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Here are some new teen books that deal with love, relationships, romance, and all of the good/bad/ugly/hilarity/uncertainty that goes along with having crushes and falling hard for someone:
I was saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Broadway legend Carol Channing. As a lover of live theater, she was one of the major stars that informed my education.
You’ve seen enough “Best Of” lists for 2018 by now, so the Randall Oaks staff thought we’d just share some of our favorites, whether they're critically lauded or not. Here’s a sampling of books and movies that came out last year that we enjoyed for various reasons- they made us think, they made us cry, they were just plain fun, etc.
January 12-14, 2019
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This was a superaltive year for music, particularly by female artists such as Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B, who made many music critics' top of albums of the year lists. While my list is still mostly female-centric (well done, ladies!), I tend towards the indie and depressive in taste. Below are my five favorite albums of the year, definitely worth checking out whether you share my lugubriousness or not:
We are coming to the end of another year FILLED with amazing new additions to our Youth Services collections! Here are some of the many notable new books for children published in 2018!
Have you signed up for the inaugural Winter Reading Challenge yet? If it doesn't sound familiar, take a look at Elizabeth's blog here for more details. Registration opened up on Sunday, December 9, and there are different challenges for youth, teens, and adults. A couple of the challenges on the adult list are to "check out a cookbook and try out a new recipe" and "read a winter themed book". If you're looking for inspiration in those categories, I've compiled some suggestions that fit the bill below.
The Dundee Library has a collection of local history files that contain over 400 items, including: newspaper articles, photographs, documents/reports, correspondence, booklets/pamphlets, blueprints, maps, and more. We have gone through and digitized the entire collection to further preserve these items and make them more accessible to our patrons. The collection covers a variety of different topics pertaining to all/each of the communities in our district.
Winter Reading Challenge
Winter brings ice, snow, freezing weather, and…the Winter Reading Challenge!
Fox River Valley Public Library District is excited to launch our first annual, all-ages Winter Reading Challenge! The program runs from Dec 9-February 16.
How does it work?