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Monday Morning @ the Library

Once a month we're hosting some of your favorite presenters and highlighting topics that will enrich, enlighten and entertain you.
Monday, August 25 at 11:00am

  • Speaker: Chef, Kate Bradley
  • Topic: Cooking for Two

NEXT: Monday, August 25 from 6:00 - 8:30pm

All Ages; no registration required.

Next Events

August 21st, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Open to anyone who wants to meet, mingle, and share tips on needlecraft projects. Bring your own supplies. No registration required.
August 22nd, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Ages: 3-8 years and parentsYou are invited to our nighttime storytime with crafts and games! Kids may come dressed for bedtime.
August 25th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Don't miss another cooking class from Chef Kate Bradley who will discuss cooking for two. Recipes and tastings included.

Talking Points

Bad Passwords

Have you heard the news? Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 Billion passwords from various agencies, and you might be affected. An article from Forbes magazine shines some skeptical light on this news, but even if the situation is not as dire as reported, it's always a good idea to change your most important passwords on a regular basis, and to use strong passwords that cannot be easily guessed.

David Levithan, who co-authored the 2010 young adult novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, is in the process of writing a “musical-novel spinoff,” to be released in Spring 2015. This news, of course, begs the question, “What exactly is a musical-novel?”

Do you like your books in print, as an e-book, or maybe as an audiobook? If you checkout any of these reading formats from the library, do you typically purchase books as well?
We're curious about the non-library ways you discover & access books. Please click on the title of this blog post & leave a comment.
Since there are very few bookstores left, such as Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble, is it word-of-mouth, or do you visit websites like Amazon, Goodreads, Audible, or Oyster?

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You're Invited to a Special Anniversary Party

Celebrate 10 Years of Discovery & 15 Years on the Road with us
Sunday, September 7, noon — 4:00pm

All Day Fun!
Rain or Shine!

Coloring Stations
Face Painting
Your Path to Discovery

Fun Activities for All Ages

  • 12:15 - 1:30pm: Fumes of Mod Podge (Teen Improv)
  • 1-3 pm: Mad Science of Chicago & Onboard Bookmobile Viewing
  • 1:30-3:30 pm: Magician Dennis DeBondt
  • 2-4 pm: Antiques Appraiser Rex Newell *

*In-person & phone registration only, beginning August 21st.

Summer Reading Recap

The library was a busy place this summer! Kudos to the over 500 adults and 1800 children and teens who helped us break our summer reading participation records! Everyone took advantage of our fun giveaways, prizes, and the special partnerships we formed with area businesses. We sincerely thank our business partners and donors for their continued support of our library and our community.

Our Prize Donors

Business Partners