Forty years ago, over 4,000 runners participated in what is now known as the Chicago Marathon. Running a marathon is not for the faint of heart as these personal accounts and training guides attest.
If you have a green thumb, or if you are “plant” challenged, discover how to keep your indoor plants thriving.
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.
View the September 11 Digital Archive, which uses electronic media to “collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001, and it’s aftermath.” The archives include more than 40,000 first-hand stories.
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.
Labor Day marks the end of summer for many, but it also honors the American worker. Learn more about the 19th century labor movement and how it led to this holiday.
The March on Washington was a high point in the Civil Rights movement. Learn more about this seminal moment, and view Martin Luther King Jr.’s stirring “I have a dream” speech.
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.