What's Up at the Library?

The underground parking lot, including library entrances and drive-up service, will be closed from September 24-28 for repaving.
  • Please use the Dunton Avenue entrance while the underground parking lot is being repaved.
  • Drive-up reserves will be available at Express Reserves inside the building 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • The Dunton Avenue book drop remains open.
  • Please note there is free parking after 12 noon, Monday - Friday, in the Vail Street Commuter Lot across from the library.
  • The bookmobile will also be available. Look for the stop nearest you.
  • For more information about the library renovation, please visit our renovation page.


Library News

Calling all first graders! Come in and get your picture taken with a book you can read all by yourself. Your photo can be displayed in our I Can Read area. Bring a familiar book to read aloud to a librarian. Register for the date only, then drop in any time between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. For first graders.

Dates and times: Monday, September 17, or Tuesday, September 18, 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Location: Kids’ World Desk

Sign up for these free computer classes coming up this month.
You Can’t Google This
This demo will explore the library’s extensive list of online resources that take you beyond the basics - - from magazine and news articles to investment information and much more.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 18, 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room      Register
Take advantage of this free service to store and share online files (including documents, photos, videos, etc.).
Date and time: Wednesday, September 19, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room     Register
Managing Your Desktop & Files with Windows 7
Learn how to create, edit, save, print, copy, move, rename, delete and restore files and folders.
Date and time: Thursday, September 20, 7:30–9 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room     Register
Make Music with GarageBand
Learn the basics of audio production and multi-tracking by composing a song with loops and effects. Date and time: Friday, September 21, 9:30–11 a.m.
Location: Training Center    Register




Kids’ World now has iPads that A.H. cardholders can check out for one week. They are loaded with fun and educational apps for children from age 1 to grade 8. Apps include Inside the World of Dinosaurs, Letter School, Musical Me, First Words International, and Tap to Talk for children with special needs. Look for  them with the audiobooks near the drinking fountains.

Learn about the hottest apps for your tablet that will help you to be more productive and efficient at work.

Date and time: Tuesday, September 18, 1:30–3 p.m. 
Location: Hendrickson Room



Have you ever wondered how and when your ancestors came to this country? Learn how to track your family's footsteps using U.S. records. Judith R. Frazin, an experienced researcher and lecturer, will explain how to get started, how to interview relatives, how to use your public library, how to use Internet and document resources and how to conduct your research. European research resources will be briefly discussed. An extensive handout will be provided.
Date and time: Sunday, September 9, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


Grandma and Grandpa will have as much fun as the grandkids as we share stories, activities and snacks in honor of Grandparents’ Day. For ages 3–6 with grandparents.
Date and time: Saturday, September 8, 1–2 p.m. 
Location: Hendrickson Room

Pinterest is a social photo sharing website that allows users to organize images in collections by themes such as hobbies, products, locations and more. Learn how your business can utilize this image sharing tool to highlight your products or services.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 11, 11 a.m.
Location: Board Room
Register for September 11


The Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club will once again be bringing their huge LEGO train display to the library. Watch as LEGO trains run through cities, villages, space, and scenes from popular movies. You will be amazed at all of the custom creations, vignettes and LEGO mayhem throughout the display. Family fun for all - don't miss it!
Dates and Times: Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, September 16, noon-5 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Drop in

A representative from SCORE, counselors to America's small business, will discuss how to identify and then research a franchise that is right for you.
Date and time: Wednesday, September 5, 7 p.m.
Location: Business Room

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