Join the Audubon Society’s 118th Bird Count from Thursday, Dec. 14 through Friday, January 5, 2018.
Enjoy the most recent movie releases with our new Hot Picks DVD collection! Available movies can be checked out for three days. Although Hot Picks DVDs are non-holdable and nonrenewable, the same titles are also available in our regular Adult Feature Movie collection, available for hold and with a one-week loan period. For more information, stop by the Adult Ask Us Desk.
Join us for our final Civics 101 program, Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Sue Khalaieff from the League of Women Votes of Downers Grove, Woodridge, and Lisle, and Mary LeCompte, Office of Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin will talk about our civic responsibilities.
The library’s Teen Advisory and Service Committee is collecting donations of new winter hats, gloves, and scarves through Friday, Dec. 15. Donations can be for any age and will be given to local organizations. Anyone who makes a donation will be given an ornament to sign and place on the Giving Tree in our lobby.
From laptops to snow blowers, Consumer Reports can help you choose the best product for your gift buying or personal needs. View Consumer Reports from within the library or search from home by going to the library’s website and entering your lPPL library card number.
Looking for something to do after you’ve eaten your Thanksgiving meal? Check out a movie from our list of “Great Movies: Comedies to Share with Your Grandkids.”
Calling all authors! The fifth annual Soon to be Famous™ Illinois Author Project is accepting applications for its 2018 contest. Librarians will judge self-published adult fiction by Illinois authors to select and promote a winner. In addition to the many promotional benefits, this year’s winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize, sponsored by BiblioBoard.
Being kind not only feels good, it’s good for you! Check out 10 easy ways to celebrate World Kindness Day.
Since 2000, the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has been collecting, preserving, and sharing oral histories of men and women who have served their country. IPPL began collecting stories for the project in 2002, and we are recognized as a Founding Partner. In honor of Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11, we invite you to listen to our interviews of more than 100 local wartime veterans.
If you or someone you know would like to be interviewed for the Veterans History Project, contact Joe Popowitch, 630/887-8760 ext. 240.
On November 4, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States. By the time of his inauguration, seven states had seceded from the Union. Learn more about Lincoln and his turbulent presidency.