Library Update - Banned Books Week, Foreign Language DVDs, and more

Elmwood Park Public Library

Elmwood Park Public Library Update - September 22, 2016

Library News & Services

Banned Books Week: September 25 - October 1

Have you ever read Catcher in the RyeOf Mice and MenThe Hunger Games, or Harry Potter?  At some point, these books and more have been challenged or banned in school and public libraries around the country.

During Banned Books Week we take the time to highlight all of the books that have been challenged or banned from libraries in the past and present, and talk about the dangers of censorship. During the week you can find displays of Banned Books in both Adult Services and Kids & Teens. Or you can check out our Banned Books page on our website for more books and information.

   

Fall Fest: September 23-25, 2016

Don't forget to head to John Mills Park this weekend for Fall Fest!

The event is three days long, and there will be live entertainment, food, a petting zoo, pony rides, and scarecrow building.

The Library will also have a table at the Fest on Saturday and Sunday, so stop by, say hello, and pick up one of our new, bright, canvas bags for free.  We'll also have a take-away craft for you to grab and take home for the kids!

   

Mango Languages Open Lab

Click to register • Monday, September 26 • 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Are you looking to learn a new language? Get started with interactive online language learning using Mango. Use the library’s computer or bring your own device to get started with the app.

   

Collection Spotlight:  Foreign Language DVDs

Hollywood is great, but the rest of the world makes some great movies, too.  And you can find them at the Library!  Did you know that we have a large foreign language DVD collection?

We have movies in Albanian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Vitnamese, and many more.

All of our foreign language DVDs are marked with green labels to distinguish them from the rest of the collection, and can be found in the last row of our DVD collection.

  

Family Bingo

Click to register • Wednesday, September 28 • 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us next week for a fun night of family bingo!

   

Museum Adventure Pass

Did you know you can use your Elmwood Park Public library card to receive free admission or a special discount at over 15 unique Chicago area cultural destinations?

The Library has a limited number of passes for each participating organization, and these are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to Elmwood Park Public Library cardholders.  Passes must be checked out in person, and cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone.  

One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per family, per loan period. The loan period is seven days, and will expire after the date printed on the pass.

For more information and a list of participating museums and offers, visit the Museum Adventure Pass website.

   

Adventures in Pickling

Click to register • Monday, October 3 • 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Bring in your favorite vegetables and make them even tastier by pickling them. Jars, vinegar, and spices will be provided. 

   

   

Read, Watch or Listen to Something New!

Here are some new items to hit our shelves recently.  Just click on the image to find the item in the SWAN Catalog.

Adult Fiction

            

            

   

Audiobook Fiction

        

   

Teen Fiction

            

   

Upcoming Library Classes & Events

Below is a highlight of upcoming classes and events. To see our complete schedule, take a look at our Online Calendar.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Monday, October 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, October 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, October 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Elmwood Park Public Library
1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: 708-453-7645
Website: www.elmwoodparklibrary.org

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