It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin was first published.
In a near-future world beset by war, climate change, and overpopulation, Portland resident George Orr discovers that his dreams have …Read More
FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming con man Nicholas Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold in this thrilling adventure in the romantic and gripping Fox and O’Hare series from the #1 New York …Read More
Saturday, June 12, 10:30 AM.
With a collection of cards designed to offer guidance and introspection on our lives, Tamara Kowalski will offer personal oracle card readings in the library's gardens. Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom as we explore a variety of oracle decks.
The Year of Peril: America in 1942 by Tracy Campbell has won the New-York Historical Society’s Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize, which is awarded annually for a non-fiction book on American history or biography that is distinguished by …Read More
Friday, June 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
What's better than drawing on the sidewalk on a summer day. You bring the concepts, we'll supply the chalk. Plan on one half hour, socially distanced, drawing time on the library sidewalks. Please register only one spot per group or family.
If you read Harlan Coben’s novel, Win and need something similar or if you’re on the hold list and you’re looking for something to tide you over until it arrives, here’s a few read-a-likes we hope you’ll love.
The Bricklayer…Read More
Wednesdays, March 03 - July 28, 3:00 PM.
Each Wednesday this spring and into the summer, we will be learning a new Tunisian crochet stitch as we work on a weekly block for the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket pattern from TL Yarn Crafts.
Schizophrenia has had a long, torrid history in the world of mental illness. As a disorder that manifests in a wide range of presentations and is only partially understood, it is also a fascinating peek into the complexity of the …Read More
Tuesday, June 08, 2:00 PM.
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be A Separation by Katie Kitamura.
You don’t need to be a history buff to get wrapped up in this historical thriller. After the success of The First Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and John Mensch team up for a second time to uncover the little-known, failed …Read More
Monday, June 07, 7:00 PM.
Join us on our Facebook page every Monday night at 7:00 PM for an online screening of a classic movie. This week we’re watching the low budget sci-fi adventure Assignment Outer Space.
Set in Kansas in the months following the 2016 presidential election, The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals follows three characters as they try to figure out what it means to be family.
Animal lover Mona’s animal sanctuary is in serious …Read More
May 07 - June 07.
The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the U.S. and we're giving away passes and memberships.
It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Jeffrey Archer’s The Fourth Estate was first published.
Richard Armstrong narrowly escaped Hitler’s atrocities in Eastern Europe on his courage and his wits—skills that served him well in peacetime. Having turned a …Read More
The Story Prize is an annual book award honoring the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction. Eligible books must be written in English and first published in the United States during a calendar year.
Three judges—critic and author …Read More
Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 PM.
Uncover ghostly legends and supernatural phenomena in each of the eight Route 66 states. Hitch a ride with David Clark, the Windy City Road Warrior, as he tells the tales of Joliet’s "haunted" Rialto Square Theater, the mysterious Spook Light of Kansas, the spooky Museum Club in Flagstaff, Arizona, and more.
If you read the latest in C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett novels, Dark Sky and need something similar or if you’re on the hold list and you’re looking for something to tide you over until it arrives, here’s a few read-a-likes …Read More
Friday, June 04, 3:30 PM.
Our BYO Book Club is going back online! Have a favorite book or two (or four) you'd like to share with fellow readers and librarians? Drop into our virtual book club to tell us about them!
When the Mandalorian hit Disney+ last year, it kicked the Star Wars live action franchise in the pants, becoming an overnight sensation. One of the keys to the the show’s success is the music by Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson, bringing …Read More
At the last meeting of the Bring Your Own Book Club, a bunch of book lovers chatted about the books we’ve all been reading lately. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on May 7th, if you’d like to …Read More
This official Stars Wars knitting book by Tanis Gray does not disappoint!
The book is arranged by type, with toys, costume replicas, inspired apparel and home decor. Each pattern lists the size (one size for plushies, clothing size range, dimensions, …Read More
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
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Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
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Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
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Shuggie Bain, a debut novel by Douglas Stuart, is a story that will stick with you long after you’ve finished reading.
We follow Shuggie from age five to sixteen as he deals with complex feelings about his mother, an …Read More
Wednesday, June 02, 6:00 PM.
Be a barber, not a butcher. From holly to hydrangeas, learn the proper way to prune your shrubs and trees.