All posts by Marianne Ryan

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

Battle of the Adirondack Chairs

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.

Introducing: Hot Picks

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.