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Monday, March 6, 2017

Coming to America! Read the stories


Immigration debates and news fill our newspapers today. Read about the realities of the immigrant experience from people who have lived it - or imagined it.


Roselle staff picked some of their favorite stories - fiction and nonfiction for you to enjoy and learn what life is like for immigrants in America.

In the Library, stop by and select from our "Coming to America" display.





In the Library catalog, click on the
'Coming to Amercia" tab to see staff selections.








If you prefer instant gratification, download books about immigrants and refugees from eRead Illinois. Click on the Staff Picks tab for a selections of eBooks and eAudiobooks.


Happy reading! (and listening!)

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

March at the Roselle Public Library District


Sometime in March, you'll probably hear the tweets of a robin feeding her young, a symbol of spring's rebirth as winter's cold and gloom fade into memory. Soon, the leaves and flowers will arrive; our coats can be left on their racks; we don't need to scrunch our faces into our collars anymore.

It's a rebirth at the Roselle Public Library District, too, as we've redesigned and renamed our quarterly newsletter from Library Lights to Access. We've also refreshed our logo.


Our first program for the month is One-Minute Audiobook, March 6, 5:15-6:45P. Celebrate Teen Tech Week and record an audiobook with us! We'll condense a book into a one-minute script, record dialogue, narration, and sound effects, perform a final sound mix, and publish it to Soundcloud. No registration required.


A few days later, kids ages 5 through 12 can read aloud to a certified therapy dog with Read to a Dog, March 8, 4-5P. It's an opportunity to improve confidence and sharpen reading skills while bonding with a dog! Bring a favorite book or choose from a selection of titles. Additional sessions are scheduled for March 15 and 22. Register by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. 351, or in-person at the Youth Services Ask Me Desk.


The following week, join Going Greener Around Your Home, March 16, 7-8P and learn environmentally friendly techniques to clean up your home and handle unwanted items. Gain a new perspective on daily routines and understand how to protect the planet and your health. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. 222.


Along with the arrival of spring, March marks the arrival of St. Patrick's Day, and two days after the holiday, keep honoring Irish heritage with Musical Sunday, March 19, 1:30-3P. Listen to Irish Music School of Chicago Executive Director Sean Cleland play the fiddle, discuss the history and importance of the Irish, and reveal how their music and song adapted to Chicago. Grab a cup of complimentary coffee and a cookie, too. No registration required.


Travel through another corner of Europe during Southern Italy Travelog, March 23, 7-8P. Tour Adriatic fishing towns, the Amalfi Coast, Napoli, Capri, and more with world traveler Ralph Danielsen. See perfect beach resorts, mighty Vesuvius, ancient Greek temples, and igloos built of stone. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. 222.


The final week of March sees a special spring break session of our ever-popular Grandparents Got Game! program: Grandparents Got Springtime Game!, March 28, 1:30-3P. Grandparents and grand-friends get into the spring spirit with their grandchildren at this drop-in program. This session features a springtime activity, snacks, and board games. No registration required.


Also on March 28, 7-8P, experts from the law office of John Pankau will explain the differences and responsibilities associated with the roles of executors, trustees, guardians, and agents at Duties of an Executor, Trustees, Guardians, and Agents. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. 222.


End the month with a visit to the Great Magazine Giveaway, March 30-April 2, and take home back issues from dozens of different magazines, including People, Time, Vogue, and many more. Select two magazine for every book you check out! No registration required; just drop in to the Meeting Rooms.


The coming of spring is rich and welcome by itself, but with programs and sessions at the Roselle Public Library District, it gets even richer.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

So This is Me! Recent memoirs...

Biographies and memoirs... inspiring, informational, gossipy - no matter why you read them, you love reading about other people's lives!


Roselle staff has picked some of their favorite recent bios and memoirs for you to enjoy.
In the Library, stop by and select from our "So This is Me!" display.




