Suzanne Ruff, author of The Reluctant Donor and Chicago native, returns to the library on April 30 for our Donate Life Month event. Last year she regaled us with her tales of life, love, and self discovery. Suzanne left us in both laughter and tears, as she related her story of donating her kidney to her sister JoAnne who was suffering from a genetic disease.
Okay fangirls and fanboys, in an uncharacteristic recommendation for a library, I am going to recommend that you purchase a book. Well, make that a whole Humble Bundle of eBooks! This week's Humble eBook Bundle is a fantastic collection of recent speculative and sci-fi from some of the best contemporary authors. But the highlight, at least for me, is Homeland by Cory Doctorow read by, Wil Wheaton.
“Net Neutrality” is a phrase getting a lot of media attention lately. Internet access is currently a service by which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge flat rates regardless of what websites customers visit. Recent media attention surrounds a controversial judgement in a case that involved the FCC. Try this satirical video to better understand the issue:
Every year on March 14th we celebrate Pi day in honor of everybody’s favorite mathematical constant. Pi, represented by the symbol above, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
Theodor Seuss Geissel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904.
Try this 30 second clip as recently deceased, Chicago-born comedic star Harold Ramis expresses the power of reading.
While voting for the readers’ choice awards for the Monarch, Bluestem, Rebecca Caudill, and Lincoln is still going on in schools and libraries throughout the state, the new nominees for the upcoming year have also been announced.