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During the War of 1812 the British again attacked their former colony, setting fire to one of our most symbolic buildings: the White House.
75 years ago The Wizard of Oz premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. In honor of this event, join as at Indian Prairie for the Sing-Along Wizard of Oz on August 23. 10:30 for families with young children and 2:00 for older children and adults. Prizes for anyone in a Wizard of Oz costume!
The Panama Canal opened for business 100 years ago today when the cargo ship SS Ancon passed through from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, we are hosting a sing-along to the movie on Saturday, Aug. 23. There will be two show times: the first at 10:30 a.m. for families with young children, and the second at 2 p.m. for school-age kids and adults. Prizes will be given to anyone in costume, and refreshments will be served. The event is being funded by the Friends of IPPL. Participants can register online at www.calendar.ippl.info, by phone at (630) 887-8760 x239, or in-person at the library’s Ask Us Desk.
We are offering use of a Digital Media Lab to cardholders of all ages this summer. The lab is available to people who already know how to use the equipment – we are not providing training at this time. However, classes will be provided in the future. Click here for more information and a list of the lab’s equipment.
The good news: you love our 3D printer! The bad news: you love our 3D printer so much that we now have a very long print queue and need to put a hold on print requests. Our online 3D print request form will be unavailable until Tuesday, Sept. 2. As planned, charges for printing will then be in effect. Please check our 3D printing web page for more information.
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