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Documentary Film Screening: "Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home"
Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home is a documentary about the last generation of Holocaust survivors in Chicago. Through historical narrative, archival footage, and personal testimony, the film explores the lives of six Chicagoans against the context of the Nazi cataclysm and tells the story of a community that has given refuge to more than 1,000 central European Jewish refugees and survivors. It premiered in June at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. Glencoe resident and Refuge editor Ruth Epstein will introduce the hour-long film and answer questions afterward.
More About Glencoe Public Library
Located in the heart of downtown, the Glencoe Public Library is the place to check out a new title, an old favorite, or relax in the company of classic literature. The library offers programming for adults, children and teens, from discussion groups to storytimes.
Members can search for titles in the library's online catalog and access electronic resources from home. By entering a library card number, cardholders can download audiobooks and ebooks, access LexisNexis and other many other online databases and archives. Staff members also run a blog with reviews and recommendations.
The library accepts book donations in boxes located just inside the main door. Friends of the Library hosts three book sales each year.
The library also has one room that can be reserved for non-commercial purposes. Visit the library's website for more information.
Other events here
- Technology Tuesdays: Find Reviews Online Today, May 21, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
- Chat & Chew: An Evening Book Discussion for Grades 2-3 Tomorrow, May 22, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
- Book Discussion: City of Scoundrels: The Twelve Days of Disaster that Gave Birth to Modern Chicago by Gary Krist Thu, May 23, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
- Talking Pictures: "Kinky Boots" Thu, May 30, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm