Due to the winter storm, the library will be CLOSED today. Stay home safe and visit our eLibrary at IPPL.info to download movies, music, and more!
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.
Read or listen to this story about the importance of libraries in early childhood learning.
Not sure what to do with that new tablet? Drop in at the library on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 6-8 p.m. and we’ll help you get started! Already know what you’re doing? Visit our eLibrary to download books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies.
Join one of IPPL’s book discussion groups in 2015! You’ll meet new people while exploring a new book each month.
- Novel Idea: a book club for for readers who like to delve into a book’s characters, plots, setting, and themes. Drop in at the library for a librarian-led discussion on the second Wednesday of the month (September-May) at 7 p.m.
Next meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Book: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
- Crime Readers: a book club for readers who like unraveling clues, interpreting evidence, and analyzing characters. We partner with the Woodridge Public Library to bring crime readers together on the third Thursday of the month (September-May). Meets at 6 p.m. for dinner (optional) and 7 p.m. for discussion at Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd. in Darien. Find Crime Readers on Facebook.
Next meeting: Thursday, Jan. 15, 6-9 p.m.
Book: A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn
- GenLit: a book club for 20-30 somethings. Join us for drinks, dinner, and discussion on the fourth Wednesday of the month (January-October) at 6:30 p.m. at various local restaurants. Find GenLit on Facebook.
Next meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:30-9 p.m. at
Taste of India, 7243 S. Kingery Hwy. in Willowbrook
Book: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
To learn more about our book discussion groups, click here!