The public catalog is in “view-only” mode as SWAN staff address software changes. You will able look up items, but not place holds. We appreciate your patience during this time.
This Saturday, April 18, we will open a new library at IPPL- our Seed Library! IPPL members will be able to borrow seeds from our Seed Library to grow at home. The Seed Library will be located in the Kids & Teens department, but seeds will be available to patrons of all ages. The Indian Prairie Seed Library is sponsored by Pick. at Garden Patch Farms.
Upcoming Family Gardening Programs:
Community Seed Swap
Sat., April 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bring seeds to donate or trade. All varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers are welcome. Get a free tomato starter plant, purchase a live butterfly garden,
enjoy a special storytime, and paint a planter in the Wouldshop. Fun for all ages! Register here.
Family Gardening with Pick.
Wed., May 6, 7 p.m.
How do plants grow? What plants grow best in our part of Illinois? Learn the answers to these questions and more from the farmers at Pick. at Garden Patch Farms. For all ages and gardening skill levels. Register here.
This evening our public catalog will be in “view-only” mode. You will able look up items, but not place holds. We appreciate your patience during this time.
On April 14th, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, 150 years ago today.
Have you heard? Our online catalog has a new look and new features!
Our catalog is provided by SWAN, a network of 77 local libraries offering more than 8 million items, and the new catalog is part of SWAN’s transition to a new software system.
To learn more about the new catalog, visit newcatalog.ippl.info.
Celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth with these great recordings.
Rotarian International has prepared a list of books the well-read citizen should read.
Do you know a teen entering grades 7-12 who is looking for a fun way to earn service hours, get job experience, and make a difference in our community this summer? Applications for our VolunTEEN program are now available online at volunteen.ippl.info and at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk.
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.
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.