Local Authors Fair: Applications Due Feb. 8

Calling all writers! Looking for an opportunity to share your work and meet other writers? We will host our 2017 Local Authors Fair on Sunday, March 19, and we are accepting applications through Feb. 8. Writers of adult, children’s, and teen literature (both fiction and nonfiction), including self-published writers, are encouraged to apply. To learn more, visit localauthorsfair.ippl.info.

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DC Universe: Rebirth now available on hoopla

Attention DC Comics lovers! The following new volumes are now available on hoopla, our on-demand digital media service:

Plus, you can access the DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition, a 96-page collectors’ version that features extensive bonus material not available on any other library digital media platform!

More pairs of new, full volumes of DC graphic novels will be released in 2017, each featuring individual members of the DC character family. See the reveal schedule.

With more than 400,000 digital titles available, there’s something for everyone on hoopla, including music, movies, audiobooks, and ebooks. And titles are always available – NO WAITING!

What’s Your 2017 Reading Resolution?

Many people kick off each new year with a resolution to change a behavior or improve themselves in some way. This year, we’re encouraging our community to make a Reading Resolution!

Book lovers may challenge themselves to read a book a week. Those with less time may set a goal to get through a book a month. Others may want to read the books that inspired this year’s blockbuster movies or revisit the classics they read in school.

What’s your 2017 Reading Resolution? Click here to leave a comment and let us know. And be sure to sign up for our weekly eNews and other bookish enewsletters. We’ll be providing book lists, staff reviews, and personalized suggestions, plus reading resources and challenges, to help you meet your goal!

As an incentive, those who meet their Reading Resolution goals will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to their favorite bookstore. To be entered into the drawing, simply set a reading goal, meet it, and turn in your reading log to the library. Logs can be submitted in person to the Ask Us Desk on the first floor, or via email sent to readers@ippl.info.

Our Reading Resolution Challenge starts Jan. 1, 2017 and runs through Dec. 31, 2017. The challenge is for adults 18 and older, and participants may join at any time. Reading logs must be turned in by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 to be eligible for the drawing, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Audiobooks, graphic novels, and novellas can count toward your goal. However, no children’s books, please.

Winter Break activities

Looking for something to do over the Winter Break? The MidKid School Break movies might just be the ticket! Friends and families can warm-up with fresh-made popcorn and snacks. On Friday, December 30th 12:30-2:30 join us for the big screen viewing of THE BFG (2016). Rated PG, this fun and fantastical Roald Dahl story of Sophie and her new friend, The Big Friendly Giant is recommended for grades 3- 6th.  http://indianprairie.libnet.info/event/19840

Zootopia will be our feature film  on Saturday, January 7th, 12:30-3:00 pm. Also Rated PG, this film is recommended for families with kids in grades K-6.  After watching Officer Judy Bunny and the ZPD, spend time talking with community police officers.  http://indianprairie.libnet.info/event/19033

The MidKid Hangout space is always here for kids grade 1- 6. Play games, use the chalk board or check out an iPad and just relax in the Cube. You can also create something new in the WouldShop or on the Lego Wall.

Convert VHS to DVD at Home

Convert Your VHS tapes to DVDs

Preserve all the memories on your VHS tapes with our newest Tech Takeout device. Our VHS to DVD converter is now available and checkouts for 1 week. The converter includes RCA video and audio cables. VHS to DVD conversion happens in real time, which means converting a tape will take 2 hours. Don’t forget, we have a VHS to DVD conversion machintoshibaimage_e available inside the library, too.

Place a hold on the VHS to DVD converter