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.
Adirondack chairs painted by students at Concord Elementary (left) and Lace School (right) are now on display at the library! The Battle of the Adirondack Chairs is a fundraiser hosted by the Darien Chamber Women in Business and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Darien. Proceeds will help to provide meals for residents undergoing cancer treatment. Learn more here.
Shopping Amazon.com through AmazonSmile helps the IPPL Foundation earn 5% of every dollar spent. Supporters can also generate donations by shopping at any of 1,700+ online stores through iGive. Learn more.
This summer, the Story Stroll at Burr Ridge Village Center features Blue Sky White Stars written by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
Story Stroll is a series of 10 storyboards along the shopping center’s sidewalk that encourages families to read at their own pace while following the prompts for activities along the way. Stories change seasonally.
Enjoy the same great selection of bestsellers for a longer period of time with Hot Picks, the new name for our rental collection. In addition to the name change, the checkout policy for these books has changed:
- 7 day checkout (instead of 2 days)
- $1/day late fee (instead of $0.25/day)
This change allows readers who feel they cannot complete a book in 2 days to borrow an item they can keep (for free) for a week. Just a reminder: Hot Picks are non-holdable and non-renewable, but all of the books in the Hot Picks collection are also available in the regular collection. For more information, stop by the Adult Ask Us Desk.