Dancing in the Spooky Stacks tickets $20 each; buy 4 or more and get 25% off!
Don’t forget to get your tickets for Dancing in the Spooky Stacks, the IPPL Foundation’s unique fundraising event featuring an after-hours library performance by The Neverly Brothers, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m. A costume contest, cash bar, and light snacks will be available. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Tickets are available for purchase at the library or by calling the Checkout Desk at (630) 887-8760. With our October Savings Spook-tacular, they are $20 each and 25% off if you buy four or more (while supplies last). VIP tickets (limited quantity) are $50 and include a meet and greet with the band, reserved seating with a full view of the stage, an autographed event poster signed by the band, and two beverage tickets.
Proceeds will be used to support children’s literacy and learning. Visit spookystacks.ippl.info for information.
Calling all teen writers! Submit poems, short stories, and/or song lyrics for our Cool Compositions Contest. Entry forms are available at writeon.ippl.info and at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk. The entry deadline is Nov. 1.
Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners in each category, and winners will be announced on Nov. 10 during An Evening with A. S. King. King, the bestselling author of Ask the Passengers and Please Ignore Vera Dietz, will discuss writing, her books, and the life of an author at a 7 p.m. program.
The library’s 10th annual Write-on Teen Literary Festival is sponsored by The Gift of Carl Foundation. To learn more about Write-on, read our fall newsletter cover story.
Love to read? Join one of our book discussion groups!
Novel Idea: for readers who like to delve into a book’s characters, plots, setting, and themes. Drop in at the library on the second Wednesday of the month (September-May) at 7 p.m.
Next meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Book: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2014)
Crime Readers: 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.
Next meeting: Thursday, Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m.
Book: Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage (2008)
GenLit: 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, Oct. 28, 6:30-9 p.m. at Taste of India, 7243 Kingery Hwy. in Darien
Book: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (2013)
Learn more about our book discussion groups.
Do you enjoy plays? The library has a Play Reading Group that meets on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. through Oct. 21. Each week, the group chooses a play, each person chooses a part, and they read through the play together. Upcoming plays include The Cocktail Party by T. S. Eliot, Rumors by Neil Simon, and Noises Off by Michael Frayn. Visit www.calendar.ippl.info for details.
Join us for Dancing in the Spooky Stacks, a unique IPPL Foundation fundraiser event featuring an after-hours library performance by The Neverly Brothers, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m.
Dress to impress – in ’50s, ’60s, or Halloween style – for the costume contest. A cash bar and light snacks will be available. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Tickets are available for purchase at the library. They are $20 in advance, $30 starting Oct. 5, and $40 at the door (while supplies last). VIP tickets (limited quantity) are $50 and include a meet and greet with the band, reserved seating with a full view of the stage, an autographed event poster signed by the band, and two beverage tickets.
Proceeds will be used to support children’s literacy and learning.
Visit spookystacks.ippl.info for information.
Meet the winner of the 2015 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author contest, Michael Alan Peck, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. He will talk about his winning novel, The Commons: Book 1: The Journeyman, and how it came to be, and conclude with a Q&A session followed by a book signing. Register here.
You’ve purchased the pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies, but do your kids have their library cards yet?! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and public libraries nationwide—including IPPL—want to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all—a library card.
This September, kids who sign up for their first IPPL card will receive a specially-designed card just for kids, a kid-sized book bag, as well as a special Snoopy sticker and bookmark. Those renewing their card will also get a Snoopy sticker and bookmark.
For more information on signing up for a library card, stop by the library or visit ippl.info.
It is the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Check out some of these titles on the subject.
Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman was born this day 100 years ago.
On Sept. 1, we will launch our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, encouraging families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten.
Children who complete 1,000 books will receive a free paperback book to keep and will join the library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten “Wall of Fame.” Visit 1000books.ippl.info for more information. To register, visit the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk starting Sept. 1.
Thank you to the Darien Rotary Club for their generous sponsorship of this program.