Join us on Sunday March 18 for a program about the fascinating history of the Fox River Valley, presented by local historian Phil Aleo. This program is part of our celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial.
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During the week of April 16, Fox River Valley Public Libraries and our 24 partner libraries will be transitioning to a new library catalog. You’ll see a new look as you search for library materials, and will be introduced to new features as we work to improve your library experience.
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Join us on Wednesday March 7, 2018 for a fascinating program about some of the amazing women of Chicago’s past and present. While you’re waiting, check out these books. Not all of these women will be profiled in the program, but they're all inspiring and have links to Chicago. Come to the Information desk for more suggestions to keep you reading during Women’s History Month, and register for Hell Hath No Fury: The Wild, Wicked, and Wonderful Women of the Windy City to learn more about these incredible women.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away in February 2018. He was 48 years old.
Since Valentine’s Day is coming, I wanted to highlight an artist who has written some of my favorite love songs of late. Jason Isbell is a singer songwriter with a folky-country bent, think Townes Van Zandt, Ryan Adams, or Patterson Hood (of Isbell’s former band Drive-By-Truckers). He frequently collaborates with his wife, violinist and fellow singer-songwriter, Amanda Shires, who is the inspiration for many of his most romantic songs.
Need resources for a school project? Looking for articles from newspapers or journals? If answered “yes” to either of these questions, then General OneFile is the right database for you! General OneFile contains almost 200,000,000 articles from a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals. The articles in General OneFile cover a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. In addition to articles, General OneFile also provides different forms of media, including: images, audio, and video. This resource is ideal for adult and teen students.
With the cold winter weather approaching and the days getting shorter, it’s the time of year where I especially enjoy curling up on the couch and watching a movie after a long day of work. The holidays are just around the corner, and that means the Christmas DVDs are sure to fly off the shelves here at FRVPLD. Don’t forget, though, that you can stream movies for free with your library card now that we have Hoopla! Hoopla has variety of Christmas movies available for all ages that you can stream right away.