Library Update - Painting, eBooks, Bestsellers Club, and more

Elmwood Park Public Library

Elmwood Park Public Library Update - January 17, 2017

Library News & Services

Best of 2016

It's not too late!  Check out some of the best 2016 books, movies, and music that were most frequently mentioned on year-end lists, including the New York Times, Amazon, Goodreads, and more.

   

   

Mighty Makers: LEGO Races

Grades K-2:  Saturday, January 21 • 10:00-11:00 a.m. • Click to sign up
Grades 3-6:  Saturday, January 21 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Click to sign up

Take your building skills to the next level as you participate in challenges from tallest tower to fastest build to making your name in LEGOs.

Final creations will be put on display in the Library. Special prizes await all participants.

   

   

Painting in Adult Services

We are excited that our painting project is happening earlier than we thought.  Starting this week on January 18 you will see painters in Adult Services. As they work their way through the department they will be sectioning off areas to work in. We ask your patience during this process, and if you have any questions or need assistance in a closed off area, please let us know!

   

   

Bestsellers Club

Love Patterson, King, Steel, or Grisham? Wish you could be guaranteed to never miss a new release by your favorite, bestselling author?

Join the Library’s Bestsellers Club to be automatically put on hold for the latest books by the bestselling authors you want to read. Then, when that author has a new release, we do the work, and you just wait for the call or email to let you know your book is here.

Sign up at the Adult Services Desk, or fill out the form on our website today.  Happy reading! 

   

   

Collection Spotlight:  LeapFrog LeapReaders

LeapFrog's LeapReader tag system is a great resource for kids just learning to read, or those beginning their own independent reading.  LeapReader books tap into children's natural curiosity and inspire them to explore. Each touch to the page brings an interactive experience.

The Library owns five kits that each include six interactive books that talk when used with the included pen.  We have kits for Levels 1, 2, & 3, as well as two Disney themed kits with varying levels included.

Contact the Kids & Teens Desk for more information or to reserve one today!

   

   

Popup Picks - Free Independent eBooks

RAILS (the library system to which Elmwood Park belongs) has partnered with Popup Picks to provide free, unlimited access to quarterly collections of eBooks from independent publishers, available only to Illinois residents.

Each quarter the theme of the eBook collections will change and new titles will be chosen from award-winning sci-fi, young adult, travel, humor, self-help, graphic novels, and other eBooks and personal picks from leading expert librarian curators.

Interested?  All you need to get started is the free BiblioBoard app, which is available for Apple, Amazon, and  Google devices.  No library card required!  Then start browsing.  If you are connected to internet, you can easily stream your eBook, or create a free profile so that you can save eBooks to read offline.

The current collection is available until April.  Visit Popup Picks website for more information.

   

   

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.

   

Fiction

            

            

   

Nonfiction

            

   

DVDs

            

   

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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 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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