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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer Reading Adult Book Review: Bittersweet

Bittersweet Book Title: Bittersweet

Author: Colleen McCullough

Review: The story takes place in the 1920s in New South Wales. The book is about 2 sets of twins, the well educated and beautiful Latimer sisters. In a time where medicine and even education was only for men, the Latimer sisters break through the barriers and train to be nurses. All have different goals in life, but the training will be their stepping stone to their life ambitions. All four women have "their special dream" but soon find out life doesn't always go according to their plans.
This book is from the author of Thorn Birds. The plot has many twists and turns and you can't help but like and admire all four women who are unique in their personality's even if they look like each other. The Latimer sisters were way ahead of their time with what they accomplished in their careers and personal lives.
Sit back and enjoy this well written book.

Reviewed by: Carol S.

Find Bittersweet in our catalog.

(Note: Adults who participated in Summer Reading and submitted an original review of one of the books they read were entered into a special prize drawing. The winner will be notified soon!)

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer Reading Adult Book Review: This Time Together

This Time Together Book Title: This Time Together

Author: Carol Burnett

Review: This book is a great summer read, it can be read in one sitting. The chapters are short and tell a short story of pieces of her life and the people she has met along the way. Each chapter gives the reader insight of the woman behind the talented TV person. She gives the reader a glimpse of her humor and sorrow, her personal life and her public life. For anyone who either enjoyed watching the Carol Burnett show or have seen her in the handful of movies she did this book will be enjoyed. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by: Carol S.

Find This Time Together in our catalog.

(Note: Adults who participated in Summer Reading and submitted an original review of one of the books they read were entered into a special prize drawing. The winner will be notified soon!)

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer Reading Book Reviews!

Summer Reading program participants! There's still time to submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings that all program finishers are entered in. More prizes! Yay!

All you have to do is email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to jrimer@roselle.lib.il.us.

Watch for these upcoming reviews. Maybe you'll find your next favorite book.



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Don't miss the final Musical Sunday performance of the 2014-15 season!

Join us Sunday, May 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m. as concert pianist Kimberly Davis presents a special selection of works by Latin American composers. Kimberly will be introducing the pieces in Spanish and English.

Here is an insightful quote from Kimberly Davis's website describing her thoughts on the nature of performance:

Pianist Kimberly Davis creates a magical world with her original interpretations, sensitive playing, and attention to color. She is a true artist that possesses a remarkable gift for connecting with her audience. "All my life I've always felt as if there was a curtain around us separating this world from the next," says Kimberly, "As strange as it may sound, when I play, even when I first sit down with a score, it's as if I can lift the curtain momentarily and see into that other world. That's what I strive for; to somehow let people see into that world too when they hear me play."

If you'd like to hear a sample of Kimberly's playing please watch the video below, or visit her website for more video and audio clips: Kimberly Davis Piano

Or check out her YouTube Channel: Kimberly Piano

Musical Sundays are held in the atrium of the library on the first floor. Enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies while you listen to the program or go about your usual library activities. No registration is required.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Free Comic Book Day - Saturday, May 2, 2015

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Library. Kick things off with an all-day Marvel Movie Marathon starting at 9:30 a.m., check out a local artist at work in the afternoon, and don’t forget to grab your free comic book for coming to the Library! Want to add to the fun?? Come dressed as your favorite comic character!! Superhero storytime for the kids! There will be events and free comics for comic book lovers of ALL AGES.


  1. What is Free Comic Book Day? As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating libraries and comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes in.

  2. When is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is held the first Saturday in May each year.

  3. Are they really free? Yes! While supplies last, everyone who attends may take up to five free comic books. There will be a wide choice of comics for readers of all interests and ages.

Want even more free comics?

After spending time with us at the library, visit our Free Comic Book Day partner, Keith's Komix, located at 528 S. Roselle Rd.

Keith will have even more free comic books on hand and fun events for the whole family. It's your lucky day, comics fans!


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Volunteer Appreciation Day/Musical Sunday 4-12-15

Jim Bartholomew is a Roselle hometown treasure, known to many of us from his appearances at the Taste of Roselle and all around Chicagoland during a musical career spanning more than four decades.

Jim’s first instrument was the trumpet, with which he accompanied his accordion-playing mother for SRO performances in their Roselle living room. But when Jim saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, it ignited a lifelong passion for music, and Jim picked up the guitar and began performing in small folk clubs in Chicago.

Over the years, Jim has performed as a feature vocalist with popular Chicago groups, including The Maroons, Cactus Jack, Mojo Skillet, and Class of ’68. Jim has also appeared in concert with major label artists like Fleetwood Mac, The Kingston Trio, Richey Furay, Loretta Lynn, Tom T. Hall, Marty Robbins

jimbartholomewmusic.com

Jim Bartholomew at ReverbNation

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Men's Book Discussion: Empire of the Air

On Monday, April 20th from 7-8:00 p.m. the Men's book discussion will be meeting to discuss Tom Lewis's Empire of the Air. It's a very readable history of the men who invented radio, from the initial scientific theories that made the medium possible, to the development of the national radio networks that held a nation spellbound, bringing news, music, and entertainment into the American home in an exciting new way.

If you'd like to participate, just drop by the Reference Desk and pick up a copy of the book, and show up to the meeting prepared to share your thoughts about what you've read. Along with reading the book, you may want to visit our group's Goodreads page and peruse some of the content we've put there. We've added links to an excellent documentary Ken Burns adapted from the book and a virtual treasure trove of information about the history of radio, including archives of radio programs for you to stream or download.

We hope you'll join us!

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