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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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Thursday, January 26, 2017

In the Display Case: All Aboard! Railroad Memorabilia


Climb on board the display case this month with All Aboard!, a presentation of railroad memorabilia from longtime Roselle resident Don Fulmer. On display through January 31, the collection includes a conductor's hat and stopwatch, rare keys and buttons, railroad passes, books, timetables, and more.

The stopwatch you see above tells time, but did you know the rise of railroads created standard time? Before the 24 time zones we know today, hundreds of different times existed in the United States, varying by city, and sometimes even within the same city.

This made scheduling train arrivals and departures almost impossible. So in 1884, the International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C. established the prime meridian for timekeeping at Greenwich Observatory in the U.K., with time zones spreading in both directions.

Train tracks are also used in both directions, which led to railroads installing locks, switches, and buildings to prevent collisions. Employees could carry dozens of keys at a time, all similar in appearance but opening different locks. These keys were so precious, many employees were fired for losing even one. Keys from out-of-business railroads are quite valuable now.

So were railroad passes, given to executives, employees, family members, and special guests. As you might guess from the name pass, they let their owners travel free, which sometimes earned them the nickname dead heads, because they paid nothing for their ride.

But you had to plan your ride first, and to help, the railroads created ornate timetables full of arrivals, departures, station names, destinations, train numbers, and more. They worked well for the first commercial airlines, who adopted their style starting in 1927.

You can see Mr. Fulmer's collection in the display case just past the second set of doors on your right.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Adult Book Discussion Group meets next Tuesday

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. Join us to discuss Giant by Edna Ferber. 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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