Library Update - Movies, Tablets, Explore-to-Go Kits and more

Elmwood Park Public Library

Elmwood Park Public Library Update - March 7, 2017

Library News & Services

New:  Movies & TV Page on our Website

Did you know that we have weekly Wednesday matinees to show hot, new DVD releases?  Or what about our weekly Friday viewings of classic, documentary, and foreign films?

With our new Movies & TV page under the Adult section of our website, you can now check out the schedule for our weekly Wednesday and Friday matinees, as well as see descriptions and trailers for the next movies we'll be showing.

We've also created some custom links to the SWAN Catalog so that you can search for your favorite genres of DVD and Blu-ray.  You can also find a link to OverDrive's streaming video content for you to watch on your tablet.

Get watching!

   

T-Rexplorers - In conjunction with EP Youth Commission (RR) 

Tuesday, March 14 • 7:00-8:00 p.m. • Ages 3-10

T-Rexplorers is a unique, science-based dinosaur discovery program, where children are allowed the opportunity to handle and examine authentic dinosaur fossils. Their programs encourage children to recapture their adventurous spirit and to reconnect with the natural world. 

   

   

Tablets for Checkout

Did you know that we have several different eReaders and tablets for you to checkout and use?

What we have:

  • Google Nexus 7 
  • Kindle / Kindle Fire / Kindle Fire HD / Kindle Paperwhite / Kindle Touch
  • Motorola Xoom
  • Nook Color / Nook HD

Why would you want to check them out?  Because there's a lot you can do.  Depending on the device, here's what we have available for free:

  • eBooks - You can read eBooks that you check out from OverDrive.  We also have tons of books avaiblable through our Kindle account to download from the Cloud.
  • Movies - Watch our large collection of streaming video through the Flixster app. You can also stream some video from OverDrive, as well.
  • Newspapers - Because we subscribe to the print versions of Chicago Tribune and Sun Times, we get access to the e-versions, as well.
  • Play - You can surf the internet, download free apps, and play the games we have avaiable.

Check out our website for more details, or stop by Adult Services to find out more and to check out one of the devices.

Or if your kids like reading eBooks, as well, then click here instead, and stop by Kids & Teens for more information and to check out a device.

   

Once Upon a Story - Sponsored by Mont Clare/EP Kiwanis (RR)

No registration required • Grades PreK - 3
Saturday, March 18  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Join us for a variety of games, face painting, entertainment, and snacks, all centered around fairy tales and fantasy!

Dress up and get your picture taken with a princess or a knight!  

Get a take-home craft and a book compliments of the MontClare/Elmwood Park Kiwanis.

In between activities, there will be puppet shows in the Lower Level at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. Connor Asher, puppeteer, animator, artist, and founder of Creventive Studios, is dedicated to entertainment and education through storytelling, and will be sure to put on a fantastical show!

   

   

New Explore-to-Go Kits Added to the Collection

We have added new kits to our popular Explore-to-Go collection, thanks to the generous donation of the Friends of the Elmwood Park Public Library:

  • Architecture
  • Braille
  • Counting Money
  • Engineering
  • Magnets
  • Motor Skills
  • Super Spy Craft
  • Telling Time
  • Tying Shoes

Check out our Explore-to-Go page on our website for a complete listing.  Have suggestions for a theme you'd like to see added?  Don't hesitate to let us know!

   

   

Read, Watch or Listen to Something New!

You can now check out all the new books, movies, music, and video games that are arriving at the Library on our New Materials pages:

Here's a brief sample of some of the most recent new items that have or are about to hit our shelves.  Just click on the image below to find the item in the SWAN Catalog.

   

        

   

March is also Women's History Month, so stop on by Adult Services and check out our display of fiction and nonfiction by and about women!

   

   

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.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 7:15 PM - 8:15 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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