The new Fall 2014 Your Guide and the September / October issue of our Preview newsletter are now available. You can browse previous editions as well.
Library Life: Antique Appraisals; A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust; Mad Scientists Club; and River Trails Nature Center
Discover the fascinating world of Antique Appraisals with Karl Gates. Sit down with an author as she reveals her harrowing story in Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust. Observe the working minds of young STEM participants in the Mad Scientists Club. Then watch as a visitor from the River Trails Nature Center engages children at the South Branch. Click here to watch.
Book Crossing is an international, intergenerational reading program for all ages. We work with our Sister City, Sèvres, France, to select books by both American and French authors translated into English.
Stop by the book displays on each floor to discover the books chosen this year and pick up one of the selections—there’s something for everyone!
Watch the Library’s Facebook page for Book Crossing updates or to join the discussion. Visit the Book Crossing web page to get details on the books and to read about related programs.
Library Life: Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program; Trash to Treasure; Teen Open Creation Session; Staff Book Picks; & The Rope Warrior
Learn about the Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program on the latest episode of Library Life. Sit down with an interior decorator to discover ways to turn Trash to Treasure. Witness creativity in bloom during Teen Open Creation. Then experience the amazing jump rope skills of The Rope Warrior. Click here to watch.
Magic is always in the air when you surround yourself with good stories. This summer, we invite you to discover the magic in books and movies during our Summer Reading program. All ages are invited to the Library and the South Branch to pick up a reading log and keep reading through July to earn prizes. Looking for an enchanting read? Let our knowledgeable staff conjure up a good fit for your reading and watching tastes.
Library Life: Homebound Delivery Service, Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom; Coin Collecting and Appraisal; Staff Book Recommendations; and Classical Piano Magic
Learn about the Homebound Delivery Service and the volunteers who help patrons of the Library. Sit down with a Musical Biographer to discover Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom. Explore the fascinating and oftentimes surprising actualities of Coin Collecting and Appraisal. Then experience the romantic allure of classical piano music during an Afternoon Encore performance. Click here to watch.
Library Life: Encore Sings Songs “Coast to Coast;” Destination: Millennium Park; Duct Tape Crafts; Staff Book Recommendations; and The Sama Sama Project.
Enjoy the choral group Encore as they sing songs “Coast to Coast.” Sit down with an educator and tour guide to learn more about the world renowned Millennium Park. Witness creativity in bloom during Duct Tape Crafts. Then experience the energetic Sama Sama Project. Click here to watch.