National Library Week

The theme of National Library Week is Lives Change @ Your Library this year. How have libraries changed your life? If you want to share your story, come in and fill out a fun word balloon. Use it to take a selfie!. If you want to share your story on Facebook or Twitter, use the hashtags #LivesChange and #NLW14. Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter.

This year's Honorary Chair of National Library Week is Judy Blume. She has a short, but important, message about libraries.

We do everything Judy Blume mentioned and more. Did you know we have a collection of historical photos you can't find anywhere else? We also have a Local History collection in the Library. You can see our upcoming programs on this page and our calender. For the sixth year, we're hosting a District 99 student art show. Throughout the year, our gallery is filled with works of art made by local residents. We're proud of all the ways we're part of people's lives and hope you'll share with us how libraries have changed your life.

 
Library Needlers

Monday, April 21, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Knit Sheep from Lion BrandCalling all needle workers! Join us for conversation and companionship and to work on any needle-related project. Bring your own supplies and learn from each other. Everyone is welcome, beginners to advanced.

No registration required, just come in any time.

Click the sheep for free knitting patterns from Lion Brand.

 
iPad Quick Start

Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.

iPad Questions?Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask. How to navigate the App Store, deal with misbehaving apps, organize your home screen, use iCloud, and more. Bring your iPad and questions.

Click here to register.

 
Check Out Digital Audiobooks

Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

AudiobooksLearn to check out digital audiobooks from Media On Demand, the Library’s downloadable digital books service with thousands of audiobook titles, so you can listen to them on your computer, tablet, smartphone, MP3 player, or iPod.

Click here to register.

 
A Visit with Philip Caputo

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

Philip CaputoBig Read Program!

Meet Philip Caputo, author of The Longest Road, at Ashton Place, 341 75th Street, Willowbrook. Hear his reflections about his remarkable journey, a road trip that was not so much about where it began and its final destination, but more about the people he met along the way when he asked the question, "What holds us together?" Bring your questions. There will be a book signing after the program.

Click here to register.

 
Artist Reception

Saturday, May 3, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Virginia SimmsJoin us for an afternoon of art and conversation. Virginia Simms will be here just after her work has bloomed into our gallery. Her floral works will be a welcome sight for spring.

 
District 99 Art Show
District 99 Art Show  District 99 Art Show The annual Community High School District 99 student art show opens April 16 and will remain up for the rest of the month. This display draws more positive feedback from the public than almost any other art show. Works in five categories are submitted by North and South High School students to judges at each school. From those entries, pieces are selected and displayed at the Library.

A reception for members of the public to meet the student artists, their families, art faculty, and other representatives from District 99, will be held on Wednesday, April 16, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Prize winners in each category will be announced at 6:30 p.m.
 

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