You still have time if you want to see The Rainmaker at Mayslake Peabody Estate in
Oakbrook, Wednesday – Sunday through September 1. Our staff member Hugh attended the Rainmaker at First Folio Theater’s opening night in its outdoor theater and says, ” The Rainmaker character had only began his magic charms and motions when the sky erupted with thunder, lightning and downpour, scattering audience and cast to cars and shelter. On
a later night, the Rainmaker was less effective in bringing deluge, but did
bring blessings and benefit to the family who had originally thought him a fraud
and swindler. I enjoyed this heartwarming, funny play of family
quarrels and dilemma of what to do about the spinster daughter.” The library owns the film version or you can request the play.
You can sample a variety of multimedia tablets at our TechBar located in front of the Adult Services Ask Us Desk. We currently have on display the Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy 2, Coby MID8065 and Blackberry Playbook. You can use any of these devices with our eMagazine and eBook collections. Staff have already installed the Apps for eMagazines (Zinio) and eBooks (Overdrive).
Are you stuck inside due to the heat? Try one of the great new magazines recently added to our e-magazine collection. Take a look at the complete list on our Zinio e-magazines page. Sign up quickly and easily with your IPPL card and read magazines on your PC, laptop, tablet and other devices.
Do you think you might enjoy watching Shakespeare performed with mountain music under the stars? One of our staff suggests you try Cymbeline at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Wednesdays– Sundays through July 21. First Folio Theater brings this 400 year old play up to Civil War times with West Virginian accent and flavor for the audience’s enjoyment. He did enjoy this outdoor experience but wondered if this were a tragedy, comedy, or Shakespeare & First Folio just having fun spinning a preposterous tale.
The Computer area has a new scanner for public use. It has all the features of the old scanner (scan your document or photo to printer, email, USB drive, or Google Docs) as well as a new option for sending documents to a smart phone or tablet and an editing function for cropping while keeping the original document. Come in and give it a try.
Try your hand at writing haiku and if you submit our favorite one, you may win a small prize. Tweet us at @ipplinfo with your poetic creation. Please use hashtag #ipplpoem. We’re celebrating National Poetry Month. Check our Twitter timeline for several examples of haiku that you can easily out-do!–Shirley
Hey, baseball fans! Get ready for the season. We have the current issue of Sports Illustrated (April 1) here now and it includes scouting reports!
By now you’ve heard tunes from David Bowie’s first new album in many years, “The Next Day.” Revisit his earlier work by checking out CDs here.
Crain’s Chicago Business has published its annual Book of Lists, which we recently received and keep at the Ask Us Desk. Refer to this for company rankings and
Who’s Who in Chicago Business. It’s very interesting to browse the largest or best performing companies, banks, employers, foundations.
We recently received the December issue of Consumer Reports magazine, which includes its annual, very helpful coverage on electronics. Come in and take a look at this for reviews and information about the hot new devices: tablets, phones, e-readers, cameras. Don’t forget that with your library card you also have access to our Consumer Reports database. Here’s the link to our list: http://ippl.info/digital-library/research-databases#c, or search it here in the library.