September 2016 Newsletter

Summer sure flew by. It is hard to believe that most of the kids are back in school and that it is time for our fall programming to begin. The WLC has worked hard all summer to get things ready for you to have a really great year. We are putting some finishing touching on a lot of the programming, but wanted to let you know about some of the events coming up in September — including our opening party. In addition to the information here, please watch for Paperless Post invitations that will be arriving shortly.


Thank you to all of you for renewing your membership. We are just over 120 members strong and growing almost every week. The directory is going to print this week and will be ready for distribution at the opening party. A huge thank you to Judy Foyer Phillips for getting everyone’s contact information updated. This is no easy task!

Our membership application is finally available online on our website and we have an electronic version that can be forwarded to anyone who might be interested in membership at the touch of a button. We will be putting our beautiful redesigned membership application in the lobby at Writers Theatre early in September.

Our website has been redesigned by Sarah Scherdt and Jamie Straight and it looks absolutely awesome. It is a great source of information for what’s going on with the club and new information is being added nearly every day. In case you have not memorized our address, it is and you can always email us at if you have questions that are not answered here or on the website. Someone will get back to you with the answers promptly.

Our WLC New Trier scholarship went to Valeria M. Colak this year. Valeria is a member of the New Trier Honor Society. In addition, we were able to fund 4 Writers Theatre internships and a NSE internship.


Wednesday lunches will be resuming the first Wednesday in October. We have a great line up of programs which we will announce at the opening party. Maj will be starting soon, as will some new book groups. We are also working through the great ideas from our committee meetings this summer. We are also still looking for help - so if you have any time and interest, please send and email to We are especially in need of people with talent and an interest in helping with our newsletter and website.


Our opening party is scheduled for SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25th from 7-9pm on the outdoor terrace at Writers Theatre (weather permitting). Spouses, guests and friends are welcome. We will be launching the WLC martini, have drinks and scrumptious food and entertainment by a number of students from the Glencoe Academy of Music. Watch your inbox for the invitation later this week. If you are interested in helping Jane Passy, our social chair, please let her know. Jane’s email is and her phone is (847) 867-6552.

NORTH SHORE EXCHANGE - Wendy Serrino (President)

Missy Brownson needs help with the semi-annual store reset on Sunday August 28th and Monday August 29th. Sunday is the big day when all the merchandise gets brought down and on Monday the interior design crew works their magic. If you have any time to help out, stop by the store anytime after 9am on Sunday. They will be working all day until the job gets done.

ACTIVE GROUP - Marcie Pickard (Chair)

We are please to launch the WLC Active group. Our first great offer is from REACH YOGA.

  • Take a four-week Yoga Beginner Series this fall at the Takiff Center for only $22 (regular price $56). Choose Mondays 6:00-7:15pm (beginning September 7) or Wednesdays 9:30-10:45am (beginning September 8). (Reach Yoga and the Glencoe Park District are partnering on these two programs.)

  • Join a "Basics & Beyond" yoga class (suitable for all levels of experience) for FREE on Thursday, September 22, 5:15-6:15pm. To be followed by a private gathering at Reach for Club members with refreshments and conviviality.

  • From September 26 through the end of the year, Women's Library Club members can attend either of two classes for only $10 per class (usually $15-20 per class). Choose either of these options (or both!): Hatha I with Mary on Mondays, 11:00-12:15; or Basics & Beyond with Laura F. on Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm.

If you have questions or want to help Marcie with planning events, please contact her. Her email is and her phone is 847-242-9415.

BRIDGE - Sheila Devlin (Chair)

A big thank you to Roberta, Lucy and Allean for working so hard to finish up summer bridge this week. Now, it is time to return to our fall schedule, which is the 4th Wednesday of the month (with a few exceptions for holiday conflicts). The first event is Wednesday September 28th at 12:15pm in the Patrons Lounge. Please make sure to RSVP to Sheila to let her know if you are coming and who your partner is going to be. Sheila’s phone is 847) 729-2067 and her email is Sheila is looking for a co-chair, since she travels a lot of the winter, so please contact her if you have some time to volunteer. She is also planning a fun new tournament for the spring.

Sharon King is also chairing the Fall Bridge Benefit. Details and date to be announced at our opening party, if not before.

DINING OUT - Diane Dorn (Chair)

Dining Out is starting a the new season. The first event is September 14 at 6PM at Marigold Maison, an Indian restaurant in Bannockburn. The address is 2535 Waukegan Rd. Phone is 847-940-0200. If you would like to join the group on the 14th, please let Diane know by , so she can confirm numbers with the restaurant. Diane’s email is and her phone is 847-835-1174. If you have ideas about future places to eat, Diane would love to hear them.

RANDOM READERS - Ellie Pagano and Jean Howlett (Co-Chairs)

Random Readers continues on June 21st t 10:30am in the Patrons Lounge. The group is reading THUNDERSTRUCK by Eric Larson. Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men, a very unlikely murderer and the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication, who lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Want to get ahead? the group will be reading THE DIVERS CLOTHES LIE EMPTY by Vendetta Vida in October and 13 WAYS OF LOOKING by Colum McCann in November.

THEATER GROUP - Susan Ebner (Chair)

Our new theater group has launched. The last time I checked with Susan, she already had 18 people with reservations to see A CITY OF CONVERSATION at the Northlight Theater on September 18th at 2:30pm. The play is a drama about a family divide over politics that spans 30 years and their struggle to maintain ties while on opposite sides of the partisan fence. Cost is $45.00 per person. Car pools can be arranged. If you would like to join us, please let Susan know as soon as possible as seats are limited. Susan can be reached by phone at 847-681-9006 or e-mail at

Review of A City of Conversation:
"Mr. Giardina stimulating play illuminates the emotional toll that living in such a house divided (and a country divided) can take on its inhabitants.”
-The New York Times

KNIT AND CHAT - Laurie Morse (Chair)

This growing group continues to meet in the Patrons Lounge on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12noon. No RSVP required. Bring something to do or just come and enjoy the view and good company.