My youngest discovered an adaptation of one of his favorite books on Kanopy Kids today!
Wednesday, May 06, 2020.
We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today visit the The Art Institute of Chicago.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 4:00 PM.
Do you love graphic novels? Are you in grades 3-5? Join us via Zoom video chat as we discuss Fun Fun Fun World by Yehudi Mercado.
During a virtual daylong celebration on April 16th, Christy Lefteri was announced as the winner of the third annual Aspen Words Literary Prize for her novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo. "We see wars on our screens and cross paths with the survivors in new lives in our neighborhoods, but we don't see them," Esmeralda Santiago, who served on the prize jury, said. "Lefteri brings us closer so we can, without fear."
Sunday, May 24, 3:00 - 4:00 PM.
Do you like to cook and talk about food? Pick a recipe or two to try from any of the Pioneer Woman Cooks ebooks available on Libby/Overdrive or Hoopla Digital. You can also find recipes on The Pioneer Woman website. Then join us on a Zoom video chat to let us know how it turned out.
If the title of leads you to think this is going to be a fun loving, tongue in cheek, romp of a vampire tale you're only half right. Grady Hendrix has written a down-right scary story full of gory violence, female empowerment, racial politics, capitalist critique, and then, a little fun loving rompiness.
I have known about Kanopy for awhile, as a video streaming service, and I am actually SO EXCITED that we are now to our patrons it at the library!
Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today visit the Library of Congress and explore its digital collections.
Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses, and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.
Have you been wishing to escape away into a magical fantasy land lately? I know I have.
Charming animal characters can be a lovely stand-in for the humanity in all of us. Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad in The Wind and the Willows, our WE ALL READ book selection, express all kinds of human sentiments and behaviors.
Fifty-year-old formerly famous childrens’ book author Judy Vogel is anxious. Separated from her anxious, failed musician husband, they still live in the same house in order to support their anxious thirteen-year-old Montessori school attending son.
With the premiere of season two of What We Do in the Shadows on FX and Hulu, fans can enjoy the continuing misadventures of Nandor, Nadja and Laszlo as they navigate modern day Staten Island…as vampires.
Thanks to help from my wife, Jessica, I'm spending a little bit of my stay-at-home time learning how to knit. My first project, a scarf, should be finished today and sent off to my brother for his birthday.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020,4:00 PM
Do you love graphic novels? Are you in grades 3-5? Join us via Zoom video chat as we discuss Rutabaga: The Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal.
Do you like mediaeval-esque kingdoms, sorcerers, dragons, and a varied assortment of intriguing characters?
If you're like me, and a lot of others around the world, you've been working from home for the past few weeks and you're starting to really feel cooped up. So I wanted to tell you about a book that will give you a feel for getting out in the world, Atlas Obscura.
Directed and co-written by Parasite filmmaker Bong Joon Ho, released in 2006, this film follows a three-generation household as they fight for survival from a monster sighted in Seoul, South Korea. A monster that was created accidentally and irresponsibly by American military personnel trying to dispose of toxic chemicals down the sewer lines into the Han River.