Thursday, July 24, 2014

Health Information in 48 Languages

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in 48 languages.  MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Recycling Events in Glenview This Weekend

Recyclables will be collected at the Glenview Farmers Market at Wagner Farm on Saturday, July 19 from 8 am to noon. Follow this link for accepted items: Northfield Township Road District Recycling Program.

Also, the Village of Glenview and SWANCC are sponsoring a one-day residential recycling event on the same day from 9 am to noon in the parking lot behind the Glenview Police Department, 2500 E. Lake Avenue. Unwanted electronics and documents for shredding will be accepted at this free event.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New in Nonfiction

Find these titles in our New Nonfiction collection, again located on the first floor.
America's most Wanted Recipes at the Grill, by Ron Douglas. Call Number 641.5784 DOU

When it's grilling season, Douglas, bestselling author of America's Most Wanted Recipes, likes to do it up right. Not just a few burgers on the grill, but steaks, seafood, corn on the cob, and of course his favorite restaurant remakes. If you've ever wanted to make the savory grilled dishes from your favorite restaurants in the comfort of your own backyard then you've found your cookbook. Included are more than 150 copycat recipes from the most popular restaurants in the US: Applebee's Riblets with Honey Barbecue Sauce, California Pizza Kitchen's Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza, the Cheesecake Factory's SkinnyLicious Grilled Chicken, Famous Dave's Pit Barbeque Ribs, KFC's Honey BBQ Sauce, TGI Friday's Jack Daniels Grill Glaze, and much more.

The New Rules of Running: Five Steps to Run Faster and Longer for Life, by Vijay Vad. Call Number 796.42 VAD

From top sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad, The New Rules of Running is the definitive guide to injury-free running, racing, and marathoning, Learn how to prevent and treat the most common running injuries to keep you running healthily and happily for life.

Backyard Building : Treehouses, Sheds, Arbors, Gates, and Other Garden Projects, by Jeanie and David Stiles. Call Number 690.89 STI

Add backyard accessories to your personal outdoor space to enhance your enjoyment, relaxation, and entertainment. Irresistible color photographs and illustrations accompany the projects. The fundamentals of tools and materials and useful tips based on real-life questions from the couple's popular website will guide you through the building process in a user-friendly way.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Glenview 4th of July Parade and Festivities

Join the fun at the Glenview 4th of July Celebration and be part of a Glenview tradition that builds memories for families and brings our community together for one glorious summer day of celebration and fun!

Children ages preschool to 9 years are invited to step off the parade by bringing their decorated bike to Harlem Ave. between the Glenview Dairy Bar and the Library (just north of Glenview Road) by 10:30 am. Free, no pre-registration required. Bike helmets are strongly recommended. Participation ribbons will be presented to all children. No judging involved.

The main parade begins at 11:20 am following the route established in 2013 and will begin on Harlem Ave just north of Glenview Road, traveling south on Harlem before turning right (west) onto Central Rd. and ending at Johns Park.

The fun continues at 7:30 pm at Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Rd, for the TWILIGHT SHOW CONCERT & FIREWORKS.  Your favorite food and drink items will be available for purchase.  More details about the Glenview 4th of July festivities here.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Property Tax Appeals Seminar at the Library

The second installment property tax bill for tax year 2013 will be mailed on July 1, according to the Northfield Township Assessor's Office. This bill will have any exemptions for which a homeowner may qualify. If the tax bill is missing any exemptions, it should be taken to the Skokie Courthouse office of the Cook County Assessor so corrections can be made.
Northfield Township will be open for appeals beginning July 31 for a four-week period. Any reductions received will be effective for tax year 2014 payable in 2015.
The Village of Glenview has assembled a brochure, "Understanding Your Property Tax Bill," that describes how your property tax is calculated. 
The Glenview Public Library will host a Property Tax Appeals Seminar on  Wednesday, August 27 at 7 PM.  Taxpayer advocate Andrea Raila will show you how to lower property taxes, get tax exemptions and refunds, understand market value reassessment notices, and use self-help tax links.  Register here.

Stay Safe During Lightning


Safety precautions outdoors:

  • Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter.
  • If you are caught in an open area, Do NOT lie down. Lightning causes electric currents along the top of the ground that can be deadly over 100 feet away.
  • Stay away from concrete floors or walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars. Being indoors does not automatically protect you from lightning. In fact, about one-third of lightning-strike injuries occur indoors.

Safety precautions indoors:

  • Avoid water during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through plumbing.
  • Avoid electronic equipment of all types. Lightning can travel through electrical systems and radio and television reception systems.
  • Avoid corded phones. However, cordless or cellular phones are safe to use during a storm.
  • Avoid concrete floors and walls.
 The risk of serious injury or death is severe, so.take thunderstorms seriously. Learn and follow  safety rules to keep yourself safe from lightning.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Visiting the Glenview Summer Festival? Stop by the Library!

The 41st annual Glenview Summer Festival (formerly known as the Street Sale) is set for a second year at its new location. Look for merchants, local government information, restaurant tastings, service clubs and arts and crafts along Harlem/Lehigh Avenue between Glenview Road and Washington Street. The fest runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28. The area will be blocked off 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 on Harlem/Lehigh Avenue within the boundaries of the festival to enhance the safety of participants.

Stop by the lobby at the Glenview Public Library to check out library databases.  The library subscribes to 60+ information databases. Whether you are looking for specific research topics, tools to enrich your reading experience, or live homework help in a pinch, begin your exciting information exploration today by exploring these featured databases.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Real Reviews for Readers

Little Failure: A Memoir, by Gary Shteyngart. Call Number 813.6 SHT

Brave, funny (laugh out loud funny), and complex. His portrait of his parents is the centerpiece of this close examination of his childhood with a quicker leap through his 20's and 30's. The focus of his immigrant experience is compelling, revealing and entertaining as well as sad--very sad. It is immediately apparent that Gary's (Russian name was Igor) quest to become fully American and blend in is not going to go smoothly. The reader simply inhales the stories of his relatives, his losses, his experiences and, of course, his pain. So well delivered that it all has to have happened. A stellar memoir.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing,
by Nina Sankovitch. Call Number 809.6 SAN

Letter writing is dying fast and Sankovitch has written a fitting and entertaining tribute. She discovered some fascinating correspondence in a trunk buried in the yard of a home she purchased. This led to doing research on other letters that interested her. She found love letters as well as letters from soldiers, her own letters and those of family members and even letters in epistolary novels. I sometimes wanted longer excerpts of what she shared, but excellent background and a complete bibliography will allow the reader to pursue the originals sources.

A Life Like Other People's, by Alan Bennett. Call Number 828.914 BEN

Alan Bennett's wit and wisdom is firmly displayed in this fascinating study of family secrets, depression (his mother, aunt and grandfather), loyalty, class and aging. Family photographs enhance the story. Every character is indeed a character, and Bennett provides the reader with a reading experience filled with humor and pathos.

- Reviews by Iva Freeman