Getting tired of the same old narration in your audiobooks? Wish your books came with sound effects? Try one of these titles for a brand-new listening adventure:
- Civil War by Stuart Moore
Get ready for Marvel’s newest movie by checking out an audio adaptation of the Civil War comic event. How do you make an audiobook of a comic? Think of it as a combination of an audiobook with added narration and a movie with a full cast of actors and lots of sound effects. The final experience is one not to be missed! And if the Avengers aren’t your thing, we have Ms. Marvel as a graphic audio, too!
- Feed by M.T. Anderson
This audiobook may actually be better than its print counterpart because it gives the listener the full experience of what it would be like to have the internet in your head-complete with chat messages and pop-up ads. With its many issues of technology and security, this YA novel will easily interest adult readers.
- Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
This celebrity memoir is worth listening to for one reason: it’s an audiobook that knows it’s an audiobook. Ellen takes full advantage of the format by making jokes about audiobooks, playing with silences, and even adding in a special audiobook-only chapter of funny animal noises.
By Jez Layman, adult services librarian
If you loved our first-ever How-To Expo on April 16, check out these videos from the event! Our YouTube “playlist” includes footage of the coin appraisal, crochet basics, floral centerpieces, and print making vendors in action.
On the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, participate by reading , watching, or taking part in many of the local events celebrating the greatness of the bard.
Jane Eyre’s creator, Charlotte Bronte was born 2oo years ago on April 21st, 1816.
Take a look at some new emagazines now available using our provider Zinio. Just use your library card and email address. Find information at e-magazines.ippl.info. New titles include :
Click here for all magazines available.
Planning your garden? Get the seeds you need from our Seed Library!
Our Seed Library is a collection of seeds that cardholders can check out to plant and grow at home. There is no charge and no obligation to return the seeds. IPPL cardholders can check out two seed packets per visit, and each packet contains enough seeds to grow 3-5 plants.
The Seed Library is located at the entrance to the Kids & Teens Department on the second floor, but seeds are available to cardholders of all ages – and gardening skill levels!
Join us at the Burr Ridge Village Center for the unveiling of their ARTboretum student mural on Friday, April 22, 4-5 p.m. The event will include Earth Day activities and giveaways, and IPPL will be on hand to teach participants how to make biodegradable newspaper starter pots. Plus see the library’s 3D printer in action!
The 16th annual Darien Dash, a 1Mile/5k/10k fundraiser for the Darien Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Sunday, May 15. This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit one Darien not-for-profit organization and one Darien school. If you plan to register for the event, please consider making the Indian Prairie Public Library your not-for-profit of choice! For more information or to register, visit www.dariendash.com.