All posts by Marianne Ryan

It’s not too late to make a Reading Resolution! 

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!

Peace Mural Project Visits IPPL 

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.

 

It’s Banned Books Week!

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.

Job Prep Week

Learn how to land your next job during our Job Prep Week Sept. 18-24.

Job Hunting Drop-In
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m.
Learn about the many resources and services available through the Goodwill Workforce Connection Center. No registration required.

Job Hunting with Brainfuse JobNow
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Learn how to use this database for resume creation and review, live interview prep, searching job postings, and more. Register here.

Overcoming Job Hunting Obstacles and Fears
Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
A rep from WorkNet DuPage will address job search obstacles including applying online, resumes, and networking. Register here.

Preparing for the Job Interview
Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.
A rep from the Community Career Center will help you prepare for your next interview. Register here.

It’s not too late to make a Reading Resolution!

Fall is upon us, and Labor Day weekend is 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.
Traveling this weekend? Jump start your resolution with audiobooks for a quick trip and titles to listen to with the whole family. And don’t forget to sign up for our bookish enewsletters to help you meet your goal!

Solar Eclipse Glasses Giveaway

On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will see its first total solar eclipse cross the continent since 1979. Safely view this rare event with solar eclipse glasses! Come to the lobby on Monday, Aug. 21, beginning at noon. We’ll be giving away one per person, while supplies last. Please note that our supply is very limited! View a list of reputable online and in-store vendors.

Back to School = Time to Get a Card!

You’ve purchased the pencils, notebooks, and other supplies, but do your kids have their library cards yet? Be sure students have the most important school supply of all—a library card! Kids who sign up for their first IPPL card will receive a specially-designed card just for kids and a kid-sized book bag.  Learn more about getting a library card at getacard.ippl.info.