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Monday, May 15, 2017

Armchair Travel. Destination... anywhere!

Armchair travel - visit exotic destinations without leaving your living room!

Roselle staff picked some of their favorite travel books - fiction and nonfiction -  for you to enjoy and discover new places or remember past travels.

In the Library, stop by and select from our "Armchair Travel" display.





In the Library catalog, click on the
'Great Destinations" tab to see staff selections.






If you prefer instant gratification, download books about travel from eRead Illinois. Click on the Browse by Subject tab and select "Travel" for a selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.


Happy reading! (and listening! And learning!)

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mens Book Discussion meets next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, May 15, at 7P in the Conference Room. This month we'll discuss the book & movie, A Simple Plan ; book by Scott Smith; movie directed by Sam Raimi. Copies of the book & DVD 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, April 20, 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 April meeting, we'll discuss Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer.

As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, April 27, 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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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Adult Graphic Novel Collection

Adult Graphic Novel Collection
Have you stopped by the Adult Graphic Novel Collection lately? We recently moved it front and center directly across from the Circulation Desk. The collection includes many recent releases ranging from celebrated graphic novels to the latest collections of popular comic book series. If you're a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you'll find lots of books that inspired the films, including Logan, Doctor Strange, and more. If you've been enjoying any of the Marvel Netflix series, we have many comics that inspired plotlines from those series, including Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and the Punisher.

If you'd like to browse the collection in our catalog, try this link: Adult Graphic Novel Collection.

Art of Atari book coverHe-Man and She-Ra : a complete guide to the classic animated adventures book coverThere are often interesting books on display. Currently you can leaf through Art of Atari, and He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures (on "loan" from the YA Collection). If you like what you see, they are available for check out! Also on display is a selection of vintage Tarzan comics, donated by Joseph Meeks. Come take a look!


An issue of Tarzan from Dell Comics

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Know & Grow! with Science books at the Library

Know & Grow! It's what libraries are all about!

Roselle staff picked some of their favorite books about science and scientists - fiction and nonfiction for you to enjoy and delve into the world of science and STEM.

In the Library, stop by and select from our "Know & Grow" display.





In the Library catalog, click on the
'Know & Grow" tab to see staff selections.






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


Happy reading! (and listening! And learning!)

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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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