Local Authors Fair

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.

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Interview a Family Member at the Library

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.

Art Gallery Display Cases

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 theresap@ippl.info. 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.display case