Friday, June 30, 2017

Adding Context

Adding Context: Social History for Genealogists

Ginger Frere will discuss the value of adding social context to family stories, review samples of narratives where context is provided, and look at some published social histories to determine where and how to find materials of interest to genealogists. In partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Getting Started with

Are you new to online genealogy research? Join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 10 AM to learn the basics of 

Register online or call the Reference Desk at 846-729-7500.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summertime at the Hibbard Library

Celebrate Summertime at the Hibbard Library. This summer the Glenview History Center will be holding programs at the Hibbard Library each month.

This June visit the History Center and learn about the history of Wagner Farm and the Wagner Family! Christine Shiel, volunteer coordinator of Wagner Farm, will tell us about Tom Wagner and the last remaining and operating farm in Glenview. Afterwards you are welcome to tour the Glenview History Center farmhouse.

Discover the history of Wagner Farm on Sunday, June 25th at 2 PM. Suggested donation of $5.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Now you can search for your ancestors with Use your library card to access this database of nearly 5,000 historic newspapers. has a collection of 149 papers for Illinois spanning the 1830s to the twenty-first century. You will find the historic Daily Herald whose coverage includes the north and northwest suburbs (including Glenview) from 1901-2006.

Aside from the United States collection, you can also research papers from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

To learn more, watch the excellent tutorials found in the Help Center.