In the Library catalog, click on the
'So This is Me: Recent Memoirs"
tab to see staff-selected bios and memoirs.






If you prefer instant gratification, download bios and memoirs from eRead Illinois. Click on the Staff Picks tab for a selections of eBooks and eAudiobooks.


 

Happy reading! (and listening!)

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Join the 20s & 30s Book Group next Thursday

Join fellow 20 & 30-somethings once a month for good food, good fun, and a great discussion on the books you want to read! At the February meeting, we'll discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm - ???

For more info (and the name of the local restaurant) contact Matt Wieck, mwieck@roselle.lib.il.us or call 630.529.1641 ext.*211.

Whether or not you can attend our next meeting (especially if you cannot attend), join our Goodreads Group and share your comments in the online discussion.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Adult Book Discussion Group meets next Tuesday

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. Join us to discuss The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Reference Desk.

For information about the Adult Book Discussion Group, contact Marcia Bose at the Library’s Reference Desk, (630) 529-1641, press 3. Visit the Library's website to see upcoming selections for the Adult Book Discussion Group.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Men's Book Discussion group meets next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, February 20, at 7P in the Conference Room. This month, the book selection is The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Reference Desk.

To learn more about the Men's Book Discussion Group, contact Brett Peto at the library’s Reference Desk: 630.529.1641, press 3. Everyone is welcome.

Visit the Men's Book Discussion Group on Goodreads for further reading, information about the author, and more.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

February at the Roselle Public Library District


February is a beginning to an end. As the month passes, snow starts to melt into rain, clouds start to yield to sunshine, and wintry moods start to mellow, because spring is on the way!

So are 28 days of programs and events, from the ever-popular Musical Sunday to sessions exploring the art of making the right decisions and venturing through the streets of Rome.


Let's start with Read to a Dog, February 8, 15, and 22, 4-5P, an opportunity to improve self-confidence and sharpen reading skills while bonding with a certified therapy dog. Bring a favorite book or read from our selection of great titles. For ages 5 to 12. Registration for 15-minute sessions is required in-person at the Youth Services Ask Me Desk or by phone at 630.529.1641 ext. *351.


The next week, join us for Afternoon Movies at the Library, February 16, 1:30-4P. We'll provide the popcorn, space, and screen for a showing of The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt. No registration required.

Three days later, say halo and powitanie to Let's Read in Polish!, February 19, 3:30-4P, a special storytime in Polish presented by Laura Kaczmarczyk and the Sister Cities Group. You'll make a craft, too! For ages 0-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641 ext. *351.


Have you ever made a decision you regretted? Have you ever waited when the proper course was to take action? Have you ever taken action was the proper course was to wait? During The Art of Making the Right Decisions on February 20, 7-8:30P, life coach Tom Wendt will provide techniques to help you make the right decisions to advance your life and reach your goals. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641 ext. *222.


We know winter can feel restrictive, limiting your time outdoors and the number of places you visit in a day. With Eternal Rome on February 23, 7-8P, take a trip with world traveler Ralph Danielsen to the grand fountains and piazzas of Rome.

Uncover 25 centuries of history as Mr. Danielsen guides you through the Coliseum, St. Peter's, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps, plus Tivoli's incredible villas and Ostia, Rome's ancient seaport. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641 ext. *222.


Keep your intellectual journey going with Musical Sunday, February 26, 1:30-3P. Acclaimed harpist Joy Yu Hoffman celebrates Valentine's Day with classical, romantic, and impressionistic music, plus fifties and sixties pop. Grab a cup of complimentary coffee and a cookie, too. No registration required.


On February 28, the library will open early at 7A to accommodate those voting in the Consolidated Primary Election for the nomination of Municipal and Wayne, Winfield, and Naperville Township Republican candidates. The polls will close at 7P. To learn more, visit dupageco.org/election.

And that's the end of the beginning. Next month, we may find warmer temperatures and buds on the branches, but we'll definitely find more great programs and events here at your library.


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