“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.
Upstairs in Youth Services we have several activities and displays in honor of Black History Month! In February, we remember important people and events throughout history that have helped shape our nation today.
A Dangerous Deceit, by Marjorie Eccles, is a wonderful Golden Era-style mystery. Ms. Eccles is best known as the author of the Gil Mayo series, which takes place in a modern English village. A Dangerous Deceit, on the other hand, takes place in the years after World War I, and does a great job in capturing that era. Although she is still reeling from the death of her father, Margaret Rees-Talbot looks forward to her marriage to Symon Scroope, who is both a Vicar and a member of the British aristocracy.
We have many of these at Tinley Library, you can also request any of these with your library card. Either Ask a Librarian or log into your library account and use the catalog. Also, see the complete list at the YALSA website.
As the month of February continues to bring record-breaking cold temperatures, the world of Young Adult literature is just beginning to heat up for the year! With new and continuing series and stand-alone novels in a variety of genres, there's something for everyone this month. Here are just a few highlights of what to expect.