Teen Tech Week is March 8-14, and IPPL is hosting its first-ever 3D Design Challenge for teens in grades 7-12.
Students are challenged to design a 3D object that will make the life of a student easier. Entries will be judged on functionality, creativity, and originality. All entries must meet the library’s 3D printer policy (visit 3dprinter.ippl.info) and will be printed free of charge. Questions and entries can be emailed to Teen Librarian Tyler Works at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 3D Design Challenge. Entries are due Saturday, March 14, and winners will be announced the following week.
- 1st Place: a 3Doodler 2.0 pen (a portable 3D printing pen)
- 2nd Place: 10 free hours of 3D printing at IPPL
- 3rd Place: 5 free hours of 3D printing at IPPL
IPPL is honored to have been voted Best Public Library in West Suburban Living’s 2015 Best of the West issue. For the full list of readers’ choices in more than 80 categories, click here.
For more than ten years, IPPL and neighboring libraries presented programs, book discussions, and other events inspired by one book in a program called The Big Read.
Our new collaboration, called ReDiscover, has the same great programs but focuses on one theme rather than one book. Learn more about this year’s event at re-discover.org.
Registration begins March 2 at calendar.ippl.info, by calling 630/887-8760, in person at the library, or at re-discover.org.
After over two decades in a South African prison, Nelson Mandela was freed on February 11, 1990.
While we wait after decades of anticipation, read this article about how this lost book was found.
Our email reminders for programs seem not to be working. Rest assured we are working hard on this to get it working. Please use our calendar to double check dates for upcoming programs if you are signed up. We apologies for any inconvenience.
Show your Darien pride AND support the Darien Rotary Club by buying a Darien vehicle sticker. Vehicle stickers are not required for the City of Darien, but are available for convenience. The donation is $3 per sticker, and this year all proceeds benefit the Darien Rotary Club. Stickers are available at IPPL, as well as the Darien city hall and police department. For more information, call the City of Darien at (630) 852-5000.
The poignant American film classic The Grapes of Wrath was released to theaters 75 years ago this week.
This landmark Science Fiction novel was published fifty years ago this month.
The Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien Chamber of Commerce, and Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry plan to host a Teen Summer Job Fair this spring. The fair, for teens seeking summer employment, internships, and/or volunteer opportunities, will take place on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library. The library is seeking local employers that would be interested in participating in this event. If your business is interested, please fill out the online form at jobfair.ippl.info by Friday, Jan. 23. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited so tables will be first come, first served. For additional information, please contact IPPL Teen Librarian Tyler Works at (630) 887-8760 x261 or email@example.com.