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!
Conjure up some Halloween fun with the hauntingly good collections on Hoopla, our on demand digital media service. Find adult and family-friendly titles in music, movies, comics, ebooks, and audiobooks including Goosebumps.
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.
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.
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. Kids who sign up for their first IPPL card will receive a specially-designed card just for kids and a kid-sized book bag. For more information on signing up for a library card, stop by the library or visit getacard.ippl.info.
Not sure what do with your solar eclipse glasses from Monday’s big event? Bring them to the library! We are collecting them for Astronomers Without Borders to send to underprivileged schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019. Look for the donation box in our lobby through Sept. 8.
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.
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.