Posts tagged with "reading"
Join a Book Discussion Group
Posted by daccurso on 12/29/09
Sign up now for a book discussion group at the Library. Book titles and dates for all the groups are on our web site. Signup for some groups is monthly, and there are also openings for the second half of the year for Life Readers: Classical Study Group and the Novel Experience Group. You can sign up online or at the Welcome Desk, 847-506-2640.
Join the Science Alliance
Posted by daccurso on 11/05/09
Calling all middle schoolers! The editor of Science Books & Films magazine wants your feedback about the best science books of the year. Join our Science Alliance reading and discussion group and vote for your favorites from a list of finalists selected by the magazine. You’ll judge both picture books and books for middle schoolers. There are two meetings, Friday, November 20, and Thursday, December 10, 7–8 p.m. in the Lindsey Room. At the first meeting you will receive the books and judging guidelines. Bring the completed evaluations to the second meeting for discussion and voting. Books were purchased with a donation from the Friends of the Library and will be added to the Library’s collection after the voting. Register beginning November 1.
Join the Summer Reading Fun
Posted by daccurso on 08/01/10
Kids: Scare Up a Good Book Kids infancy to entering 8th grade are invited to Scare Up a Good Book. Keep track of your reading to win prizes and a book of your choice. Register in Kids' World or on the bookmobile. Come in to Kids' World all summer long for games, crafts and fun. Teens: Freak Out Fest Come to the Library and enter our ‘Freak Out’ contest by giving us your best scream or your most wicked, disturbing laugh. Read a book and write a review online, and you’ll get a chance to win two $50 iTunes gift cards and a $200 grand prize iTunes gift card. Come bang on some old trash cans and other weird stuff at a one-of-a-kind Recycled Underground Drumming event in July and make your own movie for the Fourth Annual Teen Film Fest in August. Adults: Don't Be a Zombie, Read! There’s no registration. Just submit your reading recommendations, or pick up a form at the Welcome Desk. That’s your entry for our monthly prize drawings. Prizes include gift cards and certificates to local restaurants, theaters and bookstores. Also, share a book and learn more about zombie movies.
Kid's Book Reviews
Posted by daccurso on 02/07/11
Paws to Read
Posted by daccurso on 10/10/11
Does your child need practice reading aloud? Sign him or her up to read to a certified dog from Rainbow Assisted Therapy, Inc. A child can be registered for one 15-minute session on one of the following dates. Bring a familiar book. Pictures can be taken after the last reading session of the day. For ages 7–11.
Dates and times: Thursdays, November 10 and 17, 7–8:15 p.m.; Saturday, November 19, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
Register for November 19
Read-to-Me Book Buddy
Posted by daccurso on 07/11/11
Looking for a way to strengthen your child's reading skills? Beginning readers can sign up for a 15-minute session to read to one of our Junior Library Volunteers. You can register ahead of time or drop in.
Dates and times: Tuesdays, through July 26, 10 a.m.– noon
Location: Kids' World
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Readerboat Wins First Place for Creativity
Posted by daccurso on 07/06/10
The Arlington Belle, the Library's Readerboat float, paddled its way to a first-place finish at the July 4 parade. It won First Place for Creativity. This makes four straight First Place wins for float builder (and IT Manager) Mike Driskell who creates the floats in his spare time with the help of his family and friends. And it is the seventh First Place win for the Library, the others being in the Best Theme and Best Performance categories. Joining the Readerboat were the Library's bookmobile, Junior Library Volunteers, staff members - including Executive Director Paula Moore, and Trustee Luis Ramirez-Alonso passing out washable tattoos promoting the summer reading program. The float was even shown briefly on TV parade coverage for Channel 7 news. See more photos.
Reading Green Book Discussion
Posted by daccurso on 01/28/11
Sign up for our next Reading Green book discussion. February's book is Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization by Lester R. Brown.
Here's what the publisher says about this book:
"As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives."
Books are available for you to check out. Even if you haven't read the book, please plan on attending and learn about the themes discussed in the book.
Date and time: Thursday, February 24, 7 p.m. or Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Register online or at the Welcome Desk, 847-506-2640.
Reading Is Magnetic
Posted by daccurso on 11/10/09
Date: Through May1 Location: Kids' World Desk Earn magnets by reading books from 16 different categories. Pick up a reading log at the Kids' World Desk. When you are finished, return it and receive your magnet for that category. Kids who are not old enough to read may be read to. For ages infancy–13.
Reading Is Magnetic
Posted by daccurso on 08/31/10
Date: September 1-May 1 Location: Kids' World Desk Collect magnets by reading books from 18 different categories. Pick up a reading log at the Kids’ World Desk. When you are finished, return it and receive your magnet for that category. Kids who are not old enough to read yet may be read to. For ages infancy–13. Register beginning September 1.