SCORE Small Business Assistance Coming to IPPL

IPPL has entered into a partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association that provides free assistance to small businesses. Their experienced business owners and management executives provide mentoring, workshops, and resource tools. To learn more about SCORE or book a free mentoring session, visit www.scoreFoxValley.org.

You can also learn more about SCORE’s services and resources at the library on Thursday, April 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the lobby.

In addition, SCORE will host a Small Business Roundtable Discussion at the library on Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. SCORE volunteers will facilitate structured discussion on topics of interest to small business owners and those interested in starting a small business.

And don’t miss the 2015 Fox Valley Small Business Forum next Tuesday, March 31, 1-5 p.m. at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville Campus, 1120 E. Diehl Rd. The cost is $30 to pre-register, or $45 at the door. For more information or to register, visit scorefoxvalley.org/forum2015.

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Teen Summer Job Fair

Teens seeking summer employment, internships, and/or volunteer opportunities should check out our Teen Summer Job Fair this Saturday, March 21.

1-2 p.m.
A panel of managers and job coaches will give advice on how to get a job and keep it.

2-4 p.m.
Local businesses will be on hand to discuss a variety of opportunities for teens.

The fair is hosted by IPPL, the Darien Chamber of Commerce, and Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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IPPL Movie Collection: Almost 11,000 DVDs and Growing!

Did you know that IPPL has nearly 11,000 DVDs ranging from silent movies from the 1910s to multiple copies of recent blockbusters? That’s 100 years of movie magic! Learn more about our DVD collection on the library’s Books, Movies, and More page.

For example, you can find more than 50 lists of recommended movies prepared by our staff on the Find Your Next Great Movie page.

Looking for a personalized movie recommendation? Fill out the Movies and TV Just for You form, and our staff will make recommendations based on your specific tastes.

Like to talk movies? Join our Friday night Movie Discussion Group. Watch specially-selected movies with other film fans, then take part in lively staff-led discussion.

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3D Design Challenge for Teens

Teen Tech Week is March 8-14, and IPPL is hosting its first-ever 3D Design Challenge for teens in grades 7-12.

Students are challenged to design a 3D object that will make the life of a student easier. Entries will be judged on functionality, creativity, and originality. All entries must meet the library’s 3D printer policy (visit 3dprinter.ippl.info) and will be printed free of charge. Questions and entries can be emailed to Teen Librarian Tyler Works at tylerw@ippl.info with the subject line 3D Design Challenge. Entries are due Saturday, March 14, and winners will be announced the following week.

Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: a 3Doodler 2.0 pen (a portable 3D printing pen)
  • 2nd Place: 10 free hours of 3D printing at IPPL
  • 3rd Place: 5 free hours of 3D printing at IPPL

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ReDiscover: Celebrating Home

For more than ten years, IPPL and neighboring libraries presented programs, book discussions, and other events inspired by one book in a program called The Big Read.
Our new collaboration, called ReDiscover, has the same great programs but focuses on one theme rather than one book. Learn more about this year’s event at re-discover.org.
Registration begins March 2 at calendar.ippl.info, by calling 630/887-8760, in person at the library, or at re-discover.org.

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