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.
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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you don’t have a library card now is the time to get one. This month new card holders with receive a special goodie bag. Current card holders can receive a special “Love my Library” window cling.
To help keep you in the mood for showing mad love to your library, here are some titles with a library theme you will definitely want to check out.
Looking for something good to read? If you’ve signed up for Summer Reading you’ve probably seen the Recommended Read postcards (if you haven’t, it’s not too late to sign up or start filling out cards!). On the cards, simply let us know what you’re reading and why you would/would not recommend it. You can drop these off at the Information Desk and we draw winners every week for additional Summer Reading prizes. You’re reading anyway; why not try to win? Here’s a sampling of the book suggestions and comments your fellow readers have submitted in the first few weeks.
Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet? We have an additional Reading Challenge, just for teens and adults, this year. In honor of the theme ‘Reading Takes You Everywhere,’ if you read a book set in a country other than the United States, and fill out a Recommended Read postcard, you’ll be entered in a special ‘Where Has Reading Taken You?’ drawing.
Join us on Tuesday June 26th from 7 to 8 pm for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how a historical mystery series is created. Author Victoria Thompson will discuss her bestselling Gaslight Mysteries, set during New York City’s Gilded Age. Books will be available for purchase, or bring your own copies for her to sign!
Join us on Saturday April 21st for a program about December 7, 1941. Battlefield expert Robert Muelller will discuss the events of that day, the experiences of some of those who were there, and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Please note: This program will be held off-site at: Village Green 605 Barrington Ave. East Dundee.
“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
If the recent hurricanes left you wanting to know more about the history of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the titles that follow are an easy place to start.
Our upcoming program, CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation, scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2017, is perfect for history and genealogy buffs. Tina Beaird, a popular presenter and member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, will lead us through the history of American cemeteries. She will help us learn how to find our ancestors’ burial places, and how to decipher historical symbols on headstones.
The book release I had been most looking forward to this summer was The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, by Theodora Goss. I was not disappointed! I'm a fan of her work and so did not read any previews about the title.