Enjoy the most recent movie releases with our new Hot Picks DVD collection! Available movies can be checked out for three days. Although Hot Picks DVDs are non-holdable and nonrenewable, the same titles are also available in our regular Adult Feature Movie collection, available for hold and with a one-week loan period. For more information, stop by the Adult Ask Us Desk.
The library’s Teen Advisory and Service Committee is collecting donations of new winter hats, gloves, and scarves through Friday, Dec. 15. Donations can be for any age and will be given to local organizations. Anyone who makes a donation will be given an ornament to sign and place on the Giving Tree in our lobby.
Calling all authors! The fifth annual Soon to be Famous™ Illinois Author Project is accepting applications for its 2018 contest. Librarians will judge self-published adult fiction by Illinois authors to select and promote a winner. In addition to the many promotional benefits, this year’s winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize, sponsored by BiblioBoard.
Since 2000, the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has been collecting, preserving, and sharing oral histories of men and women who have served their country. IPPL began collecting stories for the project in 2002, and we are recognized as a Founding Partner. In honor of Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11, we invite you to listen to our interviews of more than 100 local wartime veterans.
If you or someone you know would like to be interviewed for the Veterans History Project, contact Joe Popowitch, 630/887-8760 ext. 240.
After 20 years and 354 checkouts (a possible record here at IPPL), our copy of The Black Echo by Michael Connelly has officially been retired. But have no fear, Harry Bosch fans – a new copy is already on our shelves!
Fall is here, and cooler days are the perfect time to get back on track (or get started!) with your Reading Resolution! Those who meet their Reading Resolution goals will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to their favorite bookstore. To be entered into the drawing, simply set a reading goal, meet it, and turn in your reading log to the library.
October is National Reading Group Month. Let us help you pick the next great read for yourself or your book group! Fill out a personalized suggestion form or check out our Book Club Favorites lists. And don’t forget to sign up for our bookish enewsletters to help you meet your goal!
The Peace Mural Project, a community wide artistic call for peace, is on display at the library through Oct. 14. The mural contains hundreds of 4×4-inch squares on which the public is invited to write or draw their hopes and dreams for peace. The Peace Mural Project was designed and is supervised by artist Janyce Boss and is a project of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Downers Grove.
Celebrate the freedom to read! Stop by our lobby during the following times to get your mug shot taken with a banned book:
- Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2-4 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m.
Keep an eye on our social media to see which staff members were caught reading banned books. Plus, check out our displays and our recommended list to see which popular books have been challenged or banned.