Every year, the American Library Association celebrates the freedom to read by raising awareness of censorship in schools and libraries across the nation. The ALA compiles an annual list of the top ten most frequently challenged books in school and public libraries.
You like your comics with a touch of the supernatural, or sci-fi? Hoopla, our new partner for digital media, has just added a bunch of new graphic novel series from Image Comics to their lineup. Currently, you can download The Walking Dead (volumes 1-23), Spawn Origins (volumes 1-10), Saga, Morning Glories, Invincible, and Chew.
Now you can get right into the action when you read these comics right from the Hoopla app (App Store or Google Play). Their new Action-View provides one-of-a-kind immersive panel-by-panel reading experience.
Famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died yesterday, August 30th, 2015. People who loved his writings will surely miss his humor, charm, and insight.
In honor of his passing, I've put together a collection of his writings. Perhaps after seeing some of these you will recall a favorite passage of his in a book that you've already read, or you may discover something new you would like to read.
This summer, the library held a contest for teens who attended our programs. The winner received the opportunity to have lunch with the librarian of their choice!
Your library is cooking up something red hot to keep you warm this winter & beyond. Stay tuned for more details in the fall as we plan to unveil brand new state-of-the-art digital multimedia stations. You’ll have access to a range of professional equipment & software applications to let your creativity run wild!
The drawing for this year's prizes is now complete in the Third Annual Multi-Library Geocaching Competition. Unfortunately, I'm sorry to say that no one from Tinley Park won this year. Winning geocaching teams were from Oak Lawn, Lansing, Palos Heights, and Alsip/Merrionette Park libraries.
I hope you had fun exploring the area's libraries and finding their geocaches. Thank you for playing, and come back next year for the Fourth Annual Multi-Library Geocaching Competition!
We are very excited about our new artwork created by two talented staff members, Rakhshanda Ahmad and Bob Serafino.
As part of a long term project to restore the area's natural ecosystems, several invasive species are being removed from the wetlands and prairie surrounding the library.