Do you like your books in print, as an e-book, or maybe as an audiobook? If you checkout any of these reading formats from the library, do you typically purchase books as well? We're curious about the non-library ways you discover & access books. Please click on the title of this blog post & leave a comment. Since there are very few bookstores left, such as Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble, is it word-of-mouth, or do you visit websites like Amazon, Goodreads, Audible, or Oyster?
Recognizing that it is somewhat unusual that a librarian would recommend that you actually purchase a book, but sometimes exceptions simply must be made. So, for the Walking Dead fan and/or fans of graphic novels in general, this week the Humble (eBook) Bundle is for you. For the price of your choosing, you could get the "Walking Dead" graphic novels by Robert Kirkman volumes 1 through 5!
Of course, don't forget our own collection of The Walking Dead, or graphic novels too.
Award-winning local author and amatuer historian, Robert Mueller will visit the library to set the scene and share some of the events on Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings at Normandy. His latest book, the second in the Fields of War series Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, is a visitors guide book to the Normandy invasion.
We're wondering if you are interested in playing or learning to play the game of Mahjong. Played with 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, Mahjong is similar to rummy with some level of skill required and a degree of chance.
Interested parties should contact Sue Bailey at 708-532-0160 ext. #5719.
There are so many choices out there regarding consumer technology! Companies claim to offer the best deals and/or the latest & greatest gear all the time. With so many companies out there including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, & Microsoft, where to begin? You may be wondering, can I access all of my pictures, music, movies, & books on the same device? Which devices are compatible with the library's free ebooks? How do I keep track of all these passwords?? The following New York Times article may help guide you with some of these questions.
Suzanne Ruff, author of The Reluctant Donor and Chicago native, returns to the library on April 30 for our Donate Life Month event. Last year she regaled us with her tales of life, love, and self discovery. Suzanne left us in both laughter and tears, as she related her story of donating her kidney to her sister JoAnne who was suffering from a genetic disease.