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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Take Our Community Survey!

This fall, the library board started a strategic planning process. As part of that process, the library is conducting a community survey about library services at 2014survey.ippl.info through Monday, Nov. 24. We invite residents of the library district to participate in the survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Those who complete the survey may enter a drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

The information gathered from this survey will help us plan for the future. We appreciate input from our community, and we hope you will take the time to fill out the survey.

All responses are confidential. If you prefer a paper copy or have questions, contact the library’s administrative office at 630/887-8760 ext. 245 or admin@ippl.info.

Again, we appreciate your time and thank you for helping us enhance our services to the community!

An Evening with Author Barry Lyga

Join us for an evening with Author Barry Lyga on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Lyga, author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, will discuss writing books. His books will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Friends of IPPL. Cool Compositions prizes will also be awarded. Sponsored by The Gift of Carl Foundation. For teens and adults. Register herebarrylygaNOAGE

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