What's Up at the Library?
Bring your preschooler to our next Tales for Tots storytime at Mariano’s Fresh Market. Our storyteller will be reading a seasonal story and The Great Scott will amaze everyone with his magic tricks. This storytime is for children ages six and under.
Read the book, watch the movie, talk about the author. Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury will lead a discussion about the author, incorporating clips from the movie Fahrenheit 451 into his presentation. The program will cover Ray Bradbury's Illinois connection, his literary achievements and other facts about his life. Enhance your experience with a book discussion of Fahrenheit 451 led by Ted Balcom on the following evening.
Whether you'd like to learn about the opera before you go to the performance or just love opera, plan to come to our Lyric Opera lectures. They are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and presented by members of the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps. Coming up next will be Sue McCandless discussing the fairy-tale opera, Hansel and Gretel.
Looking for quality books to give as gifts? The Friends of the Library are holding a holiday book sale with books that are like-new at bargain prices for the discerning readers on your gift list. You will find kids' books, coffee-table books, classics, new fiction and new nonfiction at prices ranging from $1 to $10. Start your holiday shopping here!
Join us at Eddie's Restaurant and Lounge for Books and Brews. We'll discuss West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life, the autobiography of retired basketball player Jerry West. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar.
Since the library's volunteer program began in 1979, more than 500,000 hours of service have been contributed by this special group of individuals. "Volunteers: Adding Value on Both Sides" is an article published in the December edition of the Illinois Library Association's Reporter. Written by our Volunteer Coordinator Caryl Medsker, it highlights many of the ways our volunteers make a difference every day.
Check out the cute and clever thank-you cards that the library received from second graders at Dryden School. The bookmobile visited their class and staff member Julie Jurgens read a book about a bookmobile going to a zoo called Wild About Books by author Judy Sierra.
Worried about holiday spending? Instead of being a Scrooge, learn ways to manage your money during the holiday season to prevent overspending. A representative from Family Credit Management will share best practices and tips that will truly help make the holidays the merriest time of the year.