Posts tagged with "books"

Posted by daccurso on 08/01/10
srp_blog (2) 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.
Posted by daccurso on 02/10/09
tom_spicerThe facts about Tom He grew up and went to high school in nearby Barrington, Illinois, where he was in a really awful rock and roll band. He can not sing. He went to library school at Indiana University and is one of seven kids. His favorite meal is Lod Nar, which is a Thai dish that features wide noodles, ginger, broccoli, gravy and hot sauce. He is very excited to be working with the Teen Advisory Group. They are busy thinking up programs, laughing, eating pizza and, of course, talking about books! He is passionate about reading “One of the most important ways to get someone to want to read for their own personal enjoyment is to allow them the freedom to choose what they read. This may sound simple, but letting them make the choice engages their interests, curiosities and needs. The freedom to explore books will allow them to see that there are books out there seemingly written just for them. When readers are connected to the right book, there is a good chance that this experience will lead them down the path of lifelong reading.” Some really great books for high school students Learn more about these books on the teen page The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks Blankets by Craig Thompson The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Maus by Art Spiegelman Graceling by Kristin Cashore If you are ever looking for suggestions for a good book to read or have any questions at all, you can email Tom at To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
Posted by daccurso on 07/08/09

Take a look at our new Teen page. You can post photos, drawings, poetry, short stories…pretty much anything you create on iCreate. Look for new books, movies, music and more in the new to the collection section. After High School gives you web sites and databases to help with your post-high school plans, and uReview is the place to review books, music and movies. You'll also find all the details for the Teen Film Fest.

Posted by daccurso on 08/12/10
drive_thru If you have a lot to do (and who doesn't these days?) and not enough time, use your computer and the Library's drive-up window to get what you need. Go online and reserve your books, movies and music. When they are ready, we'll email you, and you can pick them up at the drive-up window located in the underground parking lot. If you need to drop off materials, there's a book drop right next to it - perfect for a quick stop while out running your errands. Don't forget, the Library's drive-up window is now open Monday–Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., so you can pick things up before you go to work.
Posted by lmulford on 01/31/12

Have a favorite book that you would like to share with others? Come to the library, and we will film you talking about your favorite book. The videos will then be shown on the library's website. Whether your book is a favorite from childhood or the latest book you are recommending, we want to hear about it. All ages are welcome; children under 18 will need a parent or guardian's consent. Drop in.
Date and Time:Saturday, February 11,10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:Welcome Desk

Posted by daccurso on 08/03/09


Sign up at the Welcome Desk for the 2009–10 series of book discussion groups at the Library. Complete details, including book titles and dates, can be found on the book discussions page of our web site, or call the Welcome Desk at 847-506-2640We offer book discussions ranging from Great Books selections to mysteries. And new this year is a nonfiction group. Sign up now!

Posted by daccurso on 08/17/10
If you love to read books and love to discuss them with others, sign up to join one of our book discussion groups. For the following groups, signup is monthly, and the groups are free. Click on each for titles to be discussed. Monday Morning Book Club Mystery Book Group Get Together With Books Novel Experience Nonfiction Book Group Sign up for the entire series for the following groups. Click on each for details and fees. Life Readers: Classic Study Group Great Books Wednesday Afternoon Great Books Wednesday Evenings