One million people came to Atlanta for Gone with the Wind’s premiere on December 15, 1939.
As the year ends we will be flooded with lists of best movies, music, books, celebrities and anything else you can think of. Here is a great interactive list of all kinds of books published in 2014. Find something good and check it out at the library.
We have great new e-magazines available using our provider Zinio. Find information at e-magazines.ippl.info about free access with your library card and email address. New titles include:
- Architectural Digest
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Dr. Oz: the Good Life
- Midwest Living
- New Yorker
Are you a writer? Are you looking for an opportunity to share your work with the world? Join us for our 2015 Local Authors Fair, a day devoted to celebrating writers in the Chicagoland area, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature Joanne Zienty, winner of the 2014 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project.
We are accepting author applications through Dec. 1. Writers of children’s, teen, and adult fiction and nonfiction literature, as well as self-published writers, are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the fair, visit localauthorsfair.ippl.info.
Twenty-five years ago this week the Berlin Wall fell, beginning the process of the re-unification of Germany.
Help us celebrate the National Day of Listening on Nov. 28 by interviewing a family member in a new service provided by the library called StoryShare (inspired by StoryCorps). You’ll do the talking while a trained volunteer operates the recording equipment. Participants will receive an audio CD of the interview while the library keeps a
copy. Interviews will last about 40 minutes, and the theme is “family.” Book a one-hour
time slot Fri., Nov. 28, 1–5 p.m. or Sat., Nov. 29, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Register by calling the Ask Us Desk at 630/887-8760 ext. 239.
Did you know that we offer free e-magazines to our cardholders? E-magazines can be read on computers, tablets, or smart phones through a provider called Zinio. All you need is an IPPL card and an email address! Visit http://ippl.info/books-movies-more/emagazines to get started, or to see the list of more than 80 magazines available.
Do you have a collection, or create three-dimensional art such as pottery? If you or someone you know would like to display in the cases of our gallery, please email email@example.com. Display cases are available in October, November, and December. Displays stay up for the entire month, and you can book a single case or both cases. Those displaying in the cases will receive an entry into the Junction drawing for that month.
Seventy-five years ago this week World War II began in Europe with Germany’s invasion of Poland.
As of September 2nd we are know accepting 3D print requests at the cost of .10 cents per gram with a minimum charge of $1.00. Find out more at 3dprinting.ippl.info