersection  of Harlem Avenue and Glenview Road, travels south on Harlem and turns west onto Central Road, ending at Johns Park.

The location for this year's Twilight Concert and Fireworks Show has changed to Gallery Park. Click here for maps and information about parking and street closures.  The North Shore Concert Band begins at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks at dusk.

Pace bus service will follow regular weekend schedules on Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5. The weekday schedule resumes Monday, July 6.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Glenview Summer Festival Saturday

The 42nd annual Glenview Summer Festival will feature merchants, local government information, restaurant tastings, service clubs and arts and crafts from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, along Harlem/Lehigh Avenue between Glenview Road and Washington Street. The area will be blocked off roughly between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Commuters: Be sure your vehicles are not parked in the lot or stalls on the west side of the downtown Metra train station after 6 a.m. Saturday.

Remember, animals, bicycles and roller skate traffic will be restricted within the boundaries of the festival to enhance the safety of participants.

Stop by the Glenview Public Library at the south end of the Festival to cool off and find your next summer read!

Computer Workshop Date Change

The date for the Exploring Google Tools class has been changed. The new date is Thursday, July 9th at 10 am. 
Call the reference desk at 847-729-7500 x7700 to register.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Explore Skyscrapers at the Library

Think of skylines around the world, and what comes to mind is the silhouette of the city’s tallest buildings. Chicago’s skyline began to rise in the 1880s with the development of fireproof steel frames. Discover the history and future of this form of architecture with books from Glenview Public Library's collection.

Judith Dupré

From the ancient Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the 50 buildings represented chronologically in this magnificent book come to life in words and more than 200 images. This unique volume, which measures a good foot and a half, includes vital statistics on each building. The interaction of text and image brings the unique story of each building, and its builder, to life. There are stunning full-page photos of each structure. Dupré moves past the structures themselves to examine the ideals and dreams of the society that created them. The economic, cultural, and political role of buildings in everyday life is easy to overlook.

Kate Ascher

The Heights guides readers through the way skyscrapers work—from the bases of their foundations to the peaks of their spires. With skyscrapers becoming essential elements of urban life, there has never been a greater need for understanding these complex structures. Using innovative illustrations to tackle the vast complexity of these buildings, Ascher explores all aspects of designing, building, and maintaining a modern skyscraper, as well as the individuals who build and maintain them. The Heights provides a remarkable snapshot of urban life at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Pauline A. Saliga

The Chicago School of Architecture came into existence in the 1880s and influenced generations of architects worldwide. Beginning with such landmarks as the S.S. Beman Fine Arts Building of 1885 and its neighbor, the Adler and Sullivan Auditorium of 1889, the authors discuss more than a hundred extant buildings dating from 1885 through 1990, including the Wrigley Building of 1922, the Merchandise Mart of 1931, the Inland Steel Building of 1958, and the phenomenal Sears Tower. The book is a generously illustrated survey of the Chicago skyscraper.